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Artist of the Month

This a special program used to recognized Victoria Art League members and their artistic creations. It is open to all participating Art League members. The Victoria Art League will not be responsible for loss, theft or damage to any work displayed in the gallery.

• The Artist of the month is selected by the 1st Vice President.
• Must be a member of the Victoria Art League.
• Art may be displayed on the four rolling panels, the J & J gallery or the wall above the tile bar depending on the presenter’s preference.
• The space will be available on the first day of the month and should be empty on the last day of the month.
• All aspects of visual art must be acceptable in a community art gallery environment open to the public.
• Artists are responsible for hanging and taking down artwork.
• Display will be maintained in a presentable manner throughout the show. Art work will be framed or gallery wrapped as applicable.
• A special reception to promote the exhibit will be scheduled and coordinated through the 1st Vice President, the Social Chairman and the Artist.
• VAL will promote the artist through the website, Facebook, newsletter, etc.
• The artist is welcome to promote their show through their own means as well.
• Sales of the displayed artwork will be processed using the same guidelines as used for usual gallery sales.

Artist of the Month January 2020 - Jose V. Ramirez

Born January 6, 1951 in México City and raised in East L.A., California, Jose V. Ramirez currently resides in Kenedy, Texas. Jose graduated from Los Angeles Trade Tech College in 1983, with an Associate in Arts degree. He continued his artistic education and graduated from Cal State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree of Arts in Music. Upon graduation, Jose taught music.

While in EAST, L.A., Jose learned how to use the TV cameras as well as filming, editing and producing shows. He was recognized for participating in 1994’s INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL as well as producing videos entitled ARTE PARA EL MUNDO, promoting the Visual Arts via You Tube. José A. Ramírez is currently attending THE SOUTHWEST SHOOL OF ART, pursuing a BFA (Bachelor of Arts Degree), to expand his horizons. Contact e-mail:

Jose held his first Exhibit, “ESCENCIA DE MI ESPÍRITU “ (Essence of my Spirit) at The INSTITUTO NACIONAL DEL DERECHO DE AUTOR in México City, 2019. Jose’s work has also been featured in the following:
• Victoria Art League J&J Gallery, Victoria, Texas/ 2019
• Bihl Hous Art Gallery in San Antonio, Texas, October 2019
• The Southwest School of Art/SANTIKOS Building Corridor Gallery, San Antonio Texas, November 2019.
Jose is currently showing through January 2020 at The Victoria Art League. His reception is Monday , January 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

Our Mission

The mission of the VAL is to provide opportunities for creation, exhibition, education and appreciation of visual art for children and adults.