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Name: Sharon Giles
Date registered: December 31, 2012
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  1. 50 Years of Art & Love: the Peggy Nichols Collection at TVAA Downtown Gallery — September 25, 2017
  2. 2018 Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates — September 24, 2017
  3. Help us shape the future of arts and culture in Dallas! — September 24, 2017
  4. Kittrell/Riffkind 27th Anniversary Celebration & Reception Sept. 30 — September 24, 2017
  5. Fall Exhibits around Denton by VAST Members — September 24, 2017

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50 Years of Art & Love: the Peggy Nichols Collection at TVAA Downtown Gallery

TVAA Downtown Gallery ~ Art Exhibition

50 Years of Art & Love – 
The Peggy Nichols Collection
October 26 – November 16, 2017
About the Show:
For over 50 years, Peggy Nichols collected art to adorn the walls of her Dallas home. For her, it was never just about filling a void on a wall; it was about filling her heart with love and mind with joy. Art was a way to lift her spirits and cope with the realities of life after a hard day of work. Art was her escape. It was an emotional investment. A way to get lost in the imagination and worlds of so many artists that she adopted as her extended family. Her collection, which is comprised of mostly contemporary artists and photographers, unveils incredible moments in history and the risks artists take pursuing their craft. Works from these national and internationally acclaimed artists can be found in museums and galleries around the world. At 76, Peggy Nichols wants to share her collection with others in hopes that they too may see the love and joy that has filled her heart and mind for so many years. All work in this exhibition will be available for purchase.

Reception: November 4th, 2PM – 4PM

Contact: Gallery Director Deepa Koshaley @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

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2018 Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates

2018 Nasher Prize Laureate

The Nasher Sculpture Center proudly announces the 2018 Laureate, Theaster Gates. From the objects that he creates to the orchestrated exchange of ideas within communal space, Gates has changed what it means to be a sculptor today.

With a strong focus on the material aspects of memory, history, and place, Nasher Prize 2018 Laureate Theaster Gates has established a new paradigm for sculpture by joining together disparate methods of artistic production—the creation of discrete objects and the re-zoning, rebuilding, and reterritorializing1 of architectural spaces.
In April 2015, the Nasher Sculpture Center announced the creation of the Nasher Prize, the most significant award in the world dedicated exclusively to contemporary sculpture. It is presented annually to a living artist that has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of the art form. Each winner is chosen by a jury of renowned museum directors, curators, artists, and art historians who have an expertise in the field, and varying perspectives on the subject, and receives a $100,000 prize, conferred in April of each year. In addition, each winner receives an award object designed by the architect of the Nasher Sculpture Center, Renzo Piano.
from the Nasher website.

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Help us shape the future of arts and culture in Dallas!

The City of Dallas, through its Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), is embarking on a year-long process to create the Dallas Cultural Plan—the first since 2002—which will analyze the city’s cultural priorities, determine how Dallas residents experience the arts and culture in their daily lives, and strategically guide how the City supports these activities throughout Dallas.

Dallas already has an amazing arts scene and community – it has grown tremendously with something to do, see, and experience artistically every day. Now, let’s keep arts and culture growing across the city.

Join us at any one of our four kickoff events being held across the city. During these public conversations, in a variety of activities, you will learn about the Dallas Cultural Plan process and share your thoughts, hopes and dreams for Dallas’ cultural future. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this exciting opportunity to shape the future of arts and culture in Dallas!

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event. Parking at all events will be available and free. If you cannot attend a kickoff meeting, additional community meetings will be held

Go to DALLAS CULTURAL PLAN to find out about the kickoff events and RSVP.


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Kittrell/Riffkind 27th Anniversary Celebration & Reception Sept. 30

We’re marking our 27th Anniversary, One of A Kind, with a gala celebration this upcoming Saturday, September 30th.  We hope that you’ll join us for the festivities on from 10 – 5:30.

Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
at Southwest Gallery


Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9 – 6 Sundays 1- 5


One of a Kind
Join Us As We Celebrate Our 27th Anniversary 
For our anniversary we are featuring an exhibit of unique One of a Kind pieces created especially for our new gallery by many of our favorite artists who have shown with us over the past 27 years.
The opening reception will be from 10 until 5:30 on Saturday, September 30th.
Artists whose work will be featured include Wendy Saxon Brown, Mary Mullaney, Jen Violette, Susan Gott, Charlie Miner, Carol Milne, Cal Breed, Josh Simpson, Marty Kremer,  and Bronwen Heilman — just to name a few.
Some of them are posted on our website — so you can sneak a peek.  For those late arrivals, well you’ll just have to come see them for yourself….
The exhibit will continue through the month of October.

