The Facts published a feature on Brazosport ISD’s student rodeo art competition in today’s (1/7) newspaper. The weeklong exhibit in the Brazosport Art League gallery includes art from BISD students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The art was evaluated by judges from Clear Creek ISD to determine which student artists will move on to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo art competition.
We’re excited to welcome guests to Brazosport Art League’s one week exhibit of Brazosport ISD’s student entries for Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo’s art competition! The gallery is open 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily from Wednesday, January 5 through Friday, January 7, and from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 8.
Tickets to visit the gallery are free, but reservations are required and can be made online. Reservations are available in 30-minute slots, which allows for family and friends of all student artists to attend.
Masks are recommended for all guests and required for unvaccinated guests. Thank you for helping keep all of our visitors safe!
The Facts highlighted Brazosport Art League’s newest gallery exhibit in a feature, “Concurrent art programs support artists, Habitat”, in the Nov. 19 edition of the newspaper. The exhibit includes art for sale by BAL members, as well as items donated to the silent auction that will benefits Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County.
The show, generously sponsored by BASF, runs through Thursday, December 30. Bids for items in the silent auction will be accepted through Saturday, Dec. 11.
It’s officially the holiday season, which means Brazosport Art League is hosting its annual Members Show and a silent auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County. The show, which is generously sponsored by BASF, opens November 16 and runs through Thursday, December 30.
The annual show allows BAL members to submit for-sale art to hang in the gallery, just in time for holiday shopping. This year’s offerings include a wide variety of paintings, abstract art, glass mosaics and photography.
In addition, the silent auction features items donated by members, including intricate woodwork pieces, sculptures and cloth figurines. Visitors may bid on silent auction items through Saturday, December 11 at 3:00 PM when the gallery closes.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit the local Habitat for Humanity chapter, which helps individuals and families secure a decent and affordable place to live.
Swing by the gallery in the next few weeks to check out the silent auction and browse for holiday gifts for the people on your list!
Tickets to the gallery are free, but reservations are required and can be made in advance or when you arrive. Hours of operation are 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday.
The Facts featured local artist and photographer Charles Jesse Miller’s exhibit, “Humans & Nature”, currently displayed in the Brazosport Art League gallery, on the front page of the Brazos Life section in the weekend edition. The article dives into how Miller got into photography and his favorite subject to capture.
Read the article at The Facts online, and then make plans to see Miller’s show, which runs through this Saturday, November 13. The exhibit is generously sponsored by BayStar Group.
Tickets are free to visit the gallery, but reservations are required and can be made in advance or when you arrive. Hours of operation are 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday.
(Photo by Jeremy Hill for The Facts.)
Local artist, photographer and graphic designer Charles Jesse Miller has an eye for all things beautiful, whether it’s in a portrait session, out in nature or creating digital illustrations. Now, he’s bringing his work to Brazosport Art League gallery in his exhibit, “Humans & Nature”, which opens this week and runs through November 13.
The exhibit is generously sponsored by BayStar Group.
Miller is hoping to dial up the traditional artist’s opening reception and is planning an all-out celebration to launch his show on Friday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM in the gallery. In addition to previewing the 60+ works of art on display, attendees will enjoy food, drinks and music.
When taking photographs of people, Miller said his focus centers on one thing.
“I’m always trying to get the subject’s personality to come through their eyes, so that’s the most important thing I focus on,” he explained. “My technique in portrait photography is to use light to shape the subject in a way they have never been photographed before. I like to use dark backgrounds and heavy shadows.”
As for his focus on the show?
“I will be showcasing the amazing people I have worked with over the years,” Miller said. “I want it to make them happy to see themselves on the wall of a gallery and be able to show their family and friends.
“My hope is that people come out, enjoy the art and have a good time. It has been rough for a lot of us during the last few years. Hopefully this exhibit will bring us back into the world of art that has been absent for so long and yet is so important.”
Tickets to the gallery are free, but reservations are required and can be made in advance online or when you arrive. Hours of operation are 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday.
Brazosport Art League opened a new exhibit this week, “Education: Idealized Never Realized” by artist and art educator Jennifer Lehnert. The show runs through Saturday, October 16.
Lehnert received a Master of Arts degree with a studio arts concentration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake last year and currently teaches art at Hood-Case Elementary in Alvin.
Her love of art began during childhood, thanks to her mother, grandmother and a few television shows.
