Honors Bestowed ~

Listed are just a few of the Honors Ernie has received throughout his amazing career?

2015 San Luis Obispo County Cattlemen’s Art Show & Sale

2015 Featured Artist, Ernie Morris

San Luis Obispo County Cattlemen’s Association

The San Luis Obispo County Cattlemen’s Association honored
Ernie Morris by selecting him as 2015 Featured Artist for their
25nd Annual Western Art Show and Sale
held at the Paso Robles Event Center in California.

Below is a slideshow of some pictures taken at the show!

 2015 Western Art Show and Sale cover image supplied by Ernie.

 Ernie Morris Art Show Cover 2015

 Ernie Morris Art Show 2015

Vaquero Banner Final

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Banner Displayed at Cattleman’s Art Show 2015

October 2013 Honorary judge at the first Annual Buck Brannaman Vaquero Pro-Am Roping. ~


2006 Viva Vaquero Show ~ Ernie Morris “Honored Vaquero Craftsman “

From Friday, November 10 through Sunday, November 12, 2006 the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society and Carriage Museum presents “Viva Vaquero 2006,” its annual show and sale that benefits the Society and its programs. This event is considered one of the best of its kind, and attracts aficionados from all over who come to celebrate the traditions of California’s earliest cowboy, the vaquero.

Ernie Morris doing what he loves to do! Tell the Vaquero Story!


Ernie & Blanche Morris at Viva Vaquero 2006

Seen here holding one of his handmade rawhide lariats, Ernie Morris is always ready with a one-liner. Both artist and cowboy, Morris is the official “Honored Vaquero Craftsman 2006” at this year’s annual Viva Vaquero Show. (photo courtesy of Diane Russell-Pavey)


The Centerpiece of the live auction was a painting created by Ernie Morris especially for this event.


His auction picture also graced the cover of the shows poster!



“Honorary Vaquero” for the Old Spanish Days La Fiesta

In 2002, he was selected as the “Honorary Vaquero” for the Old Spanish Days La Fiesta celebration in Santa Barbara. The picture Ernie painted for the Rodeo and Horse Show poster is shown below. This is the first time in the history of the La Fiesta celebrations that the Honorary Vaquero has created the poster picture. ~  

Santa Barbara Poster