Back in the Saddle Art Show

Back in the Saddle

It's that time of year again! Come join us as we express our love for the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo at our rodeo themed art show... from the shopping and the livestock show, to the carnival and the concerts, the Houston rodeo has something for everyone, and so will our art!

Light bites and local craft beer provided!

Show us your Eventbrite ticket for a chance to win a HLSR Carnival Pack ($34 Value)

  • 22 tickets (valid for rides and games)
  • Four refreshment coupons (must buy items to receive free item)
  • Buy one game and get one FREE
  • $5 off Show merchandise (when $25 or more is purchased)

Thank you for supporting local art!
Part of the proceeds will go to help an FFA Student with the cost of raising an animal for 2019!

Artists enter here: 

Mar 10, 2018
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:

CAC 2018 Art Competition

All artists are welcome to enter works including painting, drawing, pastel, mixed media, textile, photography and sculpture.

All artists are welcome to enter the 2018 art competition at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple, TX, including Central Texas residents, CAC members, college and high school students 16+, military or VA Hospital residents and area arts organizations. There will be Awards of Excellence, $150 award for Best in Show, as well as cash awards up to $100 in each category. There must be at least four (4) entries in each category to be judged as a category. Deadline is Friday, February 9, 2018, by 4 pm, and all works must be delivered to the CAC by this date.

Entry fee is $30 for the first two entries and $10 for each additional entry. Student works for ages 16-25 is $15 for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry. Artists may enter up to five total artworks. For complete rules and to download the entry form, visit cacarts.org/current-exhibits or call 254-773-9926.

Exhibit opens on February 16, 5-7pm. Awards will be announced at 6pm. Exhibit ends on March 23, 2018.
Due Date: Feb 9, 2018
Contact Name: Kristen Reichert
Phone: 2547739926
Fee: $30 includes first 2 entries; $15 for students
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25 VSC Fellowships Open to ALL Artists and Writers

ALL artists and writers applying at the 2/15/2018 fellowship deadline are automatically considered for one of 25 VSC Fellowships.

Every VSC residency includes:

--private room

--private studio space

--all meals.

Apply: https://vsc.slideroom.com/

We also have a number of special awards (many with stipends), including residency fellowships for artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood; socially-engaged teaching artists; Native American visual artists; 2D woman artists; and artists and writers with demonstrable financial need and more! In addition to these special awards, many generous merit-based grants are available.

For the complete list of awards, visit: www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships


The Vermont Studio Center is a vibrant, diverse community of artists situated in Vermont's northern Green Mountains. Each month we welcome more than 50 writers and visual artists from across the country and around the globe to our historic campus along the Gihon River in the town of Johnson, Vermont.

Residencies range from 2 to 12 weeks and offer residents unrestricted time for creative work, along with daily opportunities to engage with fellow artists. Our monthly program includes slide nights, readings, open studios, gallery openings, and optional studio visits and conferences with our Visiting Artists and Writers.

Email: info@vermontstudiocenter.org

Phone: 802.635.2727

Due Date: Feb 15, 2018
Contact Name: Nicole Czapinski
Phone: 8026352727
Fee: $25
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We Love Houston Art Show

Come and see how much we love OUR city at our Houston themed art show!

We are #HoustonStrong, and February 2018 is the perfect time to show you how strong our love for Houston is! Part of the proceeds will be donated to help support those in need in our city! We have chosen Jenna Lee, a Houstonian fighting cancer... you can read more about her story here,https://www.youcaring.com/jennalee-1070778. Part of the proceeds from art sold during the event will be given to Jenna to help her along in her fight with cancer. 

Drinks and lite bights provided.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company is providing amazing craft beer for you as you support the Houston art scene!

Artists, deadline to enter is Jan. 25th.
Enter today: http://stateoftheartshows.com/we-love-houston-art-show-entry/

Feb 17, 2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
6-9 Free

Art in the Middle Reception

The The
Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), a non-profit dedicated to supporting
Houston community non-profit organizations, will announce the top 30 finalists
for the Direct Energy Middle School Art Competition at the "Art in the
Middle" reception on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Spring
Street Studios located at 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007.


