March 29 – 30, 2019
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 its 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, and cowboy cartoons.
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 email@example.com.
How Do I Apply To Be An Exhibiting Artist?
Cowboy True Call For Entries application and guidelines can be downloaded HERE: 2019 Cowboy True CFE_PACKET
This year’s categories are:
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.
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.
Who were the 2018 Exhibiting Artists?
Bit & Spur
Bit & Spur
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
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.