EXHIBITION SCHEDULE | Fall 2013
The Texas Watercolor Tradition | November 23 – December 21, 2013
The gallery traces the grand legacy of Texas watercolorists in a holiday exhibition entitled The Texas Watercolor Tradition. Similar to the California Scene painters of post-World War II fame, Texas nurtured its own cadre of accomplished watercolorists who plied the Texas scene with equal skill and fervor. The Texas Watercolor Tradition brings Houstonians a marvelous four-man exhibition, shining new light on a stunning, yet often under-appreciated medium. The exhibition features sterling Texas imagery produced by a succession of premier Texas watercolorists, beginning with historical works of the late E.M. (Buck) Schiwetz and Harold Phenix, and continuing with contemporary Texas watercolors by Erik Sprohge and Hunter George, two modern-day masters of the medium. The show demonstrates the undeniable strength and versatility of this venerable medium as it has been used to capture the Lone Star scene over the years, and showcases four of the finest artists who influenced (and continue to influence) the rich Texas watercolor tradition! The Texas Watercolor Tradition runs November 23rd through December 21st.
Related Special Events:
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 5-8pm: Opening Reception
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 2-4pm: Gallery Talk, “The Joys of Texas Watercolors: A Collector’s Perspective” with Judy & Stephen Alton
Holidays at the Haley Memorial Library (Midland, Texas) | December 5, 2013 – January 1, 2014
William Reaves Fine Art teams up with the prestigious Haley Memorial Library to host a holiday celebration bringing Midland art enthusiasts an outstanding exhibition featuring many of the state’s best contemporary artists at the Haley Memorial Library in Midland, Texas. The Houston-based gallery is acknowledged as one of the foremost venues for Texas subject matter in the state, focusing on early, modern, and contemporary art – the gallery has quickly achieved a reputation for presenting exceptional examples of Texas art, reflecting a broad spectrum of periods and media. The 16 artists represented in the Haley show constitute the gallery’s Contemporary Texas Regionalist group, exhibiting artists from across the Lone Star state. The artists hale from all over the state, many acknowledged as rising stars on the Texas scene and all recognized among the foremost painters working within the state today. The Contemporary Texas Regionalists include Randy Bacon (Albany), Mary Baxter (Marfa), Margie Crisp (Elgin), Keith Davis (Austin), Jon Flaming (Richardson), Pat Gabriel (Fort Worth), Robert Harrison (San Antonio), Lee Jamison (Huntsville), Robb Kendrick (Austin), Laura Lewis (Mason), William Montgomery (Elgin), Noe Perez (Corpus Christi), Jeri Salter (Round Rock), Debbie Stevens (Cypress), Bob Stuth-Wade (Dublin) and William Young (Palestine). While working in a wide range of styles and variety of medium, each artist conveys traditional Texas subject matter and painterly, regional ethos in their output. Each of them is producing artwork that is capturing the attention of major collectors and finding their way into the permanent collections of Texas museums. Holidays at the Haley runs from December 5th through
December 11 th NOW EXTENDED through January 1st, 2014!
Related Special Events:
Thursday, December 5, 2013, 5-8pm: Collector Preview
Friday, December 6, 2013, 5-8pm: Opening Reception
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 1pm: Lecture featuring Dr. Michael Grauer, Curator of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas.
William Reaves Fine Art • Gallery Hours: Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm and Tues-Thurs by appointment only: 713.521.7500