The Saigebrook/O-SDA Development Team partners with local artists in each community to create murals, sculptures, mosaics, and other large-format art for the neighborhood to enjoy. This commitment to public art and local artists aims to create a sense of place while supporting the local art scene.
Best known for his large scale public sculptures, Brent has a MFA and BFA and has taught art at Austin Community College since 2007. Mr. Baggett’s most recent works incorporate abstract spiraling forms and progressive rhythms that radiate around or from a central axis. This approach has created visually dynamic forms that communicate growth, movement, transformation and energy. His creation has been an ongoing point of pride and conversation since the community opened.
Gregory Beck has devoted his life to art. Along with his unique, vibrant paintings in oil and acrylic, in recent years, he has focused on figurative sculpture. Beck traveled Europe surrounding himself with the works of Renaissance masters. Self-taught, he spent time sculpting in Florence, Italy, inspired by the city and it’s timeless art treasures. Developing his unique style and approach to figurative sculpture, Gregory has drawn from a lifetime of experience. A distinctive—and instinctive—ability to blend the purity of classical sculpture with a unique sense of modern realism allows Gregory Beck to create beautiful, inspirational works.
Ariel Davis is an artist living and working in Fort Worth, Texas. She earned her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied under Melissa Miller and Dan Sutherland in painting. Primarily a painter and muralist, you may have seen her mural work in Inspiration Alley, at Mistletoe Station in the Near Southside in Fort Worth, and in the new home of the Texas Rangers Baseball Organization at Globe Life Field. Her paintings have shown with the Fort Worth Art Collective, at her booth in the 2019 Main Street Arts Festival, and group shows at the Fort Worth Community Art Center and various galleries. Throughout her career she has been in over 35 exhibitions and has co-organized over 80 art events and exhibitions in the DFW area over the past 4 years. In 2018 she was named Best Fort Worth Artist by Fort Worth Texas Magazine and was Fort Worthian of the month in Feb of 2020.
FeeBee is a local artist, designer, and muralist based out of Austin, TX. She is known for incorporating modern, urban, and street art elements into her ever-developing pop art style. Her background of street art and illustration was greatly influenced during her time in Brooklyn, NY. FeeBee was born in upstate NY and received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications Design from the Pratt Institute in New York City. She continues to explore what is possible with her creative style in the studio and on the streets. Her singular goal is to create something beautiful, eye-catching, and exciting for the viewer.
Becca is an abstract painter, designer and mural artist. Growing up with her classical musician parents, she was always surrounded by creatives. This created the groundwork for her interest in improvisation and bold expression through works of art. After earning her B.F.A. in Painting from Southwestern, Becca now lives and works in Austin, TX. She has exhibited her works around the United States, France, and Portugal.
Jackie is an artist and muralist living in Austin, Texas. Medium of choice is oil paint, charcoal, or gouache. Her artwork is rooted in the spirit of celebrating color and nature, often taken from her experiences living throughout the southwest, west coast, and pacific northwest.
Catie is a self-taught artist and muralist living in Austin, TX, who specializes in oil paintings, line art and large scale murals. As a Filipinx woman, Catie uses art to reconnect with her ancestral lineage and redefine her cultural identity by incorporating scenes of her homeland and native elements into her paintings. Catie recently founded WallsTalkCo., a mural company providing custom murals for businesses and accessible resources and opportunities to young creatives like her. She’s painted murals for local businesses like Shag Salon and EleMINT Skin and companies such as Google and Lexus.
Sade is a self-taught artist currently based out of Austin, TX. She has been creating art since she was young but started focusing with watercolors in 2014 and progressed to acrylics in 2015. She touches on topics such as the power of feminine energy, confidence and nature to mental illness and how art can be a way to process the array of emotions that we can experience because of that. The use of the female form, dreamy landscapes and a variety of bright colors aim to elevate moods and inspire introspection to not only how we express feelings and ourselves but also how others around us do as well. Sade has been a muralist and live painter since 2018 with works at Luster Pearl East, Cosmic Coffee, Try Hard Coffee, and other various locations in Downtown Austin.
Having come from an artistic family, Jim began sculpting at a very early age. As an adolescent he spent a lot of time in a local quarry digging up clay and making things for friends and family. His father taught him to work with wood, building furniture and carving. In 1972, Jim enrolled at the Hill Fine Art Center where he studied under the great metal sculptor Orion Hargett. Jim went on the teach photography and wood sculpture at Joliet Jr College and eventually came to own and operate the Hill Fine Art Center until 1982. After years of teaching wood sculpture and studying the masters of kinetic art, Jim decided in 1998 to channel all his energy into embracing the medium of Kinetic Art.
