Marie Renfro Marie Renfro

In 1982 Marie was one of the founding members of the eight professional women artists. Gallery VIII was a unique fine art gallery offering original art in both traditional and contemporary styles. With one of the largest selections of watercolors in the Dallas metropolitan area, the gallery also featured oil, acrylic and encaustic paintings, collages, etchings, and mono-types. In addition, wearable fine art jewelry and fused glass could be found among the artists’ mediums. Following twenty-one years as a vibrant retail art gallery, Gallery VIII was a creative on-line gallery offering all-original art. Now in its third decade, Gallery VIII continues with creative endeavors, including individual shows.



2020 Texas Hill Country Retreat


The year started off with another rewarding trip to the beautiful TX Hill Country. Ten days of uninterrupted studio time was a welcome beginning to the year.


The Exquisite Corpse


The artists who attended all created three pieces in their studios at home to be included in a collaborative exhibit — head, torso and legs — without knowledge what the other artists were creating. The gallery staff installed the show which produced a creative and entertaining exhibit. A great success!




Marie and 16 other artists called "AWOL" showcase their work.