The CLA is publishing a wonderful new series of books featuring the finest artists working in the Traditional Longrifle Culture. Each book gives an overview of the artist’s life and work, along with many color photos of his or her finest work. Each book is 32 pages of full color, in 8-1/2″ x 11″ size, and signed by the artist for only $20.00 per volume. 


Volume 1             Mark Thomas, “Craftsman to the Past”

Volume 2             Ken Scott, “American Frontier Artist”

Volume 3             Calvin Tanner, “Historical Leatherwork”

Volume 4             Art DeCamp, “Master Horner”

Volume 5             Mark Elliot, “Artist and Craftsman”


As everybody is already aware; the Lexington Convention Center is under construction. The area where the 2019 Show was held will be demolished as of July 1st. This means we will not be able to have the show in the same area as we did for 2019. There will be a 33,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall completed by our show date

on October 29, 2020. The entrance will be off of High Street and will be ground level for unloading and show entry. Parking will be the same as it was in 2019.

If you have any questions please contact the CLA Office.

Katie Horn; CLA Office Manager


Have you heard or seen the latest big step for the CLA? We now have our own mobile app. Yes….we took a huge step in technology world. Be sure to check it out. Instructions for how to download and use it have been sent via email. If you have any questions or comments please contact Katie at the CLA office. 540-886-6189


Be sure to watch for the new and enhanced gallery section coming in 2020 to the American Tradition magazine. You don’t want to miss it. I will be getting in contact with the next bundle of artisans to be featured in the next edition. Watch your emails, your chance could be next.


The wonderful Brennan Longrifle will be on display at Front Royal at the KRF show on October 25th & 26th. Be sure to check it out!! You don’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity to take a change at winning this wonderful longrifle by Judson Brennan and his sons Jesse & Seth.



Be sure to mark your calendars. The annual CLA show has been changed to October 29-31, 2020. The change of date is due to the remodeling of the 2019 space taking place on July 1st. If you have any questions or anything please feel free to contact the CLA office at 540-886-6189.