Lawndale 2019/2020 Artist Studio Program Open Call

For over thirteen years, the Lawndale Artist Studio Program (ASP) has provided artists with a monthly stipend and 24-hour access to a private studio. For the 2019-2020 round, this support will be enhanced with an increased focus on the development of new work and building towards an ongoing and sustainable practice. We are seeking ASP participants who will engage Lawndale as their hub - not only as a place for experimenting, making, and showing work but also as a site for critical engagement and questions. Lawndale is looking for Texas/Gulf Coast-based artists of diverse backgrounds and experiences, working in any media, whose practice would benefit from the support we can offer.

Program Description

Lawndale Artist Studio Program awards artists with dynamic support to evolve their creative practice and make new work for an exhibition in the spring.The nine-month program runs from September 1 to June 30. During this time, participants engage Lawndale as their hub, receive a $3,000 honorarium, up to $5,000 direct support for project development, and 24-hour access to a private studio (approx. 250 square feet). Other benefits include studio visits, professional development workshops, exchanges with peer institutions, and an essay commissioned for an annual ASP publication. Participants work closely with the Executive Director and Lawndale staff to develop programming in concert with their own practice, and participate in group discussions and open studios. With this support, ASP participants produce new work to debut in a public exhibition at Lawndale in the spring.


Lawndale seeks applications from Texas or Gulf Coast-based artists who are working to develop a sustainable creative practice. Artists of diverse backgrounds and experiences, working in any media, whose practice would benefit from the support offered by ASP, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be 18 years or older and not enrolled in any degree program. Former ASP participants are not eligible. Applicants who are accepted to exhibit at Lawndale though the 2019-2020 Exhibitions open call are not eligible for the Artist Studio Program. 

Application Deadline & Fees

Applications are due Saturday, March, 30, 2019 (11:59 PM - Central Standard Time), and must be submitted online through The application fee is $25 for current Lawndale members/ $30 for non-members.


Applicants will be notified by email in early May 2019.

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of arts professionals. The selection will be based on the quality of work and potential for growth.

Application Requirements

-Artist Statement (250 words max)

-Lines of Inquiry (250 words max): What are three questions you are asking in your studio/practice?

-Project Proposal (250 words max): Describe the work that you plan to make--this can be a specific project or an ongoing body of work. Why is Lawndale the right venue for this work to debut?

-Impact (250 words max): How you will use the time and support of Lawndale ASP? Why is this the right time in your life/career to participate in this program?

-Work Samples: You may submit up to 10 examples of your work, in any combination of still image and time-based formats. Image files must be in .JPG format and attached here. Please limit each file to 1 MB in size. For video and time-based work, attach files in the "Work Samples - Videos" section. Combined running time should be no more than 10 minutes, and should be less than 10 minutes if you are also including images (subtract 1 minute for each image). For example, if you include both jpgs and video, you may submit anywhere from 1 image + 9 minutes of video, to 9 images + 1 minute of video. Video works must be in the .MOV format.

-Curriculum Vitae (CV): Saved as a PDF or Microsoft Word document

-References: Contact information for 2 professional references

Due Date: Mar 30, 2019
Fee: $25 for Members, $30 for Non-Members is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

Lawndale 2019/2020 Exhibition Proposal Open Call

Lawndale is pleased to announce an open call for submissions from artists and curators locally, regionally, and nationally for our traditional galleries, Mural Project, Sculpture Garden, and other non-traditional sites including the elevator, stairwells, windows, and other forms of intervention.

Exhibitions selected through this open call will be programmed by invitation through Fall/Winter 2019 – Spring/Summer/Fall 2020. Applicants will be notified by email in early March 2019.

More information about eligibility and application requirements can be found on Submittable via the link below.

Deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019 – 11:59 PM (Central Standard Time)

Please email with questions as they relate to the submission process. is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

Latino Art Now! Conference 2019

On April 4-6, 2019, the Latino Art Now! Conference: Sight Lines & Time Frames will take place at the University of Houston Student Center South. LAN! will explore and celebrate the activities and practices of local and national Latino and Latin American visual artists and organizations throughout Houston. 

Now in its 6th edition, the Latino Art Now! Conference is recognized as the leading forum for visual artists, art historians, curators, collectors, and educators. 

Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, will deliver the keynote address.

Latino Art Now! is organized by the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) headquartered at the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

Additional sponsors include: Southwest Airlines, the City of Houston, Houston Endowment, University of Houston, Smithsonian Latino Center, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston First, Visit Houston, ClearChannel Outdoor, and Allegiance Bank. 
Apr 4, 2019 to Apr 6, 2019
3:00 pm to 6:30 pm

FotoFest Associate Curator

The Associate Curator is a full-time, exempt member of the FotoFest senior staff.

