November 2018 Exhibitions and Public Programs in Houston

Lawndale Lending Library Pop-Up Exhibition
Yours, Mine, and Ours: Selections from the Lawndale Lending Library
Collaboration with Houston Community College – Central
Monday, October 29 – Friday, November 9, 2018
HCC Central Campus Art Gallery
(3517 Austin Street, Houston, TX 77004)
Thursday, November 1
6 – 8 PM
Get a sneak preview of the Lawndale Lending Library (LLL)’s 2018/19 collection and mix and mingle with LLL artists. Light refreshments will be served.
Join the Lawndale Lending Library!
Lawndale is excited to share its latest initiative created in collaboration with Nick Barbee: the Lawndale Lending Library (LLL). LLL is an arts lending library which, for its inaugural year, allows art lovers to borrow artwork from artists in The Big Show 2018 and serves as a platform to connect local artists and art lovers.
Our first art lending event will kick off Saturday, December 1 and will continue through summer 2019 for three 3-month lending periods. For a calendar of LLL lending events, click here.
To sign up as a member, click the link below. For any questions, please contact Emily Fens at or call us at 713-528-5858.
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The Big Show

Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, November 11, 2018
The Big Show is an ambitious open call juried exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale.
For the 2018 iteration, juror Evelyn C. Hankins selected 4 awardees: Agnès Bourély, Sarah Fisher, Matt Manalo, and Rajab Ali Sayed. Each received a cash prize of $1250.
Josh Alan
Keliy Anderson-Staley
Chris Bakay
Deborah Bay
Maria Bordelon-Nelson
Agnes Bourley
Tania Breton
Mary H. Case
Jimmy Castillo
Jill Dietrich
Luisa Duarte
Karen Eisele
Sarah Fisher
Brent Fogt
Mirza Fuentes
Gao Hang
Wanda Harding
Marcos Hernandez
Ryan Hollaway
Yu-Ru Huang
Cedric Ingram
Hedwige Jacobs
Claire Jarvis
Julia Barbosa Landois
Christie Leday
Marie Leterme
Denise Liebl
Matt Manalo
Max Manning
Colleen Maynard
Quentin Pace
Gissette Padilla
Jessica Phillips
Page Piland
Romeo Robinson
Penelope Ross
Robert Ruello
Rajab Ali Sayed
Krista Fay Simandl
Adrian Stuart
Britt Thomas
Joshua Unikel
Cecilia Villanueva
Jasmine Zelaya
Lovie Olivia’s

Tuft & Facet
Friday, September 28 – Sunday, November 11, 2018
Cecily E. Horton Gallery
Tuft & Facet is a bright, bold and immersive display that aims to criticize, survey, comment on and celebrate the diverse southern-queer-community. It is race, gender, sexual identity, and material in concert.
David Costanza Studio’s

Friday, September 28 – Sunday, November 11, 2018
Mary E. Bawden Sculpture Garden

TipTap is an interactive urban object that seeks to bring together the diverse social and cultural bodies in Houston through coordinated play and draws upon the studio’s existing research project, TipTap. TipTap is half hammock, half see-saw. Its alternating motion is controlled through the occupation of its woven surfaces.
Retablos31 at MECA
1900 Kane Street Houston, TX 77007

Silent Auction & Closing Party at MECA
Friday, November 2, 2018
7 – 11 PM
1900 Kane Street Houston, TX 77007

MECA is pleased to present Retablos31: an annual silent auction fundraiser and exhibition of retablos celebrating the tradition of devotional painting, organized in collaboration with Lawndale. For this exhibition, MECA invites artists from the Houston community to create original works of art following the tradition of devotional retablo making. Join the event on Facebook!
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The Big Slide Show
Saturday, November 3, 2018
1 – 3 PM
Join The Big Show 2018 artists for short narrated slide presentations of their work. Join the event on Facebook or see our website for more information.
Artists Presenting on November 3
Deborah Bay
Agnès Bourély
Luisa Duarte
Krista Fay
Sarah Fisher
Brent Fogt
Yu-Ru Huang
Julia Barbosa Landois
Colleen Maynard
Quentin Pace 
Jessica Phillips
Joshua Unikel 
Cecelia Villanueva
Lecture with TipTap‘s David Costanza
Saturday, November 10, 2018
5:30 PM
Join TipTap artist David Costanza of David Costanza Studio for a lecture about the installation design and material research for his installation in Lawndale’s Mary E. Bawden Sculpture Garden, TipTap.
Gulf Coast Reading
featuring Hanif Abdurraqib
Friday, November 16
6:30 – 9:30 PM
Collaboration with Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts presents readings from University of Houston Creative Writing Program graduate students and contributors to its pages. The monthly Gulf Coast Reading Series supports the journal’s mission to spotlight the work of both esteemed and emerging writers with voices as diverse as the Gulf itself. 
Zine Fest Houston
Saturday, November 17, 2018
12 – 6 PM

Zine Fest Houston is an annual, all-ages festival dedicated to promoting zines (self-published magazines), mini-comics, and other forms of small press, alternative and underground DIY media and art.

Admission is always free and low cost table space is made available for creators, writers, and artists involved in the creation, publication, distribution, or promotion of alternative DIY media.

ZFH is the sole event in Houston that specifically provides a platform for emerging and established regional and national zine makers in the DIY community to exchange new work and create meaningful relationships that lead to productive collaboration.

Featured food vendors at this year’s fest include Moon Rooster Food Truck, Somos Semillas Vegan Kitchen and Poodle Floss Cotton Candy!

They, Who Sound
Monday evenings 
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Doors open at 7 PM
Collaboration with Nameless Sound
Free! Donations to They, Who Sound welcome.
Every Monday you’ll hear two distinct performances of experimental sound-making, improvised music, noises, the sounding of art, the performance of art and….
For each Monday’s updated lineup, go to
Gallery Hours
Wed – Fri 12 – 6 PM
Sat 11 AM – 5 PM
Sun 12 – 3 PM
Lawndale’s exhibitions and programs are produced with generous support from The Brown Foundation, Inc.; David R. Graham/Felvis Foundation; the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation; Houston Endowment; Kathrine G. McGovern/The John P. McGovern Foundation; The National Endowment for the Arts; the Texas Commission on the Arts; The City of Houston; and The Wortham Foundation, Inc.