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Michael Hearne, “Sight and Sound”

February Meeting – Monday, February 12, 6:30 p.m.

On February 12, we will host a very special evening with singer-songwriter Michael Hearne. In 2001, Hearne produced an album entitled “Sight and Sound” – a musical composition that used the work of a dozen northern New Mexico artists as inspiration. He has agreed to share the stories behind the art that inspired his music at our February meeting in Johnson Hall at the Community Center. Michael Hearne is nationally known and continues touring throughout Texas and the southwest, recently relocating to Kyle. Mark your calendars now for this one-of-a-kind evening!

Michael Hearne is a very accomplished musician who has lived in Texas, Nashville and New Mexico.  While living in the Taos area of New Mexico, he and a friend came up with a concept that led them on an incredible journey where music meets fine art. They chose several works of art from local artists for the project, interviewed the artists and wrote a song about each piece. The result was a wonderful CD entitled Sight & Sound.  Fortunately for us, Michael now lives in Kyle. On February 12, 2018, we will project images of the art so that Michael can tell us the story of what about them was inspirational and then he will sing the song written about it.  Come join us for a very special evening of Sight and Sound. Donations are welcome.


Bob Cook on Photographing Art

January Meeting – Monday, January 8, 6:30 p.m.

On January 8th,, we’ll kick off the new year with our own Bob Cook. Come learn some professional photography tips on lighting and Bob’s perspective on how best to capture great images of your artwork to use in print and on websites. Come a little early and enjoy some socializing before the meeting starts.

Jan Gallery Show

WVAL Members Juried Exhibition
January 3, 2018 through February 20, 2018
Juror: Jo Williams
Artist and Instructor
Denton, Texas

Awards: Best in Show $200, Second Place $100, Third Place $50
Up to 6 honorable mentions are possible


Tuesday, January 2– 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, January 2– 1:00-2:00pm – Return to Community Center to Pick Up Unselected Entries.

Friday, January 5- 5:00-7:00pm – Opening and Artist’s Champagne Reception – Community Center

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -8:00-11:00am – Pick Up Artwork at Community Center


Steve Shellenberger Presents

At the Nov. General Meeting Steve Shellenberger Presented
If you have seen his work, it is the most complex but organic wood sculpture. Steve will explain his process with video accompaniment.

For most of his life Steve has been involved with many different art mediums. Starting out focusing on drawing and oil painting he moved on to photography and acrylics. His interests have expanded to include pen and ink, computer generated art as well as print making and other mediums. Currently his focus is on creating dimensional organic wooden forms emphasizing color, pattern and texture.

After graduating from Lamar University, he taught art and industrial arts for 7 years before starting a career at Dow Chemical in Lake Jackson, Texas. After transferring to Midland, Michigan, he retired from Dow after working in the environmental, health, and safety area for 27 years.

Basically self taught, he has taken graduate level art classes at both North Texas University and University of Houston. In addition he has attended two Art New England summer workshops at Bennington College.

He attributes his exploration of so many different art mediums to his curiosity and just finding joy in the process of creating. He looks forward to not only expanding his current creations in wood but to future experiences wherever his curiosity may take him.

He has been happily married for 45 years and has one son.

Steve Shellenberger

Steve Shellenberger

Donna Bland – Next Speaker

Monday, Oct. 9th, Donna Bland  will be our guest speaker….   6:30pm.

Donna Bland, Artist

Impressionistic Original Oil Paintings

Donna Bland lives and paints in the Austin, Texas area.  She has been an artist all her life starting in kindergarten.  Painting daily in her studio, plein air or teaching a workshop, subjects are unlimited.  Donna loves to learn, create and share what she has experienced in finishing a painting.  No words to describe the joy in painting outdoors in the Texas Hill Country, Colorado or Mexico.

My passion is creating an oil painting that reminds someone of a special moment, place or person in their lives.

When she first started painting in Georgia,  Donna was taught to paint scenes that interested her.  Painting what interest her adds a feeling of excitement into her painterly strokes.  Painting outdoors (en Plein Aire) is a wonderful way to study light and shadow as the day unfolds.  Painting a portrait is especially fun because I get to know the people or create a scene from a person’s life.  “From outdoor scenes, to portraits, to still life – I love it all,”    Each canvas is the opportunity to create a new design made of various colors and shapes.  It is  truly a blessing to be an artist and share people’s experiences, culture and dreams through art.

She formally studied art at The Student Art League of New York, Scottsdale School of Art, University of Georgia and Tyler Jr. College in Texas.  And, has been fortunate to paint with modern day masters throughout the United States as well as Europe.   Continuing to study and read works by John Singer Sargent, Nicolai Fechin, Joaquin Sorolla and Emile Gruppe’ lends it’s influence in her work.

Studio Tour – Sept. 23- & 24

Studio Tour Sept 23-24, 2017
Come visit Local Artist’s Studio. We have 18 artists at 8 studio locations. Click on the Map to get a printable image of the map. Note that the map has enlargements for directions to some locations.

2017 Studio Tour Map