The Galveston Art League will introduce digital art as a new category being judged in its
upcoming Spring Juried Show, which is open to nonmember and member artists over the
age of 15.
The new art category will cover works that use digital technology to either create a piece
from scratch or to greatly alter an image that originated in a camera or electronically.
Defined more specifically, digital art uses technology as part of the creative or
presentation process such as digital painting (using brushes and tools provided by
software such as Photoshop), digital composite/collage (adding multiple photos and
objects to create one reconstructed piece), and photo painting (using computer-generated
apps or software).
Galveston Art League adds this category to five other types of art being judged:
traditional photography, works on canvas or board, works on paper, mixed media, and 3-
D. For complete information about the juried competition, click on the “Prospectus” link
in the left area of the www.GalvestonArtLeague.com homepage.
The artworks that are accepted into the show will be exhibited in the Art League’s
downtown Galveston gallery at 2117A Postoffice St. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Fridays-
Sundays from April 30 to May 30.
To enter the various categories, artists may bring up to three pieces to the gallery between
10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on April 26. Early entries will be accepted by appointment only on
April 25. Call 409-682-3515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Nonmember fees are $20 for each entry. Art League members pay $15 apiece for their
first and second entries and $5 for their third entry. Memberships, which cost $40 per
year and up, depending on membership level chosen, will be available at the gallery.
Cash prizes will be awarded as follows: best of show, $300; first place in each category,
$100; $50 for second place. Prizes will not be awarded in any category that has fewer
than six accepted entries.
Sharon Jones, an award-winning photographer and director of the Art League’s juried
exhibitions, is bullish on the digital art category. “I personally love the medium and feel
it is just as important as working in traditional art forms. Like traditional art forms, digital
art is a great outlet for creative expression. I am very excited to see the GAL include this
medium as a category all its own in our juried shows.”
Jones also praises the many possibilities for the medium. “The imagination has no
bounds, and I am sure we will all be pleasantly surprised by the art that will be entered.”
To learn more about the league, visit www.GalvestonArtLeague.com or email
email@example.com. The 107-year-old Galveston Art League, a nonprofit
corporation that has never had a salaried staff member, promotes visual arts and arts
education in the Galveston County region. It welcomes artists and non-artists as