Textiles

Hatch At Launch: Magpies & Peacocks In-Store Dress Event


Join Magpies & Peacocks at LAUNCH on October 17, 2018 from 3-6pm for the in-store hatching of their first 'small batch' up-cycled product – the Cocoon dress. The Cocoon dress embodies the organization’s values – using sustainable reclaimed materials to create versatile, high quality, budget friendly, zero-waste, up-cycled products, to keep textiles out of landfill! Cocoon is constructed from a gorgeous jersey mix fabric that was donated to M&Ps as part of our textile up-cycling program. The design was inspired by a combination of our teams favorite easy-breezy dress styles and given that designer twist by Clarence T. Lee of Couture Junky For Magpies & Peacocks – creating a dress that is the epitome of casual luxury chic and a great way to kick start your sustainable wardrobe! 

When:
Oct 17, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
Free
Location:
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ArtCrawl 2018 Call for Artists

GREAT NEWS! JoMar Visions is back at the Houston ArtCrawl! YAYYYY!

Coming in November, the JoMar Visions ArtCrawl exhibit, in the East End will count with more than 50 artists participating and you can be one of them.  Participants will have space to showcase their art during ArtCrawl on the 17th and 18th of November, and will also be given a complimentary entry into the JoMar Visions Art Excellence Juried Competition 2018, with a chance also of participating as a featured artist during that event in December, at no extra cost.

 

If you want to participate in the one and only ArtCrawl, the largest free and open to the public art event in Houston that brings thousands of visitors, organized by local passionate communities of artists , then join us.

Due Date: Nov 12, 2018
Contact Name: Joana Esteves
Phone: 832-474-3116
Fee: $85.00
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Hearts, Hands & Heritage: Quilting Together


“Hearts,
Hands & Heritage:  Quilting Together” opens Thursday, October 18, at the Community Artists’ Collective, 4101 San
Jacinto, Suite 116, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

The exhibition, in collaboration with
the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning at Rice University,
will showcase quilts made by members of the Jubilee Quilt Circle, Aldine Area
Quilt Guild, Blue Triangle Quilt Guild and other groups and by contemporary
artist Nathaniel Donnett.

The opening reception is sponsored by
the Port City Chapter of Links, Inc.

The exhibition runs through Saturday, November 17.

The Collective is open during the exhibition Thursdays,
Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon until 5 p.m. and by appointment.

When:
Oct 18, 2018 to Nov 17, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Thursday Time & Price:
12 noon to 5 p.m., free
Friday Time & Price:
12 noon to 5 p.m., free
Saturday Time & Price:
12 noon to 5 p.m., free
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“CRAFTTEXAS 2018” EXHIBITION RECEPTION

Join HCCC to celebrate the opening of CraftTexas 2018, the tenth in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft.

The show features 50 works by 36 artists and includes a wide range of sculpture, jewelry, and furniture, with a strong emphasis on cutting-edge works. Juror Jennifer Scanlan will be in attendance to give three artists the Award of Merit prizes for best in show.  Awards will be announced at 6:30 PM.  The evening will also feature open studios by the current resident artists, tacos from Moon Rooster food truck, and beer provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

When:
Sep 28, 2018
Parking located behind the building on Travis Street.
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Grants for Individual Artists

All Media Eligible | juried by Leading Contemporary Art Curators

The Hopper Prize

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

Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD in grants 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



Curators

The Hopper Prize Fall 2018 grant winners will be selected by:



Patricia Restrepo, Assistant Curator

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston



Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator

DePaul Art Museum Chicago



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.



Past Winners

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

Apply today at https://hopperprize.org

— Early applications will be considered for Instagram artist features @hopperprize.




File attachments:
Due Date: Nov 13, 2018
Fee: 40
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Gray Contemporary's Exhibitions Opening Reception

Main Gallery - Jonathan Anderson, Matthew McAlpine, Jose Carlos Naranjo, Dmitri Obergfell, Gregory Ruppe, Kamila Szczesna; Second Gallery - Altoon Sultan

Gray Contemporary is pleased to announce two exhibitions, in the Main Gallery a group exhibition including Jonathan Anderson, Matthew McAlpine, Jose Carlos Naranjo, Dmitri Obergfell, Gregory Ruppe, and Kamila Szczesna and in the Second Gallery a solo exhibition featuring works by Altoon Sultan. Both exhibitions open Saturday, September 8 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, and will continue through October 13, 2018. 

Main Gallery
Jonathan Anderson, Matthew McAlpine, Jose Carlos Naranjo, Dmitri Obergfell, Gregory Ruppe, and Kamila Szczesna

In the Main Gallery is a group exhibition of local, national and International artists who display varying approaches from sculpture to painting. While together this exhibition is mostly eclectic, each work shares a slightly vague connection rather through the subject matter involving the figure or through the raw, reductive approach to the material in which they work.

