Welcome to Friends of Western Art

Welcome to Friends of Western Art

SAVE THE DATE!
Our Next Annual FWA BBQ will be on Saturday, April 26, 2025


The Annual FWA BBQ on Saturday, April 20, 2024 was a success

Our Annual BBQ at the Casitas at Smokey Springs Ranch was a fun and fabulous time, thank you to everyone who came out for our annual event.

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 to view the update & pictures.

SAVE THE DATE!
Our next Annual FWA BBQ will be on Sat., April 26, 2024.


The Annual FWA BBQ on Saturday, April 20, 2024
was a success!

Our Annual BBQ at the Casitas at Smokey Springs Ranch was a fun and fabulous time, thank you to everyone who came out for our annual event.

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 to view the update & pictures.

Another Fantastic First Tuesday Season Has Come to a Close


Sam Patania holding hack saw in his workshop

Sam Patania

Scott & Christine Logan

Scott & Christine Logan

William Hook in his studio

William Hook

Mark Bahti in Jean Shirt and Tie

Mark Bahti

Bill Nebeker in front of sculpture

Bill Nebeker

Susan Kliewer  in a cowboy Hat

Susan Kliewer

Ken Rowe with Ram sculpture

Ken Rowe

Shawn Cameron in her studio painting

Shawn Cameron

George Lundeen with sculpture

George Lundeen

Artist Howard Post profile pic

Howard Post

Artist Buck McCain talking on the phone

Buck McCain

Artist Christine Logan Headshot

Christine Logan

Carolyn O'Bagy Davis profile pic

Carolyn O'Bagy Davis

Chuck Albanese while painting

Chuck Albanese

John Fawcett with horse

John Fawcett

Another Fantastic First Tuesday Season Has Come to a Close


Sam Patania holding hack saw in his workshop

Sam Patania

Scott & Christine Logan

Scott & Christine Logan

William Hook in his studio

William Hook

Mark Bahti in Jean Shirt and Tie

Mark Bahti

Bill Nebeker in front of sculpture

Bill Nebeker

Susan Kliewer  in a cowboy Hat

Susan Kliewer

John Fawcett with horse

Ken Rowe

Shawn Cameron in her studio painting

Shawn Cameron

George Lundeen with sculpture

George Lundeen

Artist Howard Post profile pic

Howard Post

Artist Buck McCain talking on the phone

Buck McCain

Artist Christine Logan Headshot

Christine Logan

Carolyn O'Bagy Davis profile pic

Carolyn O'Bagy Davis

Chuck Albanese while painting

Chuck Albanese

John Fawcett with horse

John Fawcett

Mark Sublette profile pic

Mark Sublette

FWA’s First Tuesdays has come and gone, with another year of fantastic presentations. Did you miss any of them? 

If so, don't forget to check out our "First Tuesday" and "FWA in the Studio" Webinar Series Page for more information.


Be sure to visit our Upcoming Events Page for our next scheduled event.



You can catch all of our our previously-filmed lectures on FWA’s YouTube channel.

CLICK HERE to visit our Youtube Channel.

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 was 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 with the Aline Goodman Young Artist Awards, and our joint art exhibit with The Amerind...


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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