Robert Boyd, the voice of the award-winning arts blog The Great God Pan is Dead, has orchestrated a Houston art fair of his own – running at the same time as the Texas Contemporary Art Fair this year. Emily Peacock will be one of the featured artists! Make sure you stop by!
Where: Embassy Suites by the Convention Center
When: October 18-21, 2012
Emily Peacock‘s work on view in a group show, “GIRLS.”
Carillon Gallery at TCC South, Fort Worth, TX.
Opening: Thursday, October 11th, 2012, 6-9 PM
Artists: Charlie Brand, William Bacarella, Evita Cortez and Emily Peacock; curated by Erika Duque
“ME, MYSELF & I — seven female photographers about themselves.”
Opening: Thursday, October 25th, 2012, at Anzenberger Gallery in Vienna; show runs from October 27th 2012 – January 31st 2013.
Artists: Isabelle Graeff, Lucy Hilmer, Katarzyna Majak, Emily Peacock, Petra Rautenstrauch, Jana Romanova and Alena Zhandarova
“Ratio,” a photography exhibition at El Rincon Social, one of our fellow East End arts organizations.
Opening: Saturday, January 26th, 2013, 7:30PM-12:30AM
Artists: Jennifer Allbritton, Magdalene Alva, Alex Barber, Chuy Benitez, Adam Brackman, Ben De Soto, Theresa Escabedo, Vladimir Frumin, Abrahan Garza, John Harkins, Rust Hebert, Galina Kurat, Dustyn Lyon, Nina Marinick, Traci Matlock, Will Michels, Emily Peacock, David Salinas, Edna Sandoval, Asem Sheshtawy, Marco Torres; curated by David Salinas
Elaine Bradford and former BOXer Emily Link will also have work in a show in San Francisco, “In Heaven, Everything is Fine: Art Inspired by the Work of Director David Lynch.”
Opening: Friday, October 26th, 2012, at Public Works
Mark’s work will be seen in the VIP lounge of the Houston Fine Art Fair, opening September 13-16. Rottet Studio is in charge of designing the space and will hang large prints of his drawings from the “Cope, Not Hope” series. http://houstonfineartfair.com/designer-of-the-vip-lounge-and-collectors-lounge-at-hfaf/#more-694
Some of Elaine Bradford’s work will be on view at the Bedford Gallery at the Lester Center for the Arts. This exhibition runs from September 6 – November 18, 2012. http://www.bedfordgallery.org/exhibitions/current.shtml
September 12, 2012: Opening reception for Kathy Kelly’s solo exhibition, 2-3 PM
Exhibition on view September 4-27, 2012 at the College of the Mainland Art Gallery.
September 6, 2012: Kristy Peet, Britt Ragsdale and Emily Peacock discuss their own work, curated by Becky Finley, in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery. A talk featuring Emily and Kristy will begin at 5 PM in the Art Auditorium, followed by a reception from 6-7 PM in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery on SHSU’s campus. Britt Ragsdale speaks at 5 PM on September 12, 2012. Exhibition runs from August 27th to September 20th, 2012. http://www.shsu.edu/~pin_www/gallery.html
in the INSTALLATION BOX
Claim your Cave! Closing/Deconstruction Party September 22, 2012 1-4pm
The magical, mesmerizing and beloved “cave” series of installations is coming to an end. The “cave” series taken on multiple forms throughout many exhibitions: starting at Diverseworks Art Space, reinventing itself at Lawndale Art Center and BOX 13 ArtSpace in Houston, and Women & Their Work Gallery in Austin. Come celebrate the final moments of “Boulder”, the last of the cave series, in all its sparkly glory as we break it open! Eye protection recommended.
Whether you are able to attend the Saturday breaking or not, please reserve your piece of the cave via PayPal. There are probably no more than 30 sections available, so reserve yours today! Saturday, Kia will be selling sections of the cave as well as other memoirs of the work. Cash, check or charge. General pricing:
- Basic cave tile (approx. 2′x3′): $50
- Larger cave tile (approx. 2′x3′x3′): $100
- Christmas lights: $2
- 12×18 digital photo prints: $25
- Various CD crystal sculptures will be available at event.
