The Museum of Western Art is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a busy 2018 that will feature craft days, Artist of the Month exhibitions, Family Free Days, “The Party: 35th Annual Art Sale and Exhibition”, a new website, and much more.

The museum’s Second Saturday Craft Day will be January 13th from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Youngsters will be able to create a variety of winter craft activities, including a fun-filled snowball fight. A snack is included in this free event. Please contact the museum’s Education Director, Darla Pfeister, at 210.296.1924, to register.


Artist of the Month for January is Travis Keese.

Other artists to be featured in 2018 are Tom Paulson, Terry Donahue, C.S. Talley, Garnet Buster, Jennifer Hunter, Shirley Leago, Burneta Venosdel, Danny Stephens, and Jack Sorenson. These artists hail from all over Texas and the Southwest. Each month, a wine and cheese reception is held with a brief talk by the artist about his or her work and inspiration. These events are complementary for museum members; a suggested donation of $10 for non-members is welcome.


The last Saturday of every month is Family Free Day for Kerr County families.

January’s Family Free Day will feature a special book signing by Kerrville’s very own “Cowgirl Peg,” from 2-4 pm. Peg Sundberg is the author of the “Cowgirl Peg Book Series” that includes seven wonderful children’s books which are written at an elementary school level. The series combines the author’s love of horses and dogs with powerful character-building messages. Beautifully illustrated by artist Pat Wiles, the books are nationally endorsed and highly recommended by parents, young readers, educators and counselors. Friendship, kindness and respect are universal messages in the books. “Cowgirl Peg” will be accompanied by her dog Harley, and a German Shepherd therapy dog named Ty, of Grey Shepherd Training Academy. Also on January 27, the Remuda – the museum’s dedicated volunteer group – will have a cookie sale which is a fundraiser for the museum.


On Saturday, April 7, the museum will open “Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined.”

The exhibition features 48 hand-colored engravings and lithographs by artists such as Frederic Remington, Charles Bird King and George Catlin. The traveling exhibition will be on view through May 26, 2018.


The museum’s annual “Party: Art Sale and Exhibition” will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

This is the major fundraiser for the museum, as it provides crucial operating support. Bart Jones, co-chair of the event, said, “Our 2017 event was very successful with a great turnout; we hope everyone will put the date on their calendar and plan to purchase quality artwork by some of today’s best Western artists.”

In addition to all of these activities, Summer Camp for youth will be held June 5-8, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.


The museum also has a new website that just launched.

Judith Miller of Glaze Designs has worked hard to design the website. The new website features the ability to buy a membership online with Museum Store merchandise purchasing coming soon. Please visit


Finally, the museum has added a new face to its Board of Directors.

Laura Fore, owner/broker of Fore Premier Properties, has joined the Board. With numerous credits and accolades to her name, Laura joins the other stellar Board members which include: Melissa Hoelscher; Bart Jones; Bob Fairchild; Jerry Atkinson; Andy Bachofen; David Lackey; Mark Nelson; and Karol Schreiner.

For more information or questions, please contact the museum at 830.896.2553.

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fri18janAll DayfriFeaturedJANUARY FUN & GAMES WEEKENDS at Jelly Stone Park Guadalupe(All Day: friday) Jellystone Park Guadalupe Event Organized By: Jelly Stone Park Guadalupe

fri18jan4:00 pmfri7:00 pmFeaturedLuckenbach Texas presents: Peter Tory4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Luckenbach Dancehall Event Organized By: Luckenbach Texas

fri18jan6:30 pmfri9:30 pmFeaturedSamantha's of Bandera presents: Doc Williams & David Wayne6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Samantha’s of Bandera Event Organized By: Samantha's of Bandera

