Lawndale offers artists opportunities throughout the year through exhibitions, the Lawndale Artist Studio Program, and annual events. Sign up for our Artist Opportunities Emailing List to find out about these opportunities as they are announced. Gallery floorplans are listed below for your reference.

Call for Proposals: 2024 - 2025 Lawndale Art Center Exhibition Program

We are now accepting proposals on a rolling deadline

Lawndale encourages exhibition proposals in all artistic disciplines, including visual arts, performing arts, and writing. Applicants can request a space (3 different indoor galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden) that best suits their proposal, to ultimately be decided upon based on availability and in conversation with Lawndale staff. For full information about the application process please click here.

Submissions for The Big Show are currently OPEN

The Big Show 2024
Juried by Laura Augusta, PhD
June 7 – August 17, 2024

The Big Show is an ambitious exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale.

Submissions are free and currently OPEN at the link above.

The Big Show 2024 is sponsored by

Applications for the 2024/2025 Artist Studio Program are currently OPEN

Interested in applying? More information can be found on Submittable.

Lawndale’s Artist Studio Program (ASP) provides artists with a monthly stipend and 24-hour access to a private studio. We are looking for Houston/Gulf Coast-based artists of diverse backgrounds and experiences whose artistic practice would benefit from the support we can offer. Ideal candidates are at a transitional moment in their career, whether shifting to a new body of work or a different discipline. We embrace a multidisciplinary platform and consider artists who are working with all visual arts media, performance, music, sound art, and written and literary arts as possible applicants for this program. Applicants must be 18 years or older and not enrolled in any degree program. Former ASP participants are not eligible.

John M. O'Quinn Gallery

Cecily E. Horton Gallery

Grace R. Cavnar Gallery

Mary E. Bawden Sculpture Garden

North Exterior Wall