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2023 Online Art Raffle

“Top of the Hill Country” is the Bosque Museum’s 2023 Art Auction.

In 2022, a generous donor commissioned a work of art for the Museum that would reflect on the County’s unique history. Kathy Tate was selected as our artist for this year’s auction.

Top of the Hill Country is a 24 x 29.5 Oil on Canvas and features the scenery of Bosque County looking north from Texas Safari Ranch.

The artist, Kathy Tate, is a sixth-generation Texan. Tate was born and raised in north central Texas. However, between helping out on the family dairy farm, and raising her three sons, she found little time to concentrate on painting during the day. Tate pursued her artwork at night. “I chose to set up still life objects in order to ‘paint from life’.” Many of her still-life objects are items from old home sites or family heirlooms brought to Texas in the 1800s. Although she excels in still life, architecture and life in Texas are often subjects in her work.



Top of the Hill Country by Kathy Tate. Now on display at the Bosque Museum

Tate’s work has received numerous awards, including the John Steven Jones Award at the Bosque Art Classic. She is a member of numerous professional societies and is on the roster of Artists in Residence with the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Kathy and her husband, Johnny, reside near Stephenville, Texas.

Tickets are $100 and are available at the Museum or at First Securities State Bank's Clifton location.

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