Title Call for Entries: Juried Art Fair
Organization Texas Vignette
Closing Date Friday, August 2, 2024
Location Dallas, TX
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TEXAS VIGNETTE ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR WOMEN ARTISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN 2024 VIGNETTE ART FAIR, PLUS VIVIAN LI OF THE DMA TO SERVE AS THIS YEAR’S CURATOR
Billed as one of Texas’ largest women’s art fairs – with 100% of all artwork sale proceeds going directly to the artists – the sixth-annual juried show returns Oct. 17-19 to Dallas Market Hall; deadline for submissions is Aug. 2, selected artists to be notified Aug. 26

DALLAS (June 27, 2024) – Seeking Texas-based women artists – from emerging to established – Texas Vignette today announced a call for entries for its sixth-annual Vignette Art Fair, which will take place Oct. 17-19, 2024, at Dallas Market Hall (2200 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207). The three-day juried event features works exclusively by Texas women artists in an effort to promote exceptional yet under-represented regional talent. Vivian Li, the Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, will serve as curator for the 2024 Vignette Art Fair (see bio below). While the fair is free and open to the public Oct. 18-19, a VIP Benefit Preview will be held Oct. 17.
The call-for-entries opens Tuesday, July 2. The deadline is Aug. 2, and selected artists will be notified by Aug. 26. Submission fee is $36. For qualifications/rules, details and instructions, go to https://www.texasvignette.org.

The Vignette Art Fair is unique in that it is fully submission-based, curated in an exhibition-style setting, solely spotlights the work of women artists, and, most significantly, 100% of all sales go directly to the artists.

“Texas Vignette received a record number of artist entries last year, and we look forward to another great response this year with Vivian Li at the helm,” said Jessica Ingle, Texas Vignette founder and president. “Vivian has deep connections to the Texas art scene through her curatorial appointments with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Dallas Museum of Art and has long supported our mission to uplift dynamic female artists in a male dominated art world. We are thrilled to have her expertise for this year’s fair.”

Founded in 2017, Texas Vignette works to close the gender disparity gap as female artists are not represented nearly as often in museum exhibitions, acquisitions and galleries compared to their male counterparts. In fact, of the $196.6 billion spent at art auctions between 2008 and 2019, work produced by women accounted for only $4 billion, or around 2% of total sales.
“The Vignette Art Fair stands out for its transformative impact, not only in elevating female artists but also in cultivating a vibrant culture of collecting their work,” said Vivian Li, curator of the 2024 Vignette Art Fair. “I am honored and excited to play a role in this year’s fair, eager to engage in enriching dialogues and weave together diverse perspectives and practices as part of a shared conversation across the state.”

Participants must identify as a woman and be a current Texas resident. Submission requirements include an artist statement, bio, CV and a link to the artist’s website and/or Instagram handle.
Vignette Art Fair will be open with free admission Friday, Oct. 18, from noon-7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. In addition, a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase to the VIP Benefit Preview on Oct. 17, from 6-10 p.m. The evening will feature live performance works, meet-and-greets with the artists and curator, music, and an open bar.
For more information, go to https://www.texasvignette.org.

ABOUT TEXAS VIGNETTE. With a mission to promote, support and connect Texas women in the arts, Texas Vignette highlights talent that has been under-recognized and made ancillary by art institutions and establishments. In service of their mission, Texas Vignette presents an annual juried art fair exclusively featuring works by women artists from Texas in order to elevate exceptional yet under-represented regional talent. Vignette Art Fair is fully submissions-based and works with a different Texas woman curator for each Fair to select the included artists and determine the layout of the show. It is significant to note that the Vignette Art Fair is among the only art fair in the world that solely features the work of women artists and where 100% of all sales go directly to the artists.
ABOUT THE CURATOR. Dr. Vivian Li is the Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. Since arriving at the DMA in 2019, she has realized ambitious collaborations with artists such as Mel Chin and Tiffany Chung, and organized Slip Zone: A New Look at Postwar Abstraction in the Americas and East Asia (co-curated) and the retrospective Matthew Wong: The Realm of Appearances. Prior to coming to the DMA, she worked at the Guggenheim Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Worcester Art Museum. A specialist in postwar and contemporary art in Asia, she received her PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has edited and contributed to various publications, including the Oxford Art Journal, Art History, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and the anthology Postwar – A Global Art History, 1945-1965.

Website https://www.texasvignette.org/