What Is Cowboy True? 

Bits • Boots • Buckles • Cowboy Cartoons • Drawing • Jewelry • Painting • Photography • Saddles • Sculpture • Spurs • Trappings • Woodworking

Coming March 31st and April 1st, 2023 to the JS Bridwell Ag Center @ MPEC!

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.

→Exhibition Information
→Public Contests
→Exhibitors List
→2022 Featured Artist
→How Do I Apply?

When is Cowboy True and what happens?

Cowboy True will be held March 31st and April 1st, 2023 at the JS Bridwell Ag Center @ MPEC.  We have dozens of Cowboy Artists of all types and a variety of music, entertainment, poetry, food, and other art activities.

What are the public contests this year?
We had three kids' and one adult contest in 2022.  Contests are now opening for 2023, so check back for more postings!

2022 Exhibitors!

Who was the 2022 Featured Artist?

At the 2021 exhibit, the committee and guest curators selected one artist to be the featured artist for the 2022 show. We are happy to congratulate Wichita Falls' own Bobby Dove! Bobby’s work will grace the cover of the 2022 Cowboy True catalog and be featured in our promotion of the event.  You can see Bobby's work on his website at dovesjewelers.com.

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Chuckwagon dinner being prepared by a working chuckwagon and dedicated volunteers.

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Trophy Buckle (2019) by 2022 Featured Artist Bobby Dove

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Living History Re-enactment with Ft Griffith Living History Museum

How do I apply to the exhibit?

2023 Artist Applications will be posted in the Fall of 2022. Please check back here or email development@artscouncilwf.org to be added to the mailing list.


For more information about the Cowboy True exhibit please contact:
Kristen Conrady
Development Coordinator
(940) 767-2787 ex 113