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Applications Open for the West Austin Studio Tour

Open Call: January 15 – February 15, 2019

Big Medium’s 8th annual West Austin Studio Tour is May 11-12 & 18-19, 2019. The free, annual, self-guided art event provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists of Austin in their creative spaces.

The deadline to participate in WEST 2019 is February 15. For more information, including application guidelines and frequently asked questions, visit


Host: CAMIBAart at Sixth Street Gallery, 2000 E 6th St

Dates: January 19 – February 23, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 19, 5:00 – 8:30pm

Society lives in flux, constantly in a state of struggle between here and there, this or that. This exhibition showcases six artists who are observing the between. Be it through material, mode, or meaning; these artists exist in a liminal space. Featuring Artists: Alicia Philley, GD Wright, Steven Eggert Rabbitt, Vy Ngo, Andrea Hyland, Carmen Izurieta, Sarah Presson.

Paul Kolazinski

Host: Ao5 Gallery, 3005 S Lamar Blvd, suite C110-B

Dates: January 19 – February 17, 2019

Opening Reception: January 19, 7-9pm

Paul Kolazinski’s distorted hand-stretched canvases break the flat plane of traditional paintings. Geometric compositions highlight the canvas form and allow the drama of the work to happen at the edges of the canvas, rather than within the field. These unique works must be seen in the round to be fully appreciated.

Forest for the Trees

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street

Dates: January 19 – February 9

Opening reception: January 19, 4-7pm

Julia Lucey reveres nature. With arches and a pre-raphaelite attention to detail in this body of work, Lucey presents nature as sacred. Her process of collaging aquatint etchings allows each plant or animal to be meticulously depicted and elevated to the symbolic. She has taken inspiration from fables and woven them into what otherwise could be seen as solely scientific native plant etchings, emphasizing the wonder embedded in the natural.

A resident of Fairfax, California, Julia Lucey got her BFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and the inspiration for her art from her years spent backpacking and working in the Western United States. As an Artist-in-Residence at Kala Art Institute, Julia has focused on traditional etching techniques and aquatint to create images dealing with the evolving issues of wildlife, its dissolution, and the attempt by many to direct its path. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States.

Past and Present: Randall Reid

Host: Davis Gallery, 837 W. 12th St.

Dates: January 19 – February 23

Opening reception: January 19, 7 – 9pm

Davis Gallery is pleased to announce Past and Present, a retrospective exhibit that surveys nearly four decades of Randall Reid’s prolific career as a visual artist. Throughout his life, Reid has measured and interpreted the elemental qualities of his surroundings. As a boy, he would record his local weather, the temperature, and linear distances in the wide-open prairies and grasslands of Northern Texas. As an artist, Reid has continued to ask the same questions that captured his imagination when he was young, choosing to translate his findings into work characterized by simple line and form, and impressive control of a wide range of media.

‘Scuse Us While We Kiss The Sky: Jad Fair & David Fair

Host: Yard Dog Art Gallery, 1510 S Congress Ave
Dates: January 19 – February 10
Opening Reception: January 19, 7-9pm

Yard Dog is celebrating the new year with a show of art by brothers Jad & David Fair. Featured will be Jad Fair’s cutout paintings of album covers and David Fair’s silly tribute paintings. The Fair Brothers are founding members of the indescribably different rock band Half Japanese and long-time artists. Jad, who lives in the Austin area, will be in attendance for the opening. David, who lives in Maryland, will not.

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If I Could, I Would Cover Everything With My Drawings / Hedwidge Jacobs

Host: Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca Street

Dates: January 19 – February 28

Opening reception: January 19, 7 – 9pm

“Everything I do starts from a drawing” says Hedwige Jacobs. In her newest body of work, Jacobs presents a series of stations, each a separate work, and each emerging from her drawing practice. For Jacobs, drawing is at once an honest and direct mode of communication and a way of making sense of the world.

In her Corner Room installation, Jacobs covers domestic furniture—rocking chairs, throw rugs, television, curtains, lamps, side tables—in a black and white, hand-drawn, woven pattern. The weaving starts at one point on the object, encapsulating it and ending with a knot, which allows the weave to suggest new visual relationships and perhaps a cognitive dissonance for her viewer. With these obsessive drawings, she is touching on the overabundance of choices and obsessiveness of our lives as consumers. These imperfect weaves wander and meander across surfaces, leaving the viewer off-balance and in an ambiguous, yet familiar, space.

Janine Antoni and Anna Halprin: Paper Dance

Host: The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave.

Dates: January 23 – March 17

Performances: January 23 – March 2, 2019

Artist talk: February 5, 7pm

The Contemporary Austin–led by Executive Director and CEO Louis Grachos–presents an exhibition by artists Janine Antoni and Anna Halprin at its downtown Austin venue, the Jones Center at 700 Congress Avenue. On view January 23 through March 17, 2019, Janine Antoni and Anna Halprin: Paper Dance is a retrospective of work from the past thirty years by New York-based artist Janine Antoni (Bahamian, born 1964 in Freeport, Grand Bahama), including sculptures and photographs. The exhibition also includes a solo dance performance by Antoni developed collaboratively with the pioneering dancer and choreographer Anna Halprin (Ameri-can, born 1920 in Wilmette, Illinois).


Mid Century Print Making Exhibition

Host: Russell Collection Fine Art, 1009 W 6th St

Dates: January 5 – 31, 2019

Opening Reception & Lecture: January 19, 6-9p

The Russell Collection presents this gallery exhibition as part of PrintAustin, held annually January 15-February 15: a month-long event celebrating the art of original printmaking and educating the public about the traditions of printmaking, as well as showcasing the innovations of the contemporary approach.

PrintAustin’s mission to the Austin art community and galleries is to share our enthusiasm for printmaking by helping galleries curate, exhibit, and promote works on paper and to engage a wider audience through in-house artist talks, signings, panels, printmaking demonstrations, and print-focused art happenings.

2019 International Art Tour

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.