Creating Art from a Branch of History

  • Selected artists will be invited to work with a piece of the historic oak, reimagine its rich heritage and bring it into the future in their own artistic vision.
  • Get Involved
  • We invite you to participate in this historic project by applying as an artist, by becoming a sponsor, by purchasing the art produced or by attending the live auction and celebration event in the spring of 2023.

“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves, and to others, the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.”

President Lyndon B. Johnson


Deep Roots in the Texas Hill Country

President Lyndon Baines Johnson had a deep attachment to place, heritage, and nature. In particular, he had a deep connection to his beloved ranch in Stonewall, Texas—where he was born, lived, and spent over one-quarter of his presidency.

The ranch was his respite, but it was also his workplace: he held important meetings with his Cabinet, international dignitaries, celebrities, and friends.

Many of these events,...


Juror and Art Advisers

Our Cabinet Oak Project juror and art advisers each offer wide-ranging experience, a distinct point of view and important contributions to critical art discourse and curatorial practice. They will share their thoughtful perspectives in selecting innovative artists and works throughout the process.

Katie Robinson Edwards, Ph.D.

Katie Robinson Edwards is the Executive...


2023 Live Auction and Celebration

The culmination of The Cabinet Oak Project will be a celebration in the Texas Hill Country, in the spring of 2023. The event will include a live auction of the art pieces, delicious food and drinks and entertainment.

Sponsorships are available; all sponsors will receive complimentary admission to the live auction and celebration event,...