Several SKBers were in the Hill Country of Texas in time for the recent opening of Morten E. Solberg’s show at RS Hanna Gallery, in Fredericksburg, Texas. Mort had about a half dozen of his pieces on display as the gallery and the artist got to know each other better through the exhibition.
Several instructors from the Susan K. Black Foundation were in the area in connection with the 2014 Western Art Academy, a joint venture in Fredericksburg between SKB, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and Schreiner University. Several Houston-area collectors in Kerrville for the academy stopped by Mort’s show at the gallery as well.
Solberg intimated that the relationship with the gallery could be the start of a beautiful friendship. “We were just trying it out to see how it would go, and they put this whole thing together,” reports Mort. “It was very nice, and I’m very pleased to be with this gallery.”
The artist, who sits on the board of directors of SKB, said the next step for him is to study more closely the wildlife in the Hill Country and see which species intrigues him. He is already excited about the life cycle of sandhill cranes, a Texas icon.