Spring/Summer 2022
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Arts Fest 2022

Arts Fest 2022 closes at 4:00 p.m. TODAY. If you haven't been, what are you waiting for?! Join us!
Yesterday was FANTASTIC but today promises to be even BETTER! There is wonderful food, engaging live music, and booth after booth of glorious art work. And we are ALL enjoying the peaceful setting under beautiful trees along the Blanco River at The Waters Point.

Thank you to everyone who is participating, especially the talented artists, many of whom traveled quite a distance to be here. Special thanks to our dedicated volunteers. This event wouldn't be possible without each of you!

If you attended yesterday, or can join us today we're pretty sure your next step will be to make plans to return in 2023. And if you can't make it this weekend, well...you'll want to make a note to join us next spring for the annual, always memorable, Wimberley Arts Fest

pictured: a few of our fabulous volunteers Ginger Heydman, Gary Arnold, Yuko Leibrock, Kathy Arnold, Vicki Evans
Over the course of the next few days we'll create and add to an Arts Fest Photo gallery that you'll be able to visit HERE
or access from our homepage menu
NEWS / Event Photos.
Check back for that, and if YOU have photos to share, send via email
or post them and tag us on Instagram or Facebook @wimberleyvalleyartleague

now showing
At the Gallery
Now on exhibit in the Wimberley Valley Art League Gallery and in our virtual gallery on our website is our latest juried show. Preview the show online if you'd like, but be sure to see it in person. All works are available for purchase. Mother's Day is May 8 and original art is a wonderful gift!

The gallery is located in the Wimberley Community Center, just a short walk from the Square. Why not spend some time here in the morning, then stroll into town for lunch?
Parking and admission are always free.
pictured here
Best in show: Ronnie by Connie Schaert
Second place: Home of Happy Dream by Edd Ogden
Third PlaceCape Spear by Jim McJunkin

Honorable mentions were awarded to
Merriment - Kathie Carlson
A Memory - Martha Gibson
From the Earth - CeCe Bode
My Life as I Know It- Jean Sander
721- Angela Ogden

This exhibit also features works by:
Rochelle Fainstein, Annette Kennedy, Joseph Blanford, 
Al Sander, George Krause, Jesseca Smith, 
Nancy Elliott, MIkiko Kudo, Jan Knox, Gael Thompson, 
Rodney Bursiel, Sue Dee Pirkle, Taylor Dueker, 
Sandra Farrell, Susan Metcalfe, 
Vicki Evans, Jan Fitzhugh, Carl Fitzhugh

With special thanks to our juror, artist Joseph Hammer.
Art in Public Places
Wimberley doesn't just celebrate artists at festivals and in our galleries, we also exhibit work in local businesses. All works are available for purchase, too. (Mother's Day is May 8)
Pictured here: Split Personality, a mixed media work by local artist Susan Metcalfe.

To see this work and more visit our latest exhibits at

Ozona Bank
PAK Medical Group
Wimberley Visitor's Center
Dr. Price's Office
Medical Center Lobby
Wimberley Public Library
Aloe Day Spa
Dr. Williams Office (coming soon!)


If you are a business or member-artist interested in participating in this program contact our Art in Public Places chairperson, Nancy Elliott at elliottdesign@gmail.com
Special thanks to our exhibiting artists including:

Tom Bender, Rebecca Briley, Nancy Elliott, Vicki Evans, Rochelle Fainstein, Martha Gibson, Ginger Heydman, Danny Jones, Sylvia Kohlhoff, Mikiko Kudo, Diane Lunow, Susan Metcalfe, Jefferis Peterson, Sue Dee Pirkle, Sara Thurman, Tom Wiley.
upcoming events
Meet, Mingle, and Learn

Our May general meeting is Monday, May 9, at the Wimberley Community Center. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. but doors open at 6:00 to give us time to visit! The general business meeting will be immediately followed by a presentation from our guest speaker Jenny Granberry.

Jenny's presentation will be in her capacity as a Golden Paints representative. Those of us who were fortunate enough to attend her last presentation here can attest to the fantastic information shared. And... this presentation comes with goodie bags stuffed full of fabulous Golden products. It promises to be an interesting learning experience for all our members and one you won't want to miss!

Mark your calendars NOW for our next meeting, June 13, featuring a presentation on cut paper art by Kristen Newcomer.

We're in need of volunteers
to assist with our Facebook page and Newsletter.
If you would like to learn more about these opportunities
email us at wimberleyvalleyartleague@gmail.com
We'll be glad to share more information.

artists' corner

BOOTIFUL WIMBERLEY CALL FOR ARTISTS

Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance invites artists to submit a sketch of their concepts for the latest Bootiful Wimberley Boot. This work will be installed in the garden area of The Wimberley Players on FM 3237.
What a GREAT opportunity - and why not make it YOURS!

Deadline is Friday, May 13, so don't delay
Click on the button below for details.
Philip Rogers
our next juror

Coming Soon:
WVAL MEMBER GALLERY CALL for SUBMISSIONS

Watch our website and your email for details including a prospectus but...we have tentative plans for a July return to our traditional juried day and opening reception! (yay!) If all goes to plan, jury day will be morning of Tuesday, July 12, with our
opening reception on Friday, July 15.
Our juror will be Philip Rogers, curator of the Peoples’ Gallery inside Austin city hall. 
members' corner
Artist Workshop
THIS WEEK!

Ready for the next step in your artistic journey? Take advantage of this last-minute opportunity to enroll in the
Danny Jones Art Workshop
May 3, 4 and 5
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
$200.00
You will work in your preferred medium with any subject matter, all the while receiving instruction and constructive feedback from award-winning artist Danny Jones.
To register or for more information, email joneswisener@gmail.com or call 817-707-9473


Plein Air
Painting Group

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


Member in the News

Did you see the Call for Artists for the next Bootiful Boot? Let Carroll Dolezal be your inspiration. She shared :

There is an article in Wimberley View, Thursday March 10: "Bootiful Boot Unveiled" featured the boot I did for Sonora Bank in Wimberley.

Read the article HERE or on Sonora Bank's website HERE.
You can see more of Carroll's work HERE
Congratulations, Carroll.
You help make our community
BOOTIFUL!
Resources Available
From Katherine Baker:
I have many Plein Air magazines, a mat cutter and a wooden basket handle to donate.
If you are interested in any of these items, please contact Katherine at kwbaker29@yahoo.com
or 281-414-8175 Thank you, Katherine, for this kind offer!

Articles in this section are provided by members.
For information on sharing your art news click HERE.
calendars
MAY
  • 01 Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm  Arts Fest last day. Details HERE
  • 02 Monday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm WVAL Board Meeting 
  • 09 Monday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm General Meeting at the Wimberley Community Center. Doors open at 6:00 Presentation by artist Jenny Granberry representing Golden Paint.
  • 14 Saturday Wimberley's Second Saturday Gallery Trail 
JUNE
  • 06 Monday 2:00 pm - 4:00 p.m. WVAL Board Meeting, Wimberley Visitor Center
  • 11 Saturday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Second Sat. Gallery Trail, Wimberley
  • 13 Monday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm General Meeting at the Wimberley Community Center. Doors open at 6:00 Presentation by cut-paper artist Kristen Newcomer.
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