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Monday, February 16th, 2015
2015 Art Festival Poster Artist: Chance Yarbrough

Rockport Center for the Arts is excited to announce the 2015 Rockport Art Festival Poster Artist: Chance Yarbrough, an emerging artist in the sporting genre. Chance's work is sought after for the undeniable authenticity of his underwater and countryside sporting scenes, reflecting the true experience of a South Texas outdoorsman. His work has caught the eye of many collectors including legendary country singer George Strait. The tradition so evident in the careers of John P. Cowan and Herb Booth are carried on by artists like Yarbrough, and this will be the first major solo exhibition of Yarbrough's career.

Yarbrough's solo exhibition opens Saturday, June 20 with a gallery talk and reception and continues through August 1 2015. A signature painting will be chosen as the image of the 2015 Rockport Art Festival poster, which will debut at the reception. Yarbrough will be signing copies of the poster at the reception.

The original framed work of art will be auctioned at the 2015 Art Auction & Party, held just prior to the Art Festival, on July 2. Posters will be available throughout the 2015 Art Festival July 4-5, and any remaining quantities will be available at the Art Center.

Chance Yarbrough was born in Waco, Texas. He has always been an avid hunter and fisherman. Chance and his wife Haley moved to the coast after college where Chance began pursuing his career as an artist. Living, hunting, and fishing in south Texas has given him a valuable perspective and contributed to the quality of his art. 

While in Rockport, Chance studied and became good friends with Herb Booth. Herb greatly influenced Chance and helped develop his skills in opaque watercolor. It is clear to see -- through his choice of subject matter and outdoor scenes -- that Chance's inspiration as an artist comes from his passion for the outdoors and experiences in the field.