Oklahoma native and Texas resident Sonya Terpening is known for
her scenes in oil and watercolor where she strives to show the
beauty in everyday people and activities, gathering inspiration
from the people and places that surround her. Sonya has had
her work exhibited in such prestigious Western art shows as the
Prix de West Invitational at the National Cowboy and Western
Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK for the past 17 years.
She also has had work exhibited at the Masters of the American West
Show and Sale at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles,
California for 10 years. In addition to her already
impressive accomplishments, Terpening was one of the first women to
have work shown at the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, TX;
formerly known as the Cowboy Artists of America Museum. A
graduate of Oklahoma State University, she was the first recipient
of the Smelser-Vallion Visiting Artist for the Doel Reed Center for
the Arts Award in 2010 presented to her by the university.
Her work can be found in such prestigious museums as The National
Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa,
Oklahoma, and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Ft.