Events Calendar


  • Sat
    04
    Jan
    2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pmWinter Street Studios, Studio 10, 2101 Winter St, Houston, TX 77007
    Program events

    Will Henry is a visionary artist based in Houston.  VAA will visit his studio, which is rarely open to the public. He and arts writer Garry Reece will discuss the current works Henry is readying for his next exhibition at the Galveston Arts Center in May. VAA members and guests will be the first to see these new paintings. The studio visit will be Saturday, Jan 4, 11:00 a.m., at Winter Street Studios, Studio 10, 2101 Winter St, Houston, TX 77007.

    Will Henry says of his work, “The paintings have a strong sense of narrative and the landscape functions almost as a backdrop to the drama that unfolds. Growing up in a rural area the landscape really imprinted on my psyche and noticing a sense of sparseness of melancholy or loneliness.”

  • Sat
    18
    Jan
    2020
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.Clayton Library Carriage House, 5300 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004
    Workshops

    Register here:
    https://form.jotform.com/VAAPresident/workshopJanuary2020

    This event is *members-only*. Not a VAA member? Join today: http://visualartsalliance.org/?page_id=8632.

     

    Explore artists’ rights, intellectual property & gallery contracts with attorney Sammetria Goodson, a frequent lecturer on the topics of art law and best business practices for Creatives.

     

     

    This members-only workshop is free with a reservation, at the Clayton Library Carriage House.

    Register here: https://form.jotform.com/VAAPresident/workshopJanuary2020

  • Mon
    20
    Jan
    2020
    6:00 - 8:00 pmArchway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy Street, Houston, Texas, 77006
    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.

    Don't forget these events are now at Archway Gallery. Thanks to Archway for hosting! 

     

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  • Wed
    05
    Feb
    2020
    6:30 - 7:30 pmRSVP for address.
    Program events

    THIS EVENT & THE WAITING LIST HAVE REACHED CAPACITY.
    Sign up for VAA emails at visualartsalliance.org to get Programming notices.

    Leslie and Brad Bucher Mandell Artspace


    Designed as a private retreat and housing a major collection of contemporary and Latin American art, this converted plumbing supply warehouse is tucked away in Houston’s eclectic Montrose neighborhood. The collectors are strong supporters of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and in addition to an outstanding selection of modern and contemporary Latin American Art, have added a special balcony room focused on the works of alumni of the Museum’s Glassell Core Program. The collection tends towards minimalism and most pieces reflect a strong geometric component, including works by Kelly, Judd, de Kooning, Nevelson, and Eliasson and a strong Latin American emphasis with works by Soto, Cruz-Diez, Oticica, Kuitca, Crespin, Saraceno and Neto. Site specific installations by James Turrell, Soo Sunny Park and Henrique Oliviera round out the collection.

  • Sun
    16
    Feb
    2020
    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.Holocaust Museum Houston Classroom, 5401 Caroline St., Houston, Texas 77004
    Workshops

    Registration is free for VAA members. VAA is excited to extend registration for this free workshop to the members of WVLA, HMAG, PrintMatters, and Clay Houston.
    Not a VAA member? Join today: http://visualartsalliance.org/?page_id=8632.

    This event is limited to 16 attendees. RSVP at judy@judyhalterart.com to reserve your spot.

    Join the VAA for “Writing the Artist Statement,” a hands-on workshop led by Erik Hagen in which you will learn the basics of writing the artist statement. In part one, we will cover the what, why, and how of writing the artist statement, what to avoid, and what to embrace. In the second part, we willl break into teams of two to work on your artist statements. Bring writing materials, whether that is a laptop or paper and pen depends on what you are most comfortable using.

    Erik Hagen is an artist in Houston. Since 2015, he’s been the vice president for the Visual Arts Alliance, a non-profit arts organization. He studied art and art history at Carleton College (BA) and won a post-graduate art residency at Carleton for one year. He has additional degrees in environmental engineering and water resources management from the University of Washington (BSCE, MSCE). He worked on environmental legislation in the corridors of Capital Hill in Washington DC, and was the “Drought Czar” managing water supply for the DC area. Communicating science to non-technical audiences is a passion throughout his career as a water resources engineer, policy analyst, and artist. In addition to an active studio practice, he enjoys taking his cats for walks around the block.

    This members-only workshop is free with a reservation, at the Holocaust Museum Houston Classroom.

    Parking is self pay in the lot- $8.00 by credit card

  • Mon
    17
    Feb
    2020
    6:00 - 8:00 pmArchway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy Street, Houston, Texas, 77006
    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.

