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PrintHouston: Inspirations from Fifth Ward, Siver Black, Kelly Moran

Contact Name:
Emily Sloan
Contact Phone:
7135821198

MYSTIC LYON and PRINTMATTERS are thrilled to present two new public art installations on Lyons Avenue in Houston's historic Fifth Ward by artists Siver Black and Kelly Moran. Both artists' works were selected from proposals from members of PrinterMatters. The installations will remain on view outside from May 4 through July 20, 2019 with a reception at Mystic Lyon, 5017 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020 on Saturday, May 4 from 5-7pm. 


Siver Black's print installation, "Nickel Views," includes multiple hand drawn images of the Fifth Ward brought together in a large mix. From the artist (edited): My art at Mystic Lyon combines my love of urban sketching with woodcut printmaking. I began by using Lyons Avenue for my inspiration and starting point, making drawings of the neighborhood on location, from Des Chaumes to Lockwood. These sketches feature buildings as well as people with the intent of capturing a sense of place. Some of the places I have drawn are churches, barber shops, the Fifth Ward Jam, De Luxe Theater, the old hospital, Cane River Gardens, and various homes.

ABOUT SIVER BLACK:

My work is based in drawing. I carry a sketchbook everywhere. For me the act of drawing on location celebrates a place and what it means to be there in that time. I search for connection through these drawings; drawing a place connects me to that place and drawing a person connects me to that person.

Some of these drawings need to live outside the sketchbook and that is when they become the basis for relief prints. I have a deep fascination for the traditional methods and materials of woodcut printmaking. I am drawn to the feel of the tools cutting through wood, the smell of the ink and the sound it makes while being rolled out, and the graphic punch of black ink.


Kelly Moran's print installation, "Urban Animals," will include images of local bayou critters. From the artist: “I ride my bike on the bayou in Houston and have observed many types of birds that live in this urban habitat. I also have walked in the creeks that are connected to the Bayou and have found some beautiful fish. In my studio practice, I have made some etchings of these magnificent creatures.”

ABOUT KELLY MORAN:

New York Native Kelly Moran is a printmaker and object maker who lives and works in Houston, TX. She is currently maintaining a printmaking studio in Houston Heights. She is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts and The New Orleans Contemporary Museum. Her works are in numerous private collections and corporate collections. She has exhibited throughout Texas and also nationally and internationally.

Her artistic practice draws on contemporary events, personal life, and intuition to compose her well-crafted, multi layered universal images. Kelly is an avid collector of ephemera from the 1800’s to 1970’s, getting constant inspiration from their time-specific and timeless color combinations. They are mined by Kelly to find treasured images from another time that speak volumes about our culture, where we are now and then. The content of her images can be straight forward or not.

Kelly Moran has a BFA in painting from Louisiana Tech University 1982. She studied ceramics at the University of Houston graduate program 1983-84, participated in the artist collective “Little Egypt Enterprises”, 1984-87 and was associate director of “Texas Collaborative”, 2003-2011, a place where national and international artists collaborated to make prints.
 

ABOUT PRINTMATTERS Houston:
PrintMatters Houston is a Houston-based 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote traditional and non-traditional printmaking, encourage print collecting, and to further the professional growth of its members.

ABOUT PRINTHOUSTON:
PrintHouston is an annual city-wide summer-long celebration of original prints, the artists who create them and the people who collect them.

ABOUT MYSTIC LYON:
Specializing in art and Recreational Aesthetics, Mystic Lyon is located on the corner of Lyons Avenue and Mystic Street in Houston's historic Fifth Ward neighborhood. In addition to public art installations, Mystic Lyon offers weekly organic food deliveries, house concerts, meditation and sound sessions, and reading groups. It also plays host to the Fifth Ward Badminton Club, Root Lock Sessions, and the Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce. 


