Join Asher Gallery for this special earring pop-up sale on Mother’s Day weekend!

The sale will feature a wide variety of earrings made by celebrated jewelers from all over the country.  In addition to shopping for some of the most finely crafted, beautiful, fun, and unique earrings in town, try your hand at making a pressed-flower greeting card with former resident artist Rebecca Hewitt.  Guests will enjoy light refreshments and bubbly throughout the weekend.  Featured artists include Claire Drennan, Tarina Frank, Rene Lee Henry, Tabitha Ott, Emily Rogstad, and many more!

In addition to saving 10% on their purchase, HCCC Members will get first dibs on their favorite earrings at the Members’ Preview on Friday night.

May 12, 2018 to May 13, 2018
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Saturday Time & Price:
10:00-5:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
12:00-5:00 pm

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 for an exhibition proposal packet in order to apply.

Due Date: Mar 31, 2018
Contact Name: Callie Storie
Phone: 8179153988 is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.


This month, join HCCC current resident artist Angel Oloshove to explore color, form, and texture by creating abstract monoprints.

Participants will experiment with color theory and shapes to create an expressive composition. Through exploring the color wheel, learn how to create new shades by mixing primary colors, and use both complimentary and contrasting colors to add a layer of texture to your print. Discover how Angel uses color combinations, such as ombre color pairs and organic shapes, in her own ceramic works and prints.

To find inspiration for your abstract shapes, visit Angel’s studio, the Craft Garden, and the new exhibition, Treachery of Material: The Surrealist Impulse in Craft. Then, unleash your imagination to create your own dynamic monoprint!

Note: Please allow 25 minutes to complete this activity. The activity will take place indoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

About Angel Oloshove
Angel Oloshove studied painting at California College of the Arts and later worked in graphic design and toy development in Tokyo. In 2009, she turned her focus to developing her studio practice in ceramic sculpture. Her work often experiments with painterly glazes to express feelings of transcendental experiences through form and color.  She has balanced a fine-art practice of sculptural ceramics with having her own line of functional design pottery, which is stocked in boutiques throughout the country, including Asher Gallery. Her exhibition, Floating Worlds, was selected as a “Critic’s Pick” for the April, 2015, issue of Artforum.  In 2015, she was named one of “Ten Modern Ceramists Shaping the Future” by AnOther Magazine. Angel’s ceramic designs and artworks were shown at the inaugural Texas Design Fair at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She has also exhibited at Gallery Hanahou (New York), Front St. Gallery (Oakland, CA), and several arts institutions across Japan. For more information on Angel’s work, please visit

HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come any time between 11 AM and 3 PM and participate in a 15 – 20 minute activity. Materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft. Learn more here.

Feb 3, 2018
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
General Categories: 

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. is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

Zine Fest Houston 2017


This year the annual Zine Fest Houston event will be at Lawndale
Art Center on Saturday, November 11 from 1-7 PM! Zine Fest Houston 2017
is open to the public free of charge and all ages are welcome. With 100+
vendors and over 1,000 attendees in 2016, the fest continues to grow
apace and 2017 promises to be its biggest year ever.

The theme of this year’s festival is T H E C Y B E R F U T U R E I S N O W !

theme is all about indulging our wildest and most ~aesthetically
robust~ fantasies about our cybernetic future! What does a C Y B E R F U
T U R E look like to you? For those of us who grew up in the 90s, or
spent much of those early consumer PC years immersed in a freshly
created digital universe, we imagined a lush world like the ones in our
coolest screensavers, or that amazing-looking open-world game slash
chatroom we would spend hours in. But what about the DANGERS of
cyberfuture? Will sentient AI rise up and smash the oppressive and
small-minded humans that engineered it? Will we never escape the
all-seeing-eye of targeted advertising until we have to pay-to-play for
ad-free vision?

What do you see when you look into your crystal
ball emoji? C Y B E R U T O P I A, or C Y B E R D Y S T O P I A ? The
future is yours to decide… Now!

Programming during the day
includes “Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via
Blockchain” presented by Conner Clifton, a lecture by Houston Anarchist
Black Cross, a live podcast recording with Veer Queer, an all inclusive
LGBTQ+ podcast based out of Houston, TX, and a screening of selected
zine clips as well as a teen zine workshop and animation workshop with
DIY Animation Club.


