TEXAS: AN ARTFUL ALLIANCE

TEXAS: AN ARTFUL ALLIANCE

Above image: RED by Linda Pace

Image: Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1957, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. © 1998 by Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

PAINTING THE PICTURE

The art scene in Texas is complex with a myriad of collectors, arts and organizations who only want the best for the state’s cultural future. Here, San Antonio and New York’s Ruiz-Healy Art Gallery owner Patricia Ruiz-Healy, PhD. and Lance Avery Morgan gather to share ideas about the state of the union of the art scene In Texas these days.

Ruiz-Healy Art Gallery’s Patricia Ruiz-Healy, PhD. is a wealth of knowledge and is privy to so much art. When asked what she’s seeing these days that she loves, because she sees a lot, she’s quick to share, “There are so many strong exhibits, from the current Blanton Museum Words Matters show about the importance of language in Latin America and Latinx artists, to the Museum of Fine Art Houston’s Kindred Spirits presenting the work of two women artists Louise Nevelson and Texan Dorothy Hood. Organizations are including more and more Latinx artists’ works (a person of Latin American origin or descent that offers a gender-neutral alternative to Latino or Latina) to their surveys and more exhibits are now comprised of women artists. I am all for inclusivity in art. Plus, the programming at the Dallas Museum of Art, their Jonas Wood survey comes to mind, as well as El Paso Museum of Art who just had their 5th Transborder Biennial with good critical and public success are examples of the breadth of art here.

Miguel Covarrubias mural with Henry Moore sculpture at Dallas Museum of Art

There are so many art-focused organizations have raised funds for the arts and arts-related organizations like Two X Two in Dallas, Glasstire in Houston, The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, The Contemporary Austin, and more. She shares, “It’s pretty comparable to fundraising in major art centers. The largest one in Texas, which I know of, is the Two x Two gala where almost 10 million dollars was raised recently. Texans are very generous human beings,” confides Ruiz-Healy.

So much so, that according to the Texas Cultural Trust’s 2019 State of the Art’s Report, the economic research, compiled from state and federal data sets, shows that taxable revenue from the arts and culture industry has grown by 15.5% over the past decade and in 2017 alone, the arts and culture industry generated $5.59 billion in taxable sales for the Texas economy, totaling nearly $350 million dollars in state sales tax revenue. The report also details the impact of the arts on Texas’ travel and tourism industry, which surpassed $75 billion in 2017, an approximate 9% increase from 2015. What a significant presence the state has in the world of culture.

We know that contemporary art and artists are abundant in Texas. The trends she is exposed to, and recommends investing in with Texas artists are plentiful. “If I were to place a bet, I will do it in African-American and Latinx artists. I think that the general public is just beginning to notice the amazing art contributions that Latinx artists are making,” says Ruiz-Healy. Texas has always had strong artists, Robert Rauschenberg and Julian Schnabel, just to mention two, whose 20th century works revolutionize what It was to create American Art. Now we have solid MFA programs and serious art programs in world class museums like The Menil Collection in Houston, the Nasher Sculpture Garden in Dallas and the McNay Art Museum and internationally recognize artists in residence programs like Artpace, San Antonio and the Core program at the MFA Houston. From these places artists are creating more significant work that has to do with today’s, and future, concerns.”

The McNay Art Museum is an interesting example of a cultural institution’s longtime presence in the state and according to them it engages a diverse community in the discovery and enjoyment of the visual arts. Built in the 1920s by artist and educator Marion Koogler McNay, the Spanish Colonial Revival residence became the site of Texas’s first museum of modern art when it opened in 1954. Today, more than 140,000 visitors a year enjoy works by modern masters from around the world. The 23 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds include engaging sculptures and space for meditative contemplation. The 45,000 square-foot Jane & Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions features three significant exhibitions annually. For 65 years, the McNay has enchanted visitors with its art, architecture, and ambiance. The museum offers rich and varied exhibitions as well as rotating displays in the Main Collection Galleries from the 20,000 works in the collection; more than 45,000 adults, teachers, students, and families take advantage of a variety of education programs and innovative educational resources.

In San Antonio the Linda Pace Foundation’s new Ruby City project is also of note in the art world.  Set to open in the fall of 2019, it will surely be recognized around the world as a major force. Ruby City, a new contemporary art center, will open to the public on October 13, 2019, 12 years after the vision for the building was first imagined by the late Pace. Home to the organization’s growing permanent collection, the building is designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Alamo Architects, and is dedicated to providing a space for the city’s thriving creative community to experience works by both local and internationally-acclaimed artists. The design for the 14,000 square-foot building is inspired, in part, by the Spanish Missions found throughout the Southwest, constructed by the Spanish Empire during the 16th to 19th centuries. The exterior skin consists of a precast concrete fabricated in Mexico City, which has been imbued with a rich red giving the building its ruby glow. For the first ten feet up, the concrete is a polished finish, ground smoothly to be touched by passersby; above, the concrete wall is rough, sharp, and encrusted with varying shades of red glass. Two crowning lanterns adorn the top of the structure, creating an animated roofline that in turn draws natural light into the gallery spaces.  The interior entrance and lobby have also been constructed in the same crimson hue, preserve Pace’s original vision of a “ruby city.”

Artpace is another part of San Antonio’s art scene and is unique in many ways. In 24 years, they’ve showcased 239 artists, been awarded three Golden Lions, seven Turner Prizes, eight MacArthur Foundation grants, 17 Joan Mitchell Foundation grants and 46 Whitney Biennial Artists have been selected.

THE COLLECTOR’S EYE

When buying a piece of art, or collaborate with an artist or gallery, there are the several qualities of the artist, and their art. According to Ruiz-Healy, “I look for a new voice that talks about meaningful life aspects and formal elements have to be solid. In other words, the work message has to be resilient and has to look like it was done properly and professionally. The intersection of art and architecture is something that talks to me in a deeper level. I appreciate visiting wonderful sites where I can have a moving experience. Great architecture in museums, for example, is today’s cathedrals. This is one of the reasons that art people love visiting Marfa with their incredible work left by Donald Judd and his friends. That’s why I also believe that art galleries are never going to disappear because we want to experience art in a dedicated space.”

 Then there are the art fairs the Dallas Art Fair, Pop Austin, Houston Art Fair and events in San Antonio at that level. They are good for both collectors and artists, she says.Dallas does a very good job with their fair and so does the McNay Art Museum with their print and works on paper art fair. The McNay one has been going on for 23 years and it’s the only event of this type in the whole Southwest. To have a good art scene you have to have three things: artists, museums that showcase their work and art collectors. These three items go hand in hand.”

 Collectors like Kenny Goss of the Goss-Michael Foundation and Howard and Cindy Rachofsky, both in Dallas, are stewarding private collections with a non-profit point of view is a path for the future. “I think that private collections, in dedicated spaces like Goss-Michael, the Rachofskys in Dallas, and the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, do a good service to the community because they can inspire more art collecting and preservation. But at the end of the day you have to make active those spaces with meaningful programming otherwise you run the risk of deactivation,” states Ruiz-Healy.

