Visual Art

We Love Houston Art Show


Come and see how much we love OUR city at our Houston themed art show!

We are #HoustonStrong, and February 2018 is the perfect time to show you how strong our love for Houston is! Part of the proceeds will be donated to help support those in need in our city! We have chosen Jenna Lee, a Houstonian fighting cancer... you can read more about her story here,https://www.youcaring.com/jennalee-1070778. Part of the proceeds from art sold during the event will be given to Jenna to help her along in her fight with cancer. 

Drinks and lite bights provided.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company is providing amazing craft beer for you as you support the Houston art scene!

Artists, deadline to enter is Jan. 25th.
Enter today: http://stateoftheartshows.com/we-love-houston-art-show-entry/

When:
Feb 17, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
6-9 Free
Location:

Houston Remixed: Songs, Dances, and Sentinels of Time

Paintings by Sherry Tseng Hill and Sculpture by Jim Adams

Houston Remixed: Songs, Dances, and Sentinels of Time

Paintings by Sherry Tseng Hill and Sculpture by Jim Adams

 

Exhibition: February 3 – March 1, 2018

Opening Reception

DATE: Saturday, February 3, 2018

TIME: 5 – 8 p.m.

LOCATION:  Archway
Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy,

Houston, Texas 77006

 

Complimentary Valet Parking

& Light Refreshments

 

Houston, Texas ( December 28,2017) … Sherry Tseng Hill and
Jim Adams 's exhibition, Houston Remixed: Songs, Dances,
and Sentinels of Time, will be on

February 3 – March 1, 2018. The artists will be available to visit with guests

during the opening reception on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 5 – 8 p.m.

"Doesn't everyone love Houston?" ~ Sherry Tseng
Hill

Having lived in Houston for most of her life, Sherry Tseng
Hill has observed the quiet transformation of the city from a scruffy,
sprawling, swamp of a place to a powerhouse of intellect, culture, and
diversity. For this show, she weaves her observations, experiences, and stories
of the city's past, present, and future presenting them in a collection of wide
ranging works that is reflective of this diversity.

In contrast to the fluidity of time in  Sherry Tseng Hill's work, Jim Adams’ Sentinels
seem timeless and permanent. Fashioned from square and rectangular pieces of
steel tube sections, the 11 monolithic pieces articulate a strong and
omniscient quality. Each seems solitary and distant, yet all are linked
together and connected to one another. They silently stand watch over the
transformations of time and our city.

 

Sherry Tseng Hill was born in Taiwan and lived there until
she was a young teenager. She first picked up a paint brush when she was 7
years old, and since then has explored art in a variety of media ranging from
calligraphy and oil pastels at an early age to pencils, soft pastels, and oils
through college continuing into the early years of her career. She is now
experimenting with acrylics and mixed media.

Ms. Hill attended Rice University, earning a Bachelor of Arts
in Art History and Architecture in 1980 and a Bachelor of Architecture in 1982.
In addition to her studies in architecture and art history, she also has taken numerous
art studio classes. Recently, she studied under a number of award winning
watercolor artists through the Watercolor Art Society of Houston’s workshops
and classes.

Jim Adams’ work is largely created from scrapped industry
and infrastructure items. This metal was something before it became artwork and
there is no attempt to deny that. Adams’ sculptures are minimalist and
monochromatic having a raw, earthy character that ranges from whimsical spoofs
to dramatic abstracts.   

The body of work created for this exhibition is a series of
pieces known as Sentinels. Their presence is solitary and taciturn; their
purpose is never ending vigilance. The sculptures need to be with their
brothers but never in close proximity

In 2007, after 24 years in the Information Technologies
field, Adams took up artistry in iron and steel developing his unique and
recognizable style. Prior to his years in IT, he worked in the welding industry
where he developed the skill and knowledge required for working with metals.
Most of his work evolves from the physical characteristics of whatever
wonderful piece of steel has been rescued from one dumpster or another. “My
approach is to find and create beauty, or thought provoking aspects, from the
often unique characteristics of the items found.”

 Adams’ sculptures are
exhibited in multiple galleries in North America and has been featured in a
number of public exhibitions. His artwork resides in collections across the
United States and internationally. Jim Adams has been represented by Archway
Gallery since 2011.

