WELCOME TO THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL STARS OF TEXAS JURIED ART EXHIBIT
February 4 to 17, 2018
WOW! We were overwhelmed and elated with the exceptional quality of art at the 2017 exhibit. 143 artists from throughout Texas entered a total of 353 pieces of artwork. Our Juror, Ben Sum, selected 133 artworks for the exhibit. The selected artwork consists of a variety of mediums, subject matter, and exceptional quality that provides a feast for both the eyes and emotions of those attending the exhibit.The Salon des Refusés, sponsored by the Brownwood Art Association, took in a number of pieces of artwork that were not accepted at the Stars Exhibit for display and sale. The Brownwood Art Association Art Center is located at 215 Fisk Ave and will be open to the public each day, February 4th. thru the 17th. We are expecting the TWENTIETH EXHIBIT to be even better and bigger, as each year the quality and number of entries continues to improve and grow.
JUROR - RANDY BACON
Randy Bacon is back to celebrate the 20th year for the Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit! Bacon was born in Abilene and currently resides and works in Albany. He studied studio art at the University of Texas at Austin and earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art and journalism from Southern Methodist University. Before choosing painting as his true vocation, Bacon was president of Stuart Bacon Advertising and Public Relations in Fort Worth, a full-service agency he cofounded with Jim Stuart. During a summer fellowship in painting at the Vermont Studio Center, Bacon had the opportunity to improve his skill and develop his personal style. His decision to return to painting full-time followed. Continuing to grow as an artist, Bacon was awarded a full scholarship at Texas Christian University, where he earned his master of fine arts degree in painting. Randy Bacon has always been attracted to the quality of light, the precise colors, and the big skies of his native state. In communicating a sense of space, Bacon often draws upon the people and venues of his life to bring about work where past, present, and future become blended, where memory and reality connect.
PROSPECTUS FOR 2018
The Prospectus for the Nineteenth Annual Exhibit is available as a PDF. CLICK ON page 2, page 3, page 4 (there are 3 separate pages of the prospectus) or contact Webmaster Prospectus and entry forms will also available at:
Area Chambers of Commerce
The Depot on entry day.
SIXTH ANNUAL DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT - OUT COMPETITION: SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, AT THE ART CENTER. The Stars of Texas will host the 6th Digital Photo Shoot-Out COMPETITION event on Saturday, January 27, 2018. JOIN THE PHOTO SHOOT-OUT WHILE YOU AWAIT THE RESULTS OF THE JUROR SELECTION AT THE DEPOT. The competition is similar to the Paint-Off event in that a digital photograph is to be completed within a set period of time. Entries will be judged by an independent juror for the “Best Overall Image” prize. REGISTRATION Site: Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave, 10 to 12:00. Shoot-Out: 12:00 to 3:00 pm ENTRY FEE: $20.00 (non-refundable). ELIGIBILITY: Must be 18 years or older PRIZE: Best Overall Image, $250, Sponsored by Bostick’s Auto & Truck Sales CLICK HERE for information and registration form. or contact WEBMASTER
THIRTEENTH ANNUAL PAINT - OFF COMPETITION:The Stars of Texas will again host the well received Paint-Off Competition on Saturday, February 17, 2018at the Depot Civic andCultural Center. Two cash prizes of $500 and $250 will be awarded to the winners. Work must be completed on site within 6 hours.
REGISTRATION: 9:30 -10:30 am, Sat., February 17th ENTRY FEE: $20 (non-refundable) Light lunch included. Enter the Exhibit and receive a $5.00 discount. ELIGIBILITY: Open to all Texas residents 18 or older. CASH PRIZES: $500 BIG COUNTRY FORD LINCOLN Paint-Off Best Overall Award $250 BIG COUNTRY FORD LINCOLN Paint-Off Award of Excellence
All 2D media (except photography) is accepted. Tasteful subject matter only. Artists may work from life, plein air, personal photo, or value study. Participants are required to register and have their painting surface stamped before painting. No unstamped surfaces will be considered. Painting may begin on Friday after artist is registered & surface is stamped. The Paint-off will be held in the ballroom of the Depot. Overflow area will be provided at the Art Center, 215 Fisk Avenue, Brownwood. Outdoor plein air painters will have designated sites. Artists may offer their works for sale by silent auction. Bidding will close before judging begins. Artists may set opening bid. A 25% fee will be collected on all paintings sold. All stamped works must be entered for jury at the DEPOT BALLROOM by 3:30 PM. Awards announced at 4 pm same day. Work should be displayed unframed on an easel. Artists must supply their easels and keep equipment compact. No early setups please.
SALON DES REFUSÉ:The Salon des Refusés exhibit sponsored by the Brownwood Art Association will be held Feb. 4 - 17 at the Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave. Immediately after judging, artists are invited to show and sell any artwork entered but not accepted into the 2018 Stars of Texas exhibit. Details will be available on art delivery day at the Depot.
ART TALK: CATHIE TYLER from Mason, Texas. Free to Stars of Texas entrants. Location: Adam Street Community Center, 600 Adam Street , Time: 1:30PM
2018 ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS: Selected artist will be demonstrating their techniques and styles throughout the exhibit each weekday, from 9 am to 3 pm. CLICK HERE FOR THE DEMONSTRATORS SCHEDULE. TBA
Friday, January 26 - 5:00 - 6:30 pm - Drop off entries at the Depot Civic & Cultural Center, 600 Depot
Saturday, January 27 - 9 am to 12 noon - Drop off entries
Saturday, January 27 - 10:00 to 12:00 noon registration for the Digital Photo Shoot-Out Competition, at the Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave.
Saturday, January 27 - Juror judges entries 12 noon to 4 pm
Works not selected must be picked up on Saturday, January 27, 4 to 5 pm
Art work for the Salon des Refuse`s will be accepted at the Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave from 4 to 6 pm
ART TALK - Adam Street Community Center, Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, February 3 - Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony - 7 to 9 pm
Saturday, February 17 - 9:30 to 10:30 am registration for the Paint-Off Competition.
Art work Pick up times. Saturday, February 17- after 5 pm. Sunday, February 18, 2 to 4 pm, Selected works must remain in exhibit until Saturday, February 17 until 5 pm.
GALLERY HOURS - M - F - 9 AM TO 6 PM SATURDAY - 10 AM TO 4 PM SUNDAY - 1 PM TO 4 PM