Please inquire about larger custom installations, such as a large cave section to fill the ceiling of your foyer or dining room.
A Pop-UP show @ 4411 Montrose
Opening Reception Friday, September 7, 2012 6:30 – 8:30 pm
on view September 7, 2012 – September 14, 2012
Join us for a one week BOX13 excursion to the downstairs space at 4411 Montrose Blvd. Opening reception Friday September 7, 2012, 6:30-8:30 pm. Showing work by:
J. Michael Stovall
To see images of some of the SHIPPED work click here. Exhibition runs through September 14, 2012.
Disturbance of Distance is a continuing series of juried exhibitions connecting Houston to the surrounding arts communities. Disturbance of Distance 2013, curated by Kimberly Aubuchon, brings together artists from the Houston and San Antonio areas. The exhibition will take place at Box 13 Art Space in Houston in January. Finalists will be contacted the week of September 24th and studio visits with the curator will be scheduled during the month of October.
Houston area artists are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. Please email the curator at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Physical address
- Email address
- Phone number
- Brief artist statement/ bio
- Up to 10 images in jpg format, not to exceed 2 MBs. For video’s please send a link to Vimeo or Youtube
with ORNA FEINSTEIN and KATE KENDALL
Saturday, August 11, 2:00 PM @ the BOX
Join artist Orna Feinstein for an artist talk and reception for Multi-librum. Hope you all saw the great story about Orna and her work in the Houston Chronicle on July 21st in the STAR section. If not, read it here.
Come a little early or stay a little later to meet resident artist Kate Kendall and participate in a gods eye. To see the progress so far see Kate’s BLOG. She will be at the BOX from 1-5 and invites everyone to ask questions, learn some history and help build a giant gods eye.
Refreshments will be available.
NOTE: Please enter the building through the side door as the front door is still inaccessible due to construction.
The Houston Chronicle published a great article about Orna Feinstein and her installation Multi-librium in the Star section of the Houston Chronicle on July 24, 2012. If you missed in the printed article, the text is quoted below. Congratulations Orna!
Seed of an idea grew into ‘Multi-librium’
by Molly Glentzer
Orna Feinstein hasn’t spent as much time in her Bellaire yard as she’d like in the four years since she earned a degree in sculpture from the University of Houston. Every spare moment has gone toward cultivating a garden of recycled art-gallery invitations – about 10,000 of them, sewn into organic shapes and combined so they mimic flowers, leaves, trees and even a fountain.
“Multi-librium” is in full bloom now at BOX13 ArtSpace in Houston’s East End.
The seed for Feinstein’s site-specific installation sprouted after her first solo show at the Museum of Printing History was postponed by Hurricane Ike in 2008. The invitations already were printed, and 2,000 of them sat in boxes, ready for the trash.
Feinstein, a practical women who is married to a tech inventor and has two grown children, didn’t want such pretty material to go to waste. She taped a few of the invitations together in shapes she love, naturalistic forms that balance the organic and the geometric, and displaed them on the floor of her show when it finally opened, in a work that was about 4 by 8 feet.
But the see of that idea grew, and she collected unused inviations from galleries and museums. They’re typically large postcards, colorful on one side, with black and white type on the back.
“I always knew I wanted to do something big with them but the materials weren’s suitable for commercial galleries, ” Feinstein said this week, giving a tour. (She exhibits through Anya Tish Gallery; and a show of her monoprints, some of which are 30d on Plexiglass forms, is on veiw at Williams Tower Gallery through July 27.)
At BOX 13, a space run by artists, she got a gallery 50 by 23 feet.
Feinstein said she doesn;t sew in the traditional sense, but she bought a sewing machine so she could stitch the ends of the invitations together to form each petal or leaf. Serendipitously, the thread added a new material: She leaves the ends long so they dangle a but, suggesting the small spider webs one might find in the grass on a dewy morning.
The swirling forms of the installation, viewed from above, also mimic images you might see of plant cells under a microscope. ”There’s duality here,” Feinstein suggested.
It doesn’t jump at you, but she also designed the installation to balance straight lines with curves. The “garden” ebbs and flows around the path that provides the negative space for visitors to walk, but its edges hug the straight lines of the walls. “That was deliberate,” Feinstein said. “I could have pulled it away from the wall.”