20% Discount

Saturday, September 30th

Enjoy a

20% discount
on all purchases*
in the Gallery
on Saturday, September 30th
as we kick off our month long celebration.
*Not valid on custom orders, layaways,
gift certificates, previous purchases or other offers.
Reclining Pea Pod by Jen Violette

What Else Is New?
Classes, Directions & What-Not 
Kente by Josh BernbaumMark your calendars!
Our annual Ornament Extravaganza opening will be on Saturday, November 11th this year.  Plan to visit us early for the best selections…

There is still space in several of our fall classes for those who want to hone their glass skills.— call the studio to register, 972-239-7989.

For those of y’all who have not yet visited us in our new locations, the Gallery has moved in with Southwest Gallery over in the North Dallas Design District at 4500 Sigma Rd (at Welch) in Dallas.
The Studio is now in Richardson, located at 1600 N Plano Rd in Suite #400.  That’s at the corner of Plano Rd & Collins (tucked around the corner facing south).
Give us a call if you need help finding us….  
Gallery, 972-239-7957  
Studio, 972-239-7989

Recipe of the Month
Apples Are Here…
Landscape Pair by Shawn Messenger
Yay, it’s fall, and time for apples!
Nothing better than a good apple eaten out of hand or cored stuffed with brown sugar, butter and chopped nuts, baked and served warm…  Topped with vanilla ice cream.
I recently came across a recipe for Apple Roses that I want to try out.  Looks easy and so pretty!  Oh, and it’s done with puff pastry, another of my favorite things.
This weekend it will be Pork Loin With Apples, Cider & Calvados, like they do it in Normandy in the fall.  (Can do this with pork chops or chicken as well.)
Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
at Southwest Gallery


Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9 – 6
Sundays 1- 5

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Fall Exhibits around Denton by VAST Members

Deanna Wood’s exhibit at Outside the Box

This listing comes from Vision, the newsletter of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST). Join now and participate in VAST-sponsored opportunities. http://vastarts.org

2017-2018 VAST Membership Levels
$15 – Student  $25 – Educator*  $35 – Individual  $45 – Family
Make checks payable to VAST; mail to VAST, PO, Box 1281, Denton, TX 76202
For membership questions, please contact Mary Wright at news.vast@gmail.com.
VAST’s “Revolving Exhibitions”
“Off the Shelves” exhibition at Emily Fowler Central Library. Mary Simon will have her work on exhibit through Thanksgiving. The Emily Fowler Central Library is located at 502 Oakland
Street. Hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm.

“Outside the Box” exhibition at PointBank Black Box Theater
Deanna Wood is currently exhibiting her series Personal Space through November 10. The Black
Box is located at 318 E. Hickory, and the hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Deanna writes in her artist statement:
We leave our mark on places, but I believe they also leave marks on us. This series explores that
idea – how these places shape us, how we remember meaningful places, and how our memories
of such places change over time.
Scraps of wallpaper and maps, images of houses and the fading silhouettes of possible residents

explore domesticity and memory.

The encaustic process involves melting beeswax with a natural resin and then adding pigment.
Hot wax is brushed onto the surface and then fused with a heat gun or torch. I was drawn to
encaustic because of the tactile quality and the endless possibilities to explore transparency and


Born in Houston in 1966, Deanna Wood spent most of her childhood moving around the country
with her family, returning to Texas in 1982. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of
Arts in graphic design, both from Texas Woman’s University. She worked as a graphic designer in
a corporate environment for 14 years. Wood decided to leave the corporate world behind to
pursue a career in fine art, receiving a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Texas Woman’s
University in 2004. She lives in Denton, Texas.
The PointBank Black Box Theater Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theater and
VAST, and is located at 318 E. Hickory. For information on DCT, call 940.382.1915.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 1:00pm. Art may also be viewed during any of the performances
at the Black Box

“Through the Ages” exhibition at the Denton Senior Center. Carol Stoecker will be exhibiting her work through
Carol Stoecker is a local artist, making her 18 year business of art a full time job. Not only does she paint
canvas paintings, but also murals, faux finishes and textured stone and brick for residential and
commercial clients. You can see some of her work at Blue Goose Cantina, Aw Shucks, Grapes To Wine (Bartonville). Carol has also painted murals in many DFW Grand model homes over the years. Make sure to look closely at the Neon paintings! Some have messages hidden in them. The office will have a flashlight to help you locate special messages.
Carol’s FUR BABY collection has been a big hit. She makes sure to get all the markings in the
right place and capture their personality in their eyes! Contact Carol if you would like a special
painting of YOUR fur baby!
Coordinator for exhibit: Isabel Cano, isabelcano@verizon.net.
The Denton Senior Center is located at
509 N. Bell Ave., Denton, TX
Hours: M-F 8:00 am to 9:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm


“Stoked About Denton” Exhibition is a new Revolving Exhibit in Denton. It is located walking distance from the Patterson-Appleton Center at 608 E. Hickory St., Suite
New artists for the Stoked About Denton Exhibition will be Lin Hampton and Darla Bostick. Their
work will be up until early November.

Lin Hampton works through her artistic demons by approaching her ideas as a Series. Her current series explores the world of blue still, deep water. Does this reflect a metaphor of old existence? Well, it is mysterious.

