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Jason Tako

Photo of Jason TakoConsidered to be one of the premier western, wildlife and Native American painters by the Southeastern Wildlife Expo, Jason Tako works in a painterly realist style. Born and raised in rural Minnesota, he honed his drawing and observation skills by sketching and painting directly from nature. Several years later, Jason began exhibiting in some of the nation’s top wildlife art shows and plein air events where he won many awards for his landscapes and wildlife works and was featured in numerous publications. In 2020 he was named the Featured Artist at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo, the world’s premier wildlife art show. Jason's love for the landscapes and historical people of the American West has combined with his exceptional draftsmanship and interest in history to create magnificent works of painterly expression depicting cultures and ways of life that are forever etched into the American West.

Awards

  • Featured Artist, Southeastern Wildlife Expo, 2020
  • Oil Painters of America Landscape Award of Excellence, 2019
  • 1st Place, Plein Air Camp Hill, 2015
  • Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence, Plein Air Camp Hill, 2015
  • Quick Draw People's Choice Award, Plein Air Camp Hill, 2015
  • People's Choice Award-Plein Air Camp Hill 2014
  • Honorable Mention-Plein Air Camp Hill 2014
  • Award of Excellence-NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show 2014
  • Utretch Award-Cumberland Society of Painters First Annual Exhibition 2013
  • 2nd Place-Local Color Plein Air 2013
  • Quick Draw Honorable Mention-Plein Air Easton 2013
  • Quick Draw People's Choice Award-Plein Air Camp Hill 2013
  • 3rd Place-Plein Air Camp Hill 2013
  • 2nd Place-Easels in Frederick 2012
  • Quick Draw Honorable Mention-Easels in Frederick 2012
  • 1st Place Quick Draw Award-Plein Air Camp Hill 2012
  • People's Choice Award-Plein Air Camp Hill 2012
  • Honorable Mention-Plein Air Camp Hill 2012
  • 2nd Place-Mountain Maryland Plein Air 2012
  • Best of Show-Contemporary Fine Art International Miniature Juried Show, Fall 2011
  • Juror's Award-Paint the Parks 2011 Mini50
  • Western Art Collector Editor's Choice Award-51st Annual Art & the Animal Exhibition 2011, Society of Animal Artists
  • Vanishing Landscape Award-Plein Air Easton 2011
  • Best Architectural Painting-Plein Air Easton 2011
  • Grand Prize-Plein Air Camp Hill 2011
  • 2nd Place Quick Draw Award-Plein Air Camp Hill 2011
  • 2nd place VIP Best of Show-Waterfowl Festival 2010
  • 2010 Recipient of the Evelyn & Peter Haller Distinguished Young Artist Award, by the Society of Animal Artists
  • Quick Draw Honorable Mention-Plein Air Easton 2010
  • Quick Draw Honorable Mention-Plein Air Easton 2007

Recent Shows & Exhibits

  • 2014 Door County Plein Air, Door County, WI
  • 2012-2014 NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show, Tulsa, OK
  • 2013 Local Color Plein Air, Bucks County, PA
  • 2012 NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show, Tulsa, OK
  • 2012 Mountain Maryland Plein Air, Cumberland, MD
  • 2012 Society of Animal Artists Annual Art & the Animal Exhibition, Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ
  • 2011-2014 Plein Air Camp Hill, Camp Hill, PA
  • 2007-2014 Southeastern Wildlife Expo, Charleston, SC
  • 2005-2014 Waterfowl Festival, Easton, MD
  • 2009-2014 History Meets the Arts, Gettysburg, PA
  • 2009-2013 Plein-Air Easton, Easton, MD
  • 2012 Easels in Frederick, Frederick, MD
  • 2012 Plein Air Vermont, Bennington, VT
  • 2011 Society of Animal Artists Annual Art & the Animal Exhibition, Traverse City, MI
  • 2011 Paint the Parks, St. Louis, MO
  • 2010 Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival, Thomasville, GA
  • 2009 Jason Tako Solo Show, Lord Nelson's Gallery, Gettysburg, PA

Memberships

  • Society of Animal Artists-Signature Member
  • Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association-Associate Member

Articles

  • Western Art Collector Magazine, March 2012
  • Plein Air Magazine, Winter 2011


 

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