LMFA Perspective Magazine – Vol. 1 Issue 2

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PERSPECTIVE

A BIANNUAL MAGAZINE BY LONGVIEW MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS | LMFA.ORG | VOL. 2 ISSUE 1 2022
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JANUARY 15 - MARCH 5, 2022

Addressing the Moment: The Artist's Voice

An exhibition featuring four large-scale murals created by emerging black artists in Wilmington, Delaware, originally painted and installed on the boarded-up storefronts.

JANUARY 22 - MAY 21, 2022

A Sense of Place

TEXAS LANDSCAPE ART QUILTS

A juried exhibition of works by 30 artists inspired by the vast Texas l andscape with its diversity, grandeur and mystery that unrolls from the Gulf to Staked Plains, to the Borderlands and the Hill Country.

OPENING RECEPTION MARCH 5, 4:00-5:30PM

MARCH 19, 2022 | LIVE MUSIC @LMFA

Helene Cronin Concert

Doors open @ 6:30.

$25 @ THE DOOR | $20 – LMFA.ORG

MARCH 19 - MAY 7, 2022

62nd Student Invitational

Featuring works of high school students from 14 sarea chools in a variety of categories.

APRIL 7 & JULY 7, 2021 | 5-8PM

Artwalk Longview

SPRING & SUMMER

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

APRIL 13, 2022 | 11:00AM – 2:00PM

Class – Hand Painted Silk Scarf

Create a distinctive painted silk scarf guided by Valery Guignon

$70 | REGISTER AT LMFA.ORG

APRIL 16, 2022 | LIVE MUSIC @LMFA

Brian Dunne & Band Concert

Doors open @ 6:30.

$25 @ THE DOOR | $20 – LMFA.ORG

JUNE & JULY, 2022

Summer Art Classes

Classes are offered in a variety of media with each course designed to educate and enlighten the artist within each student by exposing them to colors, lines, shapes, and art history.

CLASS SCHEDULE COMING LATE APRIL OR EARLY MAY

EXHIBIT

JUNE 4 - SEPTEMBER 24, 2022

Transformation in the Wild World of Mark Nesmith: A Retrospective

From diminutive paintings to large, expansive canvases, his expressive artworks combine observation, memory, and imagination.

YOGA

EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

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 | 5:30pm 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 MONDAY

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

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Say Her Name, E.Lizé from "Addressing the Moment: The Artist's Voice" Exhibition

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UPCOMING EVENTS
NEWSLETTER DESIGN
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Board of Trustees

Keith Bailey

Robert Belt

Sherry Chance

Michael R. Clark

Kristina Coolidge

B.W. Crain, IV

Britt Davis

Marci Duvall

Mel Fish, MD.

Holly Forbes

Jamie Fredrick

Miranda Fuller

Michelle Gamboa

Ashly Loyd

Nancy Murray

Patricia Newman

Wally Rhymes

Natasha R. Sheppard

John Sloan

Katie L. Smith

Katherine Smith

Kimberly Taliaferro

Brad Tidwell

Devin Tramel

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

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Stacy Gray Odom

BUSINESS MANAGER & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Barbara Scott

COLLECTIONS MANAGER

Derek Frazier

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Jeanette Rice

WEEKLY VOLUNTEERS

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

VOLUNTEER EMERITUS

Noble Roberts

From the Executive Director

Dear LMFA Family,

While the Museum continues to focus on bringing dynamic exhibitions and programming to our patrons, plans and funding for our new location are diligently being refined and pursued. The new LMFA, slated to open in early 2024, is destined to be a world-class regional museum and we can’t wait to see this dream come to fruition for Northeast Texas.

As many of you know VeraBank , now owns our current location and is graciously allowing us to stay here until our new home is ready to move in. The bank has decided to begin renovating the front façade and to install much needed new awnings here. Downtown continues to improve on this end of Tyler Street, and we are delighted to be able to enjoy it while still here!

LMFA is proud to be the first museum in the nation to curate and organize, “Addressing the Moment: The Artist’s Voice,” a powerfully inspiring exhibition in honor of Black History month. The exhibit featured four large murals created by emerging Black artists in Delaware 24 hours after George Floyd’s death and the national unrest that followed.

