2012 Buda Fine Arts Festival Best in Show
Eric Slocombe, the Wildlife Sculptor
Eric grew up in a small town in Colorado. Eric had the majestic Rocky Mountains in his own backyard. Here, he spent his childhood experiencing firsthand the natural beauty of the wilderness – hunting, fishing and camping on the river with his Dad. Even today, he vividly remembers what it felt like as a boy to hear elk bugling in the distance. It is these experiences that Eric brings to his wildlife sculpture. Depicting animals in their natural surroundings, he captures their subtle movements and instinctive reactions.
Eric turned to sculpture while studying art in college and first exhibited his work in 1984. Today, his bronze work is in private collections throughout the Southwest. In the past, he has exhibited at the Southwestern Wildlife Expo and was named Outstanding New Artist by the Dallas Safari Club. He recently participated in 2011 Natureworks Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Ruidoso Art Festival in Ruidoso, New Mexico, where he won the best in sculpture award. Having adopted Texas as home, Eric now lives in San Marcos, Texas.
Eric was selected as the Best of Show at the 2012 Buda Fine Arts Festival. His other awards include Best in Sculpture in Ruidoso in 2009, 2010, 2011, Excellent Award in 2008 from the NatureWorks Wildlife Show in Tulsa, 1997 the Best Three Dimensional Art from the Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria Fiesta and was selected as the Outstanding New Artist in 1995 Game Conservation International Dallas Safari Club. Eric will be the featured artist at the 2013 festival in downtown Buda.
2012 Jazz Fest
Kim Kafka sang the National Anthem. The Austin Brass Band played several beautiful marches to get the festival started. The Numbers from ACC Dixieland Band played some beautiful Jazz music. Followed by Steve Schoen and Let the Saxes and Trumpet Play. Saturday's last two performers were Liz Morphis and Dena Taylor.
Sunday musicians included Dennis Lockhart, Kim Kafka & Morris Nelms followed by Acoustic Jungle. We also had entertainment on Sunday from Dance Unlimited and Dance by Carly.
2012 BFAF Carolyn Schneider Memorial Scholarship Winner
Jeremiah Flynn, Lehman High School, Kyle, Texas. Primary art medium:
His art will be on display at the Information Booth at the Festival for all to see what a wonderful artist he is.
BFAF Carolyn Schneider Memorial Scholarship Winners
Michael Lippe, Lehman High School, Kyle, Texas. Primary
chalk pastels, print making, photography.
Patricia Swanson, Hays High School, Buda, Texas.
Primary art mediums: acrylic, oil pastel, chalk pastel,
colored pencil, charcoal, watercolor, ink, photography
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