Winter/Spring 2022
February - April
featured event
ARTS FEST IS BACK...
and it's better than ever! Our BIGGEST outdoor art festival is a
magnificent two-day event held on the incomparably beautiful grounds of The Waters Point.
Arts Fest 2022 will feature at least 100 unique artists from around the country.
With live music, food trucks and Saturday's classic car show this promises to be
the BEST Arts Fest yet, a weekend you do NOT want to miss.
Mark your calendar; invite your friends!

Saturday April 30 10:00 - 6:00
Sunday May 1 11:00 - 5:00
Note to Art League Members
Watch our website and your email for a list of volunteer opportunities coming soon.
We hope you will consider signing up; it's a wonderful way to get to know fellow members of the art league, meet our visiting guest artists, and help make the event a success.
After the first day of the festival the art league will host a special cookout for members and guest artists participating in the show. We ask members to bring a side dish or dessert for all to enjoy. 
Questions? Contact Arts Fest Chairperson Jan Fitzhugh jan.fitzhugh@outlook.com 
at the gallery

2021: A Year of Firsts

Winter 2021 found us hosting our first virtual juried gallery show. Perhaps not the ideal way to experience our members' artwork, yet during the pandemic we were happy to be able to provide this opportunity. In the end it seems our artists, followers, and collectors were happy about it, too. The virtual show had a similar number of submissions and sales as our previous gallery shows.

Inspired by this success, and with the gallery doors open once again, we entered our current phase of hybrid gallery shows. Works are submitted and juried virtually, then selected works are exhibited at the Wimberley Valley Art League Gallery and the virtual gallery on our website

Our artists and volunteers have embraced the new process! We are delighted to provide this opportunity for members, and these excellent art exhibits for our community and its visitors.


2022: What's Next?

The gallery committee is dedicated to ensuring the continuation of our shows as well as the safety of our volunteers and artists. We hope to resume in-person jury days and opening receptions soon, but until then our juried shows will continue to follow this hybrid format.

Our latest juried exhibit opens this Thursday, February 3 with 50 outstanding works by our member artists. The 2022 Winter Juried Gallery Show runs through April 5. Make plans now to see it in person at the Wimberley Valley Art League Gallery.

Pictured: Best in Show award winners from our 2021 Gallery Shows
Michelle by Martha Gibson and George Krause
Beacons of Truth, Hope, and Sacrifice by Steve Shellenberger
First Light by Tim Leibrock
Sweet Treats by Bonnie Wilson
from the board
Welcome merry Christmas and happy new year in 2022_Silhouette Man jumping from 2021cliff to 2022 cliff with cloud sky and sunlight.

Greetings and Happy New Year to all Wimberley Valley Art League members and supporters.

I am Steve Shellenberger, the new WVAL President for 2022. I hope that this greeting finds you and those you love safe, in good health and that your creativity is still alive an well.

Thank all of you for your continued support and patience as the WVAL Board, in effort to keep you safe and healthy, has had to canceled most all of our events over the past two years.  These have been hard decisions to make but they were the right ones under our current circumstances. Like you, I sorely miss our general meetings and our show openings. Being able to see each other’s art work, converse with old friends and making new ones. I am tired of being a hermit. Hopefully, 2022 will allow us to reunite and feel the warmth of each other’s art, smiles, laughter, hugs and good conversation. 

What can you expect in 2022? We have a bevy of talented artists lined up to make presentations you will enjoy and learn from once we can safely hold our general meetings. Jan Fitzhugh and her team are working tirelessly to to make Arts Fest happen in 2022. Nancy Elliott and her team have kept Art In Public Places active allowing participating artist to display their art work to the Wimberley community. Martha Gibson and team have installed hybrid Juried Gallery Shows at the Community Center and on our website allowing members to display their art work. The Board is making plans for a membership drive and initiating a Supporter category so that local businesses can provide patronage for the our visual arts community.

In closing, I want to extend a big THANK YOU to our out going President, Lynn Jones, for her leadership, grace, great sense of humor over the past two years. While the role is supposed to be for a one year term, Lynn has unselfishly taken one for the team, and kept the position for two terms. Thank you, Lynn!

