Cowboy Artists of America Panel Discussions
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Generous support for these programs provided by Hugh & Marcia Ruddock

Location: Stagebrush Theatre
7020 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Seating by advance reservation only.



10-10:45 a.m. CAA: A History and a Legacy

What began one summer day with five artists, flourished into an unequalled organization that has lasted over five decades to become one of the most influential artists’ groups in American history, setting its course to authentically preserve and perpetuate the culture of the American West in fine art. In 2020, the organization celebrates a distinguished legacy and fifty-five-year commitment to realism and the narrative tradition of art, mentoring and scholarship programs, trail ride camaraderie, and a dedication to sharing the richness of our western heritage with future generations.

Moderator: Ned O’Hearn, Former Scottsdale City Councilman, Retired Commercial Real Estate Broker.

Panelists: Fred Fellows, CAA Emeritus; Tammy Fontaine, Director, The Eddie Basha Collection; Ruth Kaspar, CAA Honorary Member; Bill Nebeker, CAA sculptor & past President.


11-11:45 a.m. CAA: Perspectives

The Cowboy Artists of America have influenced the landscape of American art in ways its founders could never have imagined. This discussion reflects on the organization’s long-standing promotion of Western art from the museums and galleries that have produced exhibitions, the shows and sales that garnered widespread artist support, and the publications and programs that have made a lasting impact on the art community.

Moderator: Dr. Tricia Loscher, Assistant Director – Collections, Exhibitions & Research, Scottsdale’s Museum of the West.

Panelists: Teal Blake, CAA artist and current President; Trudy Hays, Executive Director, Scottsdale Artists’ School; Seth Hopkins, Executive Director, Booth Western Art Museum; Josh Rose, Editor of American Art Collector, Western Art Collector, American Fine Art Magazine, Native American Art and International Artist Magazine.