Art Connection of East Texas
A heart for Art and the Creative Artist
  1. Monroe One
    Monroe One
    Artist: Brian Stone
  2. Valerosa Designs and Gallery
    Valerosa Designs and Gallery
    Artistic Diversity!
  1. Alaskan/Canadian Moose
    Alaskan/Canadian Moose
  2. Hymn to Pam
    Hymn to Pam
  3. Native American Bottle Stone Image
    Native American Bottle Stone Image
  4. Azaleas
  5. Beach Play-With Artist and Happy Client
    Beach Play-With Artist and Happy Client
  6. Jewelry Selections
    Jewelry Selections
 Art Connection of East Texas - Highlighting our local Creative Artistic community

Tune in to KTBB, 97.5 FM at 8:00am every Saturday for the ACET Radio Show (see below)

​​The East Texas Region is rich with artistic talent! ACET's mission is to present this magnificent resource to the general public through  the weekly radio show, promotion of Art Clubs and art presentations, and other platforms highlighting local artists.
Best Team Ever!
Neita Fran Ward
Executive Producer and Host
Neita Fran is a native of East Texas. She acquired a degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Interior Design from Stephen F. Austin State University. She has owned art galleries for 20 years and began designing jewelry with Navajo Brian Billie in 2001. She has sold her jewelry to many collectors in numerous states and countries. She currently ownes WarDancer Designs, LLC dba WarDancer Designs and Gallery in LasVegas, NM and dba Valerosa Designs and Gallery in Tyler, TX. Her main goal in brokering art is to provide a service to the artist and the art collector. Connecting people to each other with the purpose of bringing them joy through art is one of her passions. Designing jewelry is another way she enjoys pleasing clients. She hosted the Northeast New Mexico Art Connection Radio Show in Las Vegas, NM for seven years and now she is hosting the Art Connection of East Texas (ACET) show on KTBB 97.5 FM in Tyler.
Cindy Trimble
Assistant Producer and Co-Host
Cindy's rich history in numerous aspects of art brings a multi-faceted diversity to the ACET Team. From cosmetics to high-end watch and jewelry design to interior design her experiences have proven that artistic talent can be expressed through many unique perspectives. She is excited to Co-Host the Art Connection of East Texas radio program on KTBB, 97.5 FM with Neita Fran. Here the East Texas artist is interviewed and their talent and character are showcased. East Texas has a plethora of artistic talent and her hope is that ACET can provide positive exposure of this talent to the local population
Kathleen Bass
Marketing Director
Kathleen’s incredibly diverse background in artistic and creative endeavors provide both the ACET Team and the local artist a fascinating liaison to exposure throughout the local community. Kathleen’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas at Tyler. Her professional experience includes considerable success in numerous facets of Marketing including both sales and advertising. Her creative expertise has been showcased through her interior design talents. Once an Art Agent in Dallas, TX for several Tyler artists, Kathleen is more than ever excited to promote local artists to the East Texas Region.

Coming ACET Radio Shows on KTBB, 97.5 FM

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Bergfeld Insurance Agency - Brad Bergfeld        Gold Leaf Gallery         Judy Kunzman Real Estate - Keller Williams
  1. January 7, 2016
    Dr. William Stephens, Retired, UTT Art Department Professor Emeritus Raymond Sikes, Retired UTT Art Department - Gallery/Media Coordinator
  2. December 24, 2016
    Pre-recorded Interview: Chris Leahy, Executive Director of Tyler Museum of Art Caleb Bell, Curator, Tyler Museum of Art Discussing the new exhibition: Flora and Fauna, Dec. 11, 2016 - March 19, 2017
  3. December 31, 2016
    Pre-Recorded Interview: Neita Fran Ward, Host of Art Connection of East Texas Owner: WarDancer Designs, LLC, dba Valerosa Designs and Gallery, Bergfeld Center. "Everyone has a story; this is mine!" Interior Designer, Jewelry Designer, Art Broker, Gallery Owner Wife - Mom - Grandmother -Friend - Doing all the above!!
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  5. December 17, 2016
    Sharon Thayer, Children's Book Author Reading her book: "Myth of Santa's Beard"