past exhibits

NOVEMBER 2022

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MEADOWS GALLERY

DIMENSION XLIX
Annual international
juried exhibit

IN THE GALLERY:
November 4 - 26, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, November 4, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

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KUCERA GALLERY

AWAKENINGS
Creative expressions by
CCISD Art Teachers

 

IN THE GALLERY:
November 4 - 26, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, November 4, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

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LOCKETT GALLERY

MEMORIES ON CANVAS
Annual Alzheimer's 
awareness exhibit

 

IN THE GALLERY:
November 4 - 26, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, November 4, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

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DIMENSION XLIX 2022 AWARDS

Juror:  Ernesto Perez

Board President of the Nave Museum, Victoria, TX
 

BEST OF SHOW:

LIZ DUMAS-McMULLAN, Amarillo Armadillo

Liz is awarded a solo exhibit alongside next years
Dimension Show!  Congrats Liz!

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WORKS ON CANVAS:

1st Place:   Lisa Davis Allen, Stacked Fiesta

2nd Place:  Neva Rossi Smoll, Bathed in Light

3rd Place:   Isabelle Lopez-Kotara, Desert Bloom

Hon Men:   Lisa Olsen, North of Orange Grove

WORKS ON PAPER:

1st Place:  George Ann Johnson, Dinnertime

2nd Place:  Caroline Bracken, Stormy Minded

3rd Place:  Jill Conwill, Wild Berries

Hon Men:   Kimberly Delgado, Pink Flowers

PHOTOGRAPHY:

1st Place:   Stephen Fisher, Harris' Hawk

2nd Place:  Steve Dupre', Ballerina in Black

3rd Place:  Jeff Janko, Crucifix Urinal

Hon Men:   Steve Dupre', Ethereal

3D / SCULPTURE:

1st Place:  Ma Bertha Anaya, The Brown Horse

2nd Place:  Osvaldo Romero, Mariko Aoki (Book Nook(

3rd Place:  Julio Leal, Gratitude

MIXED MEDIA / FIBER:

1st Place:  Ma Bertha Anaya, The Pillars of Creation

2nd Place:  Diane Gelman, Sucre' Patisserie

3rd Place:  Stan Unser, Womans Wall

Hon Men:   Kelly Schaub, Hand Me Down

OCTOBER 2022

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MAIN GALLERIES

FULL COURT PRESS JURIED PRINT EXHIBITION OF THE AMERICAS
International printmaking competition.

IN THE GALLERY:
Sept 29 - Oct 30, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Wednesday, October 5, 5 - 8pm

During Farmers Market

 

The Art Center and TAMU-CC's Full Court Press came together to give you the Full Court Press Juried Print Exhibition of the Americas, an international printmaking competition. Selected for the exhibit is 70 spectacular pieces from 62 artists living in the United States, Mexico & Canada.

The exhibit is part of the 22nd Oso Bay Biennial, an event hosted every two years by a rotation of disciplines in the Department of Art & Design at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. This year once again features the expansive realm of PRINTMAKING. Exhibitions, speakers, and events will be held on the TAMUCC campus and city-wide. The festival extends October 5 - 8, with a host of events that are detailed at FullCourtPressTX.com.

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COMMUNITY GALLERY

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Annual exhibit. 
High school student perspectives.

IN THE GALLERY:
Sept 29 - Oct 30, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Wednesday, October 5, 5 - 8pm

During Farmers Market

The 17th annual Breast Cancer Awareness: High School Perspectives exhibit is brought to you by artist and retired high school teacher Tony Armadillo and coincides each year with the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.  The evocative exhibit portrays the students interpretations of the challenges of breast cancer, be it through personal experience or empathy (or both).  The public is invited to view and vote on their favorite pieces, which will end in awards for the students.   

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BAY VIEW GALLERY

FRANK KLEIN +
ELE CHEW

Nature photography with a
side of fused glass

 

IN THE GALLERY:
September - October 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, August 5 from 5 - 7pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

F R A N K   K L E I N 

It is safe to say that Frank Klein’s life centers around nature.  Born and raised on a ranch in DeWitt County that’s been in the family since 1878, Frank’s passion is nature conservation.  His notable efforts in the area have provided him with numerous awards.  Nature photography is an offshoot of that passion, with his Texas ranches providing inspiration with their abundant wildlife and open landscape.

“In these photographs, I am trying to raise people’s awareness of the beauty and drama of the world surrounding us.  There is a whole universe that goes unnoticed.  As I attribute anthropomorphic  characteristics to insects and animals, I wonder if and what they feel and think.  How do these projections relate to one’s own feelings?  If you study these photographs, they will speak to you.  Hopefully, they will make one ponder existential questions such as “who am I?”.  What does it mean to be conscious?  All conscious people are intelligent, not all intelligent people are conscious.”