Allyson is a visual artist, performer, and entertainer. She started playing alto saxophone, singing, and performing live in clubs in her mid 20’s. Her first band, “Deep Sombreros” became a local Austin, TX favorite with their comical stage antics and old world-inspired jazzy tunes. Allyson was the saxophonist and co-writer for the band’s music along with the 3 brothers Grant (Peter, Ian, Christian) who played guitars and upright bass, respectively. bShe made glass lamps under the business name Freedom In Glass from 1994 – 2008 when she decided to go back to school to obtain her Design Degree and study graphics, typography, and web design.
After many years working at a few of Austin’s best Marketing and Design firms, Allyson decided to go freelance and opened Lipsting Media. She’s had the pleasure of working for some of Austin’s most creative for profits, including Honk!TX. Most recently she has been making public art and has shown in Austin and Manhattan.
Zuzu Perkall – Zuzu is a contemporary mixed-media artist and muralist recognized for vibrant color design and positive messaging. She found herself painting her first piece in the streets in 2008, stemming from her fascination with graffiti culture in the early 2000’s. A few years later, she completed her studies at the creative advertising program at University of Texas at Austin in 2010. Since then, she has combined her love of art, business, and design, working with brands like Rolling Stone, Neiman Marcus, SXSW, Budweiser, Facebook, Red Bull, Fender, and W Hotels.
Zuzu was named ‘Austin’s Best Muralist’ by the Austin Chronicle in 2021 and 2022 and is a proud member of the Board of Directors for the HOPE Campaign, an Austin based nonprofit 501(c3) supporting visual artists and musicians through community programming and projects. She is currently residing in Austin, focused on creating large-scale murals and commissioned canvas work.
Alex was born in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in 2005. She graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History. After earning her Masters Degree in Teaching from Lewis and Clark, Alex she taught elementary school for ten years. Alex moved to Austin in 2020 to pursue art and music. Her painting influences include Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, and Hilma af Klint. She has journeyed through phases of figurative and abstract, and she has found a fulfilling rhythm in her current practice. She paints large oils of abstracted landscapes. She paints small watercolors of brightly detailed birds, mandalas, and surrealist objects.
Alannah is a San Antonio based multidisciplinary artist and academic. She has a Bachelors in Art History from Texas State University as well as a Masters of Museum Studies from The University of Oklahoma. Alannah’s work mostly draws from pop culture and imagery she sees online – it is a response to the people and objects in her everyday life that stimulate some sort of response. Sometimes abstracting, sometimes simplifying. Ultimately, she looks to find an alternative view of these everyday objects and people. Through the use of bold imagery, Alannah attempts to amplify these themes using color, form and crisp line work.
Nic Noblique is a Texas based sculptor who has gone on to harness a rebellious and tenacious need to succeed on his own terms. Growing up immersed in the punk rock, skateboard and snowboard culture of the Midwest, Nic’s passion for art and design has led to over two decades of notable achievements, installations, competitions and exhibitions.
Keith began his career as a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has worked in top hotels and restaurants across America and Hawaii. While in Hawaii working as a chef, Keith began watching airbrush artist’s paint. He took up the airbrush, and three months later, he had paintings in galleries around the country. Keith also became a sculptor, fused glass artist and a potter. His paintings evolved to include animals, birds and figures all with a playful approach that leans toward whimsical. He is constantly expanding his paintings with a curiosity driven sense of humor and plenty of imagination.
George Tobolowsky creates steel and stainless-steel sculptures by welding together “found objects,” discarded machine parts, industrial parts and scrap metal. He lets the original shapes of the discarded steel pieces determine the form of each sculpture by balancing its compositions with each “found object” or piece of scrap metal. Tobolowsky’s sculptures are visual memories that reflect his business experiences of the past three decades working in the legal and business worlds.
Caya is an artist and muralist based in Fort Worth, Texas. Her work is inspired by pop culture references and historical paintings. It varies greatly from watercolor and acrylic paintings to murals and large-scale installations. By sharing her art, Caya hopes to create memorable pieces that resonate with people and contribute to making the world a better place.
Everly Plaza has donated a 2,400-square-foot space on the ground-floor of the property to Near Southside, Inc.’s Art South program for use as a community arts center. When Everly Plaza purchased the property where Massey’s once stood, it inherited the former restaurant’s 12-foot box sign. The development team worked with Near Southside Arts to repurpose the landmark sign through an intensive competition of artists. After interviewing dozens of artists, the talented Caya Crum was selected. A reimagined version of the sign designed by 15-year-old Crum is now a permanent and prominent fixture of the gallery space, now called, The Pool a Near Southside Community Arts Space.
Art studied art in college, but it was his business that launched his artistic endeavors. Through his tradeshow exhibit company, Art taught himself to realize design, engineering and production of dynamic, artistic displays while constantly brainstorming the next intuition of wonderment. He serviced nationwide clients with real-world engineering and technical solutions for the industry. It is this same exploratory process that now speaks through his art, as he strives to capture his wonder through realization born of intuition.