The Art Guys to receive 2nd Annual Only in Houston Award, Feb. 9, 2008

On Saturday, February 9, 2008, Only in Houston will present their second annual Only in Houston Award to the Art Guys, who have brought untold favorable publicity, attention and honor to the City of Houston through their creative blend of performance, conceptual and visual art.

The award ceremony, to be held at the main ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel Downtown, will be held in conjunction with the Advertising Federation of Houston 46th Annual ADDY Awards gala Saturday, February 9th, 2008.

Described in the New York Times as "a cross between Dada, David Letterman, John Cage and the Smothers Brothers, The Art Guys are the court jesters of the postmodern age. They have amused, irritated, enchanted and befuddled viewers with their deadpan humor and irreverent antics.

The Art Guys, a Houston-based collaborative team consisting of Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing, have worked together since 1983 crafting an artistic presence and wacky notoriety that places them at the heart of the Houston art scene and has captured the attention of a national and global audience.

The Art Guys have intrigued, entertained, puzzled and moved those who have come into contact with their art. Theirs is a world where the everyday becomes monumental, where humor is serious, and the ridiculous meets the sublime.

The “Only in Houston” award recognizes the pride, faith and commitment that an individual or company has in the Houston creative community. It is given to those who have consistently and effectively given of their time, money and/or resources to promote, support and maintain the incredible talent found within the city of Houston. It symbolizes the respect and appreciation of a grateful city and industry.


The Art Guys
Multiple-Choice Bios
Below are several bios about The Art Guys. Feel free to use the one that best fits your needs!
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The Art Guys (Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing) are a Houston based collaborative team that have
worked together since 1983 after meeting while students at the University of Houston. Included in this
multifarious duo's oeuvre are sculpture, drawing, performances, installations and video.
The Art Guys' use of common materials fuels their commentary on everyday life. By using materials which
are metaphorically rich and economically cheap, they magically make something out of nothing. Certain
elements have achieved iconic status in their body of creations. Some of these are identifiably American -
baseballs and bats, the NASA space program, and currency. Others are more universally mundane -
toothbrushes, pencils, matches and bottles.
Jesters and fools have traditionally played an important role in society. They have provoked society into
examining its values and assumptions in a more objective light. The Art Guys are court jesters of today, and
art is their chosen milieu. Their work may also be seen as part of a distinguished line of 20th century artists
that includes Marcel Duchamp, Fluxus participants, and Andy Warhol, artists who employed unconventional
media and humor to explore serious contemporary issues.
The Art Guys have intrigued, entertained, puzzled and moved those who have come into contact with their art.
Theirs is a world where the everyday becomes monumental, where humor is serious, and the ridiculous meets
the sublime.
- from "The Art Guys: Think Twice”, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston



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"The Art Guys (Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing) who met at the University of Houston in 1982, have
carefully crafted a presence and wacky notoriety that places them at the heart of the Houston art scene and
has captured the attention of a national audience. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, they employ a variety of
media for the exploration of their ideas including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, performance and
video. The Art Guys create diverse works designed to engage, amuse and challenge viewers by seducing
them with a playful sense of humor.
Described in the New York Times as "a cross between Dada, David Letterman, John Cage and the Smothers
Brothers", The Art Guys are the court jesters of the postmodern age. The Art Guys present a blend of
performance, conceptual and visual art that explores the absurdities of contemporary life and pokes fun at the
art world.
All told, The Art Guys defy categorization, they represent a kink in the art historical continuum – a hiccup, a
scratch that can't be itched. They have amused, irritated, enchanted and befuddled viewers with their deadpan
humor and irreverent antics. Regardless of how they are remembered in the annals of American art, their
audience will never be the same."
- from "The Art Guys: KIT AND CABOODLE "
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 1999



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The Art Guys are artists whose work is a mediumistic exercise in psychic expansiveness taking form
through a multiplicity of voices. All of their works, artistic or theoretical, are either demonstrations of the
irreducibility of the other, or else, they are examples of how sensible worlds are constructed based on
distortion. This refoundation of the psyche, made with infinitely codified fragments and assimilated images,
constitutes a political critique of all the theories elucidated in the West that lead to the death of the subject,
while at the same time it reaffirms the validity of cultures where memory is essential. Their archeological
inventories point out how a symbolic creature dwells in the "other's" terrain as it builds its own emblematic
world, its own monad.
- from "The Art Guys: OVER THEIR HEADS"
Paducah Museum of Contemporary Artistic Endeavors, 1983




