John Bennett

Achievements

Major Purchases and Awards:

   1994 to 2019 • Annual Purchase by Friends of Fair Park, Spirit of the Centennial Award (bronze sculpture) • Dallas, Texas

   2015 • Ruby Stevens portrait figure, The Perry & Ruby Stevens Charitable Foundation • Kerrville, Texas.

   2014 • Perry Stevens portrait figure, The Perry & Ruby Stevens Charitable Foundation • Kerrville, Texas.

   2013 • Best of Show • Texas Hill Country Invitational Art Show • Boerne, Texas.

   2012 • Best of Show • Texas Hill Country Invitational Art Show • Boerne, Texas.

   2012 • John Bily portrait bust, Partners in Building, LLC • Houston, Texas

   2011 • Best of Show - American Plains Artists, Art of the Plains Juried Exhibit • Las Cruces, New Mexico.

   2010 • Best of Show, Sculpture • Museum of Western Art Round Up 2010 • Kerrville, Texas.

   2009 • Designated Texas State Artist 2010, by joint resolution of the 81st Texas Legislature • Austin, Texas

   2009 • People’s Choice Award • Texas Wild Bunch Professional Artists • Kerrville, Texas.

   2008 • Best of Show • Hill Country Invitational Art Show, Cibolo Arts Council • Boerne, Texas.

   2008 • Lifesize bronze of Alice Reeves and Great-granddaughter for the

                   Friends of the Leesburg Library • Leesburg, Florida.

   2007 • Solo Exhibit, Artist of the Month - The Museum of Western Art • Kerrville, Texas. 

   2007 • Lifesize bronze of Annie Oakley and Dave, her dog, for the Friends of the Leesburg Library -

   2007 • Received Key to the City by the Mayor of Leesburg Florida,

   2003 • Lifesize bust of Vera McGinnis • National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame • Ft. Worth, Texas.

   2002 • First Place, Sculpture, Duncan Art Guild, • Duncan, Oklahoma.

   2001 • Best of Show- Designer, Craftsmen, Teachers and Professionals • State Fair of Texas • Dallas, Texas

   1999 • First Place, Sculpture • State Fair of Texas  • Dallas, Texas

   1998 • Spirit of the Centennial sculpture • Women’s Museum, Dallas Texas for exhibit in the White House as part

                  of the federal ‘Save America’s Treasures’ project, an event to which he received a White House invitation.

Juried Exhibits:

  2017-2018 • Art on the Llano Estacado Exhibition, Museum of Texas Tech University • Lubbock, Texas

  2017-2018 • 48th and 49th Annual Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show • Tucson, Arizona

  2006-2015 • Museum of Western Art • ‘Round Up’ Show • Kerrville, Texas

  2007 • Stamford Art Foundation  2007 Art Exhibit • Stamford, Texas

  2006 • Phippen Museum 32nd Annual Western Art Show • Prescott, Arizona

  2006 • Bosque Conservatory, 21st Annual  Art Classic • Clifton, Texas

  2006 • DeLand Museum of Art "Equus" exhibit • DeLand, Florida 

  2005 • Fredericksburg Art Gallery • New Masters Show • Fredericksburg, Texas

  2004 • Sculpture in the Park • Loveland, Colorado

  2004 • Alamo Kiwanis Western Art Show • San Antonio, Texas 

  2003 • Southwest Classic Invitational • Kerrville, Texas 

  2003 • Chisholm Trail Museum • Western Heritage Art Invitational • Duncan, Oklahoma

Served as Judge

for various juried art events including: 

     “Life in these Texas Hills” • Texas Society of Sculptors 2011;   

     “Sculpture on Main 2014-2015” • Marble Falls Texas Community Arts Program; and 

     “An Artistic Discovery” • the Congressional Art Competition for High School Students 2010.