2014 Trappings of Texas

Trappings of Texas

2014 OPENING WEEKEND EVENT
February 20 – 22, 2014

2014 TRAPPINGS EXHIBIT OPENS
February 22 – April 13, 2014

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28th Annual Trappings of Texas

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OPENING WEEKEND
February 20 – 22, 2014

Exhibit Dates
February 22 – April 13, 2014

CUSTOM COWBOY GEAR AND FINE WESTERN ART
MUSEUM OF THE BIG BEND
ALPINE, TEXAS


“For the past 25 years, as February threatens to turn into March, hundreds of pickups arrive in Alpine, Texas. For many of these visitors this oasis in the Big Bend area of the Rio Grande is a full tank from their home range. Some trucks are escorted by alert cow dogs, others pull horse trailers in route to spring ranch work. All bring folks interested in the arts of the West – spurs, bits, saddles, braided gear, fine horsehair ropes, drawings and other framed art depicting the ranch life they know so well.”

Don Reeves
McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum


The Trappings of Texas exhibition and sale
at the Museum of the Big Bend
has the well-earned reputation
as the longest running exhibit and sale of
traditional cowboy gear and Western art.

The 2014 weekend event is scheduled for February 20 – 22.

The Museum of the Big Bend is on the campus of
Sul Ross State University,
which is the birthplace of the NIRA
and home to one of the country’s most successful college rodeo programs.


Opening Weekend Schedule

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Cowboy Tales & Dinner*
Thursday, February 20, 2014
6:30 P.M.

Gage Hotel – Ritchey Brothers Building
Marathon, Texas

ED ASHURST, MIKE CAPRON,
ROSS KNOX & BOOTS O’NEAL!

Gather for a memorable evening of tales, laughter and fun
with four of the most entertaining cowboys of our time!

Join prolific poet, Ross Knox, famous cowpuncher, Boots O’Neal, southwest cowboy
and author, Ed Ashurst and fine Western and Trappings of Texas artist,
Mike Capron for a night to remember.

Ed Ashurst’s newly released book,
Real Cowboys – Grand Canyon to Mexico,
illustrated by Mike Capron, will be available for purchase.

Enjoy fine dining, beer and wine from the critically acclaimed 12 Gage Restaurant.

Sponsored in part by the Gage Hotel

$75/Person

*Call 432.837.8143 for ticket information
or Download Trappings Invitation Brochure and Ticket Order Form

Preview Party*
Friday, February 21, 2014
5 to 8 P.M.

Museum of the Big Bend
Alpine, Texas

Enjoy a special evening with the Artists and be the first to preview the exhibit.

”On the Patio” at the Reata Restaurant – 6 P.M.
Appetizers & Cash Bar 203 North 5th Street

Sponsored by the Reata Restaurant

*Event Sponsors & VIP Buyers Only

*Call 432.837.8143 for sponsorship information
or Click Here on how to become a sponsor.

Opening Exhibit, Sale & Reception
Saturday, February 22, 2014
5 to 8 P.M.

Museum of the Big Bend
Alpine, Texas

The Great West Texas Party!

Join your friends at the museum for an evening of fine food, libations and the opportunity
to purchase the best of custom cowboy gear and fine Western art.

Commissions from the Sale support the museum’s
dynamic program of exhibitions and public outreach.

The TRAPPINGS OF TEXAS exhibit will be open to the public
from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Saturday.

Last year, tickets sold out early so CALL NOW to purchase your tickets!

$50/Person

*Call 432.837.8143 for ticket information.
or Download Trappings Invitation Brochure and Ticket Order Form

Click here on how to become a sponsor.


And Afterwards…

KICK UP YOUR HEELS

Craig Carter & The Spur of the Moment Band

Saturday, February 22 – 9 p.m.
Alpine Civic Center

Benefiting the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend

For tickets, call 432.837.5539


RESERVE YOUR ROOM NOW!

Ask about Special Weekend Rates

The Historic Holland Hotel
432.837.2800

The Maverick Inn
432.837.0628

Gage Hotel
432.386.4205

For more information about the Big Bend
and additional accommodations:

www.alpinetexas.com
www.fortdavis.com

www.marathontexas.net

www.marfacc.com

www.visitalpinetx.com

www.visitbigbend.com

www.texasmountaintrail.com



Photos © Jim Bones