Upcoming events

    • 02 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 15 Nov 2020
    • (EST)
    • Art Museum of Southeast Texas

    Tangential, 2018, C-Print, edition of 15, 12 x 12 inches, image courtesy of the artist  

    Café Arts Presents:
    BRANDI HAMILTON: No Solid Surface

    July 2 - November 15, 2020

    Conversation with the Artist: Brandi Hamilton 7/23/20 @ 5:00 pm

    (Via Facebook Live)

    Artist's Reception: Thursday, September 3 @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Hamilton attended Lamar University for two years before enlisting in the United States Air Force. After serving for twenty years, she returned to her native Southeast Texas to pursue a BFA in Photography at Lamar University where she is currently studying with acclaimed artists and professors, Keith Carter and Prince Thomas. She uses lens-based media to produce silver gelatin and digitally printed images. Hamilton combines imagery and ideas from her military career in space and satellite technology and an M.A. in Humanities with the inherent influences from her small-town childhood.

    “Once I left my military profession to pursue a creative life and career, I realized the twenty years spent in space and satellite operations for the United States Air Force would not fade from my consciousness so easily,” she said. “All that previous space training in orbital mechanics and radiofrequency communications floods my mind, wanting to be expressed, not as scientific and intelligence data, but as imagery of wonder and awe.

    “In our current society, where the earth has become metaphorically flat again, space and all that it holds remains a frontier only a handful of humans have access to. In what might be the last days of space as unreachable wilderness, it continues to hold a sense of mystery for most of humanity.”

    Hamilton’s exhibition, No Solid Surface, is inspired by her personal background and from space explorations of NASA, SpaceX and global entities.

    “It surveys elements and compounds that are familiar and mundane, like rock samples beneath our feet, and recomposes them is if they are extraterrestrial or unfamiliar heavenly bodies,” she said. “The goal is to reimagine the oldest of materials in unfamiliar scenes to inspire a renewed sense of wonderment in the basic elements that surround us daily.”



    • 06 Oct 2020
    • 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • via Zoom


    Join us for our Annual Meeting at AMSET where we will review all of our exciting 2020 ventures.

    This meeting will be held through Zoom.

    To join the Zoom Meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83976517688?pwd=UDJHTGZRWjdkQUhwK3l3SngyOXhSUT09

    Meeting ID: 839 7651 7688

    Passcode: 934576

    To join via phone:

    +13462487799,,83976517688#,,,,,,0#,,934576# US (Houston)


    • 20 Oct 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Art Museum of Southeast Texas



    Our book club will meet on Tuesday, October 13th at 5:30 p.m. at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. We will be discussing The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson.

    Bring your appetite for refreshments and a hearty conversation over the novel! Invite your friends because it’s bound to be a literary success!

    To RSVP, please, email ktimberlake@amset.org. 



    • 21 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • via Zoom


    Join the Collectors Club in a Studio Visit and Artist talk with artist Billy Hassell.

    Please RSVP here.


    This even is FREE for Collectors Club Members.

    A minimum donation of $10 is required for Non-Collectors Club attendees.


    Native Texan, Billy Hassell has been making nature inspired paintings, lithographs and watercolors for more than 40 years. His colorful and expressive artworks, frequently featuring birds and indigenous plants and animals of Texas and the Gulf Coast region have been exhibited nationwide and are included in the permanent collections of the Houston Museum of Art, the Menil Collection, the Fort Worth Modern, The Dallas Museum of Art and numerous other public and private collections. A traveling survey exhibition of his work was organized by the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi in 2007 and toured the state. More recent selections of work have been featured in solo exhibitions at the Michelson Museum of Art in Marshall, Texas, The Louis Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in Lubbock, Texas (2017), the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee, Oklahoma (2010- 2011), The Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas (2012-2013), The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (2014) and the Tyler Museum of Art in Tyler, Texas (2013-2014). Future solo exhibitions include a survey of paintings from 2018 -2020 in an exhibition, PNUMBRA, opening in January 2021 at the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas. Articles on his work have appeared in ARTNEWS, SOUTHWEST ARTS, TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE magazine, the NEW YORK TIMES and the NOTRE DAME magazine. He has been commissioned to produce a color etching and two suites of color lithographs for Audubon Texas and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. He currently serves on the board of the Big Bend Conservancy helping raise money and public awareness for Big Bend National Park and furthering his commitment to support conservation efforts in Texas. He resides in Fort Worth, Texas and his art is represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas and William Campbell Contemporary Art in Ft. Worth as well as galleries in Houston; Austin; San Antonio; Denver, Colorado; New Orleans, Louisiana and Kansas City, Missouri. For more information you may visit his website at www.billyhassell.com


