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Jill Robinson – Monday General Meeting, 3/11/19


Jill Robinson, an accomplished basket and gourd artist will share her work and her work processes with us at our next general meeting – Monday (3/11/19) from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm a the Wimberley Community Center.

Jill works out of her home studio here in the Wimberley area.   She is an active member of her local guild, Hill Country Weavers, as well as several state guilds, including the Texas Basket Weavers Association.   Jill’s work can be seen at exhibits and art shows in Texas and you can find her teaching locally and at conventions all over the United States.

Eight or nine years ago, Jill got interested in gourds.  She has started by taking a gourd class here and there at basket events, and eventually found herself attending the Wuertz Gourd Festival and taking classes with gourd artists from across the nation.  Color, carving, texture, naturals – Jill was hooked!

And when you see her work you’ll be hooked too! 





Juried Art Show January 8, 2019

Juried Art Show January 8, 2019 – February 19, 2019

 Juror – Joseph Hammer, Painter

Juror’s Statement

Let me begin by thanking Martha Gibson and the exhibition volunteers for asking me to juror the show. I must say jurying this show had its challenges, because each one of these works was wonderful.

I commend every artist that submitted, accepted or not. It takes great courage and humility to be willing to place your works on display and to be “judged” by a peer on whether you will be placed in an exhibition, or whether you’ll receive a commendation, or not.
All of the exhibition veterans are familiar with this process, understand this is a subjective situation and that a juror’s decisions are “in the moment” and could change on another day. However, I didn’t take this task lightly, and I made sure I gave equal consideration to each work during my initial review, just as I did during my second and third pass.
My initial review was the “in the moment” initial excitement of the work that pulled me into the artist’s mind quickly. Did it “speak” to me? Is it enough to make it to the next round of review? Where’s the “wow” factor? During my next review, I looked at the technical skills, application and composition. My final review was of the whole exhibit once more to verify my initial reviews. Here, I made some changes in selections. At this point I begin to select my actual Honorable Mention pieces. I then selected my third-place selection. Then I spent quite a few minutes reviewing before finally choosing the Best in Show and second-place pieces.
This was for me a very humbling experience for which I have a deep appreciation.
The WVAL amazes me in the size of its membership, the number of its annual projects, and the dedication of its members. Your energy and enthusiasm permeated my day, and I am grateful for the experience!

Joseph Hammer


Phil Shroyer      Laid Back Lion

Second Place            Tim Leibrock   Team USA

Third  Place              Danny Jones   Trail Talk 

Honorable Mention

Tom Bender    What’s Playing

 Martha Gibson  A Perfect World

  Jim McDonald  The Golden Hour

 J.J. Priour  Open Arms

Marnie Silcocks     Storm Over Quidi Vidi Fishing Village

Alyssa Surabian  Generations of Love

February 2019 Gallery Show

WVAL Members Juried Show
February 20, 2019 Through April 8, 2019
Juror: Rachel Wolfson
Austin, Texas

Curator:  Herb Smith




George Krause                                Cross  

Second Place      



  Peggy Snodgrass                         Utopia

Third Place        


Tom Bender                                    After Dark

Honorable Mention 

Margaret Fallatta: Frass
Susan Metcalfe:The Short Cut
Sue Dee Pirkle: Harvey
Kim Springer-Smith: Evangelisme Botanique
Tom Wiley:Approaching Storm
Pam Williams: Our Lady of Guadalupe


More Pieces on Display

Gallery Committee

Chairperson: Martha Gibson

Deborah Elliott, Kathie Carlson, Kaye Collins , Katherine Evans, Irma Gros, Judy Guimont ,

Myra Allen, Pamela Lamoureux, Herb Smith, Peggy Snodgrass, Trisha McWaters,

Pat Haggerton, Jennifer Morris, P. Cleve Ragan, Alyssa Surabian

Gallery Hanging Committee

Stan Allen, Cheryl Elms, Judy Guimont, Maurice Guimont,

Allen Heydman, Ginger Heydman, Tim Leibrock, Roger McBee,

Jim McJunkin, Winifred Simon,

Steve Shellenberger, Herb Smith, Ronnie Weeks

Monday: Kim Springer-Smith

imageKim Springer-Smith, a multi discipline award winning artist

Kim Springer-Smith, a multi discipline award winning artist

Monday, February 11th at 6:30, Kim Springer-Smith, a multi discipline award winning artist, will share her art and her story with the WVAL membership. Please maker plans to attend, you’ll be glad you did.

