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
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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.




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Jun 4, 2019
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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
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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
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Nov 3, 2018
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Sunny Art Prize

Want to go global? Check out this opportunity!
The Sunny Art Prize is an international art competition hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art award is a global platform, giving an opportunity to emerging and established artists to showcase their talents to a wider audience. They aim to display artistic and cultural diversity to the international art scenes of London, Beijing, Guangzhou and Macau. Sunny Art Award will promote an exchange in creativity between Western and Eastern cultures.

They are looking for a variety of submissions which can range from two-dimensional works such as paintings, drawings and photographs, to three-dimensional sculptures, and ceramics.
Due Date: Jun 30, 2019
Contact Name: Sunny Art Centre
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Call for artists 13th Arte Laguna Prize

Pushes your Art FACTOR!



international art award | free theme | open to all

ENTRIES OPEN UNTIL 27.11.2018 >>

The call for artists of the 13thArte Laguna Prize has officially opened. Arte Laguna Prize is the international art contest that has been promoting contemporary art for thirteen years, collecting thousands of applications from artists from all over the world, selected by a jury of excellence for the great exhibition in March in the evocative spaces of the Arsenale of Venice. In addition, the participants have the chance to win several awards in collaboration with companies, foundations, galleries, including cash prizes. 



The collective exhibition will take place in the historical location of the Arsenale in Venice in March 2019 
The exhibition’s opening ceremony will be on March 16th, 2019.

LOCATION: Arte Laguna Prize - Art Exhibition, Sestriere Castello, 6611, 30122 Venezia VE

10 Contest categories: painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, video art and short films, performance, virtual art, digital graphics, land art and this year's new entry, urban art, design.
The theme is free and there are no age or nationality restrictions.

The selection of the artworks will be made by an international jury composed of high level experts. 


The artists can win:


6 cash prizes of € 7.000 each 


 a great exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice


 publication of a bilingual catalogue


 4 collaborations with Made in Italy companies


participation in 4 Festivals and collective exhibitions


 4 exhibitions in international art Galleries


 9 Art Residencies


2 collaboration with Art platforms and Supporters


ARS Prize for plastic>>



Prize money


€ 7.000,00Painting


€ 7.000,00Sculpture and Installation | Virtual Art


€ 7.000,00Photographic Art | Digital Graphics


€ 7.000,00Video Art and Short Films | Performance


€ 7.000,00Land Art | Urban Art                                                                                                                        


€ 7.000,00Design

4 Artist in Gallery Prizes
Realization of 4 personal exhibitions in international Art Galleries including: set-up, grant of € 500 and a dedicated digital catalogue.


Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg Germany


Várfok Galéria, Budapest, Hungary


Anise Gallery, London, United Kingdom                                                                                                


Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, United States

9 Artist in Residence Prizes
Art Residency programs in Italy and abroad in order to provide a space and time to experience a new culture, create new works and participate in new activities in a multicultural environment.


Open Dream, Treviso Italy                                                                                                                                 


Lanificio Paoletti, Follina (Treviso), Italy


GLO'ART, Lanaken Belgium


Espronceda, Barcelona Spain


Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata India


Farm Cultural Park, Favara (Agrigento), Italy                                                                                                           


Maradiva Cultural Residency, Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius                                                                                                 


Centrale Fies, Dro (Trento), Italy                                                                                                                                   


Nuart Festival, Stavanger, Norway

4 Business for Art Prizes
Collaborations with companies meant to connect creativity with the production sector.

Fraccaro Spumadoro, Treviso, Italy:Prize of 2000€ for the winning project. Participation requires the presentation of works or graphic proposals to be applied to the packaging of the products by Fraccaro Spumadoro.
Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua, Venice, Italy: a supply of the precious Velvet Soprarizzo Leoni made with a loom from 1700 and worth €2,000 for the realization of a project involving the use of fabric.                                         

47 Anno Domini, Treviso, Italy: Prize of 2000€ for the winning project.  Participation requires the presentation of site-specific installations or projects designed for the spaces of 47 Anno Domini.                                            

 Maglificio Giordano's, Cappella Maggiore (Treviso), Italy:Prize of 2000€ for the winning proposal. Participation requires the submission of works or art projects where the connection with the fashion world is predominant.         

2 Art Platforms & Supporters Prizes                                                                                                          

Collaborations with foundations and institutions whose main mission is to promote art and support artists and their careers.   


The Art Spirit Foundation, Connecticut, United States: Prize of 3000€ for the winning artwork made with the use of pastels.                                                                                                                                                       


Biafarin, Toronto, Canada: Prize of 1500 US$ to 3 selected artists (Each 500 US$); promotional awards for 30 selected artists               

Festivals & Exhibitions
International collaborations with festivals and organizations to create a network where artists, visibility, and new projects meet.

