Save the date for the Stamford Art Foundation Preview Party and Art Show, held at the John Selmon Art Gallery!
June 27, 2017
6:00 p.m.

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Ring in the Rodeo

By Angie Cook

The Stamford Art Foundation’s Preview Party celebrates western art, food, and dance like no other event in Texas. This annual event brings people together from Stamford, Abilene, and beyond to celebrate the western-heritage art and artists of Texas.

This year’s 44th Annual Preview Party on Tuesday evening, June 27, begins at 6:00 P.M. and will kick off the art show’s visual celebration of western heritage. Patrons will experience an evening unlike any in West Texas with a steak dinner catered by Joe Allen’s and a dance inspired by the western swing music of Jake Hooker & The Outsiders.

What sets the Preview Party apart from any other celebration is the mesmerizing Quick Draw Event, where a dozen artists will have one hour to create masterpieces before patrons’ eyes. Then, those pieces will be auctioned off to guests in attendance. All party and auction proceeds benefit the West Texas Rehabilitation Center.

Preview Party tickets are $60.00 in advance and $70.00 at the door. For the first time this year, reserved tables that seat 10 and are arranged under the pavilion may be purchased for $750.00. Tickets may be purchased at Shahan Guevara Decker Arrott, Attorneys at Law at 325.773.2255 or the West Texas Rehabilitation Center at 325.793.3512. Name tags may be picked up in advance of the Preview Party, on Monday, June 26 from 8:00-5:00 or Tuesday, June 27 from 8:00-12:00 at Shahan Guevara Decker Arrott, Attorneys at Law at 127 East McHarg Street.

Visitors can view the artwork on display in the air-conditioned John Selmon Memorial Gallery through the extent of the Texas Cowboy Reunion, which closes on Saturday night, July 1. In addition, tickets for this year’s raffle of Tom Paulson’s painting, “Dusty Work,” sell for $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00 and can be purchased at the Preview Party or until the drawing during the last rodeo performance.