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Art Night at LCD Gallery: "Art & Currency - Artistic Reinterpretation of Cash and Coins"

Contact Name:
Marianne Bruvel
Contact Phone:
808-280-1804


Please join us for Art Night to view the most captivating and topical exhibition of the season "Art & Currency - Artistic Reinterpretation of Cash and Coins". 

ART NIGHT AT LCD GALLERY: 
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Artists: Robin Clark, Jason Hughes, Justine Smith, Oriane Stender, Finn Stone, Bran Symondson, Dan Tague, Lauren V. Tickle, Mark Wagner, Stacey Lee Webber, Robert Wechsler, C.K. Wilde

"Money is a funny thing: Comprised of pieces of paper and cumbersome bits of metal, it makes pockets and wallets bulge. We count it, save it, lose it, earn it, and spend it. But do we really look at it? The attention and detail of currency from around the world is its own artistry. Many coins and notes are objects of art in and unto themselves. In an age when our transactions are increasingly electronic and cold hard cash is becoming obsolete, Art & Currency takes a closer look at the aesthetics, utility, function, and beauty of money. 

While it's obvious currency has utilitarian worth as a material object, one that is circulated to support economies and lives, on a broader scale, currency also refers to expression, prevalence, and reputation. Ideas gain currency, we are told. Thus Art & Currency can be seen as an arena of exchange regarding the many ways to see money in addition to the many ways we might define fine art. In this way, Art & Currency uncovers and examines layers of value (monetary, cultural, intellectual, political, aesthetic) to ask valuable questions about worth, substance, meaning, significance, and attraction. 

In its most basic form, Art & Currency starts a conversation - about the value of money and art, about the aesthetics of worth, about the importance of beauty and utility. Many of the works from these artists combine currencies from all over the world in just one piece - making the currencies inclusive to one another and allowing them to co-exist and be rearranged, to work together as a whole. In this way, this exhibition demonstrates that money only seems private or personal. What Art & Currency does is demonstrate the interconnections of the human via currency."

- MARIANNE BRUVEL, DIRECTOR & CURATOR - LCD GALLERY

The exhibit is on display until March 31, 2018.


LCD Gallery
114 Main St. - 5th Floor
Houston Texas 77002
Phone: 808-280-1804
General Categories: 

Art Night at LCD Gallery: "Art & Currency - Artistic Reinterpretation of Cash and Coins"


Please join us for Art Night to view the most captivating and topical exhibition of the season "Art & Currency - Artistic Reinterpretation of Cash and Coins". 

Artists: Robin Clark, Jason Hughes, Justine Smith, Oriane Stender, Finn Stone, Bran Symondson, Dan Tague, Lauren V. Tickle, Mark Wagner, Stacey Lee Webber, Robert Wechsler, C.K. Wilde

"Money is a funny thing: Comprised of pieces of paper and cumbersome bits of metal, it makes pockets and wallets bulge. We count it, save it, lose it, earn it, and spend it. But do we really look at it? The attention and detail of currency from around the world is its own artistry. Many coins and notes are objects of art in and unto themselves. In an age when our transactions are increasingly electronic and cold hard cash is becoming obsolete, Art & Currency takes a closer look at the aesthetics, utility, function, and beauty of money. 

While it's obvious currency has utilitarian worth as a material object, one that is circulated to support economies and lives, on a broader scale, currency also refers to expression, prevalence, and reputation. Ideas gain currency, we are told. Thus Art & Currency can be seen as an arena of exchange regarding the many ways to see money in addition to the many ways we might define fine art. In this way, Art & Currency uncovers and examines layers of value (monetary, cultural, intellectual, political, aesthetic) to ask valuable questions about worth, substance, meaning, significance, and attraction. 

