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Valerie Fowler: The Story Of The Deer In The Road

Opening Reception Saturday, September 7th, 6-9pm, Artist in attendance

Host: CAMIBAart Gallery 6448 Hwy 290 East, Suite A102 Austin, Texas 78723

Crankie Performances: In conjunction with the exhibit, Valerie has created a 30-foot long narrative drawing to be “cranked” on a scroll and accompanied by live, original music written and performed by Brian Beattie. In addition, writer Robin Chotzinoff presents a reading responding to the exhibit. There are 3 free performances; space is limited so RSVP is suggested.

Saturday, September 14th, 1:00pm
Saturday, September 21st, 6:00pm
Thursday, September 26th, 6:00pm

CAMIBAart Gallery is pleased to present Valerie Fowler and her exhibit “The Story of the Deer in the Road”.  Viewers familiar with Valerie’s artwork will automatically recognize her expressive style, with its bend toward surrealism, and her sense of place, often a romanticized life in Central Texas. Her vision is uniquely personal, yet universal in message.  She employs elements from the natural world as allegorical characters to imply storytelling with a mission to inspire contemplation concerning human interaction with our natural world.


Peter Max

Host: Russell Collection, 1009 West 6th Street

Dates: September 7-15

Preview Party: September 6 5-7 pm RSVP Required

Gallery Receptions: September 14th ~ 5-8pm and September 15th ~ 2-4pm RSVP Requested



Red Dot Art Spree

Thursday, September 12, 7-10pm

Host: Women & Their Work Gallery 1710 Lavaca St. Austin, TX 78701

Paint the night red at the Red Dot Art Spree where you’ll find over 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints and mixed media works by some of Texas’ best artists, all for $750 or less.







Host: Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 East 44th Street

Dates: September 12 – December 1

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12th, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Magazine Release / Live Podcast: Saturday, September 14th,  2 – 4pm

POCa Madre Arts in collaboration with Co-Lab Projects & The Elisabet Ney Museum are pleased to present Mujeriego, an exhibition of photographic works by artist and independent curator Michael Anthony García.

In Mujeriego, García continues his photographic series via which he has connected with and documented fellow people of color (POC) in the city of Austin, with this iteration of the work focusing on women of color. Mujeriego translates from Spanish as “womanizer,” both a tongue in cheek take on García’s feminist values, comfort with his own feminine qualities and stronger connection to women in general, as well as the very nature of the production of the work which has the artist going from home to home, sharing personal moments in the participants closets and bedrooms.




Día de Los Muertos & Community Altars Exhibition

Host: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Avenue

Dates: September 13 – November 24

Opening Reception: Friday, September 13th, 7-9pm

Admission: $10 or FREE for Museum Members

This year marks the 36th Annual Día de Los Muertos & Community Altars Exhibition which incorporates community ofrendas (altars), el Día de Los Muertos inspired art from the Museum’s permanent collection, a section dedicated to Mexican Revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata, mojigangas (large sculptures) from the Museum’s Viva la Vida Parade & Festival, and an art installation by our Artists in Residence Yocelyn Riojas and Jerry Silguero to raise awareness about immigration issues in the Borderlands.

Día de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead is an ancient, Mexican and Mexican American religious holiday, with a historically rich tradition that integrates pre-Columbian and Catholic customs. It is often celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd (dates vary by region). For many Latin American countries, it is a time to honor and greet the departed as they make their journey back to be with the living each year. These days are a time for families and friends to gather in celebration of life and death. The circle of life, rather than loss and sorrow, is embraced.



Big Pink Blanket of Love: Work by Jan Heaton & Friends

Host: Davis Gallery, 837 West 12th Street

Dates: September 14 – October 12

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14th, 7-9pm


In partnership with the Peabody Fund and Dell Children’s Medical Center, Davis Gallery is honored to announce a unique group show in support of Davis’ own Jan Heaton, one of Austin’s premier watercolorists. In February of 2019 Jan’s daughter, Kristin Peabody, was taken by an aggressive cancer she had battled for ten years. In place of the solo exhibition that was scheduled for Jan, Davis Gallery and Austin’s artistic community are banding together in solidarity to fight cancer and find strength. Over sixty artists have contributed 4×4 inch squares of their own original artwork in an overall pink palette that will be hand-stitched together to create a pink quilt, symbolizing the community’s compassion, strength, and friendship.



Gabe Leonard: Rust, Dust, & Lust

Host: Ao5 Gallery, 3005 S. Lamar Blvd.

Dates: September 14 – October 13

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14th, 7 – 9pm

Internationally acclaimed artist Gabe Leonard is best known for his cinematically staged paintings of sharpshooters, gangsters, and musicians. His aesthetic and subject matter have been described as a melding of Johnny Cash and Quentin Tarantino. Don’t miss your chance to meet this remarkable artist in person! Original oils, and hand-embellished editions on canvas will be available for collection.



Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking: Open House

Monday, September 16, 6 – 8pm

Host: Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 3701 Drossett Drive

We are hosting an Open House for the community to come see the shop, meet our crew, have a snack, grab that membership and sign up for a few classes!

This will be a family-friendly event, celebrating our history and welcoming a new era of Flatbed. We would love to see you there!



Rooftop Art & Design Film Series: Design Canada

Wednesday, September 18; Roof opens at 7pm, Film at 8pm

Host: The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center, 700 Congress Avenue, The Moody Rooftop

In the 1960s and 1970s, an innovative group of Canadian designers used design to unify the nation. Through the lens of graphic design, Design Canada follows the transformation of Canada from a colonial outpost to a vibrant, multicultural society.



Vy Ngo: The IN Between

Artist Talk & Panel Discussion: Wednesday, September 25, 7-9

Dates: September 6 – October 5

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road

Through intimate portraits and abstract landscapes, Vy Ngo depicts the experience of physically and emotionally living in two different cultures. “The IN Between” is a reflection of the space in which many children of immigrants live within their identities, their communities, and in the context of the American Dream.



Abstract Artist Collaboration: Alicia Philley & Emily Hoyt-Weber

Host: Link & Pin Gallery 2235 E. 6th Street

Dates: September 27th – October 13th

Reception Saturday, September 28th, 6 – 8:30pm

Artists Alicia Philley and Emily Hoyt-Weber will present their new body of paintings and sculpture–created around conversations about color, light and shadow–at their show Sketchings at Link & Pin Gallery. Long-time Austin artists Philley and Hoyt-Weber play with the ways we navigate visual perception through bright, abstract art made of wood, paint and steel. Each work changes subtly as viewers move around it. The artists’ collaboration has produced a body of work with surprising and intriguing relationships. Philley’s colorful compositions of curving linear elements serve as a counterpoint to Hoyt-Weber’s mathematically inspired line drawings in space.


William Hall: Artifacts

Host: Ao5 Gallery, 3005 South Lamar Blvd.

Dates: September 28th – October 27th

Reception Saturday, September 28, 7 – 9pm

William Hall’s extremely textural stone castings are reminiscent of the marks left by burrowing insects, or fossilized imprints of ancient plant life. His work is highly process driven and representative of the passage of time, as the application of each new layer creates an inverted record of the artist’s interactions with his materials. By working with industrial media such as grout & cement, Hall transforms the context of these objects from natural fossils into a series of modern anthropological artifacts.




John Mulvany: Secure the Perimeter

Opening Reception Saturday, September 14th 7-10pm

Artist Talk Sunday, October 6th 2pm

Host: grayDUCK 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78702

This show started out as an exhibition about my neighborhood in East Austin; an American neighborhood in the throes of metamorphosis and change. My initial intention was to use the neighborhood as an allegory for this particular point in our country’s history. Throughout the last two years in America there has been an acute sense of a convulsive national identity-crisis. The current social and political moment encapsulated by the Pandora’s Box opened by the 2016 election has made us wake up and pay attention like never before. Were we asleep? Maybe. We are certainly awake now. Our obsession is with the carnivalesque horror-show of our national politics when, what we really need to pay attention to is our community, our immediate environment and our immediate moment. It seems impossible to be a thinking, engaged artist without grappling with the current moment. The anxiety about the news cycle amplifies both our appreciation for the immediate beauty of our environment and the sense that we might have screwed it all up already. The schizophrenia of intense appreciation and regret. Much of contemporary life is played out through our screens, scrolled through with compulsive anxiety and impatience. Art in general and painting particularly invites us to look slowly, to engage fully with our minds and our hearts.


2019 International Art Tour: Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba

Host: CAMIBA art, 2000 East 6th Street

Traveling to both national and international destinations, CAMIBAart Tours explores the world with an eye on the artistic side of life. Our excursions give tour goers an intimate glimpse at the process behind the masterpiece as well as the artists themselves. If you love casual, exciting, enlightening travel and you love art, these are the tours for you. Check the calendar of tours here.