Local Art Reviews / News & Videos Dec. 2, 2016

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

Let the River …

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“Playing with Color” Adult Art Classes

Adult Art Classes with Niki Gulley

Playing with Color

Through guidance, encouragement and suggestion, learn how to create gorgeous paintings. Bring your favorite medium and develop your skills in oils, acrylics, watercolors or pastels.

6 Tuesdays, Jan. 24th – Feb. 28th

10 am – 1 pm • $300

7 – 9 pm • $200

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Let’s Paint Italy! Oil Painting Workshop in Grapevine, Texas

January 27 & 28, 2017

Chris Brandley

Join me for this fun, 2 day workshop where we will paint Impressionistically in the Alla Prima (wet into wet) style. I will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy. We will work on technique, color …

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Near & Far & Up & Down – Opening Reception Dec. 8 at Artspace111

It's a Small World, William Greiner, Collage on panel, 12 x 12”
Little Gem No. 2, Nancy Lamb, Inkjet print on metal

Near & Far & Up & Down
William Greiner & Nancy Lamb

Opening Reception | Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Exhibition on Display | December 8, 2016 – February 4, 2017

From the latest edition of 360 West: “Near & Far & Up & Down flips expectations by showing the paintings and mixed-media …

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Holiday Member Show and Reception in Forney

Forney Arts Council Visual Artists

present their

Holiday Member Show and Reception

View featured artworks from our member artists November 16-January 27

At Crumbzz European Bistro

212 S. Bois D’Arc

Forney, Texas

Open daily until 2:00 pm and 3:00 on weekends


Reception Friday, December 2, 2016 6:00-7:30 pm

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The Book Forest Installation at the Irving Arts Center

The Book Forest Installation, Irving Arts Center December 1, 2016 – January 29, 2017 ARTIST TALK Dec. 10, 1:00pm Artists VET and Sheila Cunningham join forces to showcase the power of trees and books, contemplating the transitional phases of both. Their installation transforms the Focus Gallery into a forest of altered books that have …

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A conversation with with Midge Lynn, plus a party! Dec. 3 at Haley-Henman




A conversation with Midge Lynn and a party!
Sunday, December 4, at 3 pm

HALEY-HENMAN at Gallery 422
422 Singelton Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75212

A conversation and closing party:  Sunday, December 4 at 3 pm

Midge Lynn works in oil …

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Women & Their Work Call For Solo Exhibition Proposals due Dec. 16

Women & Their Work seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content. Women & Their Work requests applications for our 2017-2018 Solo Exhibition Series.

Selections are based on an evaluation of the work you submit; we look for a strong, consistent aesthetic …

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Nutcrackers: Keller Public Arts Christmas Show

“Nutcrackers” is the theme of the first Keller Public Arts Christmas show at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248.  Make the exhibit one of your holiday destinations. The show will be on display, December 1st through the 22nd, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Meet the artist, Crys Gorman, …

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Art and Nature in the Middle Ages opens Dec. 4 at the DMA

Spanning the 12th to early 16th centuries, Art and Nature in the Middle Ages explores the diverse modes of expression and variety of representations of nature in European medieval art, whether plant or animal, sacred or profane, real or imagined, highlighting the continuities and changes. The exhibition, featuring work from the Musée de Cluny, …

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Geometric MADI Arcadia Salon Dec. 8 with Juergen Strunck

An Arcadia Salon accompanying the exhibit featuring the prints of Juergen Strunck will take place Thursday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Geometric MADI.

The exhibit, A Dance: Color, Symmetry, and Paper, runs through January 22, 2017.

