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.

The Big Show 2021

The Big Show is an ambitious open call juried exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale. Click here to learn more and apply for The Big Show 2021.

The Big Show Update (4/29/20): In the interest of the community’s safety and well-being, Lawndale has decided to postpone The Big Show to next summer, opening on June 19, 2021. Entries will be accepted on a rolling basis through February 1, 2021, and will be reviewed by juror Cecilia Fajardo-Hill.
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Exhibition Proposal / Open Call

Proposals for the Exhibition Program are accepted on a rolling basis until further notice.

Lawndale is pleased to announce an open call for submissions from artists and curators locally, regionally, and nationally for our traditional galleries, Sculpture Garden, and other non-traditional sites including the elevator, stairwells, windows, and other forms of intervention.

Exhibitions selected through this open call will be programmed by invitation through 2021 and beyond. Click here to learn more and apply for Lawndale’s Exhibition Proposal Open Call.

Artist Studio Program / Open Call

Applications for the 2021-2022 Artist Studio Program are due Friday, April, 1, 2021, at 11:59 PM.

For over thirteen years, the Lawndale Artist Studio Program (ASP) has provided artists with a monthly stipend and 24-hour access to a private studio. For the 2021-2022 round, this support will be enhanced with an increased focus on the development of new work and building towards an ongoing and sustainable practice. We are seeking ASP participants who will engage Lawndale as their hub – not only as a place for experimenting, making, and showing work but also as a site for critical engagement and questions. Lawndale is looking for Texas/Gulf Coast-based artists of diverse backgrounds and experiences, working in any media, whose practice would benefit from the support we can offer.

Click here to learn more and apply for Lawndale’s Exhibition Proposal Open Call.

John M. O'Quinn Gallery

Cecily E. Horton Gallery

Grace R. Cavnar Gallery

Project Space Gallery


Mary E. Bawden Sculpture Garden

North Exterior Wall