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Lawndale Art Center Newsletter
Lawndale Art Center

February, 2012

4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 | 713.528.5858

Lawndale Art Center Newsletter
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
In This Issue
Exhibitions On View
Upcoming Exhibitions
Design Fair 2012
Volunteer Opportunities
Artist Opportunities
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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.

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Upcoming Exhibitions       

On view March 9 - April 14, 2012

Participating in the FotoFest 2012 Biennial   


Opening Reception
Friday, March 9, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 PM, artist talks at 6 PM




The Photographic Mirror | Curated by Curated by Chuy Benitez  

Work by Ben Aqua, Shelley Calton, Alejandro Cartagena, Brittney Connelly, Morgan Ford, Michael Gault, Alex Goss, Joel Hernandez, Misty Keasler, Allyson Klutenkamper, Qian Ma, Will Michels, Candace Moore, Lupita Murillo Tinnen, Matt Nager, Kristy Peet, Chisum Pierce, Tala Vahabzadeh 

You, Me, & Diane | Emily Peacock

Scroll | Randall McCabe  



Design Fair 2012      

April 25-29, 2012 


Design Fair 2012

Design Fair 2012 features vintage modern objects of the 20th century as well examples of cutting-edge contemporary design. A wide selection of carefully curated items will be available for purchase as part of the Design Fair, including furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion. Visitors to the Fair will be able to meet the designers and exhibitors for an up-close and personal look at the pace-setting designs of today and the mid-20th century.

The Texas Co-Op, a special section of the Fair, features individual Texas-based designers. 2012 Curator, Garrett Hunter invited individual designers to offer specific products. These new and emerging product lines currently are in small-scale production and represent innovations in industrial and object design today.


Click here to learn more about Design Fair 2012. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Spend the weekend in the park with Lawndale during Bayou City Art Festival, Memorial Park, March 23 - 25, 2012.

Proceeds from the Festival benefit non-profit partners like Lawndale Art Center! In exchange, we present an educational art activity in the Creative Zone, and help staff the Festival with fabulous volunteers like you.

Sign up today!

Email for more information.


Artist Opportunities

Lawndale Art Center Call for Exhibition Proposals
Deadline: March 15, 2012

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 November 2012 through May 2013.

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


Empty Bowls Houston: Call for Bowls


The Empty Bowls Steering Committee invites artists to donate handmade bowls for Empty Bowls Houston 2012, which will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Proceeds from the sale of donated bowls benefit The Houston Food Bank. Bowls may be dropped off beginning the first week of May at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main Street (Tuesday through Sunday), or the Ceramic Store, 1002 W. 11th Street (Monday through Saturday). For complete details, please visit or click here to download the call for bowls.


Additionally, the committee is seeking proposals from local artists to create "Presentation Bowls," which will be presented to major sponsors of this year's event. Each selected artist will receive a commission of $100, with the option to donate all or a portion to Empty Bowls Houston. Please contact Andy Bally ( or Thomas Perry ( with questions and to receive a prospectus.  


Programs at Lawndale are supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, The City of Houston through the Houston Museum District Association, The Texas Commission on the Arts, Houston Endowment, The Brown Foundation, Inc., Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Cavnar Foundation, The Cullen Foundation, The Wortham Foundation, Inc., John M. O'Quinn, Cecily E. Horton, Ann W. Harithas, Jonathan and Barbara Day, Diana M. Hudson and Lee Kaplan, Anita and David Garten, Mary and Roy Cullen, Bruce Eames, Felvis Foundation/David R. Graham, Jenny and Mark Johnson, Andrew C. Schirrmeister III, Scott Sparvero, Continental Airlines, Art Colony Association, Party With Cris, other contributors, memberships, benefit events and many volunteers.


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