By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette

The Pearce Museum held an opening reception for the Western Artists Roundup Show and Sale Thursday night, honoring western artists as they held demonstrations of their painting and sculpting techniques.

Speakers during the opening reception were Pearce Museum Director Ann Zembala, Pearce Museum Curator of Collections Christina Lucas, and artist Jack Moss, who introduced fellow artisans Doug Prine, David Godfrey (not present during reception), Gary Ward, Bob Penny, and Charlie Bullock.

Bob Penny shows of his painting technique while Gary Davis sculpts a horse and rider – Photos by Guy Chapman

Doug Prine sketches a face from a reference photo. All artists were socially distanced during the reception – Photos by Guy Chapman

Charlie Bullock’s painting have a photorealistic quality to them in their depiction of Western life. – Photos by Guy Chapman

Jack Moss begins preliminary painting on a new canvas as completed works hang around him in the gallery. – Photos by Guy Chapman

The Pearce Museum acknowledged Navarro College and the Navarro College Foundation for their ongoing support, as well as Pearce Museum staff members for their assistance with this project: Christina Lucas, Robert O’Toole, Nathan Wilkes, Martina Johnson, and Jessica Kindon.

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