Western Art Show call for artists

01/07/2014 11:50 AM

01/07/2014 11:52 AM

The Weatherford Art Association is currently issuing a “call-for-artists” for the 2014 WAA Western Art Show and Sale that will run Jan. 13 - Feb. 9.

Prospectus and entry forms are available at the Firehouse Gallery, 119 Palo Pinto or at weatherfordart.com.

All western-themed art works for the Weatherford Art Association Western Art Show in any media that have not previously been in the show, and have been created within the last three years, are eligible for this judged show. Registration dates are January 8-10, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Firehouse Gallery at 119 Palo Pinto in Weatherford. All framed art must be wired for hanging (no saw-toothed hangers). Plexiglass is required for works on paper.

Registration fees for non-members is $15 per entry, limit of three entries, and for members, $10 per entry, limit three entries per artist. Cash awards will be presented at the show reception on Fri., Jan. 17, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Artist Randy Meador is the judge for the winning entries.

WAA is “honored” to feature Aledo artist Homer Norris as the special guest artist during the Western Art Show.

“Few figures in Parker County are as beloved as Homer Norris,” a press release stated. “Humble, inquisitive, appreciative-and gifted beyond measure, he is artist and storyteller, archaeologist and explorer, student and teacher.

“One of 11 children born to a brilliant yet poor Aledo welder, during the bleak days of the Great Depression, Homer roamed the countryside – and found his spirit’s nourishment in this land. Drawn to the romantic history of Parker County’s artifacts and relics, mesmerized by the loveliness to be found in a simple iris, captivated by the tales told by old-timers, he developed a passion for beauty and formidable love for his home and its people. To this day he gleans joy, solace and awe from this rugged terrain.”

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