John Ross Palmer Announces 2016 Escapist Artists
John Ross Palmer's Art Movement of Escapism is furthered by his Escapist Mentorship Program and coaching of artists to accomplish their goals. The epicenter of the Movement is the Chrysalis, a state-of-the-art training ground in the Houston Heights.
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Tatiana Escallon, Houston, TX
Alonzo Karahamuheto, Houston, TX
Hugo Perez, Houston, TX
These three dedicated artists were picked from dozens of applicants from around the United States. Courageous artists submit a written application with art images and essays to a jury panel, and then, as a Finalist, they present themselves for “speed dating” interviews at Palmer’s Gallery. If the Finalist is not from Houston, they appear via FaceTime or Skype. Scoring well in the Interview Phase was critical to advancing as 5 Finalists were interviewed with only 3 applicants earning the 2016 Escapist Artist honor. Panels for scoring are comprised of top Palmer patrons, including: FCC Members J.P. Anderson, Alfredo Tijerina and Julio Montano, Vallone Award Winners Jennifer Black & Morgan Steen and Palmer collector and Alief ISD Trustee Tiffany Thomas. Read all about the history, mission and goals of this empowering program plus see first-class documentary videos by visiting EscapistProgram.com.
"I cannot believe this is the 8th year of the program!” exclaims Palmer. “When I initially wanted to help artists share in success, we met over coffee and took notes in paper journals. I had no idea the idea would blossom into now having a state-of-the-
Palmer’s Art Movement of Escapism is aimed at forever destroy the stereotype of the struggling artist. His mentorship program, founded in 2009, aims to teach artists how to sell on their own and not be tied to the traditional art gallery system. Palmer does this as a means of giving back to the art world--it is entirely free.
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