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(ROCKWALL, TX – September 24, 2015) The Rockwall Art League will present “Inspired,” its 15th Annual Fine Art Show, October 2-4 at the Rockwall Rotary Building, 408 S. Goliad St. in Rockwall. As in year’s past, this much-anticipated show is expected to draw a steady crowd of art enthusiasts, buyers, friends, family and community members.

Admission is free and open to the public. Show hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct 2; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. An Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 3.

Show co-chairs are Karen Perry and Kay Roe.

The show will be judged by nationally recognized, award winning artist Carol B. Mitchell. Cash awards will be presented for Best of Show, Oil, Acrylic, Water Media, Drawing, Photography, and Mixed Media/3-Dimensional. The People’s Choice Award, sponsored by RAL, gives visitors a chance to vote on their favorite piece of artwork.

Sales of artwork will help support RAL’s Tom Collins Memorial Fine Art Scholarship, which is given annually to a Rockwall graduating senior.

Once again, local businesses have stepped up in a big way to support the RAL Fine Art Show. Among the award sponsors are Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Milestone Electric, North Star Bank of Rockwall, American National Bank of Texas, Toyota of Rockwall, Lake Pointe Medical Center Rowlett, Heritage GMC Buick Rockwall, Honda Cars of Rockwall, Lakeside National Bank of Rockwall, North Texas Appliance, and Barbara Kelly, Independent Insurance Agent. 

The list of local businesses and organizations helping to make this event a success continues to grow. At press time, other supporters and donors include Kroger, Amica, Rockwall Old Town Shoppes, Rockwall Women's League, Rotary Club of Rockwall, Asel, Rockwall Arts, and Albright, Hill and Sumpter CPA.

Special thanks to The Flower Box for donating the centerpiece for the reception. Blue Ribbon News is a media sponsor.

Rockwall’s Annual Rib Rub Run & Roll is also scheduled for Saturday, October 3, just down the street at The Center parking lot, making it a perfect opportunity to enjoy a full and exciting weekend in downtown Rockwall.

For more info, email Kay Roe at or visit

About Carol B. Mitchell 

Carol B. Mitchell, a Southern Regional Realist, portrays her subject matter in a representational manner, and combines the best ofMaryland, the Carolinas, andTexas traditions in her paintings. Her works include a color sense using saturated colors with warmth and vibrancy. She is interested in developing paintings with strong compositional elements, and has continued her studies through out her painting and teaching career.

Mitchell lived inNorth Carolinafrom 1996-2002, where she studied and worked with Andrew Braitman as an art instructor at his studio. In 2002, she became the Middle School Art Chair for 8 years at The Odyssey School inStevenson,Maryland.

Arriving in Dallas in 2011, Carol enrolled in plein air classes with Suzanne Kelly Clark at SMU and is a member of MAPAPA, OPS, IAC, RCAS, Irving Art Society and the HPPC Art Committee.  As a member of Tutti I Lunedi Plein Air Painters of Dallas, she is an avid plein air painter and has attended the Plein Air Convention and Expo in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Submitted by BRN Media. RAL 2014 show photos by Allen Weekley Photography.

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