Local Art Reviews & Videos April 29

Art News DFW’s weekly guide series to promote the local artists, galleries and art organizations in North Texas. We provide a round-up of locally published art reviews, art stories and videos. Please email artnewsdfw@gmail.com if you wish to contribute a link, write a review or help with our round-up.

Spoilers: Jennie Ottinger at …

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BOTANICALS the exhibition at thegallery8680

Botanicals: Botanical Expression includes 60 pieces of beautiful original art and photography for sale all executed by local artists

Our desire is to create a space for emerging artists of a visionary nature. Whether self-taught or raised within the disciplines of art, we believe that the essence of true artistic expression comes from an …

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Corks & Canvas Art Walk & Wine Tasting in Rockwall – call for artists

Local artists needed for our Corks & Canvas event on Saturday May 21, 2016.  It is an Art Walk and Wine Tasting event.  The Art Walk is from10 am – 5 pm and we will have featured artists set up in front of the stores throughout the downtown district displaying their art work.  The …

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Dallas Architecture Forum presents “Economics and Architecture” May 10


Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2015-2016 Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 with “Economics and Architecture” moderated by Jeff Whittington, Executive Producer and Host at KERA 90.1

Panels are offered at no charge to both …

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Trinity Arts Guild’s 2016 Open Show Reception & Awards May 7

Trinity Arts Guild in Bedford holds an annual competition for DFW area artists. Over $3800.00 in cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded on May 7 from 4-6pm. http://trinityartsguild.org/ 

Calendar of Events:

Wednesday, April 20  – Show Opens
Saturday, May 7  –  Reception and awards 4pm to 6pm
Tuesday,  May 21  …

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47th Annual River Road Show in Baton Rouge

47th Annual River Road Show

Deadline Mon, June 13, 2016  Location: Louisiana

A national juried exhibition sponsored by the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild. Open to all U.S. artists 18+ (except photography or digitally enhanced). Work must be original and created within the last 2 years. Juror: Bill Farnsworth, OPA. $40 for first 3 …

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Two National Public Art Opportunities Open in Memphis

The Memphis Urban Art Commission is accepting artist applications for two public art projects. These projects are open to all artists in the United States and will include sculptures and other public art pieces. Selection criteria will include previous experience with the design of exterior sculpture projects. The deadline to submit qualifications is May 20, 2016.

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Painting in Oils with Chris Brandley; May 13-14 in Grapevine, Texas

NEW Oil Painting Workshop just added! Coming up May 13-14 in Grapevine, Texas; and I’ve added an option if you are hesitant about buying a whole set of oil paints!

Check it out!

Time:  9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)

Place:  The REC of Grapevine
1175 Municipal Way
Grapevine, …

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Summer Art Camps for Kids at Artists’ Showplace

Looking for a creative and educational summer activity for your kids? Artists’ Showplace Gallery introduces summer art camps for children and youth entering grades 4-9. The camp themes are:

  • Exploring Cultures Through Mask-Making
  • Animation Drawing & Storyboarding
  • Celebrating Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Surreal Art: Fun & Fantastical
  • Discovering Henry Moore
  • Camp sessions are June 20-24, …

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Free Webinar on Creating Artist Portfolios Wednesday April 27


Build your best portfolio with Lindsay of White Oak Creative By: Maker Mentors Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-your-best-portfolio-with-lindsay-of-white-oak-creative-tickets-24378764541

Build your best portfolio with Lindsay of White Oak Creative

This free live webinar startes April 27th at 12pm CST.

A simple portfolio displays your previous work – what you’ve done and with whom. For creative entrepreneurs, your portfolio …

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MICROGALLERY popup at Umbrella Gallery April 30

One night event: Saturday, April 30 at 8 PM – 11 PM

Umbrella Gallery
2803 Taylor St, Dallas, Texas 75226


“Microgallery” is an exhibition concept that has become popular in the New York art scene, in which many artists show smaller works alongside each other salon-style in a gallery space. Umbrella Gallery is …

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Hot & Sweaty 2016 & Project Space Rentals | CALL FOR ENTRIES

Project Space Rentals We are now accepting proposals for project space rentals! 200.00 for one month. Openings will correspond with shows in the main gallery spaces. Submit 20 images and a proposed statement outlining what you would do in the space. You can drop off proposals at the gallery on Saturdays and Sundays from …

