Sallie Anderson: Galveston Art League’s Featured Artist in November
Sallie Anderson is the featured artist at the Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St., from November 1st-25th.
Many of her subdued watercolor paintings, framed and ready to hang, will be on display and offered for sale during gallery hours 12 noon-6pm Thursdays-Sundays and until 9pm during ArtWalk on Saturday, November 24th.
Sallie, who lives and teaches in Galveston, started painting watercolors in 1992. Within a year, she opened her studio and gallery in a historic building on the Strand. Several galleries later, her studio was lost to Hurricane Rita in 2005. Her new studio is on 24th Street, where she teaches (some of her students have been with her for more than two decades), paints, and creates fashion jewelry.
Sallie loves to paint flowers and still lifes. She also takes commissions to paint local houses, landscapes, seascapes, and people. While enjoying the challenge of painting large pictures, she also paints small demos to share with her students. Her artwork has been shown in galleries in Houston, Seattle, and Tokyo as well as in Galveston.
More recently, Sallie has traveled with her students to Ireland, Italy, and France to paint images in journals illustrating their travels. She has also published “Painting Galveston,” her journal that shows all parts of her adopted hometown. Living in Texas inspired her other journal, “Painting Bluebonnets.”
Sallie continues painting, exhibiting, and teaching classes. The last three years she has been giving workshops in Fredericksburg,Texas.
Brushes By The Beach® Plein Air Contest
The Brushes by the Beach® Plein Art Contest, hosted by G. Lee Gallery, located at 2217 Strand, Suite 107-B, will be held November 10th-17th.
Does your inner artist want to paint Galveston Island’s great outdoors? The contest is open to any artist using the Plein Air Technique. Just paint Galveston’s great outdoors – from beaches to bays, a working port, and historic homes – we guarantee you will find plenty to dip your paintbrush in.
Also, workshops will be held prior to the contest. Choose from one day or two day workshops with Liz Bonham. The workshop includes a daily demo by Liz, one-on-one assistance, and a daily afternoon group critique. See, think, and learn the techniques and useful hints for painting outdoors.
These workshops are open to all mediums. Beginners to advanced are welcome. Bring your own supplies. Sign up now for Brushes By the Beach® Plein Air Workshop at gleegallery.net/Shopping-Cart.html. For more information call (409)370-7350.
Artist Boat’s Eco-Art Adventures for children has been selected as the contest’s nonprofit partner.
Early bird registration is now open. For more information and to sign upgo to gleegallery.net/Brushes-By-The-Beach-PleinAir.html.