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Art and activities abound at the Fine Arts Center

Art and activities abound at the Fine Arts Center
April 26
07:49 2018

The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center is a busy place these days, with an exhibit on display for a couple of more days and a quilt show exhibit coming up, as well as a jewelry workshop next week and the annual juried art show scheduled for later in the summer.

The “Chasing Light” exhibit of photographs will be on display through Friday, April 27, at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center. (Photo by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan)

Current Exhibit
On display through Friday, April 27, are two exhibits in the Main Gallery – “Thane Glass” by Aaron Tate of Dallas and “Chasing Light” by Image Cooperative of Wichita Falls. Note: the BFAC will be closed Saturday, April 28.

“Chasing Light” features the work of five Wichita Falls-based photographers, Michael Fiore, Torin Halsey, Ben Jacobi, Paula Savage and Mark Moody. Many of the images are of scenes local residents are familiar with – abandoned farm houses, lightning storms, vintage vehicles and more. The collection includes traditional photos, as well as those that are printed on aluminum and some that are computer modified.

Tate is a glass sculptor, and his exhibit includes some traditional glass goblets, as well as several glass sculptures.

Quilt Show
The BFAC’s 2018 Quilt Show will be on display May 8 through June 29. Quilts are being accepted for the show through Friday, April 27, at the center. For more information about the quilt show, click here for the Breckenridge Texan article.

Fused Glass Jewelry Class
Artist Debbie Malone of Runaway Bay will return to Breckenridge on Saturday, May 5, to teach a Fused Glass Jewelry Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to make their own designer fused glass jewelry using Dichroic glass.

Class participants will learn glass cutting, layering, full fusing, tack fusing and wire wrapping. Each student will create 3 to 4 pieces, depending on the size. All jewelry will be finished and ready to wear at the end of the class.

The fee for the class is $110 with a $25 supply fee paid to the instructor at the class.

Juried Art Show
The BFAC’s 27th annual Juried Art Show and Competition is scheduled for July 17-Aug. 31, but entries are being accepted now through May 31.

The competition is open to all artists age 21 and older. Eligible artwork must not be older than three years and cannot have been exhibited at the BFAC in the past.

Accepted media includes oil, watercolor, scratchboard, acrylic, gouache, alkyd, tempera, mixed media, pastel, pencil, pen and ink, aquatint, fiber, bronze, wood, glass and ceramic. Only two- and three-dimensional art will be accepted. No photography, prints or computer-generated artwork will be allowed.

Submissions for the competition are to be by digital images. Artists are to submit one image per entry in .jpg format with the file size at 5 megabytes. They may be submitted via email or on a CD.

Beverly Boren

Each entry must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee.

All entrants will be notified about whether or not their artwork has been accepted for the show.

There will be 14 prizes awarded, ranging from $100 for Honorable Mention to $1,500 for the Clay Pitzer Memorial Best of Show.

The show’s juror will be Texas artist Beverly Boren of Trophy Club. She is a signature member of the Outdoor Painters Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society. She is also a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and the American Watercolor Society.

For more information about the juried show and competition or to get an entry form, call the BFAC at 254-559-6602, visit the center at 207 N. Breckenridge Ave., email, or go to the BFAC’s website at

About the BFAC
The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. most Saturdays. It is located at 207 N. Breckenridge Ave. The director of the BFAC is Victoria MacFarlane.

Entry to the BFAC is free and open to the public. The arts center is a nonprofit organization and is supported by the Breckenridge Library and Fine Arts Foundation, as well as by grants, fundraisers, the sale of artwork, workshops and donations from visitors.

In addition to hosting various art exhibits throughout the year, the BFAC includes a permanent exhibit that is always on display. The permanent exhibit includes “All That Glitters,” an exhibit of Texas festival gowns; the Katherine Leach doll collection with more than 750 dolls; a bronze sculpture gallery; and several paintings that are displayed throughout the center. Additionally, there is a case full of gift items for purchase, featuring the work of local artists.

For more information, all the BFAC at 254-559-6602.


Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Glass goblets by Aaron Tate are in the foreground with photos from the Image Cooperative displayed on the walls of the BFAC’s Main Gallery. The exhibits will on display through Friday, April 27. (Photo by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan)

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