June 11th, 2016

Tama “Sissy” Rawson will be the artist of the month for June.  A reception will be held on Saturday, June 11th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Gallery, 1980 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach.  Sissy has been painting all her life in different mediums, but prefers oils.  Come see her latest works and see why she has been the featured artist in several Galleries.

May 7th, 2016

Melinda McWhite will be the artist of the month for May. A reception will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Gallery, 1980 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach. Melinda paints both figurative works and abstracts.

April 2nd, 2016

The Artist of the Month reception will be held for Madonna Powers, a local artist known and respected by many locals.  The reception will be between 10am and 4pm on Saturday at the Gallery.

March 5th, 2016

The Artist of the Month reception will be held for Cissy Boyd showing her pottery.  Come and meet Cissy between 10am and 4pm on Saturday at the Gallery.

February 6th, 2016

At Gallery by the Gulf, an artist reception for Catherine Lee will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10 am until 4 pm. Refreshments will be served. Stop by for a visit during the Mardi Gras parade that day.

December 5, 2015 BPCF Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

Gallery by the Gulf, 1980 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach, Tx.  9:30am

Please join us to recap 2015, elect our new slate of officers and plan for 2016.

The artist of the month for December and January is Sheryl Lambert.  Come see her works of glass fusion.

November 28, 2015

Christmas-tide Market at the Gallery !  Saturday Nov. 28th – SHOP LOCAL DAY

Open 10am – 4 pm. Local artists and craft booths.  Anyone interested in a booth should call Charlotte Stirling 409-673-0536.

November 7,2015

Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation celebrated the Grand Opening of Gallery by the Gulf Saturday, November 7, 2015 with a Bolivar Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting.   In attendance were Chamber Ambassadors, BPCF Board members and Gallery artists.  A special thanks to Glenda Mastin, one of our directors, for her outstanding vision and hard work to make this happen. And to all our directors, thank you for your support. Anne Willis, Margo Johnson, Eve Bradford, Ange Scheibel, Sherry Morgan, Marsha Fredenberg.



An art gallery would not be complete without the… artists!! Applause to Patricia Hagstrom, our featured artist for November, Margaret Lindow, Cheri Duggan, B. Bailey, Angela Travis, Glenda Mastin, Sharon Rigsby, Charlotte Stirling, Ron Venable, Scott Hanson, Zeb Hickman and new to the Gallery this month, Alice Hurlbert and Dana Beach Gyspy.

Stop by to see our outstanding collection of local art. Hours are Thurs-Fri, 10 am to 4 pm.

Gallery by the Gulf

1980 Hwy 87, Suite A, upstairs – Crystal Beach, Tx.

Gallery Hours – Thur, Fri & Sat 10 – 4.

For more information contact Charlotte Stirling 409-673-0536.


OCTOBER 10, 2015

JANE LONG FESTIVAL – SATURDAY –   10AM TO 4PM at Fort Travis.     Map

Historical Bunker Tours will be available as well as a face painter, Bean Bag Tournament, Play by the Way Off Broadway players, It’s all about Jane, the silent auction and many vendors with crafts and food. One of the silent auction items is a quilt made and donated by Karen Anderson.



Please click page 1 and then page 2 to learn about Jane Long. Written by Brenda Smith.

April 21st, 2015


Winnie Burkett, Biologist and Houston Audubon Society stalwart.

April 21st, Tuesday, 3PM at the High Island Rookery in High Island.

Join the BPCF to discover the wonder of our peninsula’s bird habitat, which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.  Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased at Swede’s Real Estate, the Chamber of Commerce, or at the site the day of the event.


**May 16th, Saturday 11:00 am – 4pm  Arts and Crafts Show

Steve’s Landing Restaurant

1290 Bay Vue Dr,. Crystal Beach, Tx.



International Oleander Society is very happy and excited to propagate a new Oleander to be named for Jane Long.


December 18, 2012: The new signs designating Hwy 87 as JANE LONG MEMORIAL HIGHWAY were dedicated and unvailed at 1:30PM. There is one sign by the Memorial and another sign close to Hwy 124 and Hwy 87.


Dedication of the Jane Long Memorial, a brand new Gateway project, was held on October 13, 2012 the opening day of the Jane Long Festival at 10AM. The memorial will consist of a monument, historical markers and three flagpoles flying the U.S. Flag, Texas Flag and the wonderful Jane Long Flag. The pavilion-like area at the entrance to Fort Travis, right off Hwy. 87 will include benches and pavers. The Galveston County Road & Bridge Dept. is working on the Memorial at this time.


Read about Samson Energy’s generous donation to the Jane Long Memorial at

The Galveston Commissioners Court has designated Hwy 87 as “Jane Long Highway“.  Several Jane Long Society members were in attendance.




After discovering that there was no recognition of Jane Long at the Capital of Texas in Austin, Texas, members of the Jane Long Society commissioned an artist to copy the only known portrait of Jane Long at the Fort Bend County museum. In April of 2011, the portrait was hung in the Library at the Capital in Austin, Texas. The plaque reads “Jane Long Mother of Texas  Donated by the Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation and the Jane Long Society”. Article about portrait.  Article about trip.  Please visit the library the next time you are in Austin.