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Delita Martin “What the Night Knew” Artist Meet and Greet

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Delita Martin “What the Night Knew” featuring new works from the heralded printmaker/artist opens on Thursday, May 16 with an artist Meet and Greet from 6-8pm at Nicole Longnecker Gallery, 1440 Greengrass. Dr. The artist will be in attendance. The exhibit continues through Saturday July 6, 2024.

“Delita Martin captures audiences with her powerful imagery,” said gallery owner Nicole Longnecker. “Since we first exhibited her work in 2017, her career has continued an upward trajectory around the world. Her narrative portraits of black women combine historical and spiritual elements that empower the viewer.”

Delita Martin is an artist based in Huffman, Texas. She received a BFA in drawing from Texas Southern University and an MFA in printmaking from Purdue University. Formerly a member of the fine arts faculty at UA Little Rock in Arkansas, Martin currently works as a full-time artist in her studio, Black Box Press.

Martin’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. “Delita Martin: Calling Down the Spirits” held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 2020 was Martin’s first solo museum exhibition. Her work toured the country (2016-17) in the Crystal Bridges Museum exhibition, “State of the Arts: Discovering American Art Now” that included 101 artists from across the United States. In 2015 she was featured in the International Review of African American Art as one of sixteen “African American Artists to Watch” who are gaining national and international recognition.

Permanent Collections (selected): Bradbury Art Museum, C.N. Gorman Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, David Driskell Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota Museum of American Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Petrucci Family Foundation, Studio Museum in Harlem, Thrivent Financial, William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, and the U.S. Embassy, Nouachott, Mauritania. Martin’s work is also represented in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States and aboard.


May 16
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Nicole Longnecker Gallery
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City of Houston District
Houston Cultural District
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Nicole Longnecker Gallery
1440 Greengrass Dr.
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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