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.

First Friday Art Walk – April 3

First Friday Art Walk in Fredericksburg, TexasOn the first Friday of every month, 9 art galleries keep their doors open late to show off  the finest in regional, national & international art being displayed in a beautiful Texas Hill Country setting.  Along with the art, each gallery serves local wines from Becker Vineyards, Torre di Pietra and others, and some offer live entertainment.  For schedule of events, visit the First Friday Art Walk website.

“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.

Hsin-Yao Tseng Art Show at InSight Gallery – March 30 to April 10

Winner of countless artistic awards of excellence, Mr. Tseng is garnering the attention of the art world and making a sensational name for himself at the young age of 29. His exquisite compositions and fresh approach to urban cityscapes signal a contemporary edge while honoring traditional Western technique. Mr. Tseng will travel from San Francisco to Fredericksburg for the opening reception on April 3 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.

InSight Gallery is at 214 W. Main. Call (830) 997-9921 for more information.