Tools of the Trade: Cowboy Chrome / Chrome Contest

These 3-inch squares of engraved silver were donated to the Western Folklife Center by the artists who participated in an engraving contest at our Cowboy Chrome exhibition in 1996. The pieces gathered here graphically illustrate the range of artistic expression being practiced in the West today. The pieces were judged on layout and cutting skills, as well as originality. The contest results were as follows:

Winners

1st Place

 Bill Heisman, Tuscon, Arizona

Bill Heisman, Tuscon, Arizona

2nd Place

 Ernie Marsh, Westfall, Oregon

Ernie Marsh, Westfall, Oregon

3rd Place

 John Mincer, Fallon, Nevada

John Mincer, Fallon, Nevada

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