LMFA Perspective Magazine – Vol. 1 Issue 1

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PERSPECTIVE

A BIANNUAL MAGAZINE BY LONGVIEW MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS | LMFA.ORG | VOL. 1 ISSUE 1 2021
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EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

JULY 17 - SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

The American West

An exhibition featuring works from private collections in Dallas/Fort Worth.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 | LIVE MUSIC @LMFA

Nick Brumley & Presley Lyn Haile

Doors open @ 6:30.

$25 @ THE DOOR | $20 @ LMFA.ORG

OCTOBER 7 & DECEMBER 9, 2021

Artwalk Longview FALL & WINTER

A FREE, self-guided tour of downtown businesses exhibiting and selling art. Musicians and other performance arts abound.

OCTOBER 9 - DECEMBER 22, 2021

Sherry Giryotas: Seeking Place

Don't miss Sherry's abstract interpretations of the rural American landscapes.

OCTOBER 30, 2021

Bringing Back the Magic

MAGIC & MAYHEM 2021

Join us for an exciting night of costumes, dancing, and drinks during this year's Disco Inferno themed event.

NOVEMBER 20, 2021 | LIVE MUSIC @LMFA

Ben Woolley and Taylor Tumlinson

Doors open @ 6:30.

$25 @ THE DOOR | $20 @ LMFA.ORG

DECEMBER 11, 2021 – 9AM-10:30AM

Breakfast with Santa

Come enjoy breakfast & crafts with Kris Kringle .

DECEMBER 7-10, 2021

Holiday Tea Room & Market

Join us for the Holiday Tea Room and Market this December. Reserve a table for a delicious lunch, and then shop for the perfect holiday gift from local artisans at the market.

DECEMBER 11, 2021 | LIVE MUSIC @LMFA

Ed Jurdi & Gordy Quist

MEMBERS OF THE BAND OF HEATHENS

Doors open @ 6:30.

$25 @ THE DOOR | $20 @ LMFA.ORG

Led by Carlyn Short from noon to 1pm in the gallery. Free to members and only $5 for non-members.

FRIENDS GUILD

EVERY SECOND TUESDAY

Meets at 5:30pm in the LMFA Texas Bank and Trust Lecture Hall.

ABC

EVERY FIRST TUESDAY | 6:30pm EVERY THIRD TUESDAY | 12pm

Artists Brainstorming Critiquing meets in ArtWorks. Free to LMFA members, ABC is a dynamic group of individuals who share ideas, inspire and provide feedback to one another. Come join us!

CLAY CLUB

EVERY THIRD FRIDAY

Meets from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Free to members, $10.00 for nonmembers. All supplies provided.

MISSION STATEMENT

Longview Museum of Fine Arts seeks to enrich lives and ignite a passion for the arts!

PHOTOGRAPHY

VizCre8ive:

Official LMFA Event Photographer

PERSPECTIVE is published biannually as a benefit for Museum members.

ON THE COVER

Ranch Water, Teal Blake

UPCOMING EVENTS
NEWSLETTER DESIGN
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Board of Trustees

Keith Bailey

Robert Belt

Libby Black

Sherry Chance

Michael R. Clark

Kristina Coolidge

B.W. Crain, IV

Britt Davis

Marci Duvall

Mel Fish, MD.

Holly Forbes

Michelle Gamboa

Sarah Graham

Nancy Murray

Wally Rhymes

Natasha R. Sheppard

John Sloan

Katie L. Smith

Katherine Smith

Kimberly Taliaferro

Brad Tidwell

Jennifer Ware

Advisory Board

Jane Akins

Kelly Belt

Linda Buie

Carolyn Fox-Hearne

John Hillier

Chuck King

Marcia & Stephen McDaniel

Carol Manley

Jack Mann, Jr.

