Founded in 1969, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Inc., is one of Houston's longest running art galleries.
Representing established, mid-career and emerging artists, the gallery pioneered the museum area while remaining in the forefront as
specialists in late 19th century and 20th century representational American, European, and Latin works of art. Along with a particular
emphasis on sculpture and works on paper, the gallery is also Houston's premier resource for works in the secondary market.
Many of Houston's most prominent art collections include works acquired through Hooks-Epstein Galleries
- Established in 1991 by Nancy and Oliver
Goldesberry to provide a showcase for fine craft in Houston, Goldesberry Gallery has expanded
and grown to become one of the city's major galleries and remains the city's only commercial
source for nationally recognized fine art craft. The gallery currently represents both regional
and national artists working in ceramics, glass, wood, fiber and metal including jewelry, as well
as painting, collage and mixed media.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
- Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is a nonprofit
organization founded to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. The
Center’s major emphasis is on objects of art made primarily of fiber, metal, glass, clay and wood.
The Center provides a much-needed venue for exhibition, retail and studio spaces to support the
work of local and national artists and to serve as a resource for artists, educators and the
community at large. After more than two years of careful planning by a nine member Board of
Directors and Advisory Council of 24 local and national members, Houston Center for Contemporary
Craft opened its doors in the fall of 2001with an inaugural exhibition, Defining Craft I:
Collecting for the New Millennium, from the collection of the American Craft Museum in New York.
As a resource for both artists and educators, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft offers
the community at-large a unique opportunity to experience the excitement of the handmade through
workshops, gallery talks, studio demonstrations and educational outreach programs.