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Breckenridge Fine Arts Center to host reception for juried show artists on Saturday, Aug. 28

Breckenridge Fine Arts Center to host reception for juried show artists on Saturday, Aug. 28
August 27
09:08 2021

The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center will host a reception for the artists featured in the 30th annual Juried Art Show that is on display through Aug. 28 in both galleries.

The reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served, and the reception will be open to the public.

According to a post on the BFAC’s Facebook page, masks will not be required but will be encouraged. Hand-sanitizing stations will be located throughout the arts center.

Saturday will also be the last day of the Juried Art Show exhibit, which features a variety of paintings, drawings, sculpture and fiber art.

The paintings and drawings include oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, pencils, watercolor pencils, charcoal, melted wax and mixed media. There are also sculptures in bronze and steel and several fiber arts pieces. The artists come from as near as Breckenridge and as far away as New York, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico. Most of the artists are from Texas, though, including Graham, Wichita Falls, Abilene, Denton, Grand Prairie, Granbury, Fort Worth, Huntsville and more.

More than 70 pieces of art were chosen by juror Patty Rae Wellborn of Abilene to be exhibited in the show, including landscapes, abstract pieces, florals, still lifes, portraits, animals and other subject matters. Then, she came to Breckenridge in mid-July to choose the winners of the show’s seven prizes.

More than $5,ooo, it total, was awarded for the following prizes:

  • Best of Show (first place): Oracle, colored pencil, by Tanja Gant of Hawkins
  • Clay Pitzer Memorial Award (second place): Telluride, oil on canvas, by Bev Boren of Trophy Club
  • Lester and Virginia Clark Memorial Award (third place): Amber’s Repose, oil on canvas, by Sue Killingsworth of Garland
  • Travis H. Toland Memorial Award (fourth place): Ariel, mixed media, by Gail Postal of New York
  • Honorable Mention: A Lifetime of Wisdom, bronze, by Pete Spano of Abilene
  • Honorable Mention: Ripple, colored pencil, by Jesse Lane of The Woodlands
  • Honorable Mention: A Glorious Afternoon, oil on canvas, by Cynthia LaBuda of Lipan

The BFAC is located at 207 N. Breckenridge Ave. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; the center is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Saturdays but will be open on Saturday for the reception. For more information, call 254-559-6602 or send an email to


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