Nov 9 2018

A Larger-Than-Life Tribute to Frank Reaugh

On November 17, 2018, Historic Downtown Terrell plans an afternoon celebration dedicated to Terrell resident and Texas artist Frank Reaugh with the unveiling of the completed giant 96-foot mural by Texas artist Charlie Bullock, city ribbon cutting, and a screening of the documentary Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains.

Save the Date and Time — Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM starting on the North side of Terrell City Hall at 227 N. Adelaide. The hour-long screening of the documentary will begin approximately around 4:00 and 4:15 inside Council Chambers close by at 201 E. Nash. The entire event is free and open to the public.

You may want to even plan a day of it as Terrell’s Mural Project, an on-going endeavor to portray the history of Terrell through art, and visit all ten murals throughout Historic Downtown Terrell. Take a peek at www.MuralsofTerrellTx.com for more information and locations.


Aug 10 2018

Tonight is the Night – September 6th


Jul 5 2018

The Texas Red Bugs are Biting

~ Frank Reaugh, May 7, 1905

“As to the sketch trip, I believe we can manage it all right if you think you can spare a couple of months at any time this summer. I mentioned June or July because that would be the earliest that I could get off, and also, I had an idea that mid-summer was your dull season as it is mine. By that time the red bugs have gone into business and all the Dallas people that have money hunt a higher latitude. Any way they keep off the grass. While Sept. and Oct. are good months to teach, they are also good for sketching, the best in the year in fact, and I hope we can arrange to be out then.”

A favorite, this excerpt was taken from a letter written to Mr. Reaugh’s protégé and long-time friend, Louis Oscar Griffith (L.O.), some 113 years ago.

Oh, the chiggers—some things never change!

Speaking of bites, we’ve got a big one for this Fall but we can’t divulge the exciting news at this time. We know you’re itching to find out, but dab some apple cider vinegar on them, and stay close to this site, our Facebook Page, or Twitter.

Sorry, couldn’t resist the play on words!


Dec 12 2017

A Frank Reaugh Celebration

The Frank Reaugh Art Club will we having its Annual Meeting and Birthday Celebration in the Ohara Room on the 7th floor of the downtown Dallas Public Library on Saturday, December 30th from 11:30 until 1:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.

FRAC was founded in 1922 to celebrate the life of Frank Reaugh (born December 29, 1860) and to encourage artistic endeavors. Bonnie Rea is the president and will chair the meeting. Historian, Bob Reitz, will tell how Reaugh’s legacy insipired a children’s book, an un-published novel, and the beginnings of a play.

The highlight of each meeting encourages anyone either to bring and talk about any material relating to Frank Reaugh or any similar artist of his times.

Also on display, see Frank Reaugh’s painting, “Scene on the Brazos” in the hallway of the the newly renovated 7th floor. In front of the Ohara Room, will be an exhibit on the life of Reaugh drawn from materials in the Dallas/Texas archives curated by staffer, Adriane Pierce.

The celebration is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

The library is a located at 1515 Young Street (75201) across the street from Dallas City Hall. Free underground parking is accessed on Wood Street behind the library.

Let’s end the year on a high note by celebrating together all forms of Early Texas Art!


Nov 29 2017

A Time to Sit and Watch the Leaves Turn

With hundreds of Frank Reaugh paintings in the documentary, it would be impossible to pick a favorite but this one comes close. Courtesy of our friends at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK this Reaugh beauty is called Resting.

Happy Fall Y’all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more Reaughs and the enitre Gilcrease collection by clicking here.


Jun 20 2017

The Texas Aesthetic XI Hosts Frank Reaugh Documentary July 1st

Reaves FoltzFrank Reaugh documentary screening wraps this year’s The Texas Aesthetic XI on Saturday, July 1st 2:30 to 4:00.

