Sarah Beth Wilson
Sarah Beth Wilson
Director of Exhibitions and Curatorial Projects
Art League Houston (ALH)
Sarah Beth Wilson joined Art League Houston in Houston, Texas, in February of 2019. Prior to that, Wilson was Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, Texas (a post she held for approximately 4 ½ years). She received her Bachelor of Arts in both art history and museum studies from Baylor University, Waco (2006), and attended Texas Christian University, Fort Worth (2009), for graduate school where she was awarded a full fellowship, travel grants and graduated with her Master of Arts in art history. Wilson brings a wealth of contemporary and historical art knowledge to ALH, including curatorial, installation and research experience. She has given numerous lectures at art galleries and institutions, including speaking to art department students at Baylor University about her career in the art world, and most recently presented at the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art Annual Symposium (San Antonio, 2018). Wilson is a contributing author in the recent monograph on Houston artist Richard Stout, Sense of Home: The Art of Richard Stout (published by TAMU Press, 2017), and wrote the appendix including artist biographies for Dr. Katie Robinson Edward’s book entitled Mid-Century Modern Art in Texas (published by UT Press, 2014). Additionally, she is a contributing author in WILD: The Art of Jules Buck Jones (published by Cattywampus Press, 2019) and is writing a chapter on Dorothy Antoinette “Toni” LaSelle in Making the Unknown Known: Women in Early Texas Art (pending publication by TAMU Press, 2020). Wilson has written numerous critical essays in her various curatorial positions for exhibition guides and publications, including a recent essay on Emily Peacock for her solo exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (December 2019). She currently serves as Chair of the Executive Committee and Board for the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA) and previously served as a Councilor-at-Large for the Texas Association of Museums (TAM). Wilson has served on various grant review panels, including the statewide Arts Create Grant – Visual Arts Advisory Panel for the Texas Commission on the Arts. As Director of Exhibitions and Curatorial Projects at ALH, Wilson works with exhibiting artists and envisions, curates, plans, researches and oversees exhibitions from their inception, gives educational tours, manages ALH’s Artist Advisory Board and annual Artist Awards Committees, aids in sourcing exhibition sponsorships and grant opportunities, assists with ALH’s Public Art Project endeavors, and performs numerous other curatorial duties.