Hampton prefers oils, but also works in acrylic and pastel. A longtime resident of Denton, Lin is active in the Visual Arts Society of Texas, and has competed and placed in national and regional
competitions. Hampton was awarded the Grumbacher Gold Medallion.
Lin Hampton believes in experiencing life deeply. She has worked at many different careers, but
has always yearned to simply spend her days in the studio, devoured by creativity. You can visit
her at the Red Door Studio on Robinson Road, where she teaches art on Wednesday and
Thursday, and paints every moment she can.
Darla Bostick, Artist Statement:
I have been an art student my entire life and an art educator for 40 years…teaching all ages. Each fall I lead a workshop/retreat at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and one in Branson, MO; each spring I lead an Art

Adventures Abroad (we have been to Spain, Portugal and Ireland) andbetween those I teach workshops in the Denton area.

I firmly believe we must never stop learning and expanding our knowledge and experiences. We
are born with a wonderful gift. We are born as creative beings, responding to color, light, pattern
and movement. To declare oneself an artist is a great revelation! We respond, create, and touch
others with our creations. I want to show others the world as I see it, through my photographs,
paintings, drawings, mosaics, prints…whatever media carries my vision.
The greatest g ift an artist possesses is to touch the life of another person. Through art, much can be said without speaking a word. As an educator I have the privilege (and responsibility) to encourage and, hopefully, make a difference in another person’s way of perceiving the world around them, thinking of new ideas and creating a tangible piece of their vision. My motto is “Art is Life!” I challenge others to live it to the fullest and make a difference to someone every day.

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Trinity Arts Guild 2017 Fall Members Show call for entries – due Oct. 3

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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Painting a path through creativity Watermedia Workshop Nov. 15 & 16 (Nemec)

Painting a path through creativity, a 2 day WATERMEDIA WORKSHOP with P. Rayer Nemec

Nov. 15th & 16th
9:30am – 3:30pm

Workshop fee: $150 for both days: Wednesday, Nov. 15th & Thursday, Nov. 16th.

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061  directions

Register Now

Supply list: Nemec supplylist

Kick start your creative spirit while experiencing the painting process. There will be small creative exercises in out of the box experiences to complement the ongoing painting process. These are designed to give you a multitude of ideas and to get you to think outside the edge of the paper, the surface of the canvas, the page, the tube, the palette, or the lens. It will give you permission to always ask “What If?”

We will be combining realism and abstraction to create compositions that begin in the heart and provide answers to those passions you want to bring to your studio? What color resonates in your feelings? What possibilities can you create from building on your past successful painting experiences? Each exercise will be a personal catalog of ideas to inspire your present and future work.

A variety of approaches to the painting process will be explored, allowing you to determine the ones that work best for you. This is not a class in paint like me but one in painting like you. Through the work in class and the sharing of ideas and suggestions during your daily painting revue you should have an abundance of ideas for future work and a clearer vision of how to go about doing your work with individuality and personal choice.


The Class:

Several paintings will be started each day. On the first day creative thinking exercises will be done while painting starts are drying. There will be a class evaluation at the end of each session and a discussion of goals and processes for the next day. On the second day the layering process will be explored, bringing the painting starts to another level. Quick demonstrations of water media techniques will be presented at least 2Xs a day.

The last day will be a concentration on design, values, composition and emotional impact in order to know how you want to finish your work. You will go back to your studio with several wonderful notes and packets of creativity resources that you created in the class.

T.S. Eliot said, “Between the idea and the reality, falls the shadow.” How we think our art and writing should look and what actually happens is often out of our control. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be something as good as or better than we planned. If we are attached to the vision of what it must look like, we are robbing ourselves of the pleasure that can come from going with the flow and looking for what the work itself wants to become…and then accepting it as the wonder it is. This workshop encourages going with the flow, being loose and letting the painting tell you what it needs.

A supply list will be provided once you sign up for the class.


Paula Rayer Nemec, Bio 2017

Designer, Painter, Lecturer, Juror, Teacher


  • Multilayered Media, acrylic, oil, cold wax medium, graphite, gouache, pastel oil sticks, collage and found objects.
  • Influence of Asian concepts of simplicity and restrained design.
  • Subtle colors of the Renaissance painters.
  • Line, Text and Imagery of the everyday.
  • The Spirit and Essence of my life.

My passion is the perseverance of the creative process. To always be changing and growing, constantly asking why and why not, pushing the process in new directions. One of my loves is to enable other creative people to share in this process. This is accomplished through my teaching and lecturing around the country. “My art and my life are always in process, always changing, taking new shapes and going down different avenues of creativity.”

Paula is the recipient of many outstanding awards and has participated in group and individual exhibits throughout the U.S. and Europe. She maintains a studio in Dallas and is represented by design studios in Dallas, Houston and Florida. She is also a member of Art Focus XC http://www.artfocusxc.com/nemec.html.


