FEATURED ARTISTS & ART PIECES
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The Art of Freedom is a nonprofit event that raises awareness of the scourge of human trafficking and works to bring healing and empowerment to local survivors. All proceeds and donations from this event will be distributed to the OneVoiceHome, a local nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to developing a residential safe home for underage girls rescued from bondage. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Carol C. Howell. Bombay Bay. Watercolor. 24" x 48"
JoBeth Gilliam. Let's Do Lunch. Watercolor on Canvas. 16" x 20"
Dyan Newton. Small Town Mission. Acrylic. 8" x 10"
Bryan Burk. Wonder Woman. Digital Art. 8.5" x 11"
Still Life with Strawberries by Russian Artist, Svrichaqvi. Kindly donated by Crissy Griswold/RENDR
Mark Sadler. The Herd for Translocation. Pen and Ink. Kindly Donated by Weichen Lou.
Juan Cruz. Identidad. Oil on Canvas. 30" x 40"
Sam Oswald. Llano River in Junction Texas. Acrylic. 18" x 24"
Carrie Ann Harris. Yellow Lily. Oil on Canvas. 12" x 12" x 1"
Haley Worley. Roses Today. Acrylic on Canvas. 8" x 10.75"
Haley Worley. Splashing Puddles on two panels. Acrylic on Canvas. 24" x 48"
David Puga. Leia Organa. Digital Art. 11" x 14"
M. Carla Wright. Sunflower Field. Oil on canvas. 18" x 24"
James C Watkins. Give. Pottery. ~12" x 14"
Fabian Arazia. Untitled; Human Trafficking Awareness. Acrylic on Canvas. 6.5' x 3'
A Christmas Tree by Jackie Cruse, J. Cruse Christmas Gallery
Tammy Lynne Penn. Finding My Wings. Smoke fired clay, mixed media.
Kenneth Wyatt. Rider on the Rim. Authorized and signed giclée on canvas, 2010. 16x20 art, 21.5x25.5 frame
David Bondt. The Masks We Wear. Acrylic on canvas.
Garland Weeks. Texas Tuff. Bronze. 4x4x2
Pat Reed. White Breeze. Watercolor. 9x12 art, 16x19 frame
Toni Arnett. Golden Girl. Oil. 5x7 art, 11x13 frame.
Denise Imke. #62. Oil. 12x12
George Claxton. Heading to the Starting Line. Porcelain wall relief.
Kenneth Wyatt. Two More Rounds Boys. Authorized and signed giclée on canvas, 2015. 16x20 art, 21.5x25.5 frame
C. Winterle Olson. French Street Scene. Watercolor. 19x25 art, 26x32 frame. Kindly donated by Dr. and Mrs. Joe Cordero
Greg Goodnight. Beauty from Ashes. Juniper wood sculpture
Channing Wicks. Old Toyota. Ink and watercolor. 8x10 art, 15x18 frame
Debbie Hornsby. Untitled. Mixed Media. 11x14
Caden Estill. Getaway. Poured painting. 12x12
Lisa Gregg. Untitiled. Cell Art. 16x20
Mikala Rhoads. City of Color. Acrylic. 16x20
Tracie Narvaeth. Come to Me. Mixed Media. 16 x 20
Red Skelton. Sunday Afternoon. Limited edition, signed lithograph. Ed 1289/5000. 1987. 14x18 art, 19.5x23.5 frame. Kindly donated by Dr. and Mrs. Johnny Qutby
Red Skelton. Hot Air Balloon Ride. Limited edition, signed lithograph. Ed 16/150. 1986. 25.5x20 art, 25.5x31.5 frame. Kindly donated by Dr. and Mrs. Johnny Qutby
Carol C. Howell
Carol has made Texas her home for over 30 years. She tackled various media throughout her education, culminating with an MFA in Design from the University of Washington. She is a dedicated painter, her goal is to complete a painting a week.
She is also a contributor to the encouragement of the arts and artists in the Lubbock community. Carol has served as president of both the Lubbock Arts Association and the West Texas Watercolor Society, and was chair of exhibits for the Texas Watercolor Society. She has received the Lubbock Art Alliance 2006 Helping Hand ACE Award and the LHUCA 2009 William D. Kerns Award for her work on Local Color Studio Tour. In 2009, she was the Co-Chair of the Lubbock Arts Festival, “Arts in Overdrive” and in 2010 she was the featured artist at the Lubbock Arts Festival.
JoBeth Gilliam is a Lubbock, Texas native and has been painting 40 plus years. Her first watercolor class in 1982 began an exciting journey, developing her loose and colorful style. JoBeth has won numerous awards including publications. ‘Santa Fe Morning’ was selected for the Splash 10 Best of Watercolor, 2008, North Light Book publication along with ‘Hats Off’ which appears in 2012, Artist Touch. Commissions for brochures, telephone book covers, magazine covers and articles appear with her recognizable style. A popular web site, Wet Canvas, produced a series of JoBeth’s on line classes ‘Painting from Photographs’ in 2012. She has been a popular watercolorist for 20 years in New Mexico for Cloudcroft Art Workshops. At present she teaches an online class for Artist Network University.
