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Name: Sharon Giles
Date registered: December 31, 2012
URL: http://artgroupsdfw.com

Latest posts

  1. 2018 Art on the Greene applications due March 31 — January 22, 2018
  2. Art7 Small Works Show call for entries — January 22, 2018
  3. NorthPark Art Collectiion with Lucia Simek Jan. 23 — January 22, 2018
  4. Coming to the Geometric MADI Jan. 26: African Ancestral Legacies — January 22, 2018
  5. Michael Holter Watercolor Workshop: Bringing Life to Your Landscape – Feb. 20 – 22, 2018 — January 22, 2018

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2018 Art on the Greene applications due March 31

Art on the Greene 2018

Phone: 817-797-2424
Event Dates: 5/11/18 – 5/13/18
Application Deadline: 3/31/18 Midnight CST

Art on the Greene takes place in Richard Greene Linear Park, which is located between The Texas Rangers Ballpark and Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

With a lake on the north side, Rangers Ballpark on the east and Cowboys Stadium on the west, the park provides a great setting for an art festival with a great view and an atmosphere second to none!

The 7th Annual Art on the Greene will feature up to 125 artists in one of fifteen different categories.
With a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere and serious potential shoppers, this show is becoming a favorite for art lovers and collectors from Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding cities.

Zapplication https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=6217

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Art7 Small Works Show call for entries

Art7 Small Works Show


EXHIBITION DATES: March 3 – March 31, 2018

RECEPTION: Saturday, March 3, 2018

FWCAC and Art 7 Gallery are proud to present a SMALL WORKS SHOW. Open call to all artists over the age of 18 in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas, and open to all mediums with no theme, finished work may be no larger than 15 inches including framing. The submission deadline is February 9.

For more information about submission and to submit work, please visit, https://fortworthcommunityartscenter.submittable.com/submit/104468/art7-small-works-show.

SUBMISSION: FINISHED WORK MAY BE NO LARGER THAN 15 INCHES including framing. $25 submission fee for up to 5 pieces.Images must be JPEGs with minimum height/width of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. The file name of the image submitted must be the title of the piece.


February 9, 2018 – Deadline for submission

February 13, 2018 – Notification e-mailed to artist

February 27, 2018 – Delivery of artwork, 1 – 7 pm

March 3, 2018 – Opening reception, 6 – 8 pm

March 31, 2018 – Closing

April 3, 2018 – Pick up artwork, 1 – 7 pm

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:

Karen Fulton, Art 7 Gallery Manager

2831 W 7th St

Fort Worth, TX 76107


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NorthPark Art Collectiion with Lucia Simek Jan. 23

Lucia Simek will give a tour on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 from 6:30-7:30pm

Meet at Green House Market on Level Two near AMC ticket counter


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Coming to the Geometric MADI Jan. 26: African Ancestral Legacies

African Ancestral Legacies

Opening January 26 at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas is African Ancestral Legacies featuring works by Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga and Tunde Odunlade.

Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga’s mabati art uses galvanized sheet metal to contemporize traditional activities she observed while growing up in Central Kenya. Naomi manipulates metal to explore both material transformation and the contradiction between its qualities.

She says of her art, “I borrow from numerous techniques and processes, which combine in a single aesthetic purpose. I want viewers of my art to experience an intricate and intriguing setting that can be perceived and contemplated endlessly.”
Tunde Odunlade is a print and textile artist. Tunde’s work uses both contemporary and traditional techniques to create art with unusual depth and texture. He is a quadruple-threat artist, with a professional portfolio as an artist, musician, actor, and storyteller.

Tunde Odunlade’s life is well described by his motto: “He who does not attempt the absurd can never achieve the impossible.”


Tunde will play African drums, and Naomi will dance, during the opening reception, 6 p.m. January 26, 2018.  An Arcadia Salon discussion will be held February 1, 2018 at 6 p.m. The exhibit runs through April 22, 2018, and is guest curated by Phillip Collins.
About The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art:
Located in Uptown Dallas, the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art (the MADI) is the only museum dedicated to MADI art and the primary point of focus for the MADI movement in the United States. Opening in 2003, the MADI has presented exhibitions of MADI art including MADI movement founder Carmelo Arden Quin, as well as works by contemporary artists working in geometric forms. Find out more about the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art at www.geometricmadimuseum.org, or call (214) 855-7802.

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Michael Holter Watercolor Workshop: Bringing Life to Your Landscape – Feb. 20 – 22, 2018

Dates: February 20 – 22, 2018 

Cost: $290    Deposit: $100   REGISTER NOW

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX, Texas 75061

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association. Contact IAA Workshop Chair Jane Kahler at janekahlerart@gmail.com.

This 3-day workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings. You paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results, and you will learn how to add people into your work to bring another dimension of life into the painting.

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.

Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating  landscapes and show you several high-speed video demonstrations.

And you will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the experience to individual needs.

About the Instructor Michael Holter:

Texas artist, Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael’s work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work in two categories: watercolor figurative and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio). Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, The Outdoor Painter Society, the Texas & Neighbors Regional Competition, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Portrait Society of America and the American Impressionist Society. For more about Michael, see his website: http://michaelholter.com/

From Herb Reed, past president of Southwestern Watercolor Society.

“For the past dozen years I have facilitated and/or participated in more than 20 watercolor workshops, as an officer of SWS and as a principal in a local gallery.  Michael’s recent workshop was one of the top few that “really made a difference” in the way that I approach painting.  Take it . . . you will learn about design and composition, techniques, and hints on taking reference photos — all for turning out terrific watercolor portraits.”

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In the Private Collection of an American Family Since Fortuny’s Death, It Represented the

Best of Foreign Art in the Americas at 1893 Chicago World’s Fair


DALLAS (SMU), January 18, 2018— The Meadows Museum, SMU, announced today that it has acquired Beach at Portici, the last painting of famed Spanish artist Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (1838-1874). The nearly finished painting—which is unusual for its large scale, relative to much of the artist’s work—depicts the enjoyment of a summer day at the beach, and demonstrates Fortuny’s hallmark ability to capture light in paint. Fortuny was an especially popular artist with 19th-century American collectors and audiences, as the particularly American provenance of this work reveals. Reflecting the high esteem in which Fortuny’s works were held, Beach at Portici was featured prominently in the American Pavilion’s “Loan Collection of Foreign Masterpieces Owned in the United States” at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Considered one of the most important international exhibitions of the 19th century, these works were selected to show off to the Fair’s wide audiences—more than 27 million people visited during its six-month run—the richness and breadth of paintings owned by American collectors and museums, and implicitly, American economic prowess, and refined taste in fine art.

Beach at Portici will be on view at the Meadows Museum beginning January 19, 2018. From June 24 through September 23, it will be the subject of a focused exhibition, At the Beach: Mariano Fortuny y Marsal and William Merritt Chase, where it will be paired with a loan from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Chase’s Idle Hours (c. 1894). The Spanish artist had a significant impact on many important American artists and perhaps especially on Chase, who knew his work well and greatly admired it.

