Juried Art Shows

Wimberley Valley Art League Gallery

Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Rd 12, Wimberley, TX 78676.

Opening Hours

 Monday through Thursday – 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Friday – 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM


Juried Art Show May 16, 2018 – July 17, 2018

Juror – Dennis Darling

Dennis Darling has taught photojournalism, social documentary and graphic design at UT since 1981. Darling has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Bachelors of Visual Arts from Georgia State University. During the last 30 years his work has appeared in numerous publications and has been exhibited nationally and internationally at more than 150 venues. He has published two books of his work: “Desperate Pleasures” and “Chameleon With Camera.”

Darling’s most recent documentary work, a photography series on Holocaust survivors entitled “Families Gone To Ash: Giving voice to the survivors of Terezin” was exhibited at the American Center of the American Embassy at Prague during June and July of 2014.


Best of Show

Cleve Ragan

The Raven

Assemblage – 26 ” x 24″ – $625

2nd Place

Jim McDonald

Water on Stone

Oil on Canvas – 20″ x 24″ – $1,500

3rd Place

Susan Best

Fly Away Dreams

Mixed Media on Canvas – 24″ x 24″ – $575

Honorable Mention

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Juried Gallery

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Also accepted into the show but artwork not pictured are: Caroll Dolezal – View of Annapolis – Watercolor – $275, Dan Richards – I Want To Be There (Furore, Italy) – Photography – $100, Herb Smith – Cerro Castellan, Big Bend NP – Archival Silver-Based Print – $295


2018 Annual Student Art Show, Ages 5 – 18 Years

April 13 – May 14, 2018

Blanco River Academy, Danforth Middle School, Jacob’s Well Elementary, Katherine Ann Porter School, Scudder Primary School,               St. Stephen’s Episcopal School and Wimberley High School

Along with submitting artwork, each student is asked to provide an artist’s statement concerning their inspiration for the piece they created or for their motivation in painting. Kathryn Mendoza from Danforth Middle School says, “Art is a way to express myself without words.  Art’s a way for me to become myself and not who everyone wants me to be.” While Arnold Watson, aged six from Scudder states, “Painting is fun! I like to eat hamburgers, so I painted a hamburger.”

Among the artwork featured is that from Rebeca Hernandez’s  winning entry for the VFW Poster Contest for the July 4 Rodeo. It is the first time a high school student has won this contest.

Note: to view the complete artwork just click on the thumbnail. a larger verison will appear.

Participating Students (Listed Alphabetically)

Watson Arnold, Anna Berry, Katherine Black, Jaden Bowman, Jack Boyle, Lauren Boyle, Lily Brasher, Marissa Broussard, Abigail Burttschell, Deborah Byrd, Grace Byrne, Savannah Cargill, Brieanna Cisneros, Keith Cook, Brock Craigen, Jackson Crumpton, Madison Davis, Anthony DeCarlo, Clay DelaRosa,   Eddie Dennis, Heather Dienst, Nadine Dietrich, Declan Duggan, Hollis Eckols, Luna Everett, Andra Facio, Valeria Garcia, Shiloh Gold, Miles Grant, Coen Grant, Olivia Gray, Jayde Hardee, Isis Harper, Ava Hennessee, Rebeca Hernandez, Mya Hill, Adeena Houle, Amelia Jordan, Hailey Kelly, Raven Kemper, Avery Killian, Maya Lewis, Luis Lopez Cruz, Riley Mauk, Katherine McDaid, Taesha McSweeney, Kamryn Medley, Kathryn Mendoza, Rhiannon Metcalf, Ryan Metcalf, Adele Mial, Vivien Mial, Coy Moeller, Ellie Moreland, William Moreland, Anne Morgan, Micayla Neil, Arianna Nunez, Madeleine Orner, Delaney Parkerson, Brendyn Partain, Piper Pearce, Sophie Pennington, Danni Perez, Javier Portela, Rmilis Quintero, Jesilyn Reyes-Darley,     Sierra Richardson, Gibson Rigby-Cockle, Eli Rinehart, Isabel Rodriguez, Jackson Shinn, Isabella Stump, Finley White, Parker Williams, Baylee Willis, Colt Wright, Tyler Youens

Juried Art Show February 23 – April 9, 2018

Juror: Gil Bruvel

When he was fifteen years of age Gil began studies at an art restoration workshop in Chateaurenard, France; studying under M. Laurent de Montcassin, learning the techniques of Old and Modern Masters as well as art history of the 14th-20th century. Later, he set up his studio in St. Remy de Provence until 1986 when he first made his way to the United States, making it his permanent residence in 1990.

Artist and Filmmaker Alyssa Taylor Wendt, describes him as, “Artist. Sculptor. Creative Force. Dreamer. Visionary. Craftsman. Aesthete. The first seven of many monikers that come to mind when considering the force of will and majesty that is contained in the work and mind of the Wimberley, Texas artist Gil Bruvel.”

Best of Show

Martha Gibson

A Place of Shelter

Mixed Media Assemblage

Sale Price: $325

Second Place

Jim McDonald

Terry’s Sunset

Oil on Panel

Sale Price: $550

Third Place

Herb Smith

Ghost Ranch Bluff

Photography –  Archival Silver-Based Print

Sale Price: $395

Honorable Mention

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Juried Gallery

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 Juried Art Show January 5 – February 19, 2018

Jurist: Jo Williams

Jo Willimas holds signature memberships in Southwestern Watercolor Society since 1991 and the Society of Watercolor Artists. She is also a member of the Kingston National Registry of Who’s Who.  Her work has been exhibited in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions.  She has won a number of awards including Best of Show in the Texas Neighbors Art Competition in Irving and the North Texas Area Art League Annual Juried Exhibition (now VAST) in Denton.  In 2003 Williams and her husband Johnny won the prestigious Denton Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA).

Best of Show

Steve Shellenberger

Don’t Be Afraid – Come Closer

Sale Price: $1,650

Second Place

George Krause

Violin Box

Sale Price: $2,000

 Third Place

Stan Allen

Dallas by Dart – Lamar Street

Sale Price: $650

Honorable Mention

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