Tag: Houston

2020 Houston Artadia Fellowship

  2019 Houston Artadia Fellowship Exhibition in Lawndale’s 3rd Floor Hallway Space. Image courtesy of Nash Baker. Call for Applications: 2020 Artadia Fellowship Program   Last year, Artadia launched a new program to support immigrant and refugee artists working in Houston. We wanted to personally invite you to submit to their call for applications, open to all immigrant and refugee artists working in any medium, at any stage… Read more »

Lawndale Announces the 2019-2020 Artist Studio Participants

Lawndale is pleased to announce the 2019/20 Artist Studio Program participants: collaborators Jacquelyne Boe and David Janesko; Gerardo Rosales; and Holly Veselka.   Established in 2006, the Lawndale Artist Studio Program offers residencies to Texas-based artists who are developing a practice in the visual and performing arts. Once selected, residents receive a monthly stipend, materials allowance, and 24-hour access to a private studio. Lawndale… Read more »

Call for Proposals: 2020 Houston Common Field Convening

Lawndale is thrilled to announce our partnership with Common Field and to share… Open Call for Proposals: 2020 Houston Common Field Convening in partnership with Art League Houston, Aurora Picture Show, DiverseWorks, Galveston Arts Center, Lawndale, L.O.C.C.A: Law Office for Citizenship and Art & The BioArt Bayou-torium, Mystic Lyon, the Resistance Healing Clinic, and Rothko Chapel Deadline to Submit Proposals Monday, October 28, 11:59 PM… Read more »

Mayor Sylvester Turner Announces Lynn Wyatt Square for the Performing Arts

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today that Lynn Wyatt, a native Houstonian with a worldwide reputation as a patron of the arts, has committed a $10 million gift to ensure that a long-awaited transformation of the former Jones Plaza downtown can be undertaken. The new square will be named the Lynn Wyatt Square For The Performing Arts. “I’m a believer in the adage – a… Read more »

A Letter to the Community

On behalf of Lawndale, I am delighted to announce that our ambitious fall slate of exhibitions and programs marks the beginning of Lawndale’s 40th anniversary celebration. For four decades, Lawndale has been serving Houston artists and audiences with groundbreaking exhibitions and programs that address the critical, cultural, and aesthetic issues of our time.    As we celebrate this milestone, we consider Lawndale’s future and… Read more »

The 86th Texas Legislative Session kicked off

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE ACTION?   The 86th Texas Legislative Session kicked off today and CHILDREN AT RISK is ready to advocate for policies that improve the lives of Texas children. From access to quality child care to school finance, mental health support, and protections for human trafficking victims, Texas has a lot of work to do. Help us make Texas the best… Read more »

January 2019 Exhibitions & Public Programs

Sunday Brunch with Lawndale Sunday, January 27 11 AM – 1 PM Tickets: $100 // $75 (Lawndale Members)  Artworks: $300 (per work) Support Lawndale’s vibrant exhibitions and programs while feasting on Bloody Marys, mimosas, and art! At this new fundraiser, nineteen 8 x 10″ artworks created and donated by artists in the Lawndale community will be exhibited anonymously and can be purchased for $300,… Read more »

Arnold Foundation announces funding for first-of-its-kind addiction treatment rating system

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) announced a $1.3 million grant to the national nonprofit Shatterproof to pilot the first addiction treatment rating system. The system will be an important step toward ensuring patients with opioid use disorder receive tested forms of medical treatment. Only one in 10 Americans with opioid use disorder receives treatment shown by research to be effective. The problems… Read more »

$11 Million to Address Well-Being for Children of Color in Greater Houston

“This initiative exemplifies a strong health equity focus,” said Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., executive director of the Hogg Foundation. “For us, equity means two things: first, inclusion of all members of the community, not as a client population but as leaders and guiding voices; and second, a widened focus that includes whole community transformation as much as individual well-being.” The Hogg Foundation invites… Read more »

November 2018 Exhibitions and Public Programs in Houston

Lawndale Lending Library Pop-Up Exhibition BRAVERY IS CONTAGIOUSby Sarah Fisher Yours, Mine, and Ours: Selections from the Lawndale Lending Library Collaboration with Houston Community College – Central Monday, October 29 – Friday, November 9, 2018HCC Central Campus Art Gallery (3517 Austin Street, Houston, TX 77004)   Reception Thursday, November 1 6 – 8 PM Join the event on Facebook!   Get a sneak preview of the… Read more »

