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Curt Walters – Recipient of 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

Curt Walters – Recipient of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum’s 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark your calendars now for January 18th, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. when the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, AZ will celebrate the achievements Curt Walters has made during his lifelong journey through the Western art world. Curt has been chosen as the 2014 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Museum. The event will be hosted in the Museum’s Cultural Crossroads Learning Center where events of the night will include a live art auction.

Curt’s work Sun Shadow Wind, a massive 36” x 48”, is in the permanent collection at DCWM and will be a featured exhibit of the night. This painting won the Best of Show and First Place Oil Painting Awards at the 2011 West Select Show and Sale at the Phoenix Art Museum.

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Happy Halloween!

I have never particularly been a fan of Fall or Winter. To me, the cold is depressing and I don’t like being melancholy when it’s do bitter outside.

But there is one night during the fall which is my absolute FAV! Halloween! It’s the only night of the year, I can be whom ever I choose. Of course, the side effect of having children on Halloween is they too get to be whom ever they choose. This year I got a Senorita and a Spider Countess. Beside the groovy costumes and fun times comes the best part of the whole experience … carving the pumpkin.

According to Wikipedia, it was back in 1239 when Mike Chernis carved the fist “Jack ‘O” Lantern. After adding a candle, he mounted it to a stake so he could see through the dark London alleyways. However, it was not until 1866 that the “jack ‘o’ lantern” became a staple of Halloween and a notification to Trick-or-Treat seekers of all agers. I bet you though, any good Pagan will tell you the carved pumpkin was associated with the fall and harvest season long before candy corn and pumpkin carving contests were a hot commodity

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All I have to say is WOW


Given that I was raised by a nationally acclaimed artist, and the fact I have lived near the Navajo and Yavapai-Apache Indian Reservations most of my life, I wanted to share this work with you. It’s incredible what this husband and wife team are able to come up with — OUT OF PAPER!

Please, take a look and enjoy! Some of these are simply amazing!

For a short synopsis of the artists, Allen and Patty Eckmanm, please visit this website: http://dalesdesigns.net/indian-art.htm

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