TCAA Spring Roundup
Spring Roundup with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery, May 19 to July 29, 2017
BIG HORN, Wyo (May 8, 2017) The Brinton Museum presents Spring Roundup with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association, an international exhibition featuring fourteen master artisans of the prestigious TCAA. A nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the standard of time-honored craftsmanship in the cowboy arts, the TCAA promotes the disciplines of silversmithing, rawhide braiding, bit and spur making, and saddlemaking, and the roles they play in the culture of the North American West. TCAA president, Wilson Capron says, “There is a strong culture and tradition that formed us and we are proud of it … The Brinton Museum is a perfect place to tell our story and to talk about the story of the West.”
The Brinton’s show includes exceptional pieces such as California Mission-style saddles with ornate, carved floral designs; decorative California-style spurs; sterling and gold metal work; ornate spade bits inlaid with fine silver; exquisite rawhide braided reins, and more. Spring Roundup with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association opens on Friday, May 19th . This exhibition continues in the third floor Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery through July 29th . Featured in The Brinton’s Traditional Cowboy Arts Association exhibit are award-winning artisans: Rick C. Bean (Star, ID), TCAA President Wilson Capron (Christoval, TX), Beau Compton (Tombstone, AZ), Mark Drain (Shelton, WA), Scott Hardy (Longview, Alberta, Canada), Leland Hensley (Meridian, TX), Pablo Lozano (Tandil, Argentina), Ernie Marsh (Lovell, WY), Pedro Pedrini (Adams, OR), Cary Schwarz (Salmon, ID), Chuck Stormes (Millarville, Alberta, Canada), Nate Wald (Lodge Grass, MT), Troy West (Azle, TX), and John Willemsma (Westcliffe, CO).
“The Spring Roundup with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association exhibit represents The Brinton Museum’s institutional commitment to Western Art that started with Bradford Brinton when he purchased the Quarter Circle A Ranch in 1923,” says Museum Director Kenneth Schuster. “We are honored to be able to showcase the works of these superb artisans whose exquisite craftsmanship represents the highest standard of the cowboy arts.”
Spring Roundup with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association is sponsored in part by Paul and Sandra Wallop, Leathercrafters Journal, Hermann Leather and First Interstate Bank.