Annual Invitational Art Show and Sale
The Haley Library Annual Art Show is our premier fundraising event of the year. It has enabled collectors of fine art in the Midland region to view and purchase the highest quality of art, bronzes and paintings by some of the biggest and most enduring names in western and fine art.
Whatever the changing conceptions of the ephemeral moment,...genuine art is untouched and eternal. For art, that finest expression of man's timeless grouping for lovely form and color, for spirit and beauty, eternally fixed by paint on canvas, is for the ages.
From A Cowman's Comment on Art by J. Evetts Haley
Fine art of the Southwestern US has been present at the Haley Library since 1978 when an Art Committee comprised of three Midland, Texas collectors, Bobby Holt, Bobby Hillin, produced the first Haley Library Art Show and Sale.
Each spring some 35 to 40 gallery represented, professional artists are invited to participate in the annual show and sale.
Professional artists such as Wayne Baize,CA, David Ballew, Dan Bodelson, William Whitaker, Darlene Wall, Richard Thompson, Garland Weeks, Bruce Cheever, Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets, Jo Ann Peralta, Tom Darrah, Jimmy Dyer, Tyler Crow, Buckeye Blake, Jason Scull,CA, and others of like ability and popularity send work to the show most years.
A local group of outstanding painters known as the Midland Southwest Impressionists offer their much anticipated annual show and sale in the fall of the year for now over 25 years. Don L. Parks, Charles N. Pruitt, Mary Rasmussen, and Doris Spires offer up their annual production for highly sought after paintings in a show that creates the largest one day attendance for the library calendar.
Watch our web-calendar for occasional fine art special events that may be held throughout the year.