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Monday, September 14th, 2009
2010 Rockport Art Festival Poster Artist Announced
The 2010 Rockport Art Festival Poster Artist will be Shirley Blackman. Shirley's art career spans over five decades, and having moved to Rockport from East Texas, she has made a definite splash in the Rockport Art Community.

She wonher first art award for drawing at just six years of age and, as MissNew Mexico, was the first contestant to name art as her talent in theMiss America Pageant. She graduated from Baylor University, going on todo advanced studio work in Paris with Reynold and Marthe Arnould.

Shirleyhas been a full time artist since 1970, exhibiting in numerous soloshows and being recognized in both national and internationalexhibitions. Her work is in many private and public collections in theUnited States, Central America and France.

RCA looks forward to hosting Shirley's work again in June of 2010, as a prelude to the 41st Annual Art Festival. Shirley's signature image will be chosen for the 2010 Art Festival Poster, and auctioned at the 2010 Art Auction Gala in July.

Congratulations Shirley!

For more about the artist and her work, visit