2017 Red Poppy Festival Call for Art

The City of Georgetown announces The Call For Entries for the 2017 Red Poppy Festival Poster Art.

The Winning Artist will receive:
-$500 Cash Award
– Artist’s Reception (First Friday, April 7, 2017)
– 2’ x 4’ Street Banner

-The Artist will retain ownership and all rights to their artwork.
– The Artist will agree to have their artwork reproduced for the poster, street banners, City of Georgetown websites, advertisements and any collateral materials created to promote the 2016 Red Poppy Festival.

-The art submission must be an original work of art.
-The final artwork will be reproduced as a 16” x 20” poster (portrait or landscape), therefore it needs to fit these proportions.
-Artist is responsible for shipping the winning artwork to the Georgetown Visitors Center.


For details, visit https://visit.georgetown.org/2017-red-poppy-festival-call-for-art/.

The Table on Main with Jazz by La Grosse Tete Oct. 2

highRes_TableonMain150517_043-750x500Imagine an evening with friends sharing local food and drinks at a long wooden table in the heart of downtown Georgetown underneath the stars of a Texas sky. You can be a part of this one-of-a-kind event on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas while helping Georgetown celebrate October as National Arts & Humanities Month.

The Georgetown Main Street Program is pleased to announce the Table on Main 2nd annual event. The Table on Main is an outdoor dining experience in historic downtown Georgetown on Main Street between 7th and 8th Streets from 6 – 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 2. The event showcases the best of downtown Georgetown’s restaurants while highlighting the arts in partnership with Brookwood in Georgetown (BIG) and live jazz music by La Grosse Tete.

For reservations and details, visit https://mainstreet.georgetown.org/play/table-on-main.

Awards Announced in Texas Society of Sculptors 9th Annual Summer Show

The Texas Society of Sculptors has announced the award winners in their ninth annual summer show, which is hosted by the Georgetown Public Library and funded by sponsorship from the City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board. Seventy pieces were entered in this year’s exhibit, which will remain in the library until September 23.

The current exhibit can be viewed all the hours the library is open: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday noon – 5 p.m.

The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board donated $1,800 for cash awards.

Christina Rudofsky, staff member with Round Rock Arts, was the exhibition awards juror for this year’s competition. Awards, which were announced at the artist reception July 17 in the library, are listed below.

John Mark Luke and Thunderbirds, 2016 First Place Award

Thunderbirds by John Mark Luke (mixed media; natural tree branches, eps styrofoam, steel)

Lady News by Vera Smiley Second Place Award

Lady News by Vera Smiley (red paperclay, acrylic paint, collage, epoxy, wood)


Fast Break by Michael Synatzske Third Place Award

Fast Break by Michael Synatzske (bronze)


System by Jonathan Sanders Honorable Mention Award–Mixed Media

System by Jonathan Sanders (steel, concrete, tar, found object)


The Gift by Dan Pogue Honorable Mention Award–Metal

The Gift by Dan Pogue (bronze)


Seven Sisters by Bob Ragan Honorable Mention Award–Stone

Seven Sisters by Bob Ragan (Florence white limestone)


Librarians’ Choice

Thunderbirds by John Mark Luke (mixed media; natural tree branches, eps styrofoam, steel)

The library staff makes the choice for one of the awards each year. This sculpture, which also took first place in the overall competition and is pictured above, captured the library staff’s imagination.


Sculpture Demonstrations Sept. 17

Sculpture demonstrations will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 1-3 pm in the library Lobby. The demonstrations are a come-and-go event, free and open to the public. Participating sculptors will be:

Frank Maglio (metal and stone)
Dar Richardson (clay)
Joe Kenney (bronze)
Mary Griffin (bronze)
Bill Stuewe (wood)

For more information, call the Georgetown Public Library at (512) 930-3551. The library is at 402 W. Eighth Street, Georgetown, Texas.

Music on the Square Summer Concerts

The Music on the Square summer concerts start on Friday, June 3 on the Courthouse lawn. These free concerts each Friday in June, July, and August start at 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, grab dinner-to-go from a local restaurant, and enjoy an evening of great live music.

Music on Square Ximenez 1-350Here’s the lineup for the summer:

June 17 – Blue Vibe Band Playing Blues, Rock & Jazz Classics

June 24 – Woundloose Band Playing Classic Rock & Classic Country

July 1 – Square Tones Band Playing Americana Sounds (John Denver, Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor Covers) & Classic Rock
July 8 – Bluegrass Showmen Playing Bluegrass
July 15 – Wilson String Family Band Playing American Popular Tunes
July 22 – Bob & Johnny Playing Classics from the 70’s & 80’s
July 29 – Jimi Lee Playing Acoustic Jazz

August 5 – Mike Hamilton – Jazz Saxophonist
August 12 – Detentions Acoustic Playing Coastal Vibe
August 19 – Adan Davila Playing Rock-A-Billy
August 26 – Roland Waits Playing Country/Southern Rock/Oldies

Concerts are sponsored by the Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Williamson Museum, and the Downtown Georgetown Association.

For more information, go to the Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau website.