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:  


PintoSouza, Silvia

Other artists have highly recommended joining VAA and finally this year I took the big step wishing to learn from the educational programs and participate in the various activities and…

MacKay Quinn, Rennie

Though I’m fortunate to have had some small visibility in Houston and have collectors here and elsewhere, I have had little connection with the local art community and other artists….

Frankio, Leticia

VAA is a great idea to strengthen the art community. It empowers one to take the most direct route to fulfill his or her dreams as an artist. I personally…

News and Events

7th Invitational Exhibition

On Sunday, January 11th, 51 artists dropped off their precious creations to Avis Frank Gallery. It was a cold rainy day, but 140 works of art were delivered by the…

Artists’ Business Practices with David Hardaker

Our January 2015 education program was a presentation by David Hardaker, owner of Avis Frank Gallery. David kept everyone enthralled, dispensing valuable information gleaned from years as both an artist…

“Third Monday” Critique Night, December 2014

As the world was buying, wrapping and shipping holiday gifts, VAA members were talking about art. We had 19 people come to critique night and show work that included photography,…