During the opening reception LMFA was honored to host the artists via the use of live-stream modern technology for a conversation about their work. Their stories left many in attendance in tears as they recalled the powerful moments behind these murals. We believe it is an important story to tell, and we hope the work continues to travel across the country and help create a safe space for dialogue and awareness after it leaves Longview in March.

We are also proud of two other exhibits “A Sense of Place: Texas Landscape Quilts,” curated and organized by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. The advancements in quilting methods are amazing. And in March, we feature our 62nd Student Invitational. This exhibition is always a crowd favorite with 14 schools and nine categories.

At the January Board Retreat, we welcomed five new members to our Board of Directors: Jamie Fredrick, Miranda Fuller, Ashly Lloyd, Patricia Newman, and Devin Tramel! With a full board of 25, the energy was high as we bonded and brainstormed on all things LMFA. One of which is to kick off the Museum’s Membership Drive in April. We hope you’ll encourage your friends to consider becoming part of the LMFA family. From summer art programs to yoga each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays to our concert series, LMFA strives to be part of the fabric of our community.

We look forward to seeing you at the museum!

Artfully Yours,

lmfadirector@lmfa.org

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2022 LMFA Board Retreat.

DREAM THE IGNITE

LMFA CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

An Inspired Vision of the Future of the Museum

It has been one year since Longview Museum of Fine Arts purchased the former Regions Bank building in downtown Longview. Much design work, structural and electrical due diligence has been under way to transform the building into an exceptional museum for Northeast Texas.

“LMFA Board of Directors tasked architect John Chow of DLR Group to create a world class museum for the community,” LMFA Director and Curator Tiffany Jehorek said, “and what better location than in the heart of downtown Longview!”

Over the past year, LMFA has raised funds and begun the design process for the new museum. Current estimates show the renovations will cost approximately $12 million. So far, the museum has raised more than $3.6 million toward the effort. LMFA also applied for the building to be listed on the Texas National Historic Register. The building received the recognition which

means LMFA is eligible to apply for $2.46 million in state tax credits. These credits will assist with the cost of restoring and repurposing the building.

The estimated $12 million does not include the rooftop restaurant. Jehorek said that idea is still in LMFA’s dream but has been moved to Phase 3 of the design process. Other needs, such as all new electrical and HVAC on the building, are more urgent.

Other design elements of the future museum include connecting the first floor to the basement via a newly created stairwell. The first floor will house two impressive gallery spaces, a community living room, two visual art vaults and a mezzanine conference room and library. The lower level will be home to the ArtWorks Creative Learning Center, a lecture hall, museum administrative offices, a butler’s pantry, catering prep space and three unique galleries.

The National Historic Register has offered guidance to

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LMFA for preservation efforts. Originally, the museum had planned to relocate the 75-foot mosaic countertop as an art installation to create more open space. However, the National Historic Register requires the countertop remain in place as it is part of the original function of the building.

LMFA staff quickly realized this was an opportunity to use the mosaic countertop as a feature wall that encapsulates the museum’s permanent collection. A glass partition will be installed from floor to ceiling behind the counter to create a secure barrier wall. Creating “Visual Vaults” is an innovative movement in museum design. Jehorek said. “It will give the public a unique look into museum conservation efforts and the preservation of art.”

Other features in the 44,000-square-foot museum renovation are the re-envisioning of the teller drive through. This area will become the Porte-cochere Park.

The adjacent red “Roundhouse” and side garden will be called the Red Lantern Plaza. The Red Lantern will showcase a magnificent glass sculpture that Jehorek said, will bring a “wow factor and branding opportunity” to the museum. The Plaza and garden will provide a vibrant place where the community can meet, greet, eat, and play.

While the design of the overall building continues to be finalized, Jehorek and LMFA’s Board of Directors hope to see construction begin in August 2022 with a tentative opening in early 2024.

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!

