Art at Redbud Cafe
We are fortunate to be able to be in the heart of a vibrant local art community. Redbud Cafe features local artists regularly on the beautiful expanse of plaster wall on the west side of the cafe. Shows generally run for 2- 3 months. During that time, work by our featured artist (s) is available for purchase through, Brieger Pottery, adjoining the the cafe.
Green Dog Studio • Jim Bob Salazar & Candice Granger
We are so happy to have the innovative clay art of Jim Bob Salazar and Candice Granger on the wall at Redbud Cafe this fall. Their show will open on October 2nd and be on display and available for purchase through the end of December. Be sure to come by to see their work on the wall and more of their other functional work available at Brieger Pottery, next door.
Jim Bob and Candice quit their “real” jobs to pursue art full time. They sold their house, renovated an old school bus for a home and built a studio out in the country in Gonzales County. Six years, two kids, 4 dogs, 1 cat, 18 chickens, 26 goats and 2 fish later, they are still living their dream of doing what they love.
In their work, they are exploring ways to alter the clay surface using various found objects: gears, bobbins, knobs, you name it, they have probably tried pressing it into clay. Although their work is similar in textures, they break free from each other in their color pallets. Jim Bob uses a monochromatic color scheme to make his precisely placed texture compliment the color of the clay. As opposed to Candice, who uses acrylics to wash the clay surface of shades of every color she can get her hands on.
Opening January 11, 2019
Sharon LOY Anderson • Texas Landscapes
Local Artist, Sharon LOY Anderson’s paintings will be featured at Redbud Cafe opening on January 11, 2019 , and available for purchase at Brieger Pottery, next door to Redbud Cafe, through mid March 2019.
Sharon has been painting since she was nine. She studied art at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and obtained a BFA from the University of Houston. Her work is signed with her middle name LOY.
Art is a diary of her life experiences thus making it eclectic and not of one genre. Each piece is a thought, a memory, or an experience. She always has a camera with her because the instant something catches her eye, she records it so that one day it will appear in one of her paintings. Recent works are focused on Central Texas views.
When she starts painting, she has an idea of what the piece will look like; however, once paint is applied to the canvas it takes on its own direction and personality. She uses Golden Acrylics because they have the most brilliant colors and the longest canvas life. Each piece is varnished with a matte or gloss glaze, which enables soft cloth cleaning and UV protection.