Nancy Zastudil

Laura Lark: Night Gallery

Laura Lark is a subversive painter in both form and content. She discards the rigid lines normally associated with drawing in favor of grouping and layering small dots of black Sharpie ink on a white background...

Picturing Change

Houston’s origins as an international photography mecca date back to the early 1980s, when Frederick Baldwin, Wendy Watriss, and Petra Benteler founded FotoFest, an international non-profit photographic arts and education organization....

Every Which Way

Resistance can and does take many forms. For artist Raychael Stine, it often takes the shape of a dachshund—an unconventional surrogate of sorts that helps her defend the value of sentimentality in the context of contemporary art...

Prone to Roam

Artists are leaving Texas, and for good reason. Touring equals two important things for the state's performing artists: unprecedented exposure and a chance to get off the island. An invitation to perform on the road carries with it a certain cachet, elevating an artist’s hometown reputation and expectations....

Open Season

Some people say ideas are a dime a dozen. The Idea Fund says they are $3,500 each and, with help from a special initiative of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, it is putting that money directly into the hands of Texas artists. As a result, some of the state's most provocative or otherwise unexpected imaginings are being made real....

Nancy Zastudil

Nancy Zastudil is owner and curator of Central Features, a contemporary art venue that promotes social progress, environmental stewardship, and the intrinsic value of creative acts.