It was a Disco Inferno as LMFA brought back the Magic and Mayhem during its annual Halloween party to say thank you to the museum’s loyal donors and members. About 285 attendees enjoyed the disco-themed party at The Summit Club. Guests wore fabulous costumes during the Halloween party with prizes awarded in a variety of categories. Best Group Costume was awarded to Kate and Will Courington, Lindsey and Dustin Eberhart, Kelli and Lane Rose, Kristina Coolidge and Chelsea Cace. Best Make-Up Award went to Jennifer Ware while Ashley Greer received the Most Beautiful Costume Award. Kat and Justin Smith received the Most Original Costume Award; Tami and Steven Graff earned the Best Couple Costume Award; Lori and Rusty Ivey received the Most Hilarious Costume Award. Spookiest Costume went to Bob Anderson while Derek Cegelka received the Best Costume Award. Special thank you to Event Chairs Kelly and Robert Belt and to Decorations Chairs Stephanie Jackson and Amy Brookshire for making this year’s Magic and Mayhem a disco extravaganza to remember. Save the date for the next Magic and Mayhem on October 29, 2022. LMFA looks forward to celebrating, once again, with the museum’s wonderful donors and members.

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Anne and Jim Hugman dance the night away at Magic & Mayhem 2021 – Disco Inferno.
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Murder on the Orient Express

THANK YOU FOR PARTNERING WITH US!

Support from our community sponsors enables us to bring outstanding art exhibits, educational programming, and cultural offerings to Northeast Texas. Executive Director Tiffany Jehorek or Director of Marketing and Development Stacy Odom would love to speak with you about becoming an LMFA sponsor, just call 903-753-8103.

City of Longview & the Cultural Activities Advisory Commission Collector’s Circle Rosa May Griffin Foundation | The Crain Foundation | VeraBank Director’s Circle Anonymous Friends of the Museum | John & Charlotte Wrather Curator’s Circle CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health Systems | Copeland Insurance | INLINE Network Integration, LLC Sorey & Gilliland, LLP | The Joyce Family Foundation | U.S. Title Company | Worthington National Bank Donor’s Circle A Friend from San Angelo | ActionCOACH of East Texas | Bartlett Fine Jewelry | Brad Tidwell | Bill & Susan Pope Gans & Smith Insurance | Hollandsworth Foundation | Jeffrey Gibbs | Longview Regional Medical Center Nell & Johnny Ward | Panel Truss | Texas Bank & Trust | The Projects Group Patrons AEP SWEPCO | Beth & Paul Matlock | Brenda & Gil Gillam | Cablelynx Broadband | Carol & Richard Manley | Cynergy Technology | Cobb Electric DeAnne and John Sloan | Eagle Capital Advisors | East Texas Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery | Eastman Credit Union | Hugman Architecture & Construction | Jennifer & Vince Ware | Johnson & Pace | Lynda & Mike Maxwell | Marjorie Dome | Marcia & Stephen McDaniel | Marissa & John Martin | Mimi & Bruce Cammack 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 ARTWorld | Casa Flora | Courtyard Marriott | Edge Office Products | Forbes & Butler Visual Communications | Interface Networks | R&K Distributors Inc. Republic National Distributing Company | Sherwin Williams | SIGNPro | The Summit Club MUSEUM SPONSORS COLLECTOR'S CIRCLE $20,000+ • Person or Company to be Recognized throughout the Year • 2 Tables at the Magic and Mayhem Gala for 16 people • Annual Membership to the LMFA & NARM Pass for 2022 • Complimentary Private Museum tour of the Exhibit of your Choice for 10 People • Cocktail Reception Included • Complimentary Private “New Building” Tour for 10 People DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE $10,000+ • Person or Company to be Recognized throughout the Year • 2 Tables at the Magic and Mayhem Gala for 16 people • Annual Membership to the LMFA and NARM Pass for 2022 • Complimentary Private “New Building” Tour for 10 People CURATOR'S CIRCLE $5,000+ • Person or Company to be Recognized throughout the Year • 1 Table at the Magic and Mayhem Gala for 8 people • Annual Membership to the LMFA and NARM Pass for 2022 DONOR'S CIRCLE $2,500+ • Person or Company to be Recognized throughout the Year • 1 Table at the Magic and Mayhem Gala for 8 people • Annual Membership to the LMFA and NARM Pass for 2022 PATRON'S CIRCLE $1,000+ • Person or Company to be Recognized throughout the Year • Annual Membership to the LMFA and NARM Pass for 2022 • 4 Tickets to Magic and Mayhem Gala MEMBERSHIP
SPONSOR BENEFITS
Magic and Mayhem Gala:
October 29,
Saturday,
2022

Become A Member!

