Raising Funds to Launch Up and Coming Artists.
Starting in 2018 SANMAN was relaunched with the same principle “see a need, meet a need” but with a specific commitment to nurturing the young artistic talent in Houston. The SANMAN Collective is See a Need- Meet a Need's latest endeavor, focused specifically on supporting burgeoning visual arts talent in Houston. The fine arts world can be very restrictive, often stifling many artists early in their careers with educational and class barriers. Our goal with this initiative is to provide dedicated and talented young artists the space and tools needed to produce and promote their work.
Collaboration is a core feature of the program because artists are able to work together and create in tandem within a shared space. Our artists work in different mediums and genres, stretching from mixed collage to abstraction to fashion design. Each artist will have support in putting on a solo and group show. During the program, the artists receive professional development and mentorship from esteemed artists in the region. The SANMAN Collective group show will showcase all of the inaugural resident artists. Our “group show” will be an art exhibit that features solo works and collaborative pieces by our artists in residence. The concept of the show is to give voice to untraditional artists who haven’t taken the academia route an opportunity to enter the art market with knowledge to be successful. The synergy created within our communal space will be replicated for local patrons to experience and behold.