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APRIL 2024

IN THE GALLERY: April 5 - 27, 2024
​RECEPTION: Friday, April 5, 2024, 5:00 - 9:00 pm during ArtWalk in Downtown Corpus Christi

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BOTANICALS
PAWTRAIT STUDIO: A COMMUNITY PET SHOW
COLLABORATIVE ART
MEET THE PARENTS: ART OF MOMS, DADS & PARENTS

Juror: Tina Turman

 

All things plant related, whether from afar or a microscopic view

BEST OF SHOW: MICHAEL GALULLO Harbor Bridge 1st ROSA M. LAZARO Dragon 2nd MARIANA RUVALCABA Self-Portrait with Agave 3rd ANASTASSIA RABAJILLE Botanical Study I HM SARAH KHOURY Vesicles PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Dawn Austell, Patrick Ayarzagoitia, Anne Benning, Josh Berry, Elaine Bornemeier, Dinah Bowman, Oliva Bransom, Jalyn Casarez, Jill Conwill, Frank Cornish, Meredith Delano, Kimberly Delgado, Amy Faggard, Michael Galullo, Jonathon Garza, Cindy Gentry, Sandra Hastings, Kaeli Hernandez, Rachael Hernandez, Katie Heuermann, Rebecca Horan, Julie Howard, Sarah Khoury, Mary Klesse, Rosa M. Lazaro, August Lemus, Laurie Mahling, Vanessa Martinez, Mark Mayfield, Bejat McCracken, Kathleen Mekailek, Tashie Nevarez, Jason Page, Elisa Peña, Tyshan Pyle, Anastassia Rabajille, Jennifer Recio, Bill Reed, Luis Roa, Rebecca Rodriguez, Mariana Ruvalcaba, Arthur Severance, John Smith, Mary Theresa, Nancy Wood

We love our pets & we want to see yours!

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Wanda Benavides, Natalie Bommarito, Joe Budell, Amanda Burns, Jill Conwill, Shai Davenport, Meredith Delano, Katie Heuermann, Vanessa Luna, Lorenzo Martin, Madison Massad, Kristen Mercer, Lynn Nelson, Tashie Nevarez, Joanna Pitman, Lourdes Villagran

All art pieces are made by two or more collaborating artists

Did your art change after becoming a parent? Parenthood profoundly shapes who we are, and this exhibit celebrates that perspective. 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Victoria Livingston & Sarah Khoury, Victoria Livingston & William Livingston, Tashie & Naomi Nevarez, Julia Patton & Lysette Martinez, Bill Reed & Arthur Smith, Rebecca Rodriguez & Lucille Gonzales

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Joan Back, Shai Davenport, Michael Galullo, Rachael Hernandez, Jana Merriman

MARCH 2024

IN THE GALLERY: March 1 - 30, 2024

​RECEPTION: Friday, March 1, 2024, 5:00 - 9:00 pm during ArtWalk in Downtown Corpus Christi

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DOT: ELEMENTS OF DESIGN

Juror: Cassie Normandy White

 

Dots are the building blocks of every element from lines to shapes, forms and everything else. As the simplest element of design, a point shown by a dot can act as a focal or a stopping point in a design composition; it can serve as a focus element and draw attention. 

 

2D and 3D artist interpretations from dot to color, line, value, space, shape, form, and texture

POWER OF POP

Explores popular Pop Art themes like the incorporation of icons and imagery from mass-produced goods and popular media, vibrant and vivid colors, and a generous infusion of irony, satire, and humor. From larger-than-life everyday objects and celebrity depictions, to more contemporary versions that employ graphic illustrations to contemplate our surroundings.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Dawn Austell, Josh Berry, Natalie Bommarito, Amanda Burns, Frank Cornish, Meredith Delano, Sabrina Krueger, Elisa Peña, Ashley Purciello, Jennifer Recio, Enrique Rios, Rebecca Rodriguez, Marley Smith, Lourdes Villagran, Randy Williams

