INTRODUCTION

Looking At Art is a personal project of Marshal and Victoria Lightman. The Lightmans moved to Houston from Boston in 1985. By 1987, they had started collecting the work of local artists…now, they cannot stop themselves from educating and encouraging Houstonians to support their local art community. Established in 1989, Looking At Art visits artist's studios, galleries, alternative spaces, museums, and collectors homes. Looking At Art is completely independent and is funded solely by class fees. It is never involved with commissions or sales of artwork—although collecting is always applauded. Please take a minute to read about all of our programs.

Victoria Lightman served on the Texas Commission on the Arts (2001-2007). You can easily support your local arts organizations by buying a State of the Arts Texas license plate--visit the web site www.arts.state.tx.us. Victoria served on the board of the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County (2003-2006), as first vice president and chair of the Grants and Services Committee. Victoria chaired the local chapter of ArtTable (2008-2010), www.arttable.org and serves as president of the board of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, www.crafthouston.org. Marshal was president of the board of the Houston Arts Alliance (2010-2012) and previously served as vice president and chair of the Civic Arts Committee www.haa.org. He now serves HAA as “immediate past president.” He also served on the board of Diverse Works www.diverseworks.org. Together the Lightmans serve on the board of the Glassell School Core Fellow Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, www.core.mfah.org. They were honored as Texas Patrons of the Year 2011 by the Houston Art League, www.artleaguehouston.org

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