- Wed18Jan20176 p.m. to 8 p.m., Awards at 7 p.m.The Silos on Sawyer (front atrium) 1502 Sawyer St 77007 (Map)
Opening Reception for 11th Juried Invitational ExhibitionExhibitions
Each quarter, Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) hosts professionally-juried art shows as part of the effort to create more opportunities for established and emerging artists alike to connect with the viewing public. On Wednesday, January 18, VAA will host an opening reception for the 11th Juried Invitational Exhibition from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with an awards presentation at 7 p.m. Selected were 97 works by 36 artists.
The exhibition is juried by Lester Marks, President of LCM Partners, Ltd., and a represented artist himself. Mr. Marks has served as a trustee for both the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and td the Contemporary Arts Museum. He has been included in Art News as one of the top 200 collectors in the world, and in Art and Antiques as one of the top 100 "collectors making a difference" in the art world. Most recently, American Art Collector featured this collection in the Winter 2016 issue of Iris Covet Book.
Exhibiting artists will have the opportunity to give a short presentation on their work and answer questions from the audience. The first artist talk will be Saturday, January 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The artists will be Matt Adams, Nataliya Scheib, Diane Gelman, Donna Villarreal, Anthony Pabillano, Daria Aksenova, Sally Terrell Smith, Kimberly Warren, Kelly Best Bourgeois and William Gerrish.
The second artist talk will be Saturday, January 28 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The artists at this talk are Betty-Ann Brose, Julia Koutroulis, Jimmy Hines, Chell Vassallo, A.M. Schaer, Francisco Carrion, Kathy Drago, Martin Holmes, Rona Lesser, Kim R. Ritter and Gary Watson.
The exhibition will be on display from January 9 through February 1 at The Silos at Sawyer Yards, 1502 Sawyer Street, Houston. The public is invited to attend.