Sun19Aug20182:00 - 4:00 pmArt League HoustonWorkshops
Join us Sunday, August 19, from 2 - 4 pm for a members-only workshop at Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd, 77006, as Maureen Seeba leads us through the "A to Z" of Golden brand Acrylics and related products.
This lecture and demonstration provides valuable information about acrylic paints, from the basics of their ingredients and use, to the unique properties of Golden's brands. There will be an overview of Golden Gels and Mediums as they are used with acrylics, and a review of Grounds to create different surfaces. Attendees will see a wide array of products in use, and will leave ready to explore the potential of these products in their own work.Maureen Seeba is a professional artist and teacher who is represented in more than twelve galleries in the U.S. and in Australia. Her work is found in public and private collections throughout the world. Maureen has been a full-time artist in her native Texas for over thirty-five years. She works and teaches at two studios in Houston, including one at The Silos at Sawyer Yards in Houston's Washington Avenue Arts District.
Mon20Aug20186:00 - 8:00 p.m.Art Supply on Main - 2711 Main St 77002 (Map)Critiques
VAA critiques are opportunities for artists to share their work with other artists. These are peer critiques in which everyone is invited to show work and discuss the work of others. You don’t have to bring work in order to show up.
Work can be in any medium and artists may bring 1 to 10 pieces. Participants will be allowed as much time as possible depending on how many people are showing work. Artists are encouraged to bring current pieces/projects they wish to discuss with others and get feedback on concept, technique, presentation, etc.
Drinks and snacks will be provided (feel free to bring and share, too).
VAA members and non-members are welcome to come. There is no fee.
Great thanks to Vikki at Art Supply for hosting this event!
Wed22Aug20186:00 - 7:30 pmHome of Lester Marks, 2808 Rice Blvd., Houston, TX 77005Program events
Join VAA for an enlightening conversation between collector Lester Marks and artist Dario Robleto. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about Robleto's work, research, and practices.
The talk will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Lester and Penelope Marks. Their home showcases one of the top art collections in the country. Light snacks will be available.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., 50 tickets will be handed out.
The first 35 will be seated; the remaining 15 will be standing.
Doors will open at 6:00.
You may get your ticket beginning at 5:30 and return at 6:00 p.m. when the doors open.
Dario Robleto was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1972 and received his BFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1997. He lives and works in Houston, TX. Robleto's transcendent work, his ideas on the confluence of art and science, and his involvement in the search for extraterrestrial communication will provide a broad foundation for egaging conversation.
Sun26Aug20181:00 - 3:00 p.m.1717 Michigan Street, Houston 77006Board/Committee meetings
Join the Board and Committee Chairs for their business meeting to learn more about what VAA does and what awaits in the future. Bring your ideas!
All board meetings are open to the public.
Sat15Sep20188:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.VariousProgram events
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Galveston trip has been postponed.
Join us on September 15th for a Visual Arts Alliance-sponsored, one-day trip via luxury coach to explore the arts scene in Galveston. Start the day with a light breakfast on the bus with your fellow artists and collectors. When we arrive, we will visit the historic Rosenberg Library, the oldest library in continuous use in Texas. Well-known gallery owner Brenda Lee of G. Lee Gallery will offer a presentation on gallery partnership in the Fox Room, which has been preserved in all its 1904 splendor. We'll follow the library with an introduction to the Galveston Artist Residency from the director, and a tour of the studios to meet the residents. Have lunch on your own in the historic Strand area. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the 1894 Opera House, which has been restored through the effort of several organizations. There will be time to walk the many art galleries on Post Office Street and The Strand before boarding the bus for our return to Houston.
Sat06Oct201811:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Program events
Sun07Oct201811:59 pmProspectus & Entry FormExhibitions
VAA is happy to invite artists to submit work for our 36th Juried Membership Exhibition.
This is the first Juried Membership Exhibition (since 1981) that has NO entry fee.
Members in good standing may enter their work for free.
Wed14Nov20186:00 - 8:00 p.m.Silver Street Studios, West Wing, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007Exhibitions
Awards presentation at 7 p.m.
Juror: Laura Rathe