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January 2019 Juried Gallery Show

Joseph Hammer is our juror for January. This is a link to the Davis Gallery in Austin.  He has had several exhibitions there.
Hanging Day Reception Show duration
Wednesday, January 9 Friday, January 11 January 9 through February 19
Joseph Hammer, our juror for January

Joseph Hammer, our juror for January

Next Juried Gallery Show

Our Juror for October 30this Pat Moberley Moore. Pat lives in San Leon on the Galveston Bay, South of Houston.

As a sculptor in bronze, clay, limestone, metal and glass, Pat Moberley Moore’s sculptures are about capturing emotion in 3-D.  Of her work she says, “My vision is not political, nor do I care to look at the darker side of ourselves or our world.  I endeavor to speak to the inner life and to the beauty of the earth and her charges. “

She has a BFA and a BS in Education from the University of Houston and has studied with such notables as Eugene Daub, Lincoln Fox, Bruno Lucchesi, and Sandy Scott.  Pat has been in many exhibitions, both juried and invitational and has received high awards. Her work is in numerous collections, including Former First Ladies Roslyn Carter, Nancy Regan, and Barbara Bush; Willie Nelson and Walter Cronkite.

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Fall Show and Sale: Second Nature

The work is underway on our Fall Show & Sale on November 2-4 with the theme of “Second Nature”.  All WVAL members who participate are urged to enter at least one piece pertaining to this theme for a People’s Choice Award. This is in addition to the artwork entered into the show.

For those scratching their head on what “Second Nature” may mean it is simply our interpretation of nature from a second-hand perspective.  Actual nature is “First Nature” and our visual interpretation of it is “Second Nature”.

We are excited about all the possibilities. 

The Particulars

Who & What: A WVAL Members Only, Non-Juried Art Show

What Else?  The WVAL Board voted to reduce commissions paid on sales during the show from 30% – 10%

Where: Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Rd 12, Wimberley, TX 78676

When: Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4

Deadline for Entering: October 24, 2018

Entry Fee for WVAL Member Artist for Show & Sale: $40.00 for members entering by October 15, 2018

$45.00 for members entering after October 15, 2018

All slots have been filled for the 2018 Show & Sale! Thanks for your interest!


  • Thursday, November 1, 1:00-4:00 pm — Set-up
    • 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Artists deliver their artwork to the Community Center
  • Friday, November 2, 12:00-5:00 pm — Set-up
  • Friday, November 2, 5:00-8:00 pm  — Opening Reception
  • Saturday, November 3, 9:00-10:00 am —  Opening Prep
  • Saturday, November 3, 10:00- 5:00 pm —  Show & Sale
  • Sunday, November 4, 11:00 am– 12:00 pm — Opening Prep
  • Sunday, November 4, 12:00 am– 4:00 pm — Show & Sale
  • Sunday, November 4, 4:00-7:00 pm — Breakdown & Clean-up

 You must pick up your work between 4:00-7:00 pm on Sunday.  There is no storage facility.


  1. This is a non-juried exhibit. Entry is available to all active members of WVAL in good standing for the past 3 months prior to the show & sale.
  2. Participants must volunteer for a 3-hour minimum work shift on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday in order to participate.
  3. Members may submit 4 pieces for hanging and maximum 20 unframed pieces in one self-provided bin or rack. Jewelry and 3D artists will be provided with one 6” table and black tablecloth and will be responsible for their area and display.  Jewelry and 3D pieces are not limited in number as long as they fit on the one table provided.
  4. All artists are asked to submit at least one piece pertaining to the theme. This year’s theme is Second Nature.
  5. Art subject matter should be appropriate for all ages. Wimberley Community Center is a family-friendly venue.  Gallery committee reserves the right to reject any artwork because of its subject matter.
  6. Only original artwork, including fine art prints, photographs, and digital art signed by the artist will be accepted. All artwork must have been created entirely by the artist.
  7. All artwork must be dry to touch. Two-dimensional art should be framed or unframed with finished edges – no visible staples.  Because of space limitations, art must be no larger than 96” height and width combined.  Artwork labels will be provided by the league for each artist’s four hanging 2D pieces only.  All others must be labeled by the artist.
  8. All artwork must be for sale and prices may not be changed after entry. WVAL will collect, report, and pay the sales taxes to the State of Texas.  WVAL will retain 10% commission with 90% going to the artist (this is a change from past years).  The artists will receive their checks by mail within a month from the end of the show & sale.  All sales will take place at the main sales desk.  Each item sold will be recorded on the artist’s inventory sheet.

Please click on the following link to register for this year’s Show and Sale.

All slots have been filled for the 2018 Show & Sale! Thanks for your interest!


When delivering your art to the Community Center on Thursday afternoon, please fill out the following form with the information requested!

Show & Sale Labels – WORD

Show & Sale Labels – PDF

Thank you, if you need more information please email me at

Nancy Elliott


The Texas Bold Beauty Project

Bold Beauty Project of Texas

The Bold Beauty Project was started over a decade ago in Florida as a way to highlight women with disabilities and to celebrate their courage and beauty. A number of exhibits have taken place since then, including in Washington D.C. and in Philadelphia. Now the Wimberley Valley Art League is bringing it to Texas! Already, hard at work are many of the talented photographers of the Art League as well as some additional recruits. The goal is to build a body of about 20 large scale fine art photographs, and display them throughout the State, starting with Wimberley!