-Art Stays, Ptuj, Slovenia: participation in the Festival and 7-day stay
-Art Nova 100, Beijing, China: exhibition of the 10 finalist videos in Summer 2019
-TraVellArt by Arte Communications, Venice, Italy:exhibition of the works by 1 selected artist at Hotel Savoia & Jolanda in Venice                                                                                                                                                            -Photolux Festival, Lucca, Italy: Participation in the festival dedicated to photography (November 23rd - 24th 2019)

ARS Prize (Art, Re-use, Sustainability) for plastic

3.000€  cash prize for the best creative idea that enhances the strategy RRR: Re-use, Reduce, Recycle. In collaboration with COREPLA and Ca’Foscari Sostenibile. 



The selection of the artworks will be made by an international jury composed of high level experts.

Head of the jury: Igor Zanti (Italy, Curator and Art Critic)

Maxa Zoller (Germany, Artistic director of the International Film Festival Dortmund/Cologne)

Eva González-Sancho (Spain, Co-curator of the first Oslo Biennial)

Vasili Tsereteli (Russia, Director of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art)

Flavio Arensi (Italy, Director of the museums of Legnano, Milan)

Alessandra Tiddia (Italy, Chief curator at Mart Museum of Trento and Rovereto)

Richard Noyce (United Kingdom, Writer, scholar and art critic)

Simone Pallotta (Italy, Curator of public and urban art)

Enrico Stefanelli (Italy, Artistic director of Photolux Festival, Lucca)

Filippo Andreatta (Italy, Co-curator of Centrale Fies and Theatre-maker)

Alfonso Femia (Italy, Architect)

Danilo Premoli (Italy, Architect and designer)

Mattias Givell (Sweden, Co-director of Wanås Konst, Vännäs)                   






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Cullinan Lecture and Seminar Series: Tom Emerson

#RiceArchitecture #Exhibitions #Architecture #Design #TomEmerson

Please join Rice Architecture for the lecture "Never Natural" on Monday, November 5th at Rice Architecture's Farish Gallery at 5:30pm.


Tom Emerson is the Founding Director of 6a Architects and Professor of Architecture at the ETH Department of Architecture at (Zurich). He founded 6a Architects with Stephanie Macdonald in London in 2001. Recent projects include two contemporary art galleries in London: Raven Row in Spitalfields and the South London Gallery in Peckham.

Nov 5, 2018
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Sharing Lecture Series: Jack Self

#RiceArchitecture #Exhibitions #Design #JackSelf

Please join Rice Architecture, PLAT Journal, and the Rice Design Alliance for the lecture "Attitude as Form" on Monday, October 22nd at the MATCH at 7:00pm. 

Jack Self is an architect and writer based in London. He is Director of the REAL foundation and Editor-in-Chief of the Real Review. In 2016, Jack curated the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Oct 22, 2018
7:00 pm
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Nuit Blanche Houston Cocktail Party / October 25th, 2018

Sofia Adrogué and Judy Nyquist invite you Thursday, October 25th, 2018, 6 pm to 8 pm, for an evening to raise awareness and support Nuit Blanche Houston.

Please join our co-chairs Sofia Adrogue and Judy Nyquist

for an evening to raise awareness and funds for Houston’s first Nuit Blanche, a night of art and entertainment!

Imagine Houston animated at night, transformed by the magic of art with unique installations dotted around Downtown.

Festival Nuit Blanche is a highly acclaimed international contemporary art event inaugurated in Paris in 2002, and staged every year since. It has had iterations in major cities throughout the world such as Toronto, Montreal and Singapore. With site-specific performances, projections, and installations of light and sound in unexpected public spaces, the festival transforms the city into an artistic playground.

Project Director, Laura Matesco, a former associate of Paris' Nuit Blanche, along with volunteer program advisor Judy Nyquist, are working with institutional collaborators—Fresh Arts, Houston First, the City of Houston, and other local partners—to make Nuit Blanche Houston happen in Spring 2019. This unique celebration, free to the public, will engage both highly regarded international artists and local luminaries as well as school children.

Come help spread the news about this celebration of contemporary art

inviting everyone to explore the streets of Houston!

Complimentary Parking at the Lyric Market

For more information please visit or call Laura Matesco 832-212-4797

Oct 25, 2018
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"After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern" opening day lecture by Cindi Strauss, Curator at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

In celebration of After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern, HCCC presents an opening day lecture by Cindi Strauss , Curator and Director of Decorative Arts, Craft and Design at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Memphis, the critically acclaimed but financially unsuccessful design collective, was formed in 1981, in Milan, by the architect Ettore Sottsass and a group of internationally renowned architects and designers. Emerging from the conceptual design collective, Studio Alchimia, Memphis aimed to produce furniture, ceramics, lighting, glass, textiles, metalwork, and other products in the postmodern style. Their riotous use of color and pattern, new materials such as laminates, and distinctive forms took the design world by storm during its debut exhibition at the 1981 Milan Furniture Fair. The outsized influence of Memphis on contemporary design and culture was keenly felt in the 1980s. Over the past few years, a new generation of creatives has discovered Memphis, referencing its key characteristics in their work. This lecture will discuss the history of the collective, introduce its designers and works, and discuss the renewed interest in Memphis, providing context to After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern.

Oct 13, 2018
3:00 pm
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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