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Lawndale is readying itself -- as it has for decades! – for The Big Show. This ambitious exhibition of new works by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale is appropriately and affectionately named; every year hundreds of artists submit their work for the consideration of a juror.

This year, we are thrilled to welcome not one but two established curators to jury The Big Show: Tina Kukielski, Executive Director of ART21 in New York, and Apsara DiQuinzio, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Berkeley Art Museum. This year, with change in the Lawndale air, we made the bold decision to waive the standard submission fee in order to encourage every eligible artist to throw his and her hat in the ring. In response to our gesture, over 510 artists submitted their work online for consideration -- the largest group to seek participation in the history of The Big Show!

The Big Show is energized by -- and remains vital because of -- the financial and enthusiastic support of our extended Lawndale family. We hope that this year you will consider making a gift in honor of the artists and audiences that benefit from this annual exhibition.

We look forward to seeing you at The Big Show and hope that you will bring your family and friends to visit with you!

Opening reception video coming soon!

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View Big Show checklist here.



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Houston, Texas 77002

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Saturday 12–5 PM
Closed Sunday

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Coming Up

The Big Show
July 22 - August 27, 2016
Opening Reception July 22, 2016
6:30 - 8:30 PM

The Big Slideshow
Wednesday, August 10 & 17, 2016
6 PM


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Lawndale Art Center develops local contemporary artists and the audience for their art.

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