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Rockwall Art League 2017 Fine Art Show and Sale call for entries

The Rockwall Art League is announcing the Call to Artists, for the 2017 Annual Fall Fine Art Show and Sale.  The entry categories are Acrylic, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil, Photography, Sculpture, and Watercolor.  Entries must be submitted by U.S. mail to:

Rockwall Art League Fall Show

c/o G. Hibbard

506 Columbia Drive 

Rockwall, TX 75032

All entries must be postmarked by midnight, September 30, 2017.  A 4×6 photo of each work submitted with artwork title and artist’s name written on back and a completed entry form, with payment must be included.  A full prospectus and entry form may be seen and printed at www.rockwallartleague.org.  Entry must be made by mail. 

The only limitations are size, fitting in to one of the above categories, created by the artist in the last three years, and that the content must be family friendly.    This year’s show will be held at the Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club, Amenities Building, 2600 Champions Way, Rockwall, TX. 

There will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention prizes awarded in each category.  Cash Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd in each category, Best of Show, and a Peoples’ Choice Award. 

This is the 17th consecutive year for the Annual Fall Fine Art Show and Sale and our new venue, located on the grounds of The Shores Country Club, promises to be an outstanding new location for the show.  The Building has a beautiful view of the Golf Course with Lake Ray Hubbard as a backdrop.  The receptions on both Friday and Saturday evenings will be from 5-7 pm and will feature hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. 

Entry Fees: Entry fees are non-refundable; please make checks payable to Rockwall Art League.
Members: $15.00 per painting or 3 paintings for $35.00 (2017 Dues must be current, for 2017- member rate) Non-Members: $20.00 per painting or 3 paintings for $50.00

Prepare your entries after reading the full prospectus, and become a part of this event!  http://www.rockwallartleague.org/index.php/2017-member-show


  • Deadline for entry postmark is Sept. 30
  • Take In/ Pick up: Take in is October 26, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday, October 27: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Artists reception: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Saturday, October 28: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Artist reception: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sunday, October 29: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Pick-up is October 29, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m

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LOVING VINCENT Texas Premiere October 7th

You are cordially invited to the 
Texas Premiere of 
7:00 PM Saturday, October 7th 
at the Dallas Museum of Art
LOVING VINCENT is the world’s first fully painted feature film produced by Oscar-winning studios Breakthru Films and Trademark Films.
“A truly awe-inspiring portrait of the great Dutch artist that boasts the distinction of being the world’s first fully painted feature film.” – Variety

VIP Ticket – $100 – Includes:
– Wine Reception 5:30 – 6:30PM
– Private Tour of Van Gogh’s ‘Sheaves of Wheat’ Exhibit at the DMA
– Reserved Seating for the Screening &
Post-Film Q&A with Special Guests
– General Admission Benefits Below
*Check-in for VIP ticket holders begins at 5:30PM
General Admission – $50
– Non-Dallas Film Society Members Will Receive
Film Fan Membership and DFS Members
Will Receive 5-Pack of #DIFF2018 Vouchers
(Both a $60 value)
*Check-in for GA ticket holders begins at 6:15PM

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Oil and Cotton Adult Workshops

817 W. Davis St. #110
Dallas, TX 75208


Listings through November 2017

Adult Weekly Art Class
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Sept 29 Natural Dye Series: Painting with Mordants Swatchbook
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Sept 30 Portrait Watercolor
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Oct 8 Leatherworking
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Oct 6 Voice as Primary Instrument
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Oct 13 & 20 Calligraphy: Spencerian
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Oct 14 Floral Painting:Intro to Acrylics and Oil
sold out
Oct 15 Macrame Lace Planter
Oct 15 – Nov 5 DIY Screenprinting
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Oct 21 Pattern and Construction: Leather Clutch
Oct 22 Marbling
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Oct 27 Natural Dye Series: Shibori & Indigo Tea Towels
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Oct 28 Abstract Painting
sold out
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Oct 29 Embroidered Bouquet
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Nov 10 Calligraphy: Intro to Pen & Ink
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Nov 11 Machine Stitched Baskets
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Nov 17 Natural Dye Series: Immersion Dyeing Swatchbook
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Nov 18 Frame Loom Weaving
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Nov 19 Introduction to Handmade Filmmaking

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OJAI Junket opening Sept. 24 – a triple threat tour of Dallas art!

OJAI Joint Administrative Intelligence Junket

  • When: Sunday, September 24, 4-6 PM 
  • Where: 500X, The Box Company, Ro2 Art

Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly’s farcical bureaucratic agency, The Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (OJAI) has invaded Dallas with two shows, Fruit Efficiency at Ro2 Art and A Hard Place at 500X Gallery. If you haven’t had a chance to see the brilliant work of the bureaucracy in action yet, now may be your last chance, as both shows are drawing to a close this Sunday.