3D ART SHOWCASE

Opportunity to showcase your talent and creativity by submitting your dimensional masterpieces. Whether you work with clay, metal, wood, or any other medium that brings your sculpture to life, we invite you to share your unique perspective on form, shape, and artistic expression.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Mary Downing, Sandy Fritz, Mary Klesse, August Lemus, Corynne Lopez, Kathleen Mekailek, Elisa Peña, Enrique Rios, Rebecca Rodriguez, Mariana Ruvalcaba, Bathory Salazar, Esther Santee, Randy Williams

BEST OF SHOW: ELISA PEÑA, The Pale Blue Dot (An abridged history of the Earth) 1st ELAINE BORNEMEIER, Nueces River from the Sky 2nd LIZ DUMAS-McMULLAN, Dotted Vase 3rd KELLY SCHAUB, Data Points HM KAILA LANCE, Maverick HM ASHLEY PURCIELLO, Deterioration Index HM JENNIFER RECIO, Study #2 Cindy & Will PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Elaine Bornemeier, Natalia Cantu, Jill Conwill, Frank Cornish, Liz Crème, Alejandro de Leon, Meredith Delano, Dawn Dougherty, Liz Dumas-McMullan, Marisa Eddins, Liane Goessens, Julie Howard, Mary Klesse, Kaila Lance, William Livingston, Corynne Lopez, Jana MacQueen, Alissa Mejia, Kathleen Mekailek, Miguel Moreno, Elisa Peña, Joanna Pitman, Erin Power, Ashley Purciello, Jennifer Recio, Bill Reed, Clementina Rivera, Rebecca Rodriguez, Crystal Sandoval, Kelly Schaub, Jean E Smith, Mary Theresa, Carolyn Utigard Thomas, Lourdes Villagran, Duane Webb, Michelle Wilcox, Tressa Zepeda

JANUARY/ FEBRUARY 2024

IN THE GALLERY: January 5 - February 24, 2024

​RECEPTION: Friday, January 5, 2024, 5:00 - 9:00 pm during ArtWalk in Downtown Corpus Christi

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ALL MEMBERSHIP 2024
EUPHORIA
CHAOS IN COLOR
ANDREA MULLEN
OPPOSITES ATTRACT

The Art Center of Corpus Christi’s annual All Membership exhibit is an opportunity for our membership to share their current work with the community.

Juror: Lynda A J Jones

Euphoria explores the theme of happiness and the complex blend of emotions that exist alongside it. Participating artists' work(s) reflect their personal responses to the theme and explore how euphoria can be found and experienced in a variety of ways including in the joy of movement, the love of the natural world, the brilliance of color and the creative process itself.

All Membership 2023 Best of Show 

ARTIST STATEMENT Andrea Davila Mullen As an artist, I have come to understand how unique we are compared to those who may not be creative or have an artistic mindset. Some may be able to “pause” or shut their thoughts off, however I cannot. Throughout my life having an artistic outlet has been very important to me. Expressing myself through sewing and personal styling, interior decorating, jewelry design and silversmithing, or drawing has been wonderful. However, painting is my passion. My brain is a constant storm of chaos and color. I see inspiration everywhere – from scavenging for treasures along the river Thames, the lines on a crisp white starched shirt, the texture of a beaten cobbled street to the bright green on my son’s toy garbage truck. These inspirations, colors, textures, lines, and feelings are what I dream and that is my art. As we grow, learn and live, love, lose or mourn we are ever changing. My paintings reflect my thoughts and emotions during that time in which it is created. With each sketch or brush stroke, I am moving on to whatever comes next. The paintings I dream up and put on canvas cannot be categorized under one specific style, nor would I want them to be. My art is not for everyone, but it is everything to me and I would never want to shut that off. To have the ability to put my thoughts, dreams and emotions onto a canvas for people to see is a true gift in itself. This chaotic brain is what fuels the fire to create the art that I love.

