Testimonials

Sanborn, Diane

I feel excited and privileged to be a member of the Visual Arts Alliance. Recently one of my works was chosen for the 31st Juried Exhibit at Three Allen Center, juried by Clint Willour.  Even though I reside in Phoenix, I want to contribute in any way I can to this quality and energetic arts organization.  I look forward to many more exhibits!



Heilman, Al

​I learned of VAA while taking classes at Glassel.  I am new to the memebership but the events I have been to have been fun and a great learning experience​.  I look forward to having a piece in the upcoming vaa show and becoming more involved in the functions.  I am the 2014 president   of the Conroe Art League and look forward to working together with VAA.



Melgar, Monica

“From the very first time I met Matt Adams at White Linen Night I knew I was in good company with VAA. With all the events that are held monthly, there’s always a way to learn and grow as an artist.  What I’ve enjoyed the most since becoming a member are the wonderful people in the group. Many members have inspired me with their stories, positive energy, and support. I feel honored to be part of such a vital organization in the Houston art scene”.



Glickman, Marsha

VAA has given me the opportunity to collaborate with other artists, show and sell my art in new venues as well as learn new information to expand my art practice. Being a member of the VAA is a must for the serious artist living in Houston.



Morales, Lorena

I’ve been a VAA member for many years, collaborating as volunteer and being a close witness of the amazing grow of this exceptional non-profit organization. I feel proud of being able to support our art community through all the activities and exhibitions VAA offers.



Durbin, Donna

I met Matt Adams at a Christmas party in 2012 after returning to Houston from living abroad in Thailand for two years. His enthusiasm for VAA was infectious. He had so many ideas about promoting the organization and creating opportunities for artists to exhibit in Houston.

After being out of town, I began to re-introducing myself to new people in the arts community and get involved. VAA provides exhibitions opportunities, critiques, gallery visits and



Swiech, Lj

I have found VAA to be an excellent venue for my development as an artist. I have yet to meet a member who wasn’t supportive. Though our art differed, appreciation of the talent, craft and vision has been very forthcoming. It is an organization I am proud to be a part of.



Dekan, Judy

I have been a member of VAA for a couple of years. It is very rewarding to be around so many talented artists. They have been helpful and inspiring.

VAA has so many programs and exhibits in which to participate. There is always something new going on and I have learned a lot from being in this organization.



Achrysalis, Amy

I joined VAA in 2013 when I submitted work to the VAA 30th Juried Open Exhibition – and won 2nd place!  Since then, the gentleman who purchased my painting at the show has become a repeat collector of my work. VAA is an important Houston arts organization that really supports the local art community with informative and creative educational programs and professionally juried exhibitions in wonderful spaces.



Herschbach, Tim

I look forward to expanding my opportunities for showing my work in the Houston area, and broadening my network.



Zider, Jo

The Visual Arts Alliance has, for many years, promoted the art of hundreds of artists by providing a format and venue for public exposure through which each artist is able to measure their achievement. Every effort is made is assist the novice in ways to improve and for the accomplished artist, an opportunity to explore a new direction, to experiment in a new media, to feel secure within the group and measured by the critical eye of the juror.



Hines, Jimmy

I first heard about the Visual Arts Alliance while in a hardware store. I was buying materials to build a frame for my work and a VAA member was right along side of me doing the same thing. We struck up a conversation and after asking what galleries were looking for work, she told me one of the best resources for getting my art exhibited was the VAA. Indeed, she was spot on with her suggestion. After joining last year, I have already utilized their group critiques for feedback and plan on submitting work for their next Juried Invitational Exhibit.



McDonald, Penny

I joined VAA because I feel that it will help me grow as an artist. I look forward to being more involved in the Houston art community and learning what it takes to become the best artist I can be.



Koutroulis, Julia

VAA is such a vibrant, active community of artists.  Just joining VAA wasn’t enough so I jumped right in and volunteered to be on a committee.  Through my association with VAA, I believe doors will open that I never knew existed.



Hall, Brett

When I first learned of the Visual arts Alliance, I was curious. After a tour of the website I was excited.

The activities, programs and the quality of the member’s art were impressive. I am looking forward to the opportunity to meet and interact with other artists, make connections and learn from demonstrations, talks and tours.  The exhibits are in great settings with tremendous exposure and a diverse collection of talent.



Allen, Homer

I joined VAA in 2011 in order to get connected to other artists in Houston. Because of the VAA, I have made new friends; made connections with galleries; learned new things in the educational programs; and now I am on the Board of Directors for the organization.

I am excited about the organization and looking forward to continuing my involvement and participation in the VAA.



Worley, Sharon

I decided to join VAA for the exposure and news about arts events and artist opportunities in Houston. I am confident that joining will improve my contacts and sales. I look forward participating in Houston area exhibitions.



Strause-Godejord, Inga

I learned about VAA from my fellow artists, and I knew immediately that I want to be  part of this diverse and vivid community.
VAA gives me access to creative development and opportunities for networking.
It’s a wonderful place for people interested in arts.



Ewen, Jane

I love the VAA people. The artists are open, encouraging and helpful. Understanding the purpose of VAA eliminates the destructive competitive nature I have found in some other groups. We are each here to see us all succeed, understanding that the quality of the whole, speaks volumes



Powell, Lisa

I learned of VAA through a fellow artist who is also from our area..I was inspired to become a member after reading and  hearing about all of the positive benefits of being in this group..I look forward to networking with the other members in this group!