Daylight Savings time is nearly here and Spring is in the air! An appropriate time then to celebrate an important natural resource in the Southeast Texas area – the Neches River. The annual Neches River Festival Exhibition is in its 65th year and will be on display in the BAL’s Brown Gallery space beginning Wednesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 27. The league will begin accepting your entries (limit of 3) on Wednesday, March 27 through Saturday, March 30 (11 am to 3 pm). This show is held in conjunction with the Neches River Festival a popular Beaumont tradition initiated in the Spring of 1949 that continues to thrive today. We encourage all local artists to enter this exciting show that gives cash awards to 1st – 3rd Places totaling $700 dollars. The exhibition prospectus with the specific guidelines is listed under the events section of our site under the NRF Show.
To learn more about the Neches River Festival’s history visit their website: http://nechesriverfestival.com/
Image: 2012 NRF Show First Place Winner- Cynthia Fontenot, Untitled, 2010, charcoal on paper