Friday, January 16, 2015

Arts Video Contest

Arts Video Contest
SEGUIN, Texas –Do you have a favorite Seguin artist or art venue? The Seguin Commission on the Arts wants to hear about it through video. The Commission will be accepting 1 to 3 minute videos discussing why the artist or venue is your favorite. Consider interviewing your favorite artist or share their story, or why you find a piece of art interesting.   
CLICK HERE to download the entry form.
Seguin has a vibrant arts community and the Commission is looking to share the Seguin art scene with the community and the world.  
“We are excited to see the talent that is in Seguin and to be able to share that talent with the world,” said Commission Chairwoman Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez, “This is a great opportunity for either the novice film maker or an experienced videographer.”
The videos will be judged on content, quality, and message.  The top three videos will receive an award, starting with a $300 prize for first place.  

Videos will need to be submitted by April 30, 2015.  For the full list of rules and the application, visit www.facebook.com/SeguinArts.  

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Commission on the Arts Nominations

One of the goals of the Seguin Commission on the Arts is to provide recognition of groups, organizations and individuals that enrich life in Seguin by bringing cultural and artistic values, events, and artifacts to the city.

They are inviting Seguinites to nominate a group, organization or individual of Seguin that fulfills this goal for the benefit of the community.

Please submit a nomination with the following information:

  1. Name of group, organization or individual.
  2. A comprehensive description of:
  1. Presence / impact in the community (age population, number of participants, etc)
  2. Activities in 2014
  3. Specific contributions

Send your submissions by February 28, 2015.
By Mail To:
Seguin Main Street Program
PO Box 591
Seguin, TX 78156


Elementary/Middle School Show Open for Entries!



The Seguin Art League Elementary/Middle School Show is now open for entries!

Open to all children in Elementary (grades 1-5) or Middle School (grades 6-8).
CLICK HERE to download the full prospectus and entry form!


RULES
1. All media accepted. Maximum of 2 artworks per student.
2. Artwork must be ready for display. 2-D pieces must be ready to hang (wired frames/canvases).
3. Artwork dimensions cannot exceed 36” in any direction.
4. Artwork will be handled with all possible care. The Art League will not be responsible for damage.
AWARDS     ***Artist or parent must be present at the reception to receive cash award ***

Elementary: Ten (10) awards -  $20.00 each.

Middle: First Place - $50.00; Second Place - $40.00; Third Place - $30.00;
             Honorable Mention (4) - $20.00 each

ENTRY FEES, FORMS, DATES

No fee for entry.

Artwork must be delivered to the Selig Room(next to the Wellness Center), Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, 1215 E. Court Street, Seguin, TX on Saturday, February 7, between 10-12 noon.

Pick-up artwork on Saturday, February 21 between 10-12 noon. Artwork not picked up will be disposed of.

AWARDS RECEPTION Sunday, February 8, 2015, 3:00-5:00 pm [prizes awarded at 4:00]


CLICK HERE to download the full prospectus and entry form!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Seguin Art League gets a New Building!


After years of looking for a permanent location for their non-profit organization, we have some exciting news to share! The Mandell Family of Houston graciously made it possible for the Seguin Art League to purchase the building at 104 S. Austin St. across from the old courthouse in Seguin. The Mandell Building once housed a family owned mercantile called Mendlowitz Brothers and was the Klein Opera House at the turn of the 20th century. “I hope this building will bring happiness and prosperity to the Art League as it did for my family” said Leonard Mandell as he handed over the keys to the building.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the community of Guadalupe County and Seguin.” Said Robin Roberts Walker, president of the Seguin Art League. “Our building committee has worked for years to find the right property in Seguin and though this is a huge undertaking, our organization is excited to start renovations and repairs.” The two story building will immediately need work on the roof, the fa├žade and the interior will have to be brought up to modern standards. “With help from the community, we will begin the process of creating an art center with gallery spaces, classrooms and meeting areas.” The Seguin Art League committees will be busy in the following months creating a master plan and most importantly, strategizing on fundraising.

The Mandell Building - new home of the Seguin Art League!

SAL worked closely with the Main Street director Kyle Kramm and former director Mary Jo Langford in identifying possible locations for the art league. “We are thrilled that at last this downtown property will be given a chance to serve our city and the surrounding communities. The Seguin Art League is the perfect fit for helping to bring art lovers to downtown Seguin.” Langford said. Current director Kyle Kramm added that “The City of Seguin and the Main Street program are excited for this announcement. The addition of the Seguin Art League downtown will insure that the heart of our community will serve as a cultural center and a destination worth visiting."

The community will be able to follow their progress and participate in fundraising efforts to help save the building by logging onto www.seguinartleague.com.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

YULEFEST Time!


It's time once again for our annual YuleFest fundraiser! Join us at the Coliseum on Sunday, December 7th for arts & crafts and plenty of gifting items for the holiday season!

Winners Announced: Fantasy Show

We had a great turnout for our annual Fantasy show this year! From paintings to fiber art to sculpture - we thank everyone who submitted work to the show. Congratulations to our winners!

1st Place                       Howard Crunk           Kinsasha Boy
2nd Place                     Donna Maske             Koi
3rd Place                      Debbie Zengerle        The Same Hat/The Same Family
Honorable Mention     Prudy Kinsel              Diversity of Technique #2
Honorable Mention     Sandra Elbel Taylor   Calypso

Howard Crunk with his sculpture Kinsasha Boy
Donna Maske - "Koi"
Debbie Zengerle - "The Same Hat/The Same Family"
Prudy Kinsel - "Diversity of Techniqeu #2"
Sandra Elbel Taylor - "Calypso"

Thanks To: 
Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, Michele Rumbaut, and United Way for sponsoring this event.

Show Chair: Katie Salzmann 
Hanging crew: Howard Crunk
Hospitality: Kathleen Elbel and Sandra Taylor

Our judge for this event was Hithia Davis. Hithia is a screen printing artist who has been applying her technique for over 12 years. Most of her imagery focuses on people and everyday life situations. She graduated from Texas State University as a Fine Art major with a focus in Printmaking.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Winners Announced: As I See It


We had a some really great work submitted this year at our annual "As I See It" photography show, and a great turnout to the show opening! And now the winners are

City/Sea/Landscape category: 
Katie LcLean of Bastrop took home 1st place for "Somber Reflection" 
Julie Kinsey took honorable mention for "Homestead at Golden Hour". 

Animals & Wildlife category:
Mary Styblo was awarded 1st place for "Oh, Really?" 
Daryl Styblo took honorable mention for "Great Blue Heron".

Plants & Insects category: 
Dan Kinsey received 1st place for "Wheat Church" 
Leslie F. Jenke took honorable mention for "Pipervine Swallowtail Butterflies Mating".

Portraits & People category: 
Katie Salzmann was awarded 1st place for "AB - Chicago" 
Dr. Henry Moore took honorable mention for "The Littlest Dancer". 

Artistic/Conceptual category:
Donna Maske took home 1st place for "Memory Vest" 
Julia Kinsey received honorable mention for "Pueblo Light & Shadow". 

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all who entered, participated in, and came out to support the show!