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Allison Cantrell, American 20th/21st Century

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Allison Cantrell Original Drawings
At the Bit
Allison Cantrell Original Drawings
Charlie
Allison Cantrell Original Drawings
The Draft
Allison Cantrell Original drawings
Reigned in and Refined-SOLD
Allison Cantrell Original Drawings
Survivor of the Open Plains-SOLD
Fort Worth Fine Art Gallery - Allison Cantrell original horse drawings
Bay Star Lady-SOLD
Fort Worth Fine Art Gallery - Allison Cantrell original horse drawings
Gunner-SOLD
Troublemaker-SOLD
Waitin' on Boss-SOLD
Fort Worth Fine Art Gallery
Kingly, Yet Kid-Broke-SOLD
About the Artist:

From the early age of three, Allison Cantrell had begun to exhibit a strong flair for the arts. She spent her childhood beneath her mother’s drawing desk, filling scrap papers with drawings of dinosaurs, killer whales and horses. Her passion for drawing continued as she grew up in Arkansas. At the age of eighteen, Allison entered her first juried show in Harrison, Arkansas and took home the Best in Show ribbon. That was the kick-start she needed. Many competitive shows followed.
Now at the age of twenty-four, her resume of shows includes the Bosque Conservatory Art Classic, the American Academy of Equine Art Juried Show, the Western Art show at the Grand National Rodeo and the American Plains Annual Juried show.
Although Allison credits her mother with artistic encouragement and guidance, she states that her love for her subject matter was inherited from her father. “My father loves the west,” she states “I grew up seeing all the western décor of his office and the antique six-shooters he collects and knew that my Daddy was a cowboy in his heart.” Allison’s parents gave her a horse as a Christmas gift when she was thirteen and she began competing in the Arkansas Chuckwagon Racing Association. The races had a resemblance to the old west culture that once flooded all states west of the Mississippi.
Allison states that a goal of hers is to show people that the western culture is still very much alive and strong. Her drawings range from depictions of rodeos and racing action to that of gentle portraits of the cowboys and their equine companions. “I’ll always be a part of this western world and strive to depict its simple but elegant beauty in my work.”

Selected Awards and Exhibitions

2011 North Valley Art League – 27th Annual National Show: Redding, CA
Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art: The Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona

2010 25th Annual Bosque Art Classic: Bosque Arts Center in Clifton, Texas
Art of the Plains 2010 - American Plains Artists 26th Annual Juried Exhibit and Sale: The Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska – Clyde Heron Award

2009 Empire 100 Western Art Show & Sale: Empire Ranch Foundation, Sonoita, Arizona

2008 14th Annual Artists of Northwest Arkansas Fall Regional Juried Show: Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas – Virginia Cammack Award for Best in Drawing
Navarro Council of the Arts 2008 National Juried Exhibition: Corsicana, Texas
Grand Prairie Festival of Arts Juried Exhibition: Stuttgart, Arkansas - First and Second Place in Drawing
23rd Annual Bosque Conservatory Art Classic: Bosque Conservatory, Clifton, Texas
Oklahoma Friendly National Juried Exhibition: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition: Irving Arts Center in Irving, Texas
Red River Valley International Juried Art Exhibition: Red River Valley Museum in Vernon, Texas
A Family Affair - Artists in the Family: Fort Smith Art Center, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Allison Cantrell Exhibit – Western Renderings: River Valley Arts Center,
Russellville, Arkansas

2007 13th Annual Artists of Northwest Arkansas Fall Regional Juried
Exhibition: Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas
22nd Annual Bosque Conservatory Art Classic: Bosque Conservatory,
Clifton, Texas - Second Place in Drawing
57th Annual Art Competition: Fort Smith Art Center, Fort Smith,
Arkansas
Western Art & Wine juried show: 2007 Grand National Rodeo, Horse and
Stock Show, The Cow Palace, San Francisco, California

2006 Art Amiss IV: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Spring Invitational Painting Show: Harrison Art League, Harrison,
Arkansas - Honorable Mention
Drawings - Allison and Sheila Cantrell: Ozark Heritage Art Center, Leslie, Arkansas
21st Annual Bosque Conservatory Art Classic: Bosque Conservatory,
Clifton, Texas
American Academy of Equine Art Fall Open Juried Exhibition:
International Museum of the Horse, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY
Grand Prairie Festival of Arts Juried Exhibition: Stuttgart, Arkansas –
First and Third Place in Drawing

2005 The Irene Rosenzweig 2005 biennial Exhibition: Arts & Science Center,
Pine Bluff, Arkansas - People's Choice Award

2005 Spring Invitational Painting Show: Harrison Art League, Harrison,
Arkansas - First Place Award

First Annual Opal Gallery Juried Show: Opal Gallery, Little Rock, AR


Memberships

American Plains Artists

Publications

Horses in Art – magazine one-page article in Summer 2009 issue
Art of the West – two page feature in Jan/Feb 2011 issue

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