E L E   C H E W 

Ele Chew is a fused glass artist based in Cuero, TX.  In 2004, she converted a Lumberyard to a live-work studio where she has been creating her work since.  Once a scientist for diagnostics companies by day, she used glasswork and metal fabrication as her creative outlet.  She studied glass fusing and casting at The Crucible in California.  Ele uses various techniques to bring her visions to fruition.  The natural elements of South Texas, Japan and New Mexico have all greatly influenced her work.  Glass fusing at its core is the melting of layers of glass at high temperatures in a kiln.  Something Ele has honed over many years as you can see on display in our Kucera Gallery. 

SEPTEMBER 2022

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MEADOWS GALLERY

INDEPENDENTS
Artists not in an
affiliated artist group.

IN THE GALLERY:
September 2 - 24, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, September 2 from 5 - 7pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

 

The Independents are considered all Art Center Members who are not members in an Art Center affiliated artist group.  A complete list of affiliated artist groups can be found here. This exhibit provides a wide variety of mediums and subject matters from all levels of artist.  Since each affiliated group gets their own dedicated exhibit each year, the Independents exhibits provides equal exhibiting opportunities to all Art Center members.

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COMMUNITY GALLERY

PORTRAIT GROUP
Group show.

IN THE GALLERY:
September 2 - 24, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, September 2 from 5 - 7pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

 

The Portrait Group is an unofficial group of artists that participate in live portrait painting every Wednesday at the Art Center.  Anyone is welcome to come and paint the model that week, no membership is required.  Although the group is not officially recognized as an Art Center artist group, they have been painting portraits on Wednesdays for many years.  So this year, they proudly exhibit some of their work, both portraits and otherwise.  Some artists paint only portraits, for others its just one of many feathers in their hats.  Though the face might be the same in each painting each week, every artist brings a different perspective, angle, and interpretation of the facade of that weeks model; guaranteeing a fascinating variety of portraits.  Anyone is welcome to either paint, spectate, or even sit as a model.

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KUCERA GALLERY

ROBIN WARD-MCLAURIN
TAMU-CC Laguna Madre Field 
Station Artist in Residence

IN THE GALLERY:
September 2 - 24, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, September 2 from 5 - 7pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

Robin Ward, born in Buffalo, New York, works primarily in photography.  An Art Professor at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, she completed her MFA at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2015.  She has shown both nationally and internationally, with a reputable list of galleries where she has held both solo and group exhibitions.  She has led art education workshops, lectures and served as a discussion panelist for several notable education programs.

 

“I have always been interested in minutia, the meaning it holds, the impact it carries.  This series of salt prints encourages viewers to slow down, to look and build connections between the objects and the way we interact with minutia.  They translate conversations and memories from my artist in residency into a visual form.

 

I work in digital, analog, and alternative photographic processes.  Alternative processes often include science.  For this series, I chose an alternative photographic process, salt print photography because it created an intersection between the salinity and participates in the Laguna Madre.  The salt print process is a historical photographic print process that uses three ingredients: salt, silver nitrate solution and water.  Walking each day on the beach I would carry my bucket collective the minutia that washed upon the shore.  The minutia, the participates and salt crystals seem unimportant, yet they created this series of photographs.”

To learn more about the TAMU-CC Artist in Residence program, click here.

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LOCKETT GALLERY

BAY AREA ART LEAGUE
Artist group.

 

IN THE GALLERY:
September 2 - 24, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, September 2 from 5 - 7pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

.The Bay Area Art League is an Art Center affiliated artist group and is a community of artists interested in promoting art at the local, state & national levels and to encourage individual growth through both working together and the exhibiting of work.  Established in 1939, it started as The Art Guild.  At some point, the Flour Bluff Art Association merged with The Art Guild thus becoming the Bay Area Art League.  Participating artists held exhibitions in and around the coastal bend.  The group meets monthly and learns together, paints together and exhibits together.  They have an annual exhibit each year here at the Art Center.  They encourage and are happy to share art and art appreciation with anyone, and all interested artists are welcome to join at anytime.  To learn more about the group, visit their Facebook here.

AUGUST 2022

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MEADOWS GALLERY

DESTINATION
VACATION

Travel inspired.

IN THE GALLERY:
August 5 - 27, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, August 5 from 5 - 7pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

 

The first Destination Vacation exhibit, and one of our many attempts at providing our artists a new opportunity to potentially step outside the box of their normal subject matter.  We asked artists to show us anything vacation inspired; whether it be a memory of one, one yet to come, or even a dream vacation.  What we got was a little bit of everything:  from the plains of New Mexico to a sunset in Santorini to the shallows of our very own Laguna Madre.  Come wander this exhibit and allow it to transport you to places all around the world.

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COMMUNITY GALLERY

LYDIA RANSOM
Scenes from the sea.

