On View

The Big Show is an ambitious exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale. The show is appropriately and affectionately named – hundreds of artists submit up to three works for review by an esteemed curator who is invited by Lawndale to serve as juror.

This year, we were thrilled to welcome not one but two established curators to jury The Big Show: Apsara DiQuinzio and Tina Kukielski (bios below). And 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 this gesture, 517 artists submitted their work online for consideration -- the largest group to seek participation in the history of the exhibition.

We look forward to seeing you at The Big Show, and encourage you to bring your family and friends!

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View Big Show checklist here.

Coming Up

Opening Reception for September 9 - October 22, 2016 Exhibtions
Friday, September 9, 2016
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Artist talks at 6 PM

Artist Talk led by Rino Pizzi with artists from the exhibition ArtFiction: Ten Fictional Modernists from Texas
Saturday, September 10, 2016
2 PM

ART21 Season 8 Screening - Chicago
Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:30 PM

Houston MA+DS Home Tour
Saturday, September 24, 2016
11 AM - 5 PM
Tickets: $35 ($30 online with promo code ‘LAWNDALE’)

Screening of The Way Things Go - A Film by Peter Fischli & David Weiss followed by a conversation with Trey Duvall
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
7 PM

 

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Hours
Monday–Friday 10 AM–5 PM
Saturday 12–5 PM
Closed Sunday

Admission
Free Exhibition Admission

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Houston Chronicle - From small show to 'The Big Show,' exhibits that offer more than eye candy

Friday, August 12 at 8:30 PM - PBS TV 8.1 Arts InSight featuring The Big Show

KPFT 90.1 Open Journal - Interview with Lawndale Executive Director, Stephanie Mitchell

Glasstire.com - Lawndale’s Big Show: Top Ten of 2016

Glasstire.com - Party Pics: The Big Show

Houston Matters Road Show

Houston Press - The Big Show 2016

Free Press Houston - The Hidden Agenda: Making It Big

 

Coming Up

Opening Reception for September 9 - October 22, 2016 Exhibtions
Friday, September 9, 2016
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Artist talks at 6 PM

Artist Talk led by Rino Pizzi with artists from the exhibition ArtFiction: Ten Fictional Modernists from Texas
Saturday, September 10, 2016
2 PM

ART21 Season 8 Screening - Chicago
Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:30 PM

Houston MA+DS Home Tour
Saturday, September 24, 2016
11 AM - 5 PM
Tickets: $35 ($30 online with promo code ‘LAWNDALE’)

Screening of The Way Things Go - A Film by Peter Fischli & David Weiss followed by a conversation with Trey Duvall
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
7 PM



 

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