Friday, November 15, 2013

What's Doin' at Davis & Blevins?

Happy Friday!

Yes, yes, you heard correctly. We have officially reached "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!" Starbucks has its holiday menu up, Christmas stations are on the radio, Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and life is good! Of course, "The Hap-Happiest Season of All" is also the busiest season of all, and Davis & Blevins Gallery is no exception. Take a look at all the neat things we've got going on in the next few weeks:

"Welcome Home"
Donna Howell-Sickles: Solo Exhibition
Artist Reception: Saturday, November 30, 1-7pm

Jewelry Demonstration and Trunk Show
Sunday, December 1, 12-4pm

Folk Art Santas
Saturday, December 7, 1-7pm

"The Beauty is in the Details: A Small Works Collective"
Saturday, December 7, 1-7pm

If you're out and about this holiday season, here's a smattering of the places that will be showcasing Donna Howell-Sickles work in the coming weeks:

National Cowgirl Hall of Fame
Western Art Sale & Cocktail Party
Fort Worth, TX
Dec 10, 2013  4pm-9pm

Adelante Gallery
Cowboy & Cowgirl Christmas Exhibit and Gift Boutique
Oklahoma City, OK
Dec 6, 2013  6pm-10pm
Dec 7, 2013 Demos  Noon-4pm
Dec 8, 2013 Open House  Noon-4pm

The 2013 West Select: A Western Art Invitational Sale and Exhibition
Phoenix, AZ
Nov 10- Dec 31, 2013

Booth Western Art Museum
Taking the Reins!  The Art of Donna Howell-Sickles
Carterville, GA
Jan 16, 2014 through April 27, 2014

Yellowstone Art Museum
46th Annual Art Auction
Billings, MT
Jan 23, 2014

And you thought I was kidding about how busy we are! I hope each and every one of you will drop by the Gallery for one of our shows; they're sure to be a lot of fun.

For any of you who can make the trek to one of the out-of-state exhibits, let us know you were there! We'd love to see a picture of you and yours enjoying some of our wonderful patron's work. Just head on over to our Facebook page at and post it to our wall.

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Until Next Time,

The Davis & Blevins Gallery Team

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Where's Donna?

Happy Monday!

My goodness! This summer FLEW by, didn't it? Between summer ending and school starting, we completely understand if your head is still spinning because ours sure are!

Last week found our owner, Donna Howell-Sickles, in Midland, Texas for the opening of a museum displaying some of her work. Below is the information for the show (from

Sculptors Who Paint:
Veryl Goodnight, Donna Howell-Sickles,
and Rosie SandiferAugust 16 – November 3, 2013Lissa Noël Wagner Wing

Sculptors Who Paint brings together both new and classic works from three female Western artists. Veryl Goodnight and Rosie Sandifer, both well-known sculptors, join Donna Howell-Sickles, known for her award-winning graphic work. In Sculptors Who Paint, these three artists’ preferred media stands alongside their newer forays into different media: Goodnight and Sandifer’s movement to painting and Howell-Sickles’ latest ventures into sculpture. Viewers experience a variety of landscapes and portraits of the West, with a unique focus on women artists and subjects.  This exhibition is made possible by the Pevehouse Family Foundation.

September 6th marks the beginning of another new show for Donna, My Window Faces West, put together by Altamira Fine Arts in Jackson, Wyoming. A reception will be held on September 6th from 5-8 pm. For more information on this show, please visit and select "Exhibitions."

We hope you all have a wonderful week. Happy School Days!

Until Next Time, 
The Davis & Blevins Gallery Team

Monday, June 3, 2013

Go Gyotaku!

Happy Monday!

We hope all of you are taking advantage of the absolutely gorgeous weather we've been having the last couple of days. In weather like this, very few things can force us at the Davis & Blevins Gallery back indoors. We can think of only one thing that makes us want to be indoors rather than out, and that's Gyotaku!

Gyotaku is a centuries old Japanese form of fish printing that our friend, gallery artist, and print maker Lynne Hubner will be demonstrating this weekend! Lynne will be giving a fish print (gyotaku) demo at Davis & Blevins Gallery on Saturday June 8th at 2 pm.

We are all very excited to learn about this fascinating art form from such a talented artist. We hope everyone is able to come out for Lynne Hubner's demonstration of Gyotaku, we're sure you won't be sorry!