 If you are buying contemporary is important to buy with both the eye and the brains. Try to take your time in finding out why is a specific work talking to you. Here are three tips, according to Patricia Ruiz-Healy:

  1. Read the artist’s CV and biography.
  2. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to the gallery director.
  3. Don’t make rush decisions, most galleries can put a work in hold for a brief period of time; and please don’t ever buy art in cruise ships or along the seine river.

 The relationship between the artist/gallerist and the artwork buyer is important, shares Healy. “I have art collectors who only buy artists that they know personally, but most of my buyers don’t know the artist personally. As a gallerist the personal connection is very important, but I sell quite a bit electronically and in fairs where nobody knows me. At the end of the day is all about the work and that’s the way it should be. Collectors have so much information so now it’s easier to make decisions based on research.”

 When asked what the perfect age for a collector to begin collecting is, Healy confides her point of view.You can start as a ten-year-old with an original print that speaks to you. Print-making techniques like woodcut, lithography, etching, etc. have been around for centuries. There is this misconception that prints are not original, yet they definitely are because they were created with a specific technique in mind. The difference between print and paintings is that they are not unique. Printmaking usually forms part of a limited edition.”

 We believe that art influences culture and fashion in Texas and Ruiz-Healy agrees.  “Nowadays with digital information so engrained in our lives the intersections of art, culture, fashion, and food are more and more married. I think that culture influences art and very frequently art inspires fashion. We all live feeding each other in more ways that we can think of.”

 In fact, art affects and influences every Texan, shares Ruiz-Healy.Art can be many things for different people. In general good art has a distinctive presence and is many times a conversation piece. Texans enjoy beautiful clothes, homes, gardens and you have to have the art for to make your surroundings more special. The level of sophistication that art brings to a home cannot be match by anything else. You can have a beautiful hand painted wall paper but it’s just a nice wall paper it’s not a timeless work of art.”

“Good art is a special paragon of a club where most informed and sophisticated people want to belong to,” she says and we couldn’t agree more as the landscape of the Texas art scene will continue to revolve.

AMARILLO MUSEUM OF ART

The Amarillo Museum of Art plays a significant role in the cultural offerings of the Texas Panhandle.  With a robust schedule of temporary exhibitions, there is always something new to experience at AMoA.  Museum visitors can expect to see outstanding works of art from a variety of sources including contemporary artists, historically significant works, and the Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price Collection that includes Indian and Southeast Asian sculpture, middle-eastern textiles, and Japanese woodblock prints.

Other significant landmarks in Amarillo include Ant Farm’s Cadillac Ranch, the original structure that inspired Ed Ruscha’s iconic painting and print series Standard Station, Amarillo, and Robert Smithson’s Amarillo Ramp (appointment only).  Centrally located in the Texas Panhandle and geographically isolated from metropolitan areas, the AMoA provides important and diverse visual arts programming. AMoA is located on the Washington Street campus of Amarillo College and is close to I-40, I-27 and historic Route 66.

For more information, visit AmarilloArt.org

ART MUSEUM OF SOUTH TEXAS

The Art Museum of South Texas, an architectural gem on the Corpus Christi Bayfront, enlivens the Texas Coast with its sophisticated permanent collection as well as traveling exhibits and enrichment opportunities for adults and families.

The gleaming white walls of the AMST have been a landmark. Designed by architectural icon Philip Johnson, the three-level facility is constructed of poured white concrete and shell aggregate radiate the South Texas heat and light. Internationally renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta of Mexico designed the major 2006 expansion that features 13 rooftop pyramids as well as stunning use of color and light. The addition doubled the gallery and exhibition space and added an expanded museum store and café that overlooks the bay and ship channel.

AMST’s permanent collection includes nearly 2,000 works reflecting the museum’s focus on the Americas with interest in Texas and the region, including Mexico.

For more information, visit ArtMuseumOfSouthTexas.org

 

Image: Art Museun of South Texas

BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

In Austin, Artists with Plenty to Say

Political.  Poetic.  Personal. 

These are just a few adjectives that describe the work in Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton, on view through May 26 at Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art.

And here’s another must-see.

You really don’t want to miss this show, featuring 50 artists from across Latin America using language, letters, and words to make statements that range from the thought-provoking to the playful. It’s a colorful and diverse exhibition of more than 150 works that include sculpture, screen prints, and even Mail Art. What’s more, this timely exhibition highlights one of the Blanton’s undeniable strengths, its renowned Latin American Art collection. Notable artists such as Carlos Amorales, Ana Bella Geiger, Lilian Porter, and Joaquin Torres-Garcia are included.

Whether you’re in Austin for a business deal or a graduation celebration, make time to see Words/Matter. Chances are, you’ll leave with yet another word in mind: inspired.

For more information visit BlantonMuseum.org

Image: Make Tacos Not War by Alejandro Diaz. On loan by Carolyn Farb, Houston

David LarnEd

David Larned is a nationally renowned portrait painter based in Houston. He paints commissioned portraits for both private families and public institutions alike. Recently he completed a double portrait of former President George H.W. and former First Lady Barbara Bush for Methodist Hospital in Houston.

His paintings hang in museums, state capitals, court houses, universities, hospitals, clubs, corporations, and many private homes from Texas to Singapore. To see more of his work, or commission a painting, you can connect directly.

For more information, visit DavidLarned.com

 

Image: Former President George H.W. Bush and Former First Lady Barbara Bush

INSIGHT GALLERY

InSight Gallery represents a select group of the finest painters and sculptors living and working today in landscape, figurative, impressionistic, still life, wildlife and Western art. We are located in charming Fredericksburg, Texas, a thriving tourist destination in the Hill Country.

Housed in a beautifully restored building that originally dates to 1907, InSight Gallery boasts 8,000 square feet of show space in an environment designed to feel like a museum. Home to numerous award winning Prix de West, Autry/Masters of the American West, Quest for the West, Briscoe Night of Artists, Cowboy Artists of America (CAA), American Impressionist Society Masters and Oil Painters of America (OPA) signature members and Master Artist, InSight Gallery has a diverse body of work at any given time.

Sixty of the most well-recognized representational artists from throughout the United States, and six from overseas, are all housed under one roof making InSight Gallery a must see destination for art lovers.

For more information, visit InsightGallery.com

Image: Awaiting the Great Spirits by Jeremy Winborg, Oil, 30x34.5

 

KERRVILLE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

Spend Memorial Day weekend in the beautiful Hill Country at the 6th Annual Kerrville Festival of the Arts.  Held May 25th and 26th in historic downtown Kerrville, this outdoor juried show features the work of more than 120 artists working in mediums including painting, sculpture, glass, metal work, fiber, jewelry, leather and photography. Artisans and crafters from across the state and beyond offer high-quality creations to suit everyone’s taste and budget. 

