During the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, you'll find the highest quality authentic western gear, arts and crafts at this marketplace.
The Mercantile will be located in the Elko Convention & Visitors Authority Conference Center
724 Moren Way, Elko, Nevada 89801
(right next door to the Convention Center)
Big Sky Antlers & Montana Turtle - Stevensville, MT
Elk and deer antler sheds are the base of the hand-crafted belt buckles, sculptures, furniture and more by Craig Krzychi, while Turtle Klaus creates hand engraved jewelry, demonstrating an old-world feeling with hammer and chisel to create necklaces, rings, spurs, belt buckles, money clips and more. www.montanaturtle.com
B.Pozzitive Baggs - Spokane, WA
Betsy Pozzanghera (B.Pozzitive) Baggs are Betsy’s creation: with de-construction of used leather goods such as jackets, skirts and boots, leather belts and horse tack along with gifted and new hides, reconfigured as one-of-a-kind bags, purses, briefcases, earrings and much more. Meet Betsy on Facebook.
Chaz Mitchell Custom Hatz - New Castle, UT
Chaz Mitchell is the man behind these hand-crafted, home-made, hair-raising hats, made by a witty, wild-eyed, western-bred buckaroo. Quality workmanship, USA-best products only, of pure beaver felt, ribbon, silver conchos and good quality leather sweatbands so you can wear your hat all day and not want to take it off for bed.
Couture West LLC. - Melba, ID
Beautiful jewelry created by artists Susan Adams and Kim Klass, accented by Western antiques, “Old Pawn” Native American Indian jewelry, Navajo rugs, vintage art and weavings - all made in the USA as a backdrop of color focusing on individually handcrafted jewelry.
D & S Designs - Marsing, ID
Don and Shirly Bishop offer handmade necklaces, bracelets, earrings and scarf slides of sliver, pewter, stainless steel and leather paired with semi-precious stone elements for jewelry that brings out their natural beauty for that one-of-a-kind, go-to appearance.
Desert Sage Bead Art - Sparks, NV
As a non-Native American, Kathleen Brannon feels most fortunate to have learned the techniques of bead work from extraordinary Navajo artists, who were generous in sharing their artistic knowledge. A trained acrylic artist who evolved to bead work in the mid 1980s, Kathleen's work uses ancient symbols of first peoples worldwide with an integrity of color to transform her designs into contemporary bead art cuff bracelets. www.desertsagebeadart.com/
Helen Dougal Mecates - Montello, NV
Handmade horsehair mecates, snaffle bits, two-reins and bosals/hackamores (twisted from horse mane hair, other textures if specially-ordered). Sizes vary, and all ropes are made without a core in the center. Your horse will love these traditional pieces by a third-generation braider. Meet Helen on Facebook.
Melinda Horn Silver - Hico, TX
Hand-engraved jewelry from sterling silver, copper and brass. Melinda Horn offers completely unique works in style and look - earrings, pendants, scarf slides, bracelets and rings. www.melindahorn.com
IFA Country Stores - Elko, NV
IFA Country Stores offer a wide variety of goods for agriculture, rural and urban country iiving, including clothing and footwear. At the IFA Elko Location, you’ll also find equine needs, home and garden, livestock and agriculture, and pet supplies. www.ifa-coop.com
Juniper Ridge - Berkeley, CA
All Juniper Ridge products are 100% Natural and produced using old perfume-making techniques. We are inspired by mountain meadows, wet earth beneath fir trees, wind sweeping over a glacier or down a late-season/sun-baked canyon, the Mojave Desert at sunrise, thick fog-draped Big Sur wildflower gardens, around campfires and along the dirt roads and trails of the West: scents that we conceive and formulate in our Oakland, California, workshop. www.juniperridge.com
John Mabe: Handmade Knives - Haines, OR
Making original hand-forged knives for 18 years, John Mabe has developed his own method of creating knives from a fascinating selection of different steels, so every knife is one-of-a-kind. Meet John on Facebook.
