The People’s Gallery: 2019

The People’s Gallery for 2019 is now installed at Austin City Hall. About 114 area artists were selected for this year’s exhibition from 1,300 entries. Artwork can be viewed during regular business hours (most weekdays) through January 1, 2020.

About a month ago, Bill and I attended the exhibition’s opening night. City Hall was crowded–we waited in a long line to even get through security—so I returned this week to take a few more photographs.

The exhibit includes photographs from Bold Beauty Project Texas, featuring “women who daily accept the challenges of varying disabilities.” The models and their photographers were at the opening reception.

Visitors can vote for their top three choices through October 25. Last year’s People’s Choice award went to Ric Nelson for his photograph / LED piece called The Head. As usual, I did not pick the winner. At the risk of jinxing the following artists, here are some of my favorites from the 2019 exhibition:

Dali’s Elephant – Sharon Keshishian

Giving Directions – Nancy Hoover

Friends to Reach For When You Fall – Janice Anderson

Psychobilly Hell Bass – John Mark Luke

Permanezcan en Mi armor (Remain In My Love) – Dafne Walker

Graffiti Grackle – Christy Stallop

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