Scottsdale, AZ
Jackson, WY

Steve Kestrel

Steve Kestrel grew up in southern New Mexico at the interface of the high desert and Sacramento mountains. This edge of the Chihuahuan Desert is a land of contrasts, in its ecosystems and corresponding flora and fauna. The bones of the land are there for all to see and read, if motivated and curious enough. With his family, he raised and trained quarter horses and worked cattle on ranches up through his college years. Kestrel now resides with his wife, Cindi, on a 43-acre “wildlife preserve” in Colorado’s Redstone Canyon.

2013 – Prix de West Purchase Award – Prix de West Invitational, Ntnl. Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, OK
2012-2011 – Gold Medal for Sculpture-The West Select, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
2011 – Featured Artist – Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale – National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO
2009 – Whitney Gallery -50th Anniversary, Buffalo Bill Historical Museum
2008 – Red Smith Award, National Museum of Wildlife Art
2008 – Best of Show, Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale
2007 – People’s Choice Award, National Museum of Wildlife Art
2005 – Best of Show, Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale
2004 – Best of Show, Art on the Avenues
2002 – Donald R. Miller Memorial Award, Society of Animal Artists
1998 – W.E. Weiss Purchase Award, Buffalo Bill Historical Museum
1997 – Gallery Award of Excellence & Trustee Award, Rocky Mountain Art Invitational
1994 – Gold Medal for Sculpture, National Academy of Western Art
1988 – Tallix Foundry Award, National Sculpture Society
1986 – Director’s & Juror’s Award, Springville Museum of Art
1984 – Colorado Sculpture Award, North American Sculpture Exhibition

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