William C. Hook Biography

EDUCATION:

1970-72 Art Center College of Design - Los Angeles, CA
1969 Universita Italiana per Straniere - Perugia, Italy
1966-70 BFA, Fine Art - University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM
1963-66 Kansas City Art Institute - Kansas City, M

SELECTED INVITATIONAL & MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS:

2012:
Autry Center of the American West - California Art Club 101st Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
Saks Galleries – Small Gems - 100 Artists From Across America - American Art Invitational – Denver, CO
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – Miniatures/ & More 2012 Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM
California Art Club - Monumental Miniatures III - Signature Artist Member Invitational - Pasadena, CA
2011:
Museum of the Southwest - Collector’s Choice - Solo Exhibit - Midland, TX
Pasadena Museum of California Art - California Art Club 100th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
Carnegie Art Museum - A Luminious Land - Juried Exhibition - Oxnard, CA
Thomas Reynolds Gallery - Northern California Light - Juried Exhibition - San Francisco, CA
Saks Galleries – Small Gems - Bi-Annual American Art Invitational – Denver, CO
“Windows to the Divine” – Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation National Invitational – Denver, CO
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – “Miniatures/2011” Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM
2010:
Pasadena Museum of California Art - California Art Club 99th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
“Windows to the Divine” – Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation National Invitational – Denver, CO
2009:
Pasadena Museum of California Art - California Art Club 98th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
Saks Galleries – Small Gems American Art Invitational – Denver, CO CO
“Windows to the Divine” – Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation National Invitational – Denver, CO
2008:
Saks Galleries – 2nd Annual American Art Invitational – Denver, CO
Morris & Whiteside Galleries - Spring Classic Auction – Hilton Head Island, SC
Pasadena Museum of California Art - California Art Club 97th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
Santa Lucia Preserve Art Invitational – Carmel, CA
2007:
Coors Western Art Exhibit – National Invitational - Denver, CO
“Windows to the Divine” – Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation National Invitational – Denver, CO
L. Y. Woodson Art Museum - “From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America” Nat’l Invitational – WI
Cape Museum of Fine Arts - “From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America” Nat’l Invitational - MA
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – “Miniatures/2007” Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM
Morris & Whiteside Galleries - Spring Classic Auction – Hilton Head Island, SC
2006:
Coors Western Art Exhibit – National Invitational - Denver, CO
Huntsville Museum of Art – “From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America” National Invitational – AL
Portsmouth Museum - “From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America” National Invitational – VA
L. Y. Woodson Art Museum - “From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America” Nat’l Invitational – WI
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – “Miniatures/2006” Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM
Morris & Whiteside Galleries - Spring Classic Auction – Hilton Head Island, SC
2005:
Coors Western Art Exhibit – National Invitational - Denver, CO
Museum of the Southwest – “From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America” National Invitational - TX
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – “Miniatures/2005” Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM
Annual Colorado Mountain Club Landscape Exhibit - Denver, CO
2004:
Coors Western Art Exhibit – National Invitational - Denver, CO
Haggin Museum – “From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America” National Invitational – Stockton, CA
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – “Miniatures/2004” Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM
Pasadena Museum of California Art - California Art Club 94th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
2003:
Annual Colorado Mountain Club Landscape Exhibit - Denver, CO
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – “Miniatures/2003” Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM
Morris & Whiteside Galleries - Annual Collector's Auction - Hilton Head, SC
2002:
Altermann Galleries – 22nd Annual Collector’s Sale – Dallas TX
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation – “Miniatures/2002” Invitational Show – Albuquerque, NM
