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Canyon Lake Art Guild Artist art varies in mediums. Their art ranges from Oil, Acrylic, Photography, Graphic Art, Encaustics, Sculprute, Pottery, Wearable Art (Jewelry, Hand painted clothing), Callage, Mixed media, Stained Glass and Fused Glass.

Age of the artist range from early twenties to 98. Their art is on display in a number of venues around Canyon Lake, New Braunfels and Wimberly. Their works can be seen in galleries and museums.

When looking for that unique present, visit the times past when it was a real prize to be an Art Collector.
The Tye Preston Library not only has original art for sale but also has a beautiful coffee table book featuring some of the best artists in the Guild. Brookshire Brothers and Canyon Lake Animal Hospital on HWY 306, The Prosperity Bank and Hill Country Furnishings in Sattler on FM 2673 are proud to display the Art Guild's artwork.

The Canyon Lake Art Guild website (canyonlakeaertguild.com) also features a number the Guild's members in the Artist Gallery.
Take a look and enjoy the original works of art.

Kathy Kenya Perales is also featured in the Texas Hill Country Magazine. To view more of her breath taking art and a little of her history the article is worth the read.


Artist Introduction

Since my first drawing of a horse's head at the age of eight, I have been learning about and creating art.

Art Philosophy: My works are created for personal expression and peace found while in my "Right Brain Zone". Reference materials are my own photographs taken locally and during travels. It's a pleasure to gift my art, to family and friends, but selling also gives me pleasure.

Art Awards and Shows: Early awards have been for pen & ink character drawings in Orlando FL. My art pieces have benefited fund raisers for Habitat for Humanity, Public Television Auctions, Air Commando's Scholarships and Canyon Lake Art Guild Scholarships.

I have won awards in the Annual Canyon Lake Art Guild shows held at the New Braunfels Art Gallery. Additionally, I am a displaying member of New Braunfels Art League and am currently showing in the Gallery. Other shows have been the San Antonio Antique Rose Garden Show and the Annual Artoberfest show at the NBAL Gallery. My works are frequently displayed in the varied Canyon Lake area venues as a member of the Canyon Lake Art Guild.




I loved drawing as a child growing up in Houston, Texas. It was not until later in life that I really got to express myself regularly with my art. I had fun trying every medium available; colored pencils, oils, pastels, watercolors. It was not until I tried acrylics that I knew I had settled into my medium.

Portraiture is my natural talent. The rest has been more of a struggle, but processing has been rewarding. I love to do wildlife scenes, for I love nature a lot. I love trying to do any scene that invites the viewer to enter into it with me.

I have taken classes and workshops and have learned from them. Mostly I learn best by experimentation. When I paint, I let my imagination run loose and I let the paint lead me.

I love art that others do and I am constantly amazed at what my fellow artists paint. It is the diversity that is such joy.

The 2016 Scholarship Committee wishes to thank its judges (Julie Bradl, Nancy Swift,
& Sherry Haynes) for their time, knowledge, interest, questions, and commitment to interviewing, judging, and selecting upon scoring, ALL FOUR applicants for monetary awards! When you have three judges scoring all applicants near 90's & 100's, you know you have cream-of-crop talent at Canyon Lake!! These four young women will not only show us their talent @ the May 11th meeting, they also get a chance to inspire each other with those very mature ideas & talents. They have been awarded as follows (due to the generosity of our CLAG Board & CLAG's members:
Emily O'Brien.........$1,000 Scholarship
Riley O'Sullivan.....$1,000 Scholarship
Kathryn Tidwell......$200 Stipend
Alison Andrews.......$200 Stipend
Congratulations to the Recipients, the High Schools & their Art Teachers, and the Judges.
Canyon Lake Art Guild is proud and honored to support the Art Education in such
talented young artist.

Canyon Lake Art Guild has published it first Fine Arts Book click on link below to view the art.

Best of the Hill Country Artists
Purchase this book

Library Art Display 1st Quater

Canyon Lake Art Guild, established in 1984, is a non-profit organization, a creative, ongoing presence in the community supporting local charities. Each year the Art Guild proudly awards an art scholarship to a graduating high school senior.