Upcoming Exhibitions


  • Wed
    20
    Jan
    2016
    Sat
    19
    Mar
    2016
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m., awards at 7 p.m.1600 Smith St Gallery (concourse level), 1600 Smith St 77002 (Map)
    Exhibitions

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    Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) will host an opening reception for the 9th Juried Invitational Exhibition on Wednesday, January 20, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., with an awards presentation at 7 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, March 19, at the 1600 Smith Street Gallery. The exhibition is juried by Dr. Anna Tahinci, Ph. D., Professor and Head of Art History at Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

    A native of Greece, Dr. Tahinci studied History and Archaeology in Athens. She spent a total of eleven years in Paris, where she studied Museum Studies at the Ecole du Louvre and Art History and Comparative Literature at the Sorbonne, receiving her PhD on Rodin's collectors. She has worked at the Musée Rodin, the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and the Harvard Art Museums. Dr. Tahinci has taught at Boston University Paris, the University of Minnesota, Macalester College, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and at the University of Houston. She co-curated the sculpture exhibition that was organized in Athens for the Olympic Games in 2004 and the exhibition Rodin and America at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University in 2011.

    The 1600 Smith Street Gallery is on the concourse of 1600 Smith Street, Houston, Texas 77002. Do plan to arrive earlier rather than later, as access to the building becomes more difficult after business hours.

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  • Sat
    16
    Apr
    2016
    9 a.m. - 9 p.m.1717 Michigan Street, 77006 (Map)
    Exhibitions

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    Visual Arts Alliance presents art720,

     

    a 12-hour pop-up fund-raiser and mix-and-mingle, Saturday, April 16

    VAA-member artists paint, draw, sculpt on the spot from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

    reception and sale of work from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

     

    On Saturday, April 16 at Next Wall Gallery, member artists of the Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) will participate in a 12 hour (720 minute) pop-up fundraiser and mix-and-mingle for artists and patrons.  Artists will begin painting, drawing, sculpting at 9 a.m., with work continuing throughout the day. An art720 reception will begin at 6 p.m. and all pieces created during the day will be available for sale for $100 each, including tax.  All proceeds benefit VAA. 

     

    The public is invited to attend art720, observing and interacting with the artists as they create the art in the medium of their choice. All artwork will be for sale before, during and after they are complete.  Guests can pop in and out throughout the day, and return during the reception to pick up or purchase work. 

     

    “We held our first art720 last year and it was great fun – and an excellent fund-raiser for VAA. Everyone who stopped by loved the opportunity to see how artists work. And then to have the opportunity to actually purchase an original art piece for only $100! It was a unique experience for all, not to mention a wonderful way to collect art, and get to know Houston artists in person,” says Matt Adams, President, Visual Arts Alliance.

     

    Any artist that would like to participate can register. REGISTER NOW.

     

    There is no charge to watch artists creating their works or to attend the reception. Reservations are not necessary. Next Wall Gallery is located at 1717 Michigan Street, 77006. For directions to the gallery, visit www.facebook.com/Next-Wall-Gallery.

     

     

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  • Wed
    15
    Jun
    2016
    Sun
    03
    Jul
    2016
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m., awards at 7 p.m.BlueOrange Contemporary Art Gallery, 1208 West Gray St 77019 (Map)
    Exhibitions

     

    BlueOrange

    In less than four years, the hip and humble BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery, 1208 West Gray St., has earned distinction as a supporter of some of the most innovative fine art in Houston and beyond. The Visual Arts Alliance is proud to announce this unique location as the venue for its 76th Juried Exhibition.

    Each quarter, 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. With quality in mind, the 76th contest alone earned 540 entries from 135 artists. Juror D.M. Allison, owner of the D M Allison Gallery, whittled down the entries to a selection of 55 pieces for the exhibition, an acceptance rate of roughly 13 percent. The opening reception will be held Wednesday, June 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. with awards announced at 7 p.m. An artists' talk about work featured in the exhibition will be held Saturday, June 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.

     

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  • Sat
    18
    Jun
    2016
    2 p.m. to 4 p.m.BlueOrange Contemporary Art Gallery, 1208 West Gray St 77019 (Map)
    Exhibitions

     

    BlueOrange

    Hear from some of the artists whose artwork was selected for the VAA 33rd Juried Open Exhibition by juror D.M. Allison, owner of the D M Allison Gallery.

