Past 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 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


Juried Art Show November 2, 2018 – January 8, 2019

Juror – Pat Moberley Moore, Sculptor

As a sculptor in bronze, clay, limestone, metal and/or glass, Pat Moberley Moore’s sculptures are about capturing emotion in 3-D.  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.

Juror’s Award

Danny Jones

Dias Mejores (Better Days)

My Handmade Paper with Charcoal Image – 8 x 13 – $550

Best of Show

Pam Williams

In the spirit of Miles Davis

Bronze – 20 x 14 x 12 – $3,400

2nd Place

Tom Bender

Mirror Image

Oil – 24 x 20 – $395

3rd Place

J.J. Priour

With the Flow

Limestone and Glass – 12 x 18 – $1,750

Honorable Mention

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Other Juried Show Selections

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Also accepted into the September Juried Art Show but not pictured are: Pat Haggerton, P. Cleve Ragan, Dan Richards, Curtis Scott, Chris Weaver, and Ronnie Weeks

 Juried Art Show September 14, 2018 – October 30, 2018

Juror – Mark Smith, PhD

Gallery Owner and Artist, Johnson City, Texas. Mark Smith has over thirty-five years of experience in modern and contemporary art. He has forged a dual career in higher education and in private business. Armed with a PhD in the history and criticism of art from the University of Texas at Austin, Smith has served as an art department chairman, an associate dean of fine arts, and a teacher of art history and studio art.

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Also accepted into the September Juried Art Show but not pictured are: Danny Jones for El Tiempo Mueve Sin Pausa (Time Moves Without Pause) and Umbria;  Dan Richards for Lifetime of Memories-Orvieto, Italy and Outside My Window-Murano, Italy.


Juried Art Show July 20, 2018 – September 10, 2018

Juror – Margo Handwerker

Margo Handwerker is the gallery director at the Texas State University Galleries in San Marcos. Formerly she was a Critical Studies lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA. She holds an MA in art history, theory, and criticism from SAIC and an MA in architectural history and theory from Princeton University.

Also Accepted into the show but not pictured are: Benjamin Matthews – Provence – Acrylic – $175; Alec McKelvey – Dublin Castle – Conte Crayon – $600;  Janice Mullenax – Prickly Pear Blooms – Photography Silver Gelatin Print – $140;  Janice Mullenax – Lurking Photography C-print – $160.

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

Juror – Dennis Darling

Dennis Darling has been teaching photojournalism, social documentary and graphic design at UT  for the past 37 years. 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.” His 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.


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.

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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.”

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).

First, Second, Third Place and Honorable Mention

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