Past events

15 Aug 2020 Drive-Thru Summer Family Arts Day
21 Jul 2020 AMSET Book Club
22 Jun 2020 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp
19 May 2020 AMSET Book Club
21 Mar 2020 KANA HARADA: Celestial Garden
14 Mar 2020 PATRICK TURK: Higher Planes
12 Mar 2020 Go for the Gold: Walk Like an Egyptian
05 Mar 2020 First Thursday at AMSET
27 Feb 2020 Protégé 2020
22 Feb 2020 Winter Family Arts Day
14 Feb 2020 Valentine Wine & Dine
12 Feb 2020 Taste of the Arts Lecture Series
06 Feb 2020 First Thursday at AMSET
06 Feb 2020 THOMAS DURAN: Obscurity of a Moment
04 Feb 2020 AMSET Book Club
14 Dec 2019 Comic Boot Camp: Session 4
14 Dec 2019 Emily Peacock: Pure Comedy
14 Dec 2019 David McGee: Black Paintings
08 Dec 2019 JEROME CABEEN: Window to the World - The People and the Places Opening Reception
07 Dec 2019 Gingerbread House Workshop
05 Dec 2019 Holiday Tree Lighting
21 Nov 2019 JEROME CABEEN Window to the World: The People & the Places
12 Nov 2019 AMSET Book Club
08 Nov 2019 Taste of the Arts Lecture Series
07 Nov 2019 First Thursday at AMSET
02 Nov 2019 Comic Boot Camp: Session 3
26 Oct 2019 "Eat-A-Bug!" FREE Family Arts Day
18 Oct 2019 Boos & Brews: AMSET's Monster Mash
12 Oct 2019 Comic Boot Camp: Session 2
03 Oct 2019 First Thursday at AMSET
01 Oct 2019 2019 Annual Meeting & Reception
28 Sep 2019 32nd Anniversary Gala: Dancing on the Water
21 Sep 2019 Prince Varughese Thomas: The Legacy of Narcissus
14 Sep 2019 Comic Boot Camp: Session 1
05 Sep 2019 First Thursday at AMSET
30 Aug 2019 Taste of the Arts Lecture Series
29 Aug 2019 CRAIG ODLE: Experiments and Evolution
10 Aug 2019 Summer Family Arts Day
08 Aug 2019 Collectors Club Show & Tell
01 Aug 2019 First Thursday at AMSET
16 Jul 2019 AMSET Book Club
27 Jun 2019 In the Eye of the Beholder: An Evening of Art & Hors D’oeuvres
27 Jun 2019 Jennifer G. Thompson: un peu de tout
15 Jun 2019 Gulf Coast Lore & Lure: Selections from the Permanent Collection Summer Exhibition
03 Jun 2019 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp
18 May 2019 Spring Family Arts Day
14 May 2019 Odom Junior Docent Evening Reception & Awards Ceremony
29 Apr 2019 Taste of the Arts Lecture Series
18 Apr 2019 SANDY WALKER: Nuances
09 Apr 2019 AMSET Book Club
21 Mar 2019 Go for the Gold
16 Mar 2019 JOOYOUNG CHOI: Big Time Dreaming in the Age of Uncertainty
16 Mar 2019 Jules Buck Jones: Future Fossils
02 Mar 2019 Soft Sculpture Workshop
21 Feb 2019 Protégé 2019
16 Feb 2019 Winter Family Arts Day
14 Feb 2019 A Vintage Valentine
11 Feb 2019 Taste of the Arts Lecture Series
31 Jan 2019 MIKE CACIOPPO: Happy Accidents
14 Dec 2018 The Art of Found Objects: Enigma Variations
11 Dec 2018 Book Signing with Keith Carter
06 Dec 2018 Holiday Tree Lighting 2018
01 Dec 2018 Gingerbread House Workshop
15 Nov 2018 JANE HONOVICH: All Over Not Yet
13 Nov 2018 Art Museum of Southeast Texas Book Club
27 Oct 2018 "Eat-A-Bug!" FREE Family Arts Day
22 Oct 2018 Taste of the Arts Lecture Series
19 Oct 2018 The Monster Mash: an AMSET Bash!
02 Oct 2018 2018 Annual Meeting Reception
22 Sep 2018 Woven Wonders: Textiles from the John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art
22 Sep 2018 Deborah Luster --- Passion Play
07 Sep 2018 31st Anniversary Gala
11 Aug 2018 Summer Family Arts Day
24 Jul 2018 Art of Giving
21 Jun 2018 AMY MORRIS: Submerged
16 Jun 2018 FRESH: The James Kralik Collection
16 Jun 2018 Paraíso y Presa: The John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art
19 May 2018 Spring Family Arts Day
