SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — The Sherman Art Show is an important event for artists to get to show a little piece of themselves in their artwork.

"It tells their story," said Juanita Johnson, a chair member of the Sherman Art League. "It shares an emotion they have, it's probably one of the most vulnerable things that an artist will do."

Every year, local artists submit their pieces right before the Sherman Arts Fest, and the works can be anything from paintings to sculptures; even photography has its place.

"One guy, he told me he already created 23 works this month because he's having so much fun exploring the medium he's on," Johnson said.

During the Thursday night reception, the judge for the art show will talk about the pieces she named winners for each category. This year's judge, Anne Royer, is from McKinney.

"It could be of technical merit, it could be composition, could be an emotional inspiration. So it's going to be kind of fun getting to see through her eyes the artwork she chose," Johnson said.

Several of the pieces were for sale, and Saturday, during the Arts Fest, they will still be around along with artwork created by the Sherman Art League that can be purchased.


And that's inside the Municipal Ballroom; on Saturday, the Municipal Lawn will be completely covered with tables and tents.

"I believe we have about 200 vendors that will be on the grounds," said Johnson. "That will be craft vendors and a variety of vendors and all."

Saturday's main event goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.