GENERAL INFO:
5017 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX 77020
mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
713-582-1198 
Opening reception: Saturday, May 4, 5-7pm
On view through: July 20, 2019

https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx/

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PrintHouston: Inspirations from Fifth Ward, Siver Black, Kelly Moran

Reception: May 4, 5-7pm, on view through July 20

MYSTIC LYON and PRINTMATTERS are thrilled to present two new public art installations on Lyons Avenue in Houston's historic Fifth Ward by artists Siver Black and Kelly Moran. Both artists' works were selected from proposals from members of PrinterMatters. The installations will remain on view outside from May 4 through July 20, 2019 with a reception at Mystic Lyon, 5017 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020 on Saturday, May 4 from 5-7pm. 


Siver Black's print installation, "Nickel Views," includes multiple hand drawn images of the Fifth Ward brought together in a large mix. From the artist (edited): My art at Mystic Lyon combines my love of urban sketching with woodcut printmaking. I began by using Lyons Avenue for my inspiration and starting point, making drawings of the neighborhood on location, from Des Chaumes to Lockwood. These sketches feature buildings as well as people with the intent of capturing a sense of place. Some of the places I have drawn are churches, barber shops, the Fifth Ward Jam, De Luxe Theater, the old hospital, Cane River Gardens, and various homes.

ABOUT SIVER BLACK:

My work is based in drawing. I carry a sketchbook everywhere. For me the act of drawing on location celebrates a place and what it means to be there in that time. I search for connection through these drawings; drawing a place connects me to that place and drawing a person connects me to that person.

Some of these drawings need to live outside the sketchbook and that is when they become the basis for relief prints. I have a deep fascination for the traditional methods and materials of woodcut printmaking. I am drawn to the feel of the tools cutting through wood, the smell of the ink and the sound it makes while being rolled out, and the graphic punch of black ink.

Kelly Moran's print installation, "Urban Animals," will include images of local bayou critters. From the artist: “I ride my bike on the bayou in Houston and have observed many types of birds that live in this urban habitat. I also have walked in the creeks that are connected to the Bayou and have found some beautiful fish. In my studio practice, I have made some etchings of these magnificent creatures.”

ABOUT KELLY MORAN:

New York Native Kelly Moran is a printmaker and object maker who lives and works in Houston, TX. She is currently maintaining a printmaking studio in Houston Heights. She is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts and The New Orleans Contemporary Museum. Her works are in numerous private collections and corporate collections. She has exhibited throughout Texas and also nationally and internationally.

Her artistic practice draws on contemporary events, personal life, and intuition to compose her well-crafted, multi layered universal images. Kelly is an avid collector of ephemera from the 1800’s to 1970’s, getting constant inspiration from their time-specific and timeless color combinations. They are mined by Kelly to find treasured images from another time that speak volumes about our culture, where we are now and then. The content of her images can be straight forward or not.

Kelly Moran has a BFA in painting from Louisiana Tech University 1982. She studied ceramics at the University of Houston graduate program 1983-84, participated in the artist collective “Little Egypt Enterprises”, 1984-87 and was associate director of “Texas Collaborative”, 2003-2011, a place where national and international artists collaborated to make prints.
 

ABOUT PRINTMATTERS Houston:
PrintMatters Houston is a Houston-based 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote traditional and non-traditional printmaking, encourage print collecting, and to further the professional growth of its members.

ABOUT PRINTHOUSTON:
PrintHouston is an annual city-wide summer-long celebration of original prints, the artists who create them and the people who collect them.

ABOUT MYSTIC LYON:
Specializing in art and Recreational Aesthetics, Mystic Lyon is located on the corner of Lyons Avenue and Mystic Street in Houston's historic Fifth Ward neighborhood. In addition to public art installations, Mystic Lyon offers weekly organic food deliveries, house concerts, meditation and sound sessions, and reading groups. It also plays host to the Fifth Ward Badminton Club, Root Lock Sessions, and the Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce. 


