The mission of the Arts Council is to nurture and strengthen the artistic, cultural, and educational quality of the community and surrounding areas.

Cowboy True

Cowboy True

March 29 – 30, 2019

The Forum
2120 Speedway
Wichita Falls, Texas

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.

In 2019, Cowboy True returns to it’s roots at The Forum.  Cowboy True was originally inspired as an effort to raise awareness and funding for The Forum, formerly the home of The Woman’s Forum, which has a long association with the women and families of the North Texas cattle industry.

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
  • 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 cowboytrue@artscouncilwf.org.


2019 Artist Application Information
Activity Schedule and Tickets
2019 Featured Artist 
2018 Exhibiting Artists 
2018 Sponsors
Texas Farm Bureau Photo Trail Contest
Volunteer Opportunities

 


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

  • Check back soon for a schedule of events for 2019!

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How Do I Apply To Be An Exhibiting Artist?

The application period for the 2018 Cowboy True Exhibit has passed.  Please check back soon for 2019 applications!

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2019 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.

Texas Farm Bureau Photo Trail Contest Rules and Application

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Who is the 2019 Featured Artist?

At the 2018 show, the guest curators selected one artist to be the featured artist for next year’s show. We are happy to congratulate Laine Smith! Laine’s work will grace the cover of the 2019 Cowboy True catalog and be featured in our promotion of the event.  You can see Laine’s photography on FineArtAmerica.

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Who were the 2018 Exhibiting Artists?

Dan Shores
Bit & Spur
Jack Milchanowski
Photography
Susan Lankford
Woodworking
David Godfrey
Painting
Sue Krehbiel
Drawing
Clyde Lewis
Drawing
Don Tooley
Bit & Spur
Mike Vaughn
Boots
Dee Elliott
Photography
Nick Cunningham
Buckles, Jewelry
Jim McGrath
Woodworking
Otis Phillips
Photography
Joshua Bradley
Woodworking
Brenda Brewster
Trappings
Gary Ward
Painting/Sculpture
Willetta Crowe
Photography
Jack Moss
Painting
Dee McMahan
Photography
Tom Roberts
Drawing, Sculpture
Mary Cardwell
Drawing
Daryl Talbot
Cowboy Cartoon
Gayle Bone
Drawing
Anita Klein
Cowboy Cartoon
John Jennings
Spurs, Buckles
Bonnie Shields
Cindy Bowman
Photography
Jerry Smyers
Woodworking
Kathy Smyers
Trappings/Gear
Matt Tumlinson
Painting/Sculpture
Ron Roberts
Sculpture
Ken Cunningham
Jewelry
Pepe Villasenor
Cowboy Cartoon
Wheeler Hughes
Cowboy Cartoon
Jonathan Rankin
Cowboy Cartoon
Ted Foulkes
Cowboy Cartoon
Doug Prine
Painting
Kristen Lloyd
Cowboy Cartoon
Polly Kennedy
Cowboy Cartoon/Sculpture
Stephen White
Bit/Spur/Buckle
Gary Hastings
Woodworking
J. Howard
Painting/Drawing
Laine Smith
Photography
Dick Kulka
Painting/Drawing
Ryan Looper
Bits/Spurs
Bob Penny
Painting/Photography
Greg Goodnight
Woodworking
Mike Scovel
Cowboy Cartoon
Rod Teuscher
Bit/Spur
Ann Ayers
Sculpture
Chad Kennedy
Trappings
Curtis Hill
Bit/Spur
Terrel Silvers
Sculpture
William Buckingham
Painting/Woodworking
Coby Hill
Buckles/Jewelry
Beth Carrington Brown
Painting
Joni Johnson
Retta Collins
Photography
Cindy David
Photography
Melinda Horn
Buckles, Jewelry
Harold Losey
Trappings
Ethan Shaw
Trappings

 


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:

Grace Foundation
Patterson Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Fiat
Ann & Wilson Scaling
Union Square Federal Credit Union
Waurika Livestock Commission Co.
Wichita County Farm Bureau
Convention & Visitors Bureau
KFDX Channel 3
Kiowa Casino

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

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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.

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