BLOCK Program

The Studio School at the Glassell School of Art offers an intensely focused year-long program for the advanced student with an ongoing studio practice. BLOCK encourages the development of a peer group of artists, allowing for lasting interactions and shared learning.

Each participant receives weekly individual critiques with a mix of Glassell faculty, Houston-area artists, curators, and critics. Weekly morning seminars, which require advance preparation, focus on other contemporary artists’ practices and professionalization practices, combining lectures, discussions, and field trips. Drawing from the rich resources of the MFAH, with trips to exhibitions and visits from curators, BLOCK expects significant developments in each participant’s work. The BLOCK program is led by Francesca Fuchs with Laura August.

2022–2023 Applications

Deadlines & Process

  • Submissions are accepted beginning March 7, 2022.
  • Info session meets on March 9, 2022, at 1 p.m. in Favrot Auditorium.
  • Submission deadline is April 11, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Applications are conducted through SlideRoom. Please note that the processing fee is $12.

Application Guidelines

  • All text submissions need to be in PDF format.
  • Please make sure each text PDF contains your name and email address.
  • 10 works: images, and/or video, and/or audio (if video/audio 5 minutes max).
  • One-page statement of intent, i.e. a proposal of what you plan to do during BLOCK (if at the Glassell School, add the name of a Glassell instructor who knows you/your work).
  • One-page résumé/CV (list) with your education—elsewhere and at Glassell—and exhibition(s).
  • Brief, one-paragraph bio of your life (narrative).
  • Image list containing title, date, medium, and dimensions (HxWxD) for each work.

► BLOCK FAQs and Application Info

Questions? / 713.639.7500


Virtual presentation focusing on landscape and environmental repair, solitude, dreamscapes, and psychological journeys.

On view at the Glassell School of Art from September 17 to December 3, with an opening reception and an artists talk.

These exhibitions are organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

The Glassell Studio School exhibition program receives generous support from The Skiles Foundation.

The Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from the Glassell Family; The Skiles Foundation; Leslie and Brad Bucher; Mr. and Mrs. John S. Orton; Sue and Rusty Burnett; and additional generous donors.