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The SHOW Photo 2016 Highlighls

2nd Annual The SHOW happened September 30 - October 1, 2017. The event spotlighted 50+ juried artists and had live local music every hour, free to the public and all under one roof! We must of done something right, because attendance more than doubled this year! People raved about elegant, warm atmosphere, the variety and selection of fine art and live music and that it was all in one air conditioned space! This event happened in Dripping Springs, TX at Dripping Springs Ranch Park and was sponsored by Dripping Springs Helping Hands.

Congratulations to watercolorist, Ken Rowland who got "Best of SHOW" and mix media artist, Kimberley Merck Moore, who got "Best Display." They were both awarded with a cash prize.

"Awesome Quality and Variety of Art!" ... "The Music was So Energizing!" ... "Warm, Yet Elegant Setup!" ... "Attendance At Least Doubled!"

 

The 2017 SHOW Juried Artists: (Click on the image for individual artist's websites, where available)

M. Allison

M. Allison
PAINTING

Mike Anderson
CLAYWORK


Jimmie Bartlett
PAINTING


Cynthia Bloom
JEWELRY

Joanna Burch
PAINTING


Mara Cardwell
PAINTING


Julie Clawson
JEWELRY

Cynthia Clerc
MIXED MEDIA


Scott Coats
WOODWORK



Kaytha Coker
MIXED MEDIA

Lynn Cole
PHOTOGRAPHY

Robert Cook
PHOTOGRAPHY

Kathleen Czepiel
FIBER


William Doak
JEWELRY


Rachel Dory
PAINTING

Jo Edwards
PAINTING


Barry Eigen
PAINTING

Leticia Frankio
PAINTING


Phyllis Gunderson
PAINTING

Willie Harris
WOODWORK

Jean Havet
JEWELRY

Jay Heinrich
MIXED MEDIA

Carol Henrichs
PHOTOGRAPHY


Penny Jamrack
JEWELRY


Shannon Kammer
WOODWORK

Heather Karlsson
JEWELRY


Leslie Kell
DIGITAL ART

Steve Kriechbaum
JEWELRY

Patsy Lindamood
PAINTING


Sandy Maguire
MIXED MEDIA

Roman Martinez
MIXED MEDIA


Amy McMurry
PHOTOGRAPHY


Kimberly Merck-Moore
MIXED MEDIA
"Best Display" Winner

Candy Michalski
JEWELRY

Danika Ostrowski
PAINTING

Laura Quinones
JEWELRY

Vicky Raley
JEWELRY

Jennifer Randall
JEWELRY

Cathey Reynolds
PAINTING

Ken Rowland
PAINTING
"Best in Show" Winner

Jeff Schneider
GLASS

Arthur Schoenig
METALWORK

Russel Smith
PHOTOGRAPHY

Terry Snow
WOODWORK

Bernadette Szajna
JEWELRY

Holly Thompson
FIBER

Terri Vogi
PAINTING

Dana Voorhees
JEWELRY


Ryan Wannemacher
PAINTING

Barbara West
JEWELRY

Jennifer Williams
PAINTING

Nancy Wilson
JEWELRY


 

   

 

The SHOW Music Line Up:


Jon Parmentier plays relaxing original acoustic instrumental guitar that is thoughtful and quiet, like the massaging sound of water falling over rocks. He derives rich melodies by exploring the distinct moods of open tunings for guitar. Jon uses the strings to paint pictures and elicit emotions where words fall short. Think of him as a singer/songwriter, without all of that singing. www.parmsongs.com


Homer Whisenant is a Texas native who makes his home in the hill country.  His influences are early country music, Jimmy Rogers, Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Delta Blues, Great American Songbook and swing standards. His current single, Folks & Friends, was recently recorded, with new singles coming soon. Homer can be seen around the Dripping Springs and Fredericksburg area. www.facebook.com/homer.whisenant


Kaitlynn Curtner is a singer/songwriter from Haslet, Texas.  Kaitlynn has had a passion for music from an early age and is pursuing a degree in Music Therapy at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. Although guitar is her first love, she also enjoys playing the piano and ukulele. Kaitlynn has written and recorded over 35 original songs and hopes to continue telling her stories through her lyrics. After suffering a traumatic brain injury at age 12, Kaitlynn understands music’s amazing healing powers and wants to give someone else what music has given her. www.wlcurtner.wixsite.com/kaitlynnhope


