Exhibition Details

Location: Steele Gallery
Dates: October 18, 2009
to November 15, 2009


The most anticipated Western American fine art event in the country, the annual Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) Exhibition & Sale presents a depiction of the West only the members of the CAA can capture with such realistic skill and spirit. This is the only time each year that the members of the CAA exhibit together as a group. With its rich and colorful history, the Exhibition continually captures the attention of art fans from across the globe, both young and old alike.

More than 130 new works created in the last year by the 23 active members of CAA are unveiled for the first time each year at this annual event at Phoenix Art Museum.

Included are bronze and stone sculptures, oil paintings, water solubles and drawings that capture the life of a cowboy. Some of the artists portray the West that is long gone and only visible through art, while others portray contemporary cowboy life, using their own life experiences on the ranch or reservation as their research.

The Sale, organized by the Museum’s Men’s Arts Council, is a specially-ticketed event and is held on the evening prior to the exhibition’s opening to the public. Providing the first opportunity to view the more than 130 new works of art, the Sale attracts hundreds of fine art collectors from across the country. Rather than a typical art auction, attendees of the Sale submit intent-to-purchase slips and the first name drawn has the option to buy the work of art. This method not only proves exciting but also offers an equal opportunity for both the first time buyer and the seasoned collector. Sale ticket holders enjoy plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle with the artists.

For more information, visit caashow.org

The 44th Annual Exhibition and Sale is organized by Phoenix Art Museum and the Museum’s Men’s Arts Council. It is presented by Wells Fargo and with the continued, generous support from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Norris and the Dellora A. and Lester J. Norris Foundation. This Exhibition and Sale would not be possible with out the continued contributions of Western Art Associates.

Image Credits
Left: The Eagle Bone Whistle, John Moyers, 2009. Oil on canvas, 40x40. Courtesy of the artist.

Right: Flyover Country, Gary Niblett, 2009. Oil on canvas, 32x26. Courtesy of the artist.