News & Press

2023

The Leader, January 2023 | “Art Valet: Art fundraiser for Winter Street Studios Saturday” by Mitch Cohen

https://www.theleadernews.com/the_arts/art-valet-art-fundraiser-for-winter-street-studios-saturday/article_d109cb8e-96bd-11ed-9f28-3fd56a2e8c13.html

PaperCity , January 2023 | “Inside the Winter Street Studios Fire Bombing and How the Houston Arts Community Is Already Rallying to Help Devastated Artists” by Catherine D. Anspon

https://www.papercitymag.com/arts/winter-street-studios-fire-bombing-aftermath-houston-artists-rally-help/

2022

Paper City Mag, December 2022 | “Inside the Winter Street Studios Fire Bombing and How the Houston Arts Community Is Already Rallying to Help Devastated Artists” by Catherine D. Anspon

https://www.papercitymag.com/arts/winter-street-studios-fire-bombing-aftermath-houston-artists-rally-help/

Culture Map Houston, December 2022 | “Here’s how Houston can draw up support for artists who lost everything in the Winter Street fire” by Holly Beretto

https://houston.culturemap.com/news/arts/winter-street-studios-fire-help-artists-donate-fund/

FOX 26 Houston, November 2022 | “Houston nonprofits to support during GivingTuesday 2022” by FOX 26 Digital 

https://www.fox26houston.com/news/givingtuesday-2022-houston-nonprofits-to-support

Houston Food Finder, October 2022 | “Annual Art Festival in Houston Offers Food Trucks, Chef Demos and More” by Minh Truong

https://houstonfoodfinder.com/foodfinds/annual-art-festival-in-houston-offers-food-trucks-chef-demos-and-more/

Houstonia Magazine, September 2022 | “5 Women Changing Houston’s Art Scene From the Top” by Amarie Gipson

https://www.houstoniamag.com/arts-and-culture/women-art-leaders-in-houston

Houston Arts Journal, February 2022 | “Meet Angela Carranza, Fresh Arts’ New Executive Director” by Catherine Lu

https://houstonartsjournal.com/2022/02/21/meet-angela-carranza-fresh-arts-new-executive-director/

Preview Houston Chronicle, February 2022 | “Fresh Arts names Angela Carranza executive director after she led them through the pandemic” by Andrew Dansby

https://preview.houstonchronicle.com/art-exhibits/angela-carranza-named-executive-director-at-fresh-16821947

Houston Press, February 2022 | “Fresh Arts Has a New Executive Director and a New Considerations in its 20th Anniversary Year” by Margaret Downing

https://www.houstonpress.com/arts/fresh-arts-adapting-to-new-concerns-from-artists-12807883

Paper City, January 2022 | “Two Art Auctions Bolster the Healing Arts and Fresh Arts in Houston — Making a Difference With Beautiful Works” by Vivian Phillips

https://www.papercitymag.com/arts/houston-art-auctions-fresh-art-healing-arts/

CultureMap, January 2022 | ‘UNBELIEVABLE’ ART SALE – Longtime Houston arts nonprofit unveils ‘unbelievable’ pop-up auction in lieu of annual gala

https://houston.culturemap.com/news/arts/01-18-22-fresh-arts-pop-up-art-auction-tony-parana-outspoken-bean/

Houston Press, January 2022 | “Pivoting Because of COVID-19, Fresh Arts Cancels Its Ball and Opens an Auction”

https://www.houstonpress.com/arts/fresh-arts-pop-up-auction-is-about-to-get-underway-12725960

Houstonia, January 2022 | “Very Artsy News: Pop-Up Art Auction, Grants and More” by Amarie Gipson

https://www.houstoniamag.com/arts-and-culture/2022/01/very-artsy-news-january-18

Houstonia, January 2022 | “Very Artsy News: Fresh Arts, HCP and more” by Amarie Gipson

https://www.houstoniamag.com/arts-and-culture/2022/01/very-artsy-news-january-5

2021

Houston Chronicle, September 2021 | “Fresh Arts takes a fresh approach, making connections between artists” by Andrew Dansby

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/houston-gives/article/Fresh-Arts-takes-a-fresh-approach-making-16479986.php

ArtHouston Magazine, September 2021 | “Interviews of “A Single Thread Weaves a Future” Artist Residency” by John Bernhard

https://issuu.com/johnbernhard/docs/arthouston_magazine_13

Houston Press, August 2021 | “Best Bets: Psycho, A Golden Jubilee, and An Afrofuturist Affair” by Natalie De La Garza https://www.houstonpress.com/arts/best-bets-the-week-of-august-12-18-2021-11710666

The Leader, July 2021 | “Art Valet: Experience collection of creativity at Sawyer Yards” by Mitch Cohen
https://www.theleaderneaws.com/the_arts/artvalet/art-valet-experience-collection-of-creativity-at-sawyer-yards/article_1a99cd7a-df55-11eb-bdf5-431d87b9fb39.html

