It is our mission to promote and enhance the Arts in the
Texas Hill Country.

For the counties of Kendall, Lampasas, Llano, Bexar, Comal, Atascosa, Frio, Gillespie, Hays, Kerr, Blanco and Burnet.

Our focus is to enhance community awareness, develop opportunities for involvement, encourage individual and corporate financial support, and develop a long range plan for promoting the growth of the Arts within the nineteen Hill Country counties of the Business Committee for the Arts, now known as The pARTnership Movement, a national committee of  Americans for the Arts, recognizes businesses for their support of the Arts..

HCCArts History


In 2000, an ad hoc committee of culturally minded citizens and artists formed the Cibolo Arts Council under the guidance of then Boerne Mayor, Patrick Heath. The Council earned a 501c3 nonprofit designation in 2001. In 2009, the name was changed to “Hill Country Council for the Arts” (HCCArts) to better reflect its mission. The Council was also named the exclusive Hill Country Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) for 19 Texas counties by the highly esteemed Americans for the Arts organization.  

The BCA designation encourages HCCArts partnerships with national businesses and organizations to enrich the lives of all who live in Kendall County and neighboring Hill Country communities. HCCArts continues to team with artists, organizations, businesses, and Hill Country cities to support and produce events that bring cultural vitality and economic benefit to the Hill Country. HCCArts developed a public art master plan for Boerne’s gateways and cityscape resulting in the City Council’s approval of an annual art budget and the 2015 initiation of Art Al Fresco, a program that will bring up to 10 pieces of public art to the city each year.

HCCArts continues today to support its arts partners and all the arts throughout the Texas Hill Country. It is the bulletin board for ‘art happenings’ in the region and its Calendar of events is the place to visit for updated news on arts entertainment.

Become an HCCArts Patron Donor and help us remain the central online resource for what’s happening in the arts in the Texas Hill Country.

As a loving and supporting patron of the Arts community, Hill Country Council for the Arts has played a significant role in sustaining the continuation of art education, events, and programs across the Texas Hill Country. In standing by our mission, we will continue to promote Arts enrichment throughout the following counties: Kendall, Lampasas, Llano, Bexar, Comal, Atascosa, Frio, Gillespie, Hays, Kerr, Blanco and Burnet counties.

HCCArts Home


HCCArts and The Agricultural Heritage Museum became partners creating The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center.  

Classes are held in Applied Arts, Fine Arts, as well as Blacksmithing, Dutch Oven Cooking. Through the generous grant from Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation, we now have a state-of-the-arts classroom.

The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center
102 City Park Rd
Boerne, TX 78006

Our Officers and Directors

President

Paula Horner

Paula Brigham Horner received years of experience at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Historic New Orleans Collection, and the National World War II Museum, and served on the Board of Directors of A Studio in the Woods, a multi-disciplined artists’ haven, while pursuing an M.A., 2005, in Non-Profit Administration from the University of New Orleans. Horner found refuge at the Museum of Western Art, Kerrville, Texas, where she served as Curator, 2007-9, after arriving in San Antonio on the tail of Hurricane Katrina. Paula and her family currently own and operate Petland Boerne.

Treasurer & Public Art Chair

Rob Ziegler

Rob Ziegler has made Texas his home for 32 years. He and Lucy, his wife of 20 years, moved to Boerne from Corpus Christi nine years ago. Rob earned a restaurant and hotel management degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

During his 39-year career in the hospitality and beverage industries, he has held senior management positions in business development, product management, sales, and marketing. A steady hand, Rob worked for the same company for 30 years until launching his “second career” as president of Smart Wine Media, LLC. Rob is an avid supporter of public broadcasting and the arts.

He was instrumental in creating the San Antonio Express-News Wine Festival, which donates all proceeds to public television station KLRN. Rob was a member of the Boerne City Council from 2006-2010, working with Boerne citizens and city staff to keep Boerne a great place to live.

Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation

Kelly Leith

Property Management

Morgan Hampton

Morgan’s university education in architectural engineering and industrial design initially led to a position as an aerospace technical illustrator where he also began to develop his artistic realism style of painting. Later, his professional career allowed him the opportunity to experience the scenic beauty of the southwestern U.S., to further develop his interest in art and continue his rather unique drawing and painting style.

Today Morgan’s preferred mediums include pencil, pen and ink, watercolor and acrylics. His subject matter is primarily centered on ranch life, hill country communities and coastal scenery, and his art has been collected by patrons throughout the southwest and western U.S. He has held leadership positions in several artistic associations and in addition to HCCArts, Morgan is currently an active member of the Boerne Art League and Boerne Professional Artists.

Marketing

Debi Burrows

Debi Burrows is the CEO Strategist, Head Storyteller, and owner of Penguin Suits. Debi’s passion for marketing started at the age of 9, when she wrote her first press release about her father’s businesses. Using her BA in Communications, Marketing & Advertising, from the SUNY at Buffalo, she develops innovative programs that promote and grow businesses.

Originally from Buffalo New York, Debi regards herself as a NY Texan. She has a lovely husband, a cuddle dog and six amazing grown children. Her passion is developing specialized messages and marketing tools that give excellent ROI and lead generation for her clients’ businesses. Ms. Burrows has earned several awards, including recognition for her company as Best Advertising Agency, Best Public Relations, Best Website Design, and Best Graphic Design from the San Antonio Business Journal.

Likewise, she has been notably named as one Texas’ Top 50 Women to Watch. Ms. Burrows volunteers her time as a chairperson for Dress of Success San Antonio Casino Night and as a board member for the Leon Springs Business Association.

At Large

Mary Holt

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