Art Untamed
Saturday, October 7 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Art Untamed is the culminating event of the Visions of the West exhibition and auction. Saturday evening, October 7th, is the last night of the exhibition and the final night of the auction. The art featured in Art Untamed will be on display and the artists will be on hand to meet and mingle with guests. Highlights of the event will be an artist’s panel discussion, a live demonstration, cocktail reception, live music, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and the closing of the Visions of the West exhibition and auction.

Visions of the West Exhibition and Auction
On View September 15 – October 7

The Visions of the West is an exhibition of featured contemporary western artists as well as an auction of their work. Through September and early October these works will be showcased at the museum and visitors will have the opportunity to view them. During this time (September 15th until October 7th ) the online auction will be open for bidding.


VIP Ticket Package

$500 for Table Seating for Two Tickets (Limited Availability)
Includes: Preferred Seating at a table of 6 in Conservatory, Butler Service and Commemorative Gift.

General Seated Tickets

$100 – Old 300 Members/Delegado Members
$125 – Annual Members
$150 – Non-Members

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor – $10,000

Head table for 6 for you and all your guests. Recognition as Title Sponsor on promotional materials and Museum website. Verbal recognition during program. Presenting sponsor for Visions of the West exhibition. Champagne preset at your table and personal butler service. Corporate Membership to The Bryan Museum for one year. Recognition in The Bryan Museum’s Annual Report

Table Sponsors – $2,500

Reserved Table for 6 for you and your guests. Sponsor signage on table, banner, digital assets and social media. Corporate Membership to The Bryan Museum for one year. Recognition in The Bryan Museum’s Annual Report.

The Artists

Tim Oliver

Tim Oliver is a Landscape Architect and owner of a design/build landscape firm in Lubbock, Texas. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture in 1983 from Texas Tech University.

Tim holds Signature membership in the National Watercolor Society and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.  He is an exhibiting member of the American Watercolor Society, American Impressionist Society, Outdoor Painters Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society and the West Texas Watercolor Society. Tim is also an associate member of the American Plains Artists and Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. 

Tim’s paintings are collected both regionally and nationally and he has won numerous juried exhibitions, invitational exhibition and plein air competition awards. He is a past instructor and field painter at The Plein Air Convention and Expo.  Tim is active in doing watercolor demos for watercolor societies across West Texas and his work has appeared on the cover of Watercolor Artist Magazine. 

He is represented by Old Spanish Trail Gallery, Fort Davis; Art Gallery Prudencia, San Antonio; and Broadway Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Lubbock.

I paint in a representational style with a “sketchy” quality to it. It seems to fit me.

Robert McCoy

Robert McCoy holds a BFA from the University of Houston. His life experiences have shaped and directed his path as an artist. Beginning in Colorado and New Mexico, where he grew up, immersed in Hispanic and Native American cultures, he lived and taught in San Miguel de Allende and Rome, Italy.  Upon return to Texas, he finished an MFA at University of Houston. He taught at various institutions until he began painting fulltime in 1990.

Robert is represented by Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery, Boerne; Hunt Gallery, San Antonio; Santa Fe Trails Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; and Foltz Fine Art, Houston.

Dina Gregory

Dina Gregory paints on location using soft pastels. In her art, this remarkably passionate southwest plein air painter conveys the connection between God, man, and nature. Her favorite locales are the Texas Hill County, Palo Duro Canyon, and Big Bend National Park. Her landscapes are patterned with bright lights and deep darks. In many of her paintings, Gregory documents scenes later destroyed or forever altered by floods or by drought. Putting this visual history of diverse Texas landscape onto canvas is integral to her plein air journey.

Gregory has a BFA from the University of North Texas. She has been featured in Southwest Air, Plein Air Magazine, American Art Collector, and Art of the West. She is represented by Old Spanish Trail Gallery and Museum, Fort Davis, and Marta Stafford Fine Arts Gallery in Marble Falls.

Nancy Bush

Nancy Bush is a native Texan, born in Austin, who currently resides in Fredericksburg, TX. She tells of her artist’s journey:

“Approximately 20 years ago, I felt the need to change my direction after some East Coast and European travel.  I became very interested in a more subdued tonalist palette and started studying painters from the 19th and 20th centuries such as George Inness, Isaac Levitan, John Henry Twachtman, Richard Schmid and Russell Chatham. 

My style today is an indirect painting style.  I paint wet into dry to layer the paint and create the luminosity in my paintings.  The process is slow and as a result I am always working on several pieces at a time, each one in various stages of completions.  

I feel that my work is about human emotions in time and space represented by light, darkness, warmth, cool, wet, dry, etc.  These elements brought together should evoke a very human response of how one feels upon viewing the painting.  If they connect that way, then I feel my work is validated.”