GENERAL INFO:
5017 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX 77020
mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
713-582-1198 
Opening reception: Saturday, May 4, 5-7pm
On view through: July 20, 2019

https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx/

When:
May 4, 2019 to Jul 23, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Tuesday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Wednesday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Thursday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Friday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Sunday Time & Price:
FREE; 24 hours a day outside
Location:

City of Sugar Land Public Art Project Plan: Brooks Street Bridge Mosaic/Mural

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTAL: Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 10:00am CST

TOTAL ARTIST BUDGET: $45,000

LOCATION: Brooks Street at Char Lake (just south of Ken Hall Blvd.), Sugar Land, Texas 77478

ELIGIBILITY: National

SUBMISSION: Electronic Submissions Only Via www.publicartist.org

 

The City of Sugar Land’s Public Art Program is pleased to partner with the Economic Development Department and the Public Works Department in offering this opportunity. In November 2016, the Public Art Plan was adopted by City Council outlining a vision and programmatic direction for public art in Sugar Land. Civic infrastructure projects are one of the categories of projects determined to be most meaningful to Sugar Land and a priority for the Public Art Program’s resources.

 

In 2017 the east side of the Brooks Street Bridge was enhanced with a concrete pedestrian sidewalk and railing. In 2019 additional enhancements to the west side of the bridge will take place as well as lighting increasing visibility. Simultaneous to the 2019 capital construction project, this public call to artists will seek proposals that will enhance the two walls with an artwork (mosaic, mural or other enhancement) appropriate for the concrete wall, and durable.

 

This project was prioritized through community feedback in addition to having the neighboring community and residents of Hall Lake express interest in enhancing this bridge with artwork.

 

Budget:

This public art project is budgeted at $45,000 to execute, and includes all aspects of the art installation, but does not include lighting enhancements to the bridge. Lighting enhancements were primarily recommended as a safety precaution and secondarily as a means to illuminate the bridge artwork. The Public Art Program and the Public Works department designed the most effective lighting scheme that will be integrated into the handrail, thereby illuminating the entire expanse of the wall. The lighting will improve safety also achieve the secondary desire to illuminate the public artwork.

 

Fulfilling Expectations:

This project will fulfill the vision of the Public Art Program by beautifying Sugar Land and building the city’s reputation as an arts and culture destination.

 

It will fulfill the mission of the Public Art Program by: collaborating with City departments to commission new artworks; collaborate with developers and homeowner associations to commission new artworks; and promote a deeper understanding of public art.

 

It will fulfill the goals of the Public Art Program by: creating memorable, meaningful places that are focal points for civic and community life; creating whimsy and delight in everyday places; and enhancing the appearance of infrastructure. 

 

It will fulfill City Council’s mid-term priorities by: Building Community: Diverse Cultures, Leisure, Arts (Expand Arts throughout the Community).

 

It will fulfill City Council Vision 2025 by: Principle B, Beautiful Community (Attractive, well designed and well-maintained public buildings, streetscapes incorporating gateways, public spaces and public art throughout the city); Principle H, Outstanding Cultural Arts, Educational and Recreational Opportunities (Public art throughout the city); Principle K, Community Pride in Sugar Land (City working in partnership with residents, community organizations, businesses and other government entities).


Eligibility: 

-Artists in the United States are eligible to apply. Sugar Land- and Greater Houston-area artists are strongly encouraged to apply. 

-Subcontractors may be used and are defined as those providing technical implementation including but not limited to construction, fabrication and/or assembly for portions or all of a finished product under direct supervision and control of an artist. 

-Staff members, board members, advisory board members, City Council members and/or family members of City of Sugar Land are ineligible to apply. 


Application Requirements:
-Resume: 3 page(s) maximum 
-Work examples: 3-10 
-Proposal 
     -Illustrated Proposal, and
     -Written Proposal 
-Short statement, including (1) scope of project; (2) budget; (3) timeline; (4) fabrication and installation process; (5) any other relevant aspects of this project. 


Theme: 
The theme of this project should be based on the history of the “Old Sugar Land” neighborhood and/or other themes that are relevant to Sugar Land, such as nature, native flora/fauna, regional wildlife, etc. We urge the artist to develop a rationale for their design based on the history, environment and/or community of Sugar Land, and include that rationale in the Written Proposal.


Submissions: 

The Brooks Street Bridge public art project requires that all proposals be submitted electronically via publicartist.org. 

Questions should be submitted to culturalarts@sugarlandtx.govno later than 12:00pm on Thursday, May 2, 2019. All questions will be responded to and posted on publicartist.org thereafter. 

