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Black Artists + Designers Guild Debuts at Texas Contemporary

A new show by the Black Artists + Designers Guild has landed in Texas. Titled “Balance,” the exhibition brings together artists, designers, furniture makers, and other multi-hyphenate creatives for a compelling mix of art and design on view at Texas Contemporary, Houston’s contemporary and modern art fair, through October 13.
Architectural Digest - October 11, 2019


Texas Contemporary Art Fair Returns to Houston

Collectors are sure to flock to the Texas Contemporary Art Fair Houston this week, hosted by Art Market Productions, to see works by more than 60 traveling galleries. 
Architectural Digest - October 10, 2019


Texas Contemporary Art Fair 101 — the Best Booths, Collector Picks and Stars to See

Hopes are high that year eight will build upon the success of 2018, where thousands flocked to the GRB, with strong sales and much fanfare. Here is our preview of what’s new and what’s next — and the best booths this year.
PaperCity - October 8, 2019


Where to Find Your Favorite Artists at This Weekend's Texas Contemporary

Texas Contemporary is exciting on many levels, shining a spotlight on local artists and galleries and offering well-deserved exposure to national and international collectors.
Houston Press - October 2, 2019


With Its Rival Gone, the Texas Contemporary Art Fair Returns One Year After Harvey Heartbreak

It comes back as Houston's strongest art fair yet.
PaperCity - October 1, 2018


5 Best Bets This Weekend in Houston: TexRenFest, Lawn Jazz and Art Fair Fever

Houston Art Fair is taking a pass this time around which places Texas Contemporary front and center for art lovers with more than 70 galleries represented. It's a great opportunity for emerging and established collectors to add to their collections.
HoustonPress - October 3, 2018


7 best art festivals happening in Houston this fall

Houston’s favorite art buying extravaganza appropriately took 2017 off after Harvey, but they’re back and bigger than ever. The one-stop art shop for both the serious collector and those just beginning to explore the buying bug, this year’s fair will feature 70 local, national, and international exhibitors, innovative installations, and arts education programming.
CultureMap - October 4, 2018


One-stop Shop for Art from all over the World

"People who live in Houston can now not have to go everywhere to look for everything, they can come to the convention center this weekend and take their picture among 500 or more of the best artists."
KPRC Houston Life - October 2, 2018


Texas Contemporary Art Fair to Return in 2018

"Texas Contemporary will return to the G.R.B this October with the intent of bringing international attention to the Houston arts community.”
Glasstire - June 25, 2018


Event Roundup: What to Look Forward to This Weekend

Head to George R. Brown Convention Center this weekend for Texas Contemporary to view contemporary and modern art.
The Buzz Magazines - September 30, 2016


Houston's Artful Weekend

For the second year in a row, TCAF points a spotlight on Mexico with The Other Mexico, a special Leslie Moody Castro curated section featuring five galleries from Monterrey, Oaxaca City, Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Mérida.
CultureMap - September 29, 2016


On the Go: Texas Contemporary Art Comes to Town

Galleries from across the country bring their contemporary art to George R. Brown Convention Center. The event also features a curated selection of works from Mexico City.
Houston Chronicle - September 28, 2016


Don’t Miss the Texas Contemporary Art Fair this Weekend

Avid collectors and art enthusiasts flock to see the world’s best galleries and artists—all under one roof!
Houstonia - September 27, 2016


The Ultimate Guide to the Texas Contemporary Art Fair: New York Ownership Embraces Houston’s Messy Vitality

Texas Contemporary Fair blows back into town this week for three days and one night, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. In a half dozen years since New York-based Art Market launched the Texas Contemporary in Houston — their other fairs include Miami Project and the Seattle Art Fair, the latter produced in tandem with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen — the Fair has distinguished itself with works appealing to top collectors within the contemporary arena.
PaperCity - September 27, 2016


Don't Miss the Texas Contemporary Art Fair this Weekend

Avid collectors and art enthusiasts flock to see the world’s best galleries and artists—all under one roof!
Houstonia - September 27, 2016


