As part of the desire to support the Cowboy Art community, the Cowboy Artists of America gives scholarships and awards to deserving artists of all ages through the CAA Joe Beeler Foundation. To encourage young artists, our group worked in conjunction with the Western Horseman Magazine, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to sponsor a Youth Art Contest.
One champion and reserve champion were selected in each of three age divisions: 8 and under; 9 to 13; and 14 to 18. Champions and reserve champions in each age division were on display during Cowboy Crossings at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Winners were chosen by: Western Horseman Senior Editor Jennifer Denison; Western Horseman Art Director, Ron Bonge; & CAA artist Tim Cox.
For more information and application forms on the CAA Joe Beeler Foundation, please click here: http://cowboyartistsofamerica.com/cowboy-artists-of-america-joe-beeler-foundation
Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner in the third annual Western Horseman/Cowboy Artists of America Youth Art Contest, Kara Kraemer, grand champion of the 2017 Western Horseman / Cowboy Artists of America Youth Art Contest, on her grand prize trip to the Cowboy Crossings sale and show at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Along with the trip, she was awarded a $1,000 Art Scholarship from the CAA Joe Beeler Foundations to be used at her discretion for supplies or to further her art education.