Search TXNP

< More Nonprofit Exchanges

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Share: facebooktwitterdigg

Lawndale Art Center Newsletter: Exhibitions opening Friday!
Lawndale Art Center Houston

May, 2014

Exhibitions Opening Friday
On view May 9 - June 14, 2014
Opening Reception 
Friday, May 9, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 PM, Artist talks at 6 PM


Practice | Shayne Murphy, Jim Nolan and Emily Peacock 
Lawndale Artist Studio Program Exhibition


Residency Exchange | Lawndale - CentralTrak 
Spencer Brown-Pearn, Heyd Fontenot, Sally Glass, Jeff Gibbons, Shawn Mayer, Lynne McCabe, Shayne Murphy, Jim Nolan, Emily Peacock, David Politzer and Liz Trosper


Euclid's Line | Michelle Chen-Dubose


Fused Dualities | Lauren Salazar 


Also on view...

The People's Plate | Otabenga Jones & Associates



Click here to join this event on Facebook.


Shayne Murphy, Jim Nolan and Emily Peacock
Lawndale Artist Studio Program Exhibition 

John M. O'Quinn Gallery 
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 provides 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. This exhibition features residents for the eighth round of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program, Jim Nolan, Shayne Murphy and Emily Peacock.


Shayne Murphy presents new work focusing on the creation of invented spaces that combine the real and imagined. The spaces represent a hyper-reality; a place where dreams, memories, and the future converge. By combining different visual languages, he seeks to explore the relationships between abstraction and realism through paintings, drawings, and installation based works. Imagery is often distorted and manipulated taking on a fantastical quality while still maintaining a connection to the physical world. The occupants or figures within these spaces embody different roles including that of transient, protector, destroyer, or at times remain unknown. 


In an attempt to better understand his own art making process, Jim Nolan will remake and reinterpret three of his older sculptures that were destroyed in moving from the East Coast to Texas. 


Through photographs, videos and small installations, Emily Peacockexplores her relationship with her sister through staging gestures and examining elements of the environments, objects and routines associated with shared personal histories. Drawing on her close family relationships, this exhibition of new work plays with modes of portraiture and the various ways we interact with photographs as personal objects.

Shayne Murphy's website

Jim Nolan's website
Emily Peacock's website

Residency Exchange

Lawndale - CentralTrak 

Spencer Brown-Pearn, Heyd Fontenot, Sally Glass, Jeff Gibbons,  
Shawn Mayer, Lynne McCabe, Shayne Murphy, Jim Nolan,  
Emily Peacock, David Politzer & Liz Trosper
Cecily E. Horton Gallery


In an attempt to break down barriers and to create an exchange between the artistic communities of Houston and Dallas, this exhibition presents an exchange between current and past residents of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program and CentralTrak: The University of Texas at Dallas Artists' Residency. This project creates an opportunity for dialog between a number of artists with relationships to one or both of these non-profit institutions and artist residencies. Select resident-pairs from each program will perform an art/idea exchange, engaging in the "intimate" artistic act of conceptual collaboration, opening up a dialog and creating new artworks which combine their individual art practices.


Euclid's Line

Michelle Chen-Dubose
Grace R. Cavnar Gallery


Michelle Chen-Dubose's paintings document a conflation of questions with what is seen through the blurry window of a moving vehicle. Long stretches in a car can be a strange gap in the continuity of everyday life. In this space, we are moving, sitting still and waiting at the same time. Chen-Dubose tries to isolate something experiential in this shared movement and pause.


Fused Dualities

Lauren Salazar
Project Space


Lauren Salazar merges the dualities of craft and minimal abstraction, domestic and high art, the traditional and the contemporary through woven installations and sculptures. Salazar invites the viewer's associations about weaving with domestic objects, tradition and craft and in her work aims to subvert and expand upon these associations by exploiting and magnifying the formal gridded world within the process. In weaving, Salazar is able to connect and explore within the medium's layered cultural heritage while also indulging in the geometric abstract language that she loves. After her pieces have been woven and are off the loom, the second act occurs. The pieces are aggressively manipulated. Weavings are bound, bolted, and stretched onto and across frames, walls, ceilings, and floors. Process as well as literal and metaphorical tensions are present within the final abstract pieces.


Lauren Salazar's website

2014 Lawndale Mural Project

On view through January 2015


North Exterior Wall



Through a collaborative art project/public health program, Otabenga Jones & Associates will attempt to mitigate the ongoing health crisis of obesity and its related risks. The Collective will create a public mural at the Lawndale Art Center along with a series of adjacent programs, kicking off a year-long commitment to health education. Programs will include cooking classes, a foraging workshop, an urban gardening workshop, an instructional cooking video and a line of mass produced lunchboxes that will be made available to the public. Inspired by the Black Panther Free Breakfast for School Children Program, which saw the Panthers cooking and serving breakfast to poor inner city children, the Collective aims to provide at-risk community members with a set of tools that will encourage self-sufficiency and empowerment in terms of maintaining their own health through food choices, while building community.


