The artists behind the art Homewood Suites of Kingwood was transformed into a virtual art gallery during the Kingwood Art Society Fine Art Gala Nov.19-21. A “Meet the Artists Wine and Cheese Reception” was held the evening of Nov. 19, which culminated with a fine art raffle. The “Fine Art Show and Sale” continued through the weekend with nearly 20 featured artists of various genres showcasing galleries of their work. The artists with pieces of their work featured at the event include: Randi Barrett, Sheila Bridges, Pat Conroy, Carita Curfman, Vanita Doyle, Linda Dumas, Jenny Grigg, Linda Hamilton, Yvette Holzbach, Mike Kaney, Sally Kullman, Debra Latham, Adelina Moya, Shirley Quaid, Liz Reese, Judy Richards, Carol Showalter and Vickie Voelz. Artists displayed and offered for sale fine art in oils, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, sculpture, digital art and jewelry. Prints were also available for sale. Ten percent of all sales from the Fine Art Gala will go toward the KAS annual scholarship fund, which is presented each year to a student artist from Lone Star College – Kingwood. “The scholarship will be awarded this year at our Dec. 14 meeting. This is our first event of this kind and we hope to make it an annual affair. We have many talented artist’s; some have been juried into national and international events.” said publicity chair Shirley Quaid. Carol Showalter of Kingwood organized the event this year, which allowed eligibility for members of Kingwood Art Society exclusively. “This is an opportunity for everyone to discover local talented artists and support the arts in their community. We want to thank Homewood Suites for their generous offer of their facilities for this event,” said Showalter. KAS is a 70-member group and is a Lone Star Art Guild affiliated member, with member clubs located within a 200-mile radius of Houston. The LSAG holds a convention and art competition each year in May, and anyone awarded a ribbon in a KAS show is eligible to compete in the LSAG contest. KAS has two open shows each year. For more information about Kingwood Art Society visit Photo: Liz Reese participated in the Kingwood Art Society Fine Art Gala Nov. 19-21 and displayed her works in watercolors, oils, acrylics and mosaics. Photo by Trilla Cook

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