‘Celebración del arte Latino’ reception set for Oct. 8

Ines AlvidresCelebración del arte Latino, hosted by the Beaumont Art League, will feature artwork celebrating the rich and multifaceted cultures and traditions of the Latino communities in Southeast Texas.

“The City of Beaumont has a thriving Latino community that makes up close to 15 percent of the city population,” Bridget Johnson, BAL president, said. “The Beaumont community is infused with such rich cultures and traditions spanning from descendants of Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican, Brazil and numerous other heritages.

“This exhibit will highlight artwork by members of our Latino community and artwork by artists of our community whose work portrays related cultural experiences.”

Participating artists do not need to be a BAL member to participate, however, membership is encouraged.

Arnulfo HernandezEntries will be accepted Sept. 21 through Sept. 24, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by special pre-arranged appointment, with a limit of three entries per artist.

The exhibition dates are  Oct. 1 through Oct. 28, witha reception set for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 8.

The show is open to any visual media. All participating artist must provide original artwork completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited in a BAL show or any juried shows in Jefferson, Orange, or Hardin counties. Work must be original, not reproductions. For photography, limited edition prints are accepted. Artists are responsible for special installations and all accompanying equipment for the task.

Work must be ready for display and securely fastened to any base required for display. Wall or hanging artwork must be gallery wrapped or framed, not to exceed 72 inches in any dimension nor exceed 50 pounds in weight. No saw tooth hangers will be accepted.

David FloresFragile works, such as drawings on paper and photographs, must be framed, or securely mounted under glass or Plexiglas. All works should be ready for installation upon submission.

Artwork must remain on view at the BAL during the entire show.

BAL retains a 30 percent commission on the sale price of artwork sold during the exhibition. BAL will collect payment and state sales tax. Artwork purchased during the exhibit must remain on display until the end of the show.

For more details, call  409-833-4179 or email info@ beaumontartleague.org.

Yolanda Perez

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