Until Next Time,

The Davis & Blevins Gallery Team

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Where's Donna?

Happy graduation season!

Well, it's officially that time of year again! The onslaught of graduation announcements, after-party invites, and Class of '13 memorabilia sales are upon us. We at Davis & Blevins would like to congratulate all of the Saint Jo graduates on their accomplishments over the last four years and wish them luck in their future endeavors.

Now, back to the initial question. Where is our owner, Donna Howell-Sickles? Why, she's in Steamboat Springs, Colorado! Alright, so she's not technically there yet, but that is where she's headed next week.

While in Steamboat Springs, Donna will be a part of 2 different events:

Steamboat Art Museum
Steamboat Springs, CO
Jun 7, 2013
Public Reception

Donna Howell-Sickles: Drawing Mixed Media
Steamboat Art Museum
P.O. Box 883434
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 
(970) 870-1755
June 8-9, 2013

The first event, her Retrospective, is a show and reception taking place on Friday, June 7th. The second is a workshop in the same art museum. The workshop is on Saturday and Sunday, June 8th and 9th. For more information on either of Donna's events in Steamboat, please click on the links above.

If any of you need a break after the attack of high school graduations is over, we encourage you to make a trip up to the beautiful state of Colorado and take part in the festivities in Steamboat Springs! We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and congratulations, again, to all of the graduates!

Until Next Time,

The Davis & Blevins Gallery Team

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Happy Anniversary to Us!


My goodness, how time does fly! It's hard to believe we're in April 2013 already, isn't it? We here at Davis & Blevins love April in part because it's our anniversary (we also love the spring flowers and warmer weather)! We are so excited to be celebrating 3 years of sharing our love of art with all of you, and boy, do we have a humdinger of a party planned! To elaborate, check out this neat graphic we have:

Like all of our other get-togethers, this party will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 1-6 pm (this weekend, to be specific). As the ad says, on Sunday we are very excited to have some terrific wine from our friends at Arche Winery available for tasting!

We hope everyone near and far will stop by this weekend, April 13th and 14th, and help us celebrate 3 years. In the meantime, have a wonderful week and enjoy the sunshine!
Until Next Time,

The Davis & Blevins Gallery Team

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


We hope you all remembered to gear up in green this morning! If you forgot, you can always make a quick trip to Davis & Blevins Gallery for a little green something or other (*wink, wink*)!

Anyway,  we just wanted to drop a little note that our galleries will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. As much as we would love to see all of you on the last day of March, we look forward to spending the day with our families, as we hope y'all get to.

Have a wonderful week and a happy St. Patty's Day!

Until Next Time,

The Davis & Blevins Gallery Team

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Our New Space!

Happy Monday!

As you kick off this week, remember that someone you know (maybe even you!) is about to be on Spring Break! Isn't that a beautiful feeling? Anyway, our Valentine's Day weekend debut of the new space and new show went fabulously! Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us celebrate this big milestone for Davis & Blevins. If you haven't had the opportunity to partake of the beauty, we strongly encourage you to come by and see us! Anywho, until you can get there in person, here are a few photos from the event:

 Two of Carly Allen-Martin's pieces in the new space.

 One of our fabulous ads created by none other than John and Donna's daughter, Katie Small, and her graphic design company, Little Bee Creative. 
(Sometimes it seems the amount of talent in that family shouldn't be legal!)

 Gallery artist Lynne Hubner with owner/artist Donna standing in front of Hubner's work at the opening reception.

"I am attracted to the narrative capacity of abstract painting. Each of these paintings represents a complex character playing an autonomous role in the narration of my work. Every piece is a discussion directed at the viewer through the careful placement of line and juxtapositions of color. I am fascinated with the role every element plays in the integrity and character of a painting. The way a lyrical line insinuates a lightness of character or a harsh mark making insinuates a sense of grit is fascinating to me. The more I paint the more entranced I become with the complexity of color. To me, color is more infinite and imperious than any other form of communication. It is what moves me and contests me. Much like my interpretation of color, I want my work to be a constantly unfolding story that remains simultaneously delicate and commanding." 
-Carly Allen-Martin on her work

Once again, we really encourage you to head on over to the Davis & Blevins Gallery to check out our new space and the wonderful art that fills it. 

Until Next Time,

The Davis & Blevins Gallery Team