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TVAA membership benefits, opportunities, levels, application form and other information.

Membership

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.

Membership levels:

Students $18 Adult $35 Contributor $50 Sponsor $100 Patron $500 Benefactor $1,000

Membership application:
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.

Exhibition opportunities

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.

Member websites

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.

KARIN MICHELE ANDERSON
ED AUGER
HELEN E. BAILEY
CHARLES BECKENDORF
JULIANNE BIEHL
ELIZABETH ‘SISSY’ BINGHAM
PENELOPE BISBEE
JIM BRIGHTWELL
CONNIE CHANTLIS
LINDA CLARY
CHARLOTTE CORNETT
LORI CUSICK
SAMUEL DAFFA
ANN DERULLE
STACY DESLATTE
KATRINA DORAN
SANDRA FREEMAN
ROBIN GARY
DAVID GRIFFIN
JEAN GRIFFIN
MARY HATCH
LORRAINE HAYES
DAVID HICKMAN
JOAN ELLET HOGGE, M.A.
JESSAMYN HOSHIKAWA
JANE E JONES
HIRAL JOSHISHERIDAN KEGLOVITS
PAT KOCHAN
SONALI KUKREJA
TERI LUEDERS
DAVID LYONS
NEL MARKLE
VIRGINIA MARSH
MARK MCGAHAN
BRENDA MCKINNEY
KEVIN MEGISON
MARYAM MOHI
YOONSOO NAM
GREG NELSEN
CAROLYN NELSON
LIZ NETHERLAND
KENNA BOLES PRIOR
CELINE RAPHAEL-LEYGUES
JAN PARTIN
FRAN REISNER
MARIE RENFRO
ESTHER RITZ
PEG ROSENLUND
AUDRE SCHANTZ
DAVID SCHULZE
BART SOUTENDIJK
ZANE STEADMAN
LINDA THIEMANN
MARIE VAN ARSDALE
MELISSA WATT
BETH VANDEVENTER
MARCY ANN VILLAFANA

Signature members

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
Ann Adams
Judy Barrett
Flo Barry
Mary Beans
Betsy Bass
Julianne Biehl
Penelope Bisbee
David Blow
Martha Box
Homer Brannon
David Kellum Brown
Fanny Brito
Mozelle Brown
Sue Cobb
Alan Cobb
Alice L Campbell
Artyce Colen
Charlotte Cornett
Sheila Cunningham
Kathleen Delio Strito
Betty Dickens
Diane J. Dickey
Giza Elwazir
Marilyn Eitzen Jones
Amanda Farris
Ikira Kay Goodrum
Ruth Plotner Hamilton
Lorraine Hayes
Nicole Henderson
David Hickman
Candy Howard
Danny Hurley
Kay Kelly
Sonia King
Pat Kochan
Pierre A. Lessard
Edwina Lynn
JeanE C. McIntosh
Jackie MacClleland
Cheryl McClure
Jean McComas
Brenda McKinney
Hazel Morris
Liz Netherland
Ann Pearle
Stan Petrosius
Virginia Petrosius
Aliene Pylant
Celine Raphael-Leygues
Mary Dougherty Ratliff
Marie Renfro
Elizabeth Romeo
Peg Rosenlund
Elisabeth Schalij-Olsen
Joann Schiebout
Jane Cornish Smith
Jeanne Strudevant
Jane Stephenson
Madeleine Terry
Silvia Thornton
Marie Van Arsdale
Jill Vanderkolk
John Voelker
Sherri Wood

Honorary Lifetime Members

JOHN VOELKER 2009
DAVID B. HICKMAN 2006
RAYMOND D. NASHER 1998
ROWENA ELKIN 1995
CANDY HOWARD 1991
PATRICIA MEADOWS 1984
PAUL STADE 1982
PATSY SWANK 1980
CHAPMAN KELLEY 1979
ANN CUSHING GANTZ 1978
OCTAVIO MEDELLIN 1977
DEFOREST HALE JUDD 1976
JERRY BYWATERS 1975
OTIS MARION DOZIER and VELMA DAVIS DOZIER 1974

In Remembrance

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.

Volunteers welcome

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
  • Hang 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 candybhoward@yahoo.com