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Name: Sharon Giles
Date registered: December 31, 2012
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  1. Sharon Serrago Fall Classes — August 21, 2017
  2. Society of Watercolor Artists 2017 Membership Exhibition call for entries — August 21, 2017
  3. Free Basic Classes on Photography, Drawing & Calligraphy from Irving Art Association — August 21, 2017
  4. Fort Worth Fall Gallery Night on Saturday, Sept. 9 — August 19, 2017
  5. Plano Public Library arts-related events for September — August 19, 2017

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Sharon Serrago Fall Classes


Sharon Serrago Fall classes: To Register, call 214-636-4271
or email her: sharon@serrago.com

For more information see the website www.serrago.com


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Society of Watercolor Artists 2017 Membership Exhibition call for entries

The annual Juried Exhibition for SWA Members will be held in October & November this year.

MEMBERSHIP: This Membership Exhibition is part of the 2017 Membership Package. The yearly calendar for SWA runs January-December. If joining SWA to participate in the 2017 Membership Exhibition, 2017 dues must be paid before entry deadline. The annual SWA Membership fee is $40 (Seniors age 65+ pay $30). http://www.swawatercolor.com/joinswa


For more information, including the prospectus. Click Here


  • Entry deadline:  Sunday, September 10th, 2017.All entry images must be sent via email before midnight.

  • Notification date: September 20th, via email

  • Shipped pieces due: September 27th

          * All shipped pieces require $40 Handling fee.

  • Delivered pieces due: Saturday, September 30th, 10 am to 1 pm

  • Reception/Awards: Saturday December 2nd, 2 to 4 pm

  • Take Down and Pickup; Immediately following the reception.


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Free Basic Classes on Photography, Drawing & Calligraphy from Irving Art Association

The Irving Art Association
offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners to a particular art medium as well as mid career artists reviewing technique and not creating finished works. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Registration is now open for the Fall 2017 classes

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm.

Supplies:  Basic supplies are provided. Please bring whatever extra supplies you wish to try out. (paint, brushes, paper, etc.). Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Contact: irvingartassociation@gmail.com


FALL 2017 Schedule:

Thursday evenings 7-9 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts

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Fort Worth Fall Gallery Night on Saturday, Sept. 9

The Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (FWADA) invites you to take-in the visual arts and our community’s unique cultural richness during Fall Gallery Night, September 9, 2017. Most participants are open from noon to nine. Come take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. Gallery Night is free and open to the public.
Download the guide: http://fwada.com/

Member Websites

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Plano Public Library arts-related events for September

Plano Public Library Events


September 2017


Davis – 7501-B Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75025 – 972-208-8000

Haggard – 2501 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075 – 972-769-4250

Harrington – 1501 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074 – 972-941-7175

Parr – 6200 Windhaven Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093 – 972-769-4300

Schimelpfenig – 5024 Custer Road, Plano, TX 75023 – 972-769-4200

Single Dates:

Robotic Spin Art – Use Lego WeDo, littleBits, and your engineering skills to create spin art masterpieces! Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program.  All ages

Harrington Sat Sep 2 3pm

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Ebru – Basic – Learn the basics of Ebru art, tools, paints and techniques. Use these techniques to create your own marbleized Ebru painting. Ages 10 & up

Harrington Sat Sep 9 2pm

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Ebru – Advanced – Explore advanced Ebru techniques and learn how to make simple flowers like carnations and daisies in your marbleized design. Ages 10 & up

Harrington Sun Sep 17 2pm

Camera Equipment Basics – Lights, camera, action! Get comfortable using cameras in the Digital Creation Space. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up

Parr Sat Sep 30 3pm

Alma y Corazon – Dancers from ages 3 to 24 perform a variety of Hispanic dances. You’ll learn more about the regions they come from and marvel at the beautiful costuming and energetic dances. All ages

Harrington Sat Sep 30 3pm

Multiple Dates:

In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez – Featuring thirty-eight photographs paired with excerpts from his dynamic speeches, interviews, and authoritative writings, this exhibit documents the full course of Chávez’s remarkable career. It examines the life experiences and philosophical influences that drove him to dedicate himself fully to improving the lives of American farm workers. Provided by the Humanities Texas exhibition program. All ages

Haggard August 7-September 15

Art Start – Stories to inspire your little artist followed by a different hands on art activity each week.

Things get messy! Smocks and materials provided. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Ages 3-6

Parr Wednesdays Aug 30-Dec 6 11am

Haggard Fridays Sep 1-Dec 8 11am

Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States – A celebratory survey of works by Latinos in the past thirty years, including images of authors, books, movie stills, public presentations, and illustrations. Based on an original exhibition at the University of Houston Library documenting a quarter century of Hispanic publishing in the United States. Provided by the Humanities Texas exhibition program. All ages

Harrington September 1-30

Cool Crafts – Learn new skills, meet new friends, and share your love of crafts. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Adults

Schimelpfenig Tuesdays 7pm

Sep 5 Fall Embossed Leaves

Oct 3 Tinkering Tuesday Tech Craft (Part of Power Up at Your Library Week)

Nov 7 Hoop Art

Dec 5  Hygge Night – Cozy Crafts

Photoshop Basics – Learn about the Photoshop interface, navigation and layers. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up

Parr Sat Sep 9 10am

Parr Sat Nov 4 3pm

Photoshop: Professional Headshots – Learn about headshot photography and editing using Photoshop. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Come 30 minutes early to receive a brief overview of the Adobe program before class. Ages 13 & up

Parr Mon Sep 11 7pm

Parr Mon Dec 11 7pm

Novel Knitters – Bring a project and meet other crafters. Share knit/crochet tips, or learn to knit. Adults

Haggard Mondays 7-8:30pm

Sep 11&25, Oct 9&23, Nov 6&20, Dec 4&18

Puppet Shows: Little Red Hen – When Little Red Hen finds that none of her friends are willing to help her make bread, but all are willing to eat the bread, will she share? All ages

Haggard Tue Sep 12 10:30am

Haggard Wed Sep 13 10:30am

Art Start Plus – Take art to the next level with Art Start Plus! Work on a different process art project each week and expect to get messy! Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Grades K-5

Davis Tuesdays Sep 12-26 3:30pm

The Write Stuff – Join others interested in creative writing to share critiques, exchange ideas, and support each other’s creative endeavors. Adults

Parr Thursdays 7pm

Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9

3-D Printing Class – Learn the basics of 3D printing and get an introduction to 3D design. Students under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class. Please bring a flash drive to save your design work. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Ages 8 & up

Davis Saturdays 10am-12pm

Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 4, & Dec 9

Scrappy Hour – Join us for a new project each session crafted using our Cricut machine! We will be using a variety of materials for one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Adults

Schimelpfenig Tuesdays 7pm

Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21

Photoshop Artwork – Apply filters to your photos to create and enhance your artwork. All classes are held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Space is first come-first served. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software. Grades 6-12

Haggard Sun Sep 24 2-3:30pm

Haggard Sun Oct 22 2-3:30pm

Ableton Basics – Learn about making digital music, from symphonies to modern day beats. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up

Parr Mon Sep 25 7pm

Parr Mon Nov 13 7pm

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Artists in Heat Sept. 8 & 9 at SiNaCa

Artists in Heat 2017: Lecture and Reception Featuring Grant Garmezy

SiNaCa Studios – School of Glass and Gallery

Fort Worth, TX

Grant Garmezy

All portions of the Artist in Heat event are FREE and open to the public.

