Artist of the Year

Art League Houston salutes artworld headliners with 2016 awards

Art League Houston salutes artworld headliners with 2016 awards

Artist Terrell James May 2016
Art League Houston 2016 Texas Artist of the Year Terrell James. Courtesy of Hiram Butler Gallery
Artist Jesse Lott,  M’kina Tapscott
Art League Houston 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jesse Lott with M'Kina Tapscott. Courtesy of Not That This blog
Selven O'Keef Jarmon, Poppi Massey at Dan Rees Opening Reception
Artist Selven O'Keef Jarmon with Art League Houston Texas Patron of the Year Poppie Georges Massey. Photo by Bruno
Artist Terrell James May 2016
Artist Jesse Lott,  M’kina Tapscott
Selven O'Keef Jarmon, Poppi Massey at Dan Rees Opening Reception

Art League Houston has announced its annual honors to be bestowed on three important figures in Lone Star art circles.

Houston native Terrell James, whose works are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others, was named 2016 Texas Artist of the Year. Hiram Butler is her exclusive art dealer in Houston.

Fans of James' gestural interpretations of nature can view her paintings in the Art League of Houston Main Gallery, September 30 through November 19.

Fifth Ward artist Jesse Lott has been named recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts and a survey of his works will be on display in the ALH Front Gallery during the same time frame.

“Both artists have influenced generations of younger artists and have contributed significantly to the visual arts in Texas throughout their distinguished careers," ALH executive director Michael Peranteau said in a statement. "Both of these artists are much loved by the community where they live and work. We feel honored to have this opportunity to recognize their contributions.”

Poppi Georges Massey, recipient of the 2016 Texas Patron of the Year award, will be honored along with Lott and James at the ALH gala set for October 14 at Hotel ZaZa.