Montana artist Loren Entz has been a CAA member since 1992. During his 24 years in the organization, Loren has won his share of medals and the appreciation of collectors. “I’m very proud of my association with the CAA,” he said. “My desire is to steadily grow as an artist and become the best painter and sculptor that I can be.”
Loren is a versatile artist as typified by his skill with charcoal, pencil, pastel, oil, and watercolor. When he entered his first sculpture, Loren displayed the same artistic skill and comfort with clay as he has with the brush.
Over the years, his dedication to quality has resulted in numerous awards, including six Silver and four Gold Medals from the CAA in both Oil and Drawing. At the 2011 show, Loren received the Stetson CAA Award for the best overall exhibition; a Gold Medal for Oil Painting for Bill Allison, Saddle Maker, Roundup, Montana; and the Ray Swanson Memorial Award for The Gift from Grandpa’s Heart. Loren was again honored with the 2013 Stetson CAA Award, voted on by the active CAA members; this award is a nod of approval to the artist from their peers for the best overall exhibition. In addition, he won a Gold Medal in Water Solubles for Tender Loving Care.
Loren was the honored guest artist at the 2006 C.M. Russell Auction of Original Western Art in Great Falls, Montana, and he garnered the coveted Robert Lougheed Memorial Award at the 2006 Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale. The award is based on the vote of all participating artists and is given to the artist with the best show of three or more works. “It’s a huge honor to gain the approval of my peers,” Loren said.
Loren makes his home in Billings, Montana, where he has restored a historic building that now houses his studio. He has a passion for teaching young artists and anyone wanting to learn. Although he offers workshops on figurative and landscape painting, his favorite is teaching artists how to paint a horse from the inside out.