Entries by TCAA

Emerging Artist Competition Announcement

Dear Applicants to the Emerging Artist Competition, Thank you for applying and showing interest in our program.  Below you will find the 11 saddle makers chosen for our contest.  If your name isn’t listed we appreciate your participation and look forward to hearing from you again.  We are here to help. For those participating in […]

Bill Rey: On Living With Art

This is a short interview with Bill Rey, owner of  Claggett-Rey Gallery in Vail Colorado.  We screened it at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum during the 2016 Cowboy Crossings banquet. It was a nice addition and well received, so we wanted to share it with everyone because the message is clear about why […]

Collector’s Eye

Alan and Nadine Levin’s distinct appreciation for Western craft, art and history shines through their collection, the organizations they champion and the art they create Written by Laura Zuckerman October | November 2016 Alan and Nadine Levin were not looking to join the ranks of Western art collectors when they vacationed in Santa Fe, New […]


BIG CHANGES to the Emerging Artists’ Competition

STARTING NOW To further heighten participation and interest in the Emerging Artist Competition the TCAA’s proud to announce effective immediately significant changes to the competition: CATEGORIES TCAA will move from hosting 2 disciplines per year to spotlighting on 1. January 2017 – Saddlemaking PRICE MONEY AND VALUE The TCAA Emerging Artists’ Competition will now pay 1st, […]


Engraving Workshop

Wilson Capron and Scott Hardy will be hosting an engraving workshop and Wilson’s Christoval, TX shop January 11-14, 2017.  This class will cover everything from the fundamentals to more advanced techniques of engraving.  The class should be suited for all levels of engravers and have something beneficial for all. The price for the workshop is […]

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TCAA Mom’s Scholarship

The TCAA is pleased to announce the creation of a new MOM’S Scholarship in the amount of $1000.00 to be used to help defer expenses associated with the recipient’s tuition and travel when studying with a TCAA member. The MOM’s Scholarship is to be awarded to a woman seeking to improve her skills in one […]


Where Craft Becomes Art

Time-honored craft and unmatched functionality are the hallmarks of the Traditional Cowboys Arts Association. BY MICHAEL J. NICOLA, NATIONAL COWBOY & WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER PHOTOGRAPHY BY NADINE LEVIN The author, playwright and critic Anthony Burgess once said, ” Art begins with craft and there is no art until the craft has […]


2016 Western Craftsmanship Symposium

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City, Oklahoma The TCAA in partnership with the NCWHM will host the first ever Western Craftsmanship Symposium just prior to the opening of the 2016 Cowboy Crossings Annual Show and Sale at the NCWHM. The dates are October 13-14 and all sessions will be held at the NCWHM. Registration […]

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35 Years A Silversmith

2016 marks my 35th year as a full time Western Silversmith. Over the next few months I will try and provide anyone interested a glimpse into not only my journey but also my passion and philosophies. Some of the questions and statements I often hear are “How did you get started? You must come from […]