Awards, Exhibits and Commissions

2000s

Honorable Mention, 38th Annual National River Road Show Exhibition, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2007.

Second prize, Skokie Art League Annual Members Exhibition, Skokie Library, Skokie, Illinois, 2006.

Honorable Mention, Skokie Art League Annual Members Exhibition, Skokie Library, Skokie, Illinois, 2004.

Merit Award, Art League Alliance Inaugural Exhibit, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, Illinois, 2004.

Award of Excellence, Municipal Art League of Chicago, May 2004.

Honorable Mention, Norris Cultural Center Vicinity Exhibition, St. Charles, Illinois, 2003.

First prize, 20th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, Navarro Council of the Arts, Corsicana, Texas, 2003.

Merchandise award, Windy City Artists’ 2nd Annual International Juried Art Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, 2000.

1990s

Second prize, 30th Annual National River Road Show Exhibition, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1999.

Lecture demonstration portrait: George Van Duesen, the Mayor of Skokie, Skokie, Illinois, 1999.

Portrait commission: The Seleman Family, St. Louis, Missouri, 1999.

Portrait commission: The Hon. Erwin Weiner, Commissioner of Skokie & Chicago, Illinois Park Districts, 1999.

Award of excellence, GALEX 33, National Juried Art Competition and Exhibition, Galesburg, Illinois, 1999.

Third prize, Skokie Art Guild Annual Members Exhibition, Skokie Library, Skokie, Illinois, 1997.

Third prize, Friends of the Wilmette Public Library 16th Annual Juried Art Show, Wilmette, Illinois, 1997.

Merit award, Montana Interpretations 1997 Juried Exhibition, Butte, Montana, 1997.

“Phil Kantz: Portraits & Figures in Oil” (one-man show) Wilmette Library Gallery, Wilmette, Illinois, 1997.

Honorable mention, Cheyenne Artists’ Guild 27th Annual Art Competition, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1996.

Honorable mention, Constance Lindholm Art Gallery 2nd International Juried Art Show, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1996.

Honorable mention, Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts Gold Medal Show, Chicago, 1996.

First prize, Friends of the Wilmette Public Library 15th Annual Juried Art Show, Wilmette, Illinois, 1996.

First prize, 13th Annual National Lewis-Clark Juried Competition, Lewiston, Idaho, 1996.

Merit award, North Valley Art League 12th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Redding, California, 1996.

Merit award, GALEX 30, National Juried Art Competition and Exhibition, Galesburg, Illinois, 1996.

First prize, Pastel Society of the Southwest’s First National Juried Exhibition, Irving, Texas, 1995.

Second prize, 24th National New Mexico Art League Small Painting Show, Albuquerque, NM, 1995.

Third prize, Cheyenne Artists’ Guild 25th Annual Art Competition, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1994.

“Phil Kantz: Master Painter” (one-man show) Gallery North, New Buffalo, Michigan, 1994.

Honorable mention, 1st Annual Harbor Country Art Exhib., Gallery North, New Buffalo, Michigan, 1994.

Second prize, All Members/All Media Show, Palette and Chisel Academy, Chicago, 1993.

“Phil Kantz: A Retrospective” (one-man show) Palette and Chisel Academy, Chicago, 1993.

First prize, Chicagoland Juried Art Exhibition, Skokie Library, Skokie, Illinois, 1991.

Still life award, 4th Annual National Exhibition, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Carmichael, CA, 1990.

Second prize, Spiva National Art Exhibition, Spiva Art Center, Joplin, Missouri, 1990.

1980s

Juror’s award, Norris Cultural Center Vicinity Exhibition, St. Charles, Illinois, 1989.

Honorable mention, 21st W & J National Painting Show, Olin Gallery, Washington, Pennsylvania,1989.

Third prize (Oil/Acrylic Category), New Mexico Art League Small Picture Show, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1989.

Second prize, 48th Anniversary Art Competition, Lake Worth, Florida, 1989.

Second place Award, Municipal Art League of Chicago Biennial Exhibition, 1988.

Best of show, (Oil/Acrylic Category), New Mexico Art League Small Picture Show, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1988.

Local award, Wichita Art Association Small Picture Show, Wichita, Kansas, 1988.

Judges award, Midwest Pastel Society Exhibition, Chicago, 1987.

Greater Midwest Illustrators’ Show, Natalini Galleries, Chicago, 1986.

Two honorable mentions, Palette and Chisel Academy Silver Medal Show, Chicago, 1986.

First prize, Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts Gold Medal Show, Chicago, 1983.

Second prize, Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts Gold Medal Show, Chicago, 1982.