 

ABOUT ARCHWAY
GALLERY
  Artist owned and operated
since 1976. Archway Gallery, one of Houston’s and the nation’s oldest
artist-owned and operated galleries, is located at 2305 Dunlavy and is open
Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.  Since 1976, Archway Gallery has been
exhibiting the work of the area’s finest artists, providing a great selection
of affordable, high quality art including sculpture, pottery and painting in a
variety of media and styles. One of the more than 30 member artists is always
on site, providing visitors a unique experience to meet the artists who created
the work, offering a personal insight into the process. Each month features a
special exhibition highlighting member artist(s). The public is invited to the
monthly opening receptions that celebrate the new installations and work,
usually held the first Saturday of each month from 5 – 8 p.m.  In addition to monthly exhibitions, Archway
also hosts a variety of demonstrations and monthly readings for local writers
and authors, as well as a “Tea and Tour” program, providing visitors with a
free artist-led tour of the current exhibition, followed by tea and
refreshments.  With 30 artist-members,
Archway Gallery is THE destination in the Houston area for affordable art
directly from the artist. For more information, visit ArchwayGallery.com or call
713.522.2409. Like Archway Gallery on Facebook.

When:
Feb 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
10-6pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
10-6pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
10-6pm
Thursday Time & Price:
10-6pm
Friday Time & Price:
10-6pm
Saturday Time & Price:
10-6pm
Sunday Time & Price:
1-5pm
Location:
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Rituals

http://www.jomarvisions.com/rituals

JoMar Visions is proud to host the solo show "Rituals" for the amazing established artist Marcela Garcia Bonini. The artist has been awarded many times internationally throughout her artistic career and many of her works are in private and Corporate collections in Argentina, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain , Colombia and the US.

This exhibit brings us the contemplation of a simple cup of coffee as symbolic and full of meaning. The artist combined a highly industrialized product, the recycled coffee capsules, with a handcrafted product, the recycled silk and cotton yarns which she used to bind and keep the capsules together. 
When:
Jan 27, 2018
- Unique fine art by Marcela Garcia Bonini- Free & Open to the public- Plenty of on site Parking- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres - Drinks served by  AR Bartending Service.
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm

Colors of Humanity: Solo Show

The array of personalities, the broad range of characters, the love, the hate, the compassion. The countless emotions the way the colors blend, merge or don't.. These are the colors of humanity.

Colors of Humanity: Solo Show
Sayra Vallejo
January 27th, 2018
6:00 - 9:00

"The array of personalities, the broad range of characters, the love,
the hate, the compassion. The countless emotions the way the
colors blend, merge or don't.. These are the colors of humanity."

We asked Sayra a few questions!


What is the meaning of your paintings to you?
Freedom and healing is what my paintings mean to me. I aim to make
people happy and I do. I see smiles when people approach my work..
Smiles and astonishment. I love it.

Without giving your
process of way what makes you unique drip pour unique? How long does
each painting take you? How long does it take to dry?

My drip
technique is unique because my colors rarely if ever blend. They stay
separate. A painting usually takes from 3-7 days to fully dry.

What's your favorite part about being an artist?
My favorite part about being an artist is being able to share my vibes
with people through my work. To be my complete and total self and being
able to relate to others because of my work.

Why should someone come to see your solo show?
I would say people should come to my solo show to build and be inspired.

When:
Jan 27, 2018 to Jan 31, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Wednesday Time & Price:
5:00 - 8:00 - FREE
Saturday Time & Price:
6:00 - 9:00 - FREE
Location:
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Randall Mosman "I'm Still Here" Opening at Redbud Gallery

randall mosman, redbud gallery, artist, exhibition, painting, sculpture, mixed media, opening reception, the heights, houston, gus kopriva

Redbud Gallery is proud to announce the solo exhibition and introduction of one of our most talented artists, Randall Mosman.

Born in New Orleans and educated both in Texas and internationally through extensive travels, Mosman has developed an original recognizable artistic style. You will be delighted to view impressive large mixed media, small sculpture and paintings.

His large works are somewhat dark, painted with thick layers of oil and found objects. The house like structures are reminiscent of those we see as we travel the highways and backroads of the American South. They appear surrealistic, ramshackle, as one would observe while on a very fine mind altering high. The small metallic sculptures are miniatures of the large home pieces while retaining the sense of the larger works.  Smaller paintings depict voyeur like scenes taken from a tour of our favorite lake houses or cabins nestled in the dark woods at night.

Our tunnel like eyes are directed to interesting lighted windows full of imagined potential surprises. Mosman’s figurative elements are somewhat scattered throughout his art. Observation of the human element leads the viewer to draw many different conclusions or observations of what is actually happening. Mosman’s art teases us in many ways which is his intent.

Artist Statement:
“From the desert, over the mountains, through the forest, and into the delta, across the sea, into the jungle, and back again:  The familiarity of shelter along the way is what interest me.  The space that we occupy within a place.  The cabin, the cottage, the bungalow, the shack, the house on stilts, the house on the hill.  All serve their purpose, only in a different place in a different space.”

The exhibit will be on display from February 3 through February 26, 2018.
 
Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532
When:
Feb 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:

Art in the Middle Reception


The The
Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), a non-profit dedicated to supporting
Houston community non-profit organizations, will announce the top 30 finalists
for the Direct Energy Middle School Art Competition at the "Art in the
Middle" reception on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Spring
Street Studios located at 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007.

 

The
Direct Energy Middle School Art Competition is an education initiative offered
by ACA, the producers of Bayou City Art Festival. Students in grades 5th-
8th from Houston area private schools, charter schools, and public
independent school districts are eligible to participate. The art contest
offers middle school students the opportunity to participate in a 2-D juried
competition, have their art displayed in public, interact with working artists,
and win prizes for themselves and their school's art program.

 

The
public along with students, parents, teachers and district representatives are
invited to attend the Direct Energy "Art in the Middle" reception and
view artwork from more than 700 students. During the reception, working artists
such as Joel Anderson and Tony
Paraná 
will speak to the students
about exploring their creativity in the arts. Lite bites and refreshments will
be served. The students' artwork will also be in exhibition at Spring Street
Studios from Wednesday, January 31 through Saturday, February 3, 2018.

 

The
top 30 finalists will have the opportunity to display their art at Bayou City
Art Festival Memorial Park March 23-25, 2018. The finalists' artwork will also
be posted for web-based voting to determine the "People's Choice
Award." Online voting will take place Tuesday, February 13 through Monday,
February 26, 2018 at
www.artcolonyassociation.org. Additionally, the finalists
will receive tickets to the Memorial Park festival, a finalist award ribbon and
a Direct Energy gift bag.

 

ACA
will announce 1st, 2nd and 3rd place along
with the winner of the "People's Choice Award" at a special reception
at Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park on Sunday, March 25, 2018,at 1 p.m. 

When:
Feb 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
2pm-4pm; Free
General Categories: 

TREACHERY OF MATERIAL: THE SURREALIST IMPULSE IN CRAFT


Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to present Treachery of Material: The Surrealist Impulse in Craft, featuring Michael Crowder and Julia Maria Künnap, two artists who use surrealist strategies and references in their work. The exhibition offers a series of puzzling and beautiful objects made from cast glass, fine metals and gemstones, along with nontraditional materials like ash and soap, to highlight the unexpected relationship between Surrealism and craft.

Known for its outlandish and irrational imagery meant to express the power of imagination and the unconscious mind, Surrealism has maintained its strong cultural relevance since its introduction in the 1920s, becoming a mainstay not only in art museums but in ad campaigns, films, fashion, and household objects as well.  Both Surrealism and craft incorporate a range of materials and traditions that have proven difficult to categorize as a whole. Many of the Surrealist masters, notably Salvador Dalí, Méret Oppenheim, Max Ernst, and Pedro Friedeberg, made forays into craft media during their careers, producing work in jewelry and metals, fiber and furniture. Their influence on craft continues today, as seen in the works of Crowder and Künnap.

Though he creates much of his sculpture from kiln-fired glass, often employing a pâte de verre technique that fuses glass particles into an open crystalline structure, Michael Crowder incorporates a range of particulate mediums like soap, sugar, chocolate, marble dust, wax, and ashes in his cast objects. His body of work, L’heure bleue, was completed during a fellowship at the home of Dora Maar (which she shared with Pablo Picasso) in Ménerbes, France. In the series, which references the “blue hour” between daylight and dark, he portrays 20th-century art historical icons that are sculpted and cast from nontraditional materials, which would be self-obliterating if ever used for their intended purpose.  From a wax pipe referencing Magritte’s famous painting, The Treachery of Images (1929), to a cast-glass tire alluding to Robert Raushenberg’s Untitled (glass tires) (1997), each of Crowder’s sculptural objects is made from materials that defy its function.

Künnap, on the other hand, applies her mastery of lapidary stonecutting to form gemstones that visually defy and denature the material itself.  Through an incredibly precise and time-consuming process, she captures a sense of wonderment in her work, creating gemstones that appear to be in an eternal state of melting, dripping, and splashing.  By capturing impossibilities that seem conceived of in a dream state, her pieces hold a strong conceptual link to some of the most famous visual strategies of Surrealism, such as the “melting” clocks depicted in Salvador Dalí’s seminal painting, The Persistence of Memory (1931).

Treachery of Material was curated by HCCC Curatorial Fellow, Sarah Darro, who traces a lineage of Surrealism in craft media through the exhibition. “The show brings to the fore two contemporary artists whose works apply key strategies and tenets of Surrealism to demonstrate the contemporary and continual significance of Surrealism in visual culture.”

