Selection Committee Submission

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You have two options for submitting the following information for consideration by the Cowgirl Up! 2018 Selection Committee.

This information must be in our hands no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 7, 2017:

  1. Images of three to ten pieces of your art depicting the Western lifestyle, with the title, medium, size, and asking price noted
  2. Your biography/resume
  3. Your artist’s statement
  4. Your contact information, including e-mail and web site addresses
  5. Other pertinent information you’d care to share

Option 1: Send an e-mail to cowgirlup@westernmuseum.org with “2018 CU application [your last name]” in the subject line asking to be considered for the 2018 exhibition and giving us your web site address if the requested information is on the site. The Committee will then access your site to review your work.

Option 2: Send a binder/folder containing the requested information to:

Cowgirl Up! 2018 Coordinator
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
21 N. Frontier Street
Wickenburg, AZ 85390

Things to note:

  1. Media eligible for the exhibition are painting (oil, acrylic, water media, pastel, egg tempera), drawing, mixed media, and sculpture.  Please, no craft, photography, or prints.
  2. Work submitted for review need not be available for sale. You should submit the best representation of your work.
  3. The minimum sales price for artwork in the event is $2,500, of which the artist receives 70%, the Museum 30%. Work submitted for the Committee’s review should be at least in that price range.
  4. Two-dimensional work should not exceed 48” framed in either direction. Three-dimensional work should not exceed 72” in height including the base and diameter should not exceed 48”.
  5. If you are selected for the exhibition and sale, you will be asked to submit from three to five pieces of work that are new to the Museum and have been executed within the past two years.
  6. Some subject matter suggestions: For reasons known only to the buying public and thus changeable on a whim, we have found that snowy mountains, northern wildlife and portraits of specific individuals (people and animals) do not sell as well in Wickenburg as do traditional Western subjects as working cowboys, horses, desert landscapes, and American Indian themes.

Questions, please contact Mary Ann Igna, Curator, DCWM, maigna@westernmuseum.org, 928-684-2272. Cowgirl Up! 2018 is scheduled from late March – early May 2018.

Thank you for your interest in Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West.

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