Día de Muertos in the East End

“Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in the East End”
Celebrating life through the arts…

Opening Reception: Friday October 28th 6-9 pm
Calavera procession details TBA
Closing Reception: Friday November 11th, 6-9 pm
(Please note that closing date is not November 4th. Facebook now does not allow events to be longer than two weeks.)

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead in English) focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed on. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased. Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl.

We continue the tradition of honoring our ancestors and remembering our loved ones by celebrating their life through art.

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ARTIST CALL INFO:
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS WED, OCT 19, 2016.
ALL MEDIUMS WELCOME! We are looking for work in the theme of Día de los Muertos, (Day of the Dead). Please email sketches or finished work you would like to be considered to eestudiogallery@gmail.com. Approved work will be notified via email by Friday October 21st. You will be sent a payment invoice via PayPal. You will be added to the artists list once payment has been received. EESG reserves the right to reject any submitted work without explanation.

Entry fee to cover hanging and promotion is $25. Size limit 3′ X 3′ (unless otherwise approved) for 4 pieces. Gallery will handle all sales and will take a 25% commission. You can sell prints of work submitted to the show through our East End consignment for the same commission.

Artist outside of Houston and surrounding areas can submit without an entry fee, but they are responsible for all shipping. Must include return shipping label in parcel. Gallery will handle all sales and will take a 30% commission.

All work must be READY TO HANG. Drop off is Tuesday, October 25th, 5:30-8PM. All paper or flat canvas art must be framed with either a single saw tooth hanger for lighter pieces or wired for heavier pieces. All unframed canvas/wood pieces must also have either a single saw tooth hanger for lighter pieces or wired for heavier pieces. Loose art/prints that are unframed on clips or any other type of hanging hardware not listed above will not be accepted. Frames must be secure. No Poster style frames or clip frames will be accepted. Artists with sculptures or other 3D work must provide either a shelf that extends no further then 3″-6″.

Vendors: (opening and closing shows only)

Vendors:
Please submit an example of you work to eestudiogallery@gmail.com for approval. Must be able to create some merchandise within the theme. No art/prints will be permitted on tables. $40 vendor fee (covers opening and closing). EESG to provide table, and two chairs, you must provide the table cloth.

Back to Earth: Contemporary Ceramic Art

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Back to Earth: Contemporary Ceramic Art

Opening Friday September 2nd 6-9pm.
Closing Friday September 9th 6-9pm.

East End Studio Gallery is proud to present “Back to Earth: Contemporary Ceramic Art”.  A group show with Marc Garcia, Patrick Lee, Veronica Lee, and Nesreen Hussain Alawami.

Marc Garcia

While I am a seasoned marketing graphic designer, I am newly introduced to clay work, my work is in constant search for the best way to interpret the ideas that I have about the world I live in and myself. I do not limit myself to one style or concept, I find that inspiration and ideas are in constant change. Each piece I create is simultaneously an extension from the past, where I’ve come from and what I’ve learned, as well as a preview of the future, where I’m going. I classify myself as a folk and craft artist. If a viewer stops for just a moment to view and reflect on a piece I have created, then the art has successfully accomplished its function.

Patrick Lee

I am a sculptor. I’ve worked with many different materials, but my preferred medium is clay. My ceramic sculptures are slab-built and hollow. I often carve patterns into the sculptures as well. I use singly or in combination, glazes, stains, paints and patinas to finish the work.
My work is figurative and usually narrative driven. I strive to bring each sculpture to life through attention to gesture and detail.

Veronica Lee

Veronica began her formal study of art at the Houston High School for the Performing Arts while growing up in Texas. Her concentration is high fire glazed ceramics. Her grandfather introduced her to barro (clay) when she was a child. She moved to New York City to study at the Pratt Institute and it was there that the ceramic body captured her interest as an ideal medium to combine form with her love of color. When Veronica isn’t playing with clay, she dreams about it.

Nesreen Hussain Alawami

I have always been fascinated by clay and got my first introduction to working with it during a UH class in 1999. Then I got the chance to reconnect with mud eight years ago and stuck with it ever since. I create functional items such as cups and bowls as well as decorative pieces like lanterns. I especially enjoy making pieces that reflect my Middle Eastern heritage both in shape and design.

