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Rice Architecture



Futures of the Architectural Exhibition Lecture Series: Mario Ballesteros

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Please join Rice Architecture for the lecture "Exposing the Margins: An Autoconstructed Approach to Researching and Exhibiting Design South of the Border" on Thursday, September 6th at The University of Houston's College of Architecture and Design, Room 143 at 6:30pm.


Mario Ballesteros is a design curator, editor, and critic. He is currently Director and Chief Curator at Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, a space dedicated to collecting, exhibiting and rethinking design in Mexico.

When:
Sep 6, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
Free
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Claire Oswalt: Bornaforms, Opening Reception 9/8/18 at Octavia Art Gallery

Opening Reception: Claire Oswalt- Bornaforms

Octavia Art Gallery-Houston

Claire Oswalt: Bornaforms

September 8 - November 2, 2018

Opening Reception: 9/8/18, 6 - 8pm


Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Claire Oswalt: Bornaforms.  This exhibition features new paintings and mixed media works on paper that tackle themes of formal ambiguity and the human desire for association.  This is the Austin-based artist’s first solo exhibition with Octavia Art Gallery.

 

In Oswalt’s most recent works, she continues an investigation of form through drawings and paintings that present seemingly identifiable shapes. Most of her forms hold a natural sensibility, almost mimicking the organic. In contrast, the shapes are oversimplified, outlined, and often framed within borders that lead to more questions about the origin of these forms.

 

Martin Heidegger recognized form as belonging to the very essence of being; “that which places itself in its limit, completing itself,” a notion Oswalt toys with, surrendering control and giving it back to the world around us. The work need notdepend on human interaction in order to have meaning. In fact, it is this uncertainty and sense of detached wonder that she strives to find in the work, and within the process itself.

 

“Consciousness itself is formal: not so much form-giving as form-receiving.”Gyorgy Kepes

 

In Claire Oswalt:Bornaforms, Oswalt notes an interest in the social tendency to quickly generate and assign labels, to reduce complex notions to sound bytes, and to sell identity through oversimplified icons. It is the human ego applying meaning to the form; it is the human ego exercising control over its environment. Each painting in this exhibition begins as a collage, and each collage begins with an unforeseen path of quickly layering torn pieces of painted paper, with only intuition to guide their placement.  From there, Oswalt employs discipline to merely usher the form into full being, conscious not to impose her own being upon the work.

 

Claire Oswalt was born in San Antonio, TX and currently lives and works in Austin, TX.  Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including: Galleri Urbane in Marfa and Dallas, TX, Taylor De Cordoba and The Santa Monica Museum of Art in Los Angeles, CA, Chamber in New York, NY and most recently at Johanssen Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Oswalt has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Paper Magazine, Artweek, and is the recipient of the Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant for Mixed Media.

 

When:
Sep 8, 2018
Octavia Art Gallery 3637 West Alabama St,, Suite 120 Houston, TX 77027 t. 713-828-3158 www.octaviaartgallery.com Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Wednesday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Thursday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Friday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Saturday Time & Price:
Opening: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Free, Regular hours-11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free,

Seeking Project Manager/Curator for Retablos31

Project Manager/Curator for Retablos31 Exhibition and Silent Auction at MECA Cultural Center

MECA and Lawndale seek a temporary contract Project
Manager/Curator to oversee the success of the Retablos31 exhibition opening in
conjunction with MECA's Dia de los Muertos month-long celebration and the
related silent auction to take place on November 2, 2018. Responsibilities
include but are not limited to communication with artists, exhibition
preparation, and logistics related to the silent auction including the creation
of bid sheets and post-silent auction donor communication.  

 The theme of Retablos31 Exhibition is promesas
cumplidas (promises kept); promesas pedidas (promises made);
devotional to a loved one (devocional a un ser amado), saint (a un santo),
higher power (a un poder superior); and healing (sanación).