Exhibitors include Houston artist Inga Godejord whose one-of-a-kind hand-painted designs on French Jacquard silk dyes are exquisite, and award-winning Austin goldsmith Steve Kriechbaum, whose timeless jewelry creations encompass both traditional and contemporary elements. Hill Country wood sculptor Ted Armulowicz creates heirloom-quality pieces sourced with wood from natural habitats, influenced with organic simplicity and natural edges and  hand finished with natural oils.

For more information, visit  KVArtFest.org

RIVERS EDGE GALLERY, KERRVILLE

Looking for that perfect Hill Country vista to hang above the mantle? Or, perhaps a more contemporary piece to tie your living space together? Whatever your taste may be, River’s Edge Gallery is sure to have that perfect piece to breathe life into your home. 

Aside from beautiful, traditional and contemporary works of art we also specialize in custom framing and fine art printing. We use museum materials so your treasures will last and we also specialize in shadowboxing heirlooms and in the restoration and cleaning of oil paintings. We have established an artists’ guild, The Big Bag Art Gang, which will be here painting new pieces before your eyes as we showcase the talent of these contemporary artists. Stop in and strike up a conversation with our local artist and be sure to bring your friends. 

For more information, visit RiversEdgeGallery.net

KGS STUDIOS

In today’s world we are inundated with immediacy, with more demands on our attention than we can accommodate. A century ago, we had more time to reflect on the importance of our legacies and how we wished to be remembered.

Throughout history, the portrait has defined how an individual has been remembered. Great care has always gone into its preparation and creation.

KGS Studios offers you a place to commission your own portrait as past generations did theirs. Here, you choose how you wish to be remembered and we have the ability to execute your vision masterfully.

It's no mistake that people from all over the world are choosing us to craft their legacy. Learn what they know by scheduling a visit.

For more information, visit www.KGSStudios.com

TRACY WILLIAMS

Contemporary artist Tracy Williams addresses the place of and beyond an earthly plane, inspired by the wonders of flora and fauna, land and sky. 

Abstract expressionism is rooted by a family legacy of artists. Williams often returns to memories of producing art at an early age: clay-making and discovering color. This influence energized Williams to produce a more committed body of work, and still guides her study today. 

Her paintings demonstrate continuity and meditation in movement through the energy, emotion, and gestural exploration of her brush stroke, line and color mixtures. 

Williams lives in San Antonio and creates in her personal studio. Her work has been exhibited locally at Blue Star Contemporary, The McNay Museum of Art, Southwest School of Art, AnArte Gallery, and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. 

For more information, visit TracyWilliamsContemporary.com

VOGT GALLERIES

World Record Results: Over $1,000,000 sold in Texas and Western art in 2018.

Since 2013, Vogt Galleries has been a leader in the growing Texas Art auction market. Based in Dallas and San Antonio, fine art specialist Katy Alexander curates quarterly Texas art auctions and takes pride in making this category stand out as one of our most popular and successful. Save the date for auctions in August and October 2019.

We are always seeking quality consignments in Texas Art from the following artists and others like: Julian Onderdonk, Robert Onderdonk, Jose Arpa, G. Harvey, Porfirio Salinas, Jose Vives-Atsara, Dawson Dawson-Watson, Mary Bonner, Frank Reaugh, Helen Hunter, Rolla Taylor, Robert Wood, Paul Rodda Cook, W.A. Slaughter, Exa Wall, Santa Duran, Harry Anthony De Young, DeForrest Judd, Everett Spruce, and Otis Dozier. 

Contact Katy Alexander for a complimentary evaluation of your collection or estate.

For more information, visit VogtAuction.com

Image: Etching by Mary Bonner

 

ANARTE GALLERY

AnArte Gallery exhibits contemporary art in all media by established and emerging artists. They assist collectors of all levels in the primary and secondary art markets and provide a detailed background to all works of art it represents.

The gallery’s mission is to be an innovative and compelling gallery where the public can directly experience the work and ideas of living artists and understand the historical, social, and cultural context of the art of our time. The gallery maintains a monthly solo or group exhibit for gallery artists, which also features live music supporting local musicians.

In addition, AnArte Gallery has offered art-consulting services to the residents, corporate businesses, and visitors of San Antonio since 2001. Ana Montoya, the founder and owner, represents emerging and established local and international artists, and works closely to support local non-profits within the vibrant artist community.

For more information, visit AnarteGallery09.com

Image: Steve DaLuz. Voyager, 48x60. Oil, metal leaf on panel. Private collection.

ARTpace

Artpace San Antonio is a nonprofit residency program which supports regional, national, and international artists in the creation of new art. As a catalyst for artistic expression, we engage local communities with global art practices and experiences.

Since 1995, Artpace has brought over 300 artists and curators to San Antonio and commissioned and produced thousands of works of new art. Dozens of alumni from Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residence Program have shown in Biennials in Venice and New York. 

They have been nominated for and won seven Turner Prizes and accumulated eight MacArthur Foundation Genius Grants and 17 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grants. In our 25th year, Artpace strives to be a creative laboratory that uses art to produce a lasting impact on the lives of the arts community in San Antonio and around the world. Make art happen.

For more information, visit Artpace.org

CINNABAR ART GALLERY

Cinnabar Art Gallery, located in the Blue Star Arts complex, specializes in contemporary art, outdoor sculpture, minerals, jewelry design, and custom framing. 

On May 17, the main gallery will be presenting an exhibition featuring eight paintings from the series of twenty paintings entitled Bruce Lee Shoes by internationally renowned artist Emanuel De Sousa.

De Sousa transforms the traditional figurative portrait style by delivering it with a pop “edge” connecting the viewer to a point in space where nostalgia and excitement intersect. The narratives in the paintings are complex and translate like a dream: they are tiny closed universes where absurd, nonsensical realities make sense. Whether it is the nod to the iconic omnipresent Bruce Lee yellow suit or the texture of the porcelain dogs and mylar balloons, the viewer feels comfort that the elements belong in spite of defying rational behavior.


De Sousa’s series offers a glimpse into the crossover connection of the childhoods of hippies, hipsters, martial arts enthusiasts, rockabillies, and 80s babies. He creates a place where these potentially conflicting worlds co-exist.

For more information, visit CinnabarArt.com

Image: Bruce Lee Shoes lV by Emanuel De Sousa

FELDER GALLERY

Felder Gallery was founded on the Texas Coast in 2004. Felder Gallery, LLC was formed in 2017 and reopened in Alamo Heights in San Antonio. Their revolving exhibits include a mix of contemporary representational art and pure abstracts. There are over 100 works of art rotating through the gallery’s salon-style wall while other walls are reserved for themed solo or group shows, including their highly anticipated Contemporary Western Group Show held each December.