Kim Springer-Smith is an American award-winning painter and printmaker.  She is a former Artist-in-Residence for the State of Oklahoma in the U.S.A., and also a former adjunct professor of art at several universities in central Oklahoma.

After completing her Master’s Degree, she embarked on a trip to Mauritania & Senegal—a journey that would influence and change her art completely.  The colors and contrasts of West Africa were exhibited in a series of large pastel drawings entitled “Coleurs d’Afrique”, which became a strong artistic and commercial success.  This series of drawings would continue to influence her artwork from that time forward.

Springer-Smith’s art has always reflected her deep interest in human archetypes and symbols, botanical objects, flowers & plants, sexuality, mythology and the female figure.  All of these come together in a unique and innovative style within her multi-faceted work.

Arts Fest 2019!

Wimberley Arts Fest 2019 April 27th-28th! 

Wimberley Arts Fest 2019 art work by Lynn Myers

Artwork by Lynn Myers

Wimberley Arts Fest is a production of the Wimberley Valley Art League, whose purpose is to promote the arts and artists in Wimberley and the Central Hill Country of Texas. We are a very active group with over 200 artist/members. Please check out our website: ​For more information, contact ​Wimberley Arts Fest, PO Box 172, Wimberley, TX 78676

Next Gallery Show Feb 20th

WVAL Members Juried Exhibition

February 20, 2019  Through April 8, 2019

Juror: Rachel Wolfson


Austin, Texas

Awards:  Best in Show $200, Second Place $100, Third Place $50

Up to 6 honorable mentions are possible


Tuesday, February 19- 8:00-11:00am – Deliver Entriesto the Wimberley Community Center, 14070 RR 12, at the intersection of River Road.  No entries will be accepted after 11 the jury process will have begun.

Tuesday, February 19– 1:00-2:00pm– Return to Community Center to Pick Up Unselected Entries.

THURSDAY  NOTE  NEW RECEPTION DATE, February 21- 5:00-7:00pm– Opening and Artist’s Champagne Reception– Community Center

Monday, April 8 -8:00-11:00amPick Up Artwork at Community Center

Prospectus-February , 2019Show (1)

100 for $100 Benefit for BBPTX

Calling, all WVAL Artists! BOLD BEAUT PROJECT WAS Good time to clean out your art studios, closets, attics and creative corners! We want to help raise money to help support the Bold Beauty Project by having a 100 for $100 Art Sale! We need your donated artwork which will be displayed at Art on 12. Each piece will be sold for $100. Please bring your artwork to ART on 12.

Good time to clean out your art studios, closets, attics and creative corners!
We want to help raise money to help support the Bold Beauty Project by having a 100 for $100 Art Sale! We need your donated artwork which will be displayed at Art on 12. Each piece will be sold for $100.
Please bring your artwork to ART on 12.
We will start collecting artwork on December 26th.
Saturday, January 12th, Second Saturday Gallery Trail, we will be serving refreshments, to promote our art sale for Bold Beauty Project. Artwork will be on display and available for purchase the entire month of January if you are unable to attend on January 12th.
BOLD BEAUTY PROJECT TEXAS is a visual arts exhibition
by award-winning photographers, that features women with varying disabilities, who face life with courage and grace. For more information about Bold Beauty Project, visit  or

Susan Raine  – Next General Meeting – Jan 14

Susan Raine  says:

I believe in channeling my creative urges to produce unique works of art. The inspiration for my work comes from nature in the form of composition, color and mood. My latest passion is developing abstracts and overcoming the fear of creating really big mistakes. This is how I start the process.

I do not expect to complete a painting in an hour, it takes time for me to find solutions.
I will be showing the process and taking a few risks, knowing eventually that it will work out.

Materials I will be using
• brushes – big cheap
• credit cards
• palette knives
• unprimed cradled board – no one wants to pay for frames
• acrylic paint
• charcoal,
• water soluble pencils
• oil pastels
• newspaper
• brayer
• gesso or glue

Christmas Party

Come Join us ash the Cypress Falls Event Center: 6:30 pm. Christmas Party

Bring a Side Dish!

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January 2019 Juried Gallery Show

Click Here for Prospectus-January , 2019 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 8 Friday, January 11 January 9 through February 19
Joseph Hammer, our juror for January

Joseph Hammer, our juror for January