ALH Mission

The mission of Art League Houston is to connect the community through diverse, dynamic, and creative experiences that bring people together to see, make, and talk about contemporary visual art. 

Founded in 1948, Art League Houston has radically evolved beyond the parameters of traditional art leagues. While keeping the core of the art league model – a robust membership deeply committed to the value of visual art in contemporary life – Art League Houston embraces contemporary approaches to curatorial programming, community-building, art education, and outreach to under-served communities.

Proposal Information
The following contains important information regarding session dates and length, registration dates, and proposal submissions.
You have the opportunity to submit one (min.) to four (max.) class proposals. Workshops are limited to one (min.) to two (max.) proposals. You are allowed to submit a combined total of 5 class and workshop proposals. All proposals will require tentative syllabus, supply lists and images.
The Summer Session will run a maximum of 8 weeks from July 8 - August 31, 2019 (Make-up Week September 2 -  7, 2019).
 
Course Proposal Submissions Due: Thursday, April 1, 2019


Tentative Registration Info:
Pre-registration period: April 29 - May 5 (Open to Spring 2019 students only)

General Registration period: May 6 - June 23 (7 weeks)

Late Registration: Begins on June 24

Course schedule: July 8 - August 31 (8 weeks)

Make-up week: September 2 - 7 (1 week)


If you have problems, questions or concerns contact Director of Education, Alberto Careaga, at alberto@artleaguehouston.org | 713.523.9530 for assistance.







 

ALH Galleries

  • ALH Main Gallery (Approximately 1200 sq. ft. Floor Space)
  • ALH Front Gallery (Approximately 600 sq. ft. Floor Space)
  • ALH Hallway Space (Approximately 200 sq. ft. Floor Space)
  • ALH Sculpture Garden (Approximately 1000 sq. ft. Floor Space)


Open Call for Submissions

Open Call for Submissions are reviewed once a year.

NEXT DEADLINE is November 30, 2019


Review Criteria

Art League Houston will consider proposals by local, regional, national, and international (emerging and established) artists/curators in all media that include the following:

  • Artworks and projects that has not been previously shown in Houston
  • Clarity and articulation of a central idea
  • Strong artistic quality
  • Artworks and projects that address social, political and cultural issues relevant to the local community
  • Relevancy to current dialogues in contemporary art
  • Opportunities for compelling ancillary programming such as performances, film, lectures, panel discussions, round tables etc.
  • Availability of curator and artist(s) to play an integral role in execution of exhibition and events
  • Platform artists/curators who reflect the local community


Open Call Review Process

The open call artwork submissions are reviewed by the Artist Advisory Board made up of artists and arts professionals from the region. The proposal selection process is highly competitive as Art League Houston receives many submissions each year. Artists are selected on overall quality and innovation.


Artist Stipends

As an artist centered organization, Art League Houston is committed to paying equitable artist fees to artists who participate in our programs. Art League Houston is proud to be W.A.G.E Certificated.

Artist fees are as follows:

  • Main Gallery: $1,800
  • Front Gallery: $1,100
  • Hallway Space: $400
  • Sculpture Garden: $1,100 


Proposal Guidelines

Exhibitions proposals are accepted online through Submittable.com. Please provide all of the below information ONLINE via www.Submittable.com. We do not accept hard copies or CD's of your proposal under any circumstances.

All proposals must include the following information:

Artwork Examples:

  • Visual Artists — 10 digital images of work. Image files must be in a .JPG format
    • Please provide a corresponding list of images including title, year, medium and dimensions for each piece
  • Video and performance artists — for video, include a YouTube or Vimeo link
    • Videos must not exceed more than 3 minutes. Please provide a corresponding list of video clips including title, year, medium and dimensions for each piece.

Proposal:
Up to 500 words including the following information:

  • Title and description of proposed project
  • Special requirements, if any
  • Specify Main Gallery, Front Gallery, Hallway Space or Sculpture Garden

Working Budget:
Include estimated expenses and descriptions for:

  • Travel
  • Lodging
  • Shipping
  • Supplies
  • Installation
  • Other

Artist Biography:

  • Tell us a little about yourself
  • 500 words
  • Artist bio must be saved as a PDF, text file (.txt), or Microsoft Word document (.doc, .docx) not to exceed one page.

Resume:

  • Resume(s)/CV must be saved as a PDF, text file (.txt), or Microsoft Word document (.doc, .docx) not to exceed two pages.
  • When proposing a group exhibition, save and submit all the artists' resumes in one PDF, text file (.txt), or Microsoft Word document.

***The selection process may take 6-8 weeks for completion. Once selection has been made, all artists will be notified by email. Please do not call or email to inquire about results.


ALH Exhibition Programming

Art League Houston selects visual arts programming using a hybrid of traditional approaches employing a combination of: 

  • Open call in an effort to be open and democratic
  • Artist advisory board input to ensure ALH is reflective, relevant and responsive to the local community
  • Focused curatorial vision to foster a thoughtful and critical exploration of current issues


Annual ALH Exhibits:

 

About the Summer High School Studio Art Intensive

This four-week summer program is a rigorous, in-depth studio art experience for high school students, ages 14-17. Participants will receive six hours of coursework each day in a variety of mediums, beginning with drawing and painting and expanding to less traditional forms. Led by established local and national artists and educators, projects will go beyond techniques traditionally taught in high school art classes, teaching students practical skills necessary to develop as artists. In addition to studio classes, guest speakers (practicing artists, curators, and arts administrators) will meet with participants throughout the program to share stories and provide insight into the art world.  Participants will also spend two days visiting various art spaces and cultural institutions around Houston, gaining insight into the local arts climate in Houston. The program will conclude with a final exhibition and celebration of the work produced for friends, family, and instructors. Each participant will receive an individual portfolio session to help prepare for portfolio reviews when applying to colleges and art schools. This program is limited to 16 students. Participants must be able to commit for the full duration of the program.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS  

