15 years ago Andrea and I moved from an east Austin rental into an old wooden house with a barn in the backyard that I made into my studio. At the time I knew nobody in Lockhart and commuted to Austin for work and play. I created work here, but I showed the work at Davis Gallery in Austin, McMurtrey Gallery in Houston, or George Billis in NYC. Anywhere but here.
2019. 03. 01. I am excited to announce the opening of Commerce Gallery in Lockhart, TX. My new studio location as well as a permanent space for showing and selling my work.
Donna Blair and Tamara Carlisle, of Blairfield Realty, are both art collectors and the owners of Commerce Gallery. They plan to rotate a new guest artist every 8-10 weeks with openings on every First Friday of the month. The first show will feature new and old work by Patrick Puckett of Austin. Opening an art gallery is something Donna and Tamara have wanted to do together for years. I'm just thrilled to be part of it.
The gallery is located at 102 South Commerce Street, Lockhart, TX 78644.
Hours will be Wednesday - Sunday 11am-5pm. Website will be up soon.
I will be there in the alley studio Mon-Friday 9-5. If you wish to stop by, let me know and I'll open the front.