Pearland Arts League Announces First Juried Art Show
October 24, 2011 - PEARLAND - Lori Betz, owner of Betz Gallery, Houston, renowned international Artist and Jurist, has selected the art for Pearland Arts League first annual juried art show. Ms. Betz has displayed her art in national and international venues. Her work has been accepted into the Cultural Museum in Shigaraki, Japan and also the Cultural Art Museum in Houston. In 2010 she was commissioned to create a large bronze for the city of Pearland. This sculpture can be seen at the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. She is currently working closely with the Houston Ballet to design a series of sculptures. Ms. Betz recently was a judge for the Bayou City Art Festival and was the co-chair for the judging committee this fall. Pearland Arts League is honored to have Lori Betz as our juror for this first annual juried event.
Pearland Arts League, President, Naomi Stevens along with the League's Board of Directors with the help of Mayor Reid has been actively working for the past three years to promote all the arts in Pearland. The presentation of a Juried Art Show will move Pearland Arts League to the forefront in promoting the arts in Pearland. Pearland Parks and Recreation Department, under the direction of Michelle Smith, has been instrumental in this endeavor with their hosting of the "Corks and Canvas" monthly art shows at their Bailey Road location. Pearland Parks and Recreation and Pearland Arts League will co-host this "Best of Show" juried event. Exhibition dates are November 5-27, 2011. The opening reception will be November 5, 2011 from 5-7PM. At the 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX second floor exhibition space.
Twenty artist's works has been accepted into this juried show. Pearland Arts League is extremely pleased with the presentation by these talented artists.
Pearland Arts League has a vision for the city of Pearland to one day include a Cultural Arts Center within the city . A vibriant city such as Pearland cannot succeed without promoting the arts. Hopefully, the Pearland Arts League can bring together citizens of Pearland and City officials to bring this dream of a Cultural Arts Center to reality.