Retablo & Student Exhibitions
October 21 - November 9, 2013
In 1988, Lawndale Art Center presented its first annual Día de los Muertos
exhibition of retablos: small art works inspired by the traditional Latin American devotional art form of the same name. It is now one of Lawndale's most popular programs that reaches out to communities across the region. Lawndale invites artists and the public to create contemporary interpretations of retablos on 8" x 10" pieces of sheet metal. These retablos are then sold at the gala to benefit both Lawndale and the artists. Many well-known Houston and nationally known artists participate; the exhibition attracts a large audience and the gala is one of the most fun parties in Houston!
Día de los Muertos is Lawndale's only open-call, non-juried exhibition. The retablo silent auction is our single largest fundraising event of the year.
Artists participating in this year's exhibition include:
Simone Adams, Joe C. Aker, Glinda Anderson, Vivian Arcidiacono, Rachel Arellanes, Ron Arena, Marisa Avelar, David Aylsworth, Tod Bailey, Andre C. Bally, Virginia Bally, Alex Barber, Elli Barnwell, Debra Barrera, Malinda Beeman, Betirri Bengston, Daniel Bertalot, Suzi Blair, N. Blanca, Luke Blount, Natasha Bowdoin, Elaine Bradford, Farrah Braniff, Rebecca Braziel, Otis Ike, Cathy Brisky, Susi Brister, Dakota Broadway, Cindy Broadway, Scot Brooks, Christi Bruecher, Jesse A. Burgos, Billy Canipe, Phillip Cano, Jamie M. Cano, Marissa Cardenas, Christina Carfora, D. Grant Carr, Madeline Carr, Lee Carrier, Brianna Carroll, wacdesignstudio, P. Cerling, Chaz + Lola, Vachu Chilakamarri, Carol Christa, Sheng Kuan Chung, Michael A. Colyer, Felipe Contreras, Annie Cook, Carol Sandin Cooley, Jeff Copeland, Sarah Nelson Crawford, Claire Cusack, Janie DeGuerin, Beth Dewey, Elvira Diaz-Ocampo, Jason Dibley, Caroline and Danielle Docwra, Jane Eifler, Jennifer Ellison, Carlos Entenza, Stephanie Entenza, Daniel Esquivel-Brandt, Vanessa Estrada, Xinlu (Lulu) Fang, Brandi Farley, Keegan Farrell, Loli Fernandez, Julie Fischer, Rosa M. Flores, Marcela Flores, Richard E. Fluhr , Juliana Forero, John Forse, Diane Fraser, S.G. Garcia, Julie Anne Gawel, Abhidnya Ghuge, Scott Gilbert, Erica Gilbert, Gish Creative, James Glassman, Michael Godoy, Joyce F. Gold, Johann Klaus Golditz, Katie Weymouth Gonzalez, Nicholas Gonzalez, Laura E. Gonzalez-Fernandez, Dan Graur, Mollie Graybill, Casey Arguelles Gregory, Tommy Gregory, Maryann Gremillion, Barry Gremillion, John Grisaffi, Mitch Samuels Grystar, Stevie Ray Guajardo, Valerie G., Keith Guehring, Deisy Guevara, M. Hamavet, Jan Arthur Harrell, Sarah Hazel, Jan Johnston and Elaine Hearn, Maury Hecht, Lynette Henry, Rudy Hernandez, Jr., Paula Hernandez-Pilgrim, Nicole Hill, Dallas Hill, Khanh Ho, Eliza, Joe Holton, Johnny Hooks, Robot Ronnie , Alex Irvine, Herman Jacobs, Sandra A. Jacobs, JoAnn Jenkins, Leslie Plaza Johnson, Solomon Kane, Laura Nicole Kante, Allison Kellogg, Bradley Kerl, Hogan Kimbrell, Jean King, Anastasia Kirages, Sharon Kopriva, Diane La Franca, Lauren Langford, Bill Large, Laura Lark, Melinda