Montana Gathering

June 2-4, 2023

Big Timber Fairgrounds

 Join us in Big Timber this summer! The Montana Gathering will consist of hands-on workshops and riding clinics and a fundraiser dinner and dance.  Proceeds from this event will go towards the Fellowship Program. Registration is required to participate in a clinic or workshop.  Come enjoy Little Jane and the Pistol Whips and a great dinner Friday evening from 6-9pm catered by Crazy Peak Catering. Youth dummy roping Friday at 5pm. Tickets for dinner and dance can be purchased online or at the door. 

2023 Fellowship Raffle Saddle

Saddle made by former Fellowship Recipient Chelsea Sazama

15.5″ roughout seat featuring handmade silver conchos with sunflower tooling.

All proceeds to benefit the Art of the Cowgirl Fellowship Program.


Price:$20/each or 8/$100

About Art of the Cowgirl

In order to encourage and assist emerging artists of the western genre, Art of the Cowgirl provides a showcase through an annual gathering that celebrates cowgirls and their artistic contributions to the western lifestyle. In so doing, it raises the necessary funds to support emerging artists in expanding their knowledge and skills via fellowships with master artists in their field.

The Event

We will feature female makers, including master artists, silversmiths, braiders, saddlemakers, and horsewomen. The event will not only provide entertainment and honor women of the west, but also provide fellowships to individuals to further their knowledge with master artists in the trade of choice. The contributions of these cowgirl makers are truly worth celebrating and we look forward to sharing them with you.

Art of the Cowgirl is a gathering to celebrate cowgirls and their contributions to western lifestyle and culture, to raise funds to support up and coming artists to expand their knowledge and skills via fellowships with master artists in their field. Event includes a trade show, music, all women’s ranch rodeo, elite ranch horse sale, world’s greatest horsewoman, art auction, horse clinician demonstrations, colt starting, stock dog demonstration, trick riding, artist demonstrations, and much more!

Hands-on workshops and riding clinics are available as well for additional charge.

Kids 15 and under are free. Tickets are fully refundable up until the event. (No refunds after the event). Tickets will also be sold at the gate each day of the event.

Day tickets will be sold starting December 20th. Day tickets and 5 day passes will be available at the gate during the event.

Second Annual Betty Kunesh Award

Presented by Art of the Cowgirl

In honor of Grandma Betty, we have created the Betty Kunesh Legacy Award. This award is to be given to a woman who embodies the cowgirl spirit. Our hope is to honor those special women who are not always in the lime light: the women who work hard their whole lives leading by example, embracing fellowship and community, and honoring the western lifestyle.

We would like to congratulate the 2023 Recipient of this award, Judy Elam.

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