Direct Energy Middle School Art Competition is an education initiative offered
by ACA, the producers of Bayou City Art Festival. Students in grades 5th-
8th from Houston area private schools, charter schools, and public
independent school districts are eligible to participate. The art contest
offers middle school students the opportunity to participate in a 2-D juried
competition, have their art displayed in public, interact with working artists,
and win prizes for themselves and their school's art program.


public along with students, parents, teachers and district representatives are
invited to attend the Direct Energy "Art in the Middle" reception and
view artwork from more than 700 students. During the reception, working artists
such as Joel Anderson and Tony
will speak to the students
about exploring their creativity in the arts. Lite bites and refreshments will
be served. The students' artwork will also be in exhibition at Spring Street
Studios from Wednesday, January 31 through Saturday, February 3, 2018.


top 30 finalists will have the opportunity to display their art at Bayou City
Art Festival Memorial Park March 23-25, 2018. The finalists' artwork will also
be posted for web-based voting to determine the "People's Choice
Award." Online voting will take place Tuesday, February 13 through Monday,
February 26, 2018 at
www.artcolonyassociation.org. Additionally, the finalists
will receive tickets to the Memorial Park festival, a finalist award ribbon and
a Direct Energy gift bag.


will announce 1st, 2nd and 3rd place along
with the winner of the "People's Choice Award" at a special reception
at Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park on Sunday, March 25, 2018,at 1 p.m. 

Feb 3, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
2pm-4pm; Free
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Now Hiring Art Teachers for 2018 Spring Break Art Camps

Design your camp, your way.

Art Professors, please pass this along to any upper-level students or recent graduates who you think would be good candidates.

Camp Dates are Monday – Friday, March 12-16, 2018

9:00-12:00 and/or 1:00-4:00*

Camps are 3 hours a day for 5 days, and allow students to dive into a specific topic or medium and explore it in some depth over the course of the week.

One camp should be for ages 5-8 and one for ages 9-12
You can opt to teach both camps for a solid 7-hour day (you'll get paid for 7 hours) or you can just pick one or the other.

If you can't do all 5 days, you can split the days between yourself and another teacher, but you need to work together on your plan for the week so it's a cohesive experience for the kids.   
You can also team-teach together at the same time if you're willing to split the pay.  

I will also be there every day to welcome the kids, get them checked in, do introductions, etc. and assist throughout the day as needed. 


  • WE HAVE A PRINTING PRESS!!!!  This one, in fact.  It's a very nice piece of equipment, I'd ask that kids never use it unsupervised. You'll probably want to be the one setting it up and maybe just let them turn the wheel. 
  • We can have a screen printing frames March; we'll need them anyway for the adult course in screen printing we're starting in April.
  • 6 digital cameras with tripods.  These are simple point-and-shoot and suitable for kids to use.  We can get parents to sign waivers if you want to do a photography walk-about in
    the downtown/strand neighborhood. 
  • 10+ bags of raw wool and silk for felting projects (dyed various beautiful colors)
  • We have access to several kilns with nearby businesses/organizations that can do both bisque and glaze firings.  There is staff on-site to help with them, too.
  • Digital projector and projection screen
  • Drying racks, 8 easels, and 16 adjustable-angle drafting table tops
  • All the basic supplies for painting, drawing and sculpting

I hope that gives you some ideas!  If you have an idea that requires specific materials, let me know and I'll see if I can make it happen.

Please Include:
  1. Dates and times you want to teach
  2. Topic you want to teach 
  3. What, specifically, will students make?  How many can they expect to make?
  4. What's different about this camp that they wouldn't learn somewhere else in Galveston?
  5. Supplies, equipment needs
  6. Phone number where I can reach you
I will reply within two days and we can discuss teaching rates, materials to prepare, resources, brainstorm about details, etc.

Reply by JANUARY 15th to be considered!!!

Due Date: Jan 15, 2018
Contact Name: Reyna Collura
Phone: 409.763.2403, Ext. 1004
Fee: Pay is typically $20/hr with paid prep time.
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Subconscious Sketching Workshop

Join Lawndale to create your own graphite composition that navigates consciousness through techniques of automatic writing and drawing.

Subconscious Sketching Workshop

Sunday, January 14, 2018

1 - 3 PM

O’Quinn Gallery

$5 Lawndale Members; $10 non-Members

Join Lawndale on Sunday, January 14 from 1 - 3 PM for Subconscious Sketching inspired by Lynn Randolph’s Between Worlds on view in Cavnar Gallery until Sunday, January 21, 2018. In this workshop, we will create our own graphite composition that navigates consciousness through techniques of automatic writing and drawing.

This workshop is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. All ages welcome! Click the "Get Tickets" button to reserve your spot. Space is limited (20).

To become a Member of Lawndale today and receive workshop discounts among other benefits, click here: http://www.lawndaleartcenter.org/about/memberships.shtml.

