Bruce Good Memorial Scholarship Show reception & awards

Join Brazosport Art League for a reception to close the Bruce Good Memorial Scholarship Show on Sunday, May 5 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM in the gallery. This exhibit features art from local high school seniors.


Recipients of the 2024 scholarships will be announced, and attendees can meet the artists, see their work and enjoy drinks & snacks. This event is FREE and open to the public.

People’s Choice art reception & awards

Join Brazosport Art League for a reception to wrap up the People’s Choice exhibit in the gallery on Friday, April 26 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Visitors to the gallery can vote on their two favorite pieces of art through 3:00 PM on Thursday, April 25.

Winners will be announced at the reception & awards ceremony, and attendees can meet the artists, see the art and enjoy drinks & snacks. This event is FREE and open to the public.

The Figure in Mixed Media workshop

Join instructor Linda Strickland for a two-day workshop, The Figure in Mixed Media, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 in Brazosport Art League studio. The workshop will review basic figure drawing — capturing the gesture of a pose and placing the features on the head — by drawing with charcoal and painting in watercolor to start. Next, students will add collaged papers, other mediums, textures and designs, working in layers.

Registration is $100 for BAL members and $125 for non-BAL members. The workshop is open to adult and teen artists of all skill levels, but is limited to 15 students. REGISTER NOW!



Linda recommends using 140# hot pressed watercolor paper (22×30 inch). Cold pressed is also fine, but Linda will have hot pressed paper for sale at the workshop. One sheet will easily make 2 nice-sized paintings.

Bring whatever painting and collage supplies you have, including (but not limited to):

  • Watercolor paints, palette and brushes
  • Acrylic paints andd brushes
  • Charcoal – recommend thin vine sticks and charcoal pencils
  • Decorative papers: handmade art papers, napkins, maps, newspapers, vintage recipes, books & printed materials, wrapping paper, etc.
  • Pastels and/or pastel pencils
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Stamps
  • Water tub, paper towels, pencils,, erasers, sharpie markers, painting board
  • Reference photos
  • Large drawing pad


Art with Sherry Shelton

Join artist and instructor Sherry Shelton for a weekly art class, meeting from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Thursdays in the Brazosport Art League studio. The class will feature instruction on a wide range of mediums, including: drawing with graphite on paper, oil painting, portraits, watercolor, pastels, acrylic, sculpture and egg tempura.

The class is open to beginners on up and artists ages 14+.

Monthly fees are $60 for Brazosport Art League members and $75 for non-members.

Students are responsible for bringing their own supplies. Sherry will provide a detailed supply list for students as the lessons progress.




“Big Buds, Half-Open Blooms & Coastal Castings” exhibit OPEN NOW in BAL gallery

Brazosport Art League’s brand new exhibit, Big Buds, Half-Open Blooms & Coastal Castings is NOW OPEN in the gallery! Featuring art by BAL members Linda Strickland and Barry Bradley, the show runs through Sunday, March 24.

Join us Friday, February 23 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM for an opening week reception in the BAL gallery. Meet the artists and enjoy snacks & drinks while you check out the art! This event is free and open to the public.


Having grown up in a “crafty family”, Linda Strickland began her journey as an artist after attending her first watercolor class in 1997. Since then, she has studied under many accomplished watercolorists and confirmed her love of loose, drippy paint in color-filled, slightly-unfinished paintings.

Linda loves painting nature and painting in nature, especially from her front porch overlooking the bayou, and is active in the local Plein Aires art group. She has dabbled in all kinds of painting on all types of surfaces, with a foray into oils most recently.

Of her craft, Linda says, “Painting and creating is my attempt to express the beauty and awe of God’s creation…in all its simplicity and complexity.”

Barry Bradley’s love of fine woodworking has been developing for more than 40 years. After retiring from teaching construction trades to the Hill Country, his love for creating with local Texas woods developed into fine craft. His recent move to the Texas Gulf Coast has inspired him to focus on an array of coastal themes.

One of Barry’s true loves is building and restoring wooden boats. He has built from scratch numerous canoes and kayaks from various woods and completed restorations of several antique wooden boats and canoes of all lengths and designs.

Barry has been in the retail end of woodworking, creating mostly sculptural art pieces & furnishings, for more than 20 years. His latest goals include spending more time on individual pieces with more of an artistic & sculptural design and a coastal flair.


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 PM – 5:00 PM on Sunday.




Watercolor Paint-N-Sip

Watercolor Paint-N-Sip with instructor Linda Strickland

Spring 2024 Dates:



6:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the Brazosport Art League studio

Tuition: $45

For beginners on up.

All watercolor painting supplies, instruction and a 16×20 mat are included.

Appetizers and bottled water provided. Adults 21+ are welcome to bring adult beverages!

“Big Buds, Half-Open Blooms & Coastal Castings” opening week reception

Join us for the opening week reception for Brazosport Art League’s exhibit, “Big Buds, Half-Open Blooms & Coastal Castings” on Friday, February 23 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in the art gallery. Featuring watercolor paintings by Linda Strickland and metal & wood art by Barry Bradley, the exhibit runs from Tuesday, February 20 to Sunday, March 24.


Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments as you check out the exhibit in the gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.


The Facts features “Crazy Victorian Quilting” art exhibit

The local Bee Crazy Quilting Bee has been meeting weekly since 1999 and now they’re showing off their handiwork in Brazosport Art League’s new gallery exhibit, “Crazy Victorian Quilting”! BAL hosted an opening week reception for the artists and their friends on Wednesday, January 17 in the gallery, which was sponsored by local business Junque Rescuers.


The Facts featured the show on the front page of today’s (1/18) edition. Read the story online and see photos from the reception at The Facts online.


Swing by the gallery to see the exhibit in the next few weeks, as it runs through Sunday, February 18.


“Crazy Victorian Quilting” opening week reception

Join Brazosport Art League for the opening week reception for Crazy Victorian Quilting on Wednesday, January 17 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the BAL gallery! The reception is being generously sponsored by Junque Rescuers, located in downtown Lake Jackson. Meet the artists with the Bee Crazy Quilting Bee group, see their original pieces and enjoy food & drinks. This event is FREE and open to the public!