History of Sculpture month Houston


Sculpture Month Houston (SMH) is an organization that hosts a citywide festival showcasing sculpture in various venues throughout Houston, Texas. This festival directs attention to the diverse creative energies of local, regional, national and international artists and sculptors. It joins a succession of existing art celebrations, like FotoFest, and adds to Houston's reputation as an art-enthusiastic city.

Sculpture Month Houston was founded in 2016, by Volker Eisele and Antarctica Black (director and manager of Rudolph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery), alongside Tommy Gregory (then Director and Curator of the City of Houston’s Art Collection at the Houston Airport System), look to provide a current survey of the sculpture scene. Since that first festival in the exhibition “From Space to Field” at SITE Gallery Houston at the Silos at Sawyer Yards, SMH has evolved into a respected promoter of all things multi-dimensional.

To date more than 45 participating venues including commercial galleries, nonprofit spaces, educational facilities and museums have brought awareness to the vast array of talented installation artists and sculptors in Houston and beyond. Participating venues coordinate their own programming of three-dimensional art. Sculpture Month Houston presents its uniquely curated exhibitions—featuring a select number of artists from a wide variety of styles—in diverse venues highlighting the breadth and depth of sculpture today. Two previous successful curated exhibitions are, “Tensile Strength” (2017) and “Peak Shift” (2018).