|Texas Purple by Cliff Cavin, oil on canvas, 10"x20" at "The Party" image courtesy of the artist|
“The Party,” is the major fundraiser for the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville. The event includes a cocktail buffet catered by Riverhill Country Club, libations, visits with featured artists, and a silent auction of the works on view. All of the proceeds from “The Party” support the Museum’s educational programs, operating expenses, as well as fund preservation and conservation projects.
The award winning Museum of Western Art was designed by distinguished Texas architect O'Neil Ford and has been open since 1983. It's goal is to represent authentically the life of the West, and to share the rich cultural heritage through display of artifacts, Western art and education programs. The permanent collection includes 150 sculptures and 250 paintings. The Museum also has an extensive research library, which includes over 3000 volumes and periodicals.
Event goers will have the opportunity to purchase original fine art. This year there are 50 artists representing all genres from painting to sculpture. Some of these artists include Cliff Cavin of San Antonio, Margie Barker of Helotes, Bill Scheidt, and Sidney Sinclair of Boerne. Cliff Cavin will have new works in the show. He is preparing to be the Museum’s next featured artist for the month of November.
|Sunny Meadow by Cliff Cavin, oil on canvas|
22"x28" at "The Party"Image courtesy of the artist
“The Party” is on Saturday, September 16. Artwork will be on view and available for purchase through October 31, 2017. Interestingly, the Museum of Western Art has been issued a Challenge Grant from an anonymous donor. From July 1 until October 31, 2017, the anonymous donor will match any monies contributed to the museum up to $50,000.
The Museum of Western Art is located at 1550 Bandera Highway. For more information about the event please call the museum at 830.896.2553 or visit the website: http://www.museumofwesternart.com/. See more of Cliff Cavin's work on his website: http://cliffcavin.com. Stop by the gallery on Broadway to see more of his work.