The Big Show 2018
September 15–November 11, 2018

Public Opening Reception
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7–9 PM
Awards announced at 8 PM

The Big Show is an ambitious annual exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale.

Eligibility
• The Big Show is open to artists living within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale Art Center.
• Each artist may submit up to three (3) original artworks completed within the last one (1) year, 2017 to present.
• Work must fit through the 6' 9" x 4' 11" entryway and cannot exceed 200 pounds in weight.
• Works previously exhibited in Houston or created in art classes will be disqualified.
• All works must be exhibition ready and include proper hanging hardware. Works that are not stable enough to endure the exhibition may be disqualified.
• All works must be available for the duration of the exhibition.

Application Requirements
• All works must be submitted online via submittable.com.
• Applications will be accepted through Thursday, July 26, 2018, until 11:59 PM (Central Standard Time).
• There is no submission fee.
• Artists must submit a recent exhibition history, including participation in previous iterations of The Big Show.
• Artists may submit up to three (3) works. Submit only one (1) representative image of each piece, along with the image captions (title, medium, and dimensions - in inches). Images should be .jpeg format (minimum size of 4" x 6" at 300 dpi). Do not submit detail images.
• Images should be labeled as Last name_Title_Year finished. Example: Smith_Work1_2017.jpg
• Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

We strongly encourage you to apply early. If you are having trouble using the online application system, please don’t hesitate to call us at 713-528-5858 during office hours (Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM) or email askus@lawndaleartcenter.org with questions.


Juror
Evelyn C. Hankins, Ph.D
Senior Curator
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden




Evelyn C. Hankins has been a curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden since 2007. While at the Hirshhorn, she has also organized an array of projects, including Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge (2017); Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change (2016); Susan Philipsz: Part File Score (2016); At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection (2014) (co-curated); Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance (2013); Over, Under Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913-Present (2013); ColorForms (2010); Walead Beshty: Legibility on Color Backgrounds (2009); and The Panza Collection (2008). Currently, she is working on shows with Charline von Heyl (2018) and Pat Steir (2019). In addition to her exhibition responsibilities, Evelyn provides curatorial oversight for the Hirshhorn’s paintings and works on paper collections. Previously, she held curatorial positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Robert Hull Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont, Burlington. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from Stanford University.


Past Shows
The Big Show 2017
The Big Show 2016
The Big Show 2015
The Big Show 2014
The Big Show 2013
The Big Show 2012
The Big Show 2011
The Big Show 2010

 

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Wednesday: 12–6 PM
Thursday: 12–8 PM
Friday: 12–6 PM
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