Her works have been exhibited at Security State Bank Abilene, Texas, Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, Texas, and South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. She is presently represented by Forger Gallery in Midland, Texas. The Legacy Event Center also displays her paintings. Paintings are collected by patrons in the United States and Europe.
We are proud to have several pieces of amazing work from artist Jackie Cruse in our show, including a full size Christmas tree! Jackie began building his reputation for unique design and unequaled workmanship over 10 years ago. Most notable of his accomplishments include having his work featured in the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalogue and sold in Neiman's stores. His life-size Santas have been exhibited in the Bush White House and the Texas Governor's home. In 2007, a life-size Santa was exhibited alongside the massive Christmas tree in the rotunda of the Texas State Capitol Building.
Dyan has been painting for over 35 years, working in watercolors, acrylics, pastels and oils. She has studied with well-known local and national artists. Throughout the years, Dyan has developed her own impressionistic style of painting, recognizable by her lively brushwork and bright, vivid colors. Her love of painting is evident whether she is painting landscapes, portraits, animals or florals.
Dyan has won numerous awards throughout her career and her paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and internationally. She also teaches classes/workshops throughout the year.
She has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector, and is a Signature Member of the Artists of Texas. She also has received her Signature Membership with Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.
Bryan Burk has been an illustrator / cartoonist for over 20 years. His works have been featured by entertainment and publishing companies all over the United States.
Burk continues to pursue his professional career as an illustrator / cartoonist.
Born in Dallas, TX. I am a Dallas based artist (b. 1989-), I create sculptures, jewelry, drawings and paintings. My art work is constructed by internal emotions as well as my personal, religious beliefs and cultural issues. However, it wasn’t till senior year of high school that I became aware of my artistic ability and passion. Since then I have exhibited at Brookhaven College, Richland College, 500X, Latino Culture Center, Ash Studios, and University of North Texas. I am currently on a mission, to obtain my Bachelor degree in Fine Arts at The University of North Texas in Denton, TX.
David L. Puga
David L. Puga is an artist and musician from Lubbock, Texas. He is a featured Lubbock Con artist. He has designed multiple logos and album arts for various musicians and organizations.
Sam Oswald’s paintings are predominately scenes of the southwest stemming from a deep appreciation for New Mexico and West Texas architecture and landscapes. With an appreciation for antiquities, architecture and grand scenery, his paintings reflect a certain intrigue that draws the viewer into his art. His professional art and education careers span many years in the southwest with earlier gallery representation in Taos and Santa Fe. His background in art education, teaching and graphic design compliment many facets of the arts with art patrons adding his work to their collections.
Oswald works primarily in water-based media that include acrylic, watercolor and egg tempera. Those who collect and appreciate his art often comment how it reminds them of personal memories and times past.
The artist travels throughout the southwest seeking inspirational subjects while maintaining a studio in Lubbock, Texas.
Carrie Ann Harris
Carrie Ann Harris began painting when she was thirteen, when her parents enrolled her in an extracurricular oil painting program under Sally Rogers in north east Texas. Her work as an artist comes mainly from commissions, and she has completed different pieces for collectors all over the United States. Her subject matter ranges from abstract to realism and everything in between. Carrie Ann’s art is prominently displayed at the office of Matthew Harris Law, PLLC, where she works as an attorney. Her work has also been featured at Project Alley, The Mattison Building, and Trilogy Wines Tasting Room.
M. Carla Wright
Carla Wright was born in Madrid, Spain and raised in Aberdeen, Scotland. She began art training at the age of seven, and by the age of 15 she was accepted into the Grays School of Art in Aberdeen. She later moved to the United States with her husband Eldon Wright, becoming an award winning, internationally known artist that has taken her artwork, including her landscapes and added a unique modern twist.
Carla has taken traditional landscape art and added a modern twist in her paintings. Her artwork (which is fun and colorful) crosses categories, to include abstract, contemporary, modernism, surrealism, impressionism, fine art, landscape art, and portrait art. She paints in oil and acrylic, on canvas, wooden panels, and ceramic boards. Her artwork ranges in size from 24 inches by 24 inches, to 3 feet by 8 feet, and she creates original art as well as commissioned artwork.
Carla has participated in a number of world-class art shows, including: Art Basil Miami In the Red Dot with Novem Fine Art Gallery Expo New York With Novem Fine Art Gallery One Of A Kind Show Chicago
James C. Watkins
James C. Watkins is a ceramic artist whose work is included in the White House Collection of American Crafts, and the Shigaraki Institute of Ceramic Studies in Shigaraki, Japan. Mr. Watkins is a Paul Whitfield Horn Professor. The Horn Professorship is the highest honor that Texas Tech University may bestow on members of its faculty. Mr. Watkins teaches Architectural Ceramics and Architectural Delineation in the College of Architecture. He is also a recipient of the Texas Tech University President’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He is a 2005 Fulbright Scholar, teaching in Vietnam at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture. He is the co-author of two books, “Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques” and “Architectural Delineation, Presentation Techniques & Projects. His work is also the subject of a book titled, “A Meditition of Fire the Art of James C. Watkins” by Kippra D. Hopper and published by Texas Tech University Press. He received his B.F.A from the Kansas City Art Institute and his M.F.A. from Indiana University.
