3 Ways Boerne Celebrates Texas Hill Country Artists this Fall

Jay Hester - BoerneFall has finally arrived… time to get out and celebrate Texas Hill Country Artists in Boerne!

Now that the weather has cooled off and schedules have settled down a bit, a trip to the Texas Hill Country is just the excursion to take in the scenery and welcome in Fall! And Boerne, Texas is just the place to slow your pace, take advantage of the weather and enjoy our featured artists and galleries over the next few weeks.

Jay Hester: “TEXAS - Stories of the Land” "Texas - Stories of the Land" - Boerne

Join the J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art - Boerne on Saturday Oct 8th, 2016 from 4-8 pm for an exciting evening of Western Fine Art honoring our great state of Texas in Jay Hester: “TEXAS - Stories of the Land,” a blockbuster exhibition by the legendary Western and Native American artist, as he visually explores turning events, ballads, and serenades of the old west, drawing on historical happenings in the Texas Hill Country and giving artistic voices to stories long forgotten.

This exhibition celebrates the career and new artwork by nationally renowned and award-winning Texas artist, Jay Hester.  In the exhibition, “TEXAS - Stories of the Land,” Hester unveils 12 new dramatic masterpieces that tell the story of his beloved Texas.  In his first solo exhibition in almost 20 years, J.R. Mooney Galleries-Boerne allows Hester to dominate and demonstrate as to why he is regarded as the “Godfather” of Boerne.  Painterly renditions range from historical encounters between the Texas Rangers, the Comanche and the Apache, the depot at Camp Verde, raids in Linnville and Plum Creek, Native American ambushes on early Texas/German settlers to treaty signings in Fredericksburg.

Texas Hill Country Invitational Art Show & SaleTexas Hill Country Invitational-Boerne

The Boerne Professional Artists (BPA) will again host their premier Texas Hill Country Invitational Art Show & Sale in the Cana Ballroom of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church on October 14-16, 2016. Works of art will include photography, pottery, jewelry, glass, mixed media and paintings in oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolor. Styles range from traditional to highly contemporary from 40 renowned Texas artists.  Additionally, featured artists will conduct a series of "how-to" lectures and demonstrations on Saturday afternoon. This elegant venue in the heart of Boerne is known for its breathtaking Hill Country views… so, you can’t help but be inspired.

On Friday evening, from 7 – 9pm, the public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy their fine art display with a backdrop of live music, wine and hors d’oeuvres in the beautiful Cana Ballroom. Saturday, from 10am – 5pm, and Sunday, from 10am – 3pm, the public is invited to mingle with the artists in attendance and talk about their artwork while searching for the perfect pieces to add to their personal collections. Artist lectures and demonstrations will be held from noon - 4 pm on Saturday.

Second Saturday Art & Wine Events Donald Darst

Each month Texas Treasures & the Carriage House Gallery; two of Boerne’s finest galleries, keep their doors open until 8pm for Second Saturday Art & Wine. Each gallery will offer complementary wine and hors d'oeuvres to guests while they enjoy art in an inviting atmosphere. The artists are also on hand to answer questions about their works of art and what inspires them. This event is a fabulous way to shop for art and leave feeling like you really know something special about your new favorite piece of art.