Galveston Arts Center

Galveston Arts Center

(409) 763-2403

2127 Strand Street

Galveston, TX 77550


Rachel Gardner: Prey

Galveston Arts Center

November 26 - January 8, 2017

A show of works by Rachel Gardner. In this show, Gardner utilizes "sculpture and installation to explore the tenuous balance between nature and the modern world."

Beyond Bindings: The Book as Art

Galveston Arts Center

October 8 - January 8, 2017

A pop-up show featuring six artists and their interpretations on what it means to make a book. Artists include: Candace Hicks, Michelle Wilson, Dorothy Yule, Susan Porteous, Bonnie O’Connell, and Jennifer Khoshbin.


Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak: Discourse

A show of paintings by Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak. “Using carefully collected information related to the continued political turmoil of her ancestral homeland, Bodnar-Balahutrak collages printed text, images,...

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Mindy Veissid: Intuitive Moments

A show of works by New York photographer Mindy Veissid. For this exhibition, Veissid will present photographs of Galveston, Cuba, and Spain.

Ann Sandberg: Children in Print

From the gallery: “Sculpting life-sized figures of children, Sandburg uses newsprint to create the metaphoric skin and bones of her subjects just as children today...

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Marcos Hdez: Things I see Things I am

“Marcos Hdez, creates minimalist drawings and paintings utilizing tar, sand, asphalt, and drywall sheeting.  His sculptural reliefs are predominantly white and grey as if he...

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Ariane Roesch: Upwards and Onwards

An exhibition of works by Houston-based artist Ariane Roesch. The show is comprised of various ladder sculptures that integrate patterned fabrics and bright colors. The artist...

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Twenty Five: A Conclusion

The final exhibition celebrating Curator Clint Willour’s 25th anniversary with GAC.

Twenty Five: A Celebration

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...

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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.

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