Friday, June 08, 2012

Georgetown Art Center
Renovation Budget Approved

Search for Managing Organization Begins

On May 22, after working for two months with several City departments and the City Manager's office to explore and address all issues involved in renovating Old Fire Station #1, Eric Lashley, library director and staff liaison to the Arts and Culture Board, brought the $400,000 budget to Council. This budget includes widening the sidewalks and redeveloping the pocket park adjacent to the building. The total amount was far more money than the Arts and Culture Board had ever imagined they would spend for a fledgling art center, but it is a realistic budget that will preserve and enhance the building's historic status and its desirability for any number of uses. Council approved not only the budget but the draft management agreement that will be executed with the organization that is selected to run the art center.

Legal notice of the opportunity to submit proposals for managing the art center will appear in the June 3 and June 10 editions of the Williamson County Sun. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 15.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

June Framer's Gallery Report

June bugs are hoppin' and so is the art at the Framer's Gallery, located at 610 S. Main (one block off the square) in Georgetown, Texas.  This month the following WCAG artists are displaying their works: Linda Figg, Connie Hartsfield, GretchenArt (Gretchen Hecht), Lynn Kessel, Joan L. McShane, Holly Moore, Kim Pierce, Roger Pierce and Alexis Templeton.  It is a varied display so, go by and "see what's hanging."  I think you will enjoy what you see!  The art will be there until July 3rd.

There was a landslide victory for People's Choice Award this month.  Congratulations goes to Holly Moore for her photograph, "Indian Blankets."  It is pictured above.

All WCAG artists are welcome to display their work at the Framer's Gallery.  Contact the gallery chair, Connie Hartsfield, at for details.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Attention Artists: Do you need help finding the right gallery?

The subject of applying to galleries is frequent among artists. Much information about how to organize and submit a portfolio is available, but how do you know where to apply? What do you look for in a gallery? How do you find reasonable matches for the type of artwork you do? If this subject is of interest, I’m teaching a workshop June 26th at JERRY’S ARTARAMA in Austin. Drop me an email for workshop registration info at