2015 Trappings of Texas

Trappings of Texas
Lead Them On
by Edgar Sotelo
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29th Annual Trappings of Texas

An Exhibit & Sale Of
Traditional Western Art & Custom Cowboy Gear

Opening Weekend Events: April 17 – 18, 2015
Exhibit: April 18 – May 31, 2015

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 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.

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About the Artist: Edgar Sotelo

Sulphur Springs, Texas

Edgar Sotelo is a fourth generation artist who was born in Durango, Mexico. He came to the U.S. and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1988. He put himself through school and his pencil drawings helped to pay his expenses. He was encouraged by his wife to try oil painting in the early 1990s. For the past eighteen years the Sotelo’s and their three daughters have lived in Sulphur Springs on their ranch, La Joya, The Jewel, where they raise American Quarter Horses. Sotelo believes in experiencing what he paints. He does this by attending charreadas in Texas and visiting ranches that allow him to ride along, giving him the opportunity to observe, record and preserve the charro/cowboy way of life. He is always looking for ranches and individuals who still do things much as they were done one-hundred years ago. Experiencing this first-hand has created a deeper respect and admiration for this vanishing culture and way of life.