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Each summer, youth are awarded the opportunity to attend summer programs at Art League Houston for free through the Gertrude Barnstone Scholarship Fund.  If you wish to contribute to the Gertrude Barnstone scholarship fund or sponsor a camper, please contact Jill at 713-523-9530 to donate or contribute online through our website by visiting the "Donate" button above.

About Gertrude Barnstone

Gertrude Barnstone

Gertrude Barnstone

Montrose- based artist, Gertrude Barnstone creates glass and steel sculptures.  She is a San Jacinto High School alumnus, Rice University graduate and sculptor who has been blazing trails for more than 40 years. She helped lead the way in the desegregation of Houston schools in the 1960's and a decade later served as President and Treasurer of the Texas ACLU Foundation Board. She also co-founded Houstonians for Global Warming Action and the Artist Rescue Mission.

Barnstone, a mother of three (Dora Barber of Tampa, Fla., Lily Wells of Montrose, George Barnstone of Montrose) and grandmother of five, began taking art classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston when she was 7 years old.  Art has been a life long passion. In the 1970's she studied welding and became a master welder, something unheard of at that time for a women. Her sculpture has been widely exhibited and she has shown at Art League Houston on several occasions. Recently, at eighty-nine years of age, she was commissioned by a patron to create a new gate for their residence.  

Art League Houston is funded through the generous support of: Houston Endowment, Inc.; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; The Texas Commission on the Arts; Kathrine McGovern; John P. McGovern Foundation. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

Art League Houston acknowledges the following private foundations, public funders, and corporations for their support: Asakura Robinson Company; Aztec Events & Tents; The Bank of River Oaks; Bobby Bass and Adrian Robles; Leslie & Brad Bucher; Hiram Butler; Mary Kay and Bob Casey; CenterPoint Energy, Inc.; Jereann Chaney; CHEVRON; ConocoPhillips; Sara Paschall Dodd; Jennifer & Steve Dolman; Krista & Mike Dumas; Jane Eifler; ExxonMobil Foundation; Felvis Foundation; Caroline Graham; H-E-B; Tina Knowles; Marlene Marker, The Marker Group; Poppi Massey; The Morgan Family Foundation; The National Council of Jewish Women/ Greater Houston Section; Crystal & Don Owens; Larissa Poindexter; The Powell Foundation; Rice University; Cara & Michael Rudelson; Saint Arnold Brewing Company; Sarah Balinskas Fine Art Framing; Louisa Stude Sarofim; Alison Smith and Dean Burkhardt; Anita & Gerald Smith; Leigh & Reggie Smith; Stephanie Smither; Sunbelt Rentals; Dennis and Lynn Svilar; Rob Todd; Susan Vaughan Foundation; The Vaughn Foundation; Sergio and Trond Velasquez-Terjesen; Valspar; Wells Fargo; Wortham Foundation, Inc.

Special thanks to The Eleanor & Frank Freed Foundation. Art League Houston also wishes to thank its many generous individual members & donors for their support.