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    Scott W. Prior

     

    Oil on canvas 28 x 32

    market street hustle by Scott W. Prior was awarded 2nd Place in the September 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

     

    Biography

     

    Scott W. Prior is an award winning oil painter and Southern California native. He received his BFA from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA where he studied under the exceptional artists Craig Nelson, Bill Maughan and Hui Han Lui. During his time at the Academy of Art Scott established his skills in design, drawing and painting, giving him a solid foundation with which to develop his own unique, artistic style. Scott draws inspiration from the beauty in ordinary, everyday scenes.

    Scott is Signature Member of the California Art Club and a Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. He has exhibited in national shows, juried competitions and invitational events across the country, including the California Art Club’s Annual Gold medal show at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, exhibitions at the Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, and in the prestigious Oil Painters of America National Show. Recently, his painting “Market Street Hustle’ was acquired by the Hilbert Museum in Orange, CA.

    Other awards and recognitions from Oil Painters of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Carmel Art Festival and The Bower’s Museum Plein Air Show, among many others.  During the 13th Annual Carmel Art Festival Plein Air Competition, he was honored with the “Emerging Artist Award” by Art & Antique Magazine.  In addition, Scott has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air Magazine, American Artist Magazine and  Southwest Art Magazine.

    Recent Shows and Awards (Partial List)

    • Spring 2019 Pasadena Museum of California Art, 108th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
    • Spring 2018 Pasadena Museum of Natural History, 107th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
    • Spring 2017 Autry Museum, 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
    • Spring 2016 Autry Museum, 105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
    • Spring 2015 Pasadena Museum of California Art, 104th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
    • Fall 2013 Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, BEST OF SHOW
    • Winter 2013 Maui Plein Air Invitational, Honorable Mention
    • Winter 2013 Maui Plein Air Invitational, Makana Aloha Fondation's Award of Excellence
    • Fall 2012 Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational Plein Air Magazine, Award of Excellene
    • Summer 2012 The Autry Museum, 101st Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
    • Fall 2011 One man show, Then and Now, American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena
    • Spring 2011 Pasadena Museum of California Art, 100th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

     

    Recent Publications (Partial List)

    • Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, featured in the  March 2016 issue, Three to Watch section, written by Peter Trippi
    • SouthWest Art Magazine, full feature article in the December issue 2013, Everyday Inspiration, by Norman Kolpass
    • American Artist Magazine feature article in the June issue 2008, Painting Urban Scenes, by James Metcalfe
    • SouthWest Art Magazine feature article in the June issue, 2008, My World, by Bonnie Gangelhoff
    • American Art Collector Magazine feature article March 2007, Land of light, by Joshua Rose
    • SouthWest Art Magazine featured in the Artist to Watch section, September issue 2007, by Bonnie Gangelhoff

     

    Books

    Land of Sunlight, Contemporary paintings of San Diego County, book published by San Diego Flora

    California Light, published by Rizzoli Publishing from New York, Celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the California Art Club,

    Collectors (Partial List)

    • The Hilbert Museum, Orange, CA
    • The Irvine Museum, Irvine, CA
    • Mr. Jean Stern, Executive Director of the Irvine Museum, Irvine CA
    • Mr. John Moran, Moran Auctioneer House, Alta Dena, CA
    • Mrs. Joan Irvine Smith, Irvine Museum, Irvine, CA
    • Mr. & Mrs. Jerald Springer, Jerry Springer Show, Sarasota, FL
    • Mr. & Mrs. Steve Bisciotti, owner of the Baltimore Ravens, MD

     

    Professional Memberships

    California Art Club, Signature Member
    Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Signature Member

     

     

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