Last Chance for Western Artists – Deadline April 1

"The Surround" by Jeff WolfCalling All Western Artists.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to be part of the World’s First Fine Art Sport.

Entry Deadline for the Spring Challenge at Sundance is April 1.

Entries will close at midnight on Friday – (tomorrow!)

Categories include Sculpture, Carving, Wet Mediums, Dry Mediums, and Photography.

Artists will be coming from California, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and more.

The event is being heavily promoted locally by newspapers, tv stations, radio stations, local businesses, and more.

This historic event is also being promoted globally online.

The  event location is among the  Top Rated Resorts in the United States – Sundance, Utah. (www.sundanceresort.com)

Register Here

Entries will only be accepted through midnight on Friday, April 1st.

All accommodations are available for Artists and the Public here.


The W.A.R.A. was featured yesterday in Cowboys and Indians Newsletter, here it is, in case you missed it.

Western Art Rodeo Association Call For Entries

There’s a new kind of art contest on the horizon this spring as the Western Art Rodeo Association (WARA) makes its debut with the Spring Challenge held at Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort. But you better hurry — the call for entries closes on April 1 for the event running April 29 – 30.

WARA is launching a new concept called art rodeos. Part art show, part competition, the shows are open to the public for viewing as entrants compete for prize money.  Structured like a rodeo competition, works will be entered in a series of go-rounds with four places paid money in each round.  Prize money will be recorded and accumulated toward yearly goals, so the more you enter the more you stand to gain.

Each competitor has the opportunity to have their artwork critiqued by judges one-on-one after the event, as well as interact with the general public. All the works are available for purchase concurrently with the show. WARA is also doing its part to encourage the next generation of Western artists with the inclusion of a high-school-level competition as part of the Spring Challenge.

Held at Robert Redford’s famed Sundance Resort near Park City, Utah, WARA’s Spring Challenge promises to change the way many Western artists think about exhibiting and selling their work. This is a milestone that shouldn’t be missed – visit them online to sign up for the Spring Challenge, or find them on Facebook for more information.



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Country Royalty on Tour

If you missed the superstar team-up of George Strait, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack last year, you’ve still got a second chance in April as this trio of country music royalty winds down the 2011 leg of their tour.They don’t call him King George for nothing: In the past 30 years, Strait has the most No. 1 singles of any artist — including Elvis Presley (57 to date inclusive of all charts). Strait has sold nearly 69 million records, and with 33 different platinum or multi-platinum albums he has the most platinum recordings in country music and the third in all genres, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. So, naturally, one of our favorite tracks off his Twang album is the old mariachi standard, “El Rey.”

But what’s a king without a queen?  McEntire is no slouch herself — the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) counts her as the the best-selling female country artist of all time. That doesn’t even begin to mention the success she’s become as a film, TV, and Broadway actress, or her apparel & home furnishings.  Her most recent recording, All The Women I Am marked her 34th studio album.

If you look hard enough, you can still find tickets to the April 1 show in Denver at the Pepsi Center, or make the trek to Salt Lake City for the April 2 show at EnergySolutions Arena. The tour winds down April 8 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri, and then closes out on April 9 at the KFC Yum! Arena in Louisville, Kentucky.

For more information on the tour, visit www.georgestrait.com.

Poem of the Week
Bill Toti gets the draw this week with “Fenceposts” as our Poem of the Week. Do you know a budding cowboy or cowgirl poet? Have them send submissions to mail@cowboysindians.com with “poetry” as the subject. Selected entries will appear online.

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