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ART / DESIGN / THEATER / MUSIC / BOOKS / FOOD www.GalleriesArtists.com
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Call it the biggest open gallery in Texas: the Big Bennd region. Vast and gorgeous landscapes stretch out in every direction from ALPINE, the center of the actioon. Stay and soak in the art , shoppinng and nightlife, and wake up to a new scenic wonder each day.
Alppine Event Highlights for 2016: Febb 26-27 26 27 TX Cowbo b y Poetryy Gathering G th i Aprr 14-16 Trappings of Texas a May 27-29 Drive Big Bend car a festival May-July y Alpine Cowboys Baseball B Julyy 1-23 Monty Python’s Spamalot S Julyy 28-31 Viva Big Bend muusic festival Augg 12-13 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo Nov 18-19 Artwalk
For hotels & othher info, give us a call aat 1-888-810-3804, or
Visit our web site for a full listing of Alpine’s hotels, shops and galleries. Follow us att VisitAlpineTX on Facebook for the latesst event information. Below: “Big Brewster ” by muralist Stylle Read. Enjoy this and a series es of new murals by Read and local volunteers throughout g downtown Alpine. p
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Cactus Bloom at CDRI Greenhouse, ROBERT HASPEL
Hummingbird and Thistle, JEAN NORTHINGTON
There's always something fun happening in Alpine. With a population of almost 6,000, Alpine is the largest town in the Big Bend Region of Texas. It's the seat of Brewster County and home to Sul Ross State University and the Museum of the Big Bend. From May through July, visitors can cheer for the Alpine Cowboys professional baseball team at historic Kokernot Field, which Texas Monthly magazine dubbed "The Yankee Stadium of Texas." The almost-perfect weather offers plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the views from Alpine Country Club and its charming nine-hole golf course. There are over 15 art galleries, but you don't have to visit a gallery to view art in Alpine. From banks to restaurants to motels, local businesses proudly display the work of local artists. Two member-run artists’ cooperatives, CatchLight Art Gallery and Gallery on the Square, sit side-by-side on Holland Avenue showcasing the wide variety of regional talent. Annual events include the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering (February), Trappings of Texas (April), Clayworks Ceramics Show (May), Viva Big Bend Music Festival (July), Big Bend Ranch Rodeo (August) and Artwalk (November). Alpine is a unique blending of cultures, talents and energies that create a place where everyone feels at home. Relax. Recharge. Enjoy. For information about events, restaurants and lodging, go to http://visitalpinetx.com/
1 / DEBORAH ALLISON STUDIO 702 E. Holland Ave. / 432.294.3706 / DeborahAllisonStudio.com Working studio and gallery. Contemporary Realism, portrait, landscapes, and still-life oil paintings. 2 / BELL GALLERY/GALLERY A 410 N. 5th. St. / corner of 5th & Lockhart / 432.837.5999 Featuring work from handmade paper bowls to drawings, paintings and mixed media pieces. The gallery also features solo exhibitions by local and regional artists such as Charles Bell, Ling Dong, Carlos Campana and Karl Glocke. Regular hours are 10 to 6 Wednesday through Saturday, or by appointment. Art classes for all ages. Sign painting available. 3 / CATCHLIGHT ART GALLERY 117 W. Holland Ave. / 432.837.9422 / catchlightartgallery.com The mission of CatchLight Art Gallery is to encourage creativity by providing a venue for local area artists to display and sell their work and to promote Alpine as an art destination. Opened in 2007, the gallery currently shows the work of over a dozen local artists. The media include watercolor, oil painting, acrylic painting, jewelry, stained glass, ceramics, photography, fiber arts and mixed media. 4 / CHESHIRE CAT – ANTIQUES, ART & APPRAISALS 301 E. Avenue E. / 432.837.9466 / Cheshire Cat on Facebook Art from yesterday and today. Western artifacts, jewelry and collectibles. 5 / COWBOYS N CADILLACS FINE ART 600 W Avenue E, Suite 101 / 432.837.9590 An eclectic selection of works available for purchase from the private collection of Pam and Kenneth Clouse. Profits donated to Veterans Charities. Features nationally and internationally known artists, including Peter Max, James Coleman, Scott Jacobs, Thomas Kinkade, Tim Yanke, Peter Nixon, Fanch Ledan and Duaiv, as well as wildlife artist Val Warner and local cowboy artist Wayne Baize. Open by appointment.
BIG BEND ARTS COUNCIL www.bigbendartscouncil.org; firstname.lastname@example.org The Arts Council supports and promotes the arts in the Big Bend region through events, activities and exhibits. Events and exhibits are held at various and changing venues throughout the region and are supported by local artists and volunteers. Check the website for the locations of upcoming events and for membership information.
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6 / CURRY STUDIO & GALLERY 104 West Murphy / 432.386.2348 / email@example.com Studio and gallery displaying the work of internationally-known artist-illustrator-sculptor Tom Curry. Open by appointment. 7 / EL PATIO 102 W Murphy St. / 619.674.6650 Authentic Mexican food and original art, featuring a sculpture by Tom Curry on the patio and the work of local artists inside. 8 / FRANCOIS FINE ARTS GALLERY Sul Ross State University Campus, Fine Arts Building / 432.837.8218 Rotating student BFA and MA exhibitions, National Ceramics invitational and invited artists.
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2014 Mercado Mural painted by STYLLE READ, JULIANA JOHNSON AND VOLUNTEERS, PHOTO BY MICHAEL HOWARD
9 / GALERIA SIBLEY 103 West Holland Ave. / firstname.lastname@example.org Open by appt. and available for special events. 10 / GALLERY ON THE SQUARE 115 W. Holland / 432.837.9422 / bbacgallery.com Gallery on the Square represents a collection of fine art by local and regional Big Bend artists. 11 / GET REAL ART FACTORY 432.837.1740 / email@example.com Working studio and gallery, by appointment. All works by Paul Sundown, Santa Fe, NM born artist. Types of work include: abstract, figurative, tonal paintings; also works in wood, folk art, bright colors, Southwest flavor. Formerly carved furniture at Southwest Spanish Craftsmen. 12 / JUDY'S BREAD AND BREAKFAST CAFE & GALLERY 113 W. Holland Ave. / 432.837.9424 Judy Anderson, owner. The Bread and Breakfast has been a favorite gathering place for local residents and visitors to socialize and enjoy fresh baked goods, breakfast or lunch. The gallery features local and regional artists. Showings change monthly and include special events presentations. 7am-2pm Mon-Sat, 8am12pm Sun. Closed Tuesday. 13 / KING JEWELERS 607 East Avenue E / 432.837.7205 Alan has been in business since 1979 and is selling fine jewelry in the heart of the Big Bend. Gold, silver, pearls, diamonds, and semi-precious stones are our specialty. We provide custom designs for pieces unique to your taste. 14 / KIOWA GALLERY "ART OF THE BIG BEND" 105 E. Holland / 432.837.3067 / kiowagallery.com Art gallery and custom frame shop, selling art and building frames for the Big Bend region for over 20 years. A premier art stop, with unique desert-inspired original art of all mediums. Don't miss the Stylle Read Mural, "Big Brewster," and the new "Mexican Calendar Art." Texas Oro, LIZ SIBLEY
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15 / LA AZTECA 109 W. Holland Ave. / 432.837.1882 This elegant shop resembles those found in San Miguel de Allende, Sante Fe, and other colonial cities. La Azteca offers originals in contemporary and vintage sterling silver jewelry, antique silver objects, other small antiques, fine arts and crafts. Artists David Busey and Susana Sandoval-Busey design and create custom gold and silver jewelry. 16 / MUSEUM OF THE BIG BEND AT SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY Miriam and Emmett McCoy Building; SRSU / 432.837.8730 / www.sulross.edu/~museum/ In the original historic native rock museum are featured newly installed cultural, geologic and historic exhibits unique to the Big Bend region. A signature annual event is the Trappings of Texas exhibit featuring cowboy art, gear and artifacts. The museum is a treasure of the region, a key stop on any tour and an excellent way to start a visit to the region. 17 / OCOTILLO ENTERPRISES - BOOKS, BEADS AND ROCKS (SINCE 1986) 205 North 5th Street / 432.837.5353 / Open 12-6 Tue - Sat A delicious selection of fine art and craft books, tools, supplies and ornamental elements is offered to the creative artist and artisan, including beads of all kinds, jewelry wire, cabochons, mineral specimens, and sculpting stone. Regional paintings and other artworks and personal adornments by owner and teacher, Judith Brueske, are displayed throughout the store (with additional representation at Galley On The Square). Instruction in wire wrapping and bead embroidery is available by arrangement. 18 / REATA RESTAURANT 203 North 5th St. / 432.837.9232 / www.reata.net Reata features paintings and murals by Stylle Read on the north and south side of the restaurant. Western artifacts and private collection for viewing pleasure. Additional art shown by local artists. 19 / SADDLE CLUB 211 E. Holland Ave. / 432.837.9770 / firstname.lastname@example.org Next door to the historic Granada Theater, The Saddle Club is Alpine's newest full service saloon offering a changing tapas menu and affording "Good Times for Grownups!" Featured art is by notable west Texas artists and artisans. 20 / SMITH & WIFE, AND LAST FRONTIER MUSEUM 2310 W. Hwy 90 / 432.837.2451 Gems and handmade jewelry are the focus of Smith & Wife. Many Native American artists are represented, along with silversmiths from around the world. The Last Frontier Museum features rocks and gems of the Big Bend Region, including the amazing agates for which the area is known. You can even schedule a private field trip to find your own treasures! Open 9am to 9pm every day.
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The Lights of Alpine Texas, LINDY C. SEVERNS
Weaning Time, WAYNE BAIZE
Agave Fruit Capsules, NANCY WHITLOCK
21 / THE OPEN RANGE FINE WESTERN, SOUTHWESTERN & WILDLIFE ART 2707 E Hwy 90 / 432.386.8748 / email@example.com; www.theopenrangefineart.com The far west in the faces and wildlife of Big Bend country. Graphite, colored pencil, charcoal; Prints, original art.
