gar Galveston Artist Residency



The Reflection in the Sword of Holofernes

The Reflection in the Sword of Holofernes

March 4th, 2017 - May 13th, 2017

Mequitta Ahuja  Angela Dufresne  Hannah Rose Dumes  Dana Frankfort  Iva Gueorguieva  Kelly Klaasmeyer  Melinda Laszczynski Tiffany Livingston  Dona Nelson  Gael Stack Kelli Vance  Hilary Wilder The story of Judith goes something like this: Judith -- a beautiful, wealthy, widow -- lives...  [read more]


Scott Gilbert: True Artist Tales

Scott Gilbert: True Artist Tales

Saturday November 26, 2016 -

In 1988, Scott Gilbert was a Masters of Fine Art student at the legendary Lawndale Annex of the University of Houston. He asked a professor, Derek Boshier, if he could do a comics project for an independent study class. Boshier said yes, on one condition. He made it a requirement that...  [read more]


Knock-off Oracle, Undecider's Anthem... And a Disaster, After  |  by David Snyder

Knock-off Oracle, Undecider's Anthem... And a Disaster, After | by David Snyder

August 27th, 2016 - November 5th, 2016

Knock-off Oracle, Undecider's Anthem... And a Disaster, After is a site-specific installation and video piece by David Snyder, curated by GAR in collaboration with Joshua Fischer, Rice Gallery. In addition, we will be showing David Snyder's 2016 video The Guano, where the simple...  [read more]


2015 - 2016 Artists in Residence Exhibition: Zachary Moser, Diana Puntar & Michael Waugh

2015 - 2016 Artists in Residence Exhibition: Zachary Moser, Diana Puntar & Michael Waugh

June 4, 2016 - July 23, 2016

The Galveston Artist Residency is excited to announce our 5th Annual Artists in Residence exhibition, featuring work by 2015-2016 residency artists Zachary Moser, Diana Puntar, and Michael Waugh.  The show will be on view from June 4th - July 23rd, 2016.  Please join us for an opening reception to...  [read more]


Andy Slemenda & Katie Vida

Andy Slemenda & Katie Vida

March 5th, 2016 - May 14th, 2016

The Galveston Artist Residency is pleased to announce the opening of a two person exhibition featuring works by Andy Slemenda and Katie Vida in the GAR Gallery on March 5th, 2016.  Please join us for an opening reception on March 5th from 6-9pm.   Andy Slemenda  Slemenda will...  [read more]


SHIFTING BASELINES: TEXAS GULF COAST | Victoria Sambunaris in collaboration with Kristopher Benson

SHIFTING BASELINES: TEXAS GULF COAST | Victoria Sambunaris in collaboration with Kristopher Benson

November 28th, 2015 - February 6th, 2016

The Galveston Artist Residency is pleased to announce Shifting Baselines: Texas Gulf Coast by Victoria Sambunaris in collaboration with Kristopher Benson.  An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 28th from 6-9pm.    Victoria Sambunaris is a project-based photographer who organizes her life around...  [read more]


Michael Gordon's

Michael Gordon's "TIMBER" Performed by Da Camera

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 - 6:00 PM | FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Percussionists: Brandon Bell Craig Hauschildt Luke Hubley Jamie Kollar Matthew McClung Neil Sisauyhoat This concert is FREE and open to the public! The Galveston Artist Residency and Da Camera of Houston are pleased to present Timber by Michael Gordon.  Timber is an extended meditation created by...  [read more]


Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa | by Joshua Edwards

Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa | by Joshua Edwards

Saturday, August 22nd - October 31st, 2015

"On November 10th, having just returned to the States from a year in Germany, with time on my hands and without a job or anywhere to call home, I set out on foot from my birthplace on Galveston Island, heading to the West Texas town of Marfa, where Lynn Xu...  [read more]


