Jun 10–25

Amy Scofield
Ann Armstrong
Ash Duban
Christos Pathiakis
Giampiero Selvaggio
Given McClure
Hannah Spector
Jesse Cline
Leon Alesi
Phillip Niemeyer
Rachael Starbuck
Sterling Allen
Tammy West
Ted Carey

FROM revisits Northern–Southern’s pandemic outdoor exhibitions continuing where TOOO left off now that the pandemic has been declared over.

What does this wild art mean now, in a New Austin too quick for memory?

Artwork will be dispersed outside across the city of Austin. Inside the gallery connected work is arrayed as a map of the City.

Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 2-6pm, June 10-25th.

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Artist Run Club FROM Run: Mueller
Friday, June 16
6:45am—meet at the Giant Spider Sculpture
7 am—run

A casual 5k to see work by Hannah Spector in Cherrywood and Phillip Niemeyer in Seabrook. We’ll meet at the Giant Spider Sculpture at in Mueller off Berkman near Manor. There should be plentiful and free street parking. Phillip will be on the run and will talk about the work.

Artist Happy Hour:
Tammy West & Amy Scofield
Friday, June 16
4pm at Northern-Southern

A talk with two prolific wild artists, both based in Austin. Amy and Tammy each make art constantly as they roam, from the things and in the places they encounter. They will talk and visit.

Artist Walk with Christos Pathiakis
Saturday, June 17
10am meet at the Spyglass Trailhead of Barton Creek

Christos will lead us on a tour to his installation: seven lantern slide portals in the banks of the creek. Cold drinks and ice coffee served from a cooler. We’ll meet at 10am, and walk to the site at 10:30am.

Artist Happy Hour:
Rachael Starbuck, Jesse Cline, Hannah Spector, & Christos Pathiakis
Saturday, June 17
4pm at Northern-Southern

Rachael and Jesse are two of the three founders of Partial Shade, organizing wild, outdoor art, pre-pandemic and now. Hannah Spector, a conceptual artist, has a knack for searing a moment with an image-action. Christos Pathiakis shows underground tunnel installations internationally. They will talk about their work and whatever else.

Artist Run Club FROM Run: Highland
Tuesday, June 20
6:45am–meet at Reznicek Fields, off St. Johns near North Lamar
7 am—run

We’ll run the Highland and Skyview neighborhoods to see work by Sterling Allen and Jesse Cline. Sterling will run with us and talk about the work.

Artist Run Club FROM Run: Govalle Park
Friday, June 23
6:45am—meet at Govalle Park
7 am—run

We’ll run the Walnut Creek Trail to see work by Amy Scofield and Given McClure. Given will run with us and talk about the work.

Art x Bike:
12-mile ride to FROM sites led by Ash Duban
Thursday, June 22
7am meet at Northern–Southern

Ash will lead us on a mellow 12ish mile ride around Austin to see a lion’s share of the FROM sites. We’ll meet at 7am at Northern–Southern, ride at 7:30am.

Tillery Tree Tour led by Ann Armstrong
Saturday, June 24
8am at Flitch Coffee

Ann will take us on a Tree tour of the incredibly diverse trees living under the E. 7th St. Bridge at Tillery. Closed toe shoes and bug spray recommended. We’ll meet at 8am and walk at 8:30am.

Closing Reception
Sunday, June 25

Christos Pathiakis installation in the bank of Barton Creek.
Christos Pathiakis, installation in the bank of Barton Creek, 2021, 2023

2-22 to 2-29

two over two

Phillip Niemeyer
& Friends

2/2 (“Two Over Two”) opened at the beginning of Pisces Season: 2-22-22 and closes on the day that would be 2-29 ( aka March 1).

Every day at 2:22 pm Phillip Niemeyer re-hung the show, often with Katherine Vaughn.

Friday, 2-25
2:22 pm — art is rearranged
hosted by Mark Fagan

Saturday, 2-26
2:22 pm — art is rearranged with dancer Katherine Vaughn
hosted by Beth Nottingham

Sunday, 2-27
2:22 pm — art is rearranged with dancer Katherine Vaughn
hosted by Phillip Niemeyer

Monday, 2-28
2:22 pm — art is rearranged and photographed by artist Amanda Julia Steinback. Those present could be subjects of the photos, as well.
hosted by Amanda Julia Steinback

Tuesday, 3-1
2:22 pm — art is rearranged for the last time.
4:44 pm — closing happy hour
hosted by Amanda Julia Steinback

Wednesday, 3-2
Artist Run Club Runception
6:30 am — art, one last time, with talk through by Phillip Niemeyer
7:00 am — Town (Ladybird) Lake Run
coffee and bananas

Katherine Vaughn & Phillip Niemeyer hanging 2/2 at 2:22, 2-24. Video grab by Stella Alesi
%, 2019, acrylic on wood panel, 24×24 inches, hang any way
Emma Hadzi Antich, Eye, 2021, acrylic and metal-leaf or gold leaf on a rock from Mont Sainte-Odile
Jan 7-8

FESTO FEST was a festival of manifestos. Public and personal ‘festos from 52 artists and others were displayed on the walls of Northern-Southern gallery, January 7–8, 2022.

Download all the Festos (pdf)

Festo Fest was organized by Suzanne Wyss, Ann Armstrong, and Phillip Niemeyer.


Adreon Henry
Alex Keller
Alicia Philley
Alyssa Taylor Wendt Ann Armstrong Annette D Carlozzi Audrey Molloy Barbara Purcell Barry Stone
Bryan Metzdorf
Chad Rea
Charles Heppner Christina Moser Christopher Lee Kennedy Christos Pathiakis
Darcie Book
Del Wieding
Emma C Schmidt
Emma Hadzi Antich
Eric Brehm
Given McClure de Sanchez Goodluckhavefun
Hallie Rae Ward
Hannah Cole
Henry Smith
Igor Siddiqui
Jerome Pelitera Josh Rosen Jules Buck Jones Juliet Whitsett Liz Rodda
Lydia Garcia Madeline Irvine Marcie Walker Meredith Miller Michael Hambouz Naomi Schlinke Nicole Sara Simpkins Oliva Iris
Owòlabi Aboyade & Bridget Frances Quinn Patrick Wyss
Phillip Niemeyer
Preetal Shah
Seth Daulton
Sono Osato
Sonya Gonzales Spencer Cook Stella Alesi Suzanne Wyss
Ted Carey
Vanessa Gelvin Wayne Alan Brenner

On ‘Festos:

The word “manifesto” formally came into the English language in the early 1600’s, via Italy, with its roots in the Latin word “manifestus,” meaning: clearly visible, public, conspicuous. Artist manifestos weren’t formally documented until the mid 1800’s. Festo Fest had its beginnings more recently. It grew out of a chance conversation between Phillip Niemeyer, Suzanne Wyss, and Ann Armstrong at a Co-Lab opening this past fall. The dialogue began around the topic of a land ethic and then veered into how intention setting often leads to manifestation.

Manifestos can reflect who you are and what you believe historically, and/or foreshadow what you want to become/embody/see in the world. Writing one is a way to get into your head and clarify your own musings. And then—it’s also nice to get out of your head and read other’s manifestations.

We like to think the further you put your manifesto out there (i.e. on a wall at Festo Fest) the more likely you are to embody, act on, or realize your festo.

Many thanks to all those who shared theirs!

— Ann Armstrong