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fri18jan7:00 pmfri10:00 pmFeaturedLive music at The Club at Baron's CreekSide featuring Kimo Sabe with Dough “The Songman”7:00 pm - 10:00 pm The Club at Baron's Creekside Event Organized By: The Club at Baron's Creekside

fri18jan8:00 pmFeaturedLive music at The Grill at Leon Springs with Kara Band8:00 pm The Grill at Leon Springs Event Organized By: The Grill at Leon Springs

fri18jan8:30 pmfri11:30 pmFeaturedCody Bryan Band at Mercer Street Dancehall8:30 pm - 11:30 pm Mercer Street Dance Hall Event Organized By: Mercer Street Dancehall

fri18jan2:30 pmfri5:30 pmLive Music - Anthony Garcia at Lost Draw Cellars2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Lost Draw Cellars, 78624, 113 E Park St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

fri18jan4:00 pmfri7:00 pmPeter Tory LIVE! at Luckenbach Dance Hall4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Luckenbach Dancehall Event Organized By: Luckenbach Texas

fri18jan5:00 pmfri9:00 pmSteak Nights at Sidecar - Prince Solms Inn5:00 pm - 9:00 pm PRINCE SOLMS INN, 295 E San Antonio St New Braunfels, TX 78130

fri18jan5:00 pmfri8:00 pmLive Music with Landers Marshall Duo at Sidecar Tasting Room5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sidecar Tasting Room

fri18jan6:00 pmCafe at the Ridge presents: Dave Kemp6:00 pm Cafe at the Ridge

fri18jan6:30 pmfri9:30 pmBahama Billy and Renee Live! at Horseshoe Bay Resort6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Horseshoe Bay Resort

fri18jan7:00 pmfri11:00 pmBlazin Kane LIVE! at Woody's Tavern7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Woody's Tavern

fri18jan7:00 pmLive music at Buzzmill featuring: Dirty Wormz W/ HateWakerwith / Smell Monsters Puppet Theater7:00 pm Buzz Milll San Marcos, 194 S. Guadalupe St. San Marcos, Texas 78666

fri18jan7:00 pmLive music at Brass Hall featuring Rochelle & The Sidewinders7:00 pm Brass Hall

fri18jan7:00 pmfri10:00 pmLive music at Gruene Hall featuring FREE SHOW FRIDAY VAN WILKS(JOEY MCGEE OPENS)7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Gruene Hall

fri18jan7:00 pmfri10:00 pmLive music at Angel's Icehouse featuring Shawn Mathews7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Angel's Icehouse

fri18jan7:00 pmfri9:00 pmCold Jackets Kick off 2019! at AQUA BREW7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AquaBrew

fri18jan7:30 pmCailloux Theater presents: Mandy Barnett7:30 pm Cailloux Theater

fri18jan8:00 pmTHE LAZY DAYS CANTEEN presents: Dana Cooper8:00 pm Roddy Tree Ranch, 820 Highway 39 Ingram, Texas 78025

fri18jan8:00 pmfri11:00 pmTHE HOMEBODIES LIVE! at Riley's Tavern8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Riley's Tavern

fri18jan8:00 pmfri11:30 pmLive music at Hondo's on Main featuring: JOHN ARTHUR MARTINEZ8:00 pm - 11:30 pm Hondo's on Main

fri18jan8:00 pmfri10:00 pmCharlie Weyler LIVE at The Tavern - The Lodge and Tavern at Cypress Falls8:00 pm - 10:00 pm The Lodge at Cypress Falls, 1 Woodcreek Cir, Wimberley, TX 78676

fri18jan8:00 pmRIVER ROAD ICE HOUSE PRESENTS GETHEN JENKINS8:00 pm River Road Ice House

fri18jan8:00 pmThe Oak Ridge Boys at Brauntex Theater8:00 pm Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre

fri18jan8:30 pmLive music at Salvador Dobbs with Cooper Greenberg8:30 pm Salvador DOBBS

fri18jan8:30 pmfri11:30 pmLive music at Pour Haus featuring Denny Herrin8:30 pm - 11:30 pm Pour Haus Patio Bar, 343 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX 78130

fri18jan9:00 pmSOUL SESSIONS featuring MUSTARD! at Phoenix Saloon9:00 pm Phoenix Saloon

fri18jan9:00 pmCONWAY'S PRESENTS CHRIS COLSTON9:00 pm Conway's Dance Hall