Dear ALH Supporter

2016 has been a productive year for Art League Houston. We remain committed to supporting artists and artist projects as well as engaging artists and the community in dialogues about issues that affect our lives. As 2016 comes to a close, please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation to Art League Houston. 


Art League Houston is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  


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.  

The Art League is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and is supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts. 

Art League Houston acknowledges the following individuals, private foundations, public funders, and corporations for their support this season:   

Asakura Robinson Company * The Bank of River Oaks * Bobby Bass & Adrian Robles * Amy Blakemore * Minnette Boesel * Jack and Annis Bowen Foundation * Leslie & Brad Bucher   Mary Kay & Bob Casey * CenterPoint Energy, Inc * Jereann Chaney * Marci Regan Dallas * Linda Darke * 3Dio * Sara Paschall Dodd * Jennifer & Steve Dolman * Krista & Mike Dumas    Jane Eifler * Lynn Goode and Harrison Williams * Caroline Graham * Ann and James Harithas * Hooks-Epstein Galleries * Tina Knowles * Kristen Johnson and Drew Perrin
Sam Jones * Marlene Marker, The Marker Group * Poppi Georges Massey * Kathrine G. McGovern * John P. McGovern Foundation in the name of Kathrine G. McGovern
The Morgan Family Foundation * The National Council of Jewish Women/Greater Houston Section * OKRA Charity Saloon Crystal & Don Owens * Pictures Plus * Larissa Poindexter The Powell Foundation Rice University * Cara & Michael Rudelson * Saint Arnold Brewing Company * Sarah Balinskas Fine Art Framing * SK Foundation * Louisa Stude Sarofim
Dr. Greg Shannon * Alison Smith & Dean Burkhardt * Anita & Gerald Smith * Leigh & Reggie Smith * The Smither - Langley - Johnson Families * Sunbelt Rentals
Dennis & Lynn Svilar * Valspar * Wells Fargo * Clint Willour * Wortham Foundation, Inc.