MAIN EVENT   |  January 18 - 22, 2023 Queen Creek, Arizona

The Montana Gathering

Fellowship Fundraising Event

Join us in Big Timber, Montana this summer! The Fellowship program is at the core mission of Art of the Cowgirl. The Art of the Cowgirl Fellowship program will encourage and further arts and trades amongst western women, both celebrating and continuing tradition and inspiring innovation. By establishing mentorship and investing in up and coming artists, we will foster creativity and preserve traditional art and functional gear. In providing this opportunity, our hope is that age, location, and lack of funds will no longer be a limiting factor for those interested in pursuing art and artistic trades.

The fellowship provides an opportunity for western artists to work with masters– a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn or refine their passion with some of the most talented makers in the business. Whether it be a fine art, functional trade, or horsemanship, these fellowships will enrich, empower and educate while honoring our western heritage. 

The Big Timber, MT event will consist of hands-on workshops and riding clinics, a small tradeshow showcasing some of our Masters and Recipients, kids dummy roping, Team Branding, and Ranch Rodeo! Proceeds from this event will go towards the Fellowship Program. 

Registration is required to participate in a clinic, workshop, or the competitions. This is not a ticketed event for Spectators. All are welcome to come and enjoy auditing the clinics, watching the competitions, or shopping at the small group of vendors. Registrations for workshops are open now. Competition entries open July 1 through the website here.

Schedule of Events

Friday August 19th

  • Horsemanship Video Clinic with Lee Smith
  • Packing and Wilderness Clinic with Cayde O’Brien, Karinthia Herweyer, Racheal Lineberger, Katie Horton and Jody Oliver
  • Cinch Building Class with Tia Watson
  • Horsehair Hitching Class with Teresa and Bill Black
  • Chink Building Class with Chelsea Sazama
  • Leather Carving Class with Nancy Martiny
  • Photography Retreat with Kimberly Beer and Phyllis Burchett (this retreat will run 17-21)
  • Tradeshow 3pm-9pm
  • Music 4pm-6pm
  • Friday Evening 6pm- Team Branding Competition

Saturday August 20th

  • Horsemanship Video Clinic with Lee Smith
  • Packing and Wilderness Clinic with Cayde O’Brien, Karinthia Herweyer, Racheal Lineberger, Katie Horton and Jody Oliver
  • Cinch Building Class with Tia Watson
  • Horsehair Hitching Class with Teresa and Bill Black
  • Chink Building Class with Chelsea Sazama
  • Leather Carving Class with Nancy Martiny
  • Photography Retreat with Kimberly Beer and Phyllis Burchett (this retreat will run 17-21)
  • Tradeshow 3pm-9pm
  • Saturday- Kids Dummy Roping Competition- 4pm- sign up on site
  • Music- 4-6pm
  • Saturday Evening Event 6pm-  Ranch Rodeo

Sunday August 21st

  • Horsemanship Video Clinic with Lee Smith
  • Packing and Wilderness Clinic with Cayde O’Brien, Karinthia Herweyer, Racheal Lineberger, Katie Horton and Jody Oliver (Half Day)
  • Cinch Building Class with Tia Watson
  • Horsehair Hitching Class with Teresa and Bill Black
  • Photography Retreat with Kimberly Beer and Phyllis Burchett (this retreat will run 17-21)

 Workshops

 Open Ranch Rodeo

Sign ups are CLOSED

Team Branding

Sign ups are CLOSED

Location

 Big Timber, Montana Fairgrounds

For more information, please email jaimie@artofthecowgirl.com

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I apply to be a Vendor?

No applications will be taken for vendor spots. This tradeshow will showcase some of Art of the Cowgirl’s Master Artists, Fellowship Recipients, Sponsors, and is by invitation only. 

 

Do I need to pay to come to the Event?

If you are a spectator, there is no ticket fee to come enjoy any part of the event. If you would like to participate in the competition or a workshop or clinic, you will need to register through our website.

 

Will this be like the Bozeman, Montana event was in 2021?

This will not be the same as the Bozeman event. This will be a much smaller event solely consisting of workshops and clinics, a small trade show, and some competitions for the whole family! 

When can I register for the Ranch Rodeo and Team Brandings?

July 1st. Registrations will be taken through our website here!