Membership Levels and Benefits:

STUDENT / EDUCATOR / SENIOR ($25)

INDIVIDUAL ($50)

FAMILY ($75)

CONTRIBUTOR ($100) NARM Benefits

ADVOCATE ($250): NARM Benefits + one complimentary Holiday Tea Room reservation.

SUPPORTER ($500): NARM Benefits + two complimentary Holiday Tea Room reservations.

PATRON ($1,000): All Supporter benefits + four complimentary Magic & Mayhem reservations and Magic & Mayhem sponsorship recognition.

ALL MEMBERS Receive:

• Subscription to the full color PERSPECTIVE biannual magazine. Invitations to members-only preview receptions for exhibit openings.

• Free yoga classes

• Building rental privileges.

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

CONTRIBUTOR LEVEL & ABOVE

Receive an LMFA NARM (North American Reciprocal Museums) Card that gives free or discounted access to more than 700 museums across the U.S. and Canada.

Thank you to our members who renewed their membership or joined the LMFA family for the first time!

Your membership makes a difference and allows LMFA to continue bringing you and Northeast Texans outstanding exhibitions and educational programming. Members listed below joined or renewed between August 1, 2021 – January 1, 2022.

SUPPORTER

Bratteli, Steve and Wendy

Chaney, Jill & Frank

Emma Staggs

Erin & Russell Roach

Fish, Kimberly & Mel

Forester, Jan & Dr. Sam

Gasic, Ithza & Andrei

Gilliland, Derek

ADVOCATE

Abernathy, Nancy & Mark

Anderson, Karen & Bob

Bolster, Kara

Camp, Martha & Jerry

Chance, Sherry & Jay

Clark, Michael R

Collins, Jeanne & David

Crouse, Harry

CONTRIBUTOR

Alldredge, Becky

Bailey, Marc

Baker, Lisa & Steve

Ball, Cynthia

Barnett, Sandy & John

Bates, Kristin & Dustin

Baucum, Barbara & Joseph

Bauman, Diane and Bob

Beadles, Bonnie J

Beane, Sally

Beck, Michael

Belt, Robert and Kelly

Bennett, Larry and Diann

Berry, Glen and Patsy

GENERAL

Abernathy, Jaclyn & Clay

Adler, Jean

Archer, Lanell and Charles

Auderer, Jolene & Donald

Beverly Adler &

Gerald Stanglin

Bianca, Joseph & Juliet

Blackford, Mandi Loomis

Borders, Gary

Brookshire, Susie & Jason

Brown, Laurie

Burnett, Brett & Rachel

Bussey, Tabi

Campbell, Pam & Bill

Clubb, Jana & Clyde

Conwell, Nancy

Crane, Kathy & Steve

Deslatte, Stacy & Brian

SINGLE

Russell, Carolyn

Koenig, Kathy

Stacy Gray Odom Director of Marketing & Business Development

Adams, Gregory C.

Andrews, Mary

Uffelman, M.D.

Athey, Carol

Bailey, Jason

Baker, Annabeth

Barth, Jan

Beavers, Ellen

Bennett, Chaney

Bethard, Wayne

Birlew, Kathleen

Bivins, Marjorie

Black, Robbie

Blackman, Jr., Gordon

Briggs, Rose

Brinkman, Jeanie

Buckelew, Daryl

Burt, Glenda

STUDENT

Baracaldo, Diego

Byers, Sandra

Cargill, Robert

Evans, Kaylee

Fabre, Caitlyn

Hamilton, Candice

Johnson, Kathryn

Martin, Jimmie

Odneal, Shelby

Poynor, Meghan

LMFA is pleased to introduce Stacy Odom. Excited to join the LMFA team, Stacy hopes to cultivate an environment at LMFA that is inviting and encourages a sense of home for ALL to learn, create and gather. After a long career at Fortune 500 organizations as executive assistant, and an owner of two local publications, Stacy knows the importance of building relationships and generating content that expands involvement in the community. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Stacy’s love of art and architecture developed at a young age, leading her to attend the Art Institute for Interior Design. When not buzzing around the museum spreading her passion for the Arts, Stacy enjoys spending her time painting art, staying active/fit, traveling with family and according to her husband Wes, constantly rearranging the furniture in their home.

