Haley Library Art Show and Sale
Fine art of the Southwestern US
Proceeds from these fine art sales and exhibits over these many years have provided income to the library to supplement the operating budget.
J. Evetts Haley's Fine Art Legacy
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, and Bobby French produced the first Haley Library Art Show and Sale.
Proceeds from these fine art sales and exhibits over these many
years have provided income to the library to supplement the operating budget. J. Evetts Haley recognized the benefit to the western psyche of fine art that represents the natural world and spaces that we all admire and respect.
As he stated in his “A Cowman’s Comment on 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.
J. Evetts Haley
Three Southwestern Impressionists Don L. Parks, Charles N. Pruitt, and Mary Rasmussen along with now deceased artist Doris Spires have practiced their high level of plein-air and studio art for more than 40 years and have garnered regional acclamation. The association with the Haley Library in now in its 32nd year of successful shows.
We invite you to view and purchase this year’s offering. It is a remarkable offering of diverse style, color, composition, and exceptional value. Enjoy!
Watch our web-calendar for other occasional fine art special events that may be held throughout the year.