The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Gallery Verde, 417 S.Oakes
This commercial building was constructed in the early 1920's and over the years has been the location of a number of retail businesses. The property had gone into severe decline and virtual abandonment until 2002 when it was acquired by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. In a joint venture with the Upper Colorado River Authority, the museum restored this building and for over seven years it was used as an education center by the UCRA. The museum will now operate an art gallery at this location. In recognition of the numerous environmentally based exhibitions and programs that have taken place here, we have decided to name the space Gallery Verde.
Gallery Verde is looked upon as a gallery of the museum and is to be used to highlight the work of outstanding individuals, groups and contemporary collections. Exhibitions in Gallery Verde will provide educational content, inspiration and information to the community in accordance with the museum's mission. The gallery space is meant to create awareness in all aspects of environmental knowledge including human social interaction and concerns. Artists, groups and collections are expected to be of the highest qualities and presented professionally.
Our premier exhibit features over forty works created by leading artists from around the country who participate in the museum's first national "En Plein Air" competition. Fittingly the artists have reflected on the constructed as well as natural environments of our region.
If you are interested in exhibiting your work and feel your work meets the above criteria, please contact Shaydee Watson at 325-653-3333. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mental • "An examination of inner states"
January 17, 2020 • Exhibit Opening
5:30 - 9 pm
January 18 · 10 am - 4 pm
I have always been interested in psychology and psychological disorders along with cartography and maps — two very diverse areas of study. I hadn’t considered combining these interests until I began this body of work. In terms of class, similarities I’ve observed are the ease of accessibility or lack thereof, to both quality of psychological care and the capability to move freely geographically. Public opinion also focuses on an individual’s connection and ability to achieve either of these. Historically, people with money who encountered psychological issues could spend time at a “retreat” to calm their nerves, while those without may have been labeled as “crazy” and held against their will or geographically relocated. The poor also didn’t have the means to travel or relocate while the wealthy could easily do both as they desired. My goal, at a minimum, is to evoke the distinction of freedom and limitation that the viewer can interpret in a variety of circumstances.
Barring access to treatment, reflection and research might be all down to the individual. As we are all prone to find cancer on WebMD, a few clicks on Quora or Reddit can cause us to easily walk ourselves down a self-diagnosed path of mental health issues. For some, these paths lead to a great forest of self-improvement: a forest of wellness and calm or self-care and resurrection. For many others, the paths only expose more types of trees.
Dreams replace reality, relationships replace family, and animals replace people in my symbolic and homage-laden psychological investigations. An owl appeared, he closed Facebook, the cat suddenly likes me, is this tree dying, there is a bike reflector, everyone is whispering, the door is wide open– For most, the insubstantial are just that, but here there are moments when everything means everything. Welcome to my arboretum.
Some Past Is Present by the Jody Klotz Fine Art Gallery (December 13 - 15 & 19, 2019)
An exhibition of works by master printmaker Janet Turner (1914 - 1988), active in Texas in the 1940s and 1950s, and a selection of European and American Impressionist and Post-war paintings from our extensive gallery inventory. Visit their website: jodyklotz.com
Concho Vallery Photography Club (November 21, 2019)
A collection of photography from San Angelo's Concho Valley Photography Club.
Form Foundation (September 19-21, 2019)
A joint exhibit exploring the sculptural expertise of Kevin Stanford and the emerging imagery of Julio Gonzalez. Kevin exhibited over 10 pieces of forged metal sculptures. These sculptures explored the boundaries of medium. Julio exhibited 15 acrylic and mixed media paintings. These paintings were part of a set of series with unique narratives.
Artfully Able - Creativity Knows No Bounds (May 15-June 15, 2019)
Artwork by residents of the San Angelo State Supported Living Center
Constructured ClayScapes (April 12-14, 2019) Curated by Jess Wade & Jamie Lea Wade
Constructured ClayScapes features ceramic sculptures, vessels, and installations that are explorations of form, color, texture, time and space. These Constructed Remnants of Beauty and decay stand in as moments and monuments that celebrate life’s journey. Featuring artists Paul S. Briggs, Nom Ceramics, Jeff Forster, Eric Jackson, Diana Kersey, Jennifer Masley, and Todd Van Duren.