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 artists as part of excited to share mo 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!
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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.
DONNA CHAMBERS 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.
SUSAN MARDELE is an artist, poet and musician right here in McKinney, TX. She finds inspiration in the natural world and in timeless images that evoke a sweet memory.
Susan also enjoys exploring different media and techniques. She first worked in oil, charcoal and pencil and more recently began using watercolor for its vibrancy and immediacy.
Juggling a day job while sharing art and culture with our community defines the passion and drive of this local creative.
JESSICA WRIGHT, PHOTOGRAPHER
“I like to explore the world around me. Capturing the beauty of those explorations with my camera is one of my favorite things. I photograph landscapes, architecture, bodies of water, the ever-changing canvas of the sky and even the crooked smile of a 5 years old child in a family portrait. These moments bring a smile to my heart, I hope my art will bring a smile to you.” Capture, Photography by Jessica.
Jessica is a mother of 4 and an athlete who loves to run and explore the world around her. She and her family live in McKinney, Tx.
Facebook: Capture, Photography by Jessica