2:15-3:00 PM "Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via Blockchain" presented by Conner Clifton
3:15-4:00 PM Spotlight On: Anarchist Black Cross Houston Chapter
4:15-5:00 PM Screening of Selected Zine Clips
5:15-6:00 PM Live Podcast Recording with Veer Queer

2:30-3:30 PM Teen Zine Workshop with Jasmine Monsegue
4:00-6:00 PM DIY Animation Club Workshop

*All programming will take place on the 3rd Floor at Lawndale Art Center.

Featured food vendors at this year's fest include Moon Rooster Food Truck, Food Music Life Food Truck and Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream Co.!

Fest Houston is a local volunteer-run organization and annual event
dedicated to promoting zines, comics, and other forms of small press,
alternative, underground DIY media and art. It is also a grassroots
attempt to build the local zine, DIY, and alternative media scenes and
form networks with media creators in other areas. ZFH is committed to
providing accessible space to celebrate self-publishing and small
presses, encouraging the distribution of independent art, writing, and
media primarily through the medium of zines. The goal of the event is
for attendees to discover new zines and be inspired to create their own
DIY art and media projects.

For more information, please visit the Zine Fest Houston website at or send an email to

Nov 11, 2017
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Saturday Time & Price:

Call for Artwork

Local, regional, and statewide artists
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Davis Cohen Art [DCA] is an experienced art consulting and appraisal firm with expertise across many categories of fine and decorative art. DCA’s market-led approach is objective and tailored to the collector’s needs. DCA prides itself in up-to‐date, nuanced, global expertise, and our neutrality allows clients to get sound advice that distinguishes us from partial players in the art market.
DCA is compiling a database of affordable artwork for our clients. Artwork purchased will become part of the permanent art collection for a world-renowned cancer hospital in Houston, Texas.   DCA is soliciting artist-created original artwork and/or small edition artworks for display in a hospital environment. 
Accepted Work:
Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, illustration and other two dimensional work.  We are soliciting artworks within the range of $200-500; $500-1,000; $1,000-5,000; and $5,000+.
To Submit:
If you are interested in having your work considered for purchase, please send inventory sheet (jpeg, title, medium, size) with pricing and contact information to
For commission proposals, please send 1-page written proposal with images and details of your commission process to
Please, no phone calls.

Due Date: Oct 7, 2017
Contact Name: Joseph Cohen
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15th Houston Area Community College Student Exhibition

at University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery

Call for Entry: 
15th Houston Area Community College Student Exhibition
at University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery

Exhibition on view: Nov. 9 – Dec. 14, 2017
Public Preview Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5-7 p.m. (Awards Presentation at 6 p.m.)

1. Schedule

SUBMISSIONS DUE: Friday, October 13, 2017
Notifications: by Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Drop-Off of Accepted Works: Monday, Oct. 23, 2 - 7 p.m., or by appointment through Oct. 27
Pick-Up of Exhibited Works: Monday, Dec. 18, 2 - 7 p.m., or by appointment through Dec. 21

Art should be dropped off and picked up at:
University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058

2. Eligibility

Submissions are open to students currently enrolled in at least one studio art class at a Houston-area community college. All forms of media will be considered, but artworks must be installation-ready, safe for visitors, and less than 10 feet tall.

 3. How to Apply

Up to three original works may be submitted. To apply, email your resume/curriculum vitae (PDF or Word document) and high-resolution images with corresponding label captions to Jeff Bowen at These items should be attached, not embedded into the body of the email. On your resume, include your contact information with home address, and list the Houston-area community college you attend. Submissions via Dropbox or other cloud storage services are encouraged.

More than one image, such as detail views, are allowed per submitted work. Pictures should be at least 1,000 pixels on the shortest side, but the total file size of all the images is not to exceed 10MB in email attachments. For submissions over that size, please send a Dropbox link to a folder with your images. The UHCL Art Gallery has the right to reject any submission that it cannot easily view.

There is no entry fee.

4. Juror

This exhibition is juried by Jeffrey Bowen, director of the UHCL Art Gallery. He will award cash prizes for first-, second-, and third‐place.

5. Security

The UHCL Art Gallery is unstaffed, but the art gallery has a security camera and is locked after daily operation. However, you will exhibit all work at your own risk and should carry appropriate insurance. The University of Houston-Clear Lake will not be held responsible for damage, theft, or loss of your work or that of any other artist.

Due Date: Oct 13, 2017
Contact Name: Jeff Bowen
Phone: 281-283-3376 is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

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)


NOW >>>

tel. +39 041 5937242

Due Date: Nov 17, 2017
Contact Name: Sara Tortato
Phone: +390415937242
Fee: 55 euro per work submitted. Reduced fee for Under 25 artists is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

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