Big Bend Arts Council


  PO Box 1764, Alpine, TX  79831

Current Show: Plein Air

In conjunction with the Plein Air event held over Labor Day weekend in the Big Bend, the annual BBAC Plein Air Exhibit runs through October 8 at Gallery on the Square in Alpine. 

The next paint out will be October 8 from 10 am until 6 pm at CDT.

Smith Peak from Casa Roja by Richard Curtain

This Summer Brought Another Wonderful ClayWorks Show 

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   The BBAC annual ClayWorks show ran through August 13, and was a great success. Local artists displayed a wide variety of pottery, sculpture, tiles and other work in clay. A feature of this show has been the Cup Invitational, in which artists create and submit their interpretation of "the cup." 

Missed it?
 R3 (Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose) is our annual exhibit at Gallery on the Square, encouraging the use of materials that might otherwise be discarded or used for another purpose, and turning them into--what else? ART! The show will return in 2020 with a twist!

Come to the Membership Meetings!

   BBAC members are welcome and encouraged to attend the monthly membership meetings which will commence today, September 15, and run through the spring (no meetings during the summer). Today's meeting will include a determination of the upcoming shows for the 2019-2020 year. 

   Meetings are generally held the third Sundays of each month at 2 pm at the Museum of the Big Bend on the Sul Ross State University Campus. For more information, please email

Upcoming Show: BBAC Membership Show and ArtWalk Events

   Coming up for the Big Bend Arts Council is our Annual Membership Drive and Show. During this time, we are reaching out to area artists, offering the opportunity to belong to an established and successful artist support group, as well as to exhibit your work in several planned shows throughout the year. A wide variety of entries from local and regional artists will be on display during the annual ArtWalk Event in Alpine. The BBAC show runs October 10 through December 3. A reception will be announced soon. 
   Artists should stay tuned for the posting of our call for art and registration form on this site. Entries are due on October 6th - 9th. The entry for this show is the BBAC annual membership fee or renewal of $25. 

MEMBERS: Have you renewed your membership for the 2018-2019 year?  Your annual dues are payable now.

Want to Join the Arts Council? 

The BBAC membership year is from November 1 through Oct 31 each year.  Our annual membership drive promotes our annual member show, which exhibits through the Art Walk weekend, the biggest art event of the year. As a member you can exhibit your work in this show and up to five more shows throughout the coming year. 

   Click HERE to view and print the membership form.