    Thanks to Archway for hosting! 

     

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  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Cherryhurst House, 1603 Cherryhurst St, Houston, TX, 77006
    Program events

    Limited attendance: RSVP to vaa.rsvp@gmail.com with "Cherryhurst House" in the subject line.

    Join VAA for a private tour of the current exhibition at Cherryhurst House, "The Art of Music."

  • Mon
    16
    Mar
    2020
    6:00 - 8:00 pmArchway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy Street, Houston, Texas, 77006
    Critiques

    VAA is observing CDC recommendations regarding social distancing for gatherings of fewer than 50 people. Art goes on, responsibly. 

    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.

    Thanks to Archway for hosting! 

     

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  • Sat
    04
    Apr
    2020
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.The Printing Museum, 1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019
    Program events
    This event has been canceled.
    A conversation between collector and art consultant.
    Presented by Judy Nyquist and Lea Weingarten.

    A self-proclaimed civic arts activist, Judy Nyquist believes that the transformative power of art has the ability to expand understanding, communication, expression and tolerance between generations, ethnic groups and socioeconomic divides. Through longstanding board work and support, she has strengthened more than two dozen arts organizations in Houston, as well as supported many of Houston's cultural, historic and educational institutions.

    Judy's primary philanthropic activities have focused on emerging artists, arts education and public art, particularly in green spaces. She has served on the Boards and committees of the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Menil Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Glassell School of Art, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Rice University Public Art Program, the Blaffer Gallery, the Asia Society, Hope Stone Dance, Gulf Coast Journal, the Houston Arts Alliance, The Houston Seminar, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Hermann Park Conservancy, and Discovery Green. Her roles in these organizations have been aimed at bolstering education, exposure and availability to wide audiences. An art historian and curator, Judy received her B.A. in art history at the University of Michigan and her M.A. in Northwestern University.

    Lea Weingarten began the Weingarten Art Group in 2006, after more than fifteen years’ experience of working with public and private art collections in achieving their collecting goals. Lea has an extensive private client clientele and travels nationally and internationally throughout the year to art fairs, galleries, and artist studios to provide the best and most knowledgeable access for her collectors.

    Ms. Weingarten co-founded The Menil Collection’s popular Contemporaries and has served on numerous Menil Committees, including as Chair of the Menil Society.  She has served on the boards of the Prints and Drawings Acquisitions Committee of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Glassell School Core Committee, and Civic Arts Committee for the Houston Arts Alliance. She has served multiple terms on the boards of the Contemporary Art Museum Houston and the Holocaust Museum Houston. Lea holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

    *AA: Art Addiction

  • Mon
    20
    Apr
    2020
    6:00 - 8:00 pmZoom Online
    Critiques

    This month online!  Check here in early April to find out how to log in via Zoom. Be ready with photos of your art to share.

    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.

    VAA members and non-members are welcome to come. There is no fee.

     

     

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  • Sun
    17
    May
    2020
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4976957419?pwd=NWNjR1RyVmVQRWNtVjNyNllmNjVMQT09
    Workshops

    Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4976957419?pwd=NWNjR1RyVmVQRWNtVjNyNllmNjVMQT09

    Password: Richard

    Join us for our member-only May Workshop presented by award winning artist Richard Hall. Using Zoom, he will guide us through an overview of pen and ink drawing and the process of creating a simple illustration, demonstrating line work, texture, lighting, etc.

    Since this will be a virtual demonstration using Zoom, there will be no classroom portion. We will explore a brief history of pen and ink drawing from the 17th to the 21st Centuries to understand the evolution of styles and techniques. Richard will cover the basics of pen and ink techniques, the various tools used for different approaches to illustration and fine art. Finally, you will observe Richard work through the process of creating a simple pen & ink drawing. Portions of this program will be pre-recorded and the live drawing demonstration will be recorded.

    Richard Hall’s illustrations can be found in many books, articles, films and exhibits. His latest project, an illustrated field guide to the lighthouses of Texas, was a medalist in the International Independent Publishers Awards in 2014 for Best Regional Non-fiction, and was nominated for the 2019 Authors Academy Awards in the non-fiction category. His beautiful watercolors, pen and ink drawings and other media work can be seen at his studio (#227) at The Silos at Sawyer Yards in Houston. Check him out at Facebook.com/ThePintailGroup/.

  • Mon
    18
    May
    2020
    6:00 - 8:00 pmhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/83331548370
    Critiques

    Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83331548370

    VAA critiques are opportunities for artists to share their work with other artists. These are moderated 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 show current pieces/projects they wish to discuss with others and get feedback on concept, technique, presentation, etc.

