What is Cowboy True?
The Mission of Cowboy True is to educate the region about the honor, art, and beauty of the cowboy’s daily life. Cowboy True is a celebration to honor working cowboys and the artwork that comes from their daily lives. During the weekend of April 13 & 14, 2018, juried cowboy artists from around the nation were featured at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center to display their unique works derived from cowboy life.
Categories include: bits, spurs, buckles, jewelry, gun/knife engraving, saddles, boots, trappings/gear, photography, paintings, drawings, sculptures, carving, cowboy cartoons, and pottery.
Events for Cowboy True include Friday night artists’ reception and opening, Saturday daytime activities (and exhibit open to the public) and Saturday night dinner, live auction, and entertainment. All proceeds go to The Forum to assist with programming and mission fulfillment. For more information, call 940-766-3347 or email email@example.com.
2018 Texas Farm Bureau Photo Trail Contest
Are you a photographer looking to show the Cowboy Life? This year’s Photo Trail contest is open to photographers of all ages. Check out the entry page for details! All prizes will be awarded by Texas Farm Bureau.
Who is the 2018 Featured Artist?
At the 2017 show, the guest curators selected one artist to be the featured artist for next year’s show. We are happy to congratulate John David Rule from Minco, OK! His work graces the cover of the 2018 Cowboy True Catalog.
John David Rule Saddlery & Sculpture Art was established in 1980 and has been creating world class leather and sculpture art ever since. Highlights: Former owner of the National Saddlery in the Oklahoma City Stockyards (1980 -2008)
– Custom made the World Champion Saddles for the PRCA for 10 years
– Custom made the World Champion Saddles for the IPRA for 5 years
– Official Saddlemaker of the Oklahoma Centennial (2007)
Who is the 2018 Guest Artist?
Our 2018 Guest Aritst is Wichita Falls native Kimbell McCurry! Mr. McCurry now resides in the Kansas City area and actively participates in painting events and art shows locally and throughout the country. He received a BFA from Midwestern State University, worked as a graphic artist and owned a screen printing business for many years. He paints in a representational impressionistic style depicting subjects such as western motifs, landscapes, still life, animals and figures.
Who are the 2018 Exhibiting Artists?
As we accept artists for the 2018 show, we’ll be including them here.
|Bit & Spur|
|Terry & Susan Lankford|
|Bit & Spur|
|Cowboy Cartoon / Sculpture|
|Beth Carrington Brown|
Who sponsors this event?
We’re extremely proud of the local, regional and national support we get for Cowboy True. The 2018 Event Sponsors were:
Patterson Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Fiat
|Fidelity Bank||Ann & Wilson Scaling|
Union Square Federal Credit Union
Waurika Livestock Commission Co.
Wichita County Farm Bureau
Convention & Visitors Bureau
KFDX Channel 3
If you would like more information about sponsoring an aspect of Cowboy True, please call 940-766-3347 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I help with Cowboy True?
Yes! Volunteers are the backbone of any major event and we’d love to have your help.
Cowboy True has a number of positions that need to be filled! If you’re interested in volunteering throughout our planning process, please click the link to fill out the contact form on this page.