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2020 CASETA Awards Ceremony

Throughout its history CASETA has given awards and special recognition to individuals and organizations that have provided distinctive services or products or personal commitment to the advancement and study of early Texas art. This year will not be an exception and even though we cannot do this in person as usua, will have an enjoyable presentation presenting all of these year's winners!
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This year's Awards ceremony includes seven awards in the following categories:

Bill and Mary Cheek Patron Award to an individual or couple who has distinguished himself, herself or themselves by providing substantial leadership, resources, and inspiration in advancing our understanding and appreciation of the rich visual arts heritage in the state of Texas.
William and Linda Reaves Lifetime Achievement Award to an individual or group of individuals who has distinguished himself, herself or themselves with a lifetime involvement with Texas art as an artist, a patron, collector or scholar of early Texas art.
Distinguished Service Award to an individual who has given long time and distinguished service to CASETA the promotion of early Texas art.
Publication Award to an individual or individuals who have made the most important contribution to the published literature on early Texas art during the previous calendar year.
Exhibition Award to an institution that has organized and presented the most outstanding exhibition on early Texas art during the previous calendar year.
Notable Research Project Award is sponsored by the Nancy and Ted Paup CASETA Research Initiative for original academic research related to the history of early Texas art and artists.
A Special Award will be given this year to an individual for an extraordinary effort and publication that has benefited all researchers scholars and collectors on the subject of early Texas art.

It is with regret that we announce the 2020 Symposium and Texas Art Fair
scheduled to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Houston, Texas
on April 24-26, 2020 has been cancelled.

We made this difficult decision due to the spreading threat of the
COVID-19 virus and concern for the health and well-being of
all who might attend the symposium. Click Here to Read More

Click here to view the 2019 Symposium Speaker Presentations
What is CASETA?

The Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art works to promote the preservation, study, and appreciation of early Texas visual art and its history. 

For over a decade CASETA has held annual symposiums that have brought together leading collectors, scholars, art dealers, museum people, and educators. Working with the University of North Texas, we have developed a program exploring the artistic heritage of our state. It has become a significant resource for educators that engages students in Texas history tied to state curriculum requirements. 
CASETA has played a significant role in encouraging research, publications and exhibitions regarding our visual arts heritage. We have presented programs in various regions of the state and have searched out and recognized living artists of our earlier heritage and encouraged the collecting of their archives and art. Your support is vital in allowing us to continue our efforts to protect our artistic legacy.

In recent years, Texas has gained recognition for its extraordinarily rich artistic and cultural environment. From the earliest days of settlement, artistic activity has been pivotal to Texas cultural life. Increasingly, a vast range of art centers, major museums, local arts organizations, and community centers recognize the invaluable artistic contributions made within the state. Museum catalogs, academic scholarship, and media attention continue to raise the profile of Texas art. CASETA and its passionate supporters research, preserve, and advance awareness of this extraordinary legacy. Please join us as we explore Texas art from its earliest incarnations through the mid-twentieth century.

Julian Onderdonk
Sun Lit Birches
Oil on Canvas
25" x 30"
Courtesy of the Nancy and Ted Paup Collection


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