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Artist of the Quarter | Discover San Angelo | Visual Arts Capital of Texas

The program will feature artwork from a specific medium each quarter, with the medium rotation determined in advance.

Artists interested in being considered for the Artist of the Quarter title will nominate themselves by submitting their work for review. For a complete list of terms and qualifications, download the file below.


Val Hague

Acrylic & Mixed Media

Education: Bachelor in Illustration from The University of Texas

She was born with some drawing implements in her hand.  Val began her love of drawing in her mother’s art book collection or her father’s law books. If there was a clean surface, she was sure to add her artistic marks on it.  If not in a pasture exploring the wilds with her Daisy Double Barrel BB gun or riding her horse, Val spent many hours drawing from her favorite art books or brushing up on her favorite artists, Charles Russell, Wassily Kandinsky, and Pablo Picasso.  Though Val admires many artists and their styles, she loves black line images filled with bright flat colors, and creative textures to shape her subject matter.  She created her style through her love of ranch life, Mexican folk art, and religious icon images. Val’s parents brought her up in the beautiful surroundings of Sanderson, Texas and the Big Bend country. Working mainly with acrylic and mixed media, she paints the things most important to her from her upbringing of ranch life and the abundant West Texas wildlife.

     Val Kerr Hague was born and raised in the small town of Fort Stockton, West Texas. She received her BFA in illustration from The University of Texas, Austin, School of Fine Arts in 1985.  After a short stint in commercial art, including assisting in the illustration of a Texas Monthly Press book entitled “Texas Weather” 1984, Val moved to San Angelo and took a job at the San Angelo Standard-Times art and creative services department. She attended ASU to receive her kinesiology and secondary art education during that time. Val spent 23 years teaching art at Central High School. She also assisted in coaching swimming for 30 years with her husband, David. Val currently has been commissioned by a leading public art agency, NOW Art, in Los Angeles, California, to create works for their community mural program.  She has created 2 works for Walmart in Victoria and Fort Worth, Texas. Val has continued participating in local charities, silent auctions, the Stribling Extravaganza, and showing works in Alpine, Mason, Eldorado, and Del Rio, Texas.

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Artist of the Quarter Application 2024

Discover San Angelo’s Artist of the Quarter program celebrates the vibrant arts community of San Angelo, Texas. Each quarter, we showcase the work of a local artist whose creativity and talent embody the spirit of our city’s rich cultural heritage. Explore the diverse and dynamic world of San Angelo’s visual arts scene with our Artist of the Quarter.

Artist Information

Your Name(Required)
City & Zip Code(Required)
To ensure that the selected artist is a resident of the Concho Valley, please provide your city and zip code of residence.
Email Address(Required)
Which Medium Are You Applying For?(Required)

If your portfolio requires a password to view, please include it in the section labeled “Anything else you wish to share?” at the end of this form.

File Upload Section

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Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, pdf, Max. file size: 64 MB.
    Please upload the proposed artwork design for the mural.
    A description behind the visual elements of the artwork (300-500 words)
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    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, pdf, Max. file size: 64 MB, Max. files: 5.
      Please upload 4-5 examples of your work-preferably murals.