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ART Region of Texas Loses One of Its Own

Larry Algaier (1951-2013)

Larry Algaier

Larry Algaier, one of the founders and vice-president of the Board of Directors of the ART Region of Texas, passed away suddenly last Tuesday, September 10th. His contributions to furthering the arts in northeast Texas are surpassed by few. Founder of the Clarksville Fine Arts Festival and a true community supporter and leader, Larry was always there with his generosity of time, involvement, support, and encouragement. A giant void has been created and it will take many of us, working together, to match his giving spirit.

Larry’s gallery, Square Corner Artworks, anchors a corner in downtown Clarksville and has always been the site of the “opening night” reception for artists participating in the Clarksville Fine Art Festival. To quote from Larry: “We had a grand time and had a real crowd at the reception…standing room only, but then, I went out and three more people came in”. Larry, never at a loss for words, always kept things moving, always kept the spirit of any event alive and never stopped trying to further the scope of success for all things dear to him.

Fascinated with all forms of art, Larry worked in pencil, charcoal and pastel drawings, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, metal sculptures, pottery and mixed media. His desire was: “to touch the positive emotions of the viewer. Love, Desire, Passion, Wonderment & Delight”. Fully involved in life, fully involved in the arts, Larry will be deeply missed by all.

“Life is an accumulation of our emotions.
Art is the communication of life”

-Larry Algaier

The ART Region of Texas will resume meeting with quarterly meetings in various locations in northeast Texas. The next scheduled ART Region meeting will be held on Thursday, October 17th at 1:30pm…location to follow. It will take many of us, working together, to honor the generous spirit of Larry.

My best,

Sandy Page
President-ART Region of Texas

More Information

Clarksville Times article
Larry’s Gallery

Red River County – Artist in Residence

The Red River County Historical Society has established the Artist in Residence program to bring both established artists and emerging artists to Clarksville. This program will provide a creative environment for the artists and enrich the community through their exposure to working artists. The program will eventually expand to include writers (journalists, novelist, poets), filmmakers and musicians.

Click here for more information.

Red River County Historical Society's Artist in Residence Program

ART Region makes “The Lead”

Scott Harvey of KETR Radio interviews Sandy Page from the ART Region of Texas!

Check it out here: ART Region on KETR

BankTexas Teams with ART

BankTexas has teamed with the ART Region of Texas to spotlight local artists at their Winnsboro Store. The creative works of sculptors Bonnie Sir Kegian, Georgia Lange Moore and Alder L Moore are now displayed at BankTexas for the upcoming months.

Al and Georgia Moore work from their Bent Pine Studios in Winnsboro, producing pieces of sculpture that never fail to connect with the viewer.

Working primarily in stone, organic forms seem to emerge from the sea, or other water related sources, as Al Moore’s creative hands moved about the limestone for production of his “Dordogne Head”. This carved Austin Limestone piece depicts the fossilized skull of a Dragon rising from the waters of the Dordogne River in France. A single tooth of marble is inset into the limestone body. A surprising abstract and lyrical quality emerges from this artist and adds to the viewing pleasure, especially when knowing the artist’s engineering and software background. This “balance” was maintained earlier in his career by working in the “lost wax” process creating custom jewelry. Al’s focus, now, remains on sculpture.

Dordogne Head -- a sculpture by Al Moore

Dordogne Head -- a sculpture by Al Moore

Georgia Lange Moore is well known for the strength and emotional depth depicted in her clay works. Her “Circle of Friends” depicts three children of varied races holding hands and “connecting their worlds” with one another. The children, in this stained stoneware piece, project a realism that immediately captures the viewer, bringing forth similar experiences of “connecting with life”. Georgia taught art in Dallas, and, also, taught Sculpture and Clay Processes at Northeast Texas Community College. Georgia’s stained stoneware pieces include many “Heads”, which are intimate “sketches” in clay. She, also, has created a specialty form known as her “Spirit Vessels”.

Circle of Friends -- a sculpture by Georgia Lange Moore

Circle of Friends -- a sculpture by Georgia Lange Moore

Bonnie Sir Kegian’s “White Lotus” draws the viewer into a glowing realm of beauty. Her process of direct carving on this alabaster piece seeks to follow the path of simplicity to reveal the “true beauty”. The silhouette she works to produce seeks to find that perfect portrayal of what should be removed and what should remain as she, the artist, puts her “signature” into the alabaster. Bonnie’s influences come from nature, mythology, Greek classicism, poetry, and ancient traditions. She, also, works in black & white photography, hand coloring some of her pieces. Earlier in life, Bonnie worked as an educator and a photojournalist. Working from her studio at Hunter’s Moon Farm, her “stories” now emerge in marble, limestone and alabaster.

