Gathering inspiration from the local landscape, he recreates surfaces that suggest a process of decay, transformation and renewal. His compositions are energized by the interplay of vibrant color, texture and image. His thoughtful use of different media reinforces a sense of history and memory. -Linda Lewis

Sustainable Arts Foundation awardee Cande Aguilar
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Liberty as an Emblem of Failure

From October 20 to November 2, 2017, Office of Useless Art and "Generosity as a Currency" will work together on the discursive group exhibition "Liberty as an Emblem of Failure" in 5 different spaces in Tamines (Sambreville). The exhibition presents positions by 9 international artists and will consider the subject "Liberty" from a contemporary perspective.

participating artists
Henk Delabie (B) A+B (Pay Bas) Valerie Brennan (Chypre) Juan Valencia (Espagne) Michel Vaerewijck (B) Racso Jugarap (Philippines) Hugo Draulans (B) Saki Koulos (B) Brigitte Labarre (B) Ronny Broeckx (B) Karin Beyens (B) Chris Meulemans (B) Zena van den Block (B) Enzo Mara (UK) Dave Schweitzer (b) Cande Aguilar (USA) Ludovic Dervillez (F) José Binon (B) Chloé Coomans (B) Luc Fierens (B) Wijnand Steemers (B) Kurt Vervloet & Alexander D'Haese (B) Gwénaëlle Hansen (B) John Christopher (B) Karl Bielik (UK) Filip van Kerckhoven (B) Wijnand Steemers (Pays Bas) Claudio A. Marrero (Espagne) Nathalie Hunter (B)

office of useless art

2017 TX Biennial

The central feature of the Texas Biennial is a group survey exhibition curated from a statewide open call. All artists living and working in the state, as well as those within 10 miles of any border, were eligible to enter. Out of 1,217 applicants, 33 artists are selected for the sixth edition of the Biennial.

Artists selected for TX★17 will be represented at a single venue, located at 211 E Alpine Rd in Austin, TX, September 30 - November 11, 2017. The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, September 30, from 7-10pm.

The exhibition will focus on three elements, all of which are relevant to our current climate and our state within the visual arts: 1) the open call, 2) deconstructing the Texas identity, and 3) exploring our state as a border zone.

please fallow link for list of selected
2017 TX Biennial artists

Austin 360

October 7 - November 5, 2017, Reception October 7, 7pm - 10pm

Downstairs / Main Gallery: Expo 2017

500x Gallery Texas’ oldest, artist–run, cooperative galleries, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual juried competitions.

This years juror is Sara-Jayne Parsons. As the Director of the Art Galleries at TCU in Fort Worth, British curator Sara-Jayne Parsons drives the international vision of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts and promotes professional development of students and local artists through programming in Moudy Gallery. Her curatorial practice is informed by working in collaboration or close partnership with artists to produce new art works through commissions, exhibitions and artist residencies. Artists she has worked with in this way include John Akomfrah, Ayman Baalbaki, Sonia Boyce, Jyll Bradley, Sebastiaan Bremer, Gina Czarnecki, Hew Locke, RAWIYA, Janek Schaefer and Emily Speed. Before moving to Fort Worth in 2014 Parsons was the Exhibitions Curator at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, UK, where for eight years she produced a diverse, contemporary exhibition programme. In that time she was also a collaborative member of the curatorial team for the Liverpool Biennial (the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK) and produced notable commissioned works by Daniel Bozhkov, Khalil Rabah, The Royal Art Lodge and Ranjani Shettar. She has also published critical writing in various contemporary art magazines including Source, Art Monthly Australia and ArtLies, and has published essays in numerous exhibition catalogues.

Accepted artists:

Dannie Liebgot, Kristina Smith, Teresa Larrabee, Jonas Criscoe, Adrianna Touch, Dario Bucheli, Amy Dierdorf, Emily Loving, Michelle Hinojosa, Narong Tintamusik, Cande Aguilar, Selwa Moharram, Francisco Alvarado, Anna Lee, Austin Sparks, David Namaksy, Sierra Forester, Jon Ashcraft, Jeanne Neal, Raciel Camargo, Bunim Kim, Kiran Sattar, Audrey Travis, Bernardo Vallarino, Barbara Horlander, Jennise Burgos, Kendra Smith, Ricardo Orozco, Blake Weld