In the artist’s possession at the time of his death, Beach at Portici was acquired by the prominent New York collector Alexander Turney Stewart in 1875, and remained with Stewart’s heirs on the East Coast until the Meadows acquired it. The acquisition complements the only oil painting by the artist currently in the Museum’s collection: a smaller, study composition for the painting of the same stretch of beach at Portici. The newly acquired painting includes essential elements of Fortuny’s developing style, such as the dynamically posed figures, the use of strong architectural elements in the background to define the space around the figures, brushwork that anticipates the rise of Impressionism, and meticulous attention to detail.

“Painted in Italy, sold in Paris after his death, and owned exclusively by American collectors in the decades since, Beach at Portici embodies the international character of Fortuny’s brief career,” said Mark Roglán, the Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum. “For these reasons, as well as its obvious beauty, it makes a perfect acquisition for the Meadows, addressing our mission to bring the best of Spanish art to American audiences, and to highlight its role in the development of America’s own culture and aesthetic.”

Beach at Portici demonstrates the evolution in Fortuny’s painterly technique as his career progressed, and highlights why his works were so celebrated and sought-after both during his lifetime and after his death. His landscapes capture the extraordinary beauty in everyday moments, and in this work—with the contrast between the extreme attention to detail in some places, such as the trees, beach, and ruins in the background, and his loose handling of paint in other areas, such as the foliage in the foreground of the painting—the viewer can see hints at how his style might have continued to develop had he lived.

Mariano Fortuny y Marsal was born in the Catalonia region of Spain and did his early training in Barcelona, before leaving for further study in Rome. He subsequently spent most of his brief working life in Italy or France, interwoven with travel in Morocco and other parts of North Africa, as well as in southern Spain. During his travels, Fortuny collected carpets, Hispano-Moresque pottery, Islamic metalwork, arms and armor, fabrics and textiles, all of which influenced both the style and subject of his work. His drawings and paintings of historical subjects—such as of the Spanish-Moroccan War (1859-1860), which he memorialized in the painting The Battle of Tetuan (1862-1864)—and his other depictions of 18th-century courtly life, were so popular that the term Fortunismo came to be applied to any artistic representation of those themes during this period. Despite his short life, he is known to have been very prolific.

With his wide-ranging travels and long history of working outside of his home country, Fortuny represents the first generation of truly cosmopolitan Spanish painters. Likewise, the development of his style parallels larger trends in Spanish painting, particularly in the context of European modernism. Fortuny’s works were equally popular in America during his lifetime and in subsequent decades and were acquired by a number of prestigious public institutions here including: the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Harvard Art Museums; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; and the Hispanic Society of America, New York City.

Beach at Portici was purchased with funds from Mary Anne Cree, Mrs. Eugene McDermott, Susan Heldt Albritton, Linda P. and William A. Custard, Gwen and Richard Irwin, Shirley and Bill McIntyre, Cyrena Nolan, Peggy and Carl Sewell, Pilar and Jay Henry, Barbara and Mike McKenzie, Caren Prothro, Marilyn Augur, Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence S. Barzune, Diane and Stuart Bumpas, The Honorable Janet Kafka and Mr. Terry Kafka, the Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Levy Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, Stacey and Nicholas McCord, Linda and John McFarland, Catherine Blaffer Taylor, Julie and George Tobolowsky, Cheryl and Kevin Vogel, Diane and P. Gregory Warden, Natalie and George Lee, Bethany and Samuel Holland, President R. Gerald and Gail Turner, Kathleen and Mark Roglán, and an Anonymous Donor.


About the Meadows Museum

The Meadows Museum is the leading U.S. institution focused on the study and presentation of the art of Spain. In 1962, Dallas businessman and philanthropist Algur H. Meadows donated his private collection of Spanish paintings, as well as funds to start a museum, to Southern Methodist University. The Museum opened to the public in 1965, marking the first step in fulfilling Meadows’s vision to create “a small Prado for Texas.”

Today, the Meadows is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. The collection spans from the 10th to the 21st centuries and includes medieval objects, Renaissance and Baroque sculptures, and major paintings by Golden Age and modern masters. Since 2010 the Museum has been engaged in a multidimensional partnership with the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, which has included the exchange of scholarship, exhibitions, works of art, and other resources.

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Mayjoring in Art call for submissions

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://fortworthcommunityartscenter.submittable.com/submit/104921/mayjoring-in-art-higher-learning


Mayjoring in Art; Higher Learning


EXHIBITION DATES: May 4 – May 26, 2018 RECEPTION: Friday, May 4, 2018

CALL TO ARTISTS: “Mayjoring in Art; Higher Learning” is a juried exhibition with the mission of celebrating the creativity and ingenuity of emerging young artists from colleges and universities around Texas. Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning or have graduated with in the last 6 months. We are seeking quality work with originality in all mediums including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, sculpture, fiber art, mixed media, installation, photography, video art, and digital art with no size restrictions. This year’s juror is Daniel Blagg


·             Two students will be selected to have a two person exhibition in one of our galleries during Fall Gallery Night 2018. Fall Gallery Night is an event that occurs once a year during September. It is arguably our most popular opening of year were we anticipate more than 3000 visitors in a single night.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Daniel Blagg’s latest work includes his stylistically flat and dilapidated representational scenes of what were once gleaming signs of commercialism rendered with an abundance of metaphorical comments on all aspects of contemporary society.  The Neon Museum in Las Vegas is a repository for the iconic neon signage that made the city famous and has been the subject matter of Daniel Blagg’s paintings for years.


·         April 1, 2018 – Deadline for submission

·         April 15, 2018 – Notifications emailed to artists

·         April 29, 2018 – Delivery of artwork

·         May 4, 2018 – Opening Reception, 6 -9 pm

·         May 26, 2018 – Closing

·         May 27, 2018 – Show comes down, pick up work

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:

Jonathan Mark Levy, Program and Exhibition Manager

1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, TX, 76107

direct: 817.298.3021


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Golden Acrylics Workshop Feb. 10 at Asel Art

John Kevin Greeland, a praciticing artist and the certified National Education Coordinator for Golden Artist Colors – 2 hour lecture and demo. FREE. Contact Asel Art Supply at 214-871-2425 to register.

Asel Art Supply  2701 Cedar Springs  Dallas, TX  75201

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Frisco’s Art in the Atrium 16 deadline Feb. 18

Art in the Atrium 16


Entry Deadline: 2/19/18

The City of Frisco seeks original, 2-Dimensional artworks by artists from Frisco and the surrounding area for the 16th installment of Art in the Atrium. Art in the Atrium 16 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 16 is scheduled for Monday, April 9, 2018 through Friday, September 7, 2018.

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Artists ‘Round Texas Get Creative & Inspired Workshop Jan. 21 in Rowlett

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2pm
Rowlett Community Centre • 5300 Main, Rowlett
Get Creative & Inspired #17 – Workshop

flyer: ART JanNewsletter 2017
The holidays are over, and now it’s now time to get those creative juices flowing – again!

Without giving too much away about our Jan- uary workshop, you can be sure it will get your mind’s eye looking at things a little bit different, and everyone will be able to create something unique and beautiful. Most all materials will be supplied. We only ask that you bring a glue gun, and wear old clothes. Here’s a hint; STENCILS. So come for fun, come to meet other members, and come to see how you can create something fabulous.

Guests are always welcome to attend for a $5.00 donation to cover supplies. Please bring a snack to share. Beverages are supplied.

