Robert Hurst has been the Official Artist to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame since 1997
Each year limited edition prints are made from paintings Robert creates to honor the Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The paintings and prints are signed by the inductees and sold by Robert. This is a fund raising project for the museum. Additionally, each inductee is presented with a limited edition print or canvas giclee of the artwork by Robert at the annual Texas Sports Hall of Fame Banquet held at the museum in Waco. The public has an opportunity to purchase the artwork at the banquet and from Robert through his website or at one of his shows. This year the banquet will take place on February 27th. Below is more information about this year’s artwork and event
2014 Inductee Paintings
With the purchase of any of the original official Texas Sports Hall of Fame (TSHOF) paintings receive two tickets to the February 27, 2014 TSHOF Banquet and Private Reception in Waco, Texas and an autographed limited edition print of your choice from the Texas Sports Hall of Fame 2014 artwork series. Your painting will be autographed by the respective inductee on the night of the banquet and reception. This is a great opportunity to mingle with current and past inductees.
The 2014 official Texas Sports Hall of Fame autographed prints by Robert Hurst will be available February 27, 2014. Pre-order now for a 15% discount. Your payment will not be processed until your order is ready to ship. Go to Robert’s website at this link to view and order.
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Happy Spring Break!
Pam & Robert
Robert will be attending the Midwest Football Autograph Experience and Sports Card Show at the Overland Park International Trade Center February 7-9, 2014. If in the area, stop by his booth to say hi.
Artwork shown in picture: Jamaal Charles Kansas City Chiefs fine art print by Robert Hurst
Hey kids! Christmas is right around the corner and we have lots o’ stuff for your music and sports fan! We can even frame in either black (cool for the music art) or a cherry mahogany wood. Autographed prints, giclees, originals. Beats the heck out a lump of coal! Go to website or call. The elves are bored. Give ‘em something to do! (They’re not, but it’s funnier that way : – )
WACO – The Texas Sports Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2014 presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance. Those to be honored on Thursday, February 27, 2014 include former University of Texas and Detroit Lions DT Doug English, former UNLV and NBA All Star Larry Johnson, former Texas A&M and NFL OT Charlie Krueger, former Texas A&M LB Dat Nguyen, former Texas Ranger catcher Pudge Rodriguez, former Oklahoma State and Buffalo Bills RB Thurman Thomas, NCAA & Olympic 400m champion Sanya Richards-Ross & former Baylor and Houston Oilers QB Don Trull.
The inductees are scheduled to appear in Waco for the banquet which will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:00pm. There will be a reception at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame before the banquet beginning at 5:00pm. Combination Reception/Banquet tickets are $200 each or $1,500 for a reserved table of 10. The banquet will be held at Baylor University’s Ferrell Center. Banquet only tickets can be purchased for $75 each or a table of 10 can be reserved for $675. Tickets can be ordered by calling the museum at 800-567-9561 or securely online through our website.
For breaking news regarding the banquet for the TSHOF Class of 2014 follow us on twitter at @TXSportsHOF.
For more information contact Jay Black at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-567-9561.
Robert was recently interviewed by a member of Texas Sports Hall of Fame staff. Here is the resulting article, which was posted to their website.
Athletes, Acrylic & Art
09/26/2013 12:36 PM
Just south of the Brazos River on Interstate 35 is the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Inside, among the autographed artifacts and jerseys, hang some of the state’s most cherished paintings of Texas sports legends. These hanging testaments, created with passion, go beyond the simple depiction of form and figure. They portray an effervescence of life, and a vitality that photographs fail to capture.
The name behind these paintings is a nationally renowned painter, Robert Hurst. Hurst has been the official artist for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame since 1997, and his paintings continue to be appreciated and admired each day by museum visitors.
“What’s not to like? I’m a native Texan. I’m a former athlete. I’m an artist. I know plenty of artists out there that would kill to be in the position I’m in,” said Hurst regarding his position as the official artist for the museum. “I’m extremely proud. I think working with the Texas Sports Hall of Fame is the proudest achievement I’ve made.”
As an honor to the athletes being inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Hurst creates and frames a painting of each inductee, which he then presents to them at the induction banquets. When asked where he finds inspiration for a painting, Hurst said, “I’d say eight out of 10 times I know who they are, and sometimes I don’t know much about them. To me, one of the funnest parts is the research. If I find it interesting, I’ll put it into the piece.” (more…)