A Taste of Mexico City In Montrose: New Openings Keep the Anticipation Going Through Fair Week

Guerrero’s Houston debuted at theTexas Contemporary Art Fair, at which its booth in “The Other Mexico” component of the Fair garnered plenty of attention for its smart installation by Miguel Ángel Madrigal — a miniature architectural diorama embedded in the floor of the gallery’s booth.
PaperCity - September 27, 2016


One Weekend, Two Art Fairs in Houston

The opening night preview for Texas Contemporary features a “physical conversation” between a creation by Houston Ballet's Oliver Halkowich and Circular Lament (a projection piece by artist Chris Doyle). 
HoustonPress - September 26, 2016


Art Power Players Take Over Saks Fifth Avenue for a Kickoff to Remember: It’s Texas Contemporary Time

Saks store director Bobby Dees and PR/fashion directorSylvia Forsythe, joined by Fair founders Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause – in from New York for the occasion – welcomed an art-smart crowd of collectors and dealers to toast the upcoming Fair that unfurls Thursday, September 29.
PaperCity - September 25, 2016


Border Crossings

Houston in particular has recently begun to emerge as a world center for viewing, studying, and buying Mexican art. Nowhere are the fruits of this cross-pollination more visible than at “The Other Mexico,” which last year brought work from seven cutting-edge Mexico City galleries and artist-run spaces to Houston.
TexasMonthly - September 21, 2016


Datebook: ‘Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2016’ at George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston

“Texas Contemporary,” Houston’s premium modern and contemporary art fair, will celebrate the extension of the fair into the Houston community, with important partnerships built with the city’s most influential cultural institutions.
BLOUIN ARTINFO - September 13, 2016


Houston’s VIP Party Lounge Takes Shape: The Texas Contemporary Adds Powerhouse Partners, Making This No Ordinary Fair

Expect to see these groups partying in the highly anticipated Gensler-designed VIP Lounge, a show-stopping structure crafted in dialogue with international furniture showroom BeDesign; sponsors Knoll and Kartell will embellish the lounge to create an unprecedented luxury experience.
PaperCity - September 12, 2016


Fall Art Fair Fever

Capitalizing on Houston's love for Latin American culture, organizers will again partner with the Mexican Consulate and Houston's Department of Cultural Affairs to present the special focus section, "The Other Mexico." This year, it highlights five emerging avant-garde spaces, including Parallel Oaxaca (from Oaxaca), Lulu and Fifi Projects (both from Mexico City).
Houston Chronicle - September 8, 2016


Your Guide to Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2016

Texas Contemporary Art Fair returns to the Lone Star state for its highly anticipated 6th edition this September 29th through October 2nd. Houston’s premier modern and contemporary art fair gets together local and international artists, galleries and an affluent collector base. 
Mearto - September 8, 2016


Dancing around the art at Clark Gallery

The six-week series will be staged at both the Catherine Clark Gallery and at off-site locations including 500 Capp Street, David Ireland House and the Houston Ballet at Texas Contemporary Art Fair.
SFGate - September 7, 2016


Art Fairs Hoping to Broaden Views

The Texas Contemporary - which aims to be intellectually rigorous -- has signed 65 dealers and says its special programs will embrace "broader notions of artistic practice." That idea is trending at museums, too. Houston Ballet's Oliver Halkowich and artist Chris Doyle will perform during the Opening Night Preview, which benefits the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Inprint writers will be on hand with Poetry Buskers, writing on-the-spot.
Houston Chronicle - September 6, 2016


Geography and the Heterogeneity of Mexico City: A Discussion with Leslie Moody Castro

We are pulling talent from all over the country in an attempt to decentralize Mexico City as an art center and look at what’s happening across the country, something that is radically different from last year which just focused on Mexico City itself. 
ARTS+CULTURE TX - September 6, 2016


Art-minded young professionals crank up the party action with season preview

The Young Patrons will host the group's official fall launch with a member reception and tour of this year's Texas Contemporary Art Fair at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
CULTUREMAP - September 5, 2016


