Karl Chiao and Addison Sloane Artworks First Annual Dallas Art Affair

(Featured photo: Addison Sloane.)

Karl Chiao and Addison Sloane Artworks First Annual Dallas Art Affair: Husband and wife team Karl Chiao and Elaine Chiao (Award winning Interior Designer who goes by Addison Sloane for her artworks).

The Dallas Art Affair is a celebration of our Dallas artist community. We’ll be showcasing six of Dallas’ most talented and up-and-coming artists throughout an evening you’ll never forget. Each artist will have 3 – 5 pieces on display that will be available for purchase throughout the event. We will be serving hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Due to the State Fair, we highly encourage everyone to use Uber, Alto or other rideshare services to avoid parking hassles.

Gallery Hours:     Dallas Art Affair runs through Saturday, October 9, 2021.  Gallery hours are by appointment only. Contact Elaine@ElaineRomeroDesigns.com or call 214-536-5552.

Artists:       Addison Sloane and Rob Joyner have paired up to select four fellow artists (Daniela Pasqualini, Jessica Chaix, Julie Dailey, and Lavanya Challa) to participate in this first annual event.  Listing of artists, along with a sample of their works on EventBrite here and below after the bios.

Rob Joyner

About Elaine Chiao: Elaine has been a renowned interior designer and remodeler for over 25 years. As of about 6 years ago, her clients started asking for art as part of the design. Not being able to find on the market what her clients wanted because of the bespoke nature of their requests, Elaine decided to create the unique art pieces herself under the name Addison Sloane. Her clients liked them so much that she started doing more, and eventually was picked up by the store Talulah & Hess in Lakewood as a featured artist. In 2020, she decided that she would like to transition into becoming a full-time artist as that’s what she enjoyed doing the most – being creative.
More bio here: www.addisonsloaneart.com IG: @addisonsloaneartworks

About Karl Chiao:  Karl Chiao is the current Executive Director of the Dallas Historical Society at the Hall of State in Fair Park.

Karl received his Bachelors in Political Science from Texas A&M University and his Juris Doctorate from SMU School of Law.  He has lived and worked in the Dallas region for over 30 years and has been actively involved in the community during that time. 

Over the past 30 years, Karl has gained vast experience in the business and non-profit world. His professional experience includes work in banking, collectibles and sales. Prior to joining DHS, Karl led the expansion efforts of Louisiana based Business 1st Bank into the Texas market, to which he is still an advisor. Additionally, Karl has been involved in the Collectibles and Alternative Assets space as the Managing Director of ArtBanc, the Sales Manager of Maserati/Bentley/Rolls Royce of Dallas, and as the head of Trusts & Estates and Corporate & Institutional collections for Heritage Auctions, where he worked with collectors and their representatives nationwide to manage their collections, from Art and Automobilia to Luxury Goods and Wine. Karl worked in the family office space doing real estate development deals before transitioning into the collectibles world. Karl has been very involved with various non-profits in Dallas, including serving on the Boards of Dallas Summer Musicals, Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation, and Dallas Historical Society. He has also served on the Advisory Councils of Mercury One Foundation, Dallas International Film Festival, UT Dallas Center For Vital Longevity, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Sport Marketing Committee, EarthX Films, and Park Cities Quail Coalition.

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