Do you want to join A.R.T? Please go to our web site to download a membership form at: www.artistsroundtx.org, or call Membership chair, Laurieann Dygowski at: 972-475-1836.

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Native to this Place: Reception Feb. 2 at the BRIT

January 12 – February 16, 2018

Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth  https://www.brit.org/

Currently showing at the BRIT located on the Fort Worth Botanical Garden grounds is Native to this Place, a pastel, acrylic, and photography display by Pam Smith, Marie Maines, and Ray Maines. Show runs from Jan. 15 to Feb.15. Evening reception Feb 2nd, 5-7PM.  https://www.brit.org/art-brit/exhibits

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Texas Photographic Society Juried Exhibition at the Bath House – call for entries

Artwork by Calli McCaw from the TPS 26 exhibition.

Texas Photographic Society

TPS 27 Juried Exhibition


Entries Deadline: February 26, 2018


Texas Photographic Society is thrilled to announce that TPS 27: The International Competition will be juried by Kate Breakey, renowned visual artist based in Arizona. This call is open-themed, and submissions from artists of all levels are encouraged.
The exhibition will be presented at the Bath House Cultural Center from May 5 to June 2, 2018.
TPS 27: The International Competition is open to artists of all levels internationally. All photographic based work is encouraged including digital, silver and alternative processes. You do not need to be a member of the Texas Photographic Society to enter this competition. However, you may join TPS and enter this show at the same time.
For more details, visit the website of the Texas Photographic Society at http://www.texasphoto.org/current-call-for-entry


02-26-18  Deadline for entry (midnight CST)
03-21-18  Exhibiting artists announced and emails sent to all entrants
04-29-18  Matted and framed prints due in Dallas, TX
05-05-18  Show opens at Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX; reception 7-9:00pm
06-02-18  Show closes and travels to other venues

Entry Fee
Entry fee is $30 for 5 images, plus $6 for each additional image. Photographers may enter up to 10 images. Please don’t forget to include your membership fee, if also joining TPS at the time of entry.

First Place = $500
Second Place = $300
Third Place = $200
Up to 5 Honorable Mentions may be awarded

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2018 Turtle Creek Spring Arts and Craft Festival call for artists

Turtle Creek Spring Arts and Craft Festival 2018

APRIL 14 & 15, 2018

DEADLINE: 2/17/2018
Fee (Application/ Jury Fee): $25.00

Website http://turtlecreekartsfestival.com/

Applications: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5294

Located in the prestigious Turtle Creek neighborhood just blocks from downtown and Oaklawn. This North Buckhead area is considered to be one of the wealthiest zip codes in Dallas, and home to one of the largest and most enthusiastic art buying communities in the Dallas metro area.  Rain or shine, visitors from all over the country enjoy this event.
The Turtle Creek Arts Festival is a two-day fine arts outdoor festival, located in one of the most prestigious areas of Dallas, featuring approximately 125 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a fantastic children’s play, plus festival foods and beverages with some healthy alternatives.  We’re often told we have the best “festival foods” around!


The 2018 Turtle Creek Arts Festival is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC and a board of experts in various artistic disciplines, which has a long history of building some of the most notable events in the south with several holding spots in the TOP 100 in the nation.  The festival will uphold the highest standards supporting the arts, and offer participating artists the environment to nurture an appreciation for their skills.


Festival Hours: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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More calls for entry around Texas

Name of Call: DEADLINE EXTENDED: Colony Park District Park-Austin, TX
Eligibility: State: TX
Budget: $39,500
Deadline: 1/25/18

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department seeks to commission a permanent exterior public artwork that establishes a visual marker informing viewers of the district’s park, reflects the history of Colony Park and is mindful of the community’s experiences.

22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition)
Entry Deadline: 2/1/18
Days remaining to deadline: 14
The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is seeking entries from the United States, Mexico, and Canada of ceramic art for the 22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competititon, to be exhibited from April 20 to June 24, 2018.

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: 14
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. Wichita Falls TX

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.

Animal Shelter Public Art Project


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $15.00 (Animal Shelter Public Art Project)
Entry Deadline: 2/5/18
Days remaining to deadline: 18
The City of Wylie is accepting applications for a Call for ARtists for the Wylie Animal Shelter. The theme for this project is: The Power of Rescue, “Adoption”. ARtists will be required to attend a Community Input Meeting if they are chosen as a semi-finalist.  Semi-Finalists (2-3) will be given a small stipend for the creation of their unique art for this site.
More information on this call can be found at the link below.

Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018)
Entry Deadline: 2/5/18
Days remaining to deadline: 18
Event Dates: 4/14/18 – 6/9/18
Texas National 2018 Art Competition & Exhibition

Deadline for Submissions Has Been Extended to February 5, 2018

Exhibition Dates: April 14 – June 9, 2018.                         

The Juror: Jed Perl

Nacogdoches, TX Awards: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions.
Size Limitations: Two-dimensional works, when displayed, cannot exceed 48” in height or width, including frame. Three-dimensional works cannot exceed 60” in height, 24” in width, and 24” in depth. If a separate pedestal is sent with the work, the total height, including the pedestal, must not exceed 60”. The weight limitation of each crated or packaged work must not exceed 50 lbs.



Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods)
Entry Deadline: 2/28/18
Days remaining to deadline: 41
Event Dates: 1/1/17 – 2/28/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

The Woodlands, Texas is an award-winning, master-planned community of more than 100,000 residents with a strong history of public art. The Woodlands Arts Council invites national and international artists to apply for the next installation of the Woodlands Art Bench outdoor permanent collection. The call is for Six (6) separate Art Benches.

Sites can be viewed at: Bench Sites  Walk from The Woodlands Mall to Town Green Park and enjoy the beauty and practicality of the one-of-a-kind Art Benches designed by local, national and international artists.

Three (3) finalists will be chosen for each bench in a preliminary selection process and will receive a $300 stipend. One (1) artist from these finalists will be chosen to construct a bench, receiving a stipend of $8,000. Artists are encouraged to work conceptually with the chosen site and underwriter’s vision. The Woodlands is an aesthetically unique district, with its natural landscapes and waterway backdrop. We challenge the artists to conceptualize work that can highlight their own vision in conjunction with both the underwriter and these unique chosen sites.



Messina Hof Wine Label Competition 2018


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 ((Make any checks payable to The Arts Council))
Entry Deadline: 3/2/18
College Station, TX
Calling all Texas artists! Want to see your artwork featured on a bottle of wine? Enter the 2018 Messina Hof Wine Label Competition! The winning piece will be proudly displayed on a special run of Messina Hof wine bottles, plus cash prizes for the top three artists. This competition is open to all artists over the age of 21 residing in Texas. Entries may be any 2D medium including but not limited to: watercolor, oil, pastel, pencil, acrylic, collage, multimedia, and digital art.

Messina Hof takes great pride in making wine with Texas Soul – so this year we want to see what the “Heart and Soul of Texas” looks like. When searching for inspiration, think of what Texas means to you. What about Texas has filled your heart and soul? Whether it be late nights at the rodeo, picking wildflowers, or scootin’ across the dance hall, put our grand state on canvas and create a masterpiece!

The top finalists’ entries will be on display at the spring Wine & Roses Festival at Messina Hof, and festival attendees will have the opportunity to view and vote on their favorite piece. Top finalist artists will also be invited to the Wine & Roses VIP reception, and have the option to host a booth at the festival to display and sell their work, free of charge.