In its most basic form, Art & Currency starts a conversation - about the value of money and art, about the aesthetics of worth, about the importance of beauty and utility. Many of the works from these artists combine currencies from all over the world in just one piece - making the currencies inclusive to one another and allowing them to co-exist and be rearranged, to work together as a whole. In this way, this exhibition demonstrates that money only seems private or personal. What Art & Currency does is demonstrate the interconnections of the human via currency."

- MARIANNE BRUVEL, DIRECTOR & CURATOR - LCD GALLERY

The exhibit is on display until March 31, 2018.


LCD Gallery
114 Main St. - 5th Floor
Houston Texas 77002
Phone: 808-280-1804
When:
Mar 15, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:
General Categories: 

LCD Gallery

Address:
114 Main St. - 5th Floor
77002 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
Telephone:
808.280.1804
Hours:

Thursday - Saturday 12PM - 6PM & Sunday 12PM - 4PM or by Appointment

Contemporary art gallery located at 114 Main Street - 5th floor in downtown Houston.

Call for Artists: 2019 Exhibition Season


The SEAD Gallery and Bookshop in Downtown Bryan, TX is seeking exhibition proposals from artists for our 2019 season. Work must be new to the BCS area. SEAD is open to both solo exhibits and group show proposals. Proposals are due to our Gallery Coordinator by 11:59 PM on March 31, 2018.



SEAD Gallery is a community and economic development project by Advent GX, providing a venue to promote collaboration across the disciplines of Science, Engineering, Art, and Design. Innovations emerging from the intersection of these disciplines are transforming our economy, culture, and learning contexts. Through contemporary exhibitions, SEAD Gallery seeks to encourage and display these artistic innovations.


If interested, contact our Gallery Coordinator, Callie Storie, via email at calliestorie@adventgx.com for an exhibition proposal packet in order to apply.

Due Date: Mar 31, 2018
Contact Name: Callie Storie
Phone: 8179153988
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Year of the Dog Chinese New Year Celebration and Open Studios

We are celebrating the Year of the Dog at Art Square Studios on Commerce!

We are celebrating the Chinese New Year in Studio 8- the Year of the Dog!


Stop by for some Chinese New Year treats, and to view our new Year of the Dog-related pieces.  Jain Jones, in Studio 20, and Marilyn Lewis, in Studio 15, will be open as well- come see their awesome work!  

We will be highlighting the amazing work of Barrio Dogs, and will have information about their organization and will be accepting donations for them on site.

Parking is free- either in the parking lot behind our building, or in the street.  Enter the building through the left rear door across from the parking lot.

Art Square Studios on Commerce
2315 Commerce Street
Houston, TX  77002

We are looking forward to seeing you all on 2/17!





When:
Feb 17, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
Free admission

CRAFT COMMUNITY DAY

Please join HCCC for Craft Community Day

A free spring event featuring local artist guilds and community groups. Visitors of all ages are invited to see a variety of craft demonstrations—previous years have included blacksmithing and metal arts, woodturning, weaving, knitting, ceramics, book arts, and more—and visit the resident artists’ studios, view current exhibitions, and find one-of-a-kind gifts in the Asher Gallery.

Check back for a list of participating artist guilds closer to the event date.

Craft Community Day replaces Hands-on Houston in March. HoH will resume in April!

Please note:  The HCCC parking lot will be blocked off for demonstrations, but street parking is available nearby.

When:
Mar 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

CALL FOR ARTISTS: CRAFTTEXAS 2018

Application Now Open!

Exhibition Overview
Organized by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC), CraftTexas 2018 is the tenth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the finest in Texas-made contemporary craft.  In the fall of 2018, this encompassing exhibition will feature artists from across the state who work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and found/recycled materials.

The exhibition provides an introduction for the general public to develop an appreciation for the depth and breadth of craft being made in their local communities and across the state. Additionally, this unique show provides Texas artists the opportunity to be considered for inclusion in major national museum and private collections.

