Free Vignette Art Fair 2023 to feature nearly 50 women artists from across Texas in Fifth-Annual Juried Show Friday and Saturday (Nov. 3-4) at Dallas Market Hall

(Featured artwork: Jennifer Gassiraro (Carrollton) – live wire.)

Texas Vignette presents the state’s largest women’s art fair – with 100% of proceeds going directly to the artists – showcasing everything from mixed media, embroidery and sculptures to paintings, photography and performance art

WHAT:                   With a mission to promote, support and connect Texas women in the arts, Texas Vignette will host its fifth-annual Vignette Art Fair this Friday and Saturday (Nov. 3-4) at Dallas Market Hall. The two-day juried event will feature 89 works of art by 47 women artists hailing from 23 cities representing Texas’ deep-rooted cultural terrain – from Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, to Abilene, Austin and Nacogdoches. The event is free and open to the public.

WHO:                    Curated by Emily Edwards, associate curator at Dallas Contemporary, Vignette Art Fair 2023 showcases everything from mixed media, embroidered art and sculptures to paintings, photography and performance art. The 2023 juried artists are Leticia AlanizLesley AndersonJessica Baldivieso, Jacqueline BlancoVictoria Brill, Laura BrisenoBrianna BurnettMelanie ClemmonsEden CollinsD’Lynda CrossettClaire CusackAubree DaleLaura DavidsonAriel DavisSarah DePetrisEmilie DuvalErica Felicella, Jennifer GassiraroDanielle Georgiou, Melisa GerecciMarciella GiovinoDanié Gómez OrtigozaMichelle Cortez GonzalesMaria Haag, Candace Hicks, Jessica HilvitzSara Lee HughesFelicia JordanJulie Libersat, Claudia MaysenTina Medina, Cher Musico, Natalia PadillaAlexis PhillipsAnna RedmanJoy ReyesCat Rigdon, Kathy Robinson-Hays, Brady Sloane Duncan, Shelley Smolen, Sarah SudhoffLiz TrosperSuzanne Truex, Hallee TurnerLana Waldrep Appl, Holly Lyn Walrath and Donna Zarbin-Byrne.

WHEN:                  Friday (Nov. 3) and Saturday (Nov. 4) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

                                A limited number of tickets will be available for the VIP preview on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 7-9 p.m. The evening will feature live performance works, meet-and-greets with the artists and curator, music by DJ Wild in the Streets, an open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres. Attendance to this event is by invite or through the purchase of a ticket.

WHERE:                Dallas Market Hall (2200 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207). Free parking is available in the nearby parking garage or lots.

WHY:                     Founded in 2017 by Jessica Ingle, Texas Vignette works to close the gender disparity gap as female artists are not nearly as represented in museum exhibitions, acquisitions and galleries compared to their male counterparts. Vignette Art Fair is among the only fully submission-based art fairs in the world that solely features the work of women artists where 100% of all sales go directly to the artists.

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With a mission to promote, support and connect Texas women in the arts, Texas Vignette highlights talent that has been under-recognized and made ancillary by art institutions and establishments. In service of their mission, Texas Vignette presents an annual juried art fair exclusively featuring works by women artists from Texas in order to elevate exceptional yet under-represented regional talent. Vignette Art Fair is fully submissions-based and works with a different Texas woman juror/curator for each Fair to select the included artists and determine the layout of the show. It is significant to note that the Vignette Art Fair is among the only art fair in the world that solely features the work of women artists and where 100% of all sales go directly to the artists.

Emily Edwards is the Associate Curator at Dallas Contemporary. While there, she has curated solo exhibitions of artists Gabrielle Goliath, Natalie Wadlington, Shilpa Gupta, Ariel Rene Jackson, and Margarita Cabrera and assisted over 30 exhibitions. She is currently working on presentations of artists Bianca Bondi and Chloe Chiasson to open in the fall of 2023. Edwards is the recipient of a 2023 ICI Étant Donneés Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellowship. She has served as a juror for the Hopper Prize and South Arts Prize. Prior to Dallas, she worked on the curatorial team at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Her practice is dedicated to working with historically underrepresented artists whose work reflects both the surrounding communities and contemporary times. She graduated with a BFA with Honors in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA in Art History and Museum Studies from Georgetown University.

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(This Philanthropy Lifestyles eBuzz courtesy Texas Vignette.)


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