Archive for November 28th, 2011

Call for Artists – Texas Highways magazine

We will feature four drives next year that will be featured in Texas Highways magazine, we have three selected as of now.

• Chalk Mountain: Stephenville-Granbury-Glen Rose-Stephenville

• Brownwood-Cross Plains-Rising Star-Comanche- Brownwood

• Del Rio-Past Devils River State Park up to Sonora Ozona-Juno-Comstock-Del Rio.

Texas Highways would like some good photographs taking from along these highways routes to be printed in future publications.
We understand there may not be flowers in these locations this year but if you have flower shots from these locations in your archive feel free to send those.
As you travel if you come across good flower drives please share that information with us.We will look at flowers from other areas if you have them, but having photos from these areas will be a big plus.
Please submit these photos by January 1st 2012, Would prefer DVD’s and please include location info in your metadata. For my editing workflow purposes please do not assume that a labeled folder without embedded metadata is sufficient.
Mail to:

Griff Smith @ Texas Highways
P.O. Box 141009
Austin, TX 78714-1009


Call for Artists – Texas Emerging Student Artists

Rising Eyes of Texas 2012

an annual exhibition for graduate and undergraduate students emerging in the visual arts

The 5th Annual Rising Eyes of Texas exhibition seeks emerging student artists from across the state.
Past jurors have included Kelly Klaasmeyer of Glasstire and Risa Puleo of the Blanton Art Museum in Austin. This year’s juror has not been determined.


This year’s prize awards include $500 First Prize, $300 Second Prize, $200 Third Prize and honorable mentions.

NEW: Rising Eyes 2012 will also include the Rockport Center for the Arts Student Residency Award, allowing a student to spend time in Rockport (with provided housing and a small stipend) developing a small solo show for our Garden Gallery in late summer.


Currently at the Fort Worth Contemporary – Angus Fairhurst – until December 15th

Angus Fairhurst
A Couple of Differences Between Thinking and Feeling

(below text taken from the Fort Worth Contemporary website)

Angus Fairhurst (October 4, 1966 – March 29, 2008), a critically acclaimed yet often more low-profiled member of the Young British Artists, was a thoughtful, playful artist with a deceptively dark and doleful sensibility, along with a strong appreciation of humor and the absurd. He attended Goldsmiths College with Damien Hirst, one of his closest friends, and was in the seminal British DIY group show Freeze, organized by those classmates in 1988.

Over is his career, Fairhurst worked in video, installation, photography, painting, and sound, and the image of a gorilla was a repeated motif in his work.

Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate gallery, said:

“Angus Fairhurst was always deprecating about his own talent, but he made some of the most engaging, witty and perceptive works of his generation and was an enormously influential friend of other British artists who came to prominence in the early nineties.”

Tarleton Art Society Art Auction – December 4th

poster design by Christine Pritchett

The student organization TAS will have an auction of student artworks with the proceeds going children and animals in need.  Stop by and help your fellow students, the art society, and a good cause!

Where: Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery

When: December 4th, from 5pm to 8pm

check out the Tarleton Art Society Facebook page