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Roger Bensasson and Yumiko Kimura open April 29 at the Geometric MADI

Opening: Inventing Through Glass, Wood, and Cardboard: Kimura and Bensasson

Opening April 29 at the Geometric MADI

Work by artists Roger Bensasson and Yumiko Kimura!Bensasson was born in Paris in 1931 and now lives in Bagnolet, France. He has exhibited in the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles since 1986 and has solo exhibitions in Holland, …

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2016 DADA Scholarship Awards & Exhibit Reception May 7

Join the Party 2016 DADA Scholarship Awards Exhibition and Reception May 7 7-9 pm One Arts Plaza 1722 Routh St FREE – RSVP:    info@dallasartdealers.org Work by Nine Finalists – Exhibition on View – May 2 – June 24 Brett Akop, Lysette Barrera, Vivie Behrens, Monzerrat Fuentes, Nik Hermanovski, Iris Hughey, Lauren Kuehmeir, Joseph Racz, Celeste Rodela 2016 DADA Scholarship Awards Exhibition …

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2016 IAA Members Juried Show call for entries

The Irving Art Association 61st Annual Members Juried Exhibition will be held May 1 – 27 in both the East and West Galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Entry is open to IAA members only. Awards: prize money and merchandise awards.

We are changing our entry method this year by taking a page from the past. …

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Artists’ Showplace: Outdoor Painters Society with A Double Weekend of Featured Artists

Outdoor Painters Society with A Double Weekend of Featured Artists

Saturday, April 30, 2016

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Best of Show in OPS 2016



Award of Excellence in OPS 2016 Live Demonstrations & Light Refreshments  ********************************* Saturday, May 7, 2016 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Cecy …

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Art Heals free online event hosted by Heidi Easley

I’ve struggled for years with anxiety and know personally the affect that painting and art has on my life. WANT FREE ACCESS TO AN ONLINE EVENT CALLED ART HEALS? This INTERVIEW SERIES is of ARTIST from ALL OVER THE WORLD and I have put my heart and soul into it knowing that you will benefit. …

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“Body Poems in Suspended Space” by Liz Trosper at CentralTrack; Sofia Bastdidas talk

“Body Poems in Suspended Space” by Liz Trosper is now on exhibit at CentralTrak.

800 Exposition, Dallas TX 75226 (214) 824-9302

You can read more about the exhibition here (link). http://www.centraltrak.com/ Just because you happen to be standing in front of a painting, you can’t assume that the artist was only concerned with this traditional form of …

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Cottonwood Art Festival May 7 & 8

The festival is Saturday, May 7, 10 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday, May 8, 10 AM to 5 PM. Cottonwood Park is located at 1321 W. Belt Line Road, one block east of Coit Road in Richardson, TX. Parking and admission are free. The artists’ works are available for purchase, as are food …

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Mayfest in Fort Worth April 28 – May 1

 Mayfest is Fort Worth’s premier family-friendly festival! It’s the first weekend in May — the 2016 festival is set for April 28 – May 1, 2016.

Encompassing 33 acres along the Trinity River in Trinity Park, Mayfest has a myriad of activities for the whole family in one of the best greenspaces in town. Live music, …

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DAFA 2016 Member Art Show reception April 25

DAFA Annual Member Art Show
Monday, April 25, 2016
at CC Young, 6:00 pm

The art is hung so get ready for ooohs and ahhhs from the DAFA members and visitors. This meeting will be a special celebration marking the Annual Member Art Show at The Point.

The reception will begin at 6 pm. DAFA …

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UTD 2016 Spring Arts Festival includes student exhibition

April 23 – May 13
Venue: Various locations
Ticket: Free
Season: 2015-16

The Spring Art Festival showcases the works of more than 600 students from more than 40 courses featuring classical, jazz, theater, dance, guitar, piano and vocal performances, as well as art exhibitions and receptions.





Friday, …

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Pintapaint looking for instructors


Pintapaint is hiring!

We are looking for fun/energetic painting instructors for our Las Colinas location.

Pintapaint combines acrylic painting instruction with a BYOB beer/wine experience. We host 2-2.5 hour nightly events during which patrons will receive step-by-step instruction on a particular painting while socializing in a vibrant yet relaxing atmosphere.