Felder Gallery has also partnered with San Antonio’s The St. Anthony Hotel, where their stable of artists’ works intertwine with culinary craftsmanship in the hotel’s stunning atrium. Our artists include: Billy Schenck (shown), Miles Glynn (shown), Shelia Rogers, Clay McGaughy and Cliff Cavin. A complete list of artists and artworks are available at our website.

For more information, visit FelderGallery.com

Image: Miles Glynn- Horse No. 21, Archival print on Belgian linen

KERRVILLE CVB

Only a scenic hour drive west of San Antonio is a true Hill Country paradise. In Kerrville, the accommodations are first-rate, the scenery is majestic and the people are friendly. Stroll a charming and historic downtown nestled along the banks of the Guadalupe River while you browse one-of-a-kind treasures made by area artists and crafts experts at the Kerrville Festival of the Arts.

Be sure to explore our western heritage at the Museum of Western Art and experience our natural beauty with a visit to the Riverside Nature Center.

Thanks to a mild climate and event-filled calendar every season offers an array of activities to enjoy, you’ll find there’s never a wrong time to plan a trip to Kerrville, the capital of the Texas Hill Country.

For more information, visit KerrvilleTexasCVB.com

THE MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART, KERRVILLE

The timeless mystique of the old west is what draws most people to The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville.  Situated high on a hill overlooking the city, the bold structure was designed by famed Texas architect O’Neil Ford and features a rugged hacienda-type exterior and manicured grounds graced by larger-than-life size bronzes.  

The 14,000 square feet of interior space houses an impressive permanent collection of 250 paintings and 150 sculptures, all done by past and present renowned western artists. Distinctive handcrafted Boveda ceilings, end-cut mesquite wood and Saltillo tile flooring combine with a multitude of western artifacts and priceless art to leave a lasting impression on all who visit this Hill Country treasure.

Upcoming special exhibits include: 

May 4–June 29: The American Plains Artists Signature Show

September 6–October 31:  36th Annual Western Art Exhibition & Sale 

For more information, visit MuseumofWesternArt.com

Image: Navajo Way by Jammey Huggins, American Plains Artists exhibit

SARAH PALMER

Contemporary artist Sarah Palmer, a native of San Antonio, Texas, earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Texas in Austin in 2015, and afterwards studied at the Florence Academy of Art. Currently, Palmer is expected to graduate with her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta in the spring of 2019.

She has a studio in San Antonio at the Hausmann Millworks and loves working with the community of artists there. Sarah Palmer has shown her work locally at the Witte Museum, the McNay Art Museum, the W Hotel in Austin, Cornerstone Christian School, and the Ecumenical Center of San Antonio, and nationally at the MOCA Gallery and Trois Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.

VIGINI PAINT & DESIGN

Vigini Paint and Design is an interior finish design studio that was established in 1998. Co-Founders Leslie Morrison and Nicola Vigini are passionate about bringing beauty to their clients with unrivaled talent and attentive and individual customer service. 

Specializing in an array of traditional and contemporary finishes from plaster, tadelakt, gilding, cabinetry and furniture refinishing, Vigini Paint and Design is currently designing hand-painted wall paper. 

With a strong sense of color and pattern, the Vigini stencil collection offers unique methods to update your walls and furniture.

For more information, visit ViginiPaintAndDesign.com

MARKETPLACE MAY/JUNE

AMARILLO MUSEUM OF ART

The Amarillo Museum of Art plays a significant role in the cultural offerings of the Texas Panhandle.  With a robust schedule of temporary exhibitions, there is always something new to experience at AMoA.  Museum visitors can expect to see outstanding works of art from a variety of sources including contemporary artists, historically significant works, and the Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price Collection that includes Indian and Southeast Asian sculpture, middle-eastern textiles, and Japanese woodblock prints.

Other significant landmarks in Amarillo include Ant Farm’s Cadillac Ranch, the original structure that inspired Ed Ruscha’s iconic painting and print series Standard Station, Amarillo, and Robert Smithson’s Amarillo Ramp (appointment only).  Centrally located in the Texas Panhandle and geographically isolated from metropolitan areas, the AMoA provides important and diverse visual arts programming. AMoA is located on the Washington Street campus of Amarillo College and is close to I-40, I-27 and historic Route 66.

For more information, visit AmarilloArt.org

ART MUSEUM OF SOUTH TEXAS

The Art Museum of South Texas, an architectural gem on the Corpus Christi Bayfront, enlivens the Texas Coast with its sophisticated permanent collection as well as traveling exhibits and enrichment opportunities for adults and families.

The gleaming white walls of the AMST have been a landmark. Designed by architectural icon Philip Johnson, the three-level facility is constructed of poured white concrete and shell aggregate radiate the South Texas heat and light. Internationally renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta of Mexico designed the major 2006 expansion that features 13 rooftop pyramids as well as stunning use of color and light. The addition doubled the gallery and exhibition space and added an expanded museum store and café that overlooks the bay and ship channel.

AMST’s permanent collection includes nearly 2,000 works reflecting the museum’s focus on the Americas with interest in Texas and the region, including Mexico.

For more information, visit ArtMuseumOfSouthTexas.org

 

Image: Art Museun of South Texas

BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

In Austin, Artists with Plenty to Say

Political.  Poetic.  Personal. 

These are just a few adjectives that describe the work in Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton, on view through May 26 at Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art.

And here’s another must-see.

You really don’t want to miss this show, featuring 50 artists from across Latin America using language, letters, and words to make statements that range from the thought-provoking to the playful. It’s a colorful and diverse exhibition of more than 150 works that include sculpture, screen prints, and even Mail Art. What’s more, this timely exhibition highlights one of the Blanton’s undeniable strengths, its renowned Latin American Art collection. Notable artists such as Carlos Amorales, Ana Bella Geiger, Lilian Porter, and Joaquin Torres-Garcia are included.

Whether you’re in Austin for a business deal or a graduation celebration, make time to see Words/Matter. Chances are, you’ll leave with yet another word in mind: inspired.

For more information visit BlantonMuseum.org

Image: Make Tacos Not War by Alejandro Diaz. On loan by Carolyn Farb, Houston

David LarnEd

David Larned is a nationally renowned portrait painter based in Houston. He paints commissioned portraits for both private families and public institutions alike. Recently he completed a double portrait of former President George H.W. and former First Lady Barbara Bush for Methodist Hospital in Houston.

His paintings hang in museums, state capitals, court houses, universities, hospitals, clubs, corporations, and many private homes from Texas to Singapore. To see more of his work, or commission a painting, you can connect directly.

For more information, visit DavidLarned.com

 

Image: Former President George H.W. Bush and Former First Lady Barbara Bush

INSIGHT GALLERY

InSight Gallery represents a select group of the finest painters and sculptors living and working today in landscape, figurative, impressionistic, still life, wildlife and Western art. We are located in charming Fredericksburg, Texas, a thriving tourist destination in the Hill Country.

