Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

July 17, 2013

Art Association readying for Saturday show

MWAA literally hanging art with clothespins for one-day-only sale


Mineral Wells Index

— By LIBBY CLUETT



The Mineral Wells Art Association will present, Saturday, its third-annual, one-day-only “Clothesline Art Sale.”

Based on previous years, this is a great opportunity for citizens to purchase original art – including paintings and photography – from local artists at rock-bottom prices. All art is priced under $100, but most are priced  in the range of $30 to $50.

Organizers say this show is a great time for anyone wanting an original work of art to obtain one at bargain prices.

The sale takes place Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the American Legion, located at 75 American Legion Drive, adjacent to West City Park.

Light refreshments – tea, coffee and cookies – will be on hand and Wells said MWAA members will be available to explain their “clothesline” work and give a tour of the facility and other works of art on display.

There will be original works by local artists, such as Carol Noeding, Edna Faye Lister, Dorothy Dowler, Lela Abernathy, Mike Wells, Doris Friddle, the late Freida Henson and many more member artists.

Media include oil painting, watercolor painting, pastel drawing, photography, as well as plein air works of local scenes.

This year, for the first time, the show takes place at the American Legion.

“We went to them because we needed a place to hold this. They have opened their arms to us. They have even offered for us to paint there.”

Twice weekly, art association members convene to paint at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop.

“They have been very gracious also,” Hott said. “They were the first to our rescue.”

The building offered to the MWAA as a painting and display site, was eventually sold, Hott said. She added that the group is still looking for a permanent location and patronage.

Saturday’s sale is free of charge and open to the public. Artists will be on hand at the clothesline sale, many of whom also paint on commission.

“If there is anything you would like hanging in your living room, come discuss it with our artists,” Hott advised.

“[The Legion is] also where we are going to have our featured artist show in September, featuring works by late MWAA members Henson and Charles Roden.