Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West Invitational Exhibition & Sale

The Desert Caballeros Western Museum (DCWM) is proud to present the 19th annual “Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West” exhibition and sale, a tribute to the remarkable contributions by more than 60 of today’s best women artists to the Western genre. Opening on March 22 and running through September 1, 2024, this exhibition offers a unique perspective on the West, highlighting the often-underrepresented narratives of women in Western art.

This year’s 65 artists represent a diverse gathering of returning talent like Rachel Brownlee from Nebraska and new faces such as Dolores Purdy, a member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma. More than 250 individual pieces including paintings, drawings and sculpture will be on display in five galleries of the Museum.

Opening Weekend

The exhibition and sale begins with a public preview on Friday, March 22, from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ticketed events will continue until 10 p.m. Saturday with the main sale silent auction from 4-5:30 p.m. and miniatures sale silent auction from 5:30-7 p.m with grazin’ and DJ dancin’ in the tent. The opening weekend concludes with the “Quick Draw,” breakfast, and live auction from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 24.

Most miniatures may be collected after noon on Sunday, March 24 and full-size works will be available for pick-up or delivery after September 3. Proceeds from the sale benefit both the artists and the Museum’s continued efforts to highlight the depth and scope of the Western experience.

Tickets available in-person M-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or online anytime using the form below. Call 928.684.2272 during business hours for more information.


Cowgirl Up! 2024 Opening Weekend Tickets

To purchase tickets, please fill out the form below.

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All Inclusive Weekend Package

Opening Weekend Package Ticket to attend ALL opening weekend events, including: exhibition previews, silent auctions, lecture, grazin’, premium bar, DJ and dancin’, quick draw breakfast and quick draw live auction. March 22 through March 24.
Price: $250.00

Or Choose Individual Events starting with Friday March 22

Lecture titled, "Built on a Strong Foundation: Arizona Women Artists" by DCWM Curator Dr. Tricia Loscher, Friday March 22 from 2-3 p.m. in the Cultural Crossroads Learning Center (Included in weekend package, $10 per person otherwise.)
Price: $10.00
Exhibition Preview Friday, March 22 from 2-5 p.m. in the main Museum galleries (Included in weekend package, $10 per person otherwise.)
Price: $10.00

Saturday March 23

Exhibition Preview Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the main Museum galleries (Included in weekend package, $10 per person otherwise.)
Price: $10.00

Saturday Evening Events, Your Chance to Buy!

We’re shaking things up! Instead of the box-draw format used in the past, this year’s main and miniatures art sales will all be conducted by silent auction. Each Weekend Package and Saturday Evening Events ticket purchaser will receive numbered bidding stickers for use in both of these silent auction sales. There will be bid sheets on the wall next to each piece on which to affix your bid. Bidding increments will be posted. Highest bids are considered final sales. Those unable to attend the sales may arrange for Proxy Bidding with the Museum. This must be done in advance and the same rules of sale will apply. Proxy bidders must purchase a Saturday night event ticket to participate in the silent auction sales.
Premium Bar: Saturday Evening Events (Weekend package or $200 premium bar). Bars open 4-10 p.m. Main sale by silent auction 4-5:30 p.m. Miniatures sale by silent auction 5:30-7 p.m. Grazin’ 5-7 p.m. Galleries open for general sales 7-9 p.m.
Price: $200.00
Regular Bar: Saturday Evening Events (Weekend package or $150 regular bar). Bars open 4-10 p.m. Main sale by silent auction 4-5:30 p.m. Miniatures sale by silent auction 5:30-7 p.m. Grazin’ 5-7 p.m. Galleries open for general sales 7-9 p.m.
Price: $150.00
DJ and Dancin’ 7-10 p.m. Dancin’ and regular bar ONLY 7-10 p.m. ($50 also at the door)
Price: $50.00

Sunday March 24, Quick Draw!

Quick Draw Breakfast, Artists' Quick Draw and Live Auction Sunday, March 24, 8 a.m. – 12 noon. Quick Draw Events (Weekend package or $25 in advance, $35 at door; kids $10) Museum admission and art sales 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Quick Draw 9-10:30 a.m. Lite breakfast 9-11 a.m. Raffle drawing 10:45 a.m. Live Quick Draw auction 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Price: $25.00
Price: $10.00
Donation
If you are unable to attend, but would like to submit a donation to support "Cowgirl Up!" you may do so here. Thank you for your support of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

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