Jim Wilcox, Spring Zing (detail), oil on linen canvas, 16 x 20 in.

Artist Application Information

How to Apply to Masters 2021

The Autry’s Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale is considered the country’s premier Western art show. Each year, nationally recognized, contemporary Western artists challenge themselves to create and exhibit new work. Stylistically and thematically diverse, their works represent the extraordinary range of subject matter that contemporary, historic, and mythic Western experience  continues to inspire.

Exhibit Dates for 2021

Masters is on exhibit from Saturday, February 13, 2021 through Sunday, March 28, 2021.

How to Apply to Masters

A few new artists are added to Masters every year by the selection committee.

To apply for the 2021 Masters, please submit the following items by March 30, 2020The review process will be completed by May 2, 2020, and all applicants will be notified.

To apply to the 2021 Masters, please send the following:

  • Five or six color JPG image files on a USB flash drive or CD (1000px on a long side, 72 dpi, RGB)
  • Exhibition and awards history
  • A brief biography

E-mailed applications will NOT be accepted and due to limited resources, your USB flash drive or CD will NOT be returned.

Please send submissions to:

Sarah Mitchell
Exhibitions Manager
Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

Thank you for your interest.