Events Calendar

  • Sat
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Facebook Live
    Program events

    Join the Visual Arts Alliance Saturday, October 3 at 11:00 a.m. as Susana Monteverde sits down with Venezuelan-American visual artist Luisa Duarte to discuss recurring themes in Luisa’s work, including territoriality, Luisa’s cultural background, and her professional career as an architect. Luisa will reflect on the challenge of separating the influences of geometric abstraction from her work as an architect. This program will be live streamed on VAA’s Facebook page at

    Luisa Duarte currently lives and works in Houston. As an artist with formal training in architecture, Duarte found early inspiration in the geometric abstraction movement, which is loosely referenced in her work. Line and color provide structural bases for explorations around fragility, the space(s) we inhabit, and its limits. She holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Zulia, Venezuela, and has followed independent studies in printmaking, digital art, painting and art history.

    Duarte's work has been exhibited in the US and abroad. Selected achievements include being Artist of the month for April 2019 at the Museum of Geometric and Madi Art in Dallas, Texas, and receiving a Houston Arts Alliance and the City of Houston Initiative Grant.

    Susana Monteverde is currently the Program Director at the Katherine G. McGovern College of Arts at The University of Houston. As Principal of Art Indulgence, LLC, Susana has a passion for expanding the audience for contemporary art and cultivating clients for art education.


  • Mon
    6:00 - 8:00 pmOnline via ZOOM

    VAA critiques are opportunities for artists to share their work with other artists. These are peer critiques in which everyone is invited to show work and discuss the work of others. You don’t have to bring work in order to show up.

    Work can be in any medium and artists may bring 1 to 10 pieces. Participants will be allowed as much time as possible depending on how many people are showing work.  Artists are encouraged to bring current pieces/projects they wish to discuss with others and get feedback on concept, technique, presentation, etc.

    VAA members and non-members are welcome to join. 

    Join Zoom Meeting:

    Meeting ID: 825 9924 8651

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       +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)