Shelby Keefe earned a Distinctive Merit Award in the 2016 Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational; was First Prize Winner of the Quick Draw for 2016 Plein Air Easton!; and was invited to the 11th Annual Cowgirl Up! Desert Caballeros Western Museum. She was the Grand Prize Winner in the 2015 En Plein Air Texas; awarded $20,000 Dorothy Dreihaus Melins Fellowship for Midwestern Artists at 2015 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition; and was the Featured Artist/Cover for Southwest Art Magazine in the March 2015 issue. Ms. Keefe was the Grand Prize Winner in the 2013 PleinAir Magazine Salon Competition, and invited to the 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 American Impressionist Society national juried exhibitions. She teaches and is represented by several galleries.
Ms. Keefe is an Associate member of Oil Painters of America, a Signature Member of American Impressionist Society, a Signature Member of American Woman Artists, and a Board Member of Charles Allis /Villa Terrace Museums in Milwaukee.
Cover Artist for PleinAir Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine, Shelby Keefe was named one of the “Three to Watch” by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. She has also been interviewed on radio and in podcasts.