To further heighten participation and interest in the Emerging Artist Competition the TCAA’s proud to announce effective immediately significant changes to the competition:
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, 2nd, and 3rd place!
First Place – $5000.00 value, cash and prizes ($2500 check, $2500 value for travel and hotel, Museum package to the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association Annual Exhibition & Sale at Cowboy Crossings held at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).
The winner will not only enjoy the weekend festivities but also be introduced on stage during the opening night banquet.
Second Place- $1000.00 check.
Third Place- $500.00 check
Also Brian and Melissa Lebel award $500.00 for the Brian Lebel’s High Noon Peoples Choice
Award voted by the Public.
Saddlemakers that have already applied for the 2017 January competition your applications have been forwarded and you need not apply again. New applications are being accepted as of today, please follow application process on the TCAA Website.
As before the Top 10 applicants will be excepted, Applications close October 15, 2016 and all will be notified October 20, 2016
Contact Wilson Capron- firstname.lastname@example.org OR Scott Hardy- email@example.com
The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association is excited to offer this revamped competition to the Cowboy trades! We believe by focusing on 1 discipline per year we can give participates more exposure to collectors, public and other Western Crafts people creating opportunity and growth in the industry.
TCAA Emerging Artists’ Competition Schedule
January 2017- Saddle Makers
January 2018- Western Silversmiths
January 2019- Rawhide Braiders
January 2020- Bit & Spur Makers