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Post date: Nov 1, 2016
It's official, the return of WHAM is now less than three weeks away! In anticipation of the eleventh appearance of  Houston's favorite annual art market, we have been talking to some of the artists who will be participating this year. This week Fresh Arts gal Sarah Stevens caught up with fashion illustrator Rongrong DeVoe to get an exclusive insight into her life, work, and her thoughts...
Post date: Oct 18, 2016
In the beginning of the year, our friend Brittany Bly, organizer of PopShop Houston, gave us great advice of 10 Handmade Artists to Follow on Instagram.  Since then, we've enjoyed a new feed full of exciting looks into the beautiful practice of hardworking local artisans.  So in preparation of the 2016 Winter Holiday Art Market, we're adding our favorites to the list - and all of them...
Post date: Aug 17, 2016
WHAT IS THE NEW ADDRESS? Fresh Arts' new office is around the corner atThe Silos at Sawyer1502 Sawyer Street, Studio #103 Houston, TX, 77007 WHEN IS THE BIG MOVE? Our official move date is August 24th! WHY ARE YOU GUYS MOVING? Fresh Arts and our surrounding community are experiencing so much exciting growth. When the...
Post date: Jul 13, 2016
Well Houstonians, it looks like its that time of the year again.  The heat and humidity has introduced an indoor-only bias to our summer schedule.  The staff here at Fresh Arts feels the same way - so we've decided to compile a mid-summer reading list for artists to help you hone your professional development skills while minimizing sweat stains.  So turn up the A/C, grab a nice...
Post date: Jun 14, 2016
If you've been down Heights Boulevard lately, you may have noticed something a little different along the esplanade from the 400 block to the 1800 block. I am, of course, talking about the eight wonderful sculptures that make up Trail of Art, a curated sculpture exhibit masterminded by local artist Chris Silkwood and Gus Kopriva, owner and Director of Redbud Gallery.  This is the third...
Post date: Jun 2, 2016
It's often said that art is a way of life -- but it's much more than that if you want your art to pay the bills.  Developing a professional art practice is no easy task.  However, it is totally possible as long as you're willing to dedicate lots of time, energy, and yes, some money to get yourself started.  Here's a list of essentials for those of you who are even just thinking...
Post date: May 5, 2016
April showers bring May. . . artist opps! There's plenty of exciting opportunities to go around this month, starting with a slew of workshops to nourish your brain.  First, The United Way is hosting a Board Service workshop on May 10th that will cover topics such as board governance, duties, and etiquette.  Another helpful non-profit workshop hosted by The United Way...
Post date: Apr 26, 2016
Bayou Boss Ladies Commandment #1: Recognize the merits of an opportunity even when it is not ideal. The life experience will stretch your mind and bore its way into your work.           ...
Post date: Apr 7, 2016
April is starting out strong for arts professionals with plenty of available opportunities, especially with regards to organizational development workshops.  First, U of H is hosting their 2016 Leadership in the Arts Summit: Valuing the 21st Century Creative Economy on April 11th.  This year's summit is packed full of engaging lectures, panel discussions, and...
Post date: Mar 29, 2016
“There is something about a woman who raises her voice in public that is difficult for us as a society.. There is a sense of authority being a masculine quality”.- Zinnie Harris, PlaywrightIf you have been living under a rock, you may not be aware that March is Women’s History Month. As an all-female staff, we Fresh Arts ladies can appreciate...

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