Yin/Yang, Dark/Light, Hot/Cold, Large/Small… Artist interpretations open to all mediums except video and installation. Non-juried opportunity exhibiting in our Community Gallery

BEST OF SHOW: LISA OLSEN Water Lisa is awarded the opportunity to have a solo exhibit alongside All Membership 2025. MIXED MEDIA/FIBER 1st THERESA SHARPE Seeing Blue 2nd VICTORIA LIVINGSTON Man with Squares 3rd KIMBERLY DELGADO Sea Pearl HM BILL REED Grand Tetons in Smoke WORKS ON CANVAS 1st LOURDES VILLAGRAN God Always Wins 2nd KEVIN KOTARA Thermoelectric 3rd MICHELLE FLORENCE Barroom Besties WORKS ON PAPER 1st MARY SMITH Mist Over Pine Ridge 2nd DAVEY EDWARDS Spanish Dancer 3rd ELE CHEW White-Necked Raven PHOTOGRAPHY 1st SANDRA HASTINGS Storm Within 2nd PATRICK O’BRIEN Bel Air Fins I 3rd EARL PARR Lost in the Ritz - Self Portrait HM BARBARA BAIRD Long-Billed Hermit 3D/SCULPTURE 1st JIN SUN KIM Moab’s Memory II 2nd JOSHUA MEADOWS Bragg 3rd RACHEL ZINTGRAFF These Do Not Define Me HM KATHLEEN MEKAILEK Just Relax

DECEMBER 2023

IN THE GALLERY: December 1 - 30, 2023

​RECEPTION: Friday, December 1, 5:00 - 7:00 pm during ArtWalk in Downtown Corpus Christi

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BFA STUDENT EXHIBITION FALL 2023

Six graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students exhibiting from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi

Javier "Alex" Esquivel - Worship: Love & Sacrifice Morgan Litton - The Lavender Menace Noah Melendez - Alterations Erica Sanchez-Medrano - Phytolings Esther Santee - Sit Down, Stay Awhile Gabriella "Gabby" Vian - Betwixt & Between

CYAN

Inspired by Pablo Picasso's Blue Period - This exhibit calls for monochromatic works in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors.

BEST OF SHOW: Bill Reed - Cerulean Waves 1st Place: Elisa Peña - Living Long and Prospering 2nd Place: Liane Goessens - Raining Fish 3rd Place: Jeff Janko - Head in the Clouds Honorable Mention: Mary Klesse - Deep Adaptation Honorable Mention: Alison Schuchs - The Young Guitarist

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COMMUNITY GALLERY
LOG NOTES, OR: LOVING THE EARTH TO DEATH
BETHANY JOHNSON

Artist in Residence, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi

COPPER FANTASY
KATHLEEN "KAMME" MEKAILEK

Dedicated to Michael S. Quinn (1965-2023)

NOVEMBER 2023

IN THE GALLERY: November 3 - 25, 2023

​RECEPTION: Friday, November 3, 5:00 - 9:00 pm during ArtWalk in Downtown Corpus Christi

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ALL THINGS TEXAS
GRATITUDE
COASTAL IMPRESSIONS
PAINTINGS BY NOE PEREZ
11TH ANNUAL ALZHEIMER'S MEMORIES ON CANVAS AND A CARGIVERS LOVE

Made in Texas, inspired by Texas.

Check out the winners from our All Things Texas exhibit! Thank you Noe Perez for jurying the show! BEST OF SHOW: Alison Schuchs - The Pioneer 1st Place: Kenneth Hanna - Texas Surf Museum 2nd Place: Patsy Lindamood - Fulton Mansion 3rd Place: Michael Galullo - From Enchanted Rock Honorable Mention: Jeanette Nickas - Crossing the Rio Grande Honorable Mention: Alison Schuchs - Blooms of Remembrance

What we're thankful for - friendship, experiences, the air we breathe, freedom of expression.. How does gratitude & thankfulness look to you?