Housed in a beautifully restored building that originally dates to 1907, InSight Gallery boasts 8,000 square feet of show space in an environment designed to feel like a museum. Home to numerous award winning Prix de West, Autry/Masters of the American West, Quest for the West, Briscoe Night of Artists, Cowboy Artists of America (CAA), American Impressionist Society Masters and Oil Painters of America (OPA) signature members and Master Artist, InSight Gallery has a diverse body of work at any given time.

Sixty of the most well-recognized representational artists from throughout the United States, and six from overseas, are all housed under one roof making InSight Gallery a must see destination for art lovers.

For more information, visit InsightGallery.com

Image: Awaiting the Great Spirits by Jeremy Winborg, Oil, 30×34.5

 

KERRVILLE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

Spend Memorial Day weekend in the beautiful Hill Country at the 6th Annual Kerrville Festival of the Arts.  Held May 25th and 26th in historic downtown Kerrville, this outdoor juried show features the work of more than 120 artists working in mediums including painting, sculpture, glass, metal work, fiber, jewelry, leather and photography. Artisans and crafters from across the state and beyond offer high-quality creations to suit everyone’s taste and budget. 

Exhibitors include Houston artist Inga Godejord whose one-of-a-kind hand-painted designs on French Jacquard silk dyes are exquisite, and award-winning Austin goldsmith Steve Kriechbaum, whose timeless jewelry creations encompass both traditional and contemporary elements. Hill Country wood sculptor Ted Armulowicz creates heirloom-quality pieces sourced with wood from natural habitats, influenced with organic simplicity and natural edges and  hand finished with natural oils.

For more information, visit  KVArtFest.org

RIVERS EDGE GALLERY, KERRVILLE

Looking for that perfect Hill Country vista to hang above the mantle? Or, perhaps a more contemporary piece to tie your living space together? Whatever your taste may be, River’s Edge Gallery is sure to have that perfect piece to breathe life into your home. 

Aside from beautiful, traditional and contemporary works of art we also specialize in custom framing and fine art printing. We use museum materials so your treasures will last and we also specialize in shadowboxing heirlooms and in the restoration and cleaning of oil paintings. We have established an artists’ guild, The Big Bag Art Gang, which will be here painting new pieces before your eyes as we showcase the talent of these contemporary artists. Stop in and strike up a conversation with our local artist and be sure to bring your friends. 

For more information, visit RiversEdgeGallery.net

KGS STUDIOS

In today’s world we are inundated with immediacy, with more demands on our attention than we can accommodate. A century ago, we had more time to reflect on the importance of our legacies and how we wished to be remembered.

Throughout history, the portrait has defined how an individual has been remembered. Great care has always gone into its preparation and creation.

KGS Studios offers you a place to commission your own portrait as past generations did theirs. Here, you choose how you wish to be remembered and we have the ability to execute your vision masterfully.

It’s no mistake that people from all over the world are choosing us to craft their legacy. Learn what they know by scheduling a visit.

For more information, visit www.KGSStudios.com

TRACY WILLIAMS

Contemporary artist Tracy Williams addresses the place of and beyond an earthly plane, inspired by the wonders of flora and fauna, land and sky. 

Abstract expressionism is rooted by a family legacy of artists. Williams often returns to memories of producing art at an early age: clay-making and discovering color. This influence energized Williams to produce a more committed body of work, and still guides her study today. 

Her paintings demonstrate continuity and meditation in movement through the energy, emotion, and gestural exploration of her brush stroke, line and color mixtures. 

Williams lives in San Antonio and creates in her personal studio. Her work has been exhibited locally at Blue Star Contemporary, The McNay Museum of Art, Southwest School of Art, AnArte Gallery, and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. 

For more information, visit TracyWilliamsContemporary.com

VOGT GALLERIES

World Record Results: Over $1,000,000 sold in Texas and Western art in 2018.

Since 2013, Vogt Galleries has been a leader in the growing Texas Art auction market. Based in Dallas and San Antonio, fine art specialist Katy Alexander curates quarterly Texas art auctions and takes pride in making this category stand out as one of our most popular and successful. Save the date for auctions in August and October 2019.

We are always seeking quality consignments in Texas Art from the following artists and others like: Julian Onderdonk, Robert Onderdonk, Jose Arpa, G. Harvey, Porfirio Salinas, Jose Vives-Atsara, Dawson Dawson-Watson, Mary Bonner, Frank Reaugh, Helen Hunter, Rolla Taylor, Robert Wood, Paul Rodda Cook, W.A. Slaughter, Exa Wall, Santa Duran, Harry Anthony De Young, DeForrest Judd, Everett Spruce, and Otis Dozier. 

Contact Katy Alexander for a complimentary evaluation of your collection or estate.

For more information, visit VogtAuction.com

Image: Etching by Mary Bonner

 

ANARTE GALLERY

AnArte Gallery exhibits contemporary art in all media by established and emerging artists. They assist collectors of all levels in the primary and secondary art markets and provide a detailed background to all works of art it represents.

The gallery’s mission is to be an innovative and compelling gallery where the public can directly experience the work and ideas of living artists and understand the historical, social, and cultural context of the art of our time. The gallery maintains a monthly solo or group exhibit for gallery artists, which also features live music supporting local musicians.

In addition, AnArte Gallery has offered art-consulting services to the residents, corporate businesses, and visitors of San Antonio since 2001. Ana Montoya, the founder and owner, represents emerging and established local and international artists, and works closely to support local non-profits within the vibrant artist community.

For more information, visit AnarteGallery09.com

Image: Steve DaLuz. Voyager, 48×60. Oil, metal leaf on panel. Private collection.

ARTpace

Artpace San Antonio is a nonprofit residency program which supports regional, national, and international artists in the creation of new art. As a catalyst for artistic expression, we engage local communities with global art practices and experiences.

Since 1995, Artpace has brought over 300 artists and curators to San Antonio and commissioned and produced thousands of works of new art. Dozens of alumni from Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residence Program have shown in Biennials in Venice and New York. 

They have been nominated for and won seven Turner Prizes and accumulated eight MacArthur Foundation Genius Grants and 17 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grants. In our 25th year, Artpace strives to be a creative laboratory that uses art to produce a lasting impact on the lives of the arts community in San Antonio and around the world. Make art happen.

For more information, visit ArtPace.org

CINNABAR ART GALLERY

Cinnabar Art Gallery, located in the Blue Star Arts complex, specializes in contemporary art, outdoor sculpture, minerals, jewelry design, and custom framing. 

On May 17, the main gallery will be presenting an exhibition featuring eight paintings from the series of twenty paintings entitled Bruce Lee Shoes by internationally renowned artist Emanuel De Sousa.

De Sousa transforms the traditional figurative portrait style by delivering it with a pop “edge” connecting the viewer to a point in space where nostalgia and excitement intersect. The narratives in the paintings are complex and translate like a dream: they are tiny closed universes where absurd, nonsensical realities make sense. Whether it is the nod to the iconic omnipresent Bruce Lee yellow suit or the texture of the porcelain dogs and mylar balloons, the viewer feels comfort that the elements belong in spite of defying rational behavior.


