2019 ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
COMING THIS FALL - 2020 ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
Celebrating the life of artist
ARToberFEST, produced by The Grand 1894 Opera House, is proud to honor the life of Jeff Hamachek at this year’s festival. Jeff, a long-time participant in ARToberFEST, was a professionally-trained fine artist with a contemporary impressionistic style influenced by the masters, Monet and Van Gogh. He dealt primarily in the mediums of oil on fine canvas with the playful use of color and light to bring his subject matter to life. Jeff’s paintings were always influenced by his love of Galveston Island - the beach, its people, history and spirit, all serving as a continuous inspiration for him when he exhibited his work locally and throughout the region. Jeff Hamachek left us much too soon and we are grateful that his wife, Jerri has agreed to participate in ARToberFEST in order to showcase his work.
BLUE RIBBON ARTISTS!
The following artists have been selected as Blue Ribbon Artists in our Juried show. Each of these artist received perfect scores from our jury panel.
Each BGprimitive piece is conceived, designed, cut, tooled, molded, shaped, painted and accessorized by hand, using vegetable tanned leather,
acrylic paints, leather dyes and ornamental accessories.