Eureka Springs National Photography Contest & Exhibit


Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
State: Arkansas
Fee: $35.00 (Eureka Springs National Photography Contest & Exhibit)
Entry Deadline: 2/28/18
Days remaining to deadline: 40
The Ozarks Photography Project (TOPP) is an arts extension of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce. TOPP’s first National Juried Photography Contest offers professional judging, exciting sponsors, prizes, and more! The Exhibition & Sale will be held in historic Eureka Springs, AR. The entire Downtown Eureka Springs in on the U.S. National Historic Register, which makes visitng this charming, victorian, and art-infused town in the Ozarks a unique experience. It offers more art galleries than most cities fifty times its size. The show and sale dates will be held in conjunction with the annual Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts.

Art Springs 2018


Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: National
State: Arkansas
Fee: $30.00 (Regular Art Springs 2018)
Entry Deadline: 3/1/18
Days remaining to deadline: 41
Event Dates: 5/5/18 – 5/6/18
Art Springs is the free 2-day outdoor festival portion of the annual Hot Springs celebration – Arts & The Park.  Art Springs is a juried festival bursting with talented fine artists and artisans. Art Springs is held at the Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown historic Hot

Bridge Art for Interstate 25/ University Avenue Interchange Improvements, Las Cruces, NM


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Local
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 1/22/18
Days remaining to deadline: 3
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is seeking an artist or artist team to create a site-specific design for the Interstate 25 (I-25)/University Avenue Interchange Improvements (see attached design concepts) to be constructed in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Professional artists living in New Mexico and demonstrating a level of experience that is commensurate with the bridge art project scope and budget are invited to submit qualifications to this opportunity. Approximately $14,000 is available for this project.

Taos Art Insurgency: The New Protagonists


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Fee: $40.00 (Entry Fee)
Entry Deadline: 4/5/18
Days remaining to deadline: 76

Taos Art Insurgency is a show that poses the questions: Who will be the artists that lead the way for the new millennium? What will be the movements and issues they champion


Prospectus #245 Center for Recreational Excellence Hobbs, NM


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 4/16/18
Days remaining to deadline: 87

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee for the Center of Recreational Excellence (CORE) seek an artist or artist team to create an interior and/or exterior, site-specific commission project on the southwest side of the building, by main entrance in Hobbs, NM. Professional artists working in the United States and demonstrating a level of experience that is commensurate with the project scope and budget are invited to submit qualifications to this project opportunity. A total of $250,000 is available for the project inclusive of all costs, taxes and fees.

31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Louisiana
Fee: $35.00 (31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 2/9/18
Days remaining to deadline: 21

The 31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition will be juried by Benjamin Hickey, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Masur Museum in Monroe, Louisiana.

$3,000 is available for purchase awards. The awards will become part of the McNeese’s Works on Paper Permanent Collection.

Eligible for entry are works in any medium that is on or of paper. The artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40 inches in any dimension.

A non-refundable entry fee of $35 is charged each entrant. This fee entitles the artist a maximum of three entries. The deadline for entry is February 9, 2018.

The exhibition will be on view from March 22 through May 10, 2018 in the Grand Gallery, Shearman Fine Arts Annex, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana.


4th Annual Dirty South Cup Call & Competition


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Louisiana
Fee: $25.00 (4th Annual Dirty South Cup Call & Competition)
Entry Deadline: 2/24/18
Days remaining to deadline: 36

Give us your best mug, cup or tea bowl!  River Oaks Square Arts Center is looking for a few good cups to include in its’ 4th Annual Dirty South Cup Call and Competition.   We are looking for ceramic vessels (mugs, cups, tea bowls) that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with ceramics.   Up to 125 artists will be chosen for this inspiring Southern event, because we all need a good mug for our tea and coffee and if not, we always need a good conversation piece!


Public Installation for Health Care Environment


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Louisiana
Entry Deadline: 9/1/18
Days remaining to deadline: 225
Event Dates: 12/23/17 – 11/1/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 2
The art program for the caregiving environment of the hospital is designed to inspire hope, promote positive distractions and create an oasis for patients and visitors to the facility. The thematic story for submitted art selections should focus on the art mission statement relating to the natural environment, restful motion, and imagery that is appropriate for a healthcare environment; serving to create a window to another world that provides a much needed creative respite.

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RCAS Spring 2018 Exhibition deadline March 17

For prospectus and to enter see


This exhibit is open to RCAS members and non-members, age 18 and over. The location of the exhibit will be on the 3rd floor of the Richardson Public Library at 900 Civic Center Drive, Rich-ardson, TX 75080. Limited to three entries per artist. Entries will be accepted only online, RCAS MEMBERS: $25 for one entry, $30 for two entries, or $35 for three entries. NON-MEMBERS: $35 for one entry, $40 for two entries, or $45 for three entries. All fees are non-refundable.  $1,600.00 in cash and merchandise awards. Juror: Jane E. Jones.


March 17, 2017 Entry Submission DEADLINE – No late entries
March 24, 2017
10:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m.
Entries received at Richardson Public Library, 3rd Floor Gallery
April 17, 2017
6:30 p.m. til 8:40 p.m.
Awards Presentation at Richardson Public Library during regular monthly Members meetings in basement conference room
April 28, 2017
10:30 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
Entries picked up at Richardson Public Library, 3rd Floor Gallery



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City Symphony & Gold Rush openings Feb. 8 at ArtspaceIII

Image | Lost/Found, Suite of letterpress prints, Kim Cadmus Owens, Ink on cotton paper, 14 x 20″ each

Daniel Blagg | Maureen Brouillette | Pat Gabriel | William Greiner | Kim Cadmus Owens
RECEPTION | Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 5 – 8pm
EXHIBITION DATES | February 8 – March 17, 2018
Artspace111 is pleased to announce a new group exhibition featuring the artwork of Daniel Blagg, Maureen Brouillette, Pat Gabriel, William Greiner, and Kim Cadmus Owens. City Symphony is an exploration of urban spaces and architecture through paintings, collages, and prints that highlight utilitarianism and design in contemporary cities.
Jim Malone
RECEPTION | Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 5 – 8pm
EXHIBITION DATES | February 8 – March 17, 2018
Artspace111 presents the solo exhibition GOLD RUSH by Jim Malone in the Artspace111 Studio, in conjunction with the group exhibition City Symphony. Malone’s new collection of mixed media 2D works feature delicate gold leaf, used in this series to weigh the value of his subjects versus the universal symbol of wealth, gold.
Call for Submissions!
The Call for Submissions for the Fifth Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition is open! This year’s exhibition will be juried by the Editor-in-Chief of Glasstire, Christina Rees. Click here for more information.

Open | Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 3pm

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Texas Watercolor Society 69th Annual National Exhibit entries due March 1

69th Annual National Exhibit

April 16 – June 28, 2018

Hill Country Arts Foundation
120 Point Theater Rd. Ingram, Texas 78025

Prospectus: http://texaswatercolorsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/09/341004-TWS-Call-for-Entries-proof3.pdf

Fees: TWS members $45, for 1-3 paintings.
Non-TWS members $60, for 1 painting.

