2014_True Westerner Award InvitiationYou’re cordially invited to attend a reception to honor Forrest Fenn for his True Westerner Award!

Saturday, March 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  At Arizona Inn in Tucson, Arizona.

Tickets are $25.00 and must be purchased in advanced.

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True West Magazine will present Forrest Fenn, the longtime Western artist whom Newsweek called a “real-life Indiana Jones,” his True Westerner Award at an invitation-only gala held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Arizona Inn in Tucson, Arizona, on Saturday, March 15.

Bob Boze Bell, executive editor of True West, will present Fenn a bronze sculpture by Ed Reilly of Prescott. The award is handed out in recognition of an individual for his contribution to and preservation of America’s Western heritage.

Fenn was chosen because the longtime Santa Fe, New Mexico, collector, entrepreneur, author and artist stoked the national media fires last year with his $1 million hidden treasure hunt, which, by the way, has yet to be found. True West covered the story in its November 2013 issue.

Fenn first invited readers to seek out his hidden treasure with the 2010 publication of his book, The Thrill of the Chase. Looking ahead, 83-year-old Fenn continues to share his love of Western art and lore in his online store, Old Santa Fe Trading Company. His memoir, Too Far to Walk, was released in September 2013, with an updated Thrill of the Chase map.

The inaugural “True Westerner” award went to Oscar-winning screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana at the Tucson Festival of Books in March 2013. After McMurtry attended the event last year, the author blogged: “As awards ceremonies go, this one was particularly enjoyable. Low key and little fanfare. Old friends numbered among the guests:  Michael Wallis, author of a number of fine books, including the biography Pretty Boy Floyd, and Steve Harrigan, born in Oklahoma but raised in Texas and a former editor at Texas Monthly. It was gratifying to see them appear.” Read McMurtry’s blog on receiving the inaugural “True Westerner” award.


The Tucson, Arizona, location was chosen to coincide with the sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books.

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