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Lawndale call for applicants: 2010-2011 Lawndale Artist in Studio Program
Lawndale Art Center in Houston

March, 2010

4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 | 713.528.5858

Call for Applicants: Lawndale Artist Studio Program
Application Deadline: May 28, 2010 by 4PM

Call for Applicants
About the Program
Application Information
2010-2011 Jurors
Download the Application

Click here to download the 2010-2011 Application Form

For more information, please contact us at
713.528.5858 or email

The Lawndale Artist Studio Program is generously supported by:
The Cullen Foundation,
The National Endowment for the Arts,
The Brown Foundation, Inc.
and the Houston Endowment, Inc.

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Lawndale Artist Studio Program

Lawndale Art Center develops local contemporary artists and the audience for their art.

The Lawndale Artist Studio Program is part of Lawndale's ongoing commitment to support the creation of contemporary art by Gulf Coast area artists. With an emphasis on emerging practices, the program will provide three artists with studio space on the third floor of Lawndale Art Center at 4912 Main Street in the heart of Houston's Museum District.

Artists have full access to their studios 24 hours a day, seven days a week; access to visiting artists, writers and curators; and will receive
a $500 monthly stipend for the duration of the program together with an initial $1500 materials budget. If accepted, artists are expected to present a workshop or presentation to the general public and the local arts community to share their practice or explore a related topic.

Works produced during the program will be exhibited at Lawndale Art Center in May 2011. Lawndale Art Center will work with resident artists to create additional exhibition opportunities during the residency.

The term of the studio residency program will be nine months beginning September 1, 2010 and ending May 31, 2011. Residents are expected to work a minimum of 16 hours each week in their studios.

Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be 18 years or older and not enrolled in any degree program. The residency is open to all artists, with an emphasis on artists from the Gulf Coast region. Lawndale welcomes applications from artists in all stages of their careers. Former residents, Lawndale staff, current members of the Lawndale Board of Directors and those who have served in the past year, as well as artists currently scheduled to exhibit at Lawndale are not eligible to apply.

A non-refundable application fee of $15 is due with the application and is payable by check or money order.

Successful applicants will be notified no later than July 15, 2010.
Application Information

Each studio program applicant shall submit an application form, together with a $15 application fee and a CD labeled with the artist's name, containing the following:

1. One page statement of intent to include:
A. Description of how the residency will benefit you and your work
B. Description of prospective public skills workshop or presentation

2. Curriculum Vita (C.V.)

3. Image List (if applicable) indicating title of work, year completed, dimensions and medium.

4. 6 DIGITAL IMAGES ordered in viewing priority. Image files must be in jpeg (*.jpg) format, no larger than 2048 x 1536 pixels at 72 dpi. Please submit only images and not Powerpoint presentations, Adobe slideshows or other additional software. For video, send no more than ten minutes of video on DVD or CD able to be played using Windows Media Player, QuickTime or a home DVD player.

All written material should be submitted digitally as Microsoft Word (*.doc) or Adobe PDF (*.pdf) documents and should be readable using Microsoft Windows XP or earlier software. All materials must be in digital formats to ensure review by the Juror Panel.

Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope for return of materials is optional. If not included, materials will be discarded after review.

All materials and $15 application fee should be submitted to Lawndale Art Center either by mail or hand delivered no later than May 28, 2010 at 4 PM (this is not a postmark deadline).

Lawndale Art Center
Lawndale Artist Studio Program
4912 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

The three residents will be selected by a three-person panel of arts professionals. The selection will be based on the quality of submitted work samples, statement of intent and references.

Robyn O'Neil, Artist
Robert Ruello, Artists & Lawndale Programming Committee Chair
Andrea Pollan, Director, Curator's Office,Washington, D.C.

For more information, please contact us at 713.528.5858 or
2010-2011 Jurors

Robyn O'Neil was born in Omaha, Nebraska and lives and works in Houston, TX.  She received a BFA from Texas A&M University in Commerce, TX, and has completed studies at Kings College, London, England; University of Illinois Chicago, IL; and Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School, Los Angeles, CA.  Her awards include the 2009 Hunting Prize; Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, 2008; Artadia Grant, 2003; and DeGolyer Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, 1999. O'Neil participated in the ArtPace International Artist Residency in 2003. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Praz-Delavallade, Berlin, Germany and Paris, France; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ ; University of Southern Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL; James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China; AMBACH and RICE, Seattle, WA; The Joanna, Houston, TX; CADD ARTLAB, Dallas, TX; Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago; Clementine Gallery, New York, NY; Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston;  Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX, CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX; Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.  Her most recent solo exhibition, The world has won.A final bow was taken., is on view at the Des Moines Art Center through May 23, 2010. O'Neil's work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Microsoft Corporation Art Collection, Redmond, WA; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Progressive Insurance; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KA; The Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA ; and The Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, TX. Her work can be viewed at


Robert Ruello is an artist / educator living in Houston, TX.  Ruello serves as the Lawndale Art Center Programming Committee Chair.  He has art degrees from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago and Columbia University.  The CORE residency program brought him to Houston in 1987, but it is the dynamic and expanding local art scene that has kept him connected to the city. 

Ruello is currently involved with two collaborative projects. The first is TransformaProjects, which is inserting creative voices and projects into the re-building of New Orleans.  The second is a micro gallery called Snack Projects, which is a transitory art space that operates in Lawndale Art Center. Ruello maintains an active exhibition record and is represented by Inman Gallery.  His work can be viewed at

Andrea Pollan is a curator, gallerist, art consultant, writer and appraiser based in Washington, DC. She has organized over 150 exhibitions of contemporary art both regionally and nationally and has written numerous catalogs and exhibition brochures. She has managed a large corporate and several private collections.

In 2004, after serving as Exhibitions Director at McLean Project for the Arts for 10 years, she opened an acclaimed curatorial space called Curator's Office in Washington, DC. It serves both as a curatorial office for offsite exhibitions and projects and a micro-gallery for diverse curatorial voices. Curator's Office is a new hybrid model of curatorial services and micro-gallery that works with both the non-profit and commercial sectors of the art world. In addition to onsite exhibitions, Curator's Office participates in the international art fairs and organizes exhibitions off site for museums, galleries, and arts organizations. Curator's Office was identified in December 2006's Vanity Fair issue as an important player in "The Art Universe."

Recently curated exhibitions include "Interval: Gene Davis" for the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC; "Me, Myself and I: Artist Self-Portraits from the Heather & Tony Podesta Collection" for the Virginia Contemporary Art Center; "The 5th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial" for the Evergreen Museum at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD; and "Idylls" for The Washington Project for the Arts at The World Bank, Washington, DC.

Pollan was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Arts

Administration Fellowship in 1994. She is a member and has served on the DC Chapter of the ArtTable board.

In 1989, she conceived of the visual component of the Mapplethorpe Protest to project the deceased artists' images against the walls of the Corcoran Gallery of Art upon the occasion of the exhibition's abrupt cancellation by the museum.

Download the Application

Click here to download the 2010-2011 application form. For more information on the Lawndale Artist Studio Program, please visit our website.


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