IN THE GALLERY:
August 5 - 27, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, August 5 from 5 - 7pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

An art lover since the age of 16, Lydia was a young mom who didn't have the time or the means to explore art.  After obtaining her masters degree in 2013, she decided to take some  art classes here at the Art Center, where she discovered her passion for nautical abstract art.  A full-time realtor, Lydia now spends her downtime expanding her art abilities.  As a Corpus Christi native, it was only natural for her to drift towards nautical themes; "the coastal life lies deep in my heart" she says.  "I love brilliant colors.  My art vision and inspiration is not only nautical, but I'm open to paint anything that inspires me.  I started selling my artwork throughout the Texas region and thus 'Artdelydia' was born.  I've learned through practical painting and error."  Come check out the Scenes from the Sea that are inspired by our very own coastal life!

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KUCERA GALLERY

FRANK KLEIN +
ELE CHEW

Nature photography with a side
of fused glass.

IN THE GALLERY:
August 5 - 27, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, August 5 from 5 - 7pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

F R A N K   K L E I N 

It is safe to say that Frank Klein’s life centers around nature.  Born and raised on a ranch in DeWitt County that’s been in the family since 1878, Frank’s passion is nature conservation.  His notable efforts in the area have provided him with numerous awards.  Nature photography is an offshoot of that passion, with his Texas ranches providing inspiration with their abundant wildlife and open landscape.

“In these photographs, I am trying to raise people’s awareness of the beauty and drama of the world surrounding us.  There is a whole universe that goes unnoticed.  As I attribute anthropomorphic  characteristics to insects and animals, I wonder if and what they feel and think.  How do these projections relate to one’s own feelings?  If you study these photographs, they will speak to you.  Hopefully, they will make one ponder existential questions such as “who am I?”.  What does it mean to be conscious?  All conscious people are intelligent, not all intelligent people are conscious.”

E L E   C H E W 

Ele Chew is a fused glass artist based in Cuero, TX.  In 2004, she converted a Lumberyard to a live-work studio where she has been creating her work since.  Once a scientist for diagnostics companies by day, she used glasswork and metal fabrication as her creative outlet.  She studied glass fusing and casting at The Crucible in California.  Ele uses various techniques to bring her visions to fruition.  The natural elements of South Texas, Japan and New Mexico have all greatly influenced her work.  Glass fusing at its core is the melting of layers of glass at high temperatures in a kiln.  Something Ele has honed over many years as you can see on display in our Kucera Gallery. 

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LOCKETT GALLERY

NEXUS ART
COLLECTIVE

Artist group.

 

IN THE GALLERY:
August 5 - 27, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, August 5 from 5 - 7pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

Nexus Art Collective is one of several Art Center affiliated artist groups.   The exhibit is comprised of group members Marilyn Morgan, Kelly Schaub,  Eugene Soliz, David Longnecker II & Jeffrey Neel McDaniel.

JULY 2022

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MEADOWS GALLERY

BARRY BROWN
CLAY STUDIO

Annual membership exhibit.


IN THE GALLERY:
July 1 - 30, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, July 1 from 5 - 7pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

 

The 19th Annual Barry Brown Clay Studio is a much anticipated exhibit for the year.  This exhibit is open to all members of the Barry Brown Clay Studio, and is an opportunity to display some of the pieces they have been working on back in the studio.  The pieces can either be functional or sculptural.  You can expect intricate, beautiful, whimsical, eccentric and most everything in between.  It's an exceptionally fun exhibit and a must see!

 

The Barry Brown Clay Studio is located inside the Art Center and is a volunteer run organization dedicated to the ceramics medium.  It is a place for creating, learning and community.  There are affordable memberships to use the space and classes available to learn the ceramics medium!

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KUCERA GALLERY

PATRICIA CASTILLO
Clay Studio juror
& featured artist.

IN THE GALLERY:
July 1 - 30, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, July 1 from 5 - 7pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

Patricia, originally from Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, Mexico, moved to Texas in 2009 following the death of her father.  As a small child she enjoyed making clay figurines and over time progressed to becoming a full time artist.  As young as age 7, she was learning the unique intricacies of working with clay.  Patricia comes from a long line of artists and teachers that instructed and guided her through her artistic journey.  Her style is primarily traditional folk art, reflective of her cultural heritage that her beloved father Alfonso passed on to its now fifth generation.  The familial style of artwork has been in her family for more than 200 years, talk about tradition.  Patricia’s aim is to unite different communities through the celebration of common culture in her art.  She is inspired by nature and ancient glyphs, while combining her traditional ancestral style with new and modern aspects that are representative of current times.  Patricia has exhibited her work in many different galleries, often participating in art events that allow her to interact with people and share the story behind each piece.  She shares her work on her Facebook, Patricia Castillo Art.  Come check out the beautiful, intricate and cultural art that has been honed over a span of 5 generations.

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LOCKETT GALLERY

KATHY
LINDSEY-O'NEILL

Pastel animals.

