Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Nocona Texas Oil Yard

April 28, 2013

Nocona Texas - Copy

Nocona Texas Oil Yard
SWS April 2013 Paint-out
18″w x 12″t



Mineola Texas Grain Silo, West of Town

October 21, 2012

Mineola Grain Silos
SWS October 2012 Paint-out
18″w x 12″t
Award :  First Place

SWS Fall Paint-Out in Mineola Texas
Thirty two people showed up, including nineteen painters.  Some arrived Friday morning to get an early start.  That evening we gathered at Holly Lake Ranch for pulled pork and ribs with home made pie for desert.  Some of us warmed ourselves in front of a chiminea on the deck and watched a crescent moon sink behind tall pines.  Others enjoyed the cozy comfort of the  cabin that tastefully reflects the hospitality of its owners.

Saturday dawned cloudy and cool, as artists spread out all over town.  Some painted landscapes at the nature area near the Sabine River or searched out forest rimmed lakes and farms.  A red caboose near the AMTRAK station was a favorite subject as were street scenes, alleyways, and historic Victorian homes.

At five o’clock, we met at the Mineola League of the Arts building for wine, cheese, and an exhibit of the day’s work . There were around 100 paintings produced.  The League has transformed an old school into a multipurpose arts facility.  We filled two adjoining classrooms with paintings whose subject matter and treatment proved that creativity knows no bounds. I produced these 6 paintings and was awarded 1st place for “Mineola Grain Silos”

Dinner followed at Paredes Family Restaurant, a local legend with a Mexican/American buffet that left no appetite unfulfilled.  It was a fitting end to a memorable fall paint out in Mineola.  Margarita attended the dinner.
Article by: Walt Davis, SWS, Paint  Out Chair

April 23, 2012

Texas and Neighbors Juried Show
“Green Dragon”
2nd Place – Watercolor
$400.00 cash award
April 22, 2012
Flower arrangement by Chocolate Rose

“Jurors Merit Award”

October 10, 2011

October 9, 2011 – My painting “Green Dragon” has been selected by Juror Vaughn Wascovich for “Jurors Merit Award” and a  cash at the Rio Brazos Art Exhibition at the Tarleton’s Langdon Center in Granbury Texas today. The Reception was attended by at least 100 artist and friends of artist’s. The food and wine was wonderful.

15th Annual Rio Brazos Exhibition

August 24, 2011

My painting “Green Dragon” has been excepted into the:
15th Annual Rio Brazos Exhibition
Tarlton’s Langdon Center Gordon House
Granbury TX
October 9 to October 23, 2011
Reception and Awards on Sunday October 23 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Accepted for the 2011 SWS Exhibit

June 18, 2011

June 2011
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I am excited my painting “Crossing Woodall Rogers” has been selected by juror Alex Powers  for the up coming SWS Exhibit
The SWS Exhibit will be at the PFAMILY ARTS in Plano

Selected for the Plano 125 Exhibit

April 22, 2011

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My painting “Early Morning Staging in Uptown” has been selected by two renowned artists and curators Michael O’Keefe and Enrique Cervantes for the Plano 125 Exhibit.  The 70 painting show hangs from April 28 to May 29th in the “Art Gallery” in building A at Collin County College. The Arts Gallery is open Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Gallery is located just south of the intersection of Jupiter & Spring Creek, in Plano, in the Collin County Community College campus.  Visit their website for more information and directions: The Reception will be held on May 4,  2011 – 6pm until 8pm, with the awards ceremony at 7pm.

2nd Place Award for “Loading Up”

April 20, 2011

I am fortunate to have been awarded 2nd place  for Watercolor  by award-winning artist, Marileigh Schulte of Encinitas, California last Sunday in the Texas & Neighbors Regional 5 state art exhibit. There were at least 300 people at the reception, lots of food, flowers and fantastic art. There were around 500 painting entered and 80 were selected for the show. Of the eighty show selections there were a total of 19 awards.   See  for photos and information.

The Exhibit will hang from April 17 to May 8, 2011
Irving Art Center
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving TX 75062
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday  9 am to 5 pm
Thursday 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

White Rock Lake Sail Boat Reflections

April 18, 2011

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I started this painting while on the SWS White Rock Lake Paint Out last Sunday. I completed the painting in my studio. I gave the painting to Lindsey and Jenny to be in a fund-raiser silent auction. The boats are part of the SMU sailing team.

The Sun Finally Came Out

February 13, 2011

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16″x20″ Gift

I took a walk around the block early on February 4,  2011 after the  4 day blizzard. This morning the sun finally broke through the clouds. This painting is a beautiful home on Purdue Ave and I was impressed with all the shadows cast on the home created by the trees. The neighborhood was sparkling with sun bouncing off of the snow.


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