Great American Landscapes National Show at Whistle Pik Galleries – April 2 to May 26

“Oh beautiful, for spacious skies…” and for those artists who can capture the beauty of our country in their paintings and sculptures. This show will remind you of just how gorgeous our “land of the free and home of the brave” is. Mark you calendars now and plan a trip to Fredericksburg for Whistle Pik Galleries spring show and some hill country wildflowers.

Artists featured in this event include painters: Michael Albrechtsen, André Balyon, David Mensing, Bill Mittag, Robert Moore, Kay Northup, Robert Peters, Jerry Ricketson, Bill Sawczuk, Matt Smith, Phil Starke, Michael Untiedt, Bernard Vetter, and Sara Winters. Bronze sculptors: George Northup, Sandy Scott and Sherry Salari Sander.

There will be an Opening Wine Reception during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg – Friday, April 6 from 6 to 8. Several artists will be on hand for a meet and greet. Join them for a glass of Grape Creek Vineyard wine and treats from Clear River!

For more information, please visit www.whistlepik.com.

Art & Vino Painting Class at The Yellow Door Studio – January 27

Are you looking for an easy way to explore your creative side and have a fun night out with friends? Art and Vino is the answer! Grab a friend and a bottle of wine and come paint with us! All supplies are provided, as are experienced local artists and teachers, Jill Holland and Shannon Birchum, who lead you step-by-step through the process of recreating the featured artwork. The theme for the January class is “Love You to the Moon”. The Yellow Door Studio 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 at 810 N. Llano. $45 per painter. Call (830) 456-0422 for more information.

“Slow Burn – Painting with Fire” Art Show at Artisans – April 5- 20

Showcasing the latest original works by pyrography artist Kathleen Marie of Johnson City at Artisans at Rocky Hill, 234 West Main.  Opening reception on April 5 from 5 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. Call 830-990-8160 for more information

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.

“Feeding Frenzy” Art Show at Fredericksburg Art Guild – November 7-30

See how members of the Fredericksburg Art Guild, 308 East Austin, artistically interpret “consumption”!  Opening reception on November 7 from 4 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. Call (830) 997-4949 for more information.

“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.

“Texas Pride” Art Show at Fredericksburg Art Guild – March 7-20

Members of the Fredericksburg Art Guild, 308 E. Austin, reflect on their pride in our State.  Opening reception from 4 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. Call 830-997-4949 for details.

Eat. Drink. Be Inspired. Hill Country Film Society Fundraiser – January 30

Third annual event that will feature the documentary short film The One Who Builds and presentation/Q&A with co-director, Hillary Pierce. The One Who Builds tells the story of the life and works of Dr. Omer Omer, once a Sudanese refugee, now an American citizen who is paying it forward as the director of a refugee resettlement organization in Greensboro, North Carolina. To be held at Hoffman Haus, 608 E. Creek, and offering Pedernales Brewing Company beer, wine and sensational bites from Otto’s. Proceeds benefit the Hill Country Film Society, sponsor of the annual Hill Country Film Festival. Call (830) 997-6739 for more information.

6:30 pm. $125 per couple; $75 per individual.

“Christmas Show” Art Show at RS Hanna Gallery – November 15 to December 20

GalleryW_Logo_TextCelebrate those you love with a gift they will cherish through the years. Fine original works, large and small, that speak to the heart all year long. Nationally and internationally recognized painters, sculptors, and fine jewelry makers along with heirloom signed furniture and art glass. Reception on December 5 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.

RS Hanna Gallery is at 208 S. Llano. Call (830) 307-3071 for more information.

“The New Old Guard” Art Show at Insight Gallery – November 7-23

“The New Old Guard, Heirs Apparent to the Traditional Art World”. In one of the most dynamic and powerful shows of 2014, these young talents give us a glimpse of the bright future of Fine Art in the representational art world. Featuring works from Kyle Polzin, Mary Qian, Kyle Sims, Josh Elliott, Scott Tallman Powers, Brent Cotton, G Russell Case, Scott Burdick, JoAnne Peralta, Glenn Dean, Tony Pro and Logan Maxwell Hagege. Art lovers and collectors from far and wide will anticipate this standout show. All pieces to be sold by draw. Opening reception on November 7 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.

InSight Gallery is at 214 W. Main St. Call (830) 997-9920 for details.