De Sousa’s series offers a glimpse into the crossover connection of the childhoods of hippies, hipsters, martial arts enthusiasts, rockabillies, and 80s babies. He creates a place where these potentially conflicting worlds co-exist.

For more information, visit CinnabarArt.com

Image: Bruce Lee Shoes lV by Emanuel De Sousa

FELDER GALLERY

Felder Gallery was founded on the Texas Coast in 2004. Felder Gallery, LLC was formed in 2017 and reopened in Alamo Heights in San Antonio. Their revolving exhibits include a mix of contemporary representational art and pure abstracts. There are over 100 works of art rotating through the gallery’s salon-style wall while other walls are reserved for themed solo or group shows, including their highly anticipated Contemporary Western Group Show held each December.

Felder Gallery has also partnered with San Antonio’s The St. Anthony Hotel, where their stable of artists’ works intertwine with culinary craftsmanship in the hotel’s stunning atrium. Our artists include: Billy Schenck (shown), Miles Glynn (shown), Shelia Rogers, Clay McGaughy and Cliff Cavin. A complete list of artists and artworks are available at our website.

For more information, visit FelderGallery.com

Image: Miles Glynn- Horse No. 21, Archival print on Belgian linen

KERRVILLE CVB

Only a scenic hour drive west of San Antonio is a true Hill Country paradise. In Kerrville, the accommodations are first-rate, the scenery is majestic and the people are friendly. Stroll a charming and historic downtown nestled along the banks of the Guadalupe River while you browse one-of-a-kind treasures made by area artists and crafts experts at the Kerrville Festival of the Arts.

Be sure to explore our western heritage at the Museum of Western Art and experience our natural beauty with a visit to the Riverside Nature Center.

Thanks to a mild climate and event-filled calendar every season offers an array of activities to enjoy, you’ll find there’s never a wrong time to plan a trip to Kerrville, the capital of the Texas Hill Country.

For more information, visit KerrvilleTexasCVB.com

THE MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART, KERRVILLE

The timeless mystique of the old west is what draws most people to The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville.  Situated high on a hill overlooking the city, the bold structure was designed by famed Texas architect O’Neil Ford and features a rugged hacienda-type exterior and manicured grounds graced by larger-than-life size bronzes.  

The 14,000 square feet of interior space houses an impressive permanent collection of 250 paintings and 150 sculptures, all done by past and present renowned western artists. Distinctive handcrafted Boveda ceilings, end-cut mesquite wood and Saltillo tile flooring combine with a multitude of western artifacts and priceless art to leave a lasting impression on all who visit this Hill Country treasure.

Upcoming special exhibits include: 

May 4–June 29: The American Plains Artists Signature Show

September 6–October 31:  36th Annual Western Art Exhibition & Sale 

For more information, visit MuseumofWesternArt.com

Image: Navajo Way by Jammey Huggins, American Plains Artists exhibit

SARAH PALMER

Contemporary artist Sarah Palmer, a native of San Antonio, Texas, earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Texas in Austin in 2015, and afterwards studied at the Florence Academy of Art. Currently, Palmer is expected to graduate with her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta in the spring of 2019.

She has a studio in San Antonio at the Hausmann Millworks and loves working with the community of artists there. Sarah Palmer has shown her work locally at the Witte Museum, the McNay Art Museum, the W Hotel in Austin, Cornerstone Christian School, and the Ecumenical Center of San Antonio, and nationally at the MOCA Gallery and Trois Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.

VIGINI PAINT & DESIGN

Vigini Paint and Design is an interior finish design studio that was established in 1998. Co-Founders Leslie Morrison and Nicola Vigini are passionate about bringing beauty to their clients with unrivaled talent and attentive and individual customer service. 

Specializing in an array of traditional and contemporary finishes from plaster, tadelakt, gilding, cabinetry and furniture refinishing, Vigini Paint and Design is currently designing hand-painted wall paper. 

With a strong sense of color and pattern, the Vigini stencil collection offers unique methods to update your walls and furniture.

For more information, visit ViginiPaintAndDesign.com

MARKETPLACE

ESCONIDO GOLF AND LAKE CLUB, HORSESHOE BAY

After a Southern California detour of two decades, longtime private club manager Joseph (JJ) Wagner has returned to his Texas roots to serve as the new COO/GM at the prestigious Escondido Golf and Lake Club in Horseshoe Bay. While in California, Wagner enjoyed tremendous success in overseeing the growth and popularity of Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles and Santa Ana Country Club in Orange County.

Escondido has consistently been ranked in Texas’ top 10 out of more than 800 courses by the esteemed Dallas Morning News rankings. It has played host to top tournaments and is the latest bit of Fazio mastery in this region, 50 miles west of Austin and an hour north of Boerne/San Antonio. While superb golf conditions and no tee-time culture are an expectation at Escondido, it is the exceptional service and amenities of the full-service Lake Club with heated pool, a marina on Lake LBJ’s shores, and impressive clubhouse hosting live music every weekend that is referred to by members as the Escondido experience. Add in a private airport offering valet to the club’s wrought iron gates just minutes away and it’s easy to see why Escondido continues to invite members nationally. By Art Stricklin. Photography courtesy of Escondido Golf & Lake Golf

For more information, visit EscondidoTexas.com

FREDERICKSBURG CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

What moves the soul and transports the mind? Live music and theater, of course. And Fredericksburg has plenty of it. Live music serves as a backdrop at many of our restaurants and wineries. From intimate patios featuring one-man bands to larger venues hosting notable artists. Catch a concert at Luckenbach Texas, and you’ll get a true Texas dance hall experience to boot. Yes, pun intended. Rockbox Theater is a veritable candy store for music lovers with its variety of music styles. Check it out. You’ll see. On the flip side, the Fredericksburg Music Club brings classical concerts featuring musicians and vocalists from around the world. And finally, a trip to Fredericksburg would not be complete without seeing a Fredericksburg Theater Company production. Starting their 23rd season, this talented team puts on jaw-dropping performances. Check the calendars now.

For more information, visit VisitFrdericksburgTX.com

HOTEL FAUST, COMFORT

Hoteliers Diane and Brian Treusdell have lovingly and stylishly redefined the 140-year-old Texas Historic Landmark that the New York Times reported as the “crown jewel’ of Comfort. Hotel Faust is undergoing major renewal and renovation recreating the grandeur Peter Ingenhuett and Alfred Giles created in 1880. It offers finely appointed amenities that well-seasoned travelers will appreciate.

A sublime combination of maintaining the historic elements and combining them with needs expected for the times, this destination can serve as your home base for your staycation, or when attending a Hill Country wedding, visiting wineries, or a business conference off-site. It is not uncommon to see a Tesla plugged into the charging station next to a sherbet-colored bicycle at Hotel Faust.