Creatures of the Sea

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“O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note, / To drown me in thy sister’s flood of tears.” —William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors

East End Studio Gallery presents “Creatures of the Sea” a Sirens, Mermaids and Sea Creatures Group Art Show. Theme includes Sirens, Mermaids, Sea Creatures, Mythical Sea Creatures, Krakens and Sea Monsters. FLYER ART by Robert W. Walker.

Opening: Friday, August 5, 2016 ~ 6pm to 9pm and
Closing: Friday, August 12, 2016 ~ 6pm to 9 pm

Curator: Cynthia Vela

ALL MEDIUMS ACCEPTED! 3D art (example: sculpture, repainted vinyl toys, etc.), 2D art, and photography!

ARTIST CALL:
The art must must reference the shows theme. Please submit one email application with images of all completed work at one time (even if you have previously shown at EESG) to eestudiogallery@gmail.com by JUNE 17, 2016. All approved artists will be notified via email by JUNE 24, 2016 with payment instructions. You will be added to the artists list once payment has been received. EESG reserves the right to reject any submitted work without explanation.

Entry fee to cover hanging and promotion is $15. Size limit 3′ X 3′ (unless otherwise approved). Gallery will handle all sales and will take a 25% commission. Prints of work submitted to the show can be sold through the East End consignment shop for the same commission. There is no limit on the amount of work you can submit for consideration.

Artist outside of Houston and surrounding areas can submit without an entry fee, but are responsible for all shipping. Must include return shipping label in parcel. Gallery will handle all sales and will take a 30% commission.

All work must be READY TO HANG. All paper or flat canvas art must be framed with either a single saw tooth hanger for lighter pieces or wired for heavier pieces. All unframed canvas/wood pieces must also have either a single saw tooth hanger for lighter pieces or wired for heavier pieces. Loose art/prints that are unframed on clips or any other type of hanging hardware not listed above will not be accepted. Frames must be secure. No Poster style frames or clip frames will be accepted. Artists with sculptures or other 3D work must provide either a shelf that extends no further than 3″-6″, or a sturdy pedestal that is no deeper then 12″. The Gallery has limited table space for smaller sculpture submissions. Should you wish to submit a sculpture to be displayed in the limited table space, please indicate same in your email application submission.

INSIDE VENDORS::
Please submit an example of your work to Cynthia Vela, Vendor Director/Co-ordinator at eestudiogallery@gmail.com for approval by JUNE 24, 2016. You will be notified via email of acceptance into the event by JUNE 27, 2016 along with payment, load in and load out instructions. Must be able to create some merchandise within the theme. No original art (photography/paintings, drawings, sculptures, etc) or prints will be permitted on tables. $25 vendor fee covers both opening and closing. EESG to provide 6′ table, vendor must provide floor length cloth table cover.

“Buena Conmigo ✋” Loteria fundraiser night

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Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Join us for a fun night of playing traditional Loteria, Mexican Bingo! Help us raise funds for AC repairs and to continue our programming.

Packages available:

$10 – One card, play all night
$25 – Two cards, play all night, 2 drinks
$30 – One card, all you can drink
$40- Two cards, all you can drink
Buy at the door on or Eventbrite!

Extra individual cards will be available at $5 each.

Children 10 and older are welcome with the purchase of a card.

Drinks & snacks will be available for sale.

Come for the Prizes; original art, prints, local vendor merchandise, and other surprises! Stay for the fun! If you’ve never played and always wondered what the hype was all about, come find out! Costumes encouraged and receive a free drink!

*alcoholic beverages for 21 & over only

Doll Partz

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I am eyes, I am skin, I am arms, I am legs, I am broken and fragile coming to life in new art and creativity, I am doll partz….

East End Studio Gallery brings you “Doll Partz,” a one weekend group art show. Theme includes the use of doll parts, old and new, doll art, broken dolls and other doll part mediums to create a new life of its own. FLYER ART by Sue Donaldson.