May we all be able to return to some form of normalcy in 2022.
artists' corner

ARTWORK
Delivery & Pickup
TODAY: FEB 1
10 a.m. - 12 noon

Artists with works in our most recent Juried Show: Artwork pick up is
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Artists with works in our upcoming Juried Show:
Artwork drop off is
10 a.m. - 12 noon

For the safety of our gallery team, masks are required to be worn by all persons delivering or retrieving artwork.

Learn about our jurors:
Feb - Apr Show
Apr - Jul Show

COMING SOON

Our next juried gallery show call for artists will accept digital submissions from
March 7 - 21.
The exhibit will open at our gallery on Thursday,
April 7.

Wimberley is a popular destination in the spring. Members, it is a great time to have work on display. We hope you'll be inspired to share your creativity!

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES ............

Wimberley Valley Art League’s program Art in Public Places would like to invite new members to join the artists now exhibiting in the seven venues around Wimberley. We feel as if AiPP is a great way for the community to gain in their appreciation for original artwork. It is also an additional opportunity for artists to exhibit their work throughout the year along with the juried shows we currently hold.

You are an eligible artist if you are a current member of the Art League. No fees or commissions are charged for sales, the artwork is of your choosing with no size limitations or no limitations on the time frame in which it was created, AND you have a chance to show your work to new audiences around town.  If you are interested, please contact Nancy Elliott at elliottdesign@gmail.com or 979-422-3034.
members' corner
Artists' Group
by Jim Street

Join other artists each Friday as we ‘Plein Air’ paint in and around Wimberley. We meet early and paint for a few hours. It’s a great way to get inspired by the beauty of our community and all that it has to offer. No pressure or critique (unless you ask for it). Getting outdoors and painting something different is a great way to jump-start your creativity.

To get added to the list or for more information
contact Jim at jim@jimstreet.com

Call for Artists
by Priscilla Roach

As the Manager of 2 Moons Art Loft in Dripping Springs, I am in search of a woodworker and fiber artist to round out our group of artists.
This is a small gallery located in the same store as Mars Beads and Fourth Rock Records. We take work on a consignment basis and currently have a fine group of artists.

For more information contact Priscilla at
530-263-2926 or
Call for Artists
by Mike Klema

Call to artists, canvas, ceramics, fine woodworking.
Christi's Wimberley's newest gallery in the Old Lumberyard above Annie James has opened to feature Texas Hill Country Artisans. Scheduling for 2022. The goal is to provide display space for area artists. Gallery itself is small - limiting the size of pieces for display.

For more information contact Mike at
512-694-4898 or christiartgallery@yahoo.com
Articles in this section are provided by members.
For information on submitting your art news click HERE.
Pre-Owned Art Supplies
From Myra Allen:
I have a TrimLine art tent for sale. The purchase price was $1,000. I will sell it along with four 40lb weights and a lighting system for $500.00. It's in excellent condition. I also have numerous stretcher bars that I will include in the price, if you want them. Contact Myra at: myralallen@yahoo.com or 512-952-0085
important dates

FEBRUARY

  • 01 Tuesday 10: am - 12 noon Gallery pickup/drop off of juror-selected works

  • 01 Tuesday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm WVAL Board Meeting

  • 03 Thursday 9:00 am Art In Public Places artists: art change-out day . Email for details.



MARCH

  • 01 Tuesday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm WVAL Board Meeting 

  • 07 Monday Entry opens for our second Juried Gallery Show of 2022 (details here)


  • 21 Monday Entry closes for our second Juried Gallery Show of 2022 (details here)

APRIL

  • 05 Tuesday 10:00 am - 12 noon Gallery pickup/drop off of juror-selected works

  • 05 Tuesday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm WVAL Board Meeting 



  • 30 Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Arts Fest returns to The Waters Point Saturday's festival will be followed by a Member/Guest Artist cookout (6:30 pm). The festival continues 11 am - 5 pm Sunday, May 1.

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