And the honorees are...
Mayor Sylvester Turner, Sarah Trotty, Michelle Barnes

Celebrating The Collective's 30th Anniversary with our friends and supporters

The Community Artists' Collective celebrated its 30 th anniversary April 15 with "An Evening of Champagne and Art" at the Deborah Colton Gallery.

Tony Chase and Dr. Dina Alsowayel were honorary chairs of the event, which treated leaders and friends of the art community to an exceptional and lively garden party, entertainment, silent and live auctions and recognition of three outstanding contributors to the arts.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Mayor Sylvester Turner presented proclamations declaring it Community Artists' Collective Day to Executive Director Michelle Barnes.

Honored were Dr. Alvia Wardlaw as Artist/Historian of the Year; Honorable Peter H. Brown as the Lester Marks Patron of the Year; and Delita Pinchback Martin as the Arts in Action Honoree.

Event Chairs Dr. Sarah Trotty, Deborah Colton and Beverly Harmon deserve special thanks and recognition for the planning and execution of the event.  Special thanks also go to Auction Chair Gaynell Floyd Drexler, who curated a diverse mix of beautifully displayed art from outstanding artists for the auction, to Lloyd Gite for his special auctioneering skills, to our dedicated board of directors and advisory board, to our generous sponsors, to the many artists who donated works for the auctions and for the many volunteers who filled out the event's canvas.

Tony Chase, Dr. Alvia Wardlaw, Dr. Dina Alsowayel

Deborah Colton, Lester Marks

Winell Herron, Gaynell Floyd Drexler

Peter Brown

Delita Pinchback Martin

Alvin Wardlaw, Dr. Alvia Wardlaw, Beverly Harmon,  Photos by Lisette Belen

You can still participate in the online auction.

Recent Activities

Sharon George-Rios invited Michelle Barnes to share information about her work as an artist and the work that is done through The Collective with third and fourth graders at Helms Elementary School.  The children eagerly responded to the hands-on activity.


Coming in June



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.


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