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Post date: Jan 4, 2011
Since about midway through 2010, we have been presenting work by Houston artists in an exhibition series in our Artist Resource Center (ARC) Gallery. In November, we launched our first formal exhibition proposal submission process and got a number of outstanding submissions. Our Artist Advisory Board juried the submissions and selected four individual artists to exhibit their work in the first...
Post date: Nov 23, 2010
We are absolutely THRILLED to announce that this year’s Winter Holiday Art Market completely blew all other WHAMs out of the ballpark!    WHAM art sales increased this year by 80%!!!  Here’s the big picture view: 30K in art sales in 2008 43K in art sales in 2009 78K in art sales in 2010   Spacetaker takes a small portion of sales at WHAM to cover event...
Post date: Nov 18, 2010
Hey friends! We can't wait spend this weekend with some of the best Houston artists, live entertainment, brewskies, chow, and hopefully YOU!   Wake me up before you go go and read this to make sure you know how to "survive" WHAM properly...   1. How to get your pick of the art first before everyone else:   Come to our Friday night Preview Party! Friday, Nov. 19, 6...
Post date: Nov 8, 2010
At Spacetaker, we’re always trying to connect artists with opportunities to further their artistic growth through economic development, professional development, and by offering a network in which they can thrive.   Our Winter Holiday Art Market (WHAM) is the perfect example, as it affords 60-some local artists the chance to showcase and sell their work to the general public, while...
Post date: Oct 18, 2010
As many of you know, Spacetaker's Artist SPEAKeasy takes place on the third Wednesday of every month. If you've ever been to our SPEAKeasy, then you've probably seen Geoff Smith there, a reserved guy with bright red hair and a great big smile. Geoff is one of our most devoted fans and we look forward to seeing him at the SPEAKeasy nearly every month.   The Artist SPEAKeasy is one of our...
Post date: Oct 6, 2010
We are excited to announce our next ARC Exhibition: Texas Red Road Project, a photography exhibit by artist Monica Villarreal (pictured to the right). Texas Red Road Project features the culture and traditions of indigenous Native Americans in Texas today through a series of portraits taken at various ceremonial events.   A native Houstonian of Mexican decent, Monica Villarreal has...
Post date: Sep 29, 2010
posted by our fearless leader, Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, this morning on her blog on Chron.com Thinking outside the loop Posted 9/29/2010 7:29 AM CDT   I grew up in Sugar Land.  There, I grew up with a handful of talented dancers, musicians, writers, visual artists, and performers.  I have friends and acquaintances playing in popular rock bands, producing...
Post date: Sep 15, 2010
We wouldn't doubt if you've wondered that recently and we apologize for the radio silence…it's just that we've got our noses pressed against our computer screens planning this HUGE SPECTACULAR ARTS FESTIVAL IN SUGAR LAND!   It's the next iteration of the ARTernative, an ongoing collaboration between Spacetaker and Fresh Arts to bring Houston's best arts groups to the burbs and...
Post date: Aug 25, 2010
Lovie Olivia…even her name inspires beauty…   We feel so honored here at Spacetaker to be showcasing Ms. Lovie Olivia's brand new body of work, titled "Thrice Removed," beginning Saturday, August 28 through September 18.   Please join us for the Opening Reception of "Thrice Removed" this Saturday, August 28 from 6-8pm at our ARC Gallery (2101...
Post date: Aug 24, 2010
Visual artist Pablo Gimenez Zapiola has dedicated the last decade producing a really unique body of work called "meaning in motion."   We were thrilled to have him at this month's Artist SPEAKeasy along with Lydia Hance.  Pablo recently learned that he has been selected as one of the 2010 FotoFest "Discoveries," a truly great honor.  10 critics review all of...

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