KACC to Host 12th Annual Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show

Feathers of a Rainbow by Mike Peyton

Feathers of a Rainbow by Mike Peyton, Best of Show winner

If like most folks your experience with carving gourds is limited to the annual Halloween pumpkin-carving ritual, the imaginative creations achieved by the Gourd artists on display at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center during May/June will be awe-inspiring. Using a wide variety of techniques including painting, carving, engraving, dying, and burning, they somehow manage to turn gourds of every possible shape and size into awesome works of art.

Deriving from a folk tradition that extends far back into history “Gourding” has grown hugely popular, with the Texas Gourd Society now numbering close to 300 active members. According to Judy Richie, artist/owner of Red Cloud Originals gallery in Arizona, “Gourd art is the fastest-growing form of art. Museums the world over have wonderful examples of gourd art with many of the gourds as old as 7000 years. My love and appreciation of the ancient art of the Native Americans along with contemporary designs inspires my artwork.”

The Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show, now in its 12th year in Kerrville, is a juried exhibit featuring works by the best gourd artists in the Southwest. The show runs from May 25th through June 25th at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center.

 

2017 Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show Awards

Honorable Mention Mike Peyton Shaggy Denim Dragon

Honorable Mention Karen S. Friend Sandalwood Temple

Honorable Mention Judy Richie Knotted

Honorable Mention Judy Richie Zuni Dreams

Honorable MentionJill RobinsonContrast

Southwest Theme Third Place Sandy Frintz Navajo Woman

Southwest Theme Second Place David Cleaveland Ceremonial Mask

Southwest ThemeFirst PlaceRoy CavarrettaDistant Path

Sculpture/Figurative Third Place Bill Decker Steampunk Chicken

Sculpture/Figurative Second Place Julia Birky Balance

Sculpture/FigurativeFirst PlaceMike PeytonForest Serpent

Contemporary Third Place C.C. Rice Gingko

Contemporary Second Place Bill Decker Pinwheel Bowl

ContemporaryFirst PlaceBill DeckerTotem Sculpture

Fiber Third Place Shelia Guidry Sweet Dreams To The Hunt

Fiber Second Place Shelia Guidry Coat Of Many feathers

FiberFirst PlaceJoanne TompkinsStoneware

Carving Third Place Gloria Christian Patchwork

Carving Second Place Jill Robinson Radiance

CarvingFirst PlaceGloria ChristianSpring Solace

Best In ShowMike PeytonFeathers Of A Rainbow

NewcomerBlanche Cavarretta

People’s ChoiceSandy FrintzNavajo Women

 

 

 

"Three Gems" by Roy Cavarretta

“Three Gems” by Roy Cavarretta

 

"Blowing in the Wind." by Blanche Cavarretta

“Blowing in the Wind.” by Blanche Cavarretta, New Comer Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of Show-Feathers of a Rainbow by Mike Payton

Best of Show-Feathers of a Rainbow by Mike Payton

Ceremonial Mask by David Cleaveland 2nd Place for Southwest Theme

Ceremonial Mask by David Cleaveland 2nd Place for Southwest Theme

Knotted by Judy Richie Honorable Mention (artist not Pictured) Stoneware by Joanne Tompkins 1st Place Fiber

Knotted by Judy Richie Honorable Mention (artist not Pictured) Stoneware by Joanne Tompkins 1st Place Fiber

Navajo Woman by Sandy Frintz - 3rd Place for Southwest Theme

Navajo Woman by Sandy Frintz – 3rd Place for Southwest Theme

 

 

Steampunk Chicken by Bill Decker 3rd Place in Sculpture

Steampunk Chicken by Bill Decker 3rd Place in Sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two additional exhibits during the same May 25th-June25th timeframe will offer visitors a wide range of pleasurable experiences. The “Johnson Creek Press group” will be showing a collection of the group’s latest hand-pulled original art prints, and under the title “Take Five”, area artists Steve Collier, Jeanne Heise, Debby Jascur, Marsha Mefferd and Judy Surles will be displaying their latest original and inspired works of fine art.

