33rd Juried Membership Exhibition

The award winners with VAA president Matt Adams and juror Gus Kopriva. Not pictured, Sue Donaldson.

On September 23rd, 2015 the Visual Arts Alliance held the opening reception and awards ceremony for the 33rd Juried Membership Exhibition at 1600 Smith in downtown Houston. This exhibition was open to all current VAA members and was juried by the notable Gus Kopriva, owner of Redbud Gallery in Houston.

From the 457 submissions from 126 member artists Kopriva selected 65 works by 66 artists that will be on display at 1600 Smith Street through Saturday, November 22, 2015.

The following were selected by Gus Kopriva for awards:

  • 1st Place: Alice Schrynemeekers, Futakuchi Onna
  • 2nd Place: Royce Ann Sline, Neighborhood Laundromat
  • 3rd Place: Donna Villarreal, Abundance
  • Honorable Mention: Sue Donaldson, The Butterfly Guild – OZ
  • Honorable Mention: Yvonne Gerych, Bride
  • Honorable Mention: Steve Fisher, Caution, Drop Off

You can view the exhibition catalog HERE. To see a sample of the promo CD, click HERE.

VAA president Matt Adams introduces juror Gus Kopriva who relates his jury process, challenges, criteria, and decision making.

Photos from the exhibition opening event