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my year as Board Chair comes to a close at the end of August, I have had
opportunity to reflect on my opportunity to be a part of this great
spoken at the 2003 Symposium and serving on the advisory committee, I
aware of CASETA's history and mission. When former boss and mentor
Campbell asked me to serve on the Board in 2007, I was happy to oblige. I
enjoyed working with fellow Board members and acting as an enthusiastic
advocate for early Texas art.
I could use only one word to describe my year as Chair, it would be
"transition." We received notice from Texas State University last
September that the
University has very acute needs for additional space and cannot afford
provide space to CASETA. That
launched a year with a focus on Strategic Planning for the future of the
organization. Houston rolled out the red carpet for the annual Symposium
April with many living early Texas artists joining us for a
book-signing event. And finally, also in the Spring, CASETA Director
DiSabato tendered her resignation effective August 31, 2010.
much hard work from the Strategic Planning Committee in reviewing all
options, I am pleased to note that CASETA will now be administered via
Madeleine Crouch of Madeleine Crouch & Co. Inc. Madeleine and her
professionals have a long and proven record in managing not-for-profit
groups like ours. I have no doubt that the Board will work tirelessly
to ensure that CASETA reaches every possible potential next year and
Contact information for Madeleine is below.
leave the CASETA Board of Directors knowing that the organization is in
hands with Stephen Alton as chair, Francine Carraro as Vice Chair, Mark
as Treasurer and David Spradling as Secretary. My thanks go to each of
you as you guide CASETA into the next fiscal year. To all current and
Board members, I wish you every happiness and thank you for your
closing I urge all CASETA lovers to mark your calendar for April 15-17,
when the annual Symposium will be held in Dallas. I am already looking
to another great weekend enjoying all that early Texas art has to offer.
2010 CASETA Chair
New Contact Information
c/o Madeleine Crouch & Co., Inc.14070 Proton Rd. Suite 100, LB 9
Dallas, TX 75244-3601
Phone 972/233-9107 ext. 204
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Date
April 15-17, 2011
9th Annual Texas Art Fair and
Symposium on Early Texas Art
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Details will be posted at www.caseta.org
as they are available.
2011 Symposium: Call for Proposals
|Submit your ideas for Symposium Sessions |
Have an idea for a great session related to early Texas art? Heard an excellent, engaging speaker who might like to speak at the CASETA Symposium? Or perhaps you would like to speak at the Symposium yourself? We want to hear from you.
Click here to learn more about submitting your ideas or making a proposal and to download the Session Proposal Form.
Please submit one form per session idea, but feel free to submit as many ideas as you like. The Symposium Committee will review all submissions, and then make session selections to ensure a well balanced program. Any session proposals not utilized this year will be saved and forwarded to next year's committee for review.
Your comments, suggestions and ideas are important to us.
A Houston Modernist
Writes Home: Two Letters From Emma
Richardson Cherry To Her Daughter In the 1920's|
by Randolph K. Tibbits
Part 2: Mrs. Cherry's Paris Spree
In 1925 Emma Richardson Cherry embarked on what seems to have been her seventh trip
abroad. Though she went abroad often for a woman of her day, even one in the upper-middle class, it had been 13 years since her last trip. World War I had largely halted
European travel by non-military Americans, Cherry included, for many years. Even after the disruption of war had ended, personal circumstances intervened to keep her on the
American side of the Atlantic.
By 1925 she was eager to renew her acquaintance with Europe and with Paris in particular. This trip would not be her last: she went abroad again in 1928 and 1930, and may have done so even later. Judged by the quantity and the content of the letters she sent home, however, her 1925/26 trip appears to have been one of her most productive in terms of both artistic development (always a prime motivation for her travel) and
She departed New Orleans in mid-June on the ship La Salle, and landed at Le Havre in the late afternoon of June 28, 1925. Clemens Tanquary Robinson, called Clemmie Tan
by Cherry, who would be her companion for much of the next year, was there to meet her.
Through July and August the two painted in Brittany, first in Guerande, then in Batz-Sur-Mer and other towns in the salt-producing regions along the south coast.
They arrived in Paris by September - the Paris of Hemmingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald; of La Revue Negre, Josephine Baker and L'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifset Industriels Modernes
, from which the term Art Deco derived; of Dada, Surrealism and a raft of other innovations in art. It was an exciting time and place for an artist, and Cherry plunged in. She studied with the cubist painter Andre Lhote
(also L'Hote), went to galleries and museums, and made or renewed contact with European and American friends and other artists, including Sonia Delaunay
. She also had an active social life with other Houstonians who, like her, were taking advantage of the favorable exchange rate that made Paris appealing to so many Americans in the Roaring Twenties...Click here to continue reading from the CASETA website, including footnotes and images.Click here to read Part 1: Mrs. Cherry's Red Letter Day
Image: Cherry, 1925
|Early Texas Art Across the State||
|Current Lectures, Exhibits and Events|
Early Texas Art Events
Tone Poems: L.O.
Griffith's Texas Landscapes
Sunday, September 19, 2-4pm
A Lecture by Rebecca Lawton, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture,
Tyler Museum of Art
Kidd: The Entrepreneurs of War
Sunday, September 19, 2pm
A Lecture by Cita Schuster, local expert on Hari Kidd
El Paso Museum of Art
Texas Regional Art Symposium
Saturday, October 9, 9:30-5pm
Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at the door
This year's event will focus on the lives of women artists working in
Texas during the first half of the 20th century. Symposium Curator,
Annie Royer, states that "In small towns and urban centers, women
artists had a vision for a cultured community that led them to create,
educate, collect and collaborate. Important research and dedicated
collecting continues to spread awareness of the artistic contribution of
these women. Their story sheds light on the role gender played, and
continues to play, in the arts."
Texas Art Collectors "Show and Sell"
Saturday and Sunday, November 13 & 14, 11am-6pm
2830 East MLK Boulevard, Austin, 78702
An intimate and informal opportunity to view and purchase early Texas art from dealers and collectors from the Austin and San Antonio area.
Contact email@example.com for more information.
Texas Art: Cross-Currents and Influences
Friday, January 28, 6-8pm
Opening reception and lectures by Randy Tibbits and Katie Robinson Edwards
Art Museum of Southeast Texas
Texas Medal of Arts Awards
February 28 & March 1, 2011
Presented by the Texas Cultural Trust Council
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions of Early Texas Art
Summer Remodeling Sale!
William Reaves Fine Art
Ten in '10
September 18- January 30, 2011
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
Texas Art, Past and Present
Opening November 7, Ongoing
Farmer's and Merchant's Gallery
Kidd: The Entrepreneurs of War
Through November 29
El Paso Museum of Art
7th Annual Reflections of Texas Art Show
Opening reception: Sunday, September 12, 2-6pm
Central Texas Oil Patch Museum
Griffith: Painting the Texas Landscape
September 19- January 2, 2011
Tyler Museum of Art
Thank you for your interest in early Texas art! I have truly enjoyed getting to know each of you during my time with CASETA. The last three years have been a wonderful time of learning and growth. I look forward to seeing you out and about at some of the fabulous Texas art events going on this Fall.
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