Dear Friends and Colleagues, It’s my pleasure to give you a brief update regarding the Texas Contemporary Art Fair in Houston, Texas this coming October. . .

by Bill Davenport August 26, 2011

The show has taken shape with a wonderful group of dealers and excellent contemporary programs;

Coming from NYC will be Lennon Weinberg, P.P.O.W., DCKT, Susan Inglett Gallery, Fredericks & Freiser, Gering & Lopez, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Dean Project, and Tally Beck Contemporary along with Brooklyn’s Like the Spice Gallery and Muriel Guepin. We are pleased to announce the participation of Lawrimore Project from Seattle, Misako & Rosen from Tokyo, Manneken Press from Chicago and Frederic Snitzer from Miami. Joining from LA will be Steve Turner Contemporary, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, ACME, Samuel Freeman Gallery and Charlie James Gallery. A strong group will be joining us from San Francisco including Catharine Clark Gallery, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, Rena Bransten Gallery, Jack Fischer Gallery and Paul Thiebaud Gallery. Established local contemporary dealers such as the Texas Gallery, Inman Gallery, Moody Gallery, Sicardi Gallery, Wade Wilson Art and Gallery Sonja Roesch will present alongside fresh Texas programming from Bryan Miller Gallery, Art Palace, San Antonio’s David Shelton Gallery and brand new Austin space Champion Gallery.

We are expecting a great turnout to see the curated installations from the Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston and the Rice University Art Gallery and we look forward to putting on a great show for the members of our participating museum groups such as the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston Contemporaries, and the Menil Contemporaries. We also look forward to welcoming the memberships of numerous local arts and cultural organizations to the Texas Contemporary including: Artpace, Art League Houston, Ballroom Marfa, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, Community Artists’ Collective, Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, DiverseWorks, fluent~collaborative, Galveston Arts Center, Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, HMAAC, Mexic-Arte Museum, Project Row Houses, Skydive, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, The Orange Show, Spring Street Studios and Winter Street Studios.

Excitement! is mounting in Houston for what is sure to be one (of the two)  most dynamic and interesting new Houston art fairs this year!

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