Welcome to Friends of Western Art

Welcome to Friends of Western Art

May 7th: First Tuesday Event

Guest Speaker: Sam Patania

"4 Patania Generations of Silver and Gold Jewelry Artisans."
Join us for an incredible evening of dinner, drinks & Sam Patania's presentation.

 May 7th, 2024 | Mountain Oyster Club | Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


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May 7th:
First Tuesday Event

Guest Speaker:
Sam Patania

"4 Patania Generations of Silver and Gold Jewelry Artisans"

Join us for an incredible evening of dinner, drinks, and Sam Patania's presentation.

May 7th, 2024

Mountain Oyster Club

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


SAVE THE DATE!
The Next Annual FWA BBQ is Saturday, April 20, 2024


Are you ready to BBQ?

Our Annual BBQ at the Casitas at Smokey Springs Ranch is right around the corner. Dinner, dancing, silent auction & more; you don't want to miss it!

The net proceeds will go to support FWA’s Teacher Art Supply Grant program that impacts thousands of students who might not otherwise be introduce to Western Art.

CLICK HERE for details & to purchase tickets to this event!

SAVE THE DATE!
The Next Annual FWA BBQ is Saturday,
April 20, 2024


Are you ready to BBQ?

Our Annual BBQ at the Casitas at Smokey Springs Ranch is right around the corner. Dinner, dancing, silent auction & more; you don't want to miss it!

The net proceeds will go to support FWA’s Teacher Art Supply Grant program that impacts thousands of students who might not otherwise be introduce to Western Art.

Art Collection Items Available

Donated by Bill Assenmacher

Friends of Western Art has received a collection of art as a gift from Bill Assenmacher, a friend to many of our members. These pieces were donated to Friends and are available for purchase...


Click Here To view The Collection →

Next TFOB/ FWA's "Aline Goodman Young Artist Awards" March 9, 2024!


The Tucson Festival of Books / FWA’s “Aline Goodman Young Artist Awards” ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the University of Arizona.

For more info and a closer look at this year’s student award-winning entries, CLICK HERE

First Tuesdays


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


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Special Events


Yearly events include BBQ Fundraiser, participation at the Tucson Festival of Books, Artist Spotlight & more…


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Become a Part of Our Family

FWA’s programs change, but the theme remains the same. Western Art is a journey that describes art through time. As a member, you will help shape and influence the contemporary rendition of Western Art for future generations. We hope you will consider joining and be a part of the future of Western Art.


CLICK HERE TO JOIN FWA TODAY!

  • Denise Purvis
    I want to sincerely thank you for your support of the Santa Cruz County 4H Fine Arts Program. In a day and age where art is being taken out of public school curriculum... it is a huge blessing for children to be able to find an outlet for their creativity...
    Denise Purvis
    4H Fine Arts Project Leader
  • Elizabeth Shuler-Pointer
    An artist friend informed me of Friends of Western Art.  They believed in the fact that our youth need art in their lives. The support that I have received made the difference in the lives of the local youth.  the greatest gift a teacher can get is when the light of comprehension comes on in a young persons life...
    Elizabeth Shuler-Pointer
    Founder and Director - Elfrida Art Center
  • Dr. David Dumon
    Since the Altar Valley School District art program was first launched following the generous donation from Friends of Western Art, our students have shown significant growth. Not only have they developed art-based skills and knowledge, but have expanded their ability to think creatively and willingness to take steps outside of their comfort zones...
    Dr. David Dumon
    Superintendent
  • Rachel Childers
    I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for the Friends of Western Art's support throughout the start of my academic career. It is through the scholarships awarded to me by FWA that I was able to attend university without the additional weight of undertaking significant amounts of student loans. In 2009, when I was a senior attending Ironwood Ridge High School, I was awarded a scholarship for an oil painting I created of my late Grandpa.....Read More
    Rachel Childers
    Postgraduate Fellow in the Conservation of Paintings at Stuchting Restauratie-Atelier Limburg, Maastricht, Nederlands