10 May 2018 Treasure Auction: The Art of the Abstract
22 Mar 2018 WAYNE GOODMAN: Storyville
17 Mar 2018 SHAUN ROBERTS: Rebels and Renegades
17 Mar 2018 ANTHONY SONNENBERG: Still Stage, Set Life
08 Mar 2018 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
22 Feb 2018 32nd Annual Protégé Competition and Exhibition Reception
10 Feb 2018 Winter Family Arts Day
02 Feb 2018 AMSET "Mardi pARTy" 2018
18 Jan 2018 Café Arts Series "Courtni Meadows: Rock On"
16 Dec 2017 The John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art: An Introduction
16 Dec 2017 ELLEN TANNER: Fables, Families and Myths
07 Dec 2017 Holiday Tree Lighting 2017
02 Dec 2017 Gingerbread House Workshop 2017
28 Oct 2017 "Eat-A-Bug!" FREE Family Arts Day
26 Oct 2017 SIRENA LABURN: Nowhere, Texas
21 Oct 2017 30th Anniversary Gala: A Pearlescent Evening
30 Sep 2017 Sense of Home: The Art of Richard Stout
17 Aug 2017 Garden Musings: MARY PAT NELSON GROSS
12 Aug 2017 Summer Family Arts Day
12 Jun 2017 Summer Art Ventures Creative Kids Camp 2017
10 Jun 2017 SHERRY OWENS: Fabric of Life
10 Jun 2017 FRESH: Recent Acquisitions
25 May 2017 DJ KAVA: A Stroll Along the Coast
20 May 2017 Spring Family Arts Day
30 Mar 2017 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
30 Mar 2017 Allison Gaspard: "What Will They Become"
11 Mar 2017 José Arpa: "A Spanish Painter in Texas"
24 Feb 2017 AMSET "Mardi pARTy" 2017
21 Feb 2017 Protege High School Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
11 Feb 2017 Winter Family Arts Day
10 Dec 2016 DAVID AYLSWORTH: Either/And
10 Dec 2016 STEVE MURPHY: It's All Come Down to This
08 Dec 2016 Holiday Tree Lighting 2016
29 Oct 2016 "Eat-A-Bug!" FREE Family Arts Day
21 Oct 2016 The Monster Mash: an AMSET Bash!
04 Oct 2016 2016 Annual Meeting
23 Sep 2016 CURTAIN CALL Ann Wood
09 Sep 2016 AMSET Gala 2016
25 Aug 2016 THE ONLY WAY ROUND IS THROUGH: Mark Nesmith
20 Aug 2016 "Don't Mess With Texas. Mess With Art" FREE Family Arts Day
18 Aug 2016 Film Screening of FRANK REAUGH: PASTEL POET OF THE TEXAS PLAINS
18 Jun 2016 tête-à-tête: Folk Art and Fine Art from the Permanent Collection
18 Jun 2016 TERESA BAKER: shape, line, what the eye is doing
12 May 2016 Treasure Auction: POP!
14 Apr 2016 This One is Pink, This One is Blue: Kailee Viator
12 Mar 2016 Birds in Art
10 Mar 2016 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
25 Feb 2016 Protege High School Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
20 Feb 2016 "Fun in the Mud!" FREE Family Arts Day
29 Jan 2016 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
28 Jan 2016 MAX BEAN: You've Got Mail / Art
12 Dec 2015 HOT OFF THE PRESS: Recent Works from Flatbed
12 Dec 2015 JOURNEY FROM WITHIN: Ceramics by Linnis Blanton
05 Dec 2015 Gingerbread House Workshop 2015
03 Dec 2015 Holiday Tree Lighting 2015
05 Nov 2015 SKIN CONDITION: Ceramics by Kelly Costlow
31 Oct 2015 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
23 Oct 2015 "The Monster Mash... an AMSET Bash"
25 Sep 2015 "Orna Feinstein: Now and Zen"
25 Sep 2015 "Michael Kennaugh: Locus in Quo"
11 Sep 2015 AMSET Gala 2015- Carnival de AMSET: a night for the arts
15 Aug 2015 Summer Family Arts Day
13 Aug 2015 "MY JOURNEY" by Ines Alvidres
15 Jun 2015 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp 2015
04 Jun 2015 CAFE' ARTS: "Hats & Helmets"
09 May 2015 Spring Family Arts Day
25 Apr 2015 "Will-Amelia Sterns Price: Mike's Road to Taos"
25 Apr 2015 "ABSTRACTION: Selections from the Permanent Collection"
12 Mar 2015 gARTage Sale
