Arts and Entertainment
June 2, 2017From: Archway Gallery
Area artists are invited to apply to Archway Gallery’s Ninth Annual Juried Competition, benefiting Casa de Esperanza de Los NinÌƒos. Entries may be delivered on July 3 or July 5 at Archway Gallery to be judged by Dr. Fernando Casas, Ph.D.
Awards Ceremony and Reception: July 8, 5-8 p.m., Archway Gallery; Award Presentation by Juror at 6:30 p.m.
Archway Gallery is honored to present its Ninth Annual Juried Competition, an opportunity for area artists and non-members of the gallery to participate in an exhibition of works in the beautiful Front Gallery. Each year a prominent juror selects works by local artists for the month-long exhibition, and sales support a nonprofit organization chosen by the gallery members. Artists may enter one or two works for the entry fee of $30. Prizes include generous cash awards. The first-prize winner will also receive a month’s guest artist hanging privileges at Archway Gallery.
This year’s juror is Dr. Fernando Casas, PhD, a prominent artist, lecturer, educator, and philosopher. Casas has exhibited his art in numerous group and solo exhibitions in commercial galleries and museums in Houston, New York City, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Florence, Lima (Peru), La Paz (Bolivia) and Santiago (Chile). In 2003, he was awarded The Premio alla Carriera at the Florence Biennale. Since the 1980’s, Casas has taught and lectured at several universities in South and North America; however, his longest association is with Rice University where he has taught Humanities and Philosophy as Distinguished Lecturer for 20 years. In addition, he lectures regularly at the Women’s Institute of Houston. Among his publications are The Limit of The Visual World (1990), Polar Perspective: A Graphical System for Creating Two-Dimensional Images Representing a World of Four Dimensions (1984), and Flat-Sphere Perspective (1983).
Archway Gallery’s Charity Partner this year is Casa de Esperanza de los Niños (The House of Hope for Children), which is a safe place for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV. It provides residential care and coordinates medical and psychological services according to the needs of each child, striving to break the destructive cycle of child abuse by offering safe homes to children of families in crisis. Its goal is to return physically and emotionally healthy children to stabilized homes where caregivers can safely provide daily care. When family reunification is not possible, Casa de Esperanza is licensed to supervise long-term foster care and adoptive placements.
Awards Ceremony and Reception
DATE: Saturday, July 8, 2017
TIME: 5 – 8 p.m.; Juror Remarks and
Prize Distribution 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Front Space at Archway Gallery,
2305 Dunlavy, Houston, TX 77006
Fernando Casas 2017 Juror Complimentary Valet Parking
For more information: www.casahope.org