2009 Stetson CA Award
Of all the awards bestowed upon the CAA artists at the annual Cowboy Artists of America Show, this particular award is especially meaningful. Voted on by the Active CAA members, the artist who is awarded this honor has received a nod of approval from his peers for the best over-all exhibition. The CAA is extremely pleased to have Stetson sponsor this award, as Stetson exemplifies the spirit of the west that the CAA members strive to capture in their art.
John Coleman , The Game of Arrows
The Kieckhefer Award for Best of Show is chosen by the judges from the gold medal winners of the show categories oil, sculpture, water solubles, drawing and other media.
The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association Award for Best Portrayal of a Cowboy Subject was first presented in 2008.
Bruce Greene , In the Dust of Days Past
Ray Swanson Memorial Award
The Ray Swanson Memorial Award was added at the request of the Swanson Family with full CAA member support, to honor longtime CAA member, Ray Swanson, who passed away in 2004. The award is an artifact from Ray’s personal collection. The award is given for a work of art that best communicates a moment in time and captures the emotion of that moment.
Bill Nebeker , Donny and Bill: A Family Tradition
Gold, John Moyers , The Judgement
Silver, Bruce Greene , In the Dust of Days Past
Gold, John Coleman , The Game of Arrows
Silver, Bruce Greene , Flushed
Gold, David Halbach , Sacred Corn
Silver, John Moyers , The Passion and the Pain
Drawing And Other Media
Gold, John Coleman , Lives with Honor
Silver, Don Crowley , His Grandfather’s War Bonnet