The American Cowboy is beloved around the world. As an icon, they have endured for over a century because of what cowboy culture represents: timeless values, a simpler way of life, connection to the land and authenticity. Members of the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) are real cowboys. They embody the best of cowboy traditions and are dedicated to preserving and promoting the skills of saddlemaking, bit and spur making, silversmithing and rawhide braiding.
The TCAA’s mission is to preserve and promote their disciplines and the role of these traditional crafts in the cowboy culture of the West through education and exhibition. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is proud to partner with the TCAA to showcase the best examples of their art in this uniquely Western sale and exhibition.
Friday, September 30, 2022
Exclusive Preview Cocktail Reception
Western or business casual
Saturday, October 1, 2022
TCAA Exhibition open to the public with Museum admission
TCAA Autograph Party
Meet the artists and get your TCAA exhibition catalogs autographed; includes complimentary TCAA poster.
TCAA Panel Discussion
Moderated by Museum Board Member and TCAA Committee Chair Mike Nicola, hear from multiple TCAA artists about how they became involved in their disciplines and what they’re doing to help keep these important artistic traditions alive.
Featuring Jay Adcock (rawhide braiding), Wilson Capron (bit & spur making), Scott Hardy (silversmithing) and Troy West (saddlemaking). Demonstrations will include live forging on Western States Plaza, silversmithing design, leather carving and rawhide braiding.
Cocktails in the Galleries
Exhibition gallery; reservations required.
Fixed-Price Draw for Art Begins
Annie Oakley Center; reservations required.
We look forward to seeing you here. If you are unable to attend, proxy services are available by contacting Trent Riley at email@example.com