“Join us this October for a community fair and fundraiser which will bring focus to some of Houston’s organizations supporting a full spectrum of reproductive health care, especially for those who are capable of pregnancy. Organizations providing reproductive health and related services in this time where many are being diminished are invited to claim a table promoting their work and will introduce three live performances from some of Houston’s best bands, followed by a screening of the Josie & the Pussycats movie (2001) upstairs & a DJ set downstairs. We look forward to seeing you for a full day and night of film, music, and community collectiveness.”
This event is all about sending strong, community-based energy and material support back to women & LGBTQIA+ people in our community, people who need to feel secure, and those struggling with mental health & other issues related to the lack of reproductive health care & the stripping of abortion rights in Texas.
Art on the Avenue features artwork from more than 250 local Houston artists each year, with silent auction proceeds supporting Avenue’s mission to build affordable homes and strengthen communities.
Now in its 25th year, Avenue's annual fundraiser has gained a reputation as a fabulous event for artists, architects, developers, art collectors, and young
professionals to mix and mingle in support of good art, good food, and a good cause.
To learn more information about the event, see the artist list and purchase tickets, click HERE.
December 1 - 3, 2022.
Winter Street Studios
2101 Winter Street
Houston, Texas, 77007
ARTcetera Houston is an interactive live art event, inviting patrons and guests behind the scenes to see the creative process in action. A selection of Houston's most talented artists - both local art scene mainstays and rising stars alike - will be creating artwork. Their finished works will be available for auction throughout the evening with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Pablove Foundation.
ARTcetera Houston offers a unique aspect of a-LIVEness. Connect with our patrons and the artists as they bring their creative works to
life. Bid online on the most admired pieces and ultimately take the memory of pabLOVE home.
Please join me at the Holocaust Museum Houston for the Virtual Opening Program for Withstand: Latinx Art In Times of Conflict. This special event will feature Withstand curators Gabriela Magana and Rosa Ana Orlando. Born and raised in Mexico, Magana is an artist and curator based in Houston. She holds a BA in Painting from the University of St. Thomas Houston, and is currently working on a MA in Arts Leadership from the University of Houston. From Venezuela, Orlando is a museum specialist with extensive knowledge of art history. She has more than 15 years of experience in art collection management, as well as a strong background in exhibition planning and design.
Thank you to JPMorgan Chase & Co. for generously supporting this event.
Place: 979 Springdale, Austin, TX, 78702 (next door to Groundfloor Theatre)
this is a Multi Artist Local Exhibition in Austin, Texas. read more about it below or visit if you are in Austin, Texas.
This project is funded in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
27th Annual ARTCRAWL
Location: 2020 Commerce, Studio A, Houston, TX, 77002
Saturday - November 23, 2019
from 12 PM - 9 PM
Art Crawl is an event in which artists in the old & historic, Downtown Art Warehouse District, open the doors to their working studios and invite the public in for a peek at what happens behind the scenes. This tradition started in 1992 by Mother Dog Studios and takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving. OFFICIAL ARTCRAWL WEBSITE: http://www.artcrawlhouston.com/
I will be participating at this event by opening my working studio doors to the public. I have created an installation for all your selfie needs and I will be showing brand new works. Parking is available across the street and around the building on St. Emanuel Street and Commerce street.
This event is FREE, family and kid friendly and open to the public. Everyone is welcome! I will be serving drinks and lite bites.
“Illuminating the Void” explores a series of light-box sculptures produced by Houston-based multi-media artist, Stephanie Gonzalez. Curated as an exhibit to kick off The Woodlands Pride Festival, these expressive, meditative, light sculptures visually comment on all of our inherent, often inescapable internal anxieties, a metaphor trapped as light within each individual box. Prominently displayed in Glade’s central rotunda, these chromatically diverse sculptures pulsate light, bathing the darkened gallery space in a soft, colorful glow.
Energy, Frequency and Vibration. The Power of
A mixed media painting exhibition by: Stephanie Gonzalez
This exhibition engages the mind through a series of repetitive dots which is a technique called point cloud or pointillism. This is a technique I learned while taking courses at Glassell under Professor and artist Brian Portman.
I am using the repetition of dots to represent a feeling that comes over you when you are constantly thinking that something might happen. When you are feeding yourself things, they become things. These pieces explore the idea of frequencies and operating in different frequencies that could stem from hanging out with new people who live in a different reality or frequency. These new people are in this reality because of the things they do, the way they spend their time, and the things they think about. If you want to make music then you hang out with more musicians. You jump on their frequency and by doing so you shift your focus and reality and become better at making music.
