Texas Women for the Arts

Artsy Texas women converge in Austin for this big affair

Artsy Texas women converge in Austin for this big affair

Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Jennifer Ransom Rice Caroline Haley Chrissy Kleberg
Executive director of Texas Women for the Arts Jennifer Ransom Rice with co-chairs Caroline Haley and Chrissy Kleberg. Photo by Breezy Ritter
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Annie Downing Diana Greenberg Jessica Karlsruher
Annie Downing, artist Diana Greenberg, and Jessica Karlsruher. Photo by Breezy Ritter
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Laura Craddick Diana Greenberg
Event chair Laura Craddick and Diana Greenberg. Photo by Breezy Ritter
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Natasha Valocchi Erika Huddleston Karen Oswalt
Natasha Valocchi, Erika Huddleston, and Karen Oswalt. Photo by Breezy Ritter
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Lynne Averett Mona Knopp
Lynne Averett and Mona Knopp. Photo by Breezy Ritter
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Janis Brous Charlotte Tripplehorn Lisa Kopecky
Janis Brous, Charlotte Tripplehorn, and Lisa Kopecky. Photo by Breezy Ritter
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Torri Monk Vicki Fuller
Torri Monk and Vicki Fuller. Photo by Breezy Ritter
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Jen Hassin
Artist Jen Hassin. Photo by Breezy Ritter
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017
The two-day meeting included a tour of The Canopy. Photo by Breezy Ritter
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Jennifer Ransom Rice Caroline Haley Chrissy Kleberg
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Annie Downing Diana Greenberg Jessica Karlsruher
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Laura Craddick Diana Greenberg
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Natasha Valocchi Erika Huddleston Karen Oswalt
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Lynne Averett Mona Knopp
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Janis Brous Charlotte Tripplehorn Lisa Kopecky
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Torri Monk Vicki Fuller
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017 Jen Hassin
Texas Women for the Arts Meeting 2017

What: 12th Annual Texas Women for the Arts Meeting

The lowdown: Every year members of the Texas Women for the Arts, an offshoot of the Texas Cultural Trust, converge in a different Lone Star locale to explore the local scene and award thousands of dollars in grant money to deserving artists. For the first time in nearly a decade, Austin hosted the artsy affair, which took place May 8-10.

The three-day event included visits to Austin City Hall, the governor's mansion, Blanton Museum of Art, The Contemporary Austin's Laguna Gloria campus, Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, and more. During a special stop at The Canopy, attendees were treated to a tour of the studios and galleries that call the East Austin development home.

Texas Women for the Arts also awarded over $235,000 to 22 artists and arts organizations. The recipients will be announced in early June.

Who: Jennifer Ransom Rice, Caroline Haley, Chrissy Kleberg, Jen Hassin, Annie Downing, Diana Greenberg, Jessica Karlsruher, Laura Craddick, Natasha Valocchi, Erika Huddleston, Karen Oswalt, Lynne Averett, Mona Knopp, Janis Brous, Charlotte Tripplehorn, Lisa Kopecky, Torri Monk, and Vicki Fuller.