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THE BIG SHOW 2013
On view July 12 - August 10
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 $3,000 in cash awards.
For this year's exhibition, a total of 83 works by 67 artists were selected by juror Duncan Mackenzie, Artist/Critic/Writer and Co-Founder of Bad at Sports, for the exhibition from 922 works submitted by 366 artists. Artists selected for the exhibition include:
Hannah Adams, John Adelman, Alonso Bedolla, Kari Breitigam, Adrian Landon Brooks, Chadwick + Spector, Raina Chamberlain, Perry Chandler, Monica Chhay, JooYoung Choi, K.C. Collins, Felipe Contreras, Terry Crump, Andy Dearwater, Alex Larsen and Alexander DiJulio, Jennifer Ellison, Avril Falgout, Bryan Forrester, Kelli Foster, Caitlin Fredette, Luna Gajdos, Daniela Galindo, Bryan Keith Gardner, Matthew Glover, Nerissa Gomez, David P. Gray, Carrie Green Markello, Casey Arguelles Gregory, Sarah Hamilton, Jorge Imperio, Jenna Jacobs, Sandra A. Jacobs, Jeremy Keas, Bradley Kerl, Galina Kurlat, Marilyn Faulk Lanser, Melinda Laszczynski, Joan Laughlin, Eva Martinez, David McClain, Leo Medrano, Susannah Mira, Kia Neill, Mari Omori, Bernice Peacock, Eric Pearce, Ellen Phillips, Page Piland, Julon Pinkston, Eduardo Portillo, Cinta Rico, Natalie Rodgers, Darcy Rosenberger, Nana Sampong, Kay Sarver, John Slaby, Rosalind Speed,Earl Staley, Adair Stephens, Alexine O. Stevens, Saralene Tapley, Happy Valentine, David H. Waddell, Camille Warmington, Chantal Wnuk,Martin Wnuk and Tera Yoshimura
Parking for the opening reception is available in the Lawndale lot at the corner of Rosedale and Travis, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft lot, at Texas State Optical and in the streets in the neighborhood around Lawndale. Please do not park in the Norhill Realty / Pfluger Architects lot on the South side of the building.
Duncan MacKenzie, Artist/Critic/Writer
and Co-Founder of Bad at Sports
is an Artist, Pundit, Educator and a Founding Member/Producer of Bad at Sports
. His works have appeared in galleries all over the world including Canada, Australia, The United States of America, New Zealand, Estonia and England.
Bad at Sports, a project he began with Richard Holland in 2005, is one of the USA largest arts resources and continues to grow every week, currently sharing an archive of 350 hours worth of audio documenting the art history of Chicago, New York City and San Francisco, and over 2000 posts by the best art writers in Chicago.
His work has been discussed in Flash Art, Art Forum, the New York Times, Time Out and many other venues. He is the author of over 250 interviews and has worked with such people as Rodney Graham, Kerry James Marshall, Francesco Bonami, Luc Tuymans, James Elkins, Julie Ault, Carol Becker, James Rondeau, Jeff Wall, and Gavin Turk. He currently enjoys a posting as an Assistant Professor in Art + Design at Columbia College Chicago.
The Big Slide Show
Wednesday & Thursday, July 31 & August 1, 2013
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.
Many thanks to our Big Show 2013 sponsors!
*as of July 2, 2013
Whole Foods Market
Scott R. Sparvero
Karol Kreymer & Robert J. Card
David R. Graham / Felvis Foundation
Tim Kollatschny & Stephen Goldberg
H. Irving Schweppe Jr. MD
Art Supply on Main
Demetre P. Grivas
One Arm Red
Page Southerland Page LLP
H. Russell Pitman
Minnette & Peter Boesel
William & Fredrica Fester
Beverly & Wayne Gilbert
Candice & Nick Goodwin
G G Hsieh & Mark Hausknecht
Mary & George Hawkins
Richard E. Fluhr & Rudy Hernandez
Caroline & Ben Jansen
Victoria & Marshal Lightman
Jewell & Joseph Ragsdale
Misty Barnett Trahan & Chris Trahan
Christine & Ramon West
Our most heartfelt thanks goes to all the amazing volunteers who lent us their time and energy to help make this year's Big Show happen!
John Adelman, Max Anderson, Victoria Atkinson, Fabiola Bautista, Lisa Brooks, Chris Cascio, Terri Cummings, Ashley DeHoyos, Michael DelaFlor, Lacy Fontenot, Wendy Franklin, Ken General, Stephen Goldberg, Candice Goodwin, Corinne Goyette, Tommy Gregory, Sarah Hazel, Lynette Henry, Lainie Jasko, Adrienne Johnson Yost, Kerry Jordan, Anastasia Kirages, Tim Kollatschny, Larry Larrinaga, Cheryl Link, Eldon Luo, Apama Mackey, Kendra Madison, Gabriel Martinez, Beatriz Martinez, Cheryl Meade, Imelda Mendez, Bill Nantz, Katelyn Newman, Desiree Palacios, Alban Proietto, Britt Ragsdale, Christine Ramsey, Cary Reeder, Andrea Rodriguez, Darcy Rosenberger, Suzanne Shield-Polk, Yvonne Silva, Taylor Smith, Madilyn Stein, Phillip Tran, Linsey Whitehead, Amanda Wiggins, Lita Wills and Katia Zavistovski.