THURS FRI SAT and SUN 12noon to 5pm


Made possible through the generous support of:

The Community Foundation of West Texas


The Texas Biennial 2017

The ARTISTS will be in Plainview for the opening: Daniel Anguilu, Sherry Owens, Kelly Moran, Katy Anderson, Sharon Kopriva, Dandee Warhol, Emily Peacock, Emily Sloan, Ben Tecumseh DeSoto, Patrick Medrano, Joe Barrington, Steven Kraig+Patrick Renner, Benito Huerta

Daniel Anguilu On almost any inner city corner in Houston and you can find work from painter and muralist Daniel Anguilu. Recent work includes murals for Houston METRO, Texas Art Asylum, The Station Museum, The Glassell School of Art, Lawndale Art Center and the Houston Bahá’í Center. A self-taught street artist, Anguilu also shows in several fine art galleries across Texas.

Sherry Owens is a native Texan who lives and works in Dallas. She was chosen as the West Texas Triangle artist of the year in 2010 with a comprehensive survey at five west Texas museums and she recently completed a large public art project for the Love Field Modernization Program at Love Field Airport in Dallas. Former president of the Texas Sculpture Association, her work has been shown throughout Texas and the southwest and internationally in Peru, Greece, Turkey and India.

Kelly Moran is Artist in Residence summer 2017 at Aterlierhas Hilmsen Residency in Himsen Germany culminating in an exhibition at Monchskirche, Salzwedel, Germany. Moran has a BFA in painting from Lousianna Tech University. She is part of the artist Collective Little Egypt Enterprises and was associate director of Texas Collaborative, a place where National and International artists collaborate to produce their own prints.

Katy Anderson My fascination and love for photography is a result of a house fire that took our family home in 1984. I was 4 years old and from that point on my mom’s Minolta became like another family member to me, bringing out smiles and laughter everywhere we went. I do not remember holding my mom’s expensive camera for the first time nor I do not remember the exact point I realized generations of my own family history had been lost in that house fire but it is undeniable that these two experiences at a very early age shaped me and have had the most profound impact of the way I see the world and what I seek to capture with my camera.

Sharon Kopriva a Texas native working in Houston Texas and Hope, Idaho. Since the Fresh Paint exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in 1985 Kopriva has exhibited nationally and internationally including at The Menil Collection in Houston, the Ogden Museum in New Orleans and The National Museum of Peru in Lima. In the early 1990s, Kopriva’s work attracted the attention of Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz who offered her a residency at their schoolhouse program in Idaho. She is currently doing a residency in Italy.  

Dandee Warhol The Philippines native wasted no time setting up his own little creative community in Houston Texas complete with a Star Wars festival. His contemporary work is a mash-up of modern art with pop art influences. His grandmother moved him and his brother to the US at the age of 8. – “but I didn’t start painting until I got into college, attending business school at UofH. In 2006 midway through business school, I bought paint supplies and started painting. I’ve never stopped since.

Emily Peacock is a lens-based artist who lives and works in Houston, Texas. With an emphasis in photograph/digital media, her interests mainly lie in photographing and making short videos of her family and the vernacular aspects of life. Exhibited in numerous group shows throughout Texas with work is in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston permanent collection.

Emily Sloan Sculptor and performance artist who has left her mark on a number of fleeting but still lasting moments on Houston’s cultural landscape. Her unforgettable performances include the Funeral Party for the Living and her Carrie Nation rendition for the Houston International Performance Art Biennale 2012.  She is also known for her the long-lasting pieces such as her Burning House on Highway 59 or the Sabine Street Bridge Lamp at Buffalo Bayou Art Park. sloan-6397825  

Ben Tecumseh DeSoto For 30 years DeSoto has surveyed those who’ve lived on the edge, those in poverty and diminishing circumstances. He teaches photography at Houston Community College and Neighborhood Center’s Ripley House and is a contributing photographer for Texas Highways. He also spent years as a photo journalist for the Houston Chronicle.

Patrick Medrano A multidisciplinary artist born in 1973 cultivated his natural and intuitive artistic talents in Victoria, Texas. His work reflects a, “Whimsical Darkness” to the world around and entices the viewer to seek a deeper meaning. Exhibited around the world in places such as Paris, Peru, Istanbul and Greece. “I’m happiest when I exist in all disciplines of fine art .Sculpting, painting, music, film, functional art are all tools for the imagination”. Medrano’s collaborative work has also flourished, simply known as “ANDERSON + MEDRANO”.

Joe Barrington Born in Throckmorton Texas in 1957, Barrington received his BFA from Midwestern State University and he has exhibited widely throughout the west. Barrington founded the Bone Yard Art Park, a nonprofit outdoor sculpture park in Throckmorton in 2005. His images are drawn from a lifetime of living in rural Texas.

Steven Kraig + Patrick Renner Tech-happy artist-engineer Steven Kraig collaboration with Houston-based sculptor Patrick Renner. Kraigs mechanical gears, analog tape loops, digital imagery and video technology; Renner’s work includes large civic works including the installation of Funnel Tunnel, a 180-ft steel and wood sculpture in Houston and New Orleans and Trumpet Flower in Downtown District’s inaugural “Art Blocks” public art project at Main Street Square.

 Benito Huerta Co-founder, Executive Director and Emeritus of Art Lies, a Texas Art Journal. Huerta is Professor/Director/Curator at the University of Texas at Arlington, the recipient of the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art’s 2002 Legend of the Year Award and the first Maestros Tejanos Exhibition at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas. Solo exhibitions include among others, the Houston Museum of African American Culture, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago.