Welcome to Gallery VIII


Founded in 1982 by eight professional women artists, Gallery VIII is a unique fine art gallery offering original art in both traditional and contemporary styles. With one of the largest selections of watercolors in the Dallas metropolitan area, the gallery also features oil, acrylic and encaustic paintings, collages, etchings, and monotypes. In addition, wearable fine art jewelry and fused glass can be found among the artists’ mediums. Following twenty-one years as a vibrant retail art gallery, Gallery VIII is now a creative on-line gallery offering all-original art. Now in its third decade, Gallery VIII continues with creative endeavors, including indivudual and group exhibitions, and an annual studio tour.

Gallery VIII artists are well represented by galleries throughout the United States. Please view each artist’s page to learn more about them & their work, gallery listings, and links to their personal web sites. If you would like to receive online updates from your favorite Gallery VIII artists, please subscribe to this site by selecting the “Sign Me Up!” button on the right.

11th Annual Gallery VIII & Friends Studio Tour

November 1 & 2, 2014

First weekend of November! The 11th Annual Tour is scheduled for November 1st & 2nd. Join us as you tour artists’ studios to see their work & see how they do it. Each artist will offer an original work of art for a door prize, with the drawing held at the end of the weekend. The opening times are listed on the map.

Click the link below, “2014 Studio Tour Map”, for tour information. It contains a listing of participating artists with corresponding map. You may print out the map for easy touring.

2014 Studio Tour Map

New Year Inspiration

Four of the Gallery VIII artists had the pleasure of attending an annual ten-day artists’ retreat in the beautiful Texas Hill Country this January. This uninterrupted studio time for the artists proved extremely rewarding and productive! Marie Renfro, Martha Rea Baker, Deborah Shannon and Maryanne Reeves  traveled to the Hill Country Arts Foundation in Ingram, TX where they each created an impressive body of work.

What a joy to begin the new year gaining inspiration and creating new work!

Examples of the paintings and collages created during this time are posted below. Please visit each artist’s page to view additional artwork created in January, 2013.



Marie Renfro    “Breaking Barriers”    30″ x 22″    Acrylic Collage



Martha Rea Baker    “Mesa II”    48″ x 36″    Acrylic



Deborah Shannon    “November in the Garden”    Collage