22 / THE RUSTY RABBIT 201 E Holland Ave. / 432-538-7075 Showcasing art by Kathy Haynes, Lindy Cook Severns, Chase Almond, and Ginger Lemons and photography by Carol Townsend, Bob Freeman, Jill Miller, Tim McKenna, Cathy McNair and Monika Rodgers.
23 / THE STABLE PERFORMANCE CARS 522 W Holland Ave. Gallery of Automotive Art within The Stable Showroom. Private collection is open to the public for viewing. Frames and unframed prints for sale of Wildlife, Performance Cars and David Kimble illustrations. 24 / TRADITIONS GALLERY 106 North 5th Street / 432-294-1538 / agshelly78@ aol.com Featuring oil painting, pottery, photography, jewelry and metal plant sculptures. The gallery exhibits the work of local artists. 25 / WHITLOCK STUDIO OF FINE ART 110-B North 6th St. / 432.837.0128 / nancywhitlock.com Located in a uniquely renovated, historic 1927 building, downtown Alpine. Featuring vibrant paintings in oil and pastel, ink drawings and videos inspired by the Chihuahuan Desert.
Percolate, DEBORAH ALLISON
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” - Pablo Picasso
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GALLERIES FORT DAVIS
Juniper Canyon from Lost Mine Trail, MICHELLE BILLINGS
Fort Davis Texas in Days Gone By, LINDY C. SEVERNS
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Fort Davis started as a garrison town that supported the military fort built in 1854 to defend the region. Today, the Fort Davis National Historic Site is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian war’s frontier military post in the Southwest; and the town has become a charming reminder of life in the old west. Several art galleries showcase fine examples of western painting, sculpture, and striking photography by regional artists and locals. Davis Mountains State Park is just four miles northwest of town and offers an extensive array of hiking trails, campsites, and some of the most scenic views in the region. It's a great place to experience the area's natural beauty and landscape. Just 17 miles northwest of Fort Davis is the McDonald Observatory, one of the world's leading centers for astronomical research, teaching and public education. It boasts a cutting-edge Visitors Center and offers daytime, twilight and evening programs. Visit McDonaldObservatory.org for details. For information on lodging, art, and dining, visit FortDavis.com or FortDavisMap.com
St. Joseph Catholic Church, DANA JONES
LINDY C. SEVERNS FINE ART AT OLD SPANISH TRAIL STUDIO firstname.lastname@example.org, OldSpanishTrailStudio.com / 806.789.6513 A working fine art studio, high in the Davis Mountains. Original regional landscapes by Lindy Cook Severns, unique reproductions. Call Lindy (806) 789-6513 or Jim (432) 249-1359 to set up a time, and we’ll put the coffee on! Inside Scenic Loop 166 about 25 minutes SW of Fort Davis. (Don’t forget your camera!) 1 / THE GALLERY AT FORT DAVIS DRUG STORE 113 N. State St. / 512.627.5943 / email@example.com / TheGalleryatFortDavisDrugstore.com Art gallery and studio featuring traditional artists of the Big Bend, western artists and outstanding photographers. Resident artist: Patty Moreland. Some of our gallery exhibitors include: Wayne Baize - prints & originals; Michelle Billings - oil; Frank Cianciolo photography; Bill Davis - ceramics & sculptures; Pat Davitt - photography; Caleb Jagger photography; Max Kandler - photography; Mary Ann Leudecke and Terry Biegler - stained glass; Glenn Moreland - wood carvings; Tim Roberts - etching prints; Edgar Sotelo - oil; Donald Yena - oil. 2 / JAVELINAS & HOLLYHOCKS 107 N State St. / 432.426.2236 Featuring art by Sarah McMillian, Kent McMillian & James Owens. 3 / HARVARD GALLERY 109 N. State St. / 432.426.2500 Open Monday-Saturday 9a.m.-7p.m. & Sunday 9a.m.-5p.m. Showcasing Chuck Roach mixed abstract & realistic iconic Western imagery. 4 / WILD ROSE GALLERY 301 E. Cavalry Road (just north of the Post Office) / 713.557.4147 roofusworld.com A spacious, suitably lit gallery displaying the work of photographer Robert Haspel. Typical gallery hours are 1-5 pm Friday and Saturday, but I am happy to accommodate visits at almost any time..I respond to emails and answer my phone...just give me a call, or email. Put this gallery on your list; I think you’ll find it worth your time. ONE O'CLOCK STUDIO Meets every Monday. Local artists are invited to join in for two hours of painting or discussion. No fees charged. Bring your current project. Contact Patty Moreland at 512-627-5943.
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“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.”
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Apache Road, Falling Cloud, Gentling Grass & Shred, E. DAN KLEPPER
Evans Gallery features James H. Evans' striking photographs of the Big Bend landscape and some of its more curious inhabitants. Just yards away is artist and author E. Dan Klepper's gallery of photos and images that capture the windswept landscape and vibrant regional culture. The Gage Hotel was voted the best small hotel in Texas by Texas Highways Magazine and now includes To Fort Stockton the beautifully renovated, historic Captain Shepherd's House, built in 1899. Eve's Garden Bed and Breakfast is a colorful and charming compound of local art and unique architecture 385 that encompasses an entire town block. Marathon is just 36 miles 90 north of Big Bend National To Sanderson Park. It is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate on your way to or from the Park. Don't miss it! North For information, visit www.visitmarathontexas.com/. Not to Scale
If you blink while driving along U.S. Highway 90, you could miss the town of Marathon completely. With a population of just over 400, it's a blip of civilization in an otherwise vacant basin of Brewster County. But don't be fooled by its size. This former railroad shipping town contains some serious artistic talent and world-class lodging and dining.
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1 / THE GALLERIES AT EVE’S GARDEN Ave. C and North 3rd / 432.386.4165 / evesgarden.org Original works by local artists Priscilla Wiggins, Monte Schatz, Luc Novovitch and Maisie Lee, and Austin artists Ed Acuna and Alexa Walker are displayed throughout the gathering areas and guest rooms of Eve's Garden Bed and Breakfast. The sustainable building is a unique architectural fusion of Old Mexico and Middle Eastern, constructed using papercrete technology developed on site.
2 / EVANS GALLERY 4 doors down from The Gage / 432.386.4366 / jameshevans.com / desertcritterwear.com Photographs of 27-year Marathon resident James H. Evans and author of “Big Bend Pictures” (black & white photos of Big Bend’s people and landscape), and "Crazy From the Heat." James and his work have been featured in Texas Monthly Magazine, and his work is collected by major museums in Texas. The Gallery is also the home of Desert Critter Wear - James' images of desert critters on shirts, dresses and pillow cases. There is also Ashtanga yoga most mornings - call Marci at 512-517-6069 for times and info. 3 / THE GAGE HOTEL 101 W. Hwy. 90 / 432.386.4205 / 800.884.GAGE / gagehotel.com The Gage Hotel displays the private collection of J.P. Bryan. Vintage originals from the 19th and early 20th centuries are displayed in the Reposa Room, 12 Gage Restaurant, and Ritchey Brothers Building. The historic hotel was designed and built in 1927 by renowned southwest architect Henry Trost. It features elegant accommodations with authentic period decor. 4 / THE KLEPPER GALLERY 105 N. Ave. D / 432.386.6789 / firstname.lastname@example.org kleppergallery.com Exhibiting the work of artist and author E. Dan Klepper. Klepper is an artist with an international exhibition resume. The gallery features stunning images of Texas and the Big Bend region. Klepper is also the author of books and magazine articles on nature, wildlife, culture and outdoor adventures. 5 / THE RUSTY RABBIT Hwy. 90, Marathon / 432.386.4310 Showcasing art by Kathy Haynes, Lindy Cook Severns, Chase Almond, and Ginger Lemons and photography by Carol Townsend, Bob Freeman, Jill Miller, Tim McKenna, Cathy McNair and Monika Rodgers.
SANDERSON, TX PAPALOTE Hwy 90 / 512.797.4832 Original Art of the Big Bend. Located in a 113-year-old adobe building in downtown Sanderson, Papalote Antiques and Thangs specializes in regional art, Texas wines, local books and antiques. Wine tastings, art showings and book signings are held throughout the year.
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G A R Z A M A R FA
Creating Marfa-inspired furniture
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Garza Marfa owners Jamey Garza and Constance Holt-Garza. Photo by Rob Howard.
Low-Back Saddle Leather Dining Chairs and Cafe Table.
Jamey Garza puts the finishing touches on a saddle leather dining chair
A few blocks off Marfa’s main street, in an old metal building that once was a West Texas Utilities storage facility, Jamey Garza and Constance HoltGarza are creating a unique style of furniture that is gaining national recognition. Garza Marfa’s handmade chairs, tables, benches and stools have been described as natural, durable and honest, functional and decorative. Crafted using rich saddle leather, native Texas pecan, oak and walnut, coated steel and canvas, each piece evokes a sense of rural Texas with elements of Donald Judd’s minimalism. These essential pieces are perfectly complemented by Constance’s vividly colored hand-sewn napkins, placemats and pillows made from vintage fabrics. Both Jamey and Constance have backgrounds in art, design and fabrication. A San Francisco native, Constance studied art history and photography before designing a clothing line for Salon de The, a boutique clothing store which she owned and operated for several years. Jamey left his hometown of Austin to earn a Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. After graduating, he supported his painting studio by designing and
Constance Holt-Garza works with vintage textiles
building custom furniture and display fixtures for art galleries and commercial clients. Jamey met Constance when her boutique became one of his clients. In 1998, hotelier Liz Lambert employed Jamey to design and build furniture for her renovation of Hotel San Jose in Austin. Five years later, she requested his help renovating Marfa’s Thunderbird Hotel. The couple decided to call Marfa home, and upon completion of the Thunderbird, they considered their next step. Constance recalls that “After having done mostly commissioned projects for 15 of the past 23 years, we decided that we wanted more control over what we were making.” Inspired by the beauty of the vast Marfa Plateau and the simplicity of Judd’s furniture designs, the husband-and-wife team began designing the first Garza Marfa prototypes. In 2012, they officially launched their Garza Marfa line. “We are really happy with the way our designs have been received… and the fact that Garza Marfa pieces have been shipped all across the country,” says Constance. “We just knew that we wanted to create a comprehensive group of furniture and textiles that reflected our aesthetic…and hoped there’d be people out there that would want them.” To view the entire Garza Marfa line, visit them online at www.garzamarfa.com or call for an appointment. But don’t wait too long to place your order. Due to high demand for the handmade pieces, there’s a three-month lead time.
