CASETA – Early Texas Art Exhibitions Across Texas

The Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art works to promote the preservation, study, and appreciation of early Texas visual art and its history.
–from the December CASETA newsletter:
The 16th CASETA Symposium and Texas Art Fair
April 2729, 2018
Witte Museum
Canyon, TX 79015

When Georgia Was Here

August 27, 2016 – February 24, 2018
During the centennial anniversary of Georgia O’Keeffe’s time at West Texas State Normal College, now West Texas A&M University, this exhibition features art (primarily paintings & drawings) produced by American artists contemporaneous with her time at WTAMU (August 27, 2016- February 24, 2018). The goal is to inform museum visitors about what American art looked like “When Georgia Was Here.” Objects will be on a rotating basis of 3-6 months per object. The exhibition will be drawn from the PPHM’s own stellar art collection and from public and private collections nationwide.
[from PPHM website]
Flight & Fall: Charles Umlauf’s Dualities
December 12, 2017 – March 11, 2018
Over his long career, Charles Umlauf created numerous works that explored oppositional tendencies in the human psyche. Umlauf found the duality in human nature intriguing, leading him to explore classic notions such as good and evil, virtue and vice, and the sacred and the profane. His iconic sculpture, the Spirit of Flight(1959), celebrates one of humankind’s historic achievements. Yet Umlauf also created the harrowing Icarus, a bronze figure revealing a complementary theme from mythology. As Gibson Danes, former Dean of Yale School of Art and Architecture, wrote: “Umlauf is, in fact, more than one person, as most gifted people have to be. He perceives sculpture as being public and private, monumental and intimate, deeply religious and subtly erotic.” Flight & Fall explores these dualities and others in Umlauf’s art, taking visitors on a rich journey through human archetypes.

[from the USGM website]



September 16, 2017 – February 3, 2018
Artist, collector, Fort Worth Circle member, and Old Jail Art Center co-founder are just a few descriptions associated with William P. “Bill” Bomar (1919-1991). Bomar was born and grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, though claimed by Albany, the hometown of his mother and extended family. His lifelong artistic passion began at the age of seven. He studied painting at the Cranbrook Art Academy (1940-41) and later individually with painters John Sloan, Hans Hoffman, and Amédée Ozenfant. Bomar lived in Texas and New York and then moved permanently to Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.
[from OJAC website]
Dede Rogers Special Events Gallery
One Arts Festival Plaza
El Paso, TX 79901
Early West Texas Art 1853-1960

June 22, 2018 – October 28, 2018

Members’ Preview Thursday, June 21, 5:30 PM

From the earliest depictions of Paso del Norte by Henry Cheever-Pratt and Leon Trousset, to the 20th-century landscapes of the Purple Mountain painters, the far West Texas desert landscape has been a source of inspiration. This exhibition also includes bold portraits by artists such as Jose Cisneros, Tom Lea, and Woody Crumbo. Modernist works by artists such as Hari Kidd and Mago Gándara demonstrate the ongoing exchange of ideas in this region where two nations meet. Composed primarily of work from the El Paso Museum of Art and local collections, the exhibition will also include significant loans.
[from EPMA website]

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