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The Desert Caballeros Western Museum is thrilled to be adding 10 new artists to their “Cowgirl Up!” roster for the 18th annual exhibition and sale, bringing the total back up to their pre-pandemic level of 65 of the best Western women artists in the country.

Selected by a committee from the hundreds of applications that come in each year, these 10 will be coming to town from California, Illinois, Montana, and Colorado. They even have a new Wickenburger, Corey Garman, as part of the mix. These artists work in many different mediums and styles, from traditional oils to exciting acrylics, watercolor portraits to streamlined bronze critters.

Yun Wei was born in China but now lives in California where she creates incredibly detailed still lifes of Western gear. And Sarah Phippen’s a name should be familiar to many, as her grandfather George was one of the founders of the Cowboy Artists of America. Sarah creates both traditional paintings and bronzes as did her grandfather.

They’re also bringing back two artists who haven’t been in the exhibition for several years, Sophy Brown from Colorado and Teri Sweeney from Nevada. Sophy depicts rodeo riders in colorful paintings that explode off the canvas. Sweeney takes the opposite tack with serene oils of Western landscapes and ranch life. We think there will be something for everybody in this year’s “Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West” exhibition.

Be sure to make reservations for the March 31 – April 2 opening weekend now by visiting the Museum’s website or calling Debra DeLong here at 928-684-2272.