Free space/time in the gallery always means member art will be shown.

The Creative Arts Center

200 W. 5th Street, Bonham, TX 75418

​A project of the Fannin Community Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit

2018 Exhibit Schedule

Midwinter Blues                                                         January 19 - February 24     

Moondance (art must include the moon)                              March 2 - April 6

Four Elements - Earth, Wind, Fire & Water               April 13 - May 26 

Youth Art Contest (during Red River Art Fest - see info below)                      April 13

Annual Photography &  Glass Exhibit                       June 8 - July 14 

Ready, Set, Pour!  (all techniques are welcome!)                July 20 - August 31

Annual Art Show & Contest  (Youth and Adult)                    September 7 - 29

Invitational Exhibit - Kay Carrel                                 October 5 - October 27

Fannin County - Then, Now, Forever (all media)          November 2 - December 1

Member Art                                                                December 7 - 22 

Generally, art is accepted from the Wednesday of the week BEFORE the exhibit through the Wednesday of the week the exhibit opens. So, art is accepted for 7 days. All shows but the Invitational Exhibit are open to both CAC members and non-members. All open exhibits are free to members, except for the Annual Show and Contest. So join us - it's only $85 per year to have your art managed by us so you don't have to!

Questions? Call the Director at 903-640-2196. We will do our best to post entry forms for each exhibit that can be downloaded prior to every show, but just in case, there is a generic form here.

YOUTH MAY ALWAYS ENTER OUR EXHIBITS FOR FREE - we love to show youth art here!!!!

Youth Art Contest in the Red River Art Fest

Winners: Photography - 1st Place, Saryn Pierce; 2nd Place, Quincy Cowan; 3rd Place, Saryn Pierce

Drawing/Painting - 1st Place, Amie Reid; 2nd Place, Sara Carruth; 3rd Place, Abby Glover

3D - 1st Place, Quincy Cowan; 2nd Place, Alyson Cross

Congratulations to our winners and to all the youth who entered and had their art displayed!!


Free space/time in the gallery always means member art will be shown.

Currently in the Gallery:

Photo & Glass Exhibit

June 8 - July 14

A beautiful display of photographs and colorful glass art.


Artists of the Month

The Creative Arts Center is proud to display three members' art each month at two venues in our community. We are grateful to Legend Bank and TMC Bonham Hospital for supporting the arts and our artists.

Our Artists of the Month for June are: Kim Pruitt, Sherry Solomon and Kay Carrel

​At Legend Bank - Kim Pruitt. Kim is a native of Oklahoma, currently living in Grayson County and draws inspiration for her art from everyday life. She works with glass, making bottle chimes and yard art, but she is also an accomplished painter.

At TMC Bonham (the Cafe) - Sherry Solomon and Kay Carrel.

Sherry Solomon is a new member, having recently relocated to the Bonham area to be near family. Sherry holds a BA in music and an MA in Literature and is a musician as well as an artist. Upon retirement from the University of Texas Press, she began to watercolor and has worked in many media since.

Kay Carrel is a founder of the Creative Arts Center, a project of the Fannin Community Foundation, of which she is also a founding member. She has painted her entire life and has a special passion for painting outside in the mountains, even using her pet llama Absolute to help carry her supplies to that "perfect spot." Landscapes and horses are frequent subjects.

​July Exhibit - Ready, Set, Pour!

All techniques of Acrylic Pouring are welcome. Up to four pieces may be entered. Non-members enter for $25 and members and Youth at no charge. 

Exhibit runs July 20 -August 31.