Our Artist Community
The Creative Arts Center
200 W 5th Street, Bonham, TX 75418
A project of the Fannin Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit
For most artists, the most difficult aspect of their passion is the marketing of their work. Some media do not lend themselves to internet sales – for instance, a painting often loses much of its appeal when it’s reduced to a thumbnail-sized photo on a computer screen.
As the marketing representative for over 70 member artists, the Creative Arts Center is distinctly different, since we are not just a gallery - we are a cultural center with a wide variety of activities. We do the work for the artists, bringing guests into the gallery with our many events. If a potential buyer is unsure about a purchase, we point out some options. If they are seeking a particular kind of art, we bring out any pieces they might be interested in. In other words, we actively “sell” when any potential buyer walks in the door. And our gallery commission is only 20%.
Our artist family is a diverse group, composed of painters, printmakers, photographers, wood craftsmen, glass artists, jewelry makers, fiber artists, potters and more who call the Creative Arts Center home.
Artist of the Month
The Creative Arts Center is proud to display member art each month at venues in our community. We are grateful to those venues for supporting our artists.
Our current Artists of the Month are:
At Legend Bank - Linda Dolby
At Main Street Title - Nancy Shuler (photography)
At TMC Bonham Cafe - Katherine Kluger (painting) & Bonnie Bledsoe (painting)
WELCOME NEW ARTISTS:
Brian McInnis (wood)
Sheridan McInnis (jewelry)
Lucy Stringer (drawing)
Susan Barackman (watercolor/acrylic)
East Gallery Exhibition Program
The East Gallery Exhibition Program is another benefit of Artist Membership at the Creative Arts Center. Designed to provide artists with a venue for their own "one man show," the program utilizes our east room on a monthly rotation. Only artists who are members here may participate and there are two "plans" with two different fees. For more information or to schedule the East Gallery, contact the Executive Director Lisa Avila. There is also information on the program here.