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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!
Click Here to view More about the Winners of the CASETA 2020 Awards
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This year's Awards ceremony includes seven awards in the following categories:
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.