(ROCKPORT,TX.)Every year Rockport Center for the Arts hosts a statewide, juried exhibition for undergraduate and graduatestudents emerging in the visual arts.Three winners are awarded cash prizes, $500 for first prize, $300 for second prize, and $200 for third prize. This year the winners will be selected by Rainey Knudson.
Rainey Knudson founded Glasstire, the oldest online-only arts magazine in the country, in 2001. Glasstire is the premiere source of online art criticism for Texas and beyond. Rainey resides in Houston.
For this year’s exhibit the work of thirty-four artists representing sixteen universities across the State of Texas will be shown in the Main Gallery. Exhibition curator, Elena Rodriguez says, “This is easily one of my favorite shows of the year. I love seeing the ingenuity and voices of the next generation of artists. And I hope that they come to see Rockport as the unique artist colony that it is.”
The exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, March 10th with a reception from 5 to 6:30 PM. The show continues through March 31st, 2017.
Admission is always free.
List of Exhibiting Artists by University
Glassell School of Art
Houston Baptist University
Houston Community College
Texas A&M College Station
Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Texas A&M Kingsville
Sarah Jean Ruiz
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Texas Woman’s University
Cidlallin Pam Flores
University of Houston
University of Houston Clear Lake
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
ROCKPORT-FULTONHIGH SCHOOL EXHIBITION IN POP UP GALLERY
The month of March is National Youth Art Month, so the High School is having a showcase of work in a pop-up gallery space at the Rockport Center for the Arts.