NEW HAGA PRESIDENT

CARLA BISONG

Carla Bisong

Effective June 1, 2021, the HAGA Steering Team is proud to welcome Carla Bisong as the new President of the Houston Art Gallery Association, replacing Gus Kopriva who will remain as a member of the Steering Team.

Carla Bisong, owner of Bisong Art Gallery is a fine art dealer located in downtown Houston's Historic Warehouse District.  Founded in December of 2012, Carla has always had a passion for the arts.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing, but pursued art externally as a well needed balance. 

 

Born in Detroit Michigan and migrated to Houston Texas as a young girl with her family in the early 1980s. From 2007, she worked for Merrill Lynch Commodities on the trading floor as business support and executive assistant. Soon after worked for Goldman Sachs for six years until she left corporate American to follow her dream full time.

 

While working in corporate America she never lost her zeal for the arts and recalls being enchanted by surrealist artists and feeling frozen in the beauty of Old World and New World Masters. If Carla can help others experience the same intensity she feels from art, then her mission is accomplished. 

 

Operating a contemporary art gallery in Houston Texas has allowed her to place beautiful & unique original artwork in the homes of collectors, small businesses, and large organizations. Artist affiliated with Bisong Art Gallery have participated in public art displays and murals locally and internationally.

 

Carla is currently the treasurer of the Houston Art Gallery Association (HAGA) with the mission of making art accessible to all.

 

Sonja Roesch has agreed to return to her former position as treasurer.

 

HAGA STEERING TEAM:

President: Carla Bisong (Bisong Art Gallery)

Vice President: Deborah Colton (Deborah Colton Gallery)

Secretary: Geoffrey Koslov (Foto Relevance)

Treasurer: Sonja Roesch (Gallery Sonja Roesch)

Maria Ines Sicardi (Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino Gallery)

Gus Kopriva (Redbud Gallery)

Volker Eisele (Sculpture Month Houston)