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CAA SHOW AWARDS
Bill has been a member of the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) since 1973, and in that time he has won dozens of awards at the annual CAA shows. Although Bill does not create his art with the idea of awards in his mind, it is a wonderful validation of his hard work when he does win. Of all of the awards Bill has won over the years, the most meaningful award to him is the CA Award. This award is the only one that is voted on by the Active CAA Membership. To be eligible for the award, which is for the Best Overall Exhibition, an artist must have a minimum of five pieces in the show. This nod of approval from his peers tells Bill he's done his job well.

2012
CA AWARD:

Buddies , Graphite on paper, 10-1/4" x 14-1/4"
Getting the Runnin' Iron Hot, Oil on canvas, 24" x 36"
This Is My Gentle Horse!, Oil on canvas, 18" x 24"
Takin' Up the Slack , Oil on canvas, 26" x 26"
Havin' a Cool One, Oil on canvas, 22" x 38"
Summer Night, Oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

2011
TRADITIONAL COWBOY ARTS ASSOCIATION AWARD - Selected from the entire exhibition by the TCAA Active Members, the award is for the best portrayal of a cowboy subject.
Going to the Fire, Oil on canvas, 30" x 48"

2010
RAY SWANSON MEMORIAL AWARD - Selected from the entire exhibition, the award is given for a work of art that captures a moment in time and captures the emotion of that moment.

Two Generations - Bill and Vic Howell, Oil on canvas, 36 " x 24 "

2008
CA AWARD:

Curious, Oil on canvas, 12" x 16"
Food Chain, Watercolor on paper, 14.25" x 20"
Jughead, Oil on canvas, 18" x 24"
Looking for Short Age Calves, Oil on canvas, 18" x 24"
The Ride Home, Oil on canvas, 18" x 34"
To New Pastures, Oil on canvas, 20" x 30"
Using the Night Latch, Oil on canvas, 30" x 40"

WATER SOLUBLE AWARD, SILVER:
Food Chain, Watercolor on paper, 14.25" x 20"

TRADITIONAL COWBOY ARTS ASSOCIATION AWARD - Selected from the entire exhibition, the award is for the best portrayal of a cowboy subject.
Looking for Short Age Calves, Oil on canvas, 18" x 24"

2007
OIL PAINTING AWARD, SILVER:

Night Life, Oil on canvas, 20" x 30"

2005
CA AWARD:

When Ropes Sing, Oil on canvas, 32" x 50"
Cattle on the Horizon, Oil on canvas, 24" x 36"
His Band of Mares, Oil on canvas, 24" x 48"
Gold Dust, Oil on canvas, 24" x 36"
Peek-a-boo, Oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
Rocky, Watercolor on paper, 20" x 10"

2003
CA AWARD:

A Lifetime in the Saddle, Oil on canvas, 20" x 30"
Renaming His Horse, Oil on canvas, 40" x 48"
The Ranch Horse, Bronze sculpture, 29" x 5" x 8-1/2"
His String of Horses, Oil on canvas, 24" x 36"
Whiskers, Watercolor on paper, 20" x 10"
Ride 'im, Cowboy!, Graphite on paper, 30" x 22"
Three Little Pigs, Oil on canvas, 24" x 30"

2002
WATER SOLUBLE AWARD, SILVER:

The Matriarch, Watercolor on paper, 14" x 20"

1999
DRAWING AND OTHER MEDIA AWARD, SILVER:

Cooling Off, Graphite on paper, 18" x 24"

1998
DRAWING AND OTHER MEDIA AWARD, SILVER:

Cutting Out a Stray, Pencil on paper, 18" x 24"

1994
DRAWING AND OTHER MEDIA AWARD, SILVER:

Catching Horses on the Diamond A's, Charcoal on gesso board, 26" x 20"

1993
DRAWING AND OTHER MEDIA AWARD, GOLD:

The Ash Creek Gang, Charcoal on gesso board, 30" x 40"

1992
DRAWING AND OTHER MEDIA AWARD, SILVER:

The Cutting Horse, Pencil on paper, 18" x 24"

1991
DRAWING AND OTHER MEDIA AWARD, GOLD:

Ranch Raised, Pencil on paper, 18" x 26"

1990
OIL PAINTING AWARD, SILVER:

When the Wolves Howl, Oil and alkyds on linen, 24" x 36"

DRAWING AND OTHER MEDIA AWARD, SILVER:
Chuck Lange, Pencil on paper, 22-1/2" x 30"

1989
DRAWING AND OTHER MEDIA AWARD, GOLD:

Nabilla Guadalupe Arias Guerrero, Pencil on Bristol, 9" x 12"

1988
DRAWING AND OTHER MEDIA AWARD, SILVER:

Serenity, Mixed media, 18" x 24"

1987
DRAWING AND OTHER MEDIA AWARD, SILVER:

Horse Hauling in the Beginning, Pencil on paper, 16" x 24"

