MARCH 31, 2017

True art collecting pandemonium!

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Get your Gold or Silver Tickets and Art Chances and choose from hundreds of original 7 x 9 inch works art while enjoying delectables, drinks, and live jazz at the most fun-filled fundraiser of the year!

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You better look sharp. There is no better way to start or add to your art collection.

Emcee: Walt Zipprian with Leopard Boy
Music: Bayou City Swing
Catering: Sal y Pimienta

GOLDEN TICKET ADMISSION – 7 pm
$225 ($200 For DW Members)*

1st Set “Crazy Cat” Art Chance Drawing – 7:30 pm**


SILVER TICKET ADMISSION – 8 pm
$125 ($100 for DW Members)*

2nd Set “Barn Burner” Art Chance Drawing – 8:30 pm


Each Art Chance $100
one artwork guaranteed for each art chance purchased!

*includes admission only; art chances must be purchased in addition
**sponsors receive priority art chances at the beginning of the 1st Set draw


SPONSORS

AFICIONADOS
Lillian & Bob Warren

COLLECTORS
Jereann Chaney | Paola & Arturo Creixell | Sandy & Jim D’Imperio | Wayne Gilbert |
Josefa Gonzalez Mariscal, Art Appraiser | Rob Greenstein | Mahenou & Omer Ilahi |
Randall H. Jamail & Victoria Goldstein | Penelope & Lester Marks |
Raquel Roberts & Renae Scott | Catherine Codispoti & Austin Werner

 



 

Mona Meets Gustav: The First Date!

by Mona Loves Gustav

 

Join us for an evening to discover Mona Loves Gustav. We have curated a special collection of art for you to peruse while enjoying light bites and wine. By attending, you'll be among the first to discover your ArtDNA and find out what artwork you should have in your home based on your personality. Come celebrate, come appreciate, and leave inspired.

The following artists will have pieces on display and available for purchase:

 

 

DATE AND TIME

Thu, March 23, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

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LOCATION

Station Houston

1301 Fannin Street

#2440

Houston, TX 77002

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Menil Public Program

Red Currant

Friday, February 17
7–8 p.m.
Byzantine Fresco Chapel
4011 Yupon Street

Founded in 2009 to encourage women to write and perform experimental music, Sandy Ewen’s all-female ensemble will present a suite of vocal and movement-based pieces inspired by the themes of Francis Alÿs’s The Fabiola Project. Called Red Currant for this performance, the group interprets concepts such as repetition, copies, recycling, and variation.

Red Currant is Sandy Ewen, Rebecca Novak, Carol Sandin Cooley, Blythe Nguyen, Evan McCarley, Stephanie Gonzalez, Megan Easely, Dre Forgotten, Carrie Schneider, Mary Manning, Randi Long, and Eden Rae.

This peformance is presented in conjunction with Francis Alÿs: The Fabiola Project on view through May 13, 2018 in the Menil's Byzantine Fresco Chapel. 

Please note that this performance will take place at the chapel at 4011 Yupon St, Houston, TX 77006.

All public programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For the latest information, visit https://www.menil.org/events/public-programs.

In addition to public programs, the Menil offers exclusive events for members. For information on member benefits or to join, visithttps://www.menil.org/support/membership.




HOLIDAY MARKET AT NATIVE CITIZEN!


DOGPUP

 Saturday October 31st from 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

DOGPOP is a morning pop-up market event / dog festival that works to bring everything “dog” to one place for a few hours. 
The event takes place Saturday, October 31st from 10am – 2pm at Tout Suite Cafe located at 2001 Commerce St near Downtown.

From the creative minds at Neue Creative and Modular Dog, this event provides a time for visitors to shop from the many dog-centric & creative pop-up shops in town as well as provide a time for their dogs to come play. This year’s DogPop event is presented by Polkadotdogs Daycare, who has also served as the title sponsor for Puppies for Breakfast Dog Festival for the past few years. Puppies for Breakfast is a yearly dog festival that recently celebrated it’s 4th Annual event at Market Square Park in Downtown.

The event will boast 20 - 30 Dog Industry vendors and local businesses, as well as food and coffee provided by Tout Suite Cafe. Bring your dogs ready to play in are fenced dog play area. Music provided by local Houston deejay, DJ Ill-Set. 

