September 24 – November 28, 2021
Hand Stitch 2021 / Works by Texas Artists
This exhibit is a survey of ten women working with thread and needle at a time when embroidery (and textile art in general) is experiencing increased international recognition as a medium of choice for serious artists.
Each artist has a personal commitment to exploring ideas and materials and how both relate to contemporary art. Artists include Debbie Armstrong, Beth Cunningham, Janis Hooker, Lucia LaVilla-Havelin, Barbara Lugge, Kim Paxson, Miki Rodriguez, Mary Ruth Smith, Pamela Studstill, and Sue Anne Sullivan.
Included in museum collections and publications, displayed internationally, and recognized for excellence, the work of these artists comes together in an exhibit of visual richness and social commentary.
Pictured: Lolly by Beth Cunningham
Majesty and Tenderness: The Art of Maurice Schmidt
A rich exhibit of paintings and works on paper by a skilled and prolific South Texas artist whose vivid colors and expressive portrayals of both daily life and religious subjects simultaneously charm and awe the viewer. SAMFA is pleased introduce Schmidt’s work to San Angelo, especially because this collection of Schmidt’s work, which was created over the course of his long career, will be gifted by the artist and his wife to the museum following the exhibit.
Pictured: Waiting on the Train in Kingsville, TX by Maurice Schmidt