Houston Arts Alliance

Opportunities for Artists

Houston Arts Alliance Civic Art + Design and Houston Airport System
Portable Works Collection at IAH

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, August 29, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

On behalf of the Houston Airport System (HAS), Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) seeks existing artworks for purchase and addition to the HAS Portable Works Collection. Artists facilitating small to medium size 3-D works are eligible, as they will be presented in display cases. Each artist may submit up to two pieces of artwork for consideration. A panel of leading members of Houston’s art community will select artworks.  Due to the large amount of submissions anticipated, only selected artists will be contacted.

Please note: If you are not contacted by September 26, 2014, your work has not been included in the collection at this time.

This acquisition is open to local and regional practicing, professional artists residing within a 300 mile radius of Houston.

Works must be accessed at market value, not to exceed $20,000.

Selection Process
Artists will submit qualifications as instructed below. An artist selection panel will review submissions and recommend artworks for purchase. Artists whose works are chosen will be contacted to deliver their artworks to HAA, or a designated site, on a date to be determined in Fall 2014.

Submission Instructions
To be considered, provide the following:

  • A Letter of Interest and description of no more than two artworks, not to exceed 600 words in PDF or Word document format;
  • A short biography; and
  • Images of the works being submitted for possible purchasing in JPEG file format or PowerPoint slides. Include image identification information within slides (including title, dimension, date, medium, value)

The complete email submission should not exceed 5MB in size.

Send Submissions To:
Jade Abner
Houston Arts Alliance Civic Art + Design


Civic Art + Design Registry

Houston Arts Alliance maintains a partnership with Fresh Arts’ Artist Registry. Artists interested in being involved with future Civic Art + Design projects are invited to create a free profile. Civic Art + Design will use Fresh Arts' Artist Registry as a means for reviewing qualifications when selecting artists considered for future projects.

Entry Deadline: Ongoing