In your opinion, what does the Prix de West and all that it stands for mean to the world of Western fine art?
Each year, there are hundreds of artists who submit works, for consideration, to the Prix de West selection committee. This alone is an indication of the importance and of the standing that the Prix de West has in the arena of Western Fine Art.
What the Prix de West means to me, as it has since my beginning with the show in 1974, is a high-quality venue – not only in its beautiful physical presence but just as … if not more importantly, are the people behind the scenes – through their commitment to Western Fine Art and in their support of the artists involved in the show … always making one feel welcomed and respected. The Prix de West has encouraged me to push and challenge myself, be it sculpture or painting, to bring to the show works that ring of some truth and vitality expressing my feelings for the people, fauna, and the earth itself. For this I am most grateful.