Art of the Cowgirl, a celebration of cowgirls and their contributions to the Western lifestyle and culture, will be held January 19 – 23, 2022 at the Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek, Arizona.
“Women hold beautiful, important roles and have truly shaped the Western lifestyle and industry,” says Tammy Pate, Art of the Cowgirl founder. “Our event honors these women by showcasing their artistic talents and horsemanship skills, all to ensure the future of Western trades. We’ve put together a gathering unlike any other and are so excited to bring everyone together.”
Over five days, there will be artist and horsemanship demonstrations, a Western maker trade show, a benefit art auction, an all-women’s ranch rodeo, the World’s Greatest Horsewoman competition, a Western music concert featuring Stephanie Quayle, Olivia Harms, and other Western musicians, an elite ranch horse sale, and much, much more.
While Art of the Cowgirl celebrates women in the Western industry, the event also honors strong partnerships between spouses, friends, and families. All are encouraged to attend — men, women, and children alike.
Art of the Cowgirl, a non-profit organization, was founded to provide opportunities for emerging Western artists to learn from some of the most talented master makers in the business. Whether it be a fine art, functional trade, or horsemanship, these fellowships will enrich, empower and educate while honoring Western heritage. The fellowship seeks to remove obstacles such as funding and access for up-and-coming artists, without restriction of age, gender, or location. Proceeds from Art of the Cowgirl will fund these educational fellowships.
“By establishing these fellowships and investing in up-and-coming artists, we will foster creativity and preserve traditional Western art and trades,” Pate says. “Art of the Cowgirl celebrates the history behind these Western trades and makes sure emerging makers have the opportunity to build successful businesses for themselves.”
For a schedule of events, listing of artisans, lists of auction or horse sale consignments and to purchase event tickets visit www.artofthecowgirl.com or find Art of the Cowgirl on Facebook.