Gordon Northcutt

Karen Partee

Caryn Pepper

Misty Roach

Linda Ryan Thomas

Charlotte Wrather

Patti Wright

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CURATOR OF EXHIBITIONS

Tiffany Nolan Jehorek

MARKETING & CAPITAL CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR

Julianna Bruyere McDaniel

BUSINESS MANAGER & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Barbara Scott

MEMBERSHIP & PROGRAM OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Crystal Taylor

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Jeanette Rice

WEEKLY VOLUNTEERS

Debbie Anderson, Corletia Banks, Catherine Camp, Norma Cochran, Carol Guess, Jana Johansen, Katy Johnson, Pollie King, Sally LaRue, Barb Maki, Hal Morrison, Isabelle Seeger, David Stewart, Nic Trent

VOLUNTEER EMERITUS

Noble Roberts

From the Executive Director

Dear LMFA Family,

The future is looking brighter than ever. Our downtown Cultural Arts District in Longview is growing. It is vibrant and beautiful. New murals are being painted, bringing more public art to our community. We look forward to LMFA’s role as a cornerstone of the Arts!Longview District as we begin, over the next year, preparing to move into our new home right across from the courthouse! This new location will elevate LMFA to truly be a renowned museum in Texas and, we hope, the nation.

As we begin to transition to our new location, which we hope will open in January 2023, we are stepping into our new identity. We are elevating everything we do at LMFA to help take our community to the next level. That includes this Perspective newsletter, which will now be referred to as LMFA’s magazine. The issue you are reading today offers a new format from our previous publications. It’s a full, magazinescale publication that will come to you bi-annually. It will be filled with all the latest happenings, including upcoming exhibitions, art insights, special news, highlights, and more great things at LMFA and in the Texas art scene.

This is such an exciting time for us and for Longview's Cultural Arts District. It’s a growing time for LMFA as we prepare for the next phase of our future, which will be guided by the vision and leadership of our amazing Board of Directors.

Our present home has served us well for many years and we are excited to spend the next year and a half here. We also are incredibly excited for our future move to the former Longview National Bank and Regions Bank building at the corner of North Fredonia and Methvin streets.

In the meantime, make plans to come see us soon for our current exhibition, “The American West,” which features Texas artists who pay tribute to our wonderful state’s history. Next up, join us in the fall for an exhibition called “Seeking Place” by abstract artist Sherry Giryotas.

We look forward to seeing you at the museum!

Artfully Yours,

magic & mayhem

lmfadirector@lmfa.org

Save the Date – October 30, 2021 Tickets are still available for the year's best party! Visit the website to purchase tickets or make a donation today!

Dace Lucia Kidd's "Longview Flower Power" mural on the east side of Landmark Social.
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DREAM THE IGNITE

LMFA CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

LMFA has had a monumental year, starting with the purchase of a former bank building in downtown Longview that will become the museum’s permanent home in 2023.

The iconic former Longview National Bank and Regions Bank building, located in the heart of Downtown Longview at the corner of Fredonia and Methvin streets, will help LMFA cement its legacy as a renowned art museum in Northeast Texas.

Museum staff, board members and loyal supporters gathered February 25 at the former bank building to celebrate as LMFA officially purchased the building. This wonderful day was a celebratory milestone for the museum, but much work remains to be completed.

LMFA will remain in its current home on Tyler Street through the end of 2022 as the former bank building is completely remodeled and transformed into Longview’s new artistic hub.

Features the museum is excited to unveil include a pedestrian landscaped breezeway with teller windows becoming art display boxes, gallery space located inside the former bank vault, safety deposit box fronts that will become donor recognition plaques, and hopefully a rooftop restaurant venue possibly called “The View”. The museum will complete renovations while preserving much of the artistic features of the building itself. LMFA plans to occupy the basement and first floor area of the building.

Rental space remains available on the second floor. For information on leasing, call 903-297-6000.

