The Annual Kerrville Outdoor Painters Event and Winners Are…

Best of Show "Off Duty" by Gary Frisk

Best of Show 2016
“Off Duty” by Gary Frisk

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center’s Executive Director Debbie Minns looks tired, but happy. “Getting ready for the Kerrville Outdoor Painters Event each Fall always takes a lot of effort, but it’s worth it,” she smiles. “We have dozens of top-rated Plein Air painters who come from all over the country to stay in our community for four days and compete with each other painting in full view of the public at beautiful Hill Country sites. Our regional art community is always so energized for this event, and Kerrville gets lots of visitors from all over!”

Asked why people come for this event, Minns smiles and notes, “I guess it’s because who wouldn’t love taking a picnic lunch and watching talented artists creating great art all around the Hill Country, and then coming back to town, rooting for your favorite artist in a Wet Paint “Quick Draw” competition, checking out the KACC Galleries to see the Plein Air paintings created over the past few days, and enjoying a fantastic Street Party going on everywhere you turn!” The four-day event runs October 5th – 9th and the Quick Draw Contest/Street Party and the KOPE Reception take place from 5-8 pm on October 7th.

Meanwhile, in addition to the outdoor paint event, KACC is hosting two major shows and a major workshop at virtually the same time! From Sept. 29th through Oct. 22nd The Guadalupe Watercolor Group will be exhibiting their Annual Juried Show in the Avery Gallery, and artist Brian Mantz will be showing an inspired collection of oils, acrylics, paper collage and calligraphy entitled “Introducing …. Unico” in the Derby Gallery.

KACC is also a strong supporter of the community art event “”Kerrville Chalk Festival” October 15-16 where street artists will be creating ephemeral art on the concrete of Peterson Plaza, located directly behind KACC.

The free, public reception for both the Watercolor and Mantz shows will be Saturday, October 8th from 2-4 pm. No reservations needed.

Finally, immediately following the Outdoor Painters event, beginning Sunday Oct. 9th Bob Rohm, the Judge from the just-completed multi-day KOPE, will be teaching a three-day workshop that is not to be missed, although seats are very limited. If interested, please call KACC at once. Everything can be handled by either calling KACC or communicating through our website.

KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops, and community-wide art events. You can find a full list of Fall 2016 workshops and events, including sign-up info where necessary on our website. Our address is 228 Earl Garrett in downtown Kerrville, and Gallery hours are 10-4 Tues –Sat and 1-4 Sundays. For more information on KACC and our upcoming events please visit http://www.kacckerrville.com call 830-895-2911 during gallery hours. Sometime we list exciting upcoming events only on our website if they’re happening soon, so please check in often.

While on the website check on other workshops and children programs!

Best of Show 2015 Travelall by Suzie Baker. Plein Air Painting along the Guadalupe

Best of Show 2015 Travelall by Suzie Baker.
Plein Air Painting along the Guadalupe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Rohm - Plein Air Judge & Workshop Instructor

Bob Rohm – Plein Air Judge & Workshop Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doris Tyler - End of Lobster Season. Guadalupe Watercolor Group

Doris Tyler – End of Lobster Season.
Guadalupe Watercolor Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winners of Kerrville Outdoors Painter Event:

Quick Draw Awards

first  Michael Holter, Plano, TX

The Real Golden Arches by Micheal Holter

The Real Golden Arches by Micheal Holter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Steven Napper, Odessa, TX

Steve Napper 2nd place Quick Draw

Steve Napper 2nd place Quick Draw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Chuck Mauldin

Happy Hour by Chuck Mauldin 3rd place

Happy Hour by Chuck Mauldin 3rd place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wet Paint Awards

Best in Event Gary Frisk, Richmond, TX

Best of Show "Off Duty" by Gary Frisk

Best of Show
“Off Duty” by Gary Frisk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best in Show, Off Duty by Gary Frisk

Best in Show, Off Duty by Gary Frisk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Frisk

Gary Frisk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Chuck Mauldin, Fredericksburg, TX

Happy Fixer Upper by Chuck Mauldin 2n place WP

Happy Fixer Upper by Chuck Mauldin 2n place WP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Bruce Bingham, Spicewood, TX – Not Pictured

 

Best Junk Henry Prikryl, Dallas, TX – Not Pictured

 

Best Hills Tom Hussey, Auburn, NY

Dry Creek by Tom Hussey Best Hills

Dry Creek by Tom Hussey Best Hills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Barn Tina Bohlman, Waxahachie, TX – Not Pictured

Best River Paulette Alsworth, Kerrville, TX

Looking For Gold by Paulette Alsworth, Best River

Looking For Gold by Paulette Alsworth, Best River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peoples Choice – Not Pictured

Jan Leek, Plano, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KACC Announces Innovative “Art For Toddlers” Program

Gracie Taylor

Gracie Taylor

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center’s education Director Grace Roach, herself a former KISD youth art teacher, has announced a new art-oriented program for children ages 2-4. On the last Tuesday of each month KACC volunteers and staff will host “Playdates” from 10-11AM.

