It’s a brand-new chapter in an already-impressive legacy: This November, the Cowboy Artists of America are making a maverick move and hosting their 54th Annual Sale & Exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas.
The move brings together the longest-running artist group in history and an iconic cow town turned contemporary West destination.
The Cowboy Artists of America (CA) pioneered the model of Western art exhibition starting in 1966, and have spanned their 50 plus years with their shows in Oklahoma and Arizona. Continuing that legacy, they now bring their mission to “authentically preserve and perpetuate the culture of Western life in fine art” to “where the West begins.”
“Along the Tracks” Acrylic on board, 30” x 40” by Phil Epp
“This is an exciting new venture and era for the CA,” says current group president Jason Rich. “Texas is a great fit for our show. The culture is founded on the traditional roles and trades of the West we are committed to portray with art.”
Founded with five artists over five decades ago, the CA has flourished into an elite organization and influential artists’ group. Lauded for its authenticity, quality, and collectability, art by CA members continues to set the standard for contemporary Western realism and is represented in prestigious public and private collections around the world.
“Trends in art come and go, but to own CA art is to own a piece of history,” Rich says.
“For Medicinal Purposes” Watercolor, 17” x 17” by Bruce Greene
The two-day event will take place November 1 – 2, 2019, at Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall. The itinerary includes an exclusive preview party on Friday night; and on Saturday, an artist meet-and-greet and autograph session, celebratory awards luncheon, all-day access to view the art, and an evening fixed-priced sale.
Deeply committed to art education, the Cowboy Artists of America will also give demonstrations and presentations at neighboring museums, student tours through the show, and lectures at local colleges. A percentage of show proceeds benefits their nonprofit organization, the Joe Beeler Foundation, which funds their educational efforts and offers scholarships to aspiring artists.
Ticket packages are available in a variety of options to suit a broad budget range, and some events are free to the public.
For tickets, hotel reservations, newsletter subscription, and more information about the Cowboy Artists of America and the Joe Beeler Foundation, go to cowboyartistsofamerica.com.