With a strong, safe, architecturally beautiful mid-century modern building that maintains its banking heritage, LMFA is setting itself on a stage to organize world-class exhibitions. The museum continues to seek pledges of support from the community for the Capital Campaign. If you would like to hear more about the "Ignite the

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
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Dream" campaign, please contact Tiffany Jehorek at LMFA. Pledges can be made online by visiting www.lmfa.org/capital-campaign-fundraiser/. We so appreciate your support and look forward to the future where the arts continue to thrive and make a difference in the well-being and quality of life of East Texans. Make

a Contribution Today to Make the Vision a Reality! < SCAN HERE TO DONATE LONGVIEW MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS WWW.LMFA.ORG/CAPITAL-CAMPAIGN-FUNDRAISER PERSPECTIVE 5

DISCO INFERNO Bringing Back the Magic!

This year’s Magic & Mayhem theme “DISCO INFERNO” is shaping up to be an event like no other! Last year, we learned that we could host a virtual silent auction and display the items at the museum for viewing for two weeks prior to the event. This revelation allowed the items to be broadcast to a broader audience through the museum’s Facebook of more than 6000 followers, the museum’s 4000 plus email database and to visitors at the museum. This year items will be on display beginning October 7 just in time for downtown’s fall ArtWalk. What this means for our October 30th, Disco Inferno, event is more room for more guests! So, save the date or better yet, buy your tickets now at LMFA.ORG.

“Disco Inferno” event chair Kelly and Robert Belt and decorations chairs Stephanie Jackson and Amy Brookshire are blowing out all the stops with a Hollywood Studio 54 Disco Extravaganza you won’t want to miss. LMFA will also be casting the vision and updating the audience on the new building plans through architectural live animation and a video presentation.

STUDIO 54 VIP Lounge
HOLLYWOOD
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SAVE THE DATE OCT.
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TICKET UPGRADE

LMFA Receives Grant from Texas Women for the Arts to Awaken the Artist in Every Child

Longview Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to be the recipient of a $10,000 grant for the first time in the museum's history from Texas Women for the Arts, a program of the Texas Cultural Trust.

The Texas Cultural Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and increasing access and awareness for the arts across the state. The Texas Women for the Arts is a statewide giving circle that, since 2005, has awarded more than 282 grants to arts organizations.

LMFA is proud to be a 2021 grant recipient. These funds will be used to support LMFA’s educational efforts, including carefully crafted docent tours to accompany the museum’s exhibitions and the outstanding June/ July summer art classes which strive to educate and enlighten the artist within each child. The funding also

will help with such efforts as virtual art museum tours and LMFA’s free Family Days. Hundreds of children and their families attend these many wonderful events each year at LMFA.

Thank you to Nancy Murray, who serves on the Texas Cultural Trust board, for inviting LMFA to submit a grant application for this program. Grants such as this allow the museum to continue being a place that awakens and nurtures the artist in every child.

New Acquisitions

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP-LEFT

Harlequin Study

Timothy Cummings

Acrylic on panel, 2008

36½ x 21¼ inches

Gift of Phebe Phillips and Mac Hargrove of Dallas

Leda and the Swan, VIII/XXV

Rueben Nakian

Sugar-lift aquatint, etching and china cotté 30 x 40 inches

Gift of Janet and David Wrather of Austin/Longview

Gregg County Historical Museum

Ron Bigony

Watercolor, 2020 16 x 20 inches

Gift of Robin and Harry Froeschke of Fort Worth

On the Back Stretch

Alexandre Hogue

Color lithograph on paper, 1935 11 x 19 inches

Gift of Geralyn and Mark Kever of McKinney

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Works from North Texas Private Collections ON DISPLAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

From iconic portraits of cowboys to paintings depicting the rural landscape, Longview Museum of Fine Arts invites patrons to experience “The American West” in a new exhibit.

The exhibit, which is on display through September 25, features artwork curated from two private collectors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This phenomenal exhibit tells the story of "The American West," offering a glimpse into Texas history and heritage.

