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Desert Caballeros Western Museum is proud to host the 16th annual ‘Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West’ Invitational Exhibition and Sale.  For 16 years, Cowgirl Up! has attracted emerging and established women artists from all over the West who depict the Western lifestyle in painting, drawing and sculpture. Each year, more than 300 applicants are reviewed; this year, over 60 were selected as representative of the West’s top female fine art voices today for the largest exhibition yet.

Cowgirl Up! is much more than a show. It’s 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, from traditional to contemporary. All of the art is available for purchase, meaning that each sale 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

The exhibition opens to the public March 28, 2021, with hours 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on opening day, and paintings and sculptures will remain on exhibition throughout the run of the show, which closes on September 5, 2021.  Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. However, these hours are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact the Museum for current hours of operation. For interviews or high-resolution images of art from the show, please contact Marketing Manager, at marketing@westernmuseum.org.

About Cowgirl Up!

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. Fifteen years later, CU! remains one of the major national events for Western women artists.


$12.00 Adults
$10.00 Seniors
$10.00 AAA Member
FREE Active Military and Guest
FREE Children (17 & under)

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