Texas Contemporary: Houston's Display of Modern Art

The sixth edition of Texas Contemporary returns to Houston on September 29, with the usual unexpected crop of contemporary artworks from 65 local, national and international gallery partnerships at the George R. Brown Convention Center. It will remain open until October 2.
The Garb Wire - August 23, 2016


A Sneak Peek at Houston’s Most Buzzed About Art Bonanza: Major Changes for the Texas Art Fair

Art Market — producer of some of America’s most buzzed about art fairs including this summer’s Seattle Art Fair, brought forth by Paul Allen/Vulcan productions — is back. And they aren’t returning quietly. Art Market’s sixth iteration of the freewheeling Texas Contemporary Art Fair rolls into Houston with opening night set for Thursday, September 29, at the George R. Brown Convention Center (through Sunday, October 2).
PaperCity - August 14, 2016


Pen’s Eye: Texas Contemporary

"I attended the opening night preview a few weeks ago and it was amazing! Held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Texas Contemporary was made for art lovers."
de la Pen…All Pen Everything - October 21, 2015


Must-See Art Guide: Houston

"Starting today, the Lone Star state's art scene is in full bloom. Visitors will be frolicking to the Texas Contemporary fair as it welcomes 59 galleries from Texas and beyond to showcase leading contemporary and modern art at the George R. Brown Convention Center."
Artnet News - October 1, 2015


Texas Contemporary Art Fair Brings Thousands to Convention Center

"Now in its fifth year, the fair works to support a local museum through an international reach."
Houston Public Media - October 2, 2015


Houston’s Most-Anticipated Parties: The Grandest Galas of Fall

"Miz Thrash outshines with a trio of causes that encapsulate the most enticing components of our social season: art, fashion and drama (check); high society (indeed); and celebs (naturellement!). Let the glamour begin. Thursday, October 1, she and husband John Thrash chair Opening Night of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, now in its fifth edition; attendance is de rigueur for every serious collector and raises funds for CAMH."
PaperCity Magazine - August 31, 2015


Texas Contemporary: A Bird's Eye View on Art in Space City 

"Texas Contemporary is very much about its city. Houston is a remarkable place teeming with important collections (and collectors) and some of the best museums in the world."
BLOUIN ARTINFO - August 30, 2015


The Other Mexico: Texas Art Fair to Open Minds and Shatter Stereotypes With Global Look

“There is a mutual interest on both sides of the border,” she says. “Texas is interested in Mexico, and vice versa. It is also undeniable that the history of Mexico is inextricably linked to Texas — and specifically Houston — when it comes to the arts. It’s a perfect moment to acknowledge this history and strengthen the links between the two cities [Mexico’s capital and Houston] artistically.”
PaperCity Magazine - August 5, 2015


Texas Contemporary, Fourth Edition

"The Bold, Brash Fair of Fall"
PaperCity Magazine - October, 2014


VIDEO: Texas Contemporary Art Fair Opening Night

"'There's so much excitement. . . the art world's in a great state'" 
Glasstire -- September 5, 2014


Eye Candy Á Gogo at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair

"Fair director Max Fishko says the fair is open to artists engaging in “the current dialogue". . . and offers Houstonians a chance to take in a wide swath of what’s selling in the commercial art world." 
Free Press Houston -- September 5, 2014


Art Fair Draws a Hip Crowd

"The hip art fair Texas Contemporary, back at the George R. Brown Convention Center for a fourth year, drew a savvy crowd of collectors, dealers, curators and artists to Thursday’s preview party benefiting the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston." 
Houston Chronicle -- September 4, 2014


Your Weekly Guide to Houston

"An international who's who of the world of art descends onto Houston for the fourth annual artsy binge that has collectors, gallerists, artists, patrons and anyone with a penchant for visual arts flocking to the George R. Brown Convention Center." 
Culturemap -- September 4, 2014