Noe Perez is a contemporary artist living in Corpus Christi, TX. Noe's artistic education began early in his teens by studying with a local artist and is still going on today. Most recently, he has attended plein air painting workshops with PAPA artists Ron Rencher and George Strickland. "I like to study the original works that inspire me whenever I have the opportunity. Some of my favorite artists include William Merritt Chase and Joaquin Sorolla as well as Texas painters Julian Onderdonk and Porfirio Salinas. Most of my work is done in the studio from photographs and plein air studies. I believe that plein air painting is an essential exercise for any landscape painter. I try to paint outdoors whenever I have the chance." Noe participated in the Night of Artists Art Show and Dinner for the benefit of the Briscoe Western Art Museum in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Noe's paintings have been accepted in the annual Salon International show hosted by Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, TX in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Noe's artwork is included in the book Texas Traditions released in August 2010.

The exhibit features the original artwork by Alzheimer’s patients in which the artist shares a vivid expression of a true moment in their life. By exhibiting their original art work around the community, one can clearly see how art plays a connecting role between family and friends in the celebration of life’s cherished memories. Each piece of artwork depicts a unique story which blends a “time in the present” with a “past memory” to bring about a very poignant and triumphant display of self expression. Through the Art Center, Face to Face, LLC is able to share the art with the community and shed light on the disease of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The exhibit helps to raise awareness in the hopes of making new memories as each piece of art work is developed. Each piece of art expresses a touching moment, and gives us a glimpse of what once was a true moment in time. The artist expresses ownership and feels pride in the work they create.

OCTOBER 2023

IN THE GALLERY: October 6 - 28, 2023

​RECEPTION: Friday, October 6, 5:00 - 9:00 pm during ArtWalk in Downtown Corpus Christi

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COMMUNITY GALLERY
DIMENSION L
HILARY N GERMAIN
LIZ DUMAS-MCMULLAN
18TH ANNUAL
BREAST CANCER: A STUDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

SEPTEMBER 2023

IN THE GALLERY: September 1 - 30, 2023

​RECEPTION: Friday, September 1, 5:00 - 7:00 pm during ArtWalk in Downtown Corpus Christi

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INDEPENDENTS
BAY AREA ART LEAGUE
CORPUS CHRISTI LEAGUE FOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

AUGUST 2023

IN THE GALLERY: August 4 - 26, 2023

​RECEPTION: Friday, August 4, 5:00 - 7:00 pm during ArtWalk in Downtown Corpus Christi

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20th ANNUAL BARRY BROWN CLAY STUDIO GROUP SHOW
NEXUS ART COLLECTIVE
LINDA EVANS

JULY 2023

IN THE GALLERY: July 7 - July 29, 2023

​RECEPTION: Friday, July 7, 5:00 - 7:00 pm during ArtWalk in Downtown Corpus Christi

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ABSTRACT BIENNIAL
Juror: David Hill
TEXAS MASTER NATURALISTS

Observations of Nature Through Journaling

ABBAGAIL MEDRANO

Garden Party

After Party

This is a joint endeavor of the Mid-Coast and South Texas Master Naturalists Chapters of Texas Master Naturalists. It is an educational public outreach to encourage people of all ages to get outside and spend quality time observing and connecting to Nature, showing them that while it’s nice to be an artist it isn’t a requirement to enjoy observing nature and recording their observations in a journal. It will feature nature journals and journal pages done by all levels of expertise from very beginner to advanced nature journalists. There will be a Kid’s Nature Journal Corner with educational, journal activities for the children to enjoy!

