Fikry Botros - A Day in the Life Opening Reception Saturday, March 3, 5 - 8 pm
FotoFest Biennial 2012
The FotoFest Biennial is the first and longest running Biennial of its kind in the United States and one of the largest photography events in the world. The 2012 Biennial is a citywide event, with over 110 participating museums, art galleries, non-profit arts organizations, universities, civic organizations and corporate spaces across Houston, Harris County and Galveston. There will be a packed agenda from March 16th to April 29th of 120 photographic arts exhibitions, the International Fine Print Auction, artist and curator talks, film workshops, forums, dance, opportunities to interact with artists, Photography bookstores and book signings, free guided exhibit tours, bus and bicycle tours and activities for students. Archway Gallery is proud to be a Participating Space and representing Fikry Botros as part of this event. For more info go to www.fotofest.org/2012biennial/
Anita Nelson 2012 Hunting Art Prize Finalist
Anita Nelson is a finalist for this year's Hunting Art Prize. The Hunting Art Prize is historically the most generous annual award in North America for painting and drawing with a first prize of $50,000. 109 artists from across Texas were selected to move on to the final round. The piece that was chosen, Dog With Short Tail, will be at the invitation-only gala to be held on April 28th in which the winner will be announced. Congratulations Anita!
Mary Davis & Rosanne Hudson
Mary Davis, Rosanne Hudson and past Archway Gallery artist Mary Wilbanks have been invited to exhibit their works at the River Oak Square Art Center in Alexandria, Louisiana. The exhibit dates are April 10th to May 26th. The ARTWALK and Reception will be held on April 13th from 4 to 9 pm. The event is located at 1330 Main Street in Alexandria, LA.
Marsha Harris has an accepted painting in the Watercolor Art Society - Houston 35th International Exhibition from March 13th to April 20th, juried by Judi Betts. She was also accepted in the National Art Exhibition at Punta Gorda, FL from February 4th to March 11th, juried by Dean Mitchell.
Veronica Dyer and James Myres have new pieces at Galeria Regina. The opening reception for this month's showing of Jane Ewen's "Prima Vera" exhibition is Saturday March 10th , 6 to 9 pm. The show runs until April 29th.
An open invitation to all sculptors and 3D artists to attend the first open meeting at Archway Gallery is scheduled for April 4th at 6 pm. This first gathering is intended to begin a conversation and a collaborative process that will form a cohesive group for professional support, a technical and artistic think tank and promotion of private and public three-dimensional art. All artists, regardless of experience, media or style are encouraged to attend and participate.
Please contact them with your thoughts and ideas and feel welcome into this new and creative collaboration.
Houston Heights Association Annual Fund Raiser
The Candlelight Dinner and Auction will be held this year on Friday, April 13th. This often sold-out event is open to the first 500. Funds raised go to the neighborhood beautification and maintenance of parks and recreational areas. This year's major project is to restore the Fire Station, which is owned by the association.
Liz Conces-Spencer, a Heights resident and Archway Gallery member has been an ongoing supporter of this event. Many Archway Gallery artists contribute their artworks to the auction and support this worthy cause.
Archway Gallery's 4th Annual Juried Exhibition Call For Artists!
We are proud to announce our Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition for 2012. This year's partner is ARTreach. This organization supports the development, funding and delivery of specialized art programs and services to under-served populations including children at risk, the elderly and disabled in Fort Bend, Harris and Walker counties. Programs are developed with many collaborative public entities to support a successful outreach to neglected populations.
This year's jury process has changed to reflect the similar process as that of The Big Show at Lawndale Art Center. The artist must deliver the actual artwork with their entry fee to Archway Gallery on July 2nd or 3rd, 10 am to 6 pm.
This year's juror is Julie Farr. She is the Executive Director of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. She was trained as a fine art photographer and has a wide range of past professional experience. Ms. Farr currently participates in the Texas Commission on the Arts as well as the Visual Arts Review Panels and the Program and Services Committee with the Houston Arts Alliance.
For a prospectus please click hereto print one or stop by the gallery to pick one up.
Quick Shout Out to Catherine Winkler Rayroud
Former Archway Gallery member Catherine Winkler-Rayroud is in a local show "Francophonies". This event takes place around the world every year promoting French culture, music and art. Artists from Switzerland, France, Canada and Madagascar will be represented locally. The opening is Friday, March 2nd, 7 to 9 pm at M Squared Gallery in The Heights. The show will end quickly on March 11th.