Morris & Whiteside Galleries – Miniature Show – Hilton Head, SC
2001:
Morris & Whiteside Galleries – American Art Classic Show – Houston, TX
Altermann Galleries – 21st Annual Collector’s Sale – Dallas TX
Haggin Museum – “Contemporary Artists Paint Yosemite” California Art Club Invitational – Stockton, CA
2000:
Forbes Museum - “Awash in Color - The Forbes Trinchera Ranch” – New York, NY
Pasadena Museum of California Art - California Art Club 90th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
Colorado History Museum - Artists of America - National Invitational Exhibition - Denver, CO
Altermann & Morris Galleries - American Art Classic Show - Houston, TX
John Pence Gallery – “Realism Today” – San Francisco, CA
Morris & Whiteside Galleries - 20th Annual Collector's Auction - Hilton Head, SC
Settler's West Invitational - Tucson, AZ
1999:
Colorado History Museum - Artists of America - National Invitational Exhibition - Denver, CO
Loveland Fine Art Museum, Colorado Governor's Invitational - Loveland, CO
Altermann & Morris Galleries - Texas Renaissance Art Sale - Dallas, TX
Settler's West Invitational - Tucson, AZ
1998:
Colorado History Museum - Artists of America - National Invitational Exhibition - Denver, CO
Loveland Fine Art Museum, Colorado Governor's Invitational - Loveland, CO
Altermann & Morris Galleries - 18th Annual Collector's Sale - Santa Fe, NM
Altermann & Morris Galleries - American Art Classic Show - Houston, TX
Altermann & Morris Galleries - Texas Renaissance Art Sale - Dallas, TX
Settler's West Invitational - Tucson, AZ
1997:
Colorado History Museum - Artists of America - National Invitational Exhibition - Denver, CO
Loveland Fine Art Museum, Colorado Governor's Invitational - Loveland, CO
Altermann & Morris Galleries - 17th Annual Collector's Sale - Santa Fe, NM
Altermann & Morris Galleries - American Art Classic Show - Houston, TX
Coors Western Art Invitational - Denver, CO
Settler's West Invitational - Tucson, AZ
1996:
Colorado History Museum - Artists of America - National Invitational Exhibition - Denver, CO
Loveland Fine Art Museum, Colorado Governor's Invitational - Loveland, CO
Altermann & Morris Galleries - American Art Classic Show - Houston, TX
Coors Western Art Invitational - Denver, CO
Settler's West Invitational - Tucson, AZ
1995:
Colorado History Museum - Artists of America - National Invitational Exhibition - Denver, CO
Loveland Fine Art Museum, Colorado Governor's Invitational - Loveland, CO
Altermann & Morris Galleries - American Art Classic Show - Houston, TX
Altermann & Morris Galleries - 15th Annual Collector's Sale - Santa Fe, NM
Coors Western Art Invitational - Denver, CO
Colorado Springs Art Museum – “Covering the West: The Best of Southwest Art Magazine” Exhibit
1994:
Colorado History Museum - Artists of America - National Invitational Exhibition - Denver, CO
Loveland Fine Art Museum, Colorado Governor's Invitational - Loveland, CO
Altermann & Morris Galleries - American Art Classic Show - Houston, TX
Altermann & Morris Galleries - 14th Annual Collector's Sale - Santa Fe, NM
Pioneer’s Museum - Artist of the West Exhibit - Colorado Springs, CO
1993:
Trailside Americana Gallery - Carmel, CA
Colorado History Museum - Artists of America - National Invitational Exhibition - Denver, CO
Loveland Fine Art Museum, Colorado Governor's Invitational - Loveland, CO
Altermann & Morris Galleries - Texas Renaissance Art Sale - Dallas, TX
Pioneer’s Museum - Artist of the West Exhibit - Colorado Springs, CO
1992:
Trailside Americana Gallery - Scottsdale, AZ
Colorado History Museum - Artists of America - National Invitational Exhibition - Denver, CO
Pioneer’s Museum - Artist of the West Exhibit - Colorado Springs, CO
1991:
Trailside Americana Gallery - Scottsdale, AZ
Colorado History Museum - Artists of America - National Invitational Exhibition - Denver, CO
Pioneers’ Museum - Artist of the West Exhibit - Colorado Springs, CO & Phoenix, AZ
1990:
Pioneer’s Museum - Artist of the West Exhibition - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado House of Representatives Art Competition - Denver, CO
1989:
Pioneer’s Museum - Artist of the West Exhibition - Colorado Springs, CO
National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic Exhibit - New York, NY
Southwest Art Exhibition - Kansas City, MO
Living Arts: A Colorado Sampler at the Kennedy Center - Washington, DC
1988:
Pioneer’s Museum - Artist of the West Exhibit - Colorado Springs, CO
Allied Artists of America Exhibition - New York, NY
100 Years of Colorado Artists Exhibition - Denver, CO
Denver Parkscapes Art Exhibition - Denver, CO
1987:
Pioneer’s Museum - Artist of the West Exhibit - Colorado Springs, CO
Allied Artists of America Exhibition - New York, NY
100 Years of Colorado Artists Exhibition - Denver, CO
Denver Parkscapes Art Exhibition - Denver, CO

