Weaving & Writing Together: Poet Analicia Sotelo & Artist Rebecca Braziel

Event: Fall Festival: Celebrating Latinx Heritage

Location: Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Date & Time: Saturday, October 12, 2019: 3 p.m.–8 p.m.

In the spirit of community and collaboration, the MFAH salutes Hispanic Heritage Month with music, art activities, games, and more for all ages.

One event highlight will be Artists in Action featuring Poet Analicia Sotelo and artist Rebecca Braziel bringing you creative experiences that encourage collaboration and storytelling.

Find more information about the event below:



"Get to the Point" Embroidery Workshop

TIME: Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

LOCATION: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main St. (Map)

Join former HCCC resident artist Rebecca Braziel to learn the fundamental stitches used in embroidery in this beginner level workshop. First, discover how to create a line drawing and transfer it to a kitchen towel. Then, select from a variety of colored embroidery threads to bring your drawing to life.  Get expert tips from Rebecca as you create your embroidery. At the end of the workshop, you’ll leave with a finished tea towel, needle, and embroidery hoop, so you’re ready for your next project!

No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration fee includes instructor, materials, and administration fees. The class is for adults only (age 18 and over) and requires a minimum of 5 participants to hold.

Click here to register.

Source: https://www.crafthouston.org/events/get-to...

Design Workshop: The Art of Simple Stitching

March 2019

Presented by Anna Walker, Windgate Foundation assistant curator; and Rebecca Braziel, teaching artist

We rolled up our sleeves for an afternoon of simple stitching, inspired by Lutisha Pettway’s remarkable denim “Bars” Quilt in the exhibition Mending: Craft and Community—Selections from the Museum’s Collection.

The afternoon began with a look at what “mending” and “community” mean in the world of contemporary craft, and how the artists in the exhibition have interpreted these concepts. In the hands-on activity that followed, I demonstrated how to use simple stitches to create beautiful, textural art out of recycled denim.

To view more images from this workshop and others, follow me on Instagram.


Source: https://www.mfah.org/calendar/design-works...

MFAH Staff Show

February 2019

The Staff Art Show, open to the public through February 24, features 77 works of art by MFAH employees across 23 departments.


Other Edens Opens at Galveston Arts Center

JUNE 2 – JULY 8, 2018

Opening Reception Saturday, June 2, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Artists’ talks at 6:30 PM

Main Gallery

Other Edens
Rebecca Braziel, Dylan Conner, Hallie Gluk, Erin Stafford, Patrick Turk, & Rachelle Vasquez

Other Edens features works referencing patterns in the natural world and those imposed through human interference. These works juxtapose cycles of growth and decay, in a reflection on the evolving cycle of life

Erin Staford, Fleur de Mal/Les Mauvais Oeuf, 2017

Erin Staford, Fleur de Mal/Les Mauvais Oeuf, 2017



The C.V.P. Visits Galveston Arts Center

It was a beautiful day in Galveston! Thank you to G.A.C. and everyone who added to the “Vine trellis” which will be revealed in the upcoming group show at Galveston Arts Center June 2nd. To find out more, click the title of this post.


Upcoming Solo Exhibition: Climb and Cover

TANK Space in Spring Street Studios presents Rebecca Braziel’s fiber installation inspired by creeping plant life.   On view  May 12th - August 19th.

Opening reception: May 12th 5-7 PM

The Tank Project Space

1824 Spring, Houston, Texas 77007

*This project was partially funded by City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.


In Residence: Exhibition at HCCC

APRIL 21, 2018 — JULY 14, 2018

This is a great show to see!  Each artist's work is displayed in small groupings so you get a true sense of their practice.

"Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is delighted to present the 10th edition of In Residence, an annual exhibition celebrating its Artist Residency Program, which has supported makers in the field of craft for more than 16 years. This exhibition features work by 10 artists working in ceramic, fiber, metal, wood, and mixed media: Jessica Andersen, Rebecca Braziel, Vivian Chiu, Lisa Hardaway, Rebecca Lynn Hewitt, Amber Smith, Anthony Sonnenberg, Eric Stearns, Jenna Wright, and Shiyuan Xu."

To read more, including a description by the curator, click the title of this post.



Taken at the exhibition opening April 20th.  

Exhibit Connect at Galveston Arts Center

Members of the Galveston community and surrounding areas are invited to take part in the creation of new work made of fabric and wire in the form of a creeping trellis. The resulting piece will be on view June 2 – July 8, 2018 in the exhibition Other Edens in GAC’s main gallery.  

This Exhibit Connect will take place April 28th 1-4 PM in the beautiful classroom at Galveston Arts Center.  It is free and open to the public.  

Galveston Arts Center

2127 Strand St. 
Galveston, TX 77550 United States


The C.V.P. Visits Crockett Elementary School

In March, the Creeping Vine Project visited Crockett Elementary's fifth grade art class.  Over the two week period, students learned about the concept, the process, and working together as a team to create art inspired by nature.  


Assistance League of Houston Exhibition

Williams Tower Gallery

January 17 -February 23, 2018

A group exhibition juried by Anna Katz, Assistant Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


C.V.P. at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

The Creeping Vine Project will be at the seventh annual HANDS-ON HOUSTON FAMILY FESTIVAL, a free community event.  The Creeping Vine Project booth will feature demos, discussions about the project, and instructions on how to contribute. All ages are welcome to add fabric strips to the vine. For more information, please click on the title of this post to access the HCCC website. 

*This project is supported by the City of Houston and Houston Arts Alliance.


The Big Show at Lawndale Art Center

Opening Reception
Friday, July 7, 2017, 7- 9 PM
Awards announced at 8 PM

Be sure to see this show featuring an exciting stapled glove sculpture.

"The Big Show is an ambitious annual exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale. This year, Lawndale was excited to welcome Toby Kamps, former Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Menil Collection and soon-to-be Director and Chief Curator of the Blaffer Art Museum, as juror. Kamps reviewed work by 549 artists – the most artists to submit their work in the history of The Big Show - and selected nearly 200 works for the exhibition."

Upcoming Exhibition: Gray Contemporary Gallery

This two-person solo show will feature my work in the back gallery and Robby Scott's paintings in the front gallery.  The exhibition will showcase a few favorites from my beaded tree bark series focusing on the effects of wildfires in America and the process of regeneration after a natural disaster.   

Opening Reception: July 8th, 5-8 PM

Location: Gray Contemporary Gallery

3508 Lake St. Houston, TX 77098

Selvedge Magazine Issue 76

"I will be featured in the May/June edition of Selvedge Magazine.  In the article, I discuss my positive experience at the Savannah College of Art and Design as a student in the Fibers department.  I also share a little about my work as an artist-in-residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft."  To order a copy through Selvedge.org, please click the arrow above.  


2017 Houston Artist Grant Recipient

Rebecca Braziel recieves the Individual Artist Grant by the City of Houston and Houston Art Alliance!  This $5,000 grant will fund the continuation of The Creeping Vine Project and result in a large scale fiber installation created by members of the Houston Community.  To see the full list of recipients, click the arrow above.


C.V.P. at Wilchester Elementary School

Wilchester Elementary School hosted their annual Art Expo Day featuring The Creeping Vine Project.  This was a great opportunity to have roughly 800 students from grades pre-k to 5th learn about the project and contribute by adding fabric strips to the wire backing.