Johnson Creek Press "SunFlowers" James Rode

Johnson Creek Press “SunFlowers” James Rod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Blackfoot Daisy" by Diane Henry

“Blackfoot Daisy” by Diane Henry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diane Henry & Hildegarde Slaughter Johnson Creek Press. Diane's dog prints on wall behind.

Diane Henry & Hildegarde Slaughter Johnson Creek Press. Diane’s dog prints on wall behind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The opening reception for all three exhibits will be Saturday, May 27th from 2-4 pm, accompanied by KACC’s always-delicious refreshments, and both the reception and month-long exhibits are free and open to the public.

KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and 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.

 

TAKE FIVE

TAKE FIVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take Five Show in foreground Steve Collier Sculpture

Take Five Show in foreground Steve Collier Sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take Five Show

Take Five Show

KACC May Exhibits Highlight Diversity, Originality

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center’s lineup for May, 2017 features three exhibits that showcase the diversity and originality of the visual arts in the Hill Country.

From April 27th through May 21st, all three KACC galleries will be filled with inspiration for visitors, from the wide-ranging works on display in the annual Kerrville Art Club’s Show and Sale, to a stunning exhibit of Helen Waldroup’s large and emotionally-charged paintings drawn from her extensive travels throughout world cultures and, at the other end of the scale, the Hill Country Quilt Guild’s exhibit of intricate and delightful miniature quilts all crafted around a common theme.

The free public reception for these three shows will be Saturday April 29th, from 2-4 pm, with KACC’s customary delicious complementary refreshments.

KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and 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.

 

 

Helen Wardroup Painter

Helen Wardroup Painter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas Hill Country Quilt Guild "Mini Quilts"

Texas Hill Country Quilt Guild “Mini Quilts”

Schreiner University Seniors & “Youth Art 2017” Starring At KACC

Schreiner Senior Show

Schreiner Senior Show

 

 

Schreiner University has a solid national reputation for turning out graduates in Communication Design who go on to successful careers that span the media and business worlds. According to Kerr Arts & Cultural Center’s Executive Director Debbie Minns, “Under the leadership of Professor David Smith and his colleagues, Schreiner University offers talented students practical and contemporary design education that is second to none, and the work by Schreiner seniors displayed in this year’s show confirms that reputation.”

The show spotlights a group of 8 senior students who will be exhibiting presentations that they have created to satisfy the exacting requirements of their senior thesis research.  The dominant theme of this show is the diverse ways that visual imagery is used to communicate. Visitors will enjoy browsing student projects that include pieces using 2D, 3D, multimedia, illustration, and photographic techniques to present a clear message to the viewer on a theme that the student believes is important and relevant.

The Communication Design show runs from March 30th through April 23rd, with an opening reception that is free and open to the public on April 1st from 2-4 pm.

 

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Schreiner Senior Show

Schreiner Senior Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limestone and Flint aren’t the only bedrock in the Hill Country this Spring – a rock-solid love of art is alive and well among the students of area communities. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center’s Executive Director Debbie Minns’s pride is evident as she notes that “We have 15 schools and nearly 1200 work of art by students on display in our galleries for this year’s Youth Art show, and the variety is simply amazing. This annual exhibition is also a tribute to the enthusiasm and dedication of our community’s teachers in inspiring their students to get their creative juices flowing.”

This year’s Youth Art show begins March 30th and runs through April 23rd, with a free public reception on April 8th from 2-4 PM at the KACC galleries. The theme for the 2017 reception is “Still Life Painting Through The Ages”. Visitors will be charmed to see how the work of artists from past centuries is imitated in finger foods served at the reception, giving everyone a ‘taste’ of art history education. The reception is sponsored by Kerr County Abstract and Title Company.

Falicity West 1st place 9th grade

Falicity West 1st place 9th grade

Bethuel Ellis 1st place 10th grade

Bethuel Ellis 1st place 10th grade

Luis Romero 1st place 11th grade

Luis Romero 1st place 11th grade

Delaney Roark 1st place 12th grade

Delaney Roark 1st place 12th grade

 

Hill Country Youth Art Show Grades 9 - 12

Hill Country Youth Art Show Grades 9 – 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashionably Early

Fashion Through The Ages At KACC

fashions

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center will celebrate the history of fashion in women’s clothing at a combined Full Tea reception and lecture on March 2, 2017 at the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center galleries.