Flowers have a feminine beauty as diverse as the female form: swaying in the breeze like tiny dancers on stage, posing in a vase looking this way and that, inviting the eye of all who pass. "Garden Party" is a celebration of nature's beauty featuring my favorite "ladies." These blooms take center stage in detailed acrylic portraits set in a dark background, being brought to life on canvas with a focus on light and its effect on the shifting colors of each petal. Included is the abstract series "After Party," paintings on paper created simultaneously with each portrait. The abstracts represent a translation from the order of nature to the chaos of imagination. The paper was cropped and mounted on panels for "After Party," as well as used to create petals for floral pieces included in "Garden Party".

JUNE 2023

IN THE GALLERY: May 30 - July 1, 2023

​RECEPTION: Friday, June 2, 5:00 - 7:00 pm during ArtWalk in Downtown Corpus Christi

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LIGHTS/ SHADOWS
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ART ASSOCIATION OF CORPUS CHRISTI

MAY 2023

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LAS DONAS DE LA CORTE CORONATION GOWNS

Annual robes display.

HISTORY OF LAS DONAS

Learn about the long standing tradition and beauty.

TAMU-CC BFA STUDENTS

Adam Haney
Gabriella Hoss
Andrea Labrador
Alyssa Valdez

IN THE GALLERY:
May 11 - 24, 2023

RECEPTION:

Thursday. May 11, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

IN THE GALLERY:
May 11 - 24, 2023

RECEPTION:

Thursday. May 11, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

IN THE GALLERY:
May 5 - 23, 2023

RECEPTION:

Friday, May 5, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

APRIL 2023

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BIRDIEST CITY

Avian exhibit int the birdiest city
in the U.S. Juried by Frank Klein,
conservationist & photographer

IN THE GALLERY:
April 7 - 29
, 2023

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, April 7, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

   

Did you know that Corpus Christi is the birdiest city in the entire United States?  The winner of the designation is based on the number of species that are reported within a 48 hour period.  Corpus Christi wins this prize, with last year over 267 species of birds being sighted by birders from 30 different states!       It was no coincidence how we timed this exhibit - Spring is when birds migrate back to their original home where they nest early in the season. A large variety of birds can be expected to be seen from April to early May, one of the largest draws of the year!      The plethora of different landscapes Corpus Christi offers is what contributes to the draw for the birds.  The ocean, the wetlands, the dunes on the beach, and more all make up why so many species can be found here.  The Padre Island National Seashore in particular is a huge source for birds.  With more than 130,000 acres of wetlands, grasslands, dunes and sandy beaches, it also contains Bird Island Basin, home to Laguna Madre, the sixth-saltiest body of water on Earth.  This is considered by the National Audubon Society to be one of the most important bodies of water for birding in the world.  This designation is also celebrated with a festival called the Birdiest Festival in America that happens late April every year.       You can see why we chose this to be a subject of an exhibit.  Birds are often the subject of our artists work, but this exhibit allows us to focus solely on something that makes Corpus Christi special and unique - BIRDS!

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KUCERA GALLERY
SPRING FLING

Celebrating the return of spring
and the blossoming of nature

 

 

IN THE GALLERY:
April 7 - 29
, 2023

RECEPTION:

Friday, April 7, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

   

SPRING FLING is one of our many open call shows that we offer throughout the year that allows our artists to have a specific subject matter in which to guide their creative juices and work.  We provide an ever-changing and rotating variety of these open call shows that are often relevant to the seasons, time of year, holidays, or sometimes they are entirely random.       Spring Fling celebrates a beautiful time of year and one that is often the center of inspiration for many artists.  The return of spring brings back life, color, nature, warmth and so much more.  This provides a multitude of opportunities in which an artist can capitalize on.  Everything from flowers, to the green grass to the return of wildlife and insects - there is something for every artist to draw inspiration from.       This exhibit will provide you the excitement and beauty for the start of spring and all the beauty it brings.  Be sure to stop by and see it for yourself!

