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Santiago Forero  (Austin, TX), Self Portrait, 2009.
From the series A Story about Gnomes

March 10 - April 23, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011 6-9pm
at FotoFest, 1113 Vine Street, Houston, Texas 77002 [map]

Friday, March 11, 2011 6-9pm
at Houston Center for Photography, 1441 West Alabama, Houston, Texas 77006 [map]

Music, Food and Drink

Texas refreshments provided by:
Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, Lone Star Beer and Republic Tequila

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FotoFest and Houston Center for Photography present a new exhibition Nowhere Near Here: New Photographic Work by Texas Artists, featuring 14 multi-disciplinary artists from across the state. Nowhere Near Here is the fourth exhibition in the Talent in Texas series. It is a participating exhibit in the statewide Texas Biennial 2011.

Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Menil Collection and Michelle White, Associate Curator, Menil Collection are the invited curators. Nowhere Near Here is the fourth in the Talent in Texas series, started by FotoFest in 2004 to showcase younger artists and curators working in Texas. Nowhere Near Here is the second collaboration with Houston Center for Photography.

The exhibition is curated for both spaces – FotoFest Headquarters Downtown and Houston Center for Photography in the Museum District.


Otis Ike and Ivete Lucas  (Austin, TX), Baby Boomer 1, 2009

Wura-Natasha Ogunji  (Austin, TX), The epic crossings of an Ife head, 2009

Artist Biographies

on view at FotoFest
on view at Houston Center for Photography
Chris Akin (Houston, TX)
Adam Boley (Georgetown, TX)
Logan Caldbeck (Marfa, TX)
Santiago Forero (Austin, TX / Bogotá, Colombia)
Mimi Kato (San Antonio, TX / Nara, Japan)
Otis Ike and Ivete Lucas (Austin, TX)
Nancy Newberry (Dallas, TX)
Wura-Natasha Ogunji (Austin, TX)
Mike Osborne (Austin, TX)
Kelly Sears
(Houston, TX)
Santiago Forero (Austin, TX / Bogotá, Colombia)
Walker Pickering
(Austin, TX)
David Politzer (Houston, TX)
Kelly Sears (Houston, TX)
Clarissa Tossin (Houston, TX)



Chris Akin  (Houston, TX), Werewolf Liquor, 2010. From the series New York


Logan Caldbeck  (Marfa, TX), TJ, 2009.
From the series Near Fluvanna, West Texas

David Politzer (Houston, TX), Cranking Pumpkin, 2010. From the series Heavy Weights

The free, informal public tours offer the opportunity to interact directly
with artist and curators in Nowhere Near Here

Saturday, March 12, 2011, 2pm
at Houston Center for Photography
David Politzer, Kelley Sears and Clarissa Tossin

Saturday, March 26, 2011, 2pm
at FotoFest
Chris Akin, Mike Osborne, Otis Ike and Ivete Lucas

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 2pm
at FotoFest [map]
Adam Boley, Nancy Newbery, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, and Kelly Sears

with Toby Kamps and Michelle White

Sunday, April 3, 2011, 1pm
Beginning at FotoFest and continuing at Houston Center for Photography.


FotoFest Presents


with The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble and Tim Hagans Subversive Jazz

Sunday, April 3, 2011
Two performances: 6pm and 8pm
at FotoFest [map]

Tickets: $20 ($15 for students)

Stop by after work. Free admission. Plentiful parking.

Reserve a tour for your group by contacting Jennifer Ward, or at 713.223.5522 ext 18.


Mike Osborne  (Austin, TX), Penzoil Place, 2010


Adam Boley  (Georgetown, TX), Growing Tomatoes, 2009. From the series
The Bethke Place


FotoFest offers free tours for groups of any number and of all ages.
Tours may be scheduled during the day, in the evening or on Saturdays. Arrangements may also be made for refreshments.

Reserve a tour for your group by contacting Jennifer Ward, or at 713.223.5522 ext 18.


The Houston Endowment; The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; Texas Commission on the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; The Wortham Foundation; Judith and Gamble Baldwin; Continental Airlines; FotoFest Board of Directors; iLand Internet Solutions; KUHF 88.7 FM; HexaGroup; Vine Street Studios; Weingarten Realty; The Oshman Foundation; William and Rosalie Hitchcock; Frazier King; The Samuels Foundation Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community of Houston


Houston Center for Photography is supported by Houston Endowment; City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance; The Brown Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; Texas Commission on the Arts; The Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Larson-Juhl; Meyer Levy Charitable Foundation; Artists’ Framing Resource; Art Colony Association; CEC ArtsLink; Cemo Family Foundation; Clayton Dabney Foundation; JBD Foundation; QUE Imaging; The Simmons Foundation; Southern Union Company; Texas Children’s Hospital; The Wortham Foundation, Inc; Patricia J. Eifel and Jim Belli; Frazier King; Antonio Manega, Gazer Design Group; Albert & Ethel Herzstein Foundation; Julie and Drew Alexander; Laura and Tom Bacon; Deborah Bay and Edgar Browning; Charles Butt and HEB; Marcia and Charlie Gerhardt; Sally and John Hopper; Barbara and Geoffrey Koslov; Locke, Lord, Bissell, & Liddell; James Maloney; Maria and Luis Mesa; Joan Morgenstern; W. Burt Nelson; Eddie Allen and Chinhui Juhn; Amy and Christopher Ashby; Bergner & Johnson; Kelly and Norman Bering; Cindi and Bob Blakely; Marti Boone; Brivic Media; Shelley Calton; Camera Co/Op; Joseph Carbonari; Becky and Mike Cemo; Jereann Chaney; Michael Cole; Susan and Patrick Cook; Sarah Balinskas and Jeff DeBevec; Tommy Dickey; Bevin and Dan Dubrowski; Michael Patrick Dumont; ExxonMobil Foundation; Patsy Graham; Robert Gulley; Houston Camera Exchange; Bill Hunt; John Cleary Gallery; Wendy and Mavis Kelsey, Jr.; Sherry and James Kempner; Christine Laptuta; Sam Lasseter and Dillon Kyle; Erika and James Liu; Kevin Longino; Mickey and Mike Marvins; Libbie Masterson; Muffy and Alexander K. McLanahan; Betty Pecore and Howard Hilliard; Nicole and Jim Perdue; Pia Puno; Robertson-Finley Foundation; Sue and Bob Schwartz; Robin and Sandy Stuart; Wade Wilson Art; Patricia and Paul Winkler; Madeline Yale and Craig Preston


Walker Pickering (Austin, TX), Hole, 2010
From the series Nearly West


Mimi Kato  (San Antonio, TX), Scene 3: Rosy Tomorrow, 2010. From the series One Ordinary Day of an Ordinary Town


Nancy Newberry (Dallas, TX), 08 12 20, 2009
From the series Mum

Kelly Sears  (Houston, TX), The Body Besieged, digital video, 2009
  Clarissa Tossin (Houston, TX), White Marble Everyday, digital video, 2010