One of the top sponsors for Oil Painters of America’s national exhibition in Fredericksburg, TX, May 15-19, is Southwest Art magazine. Always quick to jump on the bandwagon and support fine artists and their work, they are once again offering two events you won’t want to miss.
First up, on May 15, will be the “Pampered” Paintout, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Kimberly Moore, SW Art’s regional sales manager, and her staff will be out in force to show the artists great spots to paint en plein air and to provide breakfast and lunch. If you attended last year’s debut Pampered Paintout in Evergreen, CO, you know it was one of the five days’ best painting parties. As Moore says, “It was a wonderful event and was so well received that we wanted to do it again! It gives the artists an opportunity to relax and paint while being pampered for a day with food, drink, music, and fun! SW Art loves working with such high caliber artists, and being able to host this exciting event is really a joy!”
This year, activities will take place in and around the beautifully restored Tatsch House at the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park facility. Built in the mid-1880s by master cabinetmaker Peter Tatsch, using local stone, it is reminiscent of early Fredericksburg. It was recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey of the U.S. Department of Interior and the home’s detailed plans were placed in the Library of Congress in 1936.
But that’s not all! On Sunday morning, SW Art’s Editor in Chief Kristin Hoerth will interview this year’s distinguished Artist Sherrie McGraw at the Admiral Nimitz Museum & Convention Center from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Hoerth says she is very much looking forward to the whole week of OPA events, but especially to speaking with McGraw: “I’m thrilled to be able to sit down and chat with Sherrie. My conversation with Daniel Greene last year was enlightening and entertaining, and I have no doubt that this year’s interview will be just as compelling. We at Southwest Art are so pleased to be part of these events. The OPA has a long and distinguished history of producing wonderful shows that bring artists together and present impressive paintings to collectors, and it is our pleasure to help support these endeavors.”
See you all there in the best little art town in Texas!