Art League Houston Looking for "Gambol" Submissions

It was a real wing-dinger last year -- attendance was twice the amount compared to a standard monthly exhibit -- so Art League Houston is doing it again.

The non-profit organization, which boasts a new executive director, announced this week that "Gambol" is returning for a second year. First, second and third-place winners of the non-thematic, juried exhibition will receive $1,000, $500 or $250, respectively.

Entries are currently being accepted. You have until 8 p.m. Thursday, November 17, to submit stuff in person at the Art League digs, located at 1953 Montrose Boulevard. Notification of acceptance as determined by Mary McCleary, Art League's 2011 Texas Artist of the Year, will be communicated by phone on Monday, November 21.

"This year, I'm thinking it's going to be super big," says Jennifer Ash, Art League Houston's exhibitions coordinator. "I think Mary McCleary will attract a lot of artists to submit artwork for a few different reasons.

"Her work is so well-loved in Texas, she is actually an artist as opposed to a curator, she has been a popular art professor [at Stephen F. Austin State University] for many years and also her work functions on many different levels ranging from fine craft to conceptual art."

This year, the opening salvo for "Gambol" is scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 2, in the main building of Art League. The exhibit will remain on display through year's end.

A valid Art League Houston membership is required to participate in "Gambol." Check out the Art League website for the particulars.

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