Special Shows & Jury Days
There is an amazing amount of art to see at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, and it is all created by our local Texas artists! In addition to the constantly changing artwork displayed in our spacious main gallery, we also offer at least nine themed special shows in our side gallery each year. Click below to see the full 2020 Special Show & Jury Day Schedule.
Artist Of The Year - Jan. 7 to Feb. 1, 2020
The first special show of every year is the NBAL Artist Of The Year show for the top award winners of the previous year. In 2019, there were 40 eligible artists and 26 participated in the Artist Of The Year show. The 2019 Artist Of The Year winner is Mary McIntosh. Margi Uniacke and Jolene Oyer both received Honorable Mention awards. Click below to see more about the NBAL 2019 Artist Of The Year.
Anything Goes - Feb. 4 to March 14, 2020
Anything Goes is an open themed show that includes any subject matter and any media. This show even allows artwork done in a classroom or workshop! Click below to see the full list and photos of Anything Goes award winners.
Youth Art Explosion - March 17 to April 17, 2020
The annual Youth Art Explosion Show is open to all 5th -12th graders in Comal County, Texas. Students from both school districts, private and parochial schools, and those that are home schooled are eligible to enter. Art teachers who would like their students to participate in next year's Youth Art Explosion Show should contact the NBAL show chair at the beginning of the school year. Click below to see the full list of award winners for the Youth Art Explosion Show.
Iconic New Braunfels - Cancelled due to quarantine.
The Iconic New Braunfels Show is open to all artists, including those who are not currently NBAL members. Artwork emphasizing all the unique aspects of our wonderful city will be on display.
Double Visions - June 2 to June 27, 2020 - Cancelled due to quarantine.
Double Visions is a special show featuring the impressionistic artworks of two Texas artists, Kim Roberti and Donna Bland.
Yes, We Are Open! - June 2 to June 27, 2020
The new special show, Yes, We Are Open!, will be a NBAL Gallery Fund Raiser that will be open to all artists. You do not have to be a NBAL Member to participate. This show is open themed, any style or subject matter, and you may submit artwork shown in the past, or from workshops or classes. The Yes, We Are Open! show will not be judged and there will be no prize money awarded. Your entry fees will be considered a donation to the NBAL Gallery to help recover from the Covid-19 virus lockdown. Click below to see the full show prospectus.
Texas - June 30 to Aug. 15, 2020
Texas is full of talented artists who are inspired by the beautiful countryside, the vibrant colors of a culture laced with ethnic diversity, and the exciting history that makes it so unique. This special show features all things Texas. Click below to see the full list of Texas show award winners and lots of photos.
Jury Day - July 18, 2020
Displaying Members hang their work in the main gallery throughout the year. They must be current members of the New Braunfels Art League and must work a total of 12 days yearly (approximately 84 hours) to maintain their displaying status. All artists must go through the jury process in order to become a Displaying Member and to display their artwork in the main gallery. Click below to learn more about the Jury Day process and see the July 18, 2020 Jury Day results.
Abstract Expressionism - Aug. 18 to Sept. 26, 2020
The Abstract Expressionism Show is the perfect show for non-objective artworks! Let color, line, shape, texture, and form define your artwork. Any subjects or figures in your work should be abstracted, distorted, or exaggerated. Landscapes or still-life should be Surrealistic or Expressionistic . . . think dream like. Click below to see the full list of Abstract Expressionism show winners and lots of photos.
55th Annual ARToberfest - Sept. 30 to Nov. 14, 2020
This show is open to all artists! That's right, you do not have to be a NBAL member to enter this show. ARToberfest is an open themed, Juried show, which means that the Judge will select which art will go into the show, and only the best of the best will go on display. Click below to see the full ARToberfest show prospectus.
Small Works For Big Holidays - Nov. 17 to Jan. 3, 2020
NBAL artists are providing gifts for the giver to give! Our artists bring out their best small artworks to tempt the holiday visitors coming to our gallery to shop for gifts during this holiday season. The annual Small Works For Big Holidays Show is always a crowd pleaser. Click below to see the full Small Works For Big Holidays show prospectus.
Jury Day - December 5, 2020
Displaying Members hang their work in the main gallery throughout the year. They must be current members of the New Braunfels Art League and must work a total of 12 days yearly (approximately 84 hours) to maintain their displaying status. All artists must go through the jury process in order to become a Displaying Member and to display their artwork in the main gallery. Click below to learn more about the Jury Day process.