Growth

3rd Annual Art Expedition Exhibition

Juried National Student Show

October 2019 - May 2020

Growth is on our minds as we anticipate all in store for our new building, purchased on South 8th Street! From those who dreamed about and established the Art Center in the 1970s to those who are currently cultivating our vision and building project, there are certainly those who have much they could share about growth when it comes to The Art Center. Progressive development, evolution is one way Merriam Webster defines it, apart from the obvious idea of expansion or gaining in size, which seems befitting given our current goals to finally move downtown, provide accessible programing, and cultivate the visual arts in our Waco community. And, while growth possibly also implies a linear perspective of time, we choose to think of our growth rather in a cyclic, seasonal, and on-going continuum. We expect that our development may ebb and flow over time, but we hope that growth ultimately prods us to being open to the evolutionary process of overall development, whereby we continue to ask, “How are we providing educational programing and exhibitions that represent who we are now?”, and, “How are we helping our community engage on a deeper, more meaningful level?”. We are excited as we anticipate what’s ahead for us both physically and conceptually in the next year and look forward to encouraging dialogue about growth with our current Art Expedition exhibit.

 

Exhibiting Artists for 2019-20:

Sharon Bernard

  • There is no Growth Without Tension, Watercolor and Pastel on Paper, 13“ x 39”, 2008

Kristina Brown

  • Grow Together, Digital Print, 16” x 12”, 2019

  • Motherhood-Growing Pains, Digital Print, 18” x 24”, 2019 | 1st Place/Best in Show

  • Summer ‘19, Digital Print, 16” x 12”, 2019

    Rhonda Goff

  • Untitled, Ink, Gesso, Glued String, and Acrylic on Paper, 25 1/2” x 31 1/2”, 2019

    Merriah Jackson

  • My Blue Forest is a Blue Forest, Fabric Paint on Canvas, 12” x 12“, 2019

    Emily Martinka

  • Red Carnation, Watercolor on Paper, 4” x 6”, 2019

  • Still Life on a Sunday, Acrylic, 23” x 27”, 2017

    Bradley Settles

  • Bandera, Oil on Panel, 10” x 20”, 2019 | 3rd Place/Honorable Mention

  • Hay Field, Oil on Panel, 10” x 20”, 2019

    John Storm

  • Growing Young, Acrylic on Panel, 13 1/2”x 13 1/2”, 2016

  • Uno, Mixed Media on Canvas, 21 1/2”x 21 1/2”, 2019 | 2nd Place

    Sarah Weatherly

  • Remade, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Charcoal and conte, Pastel, 16” x 20”, 2018

 

ABOUT THE JUROR

Rachel Rogerson is the Executive Director of the MAC in Dallas. She holds a masters in Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and a BFA in Sculpture from the University of North Texas. Prior to The MAC, Rogerson was Curator of Exhibitions at Gregg County Historical Museum in Longview, Texas. During her tenure at the MAC, Rachel has continued to advance the institution’s mission as an advocate for creative freedom by providing innovative programming, and overseen the renovation of a major new facility in Dallas’s Cedars neighboorhood. Recent projects include New Urban Landscape, a series of site-specific installations presented in The MAC’s raw warehouse space.

Schools & Public Events Scheduled for 2019-20:

  • Bell’s Hill

  • Lake Air Montessori

  • South Waco

  • Parkdale

  • J. H. Hines

  • West Avenue

  • Provident Heights

  • Brook Avenue

  • Cedar Ridge

  • Mountainview

  • Hillcrest PDS

Public Events:

  • Waco Cultural Arts Festival

  • Fall Fossil Festival At Waco Mammoth National Monument

  • PACT (Professional Artists of Central Texas) at the Hilton

  • Food Truck Showdown

  • Art on Elm

Sharon Bernard    There is no Growth Without Tension,  Watercolor and Pastel on Paper, 13“ x 39”, 2008

Sharon Bernard

There is no Growth Without Tension, Watercolor and Pastel on Paper, 13“ x 39”, 2008

Kristina Brown    Grow Together,  Digital Print, 16”x 12”, 2019

Kristina Brown

Grow Together, Digital Print, 16”x 12”, 2019

Kristina Brown    Motherhood-Growing Pains, Digital Print , 18” x 24”, 2019

Kristina Brown

Motherhood-Growing Pains, Digital Print, 18” x 24”, 2019

Kristina Brown    Summer ‘19,  Digital Print, 16” x 12”, 2019

Kristina Brown

Summer ‘19, Digital Print, 16” x 12”, 2019

Rhonda Goff    Untitled,  Ink, Gesso, Glued String, and Acrylic on Paper, 25 1/2” x 31 1/2”, 2019

Rhonda Goff

Untitled, Ink, Gesso, Glued String, and Acrylic on Paper, 25 1/2” x 31 1/2”, 2019

Merriah Jackson    My Blue Forest is a Blue Forest,  Fabric Paint on Canvas, 12” x 12“, 2019

Merriah Jackson

My Blue Forest is a Blue Forest, Fabric Paint on Canvas, 12” x 12“, 2019

Emily Martinka    Red Carnation,  Watercolor on Paper, 4” x 6”, 2019

Emily Martinka

Red Carnation, Watercolor on Paper, 4” x 6”, 2019

Emily Martinka    Still Life on a Sunday,  Acrylic, 23” x 27”, 2017

Emily Martinka

Still Life on a Sunday, Acrylic, 23” x 27”, 2017

Bradley Settles   Bandera , Oil on Panel, 10” x 20”, 2019

Bradley Settles

Bandera , Oil on Panel, 10” x 20”, 2019

Bradley Settles    Hay Field,  Oil on Panel, 10” x 20”, 2019

Bradley Settles

Hay Field, Oil on Panel, 10” x 20”, 2019

John Storm    Growing Young,  Acrylic on Panel, 13 1/2”x 13 1/2”, 2019

John Storm

Growing Young, Acrylic on Panel, 13 1/2”x 13 1/2”, 2019

John Storm    Uno,  Mixed Media on Canvas, 21 1/2”x 21 1/2”, 2019

John Storm

Uno, Mixed Media on Canvas, 21 1/2”x 21 1/2”, 2019

Sarah Weatherly    Remade,  Mixed Media, Acrylic, Charcoal and Conte, Pastel, 16”x 20”, 2018

Sarah Weatherly

Remade, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Charcoal and Conte, Pastel, 16”x 20”, 2018