Art Exhibits

2021 - 2022 Art Exhibitions

Winnsboro Center for the Arts hosts six to eight exhibitions every year. These exhibitions are a mix of solo shows, juried shows that are open to the public, and include our annual men’s and women’s art exhibitions as well as special guest exhibitions. 

Men in the Art Exhibition December 10 – January 29

The Magic of Light Art Exhibition January 28 – February 28

Current Exhibition

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. Featuring an array of male artists from East Texas, this gallery contains a diverse collection of mediums and styles. From paintings to pastels and metalwork to orgonite pyramids, this year’s show is sure to have something for everyone.

Upcoming Exhibition

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



Lady in Hat by Laura Motley

Look At Me! - A Portrait Exhibit


Linda Lucas Hardy

A Solo Exhibit by Linda Lucas Hardy

February 29 through April 11

Abstract by Scott Simons
Ceramic Box by Scott Simons


A Solo Exhibit by Scott Simons

2019 Exhibits