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Lawndale Newsletter: The Big Slide Show Opens
Lawndale Art Center

July, 2011

Lawndale Art Center

4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 | 713.528.5858


Lawndale Art Center Newsletter
Monday, July 18, 2011
In This Issue
The Big Slide Show
On View
CultureMap People's Choice Award
Upcoming Exhibitions
Artist Opportunities
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Check out this treat from Brian Piana on this year's Big Show page!  

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Support Lawndale 
Lawndale Art Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on individual donations and memberships, along with government and foundation grants to support annual exhibitions and programming.


This Week at Lawndale     

 The Big Slide Show!
Wednesday, July 20
Thursday, July 21
6 - 8 PM

Please join Lawndale and Houston's talented Big Show artists for short, informal presentations about their work. Presentations start at 6 PM each night at Lawndale Art Center. Come early as seating is limited.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cody Arnall, N. Blanca, Loli Fernandez, Rodney Flores, David P. Gray, Claire Hulfish, Galina Kurlat, Rahul Mitra, Silvina Pinal, Julon Pinkston, Britt Ragsdale, Radu Runcanu, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, Emily Sloan, JE Theriot, Patrick Turk, Lillian Warren, Catherine Winkler Rayroud, Michele Zacks


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Heather Bause, Felipe Contreras, Bryan Keith Gardner, GONZO247, Emily Grenader, Jimmy Houston, Jesse Kantu, Leslie Magdaleno, Keith McNay, Merilee Minshew, Crystal Murley, Belinda Smith, Maria Smits, Alexine O. Stevens, Sandy Tramel, Josh Urban Davis, Rubia van Roodselaar, Tanja Vaughn



On View 

through July 30, 2011 

The Big Show 

2011 Juror
Larissa Harris, Curator
Queens Museum of Art

The Big Show is Lawndale Art Center's annual open-call, juried

exhibition. It has been an important venue through which emerging 

and under-represented Houston area artists gain exposure since 

the show's conception in 1984. The Big Show was formerly the East End Show, sponsored by the East End Progress Association, at Lawndale's original location.


Each year Lawndale Art Center invites a guest juror to select from work submitted by artists living within 100 miles of Houston. Artists are invited to bring up to three works of art, not previously shown in Houston, to Lawndale Art Center where the work is juried on-site for a chance to be included in the show and a shot at one of three cash prizes.

Guest juror Larissa Harris, Curator at The Queens Museum of Art, selected a total of 121 works by 73 artists for the exhibition from 972 works submitted by 404 artists.  Artists selected for the exhibition include:

Sarita Ackerman, Dran Alessi, Fred Allen, Cody Arnall, Heather Bause, Mark Benham, Kassandra Bergman, Bexar, N. Blanca, Brian Campbell, Sondra Chambers, Michelle Chen-Dubose, Kristen Cliburn, Felipe Contreras, Josh Urban Davis, Adrian de la Cerda, Shannon Duckworth, John Earles, Noah Edmundson, Loli Fernandez, Bill Fester, Rodney Flores, Bryan Keith Gardner, GONZO247, David P. Gray, Emily Grenader, Brent Groves, Mitch Samuels "Grystar", Jimmy Houston, Cynthia Hoyt, Clare Hulfish, Sandra A. Jacobs, Jesse A. Kantu, Hogan Kimbrell, Brent Kramlich, Galina Kurlat, Ya La 'Ford, Leslie Magdaleno, Keith McNay, Matt Messinger, Merilee Minshew, Rahul Mitra, Crystal Murley, Amy Newland, Emily Peacock, Page Piland, Silvina Pinal, Julon Pinkston, Britt Ragsdale, Dylan Roberts, Radu Runcanu, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, Charlie Jean Sartwelle, Wade Schmitz, Ruth Shouval, Marjorie Silverstein, Emily Sloan, Belinda Smith, Maria Smits, Susan Spjut, Troy Stanley, Alexine O. Stevens, John Sturtevant, Charles Tatum II, J E Theriot, Sandy Tramel, Patrick Turk, Rubia Van Roodselaar, Tanja Vaughn, Lillian Warren, Catherine Winkler Rayroud, William Witte and Michele A. Zacks

The Big Show 2011 award winners selected by guest juror, Larissa Harris, Curator at Queens Museum of Art, were announced at the opening reception on July 1, 2011. $3000 in cash awards were divided among three artists chosen by the juror.

Three $1,000 cash awards were awarded to:
Rodney Flores
Emily Grenader
Matt Messinger

BIG Thanks to Our Volunteers! 

Our most heartfelt thanks to those of you who volunteered your time and energy during all stages of The Big Show. From friends, family and former staff, to interns and new faces, our volunteer team continues to grow! The following friends of Lawndale made this year's Big Show possible: 

Meghan Allen, Andrea Ancira, Catherine Aquila, Jessica Burnett, Thai Cao, Vanessa Capshaw, Christopher Cascio, Marian Casey, Steffany Cunningham, Messina Delgado, Alix Dunn, Shayla Fears, Gabriella Flournoy, Jeff Forster, Chris Gizinski, Christina Gizinski, Sebastian Granados, Larry Hamilton, April Hernandez, Elizabeth Hernandez, Rachel Hewlett, Chris Higham, Rachel Hooper, Ashley Hurt, Dave Jaros, Adrienne Johnson Yost, Stacey Kirages, Jonathan Leach, Cheryl Link, Anh Luu, Christie Malvin, Beatriz Martinez, Paul Middendorf, Joy Mullett, Sanchia Myrie, Mari Omori, Mayte Porras, Delia Portley, Britt Ragsdale, Jessica Ramos, Mari Rodriguez, Robert Ruello, Richard Sanchez, Monica Scott, Robert Sennhauser, Virginia Shaw, Maria Smits and Mat Wolff


CultureMap People's Choice Award     


www.lawndaleartcenter.orgNew this year to The Big Show, vote through July 30 for your favorite artist in the first-ever CultureMap People's Choice Award. Use your web-enabled mobile phone to scan the QR code on the label of the piece of art that moves you most and register your vote. The winner will be announced the first week of August.



Upcoming Exhibitions     

August 12 - September 24, 2011

Opening Reception Friday, August 12, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 PM

Artist talks at 6 PM

SOUTHERN/PACIFIC | curated by Paul Middendorf

The Power of Negative Feedback |
Jeremy DePrez & Francis Giampietro

Mexicanos | Joel Hernandez

A Time to Celebrate | Mark Ponder

Detritus | Jeff Forster

On view through June 2012
Famous Monsters | Daniel Anguilu



Artist Opportunities


Lawndale Art Center Call for Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: September 15, 2011

Lawndale Art Center accepts proposals from artists and curators throughout the year to be reviewed twice annually by Lawndale's Programming Committee. Lawndale is currently seeking proposals for exhibitions to be scheduled between May and November 2012.

Click here for information on Lawndale's proposal review process.


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