RSVP is required for the lecture and reception. FREE


Friday September 8th

Lecture 6:30-7:30 | Reception 6:00-9:00

Artists in Heat is the beginning of our “New Year” and the beginning of our annual membership campaign.

Our guest artist this year will be Grant Garmezy from Richmond, Virginia. Grant is a hot glass sculptor whose work focuses on the animal form. He will provide a lecture about his work and his process. He will be demoing at SiNaCa Studios the follow day for Fall Gallery Night.

Appetizers and beverages are provided at the reception, and there will be three different raffle items. One of the items will be a private glass blowing event. You must be present to win!  Guests will be able to meet and mingle with Grant, learn more about his work and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The reception will also include a brief presentation about the mission and future of SiNaCa Studios. Membership opportunities to join and support SiNaCa Studios will also be available during the event.

Please stop by and tell us that you support glass art by becoming a member and supporting the amazing evolution of our Gallery and School!

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Your Private Collection Presents Impressionist, Roberta Mallard August 26

Your Private Collection Art Gallery Presents

Roberta Mallard, Impressionist

Last Saturday Gallery Night

Saturday, August 26, 5-8 pm

Roberta Mallard will be the featured artist at Your Private Collection Art Gallery as part of Granbury’s Last Saturday Gallery Night. Mallard’s works of landscapes, portraits and animals painted in oil and acrylic have often been selected for national, juried art shows.

I paint light and the color it creates,” said Mallard. “I am greatly influenced by the Impressionists.  The greatest joy of painting is seeing the look on the faces of clients when they see their portrait or have just purchased a painting and hearing the words, “I love it.””

Mallard’s work can be found in Southwest Art in the current August issue, “Women in Art” and in the upcoming September issue “National Emerging Artists.”

Galleries of Granbury

All the seven Galleries of Granbury venues are open until 8 pm with “meet the artists”, opening receptions, demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres, wine and music. A narrated “gallery” tram will be running between the gazebo in the courthouse parking lot and the surrounding galleries. You don’t want to miss this wonderful evening of art.

Come Celebrate Roberta Mallard’s Art at Your Private Collection Art Gallery—Guitar music by Granbury’s Mayor, Nin Hulett and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery
106 N. Houston
Granbury, TX 76048

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North Texas Giving Day Sept. 14

This year approximately 500 organizations in the Arts, Culture & Humanities category are asking for your donations to support their programs:  https://northtexasgivingday.org/categories/arts-culture-humanities.

You can browse the list of organizations alphabetically or sort by county, city or matching funds availability.Or do a name search.

Although the designated day is September 14th, you can also set up donations beforehand to process automatically on that day (as early as Sept. 7th).


A partial list of visual art organizations:

Artist Groups / Schools:

Art Con

Art Tooth

Art House Dallas

Creative Arts Center of Dallas

DFW Fiber Fest

Irving Art Association

Lone Star Film Society

Plano Art Association

SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery

Texas Academy of Figurative Art

Texas Lettering Arts Council


Travis Academy of Fine Arts

Video Association of Dallas

USA Film Festival

Museums / galleries/ art centers:

African American Museum

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Arlington Museum of Art

ArtCentre of Plano

Crow Collection of Asian Art

Dallas Contemporary

Dallas Museum of Art

Eisemann Center

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Jesuit Dallas Museum

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Museum of Biblical Art

Museum of International Culture

Nasher Sculpture Center

National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame

National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum

Northeast Texas Children’s Museum


Arts Organizations / foundations:

Artis the Artist Foundaton

Arts & Entertainment 4 DFW Youths

Arts Council Northeast

Arts Council of Fort Worth

Arts Incubator of Richardson

Allen Arts Alliance

Arlington Arts League

Art and Beyond Inc.

Art Con

Arts Fifth Avenue Arts Alive



Business Council for the Arts

Central Arts of Bedford

Coppell Arts Council

Dallas Arts District

Dallas Center for Architecture

Dallas Film Society

Dallas SPARK!

Denton Music and Arts Collaborative

Edith Baker Art Scholarship

Arts Organizations / foundations:

For Love & Art

Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center

Frisco Association for the Arts

Grand Prairie Arts Council

Greater Denton Arts Council

Imagination Fort Worth

KERA / ArtandSeek.org

Ladies for Art, Culture & Education

Lakeside Arts Foundation

Make Art with Purpose

Monuments Man Foundation for the Preservation of Art

Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts Inc.

Saint Matthew’s Cathedral Arts

SCRAP Denton

Texas Association of Museums

Texas Center for ARTS + Academics

The Art Centre Theatre

The Artist Outreach

Black Academy of Arts and Letters

USA Film Festival


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Sparks Art Classes for August!… Jewelry – Alcohol Inks – Rusty Gourds – Leather Books

Visit SparksStudioArt.com for more information. Contact Suzanne with questions or to sign up for a class…call 817-266-3085 or email suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com.

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CentralTrak presents “a hard place” opening August 19

Chris Dreier – „AXA Building“, 2017

CentralTrak @ 500X

Saturday August 197-10pm

CentralTrak is proud to present an international collaboration: a hard place.

Please join us this Saturday August 19 at the 500X Gallery,
located at 500 Exposition Ave Dallas TX 75208.
We will be hosting a reception for the artists from 7-10pm.

a hard place is

an exhibition of international artists addressing and responding to Brutalist Architecture; a dominant post war architecturalmovement embodying concepts of utilitarianism and Utopian aspiration.

a hard place is curated by Gundula Schmitz (Laura Mars Gallery) and Gary Farrelly; and features artists Chris Dreier (DE), Christine Weber (DE), Cunningham Architects (TX), Dirk Krecker (DE), EVOL (DE), Gary Farrelly (IRE/BE), Julia Zinnbauer (DE), Laure Catugier (DE/FR), Matias Bechtold (DE), Oisin Byrne (IRE/UK), Pádraic E. Moore (IRE/BE), ScAle Architects (IT) and Tannhäuser Tor (Alekos Hofstetter (DE) & Florian Göpfert (DE).


A Hard Place is made possible with the support of the following contributors:
Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, The Goethe Institute, UTD, CentralTrak, 500X, Laura Mars Gallery, RO2 Art, Lorenzo Hotel, Cunningham Architects, and Print Peppermint


is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts by building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas.

CentralTrak currently does not have a physical address.
Please contact us at:


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Dutch Art Gallery 2017 Fall Show call for entries

11th Annual Fall Show Art Entry Registration

ART CALL FOR ENTRY – The Dutch Art Gallery announces an art call for the annual juried art competition, “Do You See What I See”. The Gallery urges Artists to submit their best interpretation of this “Theme”- (Interpretation described below) for inclusion into the Dutch Art Gallery’s Saturday, December 2, 2017 11th annual Fall Show.

Art Leagues, Local, Regional and National Memberships please forward the invitation to members to submit an original entry in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and/or mixed media.

This theme could include the following interpretations:

  • Abstract/Modern artwork. Example: Hidden image that conveys a hidden image or emotional feeling
  • Traditional artwork.  Example: Boulder, plant, tree, etc. that has a hidden image in it.
  • A unique perspective. Example: Flower or bug (any object) with a magnified view that takes the piece into an Abstract, or traditional image.

