Painters Dallas Mayer and Virgie Long have spent their lives tied to farms – Mayer in Oklahoma and Long in Colorado and Texas. The two Southwestern artists have depicted the animals, people and landscapes of the farm world in their art for decades. Starting Sunday, they will exhibit 80 paintings at the Dumas Art Center in a joint exhibit titled “Home on the Range.”
According to Long, the artists came up with the idea for a joint exhibition at Dumas some time ago, as the two were exhibiting works in a group show for an event celebrating Clarendon’s western heritage. Both are no strangers to Dumas, having participated in numerous exhibitions at The Art Center over the years. Since they both like to paint similar subjects, the idea of a joint exhibition seemed natural. “We both paint animals and that kind of farm scenery.” The title of the show seemed the obvious choice.