The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, 3109 Carlisle Street , Dallas, TX 75204


Strunck studied at the …

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La Virgen de Guadalupe Reception Dec. 3

The 21st Annual La Virgen de Guadalupe

Art Exhibition Curated by Jose Vargas

December 3, 2016 – January 6, 2017
Reception this Saturday: December 3, 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm
Oak Cliff Cultural Center  223 W. Jefferson Boulevard Dallas, TX 75208

This popular annual exhibition honors The Virgen de Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico. Since 1992, …

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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE at Artists’ Showplace Gallery on Saturday, December 3

‘Tis the season for our annual Holiday Open House. Join us on Saturday, December 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., for live music, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, and the exciting kickoff of our Dazzling December Deals, when we’ll be offering 20% off all artwork through the end of the year (some exclusions …

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CuteFest Holiday Art Market Dec. 10

Holiday Art Market 2016 has been canceled due to impending bad weather. We  have merged with CuteFest to bring you a bigger and better event!

Over 30 artists showing handmade holiday decorations, paintings and jewelry. Complimented by live music from Tikki Torches and SoulShine. We will host a small pet beauty pageant and pet …

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“Trans Dimensional Acquisitions” Holidaze at MFA Gallery Dec. 3


MFA gallery 419 N Tyler St, Dallas, TX 75208

Saturday, Dec. 3rd 6pm-9pm

Matt Bagley’s pan-dimensional archaeology travels have spanned past and future. This will be the last opportunity to see and hear about the cyborg conflict that morphs spacebug and robot traditions to create a new hybrid culture.

There will be performances …

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Competitive bidding, record-setting results drive American Art past $2.5 million at Heritage Auctions

Competitive bidding, record-setting results drive American Art past $2.5 million at Heritage Auctions.


Remington’s The Broncho Buster #17 fetches $346,000; Leyendecker’s Saturday Evening Post cover realizes $200,000 at November auction in Dallas


DALLAS – Frederic Remington’s iconic The Broncho Buster #17 realized $346,000 in Heritage Auctions’ $2,529,669 million American Art Auction Nov. 12 in …

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TVAA presents Artists Holiday Bazaar – Reception Dec. 4

Holiday Bazaar

December 1, 2016  – January 6, 2017

The TVAA Downtown Gallery is overflowing with gift items for that special someone on you holiday giving list.

Participating artists include Tanya Slate, Robert Blackwell, Marco Rubino, Marilee Vergati-Haynes, Linda Chidsey, Lori & Danny Dudley (Dirt of Your Skirt …

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Artscape application deadline Dec. 9

The 11th annual Artscape, the Dallas Arboretum’s juried fine art and craft show and sale, is accepting applications through December 9.

Mediums include painting, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, photography and more.  The reimagined Artscape will be held in the Arboretum’s gardens and DeGolyer Gallery April 28-30, 2017.  For an application or more information visit …

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December 2016 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Galleries December Exhibits Reception: Friday, December 2, 2016; 6 – 9pm
Free and open to the public

New Exhibitions:

December 2 – 28, 2016

  Society of Watercolor Artists 2016 Juried Membership Exhibit 

An exhibit by the members of SWA, which focuses on watercolor and water-based media.


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AMANDA DUNBAR: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS opens Dec. 7 at The Blue House Too



The Allen Arts Alliance is thrilled to welcome Allen native and internationally acclaimed artist, Amanda Dunbar to The Blue House Too Gallery as she returns home again for the annual holiday exhibit of her inspiring work. The exhibit will run December …

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Sydney Williams’ solo exhibition opens Dec. 10th at Cydonia

DALLAS – CYDONIA is pleased to announce Sydney Williams’ solo exhibition: Untitled. The exhibition opens Saturday, December 10th and closes on Friday, December 30th, 2016. A reception honoring the artist will take place on Saturday, December 10th from six to eight in the evening.

Williams is the second artist in an exhibition year featuring all female artists and …

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Academy of the Arts at Bransom Elementary call for artists


Academy of the Arts at Bransom Elementary in Burleson is incorporating a weekly “Art Exhibitor” to showcase many forms of Art  to our students.  We are looking for local Artists who would like to donate their time on a Wednesday to visit our school and share/perform during the students lunch times.  Lunches are from …

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More Art Calls around the Texas & Neighboring States

ART FOR HEART, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $0
Deadline: 12/2/17

The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The need for the AHA is beyond question. Heart disease remains our #1 killer, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer …

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Apps Open – 9th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling

The 9th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling is a FREE indoor event. The family and pet-friendly event will be held March 4th & 5th in the Cattle 2 building at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth. Shop handmade & support your local economy with over 100 artists, crafters, designers, authors & gourmet food …

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Rueben Contreras teaches Perspective in Drawing in December

“Perspective in Drawing”

Artist Ruben Contreras is again offering his drawing classes. They are suitable for all levels of artists.

