Austin Art Exhibitions

Opening Exhibitions

March 23 - April 1

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Influences: Clara Newby

Opening Reception

March 31 from 4-6pm

Throughout her 60-year career, Clara Newby’s work has been shaped by a variety of external influences. In the 1960’s she began studying with prominent painter, Simon Michael, who is considered the grandfather of the Rockport art community. Later, Clara explored new techniques under the tutelage of watercolorist, Ken Hosmer. Once air travel became more accessible in the 1970s, she began traveling abroad. Her creativity was ignited by these new and foreign settings. She painted her way through Europe, Canada, and Hawaii. Even in recent years, she has continued to be influenced as an artist, experimenting with modern techniques such as alcohol ink. Influences is a journey through the external forces that have impacted Clara Newby’s work, and helped shape the outward expression of her internal artistic vision.

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Ongoing Exhibitions

March 23 - April 21

Pump Project

Mi Feito Don’t let this time be in vain: Vladimir Mejia

Vladimir Mejia was born in 1992 in New York City. He received his B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Texas in 2014 and continues to reside in Austin. Vladimir is a multi-discipline artist who works in Installation, Sculpture, Photography, Performance Art, Printmaking and Digital Media as well as the the current curator of Co-Lab Projects’ instagram residency#bitres. His work while rooted in conceptual art attempts to incorporate elements which make his pieces relatable to both audiences versed in art history and those who may be unfamiliar with it. Using interaction, humor, abstraction and writing to tackle politics, race relations, generational divides and the ever evolving relationship between people and technology.

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March 17 - April 14


Orna Feinstein: A Circle in a Circle is a Tree

In this colorful exhibit, Feinstein continues her fascination and exploration of Trees and their interior geometry using a variety of mediums and processes.  Many will be familiar with her signature layering of monoprints and cut paper to create moiré patterns and visually kinetic works.  However, some will be surprised to see Orna Feinstein exploring her ideas using paint, concrete, and plaster.  This exhibit dares to present at once a wider view of Feinstein’s creative palate – as if we are allowed a small peek into what her studio must look like at any one time.  Yet, even with the wide range of materials and forms of expression, the harmony between the works is undeniable.

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March 17 - April 28

Flatbed Press and Gallery

VASCULUM | Spencer Fidler

Spencer Fidler’s practice is to collect volunteer plants from his property in Las Cruces, New Mexico and draw them daily at four times their scale. He is compelled to take only what the day offers. He quickly finds himself immersed in the complexities of the flowers and vines sorting out the veinlike leaves and blossoms. His large-scale drawings present the world as a still life in a vasculum, a vessel used for collecting and studying botanical specimens. This is a practice that has overlapped his drawings and etchings of humans. Fidler’s silhouetted humans are caught diving, falling or floating and reveal limb and torsos with tangled vascular networks that reference those of plants. Fidler is an artist/scientist from the age of Enlightenment with the eye of a Romantic now living in the age of Information.

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March 9 - April 6

Visual Arts Center

Visual Arts Center’s 2018 Senior Art Exhibition: It’s Not What You Think

The Senior Art Exhibition catalogs a pivotal moment for many young artists graduating from the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. The exhibition includes a range of work in print, sculpture, painting, photography, video, installation, and game design. The exhibitions include work by students receiving bachelor’s degrees in Studio Art and Visual Art Studies. Join us to celebrate their accomplishments and enjoy refreshments generously provided by Big Bend Brewing Co.

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February 2018 - January 2019

The People’s Gallery

The People’s Gallery 2018

The People’s Gallery is designed to showcase the work of regional artists and to encourage public dialogue, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art. Each year, the Cultural Arts Division issues a call for artworks to Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations. This year, approximately 1,300 entries were submitted by more than 320 local artists. The 2018 selection panelists were arts educator and artist Teruko Nimura; artist and Preparator (Blanton Museum of ArtUniversity of Texas at Austin) John Sager; and artist and Professor of Art, St. Edward’s University Tammie Rubin.

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February 24 – April 1

Yard Dog Art Gallery

Nate Otto “Imagined Cities”

Nate Otto is an artist from Chicago whose work explores urban landscapes and architecture filtered through his own vision.  Mapping, gentrification, development, decay, and the inherent and ongoing change in the urban space are among the ideas he tries to tackle with his graphic, stylized, and simplified drawings, paintings, and murals.  Nate has had several solo art shows in Chicago and he has shown his art all over the world.  As an illustrator he has contributed at Basecamp, DNA Info, NPR, and many others.  He has done murals for Nike, Facebook, interior Define, VML, and many more.  He is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago and he has been a full time artist since 2012.

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February 24 - April 1

grayDUCK Gallery

Photo/Montage (12×12)

Photo/Montage (12×12) invites established, local artists to step out of their usual boundaries to engage in a complex dialog with a given concept. Each participating artist worked with the same set of twelve prints from Pizzi’s recent photography to create a unique collage/assemblage using at least one element from all the twelve images, with no other restrictions or guidelines about form, size or aesthetic purpose. The collaborators involved are diverse in background and vision, and include visual artists Catherine Lee, Michael Anthony Garcia, Shawn Smith, Maya Lawrence, w. tucker, Peggy Weiss, and Steve Wiman; composer Graham Reynolds; graphic designer DJ Stout; architect Emily Little; writer Teresa Elliott; and photographer/filmmaker Robert Ziebell.

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September 23 - ongoing

The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center


Conceived as a way of engaging with artists whose practices include live time-based events, Learning in Public is a series of discrete public performances, collaborations, and community engagements taking place in the gallery from September 22 to October 28, 2017.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

April 7 - May 6

Art on 5th

Adam Scott Rote

Opening Reception

April 7 fro 7-9pm

Adam Scott Rote is an award-winning, self-taught artist whose work is influenced by architecture, fashion and classic cinema. Because of his brilliant colors and deceptively exceptional attention to detail, these paintings are often mistaken for digital art. Using only airbrushed acrylic, gouache, watercolor pencils, and his own hand, Adam is able to bring to life images of the past with an ultramodern feel. This prolific artist is perhaps best known for his celebrity portraits of music and film stars, but this exhibition will feature the full range of Adam’s work;  everything from his Serengeti Animals, Alice and Wonderland, and American Ruins series, as well as newly released editions and never-before-seen original paintings. Most collectors travel to Miami or Vegas to see this artist’s work, but you can find it right here in Austin, Texas!

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April 7-28

Wally Workman Gallery

Will Klemm

Opening Reception

April 7 from 6-8pm

On Saturday, April 7, Wally Workman Gallery will open a solo show with Austin-based painter Will Klemm, who has shown his work nationally since 1993 and is a veteran of over fifty one-man exhibitions. Klemm’s current focus is on the horizon and the soft transitions that occur above and below, lending these works a quiet sense of stratification. The exceptional light quality Klemm is known for infuses each piece with unique ethereal and meditative elements.

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