The 60th Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition. This show aims to highlight the talent of artists in and around the West Texas region. The theme for this year is "metamorphosis" and the show is juried by Laura Huckaby, is the Assistant Director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art.
"CLOTHESlines is vintage Americana in the form of a clothesline, made of rusted wire, steel, and backyard noises like a lawnmower, kids playing, chirping birds and the chicka-chicka sounds of a sprinkler to invoke a summer day."
An exhibition featuring photographs, prints, and a mixed-media installation by artist Nancy Macko. The pieces in the show are meant to inform the public about the plight of bees and raise awareness about humanity's interdependent relationship with them.
44 Artists from Texas is a three-part exhibition celebrating the incredible diversity of artists living and working in Texas.Artists in this round of the show include: Celan Bouillet Lindy Chambers Adrian Esparza Amy C. Evans Lalena Fisher Sarah Fisher Jerry Jeanmard James Johnson Howard Sherman James Smolleck Gary Sweeney Ellen Tanner Brad Tucker James Isaac Zamora
An exhibition featuring watercolors, drawings, prints, and photographs from the museum's permanent collection, along with works loaned from area collections. Artists represented in the show include Georgia O’Keeffe, John Marin, Andrew Wyeth, Elaine de Kooning, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Luis Jimenez, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Linda Conner, Arthur Rothstein, and Stephen Shore.
"This exhibition features a selection of crosses bequeathed to the OJAC by the late artist, collector, and OJAC co-founder Bill Bomar. The entire collection of some 280 crosses from around the world reveal the infinite creativity of artists and artisans devoted to this simple form. Various sizes and materials are utilized in their creation, employing such diverse materials as wood, stone, iron, straw, thread, silver, brass, ivory, clay, coral, turquoise, and other semi precious stones."
Two Worlds considers a loaned work by American artist Norman Lewis (1909-1979) titled Untitled (Subway Station), 1945, and selections from the Old Jail Art Center’s permanent collection as the artists explore the balance between depicting reality and investigating non-objective creations through abstraction." The show includes works by members of the Fort Worth Circle, a Texas artist group from the mid-twentieth centry.
An exhibition of works by Fort Worth-based artist Helen Altman. From the Old Jail: "Altman’s work centers around common materials, objects, and images of animals and nature. The objects she utilizes in her work often derive from the flawed or discarded. Altman then makes alterations to these objects elevating them into the realm of “art,” thereby forcing interpretation of her choices and manipulations."
This exhibition "explores the American printmaking renaissance of the 1960s-1970s by bringing together broadsides and prints from poets and artists as diverse as William Everson, LeRoi Jones, Lee Krasner, and Andy Warhol."
"This exhibition explores the rich diversity of the Mediterranean region through the work of late 19th and early twentieth-century American artists, who capture the diversity and distinctiveness of its flora, the legacy of the Greco-Roman past, and the influence of Christianity and Islam."
"Celebrate Texas will focus on artists from the 1850s to the 1940s and fashion designers from 1910 to the present day. Exhibition highlights include: hand crafted silver from Samuel Bell (1798-1882), pottery made by H. Wilson & Co. (1869-1903) the first black enterprise in Texas after the Civil War, plus dresses worn by First Lady Laura Bush (designer Michael Faircloth) and Governor Ann Richards (designer Les Wilk)."