Jan 1, 2018 Call for Entries
March 1 Final day to receive entries
March 19-21 Accepted Paintings posted on Website
POSTED www.texaswatercolorsociety.org
April 11 Shipped paintings due no later than 4/11/18
April 13 Hand Deliver work 9-11 am
Hill Country Arts Foundation
120 Point Theater Rd.
Ingram, TX 78025
April 16 Membership Meeting 5-6 PM Demo 6-8 PM
April 16 Exhibit Opens
April 17-19 Workshop / Laurie Goldstein-Warren
May 12 Opening Reception 5-7 pm / Awards 6 pm
June 28 Exhibit Closes
June 29 Artists must pick up hand delivered
work 9-11 am / Shipped paintings returned

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TVAA Gallery Call For Guest Curators

Open call for Guest Curators for TVAA Gallery Art Exhibitions for 2018

Texas Visual Arts Association is a non-profit organization operated for the encouragement and enrichment of visual artists in all media. The primary goal of TVAA is to provide a venue for the education and exhibitions of professional artists as well as to provide an opportunity for artists of diverse backgrounds to promote public awareness, involvement and support from the community. Our location is in the Plaza of the Americas in downtown Dallas, 700 N. Pearl Street.

If you are interested in curating one of the monthly shows at our gallery please submit a brief bio about yourself, an artist statement, and what type of show you would like to curate or if you would be open to a theme picked by the Gallery Director.

Please submit up to ten images of your work (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) by Submission Deadline. Please submit all requirements to tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com with Curator 2018 in the subject line.


Submission Deadline for JPG’s: Date: May 1st, 2018

Acceptance Notification:           Date: June 1st, 2018

This is open to TVAA members (and/or non-members).

These positions are unpaid, but will provide amazing exposure as they will have extensive advertising by the organization. There is no entry fee; however if offered this opportunity you must be present on hanging day, the reception, closing day, and agree to sit in the gallery for one day as well

For more information about TVAA see the website http://tvaa.org.

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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 2018 Advanced Exhibition Schedule

January 27 – March 18
Nina Chanel Abney’s paintings are visually frenetic, reflecting the fast-paced energy of life today. Her imagery refers to such diverse subjects as pop culture, world events, and art history in compositions with flattened, simplified forms. Abney’s works commonly incorporate snippets of text, disembodied figures and silhouettes, and geometric abstract shapes. Themes that relate to American society, including celebrity culture, race, sexuality, and police brutality, are broached in her paintings. By touching on serious subjects in a colorful palette and graphic style, Abney’s work is, as the artist states, “easy to swallow, hard to digest.”
Nina Chanel Abney, Hobson’s Choice, 2017
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
84 1/4 × 120 1/4 inches
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; Museum purchase.
Image courtesy of the Artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
February 16 – May 6
In 2007, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosted Ron Mueck, featuring the artist’s figures that are extraordinarily realistic, except in scale – they are always depicted much smaller or larger than life. The exhibition broke attendance records for the Museum as Mueck’s stunning works became a must-see for visitors from across the region. Now a decade later, Ron Mueck returns to the Modern  for a special project showcasing six major works created between 2008 and 2018, including two sculptures making their North American debut.
Ron Mueck, Woman with Shopping, 2013. Mixed media
44 1/2 x 19 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches
Photo: Patrick Gries. Copyright Ron Mueck.
Courtesy the Artist, Anthony d’Offay, London and Hauser & Wirth
March 31 – June 17

Spanning painting, sculpture, collage, and installation, Kamrooz Aram’s work investigates the complex relationship between Western modernism and classical non-Western art. By highlighting their formal connections, he reveals the typically downplayed role that non-Western art and design have had in the development of modernism and its drive toward abstraction. Challenging the traditionally Euro-centric narrative established by art history, Aram’s work sets forth to disrupt this perceived hierarchy by merging and equalizing Western and non-Western forms. The artist will present all new work for this exhibition.
Kamrooz Aram, Ornamental Composition for Social Spaces (1), 2016
Oil, wax, and pencil on canvas, 90 x 78 inches
Courtesy of the Artist and Green Gallery, Dubai
Known for his collaborations with pop icon Kanye West and fashion house Louis Vuitton, and for vibrant anime-inspired characters, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami blurs the boundaries between high and low culture, ancient and modern, East and West. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, this major retrospective features 50 paintings that span three decades of Murakami’s career, from the artist’s earliest mature works to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings.

The exhibition shows how Murakami’s art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore, and highlights the artist’s careful attention to craft and materials. It also showcases his astute eye for the contemporary influences of globalization, media culture, and the continued threats of nuclear power.
Takashi Murakami, Klein’s Pot A, 1994-97
Acrylic on canvas mounted on board in plexiglass box
15 3/8 x 15 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches
Colección Pérez Simón, Mexico
© 1994-97 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Photo: Yoshitaka Uchida
October 14 – January 27
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents a major survey of works by Laurie Simmons, organized by Andrea Karnes, senior curator, with full support of the artist. This exhibition will showcase the artist’s photographs spanning the last four decades, from 1976 to the present, a small selection of sculpture, and two films.
Simmons’s career-long exploration of archetypal gender roles, especially women in domestic settings, is the primary subject of this exhibition and is a topic as poignant today as it was in the late 1970s, when she began to develop her mature style by using props and dolls as stand-ins for people and places.
Laurie Simmons, Big Camera/Little Camera, 1976
Gelatin silver print
5 1/4 × 8 inches
Courtesy the Artist and Salon 94


Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
General Admission Prices
(includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.
Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm
Fri 5-8:30 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert
10 am-4:30 pm
The Modern is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Lynn McLain’s Watercolor Workshop at 404 Ranch

7th annual Watercolor Workshop

with Lynn McLain AWS, NWS
Texas style at the  *404 Ranch*
March 5 – 9, 2018

  • Experience Lynn’s creative & artistic abilities along with the southern hospitality on a working ranch.  From beginners to seasoned artists, all levels of painters are welcome.

  • Lodging provided in Ranch/Bunkhouse

  • Sunday, March 4, arrival between 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm

  • Classes begin Monday morning 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Classes end on Friday at 4:00 pm. After critiques, Dinner Celebration.

  • Fee: $800 Includes 5 days of workshop Food & Lodging for 5 to 6 nights

  • Meals provided except for one evening out at a near Location.

  • Class limited to 15 and is expected to sell out quickly. Don’t delay in reserving your place.

  • $400 deposit – ASAP to Jackie Railsback(Ranch Owner/Host), 2520 Norwood Dr., Hurst, TX 76054jrailschas@att.net817-657-8691.

The *404 Ranch* is located About 65 miles west of downtown Ft Worth, about 95 miles west of Dallas and 21 Miles north of Stephenville on Hwy 281.  You will be provided a map & GPS  coordinates to the gate of the property.  Click here for additional information and to see PICTURES of the Ranch House which was recently remodeled and added a 30′ x 30′ Studio.  This is a working ranch but, as you will see from the pictures, this is not your run-of-the-mill ranch house.

“Three delicious meals are enjoyed daily and end of the day sunsets are superb.  I learned and enjoyed the ranch experience.  Don’t miss it !!! “
Jean Lewis

“This is more like a retreat; painting, fellowship, eating and having a great time with Lynn, a wonderful artist.”
Jackie Railsback 


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ART214 Juried Exhibition call for art

ART214 Juried Exhibition


Entries Deadline: Saturday, February 10, 2018

The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) announces a call for entries for ART214, a City-wide juried exhibition that will be presented during Dallas Arts Month in 2018.