    Scheduled to speak June 18 are:

    • J.M.M. Barkovich
    • Seema Nanda
    • Jason Schaefer
    • Lourdes Torgersen
    • Dee Zunker

     

    Scheduled to speak July 2 are:

    • Rodolfo Bañuelos
    • Renee Cleare
    • Luisa Duarte
    • Jesus Olivero
    • John Slaby
    • Gretchen Sparks
    • Robert L Straight
    • Chell Vassallo

     

    Each quarter, 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. With quality in mind, the 76th contest alone earned 540 entries from 135 artists. Juror D.M. Allison, owner of the D M Allison Gallery, whittled down the entries to a selection of 55 pieces for the exhibition, an acceptance rate of roughly 13 percent. Artist talks about work featured in the exhibition will be held Saturday, June 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Saturday, July 2 from 2 to 4 p.m.

     

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  • Mon
    15
    Aug
    2016
    Sat
    27
    Aug
    2016
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m., awards at 7 p.m.Spring Street Studios (2nd Floor) 1824 Spring St 77007 (Map)
    Exhibitions

    Juror: Jennifer Justice

    The opening reception for the 10th Juried Invitational will be held Wednesday, August 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. with awards announced at 7 p.m. Artist talks about work featured in the exhibition will be scheduled on subsequent Saturdays.

    Further details will be forthcoming.

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  • Mon
    24
    Oct
    2016
    Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m., awards at 7 p.m.Spring Street Studios (2nd Floor) 1824 Spring St 77007 (Map)
    Exhibitions

    The award winners with VAA Vice-President Erik Hagen

    The award winners with VAA Vice-President Erik Hagen

    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, November 2, VAA will host an opening reception for the 34th Juried Membership Exhibition from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with an awards presentation at 7 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, December 3, at Spring Street Studios (2nd Floor), 1824 Spring Street. Zoya Tommy, owner of Zoya Tommy Gallery, juries the exhibition.

    Zoya studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design and came to Houston to complete a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston in 2003. Originally from Trinidad she has traveled to Europe, Middle-East and been inspired by beauty and art all her life. She is a painter and has expanded her career to the business of art.

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  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016
    2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Spring Street Studios (2nd Floor) 1824 Spring St 77007 (Map)
    Exhibitions

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    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 Saturday, November 12, VAA will hold an artist talk from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Spring Street Studios, 2nd floor. Exhibiting artists in the VAA 34th Juried Membership Exhibition will have the opportunity to give a short presentation on their work and answer questions from the audience. The artist are Francisco Carrion, Joelle Verstraeten, Kathy Drago, Liz Hill, Lou Sprecher, Catherine Hicks, Anthony Pabillano, Aldo Roldan, JMM Barkovich, Daria Aksenova, Dee Zunker, Donna Villarreal, John Slaby and Jon Pennington.

    The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, December 3, at Spring Street Studios (2nd Floor), 1824 Spring Street. Zoya Tommy, owner of Zoya Tommy Gallery, juried the exhibition. Zoya studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design and came to Houston to complete a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston in 2003. Originally from Trinidad she has travelled to Europe, Middle-East and been inspired by beauty and art all her life. She is a painter and has expanded her career to the business of art.

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  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016
    2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Spring Street Studios (2nd Floor) 1824 Spring St 77007 (Map)
    Exhibitions

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    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 Saturday, November 19, VAA will hold an artist talk from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Spring Street Studios, 2nd floor. Exhibiting artists in the VAA 34th Juried Membership Exhibition will have the opportunity to give a short presentation on their work and answer questions from the audience. The artist are Jo Zider, Daniel Brents, Leslie Magadaleno, Suzanne Shield-Polk, Carol Simon, Nataliya Scheib, Chell Vassallo, Karen Eisele, Kelly Best Bourgeois, Kemberly Warren, Martin Holmes, Nell Gottlieb, Ron Masters, Zoanna DaLuz Maney and Barbara Shaw.

    The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, December 3, at Spring Street Studios (2nd Floor), 1824 Spring Street. Zoya Tommy, owner of Zoya Tommy Gallery, juried the exhibition. Zoya studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design and came to Houston to complete a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston in 2003. Originally from Trinidad she has travelled to Europe, Middle-East and been inspired by beauty and art all her life. She is a painter and has expanded her career to the business of art.

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