Contemporary Makers dedicated to
preserving the old west
  • 2017 ACM Contest
  • 2017 1st Place
  • 2017 Showcase
  • ACM Makers 1
  • 2017 Makers 2
  • 2017 Makers 3
  • ACM 2017
  • Horse & Gun Magazine Article
  • 2015 Workshop Collage
  • 2015 1st Place Winners
  • 2015 1st Place Winners 2
  • 2015 2nd Place Winners
  • 2015 People’s Choice Awards
  • 2015 People’s Choice Awards 2
  • 2015 Roper Cowboy Marketplace – Group W Awards
  • 2015 Roper Cowboy Marketplace – Group W Awards 2
  • 2013 Winners Collage
We want you, the Public, and all PRCA and PRHF Cardholders come by and VOTE on your favorite Piece for the PEOPLE’S CHOICE Award. Voting is open Thursday – Saturday. Voting closes on Saturday at 5pm.

Art of the Cowboy Makers Contest


Roper Cowboy Market Place
Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas


Please check back here and follow  our facebook page for any news and upcoming information for 2017.

ACM Makers Contest is a unique experience for all those who attend whether you are a Maker, Vendor, Workshop Presenter, or Sponsor by providing  exposure to a direct market with a unique contest and vendor show that is full of Handmade, Homemade, and Custom items that are part of the our Heritage,
the Rancher, Farmer and Cowboy.

The Gods Roots Grass Roots of America.

We are joining forces with sponsor, guilds and organizations to keep this part of our world alive and thriving.
Giving opportunity and exposure to those, who may not be full time in the industry, or may hold other jobs outside of their passion for the Cowboy and Western Lifestyle.

If you are interested in participating as a
Sponsor, Maker, or Workshop Presenter
please contact us at 719-247-0062 or
email us at


Art of the Cowboys are from all parts of the Unites States and around the World.

Come visit us at the National Finals rodeo and be a part of the awards by voting on your favorite pieces


Registration link



We would like to invite all Makers to enter the Art of the Cowboy Makers Contest in Las Vegas during the National Finals Rodeo. 

We have several categories to enter in:

Bits –  Work Boots – Dress Boots – BraidingChaps/Chinks  – CinchEngraving – Hats –  Portfolio – Purse –  Rope BagSaddles – Spurs — Youth

You may enter an item that has been in previous contests, as long as it has not been in a past ACM Contest.  If you can’t make it to the NFR for all or even part of it,  you may still enter and have your entry shipped to us or send it in our trailer that will be leaving Colorado on December 5th,  we will ship it back to you after the contest or you have the option to sell it while at the ACM contest.

By taking part in the ACM contest you will be able to showcase your piece in front of consumers from across the United States who have a direct interest in the Western lifestyle, as well as compete among your peers.

During the ACM Contest we are having a vendor show called, Cowboy Cachet and Artisans. Here you can showcase your inventory, measure for that custom fit,  sell your products as well as it being  an outlet for makers across the United States who will be visiting during the NFR.  If you find another maker and want to share a booth, great!  We welcome you!

Maybe you’re Guild or Association would like to be represented and increase membership as well as showcase their members.   Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

We are dedicated to keep the heritage of the west alive! Application will be posted soon.

2017 ACM Contest

We would like to invite you, your Guild or Association and colleagues to enter the 2017 Art of the Cowboy Makers Contest and Showcase.  We will once again be at the Roper Cowboy Marketplace during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas Nevada.  On site participation is not required to enter. You may enter an item that has been in a previous contest  but not in an ACM contest.  Please follow the registration link for more information and to register.   We want to elevate the presence of the Maker and this is the Venue to accomplish that.  We Look forward to receiving your entry and taking part in continuing the heritage of our past.  You do not have to be present to enter as you may ship your entry.


Over 100,000 people attend The Roper Cowboy Marketplace during the 10 day show at The Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. Where else can your “works” be viewed by that many people in one place? The exposure and networking opportunities are outstanding.  Your completed registration will put you on our Makers Map.


We have also created a Elite Maker and Veteran Maker category. No competition will be held for this level Maker, but they may still display their goods to not only present to the public but to portray the “Works of Master Makers” who are known in their field and who have made their mark.


If you are interested in holding a workshop or class please follow the instruction under the Workshop tab.


If you choose to come to Las Vegas, we have negotiated discounted rooms for you at $49 mid week and $69 weekend. You will receive a link  to book your accommodations upon confirming your registration.    We will be notifying you via email and face book with workshops that would be available.  Please pass the information on in your newsletters and to guilds.


Please complete the registration by Oct 15 for your discount or email us with any questions  Follow us on Facebook for immediate news and information.


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