Cowboy artists of america - ca
Founded in 1965 in Sedona, Arizona by western artists Joe Beeler, Charlie Dye, John Hampton, and George Phippen, it is dedicated to promoting the subject matter and realist style of painting and sculpture in the tradition of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. Artists become members by election of current members with the understanding that members will participate in annual exhibitions with up to seven pieces of totally new work, and also will be on the annual trail ride and camp out in a western location of special interest. In 2009, the CAA, with its annual exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum, had 23 living active artist members, seven living emeritus members, and 24 deceased artist members. Source: "CA Cowboy Artists of America, 44th Annual Exhibition, 2009", Catalogue published by the Phoenix Art Museum.