Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions


Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Modern Frescoes: Ali Cavanaugh

Jan 18 - May 13, 2018

 Ali Cavanaugh,  Only You , 2017, watercolor on kaolin clay

Ali Cavanaugh, Only You, 2017, watercolor on kaolin clay

Ali Cavanaugh is an internationally represented fine artist. She studied painting at Kendall College of Art and Design and the New York Studio Residency Program in New York City. Cavanaugh's  paintings have been featured on book covers, countless internet features such as the Huffington Post, Fine Art Connoisseur, Hi-Fructose and in numerous print publications including, American Art Collector, American Artist Watercolor. 


Feb 22 - May 20, 2018

 Camille Engel,  Hello Milady , 2017, oil on wood panel

Camille Engel, Hello Milady, 2017, oil on wood panel

Camille Engel sees the splendor of everyday objects. She is able to capture in life captivated by detail, these intricate works focusing attention upon the rich colors and textures found in some of the most unheralded subjects while reflecting the artist’s victory over personal hardships.

She is an acute observer of the beauty that most of us overlook, Engel is amazed and fascinated with color and texture, seeking to capture the richness of life. These oil paintings invite us to momentarily step into her world of observation and share in her joy of the transcendent beauty all around us.

This exhibition showcases a new body work done in her realism style and celebrates the artist’s Tennessee home and showcases unique depictions of the Tennessee State Symbols. 

 Momoyo Torimitsu,  Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable , 2000, inflatable nylon balloons, 6.5 x 6.5 x 15.8 feet each,

Momoyo Torimitsu, Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable, 2000, inflatable nylon balloons, 6.5 x 6.5 x 15.8 feet each,


Apr 5 - May 20, 2018

Momoyo Torimitsu’s Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable features two giant, smiling pink bunnies facing off and pitching forward within a confined space. The work initially appears to be quite fun and whimsical, but is it? Known for addressing social issues, Torimitsu cramps the adorable bunnies into tight spaces to communicate her displeasure for what she calls “the cuteness syndrome” propagated by her native country, Japan’s Hello Kitty culture. The oversized bunnies look down on the viewer and at first glance seem cute, like Hello Kitty, but with closer consideration they are a bit disturbing with sociopolitical undertones.  

Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable is traveled by Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.


Future Exhibitions



Future Exhibitions



 Bob Newland, West Texas Ranch House (detail), 2016, photograph Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition, Best of Show Winner, 2017

Bob Newland, West Texas Ranch House (detail), 2016, photograph
Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition, Best of Show Winner, 2017

Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition

May 31 -June 29, 2018


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 are 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.

May 7 • 5pm • Work Submission Deadline

May 31 • 7pm • Reception and Awards

Chick here for exhibition Entry Form.

 Lorenzo Durán,  Dragon  (Spain)

Lorenzo Durán, Dragon (Spain)

Cut Up/Cut Out

July 19 - Oct 14, 2018

Cut Up/Cut Out, an exhibition of local, national and international artists who explore the captivating method of decorating piercing and cutting, using a wide range of media from paper and plastic to metal and rubber.

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Celebrate Texas

June 8 - Aug 26, 2018

This Museum curated show will celebrate Texas artists. The exhibition will highlight individuals who have changed the course of fashion and have dressed some of the most well-known people. Additionally, the exhibition will showcase important Texas artists from 1880 to 1940. Works include paintings by Tom Lea (El Paso), Furniture by Johann Jahn (New Braunfels), Sculpture by Elisabet Ney (Austin), Ceramics by Wilson Pottery Brothers (Seguin) and Prints by Merritt Mauzey (Clifton). 


Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection


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.

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Ali Cavanaugh,

When Your Love Falls, Uncertainty Becomes Understood, nd

Gift of Mike and Linda Tilton


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Connie Kiener

Fish Tales, 2003, Gift of the Artist- Connie Kiener


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Rod Goebel

Aspen Trees, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Camden Chancellor

Jean Cappadonna-Nichols, Tropical Depression with Build Your Own Sacred Cow.JPG

Jean Cappadonna-Nichols

Tropical Depression with Build Your own Sacred Cow, Museum Purchase


René Alvarado

Serenade to an Empty Chair, 2009, Gift of the Artist- René Alvarado



Artist Represented in Collection





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.  

Davey Cadaver.  

Jean Cappadonna-Nichols.  

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.