First Step...

Yesterday was a very important day for me, the local art community, and the entire city of Rockport. 

The Rockport Center for the Arts has reopened in a small building at 106 S. Austin Street. And even more exciting, yesterday was "Exchange Day" in the Member's Gallery. It actually wasn't an exchange day because the old RCA building was lost to Hurricane Harvey. 

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Every year the RCA hosts a big exhibit for it's members. It called Currents 2017: The All Member's Show. Yesterday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, artists took their art to this quaint little building and registered to display in the exhibit. A juror will select 5 artists to be the Merit Artists for the year. A 6th artist will be chosen by the public as the People's Choice. It's a big deal...

It was so much fun seeing how excited everyone was there. The RCA Staff and volunteers wee there receiving the art from the artists. In a day or 2, everything will be hung and hopefully open to the public for viewing. This will be a huge step forward in getting our community back to a bit of normalcy.

OK... Here's my entry. It's an image of a Redhead drake that I made for the Wildlife In Focus contest. It will be published in the next book. I like this image a LOT, and hope it continues to be good to me...

"Redhead"  Refugio County, TX