July started with a bang when we found out that not only was Sally Sprout, our curator for nearly 20 years, retiring, but Williams Tower was not going to continue with the gallery as they have done in the past. We had to do a lot of scrambling but Brookfield Properties and Sally Reynolds stepped up and agreed to support the show for us. This is a new relationship we hope to leverage for future shows. A new venue will hopefully introduce us to some new people and possible new members.
Call for entries of the annual Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2019 began September 1, and will end October 31, 2018. The show which will be held January 17 to March 15, 2019 at the KBR Tower Gallery, 601 Jefferson, Houston, is open to all Texas artists. Works should have been completed within the last two years. All entries must be submitted through CAFE’ (www.callforentry.org). Show prospectus also is available at that site.
Awards of $4,000, $2,000 and $1,000 will be awarded for first, second and third place. Notification of acceptance will be November 22.
Jennie Goldstein, assistant curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, will serve as juror.