About the Artists 

Michael Crowder holds an MFA degree from Kent State University in Ohio and is currently based in Houston, Texas. His work has been exhibited internationally and is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of American Glass; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Gandi Maidan Museum in Patna, India.  He was nominated for the prestigious Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award and was the recipient of multiple Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, fellowships at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France.

Julia Maria Künnap holds an MFA in jewelry art from the Estonian Academy of the Arts and a degree from Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. She is currently based in Tallinn, Estonia. She was the recipient of the prestigious Ruth Reisert-Hafner Stipendium and residency at the Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewellery in Florence. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and her first solo exhibition took place at the Emerging Artist Platform at Sienna Patti Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts.

When:
Jan 26, 2018 to Apr 15, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
10:00-5:00pm Free
Thursday Time & Price:
10:00-5:00pm Free
Friday Time & Price:
10:00-5:00pm Free
Saturday Time & Price:
10:00-5:00pm Free
Sunday Time & Price:
12:00-5:00pm Free
General Categories: 

ARCHWAY GALLERY LATE NIGHT P IE

ARCHWAY GALLERY LATE NIGHT PIE

ARCHWAY GALLERY

Late Night Pie



SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 6 - 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m.




Join us for PIZZA, PIE & assorted beverages in a casual evening of art
conversation.



This month's theme is Margaritas, so we'll have margarita pizza and frozen
margaritas.



​Fools on Stools will be playing live music.



Pizza will be served from 6 to 7:30 and dessert pies until 9.



All invited!  Free and open to the public.

 

Address: 2305 Dunlavy
St Houston, TX 77006

Phone:  713 522-2409

Email:    info@ArchwayGallery.com

Hours:   Mon-Sat 10-6,
Sun 1-5

When:
Jan 13, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
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Subconscious Sketching Workshop

Join Lawndale to create your own graphite composition that navigates consciousness through techniques of automatic writing and drawing.


Subconscious Sketching Workshop

Sunday, January 14, 2018

1 - 3 PM

O’Quinn Gallery

$5 Lawndale Members; $10 non-Members



Join Lawndale on Sunday, January 14 from 1 - 3 PM for Subconscious Sketching inspired by Lynn Randolph’s Between Worlds on view in Cavnar Gallery until Sunday, January 21, 2018. In this workshop, we will create our own graphite composition that navigates consciousness through techniques of automatic writing and drawing.



This workshop is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. All ages welcome! Click the "Get Tickets" button to reserve your spot. Space is limited (20).



To become a Member of Lawndale today and receive workshop discounts among other benefits, click here: http://www.lawndaleartcenter.org/about/memberships.shtml.


When:
Jan 14, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Sunday Time & Price:
1 - 3 PM; $5 - $10

Being More than One

Nicole Anona Banowetz: Being More than One

Gray Contemporary is pleased to announce Nicole Anona Banowetz: Being More than One. For her first solo exhibition with Gray Contemporary Nicole Anona Banowetz’s work will be displayed in the Main Gallery. Exhibition opens Saturday, January 13th from 5 - 8 pm, and will continue through February 17th, 2018. 


Nicole Anona Banowetz:


Nicole Anona Banowetz is a Denver sculptor who makes sewn inflatable sculptures. Her artwork addresses vulnerability and struggle. Her forms move freely between growth and decay blurring the distinction between decoration and disease. Banowetz’s work is inspired by the natural world. She addresses human qualities while using the imagery she finds in the animal, plant, mineral, and bacterial worlds. All these forms she recreates in soft inflatable sculptures, which she designs and sews on her sewing machine. In her show for Gray Contemporary she has selected works which are inspired by complex natural connections. The forms straddle the line between symbiotic and parasitic relationships. Her large white fabric forms, while drawn from nature, feel foreign and surreal, transforming the galley into a strange and vibrating landscape.




About the Artist:

Nicole Anona Banowetz (b.1981, Fort Collins, CO) has exhibited large outdoor works at the Amsterdam Light festival in the Netherlands, in OpenArt in Sweden, in the Biennial of the Americas in Denver, CO, and on the island of Kronstadt in Russia for the National Center for Contemporary Arts, Ministry of the Russian Federation. She has had selected solo shows in the Kreuzberg Pavillon in Berlin, Germany, in the Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art in Ustka, Poland, in the Museum of Outdoor Arts in Englewood, CO, Pirate Contemporary Art in Denver, CO, and in Ironton in Denver, CO. She received her BFA in sculpture from Colorado State University. She currently lives in works in Denver, CO.

When:
Jan 13, 2018 to Feb 17, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
11-5pm & Free
Wednesday Time & Price:
11-5pm & Free
Thursday Time & Price:
11-5pm & Free
Friday Time & Price:
11-5pm & Free
Saturday Time & Price:
11-5pm & Free
Location:
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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