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Tim Harmon wins SteelDust Award

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Tim Harmon, walked away with several major awards in 2019 for his recent works including the prestigious STEEL DUST AWARD presented by the AQHA "American's Horse in Art" show  plus,  1st place for Gold Fever at the Phippen Museum Art Show in Prescott, Az and 1st place for Cowboy Tech at the Bosque Art Show in Clifton, Tx. 

Tim Harmon, at his studio in Globe, Arizona, with his recent work, 'Coolin' Off' .  Photo by LCGross


Harmon's latest commission, 'Gold Fever' earned gold this year at the Western Art Show and Sale held at the Phippen Museum in Prescott. Commissioned by Jim and Nancy Mackay of Globe, the couple have collected Harmon Bronzes for the last decade. This will be their 7th piece. 


Cowboy Tech which shows the conundrum which arises when technology is introduced to a cowboy's life won gold at the Bosque Art Classic, held in Clifton, Texas, in September. This year’s competition included 236 pieces of original art by 136 talented artists.

Cowboy Tech by Tim Harmon


Tim Harmon was awarded the prestigious STEEL DUST AWARD from the AQHA America's Horse in Art show held in Amarillo, Texas in August. Awarded for an artists body of work, Harmon submitted his piece "Coolin Off'. 

PRESS:   Harmon Bronze was featured in Globe Miami Time's November issue where 'Gold Fever' made the front cover. 

Bronze Sculptor Tim Harmon Takes Top Honors  

2019 has been a very good year for Tim Harmon, cowboy turned bronze-artist from Globe. Harmon, who was always good with his hands – he tinkered with spur-making and other artistic endeavors while earning a living building homes – picked up sculpting in 2004 after he took a workshop in Scottsdale. 

Since then, Harmon’s work has continued to evolve and catch the eye of collectors and judges. 

“I always knew the subject,” he says of the horses and cowboys he depicts, “but you get better at composition and proportion.”  

It is the attention to detail in each of his pieces that the eye recognizes immediately. From the drape of a cinch hanging low, to the harness buckles on the rigging for a plow horse or the tip of a cowboy’s hat, Harmon gets the details exactly right.

This spring, Harmon was awarded first place in a large field of artists for a recent commissioned piece, “Gold Fever.” The 45th Western Art Show, held by the Phippen Museum, is one of the top ten gathering places in America for buyers of Western art, and artists must be juried into the show.

“Gold Fever,” which depicts a miner panning for gold with his mule, was Harmon’s second first-place here, following on the heels of “The Mustang,” which won in 2013.

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