A small group of prominent artists and art professionals started EASL in 1992 to raise money for artists needing dire emergency funds in the North Texas region. Partnering with Communities Foundation of Texas allowed us to concentrate on fundraising and artists’ needs while CFT handled the process of grant making.

Edith Baker

Patricia Meadows

Sherry Owens

Pamela Nelson

Frances Bagley

Nancy Whiteneck


We are grateful to the many volunteers and former Board members who have championed EASL since our founding almost 30 years ago.