The plan is for the Gallery to have a folded card next to the artwork describing the hidden element the Artist saw or created in the piece. This allows the customer to observe and participate with the Artist…almost like a treasure hunt.




Monday, November 6 – deadline for entries

Tuesday, November 7 – Hans, Pam and team jury all pieces submitted

Wednesday, November 8 – Announcement of Show pieces accepted

Tuesday, November 14 – Begin art delivery to Gallery

Saturday, November 17 – Deadline for art delivery

January 23 – February 1 – Art returns

– Entry Fees. Nonrefundable Entry Fee is $55.00USD via Paypal to pam@dutchartgallery.net or make check payable to Dutch Art Gallery paid by Midnight, Monday, November 6, 2017.

Pam and Hans MassarAbout Us

Celebrating 51 years in quality service of custom framing and showing fine art. We conduct monthly events, two annual juried art shows with artists from local and national member organizations. It is our intention to showcase incredible talent and display the exceptional abilities of worldwide artists.Owners, Hans and Pam Massar, are passionate about presenting art as well as quality custom framing. From maintaining the feeling of a family-owned business while presenting sophistication with the finest art galleries.

We are conveniently located in Lake Highlands at 10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238. View our 7,000 square foot showroom, featuring an array of original oil, mixed media, limited edition prints and a growing private collection. Open TuesdaySaturday from 9:30am to 5:30pm.

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Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl reception Aug. 19 at Giddens Gallery

“Go Deeper” (Diptych) by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

Giddens Gallery is Pleased to Announce

“Window to the World”

by  Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

Featured Artist’s Reception 
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017

6pm – 9pm

Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles
Click here for parking info

Show dates Aug 17 – 26

Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday
11:00am – 6:00pm

“An artist’s muse is a ‘Window to the World’ making us see it in a broader sense. The sea is my muse, that window for me. I return each year to the West coast of Oregon, to the Keys of Florida and the China Sea of Okinawa, Japan to find inspiration and ‘See’ the world through a wider lens. Each of the new works in my show reflect my new way of seeing.
Paul Klee said, ‘Art does not reproduce what we see, it makes us see.’”

Click here to read more and to view all of Rosemary’s work

“Sea Creatures”

by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

“Northern Lights Night”

by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

“Costal Dreams”

by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

Copyright © 2017 Giddens Gallery of Fine Art, All rights reserved.  You are receiving this email because you opted in.

Our mailing address is: 

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art

624 South Main Street

Grapevine, Tx 76051


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SWS 2017 Fall Paint Out Oct. 6 & 7

Mark your calendars for the Southwestern Watercolor Society Fall Paint Out!

When:  October 6-7 2017 

Where:  Jefferson & Marshall, Texas

A signup sheet will be at the September SWS meeting or contact Ron Bigony, paint out chair RonBigony@aol.com

For more details, see flyer: SWS Fall Paintout Marshall-Jefferson 2017


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2017 Art of the Heartland call for entries

We have extended the deadline to receive entries to the Art of the Heartland National Competition by one week!  Summer vacations, a flurry to get kids back to school, etc. has made this a busy summer for everyone.  Artists have rushed to get their entries ready and some ran out of time.  Begging for a few more days, we agreed.  We are giving artists until August 22, midnight, mountain time, to get in those last minute entries.  Immediately after, all scoring will be finalized.  Here is a direct link to our entry form and information on CaFE:  https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4315

We are excited about the way the Art of the Heartland show is shaping up.  It is going to be better than ever this year. There is a wonderful diversity of subjects, techniques and artists from all over the United States.  It is absolutely a show in which you will want to be a part.  Please do pass the information on to your artists friends and organizations.

Seven awards will be given, ranging from $4,000 for Best in Show, to 3 specific categories @ $500 each.  Three other awards are more specific.  We always give extra support to artists in our home state with a $1,000 award specifically for an Arkansas artist.  A well known animal lover has donated $1,000 as the “Forbis Memorial Award” for the best painting with an animal as the main subject.  A beloved benefactor has pledged $1,500 as the Bob Carver Memorial Award.  The recipient of that award will be the painting, amongst all subjects, that places just behind Best in Show.  The three other category awards (in addition to animal) are for figure, landscape and still life, upping your odds considerably for these.  You now have a little more time to compete for these great prizes.  Enter today!

Last but not least, you are invited to join us for the private reception and Awards presentation on Saturday, October 6 from 6 until 8 pm at the Mena Art Gallery, Mena, Arkansas.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend.  It is also a chance to meet our show judge, Andre Pater (www.andrepater.com), a world renowned artist, crowned internationally as the greatest sporting artist since the death of Sir Alfred Munnings.  Andre consistently sets new sales records for his works, primarily in oil and pastels.  Recently a pastel sold, even before completion, for a record $250,000.  This is your chance to meet a living legend.

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Trinity Arts Guild 2017 Fall Members Show call for entries

Open to T.A.G members. https://www.trinityartsguild.net/
Deliver artwork on Tuesday October 3rd 9:30-1:30pm
and 6:00-8:00pm to the Trinity Arts Guild

Prospectus: fall members show Prospectus 2017ready

Join or renew your membership now! https://www.trinityartsguild.net/membership

 Entries will not be accepted if they have been in a
previous TAG juried show.
 Entries must have been completed since January 2014.
 Artist’s original work only. Photos may be used as reference
as long as the artist uses their own photos (not
from published or copyrighted sources.)
 No Nudes
 No Photographs
 Three dimensional work may not exceed 30”x30”x30”
and should not exceed 30 lbs.
 Framed artwork should not exceed 52”x52” (including
the frame) and should not exceed 30 lbs.

*Final acceptance or rejection of entries is at the
discretion of the Show Chairperson Kimmie Hamm.
Entry and Payment:
First 3 entries for TAG members $35
Each additional entry up to 6 total entries is $10
Make Checks payable to Trinity Arts Guild or Pay
online with PayPal at: http://
All Entry fees are non-refundable

Calendar of Events:
 Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017– Intake and delivery
of artwork accepted 9:30-1:30pm and
 Thursday October 5th, 2017– Show opens
 Monday November 6th ,2017 – Reception and
awards at 6:30pm (prior to the monthly meeting)
 Tuesday November 7th,2017– Close of the show
all artwork must be picked up

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Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts announces Rising Star Exhibition Artists and Galleries





DALLAS – August 14, 2017 The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts – Turner House will present its fifth Rising Star exhibition and fundraiser September 16 and 17 at the historic Oak Cliff home. Twelve prestigious Dallas galleries have each nominated one emerging Texas artist who is not yet represented by a gallery to be in the group show.

A fundraiser reception will be held Saturday, September 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and will feature guest speaker Katherine Wagner, CEO of the Business Council for the Arts. Ticket prices are $85 per person ($50 for Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts members.) Sponsorships are available and tickets may be purchased online or at the door. A public reception will be held Sunday, September 17 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.Both events will be at Turner House, the home of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, 401 N. Rosemont, Dallas, 75208.

According to artist Kenda North, co-chair of the event, the 100-year-old Turner House has a long history of showcasing Texas artists.  “Rising Star is an effort to continue that tradition and draw attention to some exciting new artists who are just beginning to gain attention in the art community, including such past Rising Stars as Diana Antohe, Spencer Evans, and Shawn Samuell,” she said.


