Artist Jason Tako

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Considered 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. Finding a home in historical Native American subjects, his love for the landscapes 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 and Recognition
Featured Artist-2020 Southeastern Wildlife Expo
Oil Painters of America 2019-Landscape Award of Excellence
Oil Painters of America 2016 National Juried Exhibition
Society of Animal Artists 2016 Annual Exhibition, Art and the Animal
Oil Painters of America 2016 Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition
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 People’s Choice Award-Plein Air Camp Hill 2013
Society of Animal Artists 2012 Annual Exhibition, Art and the Animal
2nd Place-Easels in Frederick 2012
1st Place Quick Draw Award-Plein Air Camp Hill 2012
People’s Choice Award-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
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