Events Calendar

  • Tue
    BLUEorange, 1208 West Gray St.

    Each year, Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) hosts multiple 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, March 7, VAA will host an opening reception for the 35th Juried Open Exhibition from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with an awards presentation at 7 p.m.  This event is the 82nd juried exhibition VAA has produced since its founding in 1981. It will be on display from March 6 through April 28 at BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery, 1208 West Gray, Houston 77019. 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 was juried by Molly Glentzer, Arts Editor at Houston Chronicle. According to Ms. Glentzer, “I most admire, as James Turrell once said, ‘art that has some ambition to it.’ Each piece that made the final cut has stayed with me because it is elegant, exudes the intelligence of its maker and maybe unsettles me a bit – it’s good when art makes us not just think, but think twice.”

    The selected works are in various mediums by the following artists: Cameron Alexander, Molly Block, Daniel Brents, Cara Cansler, Shanti Conlan, Scott Cunningham, Mark Dean, Fay Deng, Kathy Drago, Alix Dunn, William Dunn, Karen Eisele, Eddie Filer, Steve Fisher, Margit Gergely, William Gerrish, Leslie M. Guzmán, Erik Hagen, Doug Hiser, Margaret Howell, Veronica Ibarguengoitia, Cedric Ingram, Ted Kurland, Austin Magruder, Silvia Majocchi, Yasuyo Maruyama, Ron Masters, Ami Mehta, Tracey Meyer, Anita Nelson, Clark Nunn, Anthony Pabillano, Jessica Phillips, Erika Pochybova, Ellen Ray, Diane Rosaz, Maria Elena Sandovici, Marlo Saucedo, Nicci Sevier-Vuyk, Barbara Shaw, Rusy Singh, John Slaby, Laura Sprague, Robert L Straight, Lyn Sullivan, Kay Tasuji, Jennifer Thompson, Penelope Warga and Terry Wheeler.

    Exhibiting artists have the opportunity to give a short presentation on their work and answer questions from the audience. The artist talk is Saturday, March 17, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The participating artists will be Molly Block, Alix Dunn, Doug Hiser, Cedric Ingram, Austin Magruder, Yasuyo Maruyama, Tracey Meyer, Anthony Pabillano, Jessica Phillips, Maria Elena Sandovici, Marlo Saucedo  and Robert Straight.

  • Wed
    6:30 - 7:30 p.m.The Printing Museum, 1324 Clay Street, 77002
    Program events

    On Wednesday, May 2, join Visual Arts Alliance at the newly re-opened Printing Museum for a lively conversation between artist and educator / collector about creating art, the artist's early career missteps, and what it takes to gain a foothold in the contemporary art world. The Q&A session with Howard Sherman and Professor Donna Tennant will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. insinde the theater at the Printing Museum, 1324 Clay Street, Houston, 77002. 


    Howard Sherman has a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas. He is leading a new generation of contemporary painters in the Texas art world. Professor Tennant is a Houston based art writer who reviews for various publications, including Arts + Culture Texas and Visual Art Source. Over the past thirty-five years, she has written about art for many local and national publications, including the Houston Chronicle, Southwest Art and the Houston Press.

  • Sat
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.The Printing Museum, 1324 Clay Street, 77002
    Program events

    On Saturday, June 2, join Visual Arts Alliance for a lecture and slide presentation on Andy Warhol.  "From Pop to Present: Warhol in the World" will be led by Cindy Lisica, Ph.D, former curator at the Archives of The Andy Warhol Museum.  The lecture will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. inside the theater at The Printing Museum, 1324 Clay Street, Houston, TX 77002.


    In 1974, Andy Warhol began filling the first of his 600 Time Capsules with source material, correspondence and clothing. The Time Capsules reflect more than Warhol's personal life – they act as an insightful snapshot of the time and contain a wealth of information for researchers. Dr. Lisica was intimately involved with the re-opening of Warhol's Time Capsules and examining the minutiae of his daily life and the pop culture of that day.