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Gary Anderson

whispered, primal, meditative

LB XI-1
R.E.M. Sleep
Runes II, III, IV Triptych
Three Ancestors
1 of 1
LB XI-1

LB XI-1

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R.E.M. Sleep

R.E.M. Sleep

8"H x 16"W x 2"D

Runes II, III, IV Triptych

Runes II, III, IV Triptych

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Three Ancestors

Three Ancestors

6"H x 7"W x 2"D

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Biography

As a person of diverse interests, Gary Anderson received his Bachelor’s degree in art education from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in 1974 and his M.F.A. degree from the University of Texas in 1984, and earned recognition from Professional Photographers of America as a Certified Professional Photographer in 2002. Notable during his career as a teacher, are five selections to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers as voted by his students. He retired from teaching in 2003.

Anderson stresses that he wishes to connect with viewers on a spiritual level and from an ancient context. He feels that ancient tribes and civilizations were spiritually motivated, as well as survival-motivated. He notes primitives created and designed objects that had a functional primary use, but which were decorated purposefully, perhaps to imbue the function of the item with spiritual power. He also feels primitives were motivated to use available materials meaningfully and with appreciation and with adaptability for varied useful applications.

Gary Anderson was offered his first one-man exhibit in 2012 in Georgetown, Texas, has shown work in numerous art festivals, and has been represented by galleries in Austin and throughout central Texas. Anderson also gives his time by volunteering at Georgetown Art Center, where he served on the board of directors from 2011-2014. The Georgetown City Council appointed Anderson to the Georgetown Arts and Culture Advisory Board in 2012, where he served until 2017.

Photo by Rudy Ximenez

News, Events & Exhibits

Events/Exhibits

2017

Approaching Crossover: Solo Exhibit, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX.

2016

Second Place Abstract: Art Hop, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX

Featured Artist: (Article) "After Teaching Career, Artist Honors Ancestors." The Sun, August 28, 2016

Featured Artist: Art Connections Gallery, Bastrop, TX

Notable Placement: "Ancestors" acquired by Sheraton Permanent Collection, Georgetown

2015

Small Works, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX

Third Place: Fiber Arts VII, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

Art Hop, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX

Art Quilts, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX

Imagine, Round Rock, TX

Honorable Mention: Stars of Texas Exhibit, Brownwood, TX

2014

Hill Country Arts & Crafts Fair, Georgetown, TX

Honorable Mention: 7th Annual VAC Competition, Georgetown, TX

Artist's Process Exhibition, Stinger Studio, Georgetown, TX

"Photographing Your Artwork" (Workshop) Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX

2013

Hill Country Arts & Crafts Fair, Georgetown, TX

Guest Speaker, (Presentation) "Leaving the Nest," SC Visual Arts Club, Georgetown, TX

Notable Placement: "Captive" acquired by Marilyn Oshman, Houston

Art in the Square, Georgetown, Texas

1st Place Abstract: 8th Annual VAC Competition, Georgetown, TX

Art City Austin, Austin, TX

Featured Artist: (Article) "It's Hip to Be Square." The Sun, March 31, 2013.

Art Austin @ the Domain, Austin, TX

2012

Hill Country Arts & Crafts Fair, Georgetown, TX

Solo Exhibition, Stinger Studio, Georgetown, TX

Honorable Mention: 7th Annual VAC Competition, Georgetown, TX

Featured Artist, Art Connections Gallery, Bastrop, TX

Art City Austin, Austin, Texas

2011

Dragonfly Gallery Holiday Ole’, Austin. Texas

Hill Country Arts & Crafts Fair, Georgetown, Texas

Georgetown Art Works Art Hop, Georgetown, Texas

2010

Hill Country Arts & Crafts Fair, Georgetown, Texas

Art in the Square, Georgetown, Texas

The Art of Texas Arts & Crafts Fair, Kerrville, Texas

Red Poppy Festival, Georgetown, Texas

2009

Pfall Pfest Arts & Crafts Fair, Pflugerville, Texas

Art in the Square, Georgetown, Texas

The Art of Texas Arts & Crafts Fair, Kerrville, Texas

2008

Pfall Pfest Arts & Crafts Fair, Pflugerville, Texas

Salado Art Fair, Salado, Texas

2007

Pfall Pfest Arts & Crafts Fair, Pflugerville, Texas

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