A pair of big brown eyes stare at you from the winning entry in this year’s “Emerging Artists” exhibition by the Watercolor Art Society — Houston. Juror Kermit Eisenhut awarded the top prize to Robin Avery for Leaving Again, an up-close portrait of a yellow, shaggy dog on a vivid blue background. Graying fur tells us the dog is older, but the expression in those brown eyes shows the curiosity of a young pup. The exhibit, which features the work of artists who are at the beginnings of their careers, includes almost 90 paintings. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Through August 2. 1601 West Alabama.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Starts: July 10. Continues through Aug. 2, 2012