JONES Artist Awards Program

The Houston Endowment Jones Artist Awards Program was created by the Foundation in 2023 to recognize local artists and reflect the diverse stories and perspectives of Greater Houston’s residents. Jones Artist Award recipients receive individual grants and the opportunity to exhibit their work on a rotating basis in Houston Endowment’s headquarters.

Selection Process

Through Weingarten Art Group, Houston Endowment will conduct a public open call for submissions each year. The initial call in late 2022 received over 140 submissions.

Stay tuned for another open call in mid-2023.

Current Exhibition

Salvation is my heart on display

This installation features the work of four artists who present gestures of embrace, images of togetherness, and depictions of people in their homes and places of comfort – each beyond the harsh lens of the outside world, its judgment and violence – where we can simply be. Read more about the inaugural exhibition here.

Shavon Morris


Jakayla Monay

Army Dad; A Mother’s Guidance; Paper Planes & Dreams; Breakfast at Denny’s; Golden Baptism (Rebirth); Like Father, Like Son

Raul Rene Gonzalez

Doing Werk Series; Artist-Parent Series

Jessica Phillips

Stuck; Tolerances; Mama Mama Mama Mama; The Things We Share

Please note the exhibition is in a private office space and not available for public viewing. All artwork is available for purchase. If you are interested in purchasing a piece, please contact Weingarten Art Group.