Dog Costume Contest: we will be hosting a Halloween Dog Costume contest with the winner walking away with some awesome prizes donated by some of our sponsors and vendors. 

The event is FREE to the public with donations being accepted to help benefit a local dog charity TBA.

 

Tout Suite
2001 Commerce 
Houston, TX 77002


Stephanie Gonzalez wins Escapist of the year! October 2015

It seems like it was yesterday when I applied to the Escapist mentorship program, it was 9 months of learning, creating and mostly growing. When I made it to the program my goal was to be Escapist of the year and I achieved that goal. Thank you to all the people who voted for me. 


If you are an artist and you are interested in going full time and pursuing an art career, I recommend that  you apply to be part of this wonderful program. Ryan Lindsay does a great job at helping with the business side of the art and John Palmer is just an amazing art mentor full of endless ideas and great advice. Thanks Ryan and John for helping other dreamers like me. Follow the link below to apply to be an escapist, learn more about the program and to forever destroy the stereotype of the struggling artist. 


http://www.johnpalmerart.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Escapist-2016-Application.pdf

Awards and handmade medal by artist John Palmer
Awards and handmade medal by artist John Palmer

John Palmer invites you to his

September Open Studio

"The right direction"  ( 26” x 34”) | mixed media on canvas
"The right direction" ( 26” x 34”) | mixed media on canvas

 This Weekend, Sunday, September 27th

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


With Palmer on this seventh trip to create art in Greece, this fun Open Studio will be hosted by Ryan Lindsay and Palmer's Escapist Artists: Stephanie Gonzalez, Luke Poteete and Scott Tarbox.  We're going to pop champagne, laugh a lot and do our best to sell you some fabulous paintings and make the Escapism Founder proud!

 

1218 Heights Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77008


                   White Linen Night in the Heights 

Come see the unveiling of my latest works including prints and handmade goods


Saturday, August 1st, 2015
6PM - 10PM


Avoid the heat and madness of 19th Street...and come to the John Palmer Art Gallery & Studio on Saturday night! You'll be able to shop in style for fine artwork, limited edition prints, jewelry and ceramic treasures! For the first year during White Linen Night, the Chrysalis will be open with 2015 Escapists Luke Poteete, Scott Tarbox and myself. We've got the best party in town--chilled champagne and complimentary valet--you can't beat that!


The Chrysalis
1218 Heights Boulevard, 
Houston, TX 77008


                      A NEW BEGINNING

Works created with mixed media that reflect feelings of letting go of the past and starting a new chapter.

 

May 29th, 2015

6PM - 9PM

 

After RAW, I needed to learn about myself and re-build my self-worth.  Through trial and error, I found things that make me happy, things that make me sad and the things that I simply must let go because they no longer serve a purpose in my life.  Through original artwork, A New Beginning reveals my learning and healing process.


There will also be a screening of Neiman Catley's six-part documentary series Intertwined. This one episode will feature me and give the audience a little bit of insight of who I am. You can see the trailer at StoriesIntertwined.com

see the teaser above!

 


The Chrysalis
1218 Heights Boulevard, 
Houston, TX 77008
 



music by: Grrrl Parts DJ's

 


Intertwined 

six-part documentary series by: Neiman Catley

8 people. 6 stories. All of them connected through their art.

I will be part of a mini series that focuses on the stories of several artists and how their lives are intertwined. The documentary will be starring: Stephanie Gonzalez, Dandee Warhol, Lee Carrieer, Cutthroat, and Space Villains. The series is Directed By: Neiman Catley. 

 

you can see the trailer here: http://storiesintertwined.com/


Join me while I unveil new works that represent the change and growth in my life. These pieces have layers upon layers of mixed media which represent emotions and feelings I have had for the past year.

Many of us have had difficult situations in our lives that have made us at one point or another lose hope. It is important to realize that there is always something good that can be found in the bad, and that there is always something to learn. Creating these works saved me and allowed me channel negativity and bad emotions into something good. Something I love to and will continue to do as long as I can. I would love to share that with you.
 