FotoFest Associate Curator is expected to be an active and visible member of
the local, national, and international photography and art communities, and to
participate in the overall institutional advancement of the organization and
its programs. These responsibilities include occasional travel to represent
FotoFest at international photography festivals.

Associate Curator works closely with the Executive Director and other members
of the senior staff to advance the organization’s mission, to execute and
develop support for its programs, and to achieve the goals of its strategic

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

 Exhibitions, Programs, and Publications

the organization’s exhibition program by planning and executing exhibitions and
overseeing the production of exhibition-related materials

exhibition meetings and develop related agendas

long-term exhibition schedule and establish shipping, production, and installation
schedules with Exhibitions Manager

thematic exhibitions

manage and facilitate exhibitions for outside curators

and facilitate FotoFest Biennial exhibition Discoveries
of the Meeting Place

and manage exhibition budgets in coordination with Executive Director,
Exhibitions Manager, and Bookkeeper

to grant applications for exhibitions and programs and track related funding

FotoFest publication projects (including books, catalogues, brochures, guides, etc.)

FotoFest Participating Spaces program; collect and coordinate information and
materials from spaces for Biennial publications

logistics for exhibition signage, vinyl, banners, labels and other displays in
the galleries and on the exterior of buildings

exhibition press releases

to outside inquiries proposing exhibitions at FotoFest

and follow trends in exhibition display and curatorial practice

to inquiries from researchers and visitors

with the FotoFest staff to develop, produce, and analyze exhibition-related
programming and educational materials

that the highest level of professional care is given to works of art on loan to
the organization

and actively participate in the collegial dialogue, sharing of professional
opinions, and advancement of ideas and scholarship related to contemporary photography
within and outside the organization

a visible role in the immediate and national/international photography community
including the maintenance of relationships with artists, galleries, collectors,
donors, and members of the general public

 Public Information and Communications

information and assistance to the Director of Communications to develop communications
and marketing materials and strategies regarding exhibitions and programs

information regarding exhibitions and programs for website and social media

with the Director of Communications to prepare exhibition-related materials for
public relations and marketing efforts

to the development of communications and marketing strategies and materials to
serve audiences and to enhance FotoFest’s image, identity, and donor prospects


present gallery talks and lead tours for student and community groups

curatorial interns and student practicum; act as mentor

and participate in scholarly conferences and evolve as a curator and scholar of

and weekend hours are expected, especially during FotoFest Biennial

duties, as assigned


in art, photography, curatorial studies or a relevant related field, and a wide
knowledge of and enthusiasm about contemporary photography

years of professional experience with a record of increasing curatorial
responsibility and measurable accomplishments

of exhibitions and publications

project management skills

to work on multiple projects collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-based

written and spoken communication skills

interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work well with colleagues, other
employees, artists, donors, and lenders

and experience with current computer software and technology, including Word, Excel,
Outlook, and Adobe Creative Suite

in art handling

to lift 60 lbs.

consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume as a PDF or Word
document to No phone calls please. Applicants whose
candidacy is being considered will be contacted. Review of applications will
begin on January 21, 2019.

Due Date: Jan 21, 2019
Contact Name: Marianne Stavenhagen is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

Du Vin Pintor Gallery

1401 Caroline
77002 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US


Lawndale Sunday Brunch

Join the artists and participants in the Lawndale Artist Studio Program over Bloody Marys and mimosas to celebrate and learn about our mission and impact in the community.

Lawndale is delighted to present a new fundraiser in support of Lawndale’s vibrant exhibitions and programs. This event will showcase 20 commissioned 8 x 10” artworks donated by participating artists to benefit Lawndale. The artworks will be exhibited anonymously and available for purchase for $300. Join the artists and participants in the Lawndale Artist Studio Program over Bloody Marys and mimosas to celebrate and learn about our mission and impact in the community.

Sunday, January 27, 2019
11 AM – 1 PM
Lawndale // 4912 Main Street

Tickets: $100 // $75 (Lawndale Members)
Artworks: $300 (per work)

Participating Artists:
Regina Agu
Krista Birnbaum
Antonius Bui
Jamal Cyrus
Joe Havel
Robert Hodge
Terrell James
Matt Kleberg
Julia Barbosa Landois
Layla Luna
Kia Neill
Floyd Newsome
Kelly O’Connor
Aaron Parazette
David Politzer
Rob Reasoner
Rajab Ali Sayed
Heidi Spector

Brunch is generously provided by Adair Concepts.
Artist ground provided by Ampersand Art Supply.

