Grand Opening Reception of our new Galerie Spectra

             Artists Alive and Well is happy to invite you to attend the Grand Opening Reception of our new “Galerie Spectra” art gallery in the Memorial City Mall, Unit 822, in the hallway by Dillard’s on the EAST end of the mall, on March 7, 2015, 6-9PM. All original artwork by Houston area artists. Meet the artists of Artists Alive and Well, Inc. We are a Texas non-profit corporation, currently applying for our 501c3.

Mission Statement: Artists Alive and Well, Inc. (AAW) supports its member artists in creating innovative, economical opportunities to exhibit and sell their work and gain recognition throughout Greater Houston. We provide artists with a congenial environment for exchanging ideas with other artists, reaching out to the community, and expanding/building their careers with passion and confidence. AAW meetings focus on educating artists with practical knowledge and strategies for marketing their art and developing and managing their careers.

It will be a great pleasure to see you there!
Suzanne Buckland
Artists Alive & Well

Suzanne Buckland

Roy Salazar
Caroline Marcos
Artists Alive and Well Showcase
 
Check out our NEW Showcase Window in The Memorial City Mall at the mall entrance next to Target. Currently featured are artists Caroline Marcos, Roy Salazar and Suzanne Buckland.
 
 
Call to Artists -
AAW is happy to announce this call to artists for Galerie Spectra in Memorial City Mall. We will have monthly workshops for both adults and kids, a monthly truck show for small handmade artworks, jewelry, and handmade crafts, and we will also feature one jewelry artist per month in the gallery. We need more sculpture, artists and paintings. The next day we will be accepting artwork is March 12 with the artist’s reception on March 13, 6-9PM. The first trunk show will be Saturday,  March 28, 1-5PM.
Want to sell your original artwork?  CLICK HERE.
Want to conduct a workshop? CLICK HERE
Want to participate in a trunk show? CLICK HERE

Galerie Spectra doors open to the public, 3/1/2015

Galerie Spectra is open to the public starting today, 3/1/2015…We will be having our Grand Opening Event 3/7/2015 saturday starting at 6pm to 9pm, we will have drinks and snacks provided. We will also have snacks provided by Oil & Vinegar whose store is located in the mall just down from Galerie Spectra. this is going to be a fun event, looking forward to seeing everybody there.

 

Artists Alive and Well, Inc. – Galerie Spectra – Call to Artists and Call for Volunteers

Artists Alive and Well, Inc. – Galerie Spectra – Call to Artists and Call for Volunteers

Artists Alive and Well, Inc. is happy to announce the procurement of a new gallery facility located inside Memorial City Mall at Unit 822 (Enter mall at the side door to Macy’s parking garage) and also a Showcase Window in the hallway by Target.

We are calling on all members to first of all, volunteer your time to helping us get the space ready. We will be painting and cleaning the space this weekend, then we can move in. We will be giving up our current storage unit since we will have the use of a storage room at the new location. Thus we need at least two volunteers (one with a truck) to clean out the storage unit (located on Harmon St.) and transport the items to the Memorial City Mall. We also will need volunteers to help with moving furniture, cleaning the unit, and building art storage racks in the storage space.

AAW will need a few items to assist us in the gallery and we are asking for donations. Here is a list:
Tall ladder
Printer and Office supplies (paper)
Hanging Hardware (hooks, Command strips & hooks, D-rings and wire, etc.)
Jewelry Display Case
Pedestals for 3-D work
Materials for the storage rack (wood, nails, etc.)

Projected opening date is 2/27/2015

Call to Artists –

Short notice exhibition. Our first exhibition will be 2/27/15 – 3/12/15. Drop off for artwork will be 2/26/15 & 2/27/15 one time only. This will be a short exhibition to get the ball rolling. The Grand Opening will be on March 7. Subsequent exhibitions will be monthly beginning 3/12/15. Here is the proposed schedule:

2/27/15 – 3/12/15 – Artists Reception 3/7/15 (Grand Opening – one time only on Sat.)

3/12/15 – 4/9/15 – Artists’ Reception 3/13/15

4/9/15 – 5/14/15 – Artists’ Reception 4/10/15

5/14/15 – 6/11/15 – Artists’ Reception 5/15/15

6/11/15 – 7/9/15 – Artists’ Reception 6/12/15

7/9/15 – 8/13/15 – Artists’ Reception 7/10/15

8/13/15 (Contest winners only)

We will only accept new work on the second Thursday of the month. This will be the day to drop off and pick up artwork. The gallery will be open 10AM – 9PM on Thursdays unless otherwise noted. The Artist’s Receptions will be on the Friday following the installation day, 6-9PM. All artists exhibiting must attend the reception, as well as volunteer three (3) hours of their time during the exhibition. A sign up calendar will be provided at drop off. If you cannot attend either the Artists’ Reception or volunteer time, please do not apply for the exhibition on that month.

The Galerie Spectra will be run similar to a co-op without the expensive fees. AAW membership is $40 per year. You can join Artists Alive and Well by sending $40 to newmember@artistsaliveandwell.com via paypal. Non-Members will be charge $100 hanging fee. There is a hanging fee of $50 per exhibition for members. Commission on sales will be at the rate of 25%.

Each artist will enter three (3) pieces of Original artwork per exhibition. Hanging of the artwork will be at the discretion of the curator and assistant curator. Some artwork will be held in storage during the exhibition in order to replace sold pieces.

