Coop Gallery





San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Coop Gallery, 427 South Oakes Street

The gallery was named in honor of the late Roger Allen, founder of the Old Chicken Farm Art Center and longtime SAMFA supporter.

Fostering Art
Students, teachers and emerging artists are welcome to show in the Coop.
We want to encourage artists to try new things. Installation, performance, new media and traditional processes are all welcome in the Coop. This space is limited only by your imagination!

To lease or to schedule an exhibition at the Coop Gallery please refer to Rentals webpage.  For questions, email:[email protected] call (325)653-3333.

For exhibitions at the Coop Gallery please download and submit the Show Proposal Form

Upcoming shows:



Past Exhibits: 



San Angelo ISD Art Show (May 17 - 19, 2024)

Students artwork, K-12, across the San Angelo Independent School District. Please join us to celebrate our students' artwork!
Free to Attend

Healing Is Non-Linear (May 3 - 10, 2024)

Finding our own way to live the life we want can be a winding and twisting path, encountering obstacles that we are ill equipped to navigate. The process of healing and recovery in mental health is unique for each individual from learning about safe and healthy coping methods to discovering more about who we truly are and finding a comfortable space to be with ourselves.

For this show, we wanted to highlight the journey of healing and recovery and its personal meaning to each of us. Art displayed may represent a particular stage or process of recovery to each individual artist highlighting turning points, challenging thoughts, personal growth, failure, or success. The viewer is encouraged to take their time observing the art, read the artist's statement about their work, and begin a dialog about what recovery means to you as we bring awareness to the subject of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Water Valley Student Art Show: Crossroads, an Intersection between Process and Content (April 26 & 27, 2024)

The "Crossroads" Art Exhibition contains a variety of studies from the Water Valley Artist Society of Water Valley ISD. This collective art exhibition includes a variety of studies ranging from direct observation drawings, paintings, and prints, to mixed media paintings and sculpture. The purpose of the art exhibition is to share our art programs' multi-leveled approaches to making art as well as to further the content and conversation concerning the artworks to the surrounding learning community. The exhibition is being curated by Artist and Art Instructor, Christopher Voss and will be juried by Professor and Art Program Coordinator at Angelo State University, Randy Hall.

What Were You Wearing? (April 12, 2024)
by Open Arms Rape Crisis Center & LGBT+ Services
What Were You Wearing? is an art exhibit based on student-survivor descriptions of the clothes they were wearing during their sexual assault. The exhibit curators have interpreted and recreated these outfits based on these survivors' experiences. We will also include victim or survivor centered art of different mediums. 

Glenn Middle School Art Show (April 5, 2024)
Glenn Middle School 7th & 8th grade student's Junior Vase works on display.

The Second Love Show (March 29 & 30, 2024) Presented by ASU's Friday Art Club
ASU's Friday Art Club and Friends present their show "The Second Love Show" featuring Angelo State University students, faculty, and friends.


"Jamais Vu" An Unfamiliar Perspective by Tyler Boaz (January 12 - February 2, 2024)
As an autistic man, I have often needed to rely on my unique perspective and resourceful thinking to help me overcome life's difficulties. Exhibiting a blacklight gallery is a celebration of creativity and an exercise in seeking out new angles from which to approach even the most familiar of artistic concepts.

Changing Season Art Show (November 17-18, 2023)
Exhibition of artwork by Angelo State University students in a variety of media with the theme of changing seasons.

Huesos Y Recuerdos (November 2, 2023)
Students from Lake View High School and Lincoln Middle School exhibited their Day of the Dead artwork for a public art show.

1st Annual Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibit (October 19-21, 2023)
Proceeds help support the Hispanic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center. Sponsored by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Storming Designs.

The Peacemakers: Works by Felice House and Dana Younger (July 20 - October 8, 2023)
Texas husband and wife duo, sculptor Dana Younger and painter Felice House, celebrate the Western landscape and reimagine the Western narrative in their thought-provoking artwork. “For more than a century the West has occupied a special place in the imagination of Americans, with perhaps only one foot in reality,” the artists write. “By subverting expectations, House and Younger are questioning a genre, not only in its historical context, but as a contemporary fantasy with roots so deep in American culture that they are quite possibly inexorable.”

Celebrating San Angelo's Own Plein Air Artists (June 10 - July 9, 2023) 
“Celebrating San Angelo’s Own Plein Air Artists” will be on display in the Coop Gallery. This exhibit features works by nine local artists, all of whom have been selected over the years to paint in the EPAT Competition, with a special tribute to the late Tom Orsak (1950-2020).

Glenn Middle School Junior Vase Art Show (May 12, 2023)
The show featured student artwork from the Junior VASE Competition. Works ranged in various styles from paintings, sculptures, prismacolor drawings, and watercolors.

Central High School Senior Art Show (May 6, 2023)
The seniors of Central High School have been drawing, painting, sculpting, and designing all year. This is your chance to see their masterpieces! Please join us and show your support for San Angelo's young emerging artists!

Remnants: Collaborative Works by Abby Broyles and JoElla Mendez (April 21 - May 3, 2023)
Remnants exhibits ceramic works created by Abby Broyles and JoElla Mendez. The pieces in the exhibit were  brought to life with their studio’s recycled clay and scraps.  Abby rolled slabs and cut out shapes to re-create overlooked or mundane abandoned items out of clay, giving them permanence through the material.  JoElla used the leftovers and scraps from this process to create her abstract pieces that focus on the versatility of clay in form and surface.  Echos of each other's pieces can be found in both of their works. As the viewer looks, they see  a recognizable chunk of clay here, or an idea shared and executed between the two artists. This body of work serves as a reminder of the ways we interact and influence each other.  The pieces are inspired by human nature and the communal aspects of ceramics as a material; the remnants we leave behind, the emotional made physical. Remnant is defined as a small remaining quantity of something; a surviving trace .

What Were You Wearing? by Open Arms Rape Crisis Center & LGBT+ Services (April 6, 2023)
What Were You Wearing? is an art exhibit based on student-survivor descriptions of the clothes they were wearing during their sexual assault. The exhibit curators have interpreted and recreated these outfits based on these survivors’ experiences. We will also include victim or survivor centered art of different mediums.

Pete Jalomos Chicano Fine Art (March 11, 2023)
Colors, emotions & heritage are the first things that come to mind when Pete Jalomos paints. Each piece of art has their own story; from the Aztec calendar, done in warm blue, to the pasionate red heart in my Frida piece. I paint from the heart and Mexican culture with Texas pride. That is what my art represents.

Tierra Sagrads (Sacred Land) January 6 - February 25, 2023
The San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum & Cultural Center Presents "Tierra Sagrada by Jesus Toro Martinez".

Tierra Sagrada artwork is composed of art that showcases a visual statement about our modern world. Jesus toro Martinez dedicates most of his time to using and collecting scraps of damaged materials used as inspiration for his work. Martinez's artwork showcases the importance of keeping our planet green by recycling materials transformed into beautiful art.