Andrea Muñoz Martinez moved to Blanco shortly after she received a Master of Fine Art in Art Studio at the University of California, Davis. In 2011, Martinez earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Studio Art at The University of Texas at Austin. Martinez’s studio is located on highway 281 a few miles outside of Blanco. One of her longtime goals is to make studios and art classrooms in rural areas where few exist. Martinez is a painter and performance artist. Her work has been exhibited at the Santa Chiara Study Center in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy, the John Nicholas Brown Center at Brown University, the Visual Art Center at The University of Texas at Austin, Mexic-Arte Museum and at the Nelson Gallery at The University of California, Davis.
This September, Martinez met local artist Olga Ibarra, who asked her to join the Tejas Art Club. Martinez said, “The Tejas Art Club is made up of dedicated painters from the Blanco area who make art a part of their life every day. We meet at 7PM on the third Thursday of every month at the Blanco Library. In our meetings we learn from demonstrations on technique and material, share our artwork and talk about art. On Market Sundays we bring our artwork to display and sell on the square. It is an awesome opportunity for me to share my work with the community. I am so happy to be a member of the Tejas Art Club. I encourage all that are interested in art to meet us at Blanco Market Days on third Sunday and to join us at our monthly meeting.” Martinez is looking forward to her continued collaboration with local artists to facilitate the arts in the Blanco area. In addition, she will continue to paint and teach in Blanco.