Cowgirl Up! “Quick Draw” contest [Video]

Cowgirl Up is an annual art event hosted by the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona.  On the final day of the event there is a “Quick Draw” competition in which female artists have one hour to paint or sculpt an original piece of artwork. Shortly after the competition the various works of art go up for auction. The video below is a snapshot of the Cowgirl Up event featuring V…Vaughan, from start, to finish, to sold.

About Cowgirl Up

Cowgirl Up is an annual western art exhibition and sale that takes place in Wickenburg, Arizona. This event celebrates the art and lifestyle of the American West, showcasing the work of talented artists from across the country. It is a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the western landscape through the eyes of some of the most talented artists in the industry.

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One of the highlights of the Cowgirl Up event is the Quick Draw competition. This exciting competition features talented artists creating a piece of art in just 60 minutes. The competition is a fast-paced, adrenaline-filled event that showcases the incredible talent of these artists. The finished artwork is then auctioned off to the highest bidder, with the proceeds going to support the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, which hosts the event.

In addition to the Quick Draw competition, Cowgirl Up also features a variety of other events, including art workshops, artist talks, and receptions. Attendees can also browse and purchase artwork from the exhibition, which includes paintings, sculptures, and other western-themed art.

Overall, Cowgirl Up is a must-see event for anyone interested in western art and culture. With its stunning artwork, exciting competitions, and lively atmosphere, it offers a unique and unforgettable experience that celebrates the rich heritage of the American West.

If you’ve been to Cowgirl Up before, leave a comment below and share your favorite aspects of this event in Wickenburg.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.


  1. I can’t wait to LOVE THIS!!! Am currently at sky harbor (PHX) flying back home after Cowgirl Up!!! For some reason the video won’t load on my iPhone!!! You were aweso e, mike!!!!

  2. That was soooooo cool… V..Vaughan is a wonderful gal, and awesome painter… what a neat idea to do that video… I will send it to all my friends so they will get a little peak at Cowgirl Up!

  3. Really nice job!! Both on the video, and on the Painting V..Vaughan. Truly amazing how you can do that in an hour… I LOVED that piece. Mike, nice to meet you at the after show party! V, see you again soon I hope!!!!

  4. I loved watching your Video, just proves what I say,…..”Georgia O’Keefe was the fore-runner of Virginia Vaughan”…..sept that VV isn’t an admitted Communist or cussed like a sailor….and VV is a better painter too.
    that’s my story and I’m stickin to it.

    R.Morris Patterson

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