AWARDS/HONORS:

2013 Friends of Western Art - Artist of the Year
2008 Mountain Oyster Club – Wieghorst Award, Members voted Best in Show
2008 Santa Lucia Preserve Art Invitational – Best in Show
2005 Artist-in-Residence - Big Sur Land Trust/Brazil Ranch – Big Sur, CA
2004 Music From Angel Fire Chamber Music Festival - Featured Poster Artist
2003 Carmel Plein Air Festival - Best Local Artist
2002 Carmel Plein Air Festival - Honorable Mention
2000 Artists of America - Master Artist Award
1997 New Mexico Symphony Orchestra - Featured Poster Artist
1996 Music From Angel Fire Chamber Music Festival - Featured Poster Artist
National Academy of Design, Acrylic Painter of the Year
1995 "Covering the West" - Best of the Southwest Award
1994 Santa Fe Opera Poster - Featured Artist
1992 National Parks Academy “Arts for the Parks” Competition – Finalist, Best Landscape Award
1991 National Parks Academy “Arts for the Parks” Competition – Finalist
1990 Colorado House of Representatives Art Competition – Finalist
1989 National Parks Academy “Arts for the Parks” Competition – Finalist
Artists of the West - Featured Artist
1988 Denver Parkscapes Art Exhibition - Best of Show
1987 Denver Parkscapes Art Exhibition - Best of Show

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – Tucson, AZ
The Denver Art Museum - Denver, CO
The FORBES Museum - New York, NY
Genesee Museum - Mumford, NY
Pioneer's Museum - Colorado Springs, CO
The Tucson Art Museum - The John Goodman Collection - Tucson, AZ
The University of New Mexico Fine Arts Museum - Albuquerque, NM

DISTINCTIVE COLLECTIONS:

AOL/Time Warner - New York, NY
Banc One - Denver, CO
Blockbuster Video Headquarters - Houston, TX
Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher – New York, NY
Guarantee Bank and Trust - Denver, CO
Erivan & Helga Haub Western Art Collection – Wiesbaden, Germany
FORBES Magazine – New York, NY
Founders Asset Management, Inc. - Denver, CO
Holland and Hart, Attys. -at-law - Denver, CO
Indonesian Secretary of State
Raymond James Collection - Dallas, TX
R.J. Bank and Company, Inc. - Tampa, FL
Texaco World Headquarters – New York, NY
World Trade Center - Los Angeles, CA

SPECIAL COMMISSIONS:

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum - Tucson, AZ
Affiliated Bank Shares of Colorado - Denver, CO
AmFirst Bank – Denver, CO
Bank of Ireland – Dublin, Ireland
Chevron Corporation - San Francisco, CA
Denver Convention Center - Denver, CO
First National Bank of Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs, CO
Metro Bank - Denver, CO
Texaco International Headquarters - New York, NY

PERIODICALS:

