Attention, online shoppers: Galveston Art League has put together a May virtual exhibit and sale of regional artists’ works. The silver lining to the temporary shutdown of the league’s Galveston gallery is that the Art League’s new show is open for viewing and shopping 24/7 through May 25.
To see photos of the diverse artworks and to make purchases for you to keep or give as a gift, please visit www.GalvestonArtLeague.com and click on the “May Show” button. Labels on each artwork reveal the artist’s name, general measurements, and price. Shoppers can pay for purchases online with credit cards. For other payment options or for more information about an item, call 409-938-1671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of the artists participating in this show have won awards for their work and have a following in the region. They are: Bets Anderson, Karen Calhoun, Margaret Canavan, Julie Chapa, Patricia Curtis, Paula Freeman, Nancy Graham, Cynthia Grandjean, Sherri Harris, Cheryl Henry, Nancy House, Fontaine Jacobs, Pat Jakobi, Sharon Jones, Peggy Kingsbury, Morten Lamoey, Sandy Lamoey, Leroy LeFlore, Jackie Liddell, Mardi Mitchell, Susan D. Moody, David Mortenson, Janie O’Farrell, Dianne Owen, Joyce Patterson, Billie Rinaldi, Molly Slack, Jerrolyn Travers, Lorrie Vigneault, Mary Vinnedge, and Sharon Worley.
All 2-D artworks in this May show and sale — oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, photography, sketches, collage, etc. — are ready to hang, and the prices include sales tax. Most of the 2-D pieces are framed; some are wrapped canvases. Three-D works such as unique handcrafted jewelry and art dolls also are offered for sale.
Delivery of purchased items will be arranged on a case-by-case basis. An Art League member will take purchased items to local buyers, or the purchaser can make an appointment for pickup at the league’s gallery, 2117A Postoffice St. in downtown Galveston. A Galveston Art League volunteer will coordinate delivery with out-of-town buyers, who will pay a shipping fee in addition to the purchase price.
Like many Galveston County businesses, the Art League closed its gallery in March in accordance with public health restrictions. With a reopening date still uncertain, the all-volunteer organization mounted the current online exhibit and sale.
The Galveston Art League was founded in 1914 with the mission of supporting visual arts and art education in the greater Galveston County area. The nonprofit league, which has never had a salaried employee on staff, depends on funding from juried and member show proceeds, tax-deductible memberships and contributions, and a fall gala. To support the league, please visit www.GalvestonArtLeague.com and click on “Join.” In addition to artists, membership ranks include non-artists who value the local art community.
For additional information about the Art League, call 409-938-1671 or email email@example.com.