Benefits of TVAA membership include the opportunity to belong to an established and respected organization with over 60 years in the Dallas Arts Community. You will also enjoy:
- Participation in TVAA sponsored exhibits and events.
- Access to monthly TVAA Board meetings.
- Email alerts of calls for entry, news of workshops and other art related events.
- A free link to your existing website.
- Or membership rates for a linked gallery-style web page to display your artwork.
- Quarterly issues of Brushstrokes Newsletter featuring stories, profiles of members, and current information of interest to the artists.
- Signature status point accrual.
It is easy and inexpensive to join TVAA: click here for a printable (PDF) membership application. Print form, and mail with payment to: P.O. Box 12467, Dallas, TX 75228.
Or Make Payments online via PayPal.
TVAA Mission: To encourage artists and to promote art in Texas.
TVAA artists display their work in many desirable commercial locations, thanks to the committed work of volunteers and the generosity of sponsors.
Annual exhibits include: the spring Member Show, the Citation Show in the fall and a Spring High School Show. There are additional exhibits, some are open shows that accept entries by non-members.
The TVAA Downtown Gallery holds twelve exhibits, one each month. These are often themed, curated shows that allow additional opportunities for members to show their artwork.
Many of the member-artists in TVAA have their own website to showcase their latest artwork. You’re invited to browse through the following list of sites and enjoy the work of these creative artists.
To become a Signature Member is an honor worthy of the time and dedication involved in reaching that goal. Upon obtaining Signature status, works of the members are included in exclusive Signature Member Exhibitions, and those members are entitled the use of the letters “TVAA” after their name to signify their achievement.
To qualify, an artist must be an active member and be chosen to show in five juried TVAA exhibitions. Each show, regardless of the number of entries per show, counts as one credit. This does not include curated gallery shows or exhibitions.
Signature status may take several years to accomplish. Certificates of Accomplishment are presented every year at the Citation Exhibition held in the Fall.
Area artists who have achieved Signature Status in TVAA
|Karin Michele Anderson
David Kellum Brown
Alice L Campbell
Kathleen Delio Strito
|Diane J. Dickey
Marilyn Eitzen Jones
Ikira Kay Goodrum
Ruth Plotner Hamilton
Pierre A. Lessard
JeanE C. McIntosh
Mary Dougherty Ratliff
Jane Cornish Smith
Marie Van Arsdale
In observation of the loss of treasured TVAA members, this page will announce their passing and link to information, when available.
They may pass, but their art lives on forever…
Honorary Lifetime Member Ann Cushing Gantz, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, following an extended illness. Her Obituary is available HERE.
The secret to success for TVAA is volunteers! We always welcome and appreciate any volunteer’s help with our shows, programs and parties. Our Board of Directors is all volunteer. Our committees are run by volunteers. Our shows are run by volunteers. Artists working for Artists! Win-Win, and everyone is needed.
Opportunities to participate are available. These are possible spots for a new volunteer:
Attend board meetings
Join the board
Chair a show
Assist with a show
Fill in for sitters
Arrange refreshments for receptions
Work registration tables at shows
Social Committee: Plan 2 parties/year and receptions for 2-3 shows
Public Relations for TVAA and for GALLERY – press releases
Telephone Committee – chair team to telephone members about events
Historian – keep copies of materials from all events throughout year
Website – update information, archives, email traffic, communications, computer tech help, and interactive media designer
For more information about any of the above information or to make arrangements to volunteer please contact Candy Howard, Volunteer Coordinator, at (469) 374-4883, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org