Yeah, Holiday Shows are Here, But “Schools-Strut-Their-Stuff Season” Officially Starts Now

by Paula Newton December 1, 2014

artstudioThere are usually a few unexpected gems to be found in sleepy summer gallery group shows and, as the holiday season descends, there are endless group shows of “affordable” art for cultured gift giving. But for betting folks who like to speculate on which artists are going to be hot within the next few years, universities and art schools are also beginning to put up their group shows.

Since most MFA exhibitions pop up in the springtime, this is the time for the serious art gamblers with good eyes for the future. The shows starting up now are of faculty (who are teaching the upcoming artists) and BFA candidates (some of whom might take a couple extra years to fully cook). Feel free to add your own in the comments below, but here are a few openings this week:

On Wednesday, Sam Houston State University will show off its video and performance art student projects in Here Today, Gone Tomorrow V. And, on Thursday evening, the University of North Texas will open its faculty and staff exhibition; West Texas A&M will present its graduating seniors; and Texas Lutheran University opens its senior show.

You can also check out these exhibitions just to support and congratulate some hard-working art students and wish them luck in their future careers!

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Melinda Laszczynski December 2, 2014 - 15:21

This Friday from 6-9, the University of Houston is hosting Open Studios in the Fine Arts building. The Graduate and Block studios will be open, as well as a few of the fundamentals classrooms, and a show of prints in the Project Gallery.


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