Upcoming at the Museum of the Big Bend
34th Annual, April 16-May 17, 2020
Thirty-Fourth Annual Trappings of Texas opening
weekend, April 16-18, features the best of contemporary
Western art and custom cowboy gear all under one roof.
Ticketed events include Preview and After Preview Party;
Meet the Artists Luncheon and Fashion Show; Grand
Opening Reception, Sale and Exhibit; Sixth Annual Ranch
Round Up Party and more! All works are for sale and
benefit both the artist and the Museum. Saturday, April
18th Trappings of Texas opens to the public at no charge.
View the works and participate in presentations and
workshops led by Trappings artists.
1. Buckle Set, Mild Steel & Sterling Silver, Franco Trevino, $1,500
2. Coyanosa, 15x25, oil, Alice Leese
3. Just Waiting, 11x14, pastel, Sarah Harless
4. Ledger 1, 8x10, watercolor, Teal Blake, $1,250
5. Longhorn Buckle, Mike Pardue
6. Ryan Stockpens outstide of Marfa, 4x5, drypoint etching, Phil Epp
7. Light in the Window, 11x14, oil, Kim MacKey
8. Pendant, Sterling Silver and Gold Overlay, Javier Ribeyrol
Sixth Annual Heritage Dinner
Honoring Charles Mallory Graciela Iturbide:
September 21, 2019 Organized by the Wittliff Collections, Texas State University
Charles Mallory continued a Connecticut family his-
tory in the shipping industry dating back to 1816,
when he co-founded one of the nations’ leading ship-
ping brokerage firms, MJLF, in 1979. In his 30 years
with the Stamford, Connecticut-based company, he
brokered the sale, purchase and charter of some of
the world’s largest tankers.
In 1999, he fulfilled a life-long dream of being in
the hotel and restaurant business when he founded
the Greenwich Hospitality Group, GHG, which owns
and operates boutique hotels and restaurants in and
around Connecticut. In the Big Bend region, Charles
owns the Holland Hotel and Maverick Inn in Alpine
and the Hotel Limpia in Fort Davis.
Since investing in the area, he has been a steadfast
supporter of the Museum of the Big Bend and Sul
Ross State University. Museum of the Big Bend Her-
itage Award recognizes those whose contributions
help tell the story of the Big Bend for generations to
come. Past recipients include Victor J. Smith, Miriam
and Emmett McCoy, Leighton and Jim Donnell, Jane
and Al Micallef and Family and John Poindexter. The
Heritage Dinner is hosted by the Gage Hotel at the
Ritchey Brothers Building in Marathon.
June 12-September 6, 2020
Join the Museum of the Big Bend, in partnership
with The Wittliff Collections, Texas State University, as
we celebrate the art of Graciela Iturbide’s black and
white photography of local people and landscapes
from Mexico. This exhibit opens on Friday June 12.
The Museum, in partnership with the City of Alpine,
hosts Alpine Photo Weekend featuring professional
photographers conducting workshops and
presentations, June 13th and 14th. Free and open to