New Book Release from Fireship Press - Paint ‘n Spurs: The Men Who Founded the Cowboy Artists of America

Tucson, AZ, March 07, 2017 --( Four men walked into a bar and over booze, beer and laughs they created a new art organization that represented America’s historical heritage. They called this creation The Cowboy Artists of America. The year was 1965; the place was the Oak Creek Tavern in Sedona, Arizona.

Fred Harman couldn’t attend the Oak Creek Tavern meeting, but he was there at the organizational meeting in Charlie Dye’s studio, three months later, with the other four founders. This is when the nitty-gritty of bylaws and rules were established.

The creation of this organization was not a whimsical act, nor was it a delusionary one. These men were fine artists and perfected their skill over many years. What made them unique is that they were also cowboys. Men who had worked the range, branded cattle and rode the long trail.

Now, over fifty years later, these cowboy artists, or artist cowboys, are together again in an informative and delightful biography of the founders of the Cowboy Artists of America called: Paint ‘n Spurs.

About the Author
Barbara Marriott has an eclectic career history that runs the gamut from fashion copywriting to editing a French Riviera newspaper, from management consultant to university professor, with a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology tucked in her pocket. Now retired, she spends her time writing fun historical fantasies and historical nonfiction, and is the author of several books including: Take the Train to Tucson and In Our Own Words.

Fireship Press
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Non-Fiction: Biography, Art History
Trade paperback: 978-1-61179-378-9 / $19.95 • ePub & Mobi: 978-1-61179-379-6 / $7.95
Available through: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks and Kobo

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