She left other pathways so visitors could get to BOX 13′s other galleries. “I’m not like Richard Serra, who would have put a wall here for you to go around,” she said. “I want to balance everything.”
“Do you want to know the biggest challenge?” she asked, quickly answering herself. “it was determining how many forms to make. It took a week to install. I did calculations and architectural drawings, but, boy, when I came here, this space swallowed up the pieces like a hungry bear. I finally finished it at 8 p.m. the night before the opening.”
“Mulit-librium” is on view through Aug 18 at BOX 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg; 713-533-8692; www.box13artspace.com.
Also on view: installations by Joshua Goode, Julia Barbosa Landois and Kate Kendall. Open 1-5 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment.
BOX 13 ArtSpace is an artist run, non-profit, innovative environment for the creation and advancement of experimental contemporary art in Houston. BOX 13 artists create this environment through the offering of affordable workspaces for emerging and established artists, dedicating three interior spaces to the exhibition of artistic explorations, a window gallery for installations and an outdoor courtyard space. BOX 13 promotes dialogue among artists and the art community on current trends affecting the arts.
BOX13 ArtSpace is currently accepting proposals for 2012/2013 for exhibitions in its two Downstairs Galleries, the Window BOX gallery, and the Upstairs Gallery. Artists and curators are invited to submit recent (or proposed) experimental works not previously shown in Houston.
Exhibition and performance proposals will be reviewed and selections made by a committee of artist resident members of BOX 13 and potentially guest curator(s) for exhibitions/performances.
BOX 13 will accept proposals annually to discuss and make programming decisions for BOX 13 for no more than 18 months into the future from the meeting date. The next upcoming submission deadline for review is January 15, 2012.
This is not a postmark deadline – submissions must be received by 5pm at BOX13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, Texas 77011.
All proposals must be submitted in digital format on CD/DVD only. Additionally, all requested material may be posted to a single page on a website and the link may be submitted. No paper materials will be reviewed. BOX 13 is committed to the reducing our environmental impact when possible and streamlining the application and review process.
For more information, to make an appointment to view the galleries or to inquire about proposal drop off please email Emily Link, Exhibitions Coordinator, at email@example.com.
All proposals must include the following:
1. Letter of intent or exhibition proposal in a Word document or PDF file, 500 words or less. Please be sure to include:
o Contact information (Email Address and Phone Number)
o Title and description, concept and physical details
o Requested gallery space and any requests for equipment or special installation requirements*
o Any budgetary concerns*
*BOX 13 does not have a budget for assisting artists with expenses at this time but will help when possible in searching out alternative funding and/or installation methods.
2. Resumé(s) or CV(s) for all proposed participating artists each in its own Word document or PDF file.
3. Images NO MORE THAN 15 digital images in jpg format. Numbers should be used in the file names beginning with 01.jpg. Each image must be 1MB or SMALLER. Any files not meeting these requirements may not be viewed when considering your proposal.
o Video samples may be submitted on DVD or CD. Videos must be ready to play on a computer using Windows Media Player or QuickTime.
4. Corresponding numbered list of submitted images and/or videos in a Word document or PDF file.
Submissions may be mailed to:
BOX 13 ArtSpace
Attn: Exhibition Proposal
6700 Harrisburg Blvd. Houston, TX 77011
(Materials submitted without a SASE will be disposed of after 30 days)
Please allow 8 – 12 weeks after the proposal deadline for review. Applicants will be notified of their proposal status when a decision has been reached.
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 1 – 5PM or by appointment firstname.lastname@example.org
BOX13 Artspace will participate in the 19th Annual ARTCRAWL Houston on November 19, 2011 from 10am to 9pm. Stop by and visit with our resident artists or come late and enjoy the opening of two new exhibitions.
For more information on ARTCRAWL Houston, please visit: www.artcrawlhouston.com
- Join us for the opening of four new exhibitions featuring the work of Monica Vidal, Lisa Choinacky, Krista Birnbaum and Jed Foronda & Emily Link, Saturday, October 1, 2011, 7-9PM.
