The VIVID Arts and Culture Exhibit is a mixed media art and music exhibition showcasing rising BIPOC and underrepresented creatives from Austin and surrounding areas.


Saturday, May 20, 2023
11am - 4pm


2307 Thornton Road #112
Austin, TX 78704

VIVID 2023 was a great success!
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What is VIVID?

“Exploring and celebrating
multifaceted artistic creativity.”  

The VIVID Arts + Culture Exhibit is a mixed media art and music exhibition aiming to showcase rising local and statewide artistic talent. Through this exhibit, attendees can anticipate being up close and personal with multiple forms of expression including visual art, painting and music. Additionally, each artist and vendor being highlighted will be present to meet and greet and give the inspiration, influence, and description of the pieces available on display.  

Our mission is to provide local support and exposure to deserving artists from Austin and surrounding areas via a day filled with culture and fun.

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Featured Artists of 2023

Anastassia Rabajille


Anastassia Rabajille is a multimedia artist from Chile and her work references personal narrative of social dislocation, oppression, turbulent governmental estrangement and the exploration of self-identity highlighting her U.S. immigrant experience and personal navigations with the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) process.

Hailey Gearo


Hailey Gearo is a multimedia abstract expressionist from Omaha, Nebraska. Hailey has always been drawn to art. Ever since she was a little kid, she enjoyed creating and expressing herself through drawing, painting, and sculpture.   This love for art has continued throughout Hailey’s life leading her to pursue and successfully achieve a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in painting from Truman State University. Hailey’s art is ever-evolving. She’s shifted from depicting the female form as it is, to abstracting and simplifying the form into movement that emulates the curves of a woman. Since moving to Texas in 2021, Hailey’s exhibited her work at Dear Diary Coffeehouse, Black Art Weekend, San Martian Gallery, The Eye of the Beholder, and Pflugerville Public Library to name a few. Currently, Hailey is focused on creating moments that elicit a feeling of nostalgia through the use of colour, shape, movement, texture, and the occasional use of glitter.

Monica Bösch


A color alchemist, texture shifter. Monica can bring any sensation to any surface through her mastery of color and shapes intermixed with the perfect hidden magic word. Since her early years in her home city, Mexico, she enjoyed working with her hands. Her passion brought her to Cancun. where she flourished and mastered her techniques.

Her inspiration comes from her memories of a colorful Mexico, her dreams, passion for traveling. And her own internal journey to live in connection with her soul.

In Cancun, she was part and founder of Trio Gallery and Pulso Terra Gallery where she was invited by great colleagues and friends to create this collective showroom as a gift from the artists to the city. Currently, Monica has just moved back to San Antonio ( which had been her home for 12 years) after 3 years living in St Louis, Missouri. Her works can be found mostly in private collections throughout the world, in schools, hotels, restaurants in Mexico City, Cancun and San Antonio.

Emmanuel Valtierra


Born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Monterrey México. Emmanuel Valtierra Illustrator studied Graphic Design in the University of Nuevo Leon (UANL) and Photography in San Antonio College. After some time, he adopted the Aztec codex style for some of his works bringing him attention from the public. Releasing first a series of pop culture images, playing cards, and finally the book “Codex Valtierra”. The book had a Kickstarter campaign and was praised at the WorldCon 2018 in San Jose California which led him to win the Sidewise award the same year. In 2022 published “Codice Peregrino” with Vivian Mansour through “fondo de cultura economica” in Mexico. The love Valtierra has for history has influenced him on all his projects. The goal is to keep teaching new generations about our past in a fun way in every media possible. In the future, Valtierra is planning to release more books, direct more videos, and work on more games for his public and followers.

Fergie Fergus


Fergie’s intersectional identity as a queer, female, veteran, shows in the lack of boundaries they confine their art within. Their experiences in the military have shaped their perspective and given them a unique lens through which to view the world. As a queer woman, they have faced challenges and discrimination that have inspired them to use their art as a means of self-expression and advocacy. Fergie’s work often explores themes of identity and community.

Fergie’s diverse background has given them a range of perspectives and influences, and they use this to create art that is both innovative and impactful. Their work is characterized by its boldness, honesty, and refusal to be confined by traditional artistic boundaries. Fergie is a trailblazer in the art world, and their unique intersectional identity has made them one of the most exciting artists working today.



Bhaswati is an artist who expresses her feelings and emotions through glow or light in her paintings which she observes in the realistic world. Bhaswati originates from a place where the love of nature comes in-built in every person. Her father was a sculptor. Bhaswati was influenced by warmth of glowing light surrounded by cool dark background. Her paintings represent spiritual balance of light versus dark and its interdependencies. She believes that every soul is a light that grounds everyone by illuminating the path of knowledge and righteousness. Light or glow always provides a positive energy, happiness, and hope despite being surrounded by darkness of the universe.



