The Vignette Art Fair, the largest showing of women in Texas’ art, is approaching soon on October 13-15.
The Fair will bring in 54 women artists from all across the state, including Houston, Austin, San Marcos, College Station, Midland, Fort Worth, and Dallas. The event will be hosted at Dallas Market Hall.
There will be a variety of artwork available for purchase and 100% of the proceeds from each sale will go directly to the artist.
Vignette Art Fair has had three other shows in the past, but this is the first one since the pandemic and the first one at this location, while past shows were held at the Texas Women’s Museum.
Vicki Meek is the curator for this year’s event. She has been involved in several other festivals and museums, including the Dallas Museum of Art and the African American Museum of Dallas.
Texas Vignette President Jessica Ingle lauds Meek’s “depth of knowledge and experience…that is unprecedented.”
Meek seeks to represent and provide opportunities for “women who remain the most underrepresented population in the visual art world.”
According to Meek, “despite being more than 51 percent of the graduating MFA candidates, women are still finding it difficult to get gallery representation and are still not seeing themselves in museum collections or even in temporary exhibitions.
On October 13, there will be a VIP evening preview reception of the artwork, with tickets selling at $45. There will be an opening evening reception the following day, which will be free to the public. The exhibit will continue the next day, October 15.
The artists to be featured are: Catherine Allen, Bennie Flores Ansell, Connie Arismendi, Jessica Baldivieso, Nina Benedetto, Victoria Brill, Janet Chaffee, Anese Eun Cho, Brook-Lynne Clark, Jennifer Cowley, Aliyah Cydonia, Jer’Lisa Devezin, Melissa Drumm, Rehab El Sadek, Inyang Essien, Angél Faz, Erica Felicella, Danielle Georgiou, Dr. Valerie Gillespie, Tammy Gomez, Victoria Gomez, Beronica Gonzales, Michelle Gonzales, Maria Haag, Candace Hicks, Marianne Howard, Jimmie Hudson, Ann Johnson, Nitashia Johnson Pat Johnson, Felicia Jordan, Shafagh Kalhori, Hyohyun (Sophie) Lee, Julie Libersat, Solange Mariel, Roberta Masciarelli Tina Medina, Eliana Miranda, Cher Musico, Jacqueline Overby Marcy Palmer, Catherine Prose, Fari Rahimi, Cat Rigdon, Kathy Robinson-Hays Kirupa Sargunaraja Carolyn Sortor, Alison Starr, Erica Stephens, Tabatha Trolli, Leslie Trotter, Marilyn Waligore, and Kim Wasson Eagan.
Had missed the location originally. Now see it.