Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Call for Entries Goes Out for Watercolor Show

Entry delivery for the 2013 "March is Watercolor Month" show is Friday, March 1, between 4 and 6 PM. This show is open to all artists 18 years and older with artwork in a water medium, framed with a wire on the back for hanging, no larger in any direction than 48 inches.

The watercolor shown at left is by founding member Helen Stein from a past watercolor show.

The opening reception will be Thursday, March 7, from 5 to 7 PM. First Place ($100), Second Place ($75), and Third Place ($50) winners will be selected by everyone who attends the reception, and two additional artists will be selected in a drawing for $50 Participation Awards. The public is invited, as always, and refreshments will be served.

The entry fee for members is $10 per piece and for non-members is $15 per piece. All art must be delivered to the Gallery, 109 N. River St. in Seguin, on March 1 and picked up between 4 and 6 PM on Tuesday, April 30. Insurance coverage is the responsibility of the artist, and the artwork entered will be handled with all possible care. All artwork must be for sale, and the Gallery takes a 25% commission on all artwork sold.

Entering artists must submit a completed entry form. Click here to open and print an entry form to mail or take to the Gallery with your entry fee. You can also pick up entry forms at the Gallery. If you have questions, please see the entry form and call Roger at 830.372.4479.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Kids Art Show Runs Through Feb.28

The 5th Annual Elementary and Middle School Art Show opened recently with drawings, paintings, and multi-media sculptures from grades 1 through 8 in area schools.

Marion Middle School had the most entries with 18. Seguin schools had a total of 14 entries with Koennecke and Vogel Elementaries sending the most at four entries each. Two entries came from La Vernia Intermediate School, and Navarro Junior High sent one. Six home-schooled artists from Seguin, La Vernia, and Stockdale also entered the show.

Ribbons and cash prizes were awarded to 17 of the 41 entries. All three place winners in the Middle School division went to students from Marion Middle School: Molly Chambers, 8th grade, First Place for her Butterfly Color Wheel sculpture; Niah Avila, 7th grade, Second Place for a marker drawing “Candy Land;” and Skylar Shaw, 8th grade, Third Place for a pencil drawing “The Missing Colors.”

Awesome middle school winners include Kelsey Castaneda, Marion 8th grader for “Sweet Dreams;” Laura Oelke, Marion 7th grader for “Thunder Oak;” K. B. Hallmark V, 7th grader from Seguin’s A. J. Briesemeister Middle School for his photo “The Weird Eye;” and Kaela Steinbrenner, 8th grade, home school in Seguin, for her photo “A Look Through the Woods.”

In the Elementary division, two artists won Achievement Awards for two works each: Bryan Valadez, 5th grader from Koennecke Elementary for his ceramic “Leaf Tile” and his mixed media drawing “Norbert the Dragon” and Braxton Behrendt, Seguin home-schooled 4th grader for “Color Fall” and “Main Street.”

Other elementary winners include Vogel Elementary 2nd grader Logan R. Busskohl for his marker drawing “Cat R. Pillar;” LaVernia Intermediate School 3rd grader Tessa Pruski for her watercolor and pencil drawing “My Mother;” brother and sister from Weinert, 2nd grader Alexander Ablin for his photo “Christmas Lights” and 4th grader Daniela Ablin for her color pencil drawing “Great Barrier;” and home-schooled brothers George Seals-Ramos, 5th grade, and Jayden Seals-Ramos, 4th grade, for their metal sculptures of Junk-bot and Lab Rat.

Click here to see photos of the award presentations and most of the winners with their work. The public is invited to see the show through Thursday, Feb. 28. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.