ARTISTS ON DISPLAY

The exhibition includes such names as Teal Blake, Sophy Brown, John Cowan, Otis Dozier, Victor Higgins, Alexandre Hogue, Harry Jackson, Greg Kelsey, Perry Nichols, Frank Reaugh, Porfirio Salinas and Xiang Zhang.

Some of the artists on display include members of The Dallas Nine, a group of artists who were active in Dallas and who received nationwide acclaim in the 1930s. The Dallas Nine started when a group of nine young artists, including Dozier and Nichols, displayed an exhibit called “Nine Young Dallas Artists” in 1932 at the Fair Park Dallas Public Art Museum. A review of the show in a New York publication drew attention to the Dallas art scene.

NON-NATIVE ARTISTS

Other featured artists, such as Zhang, did not grow up in Texas but were inspired by the western landscape after moving to the state. Zhang grew up in China and went on to receive a master’s degree in Fine Art from Tulane University in New Orleans. Upon graduating from Tulane, he moved to Texas where he nurtured a love for painting horses and portraiture and went on to develop his special style of western art. Zhang’s work combines impressionistic and realistic techniques, and he became a force in western artwork. He is known for his realistic depictions of historical events captured in large compositions such as “The Oklahoma Land Rush,” “Arriving Fort Worth,” “Austin Drive,” “The Sooners” and many more.

Other work on display includes five, large-scale depictions of iconic scenes in Texas history by artist Raymond Everett in 1912. Everett originally created the artwork for The Rice Hotel in Houston. The paintings depict such scenes from Texas history as the Alamo, the Surrender and the Texas Capitol building.

LMFA celebrated the opening of this beautiful exhibition with a reception, which was held July 17. Museum patrons enjoyed viewing the artwork and learning about Texas history in the process.

The group referred to as The Dallas Nine would change some faces over the coming years as the art scene evolved. Hogue is among the most notable artists in the group. Hogue received national attention in the 1930s when he depicted the effects of a drought that devastated the Great Plains. He later produced a much-publicized water erosion series and in 1937 an oil industry series for Fortune magazine.

In addition to the special exhibition, LMFA has thoughtfully selected pieces from its permanent collection to display in an exhibit titled "Early Texas Art Revisited". Artwork currently on display from the permanent collection includes iconic works and artists from Texas history.

There is a strong link between art and history as artwork helps to share the story of our collective past. It is LMFA’s hope that this special exhibition of "The American West" not only gives the community a chance to experience Texas art but also to learn about the state’s fascinating history.

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“This phenomenal exhibit tells the story of The American West, offering a glimpse into Texas history and heritage."

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:

• Alexander Hogue – “Punte de Aqua Creek”, 12 × 10½", Pastel, 1924; • David Mann – “The Running Battle”, 24 × 36" Oil; • Eldridge Burbank – “Boy Chief”, 20 × 16" Pastel; • Opening Reception Crowd with “Otro Hombre” by Greg Kelsey, Bronze; • Randy Peyton – “A Texan Spring”, 36 × 48", Oil; • Raymond Everett – “The Roundup”, 36½ × 72", Oil; • Sophy Brown – “Get Out of Jail Free”, 49 × 49", Acrylic; • LMFA Guild striking a pose! • Mark Haworth “Hilda” 12 × 24, Oil

Sherry Giryotas: Seeking Place

ON DISPLAY OCTOBER 9 - DECEMBER 22, 2021

As Executive Director and Curator at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, I first had the pleasure of meeting Sherry Giryotas a couple of years ago while hosting an exhibit by her husband, Dallas sculptor Phillip Shore. Upon speaking with her, I was immediately intrigued by Giryotas’ abstract art as she offers a unique perspective in her observances of the rural landscape. I am now pleased to have the opportunity to present her paintings and to host the exhibit, Sherry Giryotas: Seeking Place. Giryotas’ paintings in Seeking Place were conceived over a period of about 10 years as she traveled between

a balancing of disorder with order through the complexity of pattern and mark making, drawing, and manipulating paint on the surface of the works make up the structure in my canvases.”

