The Julia C. Butridge Galleryis located in the Dougherty Arts Center, a multi-cultural community arts center with a 150 seat theater, youth and adult arts school, and the Julia C. Butridge Gallery's 1800 square feet of exhibit space.
On exhibit now at the Julia C. Butridge Gallery at the Dougherty Arts Center:
May 30 – July 2
Austin Fiber Artists
Threads in the Tapestry of Austin
Members of the Austin Fiber Artists are known for exploring the unique and powerful relationships that develop between common materials and the artists' vision. Artists' work in fabric, reeds, thread, cottons, wool, plastics, paints, and dyes translates these explorations into tangible expressions of these relationships and includes a range of media in wall art, wearable, and functional art. A sampling of techniques include: applique, piecing, crochet, felting, weaving, painting, and embroidery. For this show, each artist explores their unique perspective of Austin as the home of their shared art experience.
Artist Reception June 2, 6-8pm
The Dougherty Arts Center is currently accepting applications for the Julia C. Butridge Gallery for exhibit dates from January through December 2016. The deadline to apply is september 18, for the 2016 season. We invite emerging and seasoned visual artists and arts organizations to apply.
Audiences and participants of the Dougherty cross disciplines, backgrounds, and levels of exposure to various arts experiences. We are proud to support emerging through professional artists by creating opportunities to showcase work, see a show, and experience art-making first hand. Artists presenting their work in the Butridge Gallery have the benefit of high visibility, as several thousand visitors attend the award-winning art school and theater each month. This collision of creative activity contributes to the Dougherty's long reputation among the arts community as an accessible and nurturing venue and incubator. Our audiences know us for the diversity of work that has made this center Austin's oldest neighborhood arts center with the inspiring skyline.
Monday - Thursday : 10 am to 10 pm
Friday : 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday : 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday : Closed (except for Theater Rentals/Events)