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Sunday, November 29th, 2015
CURRENTS: All Member Exhibition

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November 30, 2015 John Speck (361) 729-5519
Luis Purón (570) 702-4032

ROCKPORT, TX.  Rockport Center for the Arts proudly exhibits the artistic talent of its membership with the annual CURRENTS: All Member Show. Opening Reception December 5th, 5-7 PM. Juried Merit winners will be announced at 6 PM. The exhibition will run until January 15th.

The first Rockport Art Association All Member Show took place in 1984. From this group, selected artists of merit began the tradition of exhibiting together in the Main Gallery the following year. In the beginning, all selections were made by popular vote. Years later, in 2000, the Art Center began a new tradition. Now each year, a distinguished guest juror would choose five deserving member artists, and a popular vote selects one “Peoples' Choice” artist to complete the show.

Thirty years since its introduction, Rockport Center for the Arts All Member Show continues as CURRENTS. This year, distinguished juror, Joe Peña, will be selecting outstanding artists from CURRENTS to exhibit in August, 2016. Mr. Peña is an Assistant Professor of Painting at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. A non-juried exhibition of member created miniatures will run simultaneously with the CURRENTS show.

The CURRENTS and Miniatures opening reception is Saturday, December 5th, 2016 at 5:00 PM. The Art Center invites all to see the artistic talent of our artist-members, and cast a vote for their favorite piece. Admission is free of charge.

About Rockport Center for the Arts

A non-profit organization in its 46th year of operation, Rockport Center for the Arts is dedicated to providing an environment that nurtures the expressing and appreciation of art for residents and tourists  For more information call (361) 729-5519, or visit www.rockportartcenter.com.  The City of Rockport, famous for its vast colony of more than 800 artists has been identified as one of "The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America," by John Villani, and listed as one of the "Top 10 Art Colonies" by Allen Bunting in Coastal Living.  Admission to the Art Center is always free and open to the public.

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