Art Exhibits

2019/2020 Art Exhibits

Winnsboro Center for the Arts hosts six exhibits every year. These exhibits are a mix of solo shows, themed community shows, and include our annual men’s and women’s art exhibits as well as special guest exhibits. This October, the Center will host two concurrent cowboy art exhibits along with a cowboy poetry gathering and a Michael Martin Murphy Concert in conjunction with Winnsboro Autumn Trails Association’s trail ride and street dance.

J Howard Western Impressions  Sept 14 – Oct 26
Jerry Goodale  Sept 28 – Nov 23
Men in the Arts  Nov 16 – Jan 4
Scott Simons Solo Exhibit  Jan 11 – Feb 23
Linda Lucas Hardy Solo Exhibit  Feb 29 – Apr 4
“Look at Me” a Portrait Exhibit   Apr 11 – May 22

Current Exhibits

JHoward Western Impressions

September 14 through October 26

A Word from the Artist

Sometimes, a piece is thoughtfully derived from a collaboration within a trip of inspiration with a friend. Other times an art-directed photo shoot is needed to develop images for creating as an inspiration for artist interpretation.  Sometimes, it is necessary to purchase inspiration and reference being careful to insure integrity. At other times, an emotionally driven idea takes form on a blank canvas.

After considerable strategic planning, a direction is established and a blank canvas is hung on the board. Each piece is executed through hand application of organic natural pastels. And although I am perplexed at how often a viewer will fail to stop and enjoy the artistic license
used to convey an idea,emotion or experience; The photorealistic quality of many of my pieces is a quality that I strive for. 

Each piece is an original done by my own hands.
Monoprint signed originals of select pieces are available.

Autumn Trails: Images of the West

September 27th - November 4th

See western photography by Jerry Goodale on exhibit in the new Winnsboro Historical Museum across the street at The Depot. Hours for the museum are Fridays 1:00 – 4:00pm, Saturdays 11:00am – 4:00pm and Sundays 1:00 – 4:00pm.

East Texas’ own Jerry Goodale has traversed his adult life with a camera in hand capturing the beauty and meaning through images from points around the world.

“It was the late sixties and the draft board separated me from home and family. I wanted to hang on to some of the visions that touched me. Most of those early images were destroyed, ruined by the elements, lost in the mail or confiscated upon my return from Southeast Asia.

Back stateside, I hitchhiked around the country for a year, regathering my soul and soaking up a soothing semblance of peace created by light. It was therapeutic; still is. I don’t hitchhike anymore, but I still kick around the back roads collecting images.”

For more information on Jerry Goodale photography, visit

2019 Past Exhibits

Eighth Annual Women in the Arts

July 27 through September 7

Artist Reception - July 28, 2:30 pm

Winnsboro Center for the Arts proudly presents the 8th Annual Women in the Arts Exhibit. We are celebrating the amazing creative voices of the women in East Texas.

Winnsboro Center for the Arts showcases the art of over 120 active women artists ranging in age from 20 to 80+ years who participate in exhibits throughout the year. This exhibit will feature approximately 30 of those artists representing a wide range of mediums including painting, charcoal, graphite, photography, sculpture, mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, and mixed mediums as well as song writing. In addition, this year’s exhibit will include a collaborative work by 20 artists.

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