Meet the Art Con 9 Artists: Vanessa Velasquez

Posted on:November 14, 2013

Author:Courtney Cox

Category:Art, Art Con 9

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“Vanessa Velasquez recently finds herself sketching out and then painting the landscapes and characters of her dreams. She is best described as a pop surrealist, but her imagination, work and goals as an artist shouldn’t necessarily be narrowed to one focus. The bottom line is, Vanessa is an artist who has been drawing and painting since she was a small child. In 2007 she decided to make the title “artist” official and set out to earn her BFA. In the meantime, she works as a graphic web designer and creates whatever she’s inspired to create.”

Read the full article by Martha Belden on Art&Seek:


About Art Con 9

Art Con 9 will take place on November 16, 2013 at 500 Singleton Blvd in a warehouse just across the Calatrava Bridge from Downtown Dallas and near Trinity Groves. Art Con events are designed to be affordable and offer everyone a chance to purchase original artwork at a reasonable level, starting at just $20. More than 120 artists converge on a warehouse-turned-art studio to create unique works of art on Art Con’s signature 18 x 18 inch plywood boards.

Current bands confirmed are Zhora (featuring Taylor Rea formerly of Ishi) with headliner New Fumes (Daniel Huffman of Polyphonic Spree) and two DJs, DJ emptycylinder (Vinyl Fantasy) and a special guest to be announced soon. This year attendees will have the opportunity to buy an exclusive HIPster ticket, named after beneficiary My Possibilites’ Hugely Important People, limited to only 50 tickets.

Tickets are $10 GA, $20 GA plus 2 drink tickets and $125 HIPster packages including Skip the Line, 2 drink tickets, Art Con Swag Bag, admission to VIP/Media/Artist Cocktail Preview Party on Thursday November 14 and a custom 5×7 art piece created by a My Possibilities student. (limited to 50)

Each ticket is a donation to My Possibilities.