Jan 14, 2018
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Sunday Time & Price:
1 - 3 PM; $5 - $10

2018 Byrdcliffe Artist-in-Residence Opportunities for Visual Artists

2018 Byrdcliffe Artist-in-Residence Opportunities for Visual Artists

2018 4-week Residency Sessions

Session 1: Thursday, May 24th - Monday, June 18th, 2018

Session 2: Thursday, June 21st - Monday, July 16th, 2018

Session 3: Thursday, August 9 - Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Session 4: Thursday, September 6th - Monday, October 1st, 2018

Application Deadline: February 15th, 2018

Applications only accepted through Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Submittable site: https://woodstockbyrdcliffeguild.submittable.com/submit

The Visual Arts AIR program at Byrdcliffe welcomes artists working in the areas of painting, sculpture, drawing/works on paper, ceramics, craft, design, weaving, installation, photography (please note: very minimal non-digital darkroom facility on site), and film/video. If you are interested in printmaking, please contact us to discuss access to equipment before you apply.

Artists participating in Byrdcliffe's Artist-in-Residence program are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $700/month to attend which covers studio access and accommodations within a 250-acre mountain campus. You may select your accommodation preferences on the application.

Byrdcliffe offers financial aid to participants based on a combination of need and merit. In 2016, this support was made possible through the generosity of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Byrdcliffe restricted funds, including the Milton and Sally Avery Fund for Visual Art. To be considered for a fellowship, artists must submit the required financial information as listed in the application under question #8. You will also need to attach a PDF of your most recent tax return to the File Upload section.

Beyond the general need and merit based aid available through the fellowship application, Byrdcliffe is offering the following fellowships with the support of our granting partners for the 2018 AiR season:

  • The annual Mantooth/Morabito Fellowship for an artist of color.

  • The annual Monica Coleman/Kate Pierson Fellowship for a self-identified woman artist.

  • The Pollock Krasner fellowship for visual artists (painting, sculpture and photography only) living/working in North America who have been affected by a natural disaster including, but not limited to, the recent wildfires in California, earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas.

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be seen here:  http://www.woodstockguild.org/artist-residency-programs/


Questions about Byrdcliffe’s AIR program or required materials? Email info@woodstockguild.org

Since its founding in 1902, the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, located in the historic, unique community of Woodstock, NY, is one of the earliest utopian art colonies in America, located only 2.5 hours north of New York City. Byrdcliffe has welcomed artists like Bob Dylan, Philip Guston, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Eva Hesse, and hundreds more, to and live and work on a 250-acre property surrounded by the serene beauty of the Catskill Mountains.


Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Self-identified women, people of color, LGBTQIA and other underrepresented artists are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe also offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.


Due Date: Feb 15, 2018
Contact Name: Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
Phone: 8456792079
Fee: 45.00
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Roberto Cortázar "A 30-Year Survey" Opening at Clarke & Associates

Contact Name:
Gus Kopriva
Contact Phone:

"A 30-Year Survey"

January 13 - April 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 13, 6pm to 9pm

Clarke & Associates is proud to host the inaugural Houston 2018 exhibition of a 30-year survey of work by the well-known Mexican artist, Roberto Cortázar.

Originally from Tapachula, Chiapas, he was born in 1962. His early artistic talent led him to begin painting when he was 14.  In 1984, he held a solo exhibit in the Reynold Kerr Soho Gallery in New York and the Misrachi Gallery in Mexico City. He has participated in group exhibitions at many museums and galleries in Mexico, Central America, and the United States. In 1988, he presented a solo exhibition at the Mexican Museum of Modern Art, entitled "Anatomies", which travelled to several Mexican museums.  In 1991, he participated in the Inaugural Exposition of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey (MARCO) called "Myth and Magic in America: The Eighties". In 1995, The National Palace Museum of Fine Arts organized a retrospective exhibition of his work entitled "Postmodernism". In 2000, he participated in the exhibit "Soleils Mexicains in the Museum Petit-Palais", Paris, France.  In 2012, Cortázar was given a solo show at the San Diego Museum of Art.

Cortázar has worked in painting, photography, sculpture, and assemblage.  As a neomodernist, Cortázar has fused the human figure with the abstract. His work is executed within a Mexican tradition and perspective. Cortázar is one of the most innovative painters of Latin America's contemporary art scene.  Please join us.

Art & Consulting
301 East 11th Street
Houston, TX   77008

Linda Clarke

Gus Kopriva

General Categories: 

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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