  The ideal candidate is a self-starter with great attention to
detail and a love of art and culture. Experience with project-based work is a
must. Hours are flexible with fixed hours set around the exhibition opening (October
15) and silent auction (November 2). The project begins in late June for 8
hours (Open Call) to disburse tins to artists; the project then commences in
mid-August and culminates in mid-November. This will be approximately 75 hours
of work. Training is provided by Lawndale. Please send resume to Alice Valdez
at 
alicevaldez4@gmail.com.
For further information, please call Alice at
832-865-6157

Due Date: Jul 15, 2018
Contact Name: Alice Valdez
Phone: 832-865-6157
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Seeking Project Manager/Curator for Retablos31

Seeking Project Manager/Curator for Retablos31
***Project Manager/Curator for Retablos31 Exhibition and Silent Auction at MECA Cultural Center***

MECA and Lawndale seek a temporary contract Project Manager/Curator to oversee the success of the Retablos31 exhibition opening in conjunction with MECA's Dia de los Muertos month-long celebration and the related silent auction to take place on November 2, 2018. Responsibilities include but are not limited to communication with artists, exhibition preparation, and logistics related to the silent auction including the creation of bid sheets and post-silent auction donor communication.  

The theme of Retablos31 Exhibition is promesas cumplidas (promises kept); promesas pedidas (promises made); devotional to a loved one (devocional a un ser amado), saint (a un santo), higher power (a un poder superior); and healing (sanación).
  
The ideal candidate is a self-starter with great attention to detail and a love of art and culture. Experience with project-based work is a must. Hours are flexible with fixed hours set around the exhibition opening (October 15) and silent auction (November 2). The project begins in late June for 8 hours (Open Call) to disburse tins to artists; the project then commences in mid-August and culminates in mid-November. This will be approximately 75 hours of work. Training is provided by Lawndale. Please send resume to Alice Valdez at alicevaldez4@gmail.com. For further information, please call Alice at 832-865-6157. 

Due Date: Jul 6, 2018
Contact Name: Alice Valdez
Phone: 832-865-6157
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Arts Administration and Gallery Internship (Fall 2018)

DiverseWorks are seeking Interns to be a part of their cause for Fall of 2018

ARTS ADMINISTRATION & GALLERY INTERNSHIPS

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW: Interns play a critical role in the administration and production of DiverseWork’s overall programs and events. Selected interns will be provided the opportunity to explore several areas of a non-profit arts organization by assisting staff members with projects in the office related to curatorial, gallery management, development, and administrative departments. This internship is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in a future career as a curator, artist, or arts administrator. 2-3 interns are engaged each semester.

RESPONSIBILITIES include assisting with artist research for upcoming programs and events, assisting with promotional and marketing tasks, updates to the membership database and mailings, general administration office duties, assisting with gallery maintenance and preparing for evening art performances, events and exhibition openings. Interns also participate in a reading group in order to get to know one another and facilitate a deeper understanding of contemporary art spaces and practices.

IDEAL CANDIDATES: Strong background in art history, theater, dance, studio art, or literature and a devoted interest in contemporary art, issues, and visual culture; great writing and computer-based research skills; ability to verbally communicate in an efficient manner; ability to interact with diverse populations with respect; excellent time management skills; ability to work individually and with a team; accountability; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; fluency in Spanish a plus.

Internships are volunteer positions, last for one semester, and are competitive. Preference is given to college students seeking academic credit. Work schedule is generally two days a week, five hours a day plus occasional evening and weekend events.

To apply, email a resume AND cover letter to info@diverseworks.org

Due Date: Aug 7, 2018
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Arts Administration and Gallery Internship (Fall 2018)

DiverseWorks are seeking Interns to be a part of their cause for Fall of 2018

ARTS ADMINISTRATION & GALLERY INTERNSHIPS

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW: Interns play a critical role in the administration and production of DiverseWork’s overall programs and events. Selected interns will be provided the opportunity to explore several areas of a non-profit arts organization by assisting staff members with projects in the office related to curatorial, gallery management, development, and administrative departments. This internship is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in a future career as a curator, artist, or arts administrator. 2-3 interns are engaged each semester.

