KACC August Gallery Shows – Images, American Indian Artifacts of Texas

It’s one thing to browse a collection of ancient artifacts and admire the craftsmanship and ingenuity of past civilizations, and it’s something altogether different and far more enlightening to be introduced to such a collection by someone who has intensively studied the origins and uses of the artifacts by the long-gone people who made them.

KACC gallery visitors in August will have a chance to do both – browse an exhibit of artifacts from Texas Native American cultures and attend a gallery talk by the person who collected the artifacts and who is steeped in knowledge of their origins.

The exhibit, entitled American Indian Artifacts of Texas – With a Flair, is an astonishing collection of  over 300 different projectile points and knives, including tools, shoes, pipes, toys and more.  Dating from 12,000 BC to the 1700s, these Texas artifacts provide a wide-ranging perspective on the lives and cultures of Texas American Indians. The curator of this collection, Rick Sparkman, will present “Texas Artifacts 101”, an introduction to the exhibit in a gallery talk beginning at Noon on August 2 in the Derby Gallery. Both the talk and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

 

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Rick Sparkman with his arrowhead collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Close-up of Rick’s collection

 

 

 

 

 

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Also featured in August is KACC’s annual juried members’ show “Images”, which includes the latest work in a wide range of media by some of the most talented artists living and working in the Texas Hill Country.

The 2014 “Images” show has been juried by Diana James who was born in Havre de Grace Maryland and moved to Kerrville in 2006. Her art experiences include working as an art instructor, art director, scenic artist, and creating commissioned drawings, murals and faux finishes. Working for such clients as the Chicago Bears and Sara lee Corp., she owned her own decorative art business in Chicago for 14 years. In 2006 she became the education director for the Museum of Western Art and coordinated the prestigious Western Art Academy for gifted high school art students until 2009.She is now employed by Schreiner University to teach drawing and creative thinking classes and works as a gallery assistant for Rivers Edge Gallery in Kerrville. She received her MFA in Fine Art from the San Francisco Academy of Art in 2013. Her latest work is on display at the Rivers Edge Gallery.

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Preview of Images Show 2014

 

 

 

 

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The opening reception for both of these events is on August 2nd from 1-3 PM, immediately following Rick Sparkman’s gallery talk. The reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Call For Plein Air Artists

 

Statewide Call For Artists

Kerrville Outdoor Painters’ Event

Plein Air Painting At Selected Hill Country Locations – October 1-4, 2014

Exhibition and Sale – October 4th – 25th

 

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center

228 Earl Garrett Street

Kerrville, Texas 78028

830-895-2911

 

Eligibility – Open to any artist painting in any medium using the PLEIN AIR technique. Participating artists must paint original works on location during the event using surfaces with stamped registration codes that will be provided at no charge.

 

Register by July 31, 2014 to receive An Early Registration Discount!

 

Regular Registration Fee – $85

Early Registration Fee $75 (before 7/31/14)

Registration Fee Refunded If Application Is Not Accepted.

Notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent within 30 days of application.

 

Apply and register online at http://www.kacckerrville.com

 

This event is juried and painters will be evaluated based on evidence of past work submitted along with registration fee (Early or Regular). Artists with their work already posted on a website may submit the URLs of three of their works for evaluation; otherwise 3 examples of the applicant’s work should accompany the application as JPEG files no larger than 1080 Pixels in any direction. The application and full registration information is available on the KACC website.

The Judge for this year’s KOPE is Phil Bob Borman, a noted Texas artist who works in both 2-D and 3-D media.

Julie Davis, Three in a Row, oil copy

 

Best of Show, “Three in a Row”, oil

by  Julie Davis

 

 

“Vibraciones” – El Ritmo Del Corazon (Rhythms Of The Heart)

“Vibraciones” – El Ritmo Del Corazon (Rhythms Of The Heart)

A Celebration of Latin Art & Inspiration

July 31st – August 24th

This show will feature art that celebrates the peoples and cultures of Mexico, Central and South America. Artists appearing in this exciting and high impact show seek their inspiration in contemporary and traditional Latin culture and in the work of generations of other Latin artists. This inspirational show is being sponsored by James and Estela Avery.

“Vibraciones” is being curated by Aurora Joleen Franklin, assuring that this will be an authentic broad-spectrum look at work being done by contemporary Latino and Latina artists as well as non-Latino artists working in the genre.

