Events Calendar


  • Sat
    30
    Sep
    2017
    7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.River Oaks / Montrose departure location will be supplied with your registration
    Workshops

    Join us on September 30th for a Visual Arts Alliance-sponsored, one-day trip via luxury coach to Austin. We will visit the Harry Ransom Center (hrc.utexas.edu), the Blanton (blantonmuseum.org), the Contemporary – Jones Center (thecontemporaryaustin.org) and the Mexic-Arte Museum (mexic-artemuseum.org) and receive special, guided tours by the respective curators.

    We will meet in the River Oaks/Montrose area of town at 7:00 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served at on the bus. Our first stops will be the Harry Ransom Center and the Blanton followed by lunch (not provided). After that, we will visit the Contemporary – Jones Center and the Mexic-Arte Museum along with a brief stop at an Ai WeiWei sculpture. Dinner (not provided) will take place in the private dining room at La Condesa restaurant. We will return to the Houston departure point by 10:00 p.m.

    Fee: $95 for VAA members, $145 for non-members (will include a 1-year membership). All admission costs are included in the fee. The event is limited to 20 participants. No refunds will be given and the trip will occur rain or shine.

    Register online at https://form.jotformpro.com/VAAPresident/AustinTourWithVAA

     

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  • Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017
    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.Robert Straight’s studio, 8437 Barkley St 77017 (Map)
    Workshops

     

     

    Glass Fusion Workshop – VAA Members Only

    VAA members are invited to join us for a hands-on glass fusion workshop on October 14th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at Robert Straight’s studio, located in the Hobby Airport area: 8437 Barkley Street (blue metal building), Houston, 77017.

    Robert Straight will give an opening presentation where we will learn about cutting glass and about the temperatures and time needed for fusing glass. All the necessary tools and glass will be provided. We will make a small piece, 6" x 8", tack fused or full fused. Robert will work with each person on their project so it can be put in the kiln for fusing. This is an overnight process so the projects will come out of the kiln the next day. Members can return on Sunday to get their piece from the kiln or they can pick it up at the Social Mixer on October 20.

    No RSVP is required, however, due to space and time, the first ten members to arrive will be able to work hands-on. Arrivals 11+ are free to stay and observe. After the workshop, there will be refreshments and discussion. Bring a folding chair to sit outside and chat!

    In addition to being a VAA member, Robert Straight is a native Houstonian and a senior citizen. He has a Certificate of Completion from the Glassell School of Art in Jewelry Making and an Associate’s Degree from Houston Community College in Fine Art. Robert also has a B.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Houston and an M.F.A. from Huston Baptist University. His thesis was in glass fusing and sculpture. He has been in his studio for more than forty years and can complete just about any type of project in wood, metal or glass.

    (All photos courtesy of Robert Straight.)

     

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  • Mon
    16
    Oct
    2017
    6 - 8 p.m.Art Supply on Main - 2711 Main St 77002 (Map)
    Critiques

    VAA critiques are opportunities for artists to share their work with other artists. These are peer critiques in which everyone is invited to show work and discuss the work of others. You don’t have to bring work in order to show up.

    Work can be in any medium and artists may bring 1 to 10 pieces. Participants will be allowed as much time as possible depending on how many people are showing work.  Artists are encouraged to bring current pieces/projects they wish to discuss with others and get feedback on concept, technique, presentation, etc.

    Drinks and snacks will be provided (feel free to bring and share, too).

    VAA members and non-members are welcome to come. There is no fee.

    Great thanks to Vikki at Art Supply for hosting this event!

     

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  • Sun
    29
    Oct
    2017
    Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017
    Spring Street Studios (2nd Floor) 1824 Spring St 77007 (Map)
    Exhibitions

     

    Each quarter, Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) hosts professionally-juried art shows as part of the effort to create more opportunities for established and emerging artists alike to connect with the viewing public. On Wednesday, November 8, VAA will host an opening reception for the 35th Juried Membership Exhibition from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with an awards presentation at 7 p.m. This event is the 81st juried exhibition VAA has produced since its founding in 1981. It will be on display from October 30 through December 2 at The Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Second Floor, Houston. Artists, art enthusiasts, collectors, curators, and emerging collectors are invited to attend. For collectors, it is very important to note that VAA takes no commission on sales; all sales are handled directly with the artist.

    The exhibition will be juried by Dr. Cindy Lisica, owner and director of Cindy Lisica Gallery. Over the last 15 years, Cindy Lisica has taken her curatorial research and professional work to cities throughout the world. In addition to championing artists' careers through gallery shows, she has worked in museums including The Warhol and the Menil Collection. She regularly presents at international speaking engagements and conferences. As an Asian-American scholar, she continues to teach Art History courses on East Asia, as well as symposiums and guest lectures at museums. She is currently part-time faculty at the University of Houston, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the "Art and Architecture of India" and "Modern and Contemporary Asian Art".