RESPONSIBILITIES include assisting with artist research for upcoming programs and events, assisting with promotional and marketing tasks, updates to the membership database and mailings, general administration office duties, assisting with gallery maintenance and preparing for evening art performances, events and exhibition openings. Interns also participate in a reading group in order to get to know one another and facilitate a deeper understanding of contemporary art spaces and practices.

IDEAL CANDIDATES: Strong background in art history, theater, dance, studio art, or literature and a devoted interest in contemporary art, issues, and visual culture; great writing and computer-based research skills; ability to verbally communicate in an efficient manner; ability to interact with diverse populations with respect; excellent time management skills; ability to work individually and with a team; accountability; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; fluency in Spanish a plus.

Internships are volunteer positions, last for one semester, and are competitive. Preference is given to college students seeking academic credit. Work schedule is generally two days a week, five hours a day plus occasional evening and weekend events.

To apply, email a resume AND cover letter to info@diverseworks.org

Due Date: Aug 7, 2018
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Fall 2018 Curatorial Internship

Now accepting applications

Reports to:  Curator

Dates:  Fall, Dates TBD

Compensation:  Non-paid / College credit

Classification:  Part Time

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is looking for
an intern to assist the curatorial staff with the day-to-day activities of arts
administration associated with running an exhibition space. Preference is given
to individuals currently enrolled in a studio art or art history degree
program, or to a recent graduate from one of the aforementioned degree
programs.

 

Requirements and Duties

-Positive and optimistic attitude

-Reliable personal transportation

-Ability to dedicate 10 to 15 hours per week and to commit
to a set schedule. This includes the ability to work a flexible schedule, as
well as attending HCCC functions such as evening exhibition openings.

-Ability to have an open conversation with visitors about
the exhibitions

-Ability to work with artists, residence artists, and other
staff members

-Keep a record of visitor information in an organized
fashion according to HCCC protocol

-Work alongside the curatorial staff during installation and
de-installation periods

- Help with hands-on projects around the building to
help the facility be as presentable as possible

-Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
such as Excel and Word

Physical Requirements

Maintaining and running an exhibitions space requires a
variety of physical activities. It is highly desirable for applicants to be
able to lift and carry 50 pounds or more.

How to Apply:  Go to http://crafthouston.formstack.com/forms/internship_curatorial.
Please complete the form and upload a cover letter, including current resume
and references.  HCCC is looking to fill this position as soon as
possible.

Due Date: Sep 15, 2018
Contact Name: Kathryn Hall
Phone: 7135294848
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Calling all Creatives!

Midtown Mistletoe Market

We are looking for artisans, makers and designers that display exceptional quality and innovation in their work and products!

Midtown Mistletoe Market is a destination market - This high energy NYC style holiday inspired market features contemporary craft, makers, fine foods and artists selling their original and series works in the heart of Midtown Houston in Midtown Park.  Midtown Park, encompasses 3 acres and is surrounded by, hi-rise living in Houston’s most walkable community. The park is located next to the METRORail McGowen Stop, has a 400 car underground parking amenity, a children’s playground, a performance pavilion, a dog park and public art.
 
This year our festival will offer artist the opportunity to participate in a beautiful outdoor setting with custom made red and white tents and holiday décor.This event will also include strolling holiday carolers, Santa Paws will be ready to take pictures with pets, and holiday featured public art installations, food trucks and cultural arts performances in keeping with the season. 

The Midtown Mistletoe Market is produced by the Midtown Cultural Arts and Entertainment Committee. The Market is coordinated by Festival Director Cynthia Alvarado, CPM®, with over 14 years of art festival management, and her experienced event team.   Creating a destination market that is a clean well managed event is the priority for this management team.  


Market dates:

Friday - November 16 from 5PM to 10PM

Saturday - November 17 from 9AM to 7PM


DEADLINE to APPLY is July 8, 2018 on Zapplication



File attachments:
Due Date: Jul 9, 2018
Contact Name: Cynthia Alvarado
Phone: 713-526-7577 ext 106
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