Artists whose work wasnt accepted by the Lawndale Art Centers The Big Show still have a showcase in Gallery M Squareds Salon des Refusés 2011. According to organizer and artist Emily Sloan, the exhibit gives the public a chance to judge for themselves literally, since theres a Peoples Choice award that comes with a cash prize.
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Now in its second year, the exhibit was inspired by the 1863 Salon des Refusés exhibit held in Paris, which was comprised of works rejected by the official Paris Salon. Among the artists for the Paris Salon des Refusés were Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro and James Whistler. Sloan cant guarantee this years Houston exhibit will have artists of that caliber, but you never know. Theres an opening reception 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 1. Regular viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Through July 9. 339 West 19th Street. For information, call 713-582-1198 or visit www.gallerymsquared.com. Free.
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: July 1. Continues through July 9, 2011