2014-2015 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EXHIBITION | GRACE NDIRITU, DAN SCHMAHL, HILARY WILDER

2014-2015 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EXHIBITION | GRACE NDIRITU, DAN SCHMAHL, HILARY WILDER

May 30th, 2015 - July 18th, 2015

Opening Reception May 30th from 6-9pm. Music by WILD MOCCASINS!! Food by EATSIE BOYS!! The Galveston Artist Residency is proud to present our Fourth Annual Artists in Residence Exhibition, featuring work by current Artists in Residence Grace Ndiritu, Dan Schmahl, and Hilary Wilder.  The exhibition will open on...  [read more]


PLANT PEOPLE | A Group Exhibition

PLANT PEOPLE | A Group Exhibition

February 28th, 2015 - May 9th, 2015

If I remember the sunflower forest it is because from its hidden reaches humanity arose. The green world is our sacred center. In moments of sanity we must still seek refuge there. - Loren Eiseley, The Invisible Pyramid. The Galveston Artist Residency is very excited to announce our spring...  [read more]


GAR Presents Da Camera: Sarah Rothenberg, Piano

GAR Presents Da Camera: Sarah Rothenberg, Piano

Friday, March 27th, 2015 - 6:00 PM | Admission $10

The Galveston Artist Residency is excited to welcome back Da Camera with BECOMING MODERN: Music and Art in Paris with Sarah Rothenberg, Piano. This concert will feature works by Chopin, Debussy, Ravel and Satie.  Stay tuned for more information!


BIOSPHERE 2 | Eric Heist

BIOSPHERE 2 | Eric Heist

November 29th, 2014 - January 31st, 2015

The Galveston Artist Residency is excited to welcome Biosphere2, an exhibition of recent works by Eric Heist. This installation continues Heist's interest in the economic and psychological dynamics of communal idealism in the face of individual interests. As in previous exhibitions by the artist, an array...  [read more]


CAJOLE THE NICE NICE | Anna Elise Johnson

CAJOLE THE NICE NICE | Anna Elise Johnson

November 29th, 2014 - January 31st, 2015

The title for this exhibition comes from a line in the Dada Manifesto by Tristan Tzara that asks if art is only meant to “cajole the nice nice bourgeois.” The exhibition includes a sculptural acrylic collage and a series of two-dimensional collages on hardboard. All manipulate a historical...  [read more]


UN-MUSIC: A Concert Celebrating Anti-Establishment Music

UN-MUSIC: A Concert Celebrating Anti-Establishment Music

Tuesday, December 9th 2014 -

DaCamera and the GAR Gallery are pleased to present "UN-MUSIC" A Concert Celebrating Anti-Establishment Music".   DaCamera's Young Artists will be performing an exciting repertoire featuring experimental works including: John Cage's Five, Credo in US, and Inlets Morton Feldman's Voice Violin and Piano ...  [read more]


IDEA FUND INFO SESSIONS AT GAR!

IDEA FUND INFO SESSIONS AT GAR!

Thursday, October 9 2014 from 6:30 - 8PM -

The Galveston Artist Residency is excited to be hosting an info session for the Idea Fund, a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.  The info session will take place in the GAR...  [read more]


NEW NEW BERLIN! & NevADA ART FAIR

NEW NEW BERLIN! & NevADA ART FAIR

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 - Saturday, October 25th, 2014

By William Powhida & Jade Townsend Curated by Janet Phelps Opening Reception Saturday August 23rd from 6-9pm NevADA Art Fair New New Berlin August 23rd - October 25th, 2014 "We're saying buy everything at > $10,000 at NevADA.  We'll let you know when it's time to liquidate!"...  [read more]


2013 - 2014 Artists in Residence Exhibition | John Hodany, Autumn Knight & Joe Joe Orangias

2013 - 2014 Artists in Residence Exhibition | John Hodany, Autumn Knight & Joe Joe Orangias

