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Over 30 Texas Artists featured in “Abstraction” Art Show until August 26

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On Saturday, July 15, Ardest Gallery hosted the Opening Reception of the “Abstraction” Art Show that features 2D and 3D abstract works by over 30 Texas artists selected by Juror Annette Palmer.

View photos from the event on the Hello Woodlands Facebook page:

Annette Palmer is an award winning, internationally collected artist and experienced Juror. Palmer is currently a resident artist of Archway Gallery in Houston and widely published freelance art writer. Her own work explores distance, connectivity and forgotten means of communication, often within land and seascapes. Palmer is a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art / Heriot Watt University, Scotland, UK.

Denise Elliott Jones was announced as the 1st place winner of the show for her work “Continual Interaction,” 48×36 on canvas. Jones is an abstract artists living in Austin. Texas. She works with a visual vocabulary of shapes that tell a universal story. Painting, printmaking and mixed media are her primary creative processes. When creating, she avoids predetermined outcomes, and allows her processes to dictate the outcome.

Artist Denise Elliott Jones, 1st place winner, and Juror and Artist Annette Palmer; Photo by Jennifer Bruse / Hello Woodlands

View the “Abstraction” Art Show in the gallery Wednesday- Saturday between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and online at through August 26, 2023.

Ardest Gallery, a local fine arts gallery curated by Gallery Director Julie Verville, represents nearly 40, top Texas 2D and 3D visual artists. In addition to its core artists, the gallery will host ongoing events such as monthly group art shows, Coffee Talk with an Artist, Art to Lunch in partnership with local restaurants, poetry readings, musical performances, and art classes/workshops for all ages and skill levels. Ardest Gallery is located at at 25200 Grogan’s Park Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380. Learn more and view upcoming events and classes at

Gallery Director Julie Verville – Abstraction Art Show on display in the gallery and online through August 26, 2023; Photo by Jennifer Bruse / Hello Woodlands