LMFA

We’ve been working with the Longview Museum of Fine Arts for over 20 years. LMFA continues to grow, evolve and serve as a source of artistic inspiration and education for East Texans of all ages.

The Longview Museum of Fine Arts was begun by the Junior Service League of Longview in 1958, and held its first yearly Invitational Exhibit in 1959. In 1970, a Museum charter was issued by the State of Texas and the League’s collection was place on permanent loan. The Museum has been located in five different locations since 1958. The present location on Tyler Street was renovated in 1997.

LMFA has a permanent collection of over 700 paintings, etchings, woodcuts, photographs, works on paper, lithographs, serigraphs, collages and pieces of sculpture. Works from contemporary regional artists (Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana) are the primary sources for the collection. The museum strives to exhibit the “best of the best” in order to share works with members and visitors, making Longview a better place to live and visit, and the museum a jewel in the eyes of the community.

Jerrad Parsons

About Jerrad

Education:
Texas Tech University
BA in Advertising 2010

Family:
Amber (Wife)

Other Interests:
Mountain Biking, Dirt Biking, Running, Photography, Coffee

Shelly Butler

shelly butler

About shelly

Education:
University of North Texas
BBA Marketing, 1989

Community Involvement:

  • Junior League of Longview Sustainer
  • LISD Foundation
  • ArtWalk Longview
  • The Parents Association for the University of Texas at Austin

Family:
Jason (Husband), Lindsey and Morgan (Daughters)

Other Interests:
Spending time with friends and family, and cooking

Whitney Pickett

Whitney Pickett

Digital Media Marketing Manager
whitney@forbesbutler.com

About Whitney

Education:
Texas Tech University
BA in Advertising, 2016

Community Involvement:
Double T Varsity Club
Texas Tech Alumni Association
Celebration Church, Dream Team
Longview Longfellows

Family:
Blake (Husband)

Other Interests:
Spending time with friends and family, Painting/Crafts

Jim Tilley

Jim Tilley

About Jim

Education:
Baylor University
BFA Studio Art, 2005
Emphasis Graphic Design

Community Involvement:
ArtWalk Longview,
Great Texas Balloon Race Measuring Team

Family:
Amanda (Wife), Logan (Son)

Other Interests:
Photography, Mountain Biking, Ceramics, Woodworking

Holly Forbes

Holly Forbes

Partner / Designer
holly@forbesbutler.com

About holly

Education:
Baylor University
BFA Communication Design, 1984

Community Involvement:

  • ARTS! Longview Cultural District Board
  • Junior League of Longview Sustainer
  • Longview 2020 Board Member
  • Longview Museum of Fine Arts Board and Exhibits chair
  • Baylor Alumni Network
  • Baylor Foundation
  • Baylor Parents League
  • UTMB Proud Parents Organization
  • ArtWalk Longview
  • Asbury House Volunteer

Family:
Scott (Husband), Abby and Bonnie (Daughters​)

Other Interests:
Reading, Gardening, Painting

Jason Butler

Jason butler

Partner / Designer
jason@forbesbutler.com

About Jason

Education:
University of North Texas
BFA in Advertising Design, 1991

Community Involvement:

  • Leadership Longview Class of 2003
  • Longview Museum of Fine Arts Board of Trustees 2003-2008
  • Longview Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow
    and Foundation Sustaining Member
  • ArtWalk Longview
  • Community Connections Board of Directors 2015-2016
  • Longview Main Street Committee
    2015-Present
  • Gregg County Historical Museum Board of Directors 2018-Present

Family:
Shelly (Wife), Lindsey and Morgan (Daughters)

Other Interests:
Last year Jason took up the fine art of screen printing. Check his work out on Facebook.