Saddle Leather Cot with Vintage Hand-Sewn Pillows
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3 / BALLROOM MARFA 108 E. San Antonio / 432.729.3600 / www.ballroommarfa.org Ballroom Marfa is a non-profit cultural space dedicated to presenting leading and cutting-edge artists working in the visual arts, performance, film, and music. Ballroom Marfa seeks to commission extraordinary work that is both site-specific and site-inspired; to enable profound cultural happenings; and to share the creative landscape of the Big Bend with a diversity of musicians and artists.
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2 / AYN FOUNDATION (DAS MAXIMUM) BRITE BLDG. 107-109 N. Highland Ave. / 432.729.3315 / www.aynfoundation.com Presenting “Last Supper” by Andy Warhol and “September Eleven” by Maria Zerres. Open 12-5 Thursday and/or Friday and Saturday or by appointment.
1 / ARBER & SON EDITIONS 128 E. El Paso St. / 432.729.3981 / www.30x30cmproject.com Tamarind Master Printer, Robert Arber has produced limited edition lithographs and woodcuts for numerous internationally known artists including Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman, John Baldessari, Ilya Kabakov, Richard Prince, Al Taylor and David Rabinowitch. Call for an appointment.
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No town in the Big Bend region distinguishes itself quite like Marfa. With a population of just over 2000, Marfa's eclectic energy far outweighs its size. In the 1950s, the small ranching community was home to James Dean, Liz Taylor and Rock Hudson during filming of Giant, Hollywood's epic movie about ranching and oil. The town gained even more national attention in the 1970s with the arrival of Donald Judd, a renowned contemporary minimalist artist who was drawn to the sparse enormity of the landscape. The Chinati Foundation, a contemporary art museum based on the work and ideas of Judd, opened in 1986. Judd's established presence brought fellow art patrons and minimalist pilgrims flocking to Marfa from every corner of the earth. They pour into Marfa each October during Chinati Weekend. Over the years, the town has developed a unique ability to bridge the space between incongruities. Here, the weathered exteriors of a 1950s ranching town contain the whitewashed interiors of fine contemporary art galleries. Here, a Texas-born-and-raised cattle herder and a runaway art student dine at adjacent tables in a restaurant that began in Manhattan. Cowboy hats and skinny jeans inhabit the same spaces. And somehow, out here, it makes sense. Marfa offers a world-class collection of contemporary art galleries, quirky and delicious food, and a landscape that can change your life. For more information, go to VisitMarfa.com.
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4 / CHINATI FOUNDATION 1 Cavalry Row / 432.729.4362 / www.chinati.org Chinati is an internationally known contemporary art museum founded by minimalist artist Donald Judd. It exhibits large scale installations by a limited number of artists on the grounds of Fort D.A. Russell and in buildings in the town of Marfa. Chinati features paintings, sculptures, poems, installations, drawings and other works by renowned artists Donald Judd, John Chamberlain, Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen, Dan Flavin, Ilya Kabakov, Roni Horn and many more. Open Wednesday - Sunday. Guided tours daily. Reservations recommended. 5 / ETHERINGTON FINE ART 124 E. El Paso Street / 508.221.1053 / Wed to Sat 12-5 pm. / etheringtonfineart.com Artists represented include minimalist and otherwise. 6 / EUGENE BINDER GALLERY 218 N. Highland Street / 432.729.3900 / binderart@ earthlink.net / eugenebinder.com Contemporary art gallery. Call for exhibition hours. 7 / exhibitions 2d 400 S. Highland Ave. / 432.729.1910 / www.exhibitions2d.com Carries continuing, rotating exhibits of work by ten artists across the U.S. with an emphasis on reductive and minimal drawing and sculpture. Open Wednesday - Sunday 8 / FIELDWORK: MARFA 212 E. San Antonio Street / 432.729.1801 / fieldworkmarfa.org / info@ fieldworkmarfa.org Fieldwork: Marfa is an international research program run by Les Beaux-Arts de Nantes / HEAD Genéve. Consult website for featured artist listings.
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“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” - Aristotle 9 / GALLERI URBANE: MARFA Satellite Exhibit Lounge / 601 W. San Antonio St. / galleriurbane.com Galleri Urbane represents emerging, mid career, and established artists living in the United States, with the primary focus on artists whose work reflects current art movements both nationally and internationally. These artists are represented in museums as well as public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. The artists work in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and conceptual. Open Daily 9a.m. to 6p.m. 10 / GARZA MARFA www.garzamarfa.com Furniture, Textiles, Design. Open by appointment. Contact us @ 432.729.1946 or email@example.com
15 untitled works in concrete, 1980-1984, DONALD JUDD
15 / MARFA BOOK COMPANY 209 S. Dean / 432.729.3906 / marfabookco.com A Gallery with exhibitions that rotate frequently featuring local and national artists. Additionally, Marfa Book Company hosts monthly film, music, and reading series; publishes books; and has a small clothing line. 16 / MARFA CONTEMPORARY 100 E. San Antonio St. / 432.729.3500 / MarfaContemporary.org / firstname.lastname@example.org Marfa Contemporary is a non-profit organization and the satellite gallery for Oklahoma Contemporary in Oklahoma City. A Contemporary Art Gallery with revolving international exhibitions every three months it also shows local artists and community art. Its mission is to bring Art and Education to children at all levels of education, offering free art classes and courses throughout the year. President: Mr. Christian Keesee. Executive Director: Donna RinehartKeever. Marfa Contemporary Director: Dr. Natalie Maria Roncone. Open 10-6 Wednesday Saturday and 12-4 Sunday.
11 / GREASEWOOD GALLERY AT THE HOTEL PAISANO 207 North Highland / 432.729.4134 / www.hotelpaisano.com Located in the historic Hotel Paisano, the gallery features regional artists in varied media. Multiple shows are hosted each year. Check the website for details. Open Daily 9 am – 6 pm.
17 / MARFA COUNTRY CLINIC 105 E. Oak Street / 432.729.3000 / On Facebook Medical clinic that displays art. Because - why not.
12 / HACIENDA DEL ARCON 705 W. Bonnie St., Building 98 / 432.729.4826 / haciendadelarcon.org Headquarters for the International Woman’s Foundation, Hacienda del Arcon is a premier training center for artistic development and healthful aging. The former Officers Club and BOQ of Fort D. A. Russell, Building 98, is a venue for artist presentations, showings and special events. Murals painted by WWII German POWs depict scenes of the Chihuahuan Desert. Tours are by appointment only.
18 / MIRTH 105 West Texas Street / 432.729.4448 / info@ mirthmarfa.com / mirthmarfa.com Mirth includes a thoughtfully curated collection of beautiful utilitarian objects for your home and merriment. Located in the heart of Marfa, TX, our store provides locals and tourists with specialty homewares from around the world, unique objects to remember one’s travels and admirably designed tools for everyday life. Open 11-6 Wednesday-Saturday and 11-4 SundayMonday
13 / INDE/JACOBS GALLERY 208 E. San Antonio Street / 432.386.0044 / vilisinde@ yahoo.com / indejacobs.com Focusing on art by Chinati Foundation-related artists and minimalist and reductive artists. Inventory includes prints by Donald Judd and Dan Flavin. Located on U.S. Highway 90 -- 1-1/2 blocks east of Marfa's 4-way stop. If you are interested in any artwork, please email. Open Wednesday-Sunday 12-5pm
19 RULE GALLERY 204 E. San Antonio St., / 303-800-6776 / http://www.rulegallery.com RULE Gallery has exhibited contemporary abstract and conceptual works, including paintings, sculpture, photography, and works on paper, by both established and emerging national artists, since 1987. The gallery has locations in Denver, Colorado, and Marfa, Texas. Open most weekends, Thursday - Sunday. Stop by, call or email for hours or to schedule a viewing.
14 / JUDD FOUNDATION (OFFICE) 104 Highland St. / JuddFoundation.org/visit_marfa The Judd Foundation facilitates public access to Donald Judd's permanently installed living and working spaces. Two tours available. The Block Tour, daily at 4:30 pm: Judd's residence with his library and studios. The Studios Tour, Friday and Saturday at 2 pm: Judd's downtown workspaces including The Architecture Studio, Cobb & Whyte House, Art Studio. Cost per tour: $25, $12.50 students and seniors (65+). Visit www.juddfoundation.org to book tours in advance.
20 / THE WRONG STORE AND GALLERY 110 W. Dallas St. / wrongmarfa.com Everybody loves: www.wrongmarfa.com/marfa-recs/ The Wrong Store and Gallery is in the oldest church in Marfa. Wrong has 5-6 artist exhibitions a year. Open Monday-Saturday, 12-6 p.m. and usually Sundays. Go to the main blinking light where 90/67 intersect. Go one block south to Dallas St. and turn right. We are in the next block - old church building with a giant, orange neon horseshoe sign in front.
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C L AY WA R E S S PA R K F I R E
Potters throw themselves into unique art
B Y K AY P L AV I D A L
A surprisingly large community of talented potters call Alpine home. Their work is as unique and varied as the artists themselves. Whether it’s an encore career, profession, or hobby – they are all pursuing their passion and the joy that comes from working with clay.
