Big Bend Arts Council


  PO Box 1764, Alpine, TX  79831

BBAC Plein Air Show Coming Soon
Works created outdoors bring nature close up in this annual show.

   Plein Air painting is in the spotlight (the sunlight?) as BBAC artists exhibit works they have created outdoors in the past year. This year's Plein Air show will run from August 12th through October 4th at Gallery on the Square. The gallery hopes to host a live reception, the first one since before the Covid restrictions were set in place. More information about the reception will be posted soon. 

   The gallery continues its social distancing and cleaning measures around visitation to make sure both visitors and gallery hosts remain safe during viewings. 

   Artists interested in participation can use the link below to view and print the show guidelines and entry form. The take-in dates for work are August 7 - 9. 

Clay Works 2021
Work by Local Artists and Cups from Near and Far 

The Big Bend Arts Council's annual show, Clay Works, continues through August 8th at Gallery on the Square in downtown Alpine. BBAC member clay artists display a wide variety of functional ware as well as sculptural pieces and jewelry. It is a large show worth seeing, and this year marks the fifth year for the Cup Invitational, with creative interpretations of "the cup."

Check out our entire show schedule for 2021 and add the dates to your calendar.

Want to see what's available on the GOTS new EGallery? Now you can purchase GOTS member artists' work online. 

Sign Up for Bank & Hospital Shows

   Rotating exhibits at the West Texas National Bank and Big Bend Regional Medical Center are great opportunities for BBAC members to display your wall art to new sets of eyes in our community.

  Note: Bank/Hospital rotational exhibits are on hold beginning the week of Thanksgiving, 2020, after Richard Curtin's exhibit ends, as the indoor bank lobby is currently not open for business. However, members may still sign up for these exhibits at the gallery, or by contacting Shelly Rogers.

   Email Shelly at or text  432-294-1538.

   NOTE: Gallery on the Square is adhering to safety guidelines for keeping you and the gallery hosts safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, while providing you with the enrichment of local Big Bend culture. If you are uncomfortable coming into the gallery, but are interested in a piece in the window or posted on our Facebook pageour hosts will be glad to bring it outside the gallery for your perusal.  Thank you for your cooperation and support of local artists.