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On July 15th, 2016 the Visual Arts Alliance held the opening reception and awards ceremony for the 33th Juried Open Exhibition at BLUEOrange Contemporary Art Gallery. This exhibition was open to VAA members and non-members. Our juror was d.m. allison, owner of the d.m.allison Gallery. He selected 12% of the submitted artworks for […]

33rd Juried Open Exhibition



2016 saw our 3rd execution of ART720 – a 720 minute art event that begins with artists creating work in a communal, outdoor environment followed by a formal exhibit of the freshly made works. Participating artists included: Joan Barkovich, Laura Bourdo, Kay Derry, Margaret Errickson, Juanita Gilbert, Jimmy Hines, MaryAnn Lucas, Tracey […]

3rd Annual ART720 Event



VAA members and guests were treated to a tour of four artist studios within the Silver Street Studios building. The purpose of the tour was to introduce attendees to the building (home to 70 artists) and also four specific artists. We learned that studios vary in size and therefore rental […]

Monthly Educational Program – Studio Visits at Silver Street Studios


On January 20th, 2016 the Visual Arts Alliance held the opening reception and awards ceremony for the 9th Juried Invitational Exhibition at 1600 Smith in downtown Houston. This exhibition was open to all current VAA members who volunteered in a recognized capacity for the previous membership exhibition. Our juror was Anna Tahinci, Ph. D., Professor […]

9th Juried Invitational Exhibition


Visual Arts Alliance had a record turnout for its October educational program. Thanks to a mention in the Houston Chronicle, the VAA Rice Art Walk attracted a crowd of over 120 attendees on October 7. The walking tour began and ended at James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany”, with four groups led […]

Educational Program: Rice University Art Tour