Aline Goodman Young Artist Awards 2024

Aline Goodman
Young Artist Awards 2023

TFOB/FWA's Aline Goodman's Young Artist Awards held March 9, 2024

For the 12th year in a row, Friends of Western Art sponsored the Tucson Festival of Books’ Young Artist Competition. This contest is open to students across Southern Arizona in preschool through high school.

Aline Goodman's Young Artist Award Winners

2023 Aline Goodman Young Artist Award Winners

The “Aline Goodman Young Artist Awards”:

FWA Director Emeritus Aline Goodman passed away in January 2021. She was a founding member of FWA 40 years ago and was a Board Member and Secretary of our organization for many of those years.

Besides being an accomplished artist, Aline was a passionate advocate of Western Art and a true friend to many Western artists. She was also a supporter of young artists developing their skills and expressing themselves in Western themes. We think adding her name to our Annual Young Artist Awards is an appropriate way to honor her memory.

On March 9th, 2024, 24 finalists (entries are featured in poster photos below) will be recognized at the Book Festival’s special awards presentation, featuring childrens' book illustrator and author Adam Rex with introduction by past multi "Young Artist Award" winner Brett Lewis. In addition, all Young Artist contest winners will be awarded a $100 art supply gift card, a commemorative poster, and the Young Authors and Young Artists Anthology of Winners.

The Tucson Festival of Books celebrates books and literacy at the fourth-largest book festival in the country. This two-day event features more than 300 presentations, 200 exhibitors, and countless opportunities to meet authors, poets, screenwriters, and journalists. Once again, the 2024 Festival featured book signings, panel discussions, staged entertainment, food vendors, children’s and Science City programming, and dozens of free activities for all ages on the University of Arizona Mall.