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The Art Guys were a collaborative team made up of two or more men that resided and worked in the now
underwater area of what was once Houston, Texas in the former United States of America now known as
Upper Centrale. The Art Guys reportedly worked together from about 1983 to 2033 spanning an amazing 50
year career. While their nonsensical activities are a common and favorite theme in today’s fairy tales, the
actual identity of these “Art Guys” remains a mystery, if indeed they existed at all. There is much speculation
that this group must have consisted of many people because it is otherwise difficult to explain the
expansiveness of their supposed output. That there could have been as few as two, as is believed by many, is
certainly a laughable theory.
Their activities consisted of useless events, gestures and behavior that often coalesced into actual things or
forms that were once referred to as “art.” What their art actually was, no one knows. If such things or activities
did indeed exist, there could not have been very serious attention given to it because whatever scant
references exist today about art, especially in reference to The Art Guys, almost all are deservedly derogatory.
However ridiculous it may now seem, it does explain the rather obvious and overt inclusion of the term “art” in
their moniker.
Although The Art Guys seemingly worked together on hundreds of projects and made thousands of works of
so-called art, not a single piece or fragment remains or can be remembered. All that historians have are a few
corrupt digital files that were common in their day. Apparently all of their “works” (if any such things existed)
must have been de-accessioned from museum collections long ago (in other words, simply tossed out with the
garbage). “It has all simply vanished.”(1) The only mention of note about The Art Guys would have to be the
accidental discovery in 2029 of the female Glandis Artis Guiser or “Art Gland.” Located just above the “female
nether region”, Glandis Artis Guiser has been found to be “responsible for feminine interest in older male
artists.”(2)
Dr. Herbert Levi Hickey IV, M.O.R.E. (Mars Outpost Research Experiment), June, 2305
1. Ibid.
- from "The Mystery of The Art Guys"
Mars Museum of Ancient History, 2412 A.D.