Jan 27, 2019
Tickets: $100 // $75 (Lawndale Members)
11:00 am
Sunday Time & Price:
11 AM - 1 PM, Tickets: $100 // $75 (Lawndale Members), Artworks: $300 (per work)
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Exhibition Program Manager

Art League Houston

Full-time, 40
hours a week. Some nights and weekends

Reports to the
Executive Director

Salary: Salary
range provided on request




The Exhibition Program
Manager is responsible for managing multiple projects within the Exhibitions
Department, a key area of Art League Houston’s mission. This position is
responsible for managing all installation and administrative aspects of
exhibitions at ALH, with the goal of implementing exhibitions and installations
that fulfill the organizations mission.


The Exhibition
Program Manager works closely with the Executive Director, and other program
coordinators. The duties of this position are fast pace and complex in nature,
and the ideal candidate must be professional, pleasant, proactive, highly
organized, an outstanding problem solver, and have the energy and ability to
balance multiple tasks.


An essential
function of the Exhibition Program Manager’s work is to facilitate the
exhibition planning and implementation process for gallery installations and
temporary exhibitions, while also ensuring that numerous day-to-day details are
taken care of, often handling multiple installations and exhibitions at once.
Key areas of coordination include creating, tracking and maintaining multiple
project/exhibition schedules, processing and organizing project invoices and
documents, tracking budgets, keeping the Executive Director informed as to any
issues or changes in project scope, and insuring all inter-departmental
communications are clear, timely, helpful and documented.


The Exhibition
Program Manager works primarily Monday through Friday, with occasional night
and weekend hours during installation weeks and openings.







up to date press contact lists


the production of press releases with artists  


and schedule exhibition-related mailchimp eblasts and newsletters                         


website and social media listings for all exhibition related material


online community listings (fresh arts, Glasstire etc.)        





with designer and artists to facilitate postcard, banner and vinyl designs


postcard, banner and vinyl printing        





exhibition logistics and production in collaboration with exhibiting artists


individual production schedules for each exhibition


up to date annual exhibition schedule


special requests from artists such as travel, accommodation, rental equipment


budgets and budget forecasts for allocated exhibitions and monitor costs


artist contracts and/or loan letters, follow up on queries and provide progress
information on individual loan requests as required.


in-coming/outgoing shipping via art shuttles in a timely matter


gallery receptions and discussion with the artists 





artists with de-install/installation, as needed                                       


and condition work as needed  


works for shipment and/or pick-up, as needed




gallery maintenance - wall repair, replacing lights, painting, etc.                                              





the Healing Art/ArtBound! exhibition, Teen/Student/Instructor exhibition, and
Texas Artist of the Year exhibition


the Annual Gala Art Auction


Open Call process





Minimum B.A. or
B.F.A degree in studio art, art history or other related field; M.A. preferred


3 years’
experience working in an artist-centered organization, art gallery, museum, or
other cultural organization on exhibition planning and production


Ability to work 5
days per week, and some Saturday and weekday evening hours


Excellent written
and time management skills.


Strong attention
to detail required.


art installation experience required.


Must be familiar
with basic tools, be able to lift items of 50 lbs. and climb ladders


interest in exhibition management, and the role of art in society




Please submit a
cover letter, resume/CV (Word or PDF), and two writing samples via email to by December 10,
. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No
drop-ins or phone calls, please.


Art League
Houston is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values workplace diversity.
Art League Houston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed,
age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion,
ancestry, disability, marital or partnership status, or veteran status.

Due Date: Dec 10, 2018
Contact Name: Jennie Ash
Phone: 7135239530 is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.


venicebiennale, curatorial plactice, venice, opencall

4th June – 3rd September 2019

The School for Curatorial Studies is an ambitious and
challenging project promoted since 2004 and conceived as a school committed to
experimentation and interdisciplinary thinking. The main goals are to spread
the knowledge in the field of visual arts and to introduce the students to the
professions related to the art world, focusing on contemporary curatorial
theory and practice and contemporary museology. The School’s activities are
meant for all those interested and passionate in art, graduated students or
professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and improve their practical
skills. The School’s teaching staff is formed by Italian and international
professionals, scholars, historians and art critics of recognized experience.
Among them: Matt Williams (curator), Angela Vettese (art critic), Luca Massimo
Barbero (Peggy Guggenheim Collection), Francesca Colasante (Pinault
Foundation), Andrea Goffo (Found. Prada), Nicola Lees (Serpentine London).


The program:

The Summer School in Curatorial Practice will take place during the
International Art Biennale Venice. With an interdisciplinary approach, the
course provides practical training and experience within museums and exhibition
settings. Its international faculty includes curators and museum professionals,
artists and critics. The course is designed to increase students understanding
of the intellectual and technical tasks of the curator figure. English-taught
lectures cover both theoretical and practical topics that go from the history
of contemporary visual arts and practices of exhibition-making, to Exhibition
Management. The students will participate in weekly activities, such as artist
studio visits, tours of exhibition spaces, networking events and workshops. The
program culminates with the set up of the exhibition.

