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

Navasota Collage


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/



Sponsorship Update: Navasota is Beautiful

As of today, Friday, 7/12, we have received 50% of our Sponsorship goal…

But we still have 50% to go! and our Deadline is Monday, July 15th!

Thank you to our amazing first Sponsors, including several of our guest artists who will be featured in our book, and two of our Gold Sponsors, Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home, and Two Rivers Heritage Foundation, as well as many individuals and families from the Navasota community. We are truly honored by your partnership!

To learn about Sponsorship & the project, or to download a Sponsorship Form, check out the links below. You may also call or email Rebecca directly: (480) 205-0792, rebecca.w.dias@gmail.com.

Also, come to our OPEN HOUSE tomorrow, Saturday 7/13 from 3pm-5pm at the Horlock Gallery 1215 E. Washington Ave, Navasota, TX 77868 to learn more about the project.

Thank you, Navasota! We hope that this project brings you joy in the same way it has blessed us to be part of your community during our Artist-in-Residence program.

Have a great weekend, and we hope to see you at our Open House tomorrow, Saturday, 7/13 from 3-5pm!

Sponsorship Info Link: SPONSOR Info

Sponsorship Form (PDF Download Link):  Navasota is Beautiful Sponsorship Form (1)

Sponsorship forms can be dropped off at the Horlock Gallery or mailed to the Horlock Gallery or the Arts Council of Brazos Valley per the addresses listed on the form.We can also arrange to directly pick up your form; please call Rebecca (480) 205-0792 for more information.Navasota Collagenav-cover-display-for-print2







Welcome Reception Sat. 7/13, 3pm-5pm

Artist Caroline Faye Radell

Welcome Reception & Open House

Saturday, July 13th, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Horlock Art Gallery: 1215 E. Washington Ave., Navasota, Texas, 77868

Image Courtesy of Caroline Faye Radell Art, Copyright Caroline Faye Radell 2019.
Please join the Navasota Artists-in-Residence for a Welcome Reception & Open House on
Saturday, July 13th from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Horlock Gallery to welcome the newest artist-in-residence Caroline Faye Radell to the community. Caroline is from Miami, Florida, and works in oil and acrylic painting, with abstract, figurative and representational subjects. Caroline’s Art Website: https://carolinefaye.com/.
This event will also serve as a Sponsorship Open House and Information Session about Navasota is Beautiful, a Navasota art and storybook by Apinya Srikhwanthong and Rebecca Dias.
Gallery Contact: 1215 E. Washington Avenue, Navasota, Texas 77868 |  Hours: Wed.-Sun. 11am-5pm | Phone: (936) 727-6800 | Website: www.navasotaair.wordpress.com | Facebook: NavasotaAIR

Sponsorship Deadline: Mon. 7/15

We’ve had a few questions about our Sponsorships deadline… So we have updated our  Sponsorship Form to include our SPONSORSHIP DEADLINE: Monday, July 15th, 2019.

Yes, we know this is a fast turnaround… which means we’ve been working really hard… and we are especially grateful for your generous support!

Sponsorship Deadline: Monday, July 15th, 2019

We regret that Sponsorships received after 7/15/19 may not be able to be printed on the Sponsorship page in our book, given the processing timeline of our printing company.

If you are thinking about becoming a Sponsor, please contact Rebecca at (480) 205-0792 for more information, or to reserve your Sponsorship listing.

Thank you again! Apinya and I have been so grateful for this opportunity to participate in the Navasota Artist Residency program, and we are so excited to present this project as a collection of work from our time here. P.S. We’ve also been collaborating with some local Navasota Artist contributors, too… more details on that to come. We can’t wait for the final results!


Thank you, Navasota! Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend… we did, too!