The 29th Annual Cattlemen’s Western Art Show and Sale returns to the Paso Robles Event Center from March 29 to 31. In 1990, the Cattlemen’s Western Art Show got a modest start at the old Cooper Ranch outside of Paso Robles. Three artists gathered with a spouse and a cowboy. Artists Larry Bees and wife Jackie, Ernie Morris, Susanne Williams and cowboy Gary Williams. They decided there was a need for a Western art show on the Central Coast. Thanks to the San Luis Obispo Cattlemen’s Association, the show was established in 1990. It has become nationally recognized, drawing artists and art collectors from all over the Western states. This year, the featured artist is Vicki Catapano. She’s one of the West’s most respected and collectible realists and attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.

Whether you’re a serious or novice collector or just enjoy original paintings, prints and sculpture, this show offers something for everyone. Being one of the only shows of its type on the Central Coast, this is a unique chance to meet the artists; step into their world of creativity and hear the stories behind their art. Over 400 new works in acrylics, oils, pencils, pastels, scratchboard and sculptures of Western themes will be on display and available for purchase. If an original piece is outside your budget, a reproduction may be available.

The evening artist reception is Friday, March 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets for $20 includes hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting and no-host bar. The free show and sale runs from Saturday through Sunday, March 30 and 31. A Cattlemen’s BBQ lunch is available both days from 11:30 to 1:30 for $10.

For more information, go to cattlemenswesternartshow.com.