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through Saturday, July 30, 2011
2011 Juror Larissa Harris
, CuratorQueens Museum of Art
The Big Show is Lawndale Art Center's annual open-call, juried
exhibition. It has been an important venue through which emerging
and under-represented Houston area artists gain exposure since
the show's conception in 1984. The Big Show was formerly the East End Show, sponsored by the East End Progress Association, at Lawndale's original location.
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.Guest juror Larissa Harris, Curator at The Queens Museum of Art, selected a total of 121 works by 73 artists for the exhibition from 972 works submitted by 404 artists. Artists selected for the exhibition include:Sarita Ackerman
, Dran Alessi, Fred Allen, Cody Arnall
, Heather Bause
, Mark Benham
, Kassandra Bergman, Bexar
, N. Blanca
, Brian Campbell, Sondra Chambers, Michelle Chen-Dubose, Kristen Cliburn, Felipe Contreras
, Josh Urban Davis, Adrian de la Cerda, Shannon Duckworth, John Earles, Noah Edmundson, Loli Fernandez
, Bill Fester, Rodney Flores, Bryan Keith Gardner, GONZO247, David P. Gray, Emily Grenader
, Brent Groves, Mitch Samuels "Grystar", Jimmy Houston
, Cynthia Hoyt, Clare Hulfish
, Sandra A. Jacobs, Jesse A. Kantu, Hogan Kimbrell
, Brent Kramlich, Galina Kurlat
, Ya La 'Ford
, Leslie Magdaleno
, Keith McNay
, Matt Messinger, Merilee Minshew, Rahul Mitra, Crystal Murley
, Amy Newland
, Emily Peacock, Page Piland
, Silvina Pinal
, Julon Pinkston
, Britt Ragsdale, Dylan Roberts, Radu Runcanu
, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, Charlie Jean Sartwelle
, Wade Schmitz, Ruth Shouval
, Marjorie Silverstein
, Emily Sloan
, Belinda Smith
, Maria Smits
, Susan Spjut, Troy Stanley, Alexine O. Stevens
, John Sturtevant, Charles Tatum II
, J E Theriot
, Sandy Tramel, Patrick Turk
, Rubia Van Roodselaar
, Tanja Vaughn, Lillian Warren, Catherine Winkler Rayroud
, William Witte and Michele A. ZacksThe Big Show
2011 award winners selected by guest juror, Larissa Harris, Curator at Queens Museum of Art, were announced at the opening reception on July 1, 2011. $3000 in cash awards were divided among three artists chosen by the juror.
Three $1,000 cash awards were awarded to:Rodney FloresEmily GrenaderMatt Messinger
CultureMap People's Choice Award
New this year to The Big Show, vote through July 30 for your favorite artist in the first-ever CultureMap People's Choice Award. Use your web-enabled mobile phone to scan the QR code on the label of the piece of art that moves you most and register your vote. The winner will be announced the first week of August.
Lawndale Art Center Call for Exhibition Proposals
Deadline: September 15, 2011 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 May and November 2012.Click here for information on Lawndale's proposal review process.