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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007 “The Art Guys: Cloud Cuckoo Land Selections from 25 Years of Drawings, Proposals, Failed Schemes and Pipe Dreams”,
Galveston Art Center, Galveston Texas (traveling exhibition)
“The Art Guys: Seeing Double”, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida
“Two guys walk into a hardware store…”, Galleri Andersson Sandstom, Umea, Sweden
2006 “Two guys walk into a hardware store…”, Birke Art Gallery, Huntington, West Virginia
“The Art Guys: Nothing To It”, Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, Texas
2005 “The Art Guys: Food For Thought”, Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas
2004 “Reality TV: A New Series”, Marfa Book Company, Marfa, Texas
“America’s Greatest Artists”, Galerie Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden
2003 “What’s The Big Idea?”, Cornell DeWitt Gallery, New York, New York
2002 “The Art Guys: Sweet And Sour”, (in conjunction with FotoFest 2002) Central Market, Houston, Texas
“Serenity”, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
2001 “Once Is Not Enough”, Redbud Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Once Is Not Enough - Again”, Cornell DeWitt Gallery, New York, New York
“SUITS: The Clothes Make The Man”, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas
“Laughing Building”, Masonic Lodge, Marfa, Texas
2000 “Tunnel of Love”, Sala Diaz, San Antonio, Texas
1999 “The Art Guys Again and Again”, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
“Kit and Caboodle”, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale, Arizona
“The Art Guys: An Exhibition of New Work”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1998 “Business As Unusual”, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, North Carolina
“Common Nonsense”, deSaissett Museum, Santa Clara, California
“Call of the Wild”, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia
1997 “The Great Hunting And Fishing Expo”, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, California
“seeing the elephant”, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York
“Hunting And Gathering”, Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
“Wildlife”, Austin Museum of Art, Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas
1996 “The Great Outdoors”, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, Texas
“The Art Guys: Goods and Services”, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
“Visualize The Art Guys”, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, Missouri
1995 “The Art Guys: Think Twice”, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas (catalog, traveled to the Tyler Museum
of Art, Tyler, Texas
“The Art Guys Variety Show”, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, California
“The Fan Array (And Other New Work)”, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, California
“The Game Show”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1994 “Good and Plenty”, Lesikar Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Today's Special”, Palomar Restaurant, Houston, Texas (catalog)
1993 “Something From Nothing”, UAA Gallery, University of Alaska at Anchorage
“Art Guise”, Janie Beggs Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
“Those Art Guys Again”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1992 “Group Show”, 0-1 Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1991 “AAAArt Guys”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
“Art Guys”, Gallery 3, Huntington, West Virginia
1990 “Art Guys”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (continued)
1989 “Talking Pictures: The Art Guys at Full Tilt”, Sonic Arts Gallery, San Diego, California
“don't get left behind get right behind”, San Jacinto College, Houston, Texas
1986 “Mustaches For Seattle: Sea/Hou-Hou/Sea”, 911, Seattle, Washington
1985 Untitled Installation, Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Particles”, Midtown Art Center, Houston, Texas
1983 “GMAALSBSRIENTGH”, Studio One, Houston, Texas
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007 “Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite”, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia
(traveling exhibition)
“A Way With Words”, Galveston Art Center, Galveston Texas
”Duiying–Yingdui – Corresponding & Responding”, curated by James Surls, National Art Museum of China
(Zhongguo Meishuguan), Beijing, China
“Ready Made”, Yvon Lambert Project Space, New York, NY
2006 “Clean Slate”, Gallery G, Houston, Texas
“Texas In China”, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai China
“Word”, curated by Brandon Krall for Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Case Studies: Art in a Valise”, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
2005 “Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator”, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, Massachusetts
Traveling Summer 2005-Winter 2008
“Extreme Materials”, Memorial Art Gallery of The University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y
“Ulterior Motifs #8”, New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music, New Baunfels, Texas
“ISEP Exposed”, Rudolph Projects/Artscan Gallery and Space 125 Gallery at CACHH, Houston, Texas
“Color/Pattern/Grid: Selections from the Austin Museum of Art and Austin Collections”, Austin Museum of Art, Austin,
Texas
“Ulterior Motifs No. #9”, Buddy Holly Center , Lubbock, Texas
“Gun Show”, OneTen Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
“Chunks”, Gallery 101, Houston, Texas
“Artadia@DiverseWorks”, DiverseWorks Art Space, Houston, Texas
“Still Crazy”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
“20th Anniversary 1985-2005”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas Texas
2004 “Material Possibilities”, Griffith Gallery, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas
“Texas Uprising: Sculpture and Drawing of Texas Sculptors”, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas
“Little Beer: Contemporary Art from Houston and South Texas”, Weil Gallery, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi,
Texas
“Ulterior Motifs No. 7”, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, Texas
2003 “The Paper Sculpture Show”, Sculpture Center, New York, NY
“2003 Biennial Exhibition of Public Art”, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
“Experimental Skeleton Toy Show”, Covivant Gallery, Tampa, Florida
2002 “Watermelon Flats Show”, Buffalo Bayou ArtPark, Houston, Texas
“BREE-KOH-LAHZH”, ArtScan Gallery/Rudolph Projects, Houston, Texas
“Summer Drawings”, Mixture Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Art Moves”, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
“Houston Works”, ARTCO Gallerie, Leipzig, Germany
“Extremely Short Shorts”, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas
“Child’s Play”, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, Houston, Texas
“Million Dollar Hotel”, Holiday Inn Southwest Freeway, Houston, Texas
“Umedalen Skulptur 2002”, in conjunction with Gallery Stefan Andersson, Umea, Sweden
“Summer Sweets”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2001 “Dallas Video Festival”, various locations, Dallas, Texas
“Active Ingredients”, Copia: The American Center for Food, Wine and the Arts, Napa, California
2000 “Sextablos”, Redbud Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Drawn”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
“People: Portraits by Texas Artists”, CityGallery at Wells Fargo Plaza, Houston, Texas
“Houston Artists Projects: Fotofest 2000”, Foley's downtown department store windows, Houston, Texas
“Photo Printmaking: Fotofest 2000”, Tembo/Cerling Collaborative Print Studio, Houston, Texas
“Fence Sentry”, Brian Zeifert Studio, Houston, Texas
“Mini Golf Show”, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (cont.)
1999 “Selections from the Permanent Collection”, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
“Art Links”, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas “
“A 15th Anniversary Exhibition”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
“Almost Warm & Fuzzy: Childhood And Contemporary Art”, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
“Recent Acquisitions”, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale, Arizona
“Out of the Closet: Clothing as Imagery in Contemporary Art”, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
“The 11th Annual Dallas Video Festival”, Dallas, Texas
“dadayou dadahou”, Art Scan Gallery, Houston, Texas
“XCXL: The Exquisite Corpse Extra Large”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
“Extremely Shorts II: Aurora Picture Show 1st Anniversary Celebration”, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas
“Altered: The Animal in Contemporary Art”, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California
1998 “Partners”, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“Visions”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
“On The Money: At the Intersection of Art and Commerce”, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, California
“Anti-Art Show”, Gallery 310, Atlanta, Georgia
“Erotic Art Show”, Summer Street Studios, Houston, Texas
1997 “Two’s Company Three’s A Crowd”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
“The Last Picture Show”, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Serial Imagery”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
“If The Stones Could Speak”, O'Kane Gallery, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas
“Think Dinky International Invitational”, Modern Museum, Durham, North Carolina
“2 Kings Live: Jesus and Elvis”, Lesikar Gallery, Houston Texas
“Money Talks”, Lesikar Gallery, Houston Texas
“Finders/Keepers”, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
“Texas Wabi-Sabi”, Takara Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Works On Paper”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
“Waterproof Wallet Art”, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St Joseph, Missouri
“DiverseNet: Building A Scenic Route On The Information Superhighway”, DiverseWorks in conjunction
with Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Imprint: Ideas for Public Art”, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, Texas
1997 “Feast For The Eyes”, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
“Crest Hardware Show”, Crest Hardware, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
“The Art of Baseball”, The Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida
“Debased”, Plan B Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
“TRANSFORMERS-A Moving Experience”, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (catalog)
1996 “Crest Hardware Show”, Crest Hardware, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
1995 “Confronting Nature: Silenced Voices”, California State University, Fullerton, California (catalog)
“Gray Matters”, International Gallery Of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, Alaska
1994 “Born Again Objects - Artists using found materials to reinvent ideas”, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington,
Texas
“Uncommon Objects”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1994 “Speaking Of Artists: Words and Works From Houston”, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
“Assistance League '94”, Juror Ned Rifkin, 1600 Smith Building, Houston, Texas
“The Light Fantastic”, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
“Small, Smaller, Smallest”, Hooks Epstein Gallery, Houston, Texas
“The All Curley Show”, Zero One Gallery, Los Angeles
“Born Again Objects”, Bridge Center For Contemporary Art, El Paso, Texas
“Drawings”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
“The Box”, Hooks Epstein Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Small Works”, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Old Glory, New Story: Flagging the 21st Century”, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, California (traveled to
