The first-ever Cowboy Kicks fundraiser was held March 18 at Westerner Park. (Photo courtesy of Westerner Park)

Artists invited to be a part of 2023 Cowboy Kicks

Artists across the province are being invited to take part in the 2023 Cowboy Kicks project.

Those interested need to submit an expression of interest by Nov. 18, 2022.

Over 15 boots are available, in two boot sizes – a large one, which is over four feet high, and a small one, which is about 1.5 feet high. Artists selected will be paid $1,000/boot for the large boots and $400/boot for the small ones.

“The assignment is simple, yet unusual,” said Kathy Lacey, Cowboy Kicks Committee Chair. “The artist’s canvas to create their imaginative artwork is a fibreglass cowboy boot, which will then be sold off in an evening filled with entertainment and fun to raise funds for the Westerner Foundation, as well as a designated charity.”

Interested artists may submit an online application with their name, contact information, some examples of their artwork and a boot idea by the deadline.

“Not only is Cowboy Kicks a great way to support the Westerner Foundation, Cowboy Kicks is also a great way to support the arts community,” said Lacey.

A selection committee will go over the applications and choose the roster of artists for 2023. The boots will be ready to go by the end of December and they must be finished and delivered to Westerner Park by early April.

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