Galleries to celebrate First Friday Art Walk Jan. 3


First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 3, with demonstrations, art talks, receptions, visits with artists and more at 12 local galleries. For more information on First Friday Art Walk and the latest news from participating galleries, visit galleries will be flying the Art Walk flags. The following information has been submitted to the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post for First Friday activities:

Artisans – A Texas Gallery

234 West Main 830-990-8160

Artisans presents “The Fine Art of Rock Art with Carlos Moseley” for January’s First Friday Art Walk. Fredericksburg artist Carlos Moseley has lived on the Pedernales River outside of Fredericksburg for over 30 years and developed a unique art process that has earned the artist appearances in numerous publications and special shows like “The Texas Country Reporter.” Moseley creates wall pieces of stones, large and small, that depict landscapes, animals, characters and architecture. His special method of collecting stones for his art is all above ground, does not disturb the environment and often includes fossils and flint from Native American encampments. Moseley will be present on Friday from 5-8 p.m. to discuss his work and will return Saturday, Jan. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to demonstrate his art in the gallery. “It is fascinating to watch Carlos work,” said gallery owner Patricia Karr. “He literally paints with stone, much like a painter dips into paint, dipping his tweezers into bowls of stones.”

A.W. Studio Gallery

311 East San Antonio 832-623-8352

A.W. Studio Gallery is the working studio of artist and painter Alan Wilcox. Many of his works are on display, some even as they are drying, along with some estate pieces. Visitors are free to stop by anytime Wilcox is in the studio creating art. There are no set hours for this working studio, but it is open anytime he is there or by appointment.

Fredericksburg Art Guild

308 East Austin 830-997-4949

The featured Art Guild artist for the month of January is Kristine Ziems. Ziems will be presenting “Waves of Change,” a mixed media exhibit of texture and movement using cacti spines from her land transformed into ocean waves, coral and sea fauna. The guild will hold an artist reception from 4-8 p.m. on First Friday when local wine, wassail and hors d’ oeuvres will be served. The Fredericksburg Art Guild represents over 25 Texas artists who exhibit a continually changing array of fine art and photography. The Fredericksburg Art Guild is a non-profit organization and acknowledges the support of Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance/ Oktoberfest and the City of Fredericksburg Hotel Occupancy Tax fund grants.

Gallery 330

330 West Main 830-307-3339

Gallery 330 celebrates First Friday Art Walk with a reception to introduce new artist, Kate Kiesler, to the gallery. Kiesler graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in illustration and subsequently illustrated over 20 books for children before pursuing painting full time. She has participated in the Colorado Governor’s Art Show, Estes Park Plein Air, and the American Impressionist Society Juried Show among other venues. “Her paintings are widely collected and noted for their fresh brushstrokes and impressionistic style,” said gallery director Mary Lindsay. Kiesler grew up in rural Vermont and moved to Taos, New Mexico, where she found inspiration in the historical paintings done in the region and soon began to paint in that tradition. She now lives in the mountains of Colorado. Gallery 330 will open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on First Friday, with an artist reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres for visitors from 5-8 p.m. Gallery 330 specializes in contemporary realism and impressionism and represents established and emerging regional and national artists in a variety of styles. The gallery is housed in the historic August Itz building.

The Good Art Company

218 West Main 830-997-1111

The Good Art Company will be featuring new works by a variety of artists for First Friday, including wildlife painter Deborah Itschner, abstract artist Maya Eventov and contemporary oil painter Julia Klimova.

InSight Gallery

214 W. Main 830-997-9920

InSight Gallery will be open regular hours on First Friday Art Walk, closing at 5:30 p.m. The gallery will return in February with a new show from wellknown painter Daniel Gerhartz. “His romantic figurative pieces portray days gone by as this master oil painter captures the light and the female figure in his paintings,” said gallery owner Elizabeth Harris.

Koch Gallery

222 West Main 830-992-3124, www.bertkoch. com

Koch Gallery will be celebrating First Friday Art Walk with hundreds of paintings, rugs, pottery and jewelry from highly recognized Native American artists, including sculptor Margaret Drake, who will be in the gallery and often demonstrates her detailed bronze sculptures during Art Walk. A reception for the artist and visitors will be held from 5-8 p.m.

Larry Jackson Fine Art and Antiques

201 East San Antonio 830-997-0073

The Jackson Gallery will be closed on First Friday for a special event and will welcome visitors to join them for Art Walk again in February from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. to view a variety of new art throughout the gallery and a reception.

National Museum of the Pacific War

340 East Main 830-997-8600

The gallery at the National Museum of the Pacific War will feature “The WW II Art of Private Charles J. Miller” for First Friday Art Walk. Curated by The Wright Museum of WWII in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, this show presents paintings and drawings produced by Miller during his deployment in the South Pacific Theater of WWII. The images bear witness to the everyday life of the servicemen who fought in the Pacific Theater and were created by Miller, an untrained draftsman and painter with a unique personal and emotional perspective, said a spokesman. A new selection of his art work will be on display for the new year. The gallery will be open during Art Walk with a reception from 5-8 p.m.

R.S. Hanna Gallery

244 West Main 830-307-3071

R.S. Hanna Gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for First Friday Art Walk with many new works from the gallery’s 60 working artists in contemporary impressionistic to realistic images in oils, acrylic, pastels, watercolor, bronze, art glass, wood, mixed media and stone. Landscapes and portraiture are available in sizes from miniature to monumental. R.S. Hanna Gallery is preparing for their American Plains Artists Signature Member Small Works Show, “The Art of the Plains,” which opens Feb. 1. The American Plains Artists is a national non-profit group that promotes traditional realistic and representational fine art from its participating members.

Studio Massaro

613 West Main 775-332-8130

Studio Massaro welcomes Art Walk visitors to enjoy a wall of new photography along with a new series of small watercolors by artist Catherine Massaro titled, “Support Local Music,” that feature local bands and were each created on location at popular Fredericksburg music venues.


407 Whitney Street 830-456-9667

URBANHerbal presents artist Barbara Boothe Loyd for First Friday Art Walk along with a celebration of Epiphany and the Feast of the Three Kings. Loyd graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor of fine arts degree in art history and literature and went on to teach art to students and adults. Her work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally and is currently shown at two galleries in Fredericksburg. Loyd is also a published author and one of her recent paintings was chosen by a panel of judges to be the label for a recently launched new fragrance from URBANHerbal, “Moonlight Garden.” A reception for the artist and visitors with complimentary refreshments will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk as visitors walk through the galleries, gardens and greenhouse at URBANHerbal.