News & Events

On March 7, 2018, members and guests were offered another rare insight into a juror’s selection process for art competitions by two prominent figures in the Houston art world: Catherine D. Anspon, Executive Editor at Paper City Magazine; and Cindy Lisica, Ph.D, owner and director of Cindy Lisica Gallery. Both […]

Inside the Collection Process

On February 7, 2017, fifty lucky VAA members and guests were at Lester Marks’ home for a talk by Trenton Doyle Hancock, the recipient of the 2017 Artist of the Year Award from the Art League of Houston. Lester welcomed us to his art filled home and introduced Trenton, who […]

Talk with Trenton Doyle Hancock

On January 10, 2018, VAA members and guests were given a unique opportunity for an overview of the collection of prints, drawings and photographs from across curatorial departments at the MFAH Works on Paper Study Center, Led by Jason Dibley, Collections Manager, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, attendees were able to view […]

Tour of MFAH Works on Paper Center

On November 4, 2017, VAA members and guests got a unique insight into personal tastes, experiences and opinions regarding the collecting of artworks from three experienced collectors. Moderated by VAA Vice President, Erik Hagen, the panel consisted of Chris Higham, Professor Donna Tennant and Henry Hunt. When looking for new artwork, […]

Collector’s Perspective

On October 14, 2017, an intimate group of VAA members experienced a hands-on glass fusion workshop at Robert Straight’s studio. Robert demonstrated glass cutting techniques and provided members with all the necessary tools and glass to make a small piece. tack fused or full fused. He worked with each person on their […]

Glass Fusion Workshop

On January 11, 2017, members and guests of VAA were treated to a tour of the Lester Marks Collection. Lester Marks, President of LCM Partners, Ltd., and a represented artist himself, has been collecting contemporary art for 25 years. He has collected over 700 pieces of artwork and believes it is […]

Tour of Lester Marks Collection