Un Espacio privilegiado para un ritual contemporaneo, concepto Fred Michiels
opens 09-08-2017
Plaza de la catedral, 3 3.38201 La Laguna TENERIFE, Spain


Juanjo Valencia
Peter Van Ammel
Roel Jacobs
Francis Denys
Wannes Lecompte
Cande Aguilar
Henk Delabie
Hugo Draulans
Andre Delalleau
Bart Vandezijvere
Pichakorn Chukiew
Robert Quint
John Christopher
Boy Stappaerts
Kurt Vervloet
Kurt Ryslavy


boeckercontemporary at Faux Mouvement, Centre d'art contemporain, Metz July 6th to October 22nd 251

artists from Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Cyprus, Australia, Switzerland, Japan, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, UK, México, USA, Ireland, Israel, Maroc, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Thailand, & Finland

10x10x10x Tieton exhibits around 150 small works from around the globe each year. Works are of any media or process from photo, painting, printmaking, book arts, video, ceramic, glass, metal, wood and more.

The exhibition takes place in the Mighty Tieton Warehouse and a handmade catalog is created by Lucia Marquand to showcase that year's artwork, with every artist receiving a copy and more available for purchase.

August 12 to October 8, 2017 at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse. Open gallery hours are Friday - Sunday from 12 - 3pm.
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 12th from 12 - 3pm.


Tieton Arts 10x10x10

Mexican-American Perspectives

Del Mar College is excited to present, Mexican-American Perspectives 2017: My casa is your casa, an invitational group exhibition which runs through Hispanic Heritage Month and until December 5, 2017.
The opening reception is Friday, Sept. 15, 6 to 8 pm, in the Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery of the Fine Arts Building, Del Mar College East Campus.

Del Mar College offers a program in Mexican-American Studies which “provides for an understanding of the historical, political, and contemporary experiences of Mexican-American men and women of the United States, specifically in the South Texas region.” The DMC Art Program contributes to that objective through the visual arts. There is no specific theme in content from the artists, as the works are an exhibition of the scope and range of individual expression. While the invited artists are of Mexican-American heritage, their expressions range from directly referencing their heritage and a place of acculturation to making no direct reference at all. This spectrum of visual expression is the beauty of the exhibition and of art, itself. The range is reflective of the human experience and what artists share with us to help us embrace and celebrate that diversity.
My casa is your casa, aims to showcase the talent, experiences, and diversity of artistic expression specifically from the contemporary Mexican-American artist’s perspective, a perspective that so heavily and richly helps to make up South Texas culture. The Mexican-American culture is our culture - my casa is your casa. Participating artists include Cande Aguilar, Jorge Alegria, Fernando Andrade, Jerry Cobarruvias, Amorette V. Garza, Sandra Gonzalez, Nola Guajardo, Ben Herrera, Gerald Lopez, Jimmy Pena, Joe Pena, Rolando Reyna, Ricardo Ruiz, Mauricio Saenz, Ashley Thomas, Nora Verdin and Mayra Zamora.


Harlingen, TX- Beyond Arts Gallery proudly presents
FOUND: Found Object Art, Assemblage, and Other Transformed Work

Group Art Show featuring the works of
Cande Aguilar, Laurel Becker, Mark Clark, Teodoro Estrada,
David McCall Freeman, Rene Garza, Carla Thorman Hughes,Veronica Jaeger, Chris Leonard, Jessica Salazar McBride, Nancy Moyer, Eloy Jesus Rodriguez, Mauricio Sáenz,
Benjamin Varela, Paul Valadez, Aleida Garcia Wedgworth, Brian Wedgworth, Corinne Whittemore and Fulden Sara Wissinger.
The exhibit showcases a diverse selection of collage, ceramic and mixed media sculpture and art assemblages.

The opening is scheduled for Thursday, July 13th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view until September 2, 2017.

“Found art, more commonly called found objects is a term used to describe art created from common objects not normally considered to be artistic. The idea behind found art is that the piece of art derives its significance from the context into which it is put. Found art blurs the traditional lines of what is art and questions the very nature of art itself. Found objects are often used by artists and may include the repurposing of street signs, license plates, or bottle caps, use of recycled paper, or imaginative application of household items.” - Smithsonian Institution
For more information please contact Beyond Arts Gallery.
114 N. A. Street Harlingen, Texas 78550, (956)230-2859

Beyond Arts Gallery

SURFACE TREATMENT: Artworks connect with viewers via common, sometimes unusual materials