2021 BBQ- Past Special Events

Fun at October 2021 FWA Annual BBQ Fundraiser!


Our 2021 FWA BBQ was held on Saturday, October 16th. Thank you to our 119 guests who helped us celebrate with good food, good music, good weather, and a good cause: 40 years of Friends of Western Art promoting awareness of the art of the American West by providing sponsorship and support to Western artists, artisans, educational programs, and art-related organizations in Tucson and Southern Arizona.

And A Special Thank You To……..



Extra Credit / Bonus Thanks!

FWA Artist Member Paul Hopman was at our BBQ with his wife Pam last Saturday. Like the rest of us, they came to enjoy the food and music and to visit with FWA friends. Paul is a scratchboard artist, and he also wanted to be available in the garage to promote the scratchboard lessons package he had donated to our silent auction.

In walked Laura Davis with her nephew Cinco and niece Jae. Cinco checked out an example of Paul’s work and started asking lots of questions. Before Laura and her family left for the evening, Paul gave him one of his scratchboard kits, including an instructional video. Fast forward 24 hours and Cinco had made his first scratchboard art creation, a sleeping fox, (See photo below).

This is what FWA is all about: Keeping Western art alive by inspiring young artists. Thank you, Paul for taking the time with Cinco and giving him the kit to get started. Cinco says: “Thank you Mr. Hopman for giving me a chance to experience your scratchboard kit! I loved watching the videos and making scratchboard art! I am hoping to make a Kachina next!”