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Wimberley is now a Texas Cultural District

Look! Wimberley is now one of 28 Texas cities that is designated by the State as a Cultural District. Yipee!

The town of Wimberley, located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, has been known as an arts enclave for decades. Many people choose to live in Wimberley because of its creative vibe and cultural energy. Wimberley Valley Art League is proud to be a part of this beautiful town and to represent over 200 of its members in shows and special events. We are a happening group of creative souls!

April Meeting Features Maxine Price

Maxine Price is a long-time WVAL member who is having success in multiple galleries, including Gallery on the Square in Wimberley. She is a savvy marketer of her work and will discuss her approach to “being seen.”

Price received her BFA degree in Art from the University of Texas at Austin and over her career has pursued various aspects of art including being a book designer, a fashion illustrator, an interior designer, a graphic artist, a portrait artist and a painter showing in numerous galleries and juried shows in the Southwestern United States. Many of her portraits hang on the campuses of The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, and St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio. Her original oil paintings are in numerous corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Mexico, England, Germany, Japan and Bermuda.

While still doing an occasional portrait, Price decided in 1992 to make creative painting a full time pursuit and began a journey of experimentation and exploration, working with various mediums including watercolor, acrylics and liquid inks. Several years ago, during a visit to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, she began noticing abstract patterns in the ancient walls and began a series of abstract paintings, in oils with palette knife, inspired by the colors and textures of old San Miguel. Thus began a love affair with oils, the palette knife and abstraction that continues today.

MAXINE WILL DEMO HER PAINTING STYLE AND WILL MAKE HER PAINTING AVAILABLE AT SILENT AUCTION AT ART 0N 12, BEGINNING ABOUT APRIL 20TH. PROCEEDS FROM THE AUCTION WILL BENEFIT LILLI PELL FOR MEDICAL COSTS.

Cool Art Show 2017

The Hottest Artists in Town will be at The Cool Art Show and Sale!

It’s our annual show and sale by all 40 of the best WVAL artists. Instead of holding it during the holiday season as we have in the past, we will hold it on July 7-8-9. A reception will be held on Friday evening, July 7th. Franko the Ice Man is coming to give us a live demonstration of how he converts a block of ice into our little penguin. How fun! How cool!  Throughout the weekend, we’ll be serving free shave ice. A special section of the show will be devoted to art that makes you feel cool, and these pieces will be voted on by the public for “People’s Choice.”  We have also dreamed up a little interactive game to get you involved with the art and possibly win a raffle prize.

Be sure to stop in and see how cool art can be! Here are the hours:  Friday, 10 to 7:30; reception begins at 5:00. Saturday, 10 to 5 and Sunday, noon to 4.

 ARTISTS AND VOLUNTEERS:  Please download the schedule  to see when you need to be at your coolest during the show.

Arts Fest 2017

WVAL Arts Fest on April 22-23, 2017…It will be bigger and better than ever!

Years ago, it was a small show of WVAL artists. Now Arts Fest is a big juried show of 115 artists from all across the U.S.. 2017 Arts Fest will be held at the beautiful Waters Point Retreat at Rio Bonito which is right on the Blanco River. It will be bigger and better than ever! Save the dates:  April 22-23, 2017.

Arts Fest Site