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 2022

The Big Show is an ambitious open call juried exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale. The 2022 iteration of The Big Show will be juried by Daisy Nam, Curator, Ballroom Marfa. 

The 2022 application is now live. Submission open through Monday, March 14, 2022, at 11:59 PM CST.

Learn more and apply!

Exhibition Proposal / Open Call

Lawndale is currently reviewing applications and will announce the next open call for exhibition proposals in 2022.

Artist Studio Program / Open Call

Applications for the 2022-2023 Artist Studio Program will be solicited in spring 2022.

Lawndale’s Artist Studio Program (ASP) provides artists with a monthly stipend and 24-hour access to a private studio. For the 2022-2023 round, this support will 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.

Lawndale + Houston Botanic Garden

Lawndale is pleased to announce our new community partnership with the Houston Botanic Garden – the city’s living museum for plants, featuring a collection of tropical, sub-tropical, and arid species from around the globe – and an open call for submissions from artists and curators locally.

Work selected through this open call will be programmed outdoors at the Houston Botanic Garden by invitation in September 2021 as part of the Garden’s celebration of the anniversary of its opening and will remain on view through June 2022. Applicants will be notified by email in August 2021.

The deadline for the 2021 Lawndale + Houston Botanic Garden Open Call has now passed. We welcome you to check back for additional updates.

John M. O'Quinn Gallery

Cecily E. Horton Gallery

Grace R. Cavnar Gallery

Project Space Gallery

Mary E. Bawden Sculpture Garden

North Exterior Wall