The Brazosport Art League kicks off its annual People’s Choice exhibit this week, featuring approximately 50 works of original art created and submitted by league members. The exhibit, which is generously sponsored by First National Bank of Lake Jackson, opens Tuesday, April 6 and runs for five weeks, closing Saturday, May 8.
While membership in the Brazosport Art League has many advantages, possibly one of the most significant is the opportunity to participate in the yearly exhibit. Each spring, members may present up to four works of art in any medium for inclusion in the People’s Choice show. The chance to display their work in a public gallery is an important benefit for the artists, who vary widely in preferred style, medium and years of art experience.
During the exhibit’s first four weeks, gallery visitors are invited to also participate in the show by voting on their two favorite works of art. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony slated for Friday, April 30.
Visitors can usually expect themes and trends running through most other gallery shows, which often feature one to three artists. In this case, however, the People’s Choice exhibit feels more like a visual patchwork quilt, as colors, textures and techniques vary from one work to another.
Make your plans to come by the gallery this month to see the scope of local artistic talent, vote on your favorites and even purchase a piece of art that catches your eye. Tickets to the gallery are free, but reservations and a mask are required. Hours are 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday.