2010 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 Moyers , Hang and Rattle
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 , When the Bloom is on the Beargrass
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 Owen , Two Generations – Bill and Vic Howell
Gold, Jim Norton , The Lifeline
Silver, Tom Browning , Fading Light
Gold, T.D. Kelsey , Pick Pocket
Silver, Paul Moore , Finger That Kills
Gold, David Halbach , Awaitin’ the Cow Boss
Silver, Fred Fellows , Moving Camp on the Haythorne. Western Art Associates acquired this as a gift to the permanent collection of Phoenix Art Museum.
Drawing And Other Media
Gold, Bruce Greene , An Air of Ability
Silver, John Coleman , Mr. Delegate