Opening: Friday, August 19, 2016 ~ 6pm to 9pm and
Closing: Saturday, August 20, 2016 ~ 6pm to 9 pm

Curator: Cynthia Vela
Co-Curator: Yolanda Ordonez

ALL MEDIUMS ACCEPTED! 3D art (example: sculpture, dolls, repainted vinyl toys, etc.), 2D art, and photography!

ARTIST CALL:
The art must must reference the shows theme. Please submit one email application with images all completed work at one time (even if you have previously shown at EESG) to eestudiogallery@gmail.com by AUGUST 1, 2016. All approved artists will be notified via email by AUGUST 5, 2016 with payment instructions. You will be added to the artists list once payment has been received. EESG reserves the right to reject any submitted work without explanation.

Entry fee to cover hanging and promotion is $15. Size limit 3′ X 3′ (unless otherwise approved). Gallery will handle all sales and will take a 25% commission. Prints of work submitted to the show can be sold through the East End consignment shop for the same commission. There is no limit on the amount of work you can submit for consideration.

Artist outside of Houston and surrounding areas can submit without an entry fee, but are responsible for all shipping. Must include return shipping label in parcel. Gallery will handle all sales and will take a 30% commission.

All work must be READY TO HANG. All paper or flat canvas art must be framed with either a single saw tooth hanger for lighter pieces or wired for heavier pieces. All unframed canvas/wood pieces must also have either a single saw tooth hanger for lighter pieces or wired for heavier pieces. Loose art/prints that are unframed on clips or any other type of hanging hardware not listed above will not be accepted. Frames must be secure. No Poster style frames or clip frames will be accepted. Artists with sculptures or other 3D work must provide either a shelf that extends no further than 3″-6″, or a sturdy pedestal that is no deeper then 12″. The Gallery has limited table space for smaller sculpture submissions. Should you wish to submit a sculpture to be displayed in the limited table space, please indicate same in your email application submission.

INSIDE VENDORS::
Please submit an example of your work to Cynthia Vela, Vendor Director/Co-ordinator at eestudiogallery@gmail.com for approval by August 5, 2016. You will be notified via email of acceptance into the event by August 8, 2016 along with payment, load in and load out instructions. Must be able to create some merchandise within the theme. No original art (photography/paintings, drawings, sculptures, etc) or prints will be permitted on tables. $25 vendor fee covers both opening and closing. EESG to provide 6′ table, vendor must provide floor length cloth table cover.

Hispanic Heritage Month Art Show: “Diversity is what makes us great!”

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Opening Reception: Friday, September 16, 2016, 6-9PM
Closing Reception: Friday, September 23, 2016, 6-9PM

Join us in celebrating how Latino-Americans have helped shape the United States and make it into the diverse and dynamic nation it is today. From native born to immigrated, whether you crossed the border or the border crossed you, Latino Americans bring rich culture, traditions and values to the American experience. Come celebrate a nation of pride, diversity, and a rainbow of skin colors. We will have artists sharing their experiences of being a Latino-American.

We will also be featuring vendors during this event. Each artisan has unique, hand-made merchandise and will have themed items available.

Music by DJ Twinkle-Toes and will keep you dancing!
Complimentary cocktails made with Jarritos and Hornitos Tequila.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors at Jarritos and Hornitos Tequila for helping us celebrate our Latino diversity!

Artists Participating:
David Maldonado
Luis Navarro
Francisco Castro
Rictor Torres
Jennifer Herrera
Diane Benavides Rios
Yvette Banuelos
Rafael Villarreal
Lizbeth Ortiz
Iris Contreras
Patrick Lee
Veronica Lee
Oskar Curiel
Browncoat
No L
Leticia Santos
Laura Simoneaux
Blue 130
Mandy Peyrani

 

 

JUST INK 6

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6th annual “Just Ink” show.

A one night party for inkers.
Friday September 30th 6-9pm!

JUST INK 6…call for artists.

Here are the rules.
These are simple rules.
Please read the rules.
Please follow the rules.

The exhibit name explains the show…
Just Ink, Pen & ink, India ink, ink markers, ink pens…ink. just ink.