Juror
CraftTexas 2018 will be juried by Jennifer Scanlan, Curatorial and Exhibitions Director at Oklahoma Contemporary in Oklahoma City. She has curated a number of exhibitions at that institution, including Melvin Edwards: In OklahomaJeffrey Gibson: Speak to Me, and ArtNow 2017. From 2013 through 2015, she was a New York-based independent curator focusing on contemporary art and design.  Her exhibitions included Pathmakers: Women in Art; Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Made for You: New Directions in Contemporary Design at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz; and Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York.

Previously, Scanlan was the associate curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. She has lectured internationally and has taught at Courtauld Institute of Art Summer School in London, England, and at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. She has a BA in art history and Italian from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, and a MA in the history of decorative arts, design, and culture from the Bard Graduate Center, New York, New York.

Exhibition Dates
September 28, 2018 – January 13, 2019 at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Artist Eligibility

  • CraftTexas 2018 is open to craft artists currently residing in Texas.
  • The following craft media is accepted: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and found/recycled materials.
  • Each artist may submit up to three (3) original works completed within the last two (2) years.
  • Work must be available for the duration of the show and may not be withdrawn from the exhibition at any time prior to the closing date of January 6, 2019.
  • Crated work must fit through a 4′ x 8′ door, and actual work may not exceed 200 pounds in weight.
  • Work cannot have been exhibited at HCCC in the past.

Awards

  • Three (3) Award of Merit prizes of $1000 each will be selected by the juror.

Online Application Process

  • All applications must be completed and submitted online via the Slideroom system.
  • Applications will be accepted December 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018 (Midnight, Central Standard Time).
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Submission Materials

  • Artist statement (maximum of 1000 characters).
  • Artists may enter up to three (3) pieces of work. Artists should submit only one (1) digital image per work, for a total of up to three (3) images. All images must be in high-resolution .jpeg format (minimum size of 300 dpi and 4 x 6 inches.) DO NOT submit detail images.
  • Non-refundable entry fee of $36 to be paid by credit card.

Jury Process
Work submitted to CraftTexas 2018 will be juried via the Slideroom system using high-resolution digital images. Images must be accurate representations of the work. Accepted work that differs significantly from the images may be rejected at the discretion of HCCC. No substitutions of accepted work will be allowed.

Accepted Work

  • Notification of acceptance will be on or before June 1, 2018.
  • Accepted work must arrive to HCCC between Monday, September 17, and Friday, September 24, 2018. Please make proper arrangements for delivery or with your shipper to ensure arrival dates.
  • All work will be installed by professional staff and may not be shown at the discretion of HCCC’s curatorial department. Packaging and artworks must be in good condition and able to withstand the strains of transportation. Work must be properly packaged for travel; wooden crates or double-boxed cardboard containers are highly recommended.
  • Artists are responsible for transit and insurance of accepted work to HCCC. COD shipments will not be accepted.
  • HCCC will provide insurance for all works while they are exhibited on site and upon their return to the artist.
  • HCCC reserves the right to photograph and distribute any images of work in the exhibition for educational or publicity purposes, via electronic or print media of any kind.
  • HCCC may use the images submitted for the jury process for publication and publicity. Please ensure submitted images are professionally photographed and are print quality (minimum size of 300 dpi and 4 x 6 inches).

About Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC)
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is dedicated to advancing education about the process, product, and history of craft. HCCC provides exhibition, retail, and studio spaces to support the work of local and national artists and serves as a resource for artists, educators and the community-at-large.

Questions?
Address questions regarding application guidelines and submission process to applications@crafthouston.org.


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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. 

ASSETS:

  • 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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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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CALL FOR ARTISTS: CRAFTTEXAS 2018

Application Now Open!

Exhibition Overview
Organized by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC), CraftTexas 2018 is the tenth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the finest in Texas-made contemporary craft.  In the fall of 2018, this encompassing exhibition will feature artists from across the state who work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and found/recycled materials.