This exhibition, Sherry Giryotas: Seeking Place, serves as a prime opportunity not only to examine the creativity present in Giryotas’ art but also to reflect upon our natural environment and the changes that are constantly happening within it.

Texas and Michigan. The paintings serve as a reflection of her observances of the landscape, how it has evolved over time and how environmental factors have prompted such change.

Her abstractions are landscapes of the mind, as she explains, “In the abstracted, internalized landscapes of my work, each painting helps to record the experience or sense of place and traces my passage through it. My observations of a constantly changing environment are referenced in the forms and nuances of light,

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“…each painting helps to record the experience or sense of place and traces my passage through it.”

ARTIST STATEMENT:

My work is informed and influenced by my observations of having lived on a variety of continents amid different cultures and the environments that surrounded me. In the abstracted, internalized landscapes of my work, each painting helps to record the experience or sense of place and traces my passage through it. My observations of a constantly changing environment are referenced in the forms and nuances of light, a balancing of disorder with order through the complexity of pattern and mark making, drawing, and manipulating paint on the surface of the works make up the structure in my canvases.

The atmospheric quality of the colors, which often reference the local color of the sites where I reside or travel, is offset by intense patterns, which rest firmly at the forefront of the canvas. In addition to the flat marks created by the oil stick, I add symbols to the surface via a mono-print technique that are impressions created by dipping paint onto a textured surface and then applying it to the canvas. In the act of painting, the surface of the canvas becomes a constant progression of making marks and then painting over them, varying thicknesses of paint and the varying size of brush strokes contributes to the textured surface.

The paintings reveal a tension between the depth of the broader volumes of color and the flattened surface quality of the symbols, ultimately creating abstracted cartographic vistas imprinted with hieroglyphic-like legends. There is a sense of breathing room, or periods of silence that exist in contrast to the more concentrated expressionistic elements of the paintings, in which the frenzied gestural stroke balances the relatively ordered neutral of the canvas.†

I am aware of a sense of my own physicality within the space of time, seeing and memory. My hand becomes one with the mind, an automatic writing of images occurs manipulating paint onto the canvas. My finished works are an amalgamation of memories of shifting landscapes, urban mixed up with rural, a physical balance between the harmony and chaos, all melding together into a complex tapestry of images. My paintings are not specific to a place or time but are visceral responses to my immediate and memorized environments.

† From the Center to Periphery; Place and Displacement in Sherry Giryotas's Recent Work. Catherine Caesar, PhD is an art historian specializing in contemporary art.

SUMMER FUN!

Summer Art Classes

LMFA is known for its outstanding June/July summer art program and this summer has been no exception. The museum hosted is largest summer program to date this year with 242 children, teens, and some adults in four-day classes. At the culmination of the fourth day for the morning and afternoon classes, a mini exhibition reception was held in the SWEPCO gallery. Children and teens were delighted to dress up and bring their parents to see their artwork.

LMFA’s summer art classes were offered mornings, afternoons, and evenings. The classes covered a variety

of media, and each course strived to educate and enlighten the artist within each student by exposing them to colors, lines, shapes, and art history. The museum coordinates and hires area art teachers throughout the year to assist in teaching students, young and old alike, more ways to expand their love of art and art techniques.

Special thanks to LMFA’s Outreach and Membership Coordinator Crystal Taylor for planning and coordinating this amazing line-up of summer LMFA art classes and to all the art teachers who shared part of their summer with us.

ARTWORKS
During one of our summer arts classes, Natasha Raibon, LMFA Board Member and LMFA ArtWorks summer art teacher, took her art class to assist mural artist, Dace Kidd with her “Flower Power” Cultural Arts District mural. So fun!
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“I am so thankful for these classes. My seventhgrade daughter has found confidence and has realized that art is her passion.”
- Summer Art Parent
lmfa was busy growing a love of the arts with students of all ages this sum M er

THE ART OF INNOVATING

LEARNING AND GROWING THROUGH DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES

Like many other museums, LMFA pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic as the museum strived to continue educating the community about art in new ways.

