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TCAA 2022 Sale

On September 30-October 1 2022, guests from across North America celebrated our artists accomplishments with an exhibition of 55 western masterworks in leather, steel, silver and rawhide.

For the first time, the annual TCAA exhibition and sale offered a few additional pieces from previous exhibitions that artists had reserved for their personal collections. These “encore” pieces provided an opportunity to view the artist’s evolution over the years.

More than 75 percent of the artwork sold yielding more than $450,000 in sales. A few pieces are still available via the Museum’s website. The Traditional Cowboy Arts Association exhibition will also be on view at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum until January 2, 2023.

Since the first exhibition in 1999, the TCAA artists have created more than 900 uniquely Western works of art that have been documented in handsome annual catalogs. These pieces have changed the perception of Western craftsmanship and energized the field of equestrian arts.

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Where Craft Becomes Art

Art of the West profiles the importance of preserving and promoting Cowboy Arts and the upcoming annual Traditional Cowboys Arts Association show.

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Leland Hensley: His art, his process, and his inspiration

Rawhide Braider and TCAA member Leland Hensley has developed a reputation among collectors, working cowboys, and his fellow craftsmen for excellence in design, beauty, and functionality. Here he talks about his art and TCAA’s upcoming annual show.

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60th Western Heritage Awards

This year, at the 60th Western Heritage Awards—hosted by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum—the TCAA was honored to receive the prestigious Wrangler Award for our contribution to the preservation of
Western Culture.

In addition, TCAA members Scott Hardy and Beau Compton were privileged with the task of creating two completely bespoke belt buckles to honor Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Robert Duvall and George Strait.


Bring Home A Piece Of The West TCAA is excited to partner with The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to showcase the best in Western bits, spurs, rawhide braiding, saddlery and silverwork. We look forward to seeing you here. If you are unable to attend, proxy bidding is available by contacting Trent Riley at

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Scott Hardy – The Legend of a Western Silversmith

TCAA Silversmith and founding member Scott Hardy recounts some of his own artistic journey and shares his passion to see the future of this traditional handiwork carry on.

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Michael J. Nicola – When Craft Becomes Art

Michael J. Nicola tells the story and purpose of the TCAA—to capture and preserve the culture of the cowboy and the West, while elevating traditional Western crafts into celebrated works of art.

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The 2022

An Annual collection of the premier pieces in each discipline

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