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x021.jpg (15308 bytes) Phil Starke began to show an interest in art from the time he lived in Germany as a young boy while his father was in the military.  He studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago.  Inspired by the instructors at the Academy, Starke changed course from his aim at the advertising world and developed a passion for oil painting.  It was upon graduation from the American Academy of Art that he decided to plunge into the profession of fine art.

From the Midwest, West and Southwest, Phil has continued to be inspired.  Each season and each region has its own color palette and unique landscape.  From landscape to figures, and plein-air to studio painting Phil continues to find inspiration in his work.

Choosing to share this passion and inspire others, Phil also teaches workshops, helping others develop their own individual talent.

Gallery Representation

Selected Exhibitions & Awardss

Settlers West Great American West Show 2001 thru, 2012, Tucson, AZ
LaQuinta Art's Foundation Desert Plein Air 2001, LaQuinta, CA
Buffalo Bill Art Show 2001 thru  2012, Cody, WY
2001 Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA - Honorable Mention
Settlers West Summer Show 2001 thru 2012, Tucson, AZ
Oil Painters of America 10th Annual Nat'l Juried, Palm Desert, CA
Settlers West American Miniatures Show 2001 thru 2012, Tucson, AZ
Gilcrease Museum Miniature Show 2000 thru 2006, Tulsa, OK

Plein-Air Tucson 2000, Tucson, AZ - Judges Favorite
Plein-Air Tucson 1999, Tucson, AZ - Judges Favorite
Berger Sandzen Museum, Lindsborg, KS
The Artist's Magazine 1999 Art Competition -
Finalist Winner
Arts For The Parks Competition 2002, 2004Jackson Hole, WY -
           Top 100 Award of Excellence

Louisiana Art & Artists Guild Show, Baton Rouge, LA - First Place
The American Artists Professional League Grand National, NY, NY
American Artists Magazine
Winner's Exhibition, Denver, CO
Knickerbocker Artists Annual Open, New York, NY
Pastel Society of America, Inc. - 24th Annual Open, NY, NY
Internat'l Exhibit for Pastels, Wichita, KS -
Patron Purchase Award
National Small Oil Exhibit, Wichita, KS - Patron Purchase Award

Whistle Pik Galleries Christmas Invitational 2001 thru 2012
Painting the Parks Estes Park, CO Plein Air 2002, 2003
Villas & Verandas Two-Man Exhibition, San Juan Capistrano, CA - 2002
El Presidio Miniatures in the Mountains, Ruidoso, NM, 200
5, 2006
Legacy Gallery Western Art Walk, Scottsdale, AZ
, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Signature Members & Invited Guests  Show, - Tucson, AZ
California Art Club Gold Medal Show 2004 thru 2012, Pasadena, CA

Mountain Oyster Club Western Art Show and Sale 2003 thru 2012
      Tucson, AZ - Mountain Oyster Club 2003 Collection Purchase Award
Wild West Art Show 2006, Phoenix, AZ - Second Place Award
CM Russell Art Auction, Great Falls, MT, 2004, 2005, 2006. 2007, 2008, 2009
CM Russell Miniature Art Show, Great Falls, MT, 2006
Stars Over Tucson - Special Group Show - Settlers West Gallery - 2008
Ponderosa Art Gallery Annual Fall Classics Show - 2006 thru 2012
Cheyenne Frontier Day Western Art Show - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009



The Independent, Kansas City, MO - 1986
American Artist Magazine - 1989
US Art Magazine - 1990
UPDATE Magazine - 1990
Topeka Capital Journal, Topeka, KS - 1995, 1998
The Blue springs, MO Examiner - 1995
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO  - 1990, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2000
Kansas City Magazine, Kansas City, MO - 1996
The Taos News, Taos, NM - 1998
The Lee's Summit Journal, Lee's Summit, MO - 1998
Hospitality Design Magazine - 1998
Designer's Showcase 30th Anniversary Magazine - 1999
Southwest Art Magazine - 2000
Art-Line Arizona - 2000
The Artist Bluebook - 2000
Southwest Art Magazine - Feature article & Cover Art -  November 2001
Southwest Artís Art Source 2002 Collectorís Travel Guide
Southwest Art Magazine - February 2003
Southwest Art Magazine - February 2004
"Land of Sunlight, Contemporary Paintings of San Diego County", by James Lightner,
       published 2007
Western Art Collector - March 2008 and April 2008
Art of the West Magazine - Mar/Apr 2009
"Small Works - Landscapes", by Phil Starke, published 2009







California Art Club (CAC)
Oil Painters of America (OPA)
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Signature Member (RMPAP)


Corporate Collections

Nordstrom Department Stores - Seattle, WA
United Missouri Banks - St. Louis & Kansas City, MO
Manufacturers Hanover - Chicago, IL
Telesonic Systems, Chicago, IL
The Coleman Company - Wichita, KS
Bank IV - Wichita, KS
Arthur Anderson - Kansas City, MO
American Century Mutual Funds - Kansas City, MO 
Wesley Hospital - Wichita, KS
Overland Park Historical Society - Overland Park, KS
Hadley Foundation - Hays, KS
Hadad Restaurant Group - Kansas City, MO
PB & J Restaurant Group - Kansas City, MO
Marriott Hotels - UT
Ernst & Young - Kansas City, MO
Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, KS
Polk County Museum, Bolivar, MO
Mountain Oyster Club Collection, Tucson, AZ
Medi-Flex Corp., Kansas City, MO
Bankers Bank - Wichita, KS
Hunkeler Eye Institute - Kansas City, MO
Citizens Bank - Kansas City, MO