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Painting outdoors often presents some of John’s favorite small format "jewels", and many are kept in his personal collection. John has had a impressive career exhibiting in prestigious venues such as W.H. Patterson Gallery, London, England with members of Parliament visiting; shows in galleries New York, Colorado, California, Florida, South Carolina, Indiana, Arizona, as well as many venues in Texas and Oklahoma. John has had an annual one man show at SW Gallery Dallas for the last 12 years.


2002 Bosque Conservatory 17th annual Competition: Best of Show/John Steven Jones Purchase Prize

2002 Bosque Conservatory-Silver Medal, Best oil painting award

2002 Bosque Conservatory- gold Medal, Best watercolor

2003 Art Splash on the Square, Graham Texas

2005 Outdoors Painters Society (OPS)-Best Plein Air/ Artist's Choice

2005 OPS-People's Choice award

2006 OPS Plein Air Competition, Ouray, Colorado; "Best of Show

2006 OPS Plein Air Competition, Ouray, Colorado: People's Choice Award

2007 Nomades del ARTE / Award of Distinction

2008 Plein Air Southwest/ Southwest Art Gallery, Dallas: Best Quick Draw

2011 PASW Dallas-Best of Show

2012 Campfire- Fort Worth Botanical Gardens:"Best Quick Draw

2013 Plein Air Southwest-BEST QUICK DRAW

2013 Campfire-Best of Show

2013 American Impressionist Society- Best of Show

2014 Oil Painters of America National Juried competition- Donor's Award

2015 Plein Air Southwest: Award of Excellence

2015 Friends of Nature award:  Best of Show

2015 Rocky Mountain Plein Air in the Park: honorable mention

2015 Traveling the West Show Dallas, Southwest Art Gallery:"Best Miniature

2015 Traveling The West Show Dallas, Southwest Art Gallery: People's Choice Award

2016 Plein Air Southwest Southwest Gallery, Dallas: Award of Excellence