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Plus Fest

The Everything Plus Poetry Festival

Second Annual Plus Fest To Feature Spoken Word Poetry 

“Plus” Art and Entertainment from around the U.S.

Houston’s only arts festival highlighting spoken-word poetry includes performances by National Poetry Slam Champion and MC  G. Yamazawa, Houston Poet Laureate D.E.E.P, Hip-Hop recording artist Dee-1, and many more.

Houston, TX  – Following last year’s inaugural success, Plus Fest returns this May with its unusual mix of “everything plus poetry.” This innovative, one-day festival provides a platform for nationally renowned spoken-word artists and poets to fuse their work alongside and in collaboration with local visual artists, videographers, DJ’s, musicians plus more.  

Plus Fest features live performances by Hip-Hop recording artist Dee-1, National Poetry Slam Champion and MC  G. Yamazawa, Houston Poet Laureate D.E.E.P. (recording a Live Podcast of Drawl with Donney Rose and Desiree Dalliagiacomo), Two Dope Yogis, Bayou City Brass Band with Seven the Poet, NOT A CULT Authors Matthew Cuban and Alyesha Wise, Grown Up Story Time, Marlon Lizama, plus Tim Woods.

The event will take place May 19th from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. between two locations, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership 1019 Commerce Street Houston, Texas 77002 and The Sanders for the (after party) 3411 Preston Houston, Texas.  Day passes are $30, Plus Passes (VIP and After Party) are $50, and After Party passes are $20. Tickets are available now for purchase through EventBrite or

May 19, 2018 to May 20, 2018
Kids under 12 free.  No drugs, drinking under 21. 
1:00 pm to 2:00 am
Kid Friendly:
Saturday Time & Price:
1:00 pm $30 | V.I.P. $50
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Open Call for the 12th Arte Laguna Prize

International art competition: apply now to win art residencies, prize money, personal exhibitions
The Arte Laguna Prize is an international art
competition aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art. The contest
stands out in the global art scene for the variety of its partnerships and
opportunities offered to artists, and is recognized worldwide as a real
springboard for the artists’ career. 
9 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.

The theme is free and there are no age
or nationality restrictions
The international jury will select 115 artists for:

- the final exhibition in Venice in March 2018

- 5 cash prizes of € 7,000 each

- publication in the official catalogue

The Prize international Partners will select the
winners among all the participants for:

- 3 personal exhibitions in international Art Galleries

- 3 collaborations with companies and promotion platforms

- 11 Art Residencies

- participation in 3 International Festivals end exhibitions

- 1 Sustainability and Art Prize >>
ENTRIES OPEN  UNTIL 16.11.2017 >>

Prize money

€ 7.000,00

€ 7.000,00 Sculpture and Installation | Virtual Art

€ 7.000,00 Photographic Art | Digital Graphics

€ 7.000,00 Video Art and Short Films | Performance

€ 7.000,00 Land Art | Urban Art

Artist in Gallery Prizes

Realization of 3 personal exhibitions in
international Art Galleries including: set-up, grant of € 500 and a dedicated
digital catalogue.

Galerie Isabelle
Lesmeister, Regensburg Germany

Galeria Fernando
Santos, Porto Portugal

Chelouche Gallery
for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Israel


Development of creative projects to support

ARS (Art Reuse
Sustainability) of glass

Prize of 3,000 Euro for the winning project that enhances glass as part of the
RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce).

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.
San Francisco Art Residency, San
Francisco USA

The Art Department - Casa dell’Arte
International Artists' Residency, Bodrum Turkey

GLO'ART, Lanaken Belgium

Espronceda, Barcelona Spain

Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata

Artistic Serigraphy Fallani, Venice

Farm Cultural Park, Favara Italy

Arte Sella, Trentino Italy

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai

Maradiva Cultural Residency,
Flic-en-Flac Mauritius

Murano Art Glass
Residency, Murano Venice, Italy

Business for Art Prizes

with companies meant to connect creativity with craftsmanship.

Craftsmanship, Padua Italy
: Prize of
2,000 Euro for the winning product design for a vase which will contain at
least one noble metal sheet, and realization of the project.

Biafarin, Canada: 12 Gold Membership
Packages for 12 artists, 12 Biafarin Blue Membership Packages. Prize of US$ 4,000
to 4 selected artists (Each US$ 1,000)

: Promotion of 1 artist through the platform
and the services of the portal For the
finalist artists
: a
free Platinum account, for 1 year

3 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

Open International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venice Italy: participation
in the exhibition for 1 month


The major collective exhibition will take
place in the historical location of the Arsenale in Venice in March 2018: 30
works of painting, 25 sculptures and installations, 25 works of photographic
art, 10 videos, 5 land art works, 5 works of urban art, 5 works of virtual art,
5 works of digital graphics, 5 performances.which will be performed live during
the exhibition’s opening ceremony.


The selection of the submitted artworks will
be made by an international jury composed of 11 members subdivided into the
contest categories. 

Igor Zanti
(Italy, Curator and
Art Critic)


Domenico De Chirico (Italy, Independent Curator)

Caroline Corbetta (Italy, Independent Curator)

Denis Curti (Italy, Artistic Director of Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice)

Nicolangelo Gelormini (Italy, Film Director)

Emanuele Montibeller (Italy, Artistic Director of Arte Sella in Trentino)

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

Nadim Samman (Great Britain, Curator and Art Historian)

Manuel Segade (Spain, Director of Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid)

Ekaterina Shcherbakova (Russia, Independent Curator and Art Critic)

Eva Wittocx (Belgium, Senior Curator at M-Museum in Lovanio)


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Due Date: Nov 17, 2017
Contact Name: Sara Tortato
Phone: +390415937242
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2017 Mitchell Artist Lecture featuring The Yes Men

The Mitchell Center presents artists and activists The Yes Men!

