[Video] Cowgirl Up! “Quick Draw” contest

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 pieces go up for auction.  The video below is a snapshot of the event featuring V…Vaughan…from start, to finish, to sold.

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

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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