Peggy Judy
Peggy Judy Fine Art

Cowgirl Up!

When we began this Cinderella story called Cowgirl Up!, complete with its own version of the glass slipper, it started with a very simple idea.

We would simply set a date in the spring of the year so that women artists who work to capture the spirit and the lifestyle of the West could be invited to come to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenberg, AZ to show off their finery — the finest in western painting, drawing and sculpture. By doing so, we would give all the world a chance to see their work, and even purchase it if they so desired. Little did we know what an uproar Cowgirl Up! would create. Nor did we realize how this month-long show and sale would turn into such a gratifying year-long tale for the Museum. For Cowgirl Up!, now in its eleventh year, there seems to be no coach on the horizon turning itself back into a pumpkin. Or coachmen transforming themselves back to mice.

There is nothing but pure magic. Magic for the 58 extraordinarily talented artists who are invited annually. Magic for our enthusiastic and loyal patrons. And magic for this Museum which is privileged to carry the banner for the West’s best women artists. May our clock never strike 12!

Mark your calendar for the 2017 Cowgirl Up! opening weekend: March 24-26, 2017


Celebrating The Fine Art Of The West

The 20167Windows to the West Art Show and Sale convenes more than 50 of the country's top contemporary Western heritage artists in one of the most beautiful mountain settings in America at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.  The three-day sale and exhibition in Estes Park, Colorado, June 2-4, showcases more than 200 new pieces of art, with rich opportunities to meet the artists and discuss their unique depictions of Western landscapes, wildlife and traditional Western American life.  Windows to the West is a charitable benefit event sponsored by the Estes Park Western Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

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