Upcoming Events: Horlock Gallery

We’re kicking off the Fall Residency with some exciting events! Here’s a brief overview below…

  • Thursday, Sept. 12thCelebrate the Arts in Bryan, Texas – Arts Council of Brazos Valley Annual Fundraiser

Navasota Artists in Residence will join the City of Navasota at the Annual Celebrate the Arts Fundraiser. For more information, go to https://www.acbv.org/events/2019/celebrate-the-arts

  • Friday, Sept. 27th-Saturday, Oct. 5th**ZAPP Hall, Round Top Antiques Fair, in Warrenton, Texas (**Navasota Gallery location CLOSED for these dates)

Navasota Artists in Residence will host a booth at ZAPP Hall in Warrenton, Texas, for the Round Top Antiques Festival! We had an awesome adventure there last spring, and are excited to return for the Fall Festival. See you at ZAPP Hall, near the Junk Gypsy Tent and Royers Cafe!

  • Saturday, Sept. 28th-Sunday, Sept. 29  – Texas Reds Festival in Bryan, Texas – (**Navasota Gallery location CLOSED for these dates)

Navasota Artists in Residence will host a booth courtesy of the Arts Council of Brazos Valley at the Annual Texas Reds Festival. Because the only thing that could possibly be better than art..s  is art + steak + music + wine. Join us on Saturday or Sunday afternoon for this fabulous fall festival! For more information and to register go to: http://texasredsfestival.com/

  • TBD, October 2019: Navasota is Beautiful Book Release Party – Our updated release date is October 2019, to allow more time for our print & proofing process. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we’ve confirmed the details! For direct questions and concerns, please contact Rebecca at rebecca.w.dias@gmail.com.

Navasota is Beautiful: Book Project Update

Dear Sponsors and Friends,

Apinya and I have been thrilled by your overwhelming support for our Book Project, Navasota is Beautiful. In case you haven’t heard, we were able to raise over $4,000 for our Sponsorship Campaign! This is not only more than we had hoped–it is DOUBLE what we had hoped!

We were truly overwhelmed by your generous support for this exciting project, and we hope that you are excited about it as we are.

Because of this incredible, unexpected support, we made a few adjustments to our project and our timeline–and we wanted to share these updates with you:

  • We are now working with our first choice printing partner, a local printing press outside of Austin, rather than our second-choice printing partner, an international vendor.
  • Thanks to your generosity, we will be able to print a higher quantity of books than we had initially thought possible–which will help to make this book more widely accessible in the Navasota community.
  • We will be able to print books with higher quality than we had originally anticipated, which will enhance the art images included in the project.

In order to accommodate the above changes, we have updated our Book Release date from August 2019 to October 2019. As many of you know, Apinya Srikhwanthong has returned to San Francisco temporarily, but will return to Navasota for the Book Release Event. The book release date has NOT been scheduled yet, but we promise to let you know ASAP!

In the meantime, original art and illustrations for the Navasota is Beautiful Book Project, including artwork by Apinya Srikhwanthong, are on display and available for purchase at the Horlock Gallery in Navasota. The Gallery is open Wed.-Sun. 11am-5pm, 1215 E Washington Ave.

Thank you again for your generous support–we hope to see you soon!


Rebecca Dias & Apinya Srikhwanthong

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Art-After-School Classes: Fall 2019 with Caroline Faye Radell

Navasota Artist-in-Residence Caroline Faye Radell will be teaching Art-After-School Classes “Portraits & People” at the Arts Council of Brazos Valley in College Station this fall, beginning September.

