image5aSTRIBLING ART EXTRAVAGANZA

The Stribling Art Extravaganza art show and sale was initiated in February 2000 and showcases Concho Valley artists and artisans.  A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork benefits West Texas Rehabilitation Center, a private non-profit organization with locations in Abilene, San Angelo and Ozona, Texas.  Gross proceeds to date total more than $877,000

The Center, which relies on donor support to supplement treatment revenues, provides exceptional outpatient rehabilitation care to 500 children and adults daily regardless of a patient's ability to pay.

Beverly and Ben Stribling have underwritten the show since its inception.  It is because of this support that the event is named the Stribling Art Extravaganza.

Each year the show displays approximately 275 to 300 pieces of original art from a variety of mediums including:  oil, watercolor, pottery, mixed media, pastels, sculpture, drawing, fiber, glass, wood, clay and photographs.  It is important to note that the participants are serious/legitimate artists and artisans, some more widely known than others.  Over half of the works sold each year are $250 or less.  As with any good art, pieces can become great investments as the artist gains popularity and acclaim.  Many homes, businesses and public spaces in Texas are graced with art purchased at the show.



YOUNG ARTISTS’ DISPLAY


Through their art teachers, Concho Valley high school students are invited to submit works to the "Young Artists Display."  Thanks to the generosity of Elaine and Bob Stribling we are able to provide an area in the show to display these works.  Our goal is to give these young people the opportunity to experience public display of their talent and to be recognized by the viewers as “artists to watch.”

San Angelo ISD Elementary children tour the exhibit on Friday morning.  Schools are rotated each year so all children have the opportunity to attend.