Sculpture Month Houston (SMH) is an organization that hosts a citywide festival that showcases sculpture throughout various venues in the City of Houston, directing attention to the diverse creative energies of sculptors. It joins a succession of existing art celebrations, like FotoFest, and adds to Houston's reputation as an art-enthusiastic city.
In presenting Sculpture Month Houston, founders Volker Eisele and Antarctica Black (director and manager of Rudolph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery), alongside Tommy Gregory (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.
At times, the festival consists of more than 45 participating venues including commercial galleries, nonprofit spaces, educational facilities and museums. While participating venues coordinate their own programming of three-dimensional art, Sculpture Month Houston also presents their own curated exhibitions—featuring a select number of artists from a wide variety of styles—to highlight a cross-section of international sculpture.
This year's festival and main show at SITE Gallery Houston will be titled, "Outta Space", and run from October 12 - November 30, 2019!
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SMH’s series of curated site-specific installations tie into the accumulation of ideas that is currently percolating throughout the art world in places like Documenta and the Venice Biennale. SMH is participating in this dialogue by providing artists with an opportunity to be challenged to create site-specific installations in unique architectural venues.
A peek at the venues we are incorporating into our programming this year:
-SITE Gallery Houston, which is housed in the re-purposed physical structure of the old Success Rice Silos
-The 1940 Air Terminal Museum’s vintage airplane hangar at Hobby Airport
-The entry rotunda of City Hall, a historic building designed by Joseph Finger in 1938
For Houston residents and visitors alike, the festival offers a chance to explore, experience and celebrate a wide breadth of sculpture rarely seen in the Houston region.
For a list of our current participating artists, click here.