Robert Wymer “Traveling With Paints“

Opening Reception
Saturday, December 10th, 2011
Diaz Gallery
3507 S 1st St., Austin, TX 78704

Traveling With Paints, Plein air watercolors of Mexico, New Mexico and Arizona
Show runs from December 9th through January 27th

“Shores” paintings by Megan Jaster

Opening Reception
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Diaz Gallery
3507 S 1stSt., Austin, TX 78704

Enter a realm of crashing waves, sea foam and ocean mysteries at DiazGallery this August. This show is a perfect escape from the hot Texassun.  ”Shores” features a collection of paintings inspired by asecluded pacific coast exploration by the artist one year ago. Using apouring process and intricate methods of applying layers of color, thepaint ebbs and flows under a glassy resin shell.  Listen for therhythmic sounds of waves and feel the churning of the ocean currentsthrough these works. Artist reception on August 6th from 7pm – 9pm.

The show will run through August 31th.

Group Show

Closing Reception
Saturday, January 29, 2011

Diaz Gallery
3507 S 1st St., Austin, TX 78704

April GarciaAndy St. Martin, and Rick Van Dyke.

Opening Reception for “The Harvest “ Group Show
Saturday, November 6, 2010

Diaz Gallery
3507 S 1st St., Austin, TX 78704

Ebbesen Davis, Jan Garven, Maria Lyle and Michael Owens come together to present artworks among the foliage of the harvest season at Diaz Gallery located inside Plantescape Gardens. Warm up your imaginations this Fall with a peek into three dimensional wonderlands, serene cypress trees rendered in pastel, whimsical paper cuttings or lush textural oil paintings. Seasonal beverages will be served at the opening. Exhibition up through December 4th.

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Opening reception for “The Fiction” paintings and collages by Dana Brown

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Diaz Gallery

3507 S 1stSt., Austin, TX 78704

The Diaz Gallery presents “The Fiction,” an exhibit of works by Austin Artist Dana Brown. The exhibit plays with the idea of Dana’s two different modes of working, one controlled and one loose. His systematic collages will be on display with his abstract oil paintings.

The show will run through October 9th.

Closing Reception for Megan Jaster’s “Flow and Flora”

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Diaz Gallery

3507 S 1stSt., Austin, TX 78704

Join us in the relaxing garden atmosphere of Diaz gallery for an evening of art, refreshments and conversation as we celebrate the close of Megan’s show.

On display, gestural figures in delicate vine charcoal drawings echoing the revelry of spring, a time of new growth and the mythical goddess Flora. Alongside are boldly colorful abstracted paintings from the depths of subconsciousness.

Megan Jaster Art Opening and Reception

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Diaz Gallery

3507 S 1stSt., Austin, TX 78704

A collection of new works entitled “Flows and Flora” by Austin artist Megan Jaster.

On display are delicate vine charcoal expressions on paper that illustrate dancing wisteria blooms, a nap in Esperanza foliage and other heralds of spring intermingled with gestural human forms.

These drawings are accompanied by boldly colorful dream-like paintings navigating the terrain of emotions, color and the unconscious flow of memory.

Works will be up through August.

Opening reception will include refreshments.

Intro to The Trail Foundation’s “Adopt-A-Garden” Program

Sunday, June 27, 2010


3507 S 1stSt., Austin, TX 78704

Stacie Engeling, landscape architect with Green Eye Studio and director of The Trail Foundation’s Adopt-A-Garden program, will stop by PlantEscape Gardens on Sunday, June 27 to talk about Austin’s most popular community gardening program.

The Trail Foundation’s mission is to protect and enhance the Trail at Lady Bird Lake.

Engeling will also be joined by Susan Rankin, Trail Foundation Executive Director.

“Remarkable Plants of Texas” author Matt Turner sharing stories

Saturday, June 19, 2010


3507 S 1stSt., Austin, TX 78704

Author Matt Turner will tell some remarkable stories behind the native plants of Texas, even ones we plant in the garden. Come hear the fascinating human connections (food, medicine, drugs, fiber) behind some of our best known and loved native plants.

Copies of Matt’s book, Remarkable Plants of Texas: Uncommon Accounts of our Common Natives, will be available for purchase and signing.

Matt is a naturalist, teacher, and freelance writer and an active member of the Native Plant Society of Texas. He has published both scientific and popular articles on botanical topics, and has given presentations and nature walks at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Matt recently appeared as a guest on PBS’s “Central Texas Gardener.”

Living Social Deal

Monday, June 7, 2010

We are today’s LivingSocial deal: $30 worth of PlantEscape plants and supplies for $15!

Build a Barrel (for under $50)

Sunday, May 16, 2010


3507 S 1stSt., Austin, TX 78704

Dick Peterson’s popular Build-A-Barrel Workshop returns to South Austin on Sunday, May 16 at 3 pm. Learn how to build your very own rain barrel for under $50!

Dick developed Austin’s rainwater harvesting rebate and rain barrel programs while serving as the City of Austin Xeriscape Program Coordinator. He completed his career at the City in the Residential Program of Austin Energy Green Building in 2009. Now retired, he continues to offer workshops and seminars promoting water-conserving landscapes and rainwater harvesting. Our finished rain barrel will go to the winner of a raffle benefiting the Travis County East Rural Community Center Seniors’ Square Foot Garden project in Manor that Dick leads.

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Garden Tour

Saturday, May 8, 2010

All around Austin

Waterfalls and rainwater harvesting, privacy and playspace, habitat for humans and wildlife alike—those were some of the homeowner goals in creating the native plant gardens featured on the Wildflower Center’s annual Gardens on Tour on Saturday, May 8.

These unique private spaces are on display only during this tour, and each was chosen for outstanding design and appearance as well as for sustainable techniques. Passes are $25 for five private gardens plus the Wildflower Center.

Tickets available online at or at PlantEscape Gardens, beginning on Monday, April 26.