Congratulations to Artist Denise Beard

WFACAC Artist Denise Beard was awarded the second place prize at the Texas Pastel Society Regional Show, titled “Texas Treasures”, on November 6, 2011 at the Carver Center in San Antonio. Her painting is titled  “Caffee Italiano”
20141106_191952The judge was Kathleen Cook, a pastelist from Kerrville/Ingram area had the following to say about her work:
‘”Caffe Italiano” by Denise Beard fascinated me for the edgy composition. An abstraction of realistic objects. Ordinary items presented so up close, so that we lost sight of what they were and could really focus on the shapes. I kept coming back to this piece, getting lost in it, like being inside a jigsaw puzzle. The drawing and rendering of textures is superb. So much packed into a small space as was her second entry of her little deer, “Curiosity”.

Throughout October

Going to the Dogs 11

Bring in your dog photos any day during October, or bring your doggie friends to the gallery on Second Saturday Gallery Trail, October 11. Darryl Patrick, award-winning photographer, will be on hand to capture your pooch’s photo in our special “dog theater.” Special treats for you and your dog too. Check out all of our artists who paint dogs and pick one to do a custom painted portrait. You’ll get a 10% discount if you order before the end of the month. Darryl will also provide photos printed on paper, metal, canvas or whatever you like at special, dog-gone-it pricing. Dog portraits make the perfect gift for those special people in your life who dig dogs.

Artist Spotlight on Denise Beard

Pastel Artist Denise Beard just returned from a workshop with artist and teacher Richard McKinley.  The artist writes:
denise - workshop post“Taking a pastel workshop with Richard McKinley has been a dream of mine since I began painting with pastels and since I had the pleasure of meeting him in Asheville, NC where he gave a painting of mine a Merit Award. I just returned from that ‘dream come true’ and it was better than I could have imagined.
Richard McKinley is the most knowledgeable instructor and so willing to share that knowledge with all. We learned three techniques of underpainting in the pastel process. This painting was begun with a watercolor underpainting then completed in pastel. (Yes, it is still considered a pastel!) ” 
Stop by the Wimberley Fine Arts Center in the coming weeks, to see the new creations involving this newly aqcuired knowledge.

Get Ready to Party

We are getting ready to display the Bootiful Wimberley boots for the first time. What a sight — the only time all of the boots will be together. Hope you can come to the party on September 13th at the Wimberley Visitors Center. It will be quite a show! Baring Our Boots


Second Saturday: August 9 from 4pm to 7pm  

The Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance, a collection of groups in the arts, music, theater, learning and entertainment, will begin showing some boot sculptures to the public. In the project known as Bootiful Wimberley, 30 businesses and organizations are sponsoring artists to paint six-foot fiberglass boots to highlight Wimberley’s artistic roots. Boots will be displayed temporarily at many of the stops on Saturday’s Gallery Trail before permanent installation. Working artists will be painting boots so you can view the fun of boot making – Wimberley style.

Wimberley Fine Arts Center is proud to be an organizer of Bootiful Wimberley and a sponsor of a bootiful, artistic boot. Come have a glass of wine, pick up a map, and take the Gallery (and Boot) Trail.

Rosemary Barta, Brookshire Brothers Rozi Turnbull, Shop the Treehouse Tiffany Huff-Wild West Store Doug Hizer, Birds of the Hill Country

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Wimberley Fine Arts Pushes Boots

Members of Wimberley Fine Arts Center, along with Pitzer’s Fine Arts and Santa Fe Connection are the Steering Committee behind Wimberley’s “Bootiful Wimberley” public sculpture display. Soon, 30 six-foot boots will be installed throughout Wimberley for the public to see and admire. Artists are busy now turning the fiberglass structures into sculptures that represent Wimberley and its businesses and organizations. Visitors and residents will be able to take The Trail of Boots. Watch for announcements!Doug Hizer, Birds of the Hill Country Ozona Bank 1 Rosemary Barta, Brookshire Brothers Rozi Turnbull, Shop the Treehouse Symphony2 Tiffany Huff-Wild West Store

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