Some Awards

The work of Don Feight has won many awards, ribbons, plaques, and monetary awrds over the years. The following are a few examples:

In 2011 Don Feight was awarded the R.G. Smith Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation Art for 2011! Presentation was made on May 5, 2011 during annual symposium at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL.

RG Smith Award

EAA Par Excellence AwardDon Feight's aviation art has been recognized and won many awards including a 1st Place Par Excellence for the work entitled "Performance" in the old annual EAA Sport Aviation Art Competition. Also, eight other award ribbons from second through honorable mention were won over the years at the yearly Oshkosh fly-in event.

Some of the other awards won include several placements in the National Museum of Naval Aviation Art Exhibition at the U.S. Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. All of the paintings that were chosen for the contest hung in the museum for about year. Both of the original paintings, P-3B Orion "Sorry Charlie" and the PBY Catalina "Cats Have Claws," now hang in the Naval Aviation Museum on permanent art gallery display.Ribbons

Numerous other awards have been won by Feight artwork in local as well as national contests including several Best of Shows and Blue Ribbons as well as other placement ribbons and even montetary awards. These awards were won by many different types of art other than aviation art. Every year we enter a piece in an art show in Estes Park, CO (one of our favorite places to visit) just so we have a good reason to go there several times each year!

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