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The Cowgirl Up! Quick Draw & Auction Fundraiser will be returning to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum this Sunday, March 27. For the popular “Quick Draw” event, the Cowgirl Up! artists have only 90 minutes to paint, draw, or sculpt an original work of art. These pieces will then be auctioned to benefit the artists and museum.

In 2006, Desert Caballeros Western Museum embraced a revolutionary idea: an annual exhibition showcasing the brightest contemporary female artists working in the Western genre. In the male-dominated world of Western Art, Cowgirl Up! turned the spotlight squarely on women’s voices and perspectives, serving up a new, deeper understanding of the American West. Over a decade later, CU! remains one of the major national events for Western women artists.

Cowgirl Up! is a crossroads where artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts come together to explore what it means to be a Western artist. CU! artists ride the range of techniques, styles, and mediums, traditional and contemporary.

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