FWA's April 4th Lecture Featuring Howard Post

‘Red Rocks and Mustangs’ 10″x20″ oil


April 4, 2023 First Tuesday 

Join us for an evening featuring Howard Post: “Post” Impressionism

Known for his paintings of cattle, cowboys, rodeo arenas, and ranch life executed with a unique aerial perspective….Click Here for More Info…

FWA Annual BBQ will be April 22, 2023


FWA’s Annual BBQ on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Casitas at Smokey Springs….Click Here to Learn More

April 29th FWA-Amerind Exhibit Celebration

Melvin C. Warren “Up the Goodnight Trail,” 1964.

Join us at the Amerind Museum to enjoy a private viewing for FWA members starting at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 29, 2023. At noon, we will serve a western ranch picnic lunch…Click here for more info and registration…

May 2nd Lecture Featuring George Lundeen

General Rose & George

Lundeen is internationally renowned for his commemorative busts and sentimental, life-size figure groupings.  Through each work of art, George Lundeen presents realistic images…Click Here For More Info

TFOB/ FWA's' 2023 "Aline Goodman Young Artist Awards" Announced!

The Tucson Festival of Books / FWA’s “Aline Goodman Young Artist Awards” 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

The Story of FWA

Our History

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…

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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…

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Community Contributions

Over the past 18 years, FWA has raised and donated over $660,000 to support our mission.

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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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Annual Art Exhibition

Melvin C. Warren “Up the Goodnight Trail,” 1964.

Since our funding assistance with Amerind Museum’s Fulton-Hayden Memorial Art Gallery revitalization….

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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.

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