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Meadows Center seeks artwork for Art of the Sacred Springs exhibit

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
March 2, 2018

SAN MARCOS – The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University invites artists to submit artwork inspired by Spring Lake and the San Marcos Springs for inclusion in the upcoming Art of the Sacred Springs Exhibit at Spring Lake on Saturday, April 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

In celebration of the San Marcos Springs, artists are encouraged to translate the beauty of Spring Lake and The Meadows Center through their artwork. Submissions must be in an 8-inch by 8-inch format and weigh no more than five pounds. The Meadows Center will accept up to two submissions per artist. To participate in the opportunity to display art, submit an application at by April 1. Upon acceptance, artists will be given more details.

“This is a great opportunity for students and local artists to showcase their work and share their passion for the San Marcos Springs, which provide water for the San Marcos River and Spring Lake,” Community Miranda Wait said.

Tickets for an adult-only art showing at Spring Lake on April 28 are available online at Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Beverages and light refreshments will be provided.

The exhibit will have an extended showing at Dahlia Woods Gallery May 3-5, which will include a closing reception from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

The art featured in the exhibit will be available for purchase, with proceeds split 72/28 to the artist and the Dahlia Woods Gallery. Proceeds raised from ticket sales will support the Spring Lake education program and the Indigenous Cultures Institute’s Summer Youth Program. Prizes for first, second and third place entries will be given during the April 28 art showing at Spring Lake.

For more information about the Art of the Sacred Springs Exhibit at Spring Lake, visit or email

Art of the Sacred Texas Springs is a collaborative series of exhibits, pilgrimages and other events throughout the Texas Hill Country at various venues in San Antonio, Austin, San Marcos, Wimberley and New Braunfels. Additional information can be found at

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University was named following a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation in August 2012. The Meadows Center inspires research, innovation and leadership that ensures clean, abundant water for the environment and all humanity, and is led by Executive Director Andrew Sansom, Ph.D.

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 184,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

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