Visual Art

WHAM 2018



One part curated festival, one part holiday party, equals all kinds of fun!



JOIN FRESH ARTS in celebrating the 13th anniversary of our Winter Holiday Art Market:  November 16-18, 2018 at Winter Street Studios.

This year, WHAM will bring together Houston's most talented local artists and kick off the holiday season with an exclusive "Ugly Sweater" themed Preview Party and Happy Hour on Friday, November 16th from 6:00 to 10:00pm, and resume on Saturday, November 17th at 11:00am until 8:00pm and Sunday, November 18th from 11:00am to 4:00pm.  


Please subscribe to our WHAM newsletter HERE for event updates.





-WHAM FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW + UGLY SWEATER PARTY-

Early shopping access, open bar + lite bites, and festive live entertainment,  
Free parking. 
Ugly Sweater attire encouraged! 

Friday, November 16, 6 - 10pm   //   Ticketed entry

Early bird admission:  $15 (online before 11/15) //  $25 at the door 

** FREE ENTRY for Fresh Arts Members **

Saturday and Sunday are free and open to the public. 








WINTER HOLIDAY ART MARKET 
-WEEKEND HOURS-

Food for sale from local vendors, complimentary beverages all weekend long, live music, and artist demonstrations. 
FREE entry, TAX FREE shopping + FREE parking.

Saturday, November 17, 11am - 8pm   //   Free entry + Tax Free shopping!
Sunday, November 18, 11am - 4pm   //  Free entry + Tax Free shopping!




-WHAM EVENT LOCATION-
Winter Street Studios, 2nd floor
2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007


PARKING MAP






-2018 WHAM ARTISTS-


Call for WHAM Artists NOW OPEN

Application portal closes August 26, 2018 at 11:59am


MORE INFO



            


 

WHAM 2018 Jury of art experts:

Jacob Spacek  (BlueOrange Art Gallery), and others TBD.








Since its launch in 2006, WHAM has generated over $1,000,000 for hundreds of local artists and continues to grow as an important venue for Houston's creative economy.



WHAM is a program of Fresh Arts, a 501(c)3 organization that champions local artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art.

In its mission to provide local artists access to economic development and opportunities to support their professional growth, Fresh Arts (formerly Spacetaker) has hosted the Winter Holiday Art Market (WHAM) annually since 2006.  Fresh Arts personally invites local gallerists, interior designers, boutique and shop owners, and gift shop buyers to WHAM to help foster relationships between participating artists and those entities able to market and sell their work year-round. 


When:
Nov 16, 2018 to Nov 18, 2018
Cost:
Preview Party tickets start at $15, Weekend Market days are FREE and open to the public.
Time:
6:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
Friday, November 16, 6 - 10pm
Saturday Time & Price:
Saturday, November 17, 11am - 8pm
Sunday Time & Price:
Sunday, November 18, 11am - 4pm

Houston Art Connective, Connect with Art Saturday

Connect with Art Saturday

Every 3rd Saturday, Houston Art Connective members eagerly invites the public to Connect with Art Saturday, where the artists open their studios to tour their diverse and contemporary spaces.  The  artist studio's are filled with original and exciting artworks in a wide range of different styles and media.  Its a great opportunity to "peek behind the curtain" and talk to the artists directly.  You can learn about each artist's inspiration and technique and  the compelling story behind each work of art.  Houston Art Connective offers the ability to buy directly from local artists for your residence or commercial space.  Hope to see you on July 21st from Noon-5pm.

When:
Jul 21, 2018
none
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
Noon-5pm
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

Tom Nussbaum: Recent Constructions - Opening Reception

Tom Nussbaum: Recent Constructions

Tom Nussbaum: Recent Constructions

Octavia Art Gallery | Houston

                             

 

July 14 – August 31, 2018

 

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Tom Nussbaum: Recent Constructions. Included in this exhibition are Nussbaum’s jovial sculptures, mobiles, paintings, prints, and installations.

 

Tom Nussbaum works from his studios in East Orange, NJ and Burlington Flats, NY. His intuitive and colorful sculptures are created out of welded steel and paint. They reference vessels and baskets, the architectural frameworks of buildings and towers, and the human figure. His paintings and prints reflect the three-dimensional works in terms of color and the freedom that they convey. Nussbaum’s current body of work is an exploration of connections between the human figure and forms found in nature, art, architecture, and technology. Many of these works also reflect his life-long interest in creative practices found outside of the main-stream art world, such as folk art, sign painting, quilt making, indigenous architecture, and hand-made objects from around the world.

