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January 2019- Houston

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. T he entry site is open for the 2019 PaperCity Design Awards which recognize outstanding interior design, interior architecture, retail, restaurant and gallery design, landscape design, historical preservation, and furniture, product and textile design, along with other categories. The PaperCity Design Awards, open to all Houston-area interior designers, architects, landscape designers, and product and textile designers regardless of professional affiliation, are encouraged to enter projects across 20 categories. The awards ceremony to announce the winning entries is Monday, March 25, 2019. Winning entries will be published in the October 2019 PaperCity Decoration + Art issue, circulation 60,000. Confirmed judges are designers Bunny Williams, and Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson of Drake Anderson, with additional judges to be named. Master of Ceremonies of the awards is Hutton Wilkinson of Tony Duquette. The PaperCity Design Awards kicks off Texas Design Week Houston, Miles Monday through Friday, March 25 though March 29, a week-long celebration of design with panel discussions, salon talks, book signings, and cocktails with some of the most- recognized names in the design business. Confirmed appearances include Bunny Williams, in conjunction with Flower magazine and The Houston Design Center, who will speak and sign her new book Love Affairs with Houses; as well as Martina Sartogo, founder of Cabana magazine, who will speak and sign her book Cabana Anthology followed by cocktails at Moxie; Hutton Wilkinson, who will speak and sign his book, Tony Duquette's Dawnridge; and Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson of Drake Anderson who will also speak. Additional appearances to be announced. Explore the 2019 Houston PaperCity Design Awards categories and submit your entries at designawards. Entry period closes Monday, March 4, 2019. For questions, email For Texas Design Week Houston schedule, go to; inquiries, tap PAPERCITY DESIGN AWARDS AND TEXAS DESIGN WEEK HOUSTON 2019 T he Pattern and Decoration movement marked its 40 th anniversary this year, so the timing of Chicago artist Judy Ledgerwood's show at Barbara Davis Gallery is particularly synchronistic. The Northwestern University professor, fresh off an installation for the Art Institute of Chicago, returns to Houston for a third solo at the gallery — with some of her strongest painting yet. The canvases, influenced by textiles and quilting (a tradition in Ledgerwood's family), feature quatrefoils, distorted diamonds, and forms that resemble God's eyes, irregularly shaped and bearing skeins of drips. The resulting composition destroys the grid and the order of P&D in favor of something far more interesting. In a recent interview for Hyperallergic, the artist said, "Perfection is boring, because perfection is absolutely predictable. I'm striving for a sense of ease, and a sense of grace, that conveys … humanity." What is constant is color, as the painter employs — in often monumentally scaled canvases — her signature palette of rich plums and purple, jutting up against diamonds of fuchsia, gold, chartreuse, and turquoise. It's all so post-modern, third-wave feminism, and pushing past Matisse. "Judy Ledgerwood: Power Pose," opening Friday, January 11, artist reception 6 to 8:30 pm; through February 9; Catherine D. Anspon JUDY LEDGERWOOD AT BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY Martina Sartogo, founder of Cabana, book signing at Moxie Hutton Wilkinson of Tony Duquette, Design Awards Master of Ceremonies Bunny Williams, Speaker and Design Awards Judge Jamie Drake, Caleb Anderson, Speakers and Design Awards Judges COURTESY THE ARTIST AND BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY Judy Ledgerwood's Untitled, 2018, at Barbara Davis Gallery COURTESY THE ARTIST AND BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY 10

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