Stars of Texas Exhibit in Brownwood


FEBRUARY 7 to 19, 2016

Each February the Brownwood Civic and Cultural Center hosts the annual Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit.  This juried exhibit runs for two weeks and culminates with the presentation of $7250 in prizes.The Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit was conceived in 1999 in order to showcase the newly restored Santa Fe Depot. This year there were over 350 entries and only 130 accepted.

Location: Depot Civic and Cultural Center, 600 Depot St., Brownwood, Texas

Friday, January 29 – 5:00 – 6:30 pm – Drop off entries at the Depot Civic & Cultural Center, 600 Depot
Saturday, January 30 – 9 am to 12 noon – Drop off entries
Saturday, January 30 – Juror judges entries 12 noon to 4 pm
Works not selected must be picked up on Saturday, January 30, 4 to 5 pm
Art work for the Salon des Refuse`s will be accepted at the Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave from 4 to 6 pm
ART TALK – Art Center, 215 Fisk Avenue, Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, February 6 – Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony – 7 to 9 pm
Saturday, February 13 – 9:30 to 10:30 am registration for the Paint-Off Competition
Saturday, January 30 – 11:00 to 12:00 noon registration for the Digital Photo Shoot-Out Competition
Saturday, February 20 – End of Exhibit – Pick up Art Work – 11 noon to 1:00 pm. Selected works must remain in exhibit until 11:00 am.

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Associated upcoming events:

ELEVENTH ANNUAL PAINT –  OFF COMPETITION: The Stars of Texas will again host the well received Paint-Off Competition on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Depot Civic and Cultural Center.  Two cash prizes of $500 and $250 will be awarded to the winners.  Work must be completed on site within 6 hours. 

REGISTRATION:  9:30 -10:30 am, Sat., February 13th
ENTRY FEE:  $25 (non-refundable) Light lunch included
ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all Texas residents 18 or older.
$500 BIG COUNTRY FORD LINCOLN Paint-Off Best Overall Award
$250 BIG COUNTRY FORD LINCOLN Paint-Off Award of Excellence

All 2D media (except photography) is accepted.  Tasteful subject matter only.  Artists may work from life, plein air, personal photo, or value study. 
Participants are required to register and have their painting surface stamped before painting.  No unstamped surfaces will be considered.  Painting may begin on Saturday after artist is registered & surface is stamped.  The Paint-off will be held in the ballroom of the Depot.  Overflow area will be provided at the Art Center, 215 Fisk Avenue, Brownwood.  Outdoor plein air painters will have designated sites. 
Artists may offer their works for sale by silent auction.  Bidding will close before judging begins.  Artists may set opening bid.  A 25% fee will be collected on all paintings sold.  All stamped works must be entered for jury at the DEPOT BALLROOM by 3:30 PM.  Awards announced at 4 pm same day.  Work should be displayed unframed on an easel.  Artists must supply their easels and keep equipment compact.  No early setups please.

SALON DES REFUSÉ: The Salon des Refusés exhibit sponsored by the Brownwood Art Association will be held Feb. 7 – 19 at the Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave.  Immediately after judging, artists are invited to show and sell any artwork entered but not accepted into the 2015 Stars of Texas exhibit.  Details will be available on art delivery day at the Depot. The Brownwood Art Association Art Center is located at 215 Fisk Ave.

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