Ohso is a self-taught, mixed media artist, born & raised in New Orleans, LA! She grew up in Gert Town, a mid-city neighborhood, home to Xavier University and Blue-Plate Artists’ Lofts. Although her family history is riddled with poverty, abuse, addiction, estrangement, and transitional homelessness, her work often repeats the themes of peace, beauty, strength, and growth thru wisdom in learning from her family history. Ohso began creating detailed drawings by the age of three & primarily paints imaginative, 3-D composition portraits of Women of Color, with “Living Waters as a prominent, recurring biblical metaphor. As a mixed media artist, she enjoys incorporating acrylics, airbrushes, celluclay, inks, pastels, fabric paints, and block stamp printing in her work. Ohso attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts – N.O.C.C.A. and is a graduate of John F. Kennedy Sr. High School. She also studied psychology & fine art at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA. Ohso later graduated with a degree in Computer Graphic Design from Southeast College of Technology in Metairie, LA, and was inducted into the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society in 1999.

Joao Quiroz


Joao Quiroz is a Mexican visual artist, born in 1980. He spent his early years in the state of Zacatecas, in 1987 his family moved to the city of Monterrey, Mexico; where he would study graphic design to work mostly on print media until 2015.

Quiroz’s work is eclectic, outwardly impressionist and inwardly expressionist, exploring classical art and the avant-garde. In 1998 he had his first solo formal exhibition, thus beginning an intense career with more than 40 collective exhibitions and 15 individual exhibitions spread between Mexico and the United States.

In 2015 he travels to Europe and immerses himself into painting by soaking up the Renaissance art and by adopting the impasto technique that now defines his work. Upon his return; he relocates to Mexico City, where he would experience an explosive and prolific artistic activity. That city, being an enormous influence on his work. In 2017 he returns to the north of the country and spent a season in the artistic scene in Zacatecas. In 2019 he settles in San Antonio Texas, traveling throughout the Lone Star State and consolidated himself as an urban landscape impressionist who is also currently developing his own style and technique.

Deria Good

My name is Deria Good and I am a artist that primarily uses paint as my medium. I enjoy painting portraits of black women in media. Painting these subjects elevate them and display positive representation for many women to see and gain inspiration from. I attend the University of Houston and major in painting. I’ve gained a lot of experience through my time in painting block. I adapted new skills and artistry in my two years and hope to paint more people at a bigger scale.

Roxy Stasney


A Texas native, I traveled from my small hometown to Austin to attend the University of Texas in 2005 where I graduated with a degree in psychology. Uncertain of my path forward, I stumbled into a community of creative kindred spirits and have been on a journey of healing and discovering my artistic voice through experimentation with a variety of mediums. When not working and attending night classes at St. Edward’s to earn a masters in counseling, you can find me in my garage studio space fiddling with inks, paints, and hand-dyed paper, creating three dimensional mixed-media landscapes on canvas. Intermittently, I infuse my practice with backyard chainsaw carving sessions on various stumps I’ve collected to satiate my need for flow. I thrive in the organic unfolding of the process and in surrender to the whims of my intuition and the materials at hand. Through this work, I hope to physically express my journey of self discovery and the process of overcoming oppressive societal and cultural conditioning that had previously inhibited my artistic side. I also hope my work encourages others to let go of the need to fit any molds and to dive into what brings them joy, whether formally educated or not.

Ricky Terrell


Rhekia “Ricky” Terrell is a self-taught Visual Artist, Muralist, Designer, and Army Veteran from the south side of Chicago. Although she has been a creative her entire life, she only began to take her talents seriously in 2016, shortly after leaving military. At the time, Ricky was residing in New York where her career as a Visual Artist began and she exhibited her work for the first time in May of 2016 initiating her breakout into the art scene. Ricky has broken many barriers as a black queer artist, a veteran, and a black woman aiming to bend the narrative and genre of abstract art by the way she conceptualizes her ideas on and off canvas. She opens herself up to be limitless through creation. Her deeply layered abstract backgrounds and touch of surrealism gives her audience a closer look into her mind as she depicts moments of heartbreak, depression, disappointment, healing, mental health advocacy, love, and other personal viewpoints on canvas. Ricky. has exhibited in over 200 art shows and events collectively in New York City, Chicago, IL, and Austin Texas. Her artistry continues to evolve with her own personal growth and connection to herself and the world around her.