IN THE GALLERY:
July 1 - 30, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, July 1 from 5 - 7pm

During First Friday ArtWalk

Kathy, a long-time resident of Corpus Christi, is originally from San Antonio. She has been interested in art for as long as she can remember. Inspired early in life by watching Bob Ross and Jerry Yarnell on PBS, she always knew she wanted to be an artist just like them. Kathy took a few art classes in school but is primarily self-taught.  She subscribes to the motto that practice is the best teacher!  Kathy started off her career in landscapes, but around 7 years ago she shifted her focus and started specializing in wildlife art.  A lover of animals, it only felt natural for her to use them as her subjects.  She started out with birds and expanded from there, quickly realizing that the big cats are her favorite (and we can’t argue there). Her mediums are primarily pastel, oil and gouache but you can catch her trying new things every now and then.

JUNE 2022

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MEADOWS GALLERY

LINDA EVANS
Colorful simplified realism.


IN THE GALLERY:
June 9 - 25, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Wednesday, June 8 from 5 - 7pm

During Downtown Farmers' Market

 

Linda Evans, long time artist and Art Center member, much to our dismay, recently moved away from the Coastal Bend.  Though the loss was sad, we gained an inventory of her work that is now on display and for sale in our Meadows Gallery.  ALL proceeds from sales benefit the Art Center!  Linda's work has many different aspects: colorful, clean, simplified, feminine, warm, floral, eclectic, fun, cultural, political, evocative, earthly... and more.  Intrigued?  You should be.  Come check them out.

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KUCERA GALLERY

SUMMER SPECTACULAR
Everything priced $200 and under!
COME SHOP!

IN THE GALLERY:
June 9 - 25, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Wednesday, June 8 from 5 - 7pm

During Downtown Farmers' Market

Every now and then, a gap opens up in the exhibit schedule here at the Art Center.  This time, enter: Summer Spectacular.  This exhibit was to benefit both artists and visitors; an affordable option for artists to have yet another opportunity to display their work, while providing price-points of artwork that all visitors, shoppers and art-lovers can afford.  Everything is priced just $200 and under, so come shop!

MAY 2022

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MEADOWS GALLERY

LAS DOÑAS DE LA CORTE CORONATION GOWNS
Annual robes display.


IN THE GALLERY:
May 11 - June 1, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Thursday, May 12 from 5 - 7pm

The Court of Resplendent Nature

Started in 1954 by a group of community minded women, Las Doñas de la Corte was formed to add a social component and promotional aspect to the annual Buccaneer Days celebration.  The pageant honors local and out-of-town families, and in keeping with tradition, Duchesses are often second, third or fourth generation participants.  Each year, a different theme and designer is carefully chosen and is reflected in the  elegant gowns and trains.  This year, "The Court of Resplendent Nature" was the theme carried out by artist & designer David Phillips.  A year long process, the families work closely with the designers to create thoughtful and unique gowns that are as intricate as they are beautiful.  The gowns are worn by the Duchesses for the Coronation and Buccaneer Illuminated Night Parade, and then brought to the Art Center to be on display for the month to be enjoyed and admired by all.  Learn more about this time honored tradition in "A History of Las Doñas" on display in our Lockett Gallery or by visiting their website HERE. The magnificent gowns and trains are a must see in person, stop by our galleries to admire the beauty and striking craftmanship.

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KUCERA GALLERY

ART ASSOCIATION OF
CORPUS CHRISTI

Art Center affiliated artist group.

 

IN THE GALLERY:
May 6 - June 1, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, May 13 from 4 - 6pm
During ArtWalk

The Art Association of Corpus Christi is one of many Art Center affiliated artist groups that gather, create, learn & exhibit together.  The Art Association was established in 1966 as a forum for artists, both professional and hobbyist, and art patrons to network for the enrichment and advancement of all art forms. The group is comprised of talented artists from all different levels and a diverse array of disciplines, including oils, watercolor, ceramics, photography, illustration, sculpture, fibers, pastels and more; ensuring a wide variety of art to enjoy.  The organization offers many opportunities for people who wish to contribute to the betterment, understanding and enjoyment of art in our community.  The Art Association has a juried exhibit each year here at the Art Center.  Learn more about the Art Association on their website HERE.

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COMMUNITY GALLERY

TAMU-CC BFA
STUDENTS

Selections.

 

IN THE GALLERY:
May 6 - June 1 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, May 6 from 5 - 7pm
During ArtWalk

The Art Center frequently offers exhibit opportunities to students who are required to publicly exhibit their artwork through their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program.  "Selections" is one of those exhibits featuring the work of three students from the Department of Art at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.  The student artists are: Christopher Jansse, Rianna Kirkham & Teres Priour.

Christopher: "This body of work is intended to emphasize the importance of humor to the human experience.  I consider this work to be a sort of Absurd Repentance; I am essentially repenting for something considered to be morally just, butchery and ritual slaughter."

Rianna, Send in the Clowns:  "The imagery in this body of work is a reflection of my exhaustion with the games we play and characters we portray to successfully function in society.  I invite viewers to reflect upon the ways we are expected to present ourselves and how damaging it can be to maintain these facades."

