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Artist Rita Ball


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Biography


"I read, quite a few years ago, that the "arts" is for entertaining.  I believe "entertaining" helps us to escape some of the "not so pleasant" happenings in our life, if only for a short time.  That is why we go to art museums, plays, symphony, movies, and even t.v..  We relax, smile and are ready to face reality again.  That is my goal for my artwork.  I want the viewer to stop, feel, smile, and perhaps see something they hadn't noticed before, in their busy lifestyle."
R.J. Ball
 
Rita received her first, 1st. Place" Blue ribbon, for the painting titled "Paint What You Love", in 2008.  She adopted that title as her painting theme, and always try to keep it in mind when she is thinking of what to paint next.  People and animals are her favorite subjects, but she does venture out occasionally.  She is a self-taught artist, but has been very fortunate to have taken, and will continue to take, classes/workshops from very talented artists, wanting to share their knowledge.  Her books, dvds, and magazines increase yearly.
 
Art Affiliations
Canyon Lake Art Guild
New Braunfels Art League
Texas Pastel Society-charter member
 
Published Artwork
"Best of the Hill Country Artists"
 
Awards and Recognitions

2017
3rd. place, "A Texas Lunch", New Braunfels Art League
2016
Carol Voigt Memorial Award, "Better Than Diamonds", Luling Oil Museum-Reflections of Texas & Beyond
3rd. place, "Better Than Diamonds", New Braunfels Art League
1st. place, "MoonPie", Canyon Lake Art Guid
2015
2nd. place, "Lunch in the Garden", New Braunfels Art League
2nd. place, "Llamacita", Canyon Lake Art Guild
2014
Honorable Mention, "Ready to Work", New Braunfels Art League
Honorable Mention, "A New Beginning", New Braunfels Art League
Honorable Mention, "Ready to Work", Canyon Lake Art Guild
1st. place, "Beaver Pond", Canyon Lake Art Guild
2013
3rd. place, "Waiting", New Braunfels Art League
2nd. place, "Think Big", Canyon Lake Art Guild
2012
3rd. place, "Worn Traveler", Canyon Lake Art Guild
2011
1st. place, "Have Fun", Canyon Lake [...]

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