Throughout November, Galveston Art League will feature gelatin silver photographic
prints by Gayle Pendergrass. Her 8-by-10-inch images, shot with a film-based camera
and developed in a darkroom, will be exhibited within a member show that also includes
dozens of diverse works by other Art League members. The league’s gallery, 2117A
Postoffice St., is open from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, and the exhibit pieces will
be sold online at www.GalvestonArtLeague.com, too.
Pendergrass, who has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art, taught art at
secondary schools and at Arkansas State University before opting to retire about 11
years ago. The Freeport resident also did museum and gallery work during her career.
Pendergrass has exhibited during the league’s monthly exhibits as well as in other
galleries in the region. Her pieces – which include paintings and mixed media works as
well as photography – also have been shown elsewhere in the United States and in
foreign galleries. She holds a professional membership in Galveston Art League.
The league is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization founded in 1914 to advance visual
arts and art education throughout the Galveston County region and beyond. The Art
League promotes the work of local artists during its shows, which change every month.
It hosts and exhibits three juried competitions and holds nine member shows each year.
Also as part of its mission, Galveston Art League holds workshops (most of them
modestly priced or free) for children and adults, and it offers art-focused travel
opportunities. The Art League, which has never had a paid staff member, depends on
support from tax-deductible membership fees (artists and non-artists are welcomed), an
annual fundraiser gala, gallery sales, and tax-deductible contributions. Members enjoy
attending monthly preview parties, receiving fee discounts for exhibiting in shows, and
reading the organization’s quarterly electronic newsletter.
To learn more about the Art League, please visit www.GalvestonArtLeague.com or