For more information, visit HotelFaust.com

HOME SIMPLE GOODS + DESIGN, FREDERICKSBURG

Christina Lincoln and her partner Candy Vidrine are excited to share their latest venture, Home Simple Goods + Design. Their 20-plus years of experience in interior design has taken them on quite the journey. They learned quickly that they share a burning love for all things home design and enjoy working together so much that they decided to form a partnership that took them to the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

They specialize in fresh, modern furnishings with a mix of new and vintage pieces, and they’re so happy to announce that the opening of a brick and mortar store at 109 North Adams in March. They are now accepting appointments for consultations, in person or by phone and email.

For more information, visit SimpleGoodsShop.com

CHRISTOFILIS HOMES, BOERNE

Forty minutes from the hustle and bustle of San Antonio, Sherry and Damon Christofilis have long been Boerne residents who have come to enjoy all the events that make this part of the Hill Country a wonderful destination.

Christofilis Custom Homes offers concierge home construction service in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas.  “Concierge” means start to finish with a personal touch. We are like a thoughtful personal assistant through the entire building process.  “We first moved to Boerne in 2000 working, until recently, exclusively in Cordillera,” says Damon Christofilis. “We have meticulously built over 120 homes in the last 20 years in the Boerne Area. We are now expanding our services to the surrounding Hill Country area.”

If taking in a parade or attending a car show downtown sounds like a great weekend, then Boerne is a good choice for you as well. We would love to meet you and show you around.

For more information, visit ChristofilisHomes.com

TURRENTINE PROPERTIES, HORSESHOE BAY

The new luxury is something that is designed specifically for you…and allows you to live the lifestyle you deserve. Custom home builder Brian Turrentine delivers luxury with carefully crafted home designs that not only capitalize on magnificent Hill Country and lake views, but also provide each client with a home that meets their specific needs and desires.

With over 20 years of home design and building experience, Brian works meticulously with clients to bring their luxury dream home to life ensuring that their architectural design preferences are realized in the final product.

Turrentine Properties, Inc. homes offer the ultimate in luxury living and entertaining, while incorporating plenty of space to relax, unwind, and enjoy the beautiful Texas Hill Country. At TurrentineProp.com

FARMHAUS ANTIQUES, FREDERICKSBURG

FarmHaus Antiques is Fredericksburg’s premier destination for unique home and garden items. Every item is carefully curated by the owner, Hollie Fairchild. Often their customers tell them that they’d ”just like to move in.” Fairchild creates a warm and inviting atmosphere mixing both antiques and modern pieces with a focus on natural elements, textured fabrics and a time-worn patina. They also carry Cisco Brothers, a high quality, made in the U.S.A. upholstery line with beautifully timeless designs.

FarmHaus is located in a three historic buildings connected by a garden alley. Opening soon with be the In Haus expresso bar and micro-bakery, along with a bubble bar serving champagne, so stop in and say hello on your next visit to Fredericksburg.

For more information, visit FarmHausAntiques.com

FRESH URBAN FLOWERS, BOERNE

Housed in a beautifully restored farm house, Fresh Urban Flowers is a delightful option for unique flowers and thoughtful gifts in Boerne. They are a part of the Viridian Design Group which has designed and produced hundreds of stylish and unique events throughout the Texas Hill Country since 2007. The freshest and most gorgeous flowers are a signature element in any Viridian event. In 2015, Viridian made the decision to venture into retail; opening flower shops in both Boerne and Kerrville. Viridian’s commitment to style, quality and attention to detail carries over into its retail outlets.

“We know that flowers mark the most important celebrations in life,” says owner Tricia Hamil. “We constantly strive to find the most beautiful and unusual blooms from around the world. Our designers are truly artists. Flowers are their passion, and we think it shows.” Fresh Urban Flowers delivers daily throughout Boerne and San Antonio. 

For more information, visit FreshUrbanFlowers.com           

HABERDASHERY & BLACKCHALK HOME AND LAUNDRY, FREDERICKSBURG

BLACKCHALK HOME AND LAUNDRY

Blackchalk Home and Laundry was founded in 2017 by Jill T Elliott of Haberdashery Boutique and is located in a historic 1920s industrial laundry building two blocks from Main street. This unique store houses a beautiful collection of colorful and unique furniture, interesting lighting, Moroccan and Turkish rugs and pillows, books, gifts, spa, jewelry, scarves, kitchen items, and so much more.  It’s a lifestyle store that has something for everyone and is a must-stop for those seeking something different. BlackChaulk specializes in custom upholstery in so many styles and fabric options, and it’s made in the U.S.A. #loveyourhome.

For more information, visit  BlackChalkHome.com  

HABERDASHERY

For nearly 20 years Haberdashery Boutique has been a destination store on Main street in Fredericksburg.  Founded by Jill T Elliott, Haberdashery offers a curated wide selection of  clothing from designers all over the world, unique shoes from Bosnia, Peru and Turkey, jewelry in an ever-changing array of designers and of course, hats. They have a fetish for great leather bags, colorful scarves and crazy fun socks. Their specialty is how they create outfits out of all of their designers to create a unique look that makes you feel amazing and beautiful. There’s something for the men too…Howler Bros. Clothing from Austin, as well as socks, bar supplies, hats, shoes, manly jewelry.  Plus, see their outfits posted daily on Facebook. 

For more information, visit HaberdasheryBoutique.com

INSIGHT GALLERY, FREDERICKSBURG

InSight Gallery is proud to host their 10th annual Texas Masters show featuring new works by the finest Texas artists living and working today, each with their own unique voice but collectively as diverse as the state of Texas. This year, in conjunction with their Texas Masters celebration, they will be selling a collection of select G. Harvey originals. G. Harvey was a beloved and iconic Texas painter and they are pleased to offer four western oil paintings and a bronze sculpture, none of which have previously been on the auction or resell market.  

At one of their most popular shows of the year, expect over 40 new works from Texas-based gallery artists: Mary Ross Buchholz, Nancy Bush, Jill Carver, Cheri Christensen, Douglas Clark, Teresa Elliott, Jim Eppler, Bruce Greene, David Griffin, Brian Grimm, George Hallmark, Francois Koch, Mark Haworth, Kyle Ma, Kay Northup, Robert Pummill, Gladys Roldan-de-Moras, Aleksander Titovets, Lyuba Titovets and Ann Kraft Walker with estate pieces from Roy Andersen and James Robinson. A reception with the artists happens Friday, March 1st, at 6:00- 8:00 p.m.

For more information visit InsightGallery.com

KUPER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

A unique opportunity to own a piece of Texas history, this magnificent 1920’s estate, originally known as Tulahteka, was designed by the renowned architect Atlee B. Ayers as the ranch headquarters for Louis A. Schreiner’s Hill Country ranch. In 1978, the hilltop mansion was converted and meticulously renovated by the late L.D. Brinkman into his corporate headquarters for his various enterprises.