Deadline for submission of entries in “Vibraciones” is July 14th. Submissions are open to both KACC members and non-Members.

There will be a free public reception for “Vibraciones” on July 31st, 5 – 6:30 pm with Latin-inspired food by Acapulco Mexican Restaurant. Guitarist Randy Cordero will be performing during the reception to give visitors a taste of the concert, which will follow the reception.

“Vibraciones” – The Concert

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Randy Cordeo, Flamenco Guitar

 

 

 

July 31st beginning at 7 pm following the public reception.

Tickets $20 in advance on KACC website or $25 at the door. (www.kacckerville.com)

Enjoy high-spirited Spanish folk music and dance by “Suspiro Flamenco”, a group founded by accomplished guitarist, Randy Cordero, that offers audiences a colorful and authentic flamenco experience.

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Images Members Show 2014 – Call For Entries

“Images” is KACC’s annual members’ juried show, and is open to all KACC full members from Individual/Family up to Gold Level Membership. Non-members may enter at the non-member rate which includes KACC membership for the rest of 2014.

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Norman Schreiner, 2013 Best of Show

 

 

 

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

Deliver Artwork: Monday, July 28th 11 am – 1 pm

Pick Up Unaccepted Artwork: Tuesday, July 29before noon

Reception & Awards: Saturday, August 2, 1-3 pm

Pick Up Artwork After Show: Tuesday, August 25, 9-11 am

 

Submission Criteria

Artists may submit up to THREE pieces. Any original artwork created within the past two years and not previously shown at KACC is eligible. Artwork that has been done under instruction ( classes, workshops, etc) is not eligible, nor is artwork where source photos are not by the artist. Artwork based on patterns or kits is not eligible. Artwork must be no larger or heavier than one average person can carry.

 

Entry Fees

Current members will be charged $25 for up to three pieces; the charge for up to three pieces for non-members is $45.

 

Categories

Paintings on Canvas/Panel; Paintings on Paper; Drawing/Pastel; Other 2 dimensional works; Sculpture; Jewelry; Other Fine Craft; Photography.

 

Display Criteria

All artwork must be properly prepared for display prior to delivery to KACC. 2 Dimensional work must be framed and wired using non-coated wire with ends securely tapes. Glass larger than 16 x 20 is allowed ONLY on pastel & charcoal works. All fiber, jewelry, and other fine craft must be equipped with a proper and secure method of display or hanging that is appropriate for the medium. Display cases are available for jewelry or very small pieces. 3 Dimensional works must sit firmly on a base and must be without sharp or otherwise hazardous edges or projections.

 

PLEASE NOTE

KACC will use care handling all artwork; however, we cannot be held responsible for damage or loss. The submitting artists agrees as a condition of submitting their work that KACC has no responsibility for any such loss or damage. KACC may photograph your work for use in promotion and publicity, and KACC does not permit public photography in its galleries without specific prior permission from staff.

 

Jury Process

Jurying will begin promptly at 1 AM on Monday, July 28th. Artists will be notified by the end of the day if any of their work was not selected. Pieces not selected must be picked up on Tuesday, July 29th BEFORE NOON.

 

Show Juror

Diana James was born in Havre de Grace Maryland and moved to Kerrville in 2006 Her art experiences include working as an art instructor, art director, scenic artist, and creating commissioned drawings, murals and faux finishes. Working for such clients as the Chicago Bears and Sara lee Corp., she owned her own decorative art business in Chicago for 14 years. In 2006 she became the education director for the Museum of Western Art and coordinated the prestigious Western Art Academy for gifted high school art students until 2009.She is now employed by Schreiner University to teach drawing and creative thinking classes and works as a gallery assistant for Rivers Edge Gallery in Kerrville. She received her MFA in Fine Art from the San Francisco Academy of Art in 2013. Her latest work is on display at the Rivers Edge Gallery.

 

Awards

The Carolyn McBride Memorial Award will be awarded to the “Best Of Show”. Ribbons will be awarded in each category. Other cash and merchandise may be awarded. All awards will be at the judges’ sole discretion, and all decisions are final.

 

Sales

KACC retains a 30% commission on all artwork sold. Artists who have sold works will be paid by the end of the month following the close of the show. (The 2014 show ends August 24, so sales will be paid by the end of September 2014.)