[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.

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  1. V....vaughan
    March 25, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    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. Barb Minz
    March 27, 2013 at 2:15 am

    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. Mike's Road Trip
    March 27, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Thanks Barb! And, thanks for sharing “Mike’s Road Trip” and my Cowgirl Up! post with V… to your friends. If you could “like” my Facebook page, that would be great too. http://www.Facebook.com/MikesRoadTrip Cheers!

  4. Christina Holmes
    March 27, 2013 at 3:35 am

    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!!!!

  5. Mike's Road Trip
    March 27, 2013 at 3:48 am

    Hey Christina! Thanks. Great to meet you too. Thanks for stopping by my site. Ciao, Mike

  6. Rick Patterson
    March 27, 2013 at 8:07 am

    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

  7. Mike's Road Trip
    March 27, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks Rick! And thank you for stopping by and sharing. Cheers!

  8. Angalee DeForest
    March 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    V…Fantastic painting! Congratulations on a great execution and sale. Wish I had been there to see it! Angalee

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