WELCOME TO THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL STARS OF TEXAS JURIED ART EXHIBIT Presented by The Arts Council of Brownwood
February 10 to 23, 2019
NOTE: NEW DATES FOR 21ST ANNUAL EXHIBIT. SUBMISSION DATES: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 AND FEBRUARY 2ND., 2019. ARTISTS RECEPTION: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH. EXHIBIT DATES: FEBRUARY 10 TO 23, 2019. SEE IMPORTANT DATES BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. THERE WILL BE NO DIGITAL PHOTO SHOOTOUT EVENT THIS YEAR. WOW! We were overwhelmed and elated with the exceptional quality of art at the 2018 exhibit. 154 artists from throughout Texas entered a total of 347 pieces of artwork. Our Juror, Randy Bacon, selected 97 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 TWENTy-First EXHIBIT to be even better and bigger, as each year the quality and number of entries continues to improve and grow.
JUROR - PAT GABRIEL
`Pat Gabriel was born in Chicago, Illinois, and has been a resident of Fort Worth, Texas, since 1966. He is self taught and has been painting since the early 1970's for personal satisfaction. Pat currently works full time for GCG Marketing where he is Executive Director of Creative Services. Pat paints a variety of landscape subjects in oils, often with a focus on clouds and sky. He is drawn to the distinct lighting effect created in storms, and at dusk. Some of his work is scenic, incorporating objects such as trees or man-made structures. In the summer of 2017 Pat's work was featured in a group show titled "As is: Rural Realism", at the Grace Museum. He also had work last year in a traveling state show called "Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art." Other shows of note include Pat Gabriel, In Plane Site, (solo show). The Real Show, the Old Jail Center (Albany): Restless Heart, San Angelo Museum of Fine Art. He is a four-time finalist inThe Hunting Art Prize and has works in many corporate and public collections. Pat says, "Even though my work is in a realist style, many of the places depicted are entirely imaginary. Through selectively editing my reference, I'm able to create scenes that are layered with symbolic and personal significance. This allows the viewer their own unique take-away."
PROSPECTUS FOR 2019
The Prospectus for the Twenty-First 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.
ART TALK: Dan McGregor, Professor of Art, ACU. Free to Stars of Texas entrants. Location: Brownwood Art Association Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave., Saturday February 2, 2019, Time: 1:30 to 3:00PM
Fourteenth ANNUAL PAINT - OFF COMPETITION:The Stars of Texas will again host the well received Paint-Off Competition on Saturday, February 23, 2019at 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 23rd. ENTRY FEE: $20 (non-refundable) Light lunch included. 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. Art may be picked up at 5:00PM. No early setups please.
SALON DES REFUSÉ:The Salon des Refusés exhibit sponsored by the Brownwood Art Association will be held Feb. 10 - 23, 2019 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 2019 Stars of Texas exhibit. Details will be available on art delivery day at the Depot.
2019 ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS: Selected artist will be demonstrating their techniques and styles throughout the exhibit each weekday, from 9 am to 3 pm. CLICK HERE demo_schedule_2018.pdf FOR THE DEMONSTRATORS SCHEDULE
Friday, February 1 - 5:00 - 6:30 pm - Drop off entries at the Depot Civic & Cultural Center, 600 Depot
Saturday, February 2 - 9 am to 12 noon - Drop off entries
Saturday, February 2 - Juror judges entries 12 noon to 4 pm
Works not selected must be picked up on Saturday, February 2, 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 - Brownwood art association Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave, Saturday, February 2 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, February 9 - Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony - 7 to 9 pm
Saturday, February 23 - 9:30 to 10:30 am registration for the Paint-Off Competition.
Art work Pick up times. Saturday, February 23- after 5 pm. Sunday, February 24, 2 to 4 pm, Selected works must remain in exhibit until Saturday, February 23 until 5 pm.
GALLERY HOURS - M - F - 9 AM TO 6 PM SATURDAY - 10 AM TO 4 PM SUNDAY - 1 PM TO 4 PM