Gallery Verde

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 InsideGallery 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 for more information.


Upcoming Events:


January 28-29, 2017

Save the Date for an Oil Painting Workshop with Lon Brauer!

 At Gallery Verde, 417 S. Oakes Street (In front of the Art Museum)
From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
There is a maximum of 14 students.

The intent of this workshop is to explore oil paint and painting from the ground up. We’ll be doing exercises that will clarify simple problems with simple solutions.  It is tailored for both the experienced painter and the novice wanting to get a good start. We will work indoors from simple but stimulating still life set-ups with reference as to how it all can be applied to painting en plein air. - Lon Brauer

The Fee is $240 for the 2 day workshop.
Supply list to be emailed once you sign up.

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Past Exhibits:



West of Eden – Gallery Exhibit
(December 9 - 15, 2016) Collaborating artists Eric and Morgan Grasham combined taxidermy with ceramics, painting, and digital media for this contemporary cabinet of curiosities.



Best Friends II
(November 4 - 30, 2016) A collection of photography catching a special moment in time of man's best friend, the dog. The photographs were on loan from The Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas and from the collection of Alice and Bill Wright.

Billy Merry Art's Debut Gallery Showing
(September 23 - 24, 2016) Abstract Acrylic Paintings

West Texas Chronicles Exhibit by Tom C. Orsak
(September 15, 2016) 2016 EnPleinAir TEXAS Competition Artist Gallery Show

PASA Spring Sale
(May 19, 2016) Featured both new studio and Plein Air paintings.

Emily Leonard
(May 12-14, 2016) Emily was in town as part of a collaboration with the San Angelo Civic Ballet production, We Are... She painted an orginal piece live onstage during the event. At the same time, she had an exibit featuring original oils and prints of abstract and impressionistic landscape art at Gallery Verde.

Narrative Offerings
(April 15th - 17th, 2016) A group show featuring 11 ceramic artists. Alejandra Almuelle, Jolea Arcidiacono, Susan Bell, Ovidio Giberga, Pat Johnson, Marianne Levy, Billy Ray Mangham, James Tisdale, Jamie Lea Wade, Jess Wade, and Amanda Wood.

(January 29 - 30, 2016) Solo show by JoElla Mendez. Featuring mixed media and abstractions on canvas.


Photo Journeys: 32 Years Through Small Texas Towns
(November 19 - 29, 2015) John Mattson and Karen Zimmerly's exhibit of photos of small Texas towns. "Our photographs are our homage to time and the irony that can come from the contradictions inherent in transformation."

Second Annual EnPleinAirTEXAS National Juried Painting Competition
(October 25-November 1, 2015) 2014 Grand Prize Winner Ray Hassard, Cincinnati, Ohio, the 2015 Invited Artist, and 34 Competition Artists from across the country, juried in by Marc Hanson, nationally acclaimed Plein air artist, will compete for $13,000 in prize money this week. For more information visit

(September 17-19) Paintings that grab a moment in time painted by San Angelo PASA artists. The gallery show featured local EnPleinAir artists JoNell Richardson, Leslie Sealey, and Jack Price.

(May 2015) Husband-and-wife artist team Eric and Morgan Grasham exhibited new works that played with visual reality in Flirting With Spacetime.