Saturday, June 28, 2008

Lawndale Art Center Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: September 15, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Exhibition Proposals
Lawndale Art Center
Houston, TX

Lawndale accepts Artist Exhibition Proposals twice annually.

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. 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. Lawndale seeks to sponsor educational forums and dialogues, which address the relationship between art and society.

The Galleries (floor plans accessible via the website)

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

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

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

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

Review Process

All proposals for exhibitions submitted by September 15, 2008, will be reviewed by the Programming Committee for exhibitions to be scheduled between May and November 2009. Proposals received after the deadline will be considered for the following review period.

The Lawndale Programming Committee serves as a 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 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
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

Proposal Formats

All proposals are preliminarily reviewed in digital format. Please provide all of the information below on a single CD-ROM. Video and Performance artists may submit their work examples on a separate CD or DVD.

NOTE: The selection process may take 6 - 12 weeks for completion. You will be notified of your proposal status as soon as the selection process is finalized.

Visit website for complete details:

Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713.528.5858
Fax: 713.528.4140