Saturday March 14th 
12PM - 5PM

Chrysalis Building

1218 Heights Boulevard, 
Houston, TX 77008



Featured artist: Rodolfo Bañuelos, Sonya Cuellar, Stephanie Gonzalez, Tra slaughter.


Saturday | Feb. 28th | 1-5 pm


Native Citizen 
2311 Dunlavy st. Houston tx 77006



John Ross Palmer Announces the 2015 Escapist Artists

Stephanie Gonzalez poses with Palmer
Stephanie Gonzalez poses with Palmer

 Palmer proudly announces the members of the 2015 Escapist Mentorship Program: Stephanie Gonzalez, Luke Poteete and Scott Tarbox. Michelle Sendy of Decatur, IL is this year's Millikin Escapist Scholar. 

These four dedicated artists were picked from scores of applicants from around the United States, a great percentage of which were repeat applicants. Hard-working artists submit a written application with art images, essays and a recommendation to a jury panel, and then, as a Finalist, they present themselves for “speed dating” style interviews at Palmer’s newly-completed Escapist Artist Gallery & Studios (aka “The Chrysalis”). Panels for scoring are comprised of top Palmer patrons, including: FCC Members Karen Bean and Bobby Paul Davis plus collectors Carolyn Watts and Donna Vallone (2010 Vallone Award Winner). Read all about the history, mission and goals of this empowering program plus see first-class documentary videos by visiting EscapistProgram.com. Learn about the Chrysalisconstruction at RefusetoStruggle.com.

"This class is young, innovative and mega-talented!” exclaims Palmer. “The Houston Escapists will have a working Studio and Gallery spotlight in the state-of-the-art Chrysalis.” The 2015 Escapists will take the Pledge of the Escapist at an exclusive Initiation Ceremony on January 25th at Palmer’s Historic Heights Art Gallery in front of former Escapist Artists and top Palmer Patrons. As a sign of the times, the artists will receive their first assignment via Instragram during the week prior to their formal initiation. 2015 Escapist Scott Tarbox is exhilarated, “I believe I’m being offered a serious opportunity to hone my style, reach deeper into the art community and challenge myself—and hopefully inspire other artists.” Tarbox, from Tomball, is a repeat applicant to Palmer’s prestigious program. He is the first Escapist Artist that is widely recognized for his work with aerosols and presentation via street art. 

Palmer’s Art Movement of Escapism is aimed to forever destroy the stereotype of the struggling artist. His mentorship program, founded in 2009, teaches artists how to sell on their own and not be tied to the traditional art gallery system. Palmer does this as a means of giving back to the art world--it is entirely free. 

If you have any questions about Artist John Ross Palmer or his Escapist Mentorship Program (EscapistProgram.com), please contact gallery co-owner Ryan Lindsay at 713-861-6726 or Ryan@JohnPalmerArt.com.


2015 Escapist Initiation Ceremony 

Sunday, January 25th - 1PM

I was one of the 4 artist picked to be a part of the 2015 Escapist Mentorship Program, please join me while I open my doors for the first time at my new studio in the heights, I will have 6 available brand new works for sale.

Hope to see you there!

1218 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77008
1PM




Opening Reception at MKT Bar for "Everything in It's Right Place

Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7-9PM

Explore the abstract works, freelance logos, murals, and interior designs that reflect the emotions of artist Stephanie Gonzalez. Growing up with her grandparents in Reynosa, Mexico, Gonzalez picked up painting from her grandfather. In her work, she uses mixed media such as aerosol paint, watercolors, acrylics, oil pastels, china ink, pencil, and marker, along with the use of coffee, wine and beer as a medium. Her work emphasizes texture, and retains a delicate balance between raw and gritty elements and atmospheric beauty.

All artwork will be available for purchase. For more information, please visit http://sgabstractart.jimdo.com/

EXHIBITION: December 15, 2014 - January 16, 2015
COST: Free admission. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Exhibition organized by Megan Badger. 

Free customer parking is available in the One Park Place garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Enter garage on McKinney.

MKT BAR Hours
Monday-Wednesday: 7AM-10PM
Thursday-Friday: 7AM-2AM
Saturday: 9AM-2AM
Sunday: 9AM-8PM

View the MKT BAR menu and calendar of events at www.mktbar.com