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California)
1993 “Lawndale Live!: A Retrospective 1979-1990”, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, Texas (catalog)
“TEXAS/ Between Two Worlds”, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston Texas(Catalog.
Traveled to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi)
“Houston in Hope”, The Faith and Charity in Hope Gallery, Hope, Idaho (catalog)
“Science Fair”, Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York, and Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California
“Assistance League '93”, Juror David Ross, 1600 Smith Building, Houston, Texas
“Here’s Looking At Me”, Espace Lyonnais D’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France (catalog)
“Conventional Forms; Insidious Visions”, Glassell School of Art, Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
“Sculpture On The Green”, OMNI Hotel, Houston, Texas
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (continued)
1993 “Texas Contemporary Acquisitions of the '90s”, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas
“LIGHT”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1992 “FluxAttitudes”, The New Museum, New York (catalog)
“Avenues Of Departure”, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana (catalog)
“Re-Creation, Recreation, Re:Creation” Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
“Some of Houston's Known and Underknown, An Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture”, One Allen Center,
Houston, Texas
“Erotic Art Show”, Summer Street Studios, Houston, Texas
“Area Show”, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas (catalog)
1991 “House”, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
“Matters of Concern”, DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas (catalog)
“Creative Partners”, Sewall Gallery, Rice University, Houston, Texas
“5th Anniversary Exhibition”, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1991 “Texas Art Celebration '91”, Cullen Center, Houston, Texas
“Texas Dialogues”, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
Dallas Video Festival (“Jets”-video installation), Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
1990 “Landscapes: Outdoor Sculpture Competition”, Houston, Texas
“Found Objects”, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1989 “The Urban Preserve: Freeway as Art”, Rice University, Houston, Texas
“Project Diomede”, The Clocktower, P.S. 1, New York
1988 “Space Alternative”, Downtown Library, Houston, Texas
“Area Show”, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Houston/Detroit Exchange”, Michigan Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
1987 “Sculpture: The Spectrum”, Lawndale, Houston; Blue Star Gallery, San Antonio, Texas (catalog)
1986 “Collaborators: Artists Working Together in Houston, 1969-86”, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts,
Houston, Houston, Texas (catalog)
SPECIAL PROJECTS, PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS
2006 “Itty Bitty Witty Ditties Again”, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
“Ahoy”, Oxbow School, Napa, California
2005 “Bluebeard’s Castle”, collaboration with the Houston Symphony, light design for Bartok’s opera, Houston, Texas
2004 “Height Like Mike”, April 1st 2004 – April 1st 2005, Jack wears platform cowboy boots making him as tall as Mike
for The Art Guys special appearances
“Nothing To It“, University of Dayton, Dayton Ohio
2002 “Down The Hatch”, event for the Bayou Preservation Association, Houston, Texas
2000 “Wrap Music”, Pink Ribbons Project, Wortham Theater, Houston, Texas
“The Art Guys Are This Evening's Entertainment”, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
1999 “A Grand Discourse Laden With Paraphernalia Organized As A Mediumistic Exercise To Elaborate The Nascent Terrain
Of Invented Concoctions Demonstrating The Mystical World With It’s Own Monads Of Constituted Assimilated Images
Compressed Into Inventories Of The Emblematic Refoundation Of The Psyche” or “101 Of The World’s Greatest Events
All In A Row Tonight Right Before Your Very Eyes And We’re Not Kidding And This Time We Really Mean It For Sure
And How And Don’t You Forget It: (A Symphony)”, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
“Grand Finale Spectacu-rama” for “ SUITS: The Clothes Make The Man” with Todd Oldham, Houston, Texas
“Art in the News”, one of twelve monthly pages in the Sunday Tampa Tribune dedicated each to an individual artist,
organized by the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida
“101 Of The World's Greatest Events All In A Row Tonight Right Before Your Very Eyes And This Time We
Really Mean It For Sure”, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia
“A Commercial”, Cyber City Soiree for Houston Free Net, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, Houston, Texas
“The Art Guys Live”, Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, Texas
“SIN-SO-RAMA: Tag Team Fashion Slam”, Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
“101 of the World’s Greatest Events All In A Row Tonight Right Before Your Very Eyes And We’re Not
Kidding And This Time We Really Mean It For Sure And How”, San Diego Museum of Contemporary
Art, San Diego, California
SPECIAL PROJECTS, PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS (continued)
1998 “The Art Guys Take Times Square”, an 8-hour continuous runway walk for “ SUITS: The Clothes Make The
Man” with Todd Oldham, in conjunction with Fashion Week, New York, New York
“A Morning With The Art Guys at Krispy Kreme” a 3 hour workshift at the Stratford Rd. Krispy Kreme store
and “Dollars To Doughnuts or The First Annual Doughnut Festival”, SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC
“The Art Guys Tear up The Pea Patch” (101 events) San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