Haley Worley grew up in West Texas and from an early age had a passion for making art. She graduated from Texas Tech’s College of Visual & Performing Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History. She has taken art classes from a variety of different artists and schools including SMU Continuing and Professional Education and the School of Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy.
Fabian Araiza is a contemporary realist painter/muralist who lives and works in Lubbock, Texas, a native of Cd. Juarez, Mexico. His colorful paintings pay homage to his homeland and heritage. His distinctive personal style emanates joy and peace and expresses the vibrant spirit and atmosphere of the diverse Hispanic culture.
Large scale pieces, expressions, symbolic icons, bold proclamations, and veiled messages are brought to life with contrasting and harmonious colors and bold compositions.
Fabian earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. He has worked in large scale murals that remain throughout the City of El Paso. His latest piece is the "Generations" Mural, a 36-foot-long collective piece mural that serves as a tribute to Chicano artist Gaspar Enriquez.
Tammy Lynne Penn
Tammy combines traditional influences with a variety of mediums and sculpting techniques to create innovative art that gives voice to nature's spirit. She sculpts horses, dogs, birds of prey, bulls and bears from clay, bronze and crystal, incorporating silver and stone as well. Tammy enjoys exploring the strengths of each medium - the freedom and spontaneity of ceramic, the strength and precision of bronze, the luminosity and intrigue of crystal - and complementing their weaknesses with the strengths of the others.
Tammy believes different mediums allow you to say or portray different things and selects her medium based upon the message she aims to communicate. Tammy's ideas flourish and her creativity reinvigorates when she changes mediums, enabling her to continually create refreshing works of art.
Art has been an important part of my life from as early as I can remember and on into today. There were no early lessons, so time was spent learning from observation. School was boring for me but I was fascinated by the colors in the room and various angles of the lines and how they created perspective in my mind. I found this highly entertaining, but it didn't help with my grades--college was better. A lot of my art education came from exposure to works from artists I admired and what it was that pulled me to them. I decided that it was that they had soul. They weren't just paintings, they had that special something that set them apart and made them art. It was soul. Soul will pull you to a piece and hold you to it and you may not even know why. It speaks to you in some way. Art has been with me through all my life experiences: Hard times, happy times, growing times. Many times it was my best friend and sometimes my only friend. It is one of my major purposes in life, along with helping others discover their gift. It is who I am. Thank God for the joy, purpose, and challenge it brings me.
Kenneth Wyatt has been pushing paint for the past forty years. His drawing and sketching go back to his youth with doodles of horses and other animals which adorned the borders of his school homework papers. He does not believe that the drawings helped his grades any, "But, at least the teachers didn't insist that I stop decorating my reports with them!"
Dr. Wyatt is a man dedicated to his calling, evidenced by the tremendous number of hours he spends at the easel. With renewed inspiration from God, family, friends, owners and the awesome examples of great artists in years past, as well as some really fantastic artists of today, he intends to continue "twisting the tubes" and "pushing the paint around" as long as he feels his Heavenly Father has need of his work.
Garland was born in Amarillo, Texas. He attended TTU, graduating in 1967 with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics. He was inducted into the Texas Tech Rodeo Hall Of Fame in 1992. Garland pursued his rodeo career in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association until 1973 after having served the U.S. Army in the 73rd Signal Battalion in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, in 1968-1969.
Garland began sculpting as a hobby in 1970 and continued this moonlighting activity while also being actively engaged in the cattle feeding industry as a market analyst, commodity broker, and agricultural economist. In 1978, Garland took the plunge into making art full-time and has never looked back. He established his studio and home in Lubbock in 2000, where he is happily living and sculpting on the high plains of Texas. Garland traces his direct Texas roots back six generations to 1835 when Texas was a Republic. “Life in Texas is good—everyone should be so lucky!”
Red Skelton (American, 1913 - 1997) was a man of many talents. Along with the writing of children's books, needlepoint clowns, composing music, designing china plates, actor and clown, he is now being acclaimed as an important painter. Although his artistry runs the gamut of still life's, landscapes, etc., clowns seem to be his forte. Red Skelton originals sell from $50,000 up.
His works are a sound investment in art, as well as a recognized collector's delight, revealing the man who painted them. His art work has proven its value with other contemporary artists and their worth has no limit. They are intensely moving, winning him the Footprints in the Sands of Time award, one of the highest honors an artist can receive. Critics acclaim them as a whimsical feeling that brightens and cheers every room.
Tracie McGlaun Narvaeth is an artist and art educator. Mrs. Narvaeth is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Fine Arts and has a Master's in education. As an art teacher, Tracie has taught at five different schools in Lubbock, Texas in both public and private settings. Aside from being an art teacher, she has sold numerous prints of her artwork and has several in private collections. Her current series of artwork includes mixed media where she recycles newspaper and "antiques" it with coffee, then draws the subject matter over it with colored pencils bringing a unique perspective to current events.
Carol C. Howell
Carrie Ann Harris
M. Carla Wright
James C Watkins
Tammy Lynne Penn