Galerie Spectra will feature one jewelry artist per month. Galerie Spectra will have monthly “Trunk Shows” for artists who specialize in small works, jewelry, fiber art, and other handmade items. No manufactured items will be allowed. $50 per table. Artist keeps 100% of the sale and will be responsible for their own sales (not through the gallery).

Here is the Schedule:

Sat. March. 28 1-5PM

Sat. April 25 1-5PM

Sat. May 30 1-5PM

Sat. June 27 1-5PM

Any questions, comments or for more information please email Suzanne Buckland at artistsaliveandwell@gmail.com

For a copy of the artists agreement see
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SyTQI-kv0EwHXTYsFXyjh4ZtM_raFbIC1zh_-7iKbR8/edit?usp=sharing
I am so excited to share this new opportunity with you all.

Suzanne Buckland
Artists Alive & Well

Tomorrow is going to be crazy! We will be accepting artwork

Tomorrow is going to be crazy! We will be accepting artwork beginning at 10AM. Please use the back door to the gallery. The painters are still working. Roy Salazar and Yvonne A. Ybarra are moving the display panels to the gallery storage room. If you have a truck and can help contact Roy Salazar. The floor will need cleaned after the painters are done. I’ve called one place for an estimate. If anyone has a floor cleaner that can clean natural stone tile, please let me know. I’m taking either bids or in kind donations. We will accept artwork through Friday night. Bring three pieces each. We have a donation of an antique jewerly case but need a volunteer or two to pick it up in Halletsville. It is totally glass. We will have one jewelry artist per month, in addition to our monthly trunk show. I also have sign up sheets available for workshop instructors. Stop by if interested.

Call for Artists and Volunteers

Artists Alive and Well, Inc. – Galerie Spectra – Call to Artists and Call for Volunteers

Artists Alive and Well, Inc. is happy to announce the procurement of a new gallery facility located inside Memorial City Mall at Unit 822 (Enter mall at the side door to Macy’s parking garage) and also a Showcase Window in the hallway by Target.

We are calling on all members to first of all, volunteer your time to helping us get the space ready. We will be painting and cleaning the space this weekend, then we can move in. We will be giving up our current storage unit since we will have the use of a storage room at the new location. Thus we need at least two volunteers (one with a truck) to clean out the storage unit (located on Harmon St.) and transport the items to the Memorial City Mall. We also will need volunteers to help with moving furniture, cleaning the unit, and building art storage racks in the storage space.

AAW will need a few items to assist us in the gallery and we are asking for donations. Here is a list:

Tall ladder

Printer and Office supplies (paper)

Hanging Hardware (hooks, Command strips & hooks, D-rings and wire, etc.)

Jewelry Display Case

Pedestals for 3-D work

Materials for the storage rack (wood, nails, etc.)

Projected opening date is 2/27/2015

Call to Artists –

Short notice exhibition. Our first exhibition will be 2/27/15 – 3/12/15. Drop off for artwork will be 2/26/15 & 2/27/15 one time only. This will be a short exhibition to get the ball rolling. The Grand Opening will be on March 7. Subsequent exhibitions will be monthly beginning 3/12/15. Here is the proposed schedule:

2/27/15 – 3/12/15 – Artists Reception 3/7/15 (Grand Opening – one time only on Sat.)

3/12/15 – 4/9/15 – Artists’ Reception 3/13/15

4/9/15 – 5/14/15 – Artists’ Reception 4/10/15

Grand Opening of The New Galerie Spectra

Artists Alive and Well is happy to invite you to attend the Grand Opening Reception of our new Galerie Spectra in the Memorial City Mall, Unit 822, in the hallway by Dillard’s on the EAST end of the mall, on March 7, 2015, 6-9PM. All original artwork by Houston area artists. Meet the artists of Artists Alive and Well, Inc. We are a Texas non-profit corporation, currently applying for our 501c3.

Mission Statement: Artists Alive and Well, Inc. (AAW) supports its member artists in creating innovative, economical opportunities to exhibit and sell their work and gain recognition throughout Greater Houston. We provide artists with a congenial environment for exchanging ideas with other artists, reaching out to the community, and expanding/building their careers with passion and confidence. AAW meetings focus on educating artists with practical knowledge and strategies for marketing their art and developing and managing their careers.
It will be a great pleasure to see you there!

Suzanne Buckland
Artists Alive & Well

AAW is please to announce a new opportunity for members.

I’m currently working with the leasing office at Memorial City Mall to secure a space for the new AAW art gallery and showcase window. I need your help in naming the space. Two names have been proposed:

“Spectrum Gallery” and “Zone of Art”

Artists Alive and Well members must vote for one of these names. Voting will close at the end of the day today. Please return this email with your choice.

Later today, I will send another email with the completed proposed budget and a call for volunteers.

Artists Alive and Well is very excited about this opportunity. We all need to work together to make this a reality.

Suzanne Buckland
Artists Alive & Well

memorial city mall

Artists Alive and Well – February Meeting

Memorial City Mall

Artists Alive and Well will meet on Feb. 10 at 7PM at The Memorial City Mall. We have an opportunity to show our artwork at two different locations within the mall. We will meet at 7PM at the place marked “Gallery” on the above map. During this month’s meeting, we will discuss plans for an “Artists Alive and Well Art Gallery”. This may be our opportunity to have a permanent place. We have also been offered a window showcase, as marked on the map. Details will be discussed at the meeting on these two opportunities for our members.
Please come to the meeting to find out what you can do to help AAW make this gallery a reality. Volunteers will be needed. See you there!

Sincerely,

Suzanne Buckland