The Grand Petite Show "big ideas, small art"

October 6-29, 2017

Artist Reception October 6th 2017 Friday 6:00 pm-8:00 pm


The Creative Arts Society’s final juried exhibit of the year features small works in a big way at Link & Pin Art Space.  The following artists have been selected to exhibit:

Larry Akers | Brenda Armistead | Mary T. Barton | Michelle Bauer | Sharon Bibbee

Cecile Bogan | Neena Buxani | Katie Conley | Renee Deubner | Jane Fier

Andrew Forrester | Cecilia Garrec | Carol Hayman | Lisa Hollins | Jay Levey

Robb McKenzie | Meena Matai | Deena O’Daniel | Veronica Ortegon Primeaux

Terri StArnauld | Frank Yezer | Theresa Schlossberg | Larry Thoren | Marci Ann Villafana

This show was juried by Veta Winick, Greta Olivas, and Marth Kull

Born to ballet dancer parents, Greta Olivas was born in New York City and lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina as a child, before moving to Austin, Texas..  Since her first show at a local hair salon, she has shown her work in numerous venues in Austin, and has been an active member of a local art guild.  Her work has also been selected and shown in juried shows in Austin and Colorado, and her work is in collections in Argentina, Netherlands and Norway.

Ms. Kull is one of four artists that formed the Marketplace Art Gallery, an on-site studio and art space. The group met six years ago during a studio program at Laguna Gloria. Eventually, they began to meet in other spaces around town to continue making work together. Kull used to be an engineer and acknowledges that the work she did once is "very different than what [she's] doing now." The best word for her practice may be "wild." Kull calls her work "campy" and says she "would love for people to look at my painting and just burst out laughing." She is constantly trying out new media. "I really can't decide who I am," she says, and that lack of definition seems to have opened a lot of doors for her. 

Ms Winick, former gallery director for the O’Kane Gallery of the University of Houston downtown,  was first vice president Art League of Houston, Chairperson Art Registry Texas,  Manager of the Houston International Festival Auction and manager of the Houston International Festival Juried Arts and Crafts. Ms. Winick currently lives and collects art in Austin.

The Creative Arts Society, established in 1999, is an Austin based, non-profit 501(c) (3) thriving arts organization actively promoting the development of the “Artist in Everyone” for the expanding growth and diversity of our community. Our vision is to be a vital presence in the community inspiring: Cultural enrichment, Community participation, and respect for diversity. Our goal is to increase awareness and appreciation for and through the Arts.