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Studio Program Update
2012-2013 Lawndale Artist Studio Program
Lawndale Art Center is pleased to announce the residents for the seventh round of the the Lawndale Artist Studio Program.
Domokos Benczédi is a Houston based artist/musician. He has been a mainstay in the acts Future Blondes and Rusted Shut for the last 15 years. He has also played in and recorded with the Indian Jewelry, Helios Creed / Chrome, Black Leather Jesus, Church of Cloned Beef, Snack People and many other underground sonic manipulators. Upcoming projects include Future Blondes east coast tour and many ongoing collaborations. Expect aluminum, new installations, disposable/free items and much more.
Nancy Douthey was born in Fort Worth, TX and currently lives and works in Houston, TX. She received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Practice and Emerging Forms from University of Houston, in 2010. Douthey has recently performed in the 2012 Lone Star Explosion,InsideOut, as an artist in residence at The Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL and in Low Lives 2, an international festival curated by Jorge Rojas. She received the Liz Alexander Visual Arts Award from the Houston Arts Alliance in 2011. She currently co-directs local artist-run space, Skydive and will be hosting a discussion for The Artist's Eye at The Menil Collection in August.
Patrick Turk was born and raised in Galveston Texas. His mind-bending, baroque artistic approach has earned him acclaim, awards and press coverage of his work. He has had individual shows at the Art League, Koelsch Gallery and Art Storm; his recent Time Travel Research Institute artworks were prominently featured at the inaugural Texas Contemporary Art Fair. Turk has a solid record of participation in the Houston arts community, coordinating a weekly gathering of art-makers in his home and steadfastly supporting the local arts scene.
The 2012-2013 residents were selected by a panel of three arts professionals; Dean Daderko, Curator at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Sharon Engelstein, Artist; and Adrienne Johnson Yost, Senior Associate at Kinzelmann Art Consulting and Lawndale Programming Committee Chair.
Click here to learn more about the Lawndale Artist Studio Program.
The Big Show 2012
July 13 - August 11, 2012
Opening Reception, Friday, July 13, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PMSubmission dates: June 27, 2012, 12-8 PM
& June 28, 2012 10 AM - 5PM
Marco Antonini, Gallery Director
The Big Show is Lawndale Art Center's annual open-call, juried exhibition. It has been an important venue through which emerging and under-represented Houston area artists gain exposure since the show's conception in 1984. The Big Show was formerly the East End Show, sponsored by the East End Progress Association, at Lawndale's original location.
Each year Lawndale Art Center invites a guest juror to select from work submitted by artists living within 100 miles of Houston. Artists are invited to bring up to three works of art, not previously shown in Houston, to Lawndale Art Center where the work is juried on-site for a chance to be included in the show and a shot at one of three cash prizes.
Submission dates (work must be delivered to Lawndale):
June 27, 2012, 12-8 PM & June 28, 2012 10 AM - 5PM
Pick up dates (for work not selected for the exhibition):
July 2 & 3, 2012, 10 AM - 5 PM
Exhibition on view
July 13 - August 11, 2012
Opening Reception, Friday, July 13, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
|Houston Fine Art Fair|
September 14 - 16, 2012
Reliant Center, Houston, TX
We recently joined the Houston Fine Art Fair (HFAF) as a cultural partner, who is gathering momentum as it continues preparations for its return on September 13th.
To build audience and connections in the art community, HFAF has developed the cultural partnership program, consisting of non-profit arts and cultural institutions throughout Texas and the Southwest.
HFAF ARTWEEK, running from September 9th through the 16th, provides the unique opportunity for art fair attendees not only from Houston but also from out of town to become better acquainted with Houston's burgeoning art scene. During the week of the fair, various cultural institutions will offer a wide selection of events and exhibitions to make this a citywide event.