“Early on, I learned to draw from watching television shows like The Secret City on PBS,” she said. “My Grandma was a painter and we enjoyed watching Bob Ross together. She always encouraged my artistic talent. When my mother struggled to cope with life, she turned to ceramics as a way of connecting with me, her first child, and I have a very deep connection to it because of her. She taught me many fundamental art skills and I am grateful to her for that.”
The art displayed in Lehnert’s show reflects her personal observations after negotiating her first experiences as a public school teacher.
“My artwork attempts to portray the contrast of how a child’s education should be and how it is,” she explained. “It is my hope that viewers feel the conflictions that my pieces are trying to evoke. The Hebrew proverb “A child is not a vessel to be filled, rather a lamp to be lit” was the foundation of my would-be teaching philosophy. Now it is the underpinning of my compositions. My wish is for my body of work to create an awareness and stir up a desire in all who view it to make positive changes to the current state of public education.”
Lehnert uses the experiences and challenges in her life as inspiration and a source of creativity.
“I find bringing my concepts to life very therapeutic, exciting, and rewarding,” she said. “As an adult, I have advanced my skills under the direction of the excellent art professors at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Collaboration is one of my favorite endeavors and I adore teaching children to find their inner artist.”
Tickets to the art gallery are free, but reservations are required and can be made in advance online or once you arrive. Hours of operation are 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday.
The views and opinions of this artist are uniquely her own and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Center for the Arts & Sciences, Brazosport Art League, or its staff, volunteers, or board of trustees.
Check out the article featuring Brazosport Art League’s current exhibit, “Open Juried Show” in the Brazos Life section of The Facts weekend edition, Open Juried Show recognizes work of local artists! Thanks to reporter Raven and photographer Jenna for coming to the gallery last to visit with our artists and take photos of some of the fantastic pieces in the show.
If you haven’t stopped by the gallery yet to see this exhibit, don’t miss out!
Tickets to visit the gallery are free, but reservations are required. Hours of operation are 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. Make your reservations online: https://bcfas.org/visit/
(Photo by Jenna Kieser for The Facts.)
Registration for Brazosport Art League’s Teen Studio Time is OPEN NOW! Teens of all artistic skill levels, ages 13-18, are welcome to join us on Tuesdays this fall, from September 7 through December 14. Sign up for either Session 1 from 1:30-3:30 PM *OR* Session 2 from 4:00-6:00 PM.
The registration fee is just $60 for the entire semester and includes all supplies…it’s a great deal for a great class! Instructors are Linda Strickland and Mark Cameron. Don’t miss out on Teen Studio Time and get signed up ASAP!
The following list includes the winners of the 2021 Open Juried Show:
GRAND CHAMPION: Rocks by Robert Ruhmann
First Place: Fawning Spirit by Inga Kervin
Second Place: Imoh Ifok by Sherry Hall Shelton
Third Place: The Lone Duo by Hussan Mehmood
Honorable Mention: Eye of the Beholder by Jerry Bachman
On Paper or Yupo
First Place: Red Bird’s Kiss by Jerry Bachman
Second Place: Flowers in a Pot by Linda Strickland
Third Place: Socks! by Ron White
Honorable Mention: Breaking Bad by Connie Cheatham
Honorable Mention: Under the Cedar by Robert Ruhmann
First Place: Summer’s End by Julie Chapa
3-D Free Standing
First Place: A Little Can Still Love Big by Dana Moody Stevens
Honorable Mention: Curly by Ocean Nicolle Londreneau
Wall Hanging Mixed Media
First Place: Smoky Starry Night by Ruth Wooters
Honorable Mention: Tie of the Giant by Ruth Wooters
Honorable Mention: Words that Manifest by Inga A. Kervin
Honorable Mention: Ghost of the Past by Hussan Mehmood
Brazosport Art League’s new exhibit, “Open Juried Show,” opens this week in the gallery and features artwork from more than 20 BAL members and local artists. Sponsored by The Law Office of Michelle Stover, the show runs through Saturday, September 11.
The exhibit is comprised of 44 pieces of art in a wide variety of techniques and styles, including paintings, mixed media art, photography, mosaics and more.
The category winners and the Best in Show award are being selected by this year’s judge, Brazosport College art professor Molly Arc, based on criteria such as skill demonstrated, composition, use of colors, perspectives in landscapes, etc. Award winners will be announced at the opening week reception, slated for Friday, August 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in the BAL gallery.
Admission to the gallery is free, but reservations are required. Hours of operation are 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday.