2020 ONLINE Juried Art Show Juror

This year’s juror is John Cook. Mr. Cook was born in Dallas, Texas in 1941 and studied art at The University of Texas in Arlington (1960-1962) and The Art Center in Los Angeles (1962-1964). Since then, he’s worked as freelance illustrator for 32 years in Dallas. His first solo show was in 1999 at the Victorian Gallery in Dallas. He presents a dozen annual shows in Dallas’ Southwest Art Gallery, and likes to brand his painting style as “Impatient Realism.”

Some of his exhibitions include:

  • The Prestigious WH Patterson Gallery | Mayfair, London, 2003
    Members of Parliament attended this show
  • 2002 Bosque County Conservatory 17th Annual Exhibition
    Purchase Prize / Best of Show / John Stevens Jones Award / Best Watercolor
  • 2003 Art Splash on the Square | Graham, Texas
    Purchase Prize / Best of Show
  • 2008 Campfire
    Best Quick Draw
  • 2010 Campfire | Paula Kornye Tillman, hosting
    Artist’s Choice / Best of Show
  • 2011 Plein Air Southwest | Dallas, Texas
    Best of Show
  • 2013 The American Impressionist Society (AIS)
    Best of Show (National Juried Exhibition)
  • 2014 Oil Painters of America (OPA)
    Donor’s Award (National Juried Exhibition)
  • 2015 Plein Air Southwest
    Award of Excellence
  • 2015 Rocky Mountain Plein Air | Ouray, Colorado
    Honorable Mention
  • 2015 Traveling The West Show | Southwest Gallery, Dallas
    People’s Choice Award / Best Miniature
  • 2016 Plein Air Southwest
    Award of Excellence
  • 2019 Portrait Society of America | Atlanta, Georgia
  • Numerous national competitions; awarded BEST OF SHOW, at the least, 6 occasions.