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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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.

 

 

 

 

See you at Pottery Barn!

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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.

Where:

  • Pottery Barn in Southlake, Texas

When:

  • 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/ 

Join me at Grapevine’s Main Street Fest: May 18-20

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MAIN STREET FEST

May 18-20
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.

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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!

 

 

 

Join me at the Bridgeport Art Walk, Friday May 11th

Bridgeport Art Walk

Friday, May 11th
Artist hours 2pm-9pm

I’ll be set up inside the Sagebrush Cafe located at 1020 Halsell Street in Bridgeport, Texas, which closes its food service at 2pm that day. The Art Walk is happening in conjunction with the Butterfield Stage Days Rodeo and Rodeo Parade, which celebrates the toll bridge built over the Trinity River built for the Butterfield Stage in 1860. More information about the BSDR&RP can be found at the official site here, for information specifically about the art walk please visit the FACEBOOK event page.

 

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I’ll have a range of my photographic works on sale including blank greeting cards, prints, and ready to hang artworks.

Visit Me April 19-22 at the Main ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival – Booth #351

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!