Tuesday (Beginners): 4:15pm-5:45pm

Friday (Advanced): 4:15pm-5:45pm

Classes will be held for 12 weeks, beginning September 10th or 17th. Late registration & enrollment may be allowed. To register and for more information, call 979-696-2787  or go to: https://www.acbv.org/p/programs/childrenteensclasses

Class Location (appx. 25 minutes from Navasota) Arts Council of Brazos Valley: 4180 HWY 6 SOUTH COLLEGE STATION, TX 77845)

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Fall 2019 Horlock Gallery Hours

Horlock Gallery Hours Fall 2019:

Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00am-5:00pm (Closed Monday & Tuesday)

Gallery Location: 1215 E. Washington Ave. Navasota, Texas, 77868

Please note that the Gallery may be closed for special events in which the artists are required to represent the Gallery off-site, as well as U.S. National Holidays according to the schedule of the Arts Council of Brazos Valley (https://www.acbv.org/). Special events and holiday closures will be posted on our Blog, Facebook, and on the Gallery door. Thank you!

P.S. Check out this INSITE Brazos Valley Magazine Article to learn more about our program: https://www.insitebrazosvalley.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/horlock-house-navasota-artists-in-residence/


Fall Artist Residency 2019: Welcoming Artist Hayley Labrum Morrison of Austin, Texas

Hayley Labrum Morrison, A Flame of Fire Out of the Midst of a Bush, 2019


The Navasota Artist-in-Residence Program and Horlock Gallery have reopened for the Fall Term with three artists.

Navasota and the Artist Residency welcome artist Hayley Labrum Morrison from Austin, Texas.

Hayley’s Bio:

“Born and raised in the Beehive state, Hayley has since lived in Chicago, Santa Fe, Sydney, and Austin. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Brigham Young University in 2008 and has created custom murals across the Wasatch Front, contributed to Comic Con San Diego and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, led Dancing Moose Montessori’s Art Program, and shown in a variety of group and solo exhibitions. Hayley currently lives and works in Austin, TX.” –Hayley’s Artist Bio, http://www.hayley.co/about-hayley

Check out Hayley’s Artist Statement below:

“My work deals with the formation of core beliefs and discovery of new truths that have the power to change us. Each newly-discovered truth comes with a decision to accept and incorporate it into one’s beliefs or reject it and persist in existing beliefs. Truth can lead the open mind through a personal evolution that contributes to a more accurate and sympathetic world view.

Discovery, truth, and belief disruption take shape in my work as surreal settings of disparate styles. Elements of the natural landscape, vintage children’s books, sacred geometry, and my imagination as well as a variety of techniques and media such as mono-printing, paper marbling, spray paint, watercolor, acrylic, oil, and collage coalesce to unfold a reality that is reflective of the curiosity, intensified perspective, and playfulness of the impressionable mind.”  – Hayley Labrum Morrison, https://artx.net/mediapost/artist-spotlight-hayley-labrum-morrison/

Hayley works in both 2-D and 3-D mixed media art.

Check out Hayley’s art website at Hayley Labrum’s Art Website: http://www.hayley.co/  and on Instagram: @hullahoop_


Caroline Faye Radell, an acrylic and oil painter from Miami, Florida, has extended her summer residency to February 2020. Caroline Faye will be continuing to develop her linear inspired artwork with nature-inspired and figurative themes.

Check out an excerpt of Caroline Faye’s Artist Statement below:

“My practice aims to celebrate and complicate the element of line as a purveyor of visual information. This exploration began with the creation of my own linear language that investigates the artificiality of painted line in conjunction with the realities it communicates. Lines have the ability to create the illusion of three-dimensional space, but their visibility simultaneously indicates that an image is constructed on a flat surface. These opposing functions are the formal foundation atop which I build my compositions.

Each painting begins with abstract space made from an amalgamation of linear networks. Some remain explorations of the relationship between line, space, and dimension, and often include personal inspirations such as backyard flora, religious symbols, and many others. These inspirations are extremely malleable because they represent the interests of my mind’s eye at a moments notice. This often creates disjointed environments that contain hidden moments of beauty throughout. As a result, layering and transparency become central to the work as methods of selective concealment. They mitigate, emphasize, and alter previously overwhelming visual information to seek clarity in created chaos- an approach that parallels my day-to-day experience as a painter on the autism spectrum. The process of choosing which elements of myself (whether that be my behavior or my artistic hand) to emphasize, which to obscure, and which to hide entirely has characterized my development as both an artist and a human being. While this process may resemble an attempt at assimilation, anxiety, uncertainty, and differences remain visible.” – Caroline Faye Radell, https://carolinefaye.com/about/statement/

