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2023 BBAC Show Calendar

Posted by janmoeller on February 7, 2023 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

January 12- February 28, 2023 – Way out west Texas (Western Theme)


Curators: Jan and Carol


Take-in Entry Deadline: January 10


Reception: Friday January 13



March 2 –April 18- R3-Show


Curators: Lori, Jan and Yosdy


Take-In Entry Deadline: February 28


Reception: Friday March 3



April 20- June 6 -Dark Skies


Curators: Cynthia and Kathleen


Take-In Entry Deadline: April 18


Reception: Friday April 21



June 8- August 1 – ClayWorks


Curators: (maybe Janet and Judy)


Take-In Entry Deadline: June 6


Reception: Friday June 9



August 3 – September 12 – Abstract Invitational


Curators: Lois Leofsky and ?


Take-In Entry Deadline: August 1


Reception: Friday, August 4




September 14- October 31 – Black & White Show


Curators: Cynthia and Kathleen


Take-In Entry Deadline: September 12


Reception: Friday September 15



November 2 – December 5 – Annual BBAC Members’ show


Curators: Richard


Take-In Entry Deadline: October 31



December 6, 2023- Jan. 9, 2024 Holiday Show


Curators: Carol & Jan


Take-In Entry Deadline: December 5th


Reception: Friday, Dec 7

2022 BBAC Show Calendar

Posted by janmoeller on January 15, 2022 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (186)

2022 BBAC Show Calendar

New Year/New Work

January 13- March 1, 2022

Curators: tbd

Media: All

Take-in Entry Deadline: January 12

Open Theme

March 3 –April 19 

Curators: tbd

Media: tbd

Take-In Entry Deadline: March 2

R3: ReCycle, ReUse, RePurpose

 April 21- June 7

Curators: tbd

Media: Mixed to include 70% recycled materials

Take-In Entry Deadline: April 20


ClayWorks 2022

June 9- August 2  

Curators: Gregory Tegarden

Media: Clay

Take-In Entry Deadline: June 8


Plein Air Show

August 4 – September 13 

Curators: tbd

Media: All work done a la Plein Air

Take-In Entry Deadline: August 3


Figurative Show

September 15- November 1 

Curators: tbd

Media: All

Take-In Entry Deadline: September 14


Annual Membership Show

November 3 – December 6

Curators: Jan and tbd

Media: All

Take-In Entry Deadline: November 2


Holiday Show

December 8, 2022- Jan. 10, 2023

Curators: tbd

Media: All

Take-In Entry Deadline: December 7

Satellite Dish Repurpose Show Scheduled

Posted by janmoeller on April 17, 2021 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (397)

   The upcoming Satellite Dish Repurpose Show is scheduled for the weekend of May 15-17th, 2021 in Alpine. The dishes will be exhibited outdoors at the Murphy Street Mercado, in conjunction with the ongoing R3: Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose Show currently exhibited at Gallery on the Square. 

   The show is also a contest, sponsored by KVLN Big Bend Radio, offering prizes of $100, $75 and $25 for first, second and third place. Judges are to be announced. 

   Here is the link for submission guidelines and entry form:

   Entries must be submitted by May 14, 11:00 am until 4:30 pm at Murphy Street Mercado, 106 West Murphy Street in Alpine.

   Contact one of the curators for assistance or questions: Lori Griffin, OR Jan Moeller,


FREE Satelite Dish Painting Workshop

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2021 Exhibit Schedule

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November 2020 Meeting News - Progress and Looking Forward to 2021

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   Several items were reviewed and planned at the November 2020 BBAC Board Meeting held on November 8th. Though the covid restrictions continue to curtail some of our gallery hours, the arts council is as lively as ever with an increase in online presence and outdoor events. 

   Gallery on the Square, our council's retail outlet in Alpine, will continue it's scaled back days and hours of operation, now Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. However, the hours may be extended for special events and holidays as approved by the gallery steering committee. 

   Member artists can still get a good deal for their annual membership fee of $25, which is due now for the upcoming year through October, 2021. You can see a posting of upcoming shows through next spring, plus any special events will be posted here in our News Blog. 

