Events Calendar


  • Mon
    21
    Jan
    2019
    6 - 8 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!

     

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  • Wed
    06
    Feb
    2019
    5:00 - 6:00 pmForma110, 1824 Spring Street, Suite 110, Houston, Texas
    Program events

    Join us for an artist's talk immediately before the opening of Felipe Lopez's The Liquidity of a Right.  The Artist's Talk will be at 5:00 pm; the Opening Reception will begin at 6:00 pm.

    Get an early look at this new exhibition, in which Lopez elevates the concepts of light and water in a contemporary sculpture format. His work takes the Edison Bulb form and marries it with a commonplace bath faucet. The is some of Lopez’s strongest work to date, both conceptually and visually. It addresses the necessity of water to daily life while emphasizing the fragility of the earth's clean water supply.

    “We are allowing old tech to affect the future of our health in an age when we know how precious life’s greatest asset is which makes up 60% of our physical state…” says Lopez. “Regardless of people thoughts towards climate change, politics, or manufacturing practices, water is as precious as life itself.”

    Felipe Lopez is a multi-dimensional, self-taught visual artist based in Houston, Texas. Born in New York, Lopez began his career with his mixed media drawings & paintings. He has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Exposure; Cindy Lisica Gallery; PrintHouston; the Aspen Art Fair; and Scope Miami, among others. He has been a facilitator at Artist INC with Fresh Arts, and is a recipient of a 2019 HAA Individual Artist Grant. 

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019
    6 - 8 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!

     

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  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pmThe Printing Museum, 1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019
    Program events

    Join us for a lecture by Clare Elliott on the subject of Forrest Bess, a Gulf Coast abstract artist. The event will take place at The Printing Museum, 1324 West Clay Street, Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m.

    A unique figure in the history of American art, Forrest Bess (1911-1977) lived an isolated existence in a fishing camp on the Gulf Coast. He painted visions that he saw in dream states, creating an abstract vocabulary that was mysterious, even to him, and he develop idiosyncratic theories about his work. “Forrest Bess: Painter-Fisherman” explores Bess’s curious and compelling abstractions and the letters that he wrote explaining how they relate do his theories of symbology and hermaphroditism.

    Clare Elliott is Associate Research Curator at the Menil Collection, Houston. In 2013 she curated “Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible,” the first retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work in more than twenty years. Elliott received her M.A. in the history of art from Williams College in Massachusetts.

    The Printing Museum Hours:
    Friday & Saturday, 10am – 4pm with guided tours at 11am & 2pm
    Tuesday – Thursday, Group Tours by appointment only.

  • Mon
    18
    Mar
    2019
    6 - 8 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!

     

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  • Wed
    03
    Apr
    2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pmSilver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007
    Program events

    Join the Visual Arts Alliance for a tour of “Diversity and Richness” - part of the Latino Art Now! Conference (LAN!) - with exhibition curator Rosa Ana Orlando. The exhibition features artists with connections to Latin American culture addressing themes of The Real, The Magical, and The Abstract.

  • Mon
    15
    Apr
    2019
    6 - 8 p.m.Archway 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
    01
    May
    2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pmMATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston 3400 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002
    Program events

    Three Artists in Conversation: Pat Colville, Terrell James and Rabea Ballin
    Three generations of artists, currently based in Houston, speak about gender dynamics, challenges and rewards of creating through their personal experiences: Pat Colville during the 1960s, Terrell James during the 1980s, and Rabéa Ballin in the current decade. The artists will discuss experiences and challenges that shaped their careers, and what motivates them to continue to create and believe in their artistic practice. This conversation will also examine the current state of gender equality in the art world, considering progress we have made, but what steps are needed to move us forward. Moderated by Sarah Beth Wilson, Director of Exhibitions and Curatorial Projects, Art League.Limited seating. Get tickets at MATCH: https://matchouston.org/events/2019/work-identity-and-gender-disparity-arts
  • Sun
    05
    May
    2019
    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.1717 Michigan Street, Houston, Texas, 77006
    Workshops

    Florence, Italy is unquestionably the most fascinating city in the world, right?
    Join VAA President, Matt Adams for a presentation and discussion on the fascinating topic of the Italian Renaissance. There will be a presentation followed by extensive discussion with the participants.
    Participants are asked to bring their stories, experiences and photos of their time in Florence if they’ve already been there. Otherwise, bring questions of any type for discussion.
    We will cover the art, political, financial, and religious history of Florence from 1200–1600 in easy-to-understand language and presentation.
    Attendance is limited to 12 and will be admitted on a first-come, first-served fashion.
    This is a members-only workshop.
    If you want to attend you can join VAA at the workshop.
  • Mon
    20
    May
    2019
    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Archway 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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  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.The Printing Museum, 1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019
    Program events

    Charles Criner, artist in residence at The Printing Museum for over a decade, will give a lecture on his inspiration and experience creating his large body of work. His lithographs and paintings reflect his own childhood and the larger history of black people in the United States. He is especially known for his posters celebrating Juneteenth, the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in Texas.

    RSVP now. 

  • Mon
    17
    Jun
    2019
    Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019
    Silver Street Studios, West Wing 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007
    Exhibitions

    Exhibition open to the public.

