Core Salon

For those who wish to support emerging artists and critics in the Core Fellows Program, the Museum’s premier residency program at the Glassell School of Art, the Core Salon provides an opportunity to connect with Core Fellows and enjoy intimate gatherings, private collections and discussions on contemporary art. Those who join at the 10 X 10 level receive a limited edition work of art created by a former Core Fellow.

See more information and benefits below. For questions or to contribute, contact Haley Horan at or 713.639.7559.


  • Core 10 X 10 • $10,000
    $10000 FMV: $1000

    All benefits of Core Salon, plus:

    • A limited edition artwork by a former Core Fellow. Past editions have featured the work of alumni such as Amy Blakemore, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Aaron Parazette, Karyn Olivier, Francesca Fuchs, Demetrius Oliver, Mark Allen, Sergio Torres-Torres, and Brad Tucker.


  • Core Salon • $2,500
    $2500 FMV: $200

    All benefits of Core Studio, plus:

    • Invitations to up to three exclusive Salon events.
    • The opportunity to travel domestically with Core Salon members and Glassell School director Joseph Havel. Destinations always feature a vibrant emerging arts scene.
    • Recognition at the annual Core Exhibition and in the annual Core publication.
    • A complimentary copy of the annual Core publication.


  • Core Studio (40 & younger) • $300
    $300 FMV: $200

    Membership available for individuals, age 40 and under. Benefits include:

    • Invitation to the annual Core Open Studios.
    • Invitation to the annual Core Exhibition Opening and Dinner.
    • Invitation to one Core Program private reception each year.