Old Bakery & Emporium Vendors’ Art Reception Austin Tonight 😊

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Due to a move and an emergency gallbladder situation, lol, I could only finish getting ready two paintings for this year’s summer vendor show tonight, but they’re some of my fav’s –

1. “Sunrise Rowers on Lady Bird Lake Austin” an 8×10 from 2004
2. “Birds & Sailboat in Paradise” a 12×16 painted early this year (2019)

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Both paintings are oils on canvas, but the 2004 was by brush, and the 2019 is via palette knife. Lot of big pluses and minuses to either method. Will need to do a post on my feelings about both that I really like 🙂

About OBE – Old Bakery and Emporium

Old Bakery & Emporium is a beautifully restored early 1800’s building that’s luckily survived Austin supersonic burst into the 21st century!

Originally a working bakery, it is directly across the street from the front of the Texas State Capital building. If you visit Austin, both stops are within walking distance of each other. I have several originals captures of the Capital & other other Austin landmarks there 😊

Texas State Capital Dawn Panorama - available at both Fine Art America https://fineartamerica.com/featured/texas-state-capital-dawn-panorama-felipe-adan-lerma.html & at The Old Bakery & Emporium in Austin, across from the Texas 
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Texas State Capital Dawn Panorama
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Operated by Austin’s City Parks Board, OBE usually keeps regular hours of Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm.

That usually only changes for special occasions, like the Christmas tree lighting at the Capital in December, during city wide art festivals and other events.

I’d recommend making the call to 512-974-1300 when unsure.
Their FB page is http://www.facebook.com/obemporium

There’s parking spaces with meters plus handicap spaces directly in front.

Though there’s no food served at the Bakery any longer, there’s always a fresh supply of newly made art, jewelry, photography, and textiles. My wife loves the handmade decorative kitchen towels there ❤️

As a bonus, there’s a coffee shop across the street 😊

About the Vendors at OBE

As one can see by the Vendor’s Exhibit flyer for the show this month, the work is eclectic and beautiful!

Participation is for artists and artisans within a prescribed metro area of Austin, which is pretty huge – this IS Texas, lol! – and the vendor be of the age of 50 or older.

As with all things government or private (same folks, really, right? 😊), always best to check first. I myself found it easier and more complete (with idiosyncratic questions of my own) to call first : 512-974-1300 . Speak to a real person! Then set an appointment. After that, email works really well.

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That’s it for now; hope to have pics of the reception up this weekend —

Thanks everyone!
Wishing everyone the best!  


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  1. The OBE looks like a lovely venue for an art show, I wish you much success! I would like to read your post about painting with brush vs knife. I usually paint with my knife, the same one I’ve used for about 30 years, I’ve tried to replace it, but it’s my favorite!

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    • It’s a beautiful sturdy old building, authentic early Austin, Tiffany! 😊 I want to answer u more fully re brush/palette knife so‘ll put that in a new comment a little later this morning. The reception was total fun, one of the best there yet, and was I kapooted, lol! But luckily I’ve recovered enough to go & enjoy it – more soon 🙂

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    • Tiffany, I just love you’ve been able to use the same knife for 30 years! I love the ease of using a palette knife and how quick I can clean it for another color. But I do miss the difference of how mushing the colors with a brush is vs the knife. A good brush, and the right brush really, can do amazing effects the knife can’t, and vice versa.

      I’ve tried to be a purist, lol, using only one or the other, but I think I’m just being or “trying” to be elitist 🙂

      What I want to do next is try some paintings with both, and try to allow myself the freedom to switch back & forth. In our move I came across an old container used to switch a paint brush with a mesh at the bottom to help remove the current paint residue. Between that & a handy paper towel for the knife, I’ll see what I can come up with image wise and how it feels to paint wise.

      Once I do some of that, which won’t be til I can get strong enough to lift more than 8 lbs & finish setting up my new art room (w/day bed & windows! 😊) , then I can experiment and then do a decent not-just-guessing post.

      Tell me a bit more if u can about which style/size knife you’ve settled on for so many years! It must be a perfect fit for you! All the best, Tiffany!


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