Art Exhibits

2021 Art Exhibits

Winnsboro Center for the Arts hosts six to eight 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. 

“Unraveled: The Threads That Connect” – October 16 – December 4

Men in the Arts Exhibit December 10 – January 29

Current Exhibit

Unraveled: The Threads that Connect

October 16 - December 4

Reception: Sunday, October 17th at 2:30 PM

“Unraveled: The threads that connect!” will be on display in the Winnsboro Center for the Arts gallery from October 16 to December 4, and the reception honoring the four featured artists will be at WCA on October 17, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
 
Featured artists Kristie Smith, Valery Guignon, Brenda Buck and Phyllis Neal present visually striking original pieces which emphasize the artistic power behind a commonly overlooked art such as fiber arts. This exhibit presents figurative and abstract works which reflect our lived experiences through the lens of women weaving, quilting, knotting, sewing, spinning, knitting, and dyeing.
 
Among the pieces in the exhibit, there is Kristie’s “Secret Garden,” a quilted cape stitched with over 40 different threads, which won first place for Innovation and Fashion at the 2011 International Textile and Apparel Association and received Honorable Mention at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England. Smith is the creative director of Stitchin’ Heaven, the largest quilting shop in Texas, and she will also be displaying some of her best quilts in the exhibit.
 
Valery is known for her mixed media collages, hand-dyed silks, and bringing various fiber arts together to create fine art pieces. Her travels have certainly influenced her work as seen in the types of fabrics and subject matter she chooses.
 
Brenda and Phyllis work together to spin their own yarn for weaving, and their skeins of yarn will be in the exhibit as well. Brenda’s process of creating specialty garments can be seen on a vision board, taking the viewer through the planning process artists make when they work with fibers. Phyllis takes natural animal fibers, spins them into yarn, and uses the yarn to crochet, knit, and weave. Phyllis will have impressive baskets, tapestries, and woven objects on display.
 
We hope to see you on Sunday, October 17 at 2:30 pm to celebrate the fiber arts as fine art at Winnsboro Center for the Arts!

Upcoming Exhibits

9th Annual Men in the Arts Exhibit

Exhibition Dates: December 10th - January 24th
Reception Date: Saturday, December 11, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Winnsboro Center for the Arts is proud to present its 9th Annual Men in the Arts exhibit! This collection of photos, paintings, ceramics, and more celebrates the collective artistic voice of men in East Texas. 

We will hold a reception for this exhibit on Saturday, December 11th from 2:30 – 4:30. See you there!

Artist Barbara Mason poses with one of her colorful pastel drawings. Her work is on exhibit along with the photography of her husband James at Winnsboro Center for the Arts January 28 through February 28

The Magic of Light

Featuring Barbara & James Mason

Exhibition Dates: January 28th - February 28th Reception Date: Sunday, January 30th, 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Winnsboro Center for the Arts presents The Magic of Light January 28 through February 28. The art exhibition expresses that “light is a component of every work of art” and features the works of international and national award-winning pastel and watercolor artist Barbara Mason, as well as the photography of her husband, James. The talented couple make an appearance during a reception at 2:30 p.m. January 30 at WCA.

Barbara and James are co-owners of Dragonfly Studio Creations art gallery and studio in Frisco, Texas. Barbara started the company and her artistry more than 25 years ago. She travels extensively all over the world for inspiration and participates in art residencies and competitions. Her art is published and collected nationally and internationally by hospitals, businesses, public art programs, and private patrons.

She has exhibited at various prestigious museums such as The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry; Illinois State Museum; Robert Lange Gallery in Charleston, North Carolina; Winfield Gallery in Carmel, California; and Salmagundi Club in New York.

Most recently Barbara’s paintings were awarded in the Top 100 paintings in 2019 and 2021 by Pastel Journal Magazine: The Best of Drawing. She received the Award of Excellence by American Women Artists organization and her paintings “Timeless” and “The Debater” are published in The Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing magazine.

James has exhibited his photography in various galleries and local art shows throughout North Texas. He looks for abstract imagery within cloud patterns, majestic sunsets, and skyscapes prevalent in Texas. He is a 2017 graduate of The North Texas Business Council for the Arts, and he helps to fulfill the organization’s mission of merging creativity with commerce by serving on various art boards and committees including The Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, The North Texas Performing Arts, and the BCA Leadership Arts Alumni. He received the Obelisk Award for Outstanding Leadership Arts Alumni in 2019.

Winnsboro Center for the Arts is located in the heart of downtown Winnsboro at 200 Market Street. Join us in celebrating this exhibition at the artist reception on January 30, 2:30 – 4:30 pm.

Past Exhibits

2021

2020

Lady in Hat by Laura Motley

Look At Me! - A Portrait Exhibit

Virtual

Linda Lucas Hardy

A Solo Exhibit by Linda Lucas Hardy

February 29 through April 11

Abstract by Scott Simons
Ceramic Box by Scott Simons

Fields

A Solo Exhibit by Scott Simons

2019 Exhibits