Saturday June 7th, 2014 - Saturday, July 26th, 2014

The Galveston Artist Residency is proud to present our Third Annual Artist in Residence Exhibition in the GAR Gallery, featuring work by 2013-2014 Artists in Residence: John Hodany, Autumn Knight, and Joe Joe Orangias.  The exhibition will open on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 with a celebration from 6-9pm.  ...  [read more]


HORIZON | George Rush

HORIZON | George Rush

Saturday, April 26th, 2014 - Saturday, May 31st, 2014

The Galveston Artist Residency is pleased to present Horizon, a site-specific installation made up of paintings and wall drawings by the artist, George Rush.  The exhibition will open on Saturday, April 26th with a reception from 6-9pm. George Rush is interested in exploring multiple relationships:...  [read more]


WALL | Autumn Knight

WALL | Autumn Knight

April 18th, 2014 - April 19th, 2014

Performed with: Lawanda Allen & Sue Johnson WALL is a series of performed sounds, rituals & actions used to re-imagine the concept of the Wailing Wall as a psychological, spiritual, and embodied place. Performed on April 18th & 19th at the Galveston Artist Residency. For more images of WALL, please...  [read more]


THE GHOST OF ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG

THE GHOST OF ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG

January 18, 2014 - April 5th, 2014

Original Score by Thomas Dougherty Choreography by Autumn Knight In collaboration with Da Camera of Houston Robert Rauschenberg was born in Port Arthur, Texas on October 22nd, 1925. He died on Captiva Island, Florida May 12th, 2008 (we imagine him lying on the beach, sand covering half his face, clutching a driftwood...  [read more]


TUNDRA by Dan Schmahl in the GAR Project Space

TUNDRA by Dan Schmahl in the GAR Project Space

January 18th, 2014 - April 5th, 2014

The series TUNDRA represents itself in a variety of forms; a book, prints, 3D modeled sculptures, and video. Together these connected, yet separate, vignettes attempt to paint the beach as a landscape where the illusive sublime is accessible and present. Since the project was inspired by Galveston, TX and its...  [read more]


LEONORA CARRINGTON: Surrealism & the Occult | Two Part Lecture Series with Susan Aberth

LEONORA CARRINGTON: Surrealism & the Occult | Two Part Lecture Series with Susan Aberth

Friday March 28, 2014 - Saturday March 29, 2014

The Galveston Artist Residency is pleased to welcome Susan Aberth to the GAR gallery to deliver a two-part lecture series on the Surrealist artist, Leonora Carrington, and her relationship with the occult. The lectures will take place Friday March 28th and Saturday, March 29th beginning at 7pm. The first talk,...  [read more]


Live Performance of THE GHOST OF ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG

Live Performance of THE GHOST OF ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG

March 15th, 2014 at 6pm -

Original Score by Thomas Dougherty Choreography by Autumn Knight In Collaboration with Da Camera of Houston Performed by: Brandon Bell, percussion Craig Hauschildt, percussion Abijan Johnson, dancer The Ghost of Robert Rauschenberg is a 20 minute performance piece conceived by GAR and created in collaboration with Thomas Dougherty of Da Camera'...  [read more]


GAR presents Da Camera: Sarah Rothenberg, Piano

GAR presents Da Camera: Sarah Rothenberg, Piano

Friday, October 25th, 2013 - Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Galveston Artist Residency is pleased to present PARIS NOCTURNE: Music of Ravel, Debussy, Poulenc, Mompou and Satie by Da Camera with Sarah Rothenberg, Piano. The performance will take place on Friday, October 25th beginning at 6pm at the GAR Gallery, 2521 Ships Mechanic Row, Galveston, TX....  [read more]


The Dislocated Center of the Material World | Jonah Groeneboer

The Dislocated Center of the Material World | Jonah Groeneboer

August 24th, 2013 - October 13th, 2014

Gravitational rotation sets duration. Gravity pulls us along. Sunlight draws out this pull. Gravity alters our axis. Angles shift. The Galveston Artist Residency is proud to present THE DISLOCATED CENTER OF THE MATERIAL WORLD, a solo show by New York based artist Jonah Groeneboer. The exhibition will open on Saturday,...  [read more]


