Are you an artist with a passion for all things Western? Do you dream of showcasing your talent to the world while capturing the spirit of the American West? Here is a Good News for you!
Art of the Cowgirl is back with its Second Annual Quick Draw event, proudly sponsored by Cowgirl Artists of America. Whether you're an established artist or just starting your creative journey, this is an opportunity you will want to take advantage of. In this blog, we'll take you through all the exciting details of the event, from participation guidelines to the schedule and how to apply.
What's the Quick Draw All About?
At the heart of the Art of the Cowgirl event, the Quick Draw is an opportunity for art enthusiasts and event attendees to witness the magic of artistry in real-time. During the main event on January 17th, 2024, 6-8 selected artists will be hard at work, creating their masterpieces right before your eyes. It's a chance to interact with the artists, gain insight into their creative process, and experience the art world in a whole new way.
But that's not all – the excitement continues during the VIP Dinner on January 18th, where these talented artists will put the finishing touches on their pieces. The artwork will then be available for purchase through a silent auction, open to all event attendees, from January 19th to January 21st at noon.
Important Participation Guidelines
To ensure the success of the Quick Draw event, here are some important guidelines for artists:
- Artists will receive a 60% commission on sold artwork, except for the winning artist, who will receive an additional $500 prize.
- All artwork must have finished, wrapped edges or a frame.
- Artists are responsible for bringing all necessary packaging materials for safely transporting their finished pieces to be sent to collectors.
- Artwork should have a Western theme.
- Each artist may include only one work in the auction; no additional works may be displayed or sold on-site.
- Artwork must be completed by 7 PM on Thursday, January 18th, 2024, with the awards ceremony beginning at 7 PM.
Awards and Recognition:
For the artists, the excitement doesn't end with the creation of their artwork. An awards ceremony will be held during the VIP Reception on January 18th, where artists will be recognized and celebrated for their exceptional talent. The winning artwork will receive a $500 prize, with all proceeds going directly to the artist.
How to Apply:
If you're an artist eager to participate in this exciting event, the application period is open from August 12th to October 31st, 2023. Visit www.artofthecowgirl.com to submit your application. Artists chosen to participate will be notified of their acceptance by November 10th, 2023. Additionally, selected artists will be required to submit photos and bios for online and print features by November 20th.
Perks of Participation:
Selected Quick Draw artists will receive two 5-day event passes and two VIP dinner passes for the Art of the Cowgirl Event from January 17th to 21st, 2024. Your participation doesn't end at the event itself; Quick Draw artists will also enjoy exposure on the Art of the Cowgirl and Cowgirl Artists of America websites leading up to the event, as well as inclusion in the Art of the Cowgirl Event Program.
Event Schedule (Subject to Minor Changes):
Wednesday, January 17th, 2024
- 8:00 am – 9:00 am: Onsite check-in / set up of work
- 9:00 am -12:00 pm: Painting
- 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch break
- 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Painting
- 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Tear down
Thursday, January 18th, 2024
- 8:00 am- 9:00 am: Setup
- 9:00 am – 11:00 am: Painting
- 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Move setup inside VIP Tent Reception area
- 12:00 pm-4:00 pm: Break
- 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Painting
- 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Finish Painting
- 7:00 pm: Awards Ceremon
Friday, January 19th - Sunday, January 21st, Noon
- Silent Auction
Don't miss this incredible opportunity to be a part of the Art of the Cowgirl Quick Draw event! Visit www.artofthecowgirl.com to apply and be part of this immersive artistic experience.
For any inquiries or additional information, please reach out to Cowgirl Artists of America at email@example.com
Art of the Cowgirl's second annual Quick Draw event is a celebration of creativity, western culture, and artistic expression. Whether you're an artist looking to participate or an art enthusiast eager to witness the magic unfold, this event promises an unforgettable experience. Join us in embracing the spirit of the American West through the eyes and talents of these remarkable artists.