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The Artist’s Voice

In celebration of Black History Month, the Longview Museum of Fine Arts is featuring an exhibition of largescale paintings created by emerging Black artists. The exhibition, “Addressing the Moment: The Artist’s Voice,” features four large-scale paintings created by Black artists in Wilmington, Delaware, shortly after George Floyd’s death and the national unrest that followed.

“The LMFA team wanted to honor Black History Month with a meaningful exhibition and felt this was an important story to share and tell,” museum Director and Curator Tiffany Jehorek said. “When I heard the story and saw the images, I was moved and inspired that the organizers and these aspiring Black artists found a way to turn a negative into a positive — to create art, to document a moment, and to make their voices and their perspective heard during this galvanizing and challenging moment in history.”

When Wilmington’s downtown area was boarded up on May 31, 2020, just hours after the national civil unrest over Floyd’s death, artists E. Lize, Jaquanne LeRoy, Jannah Williams, and James Wyatt were commissioned by two local businesses to commemorate that moment through art.

“I wanted to show that the history of what we’re fighting for today goes back years and years and years,” Williams said. “And we’re still fighting for it in different ways, but history is repeating itself as well.”

The organizers, Jonathan Whitney and Eliza Jarvis of Flux Creative Consulting and Joe Del Tufo of Moonloop Photography sought to find a way to capture the moment in time and give Black artists a blank canvas on which to express themselves. The artistic process of these works was photographed from beginning to end in photographic essay by Del Tufo.

The exhibition at LMFA marks the first time for the artwork and photographic essay to be curated and organized for a museum exhibition.

“In my role as a curator, I seek to bring exhibits that cover a variety of mediums and subject matter in hopes of reaching a wider audience and to fulfill the museum’s mission to ‘enrich lives and ignite a passion for the arts,’” Jehorek said.

“Addressing the Moment: The Artist’s Voice” will be on display at LMFA through March 5. Museum supporters are invited to join LMFA for a reception Feb. 5 in honor of the exhibition.

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“I wanted to show that the history of what we’re fighting for today goes back years and years and years."
FEATURING MURALS BY: JAQUANNE LEROY • E.LIZÉ • JANNAH WILLIAMS • JAMES WYATT
PHOTOGRAPHY ESSAY BY JOE DEL TUFO
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ON DISPLAY

About the Artists

E.Lizé

E.Lizé is a trained visual artist who paints murals dedicated to the AfricanAmerican experience. She used this mural opportunity to depict Oluwatoyin Salau, an American woman activist who disappeared June 6, 2020, and was found murdered in Tallahassee, Florida, a month later. Salau was an “emerging leader” and “prominent voice” in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Jannah Williams,

Also known as "J the Artist"

J the Artist works in painting and most of her practice encompasses portraiture. In her work, “We just want a kinder world than this,” she features the black and

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white portraits of major figures in history, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, Shirley Chisholm, President Barack Obama, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. These portraits, painted over archival materials that recall racist tropes, inequity, and oppression over centuries in the United States, juxtaposes the powerful figures that worked to change the longestablished racist systems in place and those whom the same systems failed.

Jaquanne LeRoy

Jaquanne creates with the intent to be an inspiration and tell his story through medium. He yearns to grow a deeper respect for his creative process and allow ideas to breathe without forcing them to fruition.

LeRoy uses many different mediums, such as oil, acrylics, and pastels. Recently, he began experimenting with digital collage using scanned images from his sketch book for the "Salvage" Exhibition. He aspires to gain a deeper understanding of these medium to share with youth throughout the city.

James Wyatt

James Wyatt works as a painter, sculptor, muralist and art educator. As a resident of Wilmington, Delaware, he witnessed firsthand the protests turned civil unrest on May 30, 2020. He wanted to find a way to create a positive impact in the community in response to this time of pain.

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Jaquanne LeRoy Jannah Williams E.Lizé James Wyatt
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James Wyatt

TEXAS LANDSCAPE ART QUILTS A Sense of

ON DISPLAY: JAN UA RY 22 - MAY 21, 2022

Artists have long been inspired by the vast Texas landscape with its diversity, grandeur and mystery that unrolls from the Gulf to Staked Plains, to the Borderlands and the Hill Country.

“A Sense of Place: Texas Landscape Art Quilts” is a juried exhibition of works by 30 artists that will be on display at LMFA through May 22. The exhibition presents an exploration of the vast Texas landscape by artists working in the art quilt form ranging from representational to abstract styles.

