Beaumont Art League to host Latin art show

Mural by Andy Ledesma

The Beaumont Art League is accepting submissions for one of its most popular shows of the year: :Latin American Influences in Art.” All artwork in the show reflects Latino culture, experiences and influences.

The judge for the 2017 show is Greg Busceme, director of The Art Studio, Inc. Cash awards will be given for first, second and third place winners in the adult division.

Entries will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oct. 26-28, at the Beaumont Art League, 2675 Gulf St. in Beaumont.  Artists must be 18 or older to enter. Each artist can submit up to three works. Entry fee for BAL members is $10 each; entries from non-members are $25 each. Membership is not required to enter the show. Artists can join the BAL when they submit their work and pay the member rate for submissions. Yearly membership dues begin at $40 for an individual or $25 for students, and $50 for a family.

The BAL will collect a 30 percent commission on works sold.

A youth exhibit of works — also focusing on Latin American culture — by artists younger than 18 will be on display in the back gallery. Artists may bring in three pieces to be displayed.

“There is no entrance fee or judging for the youth works, but it’s a wonderful opportunity for young artists to have their work seen and appreciated,” a BAL news release states.

The show will be on display beginning Nov. 4, and the opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is 7-9 p.m. on Nov. 11. The show closes Nov. 20.

Come see artwork in all mediums celebrating the rich cultural history of Latin Americans. Food will be provided by Carlos Zuniga of Tacos La Bamba.

For more, visit the Beaumont Art League Facebook page or call 409-833-4179.

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