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Artist

Art can inspire, energize and induce a positive emotional response. For this reason, we are committed to featuring more visual art into the total experience of our customers, visitors and attendees. In keeping with the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places Program (AIPP), several iconic pieces were commissioned as part of the capital improvement budget for the original construction of the Austin Convention Center and subsequent additions. In addition to the public art collection, the Austin Convention Center Department began acquiring additional works by some of the region’s most accomplished artists, which can be found in various spots throughout the facility. Keep your eyes peeled for any of these exceptional works during your next visit!

Jill Bedgood

Four sets of five vertical-format oil paintings depict native Texas plants: grasses, shrubs and aquatic plants; cacti and succulents; wildflowers; trees and vines. Each painting amplifies the various parts of a plant in realistic detail and texture, but the compositions are dynamic and abstracted. The paintings act as a botanical respite for visitors and a counterbalance to soften the harder edges of the center’s architecture.

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Artist Photo: Jill Bedgood

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