This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition, which aims to highlight the talent of artists in and around the West Texas region. For this year's exhibition, artists were encouraged to explore the theme METAMORPHOSIS. Juror, Laura Huckaby, is the Assistant Director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art. She has a Master’s in Art History from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
This exhibition is hosted by the Ellen Noël Art Museum in partnership with the Odessa Art Association.
Texans have an inherent sense of state pride; it is something that is bred into us. The landscape has so much to offer, the piney woods of east Texas, the flats of the panhandle, the West Texas skies, the canyons in Big Bend, the lush Hill Country and let’s not forget the coast.
This exhibition is a chance to highlight some of the people that have made this state so great. Some had families that had been here for generations while others got here as soon as they could. The scope of the work in this exhibition brings the stories of these individuals to life. Their passion is seen through every brush stroke and every stitch.
Celebrate Texas will focus on artists from the 1850s to the 1940s and fashion designers from 1910 to the present day. Exhibition highlights include: hand crafted silver from Samuel Bell (1798-1882), pottery made by H. Wilson & Co. (1869-1903) the first black enterprise in Texas after the Civil War, plus dresses worn by First Lady Laura Bush (designer Michael Faircloth) and Governor Ann Richards (designer Les Wilk).
As Texans, we have much to celebrate.
July 19 - Oct 14, 2018
Cut Up/Cut Out showcases local, national, and international artists who explore the captivating methods of decorative piercing and cutting. Artists in this show use a wide range of media from paper and plastic to metal and rubber. The transformative nature of cutting into and through a surface provides endless possibilities for converting the material from opaque to transparent, from flat to sculptural, from rigid to delicate, and from ordinary to exquisite. The process and precision required for this method of art-making is laborious, technically demanding, and always astonishing.
The art of cutting paper dates back thousands of years, with early artworks coming from 6th century China. Originally a decorative handcraft for women, Chinese paper-cutting eventually expanded into rural areas, becoming a staple at religious ceremonies and festivals. By the 14th century, paper-cutting spread to the rest of the world bringing in a new wave of folk art traditions. Cut Up/Cut Out honors both innovation and tradition with a selection of over 50 artists representing diverse styles and techniques.
On loan and organized by the Bedford Gallery
Dec 7, 2018 - Mar 10, 2019
This exciting exhibition will give people the chance to get close and personal with some of their favorite actors and actresses from the golden age of Hollywood films. With over 50 costumes and personal effects, many of the greatest stars will be here at the Ellen Noël including Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, Tallulah Bankhead, Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, John Wayne, Tyrone Power, Elizabeth Taylor, and even Marilyn Monroe.
Since the era of silent films, costumes have served as a critical element of the story telling process. While the purpose of costuming has remained the same over the past century, the process by which costumes are created for a film had changed significantly and now a hundred years later, has come full circle. These costumes are one tool that the film maker has to tell the story.
In its 30 years, the Ellen Noël Art Museum has amassed a permanent collection of over 900 objects which reveal the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the Permian Basin, West Texas and the United States. It is the goal of this collection to document the relationships of artists to their physical and cultural environments, as well as the technical and conceptual innovations that are part of the vibrant and colorful history of the art world. The collection represents over 200 artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Janet Fish, Adolph Gottlieb, Peter Hurd, M.C. Escher, Lowell Nesbitt, Rufino Tamayo, Victor Vasarely, and Peter Vogel. Works by established Texas and Southwestern artists like Luis Jimenez, Jesus Morales, Ned Bosnick, Dee Wolff, Frank Gervasi, Billy Schenck, Michelle O’Michael, George Tobolowsky and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith form a significant part of the collection.
When Your Love Falls, Uncertainty Becomes Understood, nd
Gift of Mike and Linda Tilton
Fish Tales, 2003, Gift of the Artist- Connie Kiener
Aspen Trees, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Camden Chancellor
Tropical Depression with Build Your own Sacred Cow, Museum Purchase
Serenade to an Empty Chair, 2009, Gift of the Artist- René Alvarado
Katherine Ace. Tomas Allom.
Rene Alvarado. William Anzalone.
David Aylsworth. Margarete Bagshaw.
Laurence Barker. Earline Barnes.
David Bates. Herbert Bayer. A.A. Begay.
Tomas Hart Benton. Henrie a Berk.
Jennifer Bobola. Hugo Lopez Bolivar.
Raymond Bonilla. Elena Borstein.
Alfonse Borysewicz. Ned Bosnick.
Harry Bouras. Katherine Bowling.
Chica Brunsvold. Alberto Burri.
Carmelo Cappello. Antonio Carreno.
Ali Cavanaugh. Eduardo Oliveira.
Danville Chadbourne. JD Chanllenger.
Sally Chandler. Piao Xue Cheng.
Wendy Chidester. Robert Colesco.
Jim Condron. Rosalind Cook.
Alfred Egerton Cooper. Ralph Cox.
William Crovello. Anne-Marie Cucchiara.
Salvador Dali. DaNisha Death NYC.
Simone Debbas. Gussie Dujardin.
Robert C. Ellis. Camille Engel.
Travis Conrad Erion. Frank Diaz Escalet.
M.C. Escher. Gary Eubanks. Janet Fish.
India Flint. Carol Fremlin.
Johnny Friedlaender. Tina Fuentes.
Daniel Gerhartz. Frank Gervasi.
Richard Gillham. RC Gorman.
Adolph Go lieb. Emilio Greco. R. Grey.
Han Dai-Yu. Heinie Hartwig. Billy Hassell.
Gary Hayah. Sonya Haynie. Ron Hicks.
Royce Howes. Jammey Huggins.
Peter Hurd. Margit E. IIika. Kim James.
Juis Jimenez. Michael Chesley.
August Kalestewa. Bob Kane.
Norman Kary. Steve Kaufman.
David Keens. Peter Keil. Martha Kellar.
Connie Kiener. Jung Han Kim.
Judith Moore Knapp.
Barnal F. Koehrsen III. Victor Kord.
Craig Kosak. Lynwood Kreneck.
Tracy Krumm. Gary Kulak.
Jochen Labriola. Oscar Lakeman.
Lois Lane. Josep Maria Subirachs.
Ru7no Tamayo. Kate Taylor.
Steve Teeters. Ann Templeton.
George Tobolowsky. Michelle Torrez.
Tracy 168. Andy Tschoepe. Cy Twombly.
Boaz Vaadia. Peter Vogel.
Jorgen Waring. James Watkins.
Davis Webster. Bill Wiggins.
Robert Wilson. Dee Wolf. Bill Worrell.
Pervis Young. Judy Youngblood.