Big Bend Arts Council


  PO Box 1764, Alpine, TX  79831

Call to Plein Air Artists
demonstrate your artistic connection to the environment

   The annual BBAC Plein Air Show takes place  August 13 through October 6.  If you have been taking advantage of the beautiful weather and have been painting outdoors, this is the show for you!
  The curator for the show is BBAC member artist Carol Fairlie. The deadline is coming up soon, so check out the prospectus link (below) right away. For any questions, please contact Carol at or
   Artists can submit work from August 6 through 9. Entry forms are also available at Gallery on the Square.     
   Please note that although the prospectus lists two entries per artist, this year artists are allowed four.  

ClayWorks Show & Cup Invitational

   Celebrating the medium of clay by artists of the Big Bend and beyond, the 2020 Annual ClayWorks Show and Cup Invitational runs through August 9th. Be sure to check out the array of work in the front window, and come inside the gallery, which allows four visitors at a time. The gallery is following protocols for cleaning as well as mask and distancing guidelines. 
   Gallery on the Square is open to the public Thursdays - Saturdays 11 am - 5 pm and Sundays 10 am - 5 pm. 

   NOTE: If you are uncomfortable coming into the gallery, but are interested in a piece in the window or posted on our Facebook page, our hosts will be glad to bring it outside the gallery for your perusal.  Thank you for your cooperation and support of local artists.

Come to Membership Meetings!

   BBAC members are welcome and encouraged to attend the monthly membership meetings which run through the spring (no meetings during the summer). 

   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

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Visit Us 

Gallery On The Square

115 West Holland Ave

Alpine, TX  79830

across from the train depot