Curt Walters began 2014 on a high note, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona. He ended 2014 in Spain, where he toured and painted the cities of the conquistadors while searching for replicas of 16th-century armor and accoutrement. A one-man show and retrospective of his work is being held this summer at the Museum of Northern Arizona.
At the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition, Walters has been honored with the Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Buyers’ Choice Award in 1998, 2002, 2011, and 2013; and the Frederic Remington Painting Award in 2004, 2005, and again in 2013. In 2007, he was honored with the Buyers’ Choice Award for Ra’s Domain and the Prix de West Purchase Award for Spring’s Caprice.
Walters also was honored with a show in 2012 as a Rendezvous Artist at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2011, Southwest Art named him one of the “Forty Prominent People in the Western Art World.” Art of the West magazine was the first to herald him as the “Greatest Living Grand Canyon Artist” in 1997, and one of “Eight True Masters” in 2007.