Small-Town Business Spotlight: Beautiful Artwork Buoys the Spirit at Art on 12 in Wimberley
Co-owner Jan Fitzhugh keeps the lights on with limited gallery hours, safety protocols, and online sales.
Written by:Dale Weisman
Published: July 21, 2020 at 9:27 am
With some art museums and galleries shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic, the gallery Art on 12 is keeping art alive and essential in its hometown of Wimberley. Located on scenic Ranch Road 12 near the banks of the Blanco River and Cypress Creek, Art on 12 showcases paintings, watercolors, pastels, photography, sculpture, pottery, and jewelry by 50 local, regional, and national artists. Open since 2014, Art on 12 has become a destination gallery for art lovers who flock to this Hill Country artist community.
We visited with Jan Fitzhugh—a jewelry designer, metal artist, and managing partner and co-owner of Art on 12—to find out how she keeps the lights on and doors open for visitors during these unusually difficult times…
I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene. – Grandma Moses
We hope you’ll join us for our next themed member show for September. You can enter as many as 4 pieces, and drop off day is Monday, August 31st. We look forward to seeing your interpretation of the theme, “Windows to the World”. The opening reception for the show will be announced a little closer to the actual date when the windows to the real world are a little clearer.
Art on 12 Presents: Inter.Sections, with Nathan Brown!
Sunday, January 19, 3-5 pm!
Come see this special performance before Nathan leaves on his west coast tour!
Nathan is an author, songwriter, and award-winning poet living in Wimberley, Texas. During this special event at Art on 12, Nathan will be performing songs from his album of all-original songs, “The Streets of San Miguel”, released this last year. He will also be reading selections from his many published books of poetry, together with poems written about selected pieces of art from our gallery.
And, as an added treat, Nathan will read from his current book “Just Another Honeymoon in France: A Vagabond at Large.”
Nathan is a crowd favorite and delights with his poems about everyday life and with his touching songs written in beautiful San Miguel de Allende!
Come enjoy some refreshments, kick back and enjoy the performance! Hope to see you there!
We will paint small watercolor sketches to be developed into larger paintings later or framed as small, finished paintings. We’ll work on design (composition), drawing, values. edges and color while painting from life or photographs. If possible, we will work outside. But bring some reference photos for inside painting.
I’ll discuss painting while traveling, keeping small journals and making hand-painted postcards. People love to get these little works. Small paintings make great gifts and they sell well.