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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 2016 Artist of the Year

Joni Falk

Joni Falk, realist painter of still life and landscapes, has lived in Phoenix, Arizona since 1960. She grew up in Chicago, and is a graduate of Marquette University In Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Southwest culture and history provided the ingredients that compelled her to seek a full-time career in the field of art. Joni has become well known throughout the United States and Canada for her diversity of subjects: traditional floral still lifes, Western still lifes, Pueblo or Plains Indian landscapes, and Indian figures.

Joni’s many exhibitions include showings at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming; the Albuquerque Museum in New Mexico; Cheyenne’s Old West Museum; Tucson Museum of Art; Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona; the McAllen Museum, McAllen, Texas; and the Phippen Museum, Prescott, Arizona.

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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