Show Your Work on 6th St
Members can enter up to three works each month. Shows change on the first Monday of the month, with the opening that following Saturday. When a work sells, the member may bring a replacement for the remainder of the show without an additional charge.

Get a discount on your entry fees by volunteering just 6 hours every two months!

Monthly Member Shows on 6th Street
January
February
April
May
July
August
September
November
December

Juried Competitions on 6th St
Winter: March
Spring: June
Fall: October

All Artists, including non-members are invited to enter the juried shows

Juried shows are not held during ArtWalk. Exact months above are subject to change depending on the ArtWalk schedule.

Two spaces

Measure the horizontal and vertical size, if these 2 numbers are greater than 70 inches, the art will occupy two spaces. Said another way, measure the entire circumference of your work, if that number is greater than 140 inches, the art will occupy two spaces.

Works cannot hang for more than 2 consecutive months, although any work may be re-entered, just not more than 2 consecutive months.

Framed art must be installation ready with mat, finished edges, cabled / wired frame (NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS OR HOOKS), glass or plexiglass, and hanging device in place where appropriate
Paintings without frames must use gallery-wrap canvas with finished edges and have cable wire on the back for hanging.
Two people must be able to easily carry or hang any work

NOTE: Works that do not meet these criteria will not be hung, even if inadvertently accepted into the show. If unable to make a scheduled pick up time, artists must arrange for someone to get the work and inform the gallery, or works become property of Galveston Art League.

Submitting Artwork for the Web Gallery.
If you would like to submit your own photo for our online gallery of work in the GAL, please submit your jpgs before the 10th of the month after changeover. 

We are asking artists – who are able – to bring .jpg images of their work to changeover or to email them to Fontaine. For her email address call 832-474-2882. 

Submitting your own photo will give us much better images than we currently have because images may need to be taken through glass. 

If you are unable to do this, no problem, we will continue to photograph the show; however, note that colors may be off and there may be reflections in the glass. ​

Specs for .jpg images
f you are able to create .jpg images of your art and/or jewelry: 
Put the image on a CD or flash/thumb drive and bring it to changeover 
Title the IMAGE: Artistsfirstname Lastname Title of Work.jpg 
(i.e., Fontaine Jacobs White Rose.jpg)

Label the CD or flash/thumb drive with the artist's name and phone #. CD's are non-returnable, and thumb drives will be returned to the GAL gallery after the online gallery is complete. 
Images –Any sized artwork should work as long as it is named correctly.  Call Fontaine Jacobs at 832-474-2882 if you need her email address or have questions on how to submit or rename your images.

Getting your images on the Web

Putting artwork on the web is a mufti-stepped process.
1. The art must be photographed and or labeled with the artist's name and title of the artwork
2. The hi resolution photos are loaded on Dropbox for publication purposes.
3. The low resolution photos are created and optimized for the web.
4. Lastly, the artwork needs to be put in a gallery and posted on the web.

It takes 4 volunteers as there are usually around 100 pieces of artwork!
The galleries, depending on the volunteers' schedule, are usually up between the 6th-8th of the month.

We try to get the galleries done as quickly as possible.

Thank you in advance for your patience, Fontaine 832-474-2882

Juried Shows on 6th St.

Juried Shows  ​
Stay tuned for the Prospectus for the Winter Juried show in March

The Galveston Art League presents three juried competitions per year, winter, spring, and fall. Winning entries at juried shows receive cash awards and ribbons. Entry fees are:

Members - $15 per work for first 2 entries, $5 for third
Non-members - $20 per work

The League has distinguished five categories of art, although some months additional categories may be added based on medium and/or technique of entering artists

1. Work on canvas or panel (oil and acrylic)
2. Work on paper (watercolor or acrylic used like watercolor)
3. Photography
4. 2-dimensional mixed media (collage, fiber, assemblage in 2-D)
5. 3-dimensional (sculpture, art dolls, assemblage, jewelry, pottery, porcelain, glass, wood, metal)

Monetary awards are given in each category for first and second places and one award for best of show.
Best of show $300
First place in each category $100 
Second place in each category $5 

Works accepted in GAL on Postoffice juried show cannot be entered into the GAL on 6th St juried show and vice versa.​

Galveston Art League 6th Street Calendar - 2016
August:
Monday, August 1, from 10 to 5 we accept members’ artwork (same guidelines for both galleries)
Thursday 8/4 at 11 a.m. Lorraine Martin will have a volunteer training session
Thursday 8/4 from noon to 6 p.m. the Gallery will officially open

September
September 5, from 10 to 5 changeover for the September member show
September 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Member’s Preview Party

October 
Click here for the Prospectus for the October Juried show.
October 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. is changeover for the October Juried Show (open to all artists)
There is no opening reception/awards ceremony October 8 because of the Galveston ArtWalk
October 29 from 6 to 8 we hope to have our official ribbon cutting and the opening reception & awards ceremony for the Juried Show

November
November 7 is changeover for the November members’ show
There is no Member Preview Party on November 11 because of Art Walk the following evening
November 12 from 5 to 9 p.m.is Art Walk in Texas City 

December
December 5 from 10 to 5 is changeover for the December member show
December 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. is the Member Preview Party

Please contact Nancy House (281-451-5814, nghouse1@verizon.net) if you have questions.
The new address is 611 6th Street North and the phone number is 281-678-6978.


Member Shows
Members can enter up to three works each month. Shows change on the first Monday of the month, with the opening that following Thursday. When a work sells, the member may bring a replacement for the remainder of the show without an additional charge.  A detailed schedule of gallery shows can be found by visiting our Calendar or Call for Artists on the website. Fees for entering are based on membership status.

Volunteer Members. If you are a member who has volunteered a minimum of 6 hours during the previous 2 months exhibit space during regular member shows is $15 each for the first two pieces, $5 for a third piece.

Non-volunteer members. If you have not volunteered within the last 2 months for 6 hours, fees are $20 for each work for the first 2 pieces and $10 for the third.

Instructions for Acceptable Artwork
Framed works larger than 24” in any direction must use plexiglass.

Specifics for sizing your art: 
One space
Measure the horizontal and vertical size, if these 2 numbers are equal to or less than 70 inches, the art will occupy one space. Said another way, measure the entire circumference of your work, if that number is equal to or less than 140 inches, the art will occupy one space.​