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On February 1, 2017, a group of 26 artists from the Visual Arts Alliance and ClayHouston met together for a joint tour of Box13 Artspace in Houston’s East End.  “The Box” as it is affectionately called by resident artists, houses studios for 25 working artists and multiple gallery spaces.  The […]

Box13 Artspace Tour with Jessica Kreutter


The Houston Chronicle featured our current exhibit. Although it’s our 79th overall exhibit produced since 1981, it’s officially our 11th Juried Invitational Exhibit. Remember, we have three exhibition series: Membership, Open and Invitational.

Houston Chronicle article


Thedra Cullar-Ledford gave a tour of her powerful exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Museum to VAA members on September 7th, 2016. The exhibit was organized by Bill Arning and the work chosen spanned two decades. The majority of it, however, was inspired by the double mastectomy she endured in 2013 […]

Thedra Cullar-Ledford’s exhibition at CAM



Silver Street Studios August 27, 2016 Artist Talks Martin Holmes, Matt Adams, Paula Powers and Sally Smith gave short talks about their work. Martin Holmes has been working hard perfecting camera techniques and toddler techniques to make memorable close-up portraits of children 8 to 18 months old. He judges success […]

Artists’ Talks from 10th Invitational



Armando Rodriguez graciously opened his art studio for Visual Arts Alliance members and guests on July 9, 2016. “Studio” seems too simple of a term to describe where he works, however.  It is also a classroom, print shop, and library. Such a space is needed for Rodriguez, who is a […]

Tour of Armando Rodriguez’s Studio