Participating galleries and nominated artists are:


–          Liliana Bloch Gallery – Ari Brielle

–          Circuit 12 – Marcela Reyes

–          Erin Cluley Gallery – Will Heron

–          Conduit Gallery – Celia Shaheen

–          Craighead Green Gallery – Rebecca Shewmaker

–          Galleri Urbane – Peter Hiatt

–          Kirk Hopper Gallery – Sarita Westrup

–          RO2 Art – Erika Duque

–          Carneal Simmons – Jeanne Sanders

–          Mary Tomas Gallery – Jessie Barnes

–          Valley House Gallery – Tony Veronese

–          Barry Whistler Gallery – Fernando Alvarez


The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts was originally established at the home studio of the renowned Dallas artist, Frank Reaugh, in 1926. When founding member and former president Mrs. E.P. Turner passed away in 1938, the family home was deeded to the OCSFA. Plans for what would become I35 forced the E.P. Turner House to relocate to its current location at 401 N Rosemont Ave. where today it continues to serve as the home of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts. The Society has been hosting art exhibits for more than 80 years, including recent exhibits highlighting works of The Dallas Nine, Women Artists of the Texas Centennial, and works by contemporary Oak Cliff artists. Located in the Winnetka Heights section of Oak Cliff, Turner House promotes the arts, celebrates life events, fosters community connections, and preserves history. It is known for its annual Salon Series, celebrating music, art, and architecture, as well as free community-focused events such as Movies on the Lawn. The organization received the 2013 Stewardship Award from Preservation Dallas for its decades-long commitment to historic preservation.

For more information, sponsorships, and tickets to the “Rising Star” fundraiser, visit www.turnerhouse.org.

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500X EXPO 2018 entries due Sept. 15


Juror – Sara-Jayne Parsons

500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest, artist–run, cooperative galleries, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual juried competitions. Expo 2017 is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas. All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video (artist must supply all required electronic equipment). All work must be ready to hang.

Juror is Sara-Jayne Parsons. As the Director of the Art Galleries at TCU in Fort Worth, British curator Sara-Jayne Parsons drives the international vision of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts and promotes professional development of students and local artists through programming in Moudy Gallery. Her curatorial practice is informed by working in collaboration or close partnership with artists to produce new art works through commissions, exhibitions and artist residencies. Artists she has worked with in this way include John Akomfrah, Ayman Baalbaki, Sonia Boyce, Jyll Bradley, Sebastiaan Bremer, Gina Czarnecki, Hew Locke, RAWIYA, Janek Schaefer and Emily Speed.

Before moving to Fort Worth in 2014 Parsons was the Exhibitions Curator at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, UK, where for eight years she produced a diverse, contemporary exhibition programme.   In that time she was also a collaborative member of the curatorial team for the Liverpool Biennial (the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK) and produced notable commissioned works by Daniel Bozhkov, Khalil Rabah, The Royal Art Lodge and Ranjani Shettar. She has also published critical writing in various contemporary art magazines including Source, Art Monthly Australia and ArtLies, and has published essays in numerous exhibition catalogues.

Current projects Parsons is working on for Fall 2017 include the US premiere of “Finding Fanon,” a 3-part film series by UK artists David Blandy and Larry Achiampong, a commission by Panamanian artist Cisco Merel and the presentation of “Iamuslima,” an exhibition by New York-based, Texas artist Baseera Khan.

Exhibition runs from October 7 – November 5, 2017

500X Gallery, 500 Exposition Avenue Dallas, TX 75226

Deadline: September 15, 2017

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Grand Prairie Arts Council 2017 Juried Art Show & Sale entry deadline Aug. 21


Open to all artists age 18 and over. Entries must be original, unpublished and must not have been previously exhibited in a GPAC Exhibition. $3,000 in cash prizes available. Location: Uptown Theater Lobby Art Gallery

All media will be considered including but not limited to 3-dimensional, photography, drawing-all media, computer graphics, etc.

August 21: Final postmark date for receipt of artwork images, entry form, and fee.

August 23: Notice of acceptance will be mailed.

September 15 & 16: In-take of hand delivered, accepted work.

September 17, Sunday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Opening Reception & Awards Presentation.

October 21: Exhibition closes.

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TVAA’s From the Mundane to the Specific call deadline August 18

From the Mundane to the Specific

August 28 – September 26, 2017

Prospectus: September 2017 From the Mundane o the Specific pdf

Deadline for entry via online form:  August 18

Are there ordinary objects at home or work which, by way of painting, photography, drawing, etc. that could be afforded a leap into art? Make the revisioning of commonplace objects worthy of display on a wall or a pedestal. A broken pot, worn old boots, antique dinnerware, the frayed arm of a chair, or a rusty part of a disassembled yard tool for example, can transform into something at home in a sphere beyond the ordinary. Work in all media will be considered.

About the Curator: Henry Biber was educated as a Psychologist and is an experienced psychotherapist. This background compelled him to create work that calls out a response which quotidian experiences may not always do. The work appears to mirror some part of our unconscious experience. Henry produces his art digitally. His work has appeared in the U.K.and Dallas. Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) by August 18..

Jpgs due to curator: August 18
Acceptance Notifications sent: August 20
Deliver work to Gallery: August 28 10 am – 1 pm
Gallery opens to public: August 30
Reception: September 9 2 pm – 4 pm
Pick up: September 28 10 am – 1 pm

This show is open to TVAA members and non-members.
Entry Fee:
$5.00 per entry for TVAA members; $10 per entry for non-members. Pay at time of
delivery. Do not send in mail.


For any questions contact gallery director @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

For any change in delivery or sitting schedule, you must contact Gallery Director @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com/


Submissions via the registration form ONLY, no email submissions will be accepted: click here.

Bring a print out of prospectus along with your artwork to the Gallery on delivery day.

TVAA Downtown Gallery Plaza of the Americas – Suite G-207 700 N Pearl, Dallas, Texas 75201 tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com/ 469-332-0183

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40 Under 40 Juried Show – Deadline extended to August 18th

40 Under 40

Juror: Maggie Adler, Amon Carter Museum of American Art Associate Curator


DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 – extended to Friday August 18th


  • Due Date / Deadline for online submissions – August 18
  • Juror Deliberation – August 16 – August 24
  • Notification of Acceptance – August 25 (By email and on the Café site)
  • Shipping/Receiving – August 26 – September 7 (Shipping information will be shared with accepted artists with notification of acceptance email)
  • Hand Delivery Drop Off – August 26 – September 7 (During Fort Works Art open hours, Tues – Fri 11-5pm and Sat 10-6pm)
  • Exhibition on Display– September 13 – October 14
  • Opening Reception – September 15 6:00 to 9:00pm
  • Shipped Return – October 31 – November 8
  • Hand Delivery Pickup – October 31 – November 8

Eligibility & Mediums
– Open to artists under 40 years old residing in the continental USA.
– Contemporary original work in any media including painting, prints, and drawings.
– All work must be original (no reproductions), produced within the last two years and not previously shown at Fort Works Art. Price of work should include 50% commission to gallery.
– The digital image of the piece submitted must be the piece delivered to Fort Works Art if selected by the jury. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Submission Requirements
Please see CaFe for digital file requirements

Entry Fee and Prize Information
$35 for three images.

