Bronze Smith Fine Art Gallery and Foundry

18th Annual Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, Invitational Exhibition & Sale

Opening Weekend: Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2, 2023. On view through Sunday, September 3, 2023.

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.

More than a show – 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. Continuing the tradition – Your purchase of original artworks supports the endeavors of women artists working today and of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. CU! art can be bought throughout the run of the exhibition at the Museum or online at westernmuseum.org. Our best wishes to our amazing artists Rebecca Tobey and Liz Wolf who will be participating in this prestigious show! Look for their newest sculptures at the show!

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