26 Feb 2015 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
21 Feb 2015 Winter Family Arts Day "Freedom!"
04 Feb 2015 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
30 Jan 2015 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
22 Jan 2015 "DIVIDING TIME: Works on Paper by Chris Troutman"
17 Jan 2015 "Harvey Johnson: A Triple Middle Passage"
17 Jan 2015 "Caprice Pierucci: Dream State"
16 Jan 2015 Great Wall of Fame
06 Dec 2014 Gingerbread House Workshop 2014
04 Dec 2014 Holiday Tree Lighting
30 Oct 2014 Rob Clark: "Finding Light - Works on Paper"
25 Oct 2014 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
10 Oct 2014 Art of Beer 2014
07 Oct 2014 2014 AMSET Annual Meeting
20 Sep 2014 "Celia Eberle: In the Garden of Ozymandias"
20 Sep 2014 "Dornith Doherty: Oasis"
05 Sep 2014 The Crystal Ball - A Night of Sparkling Entertainment
16 Aug 2014 "Don't Mess with Texas, Mess with Art" Family Arts Day
14 Aug 2014 Zach Dubuisson: "It Ain't Easy"
16 Jun 2014 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp 2014
31 May 2014 "Spring Chine" Family Arts Day
24 May 2014 "Karin Broker: wired, pressed and nailed"
24 May 2014 "Beili Liu: Chine"
08 May 2014 Treasure Auction: Masterpieces, Fakes and Forgeries
25 Apr 2014 "Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk"
19 Apr 2014 "Tiffany Studios: The Women Behind the Glass"
13 Mar 2014 Abigail McLaurin: "Tongues Talking"
06 Mar 2014 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
21 Feb 2014 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
20 Feb 2014 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
08 Feb 2014 "Who's in the Mirror" Family Arts Day
18 Jan 2014 "Mirrored and Obscured: Contemporary Texas Self-Portraits"
18 Jan 2014 "Figures: Artwork from the Permanent Collection"
19 Dec 2013 John Mariani: "Birdscapes"
07 Dec 2013 Gingerbread House Workshop 2013
05 Dec 2013 Holiday Tree Lighting
03 Dec 2013 2013 AMSET Annual Meeting
26 Oct 2013 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
09 Oct 2013 Art of Beer 2013
09 Oct 2013 "Summer Lydick: Resurfacing. Remnants"
27 Sep 2013 "Texas Impressionism: Branding with Brushstroke and Color, 1885-1935"
06 Sep 2013 "Bootleggers Ball" 26th Anniversary Gala 2013
10 Aug 2013 "Eyes Spy" Family Arts Day
18 Jul 2013 Kirby Crone: "212/912"
13 Jul 2013 "Earl Staley: Dreamscapes"
13 Jul 2013 "Eyes Spy: Folk Art from the Permanent Collection"
17 Jun 2013 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp 2013
17 May 2013 gARTage Sale
04 May 2013 "The Lost World" Family Arts Day
27 Apr 2013 Slow Art Day
25 Apr 2013 "Continuum-From Beaumont to San Miguel"
20 Apr 2013 "Sally Chandler: The Lost World"
20 Apr 2013 "David Everett: The Ties That Bind"
07 Mar 2013 "GO GO" for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
21 Feb 2013 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
09 Feb 2013 "Night at the Museum" Family Arts Day
01 Feb 2013 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
24 Jan 2013 "Moments"
19 Jan 2013 "Sarah Williams: Remote America"
19 Jan 2013 "Edge of Mists: Photography by David H. Gibson"
19 Jan 2013 "San Angelo Ceramics"
06 Dec 2012 Holiday Tree Lighting
04 Dec 2012 2012 AMSET Annual Meeting
08 Nov 2012 "Lisa Richardson: Antelope Light"
27 Oct 2012 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
04 Oct 2012 Art of Beer 2012
22 Sep 2012 "Espoused"
11 Sep 2012 Sugar Skulls Workshop
07 Sep 2012 "Come Fly With Us" 25th Anniversary Gala 2012
23 Aug 2012 "Jane Peterman: Signs of Life"
