The First 100 Days – Artists Respond

The Silos at Sawyer Yards

Entry Deadline: Apr. 2

1502 Sawyer Road
Houston, TX 77007

By all accounts, the inauguration of Donald Trump was historic. Following that, his administration’s actions have been unprecedented. His supporters continue to support him, and his detractors continue to object.

Historically, when these sorts of events happen, artists respond. This is actually one of the most important roles artists have played throughout history. Already artists are applying their skills to this national debate in many ways, but there hasn’t been a coordinated, formal exhibit open to everyone.

We are seeking works that address issues related to the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency. This exhibit will allow artists to be included in a professional, juried art exhibit that will gain a lot of attention and reinforce the fact that artists’ voices must be heard. Like countless art exhibits of the past, this will not be an exhibit of easy-to-digest works.

The opening reception will be on the 100th day of Trump’s presidency – April 29. There are two sets of artist talks scheduled in addition to a typical opening reception. Additional programming is forthcoming, and your ideas are welcome.

This is a community-based project with no profit being sought. Corporate donors are being solicited and again, your ideas are welcome. Any excess money collected will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.


March 26 (Sunday), 11:59pm: Discounted submission deadline

April 2 (Sunday), 11:59pm: final deadline

April 13 (Thursday): Notifications begin

April 23 (Sunday), 9-10am: Art dropoff & installation

April 29 (Saturday), 6-8pm: Opening reception

April 30 (Sunday), 3-4pm: Deinstallation


Entry fee is $20 by March 26 at 11:59pm, $40 by April 2 at 11:59pm. There is no profit being made in this endeavor. Any excess money will be donated to the Washington Avenue Arts District. Artists’ costs may be reduced or elimated in the event corporate sponsorship is obtained.


Matt Adams is the president of the Visual Arts Alliance, art blogger of and an avid collector of local art.

Email [email protected] with questions.

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