Top: Stewart smooths the soft clay slab that will become a decorative plate. Bottom: "High Desert Agave" hand-carved terracotta tiles by Stewart
Above: Teapot by Freeman Right: Freeman carves in her studio Far right: Hand-carved vase by Freeman
Pottery making is a highly JANET STEWART technical process with an almost Near the end of her unlimited number of variables, professional career as a public beginning with the type of clay and educator, Janet Stewart firing method and ending with the received an unexpected gift: type of glaze. In between, the a box of clay. She recalls, “I smooth clay surfaces can be couldn’t stop playing with it; carved, stamped or otherwise had to make myself put it enhanced. Although she’s been away.” So it’s no surprise making pottery for almost a that shortly after retiring to decade, Janet continues to delight Alpine in 2006, Janet in learning and experimenting enrolled in a Ceramics class with different clays, glazes and at Sul Ross State University. rt wa Ste by te Crystalline-Glazed Pla forms. Her body of work reflects Thus began her “encore that. A crystalline-glazed vase is just as likely to emerge career” as a potter. from her studio as a brightly colored tile tabletop, For six years Janet studied under Ceramics sculptural figures, or a hand-carved terracotta tile. Professor Jim Bob Salazar, who many credit with Janet is grateful that she had the good fortune to retire building the Sul Ross ceramics program. Jim Bob to Alpine. “It gives me great pride to call myself a potter… was “a major influence and promoter of ceramic I am part of a crafts tradition that is ancient, worldwide, arts and artists in this area,” says Janet. “He is and enduring.” without question the greatest influence on my Janet’s work is on display at Gallery on the Square in ceramics career, and I think the same could be said for Alpine. others.”
JUDY FREEMAN When she was 28, Judy Freeman studied for six weeks with famed pottery artist Charles Counts at his internationally renowned Rising Fawn Studio in Tennessee. But family obligations intervened, and it was almost three decades before she touched clay again. After retiring in 2005, Judy studied for six years at San Antonio’s Southwest School of Arts and earned a Fine Arts Certificate in Ceramics. She moved to Alpine in 2011 and now spends most days in her pottery studio transforming porcelain clay into functional works of art. She admits, “It’s what gets me up in the morning… brings me so much joy.” Judy’s work is heavily influenced by her first teacher, Counts. She loves
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the idea of combining beauty and function. Her passion lies in creating handmade vessels that are useful in everyday life yet pleasing to look at, touch and hold. Her works include tea bowls, teapots, bowls, vases and donabes for clay-pot cooking. Judy believes that pottery making lies somewhere between craft and art. Perfecting the fundamental elements of shape and form are essential before she begins her signature surface treatment of carving. Her exquisite motifs are primarily inspired by nature and the border culture of the Big Bend. View Judy’s work at CatchLight Gallery and Brown Dog Gardens in Alpine.
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GREGORY TEGARDEN Shortly before completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Botany from Sul Ross State University, Gregory Tegarden took a Ceramics class from Jim Bob Salazar. “It was over! Working with clay was all I wanted to do,” exclaims Tegarden, who now teaches Ceramics at Sul Ross. Gregory is best known for his large jars, pots and planters. He is a natural at shaping forms on the potter’s wheel, which he attributes to keen muscle memory and his willingness to “have a conversation with the clay.” During graduate school, Gregory learned a traditional Thai method of coil-throwing large vessels from Daniel Johnston, a North Carolina “large jar” potter. With this hand-building technique, a vessel is built by consecutively adding narrow ropes of clay and refining the internal and external walls to create a uniform, homogeneous surface. “It’s all about the timing,” explains Tegarden, because the clay is continuously
changing. Creating a large form typically takes three days. “Then you fire it and hope it doesn’t crack.” Gregory feels a personal connection with the Chihuahuan Desert of the Big Bend; it is the primary influence on his work. Desert plants inspire his forms and decorative rims, and the
JIM LONG West Texas National Bank’s Vice President of Commercial Lending, Jim Long, had never considered working with clay until his wife Jana advised him to take a pottery class. In researching Jim’s ancestry, Jana discovered that his great-greatgreat-grandfather, Jesse Bradford Long, was a
Left: Tegarden with two of his very large pots in the SRSU Ceramics lab Right: Twenty-five-gallon stoneware and porcelain planter by Tegarden.
austere landscape inspires his surface treatments. Check out Gregory’s work at Gallery on the Square in Alpine.
potter who moved to Georgia from Glasgow, Scotland in the 1800s. A prolific maker of mugs, jugs and jars of all sizes, Jesse’s pieces are highly prized today. Many years passed before Jim took his first ceramics class and astonished his teacher. “He didn’t believe it was my first time; said it looked like I had been throwing all my life,” recalls Jim. That sparked the hobby that occupies Jim’s free time. He reasons that “Clay is in my genes and on my jeans.” Jim’s pieces are heavily influenced by 1800s potter George Ohr. Known as the “Mad Potter of Biloxi,” Ohr’s brightly colored pieces are deliberately twisted, warped and crumpled. The vivid colors were due to the unique Mississippi clay, which was also highly elastic and enabled the pieces to be pulled and stretched paper-thin. Although today’s clays do not enable Jim to fully duplicate Ohr’s work, he comes incredibly and impressively close. Jim’s work is on display at Traditions Gallery in Alpine.
Top: Long at the Potter's Wheel Left: Fully functional art deco tube teapot with pistol grip handle and, right, ornate urn and vase with pulled and carved handles by Long
WATCH FOR THESE UPCOMING POTTERY EVENTS ARTWALK 2015 (Nov. 20-21) at Gallery on the Square, 5-8 pm. Gregory Tegarden will demonstrate coiling and turning a large pot.
CERAMICS INVITATIONAL 2016 (Feb. 1-27) at Sul Ross State University. Experience the work of guest ceramicist and sound artist Kevin Dean Ramler. Closing reception: Feb. 26, 6-8pm. Workshop: Feb. 27, 10am-4pm. Open to the public.
CLAYWORKS 2016 (May-June) at Gallery on the Square. An annual, curated exhibit featuring the work of over 20 clay artists of the Big Bend.
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GALLERIES TERLINGUA/LAJITAS/STUDY BUTTE
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Touch of Gold, PATRICK DAVITT
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The communities of Study Butte, Terlingua and Lajitas are a beautiful 80-mile drive south of Alpine along Hwy. 118, or an equally scenic 110-mile drive south from Marfa along Hwy. 67 and 170. These stark but amazingly beautiful outposts should be part of any visit to the Big Bend. At Terlingua/Study Butte, windswept remnants of an old mining town dot the treeless landscape that lies at the western entrance to Big Bend National Park. The pace is slow and there's plenty of time to relax and enjoy views of the Chisos Mountains from Terlingua Trading Company's front porch in the Ghost Town. If you like excitement, then visit in November when thousands of chili enthusiasts and adventurous spirits arrive for the annual Terlingua International Championship Chili Cookoff. Twelve miles and a whole world away from Terlingua/Study Butte is the Lajitas Golf Resort. Their world-class 18-hole course was voted the most beautiful golf course in Texas by Golf Magazine. Other offerings include the Lajitas Zip Line, Equestrian Center, and Agave Spa. Nearby is the Barton Warnock Visitor Center, which serves as the eastern visitor center for Big Bend Ranch State Park. It features a native plant garden and an impressive collection of books, maps and guides about the region. For information, visit http://bigbendchamber.homestead.com/.
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1 / BECOMING FINE ART GALLERY 23240 FM 170 (across the creek from La Kiva) / 432-371-2694 / becomingfineart.com Featuring the arts of Antonio N. and Debra F. Guerrero, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and much more. 2 / BIG BEND ART STUDIO Terlingua / FM 170 at Terlingua Creek Bridge / 210.226.7220 www.aliceknight.com/bigbendartstudio Since 1982, featuring the creativity of Alice Knight: Originals and prints of acrylic paintings, watercolors, charcoal and pastel drawings, handmade paper and multimedia art; and pottery, jewelry and original music by Alice Knight. 3 / CHRISTINA’S WORLD #5 Lajitas Boardwalk, Lajitas / 432.424.3250 / ochrisb@ yahoo.com Jewelry & folk art featuring local artists, large “Day of the Dead” selection, eclectic wonders. 4 / EARTH AND FIRE IMPORTS Ghost Town Road, Terlingua / 432-371-2637 / earthandfireimports.com Gallery is open daily and showcases local artists. 5 / QUILTS, ETC. Study Butte / 53670 Hwy. 118 South / 432.371.2292 Featuring original works by Big Bend artists. Original quilts by Marguerite Chanslor, Sarah Castle, Elsie Turbeville, Margaret Bley and many others. Original oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, notecards, baby quilts and other items.
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The Rusty Rabbit Regional Art, Antiques, and Estate Jewelry
201 East Holland Avenue Alpine, Texas 79830 432-538-7075 Hwy 90 Marathon, Texas 79842 432-386-4310
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TASTE OF THE BIG BEND It may be remote out here in West Texas, but it's far from barren. And the following brewers, roasters, and farmers are proving it. This is an arts publication, and we believe these men and women are practicing an art form of the highest level by creating some of the best food and drink in the Big Bend Region.
