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Owner of Couture Rocks Fine Jewelry Carinthia Kishaba, Lakewood Artist Shannon Kincaid and FGI Program Co-Chair Jennifer de Socarraz

Fashion Group International Dallas (FGI Dallas) recently hosted a “Do What You Love Series” featuring globally acclaimed Dallas artist Shannon Kincaid. The event encouraged the audience to pursue what they love while giving back to the community.

Surrounded by her fine art displayed throughout the restaurant, Kincaid shared her personal journey, unique accomplishments and passion of the arts while FGI Dallas guests enjoyed light bites, beer and wine by Wendy Krispin of Royal Sixty. Kincaid opened up to the audience about how art has been an outlet for healing in her life as well as the lives of others. 

The highlight of the evening was when Kincaid shared her story about meeting Oprah Winfrey. Kincaid painted a piece of Winfrey holding a child and presented it to Winfrey at the Texas State Fair where she accepted the painting. The artwork now hangs in the library of Winfrey’s school, The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The event was held July 17 at Royal Sixty on 150 Turtle Creek Blvd.

Fashion Group International, Inc.
FGI Dallas is part of Fashion Group International, Inc., a global, non-profit, professional organization with more than 6,000 members representing all areas of the fashion industry. Fashion Group provides a high-profile forum to promote the fashion business by hosting events that educate and facilitate the exchange of ideas by giving back to the community. For more information about FGI Dallas visit or contact Esther Morales, Operations Manager for FGI Dallas at 214-634-0204, or email

About Shannon Kincaid
Shannon Kincaid is a Dallas-based artist specializing in oils, pastels, and watercolors. She creates original artwork, custom commissions, murals, and mosaics. For many years, Kincaid was the “most sold artist” of the Florence Art Gallery in Dallas, defining her reputation among portrait artists. Her work is featured in collections all over the U.S. and Europe, refining her as one of the top artists in Dallas. To learn more about Kincaid and her artwork please visit