Trappings of Texas 2019 Schedule of Events

Trappings of Texas 2019 Opening Weekend

April 11-13, 2019

Thursday, April 11

PREVIEW 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Museum of the Big Bend

Enjoy this exclusive and intimate opportunity to view Trappings first! This is the only opportunity to pre-register as a buyer, obtain your Buyer’s Ballot Book and begin dropping ballots in advance. 

Underwriting support courtesy of Porter’s Thriftway.

AFTER PREVIEW PARTY 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Hosted by the Century Bar & Grill in the Historic Holland Hotel

209 West Holland Avenue

Kick back and enjoy a terrific array of appetizers in the Courtyard of the Holland Hotel. A cash bar will be available. If you are interested in a seated dinner afterwards, reservations are recommended. Call the Century Bar & Grill at 432-837-1922.

Performance by Alpine’s The Swifts providing eclectic, harmony based acoustic music.

Tickets to enjoy both the PREVIEW & AFTER PREVIEW PARTY: $50 per person  Click here to purchase online

All Trappings of Texas 2019 Sponsorship Levels include access to the Preview & After Preview Party. Click here to find out more about Trappings of Texas 2019 Sponsorship Levels.

Friday, April 12

NEW! MEET THE ARTISTS LUNCHEON
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Come & Take It BBQ

2612 West Highway 90

Enjoy an authentic Texas BBQ lunch with the artists of Trappings of Texas. A cash bar will be available.

Enjoy a blast from the past with aspecially curated slideshow featuring works, artists and friends from the past 10 years of Trappings of Texas! You never know who might show up.

Tickets: $35 per person (limited seating)  Click here to purchase online

Tickets for the Meet the Artists Luncheon are included in the Cattle Baron, Gold Cattle Baron and Diamond Cattle Baron Sponsorship Levels. Click here to find out more about Trappings of Texas 2019 Sponsorship Levels.

GRAND OPENING EXHIBIT, SALE & RECEPTION
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Museum of the Big Bend

The Don’t Miss Party in far West Texas! Become a buyer, drop a ballot and you may be the lucky owner of one of the many great works of art in Trappings. Listen for the sound of the gong as the sale closes and find out if your ballot has been drawn!

All evening long, enjoy great food and drinks while visiting with Trappings artists along with new and old friends alike. The shrimp and carving station are back!

Underwriting support courtesy of the Brewster County Tourism Council and Porter’s Thriftway.

Tickets: $50 per person  Click here to purchase online

All Trappings of Texas 2019 Sponsorship Levels include access to the Grand Opening Exhibit, Sale & Reception. Click here to learn more about Trappings of Texas 2019 Sponsorship Levels.

Saturday, April 13

CHUCK WAGON BREAKFAST  8:00 am
Big Bend Saddlery

2701 East Highway 90

Admission is free, reservations are requested. Sponsored by Gary Dunshee, Big Bend Saddlery.
Click here to make reservations online.

photograph of woman with guitarPRESENTATION: Mikki Daniel  10:00 – 11:00 am
Girls and Gunsmoke
Museum of the Big Bend, SRSU Campus

If you have attended a recent Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, then you have had the good fortune to hear a performance by singer/songwriter Mikki Daniel. From Luna, New Mexico, Mikki returns to Alpine and will read from her debut historical fiction novel Girls & Gunsmoke. This work has received awards from the North Texas Book Festival for Young Adult Fiction and the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Inspirational Fiction. Mikki will have copies of Girls and Gunsmoke available for signing and purchase.
Admission is free.

CALF FRY LUNCH
Noon – 1:30 pm or “until we run out, whichever comes first!”
Spradley Hats
2701 East Highway 90 (next to Big Bend Saddlery)

Admission is free, reservations are requested. Sponsored by Trappings artist Brooks Atwood.
Click here to make reservations online.

Photo of John Nord, photo of a belt bucklePRESENTATION: John Nord  1:00 – 2:00 pm
History and Artistry of the Spur
Museum of the Big Bend, SRSU Campus

Trappings of Texas artist John Nord of Talpa, Texas, will talk about making spurs, from the traditional old ways to the more modern ways of the gear makers today. He will also cover fabrication, as well as embellishment including inlay work.
Admission is free.

Photo of Severns paintingPRESENTATION: Lindy Cook Severns  2:00 – 3:00 pm
The Joys of Plein Air Painting: Threading a Needle While Riding a Bicycle in the Rain
Museum of the Big Bend, SRSU Campus

Join Trappings of Texas artist, Lindy Cook Severns, Fort Davis, Texas as she discusses the art of plein air or painting in the outdoors.
Lindy says, “Painting on location holds a mystique for artists and collectors, but creating a work of art while immersed in nature is as full of challenges as swamps are mosquitos. Artists seldom confess just how many works done on location never survive the trip back home, but sometimes, a fresh and lovely painting is born. Here’s a vulture’s eye view of how it all happens.”
Admission is free.

PRESENTATION: Austin Brown, II  3:00 – 4:00 pm
Poet Lariat: Cowboys Poems From A Ranching Life
Museum of the Big Bend, SRSU Campus

The Brown family came to Bee County from Georgia after the Civil War. Ranching began when the first Austin Brown bought his initial ranch north of Beeville in 1924. The ranching tradition continues to this day in the Brown family with Austin Brown, II and Austin Brown, III working the ranch where they raise and develop Hereford, Angus, Charolais, and Akaushi bulls and heifers for select customers across the state.

Austin Brown, II will share with you some of his poems from his publication Poet Lariat: Cowboy Poems From A Ranching Life that represents his 75 years of experiences on Texas and Southwestern ranches. The book is illustrated with pen & ink drawings by Trappings of Texas artist Mike Capron alongside photos that document ranch life. Austin will have copies of Poet Lariat: Cowboy Poems From A Ranching Life available for signing and purchase.
Admission is free.

TRAPPINGS OF TEXAS RANCH ROUND UP PARTY   5:00 – 8:00 pm
Que Dice/Stringfellow Ranch

Photograph of man and woman seated on stairs

Cocktails, dinner and live music under the stars at the historic Que Dice/Stringfellow Ranch hosted by owners Jeff and Erin Williams (photo at left) and their daughter Alexandra. Click here for more information about the Que Dice/Stringfellow Ranch.

Evening activities include an Auction and a Wine Pull. Music will be provided by Mikki Daniels, 2017 WMA Female Performer of the Year and 2017 Will Rogers Western Music Female Award recipient and 2018 nominee.

Dinner catered by the Brick Vault Barbecue, Gage Hotel, will feature their 44 Farms brisket, smoked turkey breast, family-style sausage and all the trimmings.

Tickets for the Trappings of Texas Ranch Round Up Party are included in the Gold Cattle Baron and Diamond Cattle Baron Sponsorship Levels. Click here to find out more about Trappings of Texas 2019 Sponsorship Levels.

Tickets: $150/person Click here to purchase online