“Like the state of Texas, which has a large variety of vital natural resources, textile artists living within the state exemplify a keen similarity — a complex collection of skills, styles and materials that compose a patchwork in the shape of the State of Texas,” Wills said.

The art quilts in the exhibition were created using a wide array of materials and techniques. Some artists chose to use commercially available cottons while others preferred upcycled fabrics or nonwoven materials.

Many of the artists manipulated their fabrics using various surface design techniques such as dyeing, printing, and painting; some even used their own digital designs printed on fabric.

The works might be pieced, appliqued, or collaged using machine, or hand-stitching or fusing techniques. Quilting can be executed by machine or by hand, and some artists choose to heavily embellish the work with additional stitching and embroidery.

Their artwork examines human attachment to specific places and what makes those places meaningful and unique. This exhibit aims to provide the audience with a more in-depth understanding of the range of expression and processes of the art quilt form.

“I feel that the work represented in this art show will bring a sense of unity across the state, with themes such as sustainability, hard work, pride and humor,” Juror Joshua Wills said.

He also noted the variety of styles included in the exhibit.

All the artwork in the exhibition was created by members of the nonprofit organization Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA), whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications.

SAQA has regional chapters throughout the United States and abroad. SAQA Texas developed this regional exhibition to provide its audience with a more in-depth understanding of the range of expression and processes of the art quilt form.

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"I feel that the work represented in this art show will bring a sense of unity across the state, with themes such as sustainability, hard work, pride and humor…"
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Kilgore Art On Loan

LMFA Director & Curator, Tiffany Jehorek, had the honor of speaking to high school students from the surrounding areas as part of Kilgore College’s Visual Arts Day outreach program on October 28. Jehorek spoke about working in museums as a career choice and gave an art analysis of several of the museum’s paintings that were on loan in the Ann and Dean Turk Building from October through December.

New Acquisition

“North Carolina Wildflowers” 12”×18”, Pastel, 2021

LMFA accessions Longview artist Jeannie Davis’s pastel

“North Carolina Wildflowers.” Davis received 1st place in the Pastel Society of the Southwest National show in Grapevine, Texas. Congratulations, Jeannie. The museum’s collection philosophy includes preserving and collecting the works of notable Texas artists.

Pictured: Artist Jeannie Davis and Director Tiffany Jehorek

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The Language of Hope – 35"x55" Mixed Media

Getting to Know LMFA's Board of Directors

The Board is a group of 25 individuals from all walks of life here in Longview. Each member brings an invaluable perspective and work ethic and we thank them for their service to the museum and the community. In each edition, the Museum is highlightin a few of our Board members. Not pictured: Keith Bailey; Robert Belt; Sherry Chance; Michael R. Clark; Kristina Coolidge; B.W. Crain, IV; Britt Davis; Marci Duvall; Mel Fish, MD.; Holly Forbes; Nancy Murray; Wally Rhymes; Natasha R. Sheppard; John Sloan; Katie L. Smith; Brad Tidwell; Jennifer Ware.

Ashly Lloyd Longview Union Plaza / Executive Assistant, Cameron Exploration

Hometown: Longview, Texas

Why do you serve? After attending several Art Walks and seeing the ways art is becoming alive here in Longview, I am excited to be able to serve such a diverse organization in the passion of arts. Art to me is much like the definition as a reflection of people and their social context.

What was your favorite exhibit? I love Art Walk and seeing the streets filled with vendors sharing their hard work.

Miranda Fuller Project Controls Manager, Eastman

Hometown: Ruston, Louisiana

Why do you serve? My family and I spend a lot of time Downtown, and we love art! I want help Downtown grow and thrive, and LMFA shares that vision.

What was your favorite exhibit? I LOVED the Warhol exhibit! It was a really amazing experience being able to see so many iconic works in person.

Jamie Frederick Bridgette’s Clothing Store

Hometown: Tyler, Texas

Why do you serve? The building of a new museum and its long term impact on the area. What was your favorite exhibit? The new museum.

Devin Tramel Sales, Brenntag Southwest

Hometown: Longview, Texas

Why do you serve? My passion is to be a part of a growing museum as well as cultural experiences in East Texas is strong. I feel that educating both myself and my community is vital and the best way for all to be successful.