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Juan J. Hernandez Reception April 30 at Dallas City Performance Hall

Join us for a reception with the artist, Juan J. Hernandez on Saturday, April 30th from 6PM-8PM! The exhibition will be on display until July 1st!



For more about the artist, visit his website http://juanjhernandez.com/

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Largest Art Materials Expo in the World! Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 in Santa Fe

We are so excited to share this with you and your members! The biggest Art Materials and Workshop Expo of it’s kind in the world is taking place in Santa Fe Sept. 29-Oct. 2.  We have planned it back to back with Balloon Fiesta this year so artists can enjoy BOTH!


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2016 ETSY Dallas Spring Bash on April 30 features local artists and crafters

Since 2007, Etsy Dallas (an independent local craft collective run by volunteers) has hosted 7 wildly popular and successful independent art shows in support of the handmade movement in Dallas. The Bash features hand-picked artists, designers and crafters selling their top quality handmade goods to the public. Additional fun includes live music, entertainment, food, …

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Spring Gallery Night in Grapevine May 7

Spring Gallery Night — Grapevine Art Dealers Association (GADA)

Saturday, May 7, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Historic Downtown Grapevine


2016 GADA Spring Gallery Night will feature Grapevine’s artistic offerings and GADA’s six member galleries in historic downtown Grapevine.  Guests can walk along historic Main Street and enjoy an …

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SWA 2016 International Juried Exhibition – April 30 Reception

The Society of Watercolor Artists presents its annual international watercolor exhibit. April 17 – May 28, 2016 in Fort Worth.

Reception & Awards Saturday, April 30th, 2-4pm

Juror: Frank Eber. He will give a demo for SWA on Monday, April 25th, plus a 4-day workshop on watercolor April 26 – 29, 2016. For more information, contact swaworkshop@gmail.com.

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YouTube: New Art Videos April 22

Art News DFW follows more than 200 YouTube channels devoted to arts and crafts. To view the list, click here. To see our Video Playlists, click here. Email artnewsdfw@gmail.com with suggestions for other channels to follow, or videos to include in our playlists.

Videos are roughly divided into ARTS and CRAFTS. Previews of DVDs are included. To find local …

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Local Art Reviews & Videos April 21

Art News DFW’s weekly guide series to promote the local artists, galleries and art organizations in North Texas. We provide a round-up of locally published art reviews, art stories and videos. Please email artnewsdfw@gmail.com if you wish to contribute a link, write a review or help with our round-up.

Dallas Art Fair https://www.artsy.net/dallas-art-fair-2016?utm_source=dallas-art-fair-2016 …

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Art News DFW’s latest challenge to artists…COMPLEMENTARY COLORS

Sharon Giles website

Complementary Colors: cross the color wheel! Enter by June 15th
Contrasting palettes create visual impact, vibrancy or tension in art. Spotlight your subject by surrounding it with a shade or tint of its compliment, or build conflict in the mood. We want to see how …

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9th Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat in Abiquiu, NM Sept. 25 – Oct. 1


You are invited to Darla Bostick’s 9th Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat 2016 in Abiquiu, NM  25 September-1 October

Includes digital photography, watercolors/acrylics, pencil, incorporating text and mixed media work with options for plein air painting and comfort of a group activity room (floor to ceiling vista views). For 7 days/6 nights you can relax, enjoy, …

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Art Room Gallery – New show opening May 14

Ready, set, mark your calendars for May 14th! We have a whole host of new artists and art, just waiting for your viewing pleasure. Lee’s Grilled Cheese food truck will be there plus live music and beverages. Featuring works from Ryan Schröder, Felice House, Dana Younger, Alex Khraish,Vance Wingate, Elizabeth Troper, Lisa Lindholm, Jessica …

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The Deep Ellum Arts Festival April 1 – 3

The Deep Ellum Arts Festival is proud to celebrate its 22nd anniversary this year on from Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3. Voted “Best Festival in Dallas” by local polls and ranked by participating artists among the top 50 arts Festivals in the nation. The Festival is expanding this year by shifting three …

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Leticia Sedberry & Nick Franco open at the GeniusDen April 23

APRIL 23, 2016 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | @GENIUSDEN

For more of the artists’ works see


3106 Commerce St, Dallas, Texas 75226

Leticia Sedberry  is veteran entrepreneur, she owns and operates three businesses and lives in Colleyville where she paints almost daily in her private studio. Leticia ‘s …

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