- Michael Henderson has curated Simulacra featuring work by Ted Kincaid, Laura Lark, and Shawn Smith at the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery at Sam Houston State University, October 3 – 27. www.shsu.edu/art
- Artists Elaine Bradford and Emily Sloan have created golf holes for the Insperity Golf Experience at Discovery Green! Play the course through November 27, 2011. \www.discoverygreen.com/insperity-golf-experience/
- For one night only, October 1, The Kenmore will feature Beef: Cattle that is Reared for It’s Meat, a new film by Jonatan Lopez. the-kenmore.blogspot.com
- Jenny Schlief is featured in Great New Work, a group exhibition at The Joanna, through October 15. thejoanna.org
- At Art League Houston, visit Heather Bause’s hand-painted wallpaper installation in the restroom, Wall Paper as Art: If You Sprinkle When You Tinkle, through February 24, 2012, and Emily Sloan‘s ShadeCloud of recycled lampshades in the sculpture garden through December 31, 2011. www.artleaguehouston.org
- Please welcome our newest BOX 13 members, Karen Braiser-Young, Emily Peacock, Kristy Peet, Jennifer McNichols and Britt Ragsdale!
- BOX 13 member, Dennis Harper and former member, Mark Schatz, are among the artists in the current McNay Museum exhibition, New Image Sculpture, that runs through May 8, 2011.
- Check out the debut of the Blaffer‘s Window into Houston on 110 Milam Street on view through June 22, where BOX member Elaine Bradford has reimagined the windows as dioramas displaying the habitats of her crocheted creatures, a collection of animal specimens “discovered” by the fictitious fringe scientist Dr. Thomas Harrigan during his explorations into a dimension known as “The Sidereal.”
- Works by BOX members Elaine Bradford and Emily Link are included in the Visual Art Institute and GARFO Art Center’s exhibition, Press Plush – a survey of contemporary soft sculpture, textile and fiber art opening April 9.
- Join boxers Elaine Bradford, Emily Link and Dennis Nance for a weekend of camping and camaraderie. Nohegan East registration is now open!
- DiverseWorks is using RED WHITE YELLOW (Box 13 Artspace’s media and video gallery) to present two days of live internet broadcasted performances from all over the world, April 29, 2011 from 7-10pm &
- April 30, 2011 from 2-5pm.
- BOX 13 artists will be collaborating on a “BOX of Curiosities” for The American Association of Museums Cultural PODS® Program in conjunction with the AAM Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, May 22-25, 2011. The exhibition features eight PODS® on display at Discovery Green May 16-June 3, 2011. Click here to learn more about the project or to learn more about the AAM Annual Meeting in Houston visit aamhouston.org!
BOX 13 artists will be collaborating on a “BOX of Curiosities” for The American Association of Museums Cultural PODS® Program in conjunction with the AAM Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, May 22-25, 2011. The exhibition features eight PODS® on display at Discovery Green May 16-June 3, 2011. Click here to learn more about the project or to learn more about the AAM Annual Meeting in Houston visit aamhouston.org!
Save the date for The Empty Box, BOX 13′s annual fundraiser, Saturday, March 12, 2011, 7-9:30pm at BOX 13 Artspace, 6700 Harrisburg, Houston, TX 77011. Artist works up for raffle include BOX 13 members and friends at $50 per ticket, or or try your luck at the poor man’s raffle for $5. All proceeds benefit exhibitions and programs at BOX 13 Artspace.
January 18th is BOX 13′s Birthday!
Thank you for all your continued support. Here’s to many more!
Also brought to you by the number 3:
Triangles, 3-D glasses, three legged races, triathlons, the rule of threes, trilogies,Three’s Company, tri-state areas, triptychs, three degrees of separation, Three Little Pigs, third base, cubism, triplets, Three Blind Mice, triple decker hamburgers, My Three Sons, tic-tac-toe, threesomes, third eyes, Three Men and a Baby, the third amendment, junior’s son of the same name, three sheets to the wind, three strikes, triple threats and 3 o’clock.
