Featuring Local, Regional, and National Artists

 

The Arts Council has a variety of spaces and venues showcasing local and regional visual artists.

Exhibits encompass a full spectrum of artists’ professional experience: from beginning amateur to seasoned professional, our mission is to assist all levels of artist in continued learning through exhibition opportunity.

We have one outdoor and five indoor galleries: The NorthLight Gallery, Galleria At The Forum, West End Studio, What’s Up Downstairs, The Patio, and The Sculpture Garden.  Throughout the summer we also have our free interactive kids' exhibit, ArtZeum.

All gallery exhibits are open to the public FREE OF CHARGE during regular open hours.

(See the bottom of this page for contact information on galleries.)


CURRENT EXHIBITS

Selena Mize: September 3 - November 6

This educational exhibit highights the creative process of local mural designer Selena Mize.

Diana Beach-Stamper: September 10 - November 12

Diana is a member of the Chickamauga Cherokee, White River Band. Her work focuses on the celebration of her cultural heritage, particularly the importance and beauty of horses.

Sculpture Garden @ The Kemp

The Sculpture Garden is an annual, year-long exhibit featuring the work of artists from around the country. It's open free of charge to the public during all Kemp open hours.


 UPCOMING EXHIBITS

SAQA Texas Quilters: October 28, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a premier art quilt organization with chapters around the world. This travelling exhibit features the work of Texas art quilters.

WFHS: November 12 - January 15

Featuring work from students and instructors in the Wichita Falls High School art department.

Vanessa Decker: November 19 - January 21, 2022

Vanessa Decker builds whimsical imagery filled with colorful spirituality from mixed media and found objects.

Kristine Thueson: January 14 – March 19

Digital artwork built from layers of collaged elements and pixel "paint".

Sherry Mason: January 14 - March 26

Exquisitely detailed pen and ink drawings, filled with humor and love.


PAST EXHIBITS

Kathy Smyers: January 8 - March 26

Larry Hamilton: January 15 – March 20

MSU Painting Students: January 29 – April 10

Marsha Wright-Reeves: January 8 - March 13

Serio-Hughes: March 26 - June 12

Adam Lynskey: October 30 - January 2

Jason Bly: October 30 - January 9

The Artistry Group: October 23 - December 30

Yasuyo Maruyama: April 9 - June 11

Kevin Appiah-Kubi: March 19 – May 22

MSU Drawing and Painting: March 19 – May 22

Kelly Land: April 16 - June 12

Refined White Flour: May 28-July 31

“Refined White Flour” uses satire in a TASTELESS examination of systemic racism.

Paula Savage: June 18 - September 3

Paula Savage is a Wichita Falls artist working with manipulated digital images. 

WFAA Members' Exhibit: August 20 - September 25

Annual juried exhibit open to all members of the Wichita Falls Art Association.

Mystery Art Exhibit: October 2 - October 22

Mystery Art is an annual exhibit and auction of works by local and regional artists of all levels. Artwork is donated by the artist and their name is hidden and becomes a mystery.


At The Kemp
• The NorthLight gallery is dedicated to our most experienced artists.
• The West End Studio and What’s Up Downstairs Galleries typically feature a varying level of emerging artists and smaller professional exhibits.
• The Patio gallery and our other auxiliary spaces feature community programming. In addition, we’re pleased to highlight the work of our gift shop artists at our off-site space on Maplewood Avenue.
• The Sculpture Garden is the home to 11 permanent pieces, as well as our annual juried exhibit featuring 10 national and international artists. These pieces remain on the grounds for a full calendar year, changing each May.

At The Forum
• The Galleria at The Forum exclusively features women artists in reference to the building’s former history as the home of The Woman’s Forum.

For more information about our exhibits please contact:
Kristine Thueson
Program Coordinator
(940) 767-2787
programming@artscouncilwf.org