Monday, April 9, 2012

Parade of Artists, 2012

This coming weekend promises to be a wonderful time of getting to know professional artists and their work. For the second time, I will have the opportunity of participating in the Boerne Professional Artists' annual Parade of Artists.

This event will take place at multiple venues throughout downtown Boerne, Texas on April 13-15, and there is no charge for the event. The basis for the Parade is an "open house" of sorts for many of the several galleries in Boerne who will be hosting the works of many BPA members. There are also several "other venues" around town that will be hosting the works of other BPA members.

Some of Bill's work in the Limestone Grill/Ye Kendall Inn
Last year, I had the pleasure of showing my work during the Parade at Ye Kendall Inn/Limestone Grill, at the end of Boerne's main Plaza, just off Main Street. The management of the historic and landmark Inn so appreciated my art that they invited me to show my work there indefinitely. My work hangs in the limestone-walled fireplace room between the Grill and the Inn, where I change it out every several weeks. I will be on hand the entire weekend to speak with you about my work and anything else that might interest you.

For the Parade event, all artists (there are over 30) will be at their respective venues to discuss their work and engage in generally enriching conversation. All work shown is also for sale, and some wonderful pieces will be going home with their new owners. The fine art that will be available is first class, professional work and will encompass oil, acrylic, and pastel paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, and mixed media.

The Parade begins with Friday's "Art Collectors' Preview" evening from 6 to 9PM. If you want to find that "special piece" and reserve it before most of the public arrives Saturday and Sunday, don't miss Friday evening.

Saturday's Parade will extend from 10AM to 8PM, and is a collaboration this year between the Parade and Boerne's Second Saturday Art and Wine, so many of the venues will also offer complimentary wine or other beverages and hors d’oeuvres from 4 to 8PM (during this time, a free trolley will also pickup and deliver patrons to and from all venues).  <<<see artists Donald Darst and Pamela Gardner talk about it on Great Day SA>>>  Sunday will wrap it up with open hours from 11 to 5PM. Brochures (including a map to all the venues) are available at all of the venues, and at most other businesses in downtown Boerne. Or, you can print out the map below.

Come out to Boerne this weekend and enjoy seeing some marvelous art, and talk directly with the artists who create these pieces!

Parade of Artists, location of venues
Bill Brockmeier is at Ye Kendall Inn, #16
Also— don't forget that I will be drawing the name of someone from my email subscription list who will receive a free fine art panoramic photograph of mine. The winner will be able to choose one of four photographs in my wildflowers series. If you aren't yet on my email subscription list, you can easily sign up in the box in the right sidebar ("Follow Bill by email").

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