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 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 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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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