“Blow Up Jack” a 4th of July performance,Templo, Houston, TX
1998 “The Art Guys Parade” and “Grand Debut Launch Party” for “ SUITS: The Clothes Make The Man” with
Todd Oldham, downtown Houston, Texas
“101 Of The World's Greatest Events All In A Row Tonight Right Before Your Very Eyes And This Time We Really
Mean It”, University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
1997 “101 Of The World's Greatest Events All In A Row Tonight Right Before Your Very Eyes”, Lee College,
Baytown, Texas
1996 “Portable Monuments”, Spoleto Festival, Charleston, South Carolina
“For Crying Out Loud”, Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
“T.K.O. Party: I'll Show You Mine if You'll Show Me Yours”, The Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas
“10th Annual Roadside Attractions: The Artists Parade of Art Cars”, Orange Show Foundation, Houston, Texas
“The Art Guys' Greatest Hits”, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, Missouri
“Salad Days”, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, Missouri
“On Pins and Needles”, DiverseWorks, SonicWorks Festival, Houston, Texas.
“Something To Chew On”, Surls-Locke Studio, Splendora, Texas
“Wrap Music”, Crook and Chase, (television program,) Nashville, Tennessee
“9th Annual Roadside Attractions: The Artists Parade of Art Cars”, Orange Show Foundation, Houston, Texas
1995 “Blah, Blah, Blah”, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, California
“Hello”, corner of Market and Castro Streets, San Francisco, California
“Hither and Thither”, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
“The Art Guys Revue: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”, Heinen
Theater, Houston Community College, Houston, Texas
“Here Kid”, The Children's Museum of Houston, Houston, Texas
“Bulk Up for CAM: The Unveiling”, La Bare, Houston, Texas
“At Your Convenience: 24 Hours in a Stop N Go”, Stop N Go Store #2857, Houston, Texas
“Blow Through Town”, Houston, Texas
“8th Annual Roadside Attractions: The Artists Parade of Art Cars”, Orange Show Foundation, Houston, Texas
1994 “Fish Out Of Water”, Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
“Art Guise Unplugged”, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
“The Art Guys- Winging It , Singing It, Bringing It To You - Tried and True”, Risking Sincerity Symposium
sponsored by the Contemporary Arts Museum, Rice University, Houston
“Getting It Together”, A collaborative radio broadcast on KPFT 90.1 FM, in conjunction with “RolyWholyover A
CIRCUS for museum by John Cage”, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas
“A Tribute To Jerry Hunt: In Honor Of John Cage”, in conjunction with “RolyWholyover A CIRCUS for museum
by John Cage”, The Rothko Chapel, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas
“Lighten Up With The Art Guys”, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
“7th Annual Roadside Attractions: The Artists Parade of Art Cars”, Orange Show Foundation, Houston,Texas
1993 “See The Funny Book In Front Of You”, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, Texas
“Not Just Another Dog and Pony Show”, Heinen Theater, Houston (in conjunction with “Lawndale Live!: A
Retrospective 1989-1990 )
“Itty Bitty Witty Ditties”, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
“6th Annual Roadside Attractions: The Artists Parade of Art Cars”, Orange Show Foundation, Houston, Texas
1992 “Keep A Dime Between Your Knees”, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
“SonicWorks” DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas
“An Evening With The Aaaaart Guise” The Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
“5th Annual Roadside Attractions: The Artists Parade of Art Cars”, Orange Show Foundation, Houston, Texas
1991 “Labor Day Roadside Art Sale”, Interstate 45 at Holzwarth exit, Spring, Texas
“4th Annual Roadside Attractions: The Artists Parade of Art Cars”, Orange Show Foundation, Houston, Texas
1990 “Yard Crew”, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
“Driving Two Cars”, Houston to Galveston, Texas
“3rd Annual Roadside Attractions: The Artists Parade of Art Cars”, Orange Show Foundation, Houston, Texas
“See Through Us”, 91 portraits of The Art Guys by Area artists, Treebeards Restaurant, Houston, Texas
“First Pitch”, throwing out the first pitch at the Astrodome, Astros vs. Mets, Houston, Texas
SPECIAL PROJECTS, PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS (continued)
1989 “Any Damn Fool Thing”, Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
“Find the P”, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
“Sipping Cokes”, A three hour, thirty-three minute and thirty-three second stunt, San Jacinto College, Houston
“Stunts and Skits”, Memphis Center for Contemporary Art, Memphis, Tennessee
“2nd Annual Roadside Attractions: The Artists Parade of Art Cars”, Orange Show Foundation, Houston, Texas
1988 “Art Dudes Dine At Denny's in December”, Houston, Texas
“Stunt Nite”, The Orange Show, Houston, Texas; Blaffer Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Soul Patches for Kansas City”, University of Missouri, Kansas City Artists Coalition
“1st Annual Roadside Attractions: The Artists Parade of Art Cars”, Orange Show Foundation, Houston, Texas
1985 “Music for B.B.'s: Jumping Jack”, video, The Territory, Channel 8, PBS, Houston, Texas
1984 “Blue Sunday”, Art Crime, City Hall, Houston, Texas
“The Art Guys Agree on Painting”, Houston, Texas
LECTURES, RESIDENCIES, WORKSHOPS
Alaska Design Forum, Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas
Bucknell University, Milton Pennsylvania
Capp Street Project, San Francisco, California
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapman University, Orange, California
City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts,
Napa, California
Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, Texas
deSaissett Museum, Santa Clara, California
East Texas State University, Greenville, Texas
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