In 2020, LMFA offered a virtual field trip for more than 125 third-grade Hudson PEP students. Each student viewed the artwork close-up on individual iPads through a slide presentation pre-prepared by museum staff. LMFA Executive Director and Curator Tiffany Jehorek was broadcast to each of the classrooms as she physically walked through the museum’s galleries, talking about the artwork, and answering students’ questions. Similar virtual tours also were offered to residents of five assisted living homes during the pandemic. Another bright spot in 2020 was that the pandemic gave museum staff more time to spend with LMFA’s permanent collection. Many of the museum’s shows throughout the year highlighted the permanent collection, which was meaningful to LMFA’s staff and the community.

LMFA looks forward to continuing these COVID innovations in years to come as the museum seeks to further enrich and enlighten the community about art.

COVID INNOVATIONS
Left: Executive Director Tiffany Jehorek hosted several virtual gallery talks covering the LMFA Permanent Collection. COVID-19 brought an opportunity to showcase the LMFA Permanent Collection with a depth and intimacy yet to be experienced.
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Rangerettes Opening: Portraits of Precision!

Artists, patrons, and many members of America’s first precision dance drill team enjoyed visiting LMFA on Friday, March 26, for the opening reception of “Kilgore College Rangerettes Celebrating 80 Years.” The exhibition by photographer O. Rufus Lovett featured a photo essay of the glamour of the Rangerettes juxtaposed with the smalltown football environment spanning 30 years. From March 13 through July 3 as the exhibition was on display, LMFA was fortunate to meet many former Rangerette members and, in some cases, entire lines.

East Texas is so fortunate to be the home of this organization of beautiful, hardworking women who have represented this community well for the past 80 years. LMFA also was honored to host the incredible O. Rufus Lovett whose photographic talents are a true gem in the community.

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A current Kilgore College Rangerette studies the photos of photographer O. Rufus Lovett.

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Longview 150 Opening: Together Again!

More than 340 people gathered Friday, April 16, at LMFA for the opening reception of the @Longviewtx150 exhibition which paid tribute to Longview’s history. This exhibition was a collaborative effort between acclaimed photographer O. Rufus Lovett and longtime East Texas writer Gary B. Borders. The exhibition featured photographs and profiles of 150 people making an impact in Longview today. The photography and written word served as two art forms that came together to celebrate our community. LMFA was honored to host this exhibition that celebrated our city’s past and its future. The museum looks forward to celebrating the next milestone with our city in the future.

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Gary B. Borders autographs a copy his collaboration with O. Rufus Lovett during the opening of the exhibition.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

With a successful membership drive in May, LMFA is fortunate to now have 600 members who are part of our museum. While we are proud to have reached the 600-member milestone, we want to continue elevating our membership and have set a new goal. LMFA would love to have 800 members in our future.

Membership at the museum costs as little as $30 for an individual membership. At the $100 membership level, two patrons can visit more than 1,000 museums across the country for free or at a significant discount through our partnership with the North American Reciprocal Museums also known as the NARM program. At the $1,000 level, members also receive tickets to LMFA’s annual event, Magic & Mayhem.

Please support your local museum, then use your membership benefits to travel the country to visit many other museums for free. Supporting LMFA means a continued support for the arts in our community.

Art is a universal language. Through observing it at this museum, LMFA hopes that not only do our patrons see its beauty but that they also learn something from the artwork that offers new perspective and sparks creative conversation and ideas.

Become A Member!

Membership Levels and Benefits:

ALL MEMBERS Receive General Benefits:

• Subscription to the full color Perspective biannual magazine with membership recognition and invitations to members-only preview receptions for exhibit openings five times a year.

• Building rental privileges.

• First notice for all exhibitions, lectures, classes and special events at the museum.

