What Is Cowboy True? 

Bits • Boots • Buckles • Cowboy Cartoons • Drawing • Jewelry • Painting • Photography • Saddles • Sculpture • Spurs • Trappings • Woodworking

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 Exhibit 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.

→How Do I Apply?
→Public Contests
→Exhibition Information
→2022 Featured Artist

When is Cowboy True and what happens?

Cowboy True will be April 1 and 2, 2022.

The schedule for 2022 will be posted as we get closer to the event dates.  Typically the exhibit it open to the public free of charge on Friday evening and during the day Saturday.  Then we have our ticketed dinner and auction event on Saturday night!

How do I apply to the exhibit?

Guidelines and Applications for the 2022 exhibit are availalbe by CLICKING HERE.  We hold two rounds of independent jurying, closing out in at the end of January.  You may apply to either jurying round, however spaces are filled as artists are accepted into the exhibit.

What are the public contests this year?

Who is 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:
Kristine Thueson
Program Coordinator
(940) 767-2787