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LOCKETT GALLERY
VICTOR SUMMERS & 
LOTUS McELFISH 

Texas Natives - Endangered &
Not So Much

 

IN THE GALLERY:
April 7 - 29
, 2023

RECEPTION:

Friday, April 7, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

     

Victor Summers and Lotus McElfish are a husband and wife team who have collaborated as SummerFish Studios for the past twenty years.      Lotus (@lotus_mcelfish) is a celebrated botanical artist with numerous awards, national shows, and international journals to her credit. In 2005 she received a grant to document the Endangered Plants of the Texas Hill Country which started her journey into botanical art. She has since produced scores of beautiful plant portraits of Texas wildflowers as well as those from her home state of Colorado. When recent events kept her at home instead of at art festivals, she decided to return to her mission of conservation. This show features the initial dozen of the twenty-five federally listed endangered plants of Texas, a project which keeps her busy visiting the various habitats where they are found or are being conserved.      Victor (@mostly_mesquite) transitioned from designing and building garden structures and furniture several years ago to return to his passion for woodworking when his mesquite covers for Lotus’s accordion books generated leftover wood which became chopsticks - and then wooden spoons and bowls and all manner of kitchen and home decor items, all from salvaged Texas native woods. Leftover wood from these items became stylized birds and fish, and when the pandemic shut down art shows, he turned to galleries to display his newfound passion for sculpture. His latest works included in this show harken back to the construction phase of his woodworking career.

MARCH 2023

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SHERMAN T. COLEMAN 

In memoriam of the Corpus Christi Doctor & Public Sculptor

CAROLYN
UTIGARD-THOMAS

Enchanted Beings

FAIRY TALES 

All things magical, legendary,
folklore and mystical.

IN THE GALLERY:
March 3 - April 2, 2023

RECEPTION:

Friday, March 3, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

IN THE GALLERY:
March 3 - April 2, 2023

RECEPTION:

Friday, March 3, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

IN THE GALLERY:
March 3 - April 2, 2023

RECEPTION:

Friday, March 3, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

Dr. Sherman T. Coleman, a WWII veteran, was a highly successful general and vascular surgeon in Corpus Christi. He was a notable part of many area hospitals including Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff of Doctors Hospital and the Driscoll Foundation Children's Hospital; Director of the Tumor Clinic, Memorial Medical Center; and Chief of Staff of Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi. At 54, Coleman began his sculpting career and spent the next 30 years completing public commissions for monumental sculpture. Some notable works were "Rejoice with Me", commissioned in 1976 for the Church of the Good Shepherd; "The Legend of the Sand Dollar" commissioned from 1977-1988 and stood in front of the Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History; and "Christ the Healer" for the entrance of Christus Spohn Hospital. The exhibit is a retrospective to the gentleman, healer, artist and horseman that was Sherman Coleman. On display will be miniature maquettes of his public sculptures, as well as limited edition bronzes with a wide range of subject matter. Much of the inspiration behind Dr. Colemans works are from life as a Texan and horse breeder. There are many sculpted religion icons as well, depicting Jesus Christ as a healer, provider and leader. Dr. Sherman Coleman died in 2005. This exhibit in memorial of the former pillar in Corpus Christi is a must see, and will be on display in our Meadows Gallery through April 1st.

Carolyn Utigard-Thomas is a contemporary artist working primarily in watercolor, and whose paintings are both adventures of the spirit and landscapes of the mind. Chicago born, St. Paul and Indianapolis raised, Carolyn graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Education degrees. Her varied career has taken her from designing for Hallmark in Kansas City to working for Astroworld in Houston, designing and painting everything from posters to murals to stage sets. She then had a commercial art business; creating logos, advertising illustrations and wall graphics. But in 1978 she began her full-time journey with watercolors. In Carolyn's work, one is led into the painting by soft colors overlaid by geometric veils. She attributes much of her inspiration to feelings obtained during meditation, which she has practiced for many years. Her wish is that feelings of deep peace, love and bliss experienced through meditation would become imbued in her art and that viewers will feel the same. Music also plays a large role in her art, with everything from instrumental to jazz to Mozart playing alongside her as she creates. A pivotal moment in her art career happened when she saw a retrospective exhibit for Henri Matisse in Chicago. Having been recently uninspired in her commercial work, one of Matisse's large, boldly patterned figure paintings "touched her and opened her heart". Carolyn left the exhibit feeling re-energized, with a renewed sense that life was worth living again and that art could be truly important and inspiring. Carolyn feels that the arts present a beautiful balance and depth to what else is important to making a life for oneself; and that the arts provide a wonderful respite from our busy lives allow us to see beauty once more.

