Wild Things | Artwork by Mark Nesmith

March 23 – April 20

5 – 8 PM for opening reception and artist talk

1305 Sterrett St, Houston, Texas 77002

Mark Nesmith spent his childhood days outside roaming the woods, bayous, and beaches of Texas. This emotional attachment to the wilderness of his youth forms the foundation for his vibrant and expressive artwork. Mark’s paintings are an amalgam of observation, memory, and imagination. Two themes dominate his work: the innate beauty of nature and the folly of modern man. Often populated by wildlife personifying human traits, these somewhat whimsical tall tales reflect his unease with mankind’s relationship to the environment and tackle subjects ranging from war and peace to consumerism and our society’s growing reliance on modern technology and media.

Inspired by observations of people he meets in daily life and his years spent teaching public school, Mark uses anthropomorphism to create visually appealing narratives. Delivered with a dose of humor, his artwork exposes and criticizes the foibles and foolishness of modern society. Through laughter he seeks the truth. As Eric Idle of Monty Python fame says, “If anything can survive the probe of humor it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted.”

Mark Nesmith’s paintings and drawings have been included in exhibitions at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, the Museum of East Texas, the Dishman Art Museum, the Museum of the Gulf Coast, the Texas Artists Museum, and the Mesquite Arts Center. He has shown work in solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States and has appeared in American Art Collector Magazine, Art Reveal Magazine, the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, Empty Easel, Issue, the Lamar University Press, The Local Magazine, Off Ramp Magazine, Professional Artist Magazine, and VIP Magazine, and more. Mark’s paintings are included in private and public collections in more than twenty states throughout the U.S.A., and overseas in Singapore. Notable collections include the Dishman Art Museum, Duke University, Grant Thornton LLP in Dallas, TX, Kansas City, MO, and Wichita, KS, The Honorable Ron Clark, Chief Judge U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and the Lone Survivor Foundation. He is represented by Dab Art in Ventura, CA and exhibits with Davis Gallery in Austin, TX and Third Coast Gallery in Galveston. Mark is currently the President of the Texas Artists Museum in Port Arthur.


SAT – APR 13th: The Art Of Maintaining A Healthy Marriage While Growing Your Business

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Time: 10am – 1pm
Breakfast Admission: $25
Registration Deadline: April 10. Limited seating.

Hosted By:
C.C. Sutton – Love, Lifestyle & Fashion Influencer
Carla Bisong – Owner of Bisong Art Gallery
Toni Sanders – Housewives Of Finance

Location: Bisong Art Gallery 1305 Sterrett St, Houston, TX 77002


Fine Art Dinner & Discussion at Bisong Art Gallery

May 11

7 PM

1305 Sterrett St, Houston, Texas 77002

Fine Art Dinner & Discussion is a series of intimate fine dining experiences with artists and individuals who support their work.

Your multi-course meal is provided by Chef Moon Jamaluddin. Great food, wine and art is on the menu for this special night. Artists will discuss there work and answer questions while live painting. Exhibition curated by Carla Bisong.

More details to come. Reserve early, limited seating available.

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Solo Exhibition | Artwork by Tom Ruthz

June 22, 2019

5 – 8 PM for Opening Reception

1305 Sterrett St, Houston, Texas 77002

Tom Ruthz is a Brazilian artist originally from Rio de Janeiro. Ruthz began his career as a painter focusing primarily in fine arts. He is also well-known for portrait work, and his paintings of horses have been well-received in the art community. Most recently, he has created several phenomenal contemporary pieces.

Although he has never received formal training, Ruthz has been painting professionally since 1988. Throughout his career, he has received many awards at various competitions in Brazil, Italy, and other countries.

Ruthz relocated to Sao Paulo in 1994. He taught painting and drawing for many years at various art galleries in Sao Paulo, including in his own studio. He also taught courses and workshops in the cities of Salvador (Bahia Brazil), Rio de Janeiro, Amsterdam, Miami, and Sarasota. While living in Amsterdam, Ruthz showcased his work in the Netherlands, Germany, England, France, and other European countries.


Solo Exhibition | Artwork by Anna Ganina

September 21, 2019

5 – 8 PM for Opening Reception

on display through October 12, 2019

1305 Sterrett St, Houston, Texas 77002

Born in Ukraine in 1981, Anna developed her unique brand of art through her schooling at the Academy of Arts in Odessa, Ukraine and the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto, Canada. Via San Diego, Florence, and Vancouver, Anna eventually made her way to Austin, where she now lives and creates.

Anna Ganina has drawn inspiration for her works of art from broad travels and her abundant life experiences as both a visitor and resident of many countries around the world. Through her paintings Anna goes beyond the obvious to uncover the symbolism within the human aspect of daily life. Her creativity and style come alive through her choices of imagery and materials. As a viewer of Anna’s images, one is transported to a world of fictional reality that exists in the recesses of the artist’s mind. Through her artwork, Anna challenges the observer to not only understand the scope of the actual image, but also submit to the feelings that the image provokes.

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