Texas Artists Coalition is a membership program designed to offer benefits for artists in the North Texas and surrounding communities. The benefits range from an annual juried exhibition to peer reviews to workshops. The mission of the TAC is to further artists’ careers, whether they are emerging or established artists. The annual juried membership show features some of the best work from area artists.
The juror for the 2008 TAC Juried Membership Show is Nancy Whitenack of Dallas’ Conduit Gallery. Nancy Whitenack founded Conduit Gallery in March 1984, with its first space on Elm Street in Deep Ellum. The gallery moved to 3200 Main Street, in 1991, into a space designed by Dallas architect, Graham Greene. Moving from its space in Deep Ellum to the Design Center in 2002 has doubled the amount of exhibition space for the gallery. Along with having 2 separate exhibition areas, the gallery maintains its commitment to showing new talent in its Project Room.
Ms. Whitenack has been deeply involved in the Dallas community through numerous groups, including previous association as a board member of the MAC, the Dallas Art Dealers Association, an organizing member of EASL (Emergency Artists Support League), and on the board of DIFFA,. She was an organizing and is a current member of CADD, Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas. She is committed to and participates in fundraising events with Annie's List and Planned Parenthood of North Texas.