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March 29 - Great Heart Venture Reception at Cultivate 7-Twelve

The Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo is inviting area artists for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres  at 712 Austin Ave, 6:30-800 pm. This will precede the showing of "Let 'er Buck," one of the films in the Deep in the Heart Film Festival. The party is free. Tickets for the film at the Hippodrome are $8 ($5 for students, seniors & military).

Area artists, art groups and school art classes will be invited to submit designs for consideration to decorate one of 30 4-foot tall hearts. The hearts will be assigned to and decorated by selected artists and then put on display at the 2019 Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo (HOTFR). All hearts will have a plaque listing the sponsor and the artist. After the 2019 Fair, sponsors can collect their heart to display at their place of business or donate to local libraries, schools or other places around the community. Proceeds will be used for HOTFR student scholarships.

Interested artists to submit designs to by July 1.

Artists notified of approval and heart sponsor match by August 1.

Hearts available for pickup or delivery upon approval.

Selected artists to receive a $250 stipend for supplies.

Selected artists to receive recognition on HOTFR website.

Selected artists to receive recognition on plaque on heart.

Selected artists have the opportunity to partner in a co-op booth in Exhibits Building to sell/display art (booth must be staffed by artists and must follow vendor rules).

Contest: Judge's Choice and the People's Choice to receive $500 each.

For more information, visit Or contact Charva Ingram,, (254) 224-8290.

April 7 - Lee James - palette Painting with Acrylics

Lee James moved to the Waco area just a few years ago, but he has been painting for many decades. He has a gallery and a studio in McGreggor. Some of his paintings are on display at the Arboretum through February 3. We will meet as usual in the Garden Room at the Central Presbyterian Church, 9191 Woodway Drive, at 1:30 for refreshments and conversation. The meeting will begin at 2:00, and the presentation will begin after a brief business session. visitors are welcome. Some of Lee's paintings are shown below. The first includes Lee.


April 12-13 Art on Elm Street Exhibit

There will be a preview party Friday, April 12, 6:30-8:30 for artists (free) and others ($20). Booths, for no more than two artists, will be available for $50. The inside exhibit will for any other artists. There is a $5 per work charge this year, but there is still no commission, so if you sell your work, you can still come out well. Setup inside is Friday morning. Booth setup begins 7 am Saturday. The exhibit is open Saturday, 10-5, with clear out 5-7. The rules for art are:

  • Artwork/Merchandise can be in any fine art or fine craft medium and must be original.
  • Prints for sale by artists in the digital or printmaking categories must be limited editions and properly signed and numbered.
  • Reproductions of 2-D work must be clearly labeled “Reproduction”.
  • Photographs must be original and signed by the artist.
  • The artist must own all the copyrights to all designs and images offered for sale.
  • Ceramic works must be handmade by the artist. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each must be signed.
  • Art on Elm Avenue reserves the right to ask that work infringing the copyright of others be removed from the booth.
  • Raffles, drawings and/or solicited donations are strictly prohibited.
  • Artists may only sell items or conduct activities that have been specifically approved in writing.
  • All fees are nonrefundable if accepted.
  • Please keep items family appropriate.
  • Limited security will be present on the grounds; however, merchants are responsible for the security of their booths and contents. Art on Elm Avenue and organizers are not responsible for stolen or damaged property, or accident or injury. Merchants must comply with all staff and uniformed security regarding site safety regulations.
  • April 20 - Entry Deadline for the Bosque Museum Wildflower Show

    Entries open to original drawings, oil/acrylic, pastel & water media, done within last the 2 years.

    They must include identified Texas wildflowers, and have a frame & hanging wire.

    Maximum size is 24"x24" including matt, but not frame.

    One entry per person. Fee is $30. All art must be for sale. The museum get a 25% commission.

    Prizes: best of show $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200, best of Bosque Co $150, popular choice $100.

    Entries must be delivered to the Museum 10-4, April 18-20. Acceptance (or not) sent April 26.

    Opening reception May 4, 2-4. Show open to public 10-5, May7-25.

    Art must be removed May 28 by artist or designated person.

    Full guidelines and entry form at

    May 14 - Pick Up Art from MCC

    Please pick up your art Tuesday between 2:30 and 3:30. If you can't do that, please ask someone else to do it for you.

    May 19 - Joe Taylor - An Artistic Paleontologist

    Joe Taylor is a Paleontologist from Crosbyton, TX, and the director and curator of the Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum. He has work on display in our Mammoth Museum. He is also an artist, and will demonstrate his art for us on May 19. A couple of examples of his art are shown right and left. We will meet as usual in the Garden Room at the Central Presbyterian Church, 9191 Woodway Drive, at 1:30 for refreshments and conversation. The meeting will begin at 2:00, and the presentation will begin after a brief business session. visitors are welcome. Members are encouraged to bring refreshments and art for Show and Tell.

    Current and Future Exhibits

    The Art Guild of Central Texas has scheduled the following exhibits:

    = MCC - March to May

    = Arboretum Exhibit - February 4-March 4

    = Exhibit rules are found on our Bylaws & Rules Page.

    Other Exhibits:

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    Locations to Paint as a Group



    Waco Art Center

    The Waco Art Center is located on the McLennan Community College campus.  See their site for more details.  Art Center Waco

    Work Shops

    Please see our "Classes" for more information and other workshops.

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