Rio Brazos Art Exhibition
The Annual Juried Rio Brazos Art Exhibition opens at 3 p.m. on April 14th, 2013 at the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center Concert Hall in Granbury, Texas. The exhibition is supported by the Granbury Arts Alliance, the City of Granbury, Tarleton State University, and numerous local and regional businesses. The coordinators of this event plan to create an atmosphere that will inspire, educate and entertain as well as attract quality art and discriminating buyers.
The Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center is nestled one block off Granbury’s historic square in the Brazos River Valley and serves as a focal point for the fine arts in the Lake Granbury area. The Langdon Center serves as the cultural and educational hub of the downtown area in cooperation with the City of Granbury and Tarleton State University.
The Granbury Arts Alliance (GAA), a non-profit fine arts organization, is the major sponsor of the Rio Brazos Art Exhibition. The goal of the GAA is to enrich and enhance the artistic environment of Granbury and make cultural activities accessible to all citizens. The GAA exists to unite all of the artistic groups of Granbury under one umbrella to share resources and experience, increase awareness of the arts and support one another.
Devon Nowlin, a native of Fort Worth, received her bachelor’s degree at the University of North Texas before going to work for a handful of years as an instructional assistant at Tarrant County College, working with faculty members and helping curate the Southeast campus’ popular gallery. Devon completed her MFA at Texas Christian University. She has been working full time as manager of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, a TCU gallery that’s one of the most adventurous in North Texas. She’s also a founding member of the Homecoming Committee, a new artists’ collective whose leaders are so serious about art that they’re willing to poke fun at it.
Accepted artwork will be selected at the discretion of the juror. Works are grouped according to the type of media received. Approximately over $5,000 in cash and merchandise awards are anticipated. The Dora Lee Langdon Best of Show will receive a $1,000 cash award. Four $500 cash awards will be awarded, along with ten $100 cash awards. Also awarded will be a $200 People’s Choice Award. Each year the accepted artists receive a merchandise award for being selected as an RBAE artist.