Shawn Cameron Bio

Shawn Cameron Profile Picture
(b.1950)
Shawn Cameron’s artwork reflects the ranch life she’s lived. She’s considered an accomplished professional in the arena of Western Art but her roots run deeper than most. Her ancestors traveled the Oregon Trail in an ox drawn covered wagon then drove 200 head of cattle south into Arizona. So began a ranching legacy that continues into the sixth generation.

Resource material is gathered while her family and friends live and work on ranches and is later reviewed for paintings. Possessing a deep appreciation and respect for the true cowboy, the elements of his world become an inspiration for her art. There have been a number of mentors but special credit is given to Arizona cowboy artists Bill Owen and Joe Beeler as positive factors in her career. Bob “Shoofly” Shufelt also served as a strong catalyst as she began her career. Her primary medium is oil but she has also worked in pencil, pastel, watercolor and clay.

Her work has been exhibited at the Prix de West and Small Works Great Wonders at the Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK; the Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West at the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, AZ; The C.M. Russell Show and Sale at the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT; Night of Artists at the Briscoe Museum in San Antonio, Texas; A Timeless Legacy at The Hockaday Museum in Kalispell, MT; Great American Miniatures at Settler’s West Gallery in Tucson, AZ and the Masters in Miniature at the Phippen Museum in Prescott, AZ. A few of her honors are from Cowgirl Up!; The Governor’s Choice Award in both 2015-2016 and in 2007 the Artist’s Choice Award. She was Co-Featured Artist at the C.M. Russell Show in 2008. She’s been honored with magazine covers on American Cowboy, Western Horseman and Western Art Collector.

PUBLICATIONS

Western Art Collector

American Cowboy

Western Horseman

Southwest Art

Art of the West

EXHIBITIONS

Prix de West, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

Small Works Great Wonders, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, AZ

Night of Artists, Briscoe Museum, San Antonio, TX

The Cheyenne Art Show in Cheyenne, WY

Heart of the West, Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Ft. Worth, TX

Masters in Miniature, Phippen Art Museum, Prescott, AZ

C.M. Russell Auction and Sale, Great Falls, MT

AWARDS

2019 Will Rogers Award for Artist of the Year, Academy of Western Artists

2016 Governor’s Choice Award, Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, AZ

2015 Governor’s Choice Award, Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, AZ

2013 Lifetime Honorary Membership, The Mountain Oyster Club, Tucson, AZ

2008 Co-featured Artists, C.M. Russell Auction and Sale, Great Falls, MT

2007 Artist Choice Award, Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, AZ

1993 Phippen Family Award, Phippen Western Art Show, Prescott, AZ