6th Annual Open Call Show: Good Gulf
Featured artist: Bonnie Blue
October 17, 2010 - January 14, 2011
Bring your artwork to the museum Sat. Oct. 16th or Sun. Oct. 17th between 11am - 6pm.
Space is limited to the first 125 artists. Maximum size is 4ft. by 4ft. For sculpture works, please bring your own pedestal. ONE piece per artist.
Sat. Oct. 23, 2010 from 7-10pm
Good Gulf will be on view through Jan. 14, 2011
(image): A Seabird takes a dying fish under its wing as they are both sprayed with COREXIT by Jim Hatchett.
Her Life in Paint
July 3, 2010 - October 8, 2010
The Art Car Museum is proud to present our new exhibition “Barbara Jones: Her Life in Paint”. Barbara Jones was a highly regarded Houston painter who passed away last year. She practiced her distinctive painting technique while studying art at the University of Houston under professors Richard Stout and John Alexander. Years ago, Barbara described her passion for painting quite truthfully,“The paint drives me, I do not drive the paint”. Her vibrant use of color, accurate employment of perspective and her inspired talent in communicating the genuine essence of those in her portraits are just a few of the significant aspects of her paintings. Her passionate disapproval of war, killing and senseless violence is evident in her “God” and “Girls with Guns” series. Through her self portraits, landscapes, portraits of friends and family; Barbara Jones offers the world a glimpse into her life,in paint.
The exhibit will be on view through October 8, 2010.
FAST, FASTER, FASTEST
A Historical Photo Essay of Auto Racing in the U.S., Great Britain, and France.
March 20, 2010 - June 18, 2010
As a participating space in the citywide FotoFest, The Art Car Museum is proud to present our photography exhibit: “Fast, Faster, Fastest: A Historical Photo Essay of Auto Racing in the U.S., Great Britain and France.”
Opening on Sat. March 20th from 7pm-10pm. Exhibit will be on view through June 18, 2010.
Ron Hoover was one of the most gifted artists of his generation and one of the few painters in Houston, Texas to achieve an original style. His death in 2008 was a terrible loss to the Houston community. Hoover was a man with a mission. His abstract paintings and drawings expose little known hypocrisies and injustices that were instigated by government and big business. In many cases, Hoover was ahead of the press and painted about these issues before the general public was aware. Hoover was opinionated, would get in your face and challenge you and it was this passion that showed in his work and made it so strong. Hoover’s Everything’s Included series involves the excesses of home builders and developers and his SUV series depicts the SUV purchaser as irresponsible gasoline/ fossil fuel consumers. Our goal for this exhibition is to reveal Ron Hoover’s importance as a great painter and major figure in American art of the twentieth century.
Exhibit will be on view through March 5, 2010.