Cary Schwarz is a saddlemaker from Salmon, Idaho with three pieces currently on exhibit at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for their Traditional Cowboy Arts Association 15th Annual Exhibition & Sale entitled “Cowboy Crossings” The exhibit is on display from October 11 – January 5, 2014.
One of the pieces Cary is exhibiting is this folio which features a cover hand-carved in a Morning Glory motif. Cary recalls how such vines in the row crops were bad news on his childhood family farm, but they work beautifully on this notebook. The set includes a Leland Hensley rawhide-braided pen and special Rhodia paper inside.
Cary’s work has been exhibited at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Sun Valley, Idaho, the “Gathering of” exhibit at Elko, Nevada’s Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the “Trappings of the West” in Flagstaff, Arizona, “Trappings of Texas” in Alpine, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame inaugural TCAA show in 1999.