Meagan Tubb pays homage to music of a bygone era with a seance of classic rock, blues, soul, Americana, and funk written from the perspective of inanimate objects of nature, her own experiences, and the quest for spiritual enlightenment. She and her bandmates have managed to win a battle of the bands competition, open for Willie Nelson (twice), get 2 guitar sponsorships from both Dean and Luna Guitars, tour extensively across the U.S. and Europe, and her song, "Let Me Believe" won an Independent Music Award for “Best Song” in the Blues category and was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition. www.meagantubb.com


April Moyer Hall made her way from Victoria Texas to Austin inspired by the many different styles from country, blues, jazz, and the singer/songwriters that put their own mark on these Americana styles. April released her first EP in 2008 of five acoustic songs. After many years of performing in the central Texas, she recorded  the album titled “Nothing’s Perfect In Life” released in May of 2015. It is a soulful country inspired collection of 14 songs with 11 written by April. www.aprilhallmusic.com


Randy Collier & Randy Buster, known as "RandyC" and "Buster", were magically paired as teenagers at a Young Life meeting in Duncanville, TX in 1976. RandyC was raised in a musical family on Texas Swing, and while living in northern Virginia early-on, was exposed to all the greats of the 70's such as James Taylor, America, Jim Croce, CSN&Y and John Denver. Buster was immersed in Texas progressive country music with heroes like Rusty Weir, Steve Fromholts, Guy Clark, Gary P. Nunn and Ray Wiley Hubbard. Together they worked up an eclectic, popular repertoire. Get ready for entertainment and enlightenment, a musical journey with two rock-solid. www.facebook.com/pg/RandyBustermusic


Jen Zava a genre bending musician based in Austin TX recently released her debut album, Power to Change, with a sold out show at The Townsend on Congress Ave. Future endeavors include promoting the new album and becoming an integral part of the Austin music scene and beyond. In Zava's words, she's at her best when she's playing music and she wants to share her best with people. Her mantra, "Music is fun, music is real, music is home."  www.jenzava.com


James Halfpenny’s music is rich with earthy textures, he’s borrowed from the soil he used to cultivate as a kid, and from the limestone beds of the Texas Hill Country where he now lives. He graduated from Musician’s Institute and attended UCLA to study film composition. Jim has tallied over 25 feature film scores, dozens of movie trailers, a 13 episode series for television and a musical production for the stage.  He has performed in many music festivals including the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival which he is the founding producer of. Jim carefully balances the narrow beams between Rock, Pop, Americana, Country and Folk with the agility of an acrobat. www.jimhalfpennymusic.com

Shelley King has a solid national career as a singer and songwriter. Her blend of original blues, rock, folk, country, soul and gospel led her to be the first woman appointed by the Texas Legislature to represent the state as its Official Texas State Artist - Musician. On stage she leads her band through tangents of electric Southern blues and acoustic folk, revved-up Cajun country and rock and roll with a charismatic ease that evidences the resilience of a lifelong performer. Her songs have been recorded by numerous national and international artists and appeared in feature films. “Building a Fire”, her most recent CD, is filled with sinewy soul and King’s trademark brand of torrid gospel and blues. www.shelleyking.com

George Ensle (pronounced Enslee) is a veteran Texas Singer/Songwriter who began his career in Houston in the 60’s sharing stages with legends Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and Billy Joe Shaver. He pens his own brand of Texas Country Folk Storysongs with his unique fingerpicking style originating from his classical guitar training and honed over the years to flow seamlessly with his lyrics. He has won numerous songwriting awards, been awarded Government grants to teach songwriting, had his songs recorded by other Artists, and released albums and CDs in the US and Europe, including a New Movieā€“in-Song CD, “Small Town Sundown”, based on his original story, set in small town Texas. www.GeorgeEnsle.com

The Flying A’s is a husband-and-wife duo of Hilary Claire and Stuart Adamson that are always on the go touring across the U.S. and abroad. Stuart grew up in San Antonio then he chased his songwriting dreams to Nashville but within 7 years returned to the lone star state where soon after The Flyin' A's were born. Hilary from Austin started young singing gospel music in the Southern Methodist Church and jazz. She was singing background vocals and started recording demos for local songwriters. It all began after their meeting in 2003 at the Kerrville Folk Festival when Stuart enlisted Hilary to serve as a backup singer for his own band. The pair married in 2005. www.theflyinas.com

Thanks to Creekbottom Sound Systems and Randy Sulsar for making everything sound great! www.creekbottommusic.com

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