The final three art demonstrators are scheduled for Friday, closing out the 2014 Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit. The demonstrations will once again begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.
Long-time Stars demonstrators and exhibitors, Ted and Martha Shelton are from Brownwood. Their passion for art is concentrated mostly in Texas wildflowers, which will be the focus of their demonstration with acrylics.
Native Texas both, the couple says they "splash Lone Star wildflowers on anything they can pin down," including clothing, crockery, barn wood, china bells, wineglasses, tote bags, and framed canvas. They have even painted a pink Volkswagen convertible.
Influenced by their mentor, Edna Saunders, the couple operated Sheltons' Little House for several years. Their art has also sold at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, in Austin, as well as several Fort Worth Designer shows.
In 2008, Ted was chosen Brownwood Art Association's Artist of the Year.
Ginger Test, an artist from Novice, will demonstrate techniques for watercolors. Her "real love" is for transparent watercolors, but she has also worked with oils, acrylics, and pastels. Test is an avid photographer, as well, photographing scenes across the continental U.S. and Hawaii.
Test says she immerses herself in her "love of color and design," with subject matter covering florals, landscapes, animals, churches, and Western imagery. She is known for her paintings of hummingbirds, having once received a letter addressed to "The Hummingbird Lady, Novice, Texas."
Test has been teaching art to adults and children since 1982, and has taught workshops
throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Twice a year she teaches in classes Mason and Alpine, Texas. She travels each Fall to South Fork, Colo., to teach the “Colorado Gold” week-long workshop. In 2013, attendees of the workshop included students from Texas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, and Arizona.
Test teaches weekly classes in Abilene and Coleman and gives demonstrations and lectures for a variety of clubs. Her paintings hang in homes and businesses throughout the U.S., and in Europe and Japan.
She has exhibited in many solo and juried group shows, and has had her work displayed in New Mexico and Texas galleries. Currently, some of her work is exhibited at the Raul Ruiz Gallery, in San Angelo, and the Heritage Hall of Art Museum in Coleman.
Paige Shelton will repeat her Thursday appearance, demonstrating pottery.