Each year, Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) hosts multiple professionally-juried art shows as part of the effort to create more opportunities for established and emerging artists alike to connect with the viewing public. The exhibiting artists have the opportunity to give a short presentation on their work and answer questions from the audience. On Saturday, March 17, VAA will host an artist talk for the 35th Juried Open Exhibition from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The participating artists will be Molly Block, Alix Dunn, Doug Hiser, Cedric Ingram, Austin Magruder, Yasuyo Maruyama, Tracey Meyer, Anthony Pabillano, Jessica Phillips, Maria Elena Sandovici, Marlo Saucedo and Robert Straight.
This exhibition is the 82nd juried exhibition VAA has produced since its founding in 1981. It will be on display from March 6 through April 28 at BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery, 1208 West Gray, Houston 77019. Artists, art enthusiasts, collectors, curators, and emerging collectors are invited to attend. For collectors it is very important to note that VAA takes no commission on sales; all sales are handled directly with the artist.
The exhibition was juried by Molly Glentzer, Arts Editor at Houston Chronicle. According to Ms. Glentzer, "I most admire, as James Turrell once said, 'art that has some ambition to it.' Each piece that made the final cut has stayed with me because it is elegant, exudes the intelligence of its maker and maybe unsettles me a bit - it's good when art makes us not just think, but think twice."