ARTWORK ARCHIVE - July art opportunities list has arrived, and you know the drill!We seek out and compile the best artist grants, exhibitions, and residencies with deadlines coming up this next month—so you can save the endless hours searching online and instead put that valuable time toward applying.
And, don't forget to download the Complete Guide to 2020 Artist Opportunities and save a copy of all the best opportunities this year to your desktop!
Ready to find the perfect opportunity for your art business? Check out the July guide for artists below (sorted by those deadlines coming up first), then read on to learn how to make sure you’re ready to hit “send” as soon as these opportunities arise.
Join the talented roster of Higham & Associate artists lead by representative Christopher Higham as they display new and recent works on the walls of Chantal Cookware Corporation. Chantal is having their major warehouse sale, with items up to 75% off, during three weekends leading up to the holiday season. Come and collect lovely items for your walls and kitchen to gift your loved ones (or gift yourself)!
Artists include: Mohammad Ali Bhatti, Daniel Brents, Raymond Dunlap, Daryl Gannon, Angela Obenhaus, Laura Spector, Michael Wooten
Higham & Associates and IF Presents:
Veterans' Appreciation Night on Saturday, September 14th, 2019
The Veterans of Foreign Wars
1560 Foley Street, Houston, Tx 77055
This special event is to honor, and benefit, the men and women of our U.S. armed forces: a night of entertainment: including a fabulous buffet with award winning meats generously provided by the HLS&R Rodeo. Admission is free. Family friendly event. Entertainment by Lady B etc. Kicking off the art season, Higham and Associates will be providing an eclectic group of artists for this special night, including a live auction of a piece to be created by Marcy Ann Villafaña.
A portion of the proceeds will go towards the VFW and veteran organizations. Our sponsors and collaborators: USO, Combined Arms, The Mission Continues, Downtown Rotary Club of Houston, Greenzone Housing, HEB, & Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and Timothy Smith.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Chris Higham.
Chris, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I have been involved in the Houston art scene, for about ten years, as a collector, curator, and advocate! Last year, it dawned on me that there was not a web site that promoted Contemporary Houston Artists, exclusively, so decided to develop one. So far, the response has been nothing but great! I also wanted to take the awkwardness that we all feel, when walking into a gallery, for the first time. As we are an internet only gallery, you can peruse the site at your leisure, without feeling nervous. Everyone is aware of the quality of art coming out of New York, LA, and Chicago. It is time that the spotlight moves a little further south.
Has it been a smooth road?
Working with artists offers up its own rewards and challenges. The more experienced artists are easier to deal with, largely because they know what to do, and when to do it. For example, when putting on a group show, you can show an artist their space, and know, come showtime, that their pieces will be professionally hung, and displayed. Most folks have no experience in putting on a pop-up show, but as a wedding, it can take nine months to put together, and then it’s all over in one night.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Higham and Associates – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
Our company is a little different because we are an internet only gallery, no bricks, and mortar location. Also, we are promoting nothing but Houston artists. We add two or three artists each month, which helps us maintain viewers that return to see what’s new.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Best thing, the people. Worst thing… is a tie… summer, and the traffic!