The 2014 Texas Contemporary Art Fair

"Now in its fourth year, the Texas Contemporary Art Fair returns to downtown Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center. Director Max Fishko talks with Houston Public Media's Troy Schulze about the fair's international roster of galleries, the long list of local participants, some of the special events affiliated with the fair, and the spectacular art installations that have become a major attraction for visitors." 
Houston Public Media -- September 3, 2014


The Ultimate Guide to the Texas Contemporary Art Fair

"It's been four years since the Texas Contemporary Art Fair arrived in Houston, and founder and New Yorker Max Fishko has become quite impressed over those years with the “dedication and depth of knowledge”of Houston and Texas collectors."
Culturemap -- September 3, 2014


Young Professionals Come Together

"Two young professional groups [Hermann Park's Urban Green and Texas Contemporary's ACCESS Contemporary] joined forces to celebrate the upcoming Texas Contemporary Art Fair. . . Fresh from the office, partygoers buzzed around McGovern Lake in pedal boats and toured the park's public art installations."
Culturemap – August 24, 2014


A hipper Texas Contemporary Art Fair has it all

"After three years of duking it out with the Houston Fine Art Fair for a slice of the local collectors' market, Texas Contemporary Art Fair appears to be settling into its own role as the hipper cousin to the HFAF's respected stable of high-end international galleries."
Culturemap – October 12, 2013


Art party! Movers, shakers and scenesters flood George R. Brown for art fair opener

"The evening began with a 90-minute preview session designed for the most serious of collectors, all hoping to get first dibs on upwards of 70 galleries showcasing emerging and established contemporary artists from around the globe."
Culturemap – October 11, 2013


The Wild One

"We could not be happier to be a part of this thriving and creative community"
PaperCity – October 10, 2013


Spotlight on Texas Contemporary 2013

"Following the success of the past two years, including a through-the-roof estimated return rate of 80% from exhibitors and significant attendance growth, Texas Contemporary has expanded their programming to include an extensive roster of offsite events." – October 9, 2013


Third annual Texas Contemporary Arts Fair grows in galleries, collectors and enthusiasts

"New participants, drawn to the fair for reasons ranging from the production quality and caliber of galleries to the increasing attendance levels, price point and overall sales"
River Oaks Examiner – October 9, 2013

Interview with Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause

The Front Row – October 9, 2013


Travel Matters

"Art aficionados won't want to miss…"
Austin American Statesman – September 28, 2013


2013 Market Winner: TX Contemporary Art Fair VIP Lounge by MaRS

"Houston’s art collector base is broad and very sophisticated and we wanted the VIP Lounge to represent this about Houston and it’s collectors."
Design Is – August 27, 2013

Summer Social Scene Stays Hot

"Dr. Carlos Bacino, a partner in Sicardi Gallery, opened his art-filled home to ACCESS Contemporary, the youthful collector's group of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, for an evening of art talk and touring."
Culture Map Houston – August 20, 2013

Young Professionals Get the Keys to the Kingdom

" Keys to next October's Texas Contemporary Art Fair were temptingly dangled before young professionals with a flare for art when Access Contemporary officially launched on Wednesday with a special evening at DiverseWorks."
Culturemap – August 02, 2013

Texas Contemporary Art Fair; 2013 Sneek Peak

"When the TX Contemporary fair premiered in 2011, even Fishko admits he didn't fully understand how successful it could become, although he had some idea."
Houston Press – May 8, 2013

Don’t Mess With Texas

Interior Design Magazine – April 18, 2013

Well done, Houston

"I was impressed, and the fair deserves a pat on the back."
 Glasstire – October 27, 2012

Strong sales, stellar reviews: Texas Contemporary plans…

"With more than 10,000 visitors, it looks like we had a slightly larger crowd than the first show," 
Culturemap – October 24, 2012

The Scene: Texas Contemporary

“Moving to Houston four years ago I had no idea I would find an art scene so vibrant, international and spirited,” CAMH director Bill Arning told A.i.A. over the weekend."
Art in America – October 21, 2012