About the Artist:
Jonathan Anderson (b. 1977, Scotland) has exhibited widely throughout the United Kingdom. Groups shows include ‘Terra’ Jerwood Art Space London and ‘The Tale' Torquay Museum. Recent solo shows include ‘Coal Face Buddha' Art Lacuna London and ‘Pylon Totems' Oriel Mwldan Cardigan, Wales. Recently commissioned to make a sculpture for ‘The Age of Coal; A European History' Ruhr Museum, Germany. Currently lives and works in Swansea, UK and Trondheim, Norway.

Matthew McAlpine (b.1994, Australia) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Whadjuk Noongar country (Perth, Western Australia). His practice aims to explore the complexities and problems of celebrating colonial legacies. He graduated from Curtin University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours). McAlpine has exhibited in a range of public and artist run space across Australia including the Fremantle Arts Centre, QUT Art Museum and c3 Contemporary Art Space. This is his first time exhibiting in the United States.

Jose Carlos Naranjo (b. 1983, Spain) he graduated MFA Art, Idea and Production in the University of Seville and BFA Painting Program in the University of Fine Arts in Seville, Spain. His most recent solo show has been at SCAN Projects Room in London in 2018. He also exhibited solo show in Galería Birimbao in Seville and Yusto/Giner Gallery. Also has exhibited work at the CAC Málaga, Unit 1 Gallery London, New Gallery Madrid, Griffin Gallery. His paintings has been Shortlisted in the Dentons Art Prize and Columbia Threadneedle Prize in London. Selected in the Contemporary Visions V in Beers London and in the XIV Call for Young Artist. Luis Adelantado Gallery in Valencia, Spain. He won the First Prize in the Griffin Art Prize Iberia, Griffin Gallery in London, the 28o BMW Painting Prize in Madrid and Figurativas ́ 11 in Barcelona. He currently lives and work in London, UK.

Dmitri Obergfell (b. 1986, Denver, CO) has exhibited nationally and internationally. Some recent group exhibitions include Supastore Human-We are the product at Dikeou Collection Pop-Up curated by Sarah Staton, Redline 10x, curated by Cortney Stell at Redline, Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place at the Denver Art Museum, Drone of Perseus at Hilde Gallery, and Back to the Future at Casa Maauad in Mexico City. Recent solo or two person shows include Man is a bubble, Time is a place at Gildar Gallery, Forever is Never Enough (w/ Zach Reini) at Montoro12 in Brussels, and Go Home Bacchus at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.

Gregory Ruppe (b. 1979, Houston, TX) is an artist currently living and working in Dallas, Texas. He cofounded Fort Worth-based artist collective Homecoming!Committee (2011-2014), and experimental project space CULTURE HOLE with frequent collaborator Jeff Gibbons. He received his MFA from TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. Selected exhibitions and performances include Apples, Brooklyn, New York; Réunion Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland; Riverside—Space, Bern, Switzerland; Hiroshima Art Center, Hiroshima, Japan; The Glasgow International at The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK; Vilma Gold, London, UK; The Berlin Becher Triennial, Berlin, Germany; Le Sud Bébé, Marseille, France; Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico; OFG.XXX, Dallas, TX; galleryHOMELAND, Houston, TX; The Nasher Sculpture Center, and The Dallas Museum of Art.

Kamila Szczesna (b. 1974, Poland) is an interdisciplinary artist working in various media and formats including sculpture, drawing, and installation. In her work she explores the complex interactions between body and mind. She earned her MFA degree at the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw. Her work has been nationally and internationally exhibited and is held in public collections in Poland, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, Korea, and Germany. Her most recent exhibitions and projects include: “Visual pathology” at Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, “Process 2”, a solo show at Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko, Poland; Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea; European Triennial for Ceramics and Glass, Mons, Belgium, “Objectives”, Artpace in San Antonio Her project “Urban Mutations “a series of sculptures created as a result of self-directed residency in Wroclaw, Poland, has been permanently installed in multiple locations within the city. 
Szczesna is a recipient of multiple awards, including, Grant Award, “Wroclaw - Backyard Door”, European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016; Assistance League Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2014 and 2012, second and first prize; "Contemporary Ceramics CERCO-09" Saragossa, Spain - First Prize; "8th International Ceramics Competition Mino 2008", Tajimi City, Japan; Bronze Award. She participated in artist residencies Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston; Centre of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland, Project New Atelier House Hilmsen, Hilmsen, Germany, XXXIII International Ceramics Symposium "Porcelain Another Way", Porcelain Factory "Krzysztof" in Walbrzych, Poland and Young-Jae Lee's Ceramic Studio "Margarethenhöhe", Essen, Germany.

Second Gallery
Altoon Sultan

In 2005 I learned the technique of rug hooking, not to make art, but to make rugs for my old Vermont farmhouse, but that changed: I had recently seen a beautiful show of Tantric drawings at the Drawing Center and the very simple, powerful, deeply emotional images had stayed with me; thinking of this work inspired me to make a small wall textile based on one of the drawings, and that in turn led me to realize that with this technique I could explore abstraction, not in paint, but in wool, with loops of wool acting like brushstrokes. I greatly admire the minimalist abstraction of the 20th century, but I am a painter of images, of things of this world. I love that a handicraft originally developed to make something useful out of scraps can be transformed into art, into a continuing homage to reductive abstraction.

