Fall/Winter 2023

a note from Mark Love, WVAL President

What Place Does Digital Art Have in the WVAL?
When new technology meets art it sometimes creates a crisis. Not in the sense of a disaster, but more like a crossroads. That’s what crisis means, really. An intense moment of decision. 
Once, when I was a young apprentice, I had a front row seat to such a crisis. I watched as my mentor, who is widely considered to be among the woodworking elite, locked philosophical horns with the chief editor of the premier woodworking magazine. At issue was whether or not the newly-affordable CNC (a robot that shapes wood) had any place in “real” woodworking. By the end of the heated argument, which spontaneously combusted in front of a booth at a woodworking convention, an audience had gathered.
Not just people who loved a fight, but woodworkers who knew that we were all standing at a pretty big intersection. Like it or not, as individuals -- and in groups -- we’d have to decide on our relationships with these digital elephants in the woodshop. Was this real woodworking? Or was it cheating?  continue reading here

at the gallery


Our current Juried Gallery Show closes soon. Visit our gallery now to see fantastic works by local artists including this work awarded Best in Show, Summer Storm by Connie Schaertl.


Make plans now to attend our next Juried Gallery Show opening reception on 

Friday, November 17

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Kick off an evening with friends by joining us to mingle with the artists while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine, conversation, and beautiful original art.

Our gallery is conveniently located in the Wimberley Community Center,

notes of gratitude

We had a terrific turn out for this year's annual Studio Tour weekend. Thank you to community members and out-of- town guests who visited our artists in their studios.

We are also grateful to the artists who opened their creative spaces, giving us the opportunity see 'behind the art'.

Thank you to everyone, artists and attendees, for the great response to our newest

event, the

Blue Agave Art Fair.

It was a wonderful weekend with amazing art, conversation, food, music, and fun. 'Weather' or not, our community turned out to support the arts.

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meet, mingle, and learn

Rodney Bursiel

Annette Kennedy

Stephanie Riggs

Join us the second Monday of the month* at the Wimberley Community Center

for our meeting and ARTIST PRESENTATION program.

Come at 6:00 pm for a half-hour social in the gallery then

stay for the main event 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

We have an exciting slate of presenters. You'll want to mark your calendars now.

Nov 13 Rodney Bursiel (part 2)

Jan 08 Annette Kennedy

Feb 12 Stephanie Riggs

*There is no artist presentation program in December

2024 membership


for Artists and Supporters of the Arts


to be automatically entered in a drawing to WIN an additional


Find details AND join or renew HERE

A special thank you to our

supporting members. Your ongoing patronage enables us to offer multiple community art opportunities and events. We appreciate you.

more opportunities


Join members and other local artists each Friday as we ‘Plein Air’ paint in and around Wimberley. We meet early and paint for a few hours.

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


Wimberley Valley Art League is delighted to present a

3-day acrylic workshop with Sari Shryack.

January 25, 26 & 27, 2024

Members- $280

Non-members- $310

Only a few seats left; sign up today.

Contact Steve Shellenberger for details. Steve.Shellenberger@gmail.com


In this morning's Member Opportunity Email you will find

a special Arts Fest opportunity, holiday party news, the latest Member-to-Member Directory, and MORE.

Be sure to take a look.




  • 04 Monday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm WVAL Board Meeting, Wimberley Visitor Center
  • 09 Saturday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Wimberley's Second Saturday
  • 11 Monday No public meeting/presentation. 2023 WVAL members, see today's Member Opportunity email for details about the holiday party.

The Wimberley Valley Art League

promoting, inspiring, and supporting visual arts 

in the Wimberley Valley since 1989.

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