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Texas State Three-dimensional media Artist

Mr. Edd Hayes

(Artist - three-dimensional media - 1998-99 term)

Adopted in June 3, 1997.

Mr. Edd Hayes was adopted in June 3, 1997 as the Texas State Three-dimensional media Artist.

Texas State Three-dimensional media Artist:
Mr. Edd Hayes

The Texas State Artist Committee is a joint committee of the Texas State Legislature. The Texas State Artist Committee designates a Texas State Artist in two categories representing two-dimensional and three-dimensional media.

The committee reviews the artists' submitted material according to six factors in order of priority:

  1. merit of work submitted;
  2. history of life achievement;
  3. work reflective of the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Texas;
  4. record of donation of artwork to the community or to charitable causes;
  5. critical reviews or articles concerning artists or artwork; and
  6. letters of recommendation.

With this criteria in mind, the committee convened at the Capitol on October 7, 1998. The committee hearing room was transformed from its traditional legislative setting to a gallery of Texas artistic talent. The many different images of Texas created by each artist provided a poignant perspective of the state.

The Texas State Artist Committee announced the selection of two artists for the 1998-99 term in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional media. In the three-dimensional category, Mr. Edd Hayes of Humble was selected as the Texas State Artist.

Mr. Edd Hayes, a self-taught Texan, looked to the masters for guidance and then refined his natural talent by scrutinizing both human and animal anatomy to achieve his current level of critical acclaim. Collectors from around the world recognize Mr. Hayes sculpting passion and pursuit of perfection. Houstonians may recognize his larger than life sculpture of wild horses in front of the Astroarena. The George Bush Presidential Library also features some of his work. Mr. Hayes is a life-long volunteer for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and his donated works of art have generated thousands of dollars for charities such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the Sunshine Kids.

Texas House Concurrent Resolution No. 144

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
By Crabb
H.C.R. No. 144 75R8397 BNL-D

WHEREAS, A work of art can immortalize for all time the spirit of the age and the cultural heritage by which it was inspired; and
WHEREAS, Recognizing outstanding artists by bestowing on them titles of honor is a long-standing practice and serves as an encouragement to other talented artists; and

WHEREAS, Traditionally, a committee of the Texas Legislature has elected the Texas State Artist, appropriately honoring those Texans who have exhibited exceptional ability in portraying the beauty of this state, some facet of its history, or the proud spirit of its people; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the 75th Legislature of the State of Texas hereby request the speaker of the house of representatives and the lieutenant governor to create a special committee to designate Texas State Artists in two categories of art to serve concurrently a term of one year; one state artist shall be selected each year on the basis of achievements in two-dimensional media and one state artist shall be selected each year on the basis of achievements in three-dimensional media; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the committee shall designate a Texas State Artist in each category for the year beginning November 1, 1997, and ending October 31, 1998, and a Texas State Artist in each category for the year beginning November 1, 1998, and ending October 31, 1999; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the special committee be named the Texas State Artist Committee and be composed of three members of the senate to be appointed by the lieutenant governor and three members of the house of representatives to be appointed by the speaker of the house; the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house shall each designate a cochair from among their appointees, and the committee shall subsequently meet at the call of the cochairs; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That in the selection process each committee member may nominate no more than two artists for each year, one in each category, and from the list of nominees, the committee members shall elect a state artist; in the election, a member may not vote for his nominees; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That the persons designated as state artists be  superior and recognized artists who are citizens of the State of Texas.

Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1043

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
By Duncan SB1043
AN ACTrelating to creating a committee to appoint a poet laureate, a state musician, and state artists.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Title 106, Revised Statutes, is amended by adding Article 6139k to read as follows:
Art. 6139k. POET LAUREATE, STATE MUSICIAN, AND STATE ARTISTS
Sec. 1. DESIGNATING A POET LAUREATE, A STATE MUSICIAN, AND STATE ARTISTS.
(a) The Texas poet laureate, state musician, and state artist committee shall designate a poet laureate of Texas, a Texas state musician, a Texas state artist for two-dimensional media, and a Texas state artist for three-dimensional media.
(b) The Texas poet laureate, state musician, and state artist committee shall choose the poet laureate, the state musician, and the state artists from a list of individuals submitted by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
(c) The individuals designated as the poet laureate, the state musician, and the state artists do not receive any pay or emolument.
(d) The individuals designated as poet laureate, as state musician, and as state artists keep the designation for one year from the date of the designation ceremony.

Sec. 2. TEXAS POET LAUREATE, STATE MUSICIAN, AND STATE ARTIST COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED.
(a) The Texas poet laureate, state musician, and state artist committee consists of the following seven members:

(1) one member appointed by the governor;
(2) three members appointed by the lieutenant governor; and
(3) three members appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b) One member appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives must be the chair of the house committee that has primary jurisdiction over arts and cultural matters who serves on the committee as an additional duty of the chairmanship.
(c) Members of the committee who are not members of the legislature serve for a two-year term that expires October 1 of each odd-numbered year.
(d) The members of the committee shall select a presiding officer from the members of the committee.

Sec. 3. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM TEXAS COMMISSION ON THE ARTS.
(a) The Texas Commission on the Arts shall solicit nominations from the arts and cultural community for the poet laureate, the state musician, and the state artists. The commission shall use the commission's Texas Cultural & Arts Network, the media, public meetings, newsletters, the Writer's League of Texas, and other appropriate methods to distribute information about the nomination process.
(b) The Texas Commission on the Arts may receive submissions from poets, musicians, and artists who have been nominated.
(c) The Texas Commission on the Arts may assemble a group of artists, musicians, writers, scholars, and other appropriate experts in the fields of visual arts, music, and literature to:

(1) review the submissions from the nominated poets, musicians, and artists; and
(2) provide advice and recommendations to the commission on who should be considered for designation as poet laureate, as state musician, and as a state artist.

(d) The Texas Commission on the Arts shall submit to the Texas poet laureate, state musician, and state artist committee a list of not more than 10 individuals who are worthy of being designated as the poet laureate, a list of not more than 10 individuals who are worthy of being designated as the state musician, a list of not more than 10 individuals who are worthy of being designated as the state artist for two-dimensional media, and a list of not more than 10 individuals who are worthy of being designated as the state artist for three-dimensional media.

Sec. 4. DESIGNATION CEREMONY. The governor and members of the Texas poet laureate, state musician, and state artist committee shall honor the individuals designated as poet laureate, as state musician, and as a state artist in a ceremony at the State Capitol.
SECTION 2.
(a) This Act takes effect September 1, 2001.
(b) As soon as possible after the effective date of this Act, the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint the initial members of the Texas poet laureate, state musician, and state artist committee.
 

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