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Lawndale Art Center Newsletter: Four Exhibitions Opening Tonight!
Lawndale Art Center

May, 2013

4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 | 713.528.5858 
Lawndale Art Center Newsletter
Friday, May 10, 2013
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Opening Tonight
Upcoming Events
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.

Houston Museum District

Opening Tonight

Friday, May 10, 2013
6:30 - 8:30 PM, Artist talks at 6 PM


Exhibitions on view through April 20, 2013



Lawndale Artist Studio Program Exhibition

Also on view...
Upcoming Events

Performance Workshop with Nancy Douthey
Saturday, May 18, 2013
1 - 3 PM
Free - Registration required    


Come explore performance exercises that will inspire and refresh any creative process through the act of doing. This workshop is for people interested in instant performance, writing, thinking and working as an individual as well as participating in a group. Registration for this event is limited to 10 participants. Click here to register.


Collage Workshops with Patrick Turk
Saturday, May 25, 2013 & June 1, 2013
1 - 3 PM
$10 materials fee - Registration required 


Join collage artist Patrick Turk as he demystifies the collage processes he has spent nearly 15 years developing. This workshop will focus on every step of the collage process from choosing and cutting materials, what type of adhesives to use and how to apply them, and planning and executing collage compositions.

This workshop will be limited to 15 spaces for each day. All necessary materials will be supplied, but participants are encouraged to bring any specific imagery that they are interested in incorporating into their collages.

Click here to register. The $10 materials fee will be collected at the workshop.    



Massa Lemu Artist Talk
May 31, 2013
4 PM

Join artist, writer, and critic Massa Lemu for a discussion about PRECARIOT, his exhibition on view through June 15 in Lawndale's Project Space. Lemu will also discuss his ongoing efforts to establish an Art and Design School in Blantyre, Malawi.


Houston Experimental Underground Sound Series Matinee
Saturday, June 8, 2013
12 - 5 PM


Please join us on June 8, 2013 for the live aural accompaniment DOMOKOS / FUTURE BLONDES Feather 17 installation with Houston's finest underground experimental ensembles NIGHT AT NOON, RU-486, GREY CELL, THRASCHEN (T. Kerschen + Erika Farmer of INDIAN JEWELRY), BLACK LEATHER JESUS, HOW I QUIT CRACK, SKULLCASTER and FUTURE BLONDES. These acts have been vibrating in Houston's most shadowy corners for the last 20+ years. There will be live video mixing + endless sound pleasures/discomforts from 12 to 5 PM. Please feel free to document the event for a video collage to be edited after the show.


Whole Foods Community Giving Day
benefiting Lawndale Art Center and The Big Show
June 12, 2013
8 AM - 10 PM
Whole Foods Market Bellaire 


As part of the Whole Foods Community Giving Day Program 5% of net sales all day from 8 AM - 10 PM, at the Bellaire store will benefit Lawndale Art Center and The Big Show. Special activities are being planned throughout the day and evening.


Whole Foods Market Bellaire
4004 Bellaire Blvd
Houston Texas 77025
(713) 667-4090

Artist Opportunities

2013-2014 Lawndale Artist Studio Program
Deadline: May 31, 2013 
Applications for the 2013-2014 Lawndale Artist Studio Program are now being accepted online via This program provides three artists with studio space on the third floor of Lawndale Art Center, a monthly stipend, materials budget and exhibition in May 2014. Participating artists are expected to spend a minimum of 16 hours a week in the studio and organize a workshop for the general public and the local arts community to share their practice or explore a related topic. Please visit our website for complete information on the Lawndale Artist Studio Program.

All application materials are due by May 31, 2013 (Midnight - Central Standard Time). Please note, applications will only be accepted online via

The Big Show 2013
Submission Dates:
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11AM - 7PM
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 10AM - 5PM

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

Click here for complete details on how to enter The Big Show. 

 Programs at Lawndale are supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The City of Houston through the Houston Museum District Association, The Texas Commission on the Arts, Houston Endowment, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation, The John P. McGovern Foundation, The Wortham Foundation, Inc., Art Colony Association, John M. O'Quinn, Cecily E. Horton, Ann W. Harithas, Diana M. Hudson and Lee Kaplan, Chinhui Juhn and Edward R Allen III, Bevin and Dan Dubrowksi, Bruce Eames, Anita and David Garten, Felvis Foundation/David R. Graham, Jenny and Mark Johnson, Jeryn and Walter Mayer, Paula Murphy, Andrew C. Schirrmeister III, Scott Sparvero, Gabriela Trzebinski, TeleFlex, United Airlines, Kinzelman Art Consulting, Poggenpohl Design Studio and other contributors, memberships, benefit events and many volunteers.


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