The Lake Country Art Show promises to provide artwork from many local artists.


In its 49th year, the Lake Country Art Show in Young County will feature artwork from members of the Graham Art Guild and the Big Country Art League.


Also, its respective member art associations are eligible to hang artwork in this show, which will run from Friday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 29, at the Old Post Office Museum and Art Center.


“The Big Country Art League is certainly incorporated into most shows,” said Victoria McFarlane, Breckenridge Fine Arts Center director and chairman of the BCAL. “It's not a league where you sign up and have dues. It's strictly an informational link to other artists.”


The Graham Art Guild puts on the show every year. Artists hail from Graham, Breckenridge, Possum Kingdom, Wichita Falls, Bowie, Nocona, Granbury, Eastland, Weatherford, Mineral Wells and even Fort Worth, each cities with BCAL members. 


“The BCAL was formed by several officers of art guilds,” said Cindy Parker, Graham Art Guild president, oil and acrylic artist and OPOMAC board secretary. “It's a central place to send emails to art clubs.”


“That's something we wanted — everyone comes to Graham and they think about what they can do to make an art show at OPOMAC better,” said Danny Parker, Cindy's husband, metal artist and vice president of the OPOMAC board.


The flower photo, far left, and two oil paintings, were submitted by Breckenridge Art Guild President Bob Swindle.  All of these flowers are planted in his
The flower photo, far left, and two oil paintings, were submitted by Breckenridge Art Guild President Bob Swindle. All of these flowers are planted in his garden at home. (Julianne Murrah)

Last year's show featured 40-50 participants who showcased more than 100 pieces of art, and this year's medium's include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, three-dimensional work, photography, pencil/pen and experimental. 


All artwork will be for sale, and partial proceeds will benefit OPOMAC. 


The show will be judged by artist Beverly Boren of Mount Vernon. Ribbons will be awarded for best of show, first and second place and honorable mention.


Cindy Parker has been painting with oil for 40 years, and Danny Parker has been creating metal sculptures for 14 years. Both will have pieces on display in the show.

Local artist JoAnn Sanderson entered a landscape piece into the show, and Graham Art Guild Member Cynthia Pinnell, who has been painting for more than 30 years, will showcase a hand-painted porcelain vase and two watercolor paintings. 


Reada more in Sunday's Graham Leader.