Officers


Virginia (Jenny) Bailey – President

Virginia (Jenny) Bailey

Jenny was born in Pampa, Texas. She spent her school years in White Deer, Panhandle and Hedley, Texas. After graduating from West Texas State University, she taught for 30 years in the Amarillo Independent School District.

Jenny has 5 children, Karen, Joe, Cyndy, Andy, and Julie; 5 grandchildren, and 3 greatgrandchildren.

Jenny took her first art class in 1969 and was hooked from the start. She has painted using various mediums over the years. She painted pretty regular for 18 years then quit for about 17 years and have returned after retirement. She studied under several local art teachers and taught elementary art for 8 years until art was discontinued in Amarillo Public Elementary schools. She still tries and loves the challenge each piece presents.

 

 

 

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Mona Fannon – 1st VP Marketing

Mona Fannon

Mona Fannon specializes in digital photography capturing priceless views of nature, people, classic cars, historical sites, and spectacular moments in time.  Current galleries include photography from New York, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, West Texas, Caprock Canyon, Palo Duro Canyon, Groom cross, flowers, windmills, birds, sunsets, classic cars, and famous singers such as Elton John, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Willie Nelson, and Reba McEntire.

Mona attended West Texas State University graduating with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business education.  She was chosen as “Outstanding Business Student of the Year.” She has also been featured in several national and local publications concerning her many successful teaching strategies and awards. Award-winning business educator/advisor and recognized as Teacher of the Year for Texas and the Mountain Plains area (9 states and Canada), Mona Fannon, photographer, brings the knowledge of entrepreneurship, business, marketing, technology, and photography to her own business, Twilight Time Productions.  With her keen entrepreneurial spirit, personal and professional accomplishments, education, business background, and the love of the arts, digital photography just comes natural to her.  Framed prints, gallery wraps, postcards, photo cards, gift-boxed sets of cards, notebooks, and mouse pads are now available at the Panhandle Art Center in Amarillo where you can also view her portfolio.

Fannon takes pride in her position of handling all publicity and advertising for the Panhandle Art Center.  She takes care of all of the advertising for publications, special events, and the First Friday Art Walk.  Two of her favorite tasks were coordinating PAC’s first web site and television commercial.  As she says on the commercial, “You won’t want to leave Amarillo, after your first visit to the Panhandle Art Center.”

Mona and her husband Lyn are partners in their photography business, “Twilight Time Productions.”  They have two children, Monica of Denton, and Lance of Oklahoma City.

 

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TJoshua Ivory – 2nd VP Social Media

TJoshua Ivory

I grew up in the panhandle of Texas adjacent to what is now the Caprock Canyons State Park. Not unlike many of today’s current nature and fine-arts photographers, photography piqued my interest at an early age with a Kodak Brownie, and grew from there. With little financial resources to pursue a formal education in the field,my love of the art was kept alive thru diverse channels, and with the introduction of digital imaging has taken on new meaning.My goal is to express my passion for the craft through cogent imagery.

-Tjoshua Ivory

 

 

 

 

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Ken High – Secretary

Ken High

“I believe that a successful landscape painting must not only portray what one sees, but also include a feeling for the scene, a mood. An artist must focus all his faculties into what he is painting; in a sense be ‘turned on’ to that particular scene in order to give the painting its full potential”.

Ken was born in Amarillo, Texas and grew up in the Texas Panhandle. He has always been drawn to his love of art. He is basically a painter of landscapes, although he can paint any subject with which he is familiar. But above all, his love for magnificent vistas is always apparent in his work.

Even though Ken comes from a background of Electronic Engineering and drafting, his art career has been strongly influenced by his mentor artist Jack Sorenson whom he has studied with for the past 20 years. Ken also attended Amarillo Art Institute studying with artist Jack Sorenson, Matt Smith and Rich Nichols. Workshops have always been a way to learn new methods and get the feeling of other artists. Ken has participated in workshops taught by J.D. Keel, Mike Mahan, Matt Smith and Dori Fletcher. Artist Jewelle Robinson, his aunt, inspired him to pursue his dream of becoming a visual artist.

 

 

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