Artist- run, 501c3 non-profit.
To provide affordable workspaces for emerging and established artists and exhibition opportunities.
15 current member artists, 8 serving on board of directors, 5 outside board members.
Membership dues, fundraising events, sponsors/donors, grants
Board of directors select exhibitions from artist proposals. Artists are primarily responsible for their exhibitions, with volunteer Exhibition Coordinator serving as liaison to the organization.
18-20 exhibitions per year (6 groups of exhibitions with at least 3 exhibitions in each group), on view for 5 weeks. In addition to BOX 13 exhibitions, member artists also organize exhibitions in their studio spaces and in spaces and throughout the building including:
The Closet BOX organized by Elaine Bradford.
The Kenmore organized by Emily Sloan.
RED WHITE YELLOW Gallery organized by Jenny Schlief.
Exhibitions, receptions, occasional artist talks, fundraisers.
Based on proposals submitted by artists.
Additional exhibitions and events organized by BOX 13 member artists.
Yes (deadline is usually in October).
BOX 13 tries to provide space for artwork that is new and interesting, and we hope to give both emerging and established artists the opportunity to experiment on projects that might not be viable for other gallery settings.
We’re always working. Running a volunteer space is a lot of work, but he Houston art community has been pretty supportive. Always looking for new ways to get people involved and engage with the community.
We prove that if you believe in it, it can happen. Hopefully we are a place where the community knows they will find great artists and engaging exhibitions. We want to begin to get the underserved community of the East End of Houston, where our building is located, more involved in the art that is going on around them.
Collaborative group exhibition by BOX 13 member artists at Texas State University in 2012.
Having enough funding that we could afford honorariums for all exhibiting artists.
The possibility of a funded residency in the studio someday.
Space travel for artists.