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Friday, January 27th, 2017
Complete Merit Artist Lineup Announced

Every year during our annual Currents, all-member show, we recognize 6 exhibiting artist as show standouts. A guest juror selects 5 artists before the show opens, and while the exhibition is on view, our visiting public chooses the sixth artist by popular vote. These 6 Merit Artists exhibit their work in a group show the following year. Standing Out will run August 5 to September 7 this year.

Our 2017 Merit Artists for 2017 are


George Ann Johnson (Huntsville)



Joan Laughlin (Houston)

oil on board



Elena Rodriguez (Corpus Christi)

oil on board

Enchanted Freefall


Joyce McAdams (Edgewater, FL)


Gingko Leaf


Rick Workman (Rockport)

black and white photograph

Double Arch, Arches National Park


Sheila Gritte (Corpus Christi)


Autumn Lanterns


Kitty Dudics was our Currents juror. Kitty recently retired as Professor of Art from Del Mar College where she taught for over 30 years.  These days, she is enjoying the increased time in her studio Girasol (Spanish word for Sunflower).