Author: Lucia Simek

http://paperweightblog.blogspot.com

Lucia is an artist and writer based in Dallas. She is a frequent contributor to D Magazine's arts blog, FrontRow and a contributing editor and art adviser for D Home. She is also a founding member of the The Art Foundation, a Dallas-based artist collective that formed as an investigative endeavor that aims to cultivate artistic dialogue through concise critical and aesthetic explorations in the form of exhibitions, interventions and the written word. She is currently pursuing her MFA in sculpture at Texas Christian University.

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Will Dallas’ New Art Fund Work?

A couple years ago, there was a push in the Dallas City Council to create a public improvement district—a PID—that would go toward funding arts […]

Meetings and Groups. Edward Hopper, Conference at Night, 1949.

Menil Names New Curator of Collections

Houston’s Menil Collection announced today that Paul R. Davis will join the museum as Curator of Collections. Davis comes to Houston by way of Johannasburg, South […]

Menil Names New Curator of Collections

Grace Museum Adopts Friends Program

Grace Museum in Abilene will be the first pilot museum to implement the Friends program that the Dallas Museum of Art initiated in January 2013. […]

Grace Museum Adopts Friends Program

ArtPrize Registration NOW OPEN!

The biggest art competition in the world has opened its registration for applicants–ArtPrize is back for its sixth year! Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the […]

Carlos Bunga's installation "Ecosystem" won the 2013 Juried Prize. It had the perfect balance of wildlife and conceptual rigor.

MFAH Unveils Giant Veil

This week the Museum of Fine Arts Houston unveils the long awaited Houston Penetrable, an immersive installation by Venezuelan artist Jesús Rafael Soto (1923-2005) which has […]

Jesús Rafael Soto, Houston Penetrable, 2004–14, lacquered aluminum structure, PVC tubes, and water-based silkscreen ink, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund. © Estate of Jesús Rafael Soto. Used by permission. Photo by Carrithers Studio.

San Antonio Library to Host Pop-up Gallery

As the Texas summer barrels down on us, Octavia Art Gallery has announced it will host a pop-up art show about the season, in collaboration with curator […]

Martha Hughes
Timelapse Marfa Series (0582 - Austin Window, 1980)
2006, Acrylic on panel
3 panels: 9 x 12 inches, each

2014 Hunting Prize Winner Announced!

This just in: Dallas artist Winston Lee Mascarenhas has won the $50,000 2014 Hunting Prize! Mascarenhas’s painting Rite of Spring was selected from 115 finalists. […]

The 2014 Hunting Prize winner, "Rite of Spring" by Winston Lee Mascarenhas

The Big Show Announces 2014 Juror

Lawndale Art Center has announced Erin Elder, Artistic Director at Santa Fe’s Center for Contemporary Arts, as its 2014 juror of The Big Show, its […]

The Big Show Announces 2014 Juror

Great Horned Owl Newest Chinati Resident

There is a lot going on in Marfa this weekend: CineMarfa kicked off on Thursday and continues through the weekend, and Chinati hosts a talk, in partnership […]

Chinati's latest resident.

Mark Flood Founds an Art Fair

Ever the prankish knave of the art market, Houston artist Mark Flood will put on his art-star jester suit next week and stage a five day […]

Mark Flood's exhibition "ARTSTAR" at Zach Feuer Gallery, 2012

Have a Drink for Glasstire TONIGHT

Ever wonder who is running this operation–this art-dedicated, intelligent, good-looking and sophisticated 13 year-old website, Glasstire? Ever wanted to have a real-life, not-in-the-comments-section conversation with […]

Pieter Bruegel the Younger, Peasants Making Merry Outside the Tavern 'The Swan,' ca. 1630

Art/Words/Noise: MenilFest 2014!

What a great combo: art/words/noise—the major genres of art-making all on the same plate. Such is the stuff of MenilFest, the annual, one-day festival that’s […]

Houston Indie Book Festival, part of the annual MenilFest.

Photo Festival Takes Over Dead Mall

Artists are always looking for cheap retail space to mount shows on their own, outside of the gallery system. Typically, they scour the tangle of […]

Hillerbrand+Magsamen, The Twelve Tasks of Hercules