Ricardo Robles

A Texan by choice, Ricardo Robles is one of the top emerging artists in the West today. He lives and works in his studio on the outskirts of the Texas Hill Country in Round Rock, Texas. His love of the West is evident in vibrant colors, and his brushstrokes accurately capture the wild but quiet moments of life. He won the International Association of Pastel Society 1st place Wildlife Award, and was featured in Texas Wildlife Magazine, San Antonio Voyage Magazine, and Southwest Magazine, Texas Artist Edition.

Using the lens of a storyteller, Robles gives a cinematic perspective to the austere grandeur of the Texas, the Southwest, and the wildlife roaming its landscape. He works in both oil and pastels.

His work is currently represented by Old Spanish Trail Gallery (Fort Davis).

When I paint or draw, I am always thinking about modeling and how to make a 2-dimensional form into 3-dimensional form. … I try to capture light into my subjects…

Mary Baxter

Born in Lubbock, Texas, and raised in San Antonio, Mary Baxter has felt the ‘rightness’ of the Chihuahuan Desert, ever since family camping trips there as a little girl. She pursued her passion at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she studied painting and advanced printmaking and earned her Bachelor of Science degree. To finance her studies, Baxter worked across the country on the high goal polo circuit. Baxter moved to the Big Bend region when she leased a ranch southwest of Marfa for raising cattle and training horses. It was there that she began to see the beauty of the rugged desert and interpret it in her paintings. After several years, she was able to free herself of ranch duties to paint full-time.

2022 Solo, Desertlands of the Southwest, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, TX. 2023-24, The Art of Texas State Parks, Bullock Museum, Austin, TX; Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX; Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, TX; Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX; Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX  

Nocona Burgess

Burgess is a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma. He is the son of a former tribal chief and the great-great-grandson of one of the most revered Native American leaders, Chief Quanah Parker. Burgess grew up surrounded by art. His father went to art school to focus on drawing and painting, and his grandmothers made quilts and beadwork from their own designs.

Painting for Burgess is a way of reaching out to others. He strives for an intimate connection with each subject, eager to know their characters. Through his paintings Burgess says “thank you” to his ancestors for their sacrifices in helping to make the contemporary Native identity what it is today.

Nocona Burgess’ paintings have received numerous awards and have been featured in many publications. He exhibits throughout the United States and beyond in Australia, England, South Africa, and Sweden. His work can also be found in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, DC), Bristol Museum (Bristol, England), American Museum (Bath, England), Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (Santa Fe, NM), and many more.

Daryl McCracken

For over thirty years, Daryl has been working as a studio artist and educator.  After completing a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Illinois where he was honored with an Excellence in Teaching award, he taught at Parkland Community College before migrating to Houston.

Daryl was fortunate to meet a group of artists who co-founded a grass-roots clay organization – ClayHouston – designed to organize and promote Houston area clay artists in the community. He has supported the Houston Food Bank through Empty Bowls Houston a local charity working to fight hunger.

In addition to charity work, he shares his love of clay through teaching.  He was a professor of art at Houston Community College for many years teaching ceramics, life drawing and design.  He also taught at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Glassell School of Art, and North Harris Community College. Currently he teaches at the private studio 3rd Coast Clay in Houston, TX.  In addition to teaching, he shares love of ceramics through lectures, workshops and kiln design and construction consulting.

Daryl focuses on functional and sculptural stoneware and porcelain vessels, producing custom dinnerware for local businesses as well as exhibiting in national juried shows. 

Karen Kirby

K Kirby, a Houston artist, has devoted her life to creative expression- art, music, and writing. She has often done commissioned art work which has taken her in many directions. She can accomplish pretty much anything she sets her mind to in an eclectic array of subjects, sizes, styles, and mediums. 

“Imagination is boundless. Ideas influenced by nature and humanity are always coming to me. Choosing one that expresses something beautiful or meaningful, I make a plan and get to work. Every painting is a journey that has challenges and choices to make along the way, before it is finished.” 

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” -Leonardo da Vinci

Rhonda Radford Adams

Rhonda Radford Adams is a native Houstonian and life-trained artist whose body of work is a unique blend of mixed media, including textiles, ceramics, and paints. Her art is inspired by her travels to over 16 countries, where she believes each destination brings a powerful opportunity to create healing art experiences with others around the world. Rhonda has published several of her original art works, in public and private collections nationally and internationally. Rhonda has served as the director for the Art Angels Healing Arts Program, working extensively with community organizations, hospitals, and schools to provide social wellness through the arts with the young and young at heart.