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.
For more information on the exhibits in Gallery Verde email Shaydee Watson at [email protected]
What I Learned in the Woods
September 22-25 & October 1-2, 2022
Hank Waddell creates art and sculptural furniture primarily from fallen trees. As a boy, he developed a deep connection with nature wandering the pine forests of East Texas. He climbed the trees, built forts from downed limbs, and bathed in the serenity of the old pines. Here, he learned to listen to trees and to take in their beauty, and it was here that he began his lifelong passion for crafting wood.
September 22 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm (exhibit opening)
September 23-24 from 11 am - 4 pm
September 25 from 1 - 4 pm
October 1 from 11 am - 4 pm
October 2 from 1 - 4 pm
Selections from the Glassell Studio School of Ceramics (April 8-10, 2022)
Enjoy the works from Jeff Forster, who is the Department Head of Ceramics at The Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Also on display will be a small group of the schools leading ceramic students.
Gallery Verde Goes Rojo (February 10, 2022)
Fine Art with a Heart. A variety of local artists and mediums.
Miracle on Oakes St - Gallery Verde Exhibit (December 9, 11, 16, 2021)
See paintings from EnPleinAirTexas 2021. There will also be a variety of works from local artists on display.
10+ Artist Exhibit (September 24 & 25, 2021)
A collection of artworks from more than 10 artists. Including sculptors and painters, quite a few who are local artists. Artists include Scott Sustek, Kat Truth, Virginia Fleck, Tina Milisavljevich, Raul R. Ruiz, Bobby Piser, Linda Rupard, Karyn Kuniyuki, Deborah Carroll, and Jonell Richardson. There will also be EPAT paintings on display for the last time from 2020's competition and works for sale from the SAMFA collections of Johnson and Fisher.
San Juan College: Hot Damn Pottery (April 23-25, 2021)
Featuring the ceramic works of Don Ellis, Matt Bahe and advanced students of San Juan College from Farmington, New Mexico! Works will include wheel thrown and sculptural pieces made over the last year.
Mental · "An examination of inner states" (January 17-18, 2020)
This show was presented by artists Kara Donatelli and Kat Truth. They explore psychology, psycholical disorders, reflection, and self-improvement, all while exploring ways to express them through a variety of mediums.