John Coleman


John is a Houston based self-taught artist, focusing on the digital arts mainly USing Procreate as a Medium. His work focuses on all ranges of work such as Pop Art, Music, Sports, Film and more recently focusing on black culture from his perspective. He has been drawing since childhood often getting in trouble drawing in class, but as of 2014 he decided to take his passion seriously and is working his way to one day having his own gallery space as a bridge between traditional and digital artist. The name Clutch was given from friends early on in his career but more recently the name has taken a new meaning of always changing not focusing on one subject matter or style of art!

Akaimi Davis


Akaimi Davis, also known as Akaimi the Artist, is a native Austinite, and multidisciplinary artist, with a focus on mixed media. Her pieces include collage techniques that utilize paper, paint, ink, charcoal, fabric and found objects. As a degreed Art Director, hailing from Texas State University, Akaimi’s primary love for digital design prompted her relocation from Austin to San Antonio, to work in advertising for a Top 5 Fortune 500 company. Shortly after, she was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, that became the catalyst for her career in Fine Art.

Breck Baig


Breck Baig is a self taught contemporary abstract painter and ceramic artist. She was born and raised in the Vail Valley of Colorado. In her paintings, she aims to capture fanciful and imaginative imagery that invokes the comfort of her childhood backyard in Western Colorado. “Throughout my work, even through abstraction I work through the memory of the places I went as a child, in my imagination, and my times running around in nature.” Baig’s work can draw from the historical movements of Fauvism and Abstract Expressionism. Her work features distorted perspectives and unique spatial organizations that invite viewers to explore the canvas. Breck’s creative process involves spontaneous gestures and intuitive use of color. Her work is heavily influenced by her materials, she allows them to inform her work in an organic unfolding as the work takes form. Her work repeats themes of motherhood, the female body, and her relationship with nature. Breck’s art has been described as “ecstatic nature,” a term that best captures the essence of her work. She attended Fort Lewis College. Breck lives and works in Austin, Texas.

Vivienne Leow


Vivienne Leow is a Texas-based multidisciplinary artist, designer, and all-around thing maker whose practice centers the nuances of her Malaysian Chinese heritage. Her experience growing up across multiple continents is weaved through her work as she explores memory, community, and material culture in a range of media, including painting, writing, fiber arts, and jewelry making. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2022 and most recently exhibited at _OFCOLOR ATX’s RITUALS showcase, with a forthcoming zine to be sold at Wing On Wo & Co—the oldest operating store in Manhattan’s Chinatown.

Kyle Groover


Kyle, artist handle Gemtooth, is a nonbinary trans artist living in Austin, TX. They use traditional art techniques with non-traditional subjects, colors, and canvases to create unique handmade art that seeks to both empower and deconstruct what is viewed as Fine Art. Themes of life, death, beauty, gender, and just silly fun things embody their work.

Event Vendors of 2023

Olaya Peruvian Food

We are Olaya! A Peruvian food truck located in the heart of Austin! Our gastronomy is Our Hero. We are keeping the revolution of our Peruvian Food alive! Experience delicious Peruvian food made with the best ingredients, made by family for family.

Dulce Vida Tequila

Dulce Vida is nationally recognized for its tequila heritage, earning top awards in numerous competitions. Dulce Vida has earned accolades as the most decorated and recognized craft tequila – lending claim as The Most Awarded Tequila.™

ShareTea Austin

Established in 1992, Sharetea started off business with to-go black tea and pearl milk tea drinks in Taipei, Taiwan. Since then Sharetea has opened many branches and franchises in 18 countries such as United States, Canada, UK, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia and over 450 stores.

Tequila with Friends

The Essential Ingredient is Friendship. Not only is Friendship at the core of Tequila with Friends, it is a foundation to a good time. Tequila strives to spread joy and benefits of good friendships through good times.

Cosmic Apparel

Cosmic Apparel is a black owned zodiac clothing line that compliments all body types by providing modern unisex designs for everyday looks. We launched July 9, 2021 and have been growing our brand exponentially through social media marketing, and pop-up event around the state of Texas.


8-12 is a multi-brand fragrance retailer offering scents from origins near and far. Our assortment of perfume, candles, & incense centers founders inspired by their sense of home, heritage, & lived experiences. At our core, it's our intention to connect indie fragrances that broaden and reclaim olfactory narratives with people who use scent to enhance the joy, peace, and reverence in the spaces they occupy.

Blow Candle Co.

Blow Candle Co. is a local, handcrafted candle and home fragrance studio that focuses on sustainable, non toxic products that you can enjoy and feel safe using in your home! We're proud to provide scents that fill a room but don't overpower, the kind to compliment every moment flawlessly.

Latisha Bomer

Latisha is a mixed media artist and operations manger living in Austin. She specializes in resin pouring. She beautifies home goods while keeping them functional for use. She hopes to bring the same feelings to peoples home as she has while creating… bliss, peace and joy just to name a few.

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