Teresa, Gynaika: "This body of work is my visual rejection of the box we are put in from birth, and an angered stance against the way women have been objectified, disrespected, and treated as sub-human in everyday society."

APRIL 2022

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MEADOWS GALLERY

PHOTOGRAPHY BIENNIAL
Through a lens.


IN THE GALLERY:
April 1 - 30, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, April 1 from 5 - 7pm
During ArtWalk

The Photography Biennial is as the term biennial implies, offered every other year.  Photographers are of course able to exhibit their work in the majority of our other open-call exhibits, but this one specifically celebrates that artistry involved in finding that perfect shot with a camera.  This exhibit was open to all methods of photography: old time black and white, new, cell phone and all levels from seasoned photographers to novice.  Come check out this beautiful exhibit and see the art that's created... through a lens.

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KUCERA GALLERY

SCENES OF SPRING
All mediums.

 

IN THE GALLERY:
April 1 - 30, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, April 1 from 5 - 7pm
During ArtWalk

Scenes of Spring is an exhibit we can all look forward to after the *cold* weather we have had; commemorating the warming weather, return of all things green, and budding flowers.  This is one of many new exhibit themes, in an ever rotating group with the goal of providing artists inspiration to create outside their wheel house with perhaps a new subject matter, medium, or inspiration. 

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LOCKETT GALLERY

STILL LIFE
All mediums.  

 

IN THE GALLERY:
April 1 - 30, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, April 1 from 5 - 7pm
During ArtWalk

A still life is an arrangement of a variety of natural and man-made elements placed such that it inspires the viewer to reflect; perhaps on the celebration of life or maybe the fragile and ephemeral state of our existence. This non-juried exhibit was an opportunity to display an individual's take on the classic still life genre painting.  Similar to Scenes of Spring, this is a new theme aiming to push artists to do something new or even, return to something old.

M A R C H   2 0 2 2

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MEADOWS GALLERY

COASTAL BEND
COMMUNITY

Something for everyone.


IN THE GALLERY:
February 25 - March 26, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, March 4 from 5 - 7pm
During ArtWalk

We started this now annual exhibit at a time when we felt we needed to offer artists another opportunity to exhibit that was open to anything and anyone- after the pandemic hit in 2020.  We asked the question: "What have you been up to Coastal Bend?".  We wanted to see what artists had done during lockdown with new outlooks, emotions and hobbies.  The Coastal Bend answered and answered well, so now it's an annual exhibit that gives all artists an opportunity to show whatever they have been working on. 

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KUCERA GALLERY

MYTHS, LEGENDS
& TALL TALES

All mediums.


IN THE GALLERY:
February 25 - March 26, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, March 4 from 5 - 7pm
During ArtWalk

With our never-ending goal of providing artists new and fun exhibits that allow them the opportunity push their creativity and explore new subject matters- we bring you the first ever "Myths, Legends & Tall Tales" exhibit.  We asked artists to let their creativity run wild and show us the people, places, and stories that have stuck with them since childhood.  

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LOCKETT GALLERY

NANCY BANDY
"Landscape Elements" 
Pastels. 


IN THE GALLERY:
February 25 - March 26, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, March from 5 - 7pm

During ArtWalk

“As a traditionally trained artist, I am concerned with capturing the changing light and forces of nature.  Of particular interest  are the skies of coastal and central Texas especially those in the early morning and evenings as they present more dramatic and color and value contrast. I have come to thing of the skies as being much like life itself in that they are always in motion and constantly changing.”

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2022

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MEADOWS GALLERY

ALL MEMBERSHIP 2022
All media.  All members.
(See awards below)


IN THE GALLERY:
January 7 - February 19, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, Jan 7 from 5 - 7pm

From Juror Brad Eilering -

“In judging this show, I am reminded that fine art communicates the times of its creation in a far-reaching way. Congratulations to all the artists who have shared their inspirations of hope, faith, turbulence, misfit, discord, passion, beauty, and humor - all in the anticipation of a brighter tomorrow!”

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KUCERA GALLERY

KATE WORD
"Portals: Exploring Circles"
All Membership 2021 
BEST OF SHOW WINNER


IN THE GALLERY:
January 7 - February 19, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, Jan 7 from 5 - 7pm

"PORTALS suggest mystery or suspense and imply a search. Google defines a portal as “gateway, pathway, or passage,” among other things, and this show is an expression of my personal portal experience. A portal can be one’s sense of wonder, a relationship, career, book, podcast, or a conversation, and that’s why music can so easily transport one to another place or time. The most important understanding of PORTALS that I desire my viewer to take away from this exhibit is to realize that they themselves are a “portal” for someone else whether a parent, spouse, child, sibling, coworker, friend or stranger. Never underestimate the power of one individual to change another human life."

Visit www.KateWord.com for more info on Kate!

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LOCKETT GALLERY

JILL CONWILL
"Vivid Designs" 
Colorful inks. 

