Monday, May 2, 2011

We're doing it again! The Salon des Refusés 2011!

Announcing a Salon des Refusés of artwork rejected from Lawndale Art Center's "The BIG Show."

New location: Gallery M Squared
(339 West 19th St., Houston, TX 77008)

Important dates and times:
Drop off: Sunday, June 26, 1pm to 5pm
Drop off: Monday, June 27, 5pm to 8pm

Opening date: Friday, July 1, 2011, 7-10pm
On view: Wednesday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm

Closing date: Saturday, July 9, 2011
Pick-up date: Sunday, July 10, 1-5pm

*One entry per artist.
*Entered artworks must have been rejected from Lawndale Art Center's The BIG Show 2011.
*Artworks must be accompanied by their rejection slip/label from The BIG Show.
*$5 to $10 suggested donation, 100% of which will go to the bar/reception and advertising
*Please note space is limited.
*Artwork may be turned away.
*Artists may bring one page of information (such as a statement or bio.) to be included in a notebook about the exhibition.
*People's Choice Prize to be voted on during opening, one vote per person so bring your parents! Prize money has been generously donated by Marv Chasen & Mike Rudelson.

Questions? Please contact Emily at or call 713-582-1198.

Thank you, and best of luck either way!

About M Squared...
Gallery M Squared founded in 1991 is located in the historic Heights Theater at 339 West 19th Street. The gallery represents American artists of different generations and handles work in all types of media, including painting, sculptures, photography, film, video, drawings and printmaking. The mission of the gallery is to collect, preserve, research and exhibit fine and decorative art. The gallery owner's are Max Boyd Harrison and Mike Kubis.

About the Salon des Refusés: Artwork Rejected from The BIG Show...
The Salon des Refusés: Artwork Rejected from The BIG Show is an exhibition of artwork rejected from Lawndale Art Center's jurored exhibition, The BIG Show. It is inspired by the Salon des Refusés held in Paris in 1863. The original salon of 1863 consisted of artwork rejected from the official Paris Salon. Exhibiting artists of the Salon des Refusés of 1863 included Paul Cézanne, Édouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, and James Whistler among others. Following in the spirt of a statement from Napolean III about such a salon of "Wishing to let the public judge...," this current day version allows Houston-area artists the opportunity to share their work regardless of a juror's selection choices...though they must at least have tried!