TASIMJAE runs April 2-23

Art Studio membership show opens with reception 7-10 p.m., April 2

TASIMJAEThe Art Studio, Inc. Member Jurored Art Exhibition (TASIMJAE) will be on display in April, opening with a free reception 7-10 p.m. April 2.

This year’s juror is Houston-based artist Michael Meazells. Last year’s winner was Avril Falgout and she will be the exhibiting artist at The Studio in May.   

Sirena Laburn won last year’s show, judged by Vidor artist Charles Stagg, and will be the exhibiting artist at The Studio in May.

TASIMJAE regularly draws an eclectic group of artists working in all media.

TASI director Greg Busceme said that the exhibition is a chance to showcase the work of The Studio’s membership.

“We get people to show work they haven’t shown before and we are also interested in getting new memberships from the constituents out there,” he said.

First prize is $100 plus an exhibition of the artist’s work in May 2012. Prizes are also awarded for second and third places.

“We really encourage artists, whatever their experience, to enter the show,” Busceme said. “It’s really important that artists of all kinds show their work and get feedback from the public.

“We especially encourage Lamar students to enter. Being in a show is an important part of the growth of an artist.

The opening reception will feature many of the exhibiting artists and offers visitors an opportunity to talk with them about their work — and to get involved with The Studio’s community arts efforts.

TASIMJAE will be on display through April 23.

For more information, call 409-838-5393 or visit www.artstudio.org.