Artist David Masterson's work to be hung at Nacogdoches Medical Center


The surroundings at Nacogdoches Medical Center will be more colorful, bright and visually inspiring with the addition of artwork by Center artist David Masterson.

Masterson, owner of DAVMAR Art Gallery on the square in Center, is loaning the hospital several contemporary pieces from his collection that will bring color and beauty to gathering areas of the hospital, according to Philip Koovakada, NMC CEO.

We have chosen some beautiful pieces that will be on exhibit in NMC Women’s Services,” Koovakada said.

I first heard about David from a past board member here at the hospital,” he said. “A group of NMC employees went to visit the gallery and we were amazed at the work David is producing. We all felt like it was the right fit for our organization.”

Masterson is from East Texas. He and his wife went to Stephen F. Austin. He says loaning the artwork for exhibit at NMC is one way he can give back to his neighbors and his community.

Most people are in the hospital because something is wrong,” Masterson said. “It is my hope that someone sitting in a lobby or waiting area will see my work and find comfort, peace, love, joy or hope, and maybe a few minutes’ respite and relief from the heartache they may be feeling.

If my art helps people forget about their troubles for a while and takes them to another place, then I’ve done my job as an artist,” Masterson said.

Many of Masterson’s paintings bring a sense of calm and serenity according to Brandy Roberts, spokesperson for the DAVMAR Art Gallery. “David Masterson is an astounding artist, and we are so excited that his works are going to the hospital.”

This partnership further illustrates the hospital’s commitment to the community and to the patients served, NMC officials said.

About Nacogdoches Medical Center —

Nacogdoches Medical Center is a 161-bed acute care facility located at 4920 NE Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches, TX. The hospital serves as the anchor of NMC Health Network and has provided for the medical and health care needs of East Texans for more than 40 years. Designed to improve access to healthcare services in Nacogdoches and Shelby counties and the surrounding communities, NMC specializes in emergency services, women’s health, cardiovascular medicine and surgery, open heart surgery, cancer care, orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery. Extensions of the network include NMC Imaging Services, the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Nacogdoches, NMC Wound Care Services, NMC Loma Laird Cancer Center and NMC Shelby Emergency Services. NMC is recognized by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about the facilities that comprise NMC Health Network, please visit

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