Filtered has hosted and supported local artists for the past 6+ years and we are grateful for the opportunity to showcase local multicultural and multimedia art within an intimate and attainable setting. With a passion to further enhance artistic exposure and showcase our talented local artists, the Art Gallery at Filtered (AGF) was born. The development of AGF also fostered our gallery membership program, our FAM – Filtered Art 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.
AGF Mission: Spreading beauty, artistic appreciation and cultural commonality through day to day interaction.
Meet our Filtered Art Members (FAM) below!
For more information and an application:
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
“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.
DONNA J. CHAMBERS, PASTELIST email@example.com donna-chambers.pixels.com
Donna has been a pastel artist for 25 years and is a member of the Pastel Society of the Southwestin Dallas, Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, Texas, Richardson Civic Art Society, Richardson, Texas, and the newly formed Texas Bluebonnets Arts and Crafts Group.
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. Throughout 2020 and 2021 her pastels have been in shows for RCAS, Visual Arts Guild of Frisco and The Discovery Gallery in Frisco. Donna curates the Art Gallery at fILTER(ed), a neighborhood coffee shop in McKinney, TX.
The ArtReach Galleryin the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Dallas, Tx. In their upcoming show “Windows to Nature”, will showcase her pastels in their Two Woman Show with Watercolorist Elaine Jary from the first of July thru September. In December, her pastels will be on display in her show at the Heights Recreation Center, Richardson, Tx.
Workshops and classes: In Texas, Donna has presented workshops in Wylie, Texas at Wylie Fine Art Gallery, the Irving Art Association, Jaycee Gallery. She conducted a virtual demonstration for the Texas Bluebonnets Arts and Crafts Group in May 2021. Donna has taught private and small group art lessons in pastel, oil, and acrylic painting.
Previous to her move to Texas, Donna was a practicing psychologist and hypnotherapist in St. Joseph, Michigan. She has been a pastelist for 25 years. 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.
Donna enjoys painting landscapes, skyscapes, sunrises and sunsets, animals, birds and flowers in fields or single flowers. She does portraits of family members only. She is on the board of Richardson Civic Art Society and Vice President for 2021-22 year.
MICHAEL (Mickey) ARCHER is a retired architect, past president and signature member of Southwestern Watercolor Society, a signature member of Texas and Neighbors, a signature member of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and a past and current president of the RichardsonCivic Art Society.After retiring from a large architectural firm in Dallas in 2008, he picked up his watercolor brushes (which had been collecting dust for over 40 years) and began painting again.His degree in architecture from Texas Tech University in 1967 had a verystrong art emphasis including a number of watercolor classes. He painted in watercolor for a year or so after college but work and living got in the way until his retirement.Mickey enjoys painting western subject matter as well as detailed street scenes. He and his wife spent a month in New York City after herretirement and many of the paintings in his portfolio are from NYC including Times Square, Central Park and Washington Square, Restaurant Row and other favorite haunts.In trying to find his particular “style” of painting, Mickey realized he continued to be drawn back to very detailed paintings. “The more I lookedat other artists’ work, I found I was most fascinated by those that had lots ofdetail, people, and architecture. I think my 40 plus years of architectural practice where detailswere everything had a lot to do with that.”
Website: mickeyarcher.faso.com, (972) 974-2660,firstname.lastname@example.org
At 73 years old, CAROLYN JONES is a youngster who loves to travel… "I think I'm part gypsy! I am also a great-grandmother!"
Carolyn officially retired at 53 from Corporate work to accommodate her husband's golden handshake requirements. Not ready for the rocking chair, she began an 18-year career as a hospice caregiver. She worked until she was 71 and could no longer lift and turn patients.
Carolyn had previously used pencil, watercolor and oil, to produce art, but was never happy with her results or abilities.
"In Jan. 2018 I visited Mary Hong's Gallery in Grayton Beach FL. Ms. Hong's work used broken glass, metal, paint, bottles and resin, and I was fascinated. I then began my art career. I began with simple pieces on 8 x 10 canvases, seahorses, dolphins, mermaids...then as I learned, I got braver, I began branching out doing musical instruments, guitar pieces, piano key sculptures using full length salvaged individual piano keys and the shorter versions of just the white and black ends. I plan to continue growing in my attempts to create more difficult and creative pieces, always searching for ideas."
Carolyn is happy to discuss a personalized commission work with you.
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WENDY KOEHRSEN is an award-winning artist, that has been juried into local, national and international
shows. She is passionate about creating and supporting the arts. Her artwork has been
described as realistic and fantasy, offering a kinder, gentler reality than one encounters each
day. Subjects of paintings are inspired by trips, locally or abroad to bring pleasant thoughts to
Wendy currently balances the artist calling outside of a demanding left-brain profession. She
donates artwork for international conservation efforts, local charities and schools. Profits on face
masks sold on her website are donated to a local food bank. She welcomes commissions as
time permits. Visit Wendy’s website for a listing of awards and exhibitions.
In January 2021 Wendy joined the Art Gallery at Filtered, in McKinney, Tx. Her pastels are on
display for visitors to view and are available for purchase.
Pastel Society of the Southwest (PSSW), Signature member
Pastel Society of America (PSA), Associate Member
Richardson Civic Art Society (RCAS)
Virtual Arts of Prosper
LINDA CLARY: When people ask me where I’m from, I sometimes say I was “born in the wagon of a
travelling show” because my Dad was a career military man, and I was raised on U.S. Army posts all over the world. I’m originally from Arkansas, but we moved away from there when I was only nine months old and only went back to visit relatives on holidays. I also married a career military man and spent the next 16 years moving approximately every two years.
After my husband passed away, I settled in Texas with my two children, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and worked as a manager for an engineering group in a telecommunications company. I retired from MCI Telecommunications in 2004 and then worked part-time at Collin County Community College for five years. Only after I was fully retired was I able to devote time to my love of art.
I studied art for one year at the University of Texas at Arlington; however, I am mostly self-taught through books and videos, supplemented by workshops online and with local area artists. My inspirations come from nature and I especially enjoy painting animals, trees, mountains, lakes and clouds. Oil and acrylic painting are my main focus, but I also enjoy watercolor, alcohol ink paintings, Zentangle-inspired pen & ink drawings and small metal
sculptures. I am a member of the Richardson Civic Art Society and have been a member of its Board of Directors in various roles for six years. I served as its president during its 2019-2020 fiscal year.
My art has been juried into numerous art exhibits in the Dallas area and I have received a number of honors including several Best of Show awards. My paintings have been sold to collectors both in the United States and Europe.
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