Big Bend Arts Council
Supporting & promoting the arts in the Big Bend region.




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BBAC Shows for 2018 Confirmed

Posted by janmoeller on February 23, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (104)

Calls For Art for 2018

Now 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.

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.

March 1 April 24, 2018 Way Out West

  • Open to all BBAC members and those who join
  • Artwork due: February 25-27, 2018. The show is installed on February 28
  • Reception: March 1-Thursday, Evening prior to Cowboy Poetry weekend
  • Pickup Artwork: April 24

April 26 June 19, 2018 R3: Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose

  • Open to all BBAC members and those who join
  • Artwork due: April 22-24. The show is installed on April 25
  • Reception: TBA --
  • Pick up Artwork: June 19

June 21 August 14, 2018-Clayworks--Invitational Show

  • Artwork due: June 17-19. The show is installed on June 20
  • Reception: TBA
  • Pick up Artwork: August 14

August 16 – October 9, 2018 Plein Air Show

  • Open to all BBAC members and those who join
  • Artwork due: August 12-14. The show is installed on August 15
  • Reception: Friday, August 31 Labor Day Weekend (with CatchLight)
  • Pick up Artwork: October 9

October 11 December 4, 2018 BBAC Membership Drive and Show

  • Open to all BBAC members and those who join
  • Artwork due: October 7-9. The show is installed on October 10
  • Reception: Artwalk weekend
  • Pick up Artwork: December 4

December 6, 2018 January 8, 2019 Holiday Miniature Show

  • Open to all BBAC members and those who join
  • Artwork due: December 2-4. The show is installed on December 5
  • Reception: -TBA
  • Pick up Artwork: January 8


Posted by janmoeller on January 31, 2018 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (2)

BBAC would like to acknowledge Judith Loya for her work as show coordinator in the past, and welcome Aaron Brooks as her replacement. Aaron will be assisting the shows' curators, logging entries and creating ID labels for the works in the shows. Thank you both for your service!


Posted by janmoeller on January 30, 2018 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (323)

Now you can access and print a standard entry form for any BBAC show! Just be sure to enter the title of the show at the top. Another way we are streamlining our processes. Hope to see your work in the next show!


BBAC Critique Group - Join Us!

Posted by janmoeller on October 30, 2017 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (49)

The critique group meets every other month at Gallery On The Square - 115 W. Holland Ave. 

Come and join us for "show and tell" of your most recent work or work in progress. Participants are asked to explain their process and ideas, what works well and areas giving them headaches! A round table discussion of ideas and solutions is offered.

A fun way to show your proces and discuss your work!

For more information, Please call Anne Eckeley at 432-837-3583. 

Plein Air 2017-18 Meetup Dates Scheduled

Posted by janmoeller on October 30, 2017 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (1)

The dates scheduled for the fall/winter season are as follows (3rd Saturday of each month)

November 11

December 16

January 20

February 17

March 17

April 21

May 19

Contact Judith Brueske for specific event information at We hope you will come out and enjoy creating in the fresh air! 


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Critique Group February 5

Posted by anonymous on January 20, 2014 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (197)

Anne Eckley will hold a Critique Group at GOTS Gallery on Wednesday, February 5th from 11:30 – 1:00 pm. The Critique group will critique each other’s “work in progress”. Carol will send a list of compositional ideas to discuss and use for critiques. This group is open to all of those wanting critique of their work.

Terlingua Arts Festival

Posted by anonymous on January 7, 2014 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (117)

Calling All Big Bend Artists

TERLINGUA- All Big Bend artists are invited to participate in the First Annual Terlingua Arts Festival on Saturday, January 25th at the Earth and Fire Gallery in the Terlingua Ghost Town.

Booths can be located outdoors for artists to showcase their work. There will be a $10.00 charge per 15’x 15’ booth area. The artist will be responsible for their own setup and displays. Onsite demonstrations are encouraged.

For more information or booth reservations contact Pam Ware at Earth and Fire Gallery at 432-371-2637 or


From our Last Meeting

Posted by anonymous on October 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (194)

ArtWalk is just around the corner!

We had a BBAC meeting last Sunday and discussed several items:

Call for Art!