    Exhibiting artists will have the opportunity to give a short presentation on their work and answer questions from the audience. The artist talk will be Saturday, November 11, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Wed
    08
    Nov
    2017
    6 - 8 P.M.Spring Street Studios (2nd Floor) 1824 Spring St 77007 (Map)
    Exhibitions

     

    Each quarter, Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) hosts professionally-juried art shows as part of the effort to create more opportunities for established and emerging artists alike to connect with the viewing public. On Wednesday, November 8, VAA will host an opening reception for the 35th Juried Membership Exhibition from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with an awards presentation at 7 p.m. This event is the 81st juried exhibition VAA has produced since its founding in 1981. It will be on display from October 30 through December 2 at The Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Second Floor, Houston. Artists, art enthusiasts, collectors, curators, and emerging collectors are invited to attend. For collectors, it is very important to note that VAA takes no commission on sales; all sales are handled directly with the artist.

    The exhibition will be juried by Dr. Cindy Lisica, owner and director of Cindy Lisica Gallery. Over the last 15 years, Cindy Lisica has taken her curatorial research and professional work to cities throughout the world. In addition to championing artists' careers through gallery shows, she has worked in museums including The Warhol and the Menil Collection. She regularly presents at international speaking engagements and conferences. As an Asian-American scholar, she continues to teach Art History courses on East Asia, as well as symposiums and guest lectures at museums. She is currently part-time faculty at the University of Houston, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the "Art and Architecture of India" and "Modern and Contemporary Asian Art".

    Exhibiting artists will have the opportunity to give a short presentation on their work and answer questions from the audience. The artist talk will be Saturday, November 11, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Sat
    11
    Nov
    2017
    2 - 4 P.M.Spring Street Studios (2nd Floor) 1824 Spring St 77007 (Map)
    Exhibitions

     

    Each quarter, Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) hosts professionally-juried art shows as part of the effort to create more opportunities for established and emerging artists alike to connect with the viewing public. On Wednesday, November 8, VAA will host an opening reception for the 35th Juried Membership Exhibition from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with an awards presentation at 7 p.m. This event is the 81st juried exhibition VAA has produced since its founding in 1981. It will be on display from October 30 through December 2 at The Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Second Floor, Houston. Artists, art enthusiasts, collectors, curators, and emerging collectors are invited to attend. For collectors, it is very important to note that VAA takes no commission on sales; all sales are handled directly with the artist.

    The exhibition will be juried by Dr. Cindy Lisica, owner and director of Cindy Lisica Gallery. Over the last 15 years, Cindy Lisica has taken her curatorial research and professional work to cities throughout the world. In addition to championing artists' careers through gallery shows, she has worked in museums including The Warhol and the Menil Collection. She regularly presents at international speaking engagements and conferences. As an Asian-American scholar, she continues to teach Art History courses on East Asia, as well as symposiums and guest lectures at museums. She is currently part-time faculty at the University of Houston, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the "Art and Architecture of India" and "Modern and Contemporary Asian Art".

    Exhibiting artists will have the opportunity to give a short presentation on their work and answer questions from the audience. The artist talk will be Saturday, November 11, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Mon
    20
    Nov
    2017
    6 - 8 p.m.Art Supply on Main - 2711 Main St 77002 (Map)
    Critiques

    VAA critiques are opportunities for artists to share their work with other artists. These are peer critiques in which everyone is invited to show work and discuss the work of others. You don’t have to bring work in order to show up.

    Work can be in any medium and artists may bring 1 to 10 pieces. Participants will be allowed as much time as possible depending on how many people are showing work.  Artists are encouraged to bring current pieces/projects they wish to discuss with others and get feedback on concept, technique, presentation, etc.

    Drinks and snacks will be provided (feel free to bring and share, too).

    VAA members and non-members are welcome to come. There is no fee.

    Great thanks to Vikki at Art Supply for hosting this event!

     

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  • Mon
    18
    Dec
    2017
    6 - 8 p.m.Art Supply on Main - 2711 Main St 77002 (Map)
    Critiques

    VAA critiques are opportunities for artists to share their work with other artists. These are peer critiques in which everyone is invited to show work and discuss the work of others. You don’t have to bring work in order to show up.

    Work can be in any medium and artists may bring 1 to 10 pieces. Participants will be allowed as much time as possible depending on how many people are showing work.  Artists are encouraged to bring current pieces/projects they wish to discuss with others and get feedback on concept, technique, presentation, etc.

    Drinks and snacks will be provided (feel free to bring and share, too).

    VAA members and non-members are welcome to come. There is no fee.

    Great thanks to Vikki at Art Supply for hosting this event!

     

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