Caroline Faye’s Art Website: https://carolinefaye.com/  & Caroline Faye’s Instagram: @carolinefayeart


Rebecca Dias, a mixed media watercolor and acrylic artist from Phoenix, Arizona, will be continuing her residency for a third and final term. Rebecca has been working on 3 illustration projects during her residency, including Navasota is Beautiful: The Story of a Texas Railroad Town. All three projects are anticipated for release in Fall 2019 and 2020.

Rebecca Dias’s Art Website: https://www.rwdias.com/



Sponsorships for ‘Navasota is Beautiful’ Art Book

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Creative Sponsors, for Creative Businesses in a Creative Community… because ‘Navasota is Beautiful’

Fundraising Goal: $2,000

Sponsorship Deadline: Monday, July 15, 2019

Navasota Artists-in-Residence Apinya Srikhwanthong and Rebecca Dias are now accepting Sponsorships to support initial printing costs of their illustrated children’s history book and art book Navasota is Beautiful.

Sponsorships are available at the Platinum, Gold and Silver level, with fundraising to be directed towards book printing costs, courtesy of the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, a non-profit organization. Sponsors will be allowed to place names of individuals and/or businesses, as well as logos in the Sponsorship page of the printed book according to Sponsorship level. **Please note that Sponsorships received after the given deadline of 7/15/19 may not be able to have their sponsorship listing printed in the published book, given the processing timeline of our printing company.**

Sponsorship forms may be downloaded at the link below, and are also available at the Horlock Art Gallery.

Link to PDF file for download: Navasota is Beautiful Sponsorship Form (1)

Please contact Rebecca at (480) 205-0792 or rebecca.w.dias@gmail.com for more information.

Thank you for your generous support!

~Apinya & Rebecca

Gallery Contact: 1215 E. Washington Avenue, Navasota, Texas 77868 |  Hours: Wed.-Sun. 11am-5pm | Phone: (936) 727-6800 | Website: http://www.navasotaair.wordpress.com | Facebook: NavasotaAIR

Announcing ‘Navasota is Beautiful’ Art Book

Navasota Artists-in-Residence Apinya Srikhwanthong and Rebecca Dias are currently collaborating to produce Navasota is Beautiful, an easy-to-read storybook and art book about Navasota, Texas. Navasota is Beautiful will be written by Rebecca Dias and illustrated by Apinya Srikhwanthong and Rebecca Dias, with several local artist contributions. The anticipated release date is August 2019.


Apinya and Rebecca are currently accepting Sponsors to support the initial book printing cost. For more information, check out our Sponsorship Link. Thank you for your support, Navasota!


Rebecca says the following about the project:

“Apinya and I have each stayed in Navasota for almost a year now. We wanted to create something that could be a lasting gift to the community, as a thank you for our time here as artists-in-residence. Staying in a historical home, and living here, I have come to appreciate the many facets of Navasota’s history, and I have observed how Navasota is growing and changing too. We hope that this picture book can help to inspire newcomers and long-time Navasota residents alike to appreciate the history, culture and beauty of Navasota, Texas, which Apinya and I have each found in coming here. It is a book that I hope children, families and adults will be able to enjoy for many years to come.”


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Back Cover Image by Apinya Srikhwanthong. Copyright 2019 by Apinya Srikhwanthong and Rebecca Dias. All Rights Reserved.

Horlock Gallery Closed Easter Weekend 4/19-4/21

Please note that The Horlock Gallery NAIR location at 1215 E. Washington Ave. will be closed Fri. April 19th-Sun. April 21st for the Easter holiday. Check out our SPECIAL EVENTS for Saturday, April 20th!

The Horlock Gallery follows the Arts Council of Brazos Valley Gallery scheduling. For more information, go to ACBV.org.