Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Let 'Em See What You've Got!!!

Lawndale accepts Artist Exhibition Proposals twice annually.

NEXT DEADLINE: March 16, 2009

Lawndale Art Center is a non-profit alternative space actively seeking proposals from artists for exhibitions and performances. Its continuing mission is to present work by both emerging and established Houston artists, as well as regional artists. Lawndale seeks to sponsor educational forums and dialogues, which address the relationship between art and society.

The Galleries

Our building at 4912 Main offers four exhibition spaces. Diagrams are available by clicking on the images below. Proposals for the Mary E. Bawden Scuplture Garden are considered on a case by case basis by the Programming Committee.

John M. O'Quinn Gallery
2257 sq. ft. Floor Space, 2400 sq. ft. Wall Space, 16 ft. Ceiling

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Grace R. Cavnar Gallery
650 sq. ft. Floor Space, 850 sq. ft. Wall Space, 8'6" Ceiling

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Mezzanine Gallery
1089 sq. ft. Floor Space, 850 sq. ft. Wall Space, 8'6" Ceiling

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The Project Space
525 sq. ft. Floor Space, 523 sq. ft. Drywall Wall Space,
381 sq. ft. Masonry Wall Space, 10'11" Ceiling

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Review Process

All proposals for exhibitions submitted by March 16, 2009, will be reviewed by the Programming Committee for exhibitions to be scheduled between between November 2009 and May 2010, proposals received after the March 16, 2009 deadline will be considered for the following review period.

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.

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 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.

Review Criteria

The Lawndale Programming Committee will consider proposals that are:

* Original, Innovative and Contemporary
* Non-Commercial
* 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