Visit the Galveston Art League Gallery in downtown Galveston from Jan. 31 to Feb. 24 to see whether you agree with awards given in the league’s first juried competition of 2019. The gallery, at 2117A Postoffice St. and soon expanding into 2119A Postoffice, is open from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
During this exhibit, the gallery will display all entries accepted into its Winter 2019 Juried Show, with ribbons indicating Best of Show, first- and second-place award recipients, and honorable mentions. A reception and awards ceremony will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the gallery.
The judge for this competition was Dr. Anne Franklin, who is an assistant professor teaching graduate-level art classes online in the Arts and Sciences Department of the University of Nebraska Kearney. Franklin, who moved to Galveston’s West End in 2013, received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.
She has taught at a private university, been a partner in a picture-framing business, volunteered as a community education instructor, and worked in public education in varied roles. Franklin began her career as a junior high art teacher and later became a district-wide art coordinator in an urban school district in Kansas City, Kansas. She is fascinated by the different ways different people learn and express their knowledge.
The nonprofit Galveston Art League has offered juried and invitational shows since November 1914. This is the first of its three juried competitions in 2019; contest details are always posted in an online prospectus at www.GalvestonArtLeague.com (in the sidebar on the homepage). Although most of the artwork is offered for sale, the sold pieces can’t be removed from the gallery until Feb. 28.
Art League contests are open to the public, but as one of several membership perks, those who join are entitled to discounts off their contest entry fees. General memberships in the all-volunteer league start at $35 per year. To join, contact the Galveston Art League at Gallery2117@gmail.com or print the membership form (click on the Join tab) at www.GalvestonArtLeague.com and complete and mail it in as instructed.
(submitted by Mary Vinnedge 940-222-1958; firstname.lastname@example.org)