The Big Slide Show
Wednesday & Thursday, July 29 & 30, 2015
Join Lawndale and Houston's talented Big Show artists for short, informal presentations about their work. Presentations start at 6 PM each night at Lawndale Art Center. Come early as seating is limited.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Steve Ross Fisher
Linda Simien Kelly
Royce Ann Sline
through August 8, 2015
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.
The Big Show 2015 award winners selected by guest juror, George Scheer, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC, were announced at the opening reception on July 10, 2015. In lieu of awarding a limited number of cash awards to select artists, the $3000 in awards will be divided equally among the 62 participating artists. Scheer also awarded five special distinction awards to artists:
Charles L. Thomas
For this year's exhibition, a total of 76 works by 62 artists were selected from 972 works submitted by 355 artists. Artists selected for the exhibition include:
Fariba Abedin, Shawn Artis, Karen Brasier, Qindeel Butt, Erick Calderon, Lindy Chambers, Peter Chok, Lim Chung, Felipe Contreras, Bryan Cope, Terry Crump, Sonya Cuellar, Heather Den Uijl, Laura Veles Drey, Shannon Duckworth, Adrienne Duncan, Trey Duvall, Sherman Finch, Vincent Fink,Steve Ross Fisher, Mary Forbes, John Forse, Rachel Gardner, J.G. Harkins, Cynical Consumerism: JP Hartman, Michael Horvath, John Hovig, Allyson Huntsman, Ross Irwin, Amir Kasem, Linda Simien Kelly, Mary Carol Kenney, Hogan Kimbrell, Iva Kinnaird, Lauren Lohman, Leslie Magdaleno, Cobra McVey, Kelly Moran, Pen Morrison, Viridiana Navarro, Lee Alice (Hillman) Pablo, Robert Peña Jr., Samantha Persons, Janet Reynolds, Amy Richards, Nataliya Scheib, Wade Schmitz, Herbert Shapiro, Tivakorn Sirinopawongsakorn, Royce Ann Sline, Graciela Socorro, Phaedra Jean Taylor, Eric Thayer, Charles L. Thomas, Brian James Thompson, Jennifer G. Thompson, Jaclyn Touchstone, Sandy Tramel, Elise Weber, Mary Wemple, Justin Zachary and Brandon Zech
Many Thanks to Our Big Show 2015 Sponsors!
Kathrine McGovern/McGovern Foundation
Felvis Foundation/David R. Graham
Tim Kollatschny & Stephen Goldberg
Mary Morrison/GDF SUEZ Energy North America Inc.
Cali Pettigrew/Art Portfolio, Inc.
Nicole & Joey Romano
H. Irving Schweppe Jr. M.D.
Anonymous - In Honor of Denise Furlough
Cristy & Mike Jadick
Dr. Penelope & Mr. Lester Marks
Cecilia Márquez & Kelly Matthews
Mr. & Mrs. William K. Matthews III
H. Russell Pitman
Misty Barnett Trahan & Chris Trahan
Eleanor L. Williams
Be a Big Show Sponsor
Your generosity provides funding for Lawndale's many free programs and directly supports artists all year. Your financial support also helps to cover Big Show expenses such as the production and printing of the catalogue, the juror's honorarium and cash awards for the artists.
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