Galveston Arts Center

Galveston Arts Center

(409) 763-2403

2127 Strand Street

Galveston, TX 77550


Conversations @ The Center

Galveston Arts Center

January 26 - May 25, 2017

A lecture series featuring speakers discussing art, science, and technology.

Jonathan Leach: Guts and Bone

Galveston Arts Center

January 14 - February 26, 2017

"Inspired by city and suburban landscapes, Jonathan Leach’s paintings and sculptures explore how architecture, advertising, and icons interact with one another, using line and color to create movement and tension."


Rena Wood: Interpreting Memory

A show of works by artist Rena Wood. The fiber works in the show aim to “reference the ephemeral nature of memory.”

Rachel Gardner: Prey

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...

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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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Beyond Bindings: The Book as Art

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...

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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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