Awards

Premier Platinum Award

Generously sponsored by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody Country Chamber of Commerce and Keith and Bobbie Richardson. This award is selected by a panel of jurors chosen by the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale Committee.

 

Quick Draw Award

This People’s Choice Award generously sponsored by Anne Young and Jim Nielson. Winner is voted on by guests in attendance at the Quick Draw Brunch and Auction.

 

Southwest Art Award

This award is graciously given by Southwest Art periodical in appreciation of artists “on location” selected by a representative from the magazine. The award is a full page advertisement in the magazine and the value is $3100.00

 

Plein Air Magazine Award

This award is graciously given by Plein Air Magazine at the Quick Draw event to honor the best of plein painting and presented by a representative of the periodical. The award is an advertisement in the magazine and valued at $3200.00

 

Fine Art Connoisseur Award

The award is graciously given by Fine Art Connoisseur magazine at the Quick Draw event to honor the best of painting or sculpture for that year. The award is an advertisement in the magazine and presented by a representative of the periodical and valued at $3200.00

 

Fine Art Connoisseur Award Best of Show

The award is graciously given by Fine Art Connoisseur magazine for one of the artist participating in the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale to honor a painting or sculpture for that year. The award is an advertisement in the magazine and presented by a representative of the periodical and valued at $3200.00

Award Recipients

William E. Weiss Purchase Award

2015     Dennis Ziemienski (Sponsored by the Center of the West)

2014    Dean Mitchell, Taliesin West, Watercolor

2013    Charles Ringer, Indian Paintbrush, Kinetic Steel

2012    Nikolo Balkanski, Sign of Spring, Oil

2011    Duke Beardsley, Granjua, Colored Pencil/Mixed Media

2010    Mikel Donahue, Long Days, Colored Pencil/Watercolor

2009    Co-Winner Steve Schrepferman, Mother’s Touch, Earthenware

2009    Co-Winner Karen Vance, Emerging Spring, Oil

2008    Robert Seabeck, Corriente Gathering, Oil

2007    Bruce Graham, Saddlestring Cavvy, Oil

2006    Joseph Bohler, Autumn Snow Along the Missouri, Watercolor

2005    Mel Fillerup, Yellowstone Lilies, Oil

2004    Carrie L. Ballantyne, Great Basin Buckaroo, Color Pencil

2003    Linda Lillegraven, The Old River Road, Oil

 

Premier Platinum Award

2015    Dustin Van Wechel (Sponsored by the Keith and Bobbi Richardson, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody Country Chamber of Commerce.)

2014    Dean Mitchell, Taliesin West, Watercolor

2013    Vic Payne, The Gift, Bronze

2012    Nikolo Balkanski, Sign of Spring, Oil

2011    Linda Raynolds, Horse Power, Bronze

2010    Mikel Donahue, Long Days, Colored Pencil/Watercolor

 

Wells Fargo Gold Award

2015    Ralph Oberg (Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank of Cody)

2014    Michael Ome Untiedt, An Old Friend Trying to Hunt Me Down Again, Oil

2013    P. A. Nisbet, American Serengeti, Oil

2012    Paul Waldum, Transition of Seasons, Pastel

2011    William Matthews, Vanishing Point, Watercolor

2010    D. Michael Thomas, Sun Up, Bronze

 

Quick Draw People’s Choice Award

2015    Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey (Sponsored by Anne Young and Jim Nielson)

2014    Ann Hanson (sponsored by Anne Young and Jim Nielson

2013    Chris Navarro (sponsored by Cody Chamber of Commerce)

2012    Clive Tyler (sponsored by Sierra Trading Company)

2011    Chris Navarro (sponsored by the Chamberlin Inn)

2010    Peter Fillerup, Sculpture (sponsored by the Chamberlin Inn)

2009    Duke Beardsley (sponsored by the Chamberlin Inn)

 

Painting Award

2009    Kyle Sims, Spring Loaded, Oil

2009    Karen Vance, Emerging Spring, Oil

2008    Linda Lillegraven, Valley Hay Meadows, Oil

2007    Clyde Aspevig, Wind River High Country, Oil

2006    Cyrus Afsary, Mystical Transformation, Oil

2005    Linda Lillegraven, Ridgeline with Three Pronghorns, Oil

 

Sculpture Award

2009    Robert Deurloo, The Fighter, Bronze

2008    J. Burnham Rudolph, GRIZ, Wyoming Alabaster

2007    Oreland C. Joe, Sr., Sacred Wind, Alabaster

2006    R.V. Greeves, Mandan Man, Bronze

2005    Deborah Copenhaver Fellows, Giving Thanks, Bronze

 

People’s Choice Award

2009    Karen Vance, Emerging Spring, Oil

2008    George D. Smith, Dynasty, Oil

2007     M.C. Poulsen, Kiss of Sunlight, Oil

2006    Steve Devenyns, Spirit of Wyoming, Oil

2005    Co-Winner Reid Christie, Wintering on the Clark’s

Fork 1806, Oil

2005    Co-Winner Karen S. Vance, Another Spring, Oil

 

Artists’ Choice Award

2009    Mikel Donahue, Watercolors, Colored Pencil

2008    Ty Barhaug, The Bone Picker, Oil

2007    Nikolo Balkanski, Autumn Palette (Red Stone, CO), Oil

2006    Co-Winner Cyrus Afsary, Mystical Transformation, Oil

2006    Co-Winner Grant Redden, Morning Light, Oil

2006    Co-Winner Jim Wilcox, A Frosty Sunrise, Oil

2005    E. Denney NeVille, Before the Night, Oil