Best in Show – $500 prize

Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

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Southwestern Watercolor Society 54th Annual Member Exhibition opens August 30th

Southwestern Watercolor Society is pleased to announce it’s 54th Annual Member Exhibition beginning August 30 through September 30, 2017 to be held at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. Richardson, TX. Viewing hours are 10:00AM to 6:00PM, Mondays through Saturdays.  The awards ceremony and reception is Sunday, September 24th. from 4:00PM to 6:00PM at the Eisemann Center.  Keiko Tanabe is this year’s juror.  

Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in San Diego, California, U.S.A.  Primarily self-taught, she embarked on a professional art career as a watercolor painter in 2005 after working in international relations and marketing.  Since then, her work has earned many awards and recognitions on national and international level.  Her work appears in private and corporate collections in many countries.  Her work was also featured in numerous art publications including L’Art de l’Aquarelle (France & UK), Practique des Arts (France), Watercolor Artist (US) and Artists & Illustrators (UK).  She is also a sought-after workshop instructor, teaching watercolor courses both in the U.S. and abroad.  She is currently a member of National Watercolor Society (signature), American Watercolor Society,4North American Watercolor Artists and American Impressionist Society. Her website: https://ktanabefineart.com/

SWS has a long and rich history. The first Society organizational meetings for SWS were held in 1963. The first official meeting was held in January 1964 at N.R. Crozier Tech high school in downtown Dallas. The Society was granted a charter by the State of Texas in May of 1964.

It all started with the influence of Edgar Whitney and Naomi Brotherton. Naomi, charter SWS member, studied with Ed Whitney on several of his New England station wagon tours. Naomi convinced Ed Whitney to stop in Dallas on his way to the west coast on tour. While in Dallas he presented his book, “Watercolor, the How’s and Whys.”

The first conversation about forming the Society took place at a one of these Ed Whitney classes. It was the Whitney class that formed the invitation for an organization meeting in December of 1963. Over 50 people attended the first organizational meeting.

54 years later SWS has grown to over 400 members to be one of the largest and notable watercolor societies in the nation. Each year SWS honors Edgar Whitney with the SWS Membership Show / Edgar A. Whitney Award for Transparent Watercolor and Naomi Brotherton with the “Naomi Brotherton Award, Best of Show” for the top winner, instituted last year. Naomi at 96 still is active in SWS and teaches classes in her Dallas studio.

For more, see the SWS website at https://www.swswatercolor.org/

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Pinners Conference & Expo Sept. 29-30 in Arlington

A convention and expo especially for those who enjoy pinning those artsy and craftsy ideas to boards on Pinterest.


Enjoy fun classes and shopping – Check out the “The Classes!” tab to learn more. You’ll also encounter over 200 exhibiting businesses providing beautiful shopping options in the worlds of DIY, crafts, wedding, baby, cooking, photography, party planning, nails, scrapbooking, holiday decor, clothing, jewelry and all sorts of other things!

When and where

Friday and Saturday, Sept 29-30, 2017 at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas (1200 Ballpark Way)


Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Admission and Expo shopping – $8 (promo codes available from exhibitors & sponsors)
Admission & 2-class wristband – $15
Admission & All-day classes – $29
Admission & 2 days of all classes – $49
VIPinner – $129 (see tickets for details; includes VIP Night and other great stuff)
Online Pass (1-year-membership) – $29 (view Pinners-selected online classes)

*Children 12 and under are free to all events. Discount codes are available from show sponsors. Some classes will have an optional materials fee if you’d like the in-class kits (which you pay in class, the day of the show). (See the “Presenters” page). Tickets are non-refundable.

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Calls for entry in Texas from CaFÉ™

CaFÉ™ is brought to you by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). Creating an artist account is free. Website: www.callforentry.org.

Calls are listed chronologically by deadline:

COURAGE – A Fine Art Exhibition


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 9/1/17
Days remaining to deadline: 20

The Choose Courage Foundation is thrilled to invite artists from the United States to apply for the juried show “Courage ~ A Fine Art Exhibition”.

We are searching for diverse works in all mediums to explore and celebrate the courage of the human spirit and beauty that can emerge from the hard.

The exhibit will be on display for the month of October at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  A private reception, event and chef tasting fundraiser for the Choose Courage Foundation will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017 and a FW Community Arts Center artist reception will be held Friday, October 6, 2017.

5th Biennial Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (5th Biennial Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition)
Entry Deadline: 9/1/17
Days remaining to deadline: 20
Event Dates: 10/13/17 – 8/1/19
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (SAMFA) seeks submissions for the 5th Salmon Sculpture Competition, a juried exhibition of outdoor sculpture. Open to all media that are suitable for long-term outdoor exposure. Up to 12 large scale works will be chosen for installation at the Sunken Garden Park, City of San Angelo.

Dia de los Muertos: The Path of Winged souls


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 9/17/17
Days remaining to deadline: 36
Event Dates: 10/14/17 – 11/11/17
The Bath House Cultural Center will present the 31st Annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art exhibition, October 14-November 11, 2017. This show features local, regional, and international artists working in traditional and contemporary styles to celebrate, explore, and honor people, things and ideas that have “passed on.”

The theme for this year’s Día de los Muertos: The Path of Winged Souls exhibition is marigold flowers and monarch butterflies.

Read full prospectus for more information.

Drone & Aerial Photography


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (Drone & Aerial Photography)
Entry Deadline: 9/18/17
Days remaining to deadline: 37
Drone & Aerial Photography
Texas Photographic Society (TPS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 that celebrates the photographic arts, inspires creative development, and provides opportunities to engage with the community. TPS is thrilled to launch a new call for entry, Drone & Aerial Photography, juried by Randy Jay Braun, Director of DJI Aerial Photo Academy, who is based in Maui, Hawaii. Sky is the limit with this new call, so start preparing your aerial imagery today! ONLINE EXHIBIT

Cowboy True Art Exhibit & Auction 2017


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Jurying Fee)
Entry Deadline: 2/1/18
Days remaining to deadline: 173
Number of Applications Allowed: 20
The Mission of Cowboy True is to educate the region about the honor, art, and beauty of the cowboy’s daily life.

Cowboy True is a celebration to honor working cowboys and the artwork that comes from their daily lives. During the weekend of  April 13-14, 2018, juried cowboy artists from around the nation will be featured at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center to display their unique works derived from cowboy life. Categories include: bits, spurs, buckles, jewelry,  saddles, boots, trappings/gear, photography, paintings, drawings, sculptures, woodworking, and cowboy cartoons. Events for Cowboy True include Friday night Preview Party featuing a world champion chuckwagon and live entertainment by Jake Hooker and The Outsiders, Saturday daytime activities and Ranch Rodeo (exhibit open to the public) and Saturday night dinner, live auction, and entertainment. All proceeds go to Arts Council to assist with nonprofit programming and mission fulfillment.

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Frisco’s Art in the Atrium 15 call deadline August 21

Art in the Atrium 15
Call for Artists
Deadline–August 21, 2017

Apply to this call

The City of Frisco seeks original, 2-Dimensional artworks by artists from Frisco and the surrounding area for the 15th installment of Art in the Atrium. Art in the Atrium 15 will showcase artistic excellence in the region, encourage public dialogue, understanding and enjoyment of visual art, and promote the City’s cultural and economic initiatives.

Art in the Atrium 15 is scheduled for Monday, October 9, 2017 through Friday, March 9, 2018.

The mission of the City of Frisco Public Art Program is to enrich Frisco’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy by bringing dynamic contemporary art to a broad audience of residents and visitors.

