Gallery Verde



The museum is grateful to Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, which has donated the use of its Quartermaster Gallery for SAMFA’s exhibits through May. The Quartermaster Gallery was the original home of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, from the time the museum opened to the public in 1985 until the completion of the present museum building in 1999. Currently on exhibit at the Fort Concho Quartermaster Gallery is Take a Closer Look: Orna Feinstein and McKay Otto which will continue through April 9, 2023. 

In addition to the replacement of the copper roof of the main museum, interior repairs and some remodeling are planned. Museum staff are currently working on the logistics to pack and move the entire art collection (around 2000 objects) to a secure location before the work can begin. The main museum will be closed while this work is going on, but the adjacent Oakes Street galleries and Concho Clay Studio will remain unaffected.

The museum is supported by generous contributions from both individuals and businesses. The upcoming exhibit is made possible in part by the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council and the Texas Commission on the Arts. SAMFA’s Fort Concho hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, 1 pm to 5 pm. Admission will remain free.

Click here to read complete press release

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Gallery Verde, 417 S.Oakes

This commercial building was constructed in the early 1920's and over the years has been the location of a number of retail businesses. The property had gone into severe decline and virtual abandonment until 2002 when it was acquired by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. In a joint venture with the Upper Colorado River Authority, the museum restored this building and for over seven years it was used as an education center by the UCRA. The museum will now operate an art gallery at this location. In recognition of the numerous environmentally based exhibitions and programs that have taken place here, we have decided to name the space Gallery Verde.

Gallery Verde InsideGallery Verde is looked upon as a gallery of the museum and is to be used to highlight the work of outstanding individuals, groups and contemporary collections. Exhibitions in Gallery Verde will provide educational content, inspiration and information to the community in accordance with the museum's mission. The gallery space is meant to create awareness in all aspects of environmental knowledge including human social interaction and concerns. Artists, groups and collections are expected to be of the highest qualities and presented professionally.

Our premier exhibit features over forty works created by leading artists from around the country who participate in the museum's first national "En Plein Air" competition. Fittingly the artists have reflected on the constructed as well as natural environments of our region.

For more information on the exhibits in Gallery Verde email Shaydee Watson at [email protected]

Upcoming Events:


2022 EnPleinAirTEXAS Artists
June 10 - July 9, 2023


Felice House and Dana Younger
July 20 - October 2023



Past Exhibits:


Angelo State University Graduate Ceramics Juried Exhibition (April 14 - May 5, 2023)
San Angelo is the official Visual Arts Capital of Texas and home to a diverse and robust ceramics community. This exhibition, hosted by Angelo State University and juried by Brad Schweiger and Organized by Hayun Surl, showcases talented graduate students from across the U.S. who specialize in ceramics as their primary medium. As part of an ongoing commitment to promote contemporary ceramics practice in the visual arts.

Galactic Warriors and Gods from the Yucatan (January 6 - February 25, 2023)
The San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum & Cultural Center Presents "Galactic Warriors and Gods From The Yucatan" by Andy Villarreal.

Galactic Warriors And Gods From The Yucatan artwork's artistic influence derives from Andy’s personal experiences acquired during his travels to Europe, the US Southwest, East and West coasts, and especially the Mayan Indigenous cultures, which became his primary source of inspiration. His artworks combine history, Mayan mythology, and ancient religion. Andy’s work emphasizes the human condition, struggles, harmony, social injustice, and celebration of life.



EnPleinAirTEXAS: Round Two (December 15-17, 2022)
Artwork from our 2022 EnPleinAirTEXAS artists. If you weren't able to snag a West Texas painting during the STAMPEDE event in October, now is your chance.

What I Learned in the Woods (September 22 - October 2, 2022)
Hank Waddell creates art and sculptural furniture primarily from fallen trees. As a boy, he developed a deep connection with nature wandering the pine forests of East Texas. He climbed the trees, built forts from downed limbs, and bathed in the serenity of the old pines. Here, he learned to listen to trees and to take in their beauty, and it was here that he began his lifelong passion for crafting wood.

Selections from the Glassell Studio School of Ceramics (April 8-10, 2022)
Enjoy the works from Jeff Forster, who is the Department Head of Ceramics at The Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Also on display will be a small group of the schools leading ceramic students.

Gallery Verde Goes Rojo (February 10, 2022)
Fine Art with a Heart. A variety of local artists and mediums.


Miracle on Oakes St - Gallery Verde Exhibit (December 9, 11, 16, 2021)
See paintings from EnPleinAirTexas 2021. There will also be a variety of works from local artists on display.

10+ Artist Exhibit (September 24 & 25, 2021)
A collection of artworks from more than 10 artists. Including sculptors and painters, quite a few who are local artists. Artists include Scott Sustek, Kat Truth, Virginia Fleck, Tina Milisavljevich, Raul R. Ruiz, Bobby Piser, Linda Rupard, Karyn Kuniyuki, Deborah Carroll, and Jonell Richardson. There will also be EPAT paintings on display for the last time from 2020's competition and works for sale from the SAMFA collections of Johnson and Fisher.

San Juan College: Hot Damn Pottery (April 23-25, 2021)
Featuring the ceramic works of Don Ellis, Matt Bahe and advanced students of San Juan College from Farmington, New Mexico! Works will include wheel thrown and sculptural pieces made over the last year.


Mental · "An examination of inner states" (January 17-18, 2020)
This show was presented by artists Kara Donatelli and Kat Truth. They explore psychology, psycholical disorders, reflection, and self-improvement, all while exploring ways to express them through a variety of mediums.