Visual Arts

Lawndale's "The Big Show": Now or Never

If you're going to do it, do it now.

Today and Thursday, Lawndale Art Center will be accepting submissions for "The Big Show," which is the space's annual open-call exhibition. This year's version will be juried by Marco Antonini, gallery director of NURTUREart in Brooklyn.

Some of the important details include:

The submission fee for non-Lawndale members is $30; up to three pieces can be submitted.

Work, which can be of any media, must have been made between 2010 and 2012 and not previously exhibited in Houston.

Live within 100 miles of Houston or in some select Texas counties and you're good. (Check out the Lawndale Web site for more details.)

The work must be dropped off in person at Lawndale, 4912 Main, from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.

Last year, 972 works by 404 artists were turned in. Queens Museum of Art curator Larissa Harris eventually selected 121 pieces by 73 artists.

The exhibition is scheduled to open during a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 13. The show will continue to hang through August 11.

Want some visuals? Check out the past scenes.

"The Big Show" 2009

"The Big Show" 2010

"The Big Show" 2011

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Steve Jansen is a contributing writer for the Houston Press.
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