1 / BIG BEND BREWING CO. West Texans have always been known for doing things our own way, and the beer from out here is no exception. In 2012, Brewmaster Steve Anderson and a small team founded Big Bend Brewing Co. with a vision to develop beers inspired by the people, climate and spirit of West Texas. Steve, considered a founding father of Texas Craft beer, was soon joined by Germantrained Brewmaster Henryk Orlik. They are supported by a dynamic collection of crafts-men and -women who take extraordinary care in making sure no detail is missed, pouring decades of knowledge, skill and the West Texas way of life into each and every can. Big Bend Brewing Co. has etched five year-round flavors from the Trans Pecos landscape. Tejas Lager, Terlingua Gold, Big Bend Hefeweizen, La Frontera IPA and #22 Porter are not just fun names, they tell the stories of this region. These beers are true to classic styles while highlighting individual characteristics that make Big Bend Brewingâ€™s offerings unique, like the people who sparked their creation. When visiting West Texas, be sure to pack your sense of adventure. Stop by the brewery, taste a little liquid Texas, and say hello to Anderson and crew. The brewery hosts tours year-round, Wednesday through Saturday, and an
Open House on the first Saturday of each month. Visit bigbendbrewing.com for tour times, special events, and a list of area retailers and holes-in-the-wall where you can find the beer from out here. 2 / MESA VINEYARDS Mesa Vineyards is located 30 miles east of Fort Stockton in the Escondido Valley, which has a surprisingly ideal grape-growing climate. The vineyard's founders planted their first vines in 1981. Today they have over 500 acres and are the largest vineyard in Texas. Their success is partly due to the temperate climate. The bright West Texas sun nourishes the vines by day, and the gentle drop in temperature at night enables the grapes to mature at a slower-than-normal rate and produces a greater variety of flavors to achieve an exquisite balance. The vineyard also benefits from the mineral-rich topsoil and excellent drainage. These natural features allow the wine makers to precisely measure the water intake of individual vines, which increases the quality and abundance of grapes they produce. Visit Mesa Vineyards' tasting room at The Grey Mule Saloon in Fort Stockton. The historic saloon at 101 E. Callaghan is open Wednesday - Saturday from 1:30 pm to 7 pm. For information and appointments, call (432) 336-9463 or visit SteGenWines.com.
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3 / BIG BEND COFFEE Joe Williams, founder of Big Bend Coffee Roasters, likes his coffee smooth. "I don't want my espressos bitter," he says. That's why the company manually roasts their beans to have low acidity for a smooth, flavorful cup. Big Bend Coffee Roasters' advertising is almost exclusively word-of-mouth between satisfied customers. If you're a coffee drinker, it's impossible to live in the Big Bend area and not have a cup brewed with beans from BBCR. Their 100% organic and fair-trade coffee can be found at almost any retailer in the region. It didn't take long for their beans to impress more than just locals. "Marfa is the best exposure," explained Williams. Visitors from all over the country filter through Marfa and the surrounding area every year, taste the coffee, and want to take it back with them. Even though Big Bend Coffee Roasters ships beans around the country, they are heavily involved in their own community through their give-back programs. The staff selects different types of coffee and donates a percentage of its sales to a variety of community organizations. Big Bend Coffee Roasters is bound to impress you with their exceptional coffee. Arrange for a tour of their Marfa roasting facility, or visit bigbendcoffee.com for shipping and wholesale information. 4 / DAVIS MOUNTAINS NUT COMPANY Gus and David Billing started the Davis Mountains Nut Company in their home kitchen over 18 years ago. Today, they're still hand-making what they claim to be the best-tasting pecans in the world (they'll send you samples to prove it). The Billing's pecans are unique. Marinating the pecans in different syrups before any roasting occurs creates a delicious flavor you won't find anywhere else. After roasting, the brothers lightly coat small batches of pecans with their
signature toppings. This process of moderation prevents the nuts from being drowned in excessive flavoring and preserves the taste and texture of the original nut. Cinnamon, Chocolate, Key-Lime, and their original Vanilla-Almond are just some of the addicting varieties. Visit their website at allpecans.com or enjoy free samples at their retail store in Fort Davis, open Monday - Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. 5 / MARFA MAID DAIRY Several years ago Malinda Beeman and Allan McClane started the Marfa Maid Dairy and began producing delicious goat cheese. All the milk comes from goats they raise themselves to make aged and semi-soft cheeses. Cheese-making classes are available at the dairy. In a day-long class, you could learn to make several types of cheese from different kinds of milk. After your hard work, there's a cheese tasting. Marfa Maid Dairy offers a one-hour tour on Tuesdays or Saturdays at 2 p.m. Visitors have an opportunity to sample fresh goat cheese, meet the dairy goats and do a little milking. Go to bookeo.com/marfamaid for reservations. For information or a schedule of upcoming classes, email marfamaid.dairy@ gmail.com, visit marfamaid.com, or call (432) 729-3987.
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BIG BEND BOOKS Big Bend: A Homesteader's Story, by J.O. Langford This modest volume records the history of one of the earliest Anglo settlers in the Big Bend. I read it by lantern light in my tent, the first time I camped alone in the Big Bend. It's a fine story and a great introduction to life in the early Bend. In 1909, J. O. Langford, his wife, and daughter headed south from Marathon to make a home on isolated, forbidding land he had purchased on the Rio Grande. The land included the spot where Tornillo Creek flowed into the river.
The nearby hot springs were already widely known for curing all manner of ills. Since Langford had bad lungs, the springs, along with the dry climate, were perfect for the young family. They built their simple adobe house themselves, situating it on a high bluff above the springs. There they lived for many years, in the rugged and spectacularly beautiful landscape that they made their own. After getting well settled in, the Langfords built a bath house over the springs and advertised in the
local papers. They built basic rock rooms for guests along a river bluff and had a profitable business for years. Perhaps the best parts of the book relate events and stories of odd things that happened in that desolate place over the years. Life was anything but dull: hunting for deer in the Chisos Mountains; Bessie, his wife, giving birth to a new baby; a spectacular meteor plunging to earth at night (of course) just a few miles from the house; Bessie having a close call with
a black bear while she was alone upriver fishing, one of her favorite activities. People had warned the Langfords that the isolation of river life would ultimate drive them away, but it happened that their lives were full and happy. Their story is filled with warmth and heart, and is unforgettably told with the help of accomplished author Fred Gipson (Old Yeller, Hound Dog Man).
Chronicles of the Big Bend: A Photographic Memoir of Life on the Border, by W. D. Smithers
Most first-time visitors to the Big Bend are taken with the history and lore, as well as the natural beauty, of our area. They flock to regional bookshops, hungry for information, and find many dozens of books on the Bend, both fiction and nonfiction. Where to start among so many? I have a strong recommendation: Start with the oldest and the best book: Chronicles of the Big Bend: A Photographic Memoir of Life on the
Border, by W. D. Smithers. It's a classic and is absolutely fascinating. Smithers was a multitalented fellow who was born in St. Luis Potosi, Mexico, "at summer's end in 1895." The area was a rich silver-mining center and Smithers' father kept books for a smelting company there. "Our years there were strongly Mexican in
orientation," Smithers wrote; "Mexican rural enterprise surrounded us, and many of our family habits reflected not American but Mexican tradition." His years in Mexico gave the boy a deep appreciation and empathy for the culture that was, of course, spilling north over the Border into the lower Big Bend. He never forgot Mexico, though he spent many years elsewhere. His first glimpse of the Big Bend occurred in
1916, when he was teamster on a packmule train, and it captured his imagination to such an extent that he determined to chronicle the region and its people with stories and photos. He had the intelligence to know he was witnessing a remarkable place and time, and he devoted the rest of his life to recording it. Smithers has been called a "genius who was looking for a calling," and he found it in the Big Bend. Chronicles is one of the most affecting books I have ever read, and I re-read it periodically and find it compelling every time.
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Big Bend in photographs
Above: Flock, LEE McMULLEN Left: Rainbow at 9 mile, PATRICK DAVITT Below: Lone Tree, LEE McMULLEN
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” - Dorothea Lange
Above: Late Fall Colors near Rio Grande Village, ROBERT HASPEL Right: McDonald Observatory, CALEB JAGGER
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Lindy Cook Severns BigBendArtist.com
Visit Lindy's Studio Gallery by Appointment 20 miles SW of Fort Davis
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BIG BEND ARTISTS Aa June Adler; Alpine; firstname.lastname@example.org. Shows at CatchLight Art Gallery in Alpine. Contemporary watercolors, acrylics, oils, assemblages, collages, jewelry, short stories and plays. Studio open by appt. Crystal Allbright; 432-386-0906; P.O. Box 121, Terlingua; crystalallbright.com; email@example.com Deborah Allison; 702 E. Holland; 432-294-3706, firstname.lastname@example.org, DeborahAllisonStudio.com. Deborah has been painting, exhibiting and teaching in Alpine since 2003, focusing on realistic and stylized portraiture, still-life and landscapes in oil. Her studio at 702 E. Holland is open to the public. Jeanne E. Amis; DBA T.Q.R., 418 W. Texas, Marfa. 432-729-3332. email@example.com. Specializes in hand built pottery and baskets inspired by the Far West Texas and Southwestern cultures. Studio open by appointment. Represented by Apache Trading Post, and Christophers. Valerie Arber; 128 East El Paso St., Marfa. 432-729-3981, firstname.lastname@example.org. Internationally exhibited artist working on paper with non-representational, geometric patterns. Keri Artzt; Lone Star Studio, 109 N. 14th, Alpine, 432-837-5852. Traditional leaded custom stained glass windows for your home, church or as a gift. Classes three times a year. Shelley Atwood; 432-386-2188, 117 W Holland Ave, Alpine; shelleyatwood.com; email@example.com Recognized by the Texas Commission on the Arts as a Texas Original Artist; Shelley creates fine silver (PMC) and polymer clay jewelry with an earthy, ethnic, bohemian flair. Shows at CatchLight Art Gallery.
Bb Wayne Baize; Cowboy Artists of America; 450 Smith Coffey Rd., Fort Davis, TX 79734, 432-426-3796, waynebaizeca.com Christina Baker; PO Box 586, Terlingua, 432-424-3250, firstname.lastname@example.org. Christina creates one of a kind jewelry pieces from simply elegant to the show stopping.
Tom Barnes; 1308 W. San Antonio, Marfa; 205-454-9278 http://tombarnes.name/ Paintings: oil on panel and canvas
Camp Bosworth is a sculpture and painter living and working in Marfa, Texas. His work can be seen at Wrong Marfa in Marfa.
Mary Baxter; Marfa, 432-386-4041, baxtergallery.com. Paints the landscapes, plants and creatures of the Big Bend in oils, and sculpts desert animals (and dogs and cats) in wire and other material.
