Grand Underwriters for 2024 CASETA  Symposium and Texas Art Fair

Heritage Auctions

John L. Nau, lll

Still Water Foundation


Media Sponsors



 2024 Symposium Sponsors



Houston, Texas

JUNE 21 - 23, 2024

 Registration for the2024 CASETA Symposium is closed.

The Texas Art Fair is free and open to the public.




6 East Greenway Plaza

Houston, TX 77046


CASETA’s annual Symposium and Texas Art Fair is our signature event for people around Texas, and beyond, who are passionate about early Texas art. Each year this event rotates between Fort Worth, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin or Houston. Over 3 days, leading collectors, scholars, art dealers, museum professionals, educators and early Texas art enthusiasts meet to share new research, information and discoveries in the field during the Symposium. The Texas Art Fair provides opportunities for both attendees and the public to view and purchase some of the best early Texas art.


Please plan to join us this June in Houston!


Glasstire - Lifetime Achievement Award


 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 more than two decades, CASETA has held annual symposiums that have brought together museum professionals, educators, and everyone who is interested in early Texas art. 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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