Bruce Bitter | 2012 Poster Artist

Pastel artist and twelve-year Art Festival veteran Bruce Bitter exhibits as the 20th Poster Artist for the 43rd Annual Rockport Art Festival.

Bruce's work is expressive and joyful. It reminds you of why you love the coast!

Each year an outstanding artist is selected for a solo exhibition during the summer, and creates the signature "poster piece" which becomes the official image of the Rockport Art Festival. The original artwork that inspires the poster is auctioned off as the final item of the Live Auction during the Art Auction Gala, preceding the Art Festival. 
About the Artist:

"As a Texas resident for over 12 years, my work has evolved to encompass a variety of techniques and styles. Originally from the Jersey shore, I was an avid surfer and beach junkie. Encouraged by numerous trips to the tropics, I created a genre of beach images, first as serigraphs and monoprints, now as Pastels and Mixed Media. The motivation to employ other subject matter and techniques comes with more time to do so and the ongoing summons to constantly challenge myself as an artist. My continuous goal is to engage the viewer to identify with my art, whether it be a form of decoration, a destination or an aesthetic attraction. I try to create a process into everyday life by connecting to popular culture and current trends. I strive to be creative and always pushing the envelope while producing the best work possible."