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.
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).
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.
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
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
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.
Second Place in the 2018 IAA Animal Art Competition & Exhibition.
“This Side of the Pond” taken July 2018 at Mayfield Park in Austin, Texas.
KC Hulsman next to her award-winning photo.
I have three of my photographic works in this year’s 2018 IAA Animal Art Competition & Exhibition, while artworks will be for sale viewing the exhibition is free and open to the public from August 26th through September 28th during normal hours at the Jaycee Parks Center for the Arts located at 1975 Puritan Drive in Irving, Texas. A reception will be held on September 9th from 2-4pm.
Please join me in supporting my fellow colleagues in the Grapevine Art Project as we celebrate the end of our most recent exhibition. The Grapevine Art Project has had over 15 of our members exhibiting 2D and 3D artworks inside the Lancaster Theater during July & August. We invite all of you to join us for a free and open to the public artist reception on Friday, August 24th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
Not only is it one of the last chances to see the exhibit, but many of the artists will be present so you can talk directly to them about their works.
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The GAP member show was juried and the following awards were handed out:
- The Best In Show award went to Charice Cooper for her oil The Risk Takers.
- Painting: First Place went to Chris Brandley for her oil Slice of Key Lime. Honorable mention was awarded to Beverly Richmond for her oil Days Work Done.
- In Photography, First Place went to Looking Back by Bruce Rosenstiel. Honorable mention ribbons were awarded to Grande Mosque by Klaus Mayer and Chiang Mai Umbrellas by Bruce Rosenstiel.
- The First Place Ribbon in Pottery went to Sue Jackson for 3 Pitchers.
- In Sculpture, the First Place Ribbon was awarded to Deb Hart for Armadillo on the Town.
- In Jewelry, the First Place Ribbon went to Shirley Matteson for Mosaic.
As a reminder, this weekend I’ll be hosted by the Pottery Barn store located in Southlake’s Town Square for a two-day artist pop-up. I’ll be bringing a range of my photographic prints, so there’s a little something for everyone. A portion of the proceeds from every sold piece of art will be donated to Pottery Barn’s official corporately sponsored charity: Saint Jude’s Children Research Hospital and their lifesaving mission of: Finding cures. Saving children.
- Pottery Barn in Southlake, Texas
- Saturday, June 9 from 10am – 4pm
- Sunday, June 10 from 12pm – 4pm
You can add the event to your FACEBOOK calendar here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1898969506839764/
I’m thrilled to announce that I will have a two-day art pop-up hosted within the Pottery Barn store located in Southlake’s Town Square.
A portion of the proceeds from every sold piece of art will be donated to Pottery Barn’s official corporately sponsored charity: Saint Jude’s Children Research Hospital and their lifesaving mission of: Finding cures. Saving children.
To support both a local artist and a great cause, please visit the Pottery Barn store located at 1440 Civic Pl, Bldg 3-C, in Southlake, Texas on Saturday, June 9th from 10am-4pm, or Sunday June 10th from 12pm-4pm.
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MAIN STREET FEST
Artist hours: F-Sa 11am-9pm, Su 11am-6pm
You can find me with more than 20 other local artists inside the Foust Funeral Home and Event Space located at 523 S. Main Street in Grapevine, Texas. Don’t worry, there’s no funerals during festival weekends. Guests can “Texperience” more than 75 craft brews from 36 breweries across 15 states, boogie down to live music on three stages, sample delicious festival food and much more right in the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine. Free parking with complimentary shuttle service is offered. Admission prior to 5pm Friday is free, the rest of the weekend has an admission fee to enter. For more details please visit the official site.
I’ll be bringing a range of product from blank greeting cards, photographic prints, ready to hang works, as well as highly collectible museum conservation quality signed, numbered, and limited edition prints.
I hope to see you there!
The Arts Magazine Voyage Dallas recently spotlighted me with an interview.
Read it for yourself by following the link:
As an emerging artist, here’s the photographic works I will bring to this year’s Main ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (April 19-22, 2018). You can find me near Sundance Square, at the intersection of 3rd & Main Street inside Booth #351. Please drop by and say hi!
Expert in My Field
Texas Longhorn – I
Texas Longhorn – II
Texas Longhorn – III