Join the
University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts for the 2017
Mitchell Artist Lecture, a landmark public program that annually features major
figures in the world of artistic collaboration. This year’s speakers are
artists and political activists,
Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno,
known together as The Yes Men.
been doing "identity correction" or "laughtivism" for
nearly two decades. By impersonating leaders and big corporations who put
profits ahead of everything else, The Yes Men publicly humiliate them and
expose their criminal practices. They've made three award-winning feature films
about their actions, and gained international notoriety for impersonating big
businesses on international TV and conferences around the world.

About the
Mitchell Artist Lecture

The annual Mitchell Artist Lecture features individuals emblematic of artistic
collaboration and innovation. Each fall, a leading artist discusses the power
and potential of interdisciplinary collaboration to a combined audience of
university community and the greater public.


About the Mitchell Center

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for
the Arts is dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration across the performing,
visual and literary arts. Based in the University of Houston Kathrine G.
McGovern College of the Arts, the Mitchell Center commissions and produces new
works, presents public performances and exhibitions, offers scholarships, and
hosts residencies with renowned visiting artists from throughout the world. In
addition to the Mitchell Artist Lecture, the center produces CounterCurrent, an
annual spring festival of new performance. The Mitchell Center forms an alliance
among five departments at UH: the School of Art, Moores School of Music, School
of Theatre & Dance, Creative Writing Program and Blaffer Art Museum. The
Center was created in late 2003 with a gift from George Mitchell in honor of
his wife, Cynthia Woods Mitchell, whose long-standing love of the arts was so
evident throughout her life. 

Sep 19, 2017
Event held in the Moores Opera House at the University of Houston. Parking available in UH Lot 16.     
Free, RSVP required.
7:00 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
7:00pm, Free, RSVP required.
Event Type: 

"The Art of My Soul"

It is finally here! Crystal Lallego first ever Solo Art Exhibit and Birthday Celebration. Crystal will exhibit all her current and new paintings. Besides the paintings on canvas, Crystal will showcase her custom painted purses with a fashion show. Remember this is a Red Carpet Theme event, so make sure to dress to impress.


- Exquisite fine art by Crystal Lallego
- Live music by Nicole Aimi and Kathryn Rose

- Dance performance by "Team Rose"
- Fashion Show with painted purses by Crystal Lallego.
- Food trucks
- Free & Open to the public
- Plenty of on site Parking
- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres
- Drinks served by AR Bartending Service.

Aug 26, 2017 to Aug 27, 2017
6:00 pm to 1:00 am

NARS International Residency Open Call

NARS is now accepting applications for the International Residency Program from international and US based artists. The NARS residency supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies, creating a space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time. 

NARS offers 24/7 access to furnished, private or semi-private studio spaces (280-325 sq ft) in our diverse artist community in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. As a studio based residency, the focus is on the artistic process and the experimentation that results from working alongside other artists, within New York's cultural and sociopolitical context. 

Artists meet with 4-6 studio visitors each month, gaining invaluable feedback and expanding their network of artists and professionals in NY and internationally. Residents are provided with administrative, curatorial, and professional support to explore and expand the scope of their artistic practice through research, dialogue, and the production of new projects.

Public presentation opportunities include a curated exhibition in the NARS gallery, bi-annual Open Studios, and theEntree/Encore program, through which artists share research and work through artist talks, discussions, screenings, workshops, and performances. The NARS Gallery hosts exhibitions year-round.

Residency artists benefit from a community driven program and ongoing dialogue with fellow residency artists through weekly informal gatherings, inter-studio visits and activities, as well as monthly field trips and meals together. At NARS, residents also have the advantage of working alongside 60 emerging and established NYC based artists in our studio facilities, who retain space year round. The program and facilities are designed to form a community, foster the expansion and exchange of artistic and cultural practices, and provide artists with exposure to New York and its art scene. 

Accepting applications from international artists for a 3 or 6 month residency in 2018-9 and from US-based artists for the Winter and Spring 2018 seasons. 

For more information, please check our FAQ section or email 
Due Date: Sep 30, 2017
Contact Name: Eriola Pira
Phone: 7187682765
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Artist Talk by Anthony Suber and Dance Performance by Harrison Guy

If you missed the performance at the opening of Anthony Suber's solo exhibition "Ritual Redux", here's your second (last!) chance... Join us on Saturday, July 1st, at 2pm for a closing reception, artist's talk, and interactive performance featuring the multi-faceted artwork "Griot Gospel" with dancer/choreographer Harrison Guy of Urban Souls Dance Company.

This event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and includes refreshments.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Anthony Suber holds a BFA from the University of Houston and teaches Studio Art and Art History at the Kinkaid School. This solo exhibition presents the artist's honed sculpture skills, thoughtfully molded precious metal and wood forms, and unique oxidation techniques for his poetic paintings. Through the artist’s personal connection with spiritual and social relationships, the multi-media artworks transform the gallery and take audiences on a compelling visual journey through time and culture. Suber’s work has been placed in collections across the country and included in exhibitions at local institutions such as the Houston Museum of African American Culture, Project Row Houses, and Sculpture Month Houston.

Jul 1, 2017
2:00 pm
Kid Friendly:

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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