Coop Gallery




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

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

Helping Artists
Artists (emerging and pro) 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. The space is limited only by your imagination!

Show Art in the Coop:
 $50 per day
 $75 for an Downtown Stroll night and weekends

 It is always free to rent the COOP for:
     Angelo State Students with student ID
     Non-profit and non-partisan groups
     K-12 Classroom Teachers: Show off student art and projects for FREE!
     K-12 Classrooms participating in a multi-visit art program at SAMFA are invited to a Coop Gallery reception to celebrate their work.

 To schedule your show call (325)653-3333 or download and submit the show proposal form.  Show Proposal Form



Past Exhibits:


Tattoo Artist Collective Exhibit:
January 6 - 9, 2022 -
 17 artists from 5 different tattoo shops in San Angelo with paintings and drawings in mixed media, oil, watercolor, and charcoal. Shops participating in the exhibit: Lucky-Hand Tattoo, Trufant Brothers Tattoo, Dreams Don't Die, Inkfuzed Tattoo,  Inkland Tattoo.



Art Exhibition & Presentation of the Art & Culture Connection:
2nd Edition
(November 11, 2021)
Exhibition of paintings by local artists presented to the community of San Angelo. The 2nd edition of Art & Culture Connection Magazine offers a glimpse into the rich arts and culture district that San Angelo has to offer, for the enjoyment of the community and the surrounding area.

Memento Vitae - Remember Life (October 8-10, 2021)
Pandemic & Post pandemic life has offered a new perspective for students returning to campus. This show explores the road back to reality for our Friday Art Club members.

Lakeview & Lincoln Hispanic Inspired Art (September 24-25, 2021)
LakeView and Lincoln students displayed their Fiesta Family Patrias artworks in the Coop Gallery.

French Amies Art Show & Sale (August 27, 2021)
20+ years of traveling to France and painting together. Artists included Sharon Alexander, Margaret Hoybach, Randi Buche, Barbara Rallo, Doris Jones, Treva Boyd, Margie Hildreth, Janet Lay, and Pat Koenig

SAMFA's Staff Art Show (August 20, 2021)
The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts has a number of talented artists working for us, so why not showcase our talented crew. This show will featured ceramics, paintings, illustrations, sculptures, prints, and more. Artists include: Bekah Baxter, Tenley Brady, Blanca Hernandez-Clayson, Sidney Gooch, Andres Gonzales, Matt Mueting, Lexi Scott, Jordon Stanford, Pamela Upton, Landon Ward, and Shaydee Watson

Closer Than You Think (July 15 - 16, 2021)
Sculptor, Kevin Stanford, brings together his beautiful works made of cedar, brick, and steel.

Heritage Park presents "Hank on Tour" Art Show (June 18-25, 2021)
The show will include winning pieces from local students "Hank on Tour" Art contests.

Resolute: Water Valley Artist Society Art Exhibition (May 28 & 29, 2021)
"Resolute" contains a variety of upper level and foundational artworks by the Water Valley Art Department. The title of the exhibition is fitting as resolute is defined as being purposeful, determined and unwavering in the face of obstacles. That is what our art department has accomplished through this year of uncertainty and instability. This group exhibition contains mostly our Art 2, 3 and 4 artists works and includes our foundations artists printmaking studies. This exhibition, which includes paintings, sculptures and drawings and prints which are connected to art history and the experimentation of art processes,  is curated by their instructor Christopher Voss.

Artfully Able (May 6-22, 2021)
Artwork in varying mediums from the residents at the State Supported Living Center.

What Are You Wearing? (April 29-30, 2021)
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. The main goal of "What Are You Wearing?" is to promote awareness about sexual violence and to combat victim-blaming.

Chicken and the Clay: A 50 Year Legacy (April 23, 2021)
A collections of San Angelo potters from the Chicken Farm Art Center will be showcases their beautiful works at the Coop Gallery for one day only. Artists include Vicki Hardin, Joe Morgan, Kassie Dilworth, Horacio Casillas, and RA Pottery.

Altered States (February 26-27, 2021)
A group of eleven artists focus on the exploration of consciousness through its many forms.


Working 2 gether (February 13, 2020)
A collaborative body of work between father, Joel Quintella, and daughter, JoElla Mendez. They use a variety of media and techniques to create their works.