Texas Contemporary Art Fair

"Bill Arning, director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, left, and Franklin Sirmans, reflected, chief curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, walk past Agnes Denes' Pyramids of Conscience" 
Houston Chronicle – October 19, 2012


Sneak Peek of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair

"Last night kicked off the second annual Texas Contemporary Art Fair filling the George R. Brown with so much lovely art work, it was almost overwhelming — in a good way!"
Houston Press – October 19, 2012


New York Goes to Texas: The Texas Contemporary Art Fair

"Run by Brooklyn-based artMRKT Productions, the fair looks impressive, and reflects its growing reputation in the contemporary art world."
 Art Fag City – October 19, 2012

Mingling before the Texas Contemporary Art Fair

"Asia Society Texas Center's beautiful upstairs seminar room was transformed into a sleek lounge with furniture from Ligne Roset for "Mingle," a VIP welcome party hosted by Kinzelman Art Consulting for Texas Contemporary Art Fair supporters" 
Houston Chronicle – October 19, 2012


Texas Contemporary Art Fair Sneak Preview: What To Expect At The 2nd Annual Art Affair

"The fair will feature discussions, tours and immersive installations, as well as art that brings the sometimes over-affected white walls of the fair space to life." 
Huffington Post – October 19, 2012


Texas Contemporary Art Fair has fun energy

"Curator and photography collector Clint Willour concurred. "This is the best art fair that has been in Houston in the last two years,"
Houston Chronicle – October 19, 2012


15 Best Pieces of the 2012 Texas Contemporary Art Fair

"Instead, I found an extremely vast collection of modern, pleasant-to-look-at, thought-provoking and emotion-instigating pieces, 99 percent of which I thoroughly enjoyed, all of which made it 100 percent more difficult to choose the crème de la crème."
Houston Press – October 18, 2012


Texas Contemporary Art Fair walks a fine line

"With this group of dealers, we have one of the best fairs in the world," Fishko said."
Houston Chronicle – October 18, 2014


Pyramids in action

"Live from the Texas Contemporary: Here’s our Executive Director, Fairfax Dorn, and our Exhibition Coordinator, Rosa McElheny, installing Agnes Denes’ Pyramids of Conscience. Denes created the four languid, eight-foot tall pyramids — each referencing some kind of liquid — for Ballroom Marfa for the 2005 exhibition Treading Water."
Ballroom Marfa – October 17, 2012


Houston, We Have An Art Fair!

"Offering a lively selection of artworks in a variety of media by emerging artists, contemporary giants, and modern masters, the second edition of Texas Contemporary promises an expanded list of exciting events." 
Whitehot Magazine – October 17, 2012


Texas Contemporary Art Fair

"This week, Kate visits Houston and speaks with Julie Kinzelman, of Kinzelman Art Consulting, AND Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston about the Texas Contemporary Art Fair."
Art This Week – October 16, 2012


All’s Fair in Love and Warhol

"If there was one opening last year that I enjoyed the most but remembered the least, it has to be the inaugural Texas Contemporary Art Fair."
Free Houston Press – October 15, 2012


Texas Contemporary: A Visual Preview

"If I had to pick somebody who might find his way into the short list of the curators deciding on who gets the prize at Texas Contemporary, I might cast my vote for Lora Reynolds Gallery artist Colby Bird"
Abobe Airstream – October 15, 2012


Eyes are on the prizes at Texas Contemporary Art Fair

"The Texas Contemporary Award, a new $10,000 cash prize, will be given on Saturday to an exhibitor-nominated artist selected by Franklin Sirmans, chief curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston director Bill Arning."
Houston Chronicle – October 13, 2012


Second annual Texas Contemporary Art Fair returns to Houston

"Texas Contemporary is delighted to be partnering with CAMH and other leading arts and cultural organizations throughout the city," adds Texas Contemporary Director Max Fishko."
Art Daily – August 10, 2013


Fair Game Mach Two

PaperCity – December 01, 2011