_Open call, open theme. your fee gets you a 3 foot wide wall space, floor to ceiling
_One night only. Artists are required to hang their own work during the date / time posted (TBD) no exceptions.
_Artists are required to attend the show, represent and sell their own work.
_Artists keep 100% of all sales, no commission
_Artists are required to take down art at the end of the event. Art not removed at the end of the evening will be considered abandoned.
_Artists are asked to clean their area, remove all nails, tacks, tape, trash etc.
_Artists are encouraged to have a lot of fun.
_Fee: $35.00 Paypal funds to robinbakerart@gmail.com
_Fees are non-refundable so don’t whine if you change your mind.
_Call is closed once all walls are sold…this event sells out fast so don’t dilly dally.
_See? That wasn’t so hard now was it

“Crazy Reality” Tim Burton Tribute Show- Call To Artists

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“One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.” – Tim Burton

 
Tim Burton’s vision has influenced and challenged our imaginations for decades. He made us believe that there is magic at your fingertips. Please join us in celebrating his genius in film, art, and animation.
 
Opening night reception: October 7th 7pm -11pm
Closing reception: October 22nd 7pm – 11pm
 
Regular Gallery viewing hours will be announced as they become available
 
Art Curator: Blue One Thirty
Vendor Curator: Cynthia Vela
 
 

“In Dreams and Fairy Tales”

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Opening Friday May. 20th 6 – 9 pm.
Closing Friday June. 3rd 6 – 9pm
Free to the public
 
Art Curator: Blue One Thirty
Vendor Curator: Cythia Vela
 

A Tejano Icon – an Emilio Navaira Tribute Art Show

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Emilio Navaira Tribute Art Show ~ :
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
6PM – 10PM
~ONE NIGHT ONLY~
~FREE EVENT~
~FAMILY FRIENDLY~
~ART, VENDORS, MUSIC~

Emilio Navaira, (August 23, 1962 – May 16, 2016) a Latin Grammy-winning american singer, songwriter and musician know for his mix of traditional Mexican music, accordian-based polka known as Tejano and country music was laid to rest Monday. East End Studio Gallery mourns the loss of this Tejano Icon and pays respects, saying goodbye in this one night only art show tribute to a legend gone too soon. Let his music reign and live forever in our hearts.

Curator: Cynthia Vela
Sponser: 1 Stop Shop

ARTIST CALL:
EESG invites you to share how you remember Emilio through art, photography, 2D and 3D art. ALL MEDIUMS ACCEPTED. The art must must pay tribute to Emilio Naivara in style or reference. Please email entries for review to eestudiogallery@gmail.com (even if you have previously shown at EESG) by JUNE 1, 2016. All approved artists will be notified via email by JUNE 3, 2016. There is no limit on the amount of work you can submit for consideration, but please do not send multiple emails with submissions as they are completed. Please submit just ONE email to the gallery. EESG reserves the right to reject any submitted work without explanation.

NO ENTRY FEE. Size limit 3′ X 3′ (unless otherwise approved). Gallery will handle all sales and will take a 20% commission. You can sell prints of work submitted to the show through our EESG Consignment Shop for the same commission.

Artist outside of Houston and surrounding areas can submit without an entry fee, but they are responsible for all shipping. Must include return shipping label in parcel. Gallery will handle all sales and will take a 20% commission.

All work must be READY TO HANG. All paper or flat canvas art must be framed with either a single saw tooth hanger for lighter pieces or wired for heavier pieces. All unframed canvas/wood pieces must also have either a single saw tooth hanger for lighter pieces or wired for heavier pieces. Loose art/prints that are unframed on clips or any other type of hanging hardware not listed above will not be accepted. Frames must be secure. No Poster style frames or clip frames will be accepted. Artists with sculptures or other 3D work must provide either a shelf that extends no further then 3″-6″, or a sturdy pedestal that is no deeper then 12″. Photography must be framed.

INSIDE VENDOR CALL:
Please submit an example of your work to Cynthia Vela, Vendor Director/Co-ordinator, at eestudiogallery@gmail.com for approval by JUNE 1, 2016. You will be notified via email by JUNE 3, 2016 of acceptance into the event. Must be able to create some merchandise within the theme. No original art (photography/paintings, drawings, sculptures, etc) or prints will be permitted on tables. $25 vendor fee. EESG to provide 6′ table, you must provide floor length cloth table cover.