What Is Cowboy True? 

Drawing • Jewelry • Painting • Photography • Sculpture • Silversmithing• Trappings • Woodworking

March 31 & April 1, 2023

at the JS Bridwell Ag Center @ MPEC

Cowboy True Art & Culture Fair is a celebration honoring working cowboys and the art, gear, and trappings that come from their daily lives.

The mission of Cowboy True is to educate the region about the honor, art and beauty of a cowboy’s daily life.

The Cowboy True Art & Culture Fair features artists and craftsmen from across the country. Artists are juried into the event based on their artistic skill and strong representation of the Cowboy way of life.

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When is Cowboy True and what happens?

Cowboy True will be held March 31st and April 1st, 2023 at the JS Bridwell Ag Center @ MPEC.  We have dozens of Cowboy Artists of all types and a variety of music, entertainment, poetry, food, and other art activities.

How do I apply to the exhibit?

2023 Artist Applications are now available. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD guidelines and application.  For questions, please contact Kristine Thueson at cowboytrue@artscouncilwf.org or 940-767-2787 ext 202.

What are the public contests this year?
We have three kids' and one adult contest in 2023.

2022 Exhibitors!

Who was the 2022 Featured Artist?

At the 2021 exhibit, the committee and guest curators selected one artist to be the featured artist for the 2022 show. We are happy to congratulate Wichita Falls' own Bobby Dove! Bobby’s work will grace the cover of the 2022 Cowboy True catalog and be featured in our promotion of the event.  You can see Bobby's work on his website at dovesjewelers.com.

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Chuckwagon dinner being prepared by a working chuckwagon and dedicated volunteers.

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Trophy Buckle (2019) by 2022 Featured Artist Bobby Dove

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Living History Re-enactment with Ft Griffith Living History Museum



For more information about the Cowboy True exhibit please contact:
Kristen Conrady
Development Coordinator
(940) 767-2787 ex 113