Kimberly Taliaferro Private Wealth Management/Vice President and Trust Advisor, Regions Bank

Hometown: White Oak, Texas

Why do you serve? Why do you like being involved with Longview Museum of Fine Arts? I love being involved with LMFA, because it gives me the opportunity to be a part of bringing the culture of fine art to Longview and the surrounding communities. What excites you most about LMFA? My favorite exhibit was the Rangerette Exhibit because I was raised in Kilgore and attended Kilgore College.

Katherine Smith Chief Chaos Manager at my house, LLC and part time pie baker at Pie of the Tiger

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Why do you serve? I love being a part of the LMFA because I've always been passionate about supporting the arts. What an exciting time to be involved with the museum with all the growth happening in downtown Longview!

What excites you most about LMFA? It's so exciting to see how the LMFA is supporting the next generation of local East Texas artists, and so many great summer classes and educational opportunities.

Michelle Gamboa Operations Director, Roof Care

Hometown: Longview, Texas. Born in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Why do you serve? I am so happy to be involved with LMFA because Art is a beautiful way to express oneself, express what’s going on socially, politically, and more! Being on the LMFA board has taught me so much about art and has truly helped me admire it and the artists more!

What excites you most about LMFA? I am excited for the growth, exposure and history that exhibits teach! I really enjoyed the Kilgore College Rangerettes exhibit!

Patricia Newman CPA, Inline Network Integration

Hometown: Nacogdoches, Texas

Why do you serve? I share the vision to work with Longview Museum of Fine Arts to become a cornerstone in preserving, cultivating and promoting a downtown culture that is inviting, energetic, intriguing, and alive!

What excites you most about LMFA? My desire is to develop and enhance a Cultural Arts District and business community in downtown Longview.

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Getting in the Holiday Spirit at the LMFA Holiday Tea Room & Market

Each holiday season, LMFA enjoys sharing the Christmas spirit with museum patrons and guests with a variety of events, including the annual Holiday Tea Room & Market which has been a museum tradition for more than 20 years. Special thank you to all of the arts groups and businesses that helped decorate the 2021 Tea Room with elegantly designed tablescapes. Thank you also to the dozens of vendors who showcased beautiful items during the Holiday Market.

Following the Holiday Tea Room & Market, children enjoyed discussing their Christmas wish lists with jolly old St. Nick during LMFA’s annual Breakfast with Santa event. Dozens of families helped ring in the Christmas season at LMFA and the museum looks forward to future holiday celebrations with the community.

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Shoppers crowded the LMFA galleries to find one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays at the Holiday Market.

Seeking Place: Exhibit Opening Reception

Dozens of museum patrons and guests gathered in October for the opening reception of the exhibition, Sherry Giryotas: Seeking Place. The exhibition featured abstract paintings created by Dallas artist Sherry Giryotas.

Giryotas’ paintings in Seeking Place were conceived over a period of about 10 years as she traveled between 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. LMFA was honored to host to this exhibition, which invited viewers to examine Giryotas’ creativity and to reflect upon the natural environment.

The Last 6 Months

Creating Community! From live music and yoga to art clubs and classes, Longview Museum of Fine Arts is dedicated to engaging the community. The past six months have featured a variety of activities and programming aimed at serving the community. Twice a month artists gather at LMFA as part of the ABC Group to share their artwork, thoughts, and ideas.

Each week, yoga is offered at LMFA to engage the mind, body, and spirit. Throughout the month, the museum offers a variety of art classes to teach others how to create various types of artworks.

And the museum offers a concert series throughout the year to engage performing artists and to give museum patrons and guests a place to enjoy live music. Through these activities and more, LMFA remains committed to creating a space for the community to meet, work, play and learn.

Be sure to check the Calendar of Events to learn more about upcoming programming in the upcoming six months.

FROM TOP: Opening reception for "Seeking Place".

Weekly Yoga led by Carolyn Short at the LMFA. Jefferson High School Students visiting LMFA for a tour.

Opening Reception for "Addressing the Moment: the Artist's Voice."

THE LAST 6 MONTHS
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A Gift of Music: Baby Grand Piano

LMFA is delighted to receive this beautiful vintage Baby Grand piano from Patricia Vaughn.

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