John Ross Palmer wins Greater Houston Service Award

Artist John Ross Palmer has received a prestigious Greater Houston Service Award for the countless hours he has devoted to his empowering Escapist Mentorship Program, an entirely-free and year-long coaching experience for hardworking artists.
Melanie Lawson, John Ross Palmer and Greg Hurst
Melanie Lawson, John Ross Palmer and Greg Hurst
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HOUSTON - May 19, 2014 - PRLog -- On May 15, 2014, Artist John Ross Palmer was honored to win the Greater Houston Service Award in the Arts and Recreational Activities category for the volunteer hours he has devoted to his empowering Escapist Mentorship Program.  The Awards Ceremony, emceed by Melanie Lawson and Greg Hurst, was held to a packed house at the Bayou City Event Center.  The Greater Houston Service Awards is a signature event of Volunteer Houston recognizing local citizens for acts of uncommon volunteer services.  From over 150 applications, the awards ceremony honors 3 finalists in ten categories with one unique individual or group winning in each category.  The highlight of the event was the emotional and uplifting address by Keynote Speaker Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale.

  Palmer is extremely humbled by the honor.  “I’m rewarded each time I work with an Escapist Artist to brainstorm on sales technique or event planning.  Recognition by the community is something that I never expected from this fun program.  I am, however, beyond delighted to know that this will give more exposure to the Escapist Program.  I want all artists to consider applying and help me to defeat the stereotype of the struggling artist.”

  The Escapist Mentorship Program ( was founded in 2009.  It is offered entirely for free to the accepted artists.  Palmer, along with his husband Ryan Lindsay, devote countless hours to working with artists on improving business, maintaining high professional standards and not being tied to the traditional art gallery system.  Palmer is not concerned with the competition, but, rather, he believes in elevating all artists to add power to the profession.

         If you have any questions about Artist John Ross Palmer, his winning this prestigious award or his Escapist Mentorship Program (, please contact gallery co-owner Ryan Lindsay at 713-861-6726 or  You can learn all about Artist John Ross Palmer by visiting

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