2014 Featured Artist, Barron Postmus

The San Luis Obispo County Cattlemen’s Association is very honored to announce Barron Postmus has been selected as this year’s Featured Artist for their 24nd Annual Western Art Show and Sale to be held at the Paso Robles Event Center in California.

A native Californian, Barron Postmus spent several years in Hawaii before returnBarron Postmusing to school at the Los Angeles Art Center. A tour in the army took him to Europe where he served as an illustrator. After the service, he was hired as a technical illustrator by a large aerospace firm. The next few years saw him promoted rapidly to graphics designer and in 1968 Barron opened his own graphic design, illustration and advertising agency. Even then he was working for the day when fine art oil painting would be his single

The results of his efforts can be seen today in top art galleries throughout the country as well as in private and corporate collections including Infonet of El Segundo, the Sears Tower in Chicago, and in the VIP lounge of the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. Barron has won numerous regional and international awards, has been invited to participate in many juried exhibitions along with many one-man shows, and has had his work selected several times by the Arts For The Parks and International Arts Magazine.

End of Day


The American Plains Artists Annual Juried Exhibition and Sale opened at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center in Kerrville, Texas on February 6, 2014 with top honors going to Barron Postmus for his oil painting "End Of Day" (24 x 26) winning Best Of Show.  The same piece also was given the Plains Sky award and the ribbon for the Golden Spur (Artists' Choice).

Passion for Clouds

To see Barron's video on his passion for clouds, click here.

Barron's current work continues to reflect the beauty of landscape with a detailed and classical technique of traditional oil on canvas. He also welcomes commissions and working with collectors.

Barron resides in Southern California with his wife of 33 years, Jane Skeeter. They have four grown children and are the proud grandparents of six. Barron is a true artist whose talents also include writing and classical music. He enjoys athletics and traveling to paintable locales.


Best of Show - Landscape - Ducks Unlimited - 1988
Award of Merit - Landscape - Minneapolis Western/Wildlife - 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993
Award for Excellence - Art For The Parks - 2002, 2003, 2004
Art Prize Challenge Finalist - International Artist Magazine - 2002, 2005 The Gathering
Heren Blue Ribbon Award - APA Show - 2009

Gallery Americana,- 3 one-man shows: Carmel, CA
National Wildlife Show for Ducks Unlimited: Kansas City, KS
CM Russell Western Art Show: Great Falls, MO
National Western & Wildlife Exhibitions, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Western/Wildlife Shows: Ceres, CA
Original Art Showcase: Toronto, Canada
Western & Wildlife Shows, North Platte, NE
May Galleries - Landscape Shows:Scottsdale, AZ
Oil Painters of America Shows: Santa Barbara, Carmel, Calistoga, CA and Portland, OR
National Landscape Shows for Big Horn Galleries: Aspen, CO - Greenwich, CT - Cody, WY
National Landscape Shows for Trailside Galleries, Jackson Hole, WY - Scottsdale, AZ - Carmel, CA
Women Artists of the West Invitational Shows, Reagan Library: Simi Valley, CA
Cattleman’s Western Art Shows: San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, CA
California Art Club Juried Exhibitionas: Pasadena and Malibu, CA
Peppertree Ranch Shows: Santa Ynez, CA
American Plains Artists Shows: Odessa, TX and Lincoln, NE
Art For The Parks Competitions: Jackson Hole, WY

Lean more about our featured artist on his website.

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