Journey into the land of fairy tales, where all things are magical, enchanted, mythical or that of legend and folklore. A new exhibit, and yet another one of our ever-changing opportunities for artists to push their boundaries for subject matter and explore new things. The creativity behind any piece of art is what makes it so remarkable, and this exhibit has no exception. Fairy tales are rooted in imagination, a cornerstone of creating art. That being said, this exhibit takes one into the land of wonder, with everything from mermaids to fairies to enchanted forests to unicorns to Greek Mythology to things much deeper and some much darker. We hope your interest has been piqued, check out this fun and interesting exhibit in our Lockett Gallery!

JANUARY/ FEBRUARY 2023

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ALL MEMBERSHIP 2023

Annual membership exhibition.

KELLY SCHAUB

Waxing Poetic:
Collage & Encaustic

SMALL WORKS

Small but mighty pieces.
12" x 12" and smaller.

IN THE GALLERY:

January 6 - February 25, 2023

RECEPTION:

Friday, January 6, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

IN THE GALLERY:

January 6 - February 25, 2023

RECEPTION:

Friday, January 6, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

IN THE GALLERY:

January 6 - February 25, 2023

RECEPTION:

Friday, January 6, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

All Membership is one of our biggest (and usually our longest) exhibits of the year. All artists are current members, and we get to see on display the incredible works of art that our members have recently made. Year after year, we are astonished at the talent that we see from our community, both from returning members and new ones. There are awards and cash prizes, along with the Best of Show being awarded a solo exhibit alongside next years All Membership. Always requiring a drumroll of anticipation, the awards and well-deserved Best of Show is announced at the reception. Last years Best of Show winner, Kelly Schaub, is on display this month in our Kucera Gallery. This years juror was John Dykema, architect with Levy Dykema Architects.

ABOUT KELLY Collage artist Kelly Schaub started her love for mixed media collage art in Rockport, TX in 2015. Prior to that, she spent over 25 years working in live theatre production & arts administration. She even served as Production Stage Manager for Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, touring the country with the weekly live radio show. Kelly has exhibited and taught locally all over, and is an active member in many local galleries and groups. Schaub is represented by Moon Over Water Gallery in Rockport. Exhibit: WAXING POETIC "The tag line for this exhibit really should be 'elevating the everyday' - from everyday papers transformed through collage to everyday objects altered by the addition of hot wax. I feel a lyrical connection with my materials and my two favorite mediums. Found objects and vintage ephemera, all created to last for a relatively short time. Discarded or recycled - these items are not rubbish in the eyes of a collage artist. The photos and handwritten letters and ticket stubs, the old LIFE magazines - they all have a story to tell." Learn Kelly's unique techniques first-hand at her class here at the Art Center titled "Waxing Poetic: Creating Magic in Encaustic Collage" on February 10. Visit EDUCATION tab above for details. She will also be doing an Encaustic Demo during the Artisan Market on Wednesday, January 18th from 5 - 7pm. www.playonwordsdesign.com @powonwheels on Instagram

An exhibit dedicated to as mentioned, the SMALL but MIGHTY. Art of all sizes is wonderful, but lest we forget those that intrigue as well as they fit that small vacant corner on your wall that needing filling. The artists that find their calling to the small or miniature, or those that need to break from the bigger challenge and create something with less surface area. They may be small, but they pack a punch if only we take the time to appreciate them a much as those of larger size. Come check out these pint sized pieces!

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