Sunday, May 26, 2024

When art transcends distance

LGAA Fall Art Show grows in local, national entry numbers


For the second year in a row, the Lake Granbury Art Association welcomed both local and out-of-state entries for its Juried Fall Art Show.
But in just one year, word has gotten out about the new inclusive entry guidelines, resulting in a 20% increase in submissions compared to the 2022 Juried Fall Art Show.
A total of 273 entries were received from artists who reside all over the nation, with nine states to be represented in the art show: Texas, Washington, New Mexico, Ohio, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Minnesota, and Florida.
"It’s a good number of entries and of course, there's a lot of things that make those numbers go up or down, but we were very pleased with the amount of entries and the quality of the entries this year,” Vickie Guthrie, show coordinator told the HCN on Aug. 28.
Open now through Oct. 29, at the Shanley House Gallery located at 224 N. Travis St., the Juried Fall Art Show will feature 58 pieces of artwork in a variety of mediums — paintings, drawings, dimensional, graphics, and mixed media.
“There’s sculptures, landscapes, portraits … just a wide variety of artwork that will appeal to any art lovers,” Guthrie said.
Teal Blake will serve as the show judge. Blake is a member of the Cowboys of America Association, and his work is frequently featured in magazines and displayed in national galleries.
The reception/awards ceremony is open to the public and will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30.
Awards will include an Award of Excellence ($500), Award of Achievement ($350), Award of Merit ($300), Painting Category ($300), Drawing Category ($300), Dimensional Category ($300), Graphics Category ($300), Mixed Media Category ($300), and the People’s Choice ($100).
The individual who receives the Best of Show Award will also be gifted a $1,000 prize that was contributed by the Charles Inge Memorial Foundation.
The gallery will be open for guests to view the art display Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
“I'm excited about reconnecting with artists that I haven't been able to see throughout the year, meeting new artists, and making new friends,” Guthrie added.
For more information, on the Lake Granbury Art Association’s Juried Fall Art Show, visit online. | 817-573-1243