Emerging Texas artists have a friend in Hungrys Gallery. Not only does the exhibit space/cafe provide up-and-coming artists with the opportunity to show their work, it also awards yearly grants (translation: much-needed cold, hard cash). This year the grant money will be raised during Hungrys Gallery Third Annual Silent Art Auction. More than 20 artists, from inexperienced art students to big-name hot shots, have all contributed work to the auction. Among the works up for grabs is Victoria Lewellings colorful abstract oil painting Jazz Scene I and Tasha Leims domestic scene digital C-print London. Nothing has a starting bid of over $100, so even those of us with tiny pocketbooks have a chance at snagging something nice. 3 to 6 p.m. 2356 Rice Boulevard. For information, call 281-222-5052 or visit www.hungrysgallery.com. Free.
Sat., Feb. 21, 3-6 p.m., 2009