Cowboy Artists of America

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The Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) is an exclusive organization of artists that was founded in 1965. It was founded in 1965 by four prominent western artists, Joe Beeler, Charlie Dye, John Hampton and George Phippen, who have all since died. Since its inception, the exclusive organization of artists has always been dedicated to portraying the lifestyles of the cowboy and the American West, both as it was and as it endures. The CAA was founded in 1965 in Sedona, Arizona and held its first art show in 1966 at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 1973, the annual event moved to the Phoenix Art Museum. In April 2011, the museum announced that it would no longer host the event.[1]

In 2015, the CAA's 50th anniversary exhibition was to be held at the Scottsdale Museum of the West in Scottsdale, Arizona.[2]

The artists' works, highly sought after by western collectors, often fetch high prices. As an example, Howard Terpning's Cooling Off the Hard Way sold for $305,000 at the 2003 Santa Fe Art Auction.


As of 2015, the CAA had cumulatively had 77 artists as members.[2] Notable members have included:


  1. ^ A former president of the CAA


  1. ^ The Arizona Republic: “About Cowboy Artists of America.” Richard Nilsen. April 17, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Scottsdale's Museum of the West to host 'Cowboy Artists of America'". Scottsdale Independent. November 4, 2015. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k A former president of the CAA
  4. ^ Wade Jewkes (January 6, 2009). "Mormons prominent in western art world". Deseret News.
  5. ^ "Biography | Contact | Clark Kelley Price Art". Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  6. ^ "Clark Kelley Price". Cowboy Artists of America. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Sand and Sea and the Gospel Net: Art of Clark Kelley Price - Ensign Feb. 1987 - ensign". Retrieved 2016-12-16.

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