2021 Virtual Fall Forum

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2021 CASETA Virtual Fall Forum

A FREE program celebrating Early Texas Art through 
lectures, tours, conversations and more! 

When:
Friday, October 1 
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. CT

Saturday, October 2
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT

Ruth Mae McCrane 
(Corpus Christi, Texas, 1929-2002, Houston, Texas.)
Untitled, 1996, oil on board, 30in X 30in.,
The John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art.

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Schedule:

Friday, October 1 Opening Event

  • 6:30 p.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks, Executive Director Howard Taylor
  • 6:35 p.m. – Toast to CASETA: Texas Cocktails with Texas Ingredients, Board Chair Scott Chase
    • Featured Drinks: Tejas Warrior, Drouth Stricken Area, and Watering the Herd. Besides being iconic works of Early Texas Art, what do these works have in common? Register for the 2021 Fall Forum and find out why these names may also become new icons of Texas cocktails - made with Texas ingredients by Texas mixologist, CASETA Board Chair Scott Chase. Recipes will be provided in advance so you can follow along and toast to the opening of the Fall Forum!
  • 6:45 p.m. – African American Artists in Texas: Selections from the John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art, a virtual walkthrough of an exhibition at the African American Library at the Gregory School in Houston; introduced by Bonnie Campbell
  • 7:30 p.m. – Virtual Q&A with exhibition curator Christopher Beer and Project Row Houses Curator and Art Director Danielle Burns Wilson; moderated by Sarah Beth Wilson
  • 7:45 p.m. – Closing Remarks, Executive Director Howard Taylor

Saturday, October 2

  • 10 a.m. – Welcome, Executive Director Howard Taylor
  • 10:05 a.m. – Jerry Bywaters: Then…and Now, by noted Bywaters experts Francine Carraro, Ph.D. and Ellen Buie Niewyk 
  • 11 a.m. – ‘A Magnanimous Gift to Man’: The Life and Sculpture of Octavio Medellín, by Latin American Art curator Dr. Mark A. Castro; introduced by Scott Chase
  • 12 p.m. – Lunch Hour Chats about Texas Art featuring collector Stephen Alton, museum director Lynn Castle, and artist Noe Perez; introduced by Sarah Beth Wilson
  • 1 p.m. – Finding Texas Art: A Spotlight on Dealers, Galleries and Auction Houses; introduced by Bonnie Campbell
  • 2 p.m. – The Coming, Going, and Staying of Early Galveston Artists, by author Pat Jakobi; introduced by Scott Chase
  • 3 p.m. – Texas Art at Home: A Tour with Three Houston Collectors featuring Tam Kiehnhoff, Stan Price, and Randy Tibbits; introduced by Bonnie Campbell
  • 4 p.m. – Closing Remarks, Executive Director Howard Taylor and CASETA Board Chair Scott Chase

Program and Presentation Descriptions with Speaker Bios:

  • African American Artists in Texas: Selections from the John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art, a Virtual Walkthrough by Christopher Beer (Nau Collection Curator) with Danielle Burns Wilson (Project Row Houses Curator and Art Director; former Curator and Manager at The African American Library at the Gregory School)

    DESCRIPTION: Danielle Burns Wilson introduces participants to the African American Library at the historic Gregory School in Houston, Texas, part of the Houston Public Library system. Christopher Beer explores the exhibition now on view at the Gregory School, sharing discoveries and insights on the included artists and their work, which collectively span six decades of Texas-based cultural production. Immediately following the program, the conversation will open to attendees, providing opportunity for participants to share their thoughts and ask questions about the Gregory School and the exhibition.
    Image credit: John Biggers (Gastonia, North Carolina, 1924-2001, Houston, Texas), 
    Upper Room, 1984, lithograph on paper, 41 ½ x 29 ½ in., The John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art

  • Jerry Bywaters: Then…and Now
    by Francine Carraro, Ph.D. (retired director of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art) 
    and Ellen Buie Niewyk (retired curator of Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University); introduced by Sarah Beth Wilson

    DESCRIPTION: Francine Carraro, Ph.D., and Ellen Buie Niewyk will give a joint presentation on the life and work of Texas artist Jerry Bywaters (1906 – 1989). Niewyk will concentrate on his early years with supporting archival material that illuminates his interest and development in Texas art. Carraro will focus on Bywaters’ influence and how his body of work is currently viewed in the overall development of Texas art.
    Image credit: Jerry Bywaters, Ranch Gate, 1938, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in. (61 x 76.2 cm), The University Art Collection at Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Gift of Calloway and Jerry Bywaters Cochran, UAC.2018.01.04 

  • ‘A Magnanimous Gift to Man’: The Life and Sculpture of Octavio Medellín
    by Dr. Mark A. Castro (Jorge Baldor Curator of Latin American Art, Dallas Museum of Art);
    introduced by Scott Chase

    DESCRIPTION: In February 2022, the Dallas Museum of Art will present a retrospective of the sculptor Octavio Medellín. Engaging with modernist trends in both his native Mexico and the United States, Medellín’s work as a sculptor and teacher helped shape Texas Art for nearly six decades. Dr. Mark A. Castro, the exhibition’s curator, will present an overview of Medellín’s life and work informed by new research and offer some previews of the upcoming show.
    Image credit: Octavio Medellín Carving Genoveva. Courtesy of Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University. Photographer: Jay Simmons

  • Lunch Hour Chats about Texas Art
    featuring collector Stephen Alton, museum director Lynn Castle, and artist Noe Perez; 
    introduced by Sarah Beth Wilson
    • DESCRIPTION: During the lunch break, CASETA offers three Texas Art chats by: Stephen Alton, Early Texas Art Collector; Lynn Castle, Executive Director, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont; and Noe Perez, Texas Artist. Each chat host discusses a work of Texas art followed by Q&A.


  • Finding Texas Art: A Spotlight on Dealers, Galleries and Auction Houses
    • DESCRIPTION: CASETA’s annual spring symposium plays host to a Texas Art Fair featuring the state’s leading purveyors of fine Early Texas Art. To recognize their support over the years, CASETA presents an assemblage of short videos showcasing our devoted Texas Art Fair participants.


  • The Coming, Going, and Staying of Early Galveston Artists
    by Pat Jakobi 
    (Author, Early Galveston Artists and Photographers: Recovering a Legacy)

    DESCRIPTION: With its thriving mercantile and immigration port, many early Texas artists arrived in Galveston over the last half of the 19th century. However, a small island offered few opportunities to make a living and most eventually moved on. By 1900 that began to change, with some artists, such as Paul R. Schumann and Boyer Gonzales, calling the city their home. But even they chose to periodically leave both to study and to seek new vistas.
    Image credit: The Galveston Grade Raising Canal by Julius Stockfleth (1905).  
    Oil. Rosenberg Library Museum.
      

  • Texas Art at Home: A Tour with Three Houston Collectors featuring Tam KiehnhoffStan Price, and Randy Tibbits.
    • DESCRIPTION: Tam Kiehnhoff, Stan Price and Randy Tibbits offer special access to their collections, each walking through their treasure-filled home to highlight special pieces and discuss why they collect Texas art with a focus on Houston and/or Southeast Texas. 
      *Collector Tours portion will ONLY be available during the fall forum and will not be recorded for future viewing.*