Qfest 2013

Qfest 2013

July 27th, 2013 - July 28th, 2013

The Galveston Artist Residency is pleased to be a part of QFest 2013, Houston's Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival. As part of the festival, we will be screening two films in the GAR Gallery: WILDNESS Directed by Wu Tsang Saturday, July 27th @ 3:00pm (USA; 2012; 74 min.; Color; Video; The Film...  [read more]


2012 - 2013 Artists in Residence: Josh Bernstein, Zachary Podgorny & Davide Savorani

2012 - 2013 Artists in Residence: Josh Bernstein, Zachary Podgorny & Davide Savorani

June 1st, 2013 - July 20th, 2013

The Galveston Artist Residency is proud to present its Second Annual Artist in Residency Exhibition in the GAR Gallery. Featuring our 2012 – 2013 artist in residence: Josh Bernstein, Zachary Podgorny, and Davide Savorani. The group exhibition will open on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 and will be on view until July 20th, 2013. Josh...  [read more]


The Galveston Driftwood Festival & Best of the Beach

The Galveston Driftwood Festival & Best of the Beach

April 20th, 2013 - May 25th, 2013

The Galveston Artist Residency and Bill Davenport are pleased to announce the first ever Galveston Driftwood Festival and the opening of Best of the Beach, an exhibition celebrating beachcombers, collectors and the unlimited artistic potential of the Gulf. The Driftwood Festival opens with a sneak preview on Friday, April 19th...  [read more]


The Fourth Pyramid by Jesse Bransford

The Fourth Pyramid by Jesse Bransford

January 19th, 2013 - April 6th, 2013

This is our magic spell. We drive past the three pyramids every time we enter or leave the island. We know what they contain. What is missing? What is The Fourth Pyramid? It has become a metaphor for our desire to bring into existence something that wasn’t here...  [read more]


Mapping Galveston

Mapping Galveston

August 25th, 2012 - November 3rd, 2012

Galveston is the city of maps. More so than any other place we know the people here tend to collect maps. Maps of the city hang in their homes, their offices, and their public spaces. When you live on a sliver of sand, dead center in hurricane alley, mapping is...  [read more]


2011 - 2012 Artists in Residency: Nick Barbee, Nsenga Knight & Kelly Sears

2011 - 2012 Artists in Residency: Nick Barbee, Nsenga Knight & Kelly Sears

July 14th, 2012 - August 19th, 2012

The Galveston Artist Residency is proud to present The First Year, a culmination of work by our first year artists in residence, Nick Barbee, Nsenga Knight and Kelly Sears. Selections of work by the three artists will be up in two locations, the Galveston Arts Center and the Galveston Artist...  [read more]


FEAST / DREAM: A Film and Food Event curated by Kelly Sears

FEAST / DREAM: A Film and Food Event curated by Kelly Sears

April 21st, 2012 - April 21st, 2012

The Galveston Artist Residency (GAR) is pleased to announce FEAST/DREAM: an experiential art event in three parts. One part tasting, one part film viewing and one part subconscious adventure, curated by current GAR artist in residence, Kelly Sears.  The event will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2012 with food...  [read more]


THE UNENDING HORRIBLE: Film Posters from the Collection of Matthew Brannon

THE UNENDING HORRIBLE: Film Posters from the Collection of Matthew Brannon

April 21st, 2012 - May 26th, 2012

In conjunction with the gallery event, FEAST/DREAM, the Galveston Artist Residency is pleased to announce THE UNENDING HORRIBLE: Film Posters from the Collection of Matthew Brannon, opening on Saturday, April 21, 7:30 – 9:30 pm.  The posters will be on display in the GAR Gallery through May 26, 2012. Matthew Brannon is an...  [read more]


2521 Ships Mechanic Row, Galveston TX 77550