Luckily, Ro2 Art, 500X, and The Box Company have teamed up to bring you an exciting triple threat tour of both OJAI shows, plus Ro2 Artist Julie Libersat’s show with Nic Mathis, Intersections, at The Box Company. It will be a wild ride filled with bureaucracy, architecture, roads, and postcards. Our first stop will be at 500X at 4:00 PM to see A Hard Place, a celebration of brutalist architecture curated by Gundula Schmitz of Laura Mars Gallery (Berlin) and Gary Farrelly. From there we will venture to The Box Company to check out Julie Libersat and Nic Mathis’ show, Intersections, which centers around roads, intersections, and all things paved. Our final stop will be at Ro2 Art to see Fruit Efficiency, a show featuring Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly’s fictitious, bureaucratic corporation, OJAI. We hope you will join us on this artistic junket across Dallas to see these three important shows before they close!

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Your Private Collection Art Gallery Presents Sharon Markwardt Sept. 30

Your Private Collection Art Gallery is proud to present Sharon Markwardt as their featured artist at Granbury’s Last Saturday Gallery Night on September 30, 5-8 pm.

Recently featured in Southwest Art magazine, May, 2017 “Wild Kingdom,” Markwardt is currently exhibited at the Booth Museum of Western Art in Cartersville, GA. In November her work will hang at the McBride Gallery in Annapolis, MD as a Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West. In addition, she is invited for her 6th consecutive year to Cowgirl Up! at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum for 2018.

Markwardt, an international, contemporary, Western artist creates oil paintings of farm animals and wildlife in intense, vibrant colors. “I love to express the personalities and soulfulness of animals on my canvas,” she said.  “I feel I am speaking for them in a way, and the bright colors I use make them very lively and fun to live with.  Collectors often tell me that my work makes them smile every day, which makes me very happy!”

Markwardt’s work has been included in Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, Art of the West and Cowboys and Indians magazines.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery has added a new feature, “My Art, My Story.” Markwardt
will speak about her art and the story behind it at the event. She will be painting at the gallery in the afternoon prior to her reception.

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 Sharon Markwardt’s art at Your Private Collection Art Gallery and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine.

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

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CONCEPTION – Dallas Contemporary Art Exhibit on Sept. 21

You are cordially invited to Conception Global Art Collective’s Dallas Contemporary Art Exhibit on Thursday, September 21st.
Conception, a global art collective, transforms local artists into community merchants.  Hosting shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, and Las Vegas, Conception Arts will return to DALLAS, TEXAS, with over 60 local artists at Community Beer Co., located at 1530 Inspiration Dr #200, Dallas, TX 75207. Featured by The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, WABC News, and Dallas Style and Design Magazine, Conception has made a daring impression on the world of contemporary art shows.  By linking collectors and artists directly at their shows, Conception provides a unique, two-way platform for artists to discuss their work with potential buyers.
Thursday, September 21st
5 pm – 10 pm

Community Beer Co.
1530 Inspiration Drive, #200
Dallas, TX 75207

Cash Bar
Food by The Virgin Olive
Live Music by Tim Shewmake

RSVP ginger@conceptionevents.com

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Collin College ARTS Gallery hosts the Arts Faculty Exhibition PROOF

THE ARTS gallery will host “PROOF” photographic works by Professor Byrd Williams, from September 27 through October 25, 2017. Byrd Williams is a fourth generation photographer, Williams is best known for his urban work in the US and Europe. He produces extremely detailed photographs, usually as triptychs, using a very large format view camera.

Byrd Williams has been teaching photography for 26 years in the photography/graphic design department at Collin College. Williams is a published writer and international artist whose work has been shown and collected at the Amon Carter Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Stadt Museum of Trier Germany as well as many publications and collections throughout the US and Europe. For the year 1997, Byrd was selected as an artist in residence in Bad EMS, Germany and lived at Wagner’s Castle the “Schloss Balmoral”. His work on the civic use of German, French, Belgian, English and Dutch street corners was featured on television and exhibited in several West German cities in 1997 and 2007.

Williams will present a talk in the Spring Creek Campus Library on Thursday, October 5 from 12:00 to 12:45 PM in room L201AB.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, October 5. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM., Monday-Thursday; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is http://www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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Shafaq Ahmad: Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries at the Irving Arts Center

Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries

Sept. 2 – Nov. 26, 2017
Main Gallery, Irving Arts Center

Solo Exhibition by Shafaq Ahmad

An accomplished multimedia artist, Shafaq Ahmad’s work includes painting, print making, sculpture, digital media, mixed media and art installations. http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/shafaq-ahmad-lifting-of-veils-to-lights-of-mystery/

Shafaq Ahmad has been the Art Director for Islamic Art Revival Series since 2013, where she is responsible for organizing and curating the international juried exhibition of contemporary Islamic Art, which returns to Irving Arts Center October 7 through November 12.

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m

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CAC @ NorthPark Center classes begin next week…

CAC @ NorthPark Center classes begin next week…Sign up today!


