Galveston Arts Center

Galveston Arts Center

(409) 763-2403

2127 Strand Street

Galveston, TX 77550


Paho Mann & Leigh Merrill: Collections, Keepsakes, Souvenirs

Galveston Arts Center

March 3 - April 15, 2018

"In Collections, Keepsakes, and Souvenirs, Paho Mann and Leigh Merrill investigate our personal and cultural relationships to the objects we collect and environments we inhabit, while addressing ideas of value, memory, and desire. Observation, photographic representation, and the role of contemporary photographic technologies are central to the artists' individual practices."

AnnieLaurie Erickson: Into the Digital Mesh

Galveston Arts Center

March 3 - April 15, 2018

"AnnieLaurie Erickson’s work investigates the physical apparatus of the Internet and digital surveillance. Into the Digital Mesh includes photographic works from her ongoing Data Shadows series, which examines the traces of information we leave behind as we traverse the digital sea of the internet."

Conversations @ The Center

Galveston Arts Center

January 25 - April 12, 2018

Conversations @ The Center is a series feature contemporary artists and other arts professionals speaking about and showing images of their work, practices, professions, or discuss timely issues in contemporary visual art. The theme for this year's conversations is "Artists as Activists."


Michael Golden: 0 – Connected

0 – Connected features collages created from images Houston artist Michael Golden has collected over the past 30 years of his studio practice. The pieces draw on...

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Cary Reeder: Impermanence

An exhibition featuring paintings and cut-paper works by Houston artist Cary Reeder. The pieces in the show explore themes of loss and renewal through nature and...

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The Color Condition: Premium Quality

An exhibition featuring works by the Dallas-based collaborative duo The Color Condition (Marianne Newsom and Sunny Sliger). Premium Quality “explores a symbolic collision of the internal and...

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WAKE Presents: Zines y Más

An event featuring local zine makers showing their wares. This event is presented by WAKE, the Galveston-based collective behind the music and arts publication Wake the...

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Taiguruma Radio Station

“Taiguruma Radio Station reintroduces the lost art and tradition of Japanese “fish cart” lanterns through an installation by Motoyuki Noguchi and Toshimichi Minagawa. Expanding on...

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Joan Laughlin: Entanglement

Joan Laughlin’s detailed paintings of forest undergrowth and tree knots highlight the resilience of the natural world and allude to the fleeting nature of memory....

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Dan Schmahl: Sufer’s Beach

An exhibition of photographs, video, printed matter, and a 13-foot-tall viewing platform resembling a seawall lifeguard stand by artist Dan Schmahl. Schmahl’s exhibition documents the romantic...

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Christie Blizard: Wanting to not want

An exhibition featuring works from San Antonio artist Christie Blizard’s ongoing project in which she holds up text paintings on the Today show and Good Morning America.

Regina Agu: Sea Change

“Regina Agu explores representations of the physical and historical landscape in her exhibition Sea Change. Agu’s work explores narratives related to language, history, and representation,...

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Giovanni Valderas: Tradecraft

A show featuring works by Dallas-based artist Giovanni Valderas. The pieces in Giovanni Valderas: Tradecraft address “issues with gentrification in Spanish speaking communities and incorporate frayed elements...

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A show of new paintings by Houston artist Christopher Cascio. The pieces in the exhibition reference both traditional quilt patterns and the artist’s past works that were created...

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Bradley Kerl: Greenhouse

A show of paintings by Houston artist Bradley Kerl. Kerl’s compositions are inspired by his daily experiences — his imagery includes classroom still-life arrangements, a flowerbed at the...

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Burning Bones Press: Collective Pulse

A show of works by members of Houston’s Burning Bones Press printmaking studio. This exhibition is co-organized by Keelin Burrows, Curator for The Printing Museum, Houston, and...

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Abhidnya Ghuge: Changing Perspectives

A show of works by Texas-based artist Abhidnya Ghuge. In her work, Ghuge creates large-scale installations made from printed paper plates.


An exhibition of works by the Houston-based artist collective ROUX (Rabéa Ballin, Ann Johnson, Delita Martin, and Lovie Olivia). The works of the collective “navigate...

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Calder Kamin: Plastic Planet

Calder Kamin sculpts animals using colored plastic bags. In addition to her sculptures, this exhibition will have an educational component, the Neocortex Classroom, that aims to...

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Jules Buck Jones: Gardens and Graveyards

A multimedia installation by Austin-based artist Jules Buck Jones. The show will feature the artist’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures combined with backdrops and props from his Animal...

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WAKE: Wake the Zine

A show of selections from Galveston-based collective WAKE’s publication Wake the Zine. 300 copies of each issue of Wake the Zine are distributed in publicly accessible spaces, primarily...

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Steve Fisher: Galveston: Spare Beauty

A show of photographs by Steve Fisher. In his work, Fisher aims to document the “understated beauty” of Texas’ coastal landscape.

David Aylsworth: Either/And

A show of works by Houston artist David Aylsworth. The artist “is inspired by images around him, in both a mental and physical sense, and...

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Jonathan Leach: Guts and Bone

“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...

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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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