Filtered has hosted and supported local artists for the past 4+ years and we are excited to share more about our newly enhanced gallery and FAM – Filtered Artist Membership program. We have friends, patrons and cultural enthusiasts from a vast number of backgrounds and locations come in and enjoy our many forms of art over a warm craft beverage.
Meet our Filtered Art Members (FAM) below!
For more information and an application:
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“I try to create visually stimulating images in whatever medium I am working: painting, photography, printmaking. We spend most of our lives communicating and thinking verbally. More attention needs to be given to influences that can be transmitted only visually or tactilely. Much ‘information’ about the world cannot be expressed by strings of words or other symbols.”
Sam Rogers (aka, James Samuel Rogers) grew up on a farm in Nacogdoches County, Texas and acquired all of his formal education in the public schools and universities of Texas. Along the way he received degrees in mathematics and biology. After graduate school at The University of Texas at Austin he joined the biology faculty of the University of New Orleans (UNO), where he remained for thirty-three years. (He and his wife, Jerry, raised two daughters, Susan and Kristen, in New Orleans, a very interesting, and sometimes unsettling, experience.) Over the years, never really having decided what he wanted to be when he grew up, he developed a desire to pursue creative efforts in some area other than science. This eventually lead to a noncredit class in drawing at UNO and classes in drawing, painting and photography at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts (a non-degree-granting institution). He probably would still be pursing these interests in New Orleans but for the intervention of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which sent him and his wife back to Texas. After residing in Nacogdoches for a few years, they moved to McKinney to be near their daughters (who had come to North Texas for college and remained) and their two grandsons. Sam eventually discovered the Art House in Mckinney and began studying acrylic painting with K. D. Hafley, which he continues to do. He later began learning the art of printmaking with Lynne Hubner, and continues that as well. This unorthodox path to becoming an artist has had its high points and low points, but he is determined to continue.
Michael Saludares is a native Texan artist who lives and works in the DFW area. Though an engineer by degree and profession, art has always been the outlet for his creative side.
Michael earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, but always balanced his mathematics and science studies by “dabbling” in art as much as possible through college courses wherever he was living at the time.
Michael received first place in both the drawing and painting in the annual Swingers of Birches art competition while living in Paris, TX in 2009. He continues to produce art when commissioned on occasion, including the cover for an upcoming sci-fi book titled Eighteen by Daniel Mignault (www.danielmig.com).
Regardless of subject matter, Michael’s work incorporates bold and contrasting color, movement, and unique compositions.
Instagram - @artwork_by_Mike
Email - artwork.by.Mike.firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna is a member of the Pastel Society of the Southwest, in Dallas, Texas. Her pastels have been in Juried shows throughout Michigan, Indiana and Texas. Texas juried shows include the Richardson Civic Show 2017 and the Frisco “Arts in the Atrium” shows in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. The PSSW member show in Grapevine hung her paintings in 2016, 17 and 18. The Keller, TX show 2018, displayed mix media paintings of Acrylic Ink and Pastel and Pastel paintings. In addition, her pastels are currently shown at the Wylie Art Gallery, Wylie TX. and at the Art Gallery at Filtered, a neighborhood coffee shop in McKinney, TX where she curates the art gallery. Most recently, three of her pastels were displayed in the “God’s Abounding Love”, show at the ArtReach Gallery in the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Dallas, Tx.
Workshops and classes: In Texas, Donna has presented workshops in Wylie, Texas at Wylie Fine Art Gallery, and Irving Art Association , Jaycee Gallery. Donna has taught private and small group art lessons in pastel, oil and acrylic painting, and welcomes new students.
Previous to her move to Texas, Donna was a practicing psychologist and hypnotherapist in St. Joseph, Michigan. She feels that art is the window to the inner life of people. She has utilized art to help children, teens and adults verbalize their emotions. Art is a non-complex way to access the emotional life, and a creative expression of deep, inner emotions. It brings satisfaction and healing to those who utilize the creativity within themselves. Whether one is an artist or an art lover, art quietly enhances our daily lives with color, perspective and joy.
BRANDI MIEGER: LIVE BEAUTIFULLY PHOTOGRAPHY
Brandi is the sole proprietor and photographer for Live Beautifully Photography. Her passion with photography began at a young age; however, she only just began
shooting professionally in 2018. She had always just seen it as a hobby she enjoyed, but once she realized how much love it gave her and how much others expressed their love for her photography, she decided to expand it to the next level.
After losing her father in 2016, she began to see life and pictures differently. Photography was a love they both shared, but hers never fully came to life until this heartbreaking reality. She began noticing things around her that people generally take for granted and putting them in a different perspective. She tries to capture detail and depth that tells a story through the lens.
Brandi is a local McKinney, Texas resident since 2000, where she lives with her two youngest children and boyfriend. Between school, soccer and basketball, her two
youngest boys of 10 and 14, keep her very busy. Her 23-year-old daughter is a beautiful young woman very artistically talented as well and together they have a
close bond and love for life.
In addition to her family and photography; Brandi also
hosts a talk radio show on KVGI Radio in Frisco. Her show, The Drive, features women entrepreneurs and women impacting the community. Once she began
meeting so many other amazing women living out their passion, she realized they had one thing in common, Drive. Every week she hopes to share the story of each of
these women she comes in contact with.
Brandi’s work has been featured in Filtered’s Art Gallery, 2 different showcase exhibitions with the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco and the Mayor’s office and Frisco
City Hall. She was also featured in Voyage Dallas Magazine in February 2019.