In keeping with that mission, the Public Art Board initiated Frisco’s ongoing Art in the Atrium series at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center. This facility, with its open atrium design and tall limestone walls, has proven to be an exceptional venue for showcasing the artistic excellence of our local and regional artists.

SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)

  • Monday, August 21, 2017, 4:00pm CST: The deadline for accepting submissions to Art in the Atrium 15
  • Early September 2017: Selection process and notification of artists
  • Friday, September 29, 2017 – 10 am to 2 pm, and 4 to 8 pm: Artists drop off selected artwork, framed and ready to hang, and original signed loan agreement at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034), 1st floor Executive Conference Room (Rm C130). Artists are encouraged to keep a copy of the signed agreement for their records. NOTE: This is the only day artwork will be accepted. Shipping artworks to the location is not permitted. If the artist cannot deliver it, please make arrangements for delivery of the artwork by someone else.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017: Installation of artwork
  • Friday, October 9, 2017: Exhibition opens
  • Monday, October 16, 2017 – 6 to 8 pm: Artist Reception
  • Friday, March 9, 2018: Exhibition closes
  • Monday, March 12, 2018 – 10 am to 2 pm, and 4 to 8 pm: Artists pick up artwork at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034), 1st floor Executive Conference Room (Rm C130). NOTE: This is the only day artwork can be picked up. If the artist cannot retrieve it, please make arrangements for artwork pick up by someone else.

Contact Stephen Ross for more information


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PublicArtist.com – Texas calls

Artist accounts are free at PublicArtist.org

Name of Call: FY2018 Call for Public Art Qualifications: Public Artists, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $0
Deadline: 8/16/17

The City of San Antonio seeks professional qualifications from area, state, and national artists for potential public art projects. The FY2018 Pre-Qualified List is used to select public artists for upcoming commission opportunities to create new public artworks in conjunction with City-funded and bond-funded capital improvements.

To better diversify our pre-qualified list and select artists with a wide range of qualifications, applicants are encouraged to complete the optional demographic questionnaire section of the application.

Once approved by City Council, all pre-qualified artists remain eligible for contract opportunities over a two-year period. Artists who were approved in FY2017 need not apply.

Those who previously applied to this call and were not selected are encouraged to update their previous applications and reapply.

Public Art Mentorship Course: Cultivating area artists’ participation in the City’s pre-qualified list is critical to the success of public art in San Antonio. Therefore, Public Art San Antonio (PASA) will select applicants from the San Antonio area to participate in a Public Art Mentorship Course. The course will be led by experienced artists and administrators to advance the applicants’ professional public art development. Artists must attend two Saturday sessions (Sep. 9 and Sep. 23, 2017) and complete an interim assignment. Completion of the course will result in two year pre-qualification. This is a one-time opportunity.

Name of Call: FY2018 Call for Public Art Qualifications: Support Services, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $0
Deadline: 8/16/17

The City of San Antonio seeks professional qualifications from individuals or firms that provide a combination of creative and technical services that can support art in public spaces and project delivery. Qualified candidates are required to demonstrate successful experience and technical expertise in providing support services related to art in the public realm.

To better diversify our pre-qualified list and to facilitate the selection of artists with a wide range of qualifications, applicants are encouraged to complete the optional demographic questionnaire section of the application.

The FY2018 Pre-Qualified List is used to select individuals and business to provide on-call services including, but not limited to consulting, curating, writing, project management, art history, art handling and shipping, art appraising, restoring and conserving art, art fabrication, photo and video documentation, graphic and web-based design, and technical design.

Once approved by the City Council, all pre-qualified individuals or businesses remain eligible for contract opportunities over a two-year period. Individuals or businesses who were approved in the FY2017 Call for Public Art Qualifications need not apply.

Those who previously applied to this call and were not selected are encouraged to update their previous application and reapply.

Name of Call: FY2018 Call for Public Art Qualifications: Collaborative Partners, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $0
Deadline: 8/16/17

The City of San Antonio seeks creative non-profit arts organizations with public art experience to submit qualifications to collaborate in the creation art in public places throughout the City. The FY2018 Pre-Qualified List is used as opportunities arise to collaborate on permanent, temporary, or event based public art projects.

Once selected, Collaborative Partners will be engaged to develop and implement projects, community engagement initiatives, and public art residencies based on scope of work and available funding and will remain eligible for contract opportunities over a two-year period. Collaborative Partners who were approved in FY2017 need not apply.

Those who previously applied to this call and were not selected are encouraged to update their previous application and reapply.

Name of Call: Request for Qualificiations: Indoor Mural Commission in Conroe, TX for The Kroger Co.
Eligibility: City: TX: Houston
Budget: $8,000
Deadline: 8/20/17

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Indoor Mural Commission in Conroe, TX for The Kroger Co. Houston Arts Alliance on behalf of The Kroger Co.

Deadline: Sunday, August 20, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (CST) Artist Commission: $8,000 Eligibility: Open to all artists in the Greater Houston area. Priority is given to artists with a connection to the community in which the store resides. Entry Fee: Free

Project Location: Kroger Store #136 at SW corner of 336 S & I-45, Conroe, TX 77304

PLEASE NOTE: Additional open calls will be made for approximately two (2) more murals (to be placed in the Greater Houston area) for completion in 2018.

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), on behalf of The Kroger Company (Client), seeks local artists interested in creating large-scale indoor murals. Selected artworks will have high visibility, be prominently displayed within Kroger stores, and use local references to evoke a creative, uplifting feeling that 1) encourages community and 2) celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood. There is no application fee to enter. Three (3) finalists will be chosen based on their work examples—and their connection to the community in which the store resides—as well as receive a $300 stipend for submitting a proposal. One of the finalists submitting a proposal (Artist) will be chosen to create an artwork for each location. Payment to each selected Artist is $8,000.

Name of Call: Dove Springs Recreation Center, Austin, TX

Eligibility: County: TX: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Budget: $44,000
Deadline: 9/14/17

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department (EDD) seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to design and fabricate artwork for the Dove Springs Recreation Center at 5801 Ainez Drive Austin, TX 78744.

The City of Austin requests qualifications from professional visual artists, or artist teams, who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties. No artist currently under contract with the City of Austin Art in Public Places Program at the time of application deadline is eligible to apply.

Name of Call: Cedar Park- Public Safety Art Project

Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $74,000
Deadline: 8/25/17

The City’s Parks Arts and Community Enrichment (PACE) Board seeks to commission artwork to be installed outside of the City’s Police Department/Court Building. The building is currently undergoing an expansion and the Board wishes to unveil the new artwork when the building is completed in late summer 2018.

The design proposals should: • Honor both the Cedar Park Police Department and the Cedar Park Fire Department. • Contain an element that serves as a memorial for two police officers killed in the line of duty. • Contain a seating element where members of the public may sit and reflect. • Complement the building architecture and the overall aesthetic of the site. • Utilize durable materials that will be suitable for continuous outdoor display. • Have budgets which include all artwork, art installation, delivery, site preparation, any necessary sculpture bases, and should not exceed $74,000.

Name of Call: Art in the Atrium 15 – FRISCO, TX

Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $0
Deadline: 8/21/17

The City of Frisco seeks original, 2-Dimensional artworks by artists from Frisco and the surrounding area for the 15th installment of Art in the Atrium. Art in the Atrium 15 will showcase artistic excellence in the region, encourage public dialogue, understanding and enjoyment of visual art, and promote the City’s cultural and economic initiatives.

