Largest women's art fair in Texas brings 54 artists to Dallas
Grab your art goggles for a major event coming to Dallas: Called The Vignette Art Fair, it's the largest exhibition of Texas women artists, bringing 54 artists from across the state to Dallas Market Hall October 13-15.
There'll be work in all mediums and styles, available to purchase, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the artist.
A release notes that there are artists from Houston, Austin, San Marcos, College Station, Midland, Fort Worth, and Dallas, representing Texas' racial, cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity.
This is the fourth edition of the Vignette Art Fair, but the first since the pandemic and the first to be located at the Freeway Hall inside Dallas Market Hall. (The first three were at the former Texas Women’s Museum in Fair Park.)
The 2022 event was curated by Vicki Meek, artist and longtime activist and organizer with ties to organizations such as the Carver Community Cultural Center, Project Row Houses, the African American Museum of Dallas, The Black Arts Festival, and the Dallas Museum of Art.
Texas Vignette president Jessica Ingle says in a statement that Meeks "brings a depth of knowledge and experience to this year's fair that is unprecedented."
"Anyone who’s followed my career knows that an important part of my curatorial practice has been providing exhibition opportunities for women who remain the most underrepresented population in the visual art world," Meek says. "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. So, Vignette serves a very important purpose and I’m honored to be a small part of that purpose.”
The schedule is as follows:
- October 13, 7-9 pm: VIP preview reception at Market Hall, $45.
- October 14, 7-9 pm: Opening reception for the public, at Market Hall, free.
- October 14-15, 11 am-5 pm: Vignette 2022, at Freeway Hall inside the Dallas Market Hall
Artists include: 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.
Texas Vignette is run by an all-volunteer board of directors of women artists and arts professionals. The advisory committee includes Jeremy Strick, Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center; Katherine Brodbeck, senior contemporary curator at the Dallas Museum of Art; and Ken Villalovos, Publisher of Arts + Culture Texas.