Learn the art of plein air painting working with watercolors and paper, students will be taught how to use the medium to capture their own style whether it be in a flower bed or a scenic overlook. With the class, you will receive a quality watercolor set to keep and continue your practice – perfect for days at the park and summer vacations. All supplies and drawing boards are provided.
Unleash the power of technology in this three-hour workshop.  Instagram is for anyone, especially those who love art, visual stimulation and images more than words, as well as those who love words and appreciate the images that accompanying them.  You know that a picture says a thousand words; well Instagram is all about the pretty pictures, and it sends them across the globe to eyeballs that you cannot possibly grab with Facebook or Twitter. By the end, it will feel more like child’s play than work and you will be able to connect and share images and videos all around the globe.  Must have a smartphone and the latest version of Instagram.  No experience necessary.


Discover the world of yarnbombing (also known as guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting) which is a type of street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fiber rather than paint or chalk. In this workshop, you will work as a group to yarnbomb a bicycle and be introduced to a myriad of ideas that you can use on your own or with a group of your friends. You will also learn about fun projects that have taken place around the world and here in Dallas. All materials will be provided and no knitting experience is required.

Sketching People – Merry Furher

Sketch people from life as they go about their business – shopping, eating, visiting, relaxing.  You’ll work with gestures and expressive line and toe to quickly capture the unposed postures, movements and interactions of the people around you.  All art supplies (other than your favorite sketchbook).

Design and develop your visual dialogue as you work across multiple media at one time creating a piece from concepts including imagery and symbolism.  Working with acrylic paint and other items such as stencils, stamps, text, found objects and botanicals, play with textures and apply various mediums to create a vibrant work of art on canvas. All supplies and canvas are provided.

Study the ancient art form of stained glass window design. You will make a small stained glass panel stained glass using traditional techniques of cutting glass, copper foiling and soldering.  Patterns to choose from as well as tools to complete the project will be provided by the instructor.

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Mary Vernon exhibition opening Sept. 23 at Valley House

Please join us this Saturday, Sept. 23rd, for the opening of Mary Vernon’s exhibition at Valley House. The reception is 6:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday, September 23. Preview the paintings online at www.valleyhouse.com or stop by to preview in person.

About her recent work, Mary Vernon states, “I hope to prove this to you: drawing and painting are holding each other tightly, constantly interfering with each other. It’s not that drawing is first and painting is last. It is not exactly that drawing is the truth and painting is the lie that we prefer. It is not at all that drawing is the outline and painting is the coloring-in. The two acts, drawing and painting, get in each other’s way at every moment.”

This exhibition celebrates Mary Vernon’s 50 years on the faculty at SMU. In recognition, the Mary Vernon Painting Prize has been announced by the Meadows School of the Arts. Join the effort to endow the prize, which will annually recognize an outstanding undergraduate art student as selected by the faculty of the Division of Art. Funds may be used by the recipient to open a studio or otherwise launch his or her art career.

A legendary professor, Mary Vernon taught art history, painting, drawing, and color theory to thousands of students, including Cheryl Vogel. University students voted Vernon their favorite professor at SMU for ten consecutive years. Find links on our homepage to read a synopsis of Mary Vernon’s career and influence written by Julie England and Lin Medlin, and a feature by Gail Sachson in Patron magazine.

Mary Vernon will give an artist talk on Saturday, October 14, 11:00am, at Valley House.

“Mary Vernon: Paintings” will be on view through October 28, at Valley House.

A second Mary Vernon exhibition “Painting is Drawing” is on view at The Grace Museum in Abilene. The Artist Reception will be Saturday, October 7, 5:00pm-7:00pm, at The Grace Museum. The Grace Museum has compiled a time-lapse video of the installation, and will soon post an interview with Mary online. Stay tuned!

In case you missed “The Art of Painting: A Conversation with President Bush’s Art Instructors” at The George W. Bush Presidential Center with Sedrick Huckaby, Gail Norfleet, and Jim Woodson, find a link to watch it at http://www.valleyhouse.com

Also on our homepage, a link to watch an interview with Cheryl Vogel and Jeff Levine on moderndallastv about our recent TREES exhibition.

Congratulations to Brian Cobble who received an award at the Pastel Society of America’s Annual Exhibition, on view through September 30, at The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York.

If you purchased tickets for this Saturday’s CADD Mystery Dinner, plan to stop by Valley House on your way to dinner to see Mary Vernon’s exhibition! Proceeds from the Mystery Dinner fund a CADD Scholarship to a graduating senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Save-the-date for the opening reception on Saturday, November 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth year of Donald S. Vogel, artist and founder of Valley House Gallery.

We look forward to seeing you!

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green
Valley House Gallery
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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Grapevine Art Dealers Association presents Taste of Art Gallery Night Oct. 7

(GADA) Grapevine Art Dealers Association’s 5 participating Galleries presents our Fall “TASTE OF ART” gallery night. 

Twice a year GADA puts on a very upscale night out and invites everyone. At this event all five of the Galleries serve different select gourmet wines and food to be enjoyed with the Fine Art.

