Coop Gallery




San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Coop Gallery, 427 South Oakes Street

 The gallery was named in honor of our friend, the late Roger Allen, founder of the Old Chicken Farm Art Center and long time SAMFA supporter.

Helping Artists
Artists (emerging and pro) are welcome to show in the Coop.
We want to encourage artists to try new things. Installation, performance, new media and traditional processes are all welcome in the Coop. The space is limited only by your imagination!

Show Art in the Coop:
 $50 per day
 $75 for an Art Walk night and weekends

 It is always free to rent the COOP for:
     Angelo State Students with student ID
     Non-profit and non-partisan groups
     K-12 Classroom Teachers: Show off student art and projects for FREE!
     K-12 Classrooms participating in a multi-visit art program at SAMFA are invited to a Coop Gallery reception to celebrate their work.

 To schedule your show call (325)653-3333 or download and submit the show proposal form.  Show Proposal Form

UPCOMING Exhibits:

 Closer Than You Think
July 15, 2021 · 5 - 8 pm (Opening Night)
July 16 - 17 · 11 am - 4 pm

Sculptor, Kevin Stanford, brings together his beautiful works made of cedar, brick, and steel.
Coop Gallery, 427, S. Oakes St.






Past Exhibits:


Heritage Park presents "Hank on Tour" Art Show (June 18-25, 2021)
The show will include winning pieces from local students "Hank on Tour" Art contests.

Resolute: Water Valley Artist Society Art Exhibition (May 28 & 29, 2021)
"Resolute" contains a variety of upper level and foundational artworks by the Water Valley Art Department. The title of the exhibition is fitting as resolute is defined as being purposeful, determined and unwavering in the face of obstacles. That is what our art department has accomplished through this year of uncertainty and instability. This group exhibition contains mostly our Art 2, 3 and 4 artists works and includes our foundations artists printmaking studies. This exhibition, which includes paintings, sculptures and drawings and prints which are connected to art history and the experimentation of art processes,  is curated by their instructor Christopher Voss.

Artfully Able (May 6-22, 2021)
Artwork in varying mediums from the residents at the State Supported Living Center.

What Are You Wearing? (April 29-30, 2021)
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. The main goal of "What Are You Wearing?" is to promote awareness about sexual violence and to combat victim-blaming.

Chicken and the Clay: A 50 Year Legacy (April 23, 2021)
A collections of San Angelo potters from the Chicken Farm Art Center will be showcases their beautiful works at the Coop Gallery for one day only. Artists include Vicki Hardin, Joe Morgan, Kassie Dilworth, Horacio Casillas, and RA Pottery.

Altered States (February 26-27, 2021)
A group of eleven artists focus on the exploration of consciousness through its many forms.


Working 2 gether (February 13, 2020)
A collaborative body of work between father, Joel Quintella, and daughter, JoElla Mendez. They use a variety of media and techniques to create their works.


Sixty Sage (November 29 - December 1, 2019)
A display of how life in the west, influences Katie Probandt's work as a lifestyle and family photographer.

The Art Expo (November 21-23, 2019)
The ASU Friday Art Club showcased original works from both students and faculty from Angelo State University. A variety of mediums were on display.

Snap Happy Photography Club (November 9, 2019)
The Snap Happy Photography Club exhibited works from various Angelo State University club members.

Squared (October 17, 2019)
Shaydee Watson brought together a collection of her "Littles" as she calls them that encompass tiny imagery in a 2 inch square box.

Through The Years (September 19-21, 2019)
Nicole Clemens' current body of work is a colorful dance of abstracted landscapes, incorporating parts of the human form, the moon, and symbols she finds purposeful and meaningful. Her exhibit will showcasee pieces she completed here in Texas, before she leaves on new adventures for her new landscape; The Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Shield Maiden
Collection (August 30 - September 7, 2019)
Verdandi's solo show, exhibited her Maiden and Shield dot art collections.

Mixed and Meaningful (August 15, 2019)
Artist Andrea Landers brings together an eclectic collection of paintings, drawings and collage, with an underlying theme of beauty redeemed from chaos.

Altered States (August 7, 2019)
A ceramic exhibit by Angelo State University students showing off their works from their Ceramics 1, 2, & 3 classes. All the works exhibited were fired with alternative firing processes.

Ceramics by Johnathan Shearer (June 28, 2019)
Johnathan Shearer graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a degree in Ceramics. His exhibit showcased the body of work created in his final year attending Lewis & Clark College.

Wall I.S.D. Student Show (May 7, 2019)
Wall High School Art Students original works of art that they submitted in the Visual Arts Scholastic Education Regional Competition.

Finding Peace (April 26-28, 2019)
Marsalis Mahome solo exibit of a variety of mediums.

"Look" (April 18-20, 2019)
As a group, the ASU Art Club students explored sight and eyes in this eclectic art exhibit.

Chicken Farm Potters: Past & Present (April 12, 2019) 
Chicken Farmers from both past and present are having an exhibit opening of their pottery in the Coop Gallery at 427 S. Oakes St. There will be seven artists exhibiting, including works from the late Roger Allen. Artists include: Cody Clinton, Ashley Crumley, Kassie Dilworth, Eric Grasham, Vicki Hardin, Joe Morgan and pieces of Roger Allen's from the Starkeeper Gallery.

Signification (April 5-7, 2019) The "signification" art exhibition included art color theory and mixed media studies by the Water Valley Artist Society art students. These student artists created art that connects to many design principles such as color, value, visual and actual texture, variety, shape, line, and other mixed media applications.

Concho Valley Woodturners Exhibit (March 21-23, 2019) The Concho Valley Woodturners exhibited a variety of their remarkable creations and each piece was unique and hand made.

SAMFA Museum Staff Exhibit (February 21 & 23, 2019) The Museum's employees showcased their own artworks in an eclectic exhibit at the Coop Gallery. Each employee has a passion for artwork, which has led them to join the museum staff over the years. There was a variety of mediums and styles on display for the public to enjoy.

Kara D Fashion Exhibit (February 16, 2019) Kara D will be showcasing her fashion works from her senior show at the Art Institute.