Art in the Atrium 15 is scheduled for Monday, October 9, 2017 through Friday, March 9, 2018.


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Nneka Osueke: Memoirs of Self Love at ArtSpace – Metropolitan Press

Now Showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press:

Nneka Osueke: Memoirs of Self Love

Showing August 7-25, 2017 | Reception August 10, 6-9pm

Join us this Thursday, August 10 from 6 to 9pm for this month’s ArtSpace reception. Nneka Osueke’s solo show, titled Memoirs of Self Love, showcases her contemplative yet bold nature, the keen eye with which she examines her inner and outer world.

From the artist:
A first-generation Nigerian with a background in fashion and psychology, Nneka Osueke picked up the drawing pencil at the age of 5, painted at 9, and sketched her first fashion illustration at 11. Her work is a direct conversation of the matters of her heart. With uses of surrealism, abstraction and sculpture, she lures out the unconscious, toying with that which reveals and hides itself in, cycles through, torments, and frees the human psyche.

You can find Nneka on Instagram @southernfriedambitious or online at www.nnekaosueke.com or www.southernfriedambitious.com

ArtSpace hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm & for the Artist Reception, August 10, 6-9pm

Open to the public, the ArtSpace gallery is located inside the Metropolitan Press building at 1250 Majesty Drive in Dallas. We feature both up-and-coming and established artists on a monthly rotation. To find out more or if you are an artist interested in showing, contact us through our website, www.metpressinc.com


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ARTSGOGGLE call for artists deadline Sept. 3




Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12pm to 10pm

ArtsGoggle: 500+ artists, 50 bands, 5 main stages across 15 blocks of the Near Southside

This fall, Fort Worth’s Near Southside will transform its streets, sidewalks and businesses into a one-day art experience like no other.  Celebrating it’s 15th year, ArtsGoggle is a popular festival of local arts in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.

Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators, culinary artists, crafters and artists of all mediums may now register online! The visual artist application fee is $45 and all money collected is used towards event production expenses.
Two things you can do to help make ArtsGoggle successful this year:

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Fall 2017 Art Classes at The Artists Showplace Gallery



The Artists Showplace Gallery

15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248

SW corner of Coit and Arapaho Roads




Discover Pastels

Janice Hamilton $150

Tuesdays 1:30-4:00 PM

Session 1: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10

Session 2: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14


Exploring Abstraction

Don Longo $120

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 PM

Session 1: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10

Session 2: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14


Working with Charcoal

Don Longo $150

Wednesdays 10:00AM-12:30PM

9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11


Techniques in Colored Pencils

Don Longo $150

Wednesdays 10:00AM-12:30PM

10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15


Painting in Oil

Janice Hamilton $150

Thursdays 10:00AM-12:30PM

Session 1: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12

Session 2: 10/26, 11/2, 11/9.11/16


Watercolor for Beginners

Lou Ann Bower $150

Thursdays 1:30-4:00PM

Session 1: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12

Session 2: 10/26, 11/2, 11/9.11/16


Alcohol Ink on Yupo

Maribeth Jagger $150

Fridays 10:00AM-12:30PM

Session 1: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

Session 2: 10/27, 11/3,11/10, 11/17


Loosen-Up with Watercolor (Advanced)

Bev Boren $150

Fridays 1:30-4:00PM

Session 1: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

Session 2: 10/27,11/10, 11/17, 12/1


FUN-damentals of Painting

Don Longo $150

Saturdays 10:00AM-12:30PM

Session 1: 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14

Session 2: 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11


One- & Two-Point Perspective for Artists

Janice Hamilton $90

Saturday, October 14 10:00 AM-4:00 PM


Weekend “Wine-Down” (BYOB)

Cindy Gray $45 per night

Fridays 6:00-8:30 PM

10/13, 10/20, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15


Holiday Mini-Workshops

Have Fun Painting Greeting Cards

Lynda Kingsley $45

Saturday, November 18

10:00 AM-12:30PM


Paint Your Own Christmas Ornaments 

Maribeth Jagger $45

Saturday, December 2

10:00 AM-12:30PM



The Artists Showplace Gallery

15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248

SW corner of Coit and Arapaho Roads




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New glass art from Joe Hobbs at Kittrell / Riffkind


New Artist, New Work at Kittrell / Riffkind Art Glass Gallery

 A selection of sculpture by Florida artist Joe Hobbs whose work we are showing at the gallery for the first time.  

We will be featuring a grouping of Hobbs’ Native Hands sculptures.  

Opening Reception will be this coming Saturday, August 12th, 1 – 5.  Join us in welcoming Joe to the gallery!  

Click to watch as Hobbs works on Regrowth, one of the sculptures he has especially created for this event at the gallery.
The exhibit will continue through September 17th.

Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
at Southwest Gallery
4500 Sigma Rd
Dallas, TX 75244


Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9 – 6
Sundays 1 – 5

What’s New?
It’s All About Social…

The Couple by Susan Gott
A couple of months ago we announced the launch of the gallery’s Instagram

page. We invite you to check it out and follow along!

We have also recently updated Google+ pages for both the Gallery

and the Studio


We’d be honored if you’d leave us a customer review.

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Photography by Kanyi Muraguri and a Multi-Media Happening @ the Cove in McKinney

402 N. Tennessee St., Downtown McKinney  www.thecovemckinney.com

Information on the next two weekend shows:

Treasured Moments. Photographs by Kanyi Muraguri

Friday     8/11  7-9 pm  Opening Reception, Artist Talk, 8pm
Saturday 8/12  2-9pm   Artist Talk, 8pm (wine will be served)

Photographer Kanyi Muraguri invites you to his latest solo exhibition. This unique body of work captures the treasured moments between him and his 86-year-old friend, during the 3 years he cared for her.

A Multi-Media Happening @ the Cove

Friday  August 18 7pm-9pm
Saturday August 19 6pm-9pm
Sunday August 20 2pm-4pm

Artists creating, performing, exhibiting: Valerie and Wayne Batchelder, Leslee Ortega, Melissa Patrello and puppeteers, Udani Satarsinghe, Pernie Fallon, Guy Giersch, Jeni Tomlinson, Kelly Marra, Darby LaGrave, Frances Dezzany, Kim Guthrie, and Milessa Murphy Stewart.

Musicians and poets:  Friday night, Kate Moore (vocal), Tom Sullinger (keyboard), Jerry Rizzi (electric bass and cello); Saturday night, Jason Lim (viola); Sundayafternoon, Steve Wright (guitar), Steve Powell (actor/reader), Charles Esser (poet), and Susan Mardele and friends (Concertina, Guitar and Fiddle)

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Dallas Piranha Printmakers at Mighty Fine Arts

Opening Reception
Saturday, August 12 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Location: Mighty Fine Arts 409A N.Tyler in Oak Cliff TX 75208

Mighty Fine Arts presents “Dallas Piranha Printmakers” curated by Matt Bagley, master printmaker and head honcho of Iron Frog Press, and featuring work by Courtney Googe, Brian McClure, Terri Thoman, Josh Monroe, Erica Guajardo, Mirka Hokkanen, Junanne Peck, Evita Tezeno, Una Scott, Chris Merlick, Lindsay Burris, Jack Russell, Angela Faz, Gary Uribe, Viktor Otrix, Paul “Arte Chambers” Robey, Scott Krakowski, Amber Crimmings and Matt Bagley.