The Full Tea reception, which begins at Noon, will feature refreshments and, of course, an excellent cup of tea, and the lecture, beginning at 1pm and given by KACC Executive Director Debbie Minns, is entitled “Fashion Trends With Society’s Bends”. The lecture will include rarely-seen photographs of Kerrville area women from the 1800s through the 1960s, dressed in the height of fashion for their times.

Reservations are requested. Tickets are $7 for KACC members and $10 for non-members. To reserve a place for yourself or your group please call 830-895-2911.

Before or after the Tea and Lecture visitors may browse the exciting art exhibits on display through March 26th. These exhibits are: Andy Villarreal: “Mezo-American Culture”; Eyfells & Eyfells”, Bold, organic sculpture and geometric celebrity portraits; and “Within Nature-Nature Within”, Paintings by Monika Lovelace & Saundra Kattawar.

KACC is located at 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 drop by during gallery hours.

 

Mesoamerican and Modernist Art Side-By-Side At KACC

Andy Villarreal

Andy Villarreal

 

 

The Kerr Arts &B Cultural Center in Kerrville, Texas is offering visitors side-by-side exhibits of Mesoamerican Heritage-inspired Artist Andy Villarreal and the profoundly moving and edgy contemporary paintings and sculpture of “Eyfells and Eyfells.” The show runs from February 9th through March 26th, with a public reception from 2 to 4- pm on February 18th.

The paintings of Kristin Eyfells are existential icons of both celebrities and ordinary people that bring the viewer into deep contact with the personality and character of the faces Eyfells paints. Johann Eyfells’s sculptures use mass and shape is interesting ways that tease the eye to look again.

Andy Villarreal’s intense attraction to object emblematic of Mesoamerican culture makes visitor to his exhibit “Indigenous Mesoamerican Culture” feel like they may have stumbled upon a Shaman’s workshop. Artist Villarreal brings both an artist’s eye and a collector’s passion to his work, which is to immerse the viewer in the art and the passion.

“We rarely achieve such interesting visual juxtaposition,” comments Debbie Minns, Executive Director of KACC. Minns continues “The Mesoamerican theme has even influenced our “Chocolate Fantasy” celebration this year, which falls right in the middle of the Villarreal and Eyfells exhibits in February 12th from 1:3 pm.

KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and community-wide art events. Our building and facilities are fully accessible. 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.

 

The Sparks Will Fly When The Warrior Locates His Enemy by Andy Villarreal

The Sparks Will Fly When The Warrior Locates His Enemy by Andy Villarreal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Serpents Always Protect The Pyramid by Andy Villarreal

The Serpents Always Protect The Pyramid by Andy Villarreal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sculpture by Johann Eyfells

Sculpture by Johann Eyfells

Self Portrait of Artist by Kristin Eyfells

Self Portrait of Artist by Kristin Eyfells

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Within Nature - Nature Within

Within Nature – Nature Within

Within Nature - Nature Within

Within Nature – Nature Within

 

 

 

 

Kerr Arts & Cultural Explores Mesoamerican Origins Of Chocolate

Best overall Homemade Chocalate Pie and Chocalate Pie; Luisa Molina

Best overall Homemade Chocalate Pie and Chocalate Pie; Luisa Molina

“It took us a while to figure out how to join together the incredible art exhibits we have for February with our 2017 Chocolate Fantasy celebration,” notes Minns, KACC Executive Director.

Minns continues “I just couldn’t imagine mixing pink hearts and lace with such dynamic works.  In our quest for a solution, we discovered that chocolate originated in that very culture that will be depicted on the walls of our galleries, so we are going ‘all out’, tropics and rainforest.”

“Consequently,” Minns says animatedly, “in keeping with the ancient origins of Chocolate, we have a fabulous collection of Andy Villarreal’s ‘Indigenous Mesoamerican Culture’ work showing in the Avery.  The paintings are large mixed media pieces that are extremely bold in subject and color.  They depict the Mesoamerican ceremony and culture. At the same time, in the Cornels gallery, we’re featuring the impressively large portraits of celebrated women by deceased artist, Kristin Eyfells, These, too, are incredibly passionate and rainbow hued, and compliment the impressive sculpture of Johann Eyfells, also on exhibit. Rounding out the Feb/Mar KACC calendar is “Within Nature – Nature Within”, with the work of artists Monika Lovelace and Saundra Kattawar.”