In addition to art photography, she does a variety of shoots from individual/family portraits, fashion and marketing. Brandi’s current project, The Passion Project, is something very close to her heart. In using her passion of photography, she hopes to capture the passion of each person she photographs doing what they love and in turn
benefiting several charities. One day, she hopes that many homes and businesses make her photography art a part of their home as well. So that every day, it’s a reminder to everyone to Live Beautifully.
Paul Michael Cook finds beauty in maps. Inspiration for the oil paintings comes from the stories of cities or personal interaction with locations. A mixture of historical and current maps is used. Often Paul embeds bits and parts or even whole antique maps in the works. The stylized map paintings are layered and highly textured. Paul studies the mapped areas for an amount of time equal to the painting time and each painting may take more than a month to produce because of the study, layering, drying time in oil, and texturing.
Paul loved the smell of his grandmother’s house—linseed oil, oil paints, and homemade bread. She was a self-taught artist and her home and Paul’s childhood home were both peppered with her landscape paintings. People in the family said he had that same ability, but it wasn’t something he embraced until later in life. It began when he wanted a huge painting for a particular spot in his own home. Never a lesson beyond watching his grandmother, he just tried it. He was immediately in love and obsessed!
After experimenting with a variety of paintings and styles and subjects, Paul found that he most loved painting maps. The maps mixed many of his interests—history, travel, geometry, stories, and the intrigue of man wrapping his civil designs around varied terrains. Every map holds a story. He enjoys visiting the cities or vicariously experiencing their sites, histories, colors, and people.
Paul Michael Cook resides in McKinney, Texas and creates his works from his home studio. He commissions art, paints for friends, and does gallery shows. See the details on paulmichaelcook.com.
Samiha Sharif is a self-taught artist who has worked with clay and acrylic paints since the age of five. Samiha is 20-years-old and is pursuing a bacholors degree in Electrical Engineering. Currently, she is a student at Collin College. She moved to Texas recently and adores the beauty of the state, its people and the inspiration it provides her. For the past two years, she has been experimenting with watercolor and has fallen in love with the fluidity and ease of working with the medium. But, her favorite remains multimedia paintings, such as ones where she uses yarn and clay for texture. She also does henna art and dabbles in polymer clay and loves creating mini figurines. https://www.instagram.com/mauveart/
Born in Colorado
Master of Arts in Sculpture, Texas Woman’s University, 2007:
B.S. in Clothing & Textiles, Brigham Young University, 1986
Rebecca Low Sculpture Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
Tower Gallery, Grapevine, Texas
Filtered, McKinney, Texas
Rebecca Low Sculpture Gallery featured artist, Fort Worth, Texas
125 Show, Eisemann Center, Plano, Texas
Texas Sculpture Association Membership show, Grapevine, Texas
Tarrant County College juried show, Hurst, Texas
Keller City Hall juried show, Keller, Texas
Mary Tomas Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Farmington Museum juried show, Farmington, New Mexico
The Center, by invitation, Dallas, Texas
2019-Best in Show, Tower Gallery, Grapevine, Texas
2017-Honorable Mention, Keller City Hall, Keller, Texas
2016-Honorable Mention, Texas Sculpture Association Membership show, Mesquite, Texas
2015-Best in Show, Gallery 550, Addison, Texas
Style Network, National Television Broadcast on Modern Masters, 2007
HGTV, National Television Broadcast on Modern Masters, 2003
Cohn Drennan Contemporary, 2013
“Best in show was Nan Martin’s middle torso drawing in black trailing wire, like rhythmic charcoal on disappearing white paper. An interplay of shape and form, shadows and black on white. I have a shot of the buttocks alone that makes me think in a simple complexity of two and three dimensions intermingled in space, like what sculpture is all about.” J.R. Compton, Dallas Arts Revue
Keller City Hall, 2017
“Coated wire formed human titled “caught” by Nan Martin. There is a weight of sorrow with this piece and ultimately we think art should make the viewer feel something. Well executed, thought provoking, balanced, engaging.” Alberto and Mary Tomas with Mary Tomas Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Elaine Jary is primarily a contemporary realist watercolor painter. She focuses on the beauty of nature as
well as portrait and figurative representation. Her goal is to provide “windows to nature” that showcase
the beauty that is always present but may be overlooked in our busy lives.
Ms. Jary was born in Fort Worth, Texas and has lived in the area her entire life. After obtaining a
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Communication from the University of Texas at Arlington, she put aside her
creative activities for many years, until her passion to create art once again became a priority in her life.
She considers herself a lifelong student and continues to attend workshops to expand her painting
knowledge and experience. However, she feels the best education is acquired from making painting a
regular, daily practice.
Ms. Jary has attended workshops with notable artists including Graham Berry, David Rankin, Janet
Rogers, Fealing Lin, Frank Eber, Mary Whyte, and Michael Holter.
Tooty’s Artful Beads
I am a mostly a self taught artist. Coming from a large military family, there was little time and money for the little things in life. However, we traveled a great deal and the wonderful landscapes and animals have filled my mind with great pleasures. Over the years I have dabbled with many fields of the arts: quilting, oil painting, jewelry and beadworks.
Over the 90’s, I displayed in events in many of the North Texas Juried shows including the Wildflower Festival in Richardson, Texas. Using oils as my median painting landscapes, and seascapes.
In the late 2000’s I changed my artistic works to handmade jewelry. There are so many fine gem stones with such beauty. Learning not just about their place of origin, but their “Mystical” and “health” benefits.
In 2018, I won a first place Blue Ribbon in the Texas State fair for my beadwork. Staying with the beads, I have been inspired by “The Art” and nature.
I am currently displaying my work at the Wylie Fine Art Gallery, in Wylie, Texas.
I am a member of the Art Gallery at Filtered, McKinney, Texas.