The 17th Annual City Wide African American Artists Exhibition
Opening Reception: 17th Annual “Citywide African American Artists Exhibition”
Friday, Jul 26, 2013
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Glassell School of Art
5101 Montrose Boulevard Map & Directions
Celebrate the 17th annual Citywide African American Artists Exhibition at this opening reception! Admission is free.
The juried exhibition, on view through August 25, features the work of 47 Houston-area artists. An award ceremony for the girst, second, and third prize-winning artists takes place August 23.
Sponsored by the MFAH through the patron group Five-A (African American Art Advisory Association) and the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC), this annual exhibition offers artists the opportunity to show their work to a broader public, and to the collecting community.
Five-A, the African American Art Advisory Association at the MFAH, was established in 1993 to enhance the Museum’s collections of African American and African art. At the end of each year, Five-A uses its membership dues and other fundraising proceeds to purchase major works for the Museum. In addition to sponsoring acclaimed artists, Five-A also has championed artists that history has overlooked. The support and guidance of Five-A has been instrumental in shepherding up-and-coming artists into the collection. Since its founding, Five-A has brought 44 objects into the Museum’s collection.