Houstonia, July 2021 | “This New Sawyer Yards Art Installation Spotlights Black Women’s Unapologetic Femininity” by Adrianne Reece

https://www.houstoniamag.com/arts-and-culture/2021/07/a-single-thread-weaves-a-future-sawyer-yards-fresh-arts

Houston Chronicle, June 2021 | “Fresh Arts’ residency gives opportunities for underrepresented Houston artists” by Ryan Nickerson https://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/bellaire/article/Fresh-Arts-residency-gives-opportunities-for-16239964.php

The Leader, March 2021 | “Art Valet: Fresh Arts launches new residency” by Mitch Cohen 

https://www.theleadernews.com/the_arts/art-valet-fresh-arts-launches-new-residency/article_9057e2c6-8ce0-11eb-b916-eb2995a50b49.html

2020

Chron, July 2020 | “Fresh Arts in Houston focuses on diversity and equity” by Ryan Nickerson https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bellaire/news/article/Fresh-Arts-in-Houston-focuses-on-diversity-and-15382847.php#photo-19628295

2019

Chronicle, March 2019 | Wild costumes light up Houston’s art world at ‘Glow Ball’ gala” by Alison Medley

https://www.chron.com/entertainment/theater/slideshow/Glow-Ball-Gala-seensters-Friday-March-29-2019-191349.php

2018

Chron, February 2018 | “Houston Fresh Arts crowd brings their costume, fundraising A-game to “Crystal Ball” gala” by Amber Elliott 

https://www.chron.com/life/society/article/Houston-Fresh-Arts-crowd-brings-their-costume-12553219.php 

Chron, February 2018 | “Fresh Arts Ball 2018” 

https://www.chron.com/life/society/slideshow/Fresh-Arts-Ball-2018-178227.php

Houstonia Magazine, February 2018  | “Fresh Arts Gala Shines Bright Like a Diamond”

https://www.houstoniamag.com/slideshows/2018/2/6/2018-crystal-ball-gala

Houston Culture Map, February 2018  | “Houston’s glitterati gather to raise record amount at Fresh Arts Crystal Ball”

http://houston.culturemap.com/news/society/02-05-18-fresh-arts-crystal-ball/#slide=0

New Haven Register, January 2018 | “Crystal Ball” co-chair Stephanie Cockrell models a custom Miles David frock”

https://www.nhregister.com/entertainment/article/Crystal-Ball-co-chair-Stephanie-Cockrell-models-12539862.php#photo-14969254

Paper City, January 2018 |  “Houston’s Biggest Costume Reveal: Fresh Arts’ Wild Gala Themes Command the Spotlight, Create Major Buzz”

https://www.papercitymag.com/arts/crystal-ball-houston-costume-reveal-wild-themes/

Houston Chronicle, January 2018 |  “Fresh Arts looks to future with Feb. 2 Crystal Ball Gala”

https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bellaire/events/article/Fresh-Arts-looks-to-future-with-Feb-2-Crystal-12487894.php

2017

Paper City, December 2017  |  “Houston Artists Band Together to Recover from Hurricane Harvey: Vulnerable Community Shares Harrowing Stories, Hope for the Future”

https://www.papercitymag.com/arts/houston-artists-recover-hurricane-harvey-band-together/

Art & Object, October 2017 | “Houston’s Art Scene Recovery Efforts Post-Harvey” by Barbara Basbanes Richter
https://www.artandobject.com/news/houstons-art-scene-recovery-efforts-post-harvey

Paper City, September 2017 | “Houston’s Most Rollicking Art Party Looks to the Future: Next Year’s Theme is …” by Catarina Williams
https://www.papercitymag.com/arts/fresh-arts-2018-gala-crystal-ball-gala-art-party-looks-future/

Free Press Houston, September 2017 | “Visual Vernacular: The Strength of Texas Through Art” by Megan Hendley-Lopez https://www.freepresshouston.com/visual-vernacular-the-strength-of-texas-through-art/

HyperAllergic, August 2017 | “Texas Arts Groups Gather Resources for Artists Impacted by Hurricane Harvey” by Benjamin Sutton https://hyperallergic.com/398071/texas-arts-groups-gather-resources-for-artists-impacted-by-hurricane-harvey/

2016

KHOU 11, November 2016 | “Preview in the Winter Holiday Art Market” by KHOU 11
http://www.khou.com/video/features/previewing-the-winter-holiday-art-market/285-2423964

Glasstire, March 2016 | “Dimpled, Twisted, and Buried at Fresh Arts” by Betsy Huete http://glasstire.com/2016/03/01/dimpled-twisted-and-buried-at-fresh-arts/

2015

Houstonia, December 2015 | “Erik Estrada and the Fate of the Free World” by Andrea Siso

http://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2015/12/10/erik-estrada-and-the-fate-of-the-free-world

