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Complementary Challenge entry, Ann DeRulle

Ann DeRulle
Balance
20″ x 16″ x 2″, Mixed — Plexiglass/acrylic with paint elevated above a painted wood panel

This multidimensional piece represents the primeval polarities of light and dark that interact to generate the world. Using principles of sacred geometry, two circles of opposite colors painted on the elevated …

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Complementary Challenge entry, Brad Morgan

Brad Morgan
Tangerine Green
42″ x 30″, Acrylic on canvas

This piece aims to use simultaneous contrast in a subtle way. My work deals with the desolate world, and clashing subtle hues of green and red are used to create a suitably tense atmosphere, Much in the style of Van …

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Complementary Challenge entry, Amanda Hernandez

Amanda Hernandez
Gas Mask Required
36″ x 48″, Mixed Media on Canvas

This challenge is something that I found fairly easy to work with. In many of my paintings I use contrasting colors to create a tension with the background. I have found that the use of contrasting colors does …

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Complementary Challenge entry, Suedabeh Ewing

Suedabeh Ewing
Griffin
24 X 36 inches, Oil on Canvas

I used complementary colors to bring direct attention specifically to my subject matter: Griffin from Persepolis, Achaemenid period; and to give an other worldly feel to my painting.

The vibrancy in these colors attracts the eyes of the viewer and …

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Complementary Challenge entry, Karolyn Stirewalt

Karolyn Stirewalt
Evening Song
24″ x 24″ acrylic on painted ceiling tile

This painting was created for Boynton Health Services’ Women’s Clinic at the University of Minnesota. It is located above an examination table in one of the patient’s rooms. The use of complimentary colors were intended to help brighten …

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Complementary Challenge entry, Sharon Giles

Sharon Giles
Season’s Glow
Acrylic / wc pencil, 30″ x 22″, 2015

You can’t get more opposite on the color wheel than the Christmas combo of red and green. Originally I was trying to do a abstract based on spheres, but the seasonal idea kept intruding so the painting evolved …

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Complementary Challenge entry, Darla Bostick

Darla Bostick
Agave Rojo
watercolor, 15″ x 22″

Complementary colors always provide a bit of zing in art pieces. Great idea for a challenge!

Darla Bostick
darlabostick.com

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Complementary Challenge entry, Christopher Crouch

Christopher Crouch
My Purple Line
Oil on canvas
42 x 46

The last idea I explored was the use of arbitrary color in portraits. This challenge is great for pushing the use of color to compliment one another aesthetically and emotionally in the piece.

Christopher Crouch
chriscrouch.wix.com/chriscrouch

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Complementary Challenge entry, Jesi Pace-Berkeley

Jesi Pace-Berkeley
Pears and Apples
45″ x 55”
Watercolor

Jesi Pace-Berkeley
jesipace-berkeley.com

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COMPLEMENTARY COLORS Art Challenge

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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North Dallas Artist Studio Tour Saturday & Sunday

The North Dallas Artist Studio Tour is weekend! Saturday and Sunday 10 to 5. Find a map on the website: NorthDallasArt.com

Artists on the 2016 North Dallas Artist Studio Tour:
Deb Baker, Bernard Bortnick, Martha Box, Sheila Cunningham, Lori Cusick, Meredith Grabham, Jan Dreskin-Haig, Ann Gavin, Nathan Jones, Wini Lynn, Clayton …

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SQUARES Challenge Winners

Announcing our SQUARES Challenge Winners…

Julianne Biehl / 39
Sharon Rose Giles / 30
Duke Horn / 22

Thank you to everyone that entered the challenge. What a wonderful showcase of
artwork from our talented local artists. (Shares counted 10/20/15) Our
next Art Challenge is Complimentary Colors.

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Free Workshop, Altered Book Painting Skills

Free workshop at Lochwood Branch Library
(3 miles north of the Dallas Arboretum.)

Last minute call for sign-ups: Attend an easy, fun and free workshop with Kim Worthington, accomplished East Dallas artist and teacher. This is a hands-on class.

Learn painting techniques for making altered books and art journals. All supplies are provided, including your …

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Call for Artists-Spring Studio Tour in North Dallas

North Dallas Artist Studio Tour Call for Artists

The North Dallas Artist Studio Tour is taking applications to add a limited number of artist studios for 2016. You may apply if your working studio is within the boundaries for the tour: South of LBJ, west of Central, north of Northwest Hwy, and …

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Vote for SQUARES Art Challenge entries now

Go to the Challenge page to see all of the entries for the SQUARES Challenge. Votes will be counted on October 15th.
Vote now for your favorite SQUARES Challenge entries: Click here.

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Squares Challenge entry, Carole Wolanow

Carole Wolanow
Centered
Mosaic, multi-media on porcelain, 13″ x 13″

Centered is a Multi Media Mosaic piece on porcelain tile. It measures 13 x 13 inches square. I like the challenge, as a lot of my work uses geometric patterns.

