Steve Kestrel grew up in southern New Mexico at the interface of the high desert and Sacramento mountains. With his family, he raised and trained quarter horses and worked cattle on ranches up through his college years. He now resides with his wife, Cindi, on a 62-acre “wildlife preserve” in Colorado’s Redstone Canyon.
William Kerr, founder and trustee of the National Museum of Wildlife Art (NMWA), stated that “Steve’s objects are a never-ending source of surprise to me.... He has the ability to see into the stone and envision a unique object that then, through his artistry, emerges. The intellectual and tactile come together seamlessly in his art.”
Artists Choice Award, Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale - 2017
WAA Purchase Award & Silver Medal for Sculpture, Phoenix Art Museum -2014
Prix de West Purchase Award - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - 2013
Purchase Award,‘ Night of Artists Show’ - Briscoe Art Museum - 2013
Gold Medal for Sculpture ,‘The West Select’- Phoenix Art Museum - 2011, 2012 & 2013.
Featured Artist -2011 & ‘Best of Show’ - Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale - 2005 & 2008
People’s Choice Award - 2007 & Red Smith Award - 2008 - ‘Western Visions Show’, National Museum of Wildlife Art
Kestrel regularly shows at: Prix de West Invitational, NCWHM; Western Visions Show, National Museum of Wildlife Art; Coors Western Art Show; Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, Buffalo Bill Historical Museum; Rendezvous Reunion, Gilcrease Museum. His work is in the collections of 13 museums, including: National Museum of Wildlife Art, Denver Art Museum, The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Eiteljorg Museum, Wichita Art Museum, Woodson Art Museum, Brookgreen Gardens, Booth Western Art Museum, Brisco Western Art Museum & Leanin’ Tree Museum
Click on the images below to view Steve Kestrel's artwork available for sale at this year's show.