“Dallas Piranha Printmakers” opens a window onto the burgeoning Dallas print maker community. Printmakers nationwide are experiencing a Renaissance and Dallas is no exception. Despite the lack of any central studio or hub print shop printmakers here have managed to create their own cultural millieu. To be certain these are old school print crafters eschewing digital and electronic technologies in favor of handmade, hand pulled manual dexterity and acumen. This is a DIY world done in home spaces, garage studios or spare closets, wherever an ink slinger can get away with making a mess.But like a pool of piranha they’re hungry for acknowledgement and want to take a bite out of your attention. So come out and support your local print artists and marvel at their virtuosity and fresh creative visions while enhancing your art knowledge of print techniques! Jump in the pool with some accomodating piranha who don’t bite but might want to share an art bone with you!

This show will open Sat, Aug 12 and will run till Sun. Sept.24.

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New Works by Matt Manalo in Project Space opening Aug. 19 at KHFA

Assimilation 01. Mixed Media on Panel. 12 x 12 inches.


Saturday, August 19, 2017


New Works by Matt Manalo

August 19 – September 23, 2017



Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to exhibit New Works by Houston artist, Matt Manalo. This exhibit will feature Matt’s most recent mixed media paintings in our project space, opening Saturday, August 19th, with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00 pm.


Originally from Manila, Philippines, Manalo creates work as a form of an ongoing journal of experiences from his time living in the Philippines in juxtaposition to his life in the United States. At the age of 18, Matt Manalo and his family decided to move to the United States in pursuit of a better life. Although living in a city as diverse as Houston he continues to reconcile his old life with his new life in the largest city in Texas. Matt states, “As an artist, I was looking for a tangible outlet to express my feelings, memories and newfound experiences.” He is constantly redefining his definition of “Home,” while struggling with memories from his homeland and the feeling of being split into two pieces emotionally.


Manalo’s work represents an abstracted image of a specific place or memory from either back home or from his new surroundings in Houston. The artist incorporates repetitive marks, shapes, collage and/or stamped images and scratch marks on his work. They signify the amount of “to and fro” with flashbacks that he has when making a piece. One notable aspect of Manalo’s work is the significant amount of physical or visual texture on the surface, which represents the grittiness of living in a city like Manila. As one will notice, Filipino artist Matt Manalo has two very different stories to tell.


Concrete (Gray). Mixed Media on Panel. 12 x 12 inches.



Artist Biography                                     


Matt Manalo was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He moved to the

United States along with his family to pursue his education. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with a minor in Art History at the University

of Houston. He has always been drawn to making art since he was a child. He grew up being heavily influenced by comic books and cartoons. His intuitive art making process includes the processes of collage, painting, and sculpture. His work talks about his identity as a Filipino and the places he has lived in.




Kirk Hopper Fine Art is located at

3008 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226 in the Deep Ellum neighborhood.

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 12pm – 6pm or by appointment.

Phone: 214-760-9230, Email: giovanni@kirkhopperfineart.com, Website:www.kirkhopperfineart.com

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CADD’s 3rd Thursday at Ro2 Art Aug. 17

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a CADD member gallery for Happy Hour!
Thursday, August 17th, 5:30-7:00 pm
This month’s event will take place at 
1501 S Ervay St
Dallas, TX 75215
Familiarize yourself with the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas! Learn about our mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs.  Learn about each gallery’s current and upcoming exhibitions, meet the gallery owners and their staff, meet the gallery artists, and other like-minded, art lovers in the DFW area.
CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE & proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas

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Victory Park Debuts Five New Murals

DALLAS (Aug. 9, 2017) – Visitors to Victory Park may notice that the district seems a little more colorful than they remember, thanks to a new series of vibrant, geometric murals by local artist Lesli Marshall. The selfie-worthy works are the latest installment in Victory Park’s initiative to bring a renewed sense of energy and individuality to the district through public art.


“Victory Park is going through an amazing transformation, and the color and life in these murals reflect the new vibe of the area,” said Marshall. “It’s always exciting to stumble upon art in unexpected areas. In a parking garage, which is usually boring and industrial, people will discover these giant murals and interact with them.”

From goldfish swimming amongst diamonds to a mythical phoenix bird soaring over mountains, each new mural brings personality and a sense of discovery to an unexpected place: inside the parking garage on Victory Park Lane.


For inspiration, Marshall and her team members, Sarah Reyes and Daniel Driensky, looked to five adjectives – radiant, victorious, fierce, strong, and brave – and conceptualized five corresponding murals, each with its own animal and color scheme, painted in bold, bright strokes. Joining the “radiant” goldfish and “brave” phoenix, are “victorious” lions, a “fierce” steer, and “strong” elephants.

Splashed throughout the garage, with one on each level, the intention of the murals is twofold: to bring art into the district and to serve as a creative wayfinding mechanism.


“We could just paint numbers on each level like everywhere else does, but the new Victory Park isn’t like everywhere else,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co.  “Art is a powerful medium that can transform a space visually and impact how people experience a space emotionally. It’s one of the most important ways that we are adding texture, character, and soul to the district and fostering a vibe that is completely unique to Victory.”

The murals follow the unveiling of Victory Park’s first public art work this spring: an eight-foot steel sculpture in the “V-sign” hand gesture by California-based artist Nathan Mabry. The district will continue to roll out additional public art in the coming months, including a large sculpture by Las Vegas artist Tim Bavington, set to be installed this fall near the W Dallas – Victory Hotel.


The added public art comes as Victory Park owner Estein USA and retail partner Trademark Property Co. continue theirredevelopment efforts to evolve the district into a more authentic, walkable and soulful urban neighborhood.

In addition to the new public art, Victory Park transformation efforts include a full remerchandising, 85,000 square feet of new retail space, and key district enhancements to streets, sidewalks, storefronts, parking, technology and public spaces to promote a more vibrant, user-friendly experience.


Redevelopment efforts are also resulting in a number of new tenants, adding to the more than 20 retailers and restaurants that currently call Victory Park home. A curated collection of seven new local food and beverage tenants will open in the next year, including concepts from Tristan Simon, HG Sply Co.’s Elias Pope, This & That Concepts, Brooke Humphries, and Mesero. Other openings in the coming months include Orangetheory Fitness, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas – Victory Park, and The 23, a new 285-unit mixed-use apartment community by LMC. Additional parking and a state-of-the-art valet program, as well as lighting and technology upgrades, will also roll out in 2017.

About Victory Park

Victory Park is a 75-acre mixed-use development in downtown Dallas surrounding the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. Victory Park features more than 220,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space; 621,000 square feet of Class-A office space; the 252-room W Dallas – Victory Hotel; more than 3,300 residential units; and the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. Victory Station provides access to DART Light Rail and the Trinity Railway Express. The popular 3.5-mile jogging and bicycle path, The Katy Trail, is also directly accessible. Victory Park is a property of UST XVI Victory Park, a German real estate investment fund managed by affiliates of Estein USA based in Orlando, Florida.  UST XVI became an equity owner of Victory Park in 2005 and the sole owner of the majority of the Victory Park buildings in 2009. For more information about Victory Park visit victorypark.com or follow Victory Park on Twitter @VPDallas,facebook.com/dallasvictorypark and Instagram @DallasVictoryPark.


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