Welcome to Friends of Western Art
Welcome to Friends of Western Art
December 5th: First Tuesday Event
Guest Speaker: Susan Kliewer
FWA First Tuesday with guest speaker and sculptor, Susan Kliewer.. Susan Kliewer, a native of Southern California but has made Arizona her home for 40 years...
December 5th, 2023 | Mountain Oyster Club | Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
SAVE THE DATE!
The Next Annual FWA BBQ is Saturday, April 20, 2024
FWA Hosted its Best BBQ Yet!
On April 22, 2023, FWA hosted 180 attendees and raised over $36,000 net income at our Annual BBQ at the Casitas at Smokey Springs ranch.
These 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. Thanks to all who were a part of our event’s success.
Next TFOB/ FWA's "Aline Goodman Young Artist Awards" March 9, 2024!
The Tucson Festival of Books / FWA’s “Aline Goodman Young Artist Awards” previous ceremony was held on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the University of Arizona.
For more info and a closer look at this year’s student award-winning entries, CLICK HERE
In 1981, a group of Tucsonans, who shared an excitement about the depth and diversity of the Art of the American West, formed Friends of Western Art (FWA), a non-profit organization. In the 40 years since its inception, FWA has sponsored a legacy of artists and events that has enriched…
How to Get Involved
We are a focused, energetic, and fun group. Members enjoy the camaraderie of fellow FWA members in a variety of activities that promote Western Art. There are trips to museums, art auctions, educational programs, monthly dinners and our annual Western BBQ…
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.
Partner With Us Today
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...
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...
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...
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