As an example, Giddens Galley will be serving Old English Cheese Pitit Fours and Cranberry Pinot Noir Meatballs paired with a Bingham Family Vinyards white and red wine respectively. For the price of a ticket you are able to enjoy something different at all five galleries.

Tickets are now available and limited. We sold out very early at our last event in the Spring and expect the same this time.  Online Ticket Sales Only. Click on the link below to purchase tickets.


More info and Route Map here; https://goo.gl/aTxJTQ

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Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle at the Meadows Museum

Arthur Pond (English, 1705-98), after Francisco de Zurbarán, Benjamin, 1756. Oil on canvas.


Exhibition Will Reveal New Details On The Creation Of These Works, Following Analysis at the Kimbell Art Museum’s Conservation Lab


Dallas (SMU)—September 15, 2017—This September, the Meadows Museum at SMU will present an exhibition focused on 13 life-size paintings by the Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664), all but one on loan from Auckland Castle in County Durham, England.Co-organized by the Meadows, The Frick Collection, and Auckland Castle, in association with the Kimbell Art Museum, the exhibition will present details from the first technical analysis of the paintings, conducted over the past year at the Kimbell’s noted conservation lab. The analysis revealed new information about the artist’s materials andcreative process, as well as about the print sources for Zurbaran’s figures.


This exhibition marks the first time these works will travel to the United States—and the first time any such series of paintings by Zurbarán has been presented together in the U.S.—and is made possible in part by a restoration project at Auckland Castle. Following the premiere at the
Meadows on September 17, 2017, the exhibition will travel to The Frick Collection in January 2018, after which the paintings will be reinstalled at Auckland Castle in May 2018.


These life-size portraits, which depict Jacob and his Twelve Sons, are a visual narrative of
Jacob’s deathbed act of bestowing a blessing on each son, blessings which foretold their
destinies and those of their tribes. They were created in the 1640s and have hung in the former
seat of the Prince Bishops of Durham for more than 250 years as a representation of the
progression in relationships between the Christian and Jewish communities in the UK. Twelve
of the 13 works in the series were purchased by Bishop Richard Trevor, Bishop of Durham, at a
London auction in 1756 from the collection of a Jewish merchant named Benjamin Mendez.
Trevor redesigned Auckland Castle’s Long Dining Room to house the series, seeing in the
public presentation of these works an opportunity to make a statement about the need for
social, political and religious tolerance and understanding between Christians and Jews in the
United Kingdom.


As part of this exhibition, the 12 paintings from Auckland Castle will be reunited with the
13th—depicting Jacob’s son Benjamin—on loan from Grimsthorpe and Drummond Castle
Trust, Bourne, Lincolnshire. Also presented will be a number of the engravings and prints that
Zurbarán drew upon for visual inspiration, by artists such as Martin Schongauer, Albrecht
Dürer and Jacques de Gheyn II.


“Francisco de Zurbarán’s suite of paintings from Auckland Castle is extraordinary, and it’s
among the most important collections of his work outside of Spain,” said Mark Roglán, the
Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum. “We are thrilled that as
Auckland Castle undergoes an important restoration, we are able to bring these works from the
Golden Age of Spanish painting to Dallas, giving visitors an opportunity to experience Jacob
and his Twelve Sons contextualized within the history and aesthetic traditions of Spanish art.”


“Organizing this exhibition of Zurbarán ’s extraordinary series of paintings with the Meadows
Museum and Auckland Castle has been an exceptional opportunity,” said Ian Wardropper,
Director of The Frick Collection. “We have long wanted to collaborate on a project with the
Meadows, with whom we share a strong interest in Spanish Golden Age art, and doing so on
this project—which allows us to present Jacob and His Twelve Sons to East coast audiences
prior to their return to the newly refurbished castle—has been particularly gratifying.”


The Meadows Museum will display the series together in one gallery, evoking the presentation
in the Long Dining Room, the home of the paintings for most of the last 250 years. Wallpaper by
Zoffany, a facsimile of the wallcoverings at Auckland Castle, will be used as a backdrop, giving
visitors the opportunity to experience the works much as they are usually seen in England.


Another gallery will present details of the technical analysis conducted on the paintings at the
Kimbell Art Museum’s conservation lab, where the works were examined with natural and UV
light, a stereomicroscope, x-radiography and infrared reflectography. In addition, canvas-weave
analysis was carried out on all 13 paintings for the first time. This revealed a wealth of new
information about each work, including the type of canvas used, the Sevillian clay earth that
comprised the double ground layer, the artist’s application of pigments and glazes and the
ways in which he altered aspects of the compositions in the final stages of painting.


The research makes clear how Zurbarán, a master of chiaroscuro, incorporated light and dark
underpainting in arranging his compositions from the earliest part of his process. The artist
created monochromatic preparatory sketches for each work, using the ground layer as well as
areas of red-brown and gray tones to establish his initial design. This approach also helped him
determine how to use light and color to its best effect, as can be seen in the opaque
underpainting of light areas, such as on Joseph’s coat. Consistent with this approach to
planning, Zurbarán created formal contours of certain iconographical elements in the series,
such as where he outlined Asher’s hooked cane and certain loaves of bread, with black and redbrown,
respectively, before he actually painted them.


