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In the spring of 1998, a group of Western craftsmen gathered with a common goal - to ensure the continuation of their crafts for generations to come and to grow public awareness and education of the art. This meeting resulted in the formation of the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association.
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum of Oklahoma City partnered with the TCAA to host its inaugural group exhibition and sale in September 1999 as a benefit to the mutual mandates of both organizations. The exhibition showcased one-of-a-kind, handcrafted works exemplifying the finest skill possible in these traditional cowboy arts.
Since the initial success of the annual TCAA Show, many other events have been added to the yearly calendar including seminars, professional workshops, mentorships, and scholarships - all contributing to the success and expansion of the TCAA’s mission.
TCAA is proud to partner with Hermann Oak Leather, sharing a common belief in the past and future of the cowboys arts. Since 1881, Hermann Oak has been tanning top-grain leather in St. Louis, Missouri. The tannery prides itself on its slow and careful tanning process. A process that produces the finest top-grain molding, stamping and tooling leather in the world. The Hermann Oak name has become synonymous with high quality!
The TCAA website was developed thanks to the generous donation of benefactors Alan and Nadine Levin.