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 many 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 conducts a public open call for submissions each year. The initial call in late 2022 received over 140 submissions.

Meet the 2024 Jones Artists

Nine Houston-based artists have been selected as recipients of the 2024 Jones Artist Award. Read more.

Current Exhibition

photo by Nicki Evans Photo

Nature’s Imprints

Artists reflect on the palpable and profound ways the natural world impacts our lives and informs our sense of being. With media ranging from collage, photography, and video animation, works offer visually subtle yet insightful takes on our exchange with nature, from the meaning we embed within landscape to the many imprints — historical, social, and environmental — that it leaves on us.

Past Exhibitions

photo by Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

Where is Home?

This group installation reflects the concept of home not as a fixed, physical location, but as a sense of
belonging. It invites us to question and reflect on our understanding of home, reminding us that it is a complex interplay of culture, memory, and identity.

photo by Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

Songbook for Black Constellations, for Trio

This solo exhibition by Corey  De’Juan Sherrard, Jr. presents data on Black demographics and institutions in the U.S. through a unique pairing of painting and music.

photo by Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

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.

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.