    VAA members and non-members are welcome to come. There is no fee.

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  • Sat
    13
    Jun
    2020
    11:00 amWebinar
    Program events

    Curator Kelly Montana, the Assistant Curator at The Menil Drawing Institute and artist Erik Hagen explore the intersection of art and science in front of Hagen’s 48” by 72” painting. Using augmented reality, the painting transforms into a video in which the viewer virtually flies through a ghostly Houston-on-the-sea, set in the year 2550.

    Erik Hagen is a professional engineer and artist with work in the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Kelly Montana most recently organized the Menil’s Brice Marden exhibit, and is interested in the intersection of art, history, and politics. They will discuss the artist’s practice of layering work atop previous work as a metaphor for deep time and exploring humanities place in the cosmos through painting and video.

    The VAA program will occur as a live webinar with time for Q&A on June 13 at 11:00 A.M.  The video will be broadcast live to The Visual Arts Alliance's Facebook page and all to their YouTube page.

    To watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/NfcL2-e4o8A 
    To watch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visual.arts.alliance/live/

     

  • Mon
    20
    Jul
    2020
    6:00 - 8:00 pmOnline via ZOOM
    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.

    ZOOM Meeting ID is 886 8176 5648.

    VAA members and non-members are welcome to join. 

     

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  • Mon
    03
    Aug
    2020
    Sun
    06
    Sep
    2020
    http://visualartsalliance.org/?p=12910
    Exhibitions
    The 13th Juried Invitational Exhibition is going VIRTUAL. This will be our first virtual exhibition.

    Our juror, Volker Eisele, has had a lifelong interest in art. Following high school, he studied medicine in Munich and while a medical student opened his first art gallery, Graphic Box.

    In 1971 he and his wife came to America to further his medical training. After receiving his residency in anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City in 1975, they moved to Houston to establish a private medical practice. He has been a physician ever since.

    In the late 1980s  he joined the William A. Graham Gallery as a partner. In 1998 he opened ArtScan Gallery, and partnered with Sean Rudolph. Together, over the following five years they curated more than thirty mainly thematic exhibitions. Now named Rudoph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery it averages 7 to 8 exhibitions annually.

    Rudolph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery champions and exhibits work in a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practice, from conceptual works to large-scale installation and time-based performances. The gallery is home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, drawing and printmaking.

    The gallery has been recognized by the Houston Press as “The Best Houston Art Gallery.

    The exhibition will be on display for a month, starting August 3. The viewer of this exhibit will be able to walk through the gallery via Exhibbit.com.

  • Mon
    03
    Aug
    2020
    6:00 - 8:00 pmONLINE via ZOOM
    Exhibitions
    The original date has been changed due to technical difficulties. Note new date.
    The 13th Juried Invitational Exhibition is going VIRTUAL. The reception will be Monday, August 3, from  6:00 to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom. Awards will be announced at 7:00 p.m. This will be our first virtual exhibition.

    Our juror, Volker Eisele, has had a lifelong interest in art. Following high school, he studied medicine in Munich and while a medical student opened his first art gallery, Graphic Box.

    In 1971 he and his wife came to America to further his medical training. After receiving his residency in anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City in 1975, they moved to Houston to establish a private medical practice. He has been a physician ever since.

    In the late 1980s  he joined the William A. Graham Gallery as a partner. In 1998 he opened ArtScan Gallery, and partnered with Sean Rudolph. Together, over the following five years they curated more than thirty mainly thematic exhibitions. Now named Rudoph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery it averages 7 to 8 exhibitions annually.

    Rudolph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery champions and exhibits work in a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practice, from conceptual works to large-scale installation and time-based performances. The gallery is home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, drawing and printmaking.

    The gallery has been recognized by the Houston Press as “The Best Houston Art Gallery.

    The Zoom ID for the opening reception is 497 695 7419.

    The exhibition will be on display for a month, starting August 3. The viewer of this exhibit will be able to walk through the gallery via Exhibbit.com.

  • Wed
    05
    Aug
    2020
    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.https://bluejeans.com/711620209
    Program events

    Join VAA live on the BlueJeans network at https://bluejeans.com/711620209, Wednesday, August 5, at 6:00 p.m. for a virtual presentation by Jason Dibley, Collections Manager for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). Dibley began identifying images of protests and marches in the MFAH photography archives a few years ago.

    By looking at photographs of protest, Dibley will explore the interaction of event and observation, discussing the ways such images are viewed, published, and understood. Photos will span decades and come from many countries, with a focus on the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in the USA.