Trading Treasures by Tim Cox
"I have always admired the creative collaborations the the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) members have done. While I was viewing the TCAA’s collection at the Crossings Art Show one year with Pablo Lozano and Domingo Hernandez, I began planning how I could do a collaboration with the TCAA.
I remember how Honorary Member, Don Hedgepeth, always brought his war bag of goods to trade with the Cowboy Artists of America on our trail rides each year and the fun that generated in camp. Many years ago, some of my cowboy classmates returned from the big northern ranches with shiny bits, spurs and braided wares and I was happy to trade with them. Many times since then, I have been at ranches with other cowboys and witnessed them trading their treasures.
I am excited to finally be doing a painting honoring western craftsmen from generations before, up and coming artisans, and the TCAA elite from now.