“Partners in Pastel”

Artisans at Rocky Hill, 234 West Main Street, will host an exhibition “Partners in Pastel” from January 4 to February 19. Kathleen Cook and Margaret Fletcher love the beauty and versatility of the vibrant pastel medium. The purest form of color pigment, pastel is applied in layers which gives a rich luminous quality to the art.

Kathleen Cook has been working in pastel for 35 years and creates paintings filled with light and color, focusing on sensitive paintings of people and unusual still life and landscape arrangements. Kathleen is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and has been profiled in American Artist, Southwest Art and Pastel International magazines. Her studio is in Ingram, TX.

Margaret Fletcher has been involved with art her entire life, even while pursuing a career as a Registered Nurse. Margaret discovered pastels about 6 years ago and was so excited to learn more that she gave up her excellent golf game to fully concentrate on painting. Margaret enjoys nature and this love is reflected in her art. Vibrant sunsets reflected in water, animals and birds and the faces of little children are all part of her artistic expression. Margaret lives in Fredericksburg, TX.

Kathleen and Margaret have shared a close friendship since meeting in one of Kathleen’s classes. They paint together regularly and encourage the best in each other.

“Mommy & Me, Hoppy Easter” Painting Class at The Yellow Door Studio – March 27

Have a creative night out with your little one and join us for a parent/child painting class! “Mommy (or Daddy) & Me” classes are for parent and child to attend together. Children 5 and over are welcome. Parents are welcome too, and do not have to paint but must attend and help.

6 to 8 pm. First painter is $45; each additional painter in the same family is $20.

The Yellow Door Studio, 810 N. Llano, is Fredericksburg’s first community arts education center, offering a variety of artistic training for all levels and abilities. Come have fun with us!

6 to 8 pm. $45 per painter. (830) 456-0422

Jewelry Trunk Show at The Secret Garden – January 29-30

Main Street retailer, The Secret Garden, 102 E. Main, will be hosting a jewelry trunk show by Western Vintage Revival.   Hours on Thursday will be 10 am to 5:30 pm.  Hours on Friday will be 10 am to 8 pm.  There will be an evening cocktail reception for the artist and all are welcome.  Hours on Saturday will be 10 am to 6 pm.  At 6 pm, the store will close for a private party where the public is invited for a complimentary dinner with the jewelers and to design and make your own piece of jewelry.  Please bring your own broken china to design your own custom jewelry! Reservations are required for the dinner as seating is limited.  Please call (830) 997-5507 to make your reservation.

Beckendorf Spring Show- May 18

1Don’t miss the annual Spring Show at Charles Beckendorf Gallery, 105 N. Adams Street, on Saturday May 18th from 10am to 5pm. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served throughout the day and the gallery will showcase Spring paintings and prints by Mr. Beckendorf. The gallery is open daily – 10:00-5:00 and Sundays 1:00-5:00.

River Rustic Art Gallery Featured on Texas Country Reporter

Local artist Carlos Moseley, who owns River Rustic Art Gallery at 215A West Main Street, will be featured on Texas Country Reporter this weekend.  Carlos makes amazing art using river rocks he finds all over the country. Check here for the station in your area that carries TCR.  And next time you’re in town, check out Carlos’ gallery, just a few doors down from our office.

Insight Gallery Ribbon Cutting

Insight Gallery recently moved to their new location 214 West Main Street here in Fredericksburg.  Today was the Ribbon Cutting for the Chamber of Commerce.  Although our office is right across the street, it was my first time to see their new look.  WOW!  It is an absolutely beautiful gallery in a two story historic building with 12 foot ceilings and limestone walls making perfect back drop for the timeless art that embellishes the walls.  Insight Gallery offers an array of talented and well known artists in the two level showroom.   A few names include – Nancy Bush, Joan Potter, Lindsay Scott, Mark Haworth, Daniel Gerhartz, Richard Loffler and many, many more.

Insight Gallery is owned by Meredith and David Plesko.  They believe that art in its purest form is truth. The honesty in the fine art you will find at InSight Gallery is tangible.

Every first Friday of the month Insight Gallery is part of a group of Fredericksburg art galleries open until 8:00 pm.  Make your plans for the First Friday Art Walk and visit Insight Gallery plus the many other galleries in Fredericksburg.  Insight Gallery also offers many events showcasing different artists throughout the year.  Visit their website to find the schedule  for 2011.  www.insightgallery.com

Beckendorf Gallery Fall Show

cbgFall is a spectacular time of the year at Charles Beckendorf Gallery in the Texas Hill Country.

Take the scenic drive to Fredericksburg and visit our gallery and enjoy a day in our hometown. You’ll love the drive and you’ll love our cozy, quaint, little town filled with wineries, restaurants, and unique little shops, like our historic Texas gallery filled with amazing art by Texas artist Charles Beckendorf.

Fall Show – Saturday, November 9th, enjoy a glass of wine, a cold beer, and hors d’ oeuvres while you choose your favorite piece of Beckendorf art!  For details, call (830) 997-5955.

“Renewal” Spring Art Show and Reception at Navajo Gallery at Navajo Grill – March 30 to April 1


3 Friends ~ 3 Art Mediums ~ 3 Days

Featuring Katherine Lott’s Acrylic art, Stevie Jo Lake’s Metals, and Deborah Harrington Oil paintings (along with Navajo’s Mike Raymer) will be featured at Navajo Gallery and Navajo Grill, 803 E. Main Street, March 30 to APril 1. There will be an Artists’ Reception Friday, March 30 at 6:00p.m.

Call 830-990-8289 for more information

Guided Art Studio Bike Tour – April 11

Join local art consultant Sherryl Brown on this bicycle tour that will visit 4 artists’ studios (all studios are in the city limits).  An optional lunch at Otto’s will be offered.  Group will meet at the Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 W. San Antonio.  Artists include Finn Alban, Nancy Bush, John Bennett and Jack Kendrick.

9:30 am to noon.  Free. Call (830) 990-9305 for more information.