   Briefly, here is the schedule for the upcoming shows through the spring. Calls and exhibit dates for specific shows, prospectus links and entry forms will be posted as they come up and accessible from the BBAC Home page: 

  • Oct 8- Dec 1, Annual Membership show, current exhibit
  • Dec 3- Jan. 10 2021 Holiday Miniature show
  • January 14- Feb 21, 2021 - Dark Skies/Night Skies Show
  • February 25 – March 14, 2021New Year/New Work
  • March 18-April 18, 2021 - 2021 Sculptured Figures Invitational

    Monthly and ongoing events open to all members are as follows: 

  • On the first and third Tuesdays of each month, Lori Griffin hosts a live video feed through our Facebook page. Look for upcoming info about the December Ornament live feed. 
  • Critique Group: This helpful group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Alpine Visitors’ Center, 106 N. 3rd St., Alpine
  • Plein Air Paintouts are held on the third Saturday of each month, subject to change due to weather and holidays. Occasional fourth Sundays will also be announced as planned. Emails are sent out to the membership to confirm these sessions; however, you may also contact Judith Brueske at or Richard Curtin at with questions about any of the sessions.
  • Two monthly events are currently on hold: 
    • The Bank/Hospital rotational exhibits are on hold beginning the week of Thanksgiving, 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 through text at 432-294-1538 or email
    • The Museum of the Big Bend Gift Shop artist display is on hold pending reopening of the museum, which has not been determined. All artists scheduled to begin showing in April 2020 will be rescheduled when that occurs. 

      Gallery On the Square has made these organizational enhancements: 

  • In recognition of our increasing role in online environments, the following assignments have been made:
    • Facebook Administrator: Amanda Calhoun
    • Instagram Administrator: Sally Hickerson
  • The gallery Display Committee now consists of the following members:
    • Shelly Rogers (Committee Chair)
    • Jean Northington
    • Gregory Tegarden

    Other happenings in town!

  • The Alley Mural art project in Alpine is progressing. 
  • BBAC President Jan Moeller is doing radio announcements.
  • The Hispanic Heritage Mural at Sul Ross State University has begun its underpainting. The SRSU Gallery hosts artwork by Esequiel Hernandez November 9th through November 20th. 
  • The Alpine Library Auction which usually takes place during Artwalk will take place online this year, with a possibility of a walk-in display to be determined.
  • The Quarentini Painters group in Alpine posts two hour challenges on its Facebook group page: 








Is it a shooting star or a satellite? A satellite painting!

Posted by janmoeller on October 31, 2020 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (97)

BBAC has about a dozen smallish satellite dishes available for artists to repurpose and exhibit for sale in a special weekend show.

This show is slated for Spring of 2021 when the weather may permit an outdoor sidewalk sale. A suggested theme for the dishes will be Dark Skies,  but is not strictly limited to that theme. Prospectus coming soon!

If you are interested in adopting (more like a Catch and release!) one of these dishes, please contact BBAC for pickup. 

There will also be a People's Choice award via FB and in-person voting when images of the work are available.

Gallery Gets Creative During Temporary Shutdown

Posted by janmoeller on August 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (100)

   Shout out and Thanks to Gallery on the Square members who kept the sales going during the recent shutdown. Lori Griffin, curator of the R3: Recycle, Reuse & Re-purpose Show, and Assistant Director Amanda Calhoun made sure artwork was visible in the front windows and available for viewing and purchase by appointment only.

   Meanwhile, our BBAC director Jan Moeller, GOTS director Jim Senneff and gallery member artist and schedule manager Diane Baylor kept the ship afloat and the keel even during transitions in gallery hours during the reopening phases.

   Special thanks also to all the members who have stepped up ready to work again and to ensure the safety for hosts and visitors as well.

2019 BBAC Plein Air Events Announced

Posted by janmoeller on December 10, 2018 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (976)

The BBAC Plein Air events are planned for the third Saturday of each month, weather permitting and when there are no other event conflicts. The group meets at 9:00 at locations to be determined. 

Please inquire about the specific date and location prior to the dates listed below to confirm the event and learn of any changes. 


January 15, February 15, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16 and December 21. 

CONTACTS (text preferred):

Richard Curtin 214-450-765

Judith Brueske 432-244-9503

BBAC Show Schedule for 2019 Announced

Posted by janmoeller on December 8, 2018 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (102)

In the schedule below, you can see all the shows planned for the year at once. Receptions which are not yet scheduled will be posted with show announcements on the website. Members will be notified by email as well.

Please note: Entries are due on the Sunday through Tuesday before the show starts, and pickup dates are the last day of the show. This allows a full day for setting up the next show. You can greatly help the curator by adhering to these guidelines. 

BBAC members, mark your calendars and enter as many shows as you like. Not a member yet? It's easy to join. Use our membership form online or stop in at Gallery on the Square for an application.

January 10 - February 26  New Year/New Works Show

February 28 - April 23 Print Show

April 25 - June 18 R3 Show: Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse Show

June 20 - August 13 ClayWorks Show

August 15 - October 8 Plein Air Show

October 10 - December 3 Annual Membership Show

December 5 - January 9 Holiday Miniature Show