Since 1984, the Western Art Academy has been generously funded by— first and foremost — the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, its founder. Over the decades hundreds of rodeo committee members, individuals, and other foundations have contributed time, talent and funds to the continuing growth and development the WAA.



The Western Art Academy gratefully acknowledges these organizations for past and current funding and support:

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

San Antonio Livestock Exposition™

FortWorth Stock Show and Rodeo™

Museum of Western Art (formally the Cowboy Artists of America Museum)

L. D. Brinkman Foundation

Susan Kathleen Black Foundation

Majestic Arts Ranch Foundation

Cowboy Artists of America Joe Beeler Foundation