Lawndale Art Center develops local contemporary artists and the audience for their art. Lawndale is dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art with an emphasis on work by Houston artists.
Lawndale presents exhibitions, lectures and events, and offers an annual residency program to further the creative exchange of ideas among Houston’s diverse artistic, cultural and student communities.
Ends on 5/31/2015
Lawndale is pleased to announce the tenth round of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program. The program is part of Lawndale's ongoing commitment to support the creation of contemporary art by Gulf Coast area artists. With an emphasis on emerging practices, the program provides three artists with non-residential studio space on the third floor of the Lawndale Art Center at 4912 Main Street in the heart of Houston's Museum District.
Artists have full access to their studios 24 hours a day, seven days a week; access to visiting artists, writers and curators; and receive a $500 monthly stipend for the duration of the program together with an initial $1500 materials allowance. Participating artists are expected to spend a minimum of 16 hours a week in the studio. Each artist will also be expected to present a workshop to the general public and the local arts community to share their practice or explore a related topic.
At the completion of the residency, the works produced during the 2015-2016 program will be exhibited at Lawndale Art Center in May 2016. Lawndale will work with resident artists to create additional exhibition opportunities during their residency.
The term of the studio residency program will be nine months beginning September 1, 2015 and ending May 31, 2016. Residents are expected to work a minimum of 16 hours each week in their studios.
Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be 18 years or older and not enrolled in any degree program. The residency is open to all artists, with an emphasis on artists from the Gulf Coast region. Lawndale welcomes applications from artists in all stages of their careers. Former residents, Lawndale staff, current members of the Lawndale Board of Directors and those who have served in the past year, as well as artists currently scheduled to exhibit at Lawndale are not eligible to apply.
A non-refundable application fee of $20 for current Lawndale members/ $25 for non-members.
Not sure if you are a current Lawndale member? Click here to view a list of our current members.
All application materials are due by May 31, 2015 (Midnight - Central Standard Time). Please note applications will only be accepted online through submittable.com.
Successful applicants will be notified no later than July 15, 2015.
The three residents will be selected by a three-person panel of arts professionals. The selection will be based on the quality of submitted work samples, statement of intent and references.
Artist, 2013-2014 Lawndale Studio Artist & Lawndale Programming Committee Member
Artist & Executive Director, Press Street, New Orleans
Curator, Galveston Arts Center
Each studio program application contains the following:
1. One page statement of intent to include:
A. Description of how the residency will benefit you and your work
B. Description of prospective public skills workshop or presentation
2. Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
3. Image List (if applicable) indicating title of work, year completed, medium and dimensions.
4. 10 DIGITAL IMAGES - Image files must be in .JPG format. For video, include a YouTube or Vimeo link to no more than 5 minutes of video.
5. Name and contact information of 2 professional references.
All materials and $20 (for current Lawndale members)/ $25 (for non-members) application fee should be submitted via the online application no later than May 31, 2015 (Midnight - Central Standard Time).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Ends on 9/15/2015
Lawndale Art Center is a non-profit alternative space actively seeking proposals from artists for exhibitions and performances. Lawndale was founded in 1979 as a student/artist exhibition center. It was established to support local and regional visual and performing artists. Formerly located in an old East End cable manufacturing warehouse owned by the University of Houston, Lawndale is now centrally located at 4912 Main Street in the Museum District. Its continuing mission is to present work by both emerging and established Houston artists, as well as regional artists.
Our building at 4912 Main offers four exhibition spaces and an outdoor sculpture garden. Diagrams and images are available on our website at: http://lawndaleartcenter.org/exhibitions/proposals.shtml#galleries
Proposals for alternative spaces throughout the building are considered on a case by case basis by the Programming Committee. Proposals for the 2016 mural will be selected from the September 15, 2015 proposal deadline.
All proposals for exhibitions submitted by September 15, 2015, will be reviewed by the Programming Committee for exhibitions to be scheduled between May 2016 and November 2016. Proposals for the 2016 mural will be selected from the September 15, 2015 proposal deadline. All proposals materials must be submitted by midnight (Central Standard Time), September 15, 2015. Proposals are reviewed twice annually (September 15 and March 15 deadlines).
The Lawndale Programming Committee serves as the curatorial voice for Lawndale. The committee consists of a diverse group of regional artists and arts professionals. Members serve on the committee for three years and are exempt from consideration for exhibitions at Lawndale during their tenure.
Lawndale encourages exhibition proposals from artists and curators whose work is site-specific, traditional, non-traditional, experimental or collaborative. Proposals accepted will include, but are not limited to, visual and performance art, video and installation. Artists and curators are also invited to submit proposals for other spaces in or around the building, outside of our galleries.
Lawndale Art Center offers a modest honorarium of $300 for each gallery to help cover such expenses as materials, travel, and packing and/or shipping of artworks. Installation and deinstallation is the responsibility of the artist or curator. Assistance can be arranged if needed.
Lawndale's Programming Committee will consider proposals that are:
- Original, Innovative and Contemporary
- Difficult to show elsewhere
- Feasible based on project description and demonstrated ability
- More than one artist's work and that are thematically coherent
- Submitted by one artist or collaborative team and are site specific
- Work that has not been previously shown in Houston
- Work by artists living in Houston or the region
(Lawndale's mission focuses on presenting the work of local and regional artists, but the Programming Committee does occasionally include exhibitions by artists outside of the region.)
NOTE: No member of the Board of Directors of Lawndale Art Center may propose an exhibition of their work to be displayed at Lawndale until one year after their last day of service on the board.
All proposals are reviewed online by the Programming Committee. Do NOT submit paper copies, CDs or email your materials as they will not be reviewed.
All proposals must include the following information:
VISUAL ARTISTS — NO MORE THAN 15 digital images of work. Image files must be in .JPG format.
VIDEO AND PERFORMANCE ARTISTS — For video, include a YouTube or Vimeo link to no more than 5 minutes of video.
Please provide a corresponding list of images including title, medium, date and dimensions for each piece.
Resume(s)/CV saved as a text file (.txt), PDF or Microsoft Word document (.doc, .docx). For group exhibitions, please save all resumes to one document.
Proposal - ONE page/500 words including the following information:
Names of artists involved
Title, Concept and description of exhibition
Special needs/equipment needs (if any)
Specify space or gallery
PLEASE check to make sure all files are complete and will open in their respective software. Please adhere to all format/file type requirements. Files that cannot be opened will not be reviewed by the Programming Committee.
NOTE: The selection process may take 6 – 12 weeks for completion. You will be notified of your proposal status by email as soon as the selection process is finalized.