11 Aug 2012 "Don't Mess with Texas, Mess with Art" Family Arts Day
30 Jun 2012 "Collection in Reflection: 10 Years of Acquisitions"
11 Jun 2012 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp 2012
07 Jun 2012 "Pat Loggins: Works in Mixed Media"
10 May 2012 The Secret Artist in You: Treasure Auction 2012
05 May 2012 "Ships Ahoy" Family Arts Day
20 Apr 2012 "Contemporary American Marine Art: 15th Annual Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists"
29 Mar 2012 "Michelle Cate: Hipsta-Addict"
08 Mar 2012 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
01 Mar 2012 Garry Reece Lecture
23 Feb 2012 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition
11 Feb 2012 "I See 3-D" Family Arts Day
26 Jan 2012 "Taylor Randolph Perry: Stenciling Out the Time"
21 Jan 2012 "Meredith Jack: Back in Black"
21 Jan 2012 "This Rejection of the Conqueror: Works by Robert Pruitt"
20 Jan 2012 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
01 Dec 2011 Holiday Tree Lighting
05 Nov 2011 Gingerbread House Workshop 2011
29 Oct 2011 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
27 Oct 2011 Joey Blazek: "Following Life’s Circle, Chasing My Coastal Tail"
05 Oct 2011 Art of Beer 2011
24 Sep 2011 Obsessive Worlds
09 Sep 2011 Gala 2011: ARTopia
13 Aug 2011 "Recycled/Reinvented" Family Arts Day
11 Aug 2011 "Michael Lee: Second Wind" in Café Arts
23 Jul 2011 Recycled/Reinvented: Folk Art from the Permanent Collection
23 Jul 2011 Southeast Texas Collects: Jamie Paul Kessler German Pottery Collection
15 Jul 2011 gARTage Sale
13 Jun 2011 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp
02 Jun 2011 "Randy and Bryan Welborn: Moments to Remember" in Café Arts
07 May 2011 "Tree Line" Spring Family Arts Day
06 May 2011 Impressionist and Post Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art
26 Apr 2011 Besa: Albanian Muslims
16 Apr 2011 Mark Messersmith: Scenic Delusions of Ordinary Disappointments
16 Apr 2011 Helen Altman: Tree Line
03 Mar 2011 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
24 Feb 2011 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition
12 Feb 2011 "Celebrate Southeast Texas" Family Arts Day
22 Jan 2011 Southeast Texas Art: Cross-Currents and Influences
22 Jan 2011 Edward G. Eisenlohr: Painting Across the Texas Landscape
02 Dec 2010 Holiday Children's Festival and Tree Lighting
13 Nov 2010 Gingerbread House Workshop
11 Nov 2010 "Kathleen Lamb Boudreaux: In Good Company" in Café Arts
30 Oct 2010 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
16 Oct 2010 Sedrick Huckaby: From Earth to Heaven
07 Oct 2010 Art of Beer 2010
10 Sep 2010 Gala 2010: Coattails, Cocktails and Capers
14 Aug 2010 “Flower Power” Summer Family Arts Day
24 Jul 2010 George Wentz: Joie de Vivre
24 Jul 2010 Women Artists: Selections from the Permanent Collection
06 May 2010 Mask Mania: Treasure Auction 2010
01 May 2010 “Playing in the Sand” Family Arts Day
24 Apr 2010 Virgil Grotfeldt 274296
24 Apr 2010 Rusty Scruby: Playing in the Sand
18 Mar 2010 Geaux for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
25 Feb 2010 Protege High School Art Competition and Exhibition
13 Feb 2010 “Set Your Sails for AMSET!” Family Arts Day
23 Jan 2010 Hans Molzberger: RETURN / RÜCKKEHR
23 Jan 2010 African-American Art: Highlights from the Dr. Hervy Hiner Collection
14 Nov 2009 Christmas Ornament Workshop
31 Oct 2009 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
06 Oct 2009 Sugar Skulls Workshop
01 Oct 2009 Art of Beer
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