A long time member of the Art League and good friend of the late Bobby Sutphin has generously donated some beautiful colored prints to the art center. These prints are "Ariel" and "Taeping" The Great Tea Race painted by Robert Moak, a well known artist from Baytown. Mr. Moak is recognized as one of the finest marine artists in the Country.
Anyone donating $50.00 or more to Bobby's scholarship fund will get a print. In addition to the print, they will get a short biography about the artist and also some history of his painting.
All money donated will go to the Bobby Sutphin scholarship fund.
Thank you to our donars!
Wendy and Don Messerschmidt with matching funds from EXXON
Susan and Tim Urban with matching funds from EXXON
Annika and Bill Farmer with matching funds from Lubrizol Corporation
Marsha and Ben Landers $590.00 with matching funds from Lubrizol Corporation
Laura and Claude Stevens established an annual donation of $720.00 for two scholarships for Rising Stars
Mr. and Mrs. Lance Frazior
Bill and Judy Bridges
St. Mark's Methodist
Bettie J. Rankin
The Abbott Family
The Art League is fortunate to have the Art Center of Baytown as its home but with that comes bills as with any home, and so we have a variety of ways to raise the necessary funds to keep the doors open to the Art Center. Along with our workshops, classes, gallery space rental, donations, service hours earned and gallery sales, we plan other fundraisers like garage sales, art sales at our local mall, the Frito Pie and nachos sale held during the Christmas on Texas Avenue Event, Raffles and anything that helps us earn income. We are especially appreciative of all the volunteer hours our members contribute because without your help, these necessary funds would not happen. So thank you, members. This Art Center is for your use because you earned it!
Art League of Baytown would like to acknowledge several companies and individuals who have made donations or awarded grants to support our programs.
NRG - $5,000.00 grant to benefit the Rising Stars Program
City of Baybtown Hot Funds-- $3,000.00 for Spring show 2017/ $$6,000.00 for COTA (Christmas on Texas Avenue
EXXON/Mobil - Donation toward general operating funds with matching funds
EXXON/Mobil -- $1,000.00 for volunteer grant program
Lubrizol Corporation - matching funds of $790.00 toward general operating funds/matching funds of $575.00
Texas Commission on the Arts - $850 grant to support the Rising Stars Program
Texas Commission on the Arts - $1500.00 grant to support the Rising Stars Program
Julie Gilbert - $100 toward build-out of the back entrance
Ben and Marsha Landers, $425.00 with matching funds from Lubrizol Corporation
Baytown Tourism - Printed brochures which feature Art League of Baytown's involvement in the FotoFest 2016 Biennial.
Dorothy Wong - Donation of new mats, frames, and Plexiglas.
Proceeds from the sale go to Art League of Baytown
HEB -- $500 Rising Stars Program
In November 2011, the Art League of Baytown Executive Board voted to sponsor an art class designed for adults with intellectual disabilities. This was in response to a query by Anita Pinkerton to one of our members, Julie Gilbert. Anita has a special needs brother. "Bubba" as he is affectionately called by his family had taken an art class in his previous place of residence and he enjoyed it and so following Anita's query, Julie brought the matter to our Board of Directors for consideration.
There are very few activities for this peer group once they graduate high school and so after discussion and some investigation into how much the program would cost, the Art League's Board voted to approve seed money to fund this program. We thought this would be a good service to our community while pursuing our organization's mission.
We have a strong Parent Support Group which the Art League greatly appreciates. The parents assist with fundraising ideas and help with achieving its goals. Currently, Julie Gilbert is liaison between the Art League's Executive Board and the Parent Support Group which meets monthly.
We are now in our second year and have a waiting list for students wanting to take the class. It is fun to be creative and it is even more enlightening to see the results of these truly gifted artists. We hope to expand our program to include more classes and students.