Exhibitions 2018-2019

Works on Paper
May 26 – July 29, 2018
The Works on Paper exhibition will include a variety of paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints from AMoA’s permanent collection, alongside a number of artworks on loan from area collections.  Highlights of the exhibition will include watercolors by Georgia O’Keeffe, John Marin, Andrew Wyeth, and Elaine de Kooning along with prints and drawing by a number of artists including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Luis Jimenez. Paper has played a vital role in arguably every artist’s practice since its creation, and this exhibition will explore the many ways it is used as a foundation for a variety of artistic processes.

Icons and Symbols of the Borderland
August 10 – October 14, 2018
Icons & Symbols of the Borderland features works of art that serve as commentary on memory, ritual, nature, socio-political issues and personal experience around the theme of the United States/Mexico border. It is an exhibition that embodies the landscape and cultural legacy of the borderlands. Mesoamerican, Spanish, Mexican, and Native American elements are blended with the modern American cultural terrain. This exhibition is organized by the Juntos Art Association whose mission is to promote cultural awareness through the arts. 

Border Cantos/Sonic Border
August 10 – December 9
, 2018
Border Cantos/Sonic Border brings together the sights and sounds of the Mexican-American border through a transformative, multi-sensory experience. This unique collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican American sculptor/composer Guillermo Galindo, uses the power of art to explore and humanize the complex issues surrounding the United States-Mexico border. Misrach, who has photographed the border since 2004, documents landscapes and objects, including things left behind by migrants. Ten, large-scale photographs, along with grids of smaller photos, highlight issues surrounding migration and its effect on regions and people. Responding to these photographs, Galindo fashioned eight sound-generating sculptures from items Misrach collected along the border, such as water bottles, Border Patrol “drag tires,” spent shotgun shells, ladders, and sections of the border wall itself. The sounds produced from Galindo’s four-hour composition give voices to people through the personal belongings they have left behind.

12 x 12 Exhibition & Silent Auction  
Thursday, October 18, 2018 / 6:30-8:30
The 12 x 12 Art Exhibition and Silent Auction is an annual event, held in October for one night only. It supports AMoA’s innovative art education programs and brings the community together to celebrate art and forge friendships. The artworks in the exhibition are sold via silent auction at a starting bid of $120. Fifty percent of the sale price goes towards educational programs at AMoA and fifty percent goes to the artist. The generosity and support shown by artists and art collectors is vital to our museum and greatly appreciated by the Board of Trustees, AMoA Alliance, and AMoA Staff. Participation in this event enables AMoA to continue bringing first-class art programming to area schools. 

Burning Ring of Fire: 20 Years of Cast Iron Sculpture in Tucumcari, NM
October 26 – December 30, 2018
For the past twenty years, artists from across the United States have convened in the small town of Tucumcari, New Mexico to engage in a weeklong workshop making cast iron sculpture at Mesalands Community College (MCC). D’Jean Jawrunner, artist and MCC Foundry Director, began inviting artists to Tucumcari for an annual iron pour in 1999. The Mesalands Iron Pour is distinctive for its inclusivity, connecting a diverse group of artists across gender, age, and level of experience. This exhibition will include examples of at least 50 artworks created over 20 years of participation in the workshop, and will include works such as photographs, prints, and installations representing the artistic extensions of the medium. Video documentation of an Iron Pour in action will be included as a media component. Initial plans are being discussed for an on-site Iron Pour open to the public to view the process in action.

AMoA Open
January 5 – January 19, 2019
The AMoA Open is a unique initiative designed to give artists of all ages and levels of experience an opportunity to exhibit their work in a museum setting. It is open to any artist working in any medium. The show is hung by the artist “salon style” from floor to ceiling. 

Achievement in Art: William and Pam Campbell / William Campbell Contemporary Art
January 27 – March 31, 2019
Gala, January 26, 2019
Through the years, Bill and Pam Campbell have become an integral part of the Texas art scene. Since 1974, their gallery, William Campbell Contemporary Art, has dealt with some of the most important artists of the day, as well as some of the most promising ones that have come to their notice. Many of the latter have become the former. The years have brought an ever-widening circle of involvements in the art world, as well as a life beyond anything ever expected. “We still get excited about seeing a great work of art for the rst time and feel tremendous joy every time our efforts bear fruit on behalf of an artist.” The Campbells’ community involvement has included leadership roles and behind-the-scenes support.. Their deepest satisfaction has been in connecting several generations of artists and collectors with one another, within the gallery and beyond to the national and international level. “Watching and being a part of artists’ thriving careers has been exceedingly rewarding!” 

Amarillo College/WTAMU – Student/Faculty Exhibition   
April 5 – April 20, 2019
An annual exhibition featuring the artwork of AC and WTAMU art students and faculty, giving them the opportunity to exhibit their work in a museum setting.

Texas Panhandle Student Art Show
May 3, - May 18, 2019
The Texas Panhandle Student Art Show (TPSAS) is the highlight of the year for Texas Panhandle art students.  It exemplifies dedication, talent and creative exploration by students K-12 in both public and private schools throughout the Panhandle.  The exhibition features paintings, drawings, printmaking processes, computer art, collage, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, and mixed media work.  

Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection
May 25 – June 23, 2019

Cut Up/Cut Out
July 6 – September 15, 2019
Cut Up/Cut Out is an exhibition of national and international artists who explore the captivating methods of decorative piercing and cutting, using a wide range of media from paper and plastic to metal and rubber. The transformative nature of cutting into and through a surface provides endless possibilities for converting the material from opaque to transparent, from at to sculptural, from rigid to delicate, and from ordinary to exquisite. The process and precision required for this method of art-making is laborious, technically demanding, and always astonishing. This exhibition honors both innovation and tradition with a selection of over 100 artworks by 56 artists representing diverse styles and techniques.




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