2020 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.
“Fields” – a solo exhibit by Scott Simons January 11 – February 22
Linda Lucas Hardy Solo Exhibit February 29 – April 11
“Look at Me!” a Portrait Exhibit April 18 – May 22 – POSTPONED
TEXTURE: Feeling by Sight (a photography exhibit) June 13 – July 25
Women in the Arts Exhibit August 1 – September 19
Western Themed Exhibit September 26 – November 7
Men in the Arts Exhibit November 14 – January 2
Due to the situation with COVID-19, we have extended our closure and all events scheduled for April have been canceled. Linda Lucas Hardy has graciously extended her exhibit and The Look At Me! portrait exhibit has been postponed. Linda also allowed us to film a virtual tour of her exhibit that includes an interview with the artist. Click here to view the video.
A Solo Exhibit by Linda Lucas Hardy
February 29 through April 11
Reception March 15 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm
In 2002, Linda Lucas Hardy made the decision to refer to herself as a professional artist. Since that decision her art, and/or articles, have been published in two dozen magazines and sixteen books. Her work has been juried into more than 80 national and international exhibitions and she’s won an equal number of awards and honors, many being Best of Show. She is an 18-year veteran of colored pencil instruction and has taught Oil Painting for the last 6 years. Linda has taught classes and workshops in 15 states and 2 countries to hundreds of students ages 8 to 88.
Before making the transition to oil in 2008, Linda spent 18 years working in colored pencil, which is where she garnered most of her notoriety. Linda eventually started experimenting with transparent glazes, much like layering in colored pencil, and became intrigued. Even though glazing is time consuming and takes considerable pre-planning, she prefers that to painting Alla Prima, a term meaning paintings done in one sitting.
Linda is a ten-year merit award recipient in the Colored Pencil Society of America, past President of CPSA 215, the Dallas/Ft Worth District Chapter and past President of CPSA 222, the Texarkana Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America. Linda is Signature member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, a Signature member of the Irving Art Association and has been member of the Mt. Pleasant Texas Art Society over 30 years.
She is represented by Southwest Gallery, 4500 SIGMA at Welch – Dallas, Texas 75244 – 972.960.8935- 800.272.9910 and Davis & Blevins, The Main Street Gallery, 108 S Main, St. Jo TX 76265 – 904-995-2787 – 877-221-2158.
Linda currently lives in Omaha, TX with her husband of 47 years and their two dogs, Max & Toby.
2020 Past Exhibits
A Solo Exhibit by Scott Simons
January 11 through February 22
Reception January 11 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Growing up with an artist parent in an East Texas farming town, Scott Simons’ creative nature was nourished from a young age. Art classes started around the age of five and included private tutoring in watercolors and oils by middle school. Art studies in high school morphed into design studies in college, then morphed back into a painting practice in early adulthood.
The Exhibit will showcase both ceramic and canvases by Scott Simons