Ginny Brotherton; P.O. 1756, Alpine; 817-253-7477; email@example.com. Beader, wire-wrapper, fused glass & fine silver, bronze and copper clay artist. Showing at Catchlight Art Gallery.
Diane Baylor; HC 65 Box 14Y, Alpine; 432-364-2609, firstname.lastname@example.org Genuine semi-precious stones with sterling silver wire wrapping. Shows at Gallery on the Square.
Judith Brueske, 432-837-5353, email@example.com Paintings and other regionally inspired art works. Work is displayed at Gallery On The Square, Ocotillo Enterprises, and at Magoo's Restaurant.
Palma Beckett; firstname.lastname@example.org. Fiber Crafts – Handwoven shawls, scarves of various materials, and cotton dishtowels. Handspun: Wool and Alpaca fleeces plus cotton for your knit, crochet or weaving projects. Shows at CatchLight Art Gallery in Alpine.
David Busey; Mi Tesoro Gallery, 109 W. Holland Av., Alpine, 432-837-1882. European trained gold and silversmith specializing in original jewelry creations and collectable vintage and contemporary Taxco silver.
Charles Bell; Bell Gallery, Alpine, 432-837-5999 Drawings, paintings, mixed media on handmade paper, assemblage, prints, paper bowls. Art classes, sign painting.
Terry Biegler; Rockingbird Studio, Fort Davis; 432-426-3307. Original designs in stained glass, wirewrapped stone jewelry, acrylics, digital photography, graphics. Tomijo Blackstock; 2131 Wyoming, Pecos, TX 79772 Oil and watercolor painter, prefers Big Bend country as subjects of western and Indian scenes, landscapes, barns and still lifes. Nancy Blanton; Sul Ross State University, 432-837-8720, email@example.com. Journalist and photographer. Primary interest is in the printed word, but the power of a photo to reinforce a story has always been a driving motivation in her photography. Marie Blazek; 106 W. Washington, P.O. Box 725, Marfa; marieblazek.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Ceramic arts, one-of-a-kind vessels, memorial urns, pottery. Call to come by studio. Shows at Greasewood Gallery . Louis (Lou) Borland; 1507 N. 3rd Alpine. Mexican roof tile artist/perylics. Fine art in oils or acrylics, mostly western/rustic furniture with art. Phone for appointment.
Kathy Bork; Alpine, 432-386-3551, email@example.com Nonrepresentational pastels, collage, and acrylics in bright colors. Shows at Gallery on the Square.
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Jean Cargo; 432-386-0585, firstname.lastname@example.org A landscape artist using the media of prismacolor color pencils and pen and ink. The work is linear and color layered on top of layer. Alberto Cavazos; P.O. Box 891, 1609 Ted Street, Alpine, TX; 956-874-5173; email@example.com Master Pen Turner specializing in fine handwriting instruments made of exotic woods, acrylic, deer antler, spent rifle shells, and snake skin. Associated with Gallery on the Square in Alpine. June Cobb; 504 E. June, Alpine 432-837-5240. Home based studio, medias are watercolor, acrylics & oils. Animal & flower subjects. Gretchen Lee Coles; P.O. Box 1636, Marfa, 432-729-4702, gretchenleecoles.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sculptor and cartographer, with mapping in site specific installations. Esther Cordova; 432-294-2377, email@example.com Works in oil, watercolor and mixed media. Produces themes of Big Bend vistas in landscapes, sunsets and sunrises, still life, portraits and nichos, Print maker. Work can be seen at GOTS gallery and other locations in Alpine. Larry Crawford; Hammerfest Forge Metalwork Studio; Alpine; 830-613-7404; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.hammerfestforge.com Artisan-made ironwork for homes, businesses and churches.
Tom Curry; Curry Studio & Gallery, 104 West Murphy, Alpine, 432-386-2348 email@example.com; www.catchlightartgallery.com A nationally known illustrator turned painter and sculptor. Large format paintings in acrylic. Prints of works available in various sizes. Shows at Curry Studio & Gallery, 104 W. Murphy and at Catchlight Gallery, 117 W. Holland
Dd Avram Dumitrescu; Alpine, 432-294-3084, onlineavram.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Paintings of animals, architecture, landscape and vehicles, celebrating the many elements of Far West Texas. Bill Davis; Fort Davis; 432-249-0379 Sculptor, potter, and metals/jewelry. Portraits in bronze. Work displayed in collections throughout the Midwest and Southwest; exhibits include Museum of the North American Indian, Custer, SD and Trappings of Texas, Sul Ross Univ. John T. Davis; Alpine; http://jdavisstudio.com Alpine native, John T. Davis, studied art education at Sul Ross State University, where he earned an M. Ed. in 1980. He now sells his pottery to galleries and gift shops across the United States, including the Renwick Museum Store at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and in Alpine at Kiowa Gallery and Museum of the Big Bend gift shop. Nancy Davis; Fort Davis; 432-249-0290; Primarily works in oil with heavy texture and vibrant colors. Favorite subjects to paint include hummingbirds, Native Americans and landscapes. Co-owner of “The Gallery” above the Fort Davis Drug Store. Personal studio – Davis Mountains Studio. Pat Davitt; Fort Davis; 713-560-1970; email@example.com Fine Art Landscape Photography Travis Dehart; Alpine, TX; 432-386-8748, firstname.lastname@example.org, TheOpenRangeFineArt.com. Comes from a lifetime of ranch life throughout Texas, the southwest and the border region. Works in acrylics, charcoal, graphite, colored pencil and pastels. Showing at the Open Range Fine Art, 432-386-8748, 2707 E. Hwy 90; and Midland Framing, 432-247-5388, Western Bank Plaza, 1028 A. Andrews Hwy, Midland TX 79101. Mary Paloma Diesel; PO Box 44, Terlingua, TX; email@example.com; marypaloma.com. Member of the Big Bend Artist Council. Work currently being shown in the Gallery On The Square in Alpine, Texas.
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Catherine Rose Dove; Fort Davis; 432-249-0569, firstname.lastname@example.org, sdranchhorses.com. Traditional pencil/graphite western drawings. Also, commission, prints and cards available. Her work can be seen at The Drug Store, Ft Davis, Open Range and Price Gallery in Valentine, Nebraska.
Ee Anne Eckley; Alpine; 432-837-5983; Pastels and Free Style Stitchery. Exhibits in Alpine at Gallery On The Square, 115 W. Holland Ave. Teresa Elliott; Alpine; 432-364-2792; email@example.com; www.teresaelliott.com Award winning and widely published artist painting oils of Texas Longhorns. Exhibits in leading galleries in Wyoming, New Mexico and Texas. Locally at Gallery on the Square & Kiowa Gallery in Alpine. Marjie Erkkila; HC 74 Box 73, Fort Davis, 432-426-2279. Award winning bronze and stone sculpture, precious metal jewelry, lapidary arts. Shows at CatchLight Art Gallery. James Evans; Evans Galleries, Marathon, 432-386-4366. Nationally recognized photographer of people & landscapes of the Big Bend since 1988.
Ff Carol H. Fairlie; Studio at 404 N. 6th Street, Alpine, 432-294-1313, fairliefinearts.com. Nationally recognized photorealist. Watercolor of glass reflections, large-scale oils of grand hotel interiors. Work displayed at Catchlight Gallery and Fairlie Fine Arts Studio, 404 N. 6th Street (by Appt.). Cheryl Frances, Frances Folk Art; 500 S. Mosley Ln, #11, Alpine. 432-837-5752 www.cherylfrances.com, www.etsy.com/shop/francesfolkart, firstname.lastname@example.org Award-Winning Maker of contemporary found object / mixed media folk art figures and dioramas; dabbles in comics, graphic journals, and painting; specializes in wit and whimsy, random acts of kindness. See locally at Gallery on the Square or call for a studio visit. Judy Howell Freeman; Alpine, 210-355-3737 Porcelain and stoneware cups, vases, and other functional pieces. Shows at Catchlight Art Gallery and Brown Dog Nursery.
Angela Fritz; Bakafox Studio, Alpine, 432-386-0370, or 432-837-0117, email@example.com, bakafox.com A mixed media artist fascinated with graphical narrative and communication, she uses brilliant colors and bold lines to illustrate or meditate on the world inside and outside of her mind. Her studio is open to visitors by appointment and a portfolio of her work is updated frequently on her studio website.
Kathy Haynes (Brown); Marathon 432-386-4310, Alpine 432-538-7075, 432-386-3597 firstname.lastname@example.org Regional landscapes and portraiture. Pastels. Shows at the Rusty Rabbit in Alpine and Marathon. Bärbel Helmert; Alpine, Collages, assemblages, photography, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and printmaking.
Gg Lloyd Max Goldwire; 432-345-2943; www.shamansprings.com, email@example.com. Creator of bronze sculpture inspired by Southwestern rock art and designer of home décor and bronze trophies. Earlene Graham; Alpine, 432-360-8062 ; firstname.lastname@example.org Art dolls, mixed media assemblage. Dollhouse miniatures dioramas. Workshops for creating dollhouse miniatures. Lori Griffin; 432-386-7393; email@example.com Home base studio by appt., mosaics, memory windows, collages, paintings, photography, computer graphics, stained glass, mixed media, and recycling. Antonio Guerrero; P.O. Box 361, Terlingua; firstname.lastname@example.org Specializing in multi-media, multi-medium, recycling, sculpture. Debra F. Guerrero; P.O. Box 361, Terlingua; email@example.com Figurative and floral watercolors, macro perspectives, furniture.
Hh The Art of D. (Dottie) Estelle Harding; Shown and studied in England, AZ; Various cities in Texas & N.M. Paintings in oil, weavings (primitive), found object & mixed media composites. Robert Haspel, photographer Wild Rose Gallery, Fort Davis, 713-557-4147, Robert@roofusworld.com 301 E Cavalry Rd, just north of the Post Office I respond to emails and answer my phone... A long time commercial photographer now focusing on personally gratifying work. A large body of images encompassing a variety of subjects, and styles is on display at Wild Rose Gallery, LLC. Lauris Ann Hawkins; Beaded skulls: coyote, javelina, buffalo. Miniatures: hummingbirds, spiders, even flamingos.
“Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.”
Pauline Hernandez; Estrella Sarita Studio, 303 S. 5th, Alpine; 432-294-0900; Pauline.firstname.lastname@example.org Ceramics, paintings, stained glass, photography and computer graphics. Commissions accepted. Fine ceramics available at Ivy's Emporium. Big Bend landscapes. Custom orders welcomed. Laurie Holman; P.O. Box 1233, Presidio Fine artist, drawings, pastels, painted ponies, equine art and murals. Sam House; 432-426-2162; 501 Limpia Canyon Trail, Fort Davis, Texas 79734; email@example.com Oil and Pastel paintings of the Trans-Pecos region, Mexico, and other locations. Landscapes, old buildings, trees, flowers, and whatever interests him. Showing at the Gallery at Fort Davis Outfitters and The Gallery at Fort Davis Drug Store in Fort Davis, Texas. Brenda Hudson; Fort Davis, 432-426-3353, firstname.lastname@example.org. Lived in the Big Bend (Fort Davis) for 10 years. Paints in acrylics and pastels, does landscapes and abstracts. She sculpts in Davis Mountains clay she digs and processes herself. 2-D watermedia and 3D pottery. Watermedia from representative to abstract and 3-D from local Davis Mountains clay. Shows at BBAC Gallery on the Square in Alpine. Margaret Hughes; 432-364-2698; 515 Cottonwood Creek Road, Alpine, TX; email@example.com Potter and Watercolorist – Pottery includes functional and decorative pieces. Watercolors are mostly landscapes of the West with emphasis on atmosphere and color. Pottery is shown in Gallery on the Square in Alpine. Oliver Hughes; 432-364-2698; 515 Cottonwood Creek Road, Alpine, TX; firstname.lastname@example.org Potter – Variety of techniques and styles. Tends toward decorative as opposed to common understanding of functional. Experience making a variety of outdoor light sconces. Shows at Gallery on the Square in Alpine.
BIG BEND ARTISTS Ii Greg Inderlied; 432-386-0088, P.O. Box 239, Marathon Traditional to Modern. Watercolor and oil paintings.
Jj Caleb Jagger; CalebJagger.com; Caleb@jagger.com Photographer Juliana Johnson; 432-837-9888, 405W. Gallego Ave., Alpine, email@example.com, julianajohnsonart.blogspot.com. Vibrant local landscapes and subjects of the Big Bend Country, oil on canvas. ’05 Sul Ross Alumni, member of the Big Bend Arts Council, work on display at Gallery on the Square and King Jewelers; Alpine, TX. Archival prints available on request, commissions welcome!
Kk David Kachel; www.davidkachel.com. firstname.lastname@example.org Semi-abstract and traditional landscapes in monochrome, pigment on paper photographs. Uta-Maria Krapf, 1308 West San Antonio, Marfa 1308 West San Antonio 205-349-1952 http://utamariakrapf.name/ paintings: acrylic and watercolor on muslin Alan King: 432-837-7205; 607 East Avenue E., Alpine, TX Alan has been in the business since 1979 and is selling fine jewelry in the heart of the Big Bend. E. Dan Klepper; 432-386-6789, Marathon, Klepper Gallery; edanklepper.com, email@example.com Klepper’s large scale, photography-based works printed on linen, canvas and paper and his sculptural assemblages explore the dynamics of the natural world. Klepper is also author and photographer for “100 Classic Hikes in Texas”, a fullcolor hiking guide to the state’s extensive trail network. Alice Knight; Big Bend Art Studio; Terlingua; 210.2326.7220; aliceknight.com A multi-media artist, I found Terlingua in 1979 and fell in love with the remote, rugged beauty, and built a business selling the things I love to make: acrylic paintings, watercolors, charcoal and pastel drawings, handmade paper, pottery, jewelry and music.
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BIG BEND ARTISTS Frank Knight; Rimfire Forge, Marfa, 432-559-4640, firstname.lastname@example.org Bit and spur maker, silversmith/ engraver, blacksmith. Making one-of-a-kind bits, spurs, western style silver pieces, or forgings for the home.
Ll Sydney Lance; Alpine, 432-940-3595, Photography; with deep roots in Texas, specializing in portraiture, wild life, landscapes, and the abstract. Currently based in the Big Bend area and has a keenly studied eye for the beauty hidden in the barren surroundings. Massie Lee; 201 Lee St., Marathon, TX. 432-386-4295. Author, painter, sculptor. Does door carvings. Call ahead to see her current projects. Maria LeJeune; email@example.com. Jewelry; Wire crotchet with pearls, semiprecious minerals and beads. Shows at Gallery on the Square and Leapin Lizards. Willis LeJeune; firstname.lastname@example.org. Woodworker who goes with the natural flow of nature and magnifies the inner beauty of wood. Shows at Catchlight Gallery. Laurel Lynn Lewallen; 205 Tomahawk Trail, Fort Davis; email@example.com. Pottery and sculpture of native Texas reptiles and amphibians. At Kiowa in Alpine. J.H. (Jim) Long; Hancock Hill Pottery; Alpine; 432-664-0804; firstname.lastname@example.org Artistic, functional and custom pottery. Shows at Traditions Gallery. Elizabeth M. Luna; 210-289-2457; 11350 Four Point Dr., Austin, TX; email@example.com; creativelizard.blogspot.com Striking vibrant flora and expressive portraits done in watercolor. ‘07 Sul Ross Alumnus and member of the Big Bend Arts Council.
Mm Rachel Ann Manera; TONK \tóŋk\ things ordinary not known, 113E. Holland Ave., Alpine, Texas; 432-249-2205; firstname.lastname@example.org; rachelmanera.com WHAT: A contemporary artist who combines the three dimensional with two, incorporating assemblages, film/video, performance and photography, into ephemeral, site-specific installations. WHO: Part anthropologist, part archeologist, part architect, part archivist, obsessed with the artifacts, data, history and landscape of the Big Bend country.
James A. Mangum; Marathon; email@example.com; www.saintmaker.us. Award winning writer & folk artistpaintings and scuptures, mixed media, using recycled, scrap and found objects; at Front Street Books, Marathon. Mary Ann Matteson; Alpine, TX; firstname.lastname@example.org Oils and pastels, figures, portraits and landscapes primarily of the Big Bend Region. Exhibiting at Gallery on the Square in Alpine. Also works on commission and many of her paintings are in private collections. Marshall McCall; 515 East June Street, Alpine, Texas 79830; 432-837-5002; email@example.com; mccallgallery.com Landscapes of West Texas scenes and animals as well as floral still lifes done in oil. Shows at Gallery on the Square in Alpine and The Gallery above the Drug Store in Fort Davis.
Mia Muratori; 302-494-3042; Buildin 98; PO Box 445; 705 West Bonnie Street, Marfa, TX, 432-729-1852; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.miamuratori.com. Mia Muratori studied painting at the Art Students League of New York with Robert Beauchamps and later received her MFA from the Univesity of Delaware. The artist has been awarded a travel grant from the China Bilateral Artist Exchange, a Carr Foundation Scholarship, an Artist Opportuity Grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts and a Patricia C. Philips New York Times Cultural Critic Competition Award. Muratori exhibits nationally and internationally. Select Collections and Commissions include: Jefferson Bank, Philadelphia, PA; Simon Goodman Foundation, Beverly Hills, CA; Koresh Dance Company, Philadelphia, PA; Prince Music Theater Company, Philadelphia, PA; Marc Ham, Hockessin, DE
Pp Rebecca Page; LIVIN MY DREAMS ART, www.livinmydreams.com Rebecca, a self-advocate with Down syndrome and low vision, has enjoyed patterns from an early age. She colors mandalas, makes impressive pattern collages and has recently published two books containing her own patterns. Rebecca is also an outstanding positive motivational speaker advocating independence for people with disabilities. Reeda Peel, Alpine, TX; 432-837-8479 Ms. Peel is a Rock Art Researcher at the Center for Big Bend Studies. Her paintings focus on historic and regional Native American images and also on wildlife. PETEI; P.O. Box 218, Alpine, TX 798310218, 432-837-1036 Multi - media artist, photography – jewelry – woven shawls and rugs – note cards / nature print – pen and ink – photo – botanical illustration.
Nn Jill D. Miller; 432-238-0525; rimrockphotography.com Ranches west of Valentine, TX. Landscapes, all aspects of ranch life and native Chihuahuan Desert residents are reflected in her photography. Want pictures of your next branding or cattle drive? Have horse and will travel! Jill’s Far West Texas Calendars feature photographs from the Big Bend area. Her photography can be seen at the Gallery above the Fort Davis Drug Store, the Rusty Rabbit in Alpine and can be purchased online. Mimi y Roberto; Marfa, 432-386-5454 Handmade pottery by two local potters who have studied in Japan, Italy, and Canada. Galleries: Kiowa, Front St. Books. Jan Moeller A representational watercolorist fascinated with the play of color in shadow and light. This expression of color is reflected in her work. Shows at CatchLight Art Gallery.
Karen Nakakihara; 103 Canyon Dr., Alpine, TX; 432-837-5843; email@example.com Functional & sculptural ceramic pieces. Her work features imagery of natural objects ranging from realistic to delightfully whimsical. Shows at Gallery on the Square. Johanna Nelson; 432-940-9506, firstname.lastname@example.org, johannanelson.tumblr.com Johanna studied Industrial Technology and Art at SRSU; she is currently working on her MBA, with a focus on Economics at UTEP. Ms. Nelson has lived in Alpine, Lajitas, and Parral, Chihuahua, MX over the past decade. She operated a student art gallery in Alpine for 4 yrs and has sold her art to clients all over the world for the past 10 yrs. Her main focus continues to lie in the unique shapes and structure of the Chihuahuan Desert. West Texas desert vistas are her inspiration throughout many of her landscapes.