Thursday, December 23, 5-10PM
Boheme Café and Wine Bar
307 Fairview [ corner of Taft ]
Join the members of BOX 13 for an evening at Boheme Café and Wine Bar! A portion of the night’s proceeds will benefit our organization. Partake in the “Mystery Box” where BOX 13 will raffle off works by the resident artists along with offerings to satisfy your last minute shopping needs. Stop by to say hello or stay for the whole evening!
- Heather Bause‘s proposal The Art of Wallpaper was selected by Art League Houston during their most recent proposal review. Heather will be wallpapering the bathrooms at ALH in 2011.
- Elaine Bradford and Emily Link‘s work will be featured in the exhibition More Than Plush, an exhibition focusing on four artists working outside the term “Fiber Artist” at galleryHOMELAND in Portland, OR, December 10, 2010 – January 30, 2011.
- Houston Modern Luxury included Elaine Bradford in their list of “Ten Artists to Watch” in their December 2010 issue.
- ArtScouts Houston and BOX 13 artists Elaine Bradford, Emily Link and Dennis Nance, along with C.H. JoAnn Park and Jill Pangallo, were selected as recipients of a grant from The Idea Fund for their summer art camp project, Nohegan East.
- Congratulations to BOX 13 members Kathy Kelley and Kia Neill for their selection from 800 applicants to participate among 50 artists in the 2011 Texas Biennial, April 9 – May 14, 2011. BOX 13 Artspace will also host an exhibition in conjunction with the biennial this spring!
- Jenny Schlief‘s curatorial project, Perfect Space, is currently featured on Artlies.org.
- Emily Sloan is hosting a public wake, funeral pyre and funeral food potluck at Gallery 1724, January 1, 2011 at 8PM.Guests are encouraged to participate through contributions to the funeral pyre, funeral food potluck and appropriate funeral attire. Observers are welcome. For more information, please visit: www.thelivingwake.blogspot.com or call 713-582-1198.
- Visit Lawndale Art Center through January 15 to see work by Maria Smits in her solo exhibition, The Adoration of the Mystic Dog.
- Stay tuned for some exciting news from the 2011 Texas Biennial!
- Check out our most recent newsletter for more information on happenings at the BOX!
Sunday, December 12, 8AM – 5PM
(BOX 13 Galleries open 12-5PM)
Plaza Marbella – Paseo de las Americas Association
Join BOX 13′s neighbors and people from all areas of Houston for Christmas in Harrisburg. Visit the neighborhood, shop from local stores and celebrate the holidays in this new tradition in the East End. The events will start with a Guadalupana Mass followed by a talent show which will culminate with the arrival of Santa Claus and portrayal of the typical Mexican Posada at night. Harrisburg Boulevard will be decorated with Christmas lights and ornaments. The events will take place at Plaza Marbella, 6632 Harrisburg, Houston, TX 77011. Donations of new, unwrapped toys are also appreciated and will be collected at Plaza Marbella.
BOX 13 galleries will be open for extra viewing hours during the events from 12 to 5PM, so stop by and see the current exhibition and meet the neighbors.
BOX13 Artspace will participate in the 18th Annual ARTCRAWL Houston on November 20, 2010 from 10am to 9pm. Stop by and see the BOX13 Member exhibition, What We’re Up To, and visit with artists in their studios.
- Welcome our newest Box13 members: Heather Bause, David McClain and Mark Ponder
- Work by new BOX member, David McClain, will be published by Fifth Wednesday Journal in their Fall 2010 edition.
- Pick up a copy of September’s PaperCity to see Elaine Bradford‘s work featured on the cover as well as throughout their fashion spread! Read more about the photo shoot here.
- Emily Sloan will conduct a private Living Eulogy/Spilling the Dirt/The Story So Far/Last Bio You’ll Ever Have to Write! Workshop on Thursday, September 16 starting at 6pm.
- Kia Neill‘s work is featured in the group exhibition Spider Women: A Tribute to Louise Bourgeois at Darke Gallery.
- Maria Smits will have work on view October 27 through December 8, 2010, in Kunsthalle Museum, in Osnabrück Germany in a show entitled Der Hund ist auch nur ein Mensch. Her solo exhibition, The Adoration of the Mystic Dog, will open at Lawndale Art Center on November 19, 2010.