Conroe Art League draws national attention ahead of March gallery

The Conroe Art League has garnered submissions from across the nation for its fifth annual Madeley National gallery, according to a press release Jan. 16.

The nonprofit received approximately 700 pieces from 39 states to compete for $6,000 in cash prizes, according to the press release. The gallery will run March 5-28 with a meet-and-greet reception March 7 at 5-8 p.m. where the jurors will announce the prize winners.


“This year’s Madeley National brought extraordinary talent from all over the country. Our two jurors, Jennifer Perlow of PS Art Consulting and Karen Vernon of Karen Vernon Fine Art, had a large variety of mediums and styles from which to chose," show coordinator Ed Gorman said in the release. “We are expecting a great turnout at this year’s Reception and Awards Presentation. Last year 50 of the show’s 75 finalist attended the Artist Reception. We look forward to the March 7, 2020 public reception where we can all meet this year’s artists and to hear which pieces receive awards."

The Conroe Art League is a nonprofit consisting of approximately 350 artists and art lovers. The group organizes art classes and exhibitions throughout the year. 936-756-9572. 127 Simonton St, Conroe. www.conroeartleague.com
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By Andy Li

Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now covers the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery City Council and transportation.


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