About the Artist:
Altoon Sultan was born in Brooklyn, not far from Coney Island. She was educated in the borough, getting her BA and MFA degrees from Brooklyn College, where she studied with Philip Pearlstein and Lois Dodd. Summer painting programs at Tanglewood and Skowhegan encouraged her to take her art work seriously. Her first painting exhibitions, in 1971 and 1973, were at a co-op gallery in Soho, but soon she was represented by the prestigious Marlborough Gallery, where she had her first show in 1977. She went on to have many solo shows in NYC, at Marlborough and at Tibor de Nagy and throughout the United States over more than 30 years. She is currently represented in New York City by McKenzie Fine Art. Sultan's work has been included in numerous group shows including many at museums such as the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Hood Museum, the Fleming Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Sultan's awards include two National Endowment for the Arts grants, an Academy Award in Art from the American Academy, and a medal for painting from the National Academy of Design, where she was elected a member in 1995. Her work is in many museum collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York: the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Yale University Art Gallery; the Library of Congress; and the Fleming Museum of the University of Vermont.


When:
Sep 8, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
5-8pm & Free
Location:
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BIOTOPE: PETRA NOVÁKOVÁ ONDREIČKOVÁ


Cindy Lisica Gallery is pleased to host Petra Nováková Ondreičková’s captivating and boundary-crossing exhibition, Biotope. Much like a habitat provides a living place for a population, a biotope hosts a specific assemblage of plants and animals. The artist makes reference to each artwork becoming its own metaphorical community. The relationship with other objects and the room itself serves to add further dimension to each piece. Petra’s methods and studio process also consider the concepts of time and serendipity, and often her previously shown materials transform into new pieces after they become “mentally outlived”, reappearing as new ideas and forms. Her work goes beyond the traditional scope of drawing and painting and creates 3-dimensional collages the artist refers to as “knife drawings” or “spatial images”. The act of cutting into the materials constitutes a decision. It creates openings and also shapes the material that remains after each intervention. The artwork eliminates perceived hierarchies between negative and positive space by utilizing light and shadow as well as the physicality of the object. Each piece in Biotope is complex in its design and execution and entices the viewer to ponder the created environment with enjoyment and curiosity.

About the artist:
Petra Nováková Ondreičková (b. 1968, Bratislava, Slovakia) has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions in her native Bratislava, as well as in Prague, Czech Republic, where she currently lives and works. She was included in seminal exhibitions Germination Europe 8 and the Venice Biennale in 1999. She has since shown in many cities across Europe with solo and major institutional shows at the Slovak National Gallery, the Grand Prix in Bratislava, The Factory Art Project in Berlin and London, the International Biennal of Drawing in Pilsen (Czech Republic), and the Arto.to Contemporary in Coal Mill in Prague. The artist has two simultaneous U.S. exhibitions opening in September 2018 in Houston and in Washington D.C.

Exhibition Dates:
September 7th – October 6th, 2018
Opening Reception:
Friday, September 7th, 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00AM – 5:30PM
When:
Sep 7, 2018
Cost:
Free Admission
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
11AM - 5:30PM Free Admission
Wednesday Time & Price:
11AM - 5:30PM Free Admission
Thursday Time & Price:
11AM - 5:30PM Free Admission
Friday Time & Price:
11AM - 5:30PM Free Admission
Saturday Time & Price:
11AM - 5:30PM Free Admission

“B. ANELE: I DON’T PLAY THAT GAME”

FASHION SHOW & RECEPTION

Join HCCC for a fashion show and reception celebrating B. AneleI Don’t Play That Game, a solo exhibition of the Houston-based transdisciplinary artist’s most recent work, ranging from raw-canvas sculptural garments and portraiture to soft sculpture.

The fashion show begins at 6:30 PM and takes place within the installations of the exhibition. The evening will also feature open studios by the current resident artists.  Beer generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

When:
Aug 2, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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MASHUP- Art & DJ Mixer


At JoMar Visions we are SUPER excited about our next open studios! We will have a DJ set up for everyone's entertainment and all kinds vendors and artists participating. Saint Arnold Brewery is sponsoring our Mashup and we expect both the participating artists and the art patrons who keep things alive to have a great time!

When:
Aug 18, 2018
- Free Saint Arnold's beer for all guests and participants. - Free & open to the public- Plenty of on site parking- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres - Drinks served by  AR Bartending Service.
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

MASHUP- Art & DJ Mixer

Mashup

At JoMar Visions we are SUPER excited about our next open studios! We will have a DJ set up for everyone's entertainment and all kinds vendors and artists participating. Saint Arnold Brewery is sponsoring our Mashup and we expect both the participating artists and the art patrons who keep things alive to have a great time!

 

There is no theme and we welcome all artists to participate, in all mediums, styles and themes, wall art, sculptures and all kinds of vendors. 

When:
Aug 18, 2018
Artists process and keep all money from their sales so it is important that you are present throughout the event. Art hanging happens at 1pm, before the event, first come first serve. The space is limited so please register asap.
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes


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