M.A. Program - In 2019, Art League Houston will pilot the M.A. (Mentoring Alum) Program. Students who have successfully completed a previous Summer Intensive and participated in their cohorts exhibition will be invited to apply to return to the program as a mentor. Four students will be selected to join the 2019 cohort. Mentoring Alums will be expected to serve as role models and guides for the twelve new students in the cohort as well as serve as studio assistants to visiting artists. Mentoring Alums will come to each session day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM to assist with set up and clean up of studio spaces and will receive 20 hours of community service credit from Art League Houston. 

Sawyer Yards Mural Project - Art League Houston and Sawyer Yards will partner for a 2019 Summer Intensive student designed and created outdoor mural project on the Sawyer Yards complex in Houston’s historic First Ward. 


2019 Program Dates

Monday - Friday, June 3 - 28, 2019

New Students - 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

M. A. Students - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  


PROGRAM COST $400
Each student will be responsible for providing their own supplies. A limited amount of supplies will be provided by Art League Houston. 

A limited number of scholarship opportunities are available based on financial need. For more information, please contact:        Eepi Chaad, Director of Community Engagement, eepi@artleaguehouston.org


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications must be submitted online through Submittable only. In addition to basic information, applicants will be asked a few short answer questions and will be required to submit five images of their work. Artwork examples in any medium are welcome. Images taken with a cell phone are acceptable.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications are due no later than Sunday, April 28 at 11:59 PM.
There are sixteen available spots for the 2018 Summer High School Studio Art Intensive program. Applications will be reviewed by an independent selection panel comprised of artists and arts administrators appointed by Art League Houston.

NOTIFICATION
All applicants will receive notification of the status of their application by Friday, May 3, 2018.

ADMITTED STUDENTS
Accepted applicants will receive further information and access in the form of emails. Please be patient during the processing of applications. Once admitted, participants will be required to complete a health record form, and a signed release and consent form. These forms will be distributed prior to the intensive and are required in order for each participant to be admitted into the program.

CONTACT
Eepi Chaad, Director of Community Engagement, eepi@artleaguehouston.org

 

About the Summer High School Studio Art Intensive

This four-week summer program is a rigorous, in-depth studio art experience for high school students, ages 14-17. Participants will receive six hours of coursework each day in a variety of mediums, beginning with drawing and painting and expanding to less traditional forms. Led by established local and national artists and educators, projects will go beyond techniques traditionally taught in high school art classes, teaching students practical skills necessary to develop as artists. In addition to studio classes, guest speakers (practicing artists, curators, and arts administrators) will meet with participants throughout the program to share stories and provide insight into the art world.  Participants will also spend two days visiting various art spaces and cultural institutions around Houston, gaining insight into the local arts climate in Houston. The program will conclude with a final exhibition and celebration of the work produced for friends, family, and instructors. Each participant will receive an individual portfolio session to help prepare for portfolio reviews when applying to colleges and art schools. This program is limited to 16 students. Participants must be able to commit for the full duration of the program.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS  

M.A. Program - In 2019, Art League Houston will pilot the M.A. (Mentoring Alum) Program. Students who have successfully completed a previous Summer Intensive and participated in their cohorts exhibition will be invited to apply to return to the program as a mentor. Four students will be selected to join the 2019 cohort. Mentoring Alums will be expected to serve as role models and guides for the twelve new students in the cohort as well as serve as studio assistants to visiting artists. Mentoring Alums will come to each session day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM to assist with set up and clean up of studio spaces and will receive 20 hours of community service credit from Art League Houston. 

Sawyer Yards Mural Project - Art League Houston and Sawyer Yards will partner for a 2019 Summer Intensive student designed and created outdoor mural project on the Sawyer Yards complex in Houston’s historic First Ward. 

2019 Program Dates

Monday - Friday, June 3 - 28, 2019

New Students - 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

M. A. Students - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  

PROGRAM COST $400                                                                                                                                                                             Each student will be responsible for providing their own supplies. A limited amount of supplies will be provided by Art League Houston. 

A limited number of scholarship opportunities are available based on financial need. For more information, please contact:        Eepi Chaad, Director of Community Engagement, eepi@artleaguehouston.org

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Applications must be submitted online through Submittable only. In addition to basic information, applicants will be asked a few short answer questions and will be required to submit five images of their work. Artwork examples in any medium are welcome. Images taken with a cell phone are acceptable.

APPLICATION DEADLINE Applications are due no later than Sunday, April 28 at 11:59 PM. There are sixteen available spots for the 2018 Summer High School Studio Art Intensive program. Applications will be reviewed by an independent selection panel comprised of artists and arts administrators appointed by Art League Houston.  

NOTIFICATION All applicants will receive notification of the status of their application by Friday, May 3, 2018.  

ADMITTED STUDENTS Accepted applicants will receive further information and access in the form of emails. Please be patient during the processing of applications. Once admitted, participants will be required to complete a health record form, and a signed release and consent form. These forms will be distributed prior to the intensive and are required in order for each participant to be admitted into the program.  

CONTACT Eepi Chaad, Director of Community Engagement, eepi@artleaguehouston.org

Art League Houston