NARM BENEFITS Available to Contributor Level and above include:

Being a part of the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) program, gives you free or discounted access to more than 1,500 museums across the country.

STUDENT ($15): All General benefits for currently enrolled students of any age.

INDIVIDUAL ($30): All General benefits for one person.

GENERAL ($60): Benefits listed above.

CONTRIBUTOR ($100): All General benefits, plus Reciprocal memberships in the NARM and ROAM programs.

ADVOCATE ($250): All Contributor benefits, one complimentary Holiday Tea Room reservation.

SUPPORTER ($500): All Advocate benefits, two complimentary Holiday Tea Room reservations and sponsorship recognition on the website and in LMFA Perspective magazine.

Plus many more!

PATRON ($1,000): All Supporter benefits, four complimentary Magic & Mayhem reservations and sponsorship recognition on the website and in LMFA Perspective magazine.

MEMBERSHIP
For more information about the NARM program benefits, please visit LMFA.org. • New York Museum of Arts & Design New York, New York • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum Austin, Texas • Dallas Museum of Art Dallas, Texas • San Antonio Museum of Art San Antonio, Texas
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MEMBERSHIP SPONSOR BENEFITS

COLLECTOR CIRCLE $20,000+

• MM Three premier tables with name displayed on table (24 event tickets)

• LMFA Membership Recognition at $20,000 level throughout year for designee

• Name on MM event invitation, event program, MM social media

• Name recognition on MM slideshow throughout the evening

• Website & LMFA magazine recognition

• Name recognized from the stage during MM

• Complimentary private museum tour with wine for you and 20 guests

• Bottle of champagne and a gift basket

DIRECTOR

CIRCLE $10,000+

• MM Two premier tables with name displayed on the table (16 event tickets)

• LMFA Membership Recognition at $10,000 level throughout year for designee

• Name on MM event invitation, event program, MM social media

• Name recognition on MM slideshow throughout the evening

• Website & LMFA magazine recognition

• Name recognized from the stage during MM

• Bottle of champagne and a gift basket

CURATOR CIRCLE $5,000+

• MM One preferred table with name displayed on table (8 event tickets)

• LMFA Membership Recognition at $5,000 level throughout year for designee

• Name on MM event invitation, website, & MM social media

• Name recognition on MM slideshow throughout the evening

• Website & LMFA magazine recognition

• Name recognized from the stage during MM

DONOR CIRCLE $2,500+

• MM One preferred table with name displayed on table (8 event tickets)

• LMFA Membership Recognition at $2,500 level throughout year for designee

• Name listed within the MM event program, LMFA Magazine & MM ad

• Name recognition on MM slideshow during the evening

PATRON CIRCLE $1,000+

• MM Half reserved table (4 event tickets)

• LMFA Membership Recognition at $1,000 level throughout year for designee

• Name listed within the MM event program, website, one magazine & MM social media ad

*(MM) MAGIC & MAYHEM

Become an Annual Sponsor

Be a part of bringing outstanding exhibitions, art education and cultural offerings to Northeast Texas and receive LMFA membership level recognition and benefits all year, the opportunity to sponsor exhibitions AND receive Magic & Mayhem tickets and event recognition.