9th Annual Over the Edge Event at Embassy Suites to Benefit Special Olympics

Special Olympics Texas today unveiled details surrounding its upcoming 9th Annual Over the Edge event, which is set to take place once again at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Houston on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Raising funds to support the organization’s more than 59,000 athletes, Over the Edge will provide an adrenaline rush for a good cause… Read more »

September 2018 Exhibitions & Public Programs

/// The Big Show Preview Party/// Thursday, September 13 from 7 – 9 PM $100 Lawndale Members, $125 General We invite you to join this year’s participating artists in celebration of The Big Show and launch of the Lawndale Lending Library, all while supporting Lawndale! Tickets not only include early access to The Big Show 2018 (minus the crowds!), access to the open bar, chicken… Read more »

J.J. Watt Foundation announces Hurricane Harvey recap and 2018-19 plans

The Justin J. Watt Foundation today released the progress of the contributions made to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund started by J.J. Watt following the destruction left by Hurricane Harvey 12 months ago. The fundraiser raised $41.6 million making it the largest crowdsourced fundraiser in world history. All funds have been distributed to eight nonprofits: All Hands and Hearts, Americares, Boys & Girls Clubs,… Read more »

Announcing The Big Show 2018

Announcing The Big Show 2018!   The Big Show 2018 Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, November 11, 2018 Lawndale is pleased to announce the artists, programming, and events for the 2018 iteration of The Big Show, our ambitious annual exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale. For the 2018 exhibition, juror Evelyn C. Hankins selected 53 works from 501 artist… Read more »

Grant opportunities from the Laura Jane Musser Fund

Through the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund supports projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups of community members of different cultural backgrounds. Project planning grants up to $5,000 or implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. New programs or projects in their first three years are eligible. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September… Read more »

OneVo!ceHome: Human Trafficking is the Exclamation Point to Modern Day Injustice – learn what one committed community in West Texas is doing to “break the silence”

Did you know that every 30 seconds someone becomes a victim of modern-day slavery? Or that there are 48.8M slaves in the world today? 22% are sex slaves. And I’m embarrassed to say that Texas is ranked #2 in the nation for the most reported human trafficking cases. The average age an American girl enters the sex trade is 13. And shockingly, 400 trafficked, underage teens work the streets of Dallas each night. And finally, there are illegal massage business working trafficked girls by schools and even in our wealthiest neighborhoods . . . think about it.

Important Updates From Children at Risk

“If we truly hold family values dear, if we sincerely believe that children belong with their parents, and if freedom matters, we must end the zero-tolerance policy.” -Yael Ross Director, Center for New American Children     CENTER FOR NEW AMERICAN CHILDREN   This April, CHILDREN AT RISK launched its Center for New American Children and Education (CNAC). New American Children include:   Documented… Read more »

Reserve your seat for Houston Habitat’s annual “Building a Dream” Luncheon! Tuesday, October 23, 2018

When we celebrated our 30th anniversary at the “Building a Dream” luncheon last year, who knew we would have so much fun? Of course, there was the traditional meet and greet and networking, but we also taking photo at the “step and repeat” screen, and enjoyed an entertaining talk with Dr. Tererai Trent of Zimbabwe. This year, we celebrate one of our own –… Read more »

This Saturday, July 21 from 1 – 4 PM: Family Day at Lawndale!

This Saturday afternoon, enjoy a day of FREE fun at Lawndale!     Family Dayin collaboration with Asia Society, CAMH, and MFAHSaturday, July 21 1 – 4 PM FREE Come on out to Lawndale on Saturday, July 21 from 1 – 4 PM for a summer Family Day, featuring hands-on activities inspired by our 2018 Artist Studio Program exhibition, In Real Life, and Elaine… Read more »

More than $100 million in new grants will support diverse and innovative school models and leaders

Walton Family Foundation announced efforts to build and expand on two decades of school startup grants to fuel the growth of high-quality schools across the country. The strategy, detailed in Rooted in Opportunity: The Walton Family Foundation’s Approach to Starting and Growing High-Quality Schools, includes continued grants to proven organizations, like those that help create successful charter schools, with an expanded focus on innovative… Read more »