Step inside and find the elegant sophistication of the space. The attention to detail and quality of this stunning renovation is consistent throughout the main building as well as the additional conference, office and recreational facility at the back of the 14.07 acres. A heliport is also located on the property for easy accessibility. The main building is 13,910 square feet, with an additional building of 4,370 square feet. Plus, the heliport awaits you. This is truly one of Kerrville’s best-kept secrets and a true historical gem located at 444 Sidney Baker in Kerrville. 

For more information, visit KuperRealty.com

YE KENDALL INN, BOERNE

Welcome to the Ye Kendall Inn. Today all 34 exquisite guestrooms, suites, and cabins have been uniquely enhanced. The original four rooms of the Old Reed House have been completely renovated and transformed to create what are now two of our three grand suites; keeping some of the historical details with a modern twist.

Later additions to Ye Kendall Inn include five second-floor rooms. These guestrooms have been beautifully adorned and boast a perfect view of the Boerne Square from the porch. Throughout the years historic buildings from all over Texas were trucked in and reassembled to create our family of distinct cabins.

To accommodate the burgeoning need for large venues, the current owners have built Kendall Halle, a large event center. Here brides, families, and businesses can hold gatherings (weddings, family reunions, conventions, seminars, etc.). The Halle can be divided to fit any size you may need. 

For more information, visit YeKendallInn.com

THE HILL COUNTRY’S SPRING HAPPENINGS

Want to know where to go and what to do this spring in the Hill Country? From Boerne to Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Llano and beyond, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a selection of what’s happening to gain the most from your visit to the Hill Country.

MARCH

Mar 1-2, 5-6, 7-9
20th Annual Images Art Show, Kerrville

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22
Kerrville Farmer’s Market, Kerrville

Mar 2
Kerr County Market Days, Kerrville

Mar 2
Hill Country Chorale Classical Music Festival, Kerrville

Mar 2-3
La Primavera Bike Race,  Lakeway

Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Farmers Market at the Cibolo, Boerne

Mar 8-10
North American Jewelry & Gift Show, New Braunfels

Mar 9
Second Saturday Gallery Trail, Wimberley

Mar 9
Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour, Boerne

Mar 9
San Antonio Kennel Club’s Annual All Breed Dog Show, Kerrville

Mar 9
Rockapella, Kerrville

Mar 9
Second Saturday Art Beat, Boerne

Mar 11-16
Spring Break At Pioneer Museum, Fredericksburg

Mar 13-16
Spring Break-Rio Frio Fest, Concan

Mar 15-18
Llano Earth Art Fest, Llano

Mar 14-16, 19-22, 28-30
Gena Griffin Youth Art Exhibition, Kerrville

Mar 15 – Mar 17
Fredericksburg Trade Days, Fredericksburg

Mar 16
Outdoor Family Fair, Boerne

Mar 16
Gillespie County Historic School Open House, Stonewall and Willow City

Mar 16
Mud Dauber Festival & Chili Fest, Luckenbach

Mar 21
A Thirst for Nature Event, Boerne

Mar 22-24
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, Kerrville

Mar 23
Family Free Day at The Museum of Western Art, Kerrville

Mar 23
Hot Rod Night, Boerne

Mar 23
Concert in the Cave – Spring Equinox, Boerne

Mar 26
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Boerne

Mar 29-30
Footloose, Kerrville

Mar 29
Magic in Motown Dinner & Dance, Kerrville

Mar 29-30
Texas Hills Quilters Quilt Show, Llano

Mar 30
LBJ 100 Bicycle Ride, Stonewall

Mar 30
Hill Country Artifact Show, Fredericksburg

Mar 30
@Last Llano Art Studio Tour, Llano

March 30
Spring Family Fun Festival, Boerne

Mar 30
Science In Nature, Boerne

Mar 30 – Mar 31
Hill Country Artifact Show, Fredericksburg

APRIL

Apr 2-3, 5-9, 10-13
Gena Griffin Youth Art Exhibition, Kerrville

Apr 4
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Boerne

Apr 4-6
Llano River Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, Llano

Apr 4-7
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, Kerrville

Apr 4-13
The Zirkels Zwei: A Retrospective of Art, Kerrville

Apr 5
Kerrville Farmer’s Market, Kerrville

Apr 5-7
Texas Vintage Motorcycle Fandango, Fredericksburg

Apr 5-7
Fiddle Fest Weekend, Llano

Apr 5-7, 13-14
Footloose, Kerrville

Apr 6
Boerne BierFest, Boerne

Apr 6
Hot Rod Night, Boerne

Apr 6
Gillespie County Historic School Open House: Cherry Spring, Crabapple, Pecan Creek and Wrede

Apr 6
Lawn & Garden Show, Llano

Apr 6, 12, 26
Kerr County Market Days, Kerrville

Apr 6,13, 20, 27
Farmers Market at the Cibolo, Boerne

Apr 6-21
Wildflower Celebration at Wildseed Farms, Fredericksburg

Apr 7
Gillespie County Historic School Annual Bbq Meal And Prize Drawing Benefit, Fredericksburg

Apr 10
Be An Environmental Scientist, Johnson City

Apr 11
Diva Night, Boerne

Apr 12-13
Boerne Handmade Market, Boerne

Apr 12-13
Wild Women Weekend, Blanco

Apri 13
Boerne Parade of Artists, Boerne

Apr 13
Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Boerne

Apr 13
Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour, Boerne

Apr 13
Hill Country Antique Tractor & Engine Show, Fredericksburg

Apr 13
Second Saturday Gallery Trail, Wimberley

Apr 13
Second Saturday Art Beat, Boerne

Apr 13-14
Folkfest, New Braunfels

Apr 13-14
Model Railroad Train Show Jamboree, New Braunfels

Apr 15
Kerrville Charity Golf Tournament, Kerrville

Apr 18
A Thirst for Nature Event, Boerne

Apr 18-30
Kerrville Art Club Exhibit, Kerrville

Apr 19-21
2019 Easter Hill Country Bicycle Tour, Kerrville

Apr 19-21
New Braunfels Swap Meet & Car Show, New Braunfels

Apr 19-21
Fredericksburg Trade Days, Fredericksburg

Apr 20
Easter at MO Ranch, Kerrville

Apr 20
Easter Egg Hunt, Fredericksburg

Apr 20
Easter Eggstravaganza, Kerrville

Apr 25
Symphony of the Hills, Kerrville

Apr 25-28
Hill Country Film Festival 2019, Fredericksburg

Apr 26
Movie in the Park, Boerne

Apr 26-27
Llano Crawfish Open, Llano

Apr 26-28
Balcones Songbird Nature Festival, Lago Vista

Apr 26-28
Classic Soap Box Derby, Marble Falls

Apr 27
TeenCon, Kerrville

Apr 27
Camerata San Antonio Spring Quartet, Kerrville

Apr 27
Hill Country Spring Concert, Kerrville

Apr 27
Texas Corvette Association’s Car Show, Boerne

Apr 27-28
Comfort Village Spring Antique Show, Comfort