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The Contemporary Austin’s Upcoming Exhibition Deborah Roberts: I’m Receives 2020 Art Works Award from the National Endowment for the Arts

The Contemporary Austin announces that it has received a grant of $35,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of the upcoming exhibition Deborah Roberts: I’m, opening at the museum’s downtown Jones Center location on January 23, 2021.

June 10, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Austin Artist Patrick Puckett on the pandemic, fatherhood and creative inspiration

Puckett has already gained a reputation locally for his large-scale oil figure paintings that frequently incorporate vibrant colors, as well as Southern and tropical imagery.

Kristen Finan / The Austin-American Statesman / May 29, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Maidenberg Named Executive Director

Valerie Armstrong, President of the Board of Trustees of The Contemporary Austin, announced today that sharon maidenberg has been named the museum’s new Ernest and Sarah Butler Executive Director and CEO, following an international search. maidenberg comes to The Contemporary Austin from Headlands Center for the Arts in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, north of San Francisco, where she has served as Executive Director since 2010. She will assume her position in Austin on September 1, succeeding Louis Grachos, who left the museum in June 2019.          February 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

2020-2021 Solo Exhibition Artists

Women & Their Work is pleased to announce the artists selected for our 2020-2021 solo exhibition series. Chosen from a recent call for entries, these 8 artists were selected from a field of nearly 300 entries sent in from across the state. Each artist will create a new body of work for her exhibition. Artists chosen: Alexandra Robinson, Ariel René Jackson, Janelle Esparza, Lindy Chambers, Melanie Clemmons, Rachel Wolfson Smith, Rehab El Sadek, Steef Crombach.

February 20, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Mihee Nahm: Soaked” at Women & Their Work

In this solo exhibition, the artist invites us to take a walk with her down memory lane

Cat McCarrey / The Austin Chronicle / February 14, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The LINE Residency 2020 Artists 

In partnership, Big Medium and The LINE Austin are proud to announce the recipients of The LINE Residency 2020. Chosen by a curatorial panel from both Big Medium and The LINE Austin, five local artists have been selected to take part in the second edition of the program, which will run from March through December of this year. Artists chosen for this year’s residency are Brooke BurnsideAlie JacksonNatalia RocafuerteSaul Jerome San Juan, and Suzanne Wyss.

February 13, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

“The Pleasure of Making” makes Viewing a Pleasure

At ICOSA Collective, an exhibition spotlights the work hobbyists and crafters

Erin Keever / Sight Lines Magazine / February 6, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thirsty Planet EAST Artist Series 2020 

You can now apply for the Thirsty Planet EAST Artist Series 2020, a program produced by Big Medium in partnership with Thirsty Planet Brewing Co. In collaboration with a Thirsty Planet brewer, one Austin based artist will create a concept beer based on their work as well as create artwork for the packaging and bottle label. This seasonal beer will launch and be widely available in retail locations across Austin during the East Austin Studio Tour. Applications will be accepted from February 11 through March 17, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“PrintAustin: The Contemporary Print” at Big Medium 

To go or not to go: That’s ultimately a stupid question

Wayne Alan Brenner / The Austin Chronicle / January 24, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Linear Narrative: Ana Esteve Llorens 

In a solo exhibition at Grayduck Gallery, Ana Esteve Llorens constructs an open-ended narrative through craft techniques and industrial processes

Mary K. Cantrell / Sight Lines Magazine / January 23, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Open Call at Ao5 Gallery

Ao5 Gallery is accepting Texas artist submissions now through Monday, February 17th for an upcoming group exhibition to be held this spring during the WEST Austin Studio Tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The New Flesh” at ICOSA Gallery

It’s a body of work, but the anatomy isn’t necessarily of this Earth

Wayne Alan Brenner / The Austin Chronicle / January 3, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Sorcerer’s Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn”

This ambitious exhibition reveals inquiring anthropologists within today’s artists

Robert Faires / The Austin Chronicle / January 3, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Ashley Benton & Christopher Lee Gilmer” at Wally Workman Gallery

Art is, we’ll insist, transcendent when its foundation is skill and passion

Wayne Alan Brenner / The Austin Chronicle / December 27, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Jesse Narens: Creak, Crack, Creep” at Yard Dog Gallery

This Portland artist’s images of nature transmogrified are a perfect antidote to holiday overcheer

Wayne Alan Brenner / The Austin Chronicle / December 6, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Texas Biennial Open Call

The 2020 Texas Biennial Open Call is open to artists currently living and/or working in Texas, Texas natives/expats working anywhere in the world, and artists who have produced significant work in Texas over the last three years. Artists working in any media or discipline may apply online from December 2, 2019 – February 7, 2020.

