The founding fathers of the Cowboy Artists of America had a clear vision for the organization that endures today. The following Objectives, created by Joe Beeler, Charlie Dye, John Hampton and George Phippen in 1965, define the organization then, now, and as it continues into the future.
To perpetuate the memory and culture of the Old West as typified by the late Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, and others
To insure authentic representations of the life of the West, as it was and is
To maintain standards of quality in contemporary Western art;To help guide collectors of Western art
To give mutual assistance in protection of artists’ rights
To conduct a trail ride and campout in some locality of special interest once a year
To hold an annual joint exhibition of the works of active members.