Vignette is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and connecting women in the arts of North Texas.
Board of Directors
Jessica Ingle, President
Jessica is the Owner of Ingle Art Consultancy, LLC, a full-service art consultancy offering everything a private or corporate collector would need, from art advising to collection management. Her previous experience includes Assistant Director at Zhulong Gallery, curator and collection manager of a private art collection in Dallas, graduate registration fellow at the Nasher Sculpture Center, as well as work with other institutions such as Public Art San Antonio, The McNay Art Museum, Sid Richardson Museum, The Historians of British Art, and Zubiate Projects.
Ingle specializes in nineteenth and early-twentieth-century American art with a particular emphasis in turn of the century culture, media archaeology, gendered representations, and transculturalism. She has presented her research at major institutions such as the Dallas Museum of Art and the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art, among others, and has curated exhibitions in galleries as well as institutional spaces.
Ingle obtained a dual Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Business Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, 2009 and her Master’s degree in Art History from University of North Texas, 2012. She is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. student in Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Carmen Menza, Vice-President
Menza is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans video, light, music and painting.
She is especially interested in creating works that endeavor to combine visual and musical language and that encourage artistic collaboration between herself and the community. With a concentration on video, light, music and technology she aspires to create spaces that are “tuned” for specific experiences. Her directorial debut film Dream Big was selected as a featured artist at Dallas Aurora 2013 and screened at both Dallas VideoFest and DVF in Houston 2015. Insomniac her software based light sculpture is part of the permanent collection at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary Museum in Dallas, Texas.
In addition to being a visual artist Carmen received her BFA in jazz performance from the University of North Texas and is a composer, musician and performer. Her work can be seen at carmenmenza.com
She currently is a member of Women in Film Dallas.
Madeleine Fitzgerald, Treasurer
Madeleine Fitzgerald is an emerging art museum educator in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She is currently the Audience Relations Coordinator for Programming at the Dallas Museum of Art.
A Texas native, Madeleine received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Trinity University in San Antonio in 2009, where she also completed a two-year internship with the Registrar department at the San Antonio Museum of Art. After graduating from college, Madeleine continued to work for SAMA as the Assistant Manager of the Museum Store.
Madeleine recently earned her Master’s degree in Art History with an Art Museum Education certificate from the University of North Texas in 2013. She specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century art with a focus on post-war American art, contemporary Korean art, and issues with transculturalism, genealogy and belonging. While attending graduate school, she was very involved with the Art History Society as Treasurer of the organization during the 2012-2013 school year. Madeleine has also held an internship position at the DMA where she worked with the Museum’s Family Experiences staff. She also served as the Graduate Student Lecturer at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth where she gave public talks on Abstract Expressionism.
Chesley Williams, Secretary
Chesley Antoinette is a native Texan who arrived to North Texas back in 2010, temporarily settling in Denton while working on her M.F.A at the University of North Texas, and has been a part of the Dallas art community as an educator and artist since 2013, planting roots in Oak Cliff.
She is the creator and designer of Cantoinette Studios, conceptualizing with sustainable practices in forms of sculptural installations, wearable art, and curatorial projects. Her consistency remains passionate towards supporting, sharing, and building the appreciation for the arts with both North Texas and all of humankind. Her work can be viewed at www.cantoinettestudios.com
Sonali Khatti, Membership Chair
Sonali Khatti is a mixed media artist who was born and raised in the Northeast, and now maintains a studio in Dallas, TX. She earned her B.F.A. in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art from the University of London.
Sonali’s abstract landscape paintings are inspired by her own cultural history, as well as her extensive travels to India and it’s remote handicraft villages. As a process-based artist, she employs a variety of techniques, to record history and the registration of time, both on a personal as well as a universal level. Sonali is also a private art instructor, and conducts a variety of workshops throughout the year. She is represented by Ro2 Art, and her work can be viewed at http://www.sonalikhatti.com
Erika Jaeggli, Publications Chair
Erika Jaeggli is an artist working in Dallas, TX. She received her undergraduate degree at Columbia University, and graduate degree at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. While attending Columbia, she studied painting under John Currin. After training in New York City, Jaeggli moved to Austin where she maintained a studio at Pump Project Art Complex. During her time in Austin, she participated in several shows, the East Austin Studio Tour, and was an instructor at the Art School of the Austin Museum of Art. A move in 2011 brought her to Dallas. During her time in Dallas she has exhibited at the Janette Kennedy Gallery at South Side on Lamar with fellow artist Sonali Khatti. In 2013, Jaeggli and artist Alison Jardine were the inaugural artists-in-residence at the Dallas Arboretum.
Her paintings were featured in Studio Visit Magazine twice. Jaeggli is a founding member of the artists’ studio space in Oak Cliff, called PIC/NIC/STUDIOS. In 2015, Jaeggli presented her first Dallas solo show at WAAS Gallery, entitled ‘FOMO’. The work in this show combines large-scale charcoal drawings with a video installation, which explore the impossibility of solitude in a connected world. Jaeggli has shown her work in New York, California, Baltimore, Austin, and Dallas. Her work can be viewed at www.erikajaeggli.com
Emma Vernon, Development Chair
Emma is a non-profit administrator with more than 10 years of experience in fundraising and advocacy. Until recently, she served in the Development Department at the Dallas Museum of Art, where she played a leadership role during a time of significant organizational transition. At the DMA, she held multiple management roles, gaining expertise in membership management, donor relations, database administration, reporting, and management. She was thrilled to have the opportunity to utilize her dual degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in Government and Art History.
As of November 2017, Emma has assumed the role of Director of Membership at the Dallas Zoo, an institution she enjoyed visiting as a child. An avid reader of National Geographic, she feels honored and inspired to have the opportunity to further the Zoo’s mission of conservation and audience engagement.
Emma continues to passionately believe that art has the power to change lives and she is proud to serve on the board of the Video Association of Dallas, in addition to her service as Development Chair on the board of Vignette.