Texas Vignette

A nonprofit organization

$1,000 raised by 1 donor

10% complete

$10,000 Goal


Support women artists in Texas through the return of Vignette Art Fair with your gift on North Texas Giving Day.

For emerging artists, 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.

Texas Vignette is dedicated to supporting, promoting, and connecting women in the arts in Texas. In service of its mission, Texas Vignette presents an annual art fair exclusively featuring works by female artists working in Texas, promoting exceptional yet under-represented regional talent.

In February 2021, Texas Vignette awarded our first ever artist grants to five deserving women artists. This grant initiative was presented in lieu of the 2020 Vignette Art Fair as a way to continue supporting women artists during the COVID-19 pandemic. Five grant recipients were selected from nearly 140 applicants. They each received $2,000 and had their work featured in a two-day group pop-up exhibition in spring 2021.

We are excited to announce the return of the Vignette Art Fair this fall, but we need your generous contributions to be able to continue to provide women artists working in Texas with the opportunity to exhibit their work. This year the Fair will be held from November 2nd through November 4th and will showcase women artists from across the state. It is significant to note that Vignette Art Fair is the only art fair in the world that solely features the work of women artists and where 100% of all sales go directly to the artists. 

Each Year, NTGD is one of our largest fundraisers for the year, and helps to supplement over 10% of our budget. This year, we hope to raise at least $10,000 on North Texas Giving Day to help offset expenses for the return of Vignette Art Fair and the hopeful continuation of the artist grant program. 

We need your support!


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Mission

The mission of Texas Vignette is to promote, support, and connect women in the arts in Texas.

Needs

Following the privatization of Fair Park in 2019, Vignette lost affordable access to the former Women’s Museum and now must seek market-rate private venues. Commercial venues such as the 2023 host, Dallas Market Center, also require additional production costs such as the construction of portable walls for hanging artworks. Other operational expenses continue to grow as Texas Vignette strategically builds capacity and reach.

Equity Statement

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, Jessica Ingle developed Vignette Art Fair in 2017 to bridge this gap and provide women artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work. After a successful first run of the Fair, the 501c3 organization, Texas Vignette, was formed later that year to continue the annual tradition of the Fair and expand program offerings to further the mission of promoting, supporting, and connecting women in the arts in Texas.

In service of our mission, Texas Vignette presents an annual art fair exclusively featuring works by women artists from Texas in order to promote exceptional yet under-represented regional talent. Vignette Art Fair is fully submissions-based and works with a different Texas woman juror/curator for each Fair to select the included artists and determine the layout of the show. It is significant to note that Vignette Art Fair is the only art fair in the world that solely features the work of women artists and where 100% of all sales go directly to the artists.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Texas Vignette

Tax id (EIN)

82-3329018

Guidestar

Causes

Arts, Culture & Humanities, Women & Girls

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served

Hunt, Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hood, Grayson, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

BIPOC Leadership

Board Chair

Address

9905 Mixon Drive
Dallas, TX 75220