About Cowgirl Up!

March 23 – May 13, 2018

In 2006, Desert Caballeros Western Museum embraced a revolutionary idea: an annual exhibition showcasing the brightest contemporary female artists working in the Western genre. In the male-dominated world of Western Art, Cowgirl Up! turned the spotlight squarely on women’s voices and perspectives, serving up a new, deeper understanding of the American West. Over a decade later, CU! remains one of the major national events for Western women artists.

More than a show – Cowgirl Up! is a crossroads where artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts come together to explore what it means to be a Western artists. CU! artists ride the range of techniques, styles, and mediums, traditional and contemporary.

Join in the camaraderie – During opening weekend in late March, Frontier Street transforms into a tented venue for catered dinners, dancing, live auctions and an artists’ quick draw.

Continuing the tradition – Your purchase of original artworks supports the endeavors of women artists working today and of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. CU! art can be bought throughout the run of the exhibition at the Museum or online at westernmuseum.org.

An exhibition first and a sale second – Art featured in CU! remains on display until the exhibition closes in early May, allowing viewers to experience the art “all in one place, at one time” on each and every day of the show.

Tickets for opening weekend, March 23 – 25, 2018, are now on sale.

Cowgirl Up! art will be available to view and purchase online beginning March 26, 2018.

 

Community Sponsorships

The Museum relies on Cowgirl Up! income to support our mission of inspiring appreciation of the art and history of the American West through educational programs and exhibitions held throughout the year. Please consider supporting Cowgirl Up! as a community sponsor at either the $350 or $150 level. Your contribution will be recognized with signage at opening weekend events, on the Museum’s website, and in the exhibition throughout the show.

Click here to become a Community Sponsor

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!

 

Artist applications for Cowgirl Up! 2018 have closed.

Click here for application information for Cowgirl Up! 2019.

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