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The Texas Masters of Fine Art & Craft will bring their unique offerings to the YO Ranch Hotel in Kerrville for Memorial weekend. Two dozen of the state’s finest artists present the 18th Annual Fine Art & Craft Invitational Exhibition in three of the hotel’s ballrooms May 28-30, 2021.

Admission is free all three days, Friday through Sunday, with hours 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Drawing art lovers from throughout the Southwest and beyond, the exhibition features a wide variety of media. Artwork ranges from jewelry and sculpture to fiber arts, and from paintings and drawings to photography. Pyrography, rock art, furniture, metalwork, and gourds are also featured in the exhibition.

Dan & Linda Baker, of Baker Custom Jewelry in Dallas, exhibited at their first art show in 1974. They have been a full-time jewelry-making team since August of 1976. They produce jewelry of sterling silver, various gold karats and platinum using a variety of techniques.

Roy Brown, pottery. Based in Winters, he has a Masters Degree in Fine Art from Southern Methodist University and has pursued his passion for pottery and its elevation to an art form for over 30 years.

Texas Masters Artists

Explore the Texas Masters of Fine Art & Craft Exhibition in Kerrville

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Randy Bryant, jewelry: Midland-based Randy Bryant has merged his childhood interest in rocks, fossils, Indian artifacts, and love of the outdoors with his adult training as a draftsman to shape his professional career.

Roy & Blanche Cavarretta, gourd art: This the husband and wife team from Halletsville transform gourds into beautiful objets d’art.

Sue Corbett, weaving fabric art: San Antonio-based artist’s self-taught fiber journey began in 1972. She started teaching macramé classes twice a week at Hobby Lobby’s first large store in Oklahoma City. Not long after that, she learned to weave.

John English, photography: Former pro baseball player based in Abilene, his love of nature began to express itself in his photography, and John started exhibiting his work in art shows and winning awards for his skill and artistry.

Manuel S. Franco, southwest painting & sculpture: A Mexican native now based in Dumas, the former mining engineer’s subjects ranges from Southwestern, Western, wildlife, portraiture, Native American, and still life.

Katrina Gorman, fabric art & acrylic & oil painting: Based in San Antonio, she markets her quilts, wall hangings, and other textile products in galleries and art exhibitions.

Virginia Howell, oil painting: Bold color and texture are trademarks of this Eldorado artist’s work. Her use of the palette knife had become a trademark characteristic of her southwest landscapes.

Jackie Knott, oil painting. Now living in Fredericksburg, the artist is painting a broad range of subject matter with a love for the Texas landscape and culture.

More Participating Artists

Explore the Texas Masters of Fine Art & Craft Exhibition in Kerrville

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Steve Kriechbaum, jewelry: The Austin-based artist’s sophisticated, handcrafted jewelry should be familiar to everyone who’s attended the top juried craft shows in Texas since the 1980s.

Benito Loera, furniture artist: Based in San Marcos, he builds mesquite furniture and boxes and his award-winning product line has grown to include aromatic cedar chests, inlaid tables, jewelry and jewelry boxes, pool tables, and much more.

Edith Maskey, southwest painting: A San Antonio native now living in Comfort, Her work is characterized by a love of color and exuberance of expression. Although her subject matter is highly varied, Mexico, Texana and people bear a special preference.

John Maskey, southwest painting: A native Texan now living in Comfort, John paints what he knows and loves best – the colorful history, romance and flavor of Texas, Mexico, and the Southwest.

Carlos Moseley, rock art: Living on his ranch outside Fredericksburg, he creates his rock designs out of nature’s colored stones, collected with an environmental consciousness.

Amado Peña, southwest contemporary drawing & painting: Austin-based Amado is a Mestizo of Mexican and Yaqui ancestry. His art celebrates the strength of a people who meet the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land.

YO Ranch Hotel in Kerrville

Explore the Texas Masters of Fine Art & Craft Exhibition in Kerrville

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Eric Slocombe, sculpture: Based in San Marcos, Eric began sculpting while studying art in college and first exhibited his work in 1984. Since then, he has exhibited throughout the Southwest winning several awards of excellence for his sculpture.

Sherry Steele, pen & ink drawing: An Austin artist, conservationist, and hunter, Sherry has taken the classic medium of Pen & Ink and revised it with a fresh, bold approach.

Denise and Diana Steinhagen, jewelry: The sisters are based in San Marcos and use a wide variety of stones and techniques to create a fresh style of their own.

Gary Thompson, metalworker: Dripping Springs metalworker, forges copper and brass into the shapes of native desert plants of the Southwest.

LaJuana Westerfield, paintings: Based in Crawford, LaJuana is an artist whose landscape paintings capture the beauty of the countryside in which she lives.

To see an example of each artist’s work, or to find links for more information, visit texasmasters.com. Participation in the artist-organized Texas Masters show is by invitation only, making it one of the most selective groups of art and craft offerings in the state.

The Y.O. Ranch Hotel is the best-known lodging and conference center in Kerrville. It has 191 beautiful guestrooms and suites that will fill rapidly for Memorial Day weekend. The Branding Iron restaurant and the Elm Water Hole Saloon are major Hill Country attractions, especially the Champagne Brunch held each Sunday. The YO Ranch Hotel is at 2033 Sidney Baker, or Hwy. 16, half a mile off Interstate 10 at exit 508.