News & Press Releases
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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
CALL FOR 2011 HUNTING ART PRIZE ENTRIES
TEXAS ARTISTS ELIGIBLE FOR $50,000 AWARD


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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
The Penny Redmon Scholarship, a $250 award for classes and workshops given to a Member Artist by Popular Vote, has named its first two recipients: Susan Forrest and Frances Iles.


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Thursday, November 11th, 2010
Local Rockport artist and RCA Member Haydee Holland will exhibit at the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures December 7, 2010 - January 3, 2011. A reception will be held on Saturday, December 11 from 5-7 pm.


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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
A new sculpture garden entrance was dedicated on Saturday, October 30, complete with a new glass door and cascading steps.


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Friday, October 8th, 2010
Pete Fischer, a 2010 Merit Artist and Art Center Member, recently donated the proceeds from the sale of his award winning painting to benefit the Aransas Wildlife Refuge.


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Monday, September 20th, 2010
Congratulations to Betty Shamel, recently named the 2011 Rockport Art Festival Poster Artist!


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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
With a generous contribution in memory of the late Penny Redmon, 1998 Poster Artist Evelyn Atkinson created the Penny Redmon Scholarship as a new opportunity for Member Artists!


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Friday, August 13th, 2010
"For travelers seeking casual retreats for sand and surf, these uncrowded and unpretentious spots from Florida to Hawaii make ideal (and affordable) trips."


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Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Pastel Artist Jim Offeman took Best of Show at the 2010 Rockport Art Festival. Read more for the Best of Category Winners!


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Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Based on the latest updates from City and County Officials, the Art Festival and Art Auction Gala are a go!


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Thursday, June 10th, 2010
Rockport-Fulton Middle School Student Kyrie Davenport created the winning artwork to become the Art Festival T-Shirt Design for 2010.


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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
The Southern Style magazine Garden & Gun recently named Rockport a "Southern Dream Town," saying "You're not apt to find an art town with better fishing, or a fishing town with better art." Read more for the full text from the April-May 2010 issue.


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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
Every year three jurors select best of category and best of show awards for the annual art festival.


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Monday, June 7th, 2010
The 41st Annual Art Festival will host over 120 fine artists and mastercraftsmen. Read More for the full Exhibitor's List!


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Monday, June 7th, 2010
The Art Center now displays a colorful chandelier in its entryway by Gini Garcia, donated by the Judd Miller, Jr. Family.


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Monday, April 19th, 2010
Congratulations to Roc Curry, founding director of the Rockport Film Festival, who was whose documentary Dancing with Torah was chosen as the Best Historical Documentary in the New York International Film and Video Festival.


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Thursday, April 8th, 2010
A Farewell to Arms; by Larry Felder has recently been selected into the Salon International show of the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art.


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Thursday, April 8th, 2010
Mary Catherine Gardner named the official Texas Ducks Unlimited sponsor artist for 2010 / 2011.


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Saturday, March 27th, 2010
Artist Dalhart Windberg and wife Evelyn have announced that Windberg Enterprises Inc. will officially cease publishing new Windberg prints/reproductions as of March 31st 2010.


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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
RCA is excited to announce a world-class tour to ancient and vibrant Guatemala this fall, October 11-20.


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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Thanks to Bill Fisher and Richard Kline of Mesquite Art for donating a mesquite base for RCA's James Watkins piece, "Waiting Posture" - a very nice addition!


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Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Austin ceramicist and RCA Exhibiting Artist Stan Irvin gave a demonstration of his pottery processes on Sunday, February 14, as part of the Rockport Clay Expo weekend.


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Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Rockport Center for the Arts announced a Planned Giving Campaign at the Annual General Meeting on February 13, 2010. The Campaign focuses on three primary areas: Education, Preservation, and Expansion. If you are interested in hearing and seeing more, contact us at 361-729-5519 or info@rockportartcenter.com.


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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
Past Poster Artist Evelyn Atkinson created 8 original paintings that became illustrations for "The Lobstick Prince: A Whooping Crane Story," a children's book authored by Capt. Tommy Moore. A silent auction was held and concluded on February 13.


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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
Every year 6 artists emerge out of the All-Member Exhibition, Currents, to exhibit together in the Merit Artists Show in August.


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Monday, January 25th, 2010
Thanks to the generosity of Ken and Emilie Baebel, the Art Center is the proud recipient of a brand new High-Fire Electric Kiln; the biggest kiln we've ever had!


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Friday, January 22nd, 2010
The Corpus Christi Arts and Cultural Commission seeks artists for demo projects during its annual Festival of the Arts.