 

 

 

 

THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN ANNOUNCES A MAJOR SCULPTURE BY SPANISH ARTIST JUAN MUÑOZ, NOW ON VIEW AT ITS LAGUNA GLORIA SCULPTURE PARK

Muñoz’s bronze work Last Conversation Piece, 1994–1995, is an ongoing loan from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

 

 

 

 

 

Dougherty Arts Center: Call for Artists

Now accepting Exhibit Proposals for the 2021 Gallery Season!

The JCB Gallery celebrates a wide array of artists with diverse practices and strives to promote the livelihood of Austin’s vital art culture by offering as many opportunities as possible to both emerging and established local artists. The submission process includes an Artist Statement, display information, and images.

The deadline to submit has been extended to February 16, 2020!

 

 

 

 

 “Will Klemm: Box of Light” at Wally Workman Gallery

The artist illuminates our world’s defining shadows with an oil-based glow

Wayne Alan Brenner / The Austin Chronicle / October 18, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 Eastside’s Past and Present Revealed in John Mulvany’s Latest Exhibit

“Secure the Perimeter” at grayDUCK Gallery asks, “What if the outside force is an inside job?”

Barbara Purcell / The Austin Chronicle / October 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Shana Hoehn: Hauntings” at Women & Their Work

Vintage hood ornaments are reimagined as sculptures that expose the historically distorted treatment of women’s bodies

Robert Faires / The Austin Chronicle / August 23, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 See this art: A 1910 phonograph is disassembled, then strung together

Some people take things apart. Others put them together. Then there are those who make rarified art by doing both.

Michael Barnes / Austin American-Statesman / August 14,  2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day” at The Blanton

The artist explores his indigenous roots and American identity in this solo exhibition

Barbara Purcell / The Austin Chronicle / August 9, 2019

 

 

 

 

Glasstire’s Live Podcast “On Location at Satellite Art Show”

Watch the full episode here.

Brandon Zech & Jill Schroeder / Glasstire / March 19, 2019

 

 

Five Skin Ten Skin

“The (art) here consists of one of those singular self-portraits separated into six works, realizing in sculptures his intense focus on eyes, pores, teeth, jaw. It’s work that is almost guaranteed to get under your skin, just as it does Ingram’s.”

Robert Faires / Austin Chronicle / November 9, 2018

“The more Ian Ingram explores the intimacy of the self-portrait the more he finds within and beyond the self.”

JOHN O” HERN / American Art Collector / November 2018

Mexic-Arte Museum’s “Fotografía y Nuevos Medios: Selections From the Permanent Collection” 

The exhibition puts on view a treasure trove of images that have been in hiding for too long in the museum’s collections

MELANY JEAN / Austin Chronicle / February 9, 2018

“James Surls: Man on Edge” at Flatbed 

The prints by this renowned Texas artist are like portals to other world, revealing rapturous visions and terrifying cosmic disturbances

MELANY JEAN / Austin Chronicle / February 2, 2018

“Andrew Blanchard / Jonas Criscoe: Call & Respond”

The two printmakers take familiar signage from rural roads and the small-town South and flatten them into one another

MELANY JEAN / Austin Chronicle / January 19, 2018 

“Practical Acts of Perception” at grayDUCK Gallery

Cande Aguilar, Jorge Purón, and Mauricio Sáenz challenge what we see through shifts in scale and proportion

MELANY JEAN / Austin Chronicle / January 12, 2018

“Carl Block: Odd Pottery” at Yard Dog Gallery

Block’s ceramic monster-faced jugs with crooked teeth and varminty eyes are indeed odd but also colorful and delightful

WAYNE ALAN BRENNER / Austin Chronicle / December 29, 2017

“Keith Carter: Notes on the Universe” at Stephen L. Clark Gallery 

This solo exhibition shows the photographer in pursuit of whatever unseen cosmic force animates us

ROBERT FAIRES / Austin Chronicle / December 29, 2017

“Rachel Stuckey: Good Days & Bad Days on the Internet” at Women & Their Work

The artist creates some genuinely geeky-cool stuff in this show that’s smart, funny, and fresh in its treatment of tech

MELANY JEAN / Austin Chronicle / December 15, 2017 

“Light” at Wally Workman Gallery

Taking in all the varieties of gold in this polished group show is akin to basking in sunlight on a bleak winter’s day

MELANY JEAN / Austin Chronicle / December 8, 2017