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EnPleinAirTEXAS Invitational Ranch Fellowship Announcement



Hello EnPleinAirTEXAS Artists!


The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is excited to announce its first EnPleinAirTEXAS Ranch Fellowship Program, an immersive experience in the authentic ranch culture of West Texas. In the 2024 inaugural year, four of our amazing past EPAT artists will be invited to participate.


Fellowship Opportunities:

  • 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.
  • Paint anywhere in the area, including the Mims Ranch, owned by Libby & Joe Mims.
  • Experience sharing daily ranch life with a fellow artist. Two artists will stay at each ranch at the same time, sharing a house with separate bedrooms and bathrooms.
  • Choose any three consecutive weeks between June 1st and October 26th according to your and housemate’s availability.
  • Bring your spouse or significant other along with you, to enjoy West Texas.
  • Receive a $1,000 Ranch Fellowship stipend.
  • Have your works curated into an exhibition of works for sale.
  • Meet new collectors and reconnect with past patrons.
  • Share your talent and experience facilitating a painting workshop.
  • Give back to the San Angelo community teaching at local schools.


Artists Reciprocity Commitments:

  • Create ten ranch Plein Air paintings for an exhibit show benefiting the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, with shared revenue of 60/40 favoring the artist.
  • Gift your host with one of your paintings.
  • Teach a two- to three-day workshop at the Museum, benefiting its educational programs.
  • Participate in a day of art engagement and teaching with local school children of the SAISD.
  • Attend the EPAT Ranch Fellowship celebration and art sale Oct. 24 – 26th.


In recognition of your contributions, as an EPAT artist, to San Angelo’s national standing in the arts, you are the first to hear the news and details of this new fellowship program. With this Ranch Fellowship we honor EnPleinAirTEXAS’s role in our city’s 10-year designation as the ‘Visual Arts Capital of Texas’.  


Please consider how your willingness to work with students in the past has opened doors to growing the Museum’s fine art curriculum in our public schools Your participation in this fellowship will continue this tradition.


We recognize the enthusiasm and work EPAT founders, Barbara Rallo and Treva Boyd have poured into making EPAT the success it is. As their parting gift Barbara and Treva conceptualized and initiated the planning of this new Ranch Fellowship Program. We hope you can join us in October as we celebrate their retirement and the success of the new fellowship.


You are invited to fill out the Artist Letter of Interest and Availability form by April 12,2024. Do not wait!  Invitations to our four 2024 inaugural Ranch Fellows will be finalized shortly after. 

We thank Malinda and Jamie Huffman and Jennifer and Tim Crutchfield for generously opening their ranches for this exciting Ranch Fellowship.

We are always happy to hear from you!



Tina Bean                                                                             Josefa González Mariscal

Chair, 2024 EPAT Committee                                             President / Director / CEO

SAMFA Board of Trustees                                                  San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts


The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, one of few nationally accredited museums, serves as a catalyst for creativity and community. It inspires people of diverse ages and backgrounds from the Concho Valley Region by presenting the highest quality visual and performing arts from around the world. The result of this beautiful, dynamic connection is lifelong enrichment for all.

EnPleinAirTexas is a signature program of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. It supports the museum’s general mission and educational efforts for the children of the Concho Valley. This competition attracts highly accomplished artists from all over the world who capture on canvas the uniqueness of this area’s cities, countryside, history, and culture with their own distinct vision, style and palette. These amazing artists create outstanding works sold to benefit the artist, the museum, and the collector. EnPleinAirTexas enhances tourism, advances San Angelo as a national arts destination, and secures recognition in the international plein air movement.

This SAMFA Board-appointed committee is made up of past EPAT award and event Sponsors, EPAT Artist Hosts, and Museum staff who are passionate about continuing the legacy of EnPleinAirTEXAS as a signature SAMFA event.