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Fine Arts Center hosting portrait exhibit

Fine Arts Center hosting portrait exhibit
September 12
08:13 2018

A collection of fine art portraits by Texas artists is on display at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center through the end of October.

“Bubba” by Donna Blanton

The portraits are featured in two exhibits. In the Main Gallery of the BFAC is an Exhibition of Texas Members of the Portrait Society of America. The East Gallery is filled with the work of Kim Roberti, a Central Texas oil painter.

The portrait exhibit features the work of 68 artists and includes a variety of mediums, including mostly oil paintings and pastels, as well as some pencil and one sculpture. Additionally, the artwork ranges in size from about 5-by-7-inches to 22-by-28-inches. Some are framed; others are not.

“I think these are just awesome,” said BFAC Director Shalon Wilson. “The show has some real traditional ones and then there are some more contemporary pieces.”

“Best Playing Pony” by Laura Allee

Local artist Ken MacFarlane has a painting in the show, as does Patsy Lindamood, who also had a piece in the recent BFAC Juried Art Show. Additionally, one portrait is of a local resident, Sara Kate Griffith, painted by DK Richardson.

Wilson said this is the first time the BFAC has hosted a show by the Portrait Society. “I would like to have an annual portrait show,” she said.

The portraits are more than just an exhibit; they also are entries in a contest by the Portrait Society of America-Texas Members.

The Roberti exhibit showcases more than 70 paintings by the artist; most are portraits, but there are a few still-lifes and florals mixed in. Wilson pointed out how several of Roberti’s paintings have pets included with the portrait subjects.

“Wanna Fight?” by Craig Longhurst

Many of the artists on display at the BFAC are expected to attend a reception on Saturday, Sept. 15. The reception will be free and open to the public; it is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. at the BFAC, 207 N. Breckenridge Ave.

The reception also will feature an awards presentation for the Portrait Society’s contest.

The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; call 254-559-6602 for Saturday hours.

 

Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Images courtesy of the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center

Cutline, top photo: The painting, “Queen of the Mirabella” by Nancy Boren, is one of many portraits on exhibit at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center through the end of October. Many of the artists are expected to attend a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the BFAC. (Image courtesy of the BFAC)

 

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