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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

The artist inside was always there; striving to come out even while Kathy Perales taught fourth grade and especially when teaching art to 750 elementary students.

Now retired from public school teaching, she can devote more time to painting. She says, "At this time in my art journey there are no deep, dark, thought provoking inner meanings here. Nope, I want my work to bring a smile to the viewer."

Katherine Kenagy Perales has been fascinated with art all of her life. She studied education and art at Southwest Texas and while teaching school, was awarded a Masters of Education with a minor in Art from UTSA. She is an artist, an art educator and a teacher.

Kathy is a member and a past President of the Canyon Lake Art Guild, a member and past President of the New Braunfels Art League and a member of San Antonio Art Education Association. She has studied with Vie Dunn-Harr, Terry Madden and with Jeannette McDougall in Auvillar, France. She has recently studied with Don Ward, Jill Carver, Richard Drayton, Ron Rencher and Qiang Huang. She feels that she is blessed to be around such creative forces. Her art can be found in private collections from Washington to Florida and all over Texas. Her work is also in the permanent collection of the Oil Patch Museum in Luling, Texas. Her art is displayed at the Art Cottage-Gallery, a working studio in New Braunfels, Texas and she is represented by Canyon Lake Art Guild and New Braunfels Art League.

Kathy says, "The best part of my painting experience is seeing what the paint wants to do and what the painting wants to become. Making someone smile warms my heart and keeps me painting."
Kathy is also featured in the Artist Gallery



Syl Shoemake grew up in the East Texas Piney Woods of Huntsville and currently resides and works in New Braunfels, Texas.

Syl credits her mother, for recognizing and providing opportunities for her creative talents to flourish. She inherited her mother’s artistic ability to create. At an early age, her mother taught her to sew and continued to encourage Syl as she developed her “creative talents; such as, cross stitch, embroidery, crochet, quilting, decoupage, ceramics, knitting and beaded embellishments.

An additional three years of Art Classes aided in developing Syl’s drawing and painting talents.

Throughout the years Syl exercised a career in accounting and numerous industries. She married Jeff in 1986, leaving the Houston area and moving to the beautiful Hill Country. Following twenty years in the metal fabrication business, Syl turned her efforts back to her creative passion. Now, she designs and handcrafts jewelry in her home studio. Syl attends several art and crafts shows a year as well as participates in local and regional exhibitions. Her hand crafted jewelry can be found in galleries and shops around Texas.

Syl is also a featured artist on the Canyon Lake Art Guild Aritis Gallery view her gallery

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 2st 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.