The Big Show is Lawndale Art Center's annual open-call, juried exhibition. It has been an important venue through which emerging and under-represented Houston area artists gain exposure since the show's conception in 1984. The Big Show was formerly the East End Show, sponsored by the East End Progress Association, at Lawndale's original location.
This year Lawndale received 976 submissions by 396 artists. Guest Juror Paul Middendorf, Co-Director for galleryHOMELAND, Portland, Oregon, selected 114 works by 85 artists for this year's exhibition. Exhibiting artists include:
Julie Brook Alexander, Andréa Ancira, David Ancira, Joshua Bíenko, Daniel Esquivel Brandt, Aisen Caro Chacin, Douglas Cason, Andrew Chapa, James Ciosek, Joseph Cohen, Thedra Cullar-Ledford, Claire Cusack, Anthony Day, Justin Dunford, K. Eisenbeiss, Tonaiuh Esquivel, Xenia Fedorchenko, Orna Feinstein, Loli Fernandez-A, Carmen Flores, Jed Foronda, Bryan Forrester, Jeff Forster, Hayden Fosdick, Amanda Fulk, Jesus Galvan, Bryan Gardner, Haden Garrett, James Glassman, Raul Gonzalez, Geneva Gordon, Jasmyne Graybill, Emily Grenader, Jeanette Joy Harris, John Paul Hartman, Juan Pablo Hartman, Joel Hernandez, Chuck Ivy, Sandra A. Jacobs, Yeoye Kantu, Stuart Kimbrell, Loreta Kovacic, Marilyn Faulk Lanser, Joan Laughlin, Melanie Loew, Mark Masterson, Travis McCarra, Donna M. Meeks, Tami Merrick, Matt Messinger, Edgar Meza, Kelly Moore, Tobiah Mundt, Jim Nolan, Bexar Olivier, Mari Omori, Ellen Orseck, Emily Peacock, Donna Perkins, Sara Peters, Valerie Powell, Tara Rene Ratliff, Catherine Winkler Rayroud, Sue Reeves, Cintia Rico, Tim Robtoy, Allan Rodewald, John Runnels, Magid Salmi, Emily Sloan, Susan Stanton, Frances Carter Stephens, Christine Stevens, Lisa Paula Patrick Stewart, Kamila Szczesna, John Tapper, Sandy Tramel, Myke Venable, Donna Villarreal, Amy Weiks, William Witte, Martin Wnuk, Dave Wood, Sway Youngston, Zepeda.