The Art Car Parade 2006


Best Performance, 2nd Place

Best Entry Fueled by Alternative Locomotion, 2nd Place


The Orange Show Art Car Parade





Judges for the 2006 Everyones Art Car Parade
Tony Chauveaux
Deputy Chairman for Grants and Awards of the National Endowment for the Arts
Tony L. Chauveaux, Deputy Chairman for Grants and Awards of the National
Endowment for the Arts, is responsible for planning and management of all discipline-
based grants and awards, and works with Chairman Dana Gioia in formulating Arts
Endowment policies and programs.
Mr. Chauveaux has served on the boards of the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National
Assembly of State Arts Agencies and the Institute of Texan Cultures at The University of
Texas at San Antonio. Mr. Chauveaux was appointed to the Texas Commission on the
Arts in 1997, and named Chairman in 2000.
Mel Chin
Internationally recognized artist
Mel Chin was born in Houston to Chinese parents in 1951. While classically trained,
Chin’s art is both analytical and poetic and evades easy classification. He insinuates
art into unlikely places, including destroyed homes, toxic landfills, and even popular
television, investigating how art can provoke greater social awareness and
responsibility. Chin often enlists entire neighborhoods or groups of students in
creative partnerships. Chin received a BA from Peabody College in Nashville,
Tennessee, in 1975, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1988
and 1990. He lives in North Carolina. Chin has several major pieces of public art in
Houston, “Manila Palm” at the Contemporary Arts Museum, and the tall columns
outside of the Wortham Center using cut steel from images made by Houston
schoolchildren. Chin has made two cars for the Art Car Parade, including the
monumentally scaled WMD, a 71 foot long replica of a Peacemaker MX missile.
Marilyn Oshman
Founder of the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art.
Marilyn Oshman has assembled one of the greatest art collections in Texas and
developed a nationally recognized program to increase sporting opportunities for girls
and women. As President of the Contemporary Arts Museum, she befriended Jeff
McKissack and, when he died in 1980, she organized a foundation to preserve his
creation, The Orange Show. She is still deeply involved in the Orange Show's activities,
which now include preservation of the Beer Can House and presentation of Everyones
Art Car Parade.
Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
2402 Munger St Houston, Texas 77023Phone: (713) 926-6368 Fax: (713) 926-1506
Ann Harithas
Founder of the Art Car Museum
As a curator and patron, she has organized Art Car activities since the 1970s and
formed a great collection of Art Cars. In 1998, she and her husband James founded the
Art Car Museum, a private institution and exhibition forum with an emphasis on Art
Cars and artists that are overlooked by other cultural institutions. The museum's goal is
to encourage public awareness of the cultural, political, economic, and personal
dimensions of art.
Andrew Rudnick
President, Buffalo Niagara Partnership
Dr. Andrew J. Rudnick, has been president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership
since its formulation in 1993. Before that, Rudnick was chief operating officer of the
Houston Economic Development Council; director of Rice University’s Urban Research
Center; and associate chancellor of the University of Houston, where he encouraged
arts and cultural involvement in the community. Rudnick holds a BA from Harvard
University, an MBA from Columbia University and a PhD from the University of
Alabama. He was a founding member of the Orange Show Board of Trustees and has
served on numerous boards of cultural institutions.










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