Art Show


Stamford Art Show

Stamford Art Foundation’s annual Art Show, the oldest continuously held show and sale in Texas and the third oldest of its kind in the U.S., is a four day visual celebration of our Western heritage, featuring scenes of the American West and of West Texas through original oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, pastel and pencil paintings and drawings, and sculptures.

The show is held in conjunction with the Texas Cowboy Reunion, a continuous tribute to the American West and its way of life.

We trust your visit to the exhibit and to the greatest amateur rodeo in the world will impart a feeling for the heritage of which we are proud.

John Selmon Memorial Gallery

The John Selmon Memorial Gallery is named for longtime SMS cowboy John “Scandalous John” Selmon who symbolized the Old West and its customs.  He was a cowboy – first, foremost and completely.  He was the kind of man reflected by the art exhibited in the gallery that carries his name.

Born in 1884, Selmon dedicated 52 years of his life to the SMS and the life he loved.  He was ranch foreman and arena director of the Texas Cowboy Reunion from the rodeo’s beginning in 1930 and holding that position for nearly 40 years.  He portrayed the characteristics of the West: honesty, hard work and simplicity.

The art featured in the gallery captures the many facets of his life and of the West. His spirit lives in the art and in the action in the TCR arena.

John Selmon

2020 Stamford Art Show Gallery Hours

The Gallery is open during the Texas Cowboy Reunion:

July 1, 2, 3, and 4th, 2020

Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

2018 Artists

  • Gary Bailey
  • Bill Barrick
  • Lyndy Benson
  • George Boutwell
  • Daniel Brook
  • Susan Brooke
  • Anthony Brown
  • R. Russell Brown
  • Pam Bunch
  • Hugh Campbell III
  • Kellie Campbell
  • Alexis Cowan
  • David Godfrey
  • Mary Haan
  • Maxie Kohout
  • Melissa Kohout
  • Daniel Maldonado
  • Curt Mattson
  • Barbara Mauldin
  • Chuck Mauldin
  • Jack Moss
  • Steve Napper
  • Tom Paulson
  • Robert Penny
  • Doug Prine
  • Ken Rowland
  • Linda Rust
  • Paul Cameron Smith
  • Gary Ward
  • K.W. Whitley