Archway Gallery presents its annual juried exhibition in July, Second Chances, which will benefit the Houston Humane Society (HHS). The exhibition will be on display July 3 – August 5, 2010. The opening reception, which is open to the public, is scheduled for July 10 from 5–8 pm.
Jeff Law, the director and owner of the influential Houston Heights art space October Gallery, is the exhibition juror. For more than 20 years, Law presented the work of fine and folks artists with a global perspective at his gallery and was instrumental in the development of the 19th Street Business District in the Heights. After closing October Gallery several years ago, Law expanded his artistic reach to create a living work of art, the Indian Summer Lodge . Home to his thriving landscaping business Kabloom, this vibrant Heights environment captures Law’s passion for “beauty in all its forms.”
Approximately 30 artists will be notified of their selection for Second Chances in mid-June. At the opening reception on July 10, one artist will be awarded a $500 prize for the “Best of Show” of the exhibit and will receive a one-month exhibit at Archway Gallery during the 2011 season. Second Chances will be on view at the gallery through August 5, 2010.
Forty per cent of the sale of each artwork will be donated directly to the Houston Humane Society (HSS). This non-profit organization is dedicated to eliminating cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals. It receives no federal, state or local funding and relies entirely on donations and special events to fund its efforts. HHS is committed to creating the awareness of animal rights throughout the community by providing numerous animal welfare programs to Houston area residents and their pets.
Archway Gallery, one of Houston’s oldest artists- owned and operated galleries, is located at 2305 Dunlavy and is open Monday – Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday from 1 – 5 pm. Since 1976, Archway Gallery has been exhibiting the work of the area’s finest artists, providing a great selection of affordable, high quality art including sculpture, pottery and painting in a variety of media and styles. Artists are always on site, offering visitors a unique experience to meet those who created the works and offering personal insights about the process behind their creativity. The gallery offers a “Tea and Tour” program, providing visitors with a free artist-led tour of the current exhibition, followed by tea and refreshments. In addition to monthly exhibitions, Archway also hosts a variety of demonstrations and monthly readings for local writers and authors. With 30 artist-members, Archway Gallery is THE destination in the Houston area for art. For more information, visit ArchwayGallery.com or call 713.522.2409. Friend us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.
The Houston Humane Society is a non-profit animal shelter dedicated to eliminating cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals. HHS receives no federal, state, or local funds and relies solely on donations, special events and fundraisers like the Astros Player & Pet Calendar to care for the animals and fund programs. HHS provides a wide variety of animal welfare services to Houston area residents and pets including pet adoptions, humane education and Houston's only $30 spay/neuter clinic for the general public. For more information, visit HoustonHumane.org .