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Houston’s Season 2 Jury Experts

By Alizé Norbelly

Villa Albertine is proud to present the four cultural experts who took part in the Houston jury for Season 2.

Will Evans

Director, Deep Vellum Publishing and Bookstore

Will Evans is the director of Deep Vellum Publishing and Bookstore, which he founded in Dallas in 2013. Deep Vellum now includes 5 distinct editorial imprints with 1200 books from 65 languages and 90 countries. The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses awarded Evans its Golden Colophon Award for Paradigm Independent Literary Publishing in 2019, and he was admitted to the Texas Institute of Letters in 2022.

Aimée M. Everett

Aimée Everett, Practicing Artist and Curator of the SXSW Art Program and SXSW Conference Programmer 

Aimée M. Everett is a practicing artist and the curator of the SXSW Art Program. Her studio practice focuses on abstraction, representational work, and photographic methods to interrogate memory. Within her curatorial practice, she aims to represent and foster the work of artists that have not yet been given the platform to tell their story or showcase their talents in a meaningful and impactful way. 

Rebecca Rabinow, PhD

Director, The Menil Collection 

Dr. Rebecca Rabinow is the director of the Menil Collection, an internationally renowned art museum in Houston, Texas. She was educated at Smith College and the Sorbonne, and received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Previously, Dr. founded, directed, and was curator-in-charge of the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.  


Alison Weaver

Founding Executive Director, Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University 

Prior to joining Rice, Weaver was Director of Affiliates for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York where she oversaw the museum’s programs and operations in Berlin, Bilbao, Venice, and Las Vegas. While at the Guggenheim, she, together with her curatorial colleagues, implemented a wide range of international traveling exhibitions.

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