According to Texas Vignette President Jessica Ingle,
“For emerging artists, gaining momentum and the pathway to a sustainable career depends largely on elusive opportunities to exhibit, yet there continues to be a large gender disparity in terms of museum exhibitions, acquisitions, and gallery representation. In response, Texas Vignette was formed in 2018 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, supporting, and connecting women in the arts in Texas. Our largest initiative to date is Vignette Art Fair, a submission based fair which provides female identifying artists with a chance to exhibit their work while keeping 100% of sale profits.
“This year, Texas Vignette is excited to announce a brand-new initiative to award five $2,000 grants to female-identifying artists creating in Texas. This grant initiative comes in place of the annual Vignette Art Fair, as a way to continue supporting female-identifying artists in need during the pandemic. In order to award these grants, the organization has a fundraising goal of $25,000, of which we have raised $15,000.
“My wish for this holiday season is to raise the remaining $10,000 of our fundraising goal which will go toward the grants, future programing, and a return to Vignette Art Fair in 2021. Please visit our website at texasvignette.org or contact the Development Chair Emma Vernon to help us make these initiatives possible. ”
* Photo provided by Texas Vignette