Desert Caballeros Western Museum cordially invites you to attend our fourteenth annual signature event – Cowgirl Up! – a celebration of the West’s best women artists. The celebration begins with a full weekend of special events followed by a month-long exhibition and sale, through May 12, 2019.
The Cowgirl Up! exhibition is divided into two parts: a gallery of “miniatures” (pieces under 144 square inches) and a gallery of full-sized art (pieces over 144 square inches). The miniatures are the first to sell on Friday, and the full-sized pieces become available on Saturday. Sunday morning features a quick-draw by a group of the Cowgirl Up! artists in attendance, followed by a live auction of the pieces that were just created.
Weekend Package (includes all events): $275 per person
Friday, March 29
2 – 3 p.m. | Exhibition Preview and Miniatures Sale Preview | $10 per person
4:30 – 9 p.m. | Miniatures Cash & Carry Sale and Artist & Patrons Party (box draw at 6 p.m., dance under the tent with Trio Rio from 7 – 9 p.m.) | $75 per person
Saturday, March 30
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Exhibition Preview | $10 per person
11 a.m. | Lecture and Conversation: “Politics and Art in the Fight for Western Women’s Suffrage” with Dr. Katherine Benton-Cohen, Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University | $10 per person
4:30 – 9 p.m. | Opening night “Bash & Bid” Sale, Awards Dinner and Live Auction (box draw at 6 p.m.) | $175 per person
Sunday, March 31
9 a.m. – noon | Chuck Wagon Breakfast, Quick Draw and Live Auction | $30 per person (kids 12 and under $15)