A one-of-a-kind artist award, the Madeley Award, was presented at the Conroe Art League (CAL) Artist's Reception on Saturday, July 13th, 2019. Mary Ann Madeley Metcalf, the granddaughter of Daniel Madeley, the original owner of the historic Madeley building and current home of the League, presented the award to Gary Hernandez, a CAL member artist and instructor in their lineup of classes.
The Madeley building, located in downtown Conroe, was built by Albert and Daniel Madeley in 1911. The historic 107 year old building has been both a meat market and headquarters for a local telephone company. After being abandoned and left in disrepair, the building was purchased by the City of Conroe and extensively remodeled. In 2011, the City announced that the Madeley building would become the permanent home of the Conroe Art League Gallery./p>
“What a surprise and an honor to receive the Madeley Award" for my painting "A Warm Gaze" surrounded by the Madeley family, commented Hernandez. The award presentation was certainly a family affair.”