John Burton

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John Burton
Judge For: 6th Annual Competition Month #1 - December 2011

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It is an honor to carry on the tradition of painting our world’s incredible landscape.  What an opportunity we have to walk out to our beautiful coastline or hike into a hidden valley with a canvas, and paints and return with artwork.  The opportunity to study our world at the source is a constant inspiration.   As I grow in this wonderful profession I am so grateful for all the opportunities I have had to improve my craft while holding on to my voice as an artist. 


Selected Awards

Artist Choice Award Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitaional

Grand Prize and Artist Choice Torrey Pines Plein Air Invitational, San Diego, CA

Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America National exhibition.  Kirkland, WA

Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America National show.  Taos, NM.

Honored with Signature Membership Oil Painters of America

Honored with Signature Membership Plein Air Painters of Hawaii

Honored with Signature Membership Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters

TOP 100 for “Arts for the Parks.”  Jackson, WY.

Carmel Art Festival Annual Plein Air Exhibition, Awarded Honorable Mention.  Carmel, CA

Wild, Wild West Plein Show, Awarded Peoples Choice and Honorable Mention. Phoenix, AZ

Best of Show at the Art Splash National Show, TX

Narrative Excellence Award at the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society National Show.

First Runner Up in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society National Show.

Juried into the American Artists Professional League 75th Grand National Exhibition

First place for Artist Magazine Portrait Competition

Juried into Oil Painters of America, Palm Springs, CA

Voted into San Francisco Society of Illustrators Exhibition 


Selected Exhibitions

Salmagundi Club Exhibition, New York NY

West Valley Art Museum, Surprise AZ

Medicine Man Gallery, Artists of the Grand Canyon.  Tucson, AZ

Howard Manville Gallery, Kirkland, WA

Bonner David Gallery.   Scottsdale, AZ

Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum Art Institute Plein Air Show, Tucson AZ

Ella Richardson Gallery, Charleston, SC

Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, Lahaina, Maui

Addi Gallery, Lahaina, Maui


Selected Magazines Articles

Featured in Southwest Art Magazine, February 11

Cover Article Art Life Magazine.

Featured in American Art Collector, April 09

Featured in International Artists Magazine, August 05.

Featured in Southwest Art Magazine, September, 04

Featured in the Arizona Republic, 5 Top Artists’ to watch in 04

Featured in The Artbook Magazine, October, 04

Featured in the San Diego Reader, October, 08

Featured in Art Talk Magazine