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THE BIG SHOW 2014
On view through August 9, 2014
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.
The Big Show 2014 award winners selected by guest juror, Erin Elder, Visual Arts Director, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe were announced at the opening reception on July 11, 2011. Awards were given to Celan Bouillet, Peter Broz and Laura Pregeant.
For this year's exhibition, a total of 115 works by 106 artists were selected by juror Erin Elder, Visual Arts Director, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, for the exhibition from 981 works submitted by 382 artists. Artists selected for the exhibition include:
Maurice Abelman, Sarita Ackerman, Isela Aguirre, Mehek Ahmed, Homer Allen, Joel Anderson, Shara Appanaitis, Amanda Armistead, Logan Sebastian Beck, Mack Bishop III, Noreen Borys, Celan Bouillet, Elaine Bradford, Jeff Bradley, Margaret Braun, Kari Breitigam, Betty-Ann Brose, Peter Broz, Vernon Caldera, Lindy Chambers, Yvette Chapman, JooYoung Choi, K.C. Collins, Isabel Cuenca, Claire Cusack, Sandra de la Rosa, Kelley Devine, Luisa Duarte, Amber Eggleton, Sandy Ewen, Xenia Fedorchenko, Laura Feld, Vincent Fink, Jed Foronda, Jenn Fox, Diane Fraser, Leticia Garcia, Bryan Gardner, Helena Gijsbers van Wijk, Marsha Glickman, Eva Graf, Carrie Green Markello, The Center for Imaginative Cartography + Research, J.G. Harkins, Linda Harmes, Eric Hartley, J. Hassinger, Luis Hernandez, Keith J.R. Hollingsworth, Michael Horvath, Jordan Hughes, Jeff Jennings, Michael Sean Kirby, Jason Kishell, Alexander Larsen, Riah Lee, Tae Lee, Lulu Lin, Annie Lockhart, David McClain, Palmer Mena, Adrienne Elyse Meyers, Paige Moore, L.A. Naut, Kia Neill, Clark Nunn, Eric Ockrassa, Lee Alice H. Pablo, Eric Pearce, Kristy Peet, Robert Peña, Jr., Page Piland, Laura Pregeant, Tara Ratliff, Patrick Renner, Leslie Roades, Lillian Roberds, Caroline Roberts, Natalie Rodgers, Penelope Ross, Nana Sampong, Charlie Jean Sartwelle, Nataliya Scheib, Mireille Schellhorn, Caroline Sharpless, Torie Shelton, John Slaby, Taylor Smith, Megan Spacek, Lou Sprecher, Adair Stephens, Todd Stevens,Gerald W. Syler, Kamilia Szczesna, Dwight Theall, Michael Toskovich,Sandy Tramel, Nohelia Vargas, Justin Varner, Amed Verástegui,Christopher Wallace, Elise Weber, Elizabeth Welch, Dave Wilson, Amy Beth Wright and Justin Zachary.
The Big Slide Show
Wednesday & Thursday, July 30 & 31, 2014
6 - 8 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.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sandra de la Rosa
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Mack L. Bishop III
Adrienne Elyse Meyers
Amy Beth Wright
Erin Elder, Visual Arts Director
Santa Fe, NM
Erin Elder is the Visual Art Director of Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe. Prior to taking this post in 2012, she worked as an independent curator, writer, and teacher for over twelve years, cultivating interests in experimental collaboration, sense of place, and expanded notions of culture. Her research has focused on counter-cultural education and art practices, with particular interest in those activities happening in the 1960s American Southwest. Her writing has been published by University of Minnesota Press, University of Houston Press, Proximity Magazine, and more. She has produced projects with a variety of institutions including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Creative Time, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, International Symposium on Electronic Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. She is a visiting lecturer at numerous schools and universities and has served as juror or reviewer for many international forums. Since 2009, she has cooperatively run PLAND, an off-the-grid residency program near Tres Piedras, NM. Erin holds dual self-designed BAs from Prescott College, and an MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts. She has been to Houston twice before and was very, very impressed.
Your generosity provides funding for Lawndale's many free programs and directly supports artists all year. Your financial support also helps to coverBig Show expenses such as the production and printing of the catalogue, the juror's honorarium and cash awards for the artists.
To find out more about making a donation, please download our Donor Packet, contact us at 713.528.5858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to our Big Show 2014 sponsors!
as of June 17, 2014
Kathrine G. McGovern
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Felvis Foundation / David R. Graham
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Kerry Inman & Denby Auble
Cindy & Larry Burns
Romayne & Bill Cox
Tim Kollatschny & Stephen Goldberg
Victoria & Marshal Lightman
Jeryn & Walter Mayer
H. Russell Pitman
Nicole & Joey Romano
Limor & Stuart Smith
Sara & Philip Beck
Minnette & Peter Boesel
Richard E. Fluhr & Rudy Hernandez, Jr.
Maria Christina Jadick
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Liz Anders & Asscociates
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Tracey & William Meyer
Anne & Joe Romano
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Lawndale Art Center Call for Exhibition Proposals
Deadline: Ocotber 15, 2014
Missed your chance to enter The Big Show? It's free to propose a show to Lawndale.
Lawndale is currently accepting proposals from artists and curators to be reviewed by Lawndale's Programming Committee for exhibitions to be scheduled between January and November 2015.
Click here for complete information on Lawndale's proposal review process.
Proposals are accepted online via Submittable.com
. There is no fee to submit a proposal.
Please visit https://lawndaleartcenter.submittable.com/submit
to create a free account. This will allow you to return and monitor the status of your submissions. You only need to do this step the first time you submit. We strongly encourage you to apply early. If you are having trouble using the online application system, please don't hesitate to call us at 713-528-5858
during office hours (Monday -Friday, 10AM - 5PM) or email email@example.com