2018 Viva Terlingua




Painting Workshops

"Art does not solve problems, but makes us aware of their existence," sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz has said. Arts education, on the other hand, does solve problems. Years of research show that it's closely linked to almost everything that we as a nation say we want for our children and demand from our schools: academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and equitable opportunity.

En Plein Air Texas

San Angelo, Texas. The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and the San Angelo & area communities will welcome 35 Competition Artists coming from 18 states to paint the town and surrounding countryside this October. Artists were selected by juror Roger Dale Brown out of a talented field of applicants from 27 states and Canada.

Moving On

Through adversity we paint, and in it sometimes comes our best comes forward. This is a painting from the “Chase County Plein Air Festival.” I had passed this scene at different times of day, and decided on an early morning try. Up well before the sun, I had to guess on where my bovine subjects were. Not so easy, I was asked to “move on” by a rancher, then the cows moved on, and in came a skunk, and I politely urged her to “move on”. But as plein air artists we do our best and go on from there.

Always something

The life of an artist is a bit different than many, the life of a plein air artist is stranger still. A little looser, and you can't let things get to you.

the MVIS

The Missouri Valley Impressionist Society.Summers painting on location at Indian Cave State Park, with fellow MVIS founders Jeff Sparks and Rachel Mindrup. (not shown, Brent Seevers) Here some of the ideas on creating a group for representational artists, to help grow, and build impressionistic art in the upper Midwest were formed. (Loosely, mostly we painted )

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 Feb 16, 17, 18         Viva Terlingua                    Terlingua, Texas

Join me on a painting adventure in what at one time was a inhospitable wilderness, where the past has not quite caught up with today. Majestic mountains with vistas across to the Mexican desert. The Rio Grande cuts a spectacular canyon through this area with some easily accessed locations into the canyon. The ghost town of Terlingua is a painters paradise on it’s own, with the ruins of the past dotting the hillside, old vehicles, and a ruggedness that is hard to find anywhere else in America.

It’s a three day total immersion workshop in and around Big Bend National Park, the Rio Grande and Terlingua Texas.  Painting from “Can see to Can’t see” with instruction, demos, group critiques from 9-4pm daily. At days end we will continue our discussions on art, business, and all it encompasses.

Experience one of America’s hidden treasures as we study and learn the land.  Maximum 9 artists. $325 workshop, $50 deposit. Balance due by February 2nd

Lodging in basic  cabins at the Chiso Mining Company split equally, approx $165 per person for the 4 nights.

Limited space available, I have a 6 bed cabin for the men, and a 4 bed cabin for women.  Reserve your spot ASAP.  Supply list, and itinerary sent out to participating artists.

Viva Terlingua Painting Workshop

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