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Wanted: Art Lovers for the 4th Annual Jailhouse Art Show


Just in time for the season of spooks, the Frontier Times Museum moves into Bandera’s old jailhouse for a day. After popular demand, the museum is hosting their fourth annual Jailhouse Art Show and Sale from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. This year’s show will feature art from local artists as well as folk art and hand-made jewelry. All sales will benefit the Frontier Times Museum.
This year’s show promises to be an eclectic blend of fine art and artifacts. For the first time, the Jailhouse Art Show will feature contemporary photography, in addition to paintings, pastels, works on paper, and pottery. Several of Marshall Clayton’s photographs will be included in the art show. (Clayton’s work was recently featured in an exhibit at the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville.)
To encourage new artists, the Jailhouse Art Show committee has invited Schreiner University art student Charles Smith to display his drawings. Handmade jewelry will be available from local jeweler Elaine Lunde, and Judith Pannebaker will round out the art show with an array of vintage folk art.
The art show will also feature graffiti art – that is the markings left behind on the cellblock’s floor by the jail’s early inmates. Be sure to view the historic jailhouse itself, too, which with local matierials — stone and cypress — in 1881. It was designed by the famous architect, Alfred Giles, who emigrated from England and was responsible for many interesting and historic buildings in Texas and throughout the country.
For the art show, the cellblock will be the event’s reception area, where beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The old sheriff and deputy offices will serve as galleries to display the art, jewelry and folk art.
Admission is free, but the museum is requesting a $10 donation for admission. For more information, please call the museum at 830-796-3864.