The February/March collection of these three unique exhibits will run from February 9th through March 26th, with a free public reception featuring KACC’s usual fine spread of refreshments, to be held on Saturday, February 18th from 2-4 pm. Everyone is invited! Admission is free.

The 2017 Chocolate Fantasy event takes place at KACC on Sunday Afternoon, February 12th from 1-3 pm at the KACC Galleries, 228 Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville, Texas 78028. Tickets are $20 for Adults ($25 at the door) and $10 for 17 and younger. The event is popular and tickets are limited to permit maximum chocolate indulgence, so advance ticket purchases are advisable at 830-895-2911.

Judges for the 2017 Mesoamerican Chocolate Fantasy” celebration are”

Professional:

Chef Paul Edwards of Chef Rubber

Kelly Leith of Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation

Betty Vernon of The Cailloux Foundation

Non-Professional:

Buzzie Hughes of Buzzie’s Bar B Q

Diane Dickinson of Fore Premier Properties

Brian Mantz Retired Food Service Professional

Kerr Arts & Cultutal Center is located at 228 Earl Garrett in downtown Kerrville. Gallery & Gift Shop hours are 10-4 Tu– Sat and 1-4 Sun. For further information on any event, workshop or art happening check our website www.kacckerrville.com or call 830-895-2911 during gallery hours.

Professional

Best Candy
Maya Caya Open Truffle
Quintessential Chocolates, Fbg

Best Cake
Chocolate Souffle Cake
Hippie Chicks Bakery, Kvl

Best Pie
Chocolate Swirl Mousse
Hippie Chicks Bakery, Kvl

Overall
Maya Caya Open Truffle
Quintessential Chocolates, Fbg

Home

Best Cookie
Cookie Bar
Susan Longacre

Best Candy
Raspberry Ancho Chili Truffles
Debbie Minns

Best Cake
Whiskey Chocolate Cake
Donna Schloss

Best Other
Ancho Chili Fudge Pie
Julie Sentell

Overall
Whiskey Chocolate Pie
Donna Schloss

People’s Choice
Champion Chocolate
Danna Champion

Peoples Choice Award 2016 copy

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center “Starving Artists” Show & Sale

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The New Year will see a gathering of some of the Hill Country’s most talented artists showing their incredibly diverse work in an “indoors street fair” with booths set up in all three of KACC’s galleries from Jan. 12th – Feb. 5th.

You never know what the annual “Starving Artists” show & sale will have to offer. In past years, artists have offered to create remarkably life-like portraits of a favorite pet working from photographs, while others have featured hand-woven sweaters and shawls that are perfect for surviving Texas Winters in style.

Entering into the spirit of the “Starving Artists” theme, the exhibitors price their work at “can’t pass it up” prices. To add to the variety of great finds available for visitors, the KACC gift shop has re-stocked after the Holidays and features a wide array of handmade treasures by local artists, many priced at under $20.

A percentage of all sales proceeds goes to KACC, which serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and 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.

 

Photos of 2016 exhibit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet Portraits

Pet Portraits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos of present show 2017

 

Paintings

Paintings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramics

Ceramics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodturning

Woodturning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KACC Offers Artful Holiday Gifts

Kerrville Art Club - Best of Show Bridge to Tranquility by Marsha Reeves

Kerrville Art Club – Best of Show
Bridge to Tranquility by Marsha Reeves

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center is swinging into the holidays with so many choices for affordable gifts that visitors will have to be forgiven if they over-indulge their generous side. From December 8th through January 8th, KACC will be featuring three distinctly holiday-oriented shows.

Beginning with the Kerrville Art Club’s “Annual Juried Show”, then moving on to a gallery full of miniature works of art created by the entire KACC membership, and winding up with a world-class gift shop at the end of the yellow brick road, KACC offers visitors literally hundreds of irresistible choices for celebrating the holidays through gifts of art.

