2012catSince the TCAA catalog was a Gold Addy winner for Oklahoma, it was advanced to the regional competition of American Federation of Advertisers – Arts & Sciences Categories – 10th District (which include four states, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and NW Lousiana).

These were the two categories that the catalog was entered in:

Collateral – Brochure, Sales Kit:
Entrant: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, TCAA Catalog (Traditional Cowboy Arts Association), Silver ADDY® Award

Collateral – Cards, Invitations or Announcements:
Entrant: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, TCAA Catalog (Traditional Cowboy Arts Association), Bronze ADDY® Award

As a Silver Addy winner in the regional competition it can advance yet again to the National Competition.

Although the catalog is entered in a design competition – it is great recognition for the Museum (and the TCAA) as the entrant and award winner.

About the AAF-Tenth District ADDY Winner

The District ADDY Judging was completed on Saturday. Congratulations, you have won at the District level of competition. For a complete list of district winners by club click HERE. All Gold winners will be automatically forwarded to the national level of competition at no additional cost to you. If you have won a Silver ADDY you will be contacted by national via email asking if you wish to have your Silver advanced. You will be contacted by national very soon.

Only Gold and Silver winners are allowed to advance to national.

The District ADDY Show will be Friday, April 12 during the District Convention in Tulsa. It will be held from 7 – 10 pm at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame next to the Hyatt Regency Tulsa which is the convention hotel.

Braidie Butters

And Our First Award Goes To…

Braidie-smallBraidie Butters began working in her Dad’s spur shop learning how to complete basic tasks in 2008. In June of 2009 she learned her first bright cut engraving in Folsom New Mexico from good friend Bill Lusk. From that point on Braidie was hooked on engraving. A few months later she took the basic bright cut engraving class offered by the TCAA in Oklahoma City where she was inspired to learn more about engraving and silversmithing.

Braidie now lives in Dalhart Texas where she runs B. Butters Silver creating custom designs and silverwork.