Four OCA facilities, the Bath House Cultural Center, the Latino Cultural Center, the Oak Cliff Cultural Center and the South Dallas Cultural Center, are joining forces to organize a multi-venue juried exhibition that will showcase the works of artists who live in Dallas and in the Greater North Texas region.

ART214 is a four-section collaborative exhibition that gives the citizens of Dallas an opportunity to discover and enjoy the work of talented local and regional visual artists. Each of the partnering cultural center brings its own audiences, artists, communities and history. By scheduling connected dates to display a different section of the show at each center, as if presenting “four chapters of the same book,” the ART214 exhibition creates a unique opportunity for the public to visit all the centers during Dallas Arts Month, while also promoting collaboration and cross-pollination of artists and audiences.

Art in all media created in the last three years will be accepted from artists who currenly live in the DFW and Greater North Texas region. All concepts and subject matter are welcome.

An entry fee is not required. The Jurors will review photographs of completed artwork and will select pieces for the exhibition.  Artists may submit up to two works of art for consideration.

All entries must be submitted online at


The Four Jurors and Curator for the ART214 exhibition are:

ELIZABETH MELLOTT – Professor of photography at Collin College and visual artist
TORI PHILLIPS – Arts Administrator, Artist
JIM BURTON – Senior Lecturer of Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas
ARTHUR PEÑA – Visiting Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting, University of North Texas

Curator: CHRISTINA ESTRELLA RIGGS – Ceramics and Art Teacher, Bryan Adam High School Leadership Academy

To learn more about the ART214 juried exhibition visit http://www.bathhousemedia.com/art214


(with the exception of the Entries Deadline, all the other times on this prospectus adhere to central standard time (CST)

Entries Deadline:

Saturday, February 10, 2018 (Applications close at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time Zone)

Selection notification:

  The list of selected artists will be posted on the Bath House Cultural Center’s online News Center at http://www.bathhousemedia.com/notifications

The document will be available after 6 PM on Saturday, March 10, 2018.  Artists are solely responsible for reviewing this list.  The exhibition organizers will not send acceptance notifications to each individual artist by phone, e-mail, or otherwise.

Exhibition Dates:

March 24-April 21, 2018 – Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2018 (5-7 PM)
Art Delivery: Sunday, March 18, 2018
March 31-April 28, 2018 – Reception: Saturday, April 7, April 2018 (5-7 PM)
Art Delivery: Saturday, March 24th, 2018
April 12-May 25, 2018 – Reception: April 12, 2018 (6-8 PM)
Art Delivery: March 27-31, 2018
April 28th-June 1, 2018 – Reception: Saturday, April 28, 2018 (5:30-8 PM)
Art Delivery: Saturday, April 21, 2018

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RCAS 52nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition call for entries – $7,000 in awards

52nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale


Call for entries for the 52nd. Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Sale is open to all amatuer and professional Texas Artists age 18 and over.  Award winning artist E. Melinda Morrison  is this year’s juror and there are approximately $7,000 in cash and merchandise awards.  Deadline for entries is February 28, 2018.  The exhibition will be on display from May 2nd. to May 26th. with an Awards ceremony and reception on May 13th.


Best of Show (Purchase Award)        $1,500.00
Judge’s Choice Award                          $500.00
Oil / Acrylic on Canvas                      1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
Watermedia on Paper                        1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
Collage / Mixed Media                       1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM
Pastels / Graphics                             1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM

Cash prizes in each category for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention will be $300, $250, $200, and $150 respectively.  Merchandise awards will be distributed equitably among the categories at the judge’s discretion. There will be approximately $7,000.00 in cash and merchandise awards.

NON MEMBERS: $25 entry fee for one piece, $15 for each additional piece (i.e., three (3) pieces for $55.00). Limit three (3) pieces total. All fees are non-refundable.

RCAS MEMBERS receive a 30% discount. Limit three (3) pieces total.


January 8, 2018                             Call for Artists Open

February 28, 2018                          Entry Submissions Deadline (No late entries)

March 30, 2018                              Acceptance notifications Emailed

April 23 – April 27, 2018                 Shipped entries received at Craters and Freighters

April 30, 2018 – 4:00 to 7:00PM     Hand-delivered entries received at the
Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive
Richardson, Texas  75082

May 2, 2018 – May 26, 2018        Exhibition on Display

May 13, 2018- 7:00 to 9:00PM       Awards Reception at Charles W. Eisemann Center
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, Texas
75082.  Entrants, friends and family are invited.
Enjoy live jazz and refreshments along with
members of the art community and Richardson
City Officials.

May 29, 2018  4:00 to 7:00PM       Pick up of hand-delivered entries

May 30, 2018 – June 30, 2018         Shipped art returned to artists

JUROR: E. Melinda Morrison

As a young woman, her B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Tyler took a backseat to the corporate world for many years: advertising exec; graphic designer and art director of her own company; and later corporate and executive recruiter for national technology and digital marketing advertising companies.  Not surprisingly, she was recognized in national competitions for her print design and annual reports while living in Dallas but shortly after her move to Denver in 1994, the satisfied extrovert began to hear from the starving artist.  She says she “felt like her soul was drying up.”  An oil-painting class at the Art Students’ League of Denver rained water on that desert ground.

Over the next five years, Melinda studied painting at the Denver Arts League under the guidance of nationally known and accomplished masters such as Quang Ho, Kim English, Kevin Wechbach and Ron Hicks.  As her passion and skill grew, so did her dream to paint full-time.  She made the leap in 2003 and brought years of corporate skills into the new and intricate dance of a full-time professional art career.  She hasn’t looked back.  Since that decision, Melinda has had multiple one-woman shows in Santa Fe, New Mexico and participated in national and regional shows, and plein air events in the Southwest and Southeast gaining recognition for her figurative paintings.  She is a gifted teacher of workshops and is collected among collectors all across the US.

Recently, Melinda made a move from Colorado back to her home roots in Texas .  Choosing Fort Worth to be near family, Melinda opened her studio in her new home where she continues to paint and teach.

Melinda has been the featured artist in national and regional magazines and newspapers such as the American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Albuquerque Journal, The Santa Fean, and Focus Magazine.  She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, Outdoor Painters Society and the Portrait Society of America.  Melinda is currently represented by Alexandra Stevens Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM; Arts at Denver, Denver, CO; Greenwich House Gallery, Cincinatti, OH and OAGallery, Kirkwood, MO.

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2018 Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition call for entries – $9,000 in awards

The annual TxN exhibit is back for its 33rd year! This five-state call is highly respected and competitive. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center. Deadline is Feb. 15, 2018.

The 2018 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Up to three works of two-dimensional art may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $40 ($35 for IAA members).

$9.000 in prizes!  Artists may also earn signature status by exhibiting in five shows. Juror for the 2018 exhibition is Lyle Novinski.

See the official Texas & Neighbors website at texasandneighbors.com for the prospectus and link to  registration at CaFe.  Subscribe to the TxN mailing list.


