JACK MEIER GALLERY
Please join us in welcoming Michael Chmiel of Jack Meier Gallery, one of the oldest art galleries in Houston, to our Association.
NEW HAGA PRESIDENT
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.
A message from Gus Kopriva,
Redbud Gallery Owner and HAGA President
Accepting submissions of future or existing art pieces to display at public settings. The stipend is $2,500, payable on acceptance. Submit your proposals by October 15, 2020
The Steering Team would like to announce that Carla Bisong has taken the position of Treasurer on May 6th, 2019.
HAGA President Gus Kopriva has also received the great news that our non-profit status has been formally approved, and HAGA is now a 501(c)(6).
One huge win for HAGA and the visual arts community was the passage today of City Of Houston Ordinance number E28724. If you recall from our prior meetings, the City did not have a signed contract with the Houston Arts Alliance since 2015. Our HAGA Steering Team agreed on a plan to approach the Mayor and communicate with the powers that be for contract signage.
The contract was approved by Mayor Turner and Legal several weeks ago. Today the final step of the process was approved by the City Council.The ordinance provides approximately $ 6 MM in funds over a five year period for Professional Civic Art and Conservation Administration services between The General Services department and the Houston Airports system.
I want to thank everyone that helped bring this action to a successful conclusion.