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EnPleinAirTEXAS Invitational Ranch Fellowship


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EnPleinAirTEXAS Invitational Ranch Fellowship Announcement 

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is thrilled to announce an immersive invitational experience for four past EnPleinAirTEXAS artists in the authentic ranch culture of West Texas.  San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is excited to present a new EnPleinAirTEXAS model, alternating an EnPleinAirTEXAS Competition year with an EnPleinAirTEXAS Ranch Fellowship year.

four selected artists will live and paint for three weeks on one of two host private ranches: The Coralina Ranch (south of San Angelo), owned by Malinda and Jamie Huffman, or The Field Ranch, (west of San Angelo), owned by Jennifer and Tim Crutchfield. They will paint anywhere in the area, including the Mims Ranch, owned by Libby & Joe Mims.

Participants will get to experience sharing daily ranch life with a fellow artist. Two artists at a time will live on one of two ranches and can work separately on their art or explore new ideas together.

Artists may choose any three consecutive weeks between June 1st and October 26th according to their and their housemate’s availability. They may bring their spouse or significant other along with them, to enjoy West Texas. Each will receive a $1,000 Ranch Fellowship stipend.

All the artists will have their works curated into an exhibition of works for sale benefiting the SAMFA, with shared revenue favoring the artist. They will have the opportunity to meet new collectors and reconnect with past patrons.

Each artist will share their talent and experience facilitating a painting workshop, benefiting SAMFA’s educational programs.

The artists will have the opportunity to give back to the San Angelo community by teaching at local schools. They will participate in a day of art engagement and teaching with the school children of SAISD.


This exceptional opportunity is possible thanks to the relationships developed over ten years as area ranchers welcomed the EnPleinAirTEXAS (EPAT) Competition Artists to paint on their family property.  We are grateful to Malinda and Jamie Huffman and Jennifer and Tim Crutchfield for generously opening their ranches for this exciting Ranch Fellowship.


The Ranch Fellowship, embraced by committed patrons and donors, helps EPAT connect our 100-year plein air history with artists from around the world.  It is our hope that this will become another signature program for the museum to increase the visibility and participation of plein air painting with children, adults, and rural West Texas communities. 

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