 


IN THE GALLERY:
January 7 - February 19, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, Jan 7 from 5 - 7pm

Jill made stained glass for twenty-five years. She was a nurse for 50 years so stained glass was part time until she retired in 2015. In 2019 she had to have a total shoulder replacement and stained glass would have to wait. Her neighbor Trudy Kenyon mentioned alcohol ink painting as an alternative. She taught Jill how to use the inks to make amazing paintings. Jill played around with the inks but the abstract art wasn't her passion. So after several hours watching YouTube videos Jill finally found her passion painting animals, sea life and flowers. She especially loves capturing the personality of the animals. 

ALL MEMBERSHIP SHOW 2022 AWARDS

Juror:  Brad Eilering

 

BEST OF SHOW:

Kelly Schaub, Square Peg, Round Hole

Kelly is awarded a solo exhibit alongside next years
All Membership Show!  Congrats Kelly!

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WORKS ON CANVAS:

1st Place:   Abbagail Medrano, Romantic

2nd Place:  Kevin Kotara, Turbulence

3rd Place:   Isabelle Lopez-Kotara, Memories of Sunshine & Love

Hon Men:   Katayoon Firouzi, Immemorial Time

Hon Men:   Julie Plasketes, Cotton River

WORKS ON PAPER:

1st Place:  Victoria Livingston, Composite

2nd Place:  Dottie Glaze, Silky Pods

3rd Place:  Fred Trimyer, Renaissance Pears

Hon Men:   Janice Foulk, Seasons

Hon Men:   Jill Conwill, My Name is Bubbles

PHOTOGRAPHY:

1st Place:   Lorenzo Martin, Padre Island National Seashore

2nd Place:  Edward Portis, The Day After the Riot

3rd Place:  Joseph Coyle, Dreaming of Sneem

Hon Men:   Crystal Moscot, GCS

Hon Men:   Nancy Wood, Burning Bush Red

3D / SCULPTURE:

1st Place:  Liz Dumas-McMullan, Tentacle Vase

2nd Place:  Harvey Crouch, Viking Bowl

3rd Place:  Osvaldo Romero, IPO 92821-00

Hon Men:   Kimberly Delgado, My Dream Garden

MIXED MEDIA / FIBER:

1st Place:  Charlotte Lloyd, Texas Wildflowers

2nd Place:  Hilary Germain, Water Kisses

3rd Place:  Kimberly Delgado, The Cabin

DECEMBER 2021

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MEADOWS GALLERY

ABSTRACT SHOW
All media.  All abstract.


IN THE GALLERY:
December 9 - 31, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

THURSDAY, Dec 9 from 5 - 7pm

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KUCERA GALLERY

END OF YEAR SALE
Our artists have cleaned
out their studios!

IN THE GALLERY:
December 9 - 31, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

THURSDAY, Dec 9 from 5 - 7pm

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LOCKETT GALLERY

CAROLYN JANE REX 

 

IN THE GALLERY:
December 9 - 31, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

THURSDAY, Dec 9 from 5 - 7pm

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COMMUNITY GALLERY

TAMU-CC BFA
"Selections"

 

IN THE GALLERY:
December 9 - 31, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

THURSDAY, Dec 9 from 5 - 7pm

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BAY VIEW/SIDE GALLERIES

DINAH BOWMAN
"Ocean Views"

IN THE GALLERY:
November 5 - January 29, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, Nov 12 from 5 - 7pm

NOVEMBER 2021

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MEADOWS GALLERY

BOTANICALS
All things plants & flora.

IN THE GALLERY:
November 5 - December 4, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, November 12 from 5 - 7pm

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KUCERA GALLERY

KELLY BEST BOURGEOIS
"Deep in the Heart"
Plein air paintings of Texas Landscapes

IN THE GALLERY:
November 5 - December 4, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, Nov 12 from 5 - 7pm

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LOCKETT GALLERY

JOSEMARIA I. LOPEZ
"A Colorful Life"

 

IN THE GALLERY:
November 5 - December 4, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, November 12 from 5 - 7pm

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COMMUNITY GALLERY

MEMORIES ON CANVAS
Alzheimer's Awareness Exhibit

IN THE GALLERY:
November 5, 2021 - January, 2022

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, November 12 from 5 - 7pm

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BAY VIEW/SIDE GALLERIES

DINAH BOWMAN
"Ocean Views"

IN THE GALLERY:
November 5 - December 4, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, Nov 12 from 5 - 7pm

OCTOBER 2021

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MEADOWS GALLERY

DIMENSION XLVIII
Annual national exhibit.
All media.

In the gallery:
September 24 - October 30, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, October 1st from 5 - 7pm

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KUCERA GALLERY

MILLICENT &
FRANCESKA ALVARADO

Sister duo.  Mixed media.

In the gallery:
August 20 - October 30, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, Sept 3rd from 5 - 7pm

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LOCKETT GALLERY

KENNITH HANNA
Painting small.

