ArtPROvision Company LLC
Founded in 2015 by Sam Jones
Except for a year in China, and 5 years experiencing the "Green Acres" thing with my wife near Bellville, Tx., I have lived and worked in Houston all of my adult life. After college I worked for 2 years as a printmaking apprentice and studio assistant for Dan Allison. It was a great experience for me. Not only did Dan take me under his wing and teach me his printmaking techniques, he introduced me to the "business" of making art.
Next was a 10 year stint working as a Preparator/ Technical Director at DiverseWorks. I installed a heck of a lot of art in that span, and was privileged to work along side of some fantastic artists, curators and staff there in the 90's.
I left Houston for China in '98, and got married in '99 when I returned. We moved to a small town called Kenny Texas, where my wife owned and operated a horse ranch. After a quick crash course in all things horses, and operating farm equipment like tractors, shredders and front-end loaders, I became our ranch manager. I learned a lot while there, like how to pull a tractor out of a ravine, or a still born foal from her mother with a chain. It was hard, fulfilling work and another amazing adventure. But as fun as it was, we were pretty isolated. So when our son was born we realized he would need other kids to play with. I guess the kicker was when he was about 16 months old one of the dogs killed a coral snake in our yard, right where he had just been playing.
We sold the ranch and moved to the Houston Heights in '06. Since then I have been a stay-at-home dad, artist and preparator for hire. I have also been working closely with WorkShop Houston , serving as Board President for 4 years and Chairing their Capital Campaign.
Anyway, it's time for a new adventure, so I decided I would put out a shingle and see what happens.....
October 28th, 2013
-For making a positive influence on Houston's environment
Certificate of Recognition From Houston Mayor Annise Parker/Keep Houston Beautiful
Art PROvision Company : (APC) is a full service Art and Design Support Company, providing inventive solutions to meet the artistic needs of creative professionals and businesses. With over 20 years of dedication to the care of art, experience with challenging installations, and the creativity and technical skills to design and build solutions for any project, APC is your one-stop, go-to company for high quality work and exceptional customer care at an affordable price.
"As an artist and arts administrator I have encountered countless logistical scenarios that seem impossible at first, then I call Sam Jones. I know I can rely on him to tackle whatever problem I throw at him, and do it with great care and consideration."
Owner of G Gallery
Keiji Asakura ; FASLA Principal
"Sam’s innovative and creative talent was central in accomplishing our goal within the
time frame and the budget constraints. We look forward to taking the idea to other
communities and other cities."
Diane Barber :
Director, East End Foundation
"Sam Jones is my go-to guy for everything. His craftsmanship and attention to detail is unparalleled and his ability to tackle seemingly impossible logistical challenges puts him at the top of his field. Over the 18 years I’ve known him, I’ve never encountered anyone I’d trust more to handle absolutely any art-related project that I’m involved with. He’s simply the best. "
Carroll Parrot Blue
MFA, Author, Filmmaker, Placemaker
"Sam Jones is an innovative artist who used his wide-ranging vision and genius to help bring together a community around environmental issues, while showcasing the area's natural beauty. We are so fortunate to have had him contribute to the development of this community."
Michael Peranteau :
Director, Art League Houston
"INDIVIDUATION" 36 X 48”, OIL AND SILVER INK ON CANVAS, 2010
Photo courtesy of James Nielsen and The Houston Chronicle.
"I am pleased to recommend Art PROvision Company for your gallery and art needs. I have worked with Sam Jones for a good number of years and his services have been expedient, resourceful, and he has always delivered the results we expected with integrity.
Former Director, DiverseWorks
“I’ve known Sam Jones for 16 years and he is one of the most thoughtful and inventive arts professionals I have ever met. He is a pleasure to work with.”
"Recently, Sam was installing an exhibition for us at Art League Houston, when it was discovered that there was a large leak in our front gallery. After I tried unsuccessfully to get two roofers to come out and fix it, Sam went up on the roof, diagnosed the problem and repaired the leak…in the rain. Sam's skill, experience, and deep commitment to quality make him the best at what he does."
Art PROvision Company
Areas of Expertise:
Art Handling, Carpentry, Metal Fabrication, Mount Making, Painting, Sculpture, Furniture Design, Mold Making, Casting