Galveston Arts Center

Galveston Arts Center

(409) 763-2403

2127 Strand Street

Galveston, TX 77550


Twenty Five: A Celebration

Galveston Arts Center

June 4 - July 10, 2016

An exhibition celebrating Curator Clint Willour’s 25th anniversary with the Galveston Arts Center. The show features a diverse selection of prominent Texas artists that Willour has curated during his tenure at GAC. Artists include:Al Souza Amy Blakemore Ann Stautberg Christopher French David Aylsworth David Bates Dixie Friend Gay Dorneth Doherty Earlie Hudnall, Jr. Gael Stack Helen Altman Jean Wetta Joe Havel Joseph Glasco Lance Letscher Mary McCleary Rackstraw Downes Ray Carrington III Robert Ruello Sydney Yeager The Art Guys Tommy Fitzpatrick


Love, Optimized

In Love, Optimized, designer Ernesto D. Morales and sociologist Shelly Ronen have collaborated to create

Conversations at the Center

A conversation featuring Houston-based artist collective Havel Ruck Projects, with artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. The artists have been working together since 1994 to create public...

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Mari Omori: The Habit of Being II

An exhibition of works by Japanese-American artist Mari Omori. The show will include an installation created using tea bags, soap, wood, and other materials, as well as works...

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Margaret Smithers-Crump: Vital Signs

An exhibition of installations and paintings by Margaret Smithers-Crump. The works in the show were created specifically for the Galveston Arts Center.

Conversations at the Center

A conversation between arts activist Judy Nyquist, art consultant Lea Weingarten, and Rice University art historian Caroline Walker. The three will talk about public art in...

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Kenny Braun: Surf Texas

Inspired by memories and dreams from artist Kenny Braun, the exhibition features high contrast black and white photographs capturing the sport, lifestyle, and culture of surfing.

Ben Davis: A Corner of Canaan

A Corner of Canaan is a study of both contemporary and antebellum culture by Ben Davis. The show features images of living architectural remains and focuses...

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Will Michels: Brooms Up: Muggles Play Quidditch

A photography exhibition that includes a mixed-media installation complete with hoops, balls, brooms, and more. Inspired from writer J.K. Rowling’s famous Harry Potter series, Michels examines both the sport...

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Conversations at the Center

A conversation between painter Daniel Anguilu and curator Laura Wellen. The pair will discuss graffiti and mural painting in the Houston area and will “consider the ways mural...

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Conversations at the Center

A lecture series that “provides insight into the artistic process and engages audiences in dialogue about contemporary visual art.” The first lecture features Cindi Strauss and...

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Natasha Bowdoin: In a Word

Works by Natasha Bowdoin. The artist creates site-specific installations that use “appropriated text and imagery, searching for the point where a word or a letter maintains...

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Michael Kennaugh: Locus in Quo

A solo exhibition by Houston artist Michael Kennaugh. “Known for his large-scale canvases filled with bold, sweeping lines, often in muted tones, his work creates a...

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Silhouettes by Cindi Harwood Rose

A special event where paper cutting artist Cindi Harwood Rose will be creating silhouettes of visitors. Make appointments to get you silhouette here.

Elinor Evans: A Force of Nature: 101

An exhibition of works by Professor Emeritus and oldest artist in Texas, Elinor Evans. This exhibition includes found object, textiles, and baskets and celebrates the relationship between...

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2015 Annual Meeting

An event where the public can hear the Center’s State of the Arts address, meet the new board of directors, and more.


A site-specific installation by Galveston-based artist Eric Schnell. Combining drawings, tape, and other ephemera, this installation aims to create an immersive experience for the viewer through...

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The Creative Expressions Project

A one-night event featuring art, music, and performance that celebrates the reflective side of medical study and practice. All artists participating are second year UTMB...

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Connections: Edmonton & Houston

An exhibition featuring works by 12 printmakers from the Houston, Texas area and 12 printmakers from the Edmonton, Alberta area in Canada. Part of the...

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Robert Ruello: Fuzzy Essentials

An exhibition of works made by Houston-based artist Robert Ruello over the past 20 years by his processes of manipulated source imagery and painting.

Adela Andea: Lux Aeterna

A site-specific installation by Romanian-born, Houston-based artist Adela Andea-a unique sensory experience created with various light sources, plastic elements, electrical components, and re-purposed technology.

Urban Ecologies

An exhibition considering landscapes–urban, natural, and imagined–and our interactions with them. The show pairs artists from Houston with artists who live elsewhere, including works by...

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Texas Abstract

This survey exhibition, organized in conjunction with the recent release of the book, TEXAS ABSTRACT: Modern + Contemporary, features work by more than 20 significant...

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Rachel Wiley Janota and Lisa Qualls

Galveston-based Rachel Wiley Janota is a painter and photographer of landscapes both urban and rural. Houston-based artist Lisa Qualls will talk about the seemingly different...

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Nature Centered

Guest curator Christine Jelson West of Lawndale Art Center brings together the works of three young Houston-area women artists, Rebecca Braziel, Kari Breitigam, and Isela...

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Robin Myers + Keliy Anderson-Staley

A collaboration with Houston Center for Photography. Works by Robin Myers and Keliy Anderson-Staley (one of whose tintype portraits is pictured).

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