July 15 - August 27, 2022
From Foltz Fine Art:
“On view from July 15–August 27, 2022, Foltz Fine Art will host an Exhibition and Benefit Sale benefitting Texas State Parks through a partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The Houston exhibition and benefit sale will present a preview of thirty selected works from the upcoming and long-anticipated Art of Texas Parks publication.
In 2023, the Texas State Parks system will celebrate its 100th anniversary. In anticipation of this occasion, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has partnered with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University, Texas A&M University Press, Bullock Texas State History Museum, Texas Capitol and Foltz Fine Art, Houston, to present The Art of Texas Parks.
The Art of Texas Parks project includes this commemorative publication and a traveling exhibition of Texas State Park scenes. The Art of Texas Parks is intended to increase public awareness of Texas parklands and heighten their popular appeal through the elegant and inspired works of Texas’ best contemporary painters. While the national park system has benefitted from their chroniclers in art, no such painted record has yet been undertaken for state parks. The Centennial of Texas State Parks offers the perfect occasion to create a lasting visual record of Texas State Parks in art and, at the same time, memorialize the past and ongoing development of the distinctive collection of Lone Star parks and natural areas.
Over the past several years, thirty contemporary artists across Texas were invited to participate in the project and to paint designated state park sites. These “Centennial Artists” were assigned specific state parks to paint; however, their stylistic preference, subject matter, and composition vary significantly at the discretion of the artist. From these submitted works, paintings were selected for inclusion in the upcoming book publication from Texas A&M University Press, the 2023 traveling museum exhibition (to be held at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin; Houston Museum of Natural Science, and Witte Museum, San Antonio), and/or gallery exhibition and benefit sale at Foltz Fine Art in Summer 2022.
Out of the selected works, 30 paintings will be offered at a fixed-price sale through Foltz Fine Art as they host The Art of Texas Parks Pop-Up Exhibition & Sale Benefitting Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation from July 15- August 27, 2022. Twenty-five percent of the profits from the sale of the paintings will go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, benefitting Texas State Parks.
Participating “Centennial Artists” include: Randy Bacon (Abilene); Mary Baxter (Marfa); David Caton (Utopia); Charles Criner (Houston); Margie Crisp (Elgin); Ric Dentinger (San Antonio); Fidencio Duran (Austin); Janet Eager Krueger (Ensinal); Joel Edwards (Waco); Malou Flato (Austin); Gordon Fowler (Austin); Pat Gabriel (Fort Worth); David Griffin (Lubbock/ Dallas); Brian Grimm (Fredericksburg); Clemente Guzman (San Antonio); Karl E. Hall (Houston); John Hanna (Fredericksburg); Billy Hassell (Fort Worth); Hailey Herrerra (Bryan); Lee Jamison (Huntsville); Denise Mahlke (Whitehouse); Jim Malone (Fort Worth); Talmage Minter (Waco); William Montgomery (Elgin); Kermit Oliver (Waco); Noe Perez (Corpus Christi); Jeri Salter (Lago Vista); Jim Stoker (San Antonio); Bob Stuth-Wade (Dublin); and Terri Wells (Austin).
The exhibition will be on view at Foltz Fine Art gallery In Houston from July 15–August 27, 2022, with a reception with Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation on Thursday, August 18, from 5:30-7:30pm. Many of the artists and authors involved with the project will be in attendance at the August 18 reception. The online exhibition component will be available from July 1 – August 31, 2022. For those interested in supporting Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, this is a unique opportunity to preview and purchase works celebrating the upcoming centennial for Texas State Parks. For more information, please visit FoltzGallery.com.”
Reception: August 18, 2022 | 5:30–7:30 pm
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