Question: I have a ranch and would like to host a CA annual trail ride. How do I extend the invitation?
Answer: On the Contact Page, send an email giving as many details about your ranch as possible and you will contacted by a CA officer.
Question: What is Emeritus Status?
Answer: At any time, Active Members may request of the other members to be granted Emeritus Status, which means they remain a member of the organization in a limited capacity. They may exhibit two pieces at the annual show, but are ineligible to win awards. They may attend most CA functions, such as the annual trail ride, but cannot serve as officers, attend business meetings or vote on issues. This status was incorporated to be a status of semi-retirement for members who may have circumstances prohibiting them from participating fully in organizational activities, as Active Members are required.
Question: Why isn’t information on all past CA members available?
Answer: As with any membership organization, circumstances affect group relationships at times. Regardless of reasons people are no longer affiliated with the group, they will always be part of the history of Cowboy Artists of America.
Question: Why isn’t contact information provided for all CA members?
Answer: Contact information is provided according to artist and/or family preferences and authorization.
Question: Does the Cowboy Artists of America organization maintain a database of artwork?
Answer: Due to changing technology and the vast body of work spanning over several decades, the organization does not have a comprehensive database of all art produced by members. Individual CA artists websites, museum archives, and publications on CA history and art can provide more images/information.
Question: How much insurance should I have to protect my CA art?
Answer: Typically homeowner insurance policies provide for “contents,” or personal possessions including furniture, clothes, books, photos, technology, collectibles, etc. If you feel the total contents in your home, including valuables (art, jewelry, antiques, etc.) exceed the amount specified in your policy, you need to add a rider for “fine arts.” Insurance companies will require an appraisal for fine art listed on a rider.
Question: Where can I get an appraisal of CA artwork?
Answer: To obtain a valid appraisal, art must be seen in person by an accredited professional; photographs will not suffice. Artists cannot provide a professional appraisal, even of their own work, unless they are accredited. Galleries or museums can be helpful as well as appraisers.org.
Question: Where can I sell an original piece of CA artwork?
Answer: The CA does not make recommendations with regard to which galleries, auction houses, and/or websites to sell art. Do research and seek advice from professionals.
Question: Can I use CA art images for personal/business use or print/online sales?
Answer: Artists own and maintain legal copyright to any/all digital and/or print reproduction of original work, regardless of owner, unless they legally relinquish rights. Any use of artists’ images requires written consent from the artist (the creator) or copyright owner. Use of any kind without such contracted documentation is a copyright infringement and is subject to legal action.
EBay recognizes, respects and promotes artists’ rights, and as such works to develop and enforce policies and procedures for protecting intellectual property. The program, called the Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program, includes over 28,000 companies and individuals who may elect to post “VeRO: Participant About Me” pages which tells what their individual legal position is with regards to their intellectual property. Before selling on EBay, consult this information. This list is not comprehensive; if you don’t find the artist listed, contact directly the rights owner regarding their products and/or policies.
Question: I would like to stock CA catalogs/posters. Where can I get products?
Answer: The CA is interested in supplying products to galleries, museum gift shops, schools, libraries, etc. Please send an email through the Contact Page with your request and you will be contacted to make arrangements to receive products.
Question: Where can I learn more about past/present CA members and CA art acquisition and value?
Answer: The CA website provides general information about the organization, active, emeritus and deceased members as authorized. All CA members past/present maintain their individual businesses/records independent of the organization. Artist websites, galleries and museums are resources for more information about CA members and art.
How can I become a member of the Cowboy Artists of America?
Answer: Application information provided HERE.