Applications are now open to anyone wishing to apply
There is no official application form
Application consists of an in-depth biography detailing your professional work, history, goals, and aspirations as it pertains to the discipline for which you are applying. Please be detailed so that reviewing members have a thorough understanding of you as an individual and a craftsperson.
High-quality, high-resolution photographs that fully represent your work and abilities. Please supply multiple examples so that the active members who will be evaluating your work may form an accurate and informed opinion.
Applicant must be present for a personal interview at the venue of the applicable spring or fall meeting when their application is being considered
Applicant must provide
(1) If applying as a saddle maker…one saddle.
(2) The other disciplines must provide a minimum of 3 pieces of work.
(Note, if applicant is elected as a member they may not use their application piece(s) for the TCAA exhibit and sale)
Applications will be accepted at either the spring or fall member meetings.
Application deadline is 30 days prior to the first day of the TCAA spring or fall meeting. A hard copy application must be received by Cary Schwarz TCAA Secretary 30 days prior to the applicable meeting date in order to be considered.
PO Box 2002
Salmon, Idaho 83467
* A 75% majority vote is required for membership. The vote is a secret ballot.
The world's best artisans. Pushing the craft forward.
Showcasing each year's finest work.
2022 TRADITIONAL COWBOY ARTS EXHIBITION & SALE
As the pinnacle of our events calendar, the exhibition showcases one-of-a-kind, handcrafted works exemplifying the finest skills found in the traditional cowboy arts—hosted by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Encounter the work of the masters with the very best of Saddlemaking, Bit and Spur Making, Silversmithing and Rawhide Braiding on display.
Pedro Pedrini, Cary Schwarz, Troy West and John Willemsma
Bit & Spur Making
Wilson Capron and Ernie Marsh
Beau Compton and Scott Hardy
Leland Hensley, Pablo Lozano, Nate Wald and Jay Adcock
Guest reservations can be made at the Ellison Hotel for this year’s show. Discounted Rate is $173/Night. This hotel is brand new and recently opened. We are excited for the opportunity to have them host our guests and TCAA Members for this years show!