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.


Online sales have ended.

Please buy your tickets in person at the Museum. Look for the CHECK IN table at in front of the entrance at 21 N Frontier St. in Wickenburg.



Many thanks to the 2024 Cowgirl Up! sponsors: 

Platinum Spur $25,000

Carey and Jack Sigler

Diamond Spur $20,000

DeVore Foundation
Alta DeVore, Trustee

Lori and Rich Jaros

Jackye and Leon Powell

Gold Spur $10,000

John and Lynne Boyer

Christine and Paul Branstad

Sally and Sandy Cutler

Dita and John Daub

Arthur H. Ditto Family Foundation

J. Landis and Sharon Martin
Family Foundation

Rancho de los Caballeros

Bob and Betsey Unger

Silver Spur $5,000

Drs. Thomas & Virginia Collier

Mary Ann Igna

Roberta and Pat Jacobs

Rea and Jim Ludke

Sarah R. Goulard and Hiram F. Moody, Jr.

National Bank of Arizona

Kathleen Parrish and Douglas S. Spencer

Betty and Tom Watt

Copper Spur $2,500

Margie and Allen Brown

Bob and Theresa Dunn – Serape Bleu

John and Sharon Griner

Jan Harrington, in memory of
Chuck Harrington

Mary Jo and George Hellick

Bruce and Jennie Jackson

Craig and Peggy Means

Ellie Nolan

Martin Schlumberger and Linda Waag

Elaine and Peter Schweitzer

Mary and Patrick Simpson

Linda and Joe Stevens

Wickenburg Ranch

Nickel Spur $1,000

Jeff Deming

Becky and John Marzolf

Becky and Jason Rovey

Studio Ma

June White

Turquoise Spur $500

Mandy Boggs

Holly Caniglia

Double “H” Custom Hat Company

Jenifer and Dan Finley

Happy Trails Adventure Co. of Arizona

Cathy Hurst and Philip Meyer

Corey and Karla Mortimer

Todd and Amanda Unger

Community Sponsors


Eileen M. McGuire, PLLC

Rusty Rooster

Sage Gallery

Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center


Ben’s Saddlery

Best Western Rancho Grande

BG Bratcher Real Estate

Champion Physical Therapy

In-Kind Gifts

Creations in Cuisine

Distinguished Vineyards

Elevate Salon

The Meadows

Maura Shackleton-Schuster

Fred Schuster

Nana’s Sandwich Shoppe

Reclaim Church

Wickenburg Country Club

Media Sponsors

Art of the West magazine

Southwest Art magazine

Western Art & Architecture

Western Art Collector magazine

Grant Supporters

Arizona Commission on the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

Town of Wickenburg