Apropos of the holiday spirit, Debbie Minns, KACC Executive Director and reportedly one of Santa’s favorite Elves, reminds gift shoppers that “A KACC membership makes a wonderful holiday gift that will be remembered with fondness throughout the coming year.”

Finally, for visitors who are searching for the perfect Texas landscape painting to give to a loved one or to treasure for their very own, the work of artist Patty Thomas, featured this month in the gem-like Cornels Gallery, is sure to find a special place in any Hill Country home.

The reception and open house for December’s shows will be from 2-4 pm on Saturday afternoon, December 10th, complete with KACC’s legendary food and wine tables and with many of the month’s featured artists in attendance. As always, the reception and the galleries are free and open to the public.

KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and 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.

Patty Thomas "Evening Begins" Landscape

Patty Thomas “Evening Begins” Landscape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patty Thomas "Thanks for the Memories" Landscape

Patty Thomas “Thanks for the Memories” Landscape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patty Thomas "Clay Pots" Landscapes

Patty Thomas “Clay Pots” Landscapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's the Small Things - KACC Members

It’s the Small Things – KACC Members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KACC Christmas Tree

KACC Christmas Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerrville Art Club

Crow Tree by Dotti Brundrrett

Crow Tree by Dotti Brundrrett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cats' Eye by Hildegarde Slaughter

Cats’ Eye by Hildegarde Slaughter

 

Unique Show Of Texas Artisanal Furniture Makers

The Kerrville Arts & Cultural Center is bringing the nationally-acclaimed 17th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show to its spacious downtown galleries October 27th through December 2nd, 2016. This show is a once-yearly opportunity for those who appreciate the highest level of craftsmanship in furniture design and execution to find that special piece created by a Texas artist that will grace their home for many years to come.

The Furniture show will feature dozens of one-of-a-kind, beautiful and useful works of art including tables, chairs, benches, cabinets, and large and small accessory pieces all crafted in fine, rare (but completely legal) woods by dozens of the finest furniture makers Texas has to offer. Each of these Texas artists works in their own unique style, creating past shows with a wild and exciting range of furniture and accessories ranging from graceful Shaker and robust 19th Century German to modern Cedar log and delicate Federal pieces.

Many of the artists will be present at the Presentation & Awards ceremony from 5:30-8:00 PM on Saturday, November 5th, and available to discuss commissions as well as sales of their show pieces.

The 2016 Show Judges are:

Asa Christiana, former chief editor of Fine Woodworking magazine;

Peter Kennedy, of Fine Lumber & Plywood; and

Danny Kamerath, Kerrville resident, nationally acclaimed woodworker, artist, writer and teacher.

“One of the great values that shows like this bring to the community,” notes Debbie Minns, Executive Director of KACC, “is that buyers know exactly what they’re getting for their money. Buying a special piece for your home directly from the artist who made it is a rare treat these days.”

A beloved tradition during the annual Texas Furniture Makers show are James C. Goodson’s varied and exciting exhibits of woodworking tools from centuries past. This year the collections on display will include Viking tools from Kievian Rus (Russia) dating roughly from 800-1200 AD., as well as Roman artifacts from the 1st through 3rd centuries AD, as well as some truly ancient Copper Age tools c. 2500 BC. This year’s Goodson Tool exhibit will be on display from Tuesday, November 1st thru Sunday, November 6th ONLY, so mark your “To Do” calendar accordingly!

KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and 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. For detailed information on the Furniture Show, please visit www.texasfurnituremakersshow.com

James Goodson Tool Show:

James Goodson Tool Show jolie herminette a? e?trier en bon état hauteur 42 cm

James Goodson Tool Show
jolie herminette a? e?trier en bon état hauteur 42 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Goodson Tool Show Rundhobel - 1801

James Goodson Tool Show
Rundhobel 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seventeenth Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show

2016, Best of Show - John O'Brien - Pedestal Table

2016, Best of Show – John O’Brien – Pedestal Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educating Elroy by Jodi Fletcher

Educating Elroy by Jodi Fletcher of Seguin, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canoe Caskets by Dennis Barrett Jr of South Padre Island

Canoe Caskets by Dennis Barrett Jr of South Padre Island, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butcher Chef Cart by Michael Montgomery, Austin

Butcher Chef Cart by Michael Montgomery, Austin, TX

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