Artists of the Month

An abstract expressionist painting. A stick figure with a red face and a stream of white flowing from its head rides on the back of a black bird. Images vaguely resembling faces emerge from the swatches of color on the bird. All on a bright red background.

Artist of the Month: Jesse Kantu

This month’s Art Spark Texas artist Jesse Kantu is from Houston. Jesse was nominated for our 2019 Artist of the Year award by his sister Frances. Although he did …

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Artist of the Month: Sarah Davis

We recently hosted our Haven Allen Artist of the Year Awards. This is an annual event which honors Texas artists with disabilities in all disciplines based upon nominations …

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A customer browses an offering of books at Ron Hull’s artist market booth at the abilities Expo

Artist of the Month: Ron Hull

In early August every year for the last 10 years, I have the pleasure of attending the Abilities Expo in Houston to run the Artists Market. We have …

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Artist of the Month: Keith Davis

Keith Davis spent his formative years growing up on the plains and prairies of West Texas. The wide, open vistas and blue, cloudless skies continue to have a …

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Collage of multiple photos: Man in wheelchair poses next to his painting, two men in wheelchairs on TV show set, woman poses next to her art, man tips his Fedora hat in an art gallery

Artist of the Month: Our 2019 Artists of the Year

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Art Spark Texas Award winners as our Artists of the Month for July 2019. Following a lengthly nomination and selection process, …

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Artist of the Month: Michael Tidmore

If you attend our monthly Lion and Pirate Open Mic at Malvern Books or our quarterly concert series at Carver Branch Library, chances are you’ve seen country singer …

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Artist of the Month: Johnny Villarreal

This month we are featuring one of our favorite teaching artists Johnny Villarreal. He has been so valuable to us at Art Spark Texas because he pushes our …

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quamon with band onstage

Artist of the Month: Quamon Fowler

Quamon Fowler was the 2001 VSA Young Soloist, and this award jump-started him on his life journey. But not as the gifted musician he has become, because that …

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Artist of the Month: Opening Minds, Opening Doors

Our March 2019 Artist of the Month is the entire Opening Minds, Opening Doors program, a project which encapsulates so many fabulous public speakers across the state of …

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stunning colorful painting of lovers embracing on a pier

Artist of the Month: John Bramblitt

John Bramblitt is a really nice guy. His dog Eagle is a really nice dog. Together, they travel the world, creating art and spreading joy, to everyone. But …

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