It was an honor to be juried in as a solo artist for the NMF&R Heritage Museum art exhibit in 2011. I was so touched by the museum staff’s support in showing my work in the best possible way. The curator allowed me to pick the paint color for the walls where 35 of my paintings would be hung. They had their graphics department make a life size cutout of one of my paintings of a Longhorn calf that stood at the entrance to the exhibit.
A banner was hanging at the drive-in entrance to the museum. They made up a rather large display of my bio that hung at the entrance to the exhibit, and of course provided the usual placards with painting names and sizes, a guest book on a podium, and refreshments for the opening of the show.
The announcement of the show was provided by the museum on a postcard featuring just one of my paintings that covered the entire surface of the card. The cards were mailed out to businesses, sponsors of the museum, patrons of the arts, etc. I had another show scheduled for 2016, but circumstances prevented me from following through. I will always remember the wonderful hospitality, friendliness, professionalism and friendship shown by the museum staff. I donated several of my paintings that remain in the museum’s permanent collection of artifacts.