The annual all-member exhibition highlights our family of artists and provides a chance to stand out as a Merit Artist the following year. An invited juror will chose five Merit Artists, and a sixth is selected by popular vote.
Mimi Braniff has been part of the Rockport Art Center family since 1999. She was featured as a Merit Artist in 2001, in both Aransas Artists for Nature exhibitions (in 2005 and 2008) and was designated as one of Texas's Ten Best Craftspersons in 2005.
Well known and admired in the Texas Coastal Bend, artist Steve Russell's unique approach to painting is unmatched by any other Rockport-area artist, inspired by extensive travel and a burning curiosity for Texas history.
Austin-based Ryan McKerley's work has been exhibited all over the U.S., and is known for his water carving technique that mimics erosion, resulting in unique patterns resembling organic geometry and abstract design.