Honors, Awards, & Exhibitions

2008      Madisonville Mushroom Festival, Photography contest. 3rd Place. Madisonville, TX

2009      Baylor University Juried Student/Teacher Exhibition. Waco, TX 
                Baylor University B.F.A. Photography Exhibition. Waco, TX 
                University of Houston - Downtown Juried Student Exhibition. 2nd place in Graphic Design. Houston, TX

 

2010      University of Houston - Downtown Juried Student Exhibition. 1st and 3rd place in Graphic Design. Houston, TX

2012      Featured Artist. Heights Art Gallery, Houston, TX. 

                First Saturday Arts Market (various months). Houston, TX.
                "Brazarre 2012" Benefit art donation for American Cancer Society. G Gallery, Houston, TX.

2013      Founded Avenue Gallery, Houston, TX. 

                First Saturday Arts Market (various months). Houston, TX.
                Organizer for Friends For Life Animal Rescue Art Auction and Fundraiser. Avenue Gallery, Houston, TX. 
                Featured Artist. Avenue Gallery, Houston, TX. 

                Art Crawl. Houston, TX.
                Voted 2nd Best Art Gallery in Houston by The Leader Newspaper "Peoples Choice". Avenue Gallery, Houston, TX 

2014      "Brazarre 2014" Benefit art donation for American Cancer Society. G Gallery, Houston, TX.

                First Saturday Arts Market (various months). Houston, TX.
                Voted 2nd Best Art Gallery in Houston by The Leader Newspaper "Peoples Choice". Avenue Gallery, Houston, TX.

                Midtown Art in the Park. Houston, TX.

                White Linen Night in the Heights. Houston, TX.

                Featured Artist. JoMar Visions, Houston, TX.

                Art Crawl. Houston, TX.
                Juror  for JoMar Visions Art Excellence Competition. JoMar Visions, Houston, TX.

2015       Guest Instructor for Katy Area Art League Encaustic Wax Workshop. Katy, TX

                 First Saturday Arts Market (various months). Houston, TX.
                 Featured Artist. JoMar Visions, Houston, TX. 
                 "Brazarre 2015" Benefit art donation for American Cancer Society. G Gallery, Houston, TX. 

                 Art Crawl. Houston, TX.
                 JoMar Visions "Art Excellence" Juried show, 3rd Place,   Houston, TX.

2016       Judge for Brazos Valley Art League's Annual Show,  College Station, TX.

                 First Saturday Arts Market (various months). Houston, TX.

                 Featured Artist. JoMar Visions, Houston, TX.

                 White Linen Night in the Heights. Houston, TX.

                 Sawyer Yards Fall Biannual. Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX.

                 Blue Orange Gallery. Houston, TX.

                 Sawyer Yards Holiday Party. Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX.

                 Lights in the Heights. Houston, TX.


2017      First Saturday Arts Market (various months). Houston, TX.

               10"x10" Show, Hardy and Nance Street Studios. Houston, TX.

               Mayde Creek Orchestra Art Auction. Katy, TX.

               Sawyer Yards Spring Biannual. Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX

               Spring Biannual Birdhouse Auction & Sale Benefitting the Houston Arboretum. Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX

               The Market At Sawyer Yards (various months). Houston, TX.

               Voted "Best Local Artist" in  The LEADER newspapers "Readers' Choice Awards". Houston, TX.

               Sawyer Yards #SummerSeries Art Sale & Stroll. Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX.

               White Linen Night in the Heights, Houston, TX.

               Sawyer Yards Fall Biannual Art Stroll. Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX.

               Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Arts Market (WHAM). Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX.

               Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. Austin, TX. 


2018    First Saturday Arts Market (various months). Houston, TX

              Sawyer Yards Spring Biannual. Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX.

              Come Together: A Sawyer Yards Collaborative Exhibition (Curator and Artist). Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX.

              Assemblage Contemporary Craftsman Gallery. Buda, TX.

              Artists on Main | Gallery & Gifts. Bastrop, TX. 

              Sawyer Yards #Summer Series Art Sale & Stroll. Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX. 

              Inspiratus: A Sawyer Yards Exhibition (Curator and Artist). Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX.

              Sawyer Yards Fall Biannual. Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX.

              Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Arts Market (WHAM). Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX.

              Sawyer Yards Holiday Stroll. Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX.

              Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. Austin, TX. 





 

 

 

About Taylor Blaine Art

I am a third generation artist and native Houstonian who studied Studio Art Photography and Art History at Baylor University, and Arts Administration at the University of Houston. 


I discovered my love for photography while in High School, and continued my photography education while pursuing a BFA at Baylor University. While I no longer work or pursue a career in photography, I currently use many of my past photographic works in my Encaustic Wax/Mixed Media paintings.


I have been primarily working in Encaustic wax and mixed media since 2013 and have been teaching various workshops on this medium throughout the last 5 years. In addition to creating art, I have also curated art auctions for local non-profits, judged numerous juried art contests in Texas, and have been invited to local High Schools to speak about the importance of art education and what opportunities there are for students interested in artistic careers.


With my art, I love bringing color and vibrancy to a world that sometimes may seem a little drab. The majority of my pieces focus on the combination of abstract and nature imagery. My Encaustic paintings are comprised of many colors, textures, and other media that tell a story through abstract or imagery. Each painting starts with Encaustic Wax and as the painting progresses, layers of wax are built up and other media is incorporated. With many of my paintings you will find wax carvings, image transfers, metallic powdered pigments, oil stick, pastels, graphite, fiber, metal leafing, metal wire,  and many other components.


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