| In This Issue |
| Give to Lawndale's Annual Fund |
| Studio Program Update |
| Exhibitions On View |
| Texas Artists Today Book |
Lawndale's galleries and offices will close for the holidays on December 24, 2010 and will reopen with regular hours on
January 3, 2011.
|Visit the Exhibitions on Flickr!|
Visit our flickr pages for images of current and past exhibitions!
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.
|Time to rescan your Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Code|
Kroger has renewed the Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Donation Program, which allows your grocery store purchases to benefit organizations like Lawndale Art Center. To help support Lawndale, please link your Kroger Card to Lawndale by using this form. If you have participated in the past, you will need to re-scan your KrogerPlus card for 2010-2011. | |
| | Give to Lawndale's Annual Fund Dear Lawndale friends,
I cannot tell you how overwhelmed I am at the outpouring of affection for Lawndale Art Center I have felt in the past few months and I am dearly appreciative of those who have taken the time to stop and spread the "Lawndale love."
I have recently been troubled with the challenge of how to turn this wonderful gift of enthusiasm into financial support for the organization. I have hesitated earnestly asking for support because I do not want to take away from the genuine friendship for Lawndale that I have received from the community. But the simple truth is, as much as Lawndale provides opportunities for Houston area artists and those taking part in the cultural community, Lawndale also needs the support from that very same community.
So like many of my fellow organizations, I am writing to let you know that every dollar counts. Your contributions make it possible for Lawndale to continue to present quality programming free to everyone. We would so appreciate your donating to Lawndale Art Center at this time when you consider your annual giving contributions. Please click here to download a donation form or call 713.528.5858 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 713.528.5858 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
With all good wishes,
Christine Jelson West
| | Studio Program Update
Studio artists Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Daniel McFarlane and Anthony Thompson Shumate have been working on the 3rd floor of Lawndale since September as part of the 5th round of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program. Their work will be featured in a group exhibition opening this spring at Lawndale and they are each working on numerous projects in the meantime. Hillerbrand+Magsamen
recently received a Texas Filmmaker Production Fund grant from the Austin Film Society
. Their work was most recently featured in the 5th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
in Berlin, Germany, October 14-17, 2010 and the Contemporary Art Center Las Vegas, Off The Strip Festival
in October and is currently on view in the 2010 Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition
, Hong-Gah Museum, through January 2, 2011. Upcoming projects include Un..Sharpness of the Documentary
at The Kunstfilmtag, Düsseldorf, Germany, November 6, 2010 and Stranger then Fiction
at the Visual Arts Main Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, January 14 - February 12, 2011. Daniel McFarlane's
work is currently on view at Volume Black
in New York through December 10, 2010 for the group exhibition The Triumph of Now and at the University of Houston Clear Lake
as part of the Lone Star College North Harris Faculty Exhibition through January 10, 2011. Coming up in early 2011, Daniel is scheduled to be included in group shows at Barbara Davis Gallery
, and Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
in San Antonio. Anthony Thompson Shumate's
solo exhibition, Cocky, will be on view at Barbara Davis Gallery
through December 31, 2010. Click here
for more information on the Lawndale Artist Studio Program.
| | Pick up your copy of Texas Artsists Today!
This lively, lavishly illustrated volume, from PaperCity Visual Arts Editor and long-time Lawndale friend, Catherine Anspon, offers a fresh take on the mid-career players (plus a few up-and-comers) upon the rich canvas of Texas's art scene. Sixty-two artists are surveyed via insider studio tours, portraits, and examples of their work, accompanied by concise essays that elucidate each talent's intent, inspiration, and working methods. Published in a collectible, limited edition of 3,000 hand-numbered copies, this memorable survey is presented in an oversized format, producing an art tome as big as Texas.
Priced at just under $100, this volume makes a great gift!
For information on upcoming book signing events, please visit our website
Give the Gift of Lawndale!
Lawndale memberships make great gifts! Need a quick and easy way to give a gift this season? How about purchasing a Lawndale Gift Membership for friends and family. Give someone a gift that is not only fun and exciting (have you seen our current exhibitions?), but also supports local artists.
Please call 713.528.5858 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 713.528.5858 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15th to arrange for your gift membership to be sent.