TRADITIONAL COWBOY ARTS ASSOCIATION

Our Story to Tell.
Our Heritage to Share.

Learn more about our history and purpose.

The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association is dedicated to preserving and promoting the skills of Saddlemaking, Bit and Spur Making, Silversmithing and Rawhide Braiding and the role of these traditional crafts in the cowboy culture of the North American West.

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.

Affiliates

Passion for the Cowboy Arts. Entrusted in Capable Hands.

Mailing Address

DON R. BELLAMY
P.O. Box 1031 Salmon, Idaho 83467
208-865-2006

DON R. BELLAMY

Mailing Address

J. KENT McCORKLE
300 SE FLAGSTONE CT CEDAREDGE, CO 81413
303-257-7428

J. KENT McCORKLE

Mailing Address

DOMINGO E. HERNANDEZ
3855 SW 128 AVENUE MIAMI, FLORIDA 33175
786-253-6639

DOMINGO E. HERNANDEZ

Mailing Address

DAVID SAMPSON
P.O. BOX 956 GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 76241
240-476-6248

DAVID SAMPSON

Mailing Address

JASON GABSCH
9695 CLAIBORNE SQUARE LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA 92037
858-735-5128

JASON GABSCH

Partners

Hermann Oak Leather

TCAA is proud to partner with Hermann Oak Leather, sharing a common belief in the past and future of the cowboy arts. Hermann Oak Leather has supplied the finest leathers for the world's leading saddlemakers since 1881.

Recognition

The TCAA website was developed thanks to the generous donation of benefactors Alan and Nadine Levin.

The 2021
TCAA Show

An Annual collection of the premier pieces in each discipline

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