Black Art In America Fine Art Show Houston

The Black Art In America™ Fine Art Show Houston, October 27 - 29th, 2017 at The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is a hybrid fine art fair featuring an impressively curated array of artworks presented by our invited galleries, dealers and artists. Artwork will be offered in a range of media from paintings, photography, limited edition prints, mixed media as well as works on paper and sculpture. All artwork will be for sale.

Over the course of seven years, Black Art In America™ has become a leading resource for knowledgeable curators, collectors, connoisseurs and arts industry professionals. The BAIA arts experience includes exhibition, programming and performance. Our fine arts exhibition will include works by 20th – 21st century Masters as well a select group of today's contemporary artists. 

 Exhibition and Programming schedule



Friday, October 27th (BSNM Fundraiser/ Collector's Preview & Reception6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We do it for the Culture: A New Orleans Original, Spy Boy Dow Edwards gives us a performance to remember in his Buffalo Soldiers, Mardi Gras Indian suit to open the fair.

Saturday, October 28th (Start of Event / Free to Public) 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
-- part A, 10-11:30am
The David C. Driskell Center presents a unique opportunity to learn about how to start an art collection, pitfalls to avoid, and some of the practical considerations involved with caring for your artwork.
BAIA Talks: Transforming and Activating marginalized community through Art, Design and Culture. Presented by: Neil Hall, Aia, Noma, Urban Planner, Designer, Producer: Art Africa Miami Art      Fair, and Cultural Activist.
This panel brings together a diverse group of Black Art In America collectors from around the country to discuss the contemporary artists in their respective collections and why you should know them too. Moderated by: Esther Silver-Parker, president and CEO of The Silver-Parker Group, collector, High Museum of Art, prior Board of Directors & Museum of Modern Art, prior collections committee.
A seat on the Board is nice but here is how we advance culture through exhibition, programming and the permanent collections of majority institutions as it relates to artists of color. Moderated by 

Kelli Morgan, Ph.D. -- Winston and Carolyn Lowe Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Fine Arts
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Sunday, October 29th 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
-- part B, 11am-12:30pm
Collector's School presented by The David C. Driskell Center 

BAIA Talks: Going Viral: Art Publishers discuss representation in the Age of Social Media Platforms. Sugarcane Magazine, Not That But This and Black Art In America discuss their roles within the industry and how they represent and engage audience.


 Ted Ellis welcomes you to the Black Art In America Fine Art Show Houston. Ted is a passionate man. He is passionate about his family, passionate about his heritage, and passionate about his art. Just ask him and he proudly declares, “I paint subjects that are representative of the many facets of American life as I know it. I like to think of myself as a creative historian. I was put here to record history and all aspects of American culture and heritage. My sole purpose has always been to educate through my art. More about Ted

Najee Dorsey, Founder / CEO of Black Art in America (BAIA), (Garden Art for the Soul, Do YOU Basel, EVERYTHANG BLACK, ShopBAIA.COM) and an avid collector and patron of the arts. Black Art In America (BAIA) is the leading online social network and multifaceted media company focused on African-American art. We've produced art exhibitions and events in NYC, Miami during Art Basel, Kansas City, Bentonville, Atlanta and numerous private events throughout the United States. Najee is also an accomplished visual artist currently showing at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: PAFA as well as having shown and in the permanent collections of the Columbus Museum, Charles H. Wright, Houston Museum of African American Culture, David C. Driskell Collection, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, David W. Mullins Library at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR and many other institutions.



Kelli Morgan, The Winston & Carolyn Lowe Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Fine Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has recently received her doctorate in African American Studies and a graduate certificate in Public History-Museum Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As a critical race cultural historian, Morgan specializes in American art and visual culture. Her work then examines, critiques, and theorizes the ways in which American artists, art history, and art objects both challenge and reify the systematic mechanisms of anti-Black violence and oppression in the United States. Morgan is also a recipient of awards from both the Ford Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.

Esther Silver-Parker is president and CEO of The SilverParker Group, a consultancy specializing in corporate responsibility and reputation, stakeholder relationship management and leadership development. Silver-Parker is an avid fine art collector, patron of the arts and supporter of Black Art In America and our mission to document, preserve and promote the contributions of the African-American arts community and communities of color. Mrs. Silver-Parker's interest in art and collecting spurred out of her experiences while attending North Carolina Central and Columbia University. Now on the Board of Trustees at Spelman College, Silver-Parker states: "I joined Spelman’s board of trustees because I want to help lead the globalization of Spelman, ensuring that Spelman women have broad opportunities throughout the world. I also believe that when you empower women, families, communities and countries, all benefit".

DOW MICHAEL EDWARDS - Partner in the law firm of Irwin, Fritchie, Urquhart & Moore LLC and a member of the Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indian tribe. For Spyboy Dow, making a suit has become a very spiritual process because it causes him to reflect on what his ancestors had to go through not only as enslaved people, but in the throes of segregation in the city of New Orleans. “The reasons the Indians are out there is because black folks could not go out on St. Charles Avenue and participate in the Mardi Gras parades. "There is no more glorious feeling than I felt the first time and every time since I put on my suit on Mardi Gras day. It is one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done.” - Dow Edwards 

Venue    The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM), a non-profit 

501(c)(3) institution, was founded in 2001 by Vietnam veteran, Captain Paul J. Matthews. Major Charles Williams, United States Army Retired, serves as the Museum's Chief Docent. BSNM is the only museum dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier in defense of the United States of America from the Revolutionary War to present. The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is a proud member of the Houston Museum District and the Midtown Cultural Arts District. The museum is also a proud member of the Greater Houston Conventions and Visitors Bureau, Greater Houston Partnership and the Better Business Bureau.


Our Events Host Hotel is
The Whitehall Houston

The Whitehall, host hotel for the Black Art In America Fine Art Show Houston. A beloved fixture of downtown Houston for nearly a half-century, The Whitehall remains the city’s premier choice for business and leisure travel. 

Our Rate: $119.00 - Cut off day to make reservations will be October 6, 2017

Online Reservations, click BOOK ROOM

Please reference group code: BLA

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Register for free general admission

Introduction to Collecting African American Art Class presented by the David C. Driskell Center

BAIA Talk: panels and discussions

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Black Art in America™ is a multifaceted media company and art gallery located in Columbus Georgia. BAIA is in it’s seventh year and has produced art shows in major markets such as New York, Miami, and numerous private exhibitions throughout the United States. For Houston, BAIA is preparing a three day event marketed as a national attraction- the event kicks off with an opening night charity preview to benefit the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and honoring local dignitaries on Friday, October 27th - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Saturday the event continues from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, and resumes Sunday morning at 11:00 am and ends at 6:00 pm. The Buffalo Soldiers Nation Museum is located at 3816 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004, and our host hotel for the weekend is The Whitehall Houston. 

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