White Lotus -- a sculpture by Bonnie Sir Kegian

White Lotus -- a sculpture by Bonnie Sir Kegian

All three sculptors belong to the Texas Sculpture Association, Art Professionals of Texas and the ART Region of Texas. The ART Region of Texas is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art and artists of northeast Texas. To explore the many facets of the organization, go to

Sandy Page, President of the ART Region worked with BankTexas to arrange this sculpture exhibition.

BankTexas has set out to be more than a just a bank, but a partner in the community. Since opening its doors there in 2011, BankTexas has embraced the Arts Community in Winnsboro by sponsoring the stage at Crossroads Music Co. and by displaying artwork from the ART Region of Texas. With its store designed to be like a community living room where people can sip a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy free WiFi, BankTexas is pleased to offer their lobby as a space where visitors can now view the work of talented local artists. The sculptures currently displayed are a great addition to the Bank lobby, arranged in a sitting area that is perfect for viewing the pieces.

A comfortable place to view the art

Come in, view the art, enjoy a cup of coffee

“BankTexas in Winnsboro is excited to have the opportunity to work with the ART Region of Texas. Our customers have already commented how beautiful the art is and that it enhances the décor of the Bank,” says Carolyn Burns, Winnsboro Store Manager. “We would like everyone in the community to come by and see what pieces are on display and the talent of our local artists.” The public is welcome to view the sculptures during the Bank’s lobby hours which are 9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

BankTexas Lobby

The public is welcome to come and view the art

BankTexasBankTexas is a community bank focused on “helping you live well” through world-class service, convenience, and community support. It is unique among financial institutions in that it is owned by local shareholders. It was founded in East Texas in the 1890’s and operates location in Holly Lake Ranch, Kilgore, Lindale, Longview, Mineola, Quitman, Tyler, and online at

Scott, Roger

Roger Scott is a native of Red River County and has been carving for almost 30 years. Working out of his studio in historic downtown Clarksville, Texas he has produced many different forms of sculpture including people, western art, totems, wizards, magnificent eagles, cigar store Indians, ornate walking sticks, and a multitude of animals and tree spirits.

Roger works in wood and metal and his pieces range in size from just a few inches tall to massive sculptures reaching 6 feet or more!

All Roger’s pieces are one of a kind and as most artists he is particular about his art. He refuses to be limited to the whims of his audience but prefers to let the ‘tree spirits’ guide him in his endeavors.

Roger’s work is available for viewing and for sale at The Cupola on the square in Clarksville, Texas.

To learn more about this exciting artist visit his website at

On-line classes by Deborah Paris

Deborah Paris has upcoming online classes that offer a unique learning opportunity for the artist or art student.

2013 Fall Online Class Schedule

Painting the Magic Hours September 6- October 4, 2013 (prerequisite Luminous Landscape)
Drawing & Painting Trees October 11 – November 8, 2013
Composing the Landscape November 8 – December 6, 2013

2014 Winter Online Class Schedule

Practical Color Mixing for Landscape Painters I January 3-31, 2014
Practical Color Mixing for Landscape Painters II January 31- February 28, 2014 (prerequisite Color Mixing 1)

Class sizes are limited and they go fast. Register or find more information at this link

Gustafson, Gus

Americana, Folk, Blues, and all-around good Texas-influenced songs

Currently running Crossroads Music Company & Listening Room in Winnsboro, Texas, where I also call home…

singer/songwriter that loves the Blues, Americana, Indie, Folk, Red Dirt / Texas-influenced Music!

Worked as Economic Development Coordinator for the city of Pittsburg, TX
Then, last year, worked as Community Liaison for the City of Winnsboro

Moved to Winnsboro the beginning of 2011

Elliott, Mike

Mike Elliott
Sulphur Springs
Mike works in works in oil, acrylic, pen and ink and pencil.

Elliott, Pam

Pam Elliott
Sulphur Springs

Collaborage II

Three local area Artists just received exciting news. Suzann Cromer of Gilmer with Alder Moore and Bonnie SirKegian of Winnsboro have been invited to exhibit their 3
collaborative works, currently on display at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, in a new show in the PFamily Arts Gallery in Plano, Texas, to begin November 3rd.

These local Artists along with other Artists with works in the Texas Sculpture
Association’s Collaborage Exhibition currently at the Eisemann Center in Richardson Texas have attracted widespread interest in the MetroPlex.

This exposure has been extensive and positive enough that PFamily Arts Gallery in
Plano, Texas has requested the works for exhibition in a separate show to be called Collaborage II, opening on November 3rd and running through January 2nd, 2011.

The opening reception for Collaborage II will be held on November 19th from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm at the PFamily Arts Gallery, located at 4017 Preston Rd, #544,
Lakeside Market, Plano, TX 75093.

Individual Works by many of the Collaborage II Artists will also be on sale in the
Gallery’s Boutique during the show.

For further information or details, contact Texas Sculpture Association
(, PFamily Arts Gallery ( ) or Cassandra Fink, V.P., TSA at .

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