• Friends of Western Art
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    Incorporated in 1981 as an Arizona 501(C)3 nonprofit organization, FWA is dedicated to supporting awareness of and promoting Western Art in Tucson and Southern Arizona and raising funds for education and...
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    Born and raised in York, Nebraska Bill Moomey’s path to success has taken him many places. He is an award-winning designer, wildlife film producer, big band singer, hall of fame athlete,...
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    The main purpose of Friends of Western Art is to support the awareness of western art in Tucson and Southern Arizona. To this end, members are proud to accomplish this goal...
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The Story of FWA

Who are we?

Incorporated in 1981, the Friends of Western Art (FWA) is dedicated to supporting awareness of and promoting Western Art in Tucson and Southern Arizona and raising funds for education and various projects…

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What we do for the community:

Minimum $30,000 per year

In Grants & Scholarships

Friends of Western Art (FWA) raises funds for education and various projects through such means as the annual Artist of the Year Dinner, the sale of signed lithographs, and the “First Tuesday” lecture series. FWA is committed to helping Western artists of all ages grow through various programs including underwriting, mentoring, scholarships, and individual financial assistance…

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Special Events

On the first Tuesday of most months, join us for a fun and entertaining evening with a well-known local western artist!  Artists typically share insights…

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Annual Events

Mix and Mingle with Wine and Cheese at Huff Reality. We will be featuring all Artist of the Year lithographs as well as…

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Artist Videos

See clips of the First Tuesday artist talks in which artists share their inspiration and history with FWA members..

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Friends of Western Art 2015 Artist of the Year

Bill Moomey

Bill Moomey was determined to be an artist, wherever that might take him. And it’s taken him many places; he’s an a Italiana Per Straniere in Perugia, Italy. Post graduate The Denver Art Museum – Denver, CO award-winning designer, film producer, rodeo champion, big band singer, hall of fame athlete, breeder of world champion quarter horses, and big game hunter. Bill’s work is represented in 15 countries and is found in some of the most prestigious galleries and museums in The United States…

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Photo Contest!

jim-mihalek-on-hud-serpa2The Friends of Western Art’s first annual Louise Serpa Western and Rodeo Photo Contest was a great success with over 140 images submitted.

The event will return.

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