Big Changes

The Cow­boy Artists of America heads to Texas for its next an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion and sale.

Western Art Collector - - WESTERN ART NEWS -

2019 is shap­ing up to be an im­por­tant year for the Cow­boy Artists of America. Not only is the fa­mous art group adding some ad­di­tional art op­por­tu­ni­ties, for mem­bers and col­lec­tors, it is also mak­ing ma­jor changes to its an­nual sale.

The CAA will move its an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion and sale to the first week­end of November— November 1 and 2—and this year the ex­hi­bi­tion will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Amon G. Carter Jr. Ex­hibit Hall at the Will Rogers Memo­rial Cen­ter. The event, which will likely be ti­tled the Cow­boy Artists of America Show & Sale, will re­place

Cow­boy Cross­ings, which has been held an­nu­ally in Oc­to­ber at the Na­tional Cow­boy & West­ern Her­itage Mu­seum in Ok­la­homa since 2011. CAA pres­i­dent Ja­son Rich says the shake-up will help the group shape its fu­ture and fo­cus its at­ten­tion on new

op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“We greatly en­joyed our time in Ok­la­homa City, and you’re not go­ing to find a greater venue to view West­ern art than the Na­tional Cow­boy & West­ern Her­itage Mu­seum,” Rich says. “But mov­ing for­ward, we wanted to take ad­van­tage of some things that were unique to the CA, in­clud­ing some new ed­u­ca­tional and char­i­ta­ble op­por­tu­ni­ties. We’re ex­cited at what the fu­ture may hold.”

Rich adds that col­lec­tors can expect the same high-qual­ity works of art at the Texas show. “It’s go­ing to be a beau­ti­ful show as al­ways, and all the mem­bers will be bring­ing their best work,” he says.

The CAA will also be of­fer­ing work­shops timed around the an­nual CA trail ride, which this year will be held at the Cold­wa­ter Ranch in north­ern Utah. De­tails are still forth­com­ing, but artists can expect a suite of work­shops in Utah in June. One artist who is already slated to teach is Grant Red­den. Ad­di­tion­ally, the group will once again fea­ture an on­line sale of works cre­ated in and around the trail ride. The on­line sale, first in­tro­duced in 2018, will take place about a month af­ter the trail ride and fea­ture dozens of works from mem­bers.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the CAA, in­clud­ing up-to-date news about events and work­shops, visit cow­bo­yartist­so­famer­ica.com.

Cow­boy Artists of America mem­bers at the Kok­er­not 06 Ranch in Texas dur­ing the CA trail ride in 2018.

Will Rogers Memo­rial Cen­ter in Fort Worth, Texas, the lo­ca­tion of the 2019 CAA ex­hi­bi­tion and sale.

Grant Red­den paints at the 2018 CA trail ride.

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