Art Lies, Volume 6, April-May 1995 Page: 2
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Letters to ArtLies
In regard to the circled information in ArtLies, the per-
son responsible for the comment "Best'Houston' art-
ist - the Art League of Houston gave its annual top
dog prize to Robert Wilson, " ect...did not have all the
facts. The honor is for TEXAS ARTIST OF THE YEAR,
not necessarily Houston - and several previous hon-
orees are from around the state (Surls, Moroles,
Pebworth) though each has contributed significantly
to the Houston cultural scene.
Since I have been in place we have chosen to make
TEXAS ARTIST OF THE YEAR a tribute, not a fund-
raiser (there is not an auction connected to it), with
educational and exhibition opportunities free to the
public. Entry to the tribute celebration event which
follows the exhibition's opening reception, assists in
paying forthe exhibition and Art League programming
costs. Would that there were enough time and money
to honor every deserving artist in Houston and Texas,
but essentially this is only one small portion of the
Art League exhibition, education and outreach mis-
sion. I hope you will attend.
Linda Haag Carter
I've just moved here from Chicago, I'm a full time stu-
dent at Glassell. Picked up a copy of Feb/March
ArtLies last week, was very impressed. Please find my
check enclosed and begin my subscription with the
I'm glad ArtLies exists and would have given you some-
thing for your benefit if I'd known about it in time. In-
stead, I'll subscribe. Check enclosed.
I'm writing to correct an error in the February/March
"Letters to the Editors" section and to encourage
artist to originate self-curated exhibition proposals
for the Lawndale Artist Committee to consider.
The error: Bernard Brunon contributed a thoughtful
essay to the catalogue for utteride Up, but he was
not the curator. David Alysworth, Bill Davenport and
Giles Lyon, the artists, were the curators. They origi-
nated the exhibition proposal, made new work forthe
large gallery here, and decided which work to show.
Artist-curated exhibitions are a high priority - per-
haps Lawndale's most distinctive feature. In addition
to Buttered ide Up, recent artist-originated self-
curated exhibitions include Chain-Reaction/Living
5pace(January - March 1994), James Orellana.: Roads
toLandscapes(January - March 1994), LauraLerinsky
/nt1inate tages(March - May 1994), BeDsLaid/lans:
Suildigs and Project s by Houston Architects and De-
signer(an open call exhibition, May - June 1994), Ko
Yamada: effected /dentity (November - December
1994), Mary Erbert.: P Dark Side of Chidhood (on view
through April 14,1995), and the site specific three-
dimensional exhibition 5tructures(April 22 - June 3,
The opportunity for artists to present their work as
they envision it, whether in solo or group exhibitions,
has been important at Lawndale since 1979 and is
more important now that Houston has the third larg-
est artists population in the nation without a cor-
respondingly large number of alternative spaces.
Thanks to ArtLies for adding more voices to the dia-
logue in the art community.
Mail Letters to:
Houston, TX 77270-0606
E-Mail: ArtLies @ aol.com
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