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Cowgirl Gathering Art Show

Call for Entries 

The Cowgirl Gathering + CGA

Invitational and Open Call

Open Call: September 3rd - October 16th

The Cowgirl Gathering & Cowgirl Artists of America invites emerging and established artists to submit original artworks to the 2nd annual Cowgirl Gathering Art Show and Sale. This exhibition will be open to the public from November 10th -13th, 2022, with opportunities for art demos.

Entry Details

Emerging and mid-career artists ages 18+ are invited to submit work for consideration for The Cowgirl Gathering Art Show and Sale. 

All 2-d media, including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, glass, fiber, digital, and mixed media, will be considered. 

Please be aware that the artcall system times out after 40 minutes. You can always come back to your application later. Updates can be made until the cutoff time.


Judging Criteria

  • Artists may present up to 3 pieces for consideration in the show. All works must be available for sale.
  • Attention will be paid to:

    • Initial impression 
    • Composition and Design 
    • Technical Execution 
    • Attracts and holds attention 
    • Aesthetic quality

  • All styles are welcome, no preference will be given for traditional or contemporary work.
  • Final curatorial changes, though rare, are reserved for The Cowgirl Gathering and Cowgirl Artists of America.


  • Best in Show award based on jury scores, featured on The Cowgirl Gathering and CGA™ instagram feed and website. 
  • Honorable Mention award based on jury scores, featured on The Cowgirl Gathering and CGA™ instagram feed and website. 
  • People’s Choice award based on votes by visitors, announced on the final day of the show. featured on The Cowgirl Gathering and CGA™ instagram feed and website. 
  • All exhibited works will be offered for sale by The Cowgirl Gathering for the duration of the show.
  • All submissions will be considered to be featured on social media and podcast interviews.
  • Additional prizes to be announced


Sarah Adcock. Sarah is Associate Curator for the C.M. Russell Museum and is an essential part of the team managing the Museum's exhibitions, outreach and programming. She possesses a wealth of knowledge of fine art in general, as well as the many contemporary and historical treasures held in the Museum's permanent collection.

Application Requirements


Up to 3 works may be submitted per application. One application per artist. 


All fine art, wall-hangable mediums are welcome. (We are looking to include sculpture next year.)


Original work only. Works created referencing another artist's photographs are allowed as long as you have the express permission of the photographer to use their photo for your work. There are no limits based on year made, but artwork should be indicative of your current style. No reproductions/prints with the exception of photography and printmaking. In these cases work, but be part of a limited edition, signed and numbered. Photographs should be printed on high quality, fine art paper; no canvas, metal, wood, etc.. If photography is part of a collage or mixed media piece, nontraditional printing surfaces are allowed. 


Works on surfaces with sides less than 1.5 inches must be framed. Works on paper must be framed and matted. Works with sides of 1.5 inches or more, must have finished sides or be framed. All work must have a wire hanger.


Submit the following for each work:

  • One tightly-cropped image of the work (full image, no frame, glass, or background) If the frame is a part of the actual artwork, include the frame in your image.
  • If selected artists will be required to send photos showing finished sides or framing per the prospectus guidelines. 

Technical Notes:

  • Files must be 10 MB or less jpg files
  • No specific file name requirements


Artwork submitted for consideration must be a minimum of $300.



  • Standard terms are a 60/40 split (60% of sale funds going to the artist).
  • Participating artists must sign a 90 day consignment contract upon acceptance to the show.


Delivery of artwork is Tuesday November 8th 8-4:30 and Wednesday November 9th 8AM- 11AM at the APHA headquarters, located at 122 E Exchange Ave Suite 420, Fort Worth, TX 76164

In some situations shipping may be available. Shipping both ways is paid for by the artist. Shipped artwork must be fully insured, packaged appropriately, and include a return shipping label.


October 3 – October 16:

 $25 for first piece, 50% off additional two pieces

Important Dates

Application Deadline: October 16, 2022

All application materials must be submitted by Saturday, October 16. Fees will not be refunded for incomplete applications.

Jury Process: October 17-19

Acceptance Notifications: October 20-21st

Acceptance status will be sent to all applicants.

Delivery of work: November 8th and 9th

Opening Reception November 10th

Show Open: November 10-13th

Pick up work: November 13th 


Location: APHA headquarters, located at 122 E Exchange Ave Suite 420, Fort Worth, TX 76164


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