joel Sampson Photo Blog

Here are some photographs and text from previous exhibit openings and events.

Joan Davidow at Site 131

Joan Davidow & joel

This is at the Let's Fly opening at Site 131. It is their first anniversary. My art, Stormy Weather plays an hour long audio loop of a thunderstorm.

Ford Transit Connect

Ford Transit Connect

Since I have been doing larger, 3-d art, moving it art been a problem. This is my new art mover, a 2014 Ford Transit Connect. It's a useful, little van with only two seats and an easy-to-load flat floor. I hate driving an automatic transmission though!

LuminArte' Installation

LuminArte' - Dallas

This is some of my work at the LuminArte' Gallery, June 2014, in the Dallas Design District. Shown is part of Delta Grande, Up on the Roof (which has sound of a thunderstorm and blue LEDs), and three 12" square blinkie paintings, Purple Rain, Runway, and Am I Blue. I also had three Kinetic Perussion in the Muse show.

Michael Galbreth - The Art Guys

Glass Tire Art Auction - Houston

Pan, Can, Bam! was in the 2013 Glass Tire art auction. There was a total of 15 works and the The Art Guys did the auction. Michael Galbreth is shown getting bids. Mel Chin's auction paddle is to the left of my work.

Marley Lott, Joel, Martha Claire

Shown left to right: Houston art collectors Marley Lott, joel, Martha Claire.

Catherine Anspon

Catherine Anspon, Executive Editor of Paper City and author of Texas Artists Today, published in 2010.

Glass Tire Auction photos courtesy of Tanks Photography.

Conduit Gallery Installation

Conduit Gallery Sound Art Installation

Left to right, Knock, Knock, Pan, Can, Bam! and Pipe Dream Kinetic Percussion Rhythm Machines at the Conduit Gallery in Dallas, 2013.

The show was up for two months and we had a great crowd and several events.

joel and Andrew Walker

Joel & Andrew Walker

Joel and Andrew J. Walker, Director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Taken at the Valley House Gallery in Dallas, 2012.

Robin Clark, Curator at the Museum of Centemporary Art San Diego and Joel Sampson

2012 Assistance League of Houston

Robin Clark, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and me at the 2012 Assistance League of Houston juried exhibit at William's tower. I was awarded a $1000 award and 3rd place for Pan, Can, Bam!

Pan, Can, Bam! Installed

This is Pan, Can, Bam! installed. It was fun to see the crowd reaction and those brave enough to push the button. After all, we are all taught not to touch the art. It got a lot of attention.

Heather Pesanti and Joel Sampson

2011 Assistance League of Houston

Heather Pesanti, Curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY) and me at the 2011 Assistance League of Houston juried exhibit at William's tower. I had a fun group loo photo in the exhibit, plus two images from my Rt. 66 in Texas series. I was the only artist with three works in the exhibit. Both Rt. 66 images were sold during the exhibit.

Polly Apfelbaum and Joel Sampson

2010 Art in the Metroplex

TCU Art in the Metroplex with the juror, Polly Apfelbaum, Joel and Gypsum.

Assistance League of Houston 2010

2010 Assistance League of Houston

I had two works in the 2010 Assistance League of Houston show again. Shown is the juror, John Zarobell, Assistant Curator of Painting and Scultpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and me. The show hung at Williams Tower.

MAC XV with Gail Sachon

MAC XV - Top 15

I was featured in the MAC XV Lecture. Shown is Gail Sachon, Dallas Vice-Chair of Cultural Affairs, and me. My MAC Loo print was one of 15 artworks featured. I'm a MAC Charter Member and have been in all 15 exhibits!

Assistance League of Houston - Copyright 2009 by joel Sampson

Assistance League of Houston - 2009

I was in the 2009 Assistance League of Houston exhibit again this year. This is Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I exhibited EJ's, a bar in beautiful downtown Port Arthur, Texas.

TCU Art in the Metroplex - Copyright 2008 by joel Sampson

2008 Art in the Metroplex

I received the $1000 Daimler Financial Services Award in the 2008 TCU (Texas Christian University) Art in the Metroplex exhibit! The juror was Eleanor Heartney, contributing editor for Art in America and a frequent New York City art critic and author.

Assistance League of Houston - 2008

Kevin Salatino, Curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, was the juror (shown on the left). The exhibit hung at the Williams Tower Gallery in Houston, Texas. The opening was January 17, 2008.
Phatt, another large vectorized print was also in the exhibit.

Acme Brick in Fort Worth

I have three 24" x 24" mixed media collages in the permanent art collection in the new Acme Brick building in Fort Worth. I have a geat location on the third floor executive suite in the board room waiting area. Acme Brick is owned by Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. The building and art opening was November 28, 2007.

Double Entendre at The UpStairs Gallery

Maureen and joel

Our two person show looked great and we filled the entire gallery. I had many new works, including several large digital prints on canvas. I also had new mixed media work that using maps and player piano rolls. The Arlington, Texas opening was March 29, 2008.

Liz and her shadow

The Markus'

Doug Walton and Maureen