Texas Society of Sculptors Annual Summer Show Exhibit June 24-Sept. 21, 2018

Reception and Awards  Sunday, July 15, 1-2 p.m.

Sculpture Demonstrations Saturday, September 15, 1-3 p.m.

The Texas Society of Sculptors opened their eleventh annual summer show in the Georgetown Public Library June 24. The exhibit, hosted by the Library with sponsorship from the City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board, showcases more than 60 works of art by Texas artists.

The exhibit will be on display through September 21. Most of the pieces in the exhibit are available for purchase.

The public is invited to an artists’ reception and awards ceremony for the exhibit on Sunday, July 15 at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Library. Awards to be given include People’s Choice and Librarians’ Choice awards based on votes by library visitors or staff. Through July 11, library visitors can ask a staff member for a ballot, and vote for their three favorite pieces.

Additional awards will include First, Second, and Third prize, as well as Honorable Mention in Wood, Ceramic, and Mixed Media. Those awards are all determined by the juror for the exhibit; this year’s distinguished juror is Katie Robinson Edwards, curator at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden in Austin.

Members of the Texas Society of Sculptors will demonstrate varied sculpture techniques in the lobby of the Library on Saturday, September 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Several of this year’s featured sculptors will demonstrate their techniques and processes in varied media.

City of Georgetown Staff Art Show July 30-August 24, 2018 

Reception Friday, August 3, from 4-6 pm

Come see a different side of the City of Georgetown staff! In this exhibit on the second floor Bridge, about 30 City employees will share their creative sides through paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture, quilting, knitting, and crochet work done by staff from the Georgetown Utility System, Information Technology, Parks and Recreation, the Library, Planning, Communication, Police, and Building Inspections.

 

Ted Keller: Applauding the Splendor of Creation Exhibit July 30-August 23, 2018 

Location Second Floor, West Hallway

This exhibit, in the library’s second floor west hallway, presents a wide variety of motivating  photographic subject matter observed in nature, including the image above, “Just Like Mama.” The objective of the exhibit is for the photographer to share personal encounters with nature to enable viewers to join him in “emotional applause.”

Ted Keller’s artist statement is “to applaud the splendor of creation through evocative nature photographs and teach others how to do the same.” With his nature photographs he attempts to communicate his own “splendor” by capturing the humor, beauty, colors, emotion, detail, and spiritual impact he experiences through his camera lenses. He says, “‘Evoke’ is a special word in my photographic vocabulary. When my nature photos are exhibited, I enjoy seeing how my work touches viewers by stimulating a breath, a smile, a head shrug, a hand gesture/pointing, or other emotional reaction. The specific images selected for this exhibit are sure to do just that. My work is a collection of photographic images I make as I travel around the world observing examples of nature which simply must be applauded!”

For more than 20 years Ted was trained in photography by National Geographic masters as well as other internationally acclaimed professional photographers and instructors as a participant, co-owner, and officer of a prominent photography workshop company sponsored by Nikon, Inc. His images have been published by: the Austin American Statesman; Bee Culture magazine (cover); GAPW, Inc.; Guestlife Houston (Desert Publications, Inc.); IBM Corporation; Nature Photographer magazine; Paradise Promotions; Reiman Media Group, Inc.; RSI Consulting, Inc.; the Wildlife Trust of North America, Inc.; and World Vision International.

Ted has published an inspirational book based on his nature photos, “Fifty Feisty Photos for Daily Encouragement,” sold online and in bookstores nationwide. In 2014 Ted’s photographic work placed first nationally in the National Park Foundation’s ‘Summer Scrapbook’ competition “Action and Adventure” category. Most recently his photographs have been selected for juried exhibits: by Round Rock Arts “Imagine” 2017 Exhibit and 2017 “Fall Photography and Sculpture Exhibit” where he placed 3rd in photography; and by TAG ART 120 the “Far Country” 2017 Exhibit where he placed first in 2D Photography. Ted is a standing photo judge for the North American Nature Photography Association’s College Scholarship Program, and was selected as the Photography Judge for the Round Rock Arts 2018 “Imagine” exhibit. He recently served 2 terms as the President of the Williamson County Art Guild. His work is regularly on exhibit and for sale in the “Gallery Off The Square” inside The Framers Gallery located at 610 S. Main St. in Georgetown.

Williamson County Art Guild Exhibit August 27-Sept. 21, 2018 

Reception Sunday, September 16 from 3-5 p.m.

Flos Incognita by Patrick O’Brien

The Williamson County Art Guild is an active group with members working in many mediums. The group works to stimulate interest in art in Williamson County through art exhibits, artists’ programs, and sponsorship of scholarships and workshops.

This exhibit represents the diversity of media and talent among the members of the art guild, which has promoted the arts throughout the area for more than two decades. The guild has monthly meetings featuring art-related tutorials and presentations by some the most accomplished artists in Texas and beyond. Members have opportunities to exhibit and sell their work in a variety of shows and events throughout the year. Learn more about the art guild at wcartguild.org.

Art Hop XI Statewide Arts Competition Exhibit September 28-October 27, 2018


 

Reception September 29 beginning at the Georgetown Public Library at 2 pm; then the awards reception begins at the Georgetown Art Center at 3:15.

Location Georgetown Art Center & Georgetown Public Library (first and second floors)

Now in its eleventh year, the Art Hop is a statewide arts competition that celebrates Texas artists sponsored by the Georgetown Art Center. The categories include 2D Abstract, 2D Representational, 3D, and Photography.

The Call for Art is at: georgetownartcentertx.org/cfa-2018-art-hop. Entries are due August 5.

Awards will be presented at the reception on Saturday, Sept. 29.

For more information, visit the Georgetown Art Center website.