The Academy of Western Artists is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to promote and preserve, not only our western past, but also our contemporary western future. We are in our 20th year of the Will Rogers Western Awards recognizing the best in western artists in three disciplines: Trappings, entertainment and media.
The Academy of Western Artists is a small group of folks whose agenda is to recognize and promote those western artists who do excellent work. In the 19 years of its existence, over 600 well deserving individuals and groups have received a “Willie” statue. The award, in many fields, is the most recognized and prized recognition of their work. Since its inception, there have been numerous other award type shows and we welcome each and every one of them. It is nice to be rewarded, by others, for what you do, which is the reason for this type of show. Please send in your sumissions of those folks whom you want to recognize as doing good for others and the promotion of the western heritage. Go to the page for submissions to send in your choice. You do not have to be a member to nominate or to win an award.
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