East Texas artists prepare for Lufkin Art Guild show

East Texas artists prepare for Lufkin Art Guild show

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Some Lufkin artists are getting ready for one of their biggest shows of the year.

The annual Lufkin Art Guild Fall show and sale is giving East Texas artists a chance to showcase and sell their pieces.

The pieces range in size and style, but they all have one thing in common. They are made by east Texans.

"The art guild is a collaboration of artists ranging from elementary students all the way up to full blown professional artists," Stan Bohon said.

Regardless of their age, every artists said art is a passion.

"I opened up a life magazine and there was a picture of Y.A. Tittle in there, kneeling under a goalpost and he had blood coming out of his face and I thought that was cool to paint," Charlie Becker said.

"I had just got into art and someone told me about it so I thought it would be fun to compete," Macky Lucas said.

The art at the annual show has everything from paintings to wood carvings.

"By having so many different categories, 10 of them, it allows people to bring craft items into an art show and maybe up their game a little," Bohon said.

Middle school students have even been given a chance to show their work.

"Some of them don't even know their work is being put up," art teacher Jessica Chaney said. "Different opportunities like this allow them to be able to say, 'oh look my work is up', or it gives them a sense of pride."

All the artists know East Texas is not known for art, but hope their work changes that perception.

"It gets our name lout and people can see your art," Lucas said.

"It gives us a chance to get to know each other, compare work and get it out into the public," Becker said.

The art show runs Friday from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Abrams in downtown Lufkin. The art will be judged on Saturday from 8 a.m- 10:45 a.m. A reception will be held Saturday at 5 p.m.

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