Oo Glenn Moreland; 206 Madrone, Fort Davis, TX Artist, wood carver, specializing in the humor of everyday cowboy life. Work shown in the Gallery at Fort Davis; Cattlelacs, Manchaca, TX and The Trappings Show, Sul Ross Univ. Patty Moreland; 113 N. State St., Fort Davis, TX, 512-627-5943, email@example.com. Studio in The Gallery above Fort Davis Drug Store. Traditional paintings, acrylic, watercolor, oil, from still life to landscapes. Graduate of SWT Univ. Fine Arts, 1971.
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Christine Olejniczak, (o l e n é c h e k); Marfa, TX 79843; 512.496.7871; christineolejniczak.com , firstname.lastname@example.org Land-based and site-specific sonic compositions created with an emphasis on drawing and the sound of drawing. Drawings, videos, prints, installations and music. Natural born Fluxus interested in collaborations.
“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” - Henry David Thoreau
Ruben Pena; Alpine, 432-755-8107 Contemporary abstract airbrush paintings. Studio portrait photographs including pets. Special events and quinceaneras. J. Pena; 415 East Ave. H, Alpine, 432-837-3484, email@example.com. Colorful minimalism. Shows at Ringtail Records. Jan Pierce; 817-713-8929; DMR, Fort Davis; firstname.lastname@example.org
Rr Feather Radha: 432-294-0130. PO Box 2104, Alpine TX 79831. Muralist painter in oils, acrylic and mixed media. Figures, landscapes, nature, magical realism. Work exhibited at Gallery on the Square, and shows by appointment. Stylle Read; Cleburne, Texas; 817-992-5035; stylleread.com. Nationally recognized artist and notorious western muralist. Specializes in original, historically correct western recreations, such as Big Brewster & Ode to Reata, Alpine, and many others in the region. Marsha Reeves; showing at Papolote in Sanderson, Texas Tim Roberts; P.O. Box 767, Fort Davis, 432-426-3808, email@example.com. Images of my artwork can be seen at www.catchlightartgallery.com; www.bigbendartscouncil.org; or my 'Tim Roberts' Artworks' Facebook page. My artwork, whether in the form of paintings, scratchboard etchings, or drawings, is typically representational and most often reflects the landscape or cultural heritage of West Texas. The pieces are invitations to the viewer to participate in the 'stories' being illustrated, whether real or imagined. My artwork is represented at Catchlight Art Gallery, Alpine, TX, and the Gallery above the Drug Store, Fort Davis, TX.
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Roxa Medley Robison; PO Box 555, Fort Davis, TX 79734; 432-249-3300; CrowsNestRanch.com Terracotta luminaries, eggs, clay sculptures, china painting, notecards from a historic Davis Mountain ranch. Old Spanish Trail Studio, Fort Davis, TX. Shelly Rogers; Alpine, TX; 432-294-1538; firstname.lastname@example.org Landscapes, animals, and architecture paintings in oil, and calligraphy. Work can be seen at Traditions Gallery. Chris Ruggia; Alpine, jackcomics.com Comics, mostly about the desert animals of the Big Bend. Books are available at Murphy St. Raspa Co., Front Street Books, Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Big Bend National Park, as well as online. Ellen C. Ruggia; Alpine, vastgraphics.com/botanical Botanical art featuring plants native to the Trans-Pecos region of Texas; at Kiowa Gallery and the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center.
Ss Gordie Sanborn; 907 W Lockhart, 432-837-2591. Lapidary, Rockhound, artisan. Shows at Gallery on the Square. Susana Sandoval-Busey; Mi Tesoro Gallery, 109 W. Holland Av., Alpine, 432-837-1882. Jewelry designer and creator of original beaded necklaces and other works incorporating vintage and contemporary silver, gold, precious stones, pearls and crystal. Commission orders accepted. Martha Scott; 432-837-2591; email@example.com Sculptural clay pieces, with a southwestern flavor, reflecting a mixture of subject matter from angels to desert critters. At CatchLight Gallery in Alpine.
Charlotte Senneff; 432-364-2319, firstname.lastname@example.org Main medium acrylics. Subject area landscapes showing animals, birds, and/or human forms in motion. AbstractsExpressionism-pieces in vivid color with a blending of special lines, form, and light. Still life & landscapes in water color. Shows at Gallery on the Square. Lindy Cook Severns; Old Spanish Trail Studio, PO Box 2167, Fort Davis 79734; 806-789-6513 or 432-249-1359 email@example.com, BigBendArtist.com Regional landscape paintings. ALPINE: The Open Range, Front Street Books, The Rusty Rabbit, Museum of the Big Bend Trappings of TX | MARATHON: The Gage, V-6 Collection | FT DAVIS: The Bookfeller | MIDLAND: Midland Framing & Fine Arts; MichaelDutyFineArt.com | Old Spanish Trail Studio Gallery 20 mi. SW of Ft. Davis by appointment. Zoey Sexton; 432-371-2172; firstname.lastname@example.org
J.R. Smith; 432-249-0682, 609 E. Lockhart (west bldg.) JR-ART.com (Facebook - JR Smith Artist) Award winning artist, oil and acrylic. Big Bend vistas, seascapes, unique people, architectural portraits and murals. Jeff Smith; 432-426-3311, Fort Davis; www.archstglassinc.com. Contemporary stained glass for residential, commercial and liturgical windows. Visit website for examples from throughout North America. Janet Stewart; Alpine, 432-386-6121, email@example.com High-fired stoneware pottery and decorative tile panels of desert scenes. Shows at Gallery on the Square, Alpine. Paul Stuart Sundown; 432-837-1740; firstname.lastname@example.org. Internationally known artist and artisan; folk (specializing in carved doors), fine, abstract and contemporary arts. Alpine studio open by appointment only. Tim Sybrant; Fort Davis, TX Photography; exhibiting at The Gallery at Fort Davis Drug Store.
Katherine Shaughnessy; 432-729-1850 (studio), 432-386-0386 (mobile), 203 East San Antonio, Marfa, Texas 79843, www.doegirl.com. Mixed-media fiber artist who’s themes are whimsical, scientific, and political. Work includes dioramas, miniature sculptures, paintings, drawings, collages and embroidery.
Liz Sibley; Galeria Sibley; 103 W Holland Avenue, Alpine; email@example.com Liz Sibley has lived in Alpine for 35 years. She is intrigued with the world of ‘micro mosaicing’ using tile, glass, millefiori (literally: 1,000 flowers), jewels and found objects. Liz is a member of the Austin Mosaic Guild and SAMA: The Society of American Mosaic Artists.
Austin Smith; Alpine, dragoncompany.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; Comics and art assemblages. Shown online and at Smith & Wife, Alpine.
On The Cover
Mitre Peak in Early Light © Robert Haspel
Wild Rose Gallery, Fort Davis. See page 19.
“Mitre peak is a recognizable area landmark. This is almost the first sunlight of the morning, striking the peak from the east, it accents the peak with highlights and shadows that define the rugged character of the mountain, which contrasts with the soft clouds. Not a commonly seen version of this mountain.” Visit Wild Rose Gallery in Fort Davis for more of Robert Haspel’s work. Used With Permission.
Photographers in this Issue Patrick Davitt - email@example.com Robert Haspel - firstname.lastname@example.org Caleb Jagger - email@example.com Dana Jones - firstname.lastname@example.org E. Dan Klepper - email@example.com Lee McMullen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregory Tegarden; 361-425-4013, email@example.com, Ceramicist Carol Townsend; Marathon; 432-244-8432; firstname.lastname@example.org Photographer. Shows at The Rusty Rabbit in Alpine and Marathon.
Theresa Wallace; 432-466-9198, 105 W. Anson, Alpine, TX 79830 www.twallacestudio.com, email@example.com Photographer and Artist, with paintings of the Big Bend region in oil and pastel. Exhibits at The Gallery on the Square in Alpine, Texas.
Charles Wildridge; Wild Ridge Gallery, Fort Davis, 432-386-2645. Fine art B/W photography. Bea M. White; 432-934-3708; 432-467-2014; firstname.lastname@example.org, On Facebook at www.facebook.com/beatricewhitefineart Oil and watercolor artist, is inspired by the way a minute in time can change the way light strikes an ordinary object and transform it from mundane to spectacular! This inspiration is captured in paintings of animals, landscapes and genres. She shows at Gallery on the Square in Alpine, Texas. Nancy Whitlock; Whitlock Studio of Fine Art: 110 B North 6th Street, Alpine, 432-837-0128; email@example.com; www.nancywhitlockart.com Nancy L. Whitlock studied drawing at the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts in Aix-En-Provence and at the University in Saarbucken, Germany. She completed her MFA from the University of Missouri, Columbia 1991. Paintings in oil and pastel, ink drawing, and videos inspired by the Chihuahuan Desert. Wendy Lynn Wright; 432-300-0009; Marfa, TX; firstname.lastname@example.org; wendylynnwright.com West Texas landscapes in watercolor. Wendy received her BFA from SUNY at Buffalo, and became a watercolorist shortly after locating to the Big Bend in 2000. For nearly two decades, Wendy has been a graphic artist. She currently designs the Cenizo Journal, as well as freelancing. Her work can be seen/purchased at El Paisano Hotel’s gift shop in Marfa, or online. Bonnie Wunderlich; terlinguagallery.com; Terlingua. Paintings inspired by the vast Big Bend. Colorful and expressive canvasses of landscapes, architectural landscapes, and figurative oil paintings on medium and large canvases. At CatchLight Gallery.
Eric Webster; 300 E. Holland, Alpine Photographer.
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Art, galleries & artists for the Big Bend region of Texas - Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis, Marathon, Terlingua, Lajitas, Presidio
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Art, galleries & artists for the Big Bend region of Texas - Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis, Marathon, Terlingua, Lajitas, Presidio