Brazosport Art League’s annual Open Juried Show opened in the gallery this week, featuring more than 60 pieces of art in a wide range of mediums by BAL members and outside artists. The exhibit was juried by Richmond-based pastel artist Carolyn Hancock, a former president of the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas, member of American Women Artists and elected member of American Artists Professional League.
A reception and awards ceremony is planned for Friday, August 11 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in the gallery. Join the artists, their families and friends to see the art and find out this year’s overall show winner and winners in five categories (*winners listed below)! This event is FREE and open to the public.
The show runs through Sunday, September 10.
Tickets to the gallery are FREE. To help us record visitor demographics, please register in The Center lobby when you arrive or pre-register online. Hours of operation are 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, and 2:00 – 5:00 PM on Sunday.
2023 OPEN JURIED SHOW WINNERS:
Best in Show – Levi … Sherry Hall Shelton
Hand created work on Canvas or Panel
First Place – Letters from Home … Maris Salmins
Second Place – The Dance … Martha Williams
Third Place – Orange Cliff … Nathaniel T. Spates
Honorable Mention – Oak Tree Grace … Judy Vera
Honorable Mention – Hide and Seek … Sherry Hall Shelton
Hand created work on Paper or Yupo
First Place – The Rio Frio … Robert Ruhmann
Second Place – Pandora Box of Memory … Chloe Donaldson
Third Place – Sunflowers and Lace … Linda Strickland
Honorable Mention – Then Quintana Jetties … Robert Ruhmann
Honorable Mention – Blowing Bubbles … Dana Ryman
Photography wall hung printed on any medium
First Place – Blue Jelly … Jill Friedman
Honorable Mention – Walk on the Beach … Martha Cox
Mixed media Wall-hung (e.g. collage, fiber, assemblage, cuttings)
First Place – The Blue Hole … Shey Cotton
Honorable Mention – Trio … Dorothy Babbington
3-D, free standing (e.g. sculpture, art dolls, assemblage, jewelry, pottery, porcelain, glass, metal)
First Place – Quilting Bee … Joyce Patterson
Honorable Mention – Woman Wading … Kenneth Ness