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Lawndale Art Center Announced Artist Studio Program for 2013-2014

Application Deadline is May 31, 2013

Lawndale Art Center is pleased to announce the eighth round of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program. The program is part of Lawndale’s ongoing commitment to support the creation of contemporary art by Gulf Coast area artists. With an emphasis on emerging practices, the program provides three artists with non-residential studio space on the third floor of the Lawndale Art Center at 4912 Main Street in the heart of Houston’s Museum District.

Artists have full access to their studios 24 hours a day, seven days a week; access to visiting artists, writers and curators; and receive a $500 monthly stipend for the duration of the program together with an initial $1500 materials allowance. Participating artists are expected to spend a minimum of 16 hours a week in the studio. Each artist will also be expected to present a workshop to the general public and the local arts community to share their practice or explore a related topic.

At the completion of the residency, the works produced during the 2013-2014 program will be exhibited at Lawndale Art Center in May 2014. Lawndale Art Center will work with resident artists to create additional exhibition opportunities during their residency.


The term of the studio residency program will be nine months beginning September 1, 2013 and ending May 31, 2014. Residents are expected to work a minimum of 16 hours each week in their studios.


Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be 18 years or older and not enrolled in any degree program. The residency is open to all artists, with an emphasis on artists from the Gulf Coast region. Lawndale welcomes applications from artists in all stages of their careers. Former residents, Lawndale staff, current members of the Lawndale Board of Directors and those who have served in the past year, as well as artists currently scheduled to exhibit at Lawndale are not eligible to apply.

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $20 can be paid through the online application at

Application Deadline

All application materials are due by May 31, 2013 (Midnight – Central Standard Time). Please note, applications will only be accepted online through


Successful applicants will be notified no later than July 15, 2013.

Review Process

The three residents will be selected by a three-person panel of arts professionals. The selection will be based on the quality of submitted work samples, statement of intent and references.


Click here to apply for the 2013-2014 Lawndale Artist Studio Program.

2013-2014 Jurors

  • Joshua Fischer – Lawndale Programming Committee Member & Assistant Curator, Rice Gallery
  • Kerry Inman – Owner, Inman Gallery
  • Seth Mittag – 2011-2012 Lawndale Studio Artist

Application Instructions

Please visit to create an account. This will allow you to return and monitor the status of your submissions. You only need to do this step the first time you submit.

Each studio program application contains the following:

  1. One page (maximum 500 words) statement of intent to include:
    1. Description of how the residency will benefit you and your work
    2. Description of prospective public skills workshop or presentation
  2. Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  3. Image List (if applicable) indicating title of work, year completed, medium and dimensions.
  4. 10 DIGITAL IMAGES – Image files must be in .JPG format. For video, include a YouTube or Vimeo link to no more than 5 minutes of video.
  5. Name and contact information of 2 professional references.


All materials and $20 application fee should be submitted via the online application no later than May 31, 2013 (Midnight – Central Standard Time).

We strongly encourage you to apply early. If you are having trouble using the online application system, please don’t hesitate to call us at 713-528-5858 during office hours (Monday – Friday, 10AM – 5PM) or email with questions.

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