All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062.
Visit www.lrvingArtsCenter.com for directions

Deadline for entries                     Thursday, February 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance              March 6
Shipped paintings arrive                 March 26 – 30
Hand deliveries                            Saturday, March 31, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Juror talk & Reception                    Saturday, March 31, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Exhibit dates                                 MAY 12 – JUNE 9, 2018
Reception & Awards Ceremony     Sunday, May 20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Strike                                              Sunday, June 10, 1:00 -5:00 pm

MEET THE JUROR: Lyle Novinski

Lyle Novinski is Professor Emeritus of Art and former Chair of the Art Department at the University of Dallas. He is an established painter and designer. He holds MA and MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with further study in Philosophy  and Theology at Marquette University. Professor Novinski’s interests as a working artist embrace a wide range of topics, including painting as a discipline, design and execution of liturgical spaces, and the history of sacred art. Consequently, he remains a sought after lecturer. His many exhibits over the years have brought note to his work with over 60 installations in churches including the windows of St. Rita’s in Dallas, furnishings for the Neuhoff Chapel at SMU, as well as a life-sized mosaic in a chapel in Rome.  www.novinskistudio.com

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2018 PAA Members’ Show reception & awards Jan. 20

You are invited to attend the special reception and awards presentation for the 2018 Plano Art Association Members’ Show held this Saturday, January 20, at ArtCentre of Plano 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Note, this is a time change from previous notices.) 
The reception will feature light hors d’oeuvres, wine and desserts. More than 70 pieces of work produced by more than 35 PAA members will be on display, starting January 11, for a month at ArtCentre of Plano in the Arts District in Downtown Plano. (902 E. 16th St., Plano, TX 75074) https://www.artcentreofplano.org/
Open TuesdaySaturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
     This exhibit is exclusively for PAA members to showcase art that reflects the quality and diversity of work by our membership. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works are exhibited.
     Judges’ awards that will be presented at the reception across all art categories. Judges are art professors from Collin College: Jennifer Seibert, Carter Scaggs and Al Johnson.

1st prize $500

2nd prize $250

3rd prize $150
$50 gift certificates to each of three merit winners
$100 People’s Choice Award
A few examples from the exhibit.


MISSION STATEMENT: The Plano Art Association is dedicated to encouraging the visual arts development of the membership, and inspiring awareness of the visual arts by sharing the joy, passion and beauty within and beyond our Plano community.

PAA is sponsored in part with a grant from the City of Plano.
For more information on wonderful things to do in the City, go to www.plano.gov   

Plano Art Association

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Art Con Select 13 opens Jan. 20 at Kettle Art

Art Con Select 13 
Kettle Art Gallery
2650 Main Street, Dallas TX

Saturday, January 20, 2018

In November 2017, Kettle Art was offered the opportunity to curate an exhibit to spotlight artists that participated in Art Con 13 who caught our eye. The tricky part is the artists are judged on a single piece of work and they must have never shown at our gallery before. These ‘twists’ make this show exciting to put together as we never know what we’ll end up with. However, we do know from past adventures that working with Art Conspiracy is always a blast. We are honored to present Art Con Select 2018 and the results of this unusual curation process.

The artists we have invited to exhibit this year include: Elizabeth Baca, Rachel Spire, Andrew Johnson, Jessica Martinez, Alexis Gabrielle, Luan Luu, Jordan Edwards, Nightshade’s Utopia, Leighton Autry, James, Bevard Hargrave, Gina Bartok, Sully Ridout, Benjamin Painter and Michelle Dekkers.

This show runs through Sunday, January 28th.

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Jan. 22 SWA Meeting: Nancy Maas demonstration

NEXT MEETING Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. For directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Guest Artist: NANCY MAAS

Find out more about Nancy at her website: https://nmaas.com

In the words of the artist:

Painting provides a great deal of pleasure in my life, with a small dose of stress if things aren’t turning
out as I hoped. My Texas home studio is a dedicated space in which I can get as dirty as I like. There are
two “stations”, one for watercolor and the other for acrylics (a large easel serves both). I tend to be
rather free with paint as I start a new work, especially with acrylics, so the room is looking the part after
five years of throwing color spontaneously. Our dog Charle is my constant companion in the studio,
along with NPR (music only; no news) and a Diet Dr. Pepper.
I like to work a few hours at a time, starting in the morning and sometimes continuing in the afternoon. Break time consists of everything from lunch to walking the dog or biking with a friend, running an errand or going to the Y. I find if I leave an unfinished painting and come back after a time away, I can better see what needs to be done next. A mirror in my studio also helps, plus critique sessions, like SWA’s which I am determined to take better advantage of, and Tony Saladino’s which meet a few times a year.
In response to a question about good advice received, I would have to say that Randy Meador’s rule of putting down a good wash of fresh color, followed by LEAVING IT ALONE, is my first commandment
(which, sad to say, I often break). Also, Tony Saladino urges us to SIMPLIFY, which is especially
relevant to me in acrylics where I am constantly paring down an image (Let’s just say I don’t often bring
my watercolor weavings to his meetings). These two principles can keep me going for years. Otherwise,
as someone who always loved art but didn’t take a fine arts degree, books about watercolor masters like
Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent inspire me and can provide help in solving a problem.

As to mechanics, I use a baseline of Winsor & Newton paints, plus a few Daniel Smith’s (quinocridone
burnt orange), Holbein “opera”, and a few others. Sometimes I resort to white gouache to retrieve
whites, but only very sparingly. Critical brushes include several of the Silver Black Velvet synthetics, a
one inch flat, and, perhaps surprisingly, some larger “Simply Simmons” rounds. Now that my teaching career and the responsibilities of raising a family are in the past, I can paint at will – a privilege I almost feel I don’t deserve. In Spanish the word for retired is “jubilado/a”, suggesting a state of joy. That’s me now!

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Giddens Gallery ALL GALLERY ARTISTS SHOW Jan. 25 – 27

Starting 2018
Waiting to be SEEN
Giddens Gallery of Fine Art presents an
Jan 25-27, 2018
Jan 27, 6pm – 9pm

This will be a great show because ALL of the Giddens Gallery Artists will be bringing in new works for your enjoyment.  The Show will be climaxed at the ‘All Artists’ Reception on Saturday, January 27, from 6pm to 9pm.

Come enjoy the New Works, meet and greet the Artists, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles.

Grapevine, Tx 76051Giddens Gallery of Fine Art

817-488-8600  |  www.giddensgallery.com




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Dutch Art: The Sound of Color call for entries

The Sound of Color
You are invited to enter The Dutch Art Gallery’s annual themed Spring Show.
Sound and language combined can move our souls. Music has the power to lift us to the heights of joy or bring us to tears. Art has the same power. “The Sound of Color” is a celebration of music and we want to see what music inspires in you. Your entries should focus on a single song or specific lyric from a song.


