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Conroe Art League 2nd Invitational Show (2017)
127 Simonton St, Conroe, TX 77301

Event Dates: 2/1/17 - 2/24/17
Entry Deadline: 1/2/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4

Entry Fee (Conroe Art League Invitational Show): $25.00

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Conroe Art League 2017 2nd Invitational show

Juror,  Cynthia Reid was born in New York City, and spent most of her childhood in Blauvelt, New York, a small town 20 miles north of New York City.   Reid attended Syracuse University and the University of Colorado, ultimately moving to Texas where she completed her degree in Art Education at Sam Houston State University.  She taught Art in several high schools in Conroe ISD over a thirty year period.  During that time she also earned two more degrees at SHSU -- a Master of Education in 1977, and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting in 1988.  

After retiring from Conroe ISD in 2004, Reid taught various art classes at Lone Star College, and now teaches Painting in Aquamedia at SHSU.  She worked for the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival from 2011 – 2016 doing Artist Management as part of a team which created this festival into one of the top rated Fine Arts events in Texas and the US.  She also coordinates the Angel Show Holiday Market in Huntsville, a gift market featuring local artisans at the Sam Houston Museum.  She is a nine year member of the Montgomery County Master Gardener Association, and currently serves as the Membership Chairperson.

Reid has been a watercolorist for the past 30 years.  She has shown her work extensively in Texas, New York, and Mexico in numerous group shows, juried shows, and twelve solo exhibitions. Early paintings focused on old buildings and architectural details, but more recently her experiences as a Texas Master Gardener and a nature enthusiast have strengthened her connection to the environment and influenced her latest works. Favorite subjects include trees and bodies of water, with the challenge of capturing movement and reflection.  Her paintings are owned by collectors throughout the United States and Mexico.   

Cash prizes have increased this year and will be awarded to four juried pieces. First Place, $1000; Second Place, $600; Third Place, $300; Fourth Place, $100. Ribbons will be given to an additional three honorable recognition awards.

Art will be available for purchase if the artist chooses.  A commission of 20% will be taken on all works sold as a result of this exhibit. Payment will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the close of the exhibit. Cash awards will also be mailed at this time. Works are insured while in the gallery and a terms agreement must be signed by the artist if selected. The gallery will keep digital images of selected artworks, and reserves the right to reproduce them for publicity purposes. Artwork must have been created by the applicant,must be original, and produced in the last five years. No Giclée prints are allowed.

Artists are responsible for shipping their work in sturdy, reusable boxes. Return shipping must be prepaid and enclosed with artwork. CAL will not be held responsible for any damage that occurs in transit. Artwork not picked up at exhibit closing will incur a storage fee.

Artwork Specifications
All artwork must have been conceived and created by the submitting artist within the last five years. Artwork may not exceed 50lbs. The maximum size for 2D artwork is 48"Wx60"H.  3D artwork is 24"Wx36"Hx24"D. All artwork must be ready to hang with gallery wire on the back.  

Important Dates

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time Zone

We will attempt to notify all Artists by Wednesday, January 10, 2017.

Artwork can be delivered to the Gallery on or before  Monday, January 30, 2017 by 6pm.

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday Febuary 1, 2017 thru Friday, February 24, 2017

Artist Reception and Award Ceremony - Saturday, February 11, 2017, 6pm to 8pm

Artwork Pickup and Return Shipping - Saturday , February 25th  2017 10 am to 5 pm.

Art work not sold will be shipped by February 28th via your pre paid instructions.

Last year we had 221 entries from 47 states and had an amazing show.  This is national call for artists of original 2D and 3D artwork.  Entry closes at midnight on Tuesday January 2nd 2017. Selected works will be on exhibit at the  ConroeIt Art League Gallery throughout the month of February 2017. The Gallery is  located in the historic Madeley Building, 127 Simonton Street ,Conroe, TX 77301 ​  
About the Conroe Art League and Gallery

The Conroe Art League (CAL) is a 501(c)(3). Our purpose is to promote fellowship with other artists who are endeavoring to express their aesthetic ideas through the arts; to give its members the advantages of seeing and comparing their work with that of other noted artists.  CAL seeks to promote and arouse a greater interest in the arts in all its forms. The gallery is located within the historic Madeley Building, Downtown Conroe, Texas, and monthly and invitational  exhibits. The Invitational show is an exciting event for the Gallery, the City of Conroe, and South Texas art patrons. Guests from several states were present at the invitational show last year.