Pleased to Meet…Carmen Menza

When I first saw Carmen Menza’s work, almost ten years ago, at Art + Advocacy – a fundraiser for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center with which I have fostered for several years – I was struck by the bold colors and expressionism of her paintings.  But if I am being honest, I did not feel…

Pleased to Meet…Kate Colin

Kate Colin’s drawing and paintings interpret expansive and hypothetical spaces, inspired by mathematical theories, physical infrastructure, and nature.  Her abstract work stems from an interest in unpredictable and systematic processes.  She intermingles loose painting processes with systems to create hypothetical spaces filled with fragmented shapes, contour lines, and active brushstrokes.  Her process is both spontaneous…

Pleased to Meet…Madelyn Sneed-Grays

Madelyn Sneed-Grays fascination with art began at a very young age.  After exploring different mediums, she found that painting was her passion.  Through various educational paths, in particular a BFA at UNT, Sneed-Grays gravitated towards representational art.  She likes to paint in such a way that shows the likeness of a moment in time that…

Pleased to Meet…Eric Hess

Working with glass, cement, video, steel, and ready-made objects, Eric Hess explores the touchstones of life, examining the emotional and intellectual response to events that effect his life.  He addresses abuse, death, the ephemeral, greed, and his ability to relinquish or take control.  Though his work appears simple in its presentation, his sculptures clearly present…

Pleased to Meet…Tamara Coleman

Leading up to our opening reception I want to highlight the many talented artists featured in our first exhibition, Pleased to Meet You… Tamara Coleman works in a variety of media, but she’s currently entranced with paper, watercolors, and colored pencils.  Like herself, Coleman’s art is elegant and refined.  Quite the perfectionist, she masters the skills…

In March, we announced the launching of Open Space with a Call for Entries: Pleased to Meet You.  We wanted you, the artists of our community, to introduce yourselves through the work that you make.  We had more than 50 artists from across the metroplex apply.  It was evident throughout the jurying process that it…