Report Card Time for President Trump: Houston Artists Weigh in at 100-Day Mark

Report Card Time for President Trump: Houston Artists Weigh in at 100-Day Mark

(Eric Sauseda / Houston Press)


April 29 marked the 100th day in office for President Donald J. Trump. While the POTUS admitted to Reuters that the job is "more work" than his previous life, adding he "thought it would be easier," Americans also are weighing on the new administration. In Houston, Matt Adams (president of the Visual Arts Alliance, art blogger and collector), called on artists to take action by participating in a new juried exhibit titled "The First 100 Days: Artists Respond," which was curated by Adams. Other cities were invited to take part, with Nine Muses Gallery out of Barberton, Ohio, following suit. For more information, visit thefirst100daysartistsrespond.com.


While the invitation was non-partisan and all political perspectives were invited, the emotionally-driven show resulted in not a single pro-Trump work. The exhibit delivered on its promise of an art show that expressed a realistic, abstract and emotional point of view of the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency. The paintings, photography, collage, digital works and sculpture, exhibited at the Silos at Sawyer Yards, were created by Josh Alan, Agnes Bourley, Daniel Brents, Martha Carson, John Clements, Felipe Contreras, Marti Corn, Angela Corson, Andy Dearwater, Kathy Drago, Reinaldo Egusquiza, Barbara Elmore, Rebecca Finley, William Gerrish, Tom Gingras, Sarah Gish, Marsha Glickman, Joyce Gold, Stephanie Gonzalez, Lisa Goodrich, Nancy Grob, Valerie Gudell, Erik Hagen, Jim Howard, Valentina Kisseleva, Tamara Lee, Reese Lynch, Silvia Majocchi, Sara Mckee, Deborah Morris, Patrick Palmer, Donna Perkins, Janet Roe, Anat Ronen, Esmeralda Sanchez, Marlo Saucedo, Tatyanna Scott, Marjorie Silverstein, John Slaby, Becky Soria, Lyn Sullivan and Gary Watson.


(Eric Sauseda / Houston Press)


April 29 marked the 100th day in office for President Donald J. Trump. While the POTUS admitted to Reuters that the job is "more work" than his previous life, adding he "thought it would be easier," Americans also are weighing on the new administration. In Houston, Matt Adams (president of the Visual Arts Alliance, art blogger and collector), called on artists to take action by participating in a new juried exhibit titled "The First 100 Days: Artists Respond," which was curated by Adams. Other cities were invited to take part, with Nine Muses Gallery out of Barberton, Ohio, following suit. For more information, visit thefirst100daysartistsrespond.com.


While the invitation was non-partisan and all political perspectives were invited, the emotionally-driven show resulted in not a single pro-Trump work. The exhibit delivered on its promise of an art show that expressed a realistic, abstract and emotional point of view of the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency. The paintings, photography, collage, digital works and sculpture, exhibited at the Silos at Sawyer Yards, were created by Josh Alan, Agnes Bourley, Daniel Brents, Martha Carson, John Clements, Felipe Contreras, Marti Corn, Angela Corson, Andy Dearwater, Kathy Drago, Reinaldo Egusquiza, Barbara Elmore, Rebecca Finley, William Gerrish, Tom Gingras, Sarah Gish, Marsha Glickman, Joyce Gold, Stephanie Gonzalez, Lisa Goodrich, Nancy Grob, Valerie Gudell, Erik Hagen, Jim Howard, Valentina Kisseleva, Tamara Lee, Reese Lynch, Silvia Majocchi, Sara Mckee, Deborah Morris, Patrick Palmer, Donna Perkins, Janet Roe, Anat Ronen, Esmeralda Sanchez, Marlo Saucedo, Tatyanna Scott, Marjorie Silverstein, John Slaby, Becky Soria, Lyn Sullivan and Gary Watson.

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