About Texas Women for the Arts

Membership

TWA offers several membership options. The membership year is from September 1st to August 31st. However, members may join at any time. Dues must be paid in a lump sum or quarterly installments. A sustaining membership is also available, in which memberships will automatically renew each September and may be canceled at any time. See the Executive Committee and member list.
Join TWA

Levels

Legacy Council Membership | $2500 per year

  • Opportunity to invite 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for grant funding
  • Opportunity to vote on grants
  • Invitation to annual meeting
  • Invitation to attend the annual fall trip
  • Invitation to Texas Cultural Trust events
  • Name recognition on website
  • Name recognition on biennial Texas Medal of Arts Award program
  • Invitation to optional special addition activities surrounding annual meeting at no additional cost
  • Invitation to Legacy Council only trips
  • Complimentary tickets for two to Texas Medal of Arts Awards VIP Preview Party
  • Complimentary tickets for two to Texas Young Masters Program and VIP reception

Regular Membership | $1200 per year

  • Opportunity to invite 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for grant funding
  • Opportunity to vote on grants
  • Invitation to annual meeting
  • Invitation to attend the annual fall trip
  • Invitation to Texas Cultural Trust events
  • Name recognition on website
  • Name recognition on biennial Texas Medal of Arts Award program

Mother/Daughter Membership* | $1500 per year

  • Opportunity to invite 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for grant funding
  • Opportunity to vote on grants
  • Invitation to annual meeting
  • Invitation to attend the annual fall trip
  • Invitation to Texas Cultural Trust events
  • Name recognition on website
  • Name recognition on biennial Texas Medal of Arts Award program

*Special introductory membership available for the first year of membership only; renewals will be at full rate for each member. Additional daughters $500/each.

Junior Membership** | $750 per year

  • Opportunity to invite 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for grant funding
  • Opportunity to vote on grants
  • Invitation to annual meeting
  • Invitation to attend the annual fall trip
  • Invitation to Texas Cultural Trust events
  • Name recognition on website
  • Name recognition on biennial Texas Medal of Arts Award program

** Junior membership available to women age 40 and under.

2019 – 2020 Executive Committee

Leslie Blanton
Chair, Houston
Judy Robison
Vice-Chair, El Paso
Eliza Duncan
Immediate Past-Chair, Houston
Alice Foultz
Membership Chair, San Antonio
Lisa Ivie Miller
Membership Co-Chair, Austin
Janis Brous
Nominating Chair, Fort Worth
Isha Rogers Santamaria
Nominating Vice-Chair, El Paso
Eleanor “Muffin” Lemak
2020 Annual Meeting Chair
Chrissy Kleberg
Grants Chair, Austin
Nancy Seliger
Grants Vice-Chair, Amarillo
Alyce Jones
Governance Chair, Fort Worth
Eliza Duncan
Governance Vice-Chair, Houston
Linda LaMantia
Board Liaison, Laredo
Tania Schwartz
Legacy Chair, El Paso
Sara Morgan
Legacy Vice-Chair, Houston
Patty Dedman Nail
Travel Chair, Dallas
Laura Matz
Travel Vice-Chair, Austin

Current Members

"We're so grateful that we have someone like the staff at Austin Classical Guitar. Without them, and without the grant, we wouldn't be able to have those resources."
Paul Crockett
Director of Orchestras and Classic Guitar, Akins High School

TWA Travel

One of the many benefits of being a TWA member is having the opportunity to partake in yearly cultural excursions to different arts destinations across America. The Texas Cultural Trust organizes trips that cater specifically to the interests of our TWA members and include exciting VIP experiences such as: behind-the-scenes museum tours, rooftop soirees, private homes and collections, arts festivals, exclusive dining and shopping experiences, and much more. Legacy members have the additional benefit of taking multiple trips per year.

Champion of the Arts Award

The Champion of the Arts Award recognizes a Texas Women for the Arts member who has made significant contributions to the arts statewide, and whose work has embodied the mission and vision of the organization.