Art Valet: Get Your Friday Art from Houston to Sugar Land | The arts

There are two events this Friday that I would like to share with you. The first is in downtown Houston and the second is in Sugar Land. Easy driving if you attend both!

Annette Palmer, an abstract landscape artist, lives near The Woodlands but is making her way back into the Houston art scene. She joined my BAM market as an exhibitor this past weekend and is a guest artist with a reception at one of my favorite outdoor spaces, The Cloister Gallery, Christ Church Cathedral.

“Time and Tide” by Palmer, opening reception Friday 5:30-7:30pm in the Cloister Gallery, Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Ave.

Sip and nibbles are provided, and the show runs through September 27. The gallery is open daily, with Treebeards serving lunch between 11am and 2pm

Palmer is also a new member of Archway Gallery and already has work there.

Located at 2305 Dunlavy. Follow Palmer for details:

The opening of The Texas Sculpture Group, Sculpture Texas SLTX, will be held on Friday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Art Museum TX Sugar Land, 16165 City Walk, at Sugar Land Town Square. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibition can be seen until October 16.

Valerie Goodell, an urban vinyl and mixed media artist, brought this amazing event to my attention. Gudell creates super cute critters and updated me on the event as we were wrapping up BAM! Art market. She must have noticed how single-mindedly I was focused on BAM. It was a success by the way.

The Texas Sculpture Group (TSG) has partnered with the TX Sugar Land Art Museum to display over 100 works of art by 52 TSG member artists from across the state.

TSG is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes contemporary sculpture for Texas. They are one of four official chapters of the International Sculpture Center, the publishers of SCULPTURE magazine.

Established in 2020, Art Museum TX is an energetic new museum dedicated to showcasing the best in local Texas art. With locations in Sugar Land and Cinco Ranch, Art Museum TX is deeply rooted in the community of Ft. Bend County and greater Southwest Houston, creating a community-oriented art museum with thought-provoking art exhibits, educational programs and art-oriented events.

The Texas Sculpture Group has promoted contemporary sculpture and sculptors since 2010 through exhibitions, publications, educational events and other programs throughout the state. We are pleased to join forces and showcase the expressive range of contemporary Texas sculpture.

Goodell joins an incredible list of Texas sculptors that includes Larry Graeber, Sarah Hirnaisen, Christine Rojack, Hank Waddell, Lorena Morales, Steve Brudniak, Ann Baxter, Rodney Butler, Sabine Senft, Meredith Jack, Randall Mossman, Danville Chadburn, Tanya Cynar DeWayne Hughes, Domenico Bali, Steve Murphy, Joe Zider, Debra Chronister, Marian Lettieri, Laura Sturz, Tom Morrissey, Emily Sloan, McKay Otto Motoko Yasue, Michelle O’Michael, Erin Cunningham, Pablo De La Pena, Norman Carey, Glenn Downing, Johanna Hartjen, Renee Lieber, Shang-Yi Hua, Peter Mangan, Gary Webernick, Tim Gonchoroff, Josephine Durkin, Mark Monroe, Emily Rensink, Brian Wedgworth, Roger Colombik, Gladys Poorte, Barry Krammes, Susan Budge, Andrew Malczewski, Susan Ferrari Rowley , Lauren Seldon, Caprice Pierucci, Maria Christina Jadik, Kelly Devine, Jack Grohn, and Jamie Spinello.

Learn more about the Texas Sculpture Group at and Art Museum TX-Sugar Land at

Cohen is an artist and founder of First Saturday Arts Market and The Market at Sawyer Yards. Find him at for additional highlights and artist stories.

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