Glasstire, December 2015 | “Top Five: December 10, 2015” by Glasstire

http://glasstire.com/2015/12/10/top-five-december-10-2015/

Fresh Arts, November 2015 | “Winter Holiday Art Market 2015 FOX 26” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNXGbMn4gxg://

Chron, November 2015 | “Shop Fresh Arts’ Winter Holiday Art Market this weekend” by Joy Sewing

http://www.chron.com/life/article/Fresh-Arts-Winter-Arts-6642017.php#photo-8980718

Texas Standard, September 2015 | “Houston Artist Pays Tribute to Black Panther Party With 1980s Cartoons” by Amy Bishop

http://www.texasstandard.org/stories/houston-artist-pays-tribute-to-black-panther-party-with-1980s-cartoons/

Free Press Houston, August 2015 | “Ultimate Justice and Art About Town” by Harbeer Sandhu

http://www.freepresshouston.com/ultimate-justice-and-art-about-town/

Houstonia, July 2015 | “Into the Furnace” by Nick Esquer http://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2015/7/16/into-the-furnace-houston

Houston Press, May 2015 | “The Five Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: “Shadow Monsters,” Comicpalooza 2015 and More” by Olivia Flores Alvarez

http://www.houstonpress.com/arts/the-five-best-things-to-do-in-houston-this-weekend-shadow-monsters-comicpalooza-2015-and-more-7453535

Culture Map Houston, May 2015 | “Fresh Arts supporters have a sweet time at Gum Ball in crazy Candyland fashion” by Clifford Pugh http://houston.culturemap.com/news/society/05-22-15-fresh-arts-supporters-have-a-sweet-time-at-gum-ball-in-crazy-candyland-fashion/

Houston Press, May 2015 | “The Fresh Arts Gum Ball 2015: A Willy Wonka Themed Gala” by Daniel Kramer http://www.houstonpress.com/slideshow/the-fresh-arts-gum-ball-2015-a-willy-wonka-themed-gala-7443892


Arts and Culture TX, March 2015 | “PERFORMANIA: RECENT ADVENTURES IN ART/SCIENCE/HEALTH” by Nancy Wozny http://artsandculturetx.com/performania-recent-adventures-in-artsciencehealth/

Arts and Culture TX, February 2015 | “FRESH ARTS CSA ADAPTS THE UBER-TRENDY LOCALISM MODEL TO ART COLLECTING” by Nancy Zastudil

http://artsandculturetx.com/shop-local/

The Cougar, Febuary 2015 | “UH alumna debuts “troublewithwords” art exhibit” by Mitchell McCluskey

http://thedailycougar.com/2015/02/09/uh-alumnae-debuts-troublewithwords/

2014

Glasstire, December 2014 | “Top Five, Dec. 4, 2014” by Glasstire http://glasstire.com/2014/12/04/top-five-dec-4-2014/

Arts and Culture TX, October 2014 | “GYN AT FRESH ARTS” by Kelly Montana http://artsandculturetx.com/gyn-new-installation-and-performance-by-autumn-knight/

Arts and Culture TX, August 2014 | “FIVE EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCES TO CATCH THIS SEPTEMBER” by Nancy Wozny http://artsandculturetx.com/top-five-rare-awesome-september-shows-in-texas/?utm_source=Cocktails+at+Cherryhurst&utm_campaign=Cherry1&utm_medium=email

Houston Public Media, August 2014 | “Transitional Artifacts: An Art Exhibit Constantly in Flux ” by Michael Hagerty https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/arts-culture/2014/08/08/209975/transitional-artifacts-an-art-exhibit-constantly-in-flux/

2013

Houston Chronicle, November 2013 | “Fresh Arts ushers in holiday spirit with 8th Annual Winter Holiday Art Market”
http://www.khou.com/video/features/previewing-the-winter-holiday-art-market/285-2423964

Houston Chronicle, July 2013 | “‘No Matter How Hard I Try I Can’t Look The Same as I Did Yesterday’ Fresh Arts August 29 – September 27”

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/article/No-Matter-How-Hard-I-Try-I-Can-t-Look-The-Same-9455441.php

Chron, April 2013 | “American Festival for the Arts at Fresh Arts’ Cultured Cocktails” 

https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/article/American-Festival-for-the-Arts-at-Fresh-Arts-9533684.php

Houston Chronicle, Febuary 2013 | “Fresh Arts and Spacetaker toast nuptials at the Ball ‘N Chain Gala” by Lindsy Love  http://glasstire.com/2016/03/01/dimpled-twisted-and-buried-at-fresh-arts/

2012

Houston Press, April 2012 | “Fresh Arts Coalition and Spacetaker Get Hitched” by Steve Jansen

https://www.houstonpress.com/arts/fresh-arts-coalition-and-spacetaker-get-hitched-6366812

2011

Houston Chronicle, January 2011 | “Blackball fundraiser benefits Glasstire, Fresh Arts”

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/article/Blackball-fundraiser-benefits-Glasstire-Fresh-9294501.php