 

Tom Nussbaum: Recent Constructions includes several free-standing sculptures that are delicate in appearance, but constructed of sturdy welded steel rods and wire. These artworks are rooted in a methodological approach to architecture and objects, as exemplified in both Watership andDon Quixote. Using the same techniques, Nussbaum also creates relief paintings that hang slightly off the wall, each casting its own unique galaxy of shadows. His work is also informed by the history of abstract art in both painting and sculpture, and a formal exploration of color and form, as seen in the large wall work East Orange Boogie Woogie, which directly references the 1943 Piet Mondrian painting Broadway Boogie Woogie. The centerpiece of the exhibit is Nussbaum’s 34’ long wall installation Step Right Up. Built especially for this exhibition, this exuberant and expansive wall relief brings together many of the themes running throughout the show.

 

Tom Nussbaum has been a visiting artist and lecturer at the University of Minnesota, Montclair State University, and Rowan University, NJ. He has served on award juries for the Sculpture Space residency program, NY; the Scholastic Art Awards, NY, and for both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Arts grant programs. He was awarded two New Jersey State Individual Artist Fellowships and has been a three time MacDowell Colony Fellow. Nussbaum’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally; he has completed over thirty site-specific public works in plazas, train stations, schools, hospitals, libraries, environmental centers, and playgrounds. Nussbaum’s work is found in several public and private collections including the Montclair Museum of Art, NJ; Princeton Public Library, NJ; New Jersey Transit, NJ; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers, NJ; Chase Manhattan Bank, NY; Hasbro Inc., RI, among others.

When:
Jul 14, 2018
Opening Reception:  July 14, 2018, 6 - 8 pm Exhibition dates: July 14 - August 31, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Wednesday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Thursday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Friday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Saturday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free

[insert text here...] 2018 Art League Houston Summer High School Studio Art Intentensive Exhibition


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2018 Summer High School Studio Art
Intensive Exhibition

Opening Reception: 6 – 9 PM Friday August
3, 2018

Exhibition Dates: August 3 - 25, 2018

Front Gallery

 

Art League Houston is excited to present [insert text
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, the 2018 Summer High
School Studio Art Intensive Exhibition
, an annual group exhibition by
students from Art League’s High School Intensive Program. This four-week summer
program is a rigorous, in-depth studio art experience for high school students,
ages 14-17. Participants will receive six hours of coursework each day in a
variety of mediums, beginning with drawing and painting and expanding to less
traditional forms.

Led by established local and national artists and educators,
projects will go beyond techniques traditionally taught in high school art
classes, teaching students practical skills necessary to develop as artists. In
addition to studio classes, guest speakers (practicing artists, curators, and
arts administrators) will meet with participants throughout the program to will
share stories and provide insight into the art world. Participants will also
spend two days visiting various art spaces and cultural institutions around
Houston, gaining insight into the local arts climate in Houston. The program
will conclude with a final exhibition and celebration of the work produced for
friends, family, and instructors. Each participant will receive an individual
portfolio sessions to help prepare for portfolio reviews when applying to
colleges and art schools. This program is limited to 16 students. Participants
must be able to commit for the full duration of the program.

Participating High School Students: Adora Goodluck, Amira Diaw, Barbara
Villarreal, Bevy Cao, Claire Waller, Julian Garza, Juno Durcan, Kathryn Lloyd,
Maria Cortes, Megan Ahmed, Samuel Nu
ñez,
Sophia Guzman, Sohpia Malik, Victoria Umstead

Intensive Studio Assistant: Saxton Fisher

Participating Teaching Artists: Daniela Antelo, Nyssa Juneau, Nathan Parmer,
Georganne Boardman, Emily Sloan, Dani Pontus, Peter Andrew, Armando Castellan,
Jamie Robertston, Maya Joubert, Any C. Evans, Deidre Thomas, Jaz Henry, Cary
Reeder, Carrie Schneider, Phillip Pyle II

Community Collaborators: Fresh
Arts (Angela Carranza), Sawyer Yards (Grace Zuniga), TXRX Labs (Lauren
Calderera), El Rincon Social (Moe Penders), Box 13 (Jake Margolin & Nick
Vaughn), MFAH (Jason Dibley & Mayra Rivera), CAMH (Michael Simmonds &
YET Torres), Station Museum (Sophie Asakura), and HAA (Deidre Thomas)