Circle Rosa
Foundation | The Crain Foundation | VeraBank
Circle Anonymous Partners | John & Charlotte Wrather Curator’s Circle Christus Good Shepherd | InLine Integrations, LLC | Sorey & Gilliland, LLP The Joyce Family Foundation | U.S. Title Company | Worthington National Bank Donor’s Circle A Friend from San Angelo | Bartlett Fine Jewelry | Bill & Susan Pope | Gans & Smith Insurance | Hollandsworth Foundation | Jeffrey Gibbs Longview Regional Medical Center | Mimi and Bruce Cammack | Nell & Johnny Ward | Panel Truss | Texas Bank & Trust Patrons AEP SWEPCO | Anne & Jim Hugman | Beth & Paul Matlock | Brenda & Gil Gillam | Cablelynx Broadband | Carol & Richard Manley | Cynergy Technology DeAnne and John Sloan | Ellen & Jay Gordon | Jennifer & Vince Ware | Johnson & Pace | Lynda & Mike Maxwell | Marjorie Dome | Marcia & Stephen McDaniel Marissa & John Martin | Misty & Nelson Roach | Roof Care, Inc. | Spring Hill State Bank | Tim Lee | Vicki and Roger Johnson | Women’s Health Boutique Special Thanks to Our In-Kind Sponsors Art World | Casa Flora | Edge Office Products | Forbes & Butler Visual Communications | Interface Networks | R&K Distributors Inc. Republic National Distributing Company | Sherwin Williams | Sign Pro | Courtyard Marriott City of Longview & the Cultural Activities Advisory Commission MUSEUM SPONSORS
Collector’s
May Griffin
Director’s
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OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE AMAZING!

LMFA staff celebrated our volunteers with the annual appreciation luncheon on April 23 at the new location. Barb Maki received Volunteer of the Year, and Katie Smith (who couldn’t attend) received Guild Member of the Year.

Front Desk Volunteers Needed!

For more information on what being a front desk volunteer entails please call Barbara Scott at 903-753-8103. Or visit lmfa.org/get-involved/ to submit your volunteer application today.

JUDSON A. MURRAY PRESIDENT RJ/CG, AGS GRADUATE GEMOLOGIST C.O.M.P.A.N.Y 2320 Judson Rd. Longview, TX 75605 903-753-7133
Joyce Allen 8/7/1935 - 7/6/2021 Isidore "Pete" Lamothe, III 4/5/1951 - 12/26/2020 Ebb Mobley, III 12/29/1942 - 7/7/2021
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Proudly supporting the Arts in Longvie w. Dan Sorey Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer Derek Gilliland Registered Patent Attorney Unity Mural Sponsor Arts!Longview Board Member JT Smith Sculpture Garden Supporter 133 E. Tyler Street Longview, TX 75601 903.230.5600 Fax: 903.230.5656 soreylaw.com
INTERNATIONALLY EXHIBITED MUSEUM QUALITY ORIGINAL ART SHARON GRIMES Gallery The Lab On Center 420 N. Center – Longview, TX Studios Longview, Texas Santa Fe, New Mexico Contact sharongrimes693@gmail.com 903.452.0618 www.sharongrimesart.com Pictured Left: A Broken Vessel BrittsWine.com 1.833.4BRITTS (1.833.427.4887) facebook COMING SOON! BRITT’S WINE & DINE IN KILGORE, TEXAS Capture Britt’s worldly experiences right here in East Texas with the perfectly paired wine and food experience! This fall, we will be opening our new venue at the old Elder School in Kilgore. Until then, choose a tasting experience from our website. Enjoy a fun and relaxed atmosphere of themed tastings, private and corporate events, wine education, and great conversations to expand wine knowledge in a safe manner. Britt’s pairings are out of this world and as diverse as Britt himself!
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DOWNTOWN LONGVIEW 903.753.3255 112 W. Methvin, Suite C | www.ArtworldLongview.com | facebook INSTAGRAM Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm VISIT OUR NEW LOCATION! LMFA Members Receive a 10% Discount on Custom Framing PROFESSIONAL CUSTOM FRAMING TRUSTED BY LMFA FOR THEIR FRAMING NEEDS FOR YEARS DOWNTOWN LONGVIEW • 903.753.2098 • WWW.FORBESBUTLER.COM facebook FORBESANDBUTLER INSTAGRAM FORBES_BUTLER
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We welcome Longview residents to experience our innovative and contemporary lobby atmosphere!

Sample our classic breakfast options for a great start to your day or unwind on our beautiful patio (complete with 15 ft. firepit) while savoring one of our tasty dinner options and enjoying a cocktail from our fully stocked bar.

Need to re-energize? Courtyard proudly serves Starbucks around the clock, day or night!

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