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The Big Show 2012 Call for Entries
Lawndale Art Center

May, 2012


4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 | 713.528.5858

Lawndale Art Center Artist Opportunities 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
 
The Big Show 2012
Entries and Eligibility
Juror
The Big Slide Show
Become a Member!  

Lawndale Members receive a discount on The Big Show entry fee and are invited to a special preview of the exhibition!Memberships 
start as low as $25.
 

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for tweets from the galleries during intake and jurying!

 
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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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THE BIG SHOW 2012

July 13 - August 11, 2012
Opening Reception Friday, July 13, 2012, 6:30-8:30 PM
Awards announced at 7 PM 

 

 

About

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.

 

Entries and Eligibility

  

Click here to download the Entry Form! 

  • There is a $30 submission fee for all non-Lawndale Art Center members. Members receive $5 off the cost of entry.
  • Works in all media completed during 2010-2012 will be accepted.
  • The exhibition will be juried from actual work.
  • Open to all artists living within 100 miles of Lawndale or in the following counties: Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton.
  • Artists are limited to three (3) entries.
  • Only original works are eligible; works publicly exhibited in Houston, created in art classes, or copies of works will be disqualified.
  • Works that are not stable enough to endure the exhibition will be disqualified and are not insurable.
  • Fragile works, such as drawings or photographs, must be framed or securely mounted under glass or Plexiglas.
  • All works must be ready for installation upon submission; do not submit work which is not ready to handle (i.e. wet paintings or work without hardware).

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission dates (work must be delivered to Lawndale):
June 27, 2012, 12-8 PM & June 28, 2012 10 AM - 5PM

Pick up dates (for work not selected for the exhibition): 
July 2 & 3, 2012, 10 AM - 5 PM  

 

 

Download the entry form! 

 

 

Juror

Photo by Alexa Hoyer 

Marco Antonini, Gallery Director
NURTUREart
Brooklyn, NY

 

Marco Antonini is Gallery Director at NURTUREart, a Brooklyn based nonprofit organization that provides exhibition opportunities and resources for emerging artists, curators, and public school students. While supervising NURTUREart's exhibitions, special events and publications, Antonini personally curated WE ARE:, an experimental series that showcased week-long projects by invited artists, curators and organizations for the entire Summer 2011. He is currently at work on another special program: ...Is This Free?, an investigation of the history, development and current status of "Free" art; this sprawling group exhibition will include artworks, ephemera and publications dating back to the late sixties, presented side by side with contemporary artworks, many of which commissioned by NURTUREart.

Alongside his work at NURTUREart, Antonini has remained active as an independent curator and writer. His exhibitions have been produced by Japan Society, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), ISE Foundation, Elizabeth Foundation, The Italian Cultural Center in New York, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), Centro Cultural de Espana in Guatemala (CCE/G) and FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art. His reviews and interviews have appeared on Cura, ArtPulse, Flash Art, Whitehot Magazine, BMM, Drome, Contemporary, AroundPhotography and NYArts Magazine. His essays have been published on Cura, Occulto, PulseBerlin, Arte&Critica, BMM, as well as on many exhibition catalogs and exhibition-related publications.

 

 

The Big Slide Show

Wednesday & Thursday, August 1 & 2, 2012
6 PM

 

Join Lawndale and Houston's talented Big Show artists for short, informal presentations about their work.  Presentations start at 6 PM each night at Lawndale Art Center. Come early as seating is limited.

 

 
 
 

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 Cavnar Foundation, 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, Anita and David Garten, Bruce Eames, Felvis Foundation/David R. Graham, Jenny and Mark Johnson, Jeryn & Walter Mayer, Andrew C. Schirrmeister III, Scott Sparvero, Gabriela Trzebinski, United Airlines, Kinzelman Art Consulting, Party With Cris, Poggenpohl Design Studio and other contributors, memberships, benefit events and many volunteers.



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