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Located in the epicenter of the recently re-burgeoning Deep Ellum and Fair Park neighborhoods, W.A.A.S Gallery is a unique and exuberant new voice within the Dallas art community.
Setting W.A.A.S apart as a business is our commitment to both an artist and buyer friendly platform that is dedicated to showcasing exciting, relevant, and innovative work from significant artists hailing from local and international markets, with a focus on creating a hybrid exhibition environment that not only serves as a traditional gallery, but also invokes the feel of museum quality installations. This approach gives artists free creative reign to most effectively display their pieces, as well as offering buyers the rare opportunity to view the art in a maximized space.
Additionally, believing that Art truly is a catalyst for social well-being, personal growth, and all aspects of positive change, W.A.A.S also strives to function as a local incubator, promoting progressive evolution for the individual as well as the community, hosting neighborhood collaborative events with various creative, educational, and holistic entities.
OWNER / ART DIRECTOR
Brandy Adams is a Florida native raised in Dallas with established roots as professional makeup artist and hair stylist, working in all realms of the fashion and television industries, lending her extensive talents to advertising photography, runway shows, commercials, television, film, and videos. Educated at Los Angeles’ Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts and internationally represented by Dallas’ Page Parks Management, Adams has worked with such renowned artists and clients as David LaChapelle, Thomas Heisner, Craig DeCristo, Ford, JC Penney, and Toni & Guy Hair Salons, in addition to local publications Modern Luxury Dallas, D Magazine, and The Fort Worth Star Telegram.
In addition to her work in makeup artistry, Adams is also a self-taught painter, professionally trained dancer, and all around creative entity with a passion for all forms of expression, believing that Art truly has the power to change and enrich lives. This belief has been Adam’s personal compass from the time she was a child and it continues to guide her footsteps, professionally and personally.
As a self-described “light being,” Adams takes a holistic approach to all aspects of her existence, firmly maintaining that equitable relationships, positive thought, meditative visualization, and creative manifestation are the foundations for success. It is through this philosophy that Adams has been led to create a venue that will facilitate the symbiosis of these mantras in the form of W.A.A.S Gallery, a place where We Are All indeed Stars, that not only creates relationships between artists and collectors, but also fosters supportive and fruitful relationships within the Dallas community at large.
CURATOR / MARKETING
As a visual artist and painter, Mark Hanson is distinguished by his use of spray paint in creating abstract and accurate layered pieces. Showing professionally since 2007, the Dallas-based artist continues to captivate his ever-growing audience with not only his brilliant approach to art, but also his uses of colour and of linear flow. His work provokes thought, showing a different story to each viewer willing to study the canvas. A contemporary mind in a contemporary setting, Mark’s work speaks for itself, whether it is seen in an independently produced gallery show, or hanging on the wall of a buyer. He brings to the WAAS Gallery not only an extensive knowledge of art itself, but also of producing and marketing shows for the artists that you will discover in the gallery.