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Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704


Opening Reception : Saturday October 12, 2019   5-7 pm

Exhibit Dates : October 12-November 9, 2019

This series not only depicts individuals, but taken as a whole, reflects the support, generosity, and safety I have found within the queer community. 


Through these works, I channel the vibrancy, light, shadow, power, and vulnerability of this community that sometimes fades into the background, but at other times unapologetically demands our attention.


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2019 People's Gallery Opening Reception

February 22nd - Jan. 1st, 2020

Opening Reception : Feb. 22nd, 2019   6-9pm

Austin City Hall

Join us for the opening reception of the 2019 People's Gallery exhibition!

Now in its 15th year, the exhibition will feature a wide array of painting, sculpture, drawing and other media by 113 talented artists from across the Austin area.  At the opening reception, the public may view artworks throughout City Hall and meet the participating artists. 

Remarks by Austin Mayor Steve Adler and others will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

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East Austin Studio Tour

 Weekend 1 : November 10th-11th

 Weekend 2: November 17th-18th

The largest art tour in East Austin, come see my home studio, have a drink and take a load off! Free, kid friendly and fun!

Hope Outdoor Gallery Community Project
May 24, 2018 : 4-6 pm

Waller Creek

Join Waller Creek Conservancy and the HOPE Gallery at Waterloo Park! Each month, a new HOPE artist will create a unique artwork on the fence of Waterloo Park.  On May 24th, artist Ayla Erdener, will create a mural inspired by activity cards from children and the belief that all of us deserve green spaces to enjoy.

Women by Women : Owning Our Stories

Exhibit Dates : April 6th - May 13th, 2018

Artist Reception : Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 7:00-9:00 pm

Artist Panel : Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Georgetown Arts Center

An exhibition featuring ten female artists exploring the female experience through story and art.  Artists include: Ayla Erdener, Annie O’brien Gonzales, Mary Wendel, Allison Lunneen Geneser, Katie Ryan, Adrienne Hodge, Karina Figueroa, Corey Amanda Godfrey, and Rachel Long.

West Austin Studio Tour

 Weekend 1 : May 12th-13th    11am-6pm

 Weekend 2: May 19th-20th   11am-6pm

Julie Ahmad Contemporary Art Studio

In a collection of new works, "Women of West" brings together the talent, and drive of five female Austin artists.  Showing at Julie Ahmad's modern home and studio.

Five featured artists: Ayla Erdener, Julie Ahmad, Billie Claire, Kristin Moore, and Lys Santamaria. Working in a variety of mediums, Erdener's work explores color and narrative.  Her pieces are vibrant, cheerful and examine the journey towards self discovery.  Ahmad's intuitively painted abstracts explore patience and trust through her enlightening process. Claire's vividly illustrated designs and drawings make a memorable mark on the viewer.  Examining the landscapes of Austin, LA, and in-between, Moore's work takes you on a journey through nostalgia. Santamaria incorporates ancient techniques into her hand beaded work to create non-traditional pieces that are simple, yet intricate.


The exhibition will include complimentary libations, snacks, and all around good vibes.

Food + Drink provided by Dulce Vida Tequila, Big Swig Sparkling Water, Chameleon Cold Brew, Hey Day Coffee, Big Easy Kombucha.  As well as cupcakes from Bunny's Cupcakes and fresh food from Thai Fresh.

One of the largest art tours in Austin, come see the work of 5 incredible artists all in one place. Free, kid friendly and fun!

East Austin Studio Tour

 Weekend 1 : November 11th-12th

 Weekend 2: November 18th-19th

Ayla Art Studio

East Austin

Austin, TX 78721

The largest art tour in East Austin, come see my home studio, have a drink and take a load off! Free, kid friendly and fun!

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