Dec 22 2014

Celebrating Mr. Reaugh

Please join the Frank Reaugh Art Club this coming Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 at 11:00am to celebrate Mr. Reaugh’s birthday on his birthday.

This annual tradition invites all Frank Reaugh fans and friends to come and share Reaugh memories, hear the latest Reaugh news from the club’s president Bonnie Rea and Reaugh historian Robert Reitz, see some NEW and SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS from the recently completed Reaugh documentary, and enjoy some light appetizers and birthday cake, of course!

We encourage those with Reaugh pictures or paintings to please bring your treasures for show and tell!

The new year promises to be an extremely exciting year for Mr. Reaugh and the club wishes for you to be a part of it now!

Please call, text or email Bonnie Rea with a number coming. The event is free and bringing friends is highly encouraged! Please do help with a headcount for food and drinks at 214-803-2722 call, text or email

Location  The conference room courtesy of Mark Kever – thanks, Mark!
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
 7250 Dallas Parkway,  12th floor
Plano, TX 75024
*** Parking is in the garage next to the office building which is on the corner of Legacy Dr.
Time — 11:00am – arrival and mingle with a presentation starting at 11:30am.

Want to become a member? Just $10 a year! Please make checks out to Mark Kever, the Frank Reaugh Art Club treasurer and bring it when you come! See you there!


Nov 25 2014

Finishing Touches for Frank Reaugh’s Film

We are pleased to announce that the finishing touches are being added to the documentary Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains. We recently entered the picture in an upcoming film festival. And, while we keep our fingers crossed that the film will be accepted, we will be mixing the sound and building the final credit roll – will your name be there?  Stay tuned!

Oct 15 2014

Michael Martin Murphey Sings Frank Reaugh’s Praises

Native Texan Michael Martin Murphey joins the mission and lends his talents to the documentary Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains.

Like Mr. Reaugh, Murphey has left a lasting mark on the American music landscape with songs like “Wildfire,” “Carolina In the Pines” and “Cowboy Logic,” writes producer/director Marla Fields. “Michael is a wonderful storyteller, which makes him the ideal choice for the film’s narration. Plus, he is from Oak Cliff, Mr. Reaugh’s adopted city!”

Murphey, a passionate advocate of the American West, has been a longtime admirer of Mr. Reaugh’s work. He adds, “Mr. Reaugh is a remarkable man. I’ve never heard of anyone so completely dedicated to art. But there’s still something mysterious about him.”

After moving from Illinois in 1876, Frank Reaugh and his family eventually settled in Oak Cliff, TX in 1890. Throughout his career as an artist, teacher, naturalist, and inventor, Mr. Reaugh was highly respected within the community; however, over time his legacy faded. This non-profit documentary hopes to rekindle this mysterious man’s story and remind audiences of Mr. Reaugh’s lengthy contributions to not just art in Texas, but American art.

Fields adds, “Michael is incredibly busy, but he believed in the project so much that he carved out an afternoon for us. His support of the project is an important affirmation to the film’s message and mission.” Murphey adds, “I enjoyed the whole process, and the film is a very worthy project.”

Special thanks to Scott Faris and Amusement Park Recording Studio in Lubbock, TX. Additional thanks to Curtis Peoples for the introduction, Roslyn and Neil Rood for assisting with travel and to all who have contributed to the film’s funds online and with in-kind donations. You are making this movie a reality!

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