We are pleased to announce painter Sandra York as the 2019 Summer Grant Award winner! Passionate and dedicated to her craft, her work and life are one. The vastness, sunlight, brilliant color and rich cultural diversity of the Texas Rio Grande Valley shaped Sandra’s artistic vocabulary and with an architect father, the home he designed … Continue reading 2019 Summer Grant Award Winner: Sandra York!
The Summer 2019 Wendy Wagner Foundation Review Committee and Board of Directors were thrilled with the number and quality of applicants for the second round of giving. Thank you for taking the time to apply. Each round we intend to expand our scope and programming to further the cause of creativity in Houston and we … Continue reading 2019 Summer Grant Finalist
by Christopher Blay The Wendy Wagner Foundation for Funding Creativity has announced that its inaugural award, The Wendy Wagner Foundation Creative Award, will go to Amy Beth Wright. The non-profit foundation’s mission is to provide ongoing support to creative women. It was established in 2018 to preserve the spirit, vision and legacy of Houston-based artist Wendy Wagner, who … Continue reading Amy Beth Wright Wins Inaugural Wendy Wagner Foundation Creative Award
The Wendy Wagner Foundation grant program is primarily focused on supporting women within the greater Houston area and will present it’s inaugural grant of $1500 to one female visual artist residing in the city of Houston. Preserving the spirit, vision and legacy of its professional namesake, the Foundation provides this annual grant to those women … Continue reading Wendy Wagner Foundation for Funding Creativity will present it’s inaugural grant of $1500
TRIP GUIDE Houston is a city in love with art historic or contemporary, still life or spirited, in stylish buildings or out in the open. After visiting world-class museums, live-theater events, and funky art studios, I realized that thankfully I’d only scratched the surface of the cultural cornucopia on offer. Last year, we moved from … Continue reading A GIRLS’ GUIDE TO THE HOUSTON ART SCENE
A Legacy of Optimism, Imagination, and Love Wendy Wagner was an accomplished, award-winning artist who embraced youthful innocence through her multi-dimensional talents. Known for a variety of whimsical expressions in paint, ceramic, sculpture, and animation, her colorful works of art seemed to come from an imaginative child with amazing technical skills. Inspired by childhood memories, … Continue reading Wendy Wagner
Supporting the Ever-Expansive Power of Women Expressionism Inspired by the imaginative and giving spirit of Wendy Wagner, the Wendy Wagner Foundation is a dedicated team of organizers who believe in the transformational power of human expressionism. Through fundraising events and the generosity of community activists, our goal is empowering women artists of all ages and … Continue reading Our Team
Qwerkys! Colorful Creatures in a Curious World™ QWERKYS™ is a show for children that celebrates talent, creativity and imagination. By drawing on their inner resources, the characters in Qwerkys™ create their own challenges and enjoy their own special triumphs. Kids will watch these funny little imaginary friends making up their unique imaginary stories, and be … Continue reading Qwerkys!
Gallery owner APAMA MACKEY has had her hands full this spring. She has been busily working to re-open the Apama Mackey Gallery with an exhibit that focuses on the 2016 presidential election, as well as opening the Museum of Drawing?s inaugural exhibit within the gallery. Mackey is a self-proclaimed drawing enthusiast: “I just have always … Continue reading Houston Art Scene