According to Roach, “KACC playdates will cultivate, nurture, and inspire your child’s creativity while developing their appreciation of art and world cultures! Toddlers will experience stories, gallery activities, hands-on art, movement and music, all in a safe, happy environment. Parents are cordially invited to join their child in having a good time.

If that sounds like a lot of really messy fun, parents should not be concerned. KACC Executive Director Debbie Minns wants parents to know that “We have plenty of soap and water and we’ll give your child back to you ready to go home with a smile on their face but without finger paint on their little hands!”

Playdates sessions cost $5, and reservations are a must! Please call 830-895-2911 for Playdates reservations. You can reserve as many Playdates as you like with one call.

KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops, Youth, Adult and Senior programs, and

Isabella Escalea

Isabella Escalea

community-wide art events. Our address is 228 Earl Garrett in downtown Kerrville, and Gallery hours are 10-4 Tues –Sat and 1-4 Sundays. For more information on KACC and our upcoming events please visit http://www.kacckerrville.com or call 830-895-2911 during gallery hours.

PhotoQuest 2016 Winners & the Lee Glenn Bailey Award

LEE GLENN BATLEY

By Teri Valentine

 

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Lee Glenn Batley was born in Abilene, Texas on January 20, 1925. He spent his childhood farming with his parents there in Taylor County. After enduring the Great Depression on the farm, they decided to move to Corpus Christi where Glenn graduated High School. It was also there that he first gained exposure to the darkroom and blueprinting processes at a company his uncle, Mickey Benton, had invested in called Nixon Blueprint.

 

Like many young men, at the time, he joined the Army after high school. When he had completed his basic and advanced individual training, his parents received a letter stating that their son was at an undisclosed location in service of his country. What they would learn at a later date, was that he had been assigned to Los Alamos, NM with the Manhattan Project. His duties included photographic documentation and darkroom processing.

 

It was during his time at Los Alamos that he was introduced to Alice Parman by one of his coworkers. After the war was over and his tour of duty complete, he and Alice were married in Tucumcari, NM. He then moved, with his new bride, back to Corpus Christi. He went to work full time at Nixon Blueprint along-side his uncle and his parents, Pid and Lee Batley. Here he continued his photography and darkroom work, developing talent in phototypesetting, offset printing and silk screening.

 

 

In 1949, the Haloid Company introduced the first commercial xerographic copier, the Xerox Model A. Wanting to keep their company abreast of all that was up and coming, Glenn traveled to New York to study the refined use of xerography so it could be applied back home.

 

He continued working for the family business until, in 1958, he found and purchased a little corner of heaven on Turtle Creek in the Texas Hill Country. Selling his interest in Nixon and getting back to his roots, he spent some time enjoying country life. It was a kid’s paradise for his growing family with 60 acres to roam, a creek to swim and fish, horses to ride, and fresh milk, eggs and vegetables.

 

In 1960, he went to work for Mooney Aircraft utilizing his skills in industrial photography and darkroom processing. In 1972, Butler Aviation bought Mooney and stopped production. At that time, Glenn upgraded his own darkroom to included color printing and began freelance commercial photography. When Mooney began production again, he returned until retirement.

 

In April 1996, he passed away, with a legacy of four children who love and admire the art of photography and who will always hold warm memories of Dad with his camera in hand.

 

In honor of Lee Glenn Batley’s memory, the Hill Country Camera Club this year instituted a special award in his name for outstanding darkroom work. This award acknowledges the dedication of those who carry on this pre-digital photography specialty. The 2016 Glenn Batley award winner is Dyana Walker for “Ten Values”.

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PhotoQuest 2016 Photography Winners

 

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Parisian Carousel, Best of Show by Pam Davis

 

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Preston Plus Two by Dyana Walker

First place, Natural Photography

 

 

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Valentine’s at Valentine, Texas by Cynthia Hurayt

Second Place,  Natural Photograph

 

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Aspen Trees by Shari Vahidi

Third Place, Natural Photography

 

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Ten Values by Dyana Walker

Glen Batley Darkroom Award,  Natural Photography

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Taos House by Sara Hendricker

Honorable Mention, Natural Photography

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Beacon in the Night by Charles Dominques

Honorable Mention, Natural Photography

 

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Pals… 2016 by Robin Clark

Special Award, Natural Photography

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Criders on a Saturday Nigh by Deb Johnson

Special Award, Natural Photography

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A Storm in the Gulf by Andy Graham

First Place, Photographic Artwork

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Santiago by Deb Johnson

Second Place, Photographic Artwork

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Ornamental Cabbage by Roger Gorden

Third Place,  Photographic Artwork

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Phalaenopsis Orchid 1 by S J Derby

Honorable Mention, Photographic Artwork

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Window Light by Roger Gorden

Honorable Mention, Photographic Artwork

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Four White Kittens by SJ Derby

Special Award, Photographic Artwork

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No One Lives Here Anymore by Rudi Winzinger

Special Award, Photographic Artwork

Come see PhotoQuest 2016 September 1 – 25