January 2023 Newsletter

Jupiter Horizons Gallery

2022 was a big year for us. We want to thank you for being a part of it!

Let’s take a look at how things have been!

The Jupiter Horizons Art Gallery was created in March 2022.


We (Karissa Winters & Claire Santellana) had an idea to make a space where local artists could have the opportunity to have a  platform where they could shine!

The Mothership has Landed!

On March 26th, we had our inaugural exhibit featuring many fantastic local artists. Including Trent Rickman, Joshua Santellana Sr., Angela Weaver, and many more. Also, the daughters of the late Carole Meyers and Kimberly Greig honored their mothers by displaying their art in our gallery. This space was filled with an amazing display of art from all kinds of mediums. We had a great turnout with so many visitors that came to support and appreciate the out-of-this-world display!

Local artist Joshua Santellana, Sr. was one of the artists in the first exhibit! 

Patrons enjoyed visiting the first exhibit!

Bryce Winters designed the spaceship for the first exhibit. He has been one of JHG’s most involved volunteers!

Friday April 1st:  Glow Splatter Paint Experience 

The Crossroads Art House came to the gallery to offer a unique experience!


Splatter Painting is already fun. But how about doing it in a cool glowing atmosphere? Even better!! It was an experience to remember for those who joined us!

May 5th : Cinco De Mayo Guac Festival

Here’s for starting new traditions here in Victoria

It was a privilege to be alongside Santa Rita Market and Victoria Main Street Program to present the first annual Guac Festival where we held a competition for the best guac in Victoria! Lots of delicious food, great music, and wonderful performances! Grupo Folklorico, OLS Ballet Folklorico, & VISD Ballet Folklorico groups all performed beautifully. Whataburger gave out free food for one year to the winner of the jalapeno eating contest! Townsquare Media did a fabulous job advertising for the event and played music on Main Street. We were honored to be alongside Parks & Rec’s Dance Party in the square event as well! Many vendors attended including Teachers Toolbox & Toystore, 5D Tavern, DLUX360 Photo Booth, Ziggy the Clown, and many others. We were so thankful to Del Papa Bud Distributing, Whataburger, and Townsquare Media for sponsoring the first ever Guac Fest!

Local restaurants competed to hold the annual title “Best Guac in Victoria” 

The Crossroads showed their talent with 3 different Ballet Folklorico groups performing!

Whataburger hosted a jalepeno eating contest and gave the winner a free year of Whataburger!

June 18th: Infinity Room Experience

For this art experience, we wanted to show people that they could create cool spaces with ordinary things. 

Art Expedition Show & Competition at The Texas Zoo on August 13th

We partnered with The Texas Zoo to display artwork that went along with the theme “wild”. Wild colors, concepts, nature, animals- anything that could be justified as wild! 

$100 was gifted to every first place winner of each category and $1000 to the grand prize winner! We were able to donate around $600 to The Texas Zoo at the end of the event. It was an honor to work alongside The Texas Zoo and their amazing staff! We appreciate the small businesses that made the show a success by sponsoring!  We want to give one more shout out to those that made it happen!

VCA Animal Hospital

Teacher’s Toolbox + Toystore

Otto’s Coastal Hay

Rapid Print & Design

Pet Resort on Main

Diana Escalante State Farm Agent

Shearly Marvelous


DNA Industrial

Cool Cartoons

Dickeys BBQ 

Organic Emporium

Pat Pachta State Farm Agent

Children’s Discovery Museum

Sheila Abigail


Cottonbelle’s Boutique

Love Me Last- John Paul Ortiz

Navarro Small Animal Clinic

Bark! Dog Training

Crossroads Art House

Viva Texas Film Festival

We were excited to see the animals artistic talents at the Art Expedition 2022!

Local artist, Michael Sanchez, attended the Art Expedition Reception and drew caricatures for attendees!

Local artist, Kimberly Rickman, won Best of Show and a $1000 check! Congratulations, Kimberly!

Wabi Sabi Rising:

Crossroads Art House summer camp students created the base for a phoenix made of chicken wire and papier mache. Vine School students then painted the phoenix and CAH summer campers put the finishing touches on the fiery bird.  

Wabi Sabi Rising- Imperfections are only imperfect when you view them as so. Realization of this enables you to rise up and persevere

We introduced a glance at alternative firing techniques and encouraged the art of letting go. 


The pieces shown were mostly fired at Victoria College. We hoped the public would want to deepen their understanding of Raku pottery and how beautiful that can be.


For this exhibit, we went back to our beginning and displayed space themed art. This was launched at the September VTX Art Walk.

Last exhibit of the year...

For the last exhibit of 2022, we displayed coloring pages created at The Vine School! We also celebrated the end of the year and the holidays with a window painting of our own.

Looking forward to 2023!

We have some amazing events on the calendar! We are planning to kick off the year with a special display for Valentine’s Day. Plans are in the works for the next Guac Fest and we have added an art show to the calendar! The Triple Dip Art Show for K-12! You can also look for more information on this year’s Art Expedition at The Texas Zoo for ages 18+ and more displays! 

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