When:
Aug 3, 2018 to Aug 25, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Event Type: 

2018 Art League Houston Student Exhibition


2018 Art League Student Show

Opening Reception: 6 – 9 PM Friday August
3, 2018

Exhibition Dates: August 3 - 25, 2018

Main Gallery

 

Art League Houston (ALH) is excited to present the annual 2018 Art
League Student Exhibition, a group exhibition featuring works in jewelry,
drawing, mixed-media, ceramic, print-making and painting by students who
participated in classes through the Art League School during the past year.

 

ABOUT THE ART LEAGUE SCHOOL

 

Founded in 1968, the Art League School seeks to develop Houston-area
artists through its quarterly studio art classes and workshops. Each year, over
1,000 adult students of diverse backgrounds, skill levels, and ages enroll in
over 100 classes and workshops annually at ALH. Led by professional artist
instructors, classes and workshops take place in three fully equipped studio
spaces where students work in painting, drawing, watercolor, printmaking, mixed
media, collage, jewelry, and other media. To ensure individual attention and to
accommodate varying skill levels, courses are maintained with a limited number
of students. There are no prerequisites for enrollment and courses are offered
at an affordable cost to allow broad access to anyone interested. Students also
have access to exhibitions, lectures, public programs, and artist talks offered
throughout the year to further their training as artists.
                     

 

 

When:
Aug 3, 2018 to Aug 25, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
Event Type: 

2018 Art League Houston Instructor Show


2018 Art League Instructor Show

Opening Reception: 6 – 9 PM Friday August
3, 2018

Exhibition Dates: August 3 - 25, 2018

Hallway Space

 

Art League
Houston (ALH) is excited to present the annual 2018 Art League Instructor
Show
, a group exhibition featuring works in sculpture, mixed-media,
drawing, painting and ceramics by some of Houston’s exciting emerging and
established artists who teach at the Art League School.

 

ABOUT THE ART
LEAGUE SCHOOL

Founded in 1968,
the Art League School seeks to develop Houston-area artists through its
quarterly studio art classes and workshops. Each year, over 1,000 adult
students of diverse backgrounds, skill levels, and ages enroll in over 100
classes and workshops annually at ALH. Led by professional artist instructors,
classes and workshops take place in three fully equipped studio spaces where
students work in painting, drawing, watercolor, printmaking, mixed media,
collage, jewelry, and other media. To ensure individual attention and to
accommodate varying skill levels, courses are maintained with a limited number
of students. There are no prerequisites for enrollment and courses are offered
at an affordable cost to allow broad access to anyone interested. Students also
have access to exhibitions, lectures, public programs, and artist talks offered
throughout the year to further their training as artists.


When:
Aug 3, 2018 to Aug 25, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
Event Type: 

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

Cowlic


The second edition of Moonmist presents Cowlick, an exhibition featuring works by Shannon Crider, Corinne Spencer, Mores Mcwreath, Gracelee Lawrence, Anthony Iacono, Val Karuskevich, and Ariel Jackson. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, July 7th from 8-11pm at 5926 Moonmist Drive in Houston. The show will be available to view by appointment through July 14th .

When:
Jul 7, 2018 to Jul 14, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
General Categories: 

Impressions 2018 Reception

Printmatters Impressions 2018 Reception

PrintMatters Houston Exhibition Reception, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
HCC West Loop Gallery

When:
Jul 12, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Thursday Time & Price:
5:30 pm, Free
General Categories: 

Impressions 2018

Impressions 2018

The annual PrintMatters Houston members' exhibition, Impressions 2018, showcases a myriad of printmaking techniques and styles from traditional woodcuts and etchings to hybrid prints and complex monotypes by PrintMatters' premier printmakers.  The exhibition reception will be held July 12th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

When:
Jul 5, 2018 to Aug 16, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
10:00 am - 8 PM, FREE
Tuesday Time & Price:
10:00 am - 8 PM, FREE
Wednesday Time & Price:
10:00 am - 8 PM, FREE
Thursday Time & Price:
10:00 am - 8 PM, FREE
Friday Time & Price:
10:00 am - 5 PM, FREE
General Categories: 


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