Juan Cantavella wins People's Choice Award
Juan Cantavella was announced as the winner of our People's Choice Award for August at the Opening Reception for our September Show on Saturday, September 7. His painting titled "Celos" depicts a porcelain ceramic with a rose at the bottom of the bust and, laying in the foreground, a real rose. Celos, in Spanish, means jealousy... subtle message that the manmade rose cannot measure up to the delicacy, the scent and the beauty of the rose that nature created.
This is the third award in our monthly People's Choice series and can be seen hanging in our courtyard as an enlarged reproduction of the piece. The courtyard banner will remain on display through November as our featured banner which changes each quarter.
A new exhibition is now on display in the Gallery. Come in and vote for your favorite for the September People's Choice Award which will be announced in October.
Conroe Art League sales go International
Connie Lupo took CAL into international sales when a visitor from Finland purchased four pendants in her new jewelry line that combines an encaustic wax process with jewelry making materials for a unique look.
Connie said, "These four pendants were purchased by a lovely man from Finland who is visiting the U.S., as gifts for the people caring for his cats while he is away from home. I’m more thrilled that my creations will be gifts for pet sitters, than I am about the sale itself! Add to it that they were purchased by a kind visitor from Finland to our country, and I’m walkin’ on sunshine!"
Sales top $2,000 for the August Show
Congratulations go to all our artists who had sales in our August show. Joyce Beckwith and Lois Blackburne both sold floral pieces that contributed over $1,300 to that total. Be sure to stop in at the Gallery as we approach the upcoming holiday season. There is nothing that can compare with a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art as a gift from the heart.