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Susan Pinkerton at East End Lagoon 2016

G. Lee Gallery (Galveston Island, Texas) is pleased to once again host the Brushes by the Beach® plein air event, supporting Artist Boat’s Eco-Art adventures for children.

From the gallery:

Plein air painting is not new to Galveston Island. Before the great hurricane of 1900, artist Julius Stockfleth painted the new homes of Galveston’s successful merchants, its bustling port, landscapes, and seascapes. Stockfleth’s work visually recorded Galveston’s history and, significantly, the aftermath of the 1900 storm.

Galveston’s long plein air painting history continues today with the Brushes by the Beach® plein air event, November 10–17, G. Lee Gallery, 2217 Strand, Suite 107-B, Galveston Island, Texas. Cash prizes for best in show, second and third place winners will be awarded.

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Betsy Miller at Fisherman’s Wharf

The seven-day event will give attendees two weekends (and all the beautiful days in between) to paint on our gorgeous island. Liz Bonham, recipient of Abilene Christian University’s “Change the World Award” for using art to make a difference, will serve as judge. Judging will be held at the close of the event with a reception to follow at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17, at the Gallery.

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Lana Loveland at East End Lagoon
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Lawrence Rudolech at the Elissa

To register for the event: Brushes by the Beach® Plein Air contest is sponsored by the City of Galveston Mayor Jim Yarborough, Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees, Plein Air magazine, and many others.

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