The deadline for Brooks Street Bridge public art project is Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 10:00am CST. No late proposals will be considered. 

Due Date: May 23, 2019
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8th Annual May the 4th Art Festival!

warhous, dandee warhol, star wars, may the 4th

Another revolution has passed around the sun! War'hous, the city's premier artistic event organizer is bringing back their highly anticipated, May the 4th Art Festival on its 8th year! The heavily-promoted, family-friendly event will take place on the weekend of May 3-5, 2019. Over 100 participating artists & artisan vendors | Live DJ sets | gracious sponsors | volunteers | food trucks | and cosplays!

Facebook Event Page

Event Times:

Friday (May 3rd) VIP Preview Party - 6-10pm | Saturday & Sunday (May 4-5) - 12-6pm both days

$10 at the door, kids 12 and under are FREE to enter! Tons of artwork to see and vendors you can buy souvenirs from. Complimentary drinks will be provided by our gracious sponsors!

Sponsored By:

Super Happy Incredible Toys | Deep Eddy Vodka | Topo Chico | Saint Arnold's Brewery 

Music By:

Hiram | Brandon Duhon of Night Drive | Grrrl Parts


Curated by: Dandee Warhol


When:
May 3, 2019
Cost:
$10 door, kids 12 and under FREE
Time:
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
6-10pm $25 VIP Opening
Saturday Time & Price:
12-6pm, $10 door (kids 12 under FREE)
Sunday Time & Price:
12-6pm, $10 door (kids 12 under FREE)

BOX 13 ArtSpace

Address:
6700 Harrisburg Blvd.
77011 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
Hours:


BOX 13 is an artist run nonprofit innovative environment for the
creation and advancement of experimental contemporary art in Houston.
BOX 13 artists create this environment through the offering of
affordable work spaces for emerging and established artists, dedicating 4
interior spaces to the exhibition of artistic explorations, a window
gallery for installations and an outdoor courtyard space. BOX 13
promotes dialogue among artists and the art community on current trends
affecting the arts. We take in new residents as studio spaces open up on
an ongoing basis. We review new member applications as a group. We
evaluate applicants both on their work and on their ability and attitude
to participate within the BOX 13 community.


The founding members of BOX 13 are Elaine Bradford, Woody Golden,
Michael Henderson, Young-Min Kang, Kathy Kelley, Teresa O’Connor,
Whitney Riley and Mat Wolff.

BOX 13 ArtSpace is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

BOX 13 ArtSpace relies on individual donors and its resident artists
for funding to cultivate creation, appreciation and accessibility of
contemporary experimental visual art within the community for its
cultural enrichment.



Secret Walls x Houston


UP Art Studio and the Downtown Houston present Houston's third installment of Secret Walls x Houston! Watch as two teams of some of the world's best artists go head-to-head to each design a mural in 90-minutes. Art battle 8 pm - 9:30 pm.

Don't miss this amazing feat of art, speed and talent! DJ BBC will be spinning your favorite jams while you enjoy bites from Niko Niko's and Baby's Burgers Houston food truck. Get there early for the 7toSmoke Allstyle Breakdace Battle presented by Bgirl City (7 pm). Plus, shop our art market brought to you by The DoBo.

Artists:
- Chaz from The London Police - Official (England)
- Coler / Erik Delrio (Houston)
- Dread / Robin Munro (Denver)
- Galo (Italy)
- Jake Merten (Los Angeles)
- Jc Rivera (Chicago)
- Matt Gondek - Artist & Illustrator (Los Angeles)
- Mez Data (Austin)
- Studio FLOP (Brazil)
- w3r3on3 / Gelson Danilo Lemus (Houston)

Terry Guy- Founder of Secret Walls (Los Angeles/London) will also be there!

Thank you to our VIP sponsors: Karbach Brewing Co., Austin Eastciders and Sambuca Houston.

Parking:
-FREE on-street parking after 6 pm.
-$5 parking is available at the Franklin Garage (805 Franklin)
-Visit downtownhoustonparking.org for an interactive map which shows all garages, surface lots and on-street parking available in the area.

