We had the good fortune of connecting with Art Machine Gallery, and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Art Machine Gallery, how does your business help the community?
Art brings people of every social background, belief system and cultural up bringing together. It blurs the lines that separate us and creates a common ground that unites. During this pandemic particulalry, we have experienced first hand how art is regaining this function within society. We have the great honor and responsibility to be a part of the ‘reawakening’ of this vital contribution of the arts to society.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The purpose/ mission of Art Machine Gallery is to promote emerging and mid-career visual artists in Houston and the surrounding area. Artists are unique as people and Art Machine Gallery provides a way to support, encourage and promote not only the artists, but the entire Visual Arts culture within our community . We represent 15 diverse local artists in our gallery: Gene Barron, Cynthia Berry, Robyn Crowell, Dee Franklin, Alejandro Galeria, Jay T. Jax, Joanne Kendall, Kathryne Lieser, Gloria Mata, Viri Ramos, Victor Rojas, Olga Saldivar, Teresa L. Staley, Roy Staley and Randy Turner. The gallery shows a multitude of art forms, including painting, sculpture, multi-media and jewelry. Our artists also welcome the opportunity to create personalized work specifically for our clientele. Come visit us and let them let them create something for you!

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Art Machine Gallery is in The Silos at Sawyer Yards. Our gallery is the only collaborative exhibition space within The Silos; Houston’s premier art community. Sawyer Yards is the second largest art venue in the United States, consisting of over 350 artist studios in a five building complex. You cannot see it all in one day. If you love ART – it’s the place to be in America’s fourth largest city!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Art Machine Gallery is co-owned by Jay T. Jax and Teresa L. Staley. With our hand picked local emerging and mid-career artists, we are a thriving, exciting venue that attracts so many patrons. Also, The Silos and The Sawyer Yards complex are to be commended for their forward-thinking vision and supportive administration that are driving innovation within the arts and culture of our great city.

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Other: If you would like to visit and experience Art Machine Gallery – we invite you to attend The Silos at The Sawyer Yards Saturdays from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm or weekdays by appointment. We are located at 1502 Sawyer Street, Houston TX 77007, Studio 215. We can’t wait to see you!!

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