Laguna Madre Art League artists win awards

Special to the Parade

Bob Franklin won three awards in the pastels category: first place for “Barcelona Seven” and honorable mention for both “Warming Up” and “San Felipe Del Neri Church.” (Courtesy photo)

Bob Franklin won three awards in the pastels category: first place for “Barcelona Seven” and honorable mention for both “Warming Up” and “San Felipe Del Neri Church.” (Courtesy photo)

The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art opened the 42nd International Art Show which runs from March 6- April 11, 2013.

This is a juried show where artists are allowed to submit up to three works of art for acceptance. This year’s guest artist and juror was Don Breeden, an artist from the Rio Grande Valley. Don is known for his watercolor images of wildlife and sporting scenes of South Texas.

Ten local Laguna Madre Art League artists submitted works that were accepted into this prestigious show.

Karol Tucker won the Clara Ely Founder’s Award and first place in the painting oils/acrylics category for her painting titled, “Nile Boatman.” She also won third place for “You Go Before Me,” an oil painting of an Egyptian woman. Carol A. Plumb won honorable mention for her painting, “Shadow at Isla Blanca, SPI” in the same category.

Bob Franklin won three awards in the pastels category: first place for “Barcelona Seven” and honorable mention for both “Warming Up” and “San Felipe Del Neri Church.”

Marne Law won second place in the Water Media Category for “Stealing a Kiss.” She also won third place for her watercolor titled “Velvet Woods.”

Pu Chin received a second place award in the photography category for her photo “Zigzag” showing reflections in the water.

Cathy Lynch won honorable mention in the drawing category for “Sea Turtle-Up Close and Personal,” a colored pencil drawing.

Other LMAL artists who had works accepted in the show were Cecilia Barnard, Peggy Paris, Dina Saldana and Linda Stair. Congratulations to these talented local artists.

The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art International Art Show is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (no admission fee after 5 p.m.), and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Sundays. It is located on 660 Ringgold Street in Brownsville on 6th Street opposite the Gladys Porter Zoo.

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