The official public unveiling of the exhibit winners for Our History In Art: The Unveiling at The Museum of North Texas History happened Saturday in downtown Wichita Falls. The event began at 10 a.m.
Charles Campbell, director at The Museum of North Texas History, was a guest on Newschannel 6 Saturday morning before the public unveiling.
Campbell told Newschannel 6 since June, a total of 46 paintings were entered in the art contest. All the paintings have been on display the museum and are available for purchase through Saturday at the museum.
The three winners are:
1. Karyl Barbosa (Wichita Falls)
2. J. Bradford M. (Iowa Park)
3. Linda Rust (Del Rio)
Thanks to a grant from The Priddy Foundation, along with other parties, the three winners' works have been reproduced in a large scale format and installed on the outside of the museum building. Museum officials told Newschannel 6 they believe the art will enhance downtown, promote tourism, and educate the public about Wichita Falls' colorful history.
The Museum of North Texas History plans to do the event every two to three years so officials can build a collection of art to display on the building. Organizers hope doing this will promote and increase the display of art in public spaces.
Saturday is the last day of the full "Our History In Art" exhibit.
The public unveiling and entrance to The Museum of North Texas History is free, year-round.
The museum is located at 720 Indiana in historic downtown Wichita Falls.
- Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – Noon, 1 – 4 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.