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New Mexico Museum of Art celebrates 50th Anniversary of American Studio Glass Movement

The New Mexico Museum of Art announces two concurrent exhibitions of glass art to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the American studio glass movement in 2012. The exhibitions – Chromatic Fusion: The Art of Fused Glass, featuring Klaus Moje and Emerge 2012: A Showcase of Rising Talents in Kiln-glass – include both emerging and established artists working in kilnformed glass.

Houston Doesn’t Really Want Andy Warhol

Dallas Art News reported in August that the Contemporary Art Museum Houston (CAMH) was campaigning to bring Andy Warhol to Houston. CAMH was trying to raise the $32,000 it would take to bring Rob Pruitt’s The Andy Monument to H-town. With only hours left for their IndieGoGo campaign, it looks like they will fall very short.

Cats and Rainbows at Oil and Cotton

The instructors at Oil and Cotton have launched the first exhibition of their work, Cats and Rainbows, and I attended the opening reception this past Saturday night. Art was shown by four lovely ladies; Emily Riggert, Gabbe Grodin, Rebecca Carter and Jessica Sinks. Cats and Rainbows runs through October 14, 2012.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Tops Heritage Auction Event

Jessie Willcox Smith’s Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Swift’s Premium Soap Products calendar illustration, 1916 (estimate: $100,000+), a dramatic and bold masterpiece of crayon and watercolor on board – and one of the great artists’ finest masterpieces – will headline Heritage Auctions’ Oct. 13 Illustration Art Signature® Auction at the Fletcher Sinclair Mansion (Ukrainian Institute of America), 2 East 79th Street (at 5thAve.).

Jesús Moroles at PDNB Gallery, September 27

Sculptor Jesús Moroles will be at Photographs: Do Not Bend Gallery for an artist reception and book signing from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Moroles will be signing MOROLES: Granite Sculpture, which accompanies his exhibit Rings of Granite. The exhibit is on view at PDNB through November 24, 212.

Inaugural Art Fair of Texas Opens with Works by Fred Villanueva

The Art Fair of Texas is opening their inaugural exhibit with a survey of works by Fred Villanueva. The exhibit, Private to Public, is an independent studio gallery show. Works by Villanueva will include paintings, drawings and sculpture installations. The exhibit opens Friday, October 5, with a reception from 6-10 p.m. The Art Fair of Texas is located at 3203 Ash Lane in Exposition Park.