Laszczynski, Terry Leavitt-Chavez, Harry Leverette, Laura Firmin Levine, Huimiao (Amy) Lin, Liza Littlefield, Chris Lockwood, Loloa + Chaz, Peter Lucas, Leslie Magdaleno, Sal Maida 4, Jason Makepeace, Nina Makepeace, Gabriela Maldonado, Jennifer Manning, Gabriel Martinez, Miguel Martinez, Melissa Martinez, Elias (Lee) Martinez, The Art Guys, Mark Masterson, Kenneth Mazzu, Mark S. McCray, Mary M. McGee, micheletko, Paul Middendorf, Madison Miranda, John R. Moffitt, Jill R. Moffitt, Norola Morgan, Pen Morrison, Don Moser, Shayne Murphy, Leslie Mutchler, Michel Muylle, L. A. Naut, Olivia Neal, Steve and Sue Neel, Jessica Ninci, Jim Nolan, Angel Oloshove, Mari Omori, Lizbeth Ortiz, Gay Paratore, Aaron Parazette, Vivian Pastor, Emily Peacock, Sarah Peacock, Eric Pearce, A. Pebdani, Donna Perkins, Sergio Pernas, Peggy Jones Pfister, Ronel Pierre, David "Low Brow" Pilgrim, Mark Ponder, Basilios Poulos, Carlos Pozo, Elías Louis Rafaj, Cary Reeder, Alison Reeves, Anne J. Regan, Michael Remson, Patrick Renner, Rosalva Reyes-Hada, Suzanne Richards, Patti Lou Richardson, Trish Robbins, Anne H. Roberts, Andrew Robinson, Jennifer Rodriguez, Nancy Rohr, Nicole Laurent Romano, Carolyn Rose, Samara Rosen, John Runnels, Jose Saenz, Charlie Jean Sartwelle, Kay Sarver, Rose Davila Scharning, Brandi M. Scott, Beth Secor, Brian Neal Sensabaugh, Robyn Sieverding, Chris Skiles, Belinda Smith, Penny Smith, Karen Anne Smith, Xochi Solis, Becky R. Soria, Al Souza, Annie Souza, John Sparagana, Loni Sproles, Christine Stevens and Richard Chrishock, Melanie Stinson, David Stone , John Sturtevant, Daniel Szymanowski, Anne Rita Taylor, Rebekah Tee, Nicole Temple, Marjorie Ng Thai, A.1 & X.2 / Stautberg-Tolberto, Frank X. Tolbert2, Michael Toskovich, Joan Son and Wing Tse, Patrick Turk, Randy Twaddle, Gina Valenzuela, Rachelle Vasquez, Tanja Vaughn, Myke Venable, Monica Vidal, Melissa Walter, Dandee Warhol, Camille Warmington, Dianne K. Webb, Charisse Weston, Richard Williams, Martin Wnuk, Dave Wood, Scott Woodard, Kory Woods, Sang-Mi Yoo, Michael Young, Bibi Zambrano, Jo Zider, Daniel Zorn, Grace Zuniga
Lawndale encourages teachers to educate their students about important aspects of Mexican culture and their related art practices and offers schools the opportunity to display their work in our Cavnar and Horton galleries. In past years, students have submitted projects such as sugar skulls, papel picado, papier mache skeletons, retablos, altars and other large-scale installations.
Work by Houston area schools will be on view in the Horton and Cavnar Galleries, including:
Bay Area Montessori House, Berry Elementary, Harmony Science Academy Houston High, Jersey Village High School, Johnston Middle School, Katy High School, Lorenzo De Zavala Elementary, Manvel High School, Miller Intermediate, Pasadena Memorial High School, Patrick Henry M.S., Pope John XXIII High School, Presbyterian School, Ridgecrest Elementary, Sam Houston MSTC, Sharpstown International Magnet School, Tenney School, William B. Travis Elementary, YES Prep Brays Oaks, YES Prep Fifth Ward, YES Prep Gulfton and YES Prep Southeast.