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Monday, April 3rd, 2006
American Impressionists Society 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition
Contact:          Pamela Fulcher, Art Director Rockport Center for the Arts 361-729-5519 April 3, 2006

For Immediate Release




Rockport, TX --  Rockport Center for the Arts has been selected as the site for the American Impressionists Society 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition, which will begin its run on April 5.  More than 75 artists from throughout the country have submitted paintings for the exhibition and many of their works will be offered for sale. 

Ron Rencher, a prominent and accomplished artist, will jury the exhibition which runs through May 6. 

A reception honoring the artists will be held at the Art Center from 5 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 8th.   Coldwell Banker – The Ron Brown Company is sponsoring the event.

Bonnita Budysz, an award winner from the OPA National Exhibit will conduct a “Portrait Demonstration in Oil” for the American Impressionist Society 2006 Annual National Juried Exhibition here in Rockport. 

Bonnita will break down the process of painting the portrait into simple steps starting with the basic foundations of composition by posing the model.  Measuring proportions and drawing the features, neck and shoulders correctly and negative space will be addressed.  Join Ms. Budysz for this active demonstration on Saturday, April 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Art Center. A non-profit organization, the Rockport Center for the Arts is dedicated to providing an environment that nurtures the expression and appreciation of art for residents and tourists alike.    For more information on upcoming exhibitions and art classes, please call 361-729-5519.