"Honoring Trailblazing Women
in Labor and Business"

Self Love artists and their stories

Baring one's soul on canvas or through other media is creative, personal and therapeutic.  We thank our "Self Love" artists who shared their emotions with us for our exhibit.

Last month we featured works by I rene Reece, Fulden Sara Wissinger, Melba Lee,  Elle Cox and Monica Kennedy.  This month the spotlight shines on Samiria Percival, Bert Bertonaschi, Rebecca Baffour, Lauren Cross and LaTonia Allen.

Rebecca Baffour started painting because of a broken heart. " I was seeking a love
from someone who was not ready to give me love, when loving myself was I needed."

"Daisy's Casual Corner," digital inject prints by Lauren Cross, pay tribute 
to her grandmother's magical ability to dress up one's wardrobe with the right scarf.

LaTonia Allen with her "Elly and Jasmine" artwork.

The mixed media piece by Bert Bertonaschi, although untitled, sends a message.

Samiria Percival, left, describes her digital image "First Come First Serve" to an admiring patron.

Come visit us!
The exhibition continues through April 29.

                                                                            Photo by Gary Fountain

Meet Tony and Dina Alsowayel Chase,
honorary chairs for 

The Collective's  30th Anniversary Birthday Bash! 
April 15, 2017

We're celebrating 30 years of service to the Houston Arts Community, and you're invited to party with us at

Deborah Colton Gallery
2445 North Blvd., Houston, Texas, 77098

6 to 9 p.m.

More details to come!

February Activities

ED Michelle Barnes was the guest speaker at
St. John's School during 
Black History Month.   The program
was sponsored by the 
A frican   A merican   A ffinity    Group. 

CAC Board Member and Co-founder Sarah Trotty, front left,
welcomed guests at a reception at The Collective to meet the Chases.


Coming in April...

Alvia Wardlaw Book Signing

Alvia Wardlaw, one of the country's leading experts
of African American art and guest of honor at
our birthday bash, will sign her books at The Collective

Saturday, April 1,
from 4 to 6 p.m.

Come by for refreshments and enlightenment!


Workshops and demonstrations  are offered at The Collective,
4101 San Jacinto, Suite 116, on Thursdays
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Community Artists' Collective invites you to learn about and to
work on textiles, including quilting, knitting, crochet and embroidering. 
Please join us. 

Supplies provided. Suggested donation is $30 per month.


Community Artists' Collective