Carter Community Artists

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Carter Community Artists have a passion for the arts, a love for our community, and a keen ability to unite the two.

Carter Community Artists, an annual initiative dedicated to supporting and working with local artists, enhances Museum events, connects the North Texas area with practicing artists, and builds a network among local artists. Every year, we select four local artists who help plan and lead events at the Museum and in the community. The yearlong commitment allows collaboration between artists and education staff on a wide array of projects and events designed for family, adult, and student audiences; related events take place both at the Museum and offsite in the community. Artists can expect to work between 20 and 40 hours over the year with the Education department at the Carter. The artists’ work planning, facilitating, and teaching will be supported by a $100/hour honorarium, with the number of hours varying per project.

Application deadline: Applications for Carter Community Artists for January through December 2025 will open on Thursday, August 1, and close Monday, September 9. If you have questions, please email us.

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Meet our 2024 Carter Community Artists

Colleen Borsh

Colleen Borsh is a Dallas-based artist and educator. With over 13 years of experience teaching art in both the classroom and the museum space, Borsh has worked with a variety of ages, community partners, and artists. Her colorful illustrations embrace bright colors, organic shapes, and repetition. Borsh also creates interactive educational resources and shares her artwork in pop-up markets throughout the community.

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Stuart Hausmann

Stuart Hausmann is a Dallas-based artist and author-illustrator represented by United Talent Agency. In 2023, Hausmann made his debut as an author-illustrator with Linus, a children's picture book published by Simon & Schuster. His work has been showcased throughout DFW, including Craighead Green Gallery’s New Texas Talent exhibition, and he is an advocate for making art accessible to all.

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Anna Joy Pham

Anna Joy Pham is a Fort Worth-based Vietnamese American artist and art teacher at Trimble Tech High School. With eight years of experience as a graphic designer and art director, Pham left the design field to focus on her personal work as an illustrator and painter. Her work is whimsical, colorful, and cozy, but reveals a deeper, poetic story just underneath the surface. Pham is a Gold and Bronze Addy Award winner, and her artwork has been exhibited throughout DFW galleries.

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Kelsha Reese

Kelsha Reese is a multidisciplinary artist and middle school art teacher in Arlington ISD. Specializing in collage and acrylic work, Reese’s art is driven by her southern roots, the feminist perspective, and a dedication to amplifying the voices of marginalized people, particularly focusing on the narratives of Black women. Beyond her artistic practice, Reese is deeply committed to making a positive impact in her community through creativity, dedicating her expertise to empowering young individuals.

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The Carter Community Artists initiative is supported in part by the Building Community Fund.