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Issue: #9 May/2009

The 2009 Symposium on Early Texas Art and Texas Art Fair have come and gone.  Many thanks to those of you who contributed to the success of our largest annual fundraiser!

Please take a few moments to fill out the post-symposium survey- whether you attended the event or not.  Your responses will greatly assist us in planning next year's event.

As always, your input is important to us.  Feel free to reply to this email with any comments, suggestions or questions.
  2009 Post-Symposium Survey
Please follow the link below and fill out our short post-symposium survey.  Even if you did not attend this year's event, your input is helpful to us. 
Thank you for your comments!
Click HERE to begin the survey.
Texas Art Fair
Many thanks to the participants in the 2009 Texas Art Fair. We appreciate their support.
Thank you to our Sponsors
  Many thanks to the sponsors of the 2009 Symposium on Early Texas Art & Texas Art Fair.

Gold Sponsors
Heritage Auction Galleries
John and Bobbie Nau

Silver Sponsors
Dr. Mary Arno
Bill and Mary Cheek
Kathryn and Morris Matson
Sam and Juli Stevens

Bronze Sponsors
Stephen and Judy Alton
Bonnie Campbell
Carrabba Conservation Inc.
Cynthia Brants Trust
Dow Art Gallery
Mr. and Mrs. Melbern Glasscock
Houston Earlier Texas Art Group (HETAG)
Kirk Hopper
Tom and Tam Kiehnhoff
Robert Nash, Backstage Marketing Consultants
George and Beverly Palmer
Jason Schoen
Lisa Harvell and David Spradling
Robert and Hillary Summers
Howard Taylor and San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
Anne Williams
Texas Treasures: Early Texas Art From Austin Museums
Donald Leroy Weisman, Electronic Icon, ca. 1958
Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, 
605 Robert E. Lee Road, Austin, Texas 78704

May 1- August 30, 2009

Image: Donald Leroy Weisman, Electronic Icon, ca. 1958, Blanton Museum of Art, the University of Texas at Austin

The Center for Study and Advancement of Early Texas Art is proud to present Texas Treasures:  Early Texas Art from Austin Museums in connection with our seventh annual symposium to be held at the AT&T Center on the University of Texas Campus. 

Texas Treasures is the first collective exhibition of important early Texas artworks from the collections of the University of Texas Blanton Museum, the University of Texas Harry Ransom Center, the Austin Museum of Art and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum.  Drawing from the extensive collections of these Austin institutions, Texas Treasures features twenty-four masterworks of early Texas art that have been rarely available to the public.  These seminal works express the breadth of Texas art: from the origins of classical portraiture and impressionist landscape painting in the nineteenth century, to the American Scene painting of the depression era, to the many interpretations of modernism at the mid-twentieth century. 

Early Texas Art Across the State
Current Lectures, Exhibits and Events
We know that our list is not complete, so please help CASETA keep its members in the loop!

If you are aware of any current or upcoming early Texas art exhibitions or events, please email information to

Early Texas Art Events

Hanna Walker, (1876- 1945): A Special One Day Exhibition of Paintings
Saturday, May 9th, 10:30AM to 4:30PM
Fellowship Hall of Episcopal Church (aka Church of the Annunciation)
301 South Walnut, Luling, Texas 78648
Contact Bill Cardwell for more information.

Texas Treasures: Early Texas Art from Austin Museums
Thursday May 28- -Remarks from Peter Mears, Associate Curator of Art at the Harry Ransom Center, Thursday May 28
Thursday, June 18- Remarks from Annette Carlozzi, Curator of American and  Contemporary Art at the Blanton Museum
Thursday, July 1- Remarks from Dana Friis-Hansen, Executive Director of the Austin Museum of Art
Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
Austin, Texas

Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts Annual Wine & Art Fundraiser
Saturday, July 25
Featuring Live Music, Fine Wines and Art
Including a lecture and exhibition, Impressions of Texas, curated by Michael R. Grauer, Curator of Art, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Turner House, Dallas, Texas

Early Texas Art Exhibitions

Pete "Tex" Schiwetz Sculpture Exhibition
April 10-May 24
The Nave Museum
Victoria, Texas

Lone Star Still Lifes
April 11- June 14
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
Canyon, Texas

Manuel G. Acosta: A Retrospective Of His Work
April 5 - June 21
El Paso Museum of Art
El Paso, Texas

Texas Treasures: Early Texas Art from Austin Museums
May 1- August 30
Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
Austin, Texas
Off the Edge: The Experimental Prints of Cynthia Brants
May 2 - June 27; reception and curator's gallery talk: May 2, 7PM
Austin, Texas

James Surls: From the Heartland
May 2- August 22
The Grace Museum
Abilene, Texas

The Hock Shop Collection: Reflections from the Heart & Soul
Opening Reception Sunday, May 17, 3- 5PM
May 16- June 20
UNT Art Gallery
Denton, Texas

Related Exhibitions

Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture At Midcentury
February 22 - May 17
Blanton Museum of Art
Austin, Texas
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Courtney DiSabato
Program Administrator