Upcoming Programs

  • Sat
    11:00 am2415 Taft St, Houston, 77006
    Program events

    Join Visual Arts Alliance Saturday, February 3,  at 11:00 a.m. for an in-person presentation by Matthew Reeves of Reeves Art + Design, at the gallery at 2415 Taft St, Houston, 77006. Join Matt as he discusses the ins and outs of building a personalized art collection. Learn about market trends and investment opportunities in the art world based on your preferences and collection goals. This program is ideal for anyone with a passion for art, from those just starting their collection to seasoned collectors looking to broaden their knowledge and network.

    Matthew Reeves is the owner of Reeves Art & Design. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in business and he practices art as a hobby.

    Reeves Art + Design is the largest family-owned and operated Houston art gallery located in the historic Midtown/Montrose district of Houston, TX. Founded in 1969, they have been providing a quality selection of fine art for over 50 years. While they offer a lot of pieces by international artists, they specialize in modern and contemporary fine art and design, highlighting works of both emerging and established local Houston Artists and craftsmen. Reeves' art and design gallery is carefully curated and all of our pieces are sourced and stored with the utmost care and attention to detail.

    Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) is an educational organization for practitioners of the visual arts and interested members of the general public. Founded in Houston, TX in 1981, VAA is an all-volunteer run, 501(c)3, nonprofit organization. In addition to educational and recreational programs, VAA produces professionally juried art exhibitions providing opportunities for members and non-members to have their work professionally judged and viewed by the public. For membership details and more information, visit www.visualartsalliance.org.

  • Sat
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, Houston, TX 77006
    Program events

    'Grove' by Liz Conces Spencer

    Join Visual Arts Alliance Saturday, April 6, at 11:00 a.m. for a tour of new exhibit, Metamorphosis, at Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, Houston, TX 77006.  Artists Joan Laughlin and Liz Conces Spencer will lead the tour, offering insights into the work and answering questions.

    Metamorphosis interprets the artists’ observations of and reactions to the constancy of change in the natural world through paintings, drawings, mosaics and sculpture. The exhibit will be on view at Archway through May 2. Archway Gallery is one of Houstons and the nations oldest artist-owned and operated galleries.

    'June' by Joan Laughlin

    Joan Laughlin is inspired by daily walks through the Heights area, observing ever-evolving gardens and foliage with seasonal change. This practice has become a metaphor for her reflections about the nature of life in general and her conclusion that “ the only constant in life is change.” Her intricate works are meditative studies on the present, which is fleeting and transitional.

    The works of Liz Conces Spencer are also rooted in the natural environment, but from a perspective that vibrates with interpretive patterning and color.  Current works are mosaics, glass, wood and paint in compositions that unveil layers of being in stages of time, or as she has described the revelation, “the aching mystery of infinite change.”

  • Sat
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Bisong Gallery, 1305 Sterrett St., Houston, TX 77002
    Program events

    Join Visual Arts Alliance Saturday, May 4, at 11:00 a.m. for a tour of Exhalewith Carla Bisong at Bisong Gallery, 1305 Sterrett St., Houston, TX 77002.

    This exhibition of works by Juan C. Torres can be described as an introspective Exploration of emotions and feelings. Each piece is a unique expression, capturing the fragility of life and embracing the concept of a Beautiful Disaster.

    Bisong Art Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery and event venue, located in Houston’s historic Warehouse District, providing art collectors, art lovers, interior designers, non-profits and businesses the opportunity to buy original artwork created by emerging and mid-career artists.

    Carla C. Bisong founded Bisong Art Gallery in 2013 inside a 1300 sq.ft loft located in the Historic Warehouse District of downtown Houston, Texas. Carla and her team of art consultants love helping individuals and corporations discover meaningful artwork. With each piece of art, there is a story behind it, and Carla enjoys uncovering those stories for clients and art collectors. She finds great joy in supporting both emerging as well as globally known and sought-after artists. Bisong Art Gallery will provide a range of services to individuals looking to navigate the world of art.

  • Sat
    11:00 am - 1:00 pmRSVP for location details
    Program events

    Join Visual Arts Alliance Saturday, June 1, at 11:00 a.m. for a tour of the Cynthia Toles Collection. RSVP to programs@visualartsalliance.org for full details.

    Cynthia “Cindy” Toles is a recently retired financial services lawyer, but she has long cited art and artists as her true passions – particularly fostering the development of young artists and supporting artist residency programs. She has studied Art History at Glassell School of Art and has attended major art biennales and exhibitions nationally and internationally for over forty years. As an active board member and volunteer, Cindy has conceived and led patron development initiatives for museums and arts organizations, for which she organized and led collectors’ art tours. She has served on and/or led boards including: MFAH Glassell School of Art Core International Artist-in-Residency Program and its associated patron support group, Core Salon (Founder); Artpace San Antonio, an international artist residency; Rice Design Alliance (Secretary); Blaffer Gallery of the University of Houston; Buffalo Bayou Partnership Public Art Advisory Board; Houston Arts Alliance and its Public Art and Temporary Art Committees (now on Advisory Council); Blue Star San Antonio; Sala Diaz San Antonio, and Aurora Picture Show, a Houston-based micro-cinema.

    Known for her enthusiasm for daring artworks, Cindy has gained a reputation for identifying and collecting artists early in their careers. “I wait to be hit by shock, confusion, wonder and/or disappointment – any of these stimuli can morph into a desire to have a particular piece.”