Summer/Fall 2022
at the gallery
Mud Man by Mary Owens
Awarded Best in Show
Opening Reception and Anniversary Celebration at our Gallery located in the
Wimberley Community Center

Now through Sept 5
Visit our gallery in the Wimberley Community Center for the latest juried exhibit featuring outstanding works by local artists. Our juror, Philip Roth, curator of The People's Gallery in Austin, selected pieces from the more than 150 works submitted. He recognized these nine works for special awards.

BEST IN SHOW                     
  • Mary Owens Mud Man
SECOND PLACE                       
  • Rodney Bursiel 14 Hands
THIRD PLACE             
  • Michael Stewart Banished East of Eden
  • Celeste Perez Smith Enchantment at Wild Seed Pond
  • Steve Shellenberger Playing the Angles
  • Moon Reece Recycled Frame Meditation #24
  • Mary Owens Swimberley
  • George Krause Fog, Spain
  • Angela Ogden Alternate Reality #1

Congratulations to the artists exhibiting in this show and sincere appreciation to all the artists who submitted work for consideration. As often is the case, you made the choice difficult for our juror.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the opening reception where we also celebrated our gallery's 15-year anniversary. Visit out our photo gallery links at the end of the newsletter to see pictures from the event.

Make plans now to attend our September Juried Gallery Show opening reception on Friday, September 9.
arts fest 2023: call for submissions

Each year a beautiful work of art is chosen by the Arts Fest team to represent our annual outdoor
festival. The image is used in many forms to promote the festival; posters, banners, websites, cards,magazine and newspaper ads, and our treasured t-shirts and shopping bags.
We invite you to submit an image of your artwork to be considered for this honor. You will need to send it no later than September 1st, 2022. If the original artwork is available for available for sale at the time of Arts Fest, you'll be invited to sell it at the entrance to the festival.
Please send a PDF image via email to
Please label the PDF with your name and the title of your artwork.
artwork pictured here: Mesilla Valley by Kathy Kelsey

meet, mingle, and learn
Join us the second Monday of the month at the Wimberley Community Center for our meeting and presentation program.
Come at 6:00 for a half-hour social in the gallery then stay for the main event beginning promptly at 6:30.

We have an exciting slate of presenters. Click on an artist's name to learn more. You'll want to mark your calendars now.

Aug 8: Jill Pankey

Sept 12: Jenny Granberry

Oct 10 Sari Shryack

Nov 14 Taylor Dueker
art in public places
Wimberley Valley Art League’s Art in Public Places program offers community organizations and local businesses the opportunity to enliven their spaces with original art by local artists.
pictured: Tulips by Mikiko Kudo
All artwork is for sale. We encourage you to stop by or check out what’s available or visit our online galleries.

Art in Public Places locations
  • Wimberley Village Library
  • Wimberley Medical Center
  • Christus Medical Group
  • PAK Medical Group
  • Ozona Bank
  • Wimberley Visitor’s Center
  • Aloe Day Spa
  • Dr. William’s Office, DDS

If you are an organization, business or artist interested in participating contact Nancy Elliott
from the board
After ~2 1/2 years of sitting at home and being a captive of covid, we are meeting in person again and it’s certainly been worth the wait! Here are some of the activities we’ve had since April.

Our April, May and June general meetings were “live”, informative and well attended. We delivered art work in person, another first in 2 1/2 years, for our current show. The turn out was impressive. We had a whopping 150 pieces submitted, 42 of which were selected for the show.

We celebrated the 15th Anniversary of our being in the gallery with an over the top opening. An amazing art tree center piece and the table of beautifully prepared hors d oeuvres were highlights of the celebration.

Special thanks goes to the dream team of Irma Gross, Katherine Evans, and Myra Allen for their imaginative and creatively decorated art tree center piece. The tree, like the famous art hanging from it, was a masterpiece. Well done! The accompanying silent auction for the art work adorning the art tree promises to deliver ~$400.00 dollars to Mercy Chefs.

Also, hats off to Jan Fitzhugh and her team of Kathy Arnold, Gary Arnold, Pat Haggerton, Kerry Jones, and Kaye Collins who prepared and served a tasty variety of Hors d oeuvres. The table display was as visually stunning as the finger food was delicious. Fabulous work!

As the year progresses we have presenting artists scheduled for our general meeting for the remainder of 2022, plans are underway for the Studio Tour and we are beginning to plan for our Christmas party.

We are back and we’d love to see you at any or all of these upcoming events. Please join us!

Steve Shellenberger
President, Wimberley Valley Art League
members' corner
Member in the News

Have you seen it?
Wimberley Valley Art League member Annette Kennedy is the featured artist in the June/July/August 2022 issue of
Art Quilting Studio Magazine.

The Artist Portfolio feature entitled "Painting Pictures with Annette Kennedy" was written by Danielle Williams for volume 14, Issue 2 on pages 24 to 35.

This is an informative article about Annette's art and background, complete with images of her pictorial textile work.

Congratulation Annette!
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
Articles in this section are provided by members.
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call for artists


Jury Day
Tuesday, Sept 6, 2022
Opening Reception
Friday, Sept 10

Jury Day
Tuesday, Nov 15
Juror: pending
Opening Reception
Friday, Nov 18

Jury Days are held at the gallery from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

Prior to each, a link to the prospectus will be emailed and posted on the website's Juried
Gallery page


This year's Studio Tour is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 1 & 2.

Studio Tour is a fantastic opportunity for YOU to share your space, your process, and your work with the general public and your fellow artists.If you've never participated before, we encourage you to give it a try. And if you have,
you know what a fulfilling experience it is!

Sign up or to learn more by contacting Jan Fitzhugh or by calling 713-569-5173.

Studio Tour spaces are limited. Sign up today!




  • 01 Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Studio Tour Check website for map coming in September
  • 02 Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Studio Tour Check website for map coming in September
  • 03 Monday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm WVAL Board Meeting, Wimberley Visitor Center
  • 08 Saturday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Second Sat. Gallery Trail, Wimberley
  • 10 Monday 6:30 pm* - 8:00 pm WVAL Monthly Meeting with presentation by Sari Shryack, Wimberley Community Center (*pre-meeting social begins at 6:00 pm)


See behind the scenes of this busy day when artists submit new works, volunteers process them, and the juror reviews before making selections.

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Catch another behind the scenes look.
This time: How the Works were Hung

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This opening reception also kicked off our WVAL Gallery 15-year anniversary celebration. Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers on our hospitality committee, a good time was had by all!

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