Friday, April 27, 2018

Granbury Wine Walk | April Last Saturday Gallery Night


Friday, 2-8pm
We're set up on the historic square with a special selection of original artwork for bidding. This is our annual fundraiser. Come support your local non-profit art association and take home a wonderful original piece of art.

Shanley House Gallery will be open until 8pm as well so stop in and see the Spring Show before if closes. Rebecca Zook, our featured artist for Last Saturday Gallery Night, has already set up her larger pieces in the gallery. More of her work can be seen on Saturday.

We will still be on the square accepting your silent bids on a variety of original art starting at 11am. Shanley House Gallery will be open from 11AM through 8PM to include Last Saturday Gallery Night. Granbury artist, Rebecca Zook, will be featured along with the Spring Show. Stop in and see her amazing cloudscapes, landscapes and more.

Monday, April 16, 2018



Oil | Watercolor | Acrylic
May 21 - 24, 2018
$395 nonmembers ($375 LGAA members)
National artist Betty Carr, is coming to Granbury for a four-day oil | watercolor | acrylic workshop May 21 - 24, 2018 at the Shanley House Gallery. Betty is the author of instructional book Seeing The Light.  Her mission, floral and landscape paintings are filled with vibrant colors and brilliant light.
To reserve your spot, send a $75 deposit made payable to LGAA to Dr. Diana Littlejohn, 4027 Fairway DCBE, Granbury TX 76049. Contact information:, cell 817-578-1842, home 817-326-5629.
Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis | Granbury, TX 76048

Monday, April 9, 2018

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP Barry Selman | Watercolor

Barry Selman | Watercolor
April 21st | 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Shanley House Gallery
Cost: $50

After painting with watercolors for the last 40 years, I think I've finally got the hang of it. I have developed a style that I can identify with and when needed, I can vary it to create several different effects. Over the last couple of years I have been able to study with several nationally known watercolor artists. With each new encounter, I've been able to adapt new techniques and improve my painting skills.

In the classes that I teach, I try to cover the basics of design, composition, value, balance and harmony. Some students may already understand these principles but it never hurts to review. I also work on the fundamentals of watercolor such as gradation, positive/negative painting, wet on wet technique, variation of shapes and the use of oblique angles.

At the end of the day, I want each student to feel that they have had a lot of fun, feel that they acquired some new skills and end up proud of a completed painting.

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If you have any questions, please call me at 432-349-5733.

Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis | Granbury 76048

Monday, April 2, 2018


The results are in. Van Johnson took Best of Show. Winners of the Annual Spring Festival of Art Membership Show and Sale were announced Saturday March 31, during the awards reception at the Shanley House Center for the Arts. This show will continue thru May 3 at the Shanley House Gallery, 224 N. Travis St. and is open for viewing Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

Van's winning piece is shown here, but we will be posting the additional award winners on our Facebook Page over the run of the show. Make sure to stop in the gallery to see them all in person.

Honorable Mention
Sun Yellow Bloom by Michelle Lord
River Crossing by Phyllis Webster
East Meets West by Lynda Robinson
Cactus by Sheri Jones

Award of Achievement
Canada Goose by Diane Coble
Pathway by Kay Wirz
Tandem by Barbara Doberenz
Beach Towel by Julie Wende

Special Juror’s Award
Wide-Eyed by Rebecca Zook
Tulsa Clouds by Linda C. Miller
If the Shoes Fit by Pam Tullos
The Cat by Deanna Thibault

Award of Excellence
Hood County Summer by Bob Cook
Joe Bailey’s Place by Barry Selman
Open Door Policy by Beth Eschbach
City Scape by Telise Rodelv

Best of Show
Taking a Break by Van Johnson

Friday, March 9, 2018


2018 LGAA Spring Membership Show Guidelines

March 23 (Fri.) 11:00 – 2:00
March 24 (Sat.) 10:00 – 12:00

SHOW DATES:  March 31 – May 3
RECEPTION/AWARDS:  March 31 @ 6:30/7:00
ARTWORK PICKUP:  May 4 & 5 (Fri./Sat.) 1:00 – 4:00

Only LGAA members are allowed entries and membership dues must be current and in good standing  Please sign up to docent during the show.  A docent signup sheet will be available at art check-in.

Artists may submit two (2) entries for $15 each, non-refundable.

Works must be original and completed within the last three (3) years.   No workshop or class work.  No computer generated art.  Use of published photos is prohibited unless the artist produced the images.

No nudes.  No late entries.  Show chairman has the authority to decline/disqualify any unacceptable work.

Work MUST be framed ready to hang with appropriate hanger/wire.  No saw-tooth hangers.  Unframed gallery-wrap canvases must e at least 1 ½ “deep with no exposed staples.  Edges must be painted (not unpainted canvas)

Outside MAXIMUM length/width 40”x40” including the frame.

All artwork must be for sale.