For the last eleven years, the gallery has curated an end-of-season finale investigating the abiding attributes of great Texas art, posing the perennial question for all who care: “What makes Texas art, “Texas” art?  The Texas Aesthetic series has been the gallery’s effort to engage viewers in an examination and celebration of the long tradition of Texas painting.  By showcasing the content and style of a select group of contemporary Texas painters, we have attempted to not only convey the excellence of their present work, but also to rouse a greater reflection upon past progressions of our state’s visual arts fortunes… all of this to call attention to the rich artistic legacy which we hold as Texans. [Read more…]


Feb 8 2017

SMU’s Meadows Museum to Screen Frank Reaugh Film

Blanco Canyon.001

UPDATE: We have a packed house planned for Thursday! All seats have been spoken for. If you feel lucky, you can stop by to see if there is a no-show, but we can’t make any promises there will be an extra seat – sorry!

On March 30, 2017, starting at 5:30pm, SMU and the Meadows Museum is honoring our Frank Reaugh documentary with a special screening as part of their Clements Center Evening Lecture Series.

It is fitting to be screening at the University since SMU was a key contributor to the film in several ways. SMU’s own Sam Ratcliffe, head of the Jerry Bywaters Special Collections in the Hamon Arts Library, is one of twelve interviewees featured in the documentary. And, SMU was a contributor to the film with the loan of several historical images from the extensive SMU Digital Collection including this painting of Blanco Canyon (seen here.) Another interviewee and student of Frank Reaugh, Lucretia Donnell, earned her degree in Art and Education from SMU along with several other Reaugh students such as Alexandre Hogue and Florence McClung, also discussed in the documentary.

The screening and parking are FREE and open to the public, general seating. The Museum is asking that you please register as soon as possible at this link to assist with seating.

This special screening is co-sponsored by SMU’s William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, the Hamon Arts Library, the Jerry Bywaters Special Collections Library, and the Meadows Museum.

Register to Attend!

Date and Time

Thu, March 30, 2017

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT

Location

Meadows Museum

5900 Bishop Boulevard

Smith Auditorium

Dallas, TX 75205

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Dec 22 2016

Frank Reaugh: Landscape and Cattle Painter

Reaugh Landscape Cattle PainterThe Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) in Denton, TX has invited yours truly, Marla Fields, to speak and share highlights from the documentary, Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains, to members and guests on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The presentation is free to members and only $3 for guests and the general public. The event will take place at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, at the corner of Hickory and Bell.

Frank Reaugh was more than an artist. He was a teacher, mentor, naturalist, photographer, inventor, and most of all, a visionary. In this special program called Frank Reaugh: Landscape and Cattle Painter, we will explore these many aspects of Professor Reaugh’s career and character while highlighting special moments from the full-length documentary.

You can read more about the event and VAST at this link here.

About The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) –vast

Organized in 1975, VAST is based in Denton, Texas, and functions as a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to supporting artists and art lovers. VAST is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization with the Internal Revenue Service and donations to VAST are tax-deductible.


Dec 21 2016

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate Mr. Reaugh’s Birthday

birthday-invite-2017-001Since its inception in 1922, the Frank Reaugh Art Club has celebrated the “Dean of Texas Artists” on his birthday and this year is no exception.

Please join the celebration Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Dallas Public Library at 1515 Young Street on the 7th floor in the O’Hara Hall.

Join Club President Bonnie Rea and Club Member and
Speaker Robert Reitz as they share Reaugh Highlights from 2016. The Dallas History and Archives Staff will also discuss the recent renovation of the 7th Floor and discuss some of the materials in the Frank Reaugh Art Club Collection on display.

The event is free and open to the public, and guests are encouraged to bring any Frank Reaugh treasures they wish to show to attendees.


Dec 8 2016

Nobody Loved Texas Like Frank Reaugh;

dallas-news-picLatest news from the Dallas News from Frank Reaugh friend and fan William Murchison – read it here.

The article begins—

He was a painter who knew what he was about, and, better still, why. 

“I like to be where the skies are unstained by dust and smoke, where the trees are untrimmed and where the wildflowers grow,” wrote Charles Franklin Reaugh (1860-1945), toward the close of a half-century-long career spent gratifying that love affair”…