Magdalina Art Studio - Sacramento, CA
Born in Russia’s Siberia, alumni of Russia's most prestigious Surikov Art Academy of Moscow and former professor at Krasnoyarsk Art Institute, Valeriy Kagounkin became a U.S. citizen in 1998. Growing up in a farming community, Valeriy always wanted to live the cowboy way. He now brings the two cultures together in Western art, using bold colors in acrylics and oil. www.magdalinaartstudio.com
Tomas Mitchell Fine Art Photography - Midvale, UT
Tomas W. Mitchell began photography as a hobby that quickly turned into a lifestyle of always taking photographs. Fine art photography of wildlife and landscapes printed on paper, canvas and aluminum. Framed in barnwood and other rustic materials. www.twmitchell.com
Montana Metal Art - Bozeman, MT
Brian Nelson's Montana Metal Art company offers unique 3-dimensional metal art decor for your home, office, ranch, cabin or vacation property. The company also creates custom signs. Each creation is made from a hand-drawn design by artist Cameron Marcoux of 100% USA products, and then individually CNC precision cut for accuracy, finished with high-quality clear coats. www.montanametalart.com
Orderville Vines - Delta, UT
Esther Duncan employs both cram pot and ice-dyed techniques in creating her line of wonderful-to-wear silk scarves and wild rags, with a color palette from wood roots, resin, nuts and bugs for color and alum, copper and iron as mordents and modifiers. www.ordervillevines.com
Pope’s Fine Leather - Elk Ridge, UT
Lee Pope offers sheepskin-lined cell phone cases, handcrafted to fit your phone; knife and tool holsters, crafted to fit perfectly; packer saddle bags-saw included; and the Dee Crown Collection of engraved or plain necklace pendants, bolo ties and scarf slides.
Re-Ride Stories - Oregon House, CA
At Re-Ride Stories, mother and daughter artists Denise DeShon and Jennie Porter believe everything deserves a second chance! Inspired by vintage Western leather goods, each piece is one-of-a-kind and handmade in their Northern California studio. Whether it is a beautiful belt or a custom purse or jewelry, these creations of wearable art are sure to turn every head on the ranch. www.reridestories.com
Rockin’ 3H BBQ Sauce & Dippen’ Sauce - Lakeview, OR
Stop by and sample these delicious sauces created by Andy Hogue; you’ll be sure to want to use these tasty goods for dipping or simply as a BBQ sauce on everything you grill. Meet Andy on Facebook.
Santa Me’ - Pullman, WA
Teresa Harkins’ love of the outdoors and nature’s patterns, dramatic lines and natural colors inspires her to include natural artifacts, precious metals and pearls in her creations. A fine art jeweler since 1997, Tresa was mentored by gold- and silversmiths and has created her own line of findings in sterling silver and gold vermeil. Her designs range from elegant to service, and from energetic to playful. www.santame.com
Shooting Star Saddlery - Niarada, MT
Jeff Morrow is dedicated to making fine gear from the best leather available, including exotics. He builds heirloom-quality saddles, chaps and chinks, leather gun accessories and other personal items. Custom work accepted. www.shootingstar.montana.com
TLA Treasures - Holladay, UT
Anthony Nelson features beautiful handcrafted diamond-cut pewter goods. Hair clips and barrettes, belt buckles, bolo ties, concho belts, fingurines, necklace sets, and more. Meet TLA Treasures on Facebook.
Triggers Boutique - Reno, NV
Sue and Rusty Herberger have gathered together the ultimate in Cowgirl Chic, with high-end ladies wear and accessories for every aspiring fashionista's dream – clothing, boots, jewelry, purses and more. www.triggersreno.com
Which Way’d They Go - Walnut Creek, CA
David Foorman’s always-changing and amazing collection of Western antiques and collectibles include vintage books and bookends, pocket knives, vintage Western art and sculptures, pocket watches, granite ware, and plenty more.
Wildcat Gold & Silversmiths - Reed Point, MT
American engraver and artist Kendall Smith has built his success on the values and work ethic learned early in life from his engraver father who created custom firearms. Located in Montana, Kendall produces custom silver and gold products including belt buckle sets and jewelry as well as hand engraving knives and firearms. www.wildcatengraving.com/
Kathy Wipfler Fine Art - Jackson, WY
Paintings, drawings, woodblock prints, neck ties and stationary are available from artist Kathy Wipfler, all with a rich view of the natural life and cowboy experience in the mountains of western Wyoming. www.kathywipfler.com/
Chaz Hats banner image by Jessica Brandi Lifland.
Gallery of 2019 Mercantile vendor images: Triggers Boutique, photographer unknown; Valeriy Kagounkin by David Tau; Big Sky Antlers, photographer unknown; TLA Treasures by Charlie Ekburg.