Hopefully the work displays a lot of energy due to my use of various mixed media techniques. The application of the paint is both very loose but also very structured. These pieces have been changing or evolving. Some started as a completely different piece but now they are in their final state and will be released to the public as a series based off the above ideas. I am hoping these pieces suggest that you can start to change your reality using your own energy.
SECOND WARD ART EXHIBITION Curated by: theythat.org Produced by: cyberlarge.com
Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 6:00 PM –
Sat, Jun 15, 2019, 11:00 PM CDT
5601 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77011
“There Is Enough For Everyone,” is an art exhibition opening in Houston pointing a spotlight directly at the reality of scarcity within black and brown communities. Prodding the limitations, distribution, and access of wealth in the City of Houston and the country at large. The artists wish to widen the voices involved in the global conversation dealing with the scarcity and abundance of the “they”, the others, the blacks, the browns, or as Frantz Fannon put it, “The Wretched of the Earth.
The exhibition will guide us through the politics of cultural appropriation, intrinsic value, questions of sexuality, and what it feels like to be on the other end of society while managing the responsibility of keeping the globe connected and the world moving in a direction benevolent to everyone.
Sister [Hannah Anderson]
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Join me as I participate in this years Artcrawl Houston 2018, The original cluster of artists warehouses in Downtown Houston annual open studios.
"Each artist appears, Tells his or her own Individual Story & Dives back into their own..."
Artistic Survivors in the ever changing urban landscape of the 4th largest city in the U.S.A.
Since 1992, the tradition of the artists "open studios" takes place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Visitors have the opportunity to pARTicipate in the live/work/show spaces of these neighborhood"urban pioneers". The mission of the ARTCRAWL is to assist the public in understanding contemporary art by directly involving the visitors in a dialogue with local artists in the Artist Warehouse District of Downtown Houston.
lite bites + wine + fine art
Saturday, August 25th
Sunday, August 26th
11 AM - 5 PM
It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the last open studio of the summer. This upcoming year will be the final year in my Master's of Fine Art program. By presenting never before seen
works to the public, as well as works that I created in the past year at Houston Baptist University, I wish to show you a glimpse into my future disciplinary focus and career. Works will include
huge originals on canvas, mixed media photography and 3D installation.
As always, bring those you love! Everyone is welcome.
FREE EVENT | WINE + LITE BITES | MIXED MEDIA FINE ART
2020 Commerce St. Studio A
Houston, TX 77002
(across from Tout Suite)
(Parking available on the street or the side of the building)
Back To School Special
new works by: Stephanie Gonzalez
Saturday, January 13th, from 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday, January 14th, from 11 am - 5 pm
fine art | wine & lite bites | all are welcome
2020 Commerce Studio A
Houston, TX 77002
(across from Tout Suite)
MFA Open Studio Day
Houston Baptist University
Saturday, November 4th
from noon - 5 pm
NAKED LADIES: THE CALENDAR EDITION
2020 Commerce Studio A
Houston, TX 77002
#TexasArtistsStrong, a Pop-up Exhibition + Fundraiser
Saturday, September 9, 2017
@ Spring Street Studios
In response to the growing number of Texas artists impacted by Hurricane Harvey’s devastation and the local artist community that seeks to support them, Fresh Arts and Spring Street Studios invites the public to a disaster relief exhibition and fundraiser at Spring Street Studios on Saturday Sept. 9th, 2017. Cocktails and light bites from 2 to 7pm.
The one-day only exhibition will feature artwork for sale by artists from Houston and surrounding areas, with proceeds benefiting the Disaster Relief Fund for Texas Artists. 100% of proceeds raised will be given to individual artists impacted by the disaster to help them preserve work, rebuild studio and live/work spaces, purchase supplies and continue with their creative missions.
All artwork is for sale and available to take home the same day. This event is free and open to the public and held in conjunction with Spring Street Studio’s 2nd Saturday Open Studios event.
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:
Thu, March 23, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
1301 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77002
HOLIDAY MARKET AT NATIVE CITIZEN!
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.
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.
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!
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!
1218 Heights Boulevard,
Houston, TX 77008
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
1218 Heights Boulevard,
Houston, TX 77008
music by: Grrrl Parts DJ's
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/
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
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.
Featured artist: Rodolfo Bañuelos, Sonya Cuellar, Stephanie Gonzalez, Tra slaughter.
Saturday | Feb. 28th | 1-5 pm
2311 Dunlavy st. Houston tx 77006
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.
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!
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.
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