News & Press Releases
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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
The 2012 Rockport Art Festival Poster Artist represents the festival each year with a solo exhibition and signature poster piece.


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Thursday, December 1st, 2011
James Surls visited the Art Center in November to usher in Walking White Flower, the latest addition to RCA's Sculpture Garden.


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Thursday, November 10th, 2011
The 2011 Rockport Film Festival was kicked off on Thursday, November 3 by a Red Carpet Party and Outdoor Screening of Making An American Monument, a documentary featuring acclaimed sculptor Kent Ullberg, who was in attendance.


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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
Express yourself. Get the State of the Arts license plate.


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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Spend Saturday, November 26 in Downtown Rockport!


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Monday, October 17th, 2011
Mary Lucille Jackson, former Executive Director of the Art Center, passed away on October 14, 2011.


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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
RCA welcomes a James Surls sculpture to Art Center grounds.


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Thursday, September 29th, 2011
A letter from the Executive Director about 2012 programming initiatives.


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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
RCA is proud to announce our newest board member, John Speck.


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Thursday, September 15th, 2011
The Coastal Bend Community Foundation continues to be a major supporter of RCA's annual ArtLink for Kids program.


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Saturday, September 10th, 2011
The International Plein Air Painters celebrated their 10 anniversary by encouraging local plein air groups to participate.


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Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
TOWN Rockport is coordinating a donation effort for parts of the state ravaged by fire. We will be collecting monetary donations and supplies and will make weekly trips to assist as long as necessary.


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Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Set for November 12, this brand new festival is calling for artists with a deadline of October 1.


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Sunday, August 21st, 2011
Charlotte was an invaluable board member, fine artist and dear friend who will be missed greatly.


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Monday, August 8th, 2011
Join the Rockport 9 at the Boerne Wine seller, 412 River Road, as they show art work during Boerne Second Saturday Art and Wine Walk, August 13. Artist's reception is from 4 to 8 p.m.

The Rockport 9 are local artists Lisa Baer, Angalee DeForest, Anita Diebel, Susan Forrest, Mary Frazier, Caro Jackson, Carol Koutnik, Ann Reimer, and Betty Shamel.


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Monday, August 1st, 2011
Thanks to all of our volunteers and patrons for a successful Art Auction and Festival


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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Best of Show and Best of Media awards were presented Saturday July 2 at the 42nd Annual Rockport Art Festival.


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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
The 2011 Rockport Art Festival T-Shirt artwork was designed by Claire Hartman, a student at Rockport Fulton Middle School.


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Sunday, June 19th, 2011
Gulfscapes, the premier Gulf Coast lifestyle magazine, announces the winners in its 2011 Voters' Choice Best Gulf Coast Town Contest!


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Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
The 42nd Annual Art Festival will host over 120 fine artists and mastercraftsmen. Read More for the full Exhibitor's List!


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Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has announced the Texas State Legislature's 2011 and 2012 appointments to the positions of state poet laureate, state musician, state two-dimensional artist and state three-dimensional artist.


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Saturday, June 11th, 2011
The 2011 Art Festival Prize Jurors are Austin-based ceramic artist Susan Budge, Rockport artist/photographer Pamela Fulcher, and Rob Felder, owner/director of Felder Gallery, Port Aransas.


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Monday, May 23rd, 2011
Local community builder and arts patron Jan Wendell passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, May 21, 2011.


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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
To all who helped make 2011 Tour of Homes a success -- all of our fabulous homeowners, sponsors, underwriters, and docents -- THANK YOU!


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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
Jane DeDecker's sculpture "Into the Wind" was dedicated April 2, 2011, bringing a successfull collaborative venture with the artist and her family, the Art Center, and donors The Margaret Sue Rust Foundation.


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Monday, April 18th, 2011
Estelle Stair Gallery will reopen its doors Saturday, May 7 at 4 pm with a reception for the Rockport Nine: Paints Texas.


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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
The Rockport Music Festival is a member-based event designed to bring top acts to South Texas. The venue offers coastal views, sea breezes and the charm that only the Rockport-Fulton, TX area can offer.


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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
The Women Artists of the West will exhibit their annual juried show at Rockport Center for the Arts May 11 - June 4, 2011. Juror Ann Templeton will give a workshop May 11-May 13, and several artists will demo their work on Saturday May 14 just prior to the reception.


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Friday, February 18th, 2011
Six member artists are chosen every year to show as a group in the annual Merit Artists Exhibition, Standing Out. The 2011 Merit Artists are Ed Boyd, Mary Downing, Marie Gian, Jose Guardiola, Jamie Speck, and Pam Stanley.


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Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
In an effort to showcase the work of creative artists interested in ecology and the environment through their media or in the techniques they use, the 2011 Festival of the Arts will be hosting an exhibition entitled Going Green. The Festival of the Arts will be held at the Art Center of Corpus Christi on March 25, 26,27, 2011.


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Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
Due to weather, the Art Center will close Thursday afternoon and reopen Friday afternoon at 1pm. All weekend events will occur as scheduled.


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Monday, January 31st, 2011
Barnes & Miner will be appearing for one night only at Main Street Arts/Bay Area Fellowship, at 7:30 pm. Childcare is provided! Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased at the door or in advance at the church campus.


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Friday, January 21st, 2011
Since 1991, ISEA has been promoting the creation and awareness of Experimental Art! We are a group of contemporary experimental artists known for our prestigious annual art exhibits -- held both in the US and internationally. We produce a print catalogue of our exhibit and we host an annual Art Symposium where artists attend workshops, demonstrations and presentations by leading artists and instructors in experimental art.


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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
Open to Texas Pastel Society members. Annual dues must be current.


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Monday, January 17th, 2011
The County Fair for Aransas County is called the San Patricio & Aransas County Agriculture and Homemakers Show, the week of January 22-29. Entries are being accepted now.


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Monday, January 17th, 2011
Rockport residents and visitors are encouraged to cheer about our fantastic community as part of the Reader's Digest "We Hear You America" program.


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Friday, January 7th, 2011
Submit your HummerBird T-Shirt Design!