Allen, Homer

Allen, Homer   My introduction to Art was through painting, building and designing sets in my father’s theater company. I grew up working with professional…

Reed, Michael

Reed, Michael   R. Michael Reed 3D paintings and sculptural creations of multi-level geometric patterns on Plexiglass bring Op art to new Post-Post Modernism heights. While…

Adams, Matt

Adams, Matt   As a soul existing for over 40 years in this (current?) lifetime, I find great satisfaction in expressing myself through the…

Brents, Daniel

Brents, Daniel THE ARTIST   Following a career as an architect and urban planner, Daniel Brents uses these skills in his work as an…

McBride, Ann

McBride, Ann   Artist Bio Ann Bedingfield McBride was born in Freeport, Texas and grew up in Brazoria County, graduating from Angleton High School…

Owens, Crystal

Owens, Crystal

Crystal Notorious

  • Allen, Homer
  • Reed, Michael
  • Adams, Matt
  • Brents, Daniel
  • McBride, Ann
  • Owens, Crystal


Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) is an educational organization for serious 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, non-profit organization.   VAA produces professionally juried art exhibitions providing opportunities for members and non-members to have their work professionally judged and viewed by the general public. VAA also organizes educational programs including studio, gallery and museum tours in addition to presentations of art-related resources. Recreational programs provide creative and supportive events beneficial to artists.               Partners/Sponsors:  


Anderson, Joel

I happened upon VAA’s filer while looking through Winter Street Studios, and the offering of group critiques was exactly what I was needing at the relative beginning of my art…

Green, Helen

Several things stand out in my experience with VAA. The venues are wonderful and the work is always beautifully displayed. The volunteers are willing and able to put on amazing…

Cooney, Cinnamon

I have joined the VAA to facilitate working as a full time artist. The VAA  supports the goals and need of working artists. Since I have joined I have jumped…

News and Events

Third Monday, July, 2014

Third Monday critique night was tonight. We had a record 25 attendees.

6th Juried Invitational Exhibition

July 18th – August 22th, 2014 1600 Smith Street, Houston, 7700   Juror: Nicole Longnecker   Juror Statement: I want to thank the Visual Arts Alliance for choosing me as juror…

6th Juried Invitational, installation

Today, we installed the 6th Juried Invitational at 1600 Smith Street Gallery. This all-day event sees an entire juried exhibit being executed in a number of hours. Artists drop off…