life as art
WAAS is a space and organization centered on furthering the identity that WOMEN ARE ALL STARS. WAAS is an oasis for women to explore, examine, and expand their lives no matter the path they are on. Established by and for women, WAAS celebrates ART + Wellness through a diverse curriculum of talks, wellness classes, events, and exhibitions. Founded in 2011 by Brandy Michele Adams, the vision of WAAS is to provide opportunities for female energy to flourish in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Whether it is through co-creation in the space via art, participating in our multitude of wellness classes, or bridging cultural gaps and bringing awareness to gender norms via communication, at WAAS women have a space where they can share and collectively grow.
As Mama Star of WAAS
Brandy Michele Adams wears several crowns as a producer, curator, and creative director, from producing shows and exhibits, curating art galleries and directing photo shoots, video shoots, and artists’ careers. With a fearless approach with her works, she unleashes transformative experiences that re-energizes the contemporary art world-at-large. Imagining new realms is natural for her because she melds art with technology, offering vital work that is futuristic and enviro-aware. Her projects brighten the city, striking and illuminating all who steps into her microcosm.
With over 20 years of experience in celebrity makeup, hair, and direction between Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York, Adams assists designers, artists, and visionaries with their concepts actualizing their ideas through consultation, color and contrast. A Dallas personality and influencer, she has worked with notable brands such as Forty Five Ten, Deborah Lindquist, Eduardo Lucero, David LaChapelle, Blink 182, and Christian Dior’s first artist team with Patti Dubroff.
She is currently based in Dallas, Texas and has an office in North Hollywood, California.
“Enter WAAS (Women Are All Stars) Gallery. Located outside of the spaces in the Design District, this Logan Street building is marked with a vibrant tasseled marker atop the gallery signage, along with eye-catching murals that indicate you’ve reached your location. The stark contrast of this building with its neighboring South Dallas businesses is also telling of WAAS Gallery itself in the Dallas art scene — this place is doing things a little differently.”
Dallas Magazine :
“Shamsy Roomiani has the sunny disposition you’d expect from someone who works primarily with plants. The Dallas-based artist is interested in growth, transformation, and creating pieces that have a healing effect on their viewers. With her latest collection of works, Shamsy has made a miniature sanctuary in South Dallas’ WAAS Gallery. The show, Green Room, and its “Cocoon” installation invite people to step away from the bustle of daily life and immerse themselves in a moment of botanical serenity.”
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