The People's Plate is a project of Creative Capital.

The Lawndale Mural Project is funded in part by Kinzelman Art Consulting and the Mid-America Arts Alliance ENGAGE Community Engagement Project. 


Upcoming Events


IT'S A BOOK! The Bi-Coastal GENDER book Shower!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 PM


Join us in-person for an evening of games, giveaways, activities, coloring book pages, Q&A with the creators, art, movies, and community magic celebrating the birth of the GENDER book.

What is the GENDER book?

The GENDER book is a colorful visual primer on the world of gender. It's a 90-page, fully-illustrated, educational book that teaches - and unteaches - some of the basics of gender theory in a way that is super fun, non-judgy, and full of COLOR. It's a handsome hardback book that you can sit and read in one sitting.

Use this book as a resource for therapists and other health professionals, as well as in classrooms and organizations. Use this book to help you or someone you know come out to family and friends. This book can change the world for gender minorities, one opened mind at a time.

Click here to join the event on Facebook.



ICESHELF Smile Tour 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
12 - 5 PM (One Day Only!)


A Mobile Gallery Tour featuring
An Exhibition by SCUBA 


In the spirit of polar discovery, ICESHELF is a mobile gallery, performance, and work/live space inspired by the contemporary research stations of Antarctica. Biodieselcompatible and partially powered by solar panels, the truck uses renewable energy and is a testament to our rapidly changing times. Like an ice shelf or an iceberg, the truck can rest or drift. 

ICEPOP initiates a dialogue with 100 years of humankind's exploration of the South Pole. The South Pole has long been a place of harrowing curiosity, natural wonder, scientific discovery, and geographic diversity in the minds of scientists, artists, and the general populace. 

SCUBA is Sandra Wang and Crockett Bodelson, collaborative artists from Santa Fe, New Mexico.



2014-2015 Exhibition Season Preview
Thursday, May 29, 2014
6 PM


Lawndale's Programming Committee presents a preview of exhibitions planned for the 2014-2015 exhibition season at Lawndale.



Artist Opportunities

2014-2015 Lawndale Artist Studio Program
Application Deadline: May 31, 2014 
(Midnight - Central Standard Time)


Applications for the 2014-2015 Lawndale Artist Studio Program are now being accepted online via This program provides three artists with studio space on the third floor of Lawndale ArtCenter, a monthly stipend, materials budget and exhibition in May 2015. 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, 2014 (Midnight - Central Standard Time). Please note, applications will only be accepted online via


The Big Show 2014
Submission Dates: 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 11AM - 7PM
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 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. 
Practice | Shayne Murphy, Jim Nolan & Emily Peacock
Residency Exchange | Lawndale - CentralTrak
Euclid's Line | Michelle Chen-Dubose
Fused Dualities | Lauren Salazar
The People's Plate | Otabenga Jones & Associates
Visit our Flickr page for images of current and past exhibitions!
Become a member!
Shop for your supplies right in the museum district! Lawndale Members receive a 20% discount at Art Supply on Main. Membership levels start at $25 for a whole year of benefits. 

Visit our website to learn more and join today!

Support Lawndale at No Cost to You!
Have Kroger Plus Card? 

Lawndale is part of Kroger's Community Rewards program and receives a portion of proceeds from purchases made by 
everyone enrolled!

Link your account to support Lawndale Art Center!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.  
Visit and select Lawndale Art Center in the search menu for a portion of the proceeds from your purchases to benefit Lawndale!

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 Joan Hohlt and Roger Wich Foundation, Art Colony Association, John M. O'Quinn, Cecily E. Horton, Ann W. Harithas, Diana M. Hudson and Lee Kaplan, Julia and Luke Burke, Monica Rios and Colin Fulton, Bruce Eames, Anita and David Garten, Felvis Foundation/David R. Graham, Samantha Schnee and Michael Hafner, Henke Law Firm LLP, Jenny and Mark Johnson, Gretchen and Andrew McFarland, Paula Murphy, Nicole and Joey Romano, Scott Sparvero, Mary Martha and Joel Staff, TeleFlex, United Airlines, Kinzelman Art Consulting, Page, Poggenpohl Design Studio, Saint Cloud and other contributors, memberships, benefit events and many volunteers.


Your TXNP Weekly E-Newsletter is made possible by the generosity of:

FROST in many Texas cities

TXNP Professional Members Are Dedicated to Texas and Texans.

Aurora Grants & Consulting |Dawson Murray Teague Communications | ELITE Research | FOR THE PHILANTHROPIST | Graystone Consulting | J A Churchill Associates | John F. Lewis PC | McConnell & Jones LLC

Sign up for your personal TXNP E-Newsletter

at-t Meadows Foundation express news HOBLITZELLE FOUNDATION v greenly zachry foundation w b h b bank of america southwest airlines Sid W. Richardson Foundation forst