The fee for the series of three classes is $90 or $30 a class.  Held at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions  7-9 pm Class schedule: Fri.,  Dec. 2;  Thurs.,  Dec. 8; and Fri., Dec. 16.


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EASL: Give A Little….Help A Lot Today, November 29th, on GIVING TUESDAY!!!

North Texas artists need your support!  To show your support, we hope you will make a gift to the Emergency Artist’s Support League.  As you probably know, visual artists and visual arts professionals often live within narrow financial constraints, even in the best of times. A medical crisis, fire, or other emergency can result …

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SWA Membership Exhibition reception & awards Dec. 2 in Fort Worth

You are invited to our reception on Friday, December 2nd in Fort Worth! The Society of Watercolor Artists is the only organization in Tarrant County exclusively for water media. Formed in 1981, SWA hosts 2 juried exhibitions each year–an international Spring event and the Membership Show. The group has monthly meetings usually on the …

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VASTFEST: Holiday Social and Shopping event Dec. 1

You are invited to the Second Annual VASTFEST on December 1st, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

VASTFEST is a Holiday Social and Shopping event.

Invite your Friends & Neighbors
This event child-friendly, free and open to the public.


Time …

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Calling all Artists: Environment Texas Art Contest

Environment Texas is hosting an art contest for our campaign: “Methane: UT’s dirty little secret.” The University of Texas is involved in the one of the largest oil and gas operations in America. The drilling operations pollute huge amounts of methane, which is harming our planet. UT doesn’t require companies who lease its land …

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Call for Action and Artists: Art is a Healing Force Mail Art Salon

Art is a Healing Force

Mail Art Salon 2016 – 2017

Open Call


“The country is so wounded, bleeding, and hurt right now. The country needs to be healed—it’s not going to be healed from the top, politically. How are we going to heal? Art is the healing force.”

Robert Redford,

National Arts …

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Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition Features Life-sized The Last Judgment

Michelangelo’s frescoes at the Sistine Chapel are considered a masterpiece without precedent, most famously featuring The Last Judgment, executed on the altar wall. The Last Judgment vividly portrays The Second Coming of Christ. Surrounded by numerous saints, Christ judges and sends human souls to their final judgment.

Work to prepare the altar wall began …

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Gaylord O’Con watercolor demo on Urban Landscape Nov. 29

Guest artist at the Tuesday, November 29th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Gaylord O’Con. He will be demonstrating a street scene using his style of watercolor technique. Note: this month the meeting will be the 5th Tuesday, because of Thanksgiving.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the …

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Denton Holiday Lighting Festival Dec, 2


December 2, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Greater Denton Arts Council, 400 E. Hickory, Denton, Texas 76201

dentonarts.com/specialevents    https://www.dentonholidaylighting.com/


Join us on the Denton square as we create holiday arts and crafts from 5:30 – 9:30 PM.

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Register Today at CAC for Spring 2017 Classes

Register Today for Spring 2017 Classes Classes are currently available for online registration! Take a look at what we have in store for the new year. BOOKS & PAPER ARTS

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Asel Art Supply Black Friday Sale

Asel Art Supply Black Friday Sale (Actually, not just black.  There’s Thalo Blue, Titanium White, Alizarine Crimson and dozens of other colors, too!) Up to 40% Off your favorite quality paints from Winsor & Newton, Golden, Williamsburg, QoR, Schmincke, Grumbacher, Maimeri, Sennelier, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Holbein & Liquitex!  Now thru January 28th, 2017

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