Local artists, paintings and jewelry were on display at an art fair hosted by Betz Art Gallery on Saturday.
Aficionados came in droves when Betz announced that all major works at the art fair would be sold for less than $100.
‘(This event is) a means to promote artists from the Houston area and get their name out there,’ said Martin DeVore, a seller at Betz Gallery.
Intern William Reich said this is the third time Betz has hosted its annual art fair, but the first time that it has reduced prices to less than $100.
Several artists welcomed the opportunity to show their work.
‘Most galleries in Houston, in fact, tend to import works from artists outside of the city instead of using works from local artists,’ DeVore said.
Photographer Sergio Santos agrees.
‘I mainly bounce around towns because I don’t get many offers from galleries in Houston,’ Santos said.
Betz entertained the attendees with face painting and fortunetelling.
Local painter Carrie Allbritton demonstrated her creative process for visitors. Using plastic scrapers, spoons and forks, she scraped and dribbled hot pink and charcoal gray acrylic over several 8-inch by 12-inch canvases.
She joked with visitors and other artists about her unique process.
‘Many of the artists welcome the fair,’ Reich said. ‘It gives the personal touch. It gives you an idea about the person and what inspired the works that are on sale.’