    JUROR
    Christine Jelson West
    joined Houston First Corporation as their first Cultural Programs Manager in 2015. There she is the curator and manager of the permanent and temporary public art programs in all HFC assets. She also programs free public events for Avenida Houston District. She previously served as the Executive Director of Lawndale Art Center where she began a successful artist residency and established the annual rotating mural program. She was the Executive Director of the Galveston Arts Center from 2004 to 2007, securing a National Treasures grant for the restoration of their historic building.

    A native Houstonian, West has over 18 years’ experience in non-profit and public arts administration having also worked for the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, Fresh Arts Coalition and Glasstire, Texas Visual Art Online. She is active in the Texas art community and has served on several boards including the Houston Museum District Association and Glasstire and is currently the Vice President for Special Programs for the Texas Association of Museums. She has curated and juried numerous regional art exhibitions, has participated in grant review panels for local, state and national granting organizations and currently serves on the Grants Committee for the Houston Arts Alliance.

  • Wed
    26
    Jun
    2019
    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Silver Street Studios, West Wing 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007
    Exhibitions

    Awards Presentation at 7:00 pm.

    JUROR
    Christine Jelson West
    joined Houston First Corporation as their first Cultural Programs Manager in 2015. There she is the curator and manager of the permanent and temporary public art programs in all HFC assets. She also programs free public events for Avenida Houston District. She previously served as the Executive Director of Lawndale Art Center where she began a successful artist residency and established the annual rotating mural program. She was the Executive Director of the Galveston Arts Center from 2004 to 2007, securing a National Treasures grant for the restoration of their historic building.

    A native Houstonian, West has over 18 years’ experience in non-profit and public arts administration having also worked for the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, Fresh Arts Coalition and Glasstire, Texas Visual Art Online. She is active in the Texas art community and has served on several boards including the Houston Museum District Association and Glasstire and is currently the Vice President for Special Programs for the Texas Association of Museums. She has curated and juried numerous regional art exhibitions, has participated in grant review panels for local, state and national granting organizations and currently serves on the Grants Committee for the Houston Arts Alliance.

  • Wed
    10
    Jul
    2019
    6:00 - 7:00 pmArchway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy Street, Houston, Texas, 77006
    Program events

    Self-taught urban artist Anat Ronen, whose large-scale murals often ask the viewer to consider deep questions about their world, offers her thoughts on the artist's intention.

  • Mon
    15
    Jul
    2019
    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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  • Sat
    03
    Aug
    2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pmThe Printing Museum, 1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019
    Program events

    Cindy Lisica, owner of Cindy Lisica Gallery, will offer a lecture entitled "The Artist as Brand: Takashi Murakami."

    For the last 15+ years, Cindy Lisica has taken her curatorial research and professional work to cities such as Paris, Miami, London, Taipei, Marseille, Berlin, Helsinki, Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo. In addition to championing artists' careers through gallery shows, she has worked in museums including The Warhol, MOCA Los Angeles, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, and the Menil Collection. She is a scholar on Takashi Murakami and Andy Warhol and regularly presents at international speaking engagements and conferences. As a professor, she has taught at University of Houston, National University (Los Angeles), and University of Pittsburgh, and currently teaches multiple graduate courses Art History, Gallery and Museum Practices, and Writing About Art at Houston Baptist University. She regularly serves as a guest curator, juror, and speaker at museums, universities and other art institutions.

  • Mon
    19
    Aug
    2019
    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Archway 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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  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pmThe Printing Museum, 1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019
    Program events

    Jay Wehnert is a Houston based writer, curator and collector. His new book, Outsider Art in Texas: Lone Stars, is the product of his explorations into the nature of what is now referred to as outsider art and its origins in Jean Dubuffet’s concepts of art brut. In it, he examines the lives and art of eleven extraordinary Texas artists who exemplify an essential isolation at the core their creativity. Jay Wehnert will share their art and stories with a special focus on three Houstonians. Mr. Wehnert will sign copies of his book Outsider Art in Texas: Lone Stars, following his presentation.

  • Mon
    16
    Sep
    2019
    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Archway 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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  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pmMontrose Center, 401 Branard Street, Houston, Texas, 77006
    Program events

    Chris Higham invites three collectors, Terry Hamman, Marc Schindler, and Meredith "Butch" Jack, to offer their unique insights into the process and experience of acquiring and curating a private art collection.

  • Mon
    21
    Oct
    2019
    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
    06
    Nov
    2019
    6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston 3400 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002
    Program events


    Join VAA for discussion of social commentary in contemporary visual arts. Panelists include arts and culture writers Catherine Anspon and Garry Reece, artists Ann Johnson and Rabéa Ballin, and gallerist Johnathon Hopson.

    Tickets are FREE and available through the Match Houston Box office 713-521-4533.

    Door open at 6:00 p.m.

  • Mon
    18
    Nov
    2019
    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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  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hiram Butler Gallery, 4520 Blossom St, Houston, TX 77007
    Program events

    Join VAA for a gallery talk with Terrell James showcasing her new work at Hiram Butler Gallery.

    Terrell James (b.1955) is a painter and artist based in Houston. She produces oil paintings, vigorous mural-scaled work to small panel works. Throughout her 35-year career, she has also produced studied works on paper, including etchings, lithographs, monoprints, and drawings. She has worked in bronze and clay, producing small-scale sculptures, and in patinated steel, producing large flat works very like paintings. James has also worked in various mediums producing site-specific and impermanent installations around the world.

    Her paintings are interpretations of landscapes, internal and external, and memory, real and intuited (or personal and collective).

  • Mon
    16
    Dec
    2019
    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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