Our Annual Membership Show begins on November 7th. Take in of Artwork is November 3, 4, and 5 at GOTS Gallery. Entry forms will be at the Gallery. Remember, entry into the show is $25.00 which is the yearly membership fee. If you have recently joined (since September) you are a member in good standing. There is no theme. Size limitations: no larger than 40 by 40.

This show will run through January 7, 2014, so have a reserve piece to replace the one you sell!

Speaking of ArtWalk: The website is up with the current location information. The BBAC website has a link on this site. If you want to have your artwork featured on the BBAC website and have not done so, PLEASE send us your artist statement and pictures of your work. This is a time that many people may be looking at what artists they may see during ArtWalk. Send your statements/pics to Mary Paloma: or Jan Moeller: so that we may get it on the website.

The Annual Fundraiser for the Alpine Public Library is held over ArtWalk weekend. They are soliciting donations of Art for this fun event. Forms for donations are available at GOTS and CatchLight Galleries. Donations can be dropped off at either Gallery, but please notify either Carol Fairlie or Kathy Bork when they are dropped off. Storage space is at a minimum at the galleries. Carol: Kathy:

George Covington’s column, High Desert Sketches, is available in the Big Bend Sentinel but if you would like to receive the column by email, please send a request to George at:

The BBAC membership year begins on November 1. Postcards are going out now for renewal/membership for the 2013-2014 year.

Our Christmas Party will be held on December 18th, 6pm at GOTS Gallery. There will be an optional gift exchange. If you want to bring a gift, please bring new or very lightly used art materials (under $ 12.00) to the party. Wine and water will be provided and everyone is encouraged to bring a snack!

If you have any questions, please contact me.





News From the Big Bend Arts Council

Posted by anonymous on August 26, 2013 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (187)

News from the Big Bend Arts Council


Annual CDRI Benefit-BBQ and Auction, Sept. 14th -- The CDRI is looking for donations for their auction. If you have an art item to donation, please contact the CDRI at 364-2499.

“Shooting Alpine” is a photo and video contest sponsored by the Chamber (I think!). The deadline is September 30. You can get the details at Be sure to enter before the deadline of Sept. 30!

The Big Bend Community Chorale will begin rehearsals for the upcoming Fall Concert on Monday, Sept. 9 at 6pm. Rehearsals are held at the Fellowship Hall, Holy Cross Anglican Church, located across from the Golf Course on Fighting Buck Ave. For more information, Contact Don Slocomb at 364-2358. Anyone who would like to sing is welcome!

The new Galleries and Artists Guide will be coming out in November. Take the time NOW to review your artist listing (its FREE!) in the guide or, if you are not listed, write up a listing. Submit your revised or new listing to You can also go to to submit your artist information. They also are making the guide larger(more like a magazine format) and would like to offer a special ad for individual artists at a discounted rate. I haven’t the details yet, but will get those to you when I get them.

Also, the Galleries and Artists Guide is looking for photos of the Big Bend to put into the new guide. Get details for this at or call 432-271-2112.

The annual Hunting Art Prize has a Call for Art for entries in its 2014 competition. Deadline for entries is November 30th. Details can be found at

In other news:

Our Fundraiserwas quite a success, raising about 1400.00 through our sales of Schwans’ Home Delivery items. Thanks to those who helped and ordered!

Judith Brueske will be showing at the GOTS Gallery as a solo artist exhibit beginning Sept 12. Her reception is on Friday, Sept 13 from 5-7. The show is titled, “Fused Fabric Fantasies” and should be quite an exhibit.

Our next BBAC show will be our Annual Membership Show-Dates: Nov 7 through Jan 16. Details to follow. This show will be open for all with our membership fee as the entry fee. Remember this show will run through Art Walk !

Our next meeting will be on September 22. Carol Fairlie has offered her studio space as our next meeting spot since the Museum is occupied with Frederick and his artwork. Details of the meeting and location will follow in another email.

By the way, check out the Remington Exhibit at the Museum 0f the Big Bend, from Sept 21 through Dec 8. The Symposium and Celebration Weekend for the exhibit is Sept 19-21.