VAA 34th Juried Open Exhibition

Spring Street Studio

Entry Deadline: Mar. 26

1824 Spring Street
Houston, TX 77007


March 26 (Sunday), 11:59pm: Submission deadline (this will NOT be extended)

April 13 (Thursday): Notifications begin

April 30 (Sunday), 9-10am: Art dropoff for local artists & installation

May 10 (Wednesday), 6-8pm: Opening reception. Awards presented at 7pm

May 13 (Saturday), 2pm: artist talks

May 20 (Saturday), 2pm: artist talks

June 4 (Sunday), 10am-11am: Deinstallation


Rachel Cook is Curator at DiverseWorks in Houston. Her curatorial work reconsiders the relationship between images and objects, and investigates methods of delegation embedded within performative and participatory work. Her writing has appeared in a number of art journals and catalogues, including Modern Painters, Flash Art, and the upcoming Prospect 3 catalogue. She is currently the Guest Editor of Art Lies for Gulf Coast, a journal of literature and fine arts. Prior to joining DiverseWorks, Cook worked for dOCUMENTA(13)’s publication team, and was a fellow for the International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York. Cook holds a Masters from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and Bachelors from the San Francisco Art Institute. Last year she received a Curatorial Fellowship from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to research a series of Walker Evans’ photographs from the African Negro Art exhibition at MoMA in 1935.

More than $3,000 in cash will be awarded. First place award will be $1,200; second place, $1,000; third place $800; and 3 Honorable Mentions. An exhibtion catalog will be produced.


All submitted artworks will be included in a custom-designed CD which is hand-delivered to about 50 Houston-area galleries and art consultants.5) ENTRY FEE


The entry fee is $50 for VAA members and $60 for non-members – for up to 4 entries.


This juried exhibition is open to all artists aged 18 and over. For prospectus and to enter, copy and paste this link:

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