 

In the gallery:
September 24 - October 30, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, October 1st from 5 - 7pm

DIMENSION XLVIII AWARDS

Juror:  Joe Pena, Associate Professor of Art at TAMUCC

 

BEST OF SHOW:

Bill David, Tap Tap Tap

Bill is awarded a solo exhibit alongside next years
Dimension Show!  Congrats Bill!

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WORKS ON CANVAS:

1st Place:   David Longnecker II, Mictiantecuhtii Madonna

2nd Place:  Kate Word, Beyond

3rd Place:   Trent Thigpen, MERCFL

Hon Men:   Lisa Davis Allen, Kemp's Ridley Vanitas

Hon Men:   Isabelle Lopez Kotara, Splash

WORKS ON PAPER:

1st Place:  Silas Breaux, Transects (Plaquemine)

2nd Place:  Nancy Bandy, Golden Cloud

3rd Place:  Jill Conwill, Pom Poms

Hon Men:   Jacqueline Negeros, Carton

Hon Men:   Susan Trujillo, Iris Passion

PHOTOGRAPHY:

1st Place:   Frank Klein, A Witch and Her Familiar

2nd Place:  Sally Mitchell, Palms in the Wind

3rd Place:  Lupe Escobedo, Waiting to be Worn Again

Hon Men:   Timothy Hope, Great Degradation

Hon Men:   Noorullah Akhtar, San Antonio, NM, Old Train Station

3D / SCULPTURE:

1st Place:  Robyn Mulford, Fe

2nd Place: Susan Greathouse, Under the Lily Pads

3rd Place:  Andrew Malczewski, American Favela No. 9

Hon Men:   Olivia Hinkel, Look Out

Hon Men:   Angalynn Bishop, Dark Crescent Moon Plate

MIXED MEDIA / FIBER:

1st Place:  Victoria Livingston, Never no Turning Back

2nd Place:  Stan Unser, Owners & Guests

3rd Place:  Kimberly Delgado, The Bouquet

Hon Men:  Charlotte Lloyd, Knotical Charm

Hon Men:  Kelly Schaub, The Girl Next Door

SEPTEMBER 2021

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MEADOWS GALLERY

INDEPENDENTS
SHOW 2020

Annual exhibit for Art Center members not in an affiliated group.

In the gallery:
August 20 - September 18, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, Sept 3rd from 5 - 7pm

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KUCERA GALLERY

MILLICENT &
FRANCESKA ALVARADO

Sister duo.  Mixed media.

In the gallery:
August 20 - October 30, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, Sept 3rd from 5 - 7pm

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LOCKETT GALLERY

TASTE BUDS
All food and drink.
A palette for your palette.

 

In the gallery:
August 20 - September 18, 20201

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, Sept 3rd from 5 - 7pm

JULY/AUGUST 2021

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MEADOWS GALLERY

BARRY BROWN
CLAY STUDIO SHOW

Annual Ceramics Exhibit
Juror: David Hendley

 

In the gallery:
July 16 - August 14, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, July 16 from 5 - 7 pm

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KUCERA GALLERY

JEANETTE NICKAS
Acrylics

 

In the gallery:
July 16 - August 14, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, July 16 from 5 - 7 pm

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LOCKETT GALLERY

DAVID HENDLEY
Clay Studio Featured Ceramic
Artist & Juror

 

In the gallery:
July 16 - August 14, 2021

 

RECEPTION:

Friday, July 16 from 5 - 7 pm

JUNE 2021

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MEADOWS GALLERY

ARTIST GROUPS
Art Association of CC
Bay Area Art League
Nexus Art Collective
South Texas Art League

 

In the gallery:
June 11 - July 10, 2021

 

OPENING RECEPTION:

Thursday, June 17 from 5 - 7 pm

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KUCERA GALLERY

CC LEAGUE FOR FINE
ART PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography

In the gallery:
June 11 - July 10, 2021

 

OPENING RECEPTION:

Thursday, June 17 from 5 - 7 pm

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LOCKETT GALLERY

CREATURES
All animals or creatures,
real or imaginary.

 

In the gallery:
June 11 - July 10, 2021

 

OPENING RECEPTION:

Thursday, June 17 from 5 - 7 pm

MAY 2021

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MEADOWS GALLERY

GO BIG EXHIBIT
All large works.

All mediums.

 

In the gallery:
May 7 - June 5, 2021

 

Private artist reception:

Friday, May 7 from 5 - 7 pm

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KUCERA GALLERY

TAMUCC BFA GRADUATES

Artists:

Skally Benitez
Alejandro Ramirez
Samantha Swenson

In the gallery:
May 7 - June 5, 2021

 

Private artist reception:

Friday, May 7 from 5 - 7 pm

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BAY VIEW GALLERY

ISABELLE LOPEZ KOTARA
& KEVIN KOTARA

A husband & wife duo of large
colorful abstract paintings.

