Vision: Awaken and Nurture the Artist in Every Texas Child.
Texas Women for the Arts is a giving program uniting the financial force of Texas women in funding initiatives for the arts and arts education throughout the state. Texas Women have the capability of making a tremendous impact on the arts in Texas for our youth and our heritage. The intent of this essential giving circle is to create a restricted fund to be used for arts and arts education programs administered by the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Texas Cultural Trust and other qualifying agencies. Each year, the Texas Women for the Arts will have the opportunity to choose which programs their dollars will support. Texas Women for the Arts has contributed over $1 million in grants to 40 arts organizations across the state, impacting half a million children. That is a great return on a $1,000 investment for the children of Texas. Learn More Click here to read the latest newsletter from Texas Women for the Arts.
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Our 9th Annual Meeting was a success! With record attendance of 120 members, the 9th Annual Meeting of Texas Women for the Arts in Fredericksburg was an extraordinary event! Thank you to everyone who attended, and most especially our Program Committee, Co-Chairs and Host Committee who made it all possible! We had a welcome champagne toast at the amazing home of Sandra Gilliland, and enjoyed lunch and remarks at Boot Ranch Club House. We enjoyed presentations by artists such John Austin Hanna, G. Harvey, and at top-notch galleries, such as Whistle Pik and InSight. General Mike Hagee from the Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War treated us to behind the scenes anecdotes, and Cesar Galindo treated us to some of his New York Fashion Week couture. We shopped til we dropped at the Kunstmarkt, featuring a private selection of top Hill Country artists, and browsed Ron Boyd’s Estate Fine Jewelry Collection. We feted over delicious dinners at Hondo’s and August E’s. The two-day experience came to a close with the generous hospitality of Dian Stai at the breathtaking Mansfeldt Estate, where we granted over $235,000 to 19 very deserving programs across the state.
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