Two Texas Artists Displaying Their Work at Bull Creek Brewery on June 11, 2016

Wildlife artist Crystal Orlando will show her work at Bull Creek Brewing Company in Liberty Hill, TX on Saturday, June 11th from noon until 5:00. Joining her will be Bill Smith, legendary knife maker from Salado, TX.

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Liberty Hill, TX, USA — Crystal is a nationally-acclaimed graphite artist from Temple, TX whose drawings have won numerous awards and garnered recognition for their lifelike detail. She has been called the Master of Emotion, and her drawings can be purchased at ( They are also found at the National Wildlife Art Museum book store in Jackson, WY, as well as galleries throughout the US. On Saturday, she will be demonstrating her technique and answering questions about her drawings and subjects. She also does commissioned work of wildlife and animals.

Bill Smith has been making knives for nearly 60 years and it is his Bowie Knife that can be viewed at the Alamo. Through a special relationship with the Alamo Museum, Bill will bring the Bowie Knife to the event on Saturday for display. He will also have a collection of his custom knives and will be discussing knife-making and forging, and will share the story of the Bowie Knife. Bill works with wounded warriors and teaches them how to make knives.

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Both artists will have items for sale and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Come visit Bull Creek Brewing Company, 7100 FM 3405 in Liberty Hill, TX, from noon to 5 on Saturday, June 11, for this free event, and enjoy one of Texas’ finest beers while supporting a great cause!

Media Contact:
Carl Braun

Wildlife Artist Crystal Orlando To Be Featured at Austin Charity Event

Texas Native to share the spotlight with four other Lone Star artists.

Crystal Orlando

Austin, TX, USA (October 28, 2015) — Nationally acclaimed wildlife artist Crystal Orlando will be one of five Texas artists to display their work in a fundraiser to benefit the Ringholz Foundation and The Octopus Club. The event will be held at The Brass House in Austin on Thursday October 29th from 8 PM – 10PM. Admission is $15.

Crystal Orlando is one of the top graphite (pencil) artist’s in the country and her work is carried in the National Museum of Wildlife Art store in Jackson, Wyoming. She is considered the Master of Emotion as her wildlife drawings bring her subjects to life on paper emphasizing movement, weight and feeling. A Texas native, Crystal often depicts wildlife found here but has done considerable work with Buffalo, Elk and other large game animals in Colorado and Wyoming.

“I was able to get within a few yards of a herd of massive wild Bison in Wyoming to take pictures before the beasts let me know who was boss and I quickly retreated. That collection of photos have been the subject of numerous drawings over the years. Longhorn Steer are also a favorite of mine for obvious reasons.” She said.

Four other artists will appear with Crystal to display their work and answer questions. Johnnie Feelgood, Katie Sutton, Orlando Sanchez and John-Pierre Verdijo. All art is for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity.

The historic Brass House is a Jazz legend in Austin and is located at 115 San Jacinto 512-296-2188.

About Crystal Orlando
A native of Texas, Crystal is 35 years old and a full-time mom and artist. She was inspired by her mother, a commercial artist who started to teach her to draw at age 2. She studied Equine Science at North Central Texas College and trained horses for twelve years giving her a solid understanding of large animal anatomy.

Crystal’s talents are multifaceted. Besides her breathtaking wildlife art she creates jewelry, oil paintings, sculpture and home accents. She lives in Belton, Texas.

About The Octopus Club
The Octopus Club is a grassroots, volunteer fundraising arm of AIDS Services of Austin dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the Paul Kirby Emergency Fund through annual events and parties. The Paul Kirby Emergency Fund provides emergency financial assistance to those living with HIV and AIDS in Central Texas.

About The Ringholz Foundation
We are an independent public charity founded by the love of art and the heart of giving back. Rallying together in the support and pursuit of dreams one gift at a time. Giving artists the encouragement they need to be great. Rewarding hard work, talent, and heart.

Founded in Jackson Hole, Wyoming 2014 by Amy Ringholz, The Ringholz Foundation was built to recognize the needs of artists of all ages to be supported in their art pursuits. Her team aims to find the people that demonstrate the qualities that she has found has brought her to a strong career in the arts.

Media Contact:
Carl Braun

Artist Crystal Orlando Solo Show at Jackson Hole Art Event

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Nationally acclaimed graphite artist’s exhibit should be your first stop on the Jackson, Wyoming Art Walk in June.

Jackson, WY, USA (April 15, 2015) — Crystal Orlando, considered by many to be one of the top graphite artists in the US today, will be taking her work to Jackson Hole, WY for the month of June with an artist reception taking place during the Jackson Hole Gallery Association art walk. Jackson Hole is considered to be one of the top art destinations in the country.

Crystal is regarded as the Master of Emotion with a pencil where she is able to create feeling, depth and weight to her drawings. Her wildlife art is among the best.

“I am so thrilled to be featured at such a prestigious event. As an artist, it is so rewarding when other people appreciate the hard work that goes into each of my drawings.” Orlando said.

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Crystal’s noted works include the powerful “Dance With Me” a drawing of a buffalo photographed nearby in Yellowstone. She and her husband Jason were able to get within a few feet of the massive animal. The detail in her drawing captures every hair on the buffalo’s body and emanates the power and weight of the magnificent creature.

“Capturing emotion in animals is very difficult yet each of them show emotion quite readily. You can find it in their posture and their eyes. One must especially be careful and read the signs quickly when getting too close to wildlife. It can be very dangerous but the adrenalin rush is like no other.” Noted Orlando.

You can view and purchase Orlando’s new work at Cowboy Coffee, 125 N. Cache, Jackson, WY during the month of June 2015. Make Crystal Orlando’s Solo Show “UNDEFEATED” (sponsored by Ringhoz Gallery) your first stop during the art walk on June 18th from 5pm – 8pm, for an artist reception were Crystal will be on hand to answer questions and visit with you.

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