The Summer School includes visits of specific art venues all over the
city of Venice during the International Art Biennale. A series of selected case
studies will offer the students an opportunity to observe the development of
contemporary art. The School’s goal is to align these specific theoretical
lectures with a practical approach. Besides the theoretical lectures, a series
of laboratories and workshops aims to introduce the students to the work of
critical text writing, press releases and to structure all the different
aspects of publishing. The students will be offered the possibility of a
gallery training and of setting up together - with one of our tutors, their
exhibition in Venice, as a final project of the course.


The first module:

June 4th
– August 2nd, 2019

The first module involves 350 contact hours:

1. History of Curatorial Practices

2. Exhibition Design

3. Aesthetics and Cultural Theory

4. Contemporary Art History

5. Cultural Events Management and Organization

6. Curating Exhibitions

7. Fine Arts Management.

8. Fundraising and Marketing / Workshop

9. Communication Strategies and Artistic Events Promotion / Workshop

10. New Media and Digital Technologies

11. Workshop on Critical Writing

12. Artist Studio Visits and Visits of the International Art Biennale


Trip to Bruxelles.

August 5th
–11th, 2019

We warmly
recommend to take part.

The program is very intensive: Bruxelles is an art city and is offering many opportunities: private galleries, collections. We will
visit artist studios and public galleries and Museums of contemporary art.


The second

August 12th
– 24th, 2019

The second
module is dedicated to individual researching and finalizing the exhibition project.
During this period of time the students will have to face practical duties,
such as coordinating the artists, managing transportation and insurance policies,
promoting and curating the promotional material.


The third

August 27th - September 3rd, 2019

The last
part of the course lies in the production of the event. During this period of
time all the work concerning the final event will take place. The students will
coordinate the arrival and the display of the works of art and supervise all
the different aspects related to the event, such as promotion, organization,
last details about the publication, opening. After the presentation to the
public, the student will be given the tools to professionally document the


and structure

The course
has a duration of 450 hours. The participants will develop themes as well as
concepts, organization, acquisition, communication and the concrete
implementation of their skills together with the course director and
international guests (artists, curators, architects, critics, fine arts
scientists and publishers of art journals).


Application deadline: March,15th 2019.

The application form must be sent by e-mail before the deadline (March 15th
2019) of the Curatorial Program to:

Xac – School for Curatorial Studies

San Marco, 3073, 30124 Venice


+39 0412770466

The application form can be downloaded at, where you can find more information about our
curatorial program and your stay in Venice.

The Summer school has a limited number of places available.




Independent Collectors

We Exhibit

Jun 4, 2019
9:30 pm
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UH Biannual Art Show

The UH Biannual Art Show is the largest student organized art show at the University of Houston representing the many talents of the students at this campus. From non-art majors to fine art majors, students can submit their work to the show and have the opportunity to sell and get exposure for their work! This exhibition is presented by the Blaffer Art Museum Student Association. This semester's theme is color and will be co-curated by Courtney Khim and Carla Jasmin Renteria, both seniors in the art and art history program. Light non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

Colors plays a central role in the significant events of our lives. Even in our past centuries artists firest created pigments with a combination of soil, animal flue, and burnt charcoal. Inventing the first primary palette of the colors - red, yellow, brown, and white. This Fall 2018, the UH Biannual art show will feature works of art showing different variations of shades. Provoking thought and emotion through the use of colors. Experiencing colors can create individuality and flare. Colors evoke our atmosphere and personal being, with it's organic flow. Surround yourself with the positive abilities color can bestow upon you at our exhibition.

Located in the Fine Arts Courtyard.

Opening Date: November 8th, Thursday 4-7pm
Nov 8, 2018
4:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
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Stories of Love and Courage: Women Who Made Houston

Heritage Tour -Stories of Love and Courage: Women Who Made Houston

EXPLORE Heritage Tourism
Fall - Remembrance

Service Corporation International Cemetery Tour
Cosponsored by Houston History Alliance - HHA

Stories of Love and Courage: Women Who Made Houston
(This tour is part of the Tales of Houston Women programming series)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018, 1:00 PM – 6:00 pm

Departure: The Heritage Society
1100 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002

Discover the stories of the extraordinary women who created the city we know and love as we visit their burial sites, where descendants will relate stories about their remarkable lives. Renowned Houston historian Betty Chapman, who is responsible for saving much Houston history, will be our guide. 

Post-tour enjoy a “re-awakening” with a New Orleans brass band, and wines produced by female vintners from Specs, and hors d’ oeuvres by Laurenzo Catering

Tickets $55 - prepaid reservations only
Call 713-364-6344 or thru paypal at

Nov 3, 2018
Tickets $55 - prepaid reservations onlyCall 713-364-6344 or thru paypal at
1:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
1 p.m. $55
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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