We are excited to welcome one of the top art collectors in the United States, as our 2019 juror. Tim Newton is a nationally acclaimed art collector, founder and curator of the American Masters exhibition at the renowned Salmagundi Club in New York City and past Chairman/CEO of its board. Currently he is the Publisher of Western Art & Architecture Magazine.
Tim's task was to select only 30 artists from the applications received by May 1, 2019, to join last year's top four prize-winners. You'll see a diversity of styles and serious talent in the artists who will be painting here this October, thanks to Tim's critical eye.
Although Tim spends most of his time at his home in Santa Fe, NM, he still spends some time in New York, and continues to be active with the Salmagundi Club. Growing up in Wyoming and Colorado, his collection includes many paintings from major shows he attends in the western part of the U.S.
An eclectic collector, Newton owns many maritime works (he is an admirer of Donald Demers' - our 2019 Awards Judge) and also owns nocturnal (night) paintings, Grand Canyon scenes, and perhaps a cowboy or two. Newton says he looks for technical skill, great design, and artwork that tells a story, according to a recent article in Southwest Magazine.
Tim began collecting with his first sketch in 1991, purchased at an artist's studio in Montana. We are thrilled to welcome his discerning eyes and thought processes in his selection of our 2019 EnPleinAirTEXAS Competition Artists!