First meeting in 2014.

Join AAW for an evening of exploration and sharing on Jan. 14, 2014 at 7pm. We meet at 2121 Pinegate, Building #2, Upstairs. Bring a recent piece or two of your artwork to share with the group. Each artist will talk about the piece and share their creative experience.


The year 2013 was a great one for Artists Alive and Well, thanks to all who served this all volunteer organization. The members of Artists Alive and Well wish to thank all the exhibition venues for providing us the opportunity to show and sell our work. Thanks to all our members joining together to create opportunities and better understanding in the Houston art community. Below is a list of all who serve this organization.

Officers 2013


Suzanne Buckland, President

Rona Lesser, Secretary

Anita Varadarju, Treasurer

Shida Rad, Membership Chair

Lynn `Sterba, Co-Program Chair

Dorothy Colp, Co- Program Chair

Julio Rodriguez, PR Chair

Michelle Hart, Exhibition Chair

Marilyn Lowry, Chairman



Exhibitions in 2013


Artists Alive and Well Open Invitational at 1600 Smith St.

  • Daniel Brents, Chair


Red at Hungry's in Rice Village

  • Michelle Hart, Chair


Victorian Romance at The Queen Vic

  • Michelle Hart, Chair


Small Works I & II at Te House of Tea

  • Dorothy Colp, Chair

Summerview 4 at The Phoenix Tower

  • Maria E Hart, Chair

Bound No More at Mission at Serenity Ranch

  • Anita Varadaraju, Chair

Black & White at Hungry's Cafe in Rice Village

  • Monica Melgar, Chair


Pulp Vision at The Heights Gallery & Studio

  • Clara K Johnson, Chair


Wide Open at The Green House Gallery & Art Center



Officers 2014

Linda Posey, Interim President

Clara Johnson, VP

Rona Lesser, Secretary

Dianna Crane, Treasurer

Shida Rad, Membership Chair

Suzanne Buckland, Program Chair

Julio Rodriguez, PR Chair

JT O'Neal, Exhibition Chair

Marilyn Lowry, Chairman



Mission Statement

Mission Statement: Artists Alive and Well, Inc.  (AAW) supports its member artists in creating innovative, economical opportunities to exhibit and sell their work and gain recognition throughout Greater Houston.  

We provide artists with a confidential environment for exchanging ideas with other artists, reaching out to the community, and expanding/building their careers with passion and confidence.  AAW meetings focus on educating artists with practical knowledge and strategies for marketing their art and developing and managing their careers.