Cowboy True

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JS Bridwell Ag Center
111 N Burnett Street
Wichita Falls, Texas

The mission of Cowboy True is to educate the region about the honor, art and beauty of a cowboy’s daily life.

The Cowboy True Art Exhibit features artists and craftsmen from across the country.

Artists are juried into the event based on their artistic skill and strong representation of the Cowboy way of life.

Through our juried art exhibit, we bring a wide variety of Cowboy Arts to Wichita Falls.  Join us at for our complete exhibit, including artists from around the country who can show you their work and talk to you about cowboy art.

We’ll also be live-streaming musical performances, awards announcements, prize drawings and much more! Scroll down for information and the link to purchase drawing tickets.

Purse Party Auction

2021 Event Schedule
2021 Featured Artist
2021 Exhibiting Artists

Children’s Poetry Contest
Children’s Art Contest
Adult and Youth Photography Contest

2021 Sponsorship
Volunteer Opportunities
How Do I Apply To Be An Exhibiting Artist?

What Activities Are Happening During Cowboy True and How Much Does It Cost?

The Cowboy True exhibit is open Friday evening and all day Saturday FREE to the public!

Saturday Night Dinner is ticketed; ticket purchase available soon.

Friday, March 19 – 5:30 PM

Evening: In Person and Streaming Live

  • Artist Awards and Reception
  • Online Auction open to the public
  • Johnny Rodriguez concert in the Arena (tickets available at

Saturday, March 20

Daytime: In Person and Online – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Artist Exhibition
  • Entertainment
  • Cowboy Activities for the whole family

Evening: Dinner and Auction – 5:30 PM

  • Cowboy Chuckwagon Dinner
  • Awards Recognition
  • Auction Items
  • Cowboy Poetry Awards
  • Drawing Ticket Prize Winners Announced… and more!

Don’t forget you can bid NOW on amazing second-hand purses and bags at THE PURSE PARTY AUCTION through March 5!


Who is the 2021 Featured Artist?

At the 2020 exhibit, the committee and guest curators selected one artist to be the featured artist for next year’s show. We are happy to congratulate Midlothian, Texas artist David Godfrey! David’s work will grace the cover of the 2021 Cowboy True catalog and be featured in our promotion of the event.  You can see David’s work on his website at

The following artists have been accepted into the 2021 Exhibit:

Daryoush Ababaf
Kerry Adcock
Gayle Bone
Joshua Bradley
Charlie Bullock
Jim Clements
Ken Cunningham
Nick Cunningham
Bobby Dove
Dee Elliott
Jeremy Enlow
Joan Frost
Randy Glover
David Godfrey
Gary Hastings
Rick Huffstutlar
Polly Kennedy
Sue Krehbiel
Larry Lancaster
Susan Lankford
Terry Lankford
Kathryn Leitner
Jack Leitner
Ryan Looper
Harold Losey
Jack Milchanowski
Jack Moss
Robert Penny
Donnie Poindexter
Doug Prine
Ron Roberts
Codi Schroeder
Ethan Shaw
Dan Shores
Jerry Smyers
Kathy Smyers
Don Stuckey
Gary Ward
Charles Wendt
Dew Westover

Who sponsors this event?

We’re extremely proud of the local, regional and national support we get for Cowboy True.

The 20201 Event Sponsors are:

J.S. Bridwell Foundation
Bryant Edwards Foundation

Patterson Family of Dealerships – Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Fiat
KFDX & Texoma’s FOX

Berend Turf & Tractor
Hazel & Henry S Grace Foundation
Texas FolkLife

Landmark Title Company
HX Chuckwagon
Kathy Smyers
United MarketStreet
First United Bank
Texoma Community Credit Union
Capital Farm Credit Union
Wichita County Farm Bureau

Cara Lea Willoughby
Dan Shores
Harold Losey
Doug & Betty Wolf
James Avery
Cindy Dunn
Johnson’s Furniture & Mattress
Mike Hendren
Rocking M Distillery
Tucker Ag Products

If you would like more information about sponsoring an aspect of Cowboy True, please call 940-766-3347 or email

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.

How Do I Apply To Be An Exhibiting Artist?

Cowboy True applications for 2021 are now closed.
There are two rounds of jurying: first round closing December 15, second round closing January 31