The Nueces River: Río Escondido
By Margie Crisp with artwork by William B. Montgomery
In this collaborative work. Montgomery and his wife, author and artist Margie Crisp, follow the river from its fresh, clear headwaters on the Edwards Plateau, through the mesquite and prickly pear of the South Texas Plains, to the river’s end in Nueces and Corpus Christi Bays on the Gulf of Mexico. Through vivid prose and paintings, they record their travels as they explore the length of the river on foot, in kayaks, and fishing boat, ultimately weaving a portrait of today’s Nueces. Capturing the river’s subtle beauty, abundant wildlife, diverse culture and unique history of exploration, conflict and settlement, they reveal the untold story of this enigmatic river with passion, humor, and reverence. Twenty five original works of art including oil paintings, watercolors and ink drawings.
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Murders at Moon Dance
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Honored Guest, Biology of the Snakes Symposium, 2017. Chiricahua Desert Museum, Rodeo, New Mexico. Juror’s Choice Award, Counterpoint 2000, Hill Country Arts, Kerrville, Texas 2000 Award of Merit, Southwest ‘96, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico 1996 Texas Star Award, KLRU Auction Exhibition, Austin, Texas, 1992 Billboard Award, Art in Public Places, Austin Visual Arts Association, Austin, Texas 1990 Best of Show, Texas Only, Texas Fine Arts Association Annual Exhibition, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas 1980 TFAA Scholarship, Texas Fine Arts Association, 1972