The Life & Times of Charles Goodnight Exhibition

The stunning oil paintings in this collection are carefully researched, accurate interpretations of significant moments in Charles Goodnight’s life, rendered by Master artist Lee Cable.

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One Young Adult’s Path to SKB

By Bob Bahr How do you get to an SKB Artists Rendezvous? The same way you get to Carnegie Hall—practice. Age matters. It's a bit harder for a teen to get to the annual Dubois workshop put on by the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation. Fifteen-year-olds, for example, only...

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Dubois Plein Air Painting Map

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A Unique Exhibition Deep in the Art of Texas

‘The Life & Times of Charles Goodnight:’  A Unique Exhibition Deep in the Art of Texas By Spring Sault | Texas Hill Country | July 3, 2018   A new fine art exhibition, opening at the Bryan Museum in Galveston on June 30, focuses on western folklore with “The...

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New exhibit tells story of Texas trailblazer

By BARBARA CANETTI  Correspondent - July 1, 2018 GALVESTON, TEXAS A new exhibit at The Bryan Museum is an art installation as well as a history lesson telling the story of Charles Goodnight, one of the best known Texas cattle ranchers in the 1800s. A dozen large oil...

Goodnight Exhibit Opens at the Bryan Museum

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Susan Kathleen was a devoted artist and student who took every opportunity to learn from master artists and skilled experts to develop her own talent. Her favorite workshops were at the Beartooth School of Wildlife Art in Big Timber, Montana, where she studied with many nationally known wildlife artists.

In early 2003 the memorial fund was granted 501(c)(3) status and became the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation, Inc. Its mission is to continue to fund art education for a broad range of art programs throughout the nation, while giving artists of all ages the opportunity to develop their skills and achieve their goals as artists.