April 21 | Submission and Payment Deadline
April 24 | Pieces Selected/Juried into Show
April 28 | Acceptance Emails
May 5 | Delivery Deadline
May 18 | Judging
May 19 | Show Opening Awards Ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

3rd place is $250
2nd Place is $500
1st Place is $1,000
People’s Choice Award receives a framed certificate

Important Information

  • Accepted media include: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and/or mixed media.
  • Submit up to 3 entries for $55 entry fee
  • Art Entry must meet standard framing sizes.
    The Dutch Art Gallery will frame all Art Entries for displaying throughout the Exhibition. The Art Entry submitted must be Gallery standard sizes. If not in Standard Frame Size then Artist must provide quality framing that meets Dutch Art Gallery standards. The exception is Gallery Wrapped Canvas which does not require framing.
  • Additional information will be available on our website soon

Celebrating over 50 years of providing custom framing tailored to fit your specific needs and showcasing original art from local to worldwide artists. Stop in to see monthly events and our two annual national juried art shows.

Finding and offering incredible, one-of-a-kind art from talented artists is a passion for owners Hans and Pam Massar. Pam, as well as her staff, can guide you in choosing the perfect framing option to fit your home or office for these original pieces or your own. Shadowbox framing for personal mementos is a specialty we offer. From classic sophistication to a contemporary look, all types of framing styles are available plus the personal feeling of a family-owned business. Stop in with your project or just browse around gallery. We look forward to seeing you.

Our 7,000 square foot showroom is conveniently located in Lake Highlands at 10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238. We feature an array of original oil, mixed media, limited edition prints and a growing private collection. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am to 5:00pm

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Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Show Mesquite, TX ~ January 27 & 28

Time to kick off another great year of stamping and paper crafting fun with StampScrapArtTour! 

So gather up all your stamping friends for
a wonderful weekend of shopping, learning and fun
with your favorite SSAT show vendors!

 Mesquite Convention Center
1700 Rodeo Drive
Mesquite, TX 75149
January 27 & 28
Saturday 10 am – 5 pmSunday 10 am – 3 pm
$6 in Advance or $7 at the Door



Great Vendors • Demos • Make & Takes
Plus over $1300 in Tour Bucks door prizes
will be given away!
(Tour Bucks are to be spent at the show.)

Vendor List Includes:
Art Gone Wild • Creek Bank Creations • Craft Fantastic • Darcie’s Country Folk
Endless Creations & Everyday Cards • Flossie Scrapper • Heartfelt Creations
Inky Antics • Just Crop • Just For Fun • Kiwi Lane Designs • Rubber Cottage
Seaside Stampin’ Ink • Stamp On It • Stampers Anonymous • Stampin’ Up!
Technique Junkies • Tessler Crafts • The Paper Cut • Verses Rubber Stamps



Directions to the Mesquite Convention Center

Please visit our website for Tickets & More Information

There are still a few tickets available for our Make ‘N Take Project Parties in TX & SC! But don’t delay… as seating is limited and these venues usually sell out.* To ensure your space please purchase your Make ‘N Take ticket online now… which also includes a 2-Day admission ticket to the show!

Please click on the links below to purchase your ticket and join us at one of these fun events near you…
Mesquite, TX on Friday evening, January 26th
Columbia, SC on Friday evening, February 16th

Meet some of your favorite vendors up close and personal as they show you some fun and clever techniques. Each person attending will be able to complete aprroximately 8 projects. A goodie bag will be given to each attendee and door prizes will also be given away throughout the evening. No need to bring any supplies as vendors will have enough for you to complete each project.

About half way through the Make ‘N Take projects we will take a break and a great selection of desserts will be available all included with your ticket.

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NEW Classes added… Winter 2018 at Sparks Art Studio

Abstracts, Silicone Pours, Jewelry, Sketchbooks and More!

suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com       817-266-3085    http://sparksstudioart.com/

Workshops and classes at Sparks Studio Art include a wide range of art mediums and techniques. The common thread in all  of our classes is having fun with like-minded friends while learning!  We work hard, we play hard, we create! 

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Quigley Photo Exhibit at the Granville

Brendan Quigley
Photography Exhibit
Jan. 18-March 8
Granville Arts Center
Gallery Space
Downtown Garland
This FREE exhibit features stunning and adventurous photos by Brendan Quigley.
The Granville Arts Center – Gallery Space is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.
4 p.m., and during performances.

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Eco-Printing with Texas Plants Workshop March 10 with Junanne Peck

Using Texas Plants/leaves/flowers!

March 10, 2018 10am – 4pm
Fee: $75.00 All supplies included

To Register call:
Junanne Peck 214-336-8526
or email junannepeck@mac.com

Bring enough leaves/flowers/plant parts to share with the group
and something to make notes on

Workshop location:

Irving Arts Association
2000 W Airport Fwy
Irving TX75062

Capture the essence of nature on paper, silk and other fabrics.  In this fast and fun workshop you will learn how to extract dyes and prints from the plants/leaves in your own Texas landscape. You will leave this workshop with several pieces of fabric and paper swatches to use for future reference.  I will share information based on my experimentation with local plants and my study with Jane Dunnewold (www.janedunnewold.com). You will also learn how to prepare and mordant fabrics. You will leave with enough information to get you started in the fascinating craft of natural dying.

In eco printing or dyeing, plants are enclosed in textiles or paper, we will make bundles in stacked Layers and then steam them to extract the pigments and produce a print made with plant dyes

Junanne Peck is an interdisciplinary artist, with printmaking as her primary art form. She is a seasoned educator and Teaching Artist in the DFW area. Junanne Peck is a TXO Artist (Texas original Artist) selected by the Texas Commission on The Arts. Her works are featured in solo and invitational exhibits. Visit Junanne at: http://junannepeck.com

Peck is published in “Fiber arts” Design Book 5.  Flyer: Eco-Printmaking with Texas Plants.IAA

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48 Hour Fresco – West Village call for artists

Submission deadline: January 24, 2018   https://vimeo.com/250177753


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This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement opens Jan. 14 at the Irving Arts Center

Exhibition Opening Sunday, January 14, 2018

Lecture by Leslie Kelen, Director of the Center for Documentary Expression and Art

Sunday, Jan. 14 @ 1:30 PM

To mark the opening of This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement Mr. Kelen will give a lecture “Rediscovering the Civil Rights Movement”  about the Southern Freedom Movement and the creation of this important exhibition of historic photographs. Book signing to follow.

Free to Attend 2nd Sunday Funday Crafts Offered from 1-4 pm!




























Jan 14-21:  Irving Expands MLK Celebration

Draw Inspiration from Dr. King during Second Sunday Funday
Irving Arts Center’s Second Sunday Funday program draws inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr’s message of peace, love and equality. Attendees can take part in a guided craft program that’s fun for the whole family. Drop in from 1-4 p.m. Jan 14 and let your family’s creative vision shine.
   Bring the Family on January 14; Suite 200 at Irving Arts Center.

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Vision Board Workshops

Creating Vision Boards and Attracting Your Goals.

The purpose of a Vision Board is to help you create an image of what you want to attract into your life.  Vision Boards are a very powerful way to use the process of  visualization. Creating a collage of pictures and words to put the exact image of want you want to attract into your life, as whatever you show on your Vision Board will become part of your reality. You will be surprised to see the things on your Vision Board show up in your life—sooner or later—providing you keep putting your intention on them and stay positive.

Workshops for Creating Your Vision for 2018

Friday January 26th 10-1pm
Register Here

Saturday January 27th 10-1pm
Register Here

$35 (all supplies included)
Just bring your imagination!!!!

Merlene Walker
617 Lochngreen Trl.
Arlington,  Tx  76012

Our mailing address is:

The Alchemy Group

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