It's moving day at Lawndale Art Center as artists drop off their work to be considered as part of The Big Show, the center's annual open-call juried exhibition. Since 1984, it's been an important venue for emerging and under-represented artists, living within a 100-mile radius of Houston, to get noticed.
Artists are invited to bring three pieces of artwork not previously shown in Houston, with a deadline of 5 p.m. today. For the next two weeks, guest juror Marco Antonini, gallery director of NURTUREart in Brooklyn, N.Y., will sift through the work and pick his favorites for the show, which opens July 13 and runs through Aug. 11.
This work of art titled "Best Burger in Town" that Houston artist Harry Dearing III submitted caught our eye. Perhaps it's the grilling aspect, with the July 4th holiday just around the corner, or the warped view of a family activity that makes it so appealing.
Again this year, you'll get to vote in the CultureMap People's Choice Award. While the exhibit is on display, Lawndale visitors will vote for their favorite by scanning caption QR codes with their smartphones, and we'll announce the winner.
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