Waco Billboard Exhibition is a traditional gallery show without constraints.
Our mission is to maximize exposure of artists to curators, collectors, galleries, museums and the community at large.
Our show is mounted on billboards across WACO for 10 weeks. With the city as our gallery, each exhibit is in public view 24/7 and reaches to thousands of people. Use the drive map as your guide and start anywhere on the route!
Funded in part with grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and Creative Waco.
Samantha Raleigh is a contemporary artist in the Fort Worth area specializing in lens-based media, painting, and design. Samantha received her BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography from Baylor University. Her art weaves together personal experiences and visceral abstraction, telling relatable stories of struggle and growth, encouraging introspection and change.
Cade Kerregeis graduated from Baylor University in 2017 with a degree in Studio Arts and has become a full-time freelance artist. He enjoys many artistic mediums, including but not limited to painting, drawing, photography, and videography. Projects ranging from painting murals and signage on buildings to filming music videos.
Chesley Smith was born in Central Texas in 1945. He is a life-long artist currently focused on collage and abstract expressionism. His substantial body of work includes painting, sculpture, pencil, and pen and ink. He graduated from university with a Bachelors’ degree in Art Education and later earned a Masters degree while teaching at Paul Quinn College in Waco. During his twenty-year tenure at Paul Quinn College, Chesley traveled extensively, exhibiting his work nationally and internationally.
Kavitha Saminathan is a self-taught artist with no formal training or education in fine art. She spent many years in Waco and has been a crowd favorite at Art on Elm. Her uniquely textured, abstract acrylic paintings can be found in private collections all over the USA and internationally as well.
Rocio Ramirez & Al "Bato" Landoll work collaboratively in Waco. Al “Bato” is a blacklight artist. Rocio is an international textile artist with a passion for natural dyes and natural fibers and weaving techniques. Rocio's work with fiber and natural dyes has led to numerous workshops and exhibitions in the USA, Mexico, South America, and Europe. She has also worked in film and several murals and installations around Waco.
Fred Gardner is a native Texan and an actor turned artist. On his birthday, February 24, 1992, as Fred began to sketch pictures, cut them out of wood, paint them in vivid colors, mount them, and display them. Fred is an accomplished Scroll Saw and Airbrush Artist. His technique combines two art forms which result in one-of-a-kind wall art. This rare and intensive format takes 13 steps to complete