Meet Our Judge - Walt Davis

Walt Davis, signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, began painting in watercolor over 30 years ago. He studies first with Faith Helen Foust at Eastfield Community College, then with Bud Biggs. He later attended workshops with Doug Walton, Louise Cadillac, Carole Barnes, Frank Webb, Mark Mehaffey, Richard Stephens, Joseph Zbukvitch and noted bird artist John P. O'Neil.

Walt has taught watercolor, figure drawing and plein air sketching at Eastfield Community College, Amarillo College, Panhandle Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Art and at his studio in Commerce. He has conducted numerous workshops all over the region and his paintings hang in private collections in Washington State, Florida, Colorado, New Mexico and cities throughout Texas. His work has been accepted into exhibitions of the American Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Texas Watercolor Society, Richardson Civic Art Society, Greenville Art League, and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.

Walt creatived the dust jacket art and sixteen pencil drawings for the book Exploring the Edges of Texas (2010) and cover art for the book by Fred Tarpley entitled Wood Eternal. Exhibitions of his work have been held all over Texas and he was curator of exhibits for the Dallas Museum of Natural History for 15 years. 


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 31 - 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 usually 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 runs concurrently with the Adult Art Show & Contest.


​Three categories: Photography, Drawing/Painting and 3 D

Entry Form here.

See your work on display in the gallery - prizes to all three places in each category.


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

PLEASE NOTE: ​For both Adult and Youth, a category will only be judged if at least four works of art representing at least two artists are entered in the category.

​Exhibit runs September 7-29​

Annual Art Show & Contest - Walt Davis, judge

Best of Show Wins $100; $75-1st; $25-2nd; Ribbons to 3rd

Opens September 7, 5-6:30 PM Reception

This contest is open to everyone. Members enter at $35 pp and non-members entry fee is $50. Works may be for sale. Three pieces may be entered in any category(s).

Categories to enter are:







3 D (includes pottery, sculpture, etc)

Mixed and other media

Entry form with more info here.


Ready, Set, Pour!

In the gallery now -

Many techniques of Acrylic Pouring are included. Art for sale for as little as $10.

Exhibit runs July 31 -August 31.