Winter Holiday Art Market 2016 | November 18-20
2016 WHAM ARTIST CALL: Now accepting submissions!
Call ends August 26, 2016. For more information click HERE.
JOIN FRESH ARTS in celebrating the 11th Anniversary of our Winter Holiday Art Market! Over the last decade, WHAM has become a holiday tradition--offering a variety of unique handmade gifts of painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, clothing, accessories and more. This year, WHAM will bring together Houston's most talented local artists and kick off the holiday season with a weekend long bash--complete with complimentary beverages and live entertainment for the whole family.
WHAM is not just a market... it's a celebration!
Fresh Arts' 11th Annual Winter Holiday Art Market (WHAM), a weekend art sale and celebration of Houston's talented and diverse artists, will take place this November 20th-22nd at Winter Street Studios. The juried Winter Holiday Art Market offers a wide variety of arts and crafts -- including paintings, sculpture, and photography, as well as jewelry, clothing and soaps -- providing an excellent opportunity to purchase unique, hand-made holiday gifts.
"Everyone's on the "buy local" bandwagon and big box stores are taking a hit. In this economy, I think people would prefer to support the little guy who needs it the most, rather than corporations. Certainly, since I started my own business, I've become much more aware of the concept of 'spend it here, keep it here' in terms of buying locally. And in Houston, it's easy to support local artists because there are so many amazing talents to choose from!" -says Ann Westby, jeweler and multi-year participant in WHAM.
In conjunction with the Winter Holiday Art Market, Fresh Arts partners with the Teen Council of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston to present a special student exhibition in the IKEA lounge, which provides shoppers a place to rest their feet and feel at home while they observe the work of the Teen Council. The high school students participating in the student exhibition have the opportunity to display their artwork alongside the professional artists participating in the market.
In line with Fresh Arts' mission, 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.
Fresh Arts hosts WHAM to afford local artists the chance to showcase and sell their work to the general public, while simultaneously promoting the breadth and artistry of our city's creative community.
2015 WHAM ARTISTS
Adrift In My Mind * Alexenia * Amanda Armistead * Austin Miller * Betsy Evans Ceramics * Beyond Her * Big Ant Studios * Bill's Junk * Birch & Goldberry
Black Tea Cafe Design * Caleb Smith Art & Design * Carlos Pozo * Cindy Schulze Jewelry * Cutie Club Studio * Dirigible Designs * Elise Weber * Elphile * Feto Soap * fLuxe Jewelry * FMW|fablab * Fuzzy Grapefruit * GamiWorks * Guerra Girl * Helena Gijsbers van Wijk * Hello Lucky * Homer Allen * Houstorian * Janet Roe * Kari Breitigam * Kathrine Zeren * Kelley Devine * Kim Kaiser * La Mochi * Lisa Chow * LuxCups Creative * Mark Dean * Marsha Glickman * MESHbyAlex * Mixed Media Sculpture * Monique Weston Art Jewelry * Nicki Berndt * Nicky Davis * Olga Tarasova / TAKUFELT * ORANGE IS THE SUN * Pat Lee * Piece Maker * POINT 506/VINCENT FINK * Post-Studio Projects * Ramon Hernandez * Rust House * Sam Sartorius * Scott Tarbox * Skout * Studio Amoroso Jewelry * Taft McWhorter Fine Arts * Tatiana Escallon * The Bone Bros of Burning Bones Press * The Community Cloth * Thomas Irven * Tiny Deer Studio * Tony Parana * Trá Slaughter * Tracy Carlson Photography * Younha Jung Jewelry
2015 WHAM Jury Panel:
Tommy Gregory (Artist + Art Curator, Houston Airport System), Patricia Hernandez (Artist + Founding Director, Studio One Archive Resource), Emily Link (Artist + Community Outreach Coordinator, Lawndale Art Center), Joel Luks (Lifestyle blogger + art critic, formerly with CultureMap), and Cecilia Marquez (Creative Director, Saint Cloud Boutique).
For information on how to become a 2016 participating artist, click HERE.
IF INTERESTED IN WHAM SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE DIRECT YOUR INQUIRY TO ANGELA (AT) FRESHARTS.ORG