Events Calendar

  • Mon
    The 13th Juried Invitational Exhibition is going VIRTUAL. This will be our first virtual exhibition.

    Our juror, Volker Eisele, has had a lifelong interest in art. Following high school, he studied medicine in Munich and while a medical student opened his first art gallery, Graphic Box.

    In 1971 he and his wife came to America to further his medical training. After receiving his residency in anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City in 1975, they moved to Houston to establish a private medical practice. He has been a physician ever since.

    In the late 1980s  he joined the William A. Graham Gallery as a partner. In 1998 he opened ArtScan Gallery, and partnered with Sean Rudolph. Together, over the following five years they curated more than thirty mainly thematic exhibitions. Now named Rudoph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery it averages 7 to 8 exhibitions annually.

    Rudolph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery champions and exhibits work in a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practice, from conceptual works to large-scale installation and time-based performances. The gallery is home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, drawing and printmaking.

    The gallery has been recognized by the Houston Press as “The Best Houston Art Gallery.

    The exhibition will be on display for a month, starting August 3. The viewer of this exhibit will be able to walk through the gallery via

  • Mon
    6:00 - 8:00 pmOnline via ZOOM

    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.

    VAA members and non-members are welcome to join. 

    Join Zoom Meeting:

    Meeting ID: 835 2471 1840

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    +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

  • Sat
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.LIVE on Facebook and YouTube
    Program events

     Revisions in Representation: Artists Working to Decolonize Art History

    In discussion with Cindy Lisica, PhD

    Join VAA as art historian and curator Cindy Lisica discusses the works of Guillermo Gomez-Peña & Coco Fusco, Kehinde Wiley, Mickalene Thomas, and more. She will highlight the role of the artist, the public, and the institution in significant works like Wiley’s portrait of President Obama and Fusco & Gomez-Peña's performative artwork. Cindy dives into details and symbolism in their work as it relates to colonial histories, its acceptance by the general public, and the rethinking of public art monuments, justto name a few! This program will be live streamed via YouTube and our Facebook page.

    Cindy Lisica is an independent curator, writer, and art history professor at The Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Savannah,GA. She holds a PhD in History and Theory of Art from the University of the Arts London, MA in Modern and Contemporary Art from California State University, Long Beach, and BA in Integrative Art from The Pennsylvania State University. Shehas previously taught at University of Pittsburgh, University of Houston, and Houston Baptist University, operated two commercialart galleries, and worked in museums including The Andy Warhol Museum and Tate Britain.

  • Sun
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.ZOOM Online
    Board/Committee meetings

    All VAA Board Meetings are open to the public.  Please remember to mute your microphone unless you are speaking.

    Join Zoom Meeting:

    Meeting ID: 497 695 7419