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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

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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

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 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

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Madeleine Fitzgerald is an art museum educator in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. In the fall of 2018, she became the Manager of Public Programs at the Amon Carter Museum of American 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. Madeleine 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. While attending graduate school, she was the Treasurer of UNT's Art History Society. Following graduate school, Madeleine was the 2013-2014 McDermott Graduate Student Intern for Public Programming at the Dallas Museum of Art before becoming the Education Coordinator for Programming at the DMA from 2014-2018.

Chesley Williams, Secretary

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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

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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

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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.

Darryl Ratcliff, External Affairs Chair

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In 2012, Ratcliff initiated Ash Studios with artist Fred Villanueva, a 20,000 square foot DIY cultural center that serves communities of color near Fair Park, and was awarded Best Gallery or Art Space by D Magazine in 2016. In 2014, Ratcliff initiated Creating Our Future, a project combining civic engagement and the arts, which mobilized hundreds of artists, registered voters, and achieved (from zero) over $700,000 in individual artist grants and cultural equity grants from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. Also in 2014, Ratcliff became a founding member of Michelada Think Tank, a multi-state art collective of socially engaged artists who have performed projects at Carnegie Mellon University, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, California Institute of the Arts, Nasher Sculpture Center, San Diego Art Institute, Cue Art Foundation(NYC), New Arts Center (Boston), and Japanese Cultural Center (L.A.). In 2017, Ratcliff co-curated with Carol Zou, Decolonize Dallas - an artist initiative to rethink where culture happens in Dallas that was the inaugural commission for Dallas Arts Month. Ratcliff is also the cofounder of Pink Drum, a spoken word label out of Dallas, TX, and has been a featured poet at Looped, Pegasus Reading Series, LitHop, and Pandora’s Box. He currently curates the monthly performance art series Culture Jack at Ruins in Deep Ellum. Ratcliff is an arts writer who has contributed to D Magazine, Glasstire, Centraltrack, Texas Arts and Culture Magazine, ReFrame Journal, and the Dallas Morning News, and has taught arts writing at the Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth. He is the recipient of many artist awards including from the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Common Field, and Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas, Embrey Family Foundation, and George and Fay Young Foundation. Ratcliff has spoken about his work at Open Engagement (Oakland Museum of Art), Common Field Convening (Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami), New Cities Future Ruins (Southern Methodist University), Cue Art Foundation (New York City), Walters Art Museum (Baltimore), Japanese Cultural Center (Los Angeles), Galveston Arts Center and served on the 2016 visual arts grant review panel for the National Endowment for the Arts. Ratcliff’s projects have received press in Art In America, Field Journal, HyperAllergic, Art F City, Temporary Art Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, Ft. Worth Weekly, Texas Arts and Culture Magazine, Glasstire, D Magazine, KERA, and many others. Ratcliff currently serves on the board of Texas Vignette which promotes women artists and cultural workers in North Texas and produces the Vignette Art Fair at the Texas Women's Museum in Fair Park.