 

In the gallery:
March 17 - July 9, 2021

MARCH/APRIL 2021

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MEADOWS GALLERY

COASTAL BEND
COMMUNITY EXHIBIT

"What have you been up to Coastal Bend Artists?"

All mediums.

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KUCERA GALLERY

E C E L E C T I C

An eclectically curated exhibit
of varying artists.

From abstract to colorful watercolor to sculpture and woodcuts.

Artists: Linda Evans, Cat Huss, Michelle Smythe, Ben Munoz & Rose Steffenson

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BAY VIEW GALLERY

ISABELLE LOPEZ KOTARA
& KEVIN KOTARA

A husband & wife duo of large
colorful abstract paintings.

FEBRUARY 2021

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MEADOWS GALLERY

ALL MEMBERSHIP

2021
All mediums, all members.

Juror: Meg Aubrey,

TAMUCC Assistant Professor of Art

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KUCERA GALLERY

RICHIE VIOS: Odyssey

All Membership Show 2020
BEST OF SHOW Award Winner

Watercolor & Plein Aire.

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LOCKETT GALLERY

KITTY WELSH-DUDICS:

Lily Pads at Giverny

Acrylic & Watercolor.

ALL MEMBERSHIP SHOW 2020 AWARDS

Juror:  Meg Aubrey, Assistant Professor of Art at TAMUCC

 

BEST OF SHOW:

Kate Word, Evolve Triptych

Kate is awarded a solo exhibit alongside next years
All Membership Show!  Congrats Kate!

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WORKS ON CANVAS:

1st Place:   Tony Armadillo, Alex alla Frida

2nd Place:  Jeffrey Neel McDaniel, A Stillness at Dawn

3rd Place:   Allison Schuchs, Aztec Princess

Hon Men:   Juan Vela Jr., Complicated Mood Swings

Hon Men:   Linley Rose-Schwakoff, Bob Hall Pier

WORKS ON PAPER:

1st Place:  Cherry Morrill, Waiting for Momma

2nd Place:  Tom Beasley, Guajillo Flat

3rd Place:  Neva Rossi-Smoll, Little Girl with Pigtails

Hon Men:   Dottie Glaze, Ethereal Africa

Hon Men:   Tom Beasley, Elm Reflections

PHOTOGRAPHY:

1st Place:   Patrick O'Brien, Tithonia

2nd Place:  Frank Cornish, Spring Sweet Gun

3rd Place:  Stephen Horner, Two Firs and a Cedar

Hon Men:   Lorenzo Martin, Old St. Mary's Cemetery

Hon Men:   Frank Cornish, Work Day is Done

3D / SCULPTURE:

1st Place:  Rolf Wagner, Egret

2nd Place: Angalynn Bishop, Image of Resilience #1

3rd Place:  Kathleen Mekailek, Heart of Earth

Hon Men:   Kathy Wagner, Corpus Christi Sunset

Hon Men:   Janet Lee, Blooming

MIXED MEDIA:

1st Place:  Kelly Shaub, Let's Pull it Together

2nd Place:  Kelly Schaub, Origin Uncertain

3rd Place:  Victoria Livingston, The Return Journey

Hon Men:  Kimberly Delgado, Field Blossom

DECEMBER 2020 / JANUARY 2021

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MEADOWS GALLERY

CAPRICIOUS
Watercolor & Gouache mediums

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KUCERA GALLERY

STEPHEN FISHER

Photography

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LOCKETT GALLERY

STX TIES ARTIST
COLLECTIVE

Artist Group. Various mediums.

NOVEMBER 2020

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MEADOWS GALLERY

BARRY BROWN
CLAY STUDIO

Members of the Clay Studio

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KUCERA GALLERY

LIZ DUMAS-
MCMULLAN

"Before They're Gone"

Photographs & stories of WWII Veterans

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LOCKETT GALLERY

MEMORIES
ON CANVAS

Alzheimer's Awareness

OCTOBER 2020

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MEADOWS GALLERY

PHOTOGRAPHY
SHOW

Open Call Photography Exhibit

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KUCERA GALLERY

D. CLARKE EVANS
"Before They're Gone"

Photographs & stories of WWII Veterans

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LOCKETT GALLERY

BREAST CANCER
AWARENESS

Student perspectives.

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COURTYARD GALLERY

HEROES OF THE COASTAL BEND
Artistically honoring the heroes getting us through the pandemic

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BAYSIDE GALLERY

KITTY
WELSH - DUDICS

Before the Wall: Rio Grande River Suite

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MEMBERS GALLERY

NEW BAY SIDE
MEMBERS GALLERY

Our regular Members Gallery + the new Bay Side section!

SEPTEMBER 2020

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MEADOWS GALLERY

COASTAL BEND COMMUNITY EXHIBIT

Answered the question "What have you been up to Coastal Bend?"
All mediums.

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KUCERA GALLERY

LARS ROEDER:
Apart / Under

Screenprints.