1986
DRAWING AND OTHER MEDIA AWARD, SILVER:

Clay Tyree, Pencil on mylar, 24" x 16"

1984
CA AWARD:

Becerrita, Pencil on paper, 9" x 12"
Dave and the Bald Face, Pencil on paper, 18" x 24"
Reading Sign, Oil on canvas, 20" x 30"
Moving Camp at Windmill, Oil on canvas, 24" x 36"
And Still Fighting, Oil on canvas, 28" x 40"
The Ambush, Oil on canvas, 30" x 48"

1982
OIL PAINTING AWARD, GOLD:

Orejanos on the Big Sandy, Oil on canvas, 26" x 38"

DRAWING AND OTHER MEDIA AWARD, SILVER:
W-Triangle Mares, Drawing, 20" x 30"

1981
DRAWING AWARD, SILVER:

Day Herding, Pencil on paper, 18" x 24"

1979
DRAWING AWARD, GOLD:

A Good Hand, Pencil on paper, 20" x 30"

1978
SCULPTURE AWARD, SILVER:

Takin' the Jerk, Bronze sculpture, 20" x 15"

DRAWING AWARD, GOLD:
Bill Howell, Babbitt Ranch Foreman, Pencil and charcoal, 20" x 30"

MEN'S ARTS COUNCIL AWARD - BEST OF SHOW:
Arizona Range Doctors, Oil on canvas, 24" x 36"

1977
MEN'S ARTS COUNCIL AWARD - BEST OF SHOW:

Arizona Morning, Oil on canvas, 24" x 36"

1976
CAA MEMORIAL AWARD (GEORGE PHIPPEN AWARD):

The Working Cowboy, Oil on canvas, 30" x 48"

1975
DRAWING AWARD, SILVER:

Waitin' For Dad, Pencil on paper, 20" x 30"

MEN'S ARTS COUNCIL AWARD, BEST OF SHOW:
CO Bar Cattle Country, Oil on canvas, 30" x 40"


OTHER AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
In addition to the numerous CAA awards Bill has won over the years, he has earned other noteworthy awards and has participated in exhibitions and organizations not listed here.

Awards
Frederic Remington Award for Artistic Merit by the Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1993 for his oil painting entitled, Brush Hands Waitin' for Daylight.

Prix de West Invitational Show Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum - first recipient of this award in 2003 - for his 20"x30" oil painting entitled, Desert Morning

C. M. Russell Art Auction Honorary Chairmen’s Award in 2008 for his 26"x30" oil on canvas piece, entitled Winter Work

Other Exhibitions
Rendezvous Artist, Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma - 1996

Whitney Museum in Cody, Wyoming

Grand Palais in Paris, France

Western Art Show in Beijing, China

Organizations
National Academy of Western Artists since 1991

Rancheros Visitadores
, member and staff artist since 1993


Bill Owen honored as Arizona Culturekeeper
In conjunction with the Sharlot Hall Museum, Arizona Historical Society, and Historian
Marshall Trimble, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa honored 10 Arizona residents for making a positive impact on the states history, culture, environment and/or economy. Selected from more than 100 nominees. The 2010 Arizona Culturekeepers honorees were recognized at a luncheon ceremony on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. The public was invited to participate in the uniquely Arizonan event and the proceeds benefitted the Arizona Culturekeepers program, Sharlot Hall Museum and Arizona Historical Society.

The Arizona Culturekeepers were selected based on the following criteria:
· A Culturekeeper must have worked to preserve the image of Arizona.
· This individual must maintain the traditions, rituals and/or cultures that have made
Arizona a home and a preferred travel destination for decades. These could be artistic, ethnic or historic traditions or activities. These could be actions taken to preserve Arizonas natural environment or animal habitat.
· A Culturekeeper must have a long-time commitment to services as a keeper or
influencer of Arizona culture and have served the state through paid or volunteer
efforts.
· The recognition will honor the individual who has demonstrated a passionate
dedication to the issue, hobby or endeavor that keeps Arizonas culture alive.
· This individual must have lived within Arizonas borders during the time for which
they are being recognized, and they must be living.

About Arizona CultureKeepers:
Working in conjunction with the Official State Historian, Marshall Trimble, The Westin
Kierland Resort & Spa designed the Culturekeepers program to recognize state residents who are committed to upholding the traditions, rituals and culture of Arizona. Established in 2002, the Culturekeepers will continue to announce and recognize 10 individuals during an annual event at The Westin Kierland for the next two years. By the states centennial in 2012, 100 Culturekeepers will have been honored at the Resort. The selection committee is led by Marshall Trimble, Official State Historian and was originated by Katherine Kax Herberger, longtime Valley philanthropist, who passed away in 2003.

To learn more, follow this link to The Westin Kierland website:
http://www.kierlandresort.com/#/resort/about-us/arizona-culturekeepers/

 
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