Tuesday, June 16, 2015
As the website of this organization notes: "The mission of the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art is to promote the preservation, study and appreciation of Texas visual arts and its history." In reality CASETA, as it is popularly known, is not a physical center with a dedicated building or actual location. Instead, it is an organization that brings together scholars, collectors, museum professionals, librarians, curators, gallery personnel, and others who have an interest in early Texas art. It defines early Texas art as any work produced forty years before the present date. CASETA holds an annual meeting at a varied location during the late spring that brings together its members to hear presentations about Texas artists, art history, and developments in the field. I presented a talk at CASETA dealing with Allie Tennant and her sculpture three years ago. The organization also sponsors an art exhibition at its annual meeting where dealers in early Texas art make works available for purchase. The group as well sponsors a series of art related events across the rest of the year while its newsletter provides a clearing house of information for its members regarding events related to early Texas art. The offices are based at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Howard Taylor serves as executive director of CASETA.
Click Here for the website of CASETA