Artists, Galleries & Museums

“Watching Paint Dry” by Will Henry on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center

Galveston Arts Center (GAC) currently has three solo exhibitions on view by Will Henry, Katy Heinlein, and Xochi Solis.

The galleries are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 12 to 5pm. GAC remains committed to providing a safe and welcoming space for visitors while we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to follow social distancing and disinfecting protocols and require face coverings while in the building. ArtWalk events are currently suspended until further notice.

On view in the main gallery, Will Henry’s exhibition, Watching Paint Dry, features recent paintings that continue the artist’s exploration of the landscape, abstraction, and mark-making. Henry’s exhibition will be on view through October 4, 2020.

Katy Heinlein – Fob, 2014, Cloth and wood, 52 x 36 x 28, Courtesy of the artist and Deasil

Nervous Waters features the ceramic sculptures of Pat Johnson. Through humorous depictions of the artist as protagonist in a series of imagined scenes, Johnson’s works reveal personal narratives that often address political and social issues. This is on view through November 15th in the 1878 Gallery.

In the Brown Foundation Gallery, Francis Almendárez’ exhibition, rhythm and (p)leisure, is part of his ongoing investigation into the fruit and labor of working-class people, specifically of Central American and Caribbean diasporas. The work brings both physical labor and cultural production into the foreground, blurring the line between work and play/leisure. This is on view through November 15th.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.    

About the Exhibitions:

Will Henry’s exhibition, Watching Paint Dry, features recent paintings that continue the artist’s exploration of the landscape, abstraction, and mark making. Henry’s work is rooted in the history of painting and features atmospheric landscapes with constellations of marks floating on their surface. His gestural swipes of color are the subject of Henry’s work and create a low-fi trompe l’oeil effect, with the cropped sections of the landscape serving as a backdrop for an unfolding narrative. Henry’s connection to these sparse vistas is uprooted by an overlay of lines, swipes, and scribbles, echoing the gestures made on the screens through which we often experience these spaces in contemporary life.

About the Artist:

Will Henry is an artist based in Houston, TX. He received his BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997. His work has been included in exhibitions throughout Texas over the past twenty years, including solo exhibitions at Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston; the Southwest School of Art, San Antonio; and the Old Jail Art Center, Albany. Henry was a finalist for the Texas Prize in 2012 at the Austin Museum of Art. His work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Old Jail Art Center, Albany. He is represented by Hiram Butler Gallery in Houston, TX. (willhenryartist.com)

This exhibition is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts

2020 ArtWalks

For over 25 years, the Galveston Arts Center has organized ArtWalk on eight Saturday evenings each year in the heart of Galveston’s historic district. ArtWalk takes place inside existing art galleries (both commercial and non-profit) and other spaces such as cafes and shops that showcase rotating art exhibits. For more info, locations and more, go to galvestonartscenter.org. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at galvestonartscenter.org. 2020 dates are:

August 22nd, October 10th, and November 28th.

We take pride in this tradition and remain committed to promoting the business of artists and galleries through good times and challenging ones. It is in this spirit of solidarity that GAC presents, in lieu of ArtWalk, this new Galveston Gallery Guide to help art lovers connect with galleries, find virtual shopping options, and support working artists any day of the year.”

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Exhibition Spaces

Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand | 409.763.2403 galvestonartscenter.org Open from Noon - 5PM Wednesday - Sunday

Galveston Arts Center
2127 Strand | 409.763.2403
galvestonartscenter.org
Open from Noon – 5PM Wednesday – Sunday

Galveston Art League 2117a Postoffice | 409.621.1008 galvestonartleague.com Open weekends 2 - 6PM or by appointment | 409.938.1671

Galveston Art League
2117a Postoffice | 409.621.1008
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Open weekends 2 – 6PM or by appointment | 409.938.1671

Galveston Artist Residency 2521 Mechanic | 409.974.4446 galvestonartistresidency.org Open by appointment only

Galveston Artist Residency
2521 Mechanic | 409.974.4446
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Open by appointment only

Proletariat 22217 Market | 409.356.9092 proletariatgallery.com Open from 11AM - Midnight Sunday - Thursday 11-2AM Friday & Saturday

Proletariat
22217 Market | 409.356.9092
proletariatgallery.com
Open from 11AM – Midnight Sunday – Thursday
11-2AM Friday & Saturday

Rising Tide Projects 2510 Market | 409.974.4446 risingtideprojects.org Open by appointment only

Rising Tide Projects
2510 Market | 409.974.4446
risingtideprojects.org
Open by appointment only

Galleries and Artist Studios

Affaire d’Art 2227 Post Office | 409.789.0079 affairedart.com

Affaire d’Art
2227 Post Office | 409.789.0079
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Clay Cup Studio 2219 Postoffice | 409.762.2529 claycupstudios.com

Clay Cup Studio
2219 Postoffice | 409.762.2529
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Derek Anderson Studio 2224 Church | 740.750.3773 derekandersonstudio.com

Derek Anderson Studio
2224 Church | 740.750.3773
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Elizabeth Punches Studio 410 23rd Street | 740.624.7797 elizabethpunches.com

Elizabeth Punches Studio
410 23rd Street | 740.624.7797
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From the HeART 2111 Postoffice | 409.300.3009 fromtheheart.gallery

From the HeART
2111 Postoffice | 409.300.3009
fromtheheart.gallery

G. Lee Gallery 2217 Strand | 409.370.7350 gleegallery.net

G. Lee Gallery
2217 Strand | 409.370.7350
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Island Framed 515 25th St | 409.256.0062 islandframed.com

Island Framed
515 25th St | 409.256.0062
islandframed.com

MOD CoffeeHouse 2126 Postoffice | 409.765.5659 modcoffeehouse.com

MOD CoffeeHouse
2126 Postoffice | 409.765.5659
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Mock & Moore Gallery 2215 Postoffice | 409-209-2039 mockandmooregallery.com

Mock & Moore Gallery
2215 Postoffice | 409-209-2039
mockandmooregallery.com

René Wiley Gallery 2128 Postoffice | 409.750.9077 renewileygallery.com

René Wiley Gallery
2128 Postoffice | 409.750.9077
renewileygallery.com

Third Coast Gallery 2413 Mechanic | 409.974.4661 thirdcoastgalleries.com

Third Coast Gallery
2413 Mechanic | 409.974.4661
thirdcoastgalleries.com

Vacation on Canvas 2204 Postoffice | 409.974.4066 vacationoncanvas.com

Vacation on Canvas
2204 Postoffice | 409.974.4066
vacationoncanvas.com

The Water’s Edge 1302 21st Street | 409.762.1925 galvestonwatersedge.com

The Water’s Edge
1302 21st Street | 409.762.1925
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29° North Art & Consignment Gallery 2309 Mechanic | 409.539.9012

29° North Art & Consignment Gallery
2309 Mechanic | 409.539.9012


ArtWalk Sponsors

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Friends of ArtWalk

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2113 Postoffice St. B 409.762.3300

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2219 Postoffice | 409.497.2740 shrimpnstuffdowntown.com

2219 Postoffice | 409.497.2740
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Design by Hanna Gonzales.
The ArtWalk design theme “Under the Surface” incorporates photographic textures sourced from hidden or overlooked corners of Galveston’s streets, sidewalks, and alleys.

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