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Scott W. Prior CAC, is a native of Southern California. He received his BFA from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA where he studied under artists like, Craig Nelson, Bill Maughan and Hui Han Lui. His studies there, caused him to focus on developing a solid foundation of design, drawing and painting, which create the structure for painting his favorite scenes from everyday life.
Scott currently is Signature Member of the California Art Club and an Artist Member with the Portrait Society of America. 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, Scott has been asked to be a judge and guest speaker at various regional shows, with the most recent being the SOCALPAPA's Annual Back Bay Show and Competition, in Newport Beach, CA.
Prior has been awarded and recognized by Oil Painter’s 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 awarded the “Emerging Artist Award” by Art & Antique Magazine. Along with the awards, Scott has been featured in the American Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine and was recently published in the California Art Club's Centennial Book, published by Rizzoli Publishing in New York.
Collectors (Partial List)
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. Peter Jenson, Sunset Magazine, Del Mar, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Bisciotti, owner of the Baltimore Ravens, MD
Recent Shows and Awards(Partial List)
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
Spring 2010 Pasadena Museum of California Art, 99th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
Fall 2009 Sedona Plein Air Invitational Sedona Art Center, Sedona, AZ Best of Show