The plan is to show the photo exhibit at The Messina Inn in Wimberley for the “grand opening” on Friday, January 11th. Then the exhibit will move on to San Marcos’ Walker Gallery in the City Activity Center where it will hang for two months. During this time, the exhibit will also be hung at the Austin City Hall with monthly receptions throughout the year. We are beginning talks with the gallery in the Texas State Capitol and hope to display there in the April timeframe. Additional plans are to move the exhibit to San Antonio and other points in Texas as we surface availability. We are expecting a number of dignitaries will attend our openings and we are in touch with the Governor’s scheduler.

This is a big project for WVAL and will bring much notoriety to the League and to Wimberley. If you would like to help with this very worthwhile project, contact Bob Cook or Jan Fitzhugh. We will be looking for people to help with the logistics for the exhibits, being docents at the Messina Inn for 3 hour shifts, working as greeters during the receptions, helping to locate galleries in Houston and DFW, assisting Tom Wiley with public relations, and probably more tasks that we haven’t yet defined. Everyone can be included.

Currently Art League members are searching for more models of diversity, including age, race and type of disability. If you know of anyone who would like to be included, please contact Bob Cook at Bob is serving as the “commander” of this project, which already includes at least 25 WVAL members.

Studio Tour 2018 Information

September 29, 2018 – September 30, 2018

The times for the tour are 10:00-5:00 Saturday and 12:00-5:00 Sunday

Studio Tour 2018 MAP

Studio Tour 2018 MAP

Studio Tour 2018 Post Card

Studio Tour 2018 Post Card

2018_Studio_tour_Post_Card PDF Download

General Meeting 10/8: Jenny Granberry for Golden

October 8th, 6:30pm. Our program will feature Jenny Granberry who is a working artist and educational representative for Golden products. Join us to learn about the different types of pigments, how to extend your paint, manipulating it’s viscosity, and the textural effects you can get from gels and pastes. The program starts at 6:30 in the Community Center – or come at 6:00 and find out how everyone spent their summer!

Studio Tour Coming

More info to come!   Save the dates:   September 29th – 30th

September Gallery Show

WVAL Members Juried Exhibition
September 11, 2018 Through October 30, 2018
Juror: Mark Smith, PhD
Gallery Owner & Artist
Johnson City, Texas
Awards: Best in Show $200, Second Place $100, Third Place $50
Up to 6 honorable mentions are possible

Tuesday, September 11- 8:00-11:00am – Deliver Entries to the Wimberley Community Center, 14070 RR 12, at the intersection of River Road. No entries will be accepted after 11 a.m. as the jury process will have begun.
Tuesday, September 11– 1:00-2:00pm – Return to Community Center to Pick Up Unselected Entries.
Friday, September 14- 5:00-7:00pm – Opening and Artist’s Champagne Reception – Community Center
Tuesday, October 30-8:00-11:00am – Pick Up Artwork at Community Center

Get entry form PDF Here

Get Word Doc Here


Next Juried Gallery Show

WVAL Members Juried Exhibition

July 18 , 2018 Through September 11, 2018
Juror: Margo Handwerker
Director of Galleries at Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas
Awards: Best in Show $200, Second Place $100, Third Place $50
Up to 6 honorable mentions are possible


Tuesday, July 17- 8:00-11:00am – Deliver Entries to the Wimberley Community Center, 14070 RR 12, at the intersection of River Road. No entries will be accepted after 11 a.m. as the jury process will have begun.
Tuesday, July 17– 1:00-2:00pm – Return to Community Center to Pick Up Unselected Entries.
Friday, July 20- 5:00-7:00pm – Opening and Artist’s Champagne Reception – Community Center
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 -8:00-11:00am – Pick Up Artwork at Community Center

Download PDF Entry Form Here

Download Word Doc Here

May Gen. Meeting with Jeffrey Dell

Jeffrey Dell, Graphic Artist

Jeffrey Dell, Graphic Artist

Artist’s Statement: I have been thinking about what should be in the lecture. I’m going to talk less as an absolute authority and more as an artist who has encountered many of the glories and struggles of color. I will talk some about Joseph Albers and other influential colorists. I will also talk about things I have learned in teaching color, addressing misconceptions and mistakes we all make as we begin to use it.
As an artist and teacher, I like to talk at least some about the physics of color and light. This doesn’t always have a direct bearing on making images, but it does get you to really question what you’re seeing. I do believe understanding some of the physics of light has helped me think about warm vs cool colors, about how to integrate local vs atmospheric colors, and other stuff. Understanding the basics of physics is also just fun and rewarding. I’ll likely introduce this tension between a science-based understanding of color vs an artist-based understanding as beginning with Goethe vs Newton.
I’ll also address additional aspects that help explain how humans perceive color (biology, culture, neuro-science).
Lastly, I am a practical person as well as one who loves the complex. So I’ll also offer my general “rules of thumb” for using color effectively in making images.
May 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wimberley Community Center
14068 Ranch Rd 12
Wimberley, TX 78676