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So Much Art So Little Time

Texas Hill Country Invitational Art Show

Boerne Professional Artists (BPA) will host their premier Art Show & Sale in the Cana Ballroom of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church on October 16 - 18 of this year. With more than 50 talented artists participating, it will be the largest in the 13-year history of this event. Works of art will include paintings in oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolor; graphite, photography, pottery, jewelry, fused glass, encaustics, reliefs, sculpture and mixed media.

 Additionally, featured artists will conduct a series of “how-to” lectures and demonstrations throughout Saturday afternoon. 

And, the top three winners of the “Drawn to Animals” Children’s Art Contest will have their artistic efforts on prominent display throughout the three-day event.

The prestigious Oil Painters of America (OPA) has again endorsed BPA’s two full-day En Plein Aire “Paint-Out”, the Wednesday/Thursday prelude to the Invitational. ‘En Plein Aire’ is a French term that translates to ‘open air’, so we’ll be seeing as many as 40 artists at work mid-week in the open air prior to the Invitational. The finished works of the “Paint-Out” artists will be offered in a “Wet Paint” Sale that begins during the opening night preview event in the Ballroom. 

And all of this will be held in the heart of Boerne in a most elegant venue with breathtaking northern Hill Country views that is easily accessible with plenty of free parking.

Schedule of Events…

Wednesday and Thursday, October 14 - 15, from 7:30 am. – 5 pm
En Plein Aire “Paint Out”

En Plien Aire artists will be painting outdoors throughout Boerne and its parks, recreational and heritage centers. Finished works of the open-air artists will be offered in a “Wet Paint” Sale that begins during the opening night preview event in the Ballroom.

Friday, October 16, from 7 – 9pm
Preview and Opening Night

Saturday, October 17, from 10am – 8pm
The Beginning of the 2015 Texas Hill Country Invitational

The Texas Hill Country Invitational will be open to the public with artists in attendance to describe the works they have on display.

Artists’ lectures and demonstrations will be held from noon – 5pm.

Sunday, October 18, from 10am – 3pm
The Finale of the 2015 Texas Hill Country Invitational

Make your reservations now to stay in the beautiful Hill Country town of Boerne, so that you don’t miss a single day of this spectacular event! Special hotel rates are available at Comfort Inn & Suites Texas Hill Country and Fairfield Inn & Suites. Just use the code “ART” when you call.