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


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Outlaw, Keddy Ann

I am new to VAA. I enjoyed attending a workshop with Cinnamon Cooney, where I learned plenty about how artists can promote their work using the internet.

Fox, Jennifer

I have loved getting involved with the VAA! It is such a welcoming, warm group of people. I look forward to seeing how the VAA further impacts the lives on…

Bowers, Michelle

I just wanted you to know how thrilled I am to be a member of the Visual Arts Alliance. I joined the VAA before even moving to the Houston area…

News and Events

February program: Print Museum

On Saturday, February 7, 2015, about 22 artists and art enthusiasts enjoyed a brief morning coffee in the fantastic Printing Museum of Houston, followed by a presentation in the theater….

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…