Upcoming Events

the 11th annual
Texas Hill Country Invitational
October 18-20, 2013 

Boerne Professional Artists (BPA) will again host their Texas premier Art Show & Sale in the beautiful Cana Ballroom of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church October 18 - 20 this year. With more than 40 talented artists participating this year, it will be even bigger than the three-day event of last year.  Their works of art include sculptures in bronze and stone, paintings in oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolor; photography, pottery, jewelry, glass, reliefs and mixed media. Bill Brockmeier will again be showing recent work from his award-winning panoramic photography. 

Additionally, the en plein aire "Paint Out" got such high marks last year that it has been expanded to a two full-day event as a Wednesday/Thursday prelude to the Invitational.  En plein aire is a French term that translates to 'open air', so we'll be seeing as many as 40 artists at work mid-week in the open air prior to the Invitational. BPA is also very happy to announce the "Paint Out" has been recognized by the prestigious Oil Painters of America (OPA) and is included in their en plein aire event calendar. The finished works of the "Paint Out" artists will be offered in a silent auction at the opening night preview event at the Ballroom.

the Cana Ballroom in Boerne
Another well-received feature of the 2012 event were the artists' lectures and demonstrations. In response, the number of demonstrations for the upcoming event has been increased and the duration of each has been expanded in order to allow each artist a better opportunity to educate and entertain those in attendance. 

Additionally, the top three winners of the "Drawn to Animals" Children's Art Contest will have their artistic efforts on prominent display throughout the three-day event. 

And all of this will be held in the heart of Boerne in a most elegant venue (with breathtaking northern Hill Country views!) that is easily accessible with plenty of free parking.

Schedule of Events—

Wednesday & Thursday, October 16 - 17, 7:30 am - 5 pm
En Plein Aire “Paint Out”

Artists will be painting outdoors throughout the city of Boerne and its parks, recreational
and heritage centers. Finished works of the open air artists will be offered in a silent
auction at Friday's Preview Opening of the Invitational.

Friday, October 18, 7 - 9 pm
Preview & Opening Night
Enjoy the displayed fine art works of the more than 40 artists plus the silent auction
of the works produced by the en plein aire artists, along with live music, wine and 
hors d’oeuvres in the elegant setting of the Cana  Ballroom.

Saturday, October 19, 10 am - 8 pm
Art Show, Demos & Lectures
The Texas Hill Country Invitational will be open to the public with the works of more than 40 recognized artists on display. Artist lectures and demonstrations will be held from noon - 6 pm.

Sunday, October 20, noon - 3 pm
Last Day of the 2013 Texas Hill Country Invitational

Visitors should make their reservations now to stay in the beautiful Hill Country town of Boerne, so you don’t miss a single day of this spectacular event! Special hotel rates are available at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott and Americas Best Value Inn, just use the code word "ART" when you call.


Celebrating the Art of Photography
SUN, September 22, 2013 
In the Avenue of Giants
© Bill Brockmeier
all rights reserved
10am to 6pm,
12noon to 4pm open house

     – a production of the La Villita Historic Arts Village, and Bill Brockmeier –

Bill Brockmeier will be at The Bonsai Arbor in La Villita (San Antonio's oldest art district) presenting one of the largest groupings of his work that he has shown publicly in quite some time. The works are all produced in large scale on archival canvas, and whose subjects range from the timeless San Antonio Missions, to the lavender fields of Blanco Texas, to trees of the Hill Country, and beyond.

The Bonsai Arbor is located at 418 Villita Street, Suite 500, near downtown San Antonio (78205). The shop is very near the corner of Villita and South Presa Street (convenient parking is just across South Presa, less than 100 feet away!). The full hours of the show will be about 10am to about 6pm with an "open house" from 12 noon til 4pm. Please check the map for detailed directions.

Come down to La Villita this Sunday and see Bill and his art...and enjoy the ambiance of one of the unique historic neighborhoods of San Antonio. And while you're at it, you can try a sample of Bill's "2012 Faccia Del Sole," Hatch chile sherry— while it lasts. This wine that he produced last year is just beginning to come into maturity and is more than he ever imagined it would be. We hope to see you there...

Our Hidden Treasures, 
—Art & Conservation—
FRI–SUN, April 12-14, 2013

     – a production of the Cibolo Nature Conservancy –

BEFORE THE FALL, © Bill Brockmeier, 2013, all rights reserved by the artist

The "Arts and Conservation" show, "Our Hidden Treasures," will be at the Cibolo Nature Center, in Boerne, Texas (check out these links for the location and details). Bill Brockmeier will show his recent works, DARK MIRROR and BEFORE THE FALL. These two works are very limited editions of only eight photographs each and will be available for purchase or order at the show. The show also exhibits many other art works of diverse media (not only photographs!) and will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 12 and 13 (FRI-SAT) and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 (SUN).  The show occurs only every other year, so don't miss it!