Through June 28, the Galveston Art League will exhibit 97 entries that judge Nathan Dube accepted into the organization’s June Juried Show. The Art League’s gallery, open noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, is at 2117A Postoffice St. in downtown Galveston. For people who aren’t out and about or who prefer to shop 24/7online, contest artwork also is displayed and sold at www.GalvestonArtLeague.com.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, visitors to the league’s downtown Galveston gallery are asked to wear protective face masks and follow physical distancing recommendations when viewing this exhibit.
The majority of the art entered in the contest is offered for sale, and internet shoppers can use a credit card to complete their purchases online. Or they may call or email to pay with a check or cash.
Art bought online will be delivered in various ways as worked out with the purchaser. League members offer curbside pickup by appointment at the gallery on Postoffice. Local deliveries also are being made, and shipping, for an additional fee, is available for out-of-town buyers. Because the works are part of a juried show, they will not be available to take home until June 28.
Dube, a Houston artist who specializes in metalwork, judged dozens of artworks in the following categories: paintings on canvas and panel, works on paper, photography, mixed-media wall-hung pieces, and 3-D works such as art dolls, sculpture and metalwork.
Karen Lehr was awarded Best of Show for her watercolor, “Old Barn.” Other awards in the Works on Paper category are: first, Jackie LaFontaine, “Galveston Ferry — Remain in Vehicle”; second, Okie Anderson, “… make firm the feeble knees (Is 35:3)”; honorable mention, Mary Vinnedge, “Charming Chickadee.”
In the Works on Canvas or Panel category: first, Don Henderson, “Palms of Menard Park”; second, Richard Williams, “…and the Trees Woke”; and honorable mention, Jerry Bachman, “Beach ball Ballet.”
In Photography: first, Peter Bowman, “Sandstone Flame”; second, Matt Logmann, “Tango in Buenos Aires”; and honorable mention, Larry Parks, “Post Up.”
Mixed Media Wall-Hung awards are: first, Beth Cunningham, “Aedes Albopictex (Tiger Mosquito)”; second: Paula Freeman, “This Story Begins with Handsoap”; and honorable mention, Lois Morton, “PaPa Bird.”
In 3-D works: first, Marsha Krohn, “Bubblefish”; second, Cathie Schaet, “3 Wooden Treasure Box Set”; honorable mentions, Marilyn Huston, “I’m Free,” and Nancy Graham, “Blown Home.”
The Galveston Art League, a 106-year-old nonprofit and all-volunteer organization, holds juried contests to fulfill its mission to promote visual arts and art education in the greater Galveston County region. The league has never had a salaried staff member. For example, Sharon Jones of Galveston serves as director of the three juried competitions that the league hosts each year; all of these judged shows are open to members as well as non-members.
The Art League counts on support from tax-deductible contributions and low-cost memberships. Non-artists and artists alike are encouraged to join. Membership benefits, levels and prices are detailed on www.GalvestonArtLeague.com (click on “Join”).
To find out more about the Art League and its diverse activities, visit the Galveston gallery in person, check out the website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.