Artist Cliff Barnes, a long-time resident of Burbank, received two national art awards this summer and attended both juried out-of-state exhibits.
The American Plains Artists selected Barnes' watercolor “Riding Proud” as Best of Show at its 28th annual Juried Exhibit & Sale, continuing at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, Texas. The show ends Sunday.
Sculptor and Cowboy Artist of America John Coleman judged the 98 paintings and drawings and 15 sculptures. To see the exhibit online, go to www.americanplainsartists.com.
Barnes also received the Animals Honorable Mention Award in the Associate and Signature Division at the 22nd annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oil. The show was held in June at the Evergreen Fine Art Gallery in Evergreen, Colo.
Barnes' oil painting, “The Team”, was one of 196 paintings selected for the exhibition from more than 2,100 artists from the United States, Canada and Mexico. The prize was a $500 merchandise certificate from Vasari Classic Artists Oil Colors.