Landscapes frozen in time

Bosque Arts Center presents Kathy Tate solo exhibit Dec. 6-14

CLIFTON - With winning the Bosque Arts Center Classic’s Stephen F. Jones Purchase Award comes prestige and a one-artist show the following year.

After opening in conjunction with the Arts of Christmas celebration last Friday, the BAC Art Council will host award-winning artist Kathy Tate in a solo exhibit and sale in the Atrium Gallery through Dec. 14.

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Over the past 15 years, Stephenville’s Tate entered works to the show and was selected a multitude of times, regularly receiving a category prize. Besides the 2018 John Steven Jones Purchase Award, Tate has won the BAC Art Classic Art Patrons Purchase Award twice, and multiple awards in the oil/acrylic category.

Tate is known for her still life landscapes, with objects catching the light in a historic, nearly Dutch masters feel but with an impressionistic twist. But she had taken BAC Art Council Joyce Jones’ advice to stretch her boundaries a bit, and with success.

In 2018, she was “overwhelmingly surprised” to receive the most prestigious $5,000 John Steven Jones Purchase Award which is sponsored by Jones and her husband Roland for her work Once Someone’s Dream, a depiction of an old milking shed, in which incidentally her husband Johnny in his youth used to spend summers milking cows.

Another of Tate’s paintings selected for the show is of an old-fashioned gas station, worn down by the weather and time.

Tate joins the ranks of illustrious past winners of the Steven Jones award that include Herman Walker, Randy Meador, Matt Atkinson, Jim House, Mikel Donahue, William Schneider, Jeff Segler, Don Weller, Romel de la Torre, Xiang Zhang. She also received the silver medal for the oil/acrylic category.

A member of the Oil Painters of America, Tate has exhibited at the Briscoe's "Night of Artists," the CM Russell Museum, the Mountain Oyster Club, and the Gilcrease Museum.

Art Patrons can also enjoy a private reception with Kathy at the Art Patron Christmas party on December 14 at 5:30 p.m.

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Photos by SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS

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