The exhibition provides an introduction for the general public to develop an appreciation for the depth and breadth of craft being made in their local communities and across the state. Additionally, this unique show provides Texas artists the opportunity to be considered for inclusion in major national museum and private collections.

Juror
CraftTexas 2018 will be juried by Jennifer Scanlan, Curatorial and Exhibitions Director at Oklahoma Contemporary in Oklahoma City. She has curated a number of exhibitions at that institution, including Melvin Edwards: In OklahomaJeffrey Gibson: Speak to Me, and ArtNow 2017. From 2013 through 2015, she was a New York-based independent curator focusing on contemporary art and design.  Her exhibitions included Pathmakers: Women in Art; Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Made for You: New Directions in Contemporary Design at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz; and Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York.

Previously, Scanlan was the associate curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. She has lectured internationally and has taught at Courtauld Institute of Art Summer School in London, England, and at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. She has a BA in art history and Italian from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, and a MA in the history of decorative arts, design, and culture from the Bard Graduate Center, New York, New York.

Exhibition Dates
September 28, 2018 – January 13, 2019 at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Artist Eligibility

  • CraftTexas 2018 is open to craft artists currently residing in Texas.
  • The following craft media is accepted: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and found/recycled materials.
  • Each artist may submit up to three (3) original works completed within the last two (2) years.
  • Work must be available for the duration of the show and may not be withdrawn from the exhibition at any time prior to the closing date of January 6, 2019.
  • Crated work must fit through a 4′ x 8′ door, and actual work may not exceed 200 pounds in weight.
  • Work cannot have been exhibited at HCCC in the past.

Awards

  • Three (3) Award of Merit prizes of $1000 each will be selected by the juror.

Online Application Process

  • All applications must be completed and submitted online via the Slideroom system.
  • Applications will be accepted December 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018 (Midnight, Central Standard Time).
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Submission Materials

  • Artist statement (maximum of 1000 characters).
  • Artists may enter up to three (3) pieces of work. Artists should submit only one (1) digital image per work, for a total of up to three (3) images. All images must be in high-resolution .jpeg format (minimum size of 300 dpi and 4 x 6 inches.) DO NOT submit detail images.
  • Non-refundable entry fee of $36 to be paid by credit card.

Jury Process
Work submitted to CraftTexas 2018 will be juried via the Slideroom system using high-resolution digital images. Images must be accurate representations of the work. Accepted work that differs significantly from the images may be rejected at the discretion of HCCC. No substitutions of accepted work will be allowed.

Accepted Work

  • Notification of acceptance will be on or before June 1, 2018.
  • Accepted work must arrive to HCCC between Monday, September 17, and Friday, September 24, 2018. Please make proper arrangements for delivery or with your shipper to ensure arrival dates.
  • All work will be installed by professional staff and may not be shown at the discretion of HCCC’s curatorial department. Packaging and artworks must be in good condition and able to withstand the strains of transportation. Work must be properly packaged for travel; wooden crates or double-boxed cardboard containers are highly recommended.
  • Artists are responsible for transit and insurance of accepted work to HCCC. COD shipments will not be accepted.
  • HCCC will provide insurance for all works while they are exhibited on site and upon their return to the artist.
  • HCCC reserves the right to photograph and distribute any images of work in the exhibition for educational or publicity purposes, via electronic or print media of any kind.
  • HCCC may use the images submitted for the jury process for publication and publicity. Please ensure submitted images are professionally photographed and are print quality (minimum size of 300 dpi and 4 x 6 inches).

About Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC)
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is dedicated to advancing education about the process, product, and history of craft. HCCC provides exhibition, retail, and studio spaces to support the work of local and national artists and serves as a resource for artists, educators and the community-at-large.

Questions?
Address questions regarding application guidelines and submission process to applications@crafthouston.org.

When:
Dec 20, 2017 to Apr 30, 2018
Cost:
36.00
Time:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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