Friday, May 5, 2017

The Museum of Western Art's Artist of the Month: Margie Barker

Artwork by Margie Barker
J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art is pleased to announce that artist Margie Barker is the featured artist of the month at The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville for the month of May. The Museum of Western Art is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and promotion of Western art and heritage. Margie Barker’s beautiful renditions of the Texas Hill Country make an excellent addition to the gallery’s rotating exhibition.   
Art by Margie Barker

The Museum collects and exhibits artwork by contemporary Western artists. The building itself is an architectural work of art. It was designed by distinguished Texas architect O'Neil Ford. The museum opened in 1983 and has displayed works from artists of note including George Phippin, Fred Harman, Robert Lougheed, and Will James. In addition to art, the Museum houses an extensive research library that includes 3,000 volumes of Western art and history. It is an important resource about the West.
Most art appreciators familiar with the Texas painter already know that Barker is from Helotes and paints beautiful Hill Country scenes. She has participated in the Boerne Parade of Artists and Hill Country Invitational, exhibited multiple times at the former J.R. Mooney Gallery of Fine Art in Boerne and more. She is listed in Artists of Texas, Vol. II and her work has been exhibited at the San Antonio Art League Museum. She earned her B.A. in art at Sam Houston State University. There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday May 11 at 5:30 PM. $10 suggested donation. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM-4PM in Kerrville. 

Art by Margie Barker

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