Carole Wolanow
carolewolanowmosaicart.com

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SQUARES Challenge entry, Duke Horn

Roundabouts #6 (Scarlett Johannsen) from the Life Carousel Series
Duke Horn
24″x24″
Mixed media on canvas, acrylic, oil, paint markers

Square compositions present a challenge in that its a little more difficult to create a visual balance with representational painting than with other genres because placement of objects is …

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SQUARES Challenge entry, Sharon Giles

Sharon Rose Giles
Memory Matrix
Mixed Media, 7″ x7″

Whenever I consider squares, I’m reminded of the grid, the visual basis of modern design. Since I hate to feel regimented, I like to render the grid askew. And then contrast it with something organic or messy. In “Memory Matrix” I’m …

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CAC Fall Classes – Sign Up Now

Creative Arts Center of Dallas Fall Classes – Sign Up Now Fall classes begin the week  of August 31. That’s next Monday! We welcome four new teaching artists:    Val Curry (Sculpture), Jean Fernandes (Fused Glass), Craig Vandeman (Metalsmithing) and Ryan Vaughan (Ceramics). 

 


Polymer Clay I – VET   Saturday, …

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SQUARES Challenge entry, Julianne Biehl

Julianne Biehl
Participate in my Transitions
30″ X 24″, oil on canvas

My Squares advance, recede, overlap, compete, melt and drip.
They are dancing color swatches evolving from one another and from the teachings of icon, Hans Hofmann.

Julianne Biehl
colormejulianne.com

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SQUARES art Challenge entry, Jacquie King

Jacquie King
Mondrian 2101 Dallas
Digital art

I find the subject of squares as an art challenge very interesting on a personal level because I have recently begun using squares, lines, and other geometric forms in my abstract digital work. This is a complete departure for me as I have …

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SQUARES Art Challenge

Art News DFW’s latest challenge to artists…SQUARES

GailDelger.com | Gail Delger on Facebook

SQUARES: solid, stable, balanced, angular, structural, staid, traditional. A square is a basic, static shape that conveys a native sense of strength, but repeated, brightly colored, or displayed at skewed angles, it can suddenly imply mass in motion.

Weaving, architecture and sculpture …

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TURQUOISE Challenge Winners

Announcing our TURQUOISE Challenge Winners…

Becky Hicks / 275
Jessica Nixon / 186
Donna Weber / 136

Thank you to everyone that entered the challenge. What a wonderful showcase of artwork from our talented local artists. (Shares counted 8/18/15)

Watch for our SQUARES Art Challenge next. We want to see how you …

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TVAA Nonobjective, 2015 Call for Entry

Nonobjective, 2015
September 1 – 30
Reception September 26, 2 pm – 4 pm

Our September show offers abstract artists the opportunity to create abstract art in it’s purest form. No representation of a person, place, or thing from the natural world; just brush strokes, color, scale, size, shape, process! …

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TURQUOISE Challenge – Vote by August 15, 2015

Vote at the Challenge Page by August 15th.
Here is a snapshot look at all of our TURQUOISE Challenge entries. You cannot vote on this page.

Click to the Challenge Page to vote for your favorites.
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Vote at the Challenge Page by August 15th.

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Katrina Rasmussen

Katrina Rasmussen
“It Ain’t Bragging If It’s True” Emporium Pies
20 x 24 inches, Mixed Media and Oil

I wanted to share a piece that I just completed for this month’s art challenge. Turquoise features prominently in much of my work, but I really love the color combination of Naples …

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Becky Hicks

Becky Hicks
Armadillo Army
24 x 36, Acrylic

Turquoise is more often than not used to create a serene atmosphere. When paired with complementary shades of oranges and reds, turquoise becomes a very happy color. This painting, along with a companion piece, was created for the Ronald McDonald House in …

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Margie Taylor

Margie Taylor
People of the Colorado Plateau
48 x 60, Oil

Margie Taylor is a pilot and an artist who combines her love of both in her paintings. When she and her husband Ted are traveling, she takes aerial photos from the plane. She then uses these photos for the …

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Jessica Nixon

Jessica Nixon
JHD Sea Adventure Mural
6′ x 12′, Latex acrylic interior wall paint

This was a commissioned piece for a children’s hallway for a church in Farmers Branch. There are two more walls with water themes and two more hallways for other age groups with different themes. With a …

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Diana Prickett

Diana Prickett
Reflection
36 x 28, Acrylic on canvas

In many ways you reflect yourself in front of others…calm, serene and it is who you are.
Diana Prickett
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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Pamela Oldham

Pamela Oldham
Alex
8″ x 10″

Turquoise is not a color I had used much until recently. I was introduced to it’s unique ability to add a spark to almost any work during a recent workshop. Though not a color I would personally use for decor or clothing I love …

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Alyson Appleton

Alyson Appleton
Strange Fur
30″ x 40″, acrylic on canvas

The turquoise challenge is very intriguing in that it represents how a single color can conjure so many different images, emotions and feelings.

The color turquoise reminds me of rich fabrics, exotic places and an air of mystery. This piece …

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Kathy Mackey

Kathy Mackey
Drops In The Ocean
24 x 30, Oil, Palette Knife

The ocean has always held a fearful emotion for me. I love to look at and listen to the ocean but it holds a mystery for me. When I think of the depth it is with a fear …

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Pop Austin International Art Show

SECOND ANNUAL POP AUSTIN INTERNATIONAL ART SHOW OCT. 22-25
Tickets available in August

 

This year‘s POP AUSTIN International Art Show will take 

place during the United States Grand Prix Formula One weekend

debuting the city‘s first ever international 

survey of ‘light-based art‘

Pop Austin will take place …

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TURQUOISE Challenge entry, Sharon Giles

Sharon Giles
Love and Roses
24 x 24 in., acrylic mixed media on canvas

My favorite colors are the tertiary colors, and turquoise is the queen of those. It’s also my go-to color for fixing problems or for adding interest or glamour to paintings. Turquoise is a blue with light …

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