Waco Creek: Static/Dynamic Urban Wilderness, by Erika Huddleston
On view November 16, 2017-January 21, 2018 at the Mayborn Museum
Dallas-and-Austin based artist Erika Huddleston is known for her nature paintings in urban settings and began her work along Waco Creek in June of 2017. She spent time painting in situ at sites like the mouth of the creek on Baylor University campus, where it empties into the Brazos; little-known Bell’s Hill Park; and other pedestrian access points.
This, That, or The Other: Considering Emerging Trends and Vernacular in Photography
October 13-28, 2017
A juried exhibition from the Society for Photographic Education, South Central (SPESC), hosted by the Art Center of Waco in conjunction with the SPESC annual conference. The exhibition and the conference address the way lens-based artists are incorporating new technology and methodologies while finding new ways to embrace and define the traditional foundations of photography. For more information & images, click here for the exhibition page.
Lost & Found by John Storm & Cash Teague:
August 17-September 30, 2017
A dual exhibition by two Waco-based art educators, Lost & Found by John Storm and Cash Teague is a selection of work in pencil, watercolor, acrylics, and wood presented for the first time to central Texas. The title of the exhibition references Thomas Merton’s quote, “Art is the only way you can find yourself and lose yourself at the same time." Both artists allow medium and process to guide them to a completed work. Storm and Teague, who both teach high school art, let themselves get lost in the experience of creating and then find challenges along the way, continually learning as they go.
For more about their work, visit their exhibition page.
MIKE IRVIN EXHIBITION: June 23-August 5, 2017
A representational oil painter, Mike Irvin depicts many subjects with southwest, ranching, and western themes. With his strong sense of color and composition, Irvin’s topics are very familiar to the central Texas audience. To view more of this works, visit his exhibition page.
Self Chases Home by Jen Dunlap: April 27-June 10, 2017
An artist and production designer based in Los Angeles and NYC, Dunlap's works "explore human interconnectivity as it relates to ritual, religion, and nature." Learn more about Jen Dunlap here.
Top Young Artists of McLennan County: March 23-April 15, 2017
The best of the best works by 2017 McLennan County high school juniors and seniors. Each year The Art Center hosts an award ceremony and exhibition of works from this scholarship competition that aims to "bridge the gap between academic and athletic scholarships."
Selected Works by Joel R. Edwards: January 19 - March 11, 2017
Our Artist in Residence, Joel Edwards, displayed his beautiful array of work in our gallery as the first exhibit of the year. Visitors enjoyed detailed drawings, oil paintings, and watercolor masterpieces in this unforgettable show.
Karl Umlauf One Night Exhibit: November 18, 2017
The former Artist in Residence at Baylor University, Karl Umlauf, provided The Art Center members a special look into his private gallery. Attendees enjoyed hearing from the artist and viewing his impressive body of work.
Katherine makowsky: November 10, 2016 - january 7, 2017
Katherine's work was marked by her desire to demonstrate the ideals of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty through her pieces. The themes of pathways and trees were explored in depth through her unique style.
CAROLINE LEWIS: SEPTEMBER 13 - OCTOBER 22, 2016
The gallery was filled with color and expression with Caroline's abstract paintings and watercolors. She combined her talent of visual and verbal expression, creating meaningful descriptions of each piece to give the whole exhibit a deeply personal touch.
INDIA'S KUMBH MELA: JULY 28 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2016
The exhibit opening at The Baylor Club was a special night for everyone involved. Relive the event here, or by clicking on the link below.
MCC VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT STUDENT EXHIBITION: JUNE 9 - JULY 16, 2016
Curated by the professors of the department, the exhibit featured works from multiple McLennan Community College visual arts students in a variety of mediums.
TOP YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION: APRIL 14 - MAY 28, 2016
Scholarship competition and art show for talented high school student artists in the greater Waco area.
G.S. DEFOORE MEMORIAL EXHIBIT: FEBRUARY 25 - APRIL 2, 2016
A prolific photographer, G.S. DeFoore was an artistic constructionist who put deep purpose behind each work. We were pleased to hold a memorial exhibit in honor of his life and work.
WOMEN IN THEIR ELEMENTS: JANUARY 7 - FEBRUARY 13, 2016
Karen Skipper Cruce, Kay Skipper Reinke, and Kimberly Merck-Moore: these three artists express the beauty of the earth around them, each with a different medium.
GREG LEWALLEN + CURTIS CALLAWAY: NOVEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 20, 2015
Two local artists and Baylor professors with a unique exhibit containing detailed drawings and photography.
TOM PAULSON AND LLOYD VOGES: SEPTEMBER 24 - NOVEMBER 8, 2015
A collaboration of two award-winning artists from Bosque County with a passion for western landscapes.
JENNA FOSTER AND NOEL KALMUS: JULY 30 - SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
Two Austin-based artists with a flair for the abstract.
Banner image of work by Caroline Camden Lewis.