VAST is dedicating the 2018 Members Exhibition to two extraordinary women and VAST members who passed this year.
In Memorium – Andrea F. Albright (1944 – 2018)
Andrea Albright, a native Texan, grew up and attended public schools in Fort Worth. She received her BS in Education graduating cum laude from then North Texas State University (now UNT) in 1973. She returned to school later and completed her MA at UNT in 1989.
Albright taught art history in high school for several years and also worked as a secretary for the Episcopal Bishop of Dallas as well as with several Episcopal churches in the Dallas area. She loved to sing and sang in choirs at three different Episcopal churches for a total of 50 years. Before she finished her college studies, she painted murals in children’s rooms. Art then became a love that lasted her lifetime.
As a member of VAST, Andrea had the opportunity to advance her passion for art with other artists who shared that same love. She exhibited in many VAST Members’ Exhibitions and in a number of Merging Visions exhibitions. Her husband Frank said it was rare to catch Andrea without a brush or a book in her hand as she loved reading history, art history, and religious books. She and Frank, who met at UNT, had two children and a marriage that lasted almost 55 years.