Plein Air Magazine - Feature Article/Artist Profile - Winter Issue 2011
Southwest Art Magazine - Feature Article - December 2010
New Mexico Magazine - Feature Article - March 2010
Focus Santa Fe – Feature Article/Cover - August/September 2008
Carmel Magazine - Feature Article Gallery Scene- Spring/ Summer 2007
SkyWest Magazine – Feature/Cover - September/October 2006
Workshop Magazine - Cover Article/Premier Issue - Winter 2005
Southwest Art – Feature Article - August 2005
Focus Santa Fe – Feature Article/Cover - June/July 2005
San Francisco Magazine - Feature Article - November 2004
Carmel Magazine - Cover/Feature Article Gallery Scene- Spring/Summer 2004
Focus Santa Fe – Feature Article/Cover - August 2003
Art & Antiques – Feature Article - May 2001
Art of The West – Feature Article - January/February 2001
American Artist Magazine – Realism Today - October 2000
Central Coast Adventures - Artist Profile - Summer 2000
Southwest Art – Feature Article - June 2000
Art of The West – California Art Club Tradition – May/June 2000
Watercolor Magazine - Cover/Feature Article - Spring 2000
Art of The West – Feature Article - November/December 1997
Focus Santa Fe – Feature Article/Cover - August 1997
The Artists Magazine Art Masters: Color Secrets of the Masters - 1996
Art of The West – Feature/Cover Article - July/August 1995
Watercolor - Fall 1993
Focus Santa Fe – Feature Article/Cover - April/May 1993
Southwest Profile - November 1992
Focus Santa Fe – Feature Article/Cover - August 1991
Southwest Art – Feature Article/Cover - August 1991
The Artists Magazine - April 1990
American Artist – Feature Article/Cover - August 1990
Art-Talk “Trends in American Art” – Feature Article/Cover - March 1989
U.S. Art Magazine – Feature Article/Cover - April 1989
Art-Talk “Artists Worth Watching” – Feature Article/Cover - June 1989

PUBLICATIONS:

Art Journey: America ed. by Kathryn Kipp; North Light Books; Cincinnati, OH; 2011
California Light: A Century of Paintings by Jean Stern & Molly Siple; Rizzoli Publishers; New York, NY 2011
Vanishing Circles by Linda Brewer, ASDM Press; 2011
Sketchbook Confidential ed. by Pam Wiseman & Stefanie Laufersweiler; North Light Books; Cincinnati, OH; 2010
Art Journey: New Mexico ed. by F&W Media; North Light Books; Cincinnati, OH; 2009
Landscapes of Colorado Ann S. Daley, curator; text by Michael Paglia; Fresco Fine Art Publishers; NM; 2007
Land of Sunlight: Contemporary Paintings of San Diego County; by James Lightner; San Diego Flora; 2007
From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection of America; The Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA; 2004
Keys to Painting Trees & Foliage by Rachel Wolf; North Light Books; Cincinnati, OH; 2001
Keys to Painting Fruit & Flowers by Rachel Wolf; North Light Books; Cincinnati, OH; 2000
Leading the West by Donald J. Hagerty; Northland Publishing; Flagstaff, AZ; 1998
Acrylic Painters: Styles & Techniques by Rachel Wolf; North Light Books; Cincinnati, OH; 1997
The North Light Book of Acrylic Painting Technique by Earl Killeen; North Light Books; Cincinnati, OH; 1995
Acrylic Masterclass by Sally Bulgin; HarperCollins; London, England; 1993
Tony Couch’s Keys to Successful Painting by Tony Couch; North Light Books; Cincinnati, OH; 1992

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

James J. Rieser Fine Art - Carmel, CA
Meyer Gallery – Santa Fe, NM

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Signature Member – California Art Club
Master Artist – Artists of America
Artist Member – Mountain Oyster Club
Acrylic Painters of America
Instructor - Scottsdale Artists’ School
Instructor – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute