Historic flooding postpones Western Trappings on the Llano

This year’s Western Trappings on the Llano, which is a juried, international exhibit and sale featuring the finest in custom Gear and original Western Art has been postponed.

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As I’m sure many of you are aware, the flooding in Llano and neighboring communities in the Texas Hillcountry has made national news. The Llano River which cuts right through the heart of the town of Llano experienced a historic crest of more than 40 feet above normal.

 

To give you an idea of what that looks like this image combines a screencap from footage broadcasted on the news, and the an image I found from a news article of the bridge during normal conditions (with a person in it to help provide a sense of scale).

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The museum hosting Western Trappings on the Llano is located at the end of the bridge. The below image was shared to me on Facebook from a local. The photo was taken from the museum parking lot, and we can see that the museum grounds were flooding. It damaged the log cabin on site, but the main Museum building was just a tad higher and has managed to stay dry, though the flooded river water was lapping within reach of the foundation. In fact the sidewalk leading to the museum is just to the right of the structure visible on the right hand edge of the image.

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While the exhibit has already been hung in anticipation of the original reception and exhibit dates, due to the flooding everything has been pushed back 2 weeks to allow roads to be cleared, bridges inspected for damage, and to help the city get back up and running as they deal with the aftermath of all that water.

The new dates for Western Trappings on the Llano, held inside the Llano County Historical Museum located at 310 Bessemer Street in Llano, Texas are as follows:

  • Artist Reception (ticket required) on November 2nd at 5:30pm
  • Art Exhibit runs from November 3 through November 17

 

For more information please visit the official website: www.westerntrappings.com

 

 

 

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Juried Into Western Trappings on the Llano

 

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I’m thrilled to announce that I have been selected to exhibit two of my photographic works at this year’s Western Trappings on the Llano, which is a juried, international exhibit and sale featuring the finest in custom Gear and original Western Art. An artist reception and preview sale will kick off festivities on October 19th at 5:30pm (ticket required) inside the Llano County Historical Museum located at 310 Bessemer Street in Llano, Texas. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will run from October 20 through November 3, 2018 at the museum.

 

For more information please visit the official website: www.westerntrappings.com

Second Place at 2018 IAA Animal Art Competition & Exhibition

I’m elated to announce that my photographic work, “This Side of the Pond” was bestowed a Second Place award by a three-member judging panel for the 2018 IAA Animal Art Competition & Exhibition in the challenge category: Frogs & Toads, across all art mediums in the contest (digital art, drawing, mixed media, painting and photography).

The Art exhibition remains on view until September 28th. You can view all the entries, including my award-winning piece in person during normal hours at the Jaycee Parks Center for the Arts located at 1975 Puritan Drive in Irving, Texas.

Or if you are heading out to #GrapeFest this weekend, I do have blank greeting cards featuring our Green little friend that I’ll be selling at my booth inside the Foust Funeral Home and Event Space, where over 20 local #GAPartists will be vending during the festival.

 

 

 

 

Grapevine Art Project’s Juried Art Exhibit at the Tower Gallery in Grapevine – Now Open

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I’m honored to say that I have 5 pieces on display [featured below] in the Grapevine Art Project‘s Juried Art Exhibit in the Tower Gallery inside the Grapevine Convention and Visitor’s Center located at 636 S. Main Street in downtown Grapevine, Texas.

The Free Exhibit runs April 6-26, 2018 and is full of art encompassing a range of mediums: jewelry, ceramics, photography, painting, block printing, textiles and so much more! If something catches your eye, guess what — it’s for sale too! Gallery hours coincide with the hours of the Visitor’s Center itself.

SHOW DATES

  • April 6-26

LOCATION

  • Tower Gallery
  • inside the Grapevine Convention & Visitor’s Center
  • 636 S. Main Street in Grapevine, Texas

GALLERY HOURS

  • Mon – Fri: 8am – 5:30pm
  • Sat: 10am – 6:30pm, (until 7pm on the 21st)
  • Sun: 12-5pm

On April 14, 15, 20, & 21 GAP will be hosting artist demonstrations, as well as “Make and Takes” for youth and young adults. Spots are limited to a first come first serve basis and there is a modest fee.

As part of a new initiative, GAP is raising money to be used for an Art Scholarship Fund to help support a graduating senior for our local Grapevine Colleyville Independent School District. On the evening of April 14th there will be a Wine Trail drawing for some nice items, and a Silent Auction. The next Saturday on April 21 there will be another Silent Auction during the Artist’s Reception from 5-7pm.

ARTIST RECEPTION

  • Saturday, April 21st from 5-7pm

Unfortunately for me, I will not be at the Artist Reception on April 21st, since it happens to coincide with my appearance at the Main ST Fort Worth Arts Festival. But many of the other artists will be on hand to talk about their art and process, plus there’s free refreshments too.So if you’re not visiting me at my booth in Fort Worth, then I’d recommend you pop in for an evening of art!

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Cakeballs, Popcorn, Donuts & Beer – Art Show

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There will be a reception on Saturday, October 7th from 7-11pm for the latest themed show–Cakeballs, Popcorn, Donuts and Beer–at the Central Arts of Bedford located at 2816 Central Drive in Bedford. Not only will I have work exhibiting at the show (a shot from the Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen, Denmark), but many of my prints (featuring a wide variety of subject matter) are also returning to the gallery.

Admission is free, so please come on by to support your local artists. I’m pretty sure it’s a safe bet that there’s going to be some free samples from some of the food businesses in the Meadows Shopping Center.