When:
Apr 6, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE
Location:
Event Type: 

Grants for Artists juried by Leading Curators

$5,000 available in total grant awards

Grants for Artists | The Hopper Prize



The Hopper Prize https://hopperprize.org

The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.



Program Highlights

$5,000.00 USD in total awards for visual artists

+ 5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards

+ 30 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org

+ Early applications will be considered for Instagram artist features @hopperprize (https://www.instagram.com/hopperprize/)



Jurors https://hopperprize.org/#jurors

We work with leading curators to review your submissions–you want these curators to see your work. Spring 2019 grant winners will be selected by:



Leilani Lynch

Curator

The Bass Museum of Art Miami Beach



Rachel Adams

Chief Curator & Director of Programs

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts



Eligibility

The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We accept entries in all media.



Deadline

May 21, 2019



Recent Winners https://hopperprize.org/fall-2018-grant-winners-finalists/

Alex Callender, Northampton, Massachusetts

Alicia Eggert, Denton, Texas

Daniel McCarthy Clifford, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Juan Giraldo, New York, New York

Maja Ruznic, Los Angeles, California

Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas

Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York

Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa

Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois

Erik Parra, San Francisco, California



Apply Now

Show us your work at https://hopperprize.org

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Due Date: May 21, 2019
Contact Name: Patricia
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Mini Murals Austin

Local Artists Sought for New Opportunity in Austin Neighborhoods

The City of Austin has contracted with UP Art Studioto bring its successful Mini Muralsprogram to Austin. Austin Transportation Departmenthas started an Artbox Program, making traffic signal control cabinets at intersections available as canvases for artists.

 

Starting today, UP Art Studio has opened a Call for Artists, inviting local Austin artists to submit their qualifications for the opportunity to create an artbox (mini mural) on a signal cabinet. The deadline is Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. Artist applications will be reviewed, and qualifying artists accepted, to create a registry of artists available for this opportunity and future projects managed by UP Art Studio.

 

The first four installations are being funded by Austin Transportation Department. “The Artbox Program is just one way we are moving to make Austin streets more people-oriented -- better, more lively places for people to walk and bike and express the special character of our community,” said Katherine Gregor, who has started up the new program at Austin Transportation.

 

“We are excited that the City of Austin is advancing this program,” said Noah Quiles, Managing Partner of UP Art Studio.  “We’re also seeking other sponsors for more installations in Austin. In Houston, we have completed over 200 installations. Our sponsors see a mini mural as a great way to give back to the community. The cost to sponsor a mini mural is $2,500, with $1,000 going directly to the artist.” Additional opportunities for artists to enhance Austin cabinets are expected, as more project sponsors are identified. 

 

Artists interested in joining the registry can find the Open Call guidelines at www.minimurals.org/austin. The application requires providing qualifications, images of prior work, a letter of intent, and other information. Applicants will be notified of results the week of Jan. 14, 2018. 

 

For more information about the project, visit www.minimurals.org

 

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About UP Art Studio

 

UP Art Studio is a Houston, Texas-based design-house that facilitates art and design projects for urban and contemporary artists, communities, corporations, and municipalities. The studio’s mission is “Civic Pride through Civic Art”, and they work on projects that educate, move and engage communities through public art.

 

UP Art Studio is a for-profit organization with a huge focus on non-profit projects, via a fiscal Sponsorship agreement with Fresh Arts (donations to many of its projects are tax-deductible). UP Art Studio specializes in public art projects, mural and art commissions, design services, project management, event planning, and artist collaborations. 

 

UP Art Studio initiated an award-winning Mini Murals project, where they take traffic signal control cabinets and convert them into works of art, garnering contracts with the 4th largest city, City of Houston, and other regional municipalities including the state Capitol of Austin, Texas. They have also worked on large-scale mural projects in the U.S. 

 

UP Art Studio was founded in 2012 by Noah and Elia Quiles, a husband and wife team passionate about public art. For more info: http://www.upartstudio.org

Due Date: Jan 1, 2019
Contact Name: Elia Quiles
Phone: 713-614-1605
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Art Alley at Sawyer Yards

Address:
1502 Sawyer Street
77007 Houston , TX
United States
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Telephone:
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