“It is rare to have the opportunity to analyze not just one painting but a whole group of works
by a single artist that have hung in the same place for the better part of two and a half
centuries,” said Claire Barry, Director of Conservation at the Kimbell Art Museum. “Through
this process, we have learned about how intimately involved Zurbarán himself was in the
paintings creation, rather than it being delegated solely to his workshop. These paintings now
speak even more clearly to his creativity and ingenuity as an artist, from the way in which he
conveyed the tactile qualities of the figures’ garments to the expressiveness of each individual’s
character and pose.”


Researchers at the Kimbell Art Museum also identified additional print sources used for the
creation of the series, in particular The Twelve Apostles by Martin Schongauer (15th c.). In some
cases, Zurbarán’s figures closely mimic particular engravings, while in other cases the figures
are an imaginative fusion of details from multiple sources. For example, while an engraving by
Dürer provided the model for the figure of Naphtali, Schongauer’s depiction of Saint
Bartholomew served as the prototype for the patriarch’s hand gestures. A selection of these
sources and related reference works will be presented as part of the exhibition, including a
Spanish-language Bible dating from 1630 and three Dürer woodcut prints dating from 1511, on
loan from the Bridwell Library at SMU; Jacques de Gheyn II’s series The Twelve Sons of Jacob
plus an engraving by Philips Galle, on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York;
and the aforementioned engravings by Schongauer, on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts,


“Showcasing Jacob and his Twelve Sons, the masterpieces of the Auckland Castle collections, at
the Meadows Museum and the Frick Collection is a thrilling development for us” commented
Chris Ferguson, Curatorial Director for Auckland Castle; “We are very excited that this project
will bring these key works to new audiences in the United States for the first time, and bring
Zurbarán’s works to even greater attention. The purchase of the paintings by Bishop Richard
Trevor in 1756 as a symbol of religious tolerance continues to resonate today. We are grateful to
our partners in Texas and New York for showing the paintings in new contexts before they
return to a restored Auckland Castle and encouraging more visitors to the North East of
England from across the Atlantic”


The exhibition Jacob and his Twelve Sons will be accompanied by a catalogue exploring the
various historical, religious and artistic perspectives on these paintings, co-edited by Dr. Susan
Grace Galassi, Senior Curator, The Frick Collection, Dr. Edward Payne, Senior Curator, Spanish
Art, Auckland Castle, and Dr. Mark A. Roglán, Director, Meadows Museum, and the Scientific
Director for the project. In addition to essays by Galassi and Payne, the catalogue also contains
essays by: Clare Baron, Curator of Temporary Exhibitions at Auckland Castle; Professor John
Barton, Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, Emeritus at Oxford
University; Dr. Christopher Ferguson, Curatorial, Conservation and Exhibitions Director,
Auckland Castle; Alexandra Letvin, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University; and Akemi
Herráez Vossbrink, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge; and a technical essay authored
by Claire Barry, Director of Conservation at the Kimbell Art Museum. The catalogue will also
include appendices on canvas-weave analysis and print sources, co-authored by Barry and Don
H. Johnson and Barry and Rafael Barrientos Martinez, respectively.


Auckland Castle


About Auckland Castle

Long a symbol of power and authority in the North East of England, Auckland Castle was built
as one of the primary castles and hunting lodges of the Prince Bishop of Durham. The castle and
its park are at the center of a wider sacred Christian landscape that is more than 1,500 years old,
and it remains one of the most important and best-preserved medieval bishops’ palaces in all of
Europe. Auckland Castle was purchased by Auckland Castle Trust in 2012.


About The Auckland Castle Trust
The Auckland Castle Trust is transforming Auckland Castle into a heritage, arts and faith
destination of international significance, helping to reinvigorate Bishop Auckland and stimulate
economic regeneration both in the town and surrounding areas.


In autumn 2016 the charity began a major development project designed to realise this vision,
including restoration of the 900 year-old Castle, as well as the creation of a new 10 gallery Faith
Museum, exploring a history of faith in the British Isles from prehistory to the modern day.
There will also be a re-imagined 17th Century Walled Garden, housing a contemporary
restaurant within the Castle grounds, as well as a new Welcome Building, Mining Art Gallery
and Spanish Gallery and Research Centre in the nearby Market Place.
Inspired by the paintings of Jacob and his Twelve Sons by Francisco de Zurbarán, the new
Spanish Gallery will house a permanent collection of key works from the Spanish Golden Age,
with a programme of events and exhibitions planned in collaboration with key partners,
including the Museo del Prado, Madrid. This will be complemented by the separate Zurbarán
Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art and Culture, run by Durham University, with a
donation from Santander, which will link new academic research with the gallery’s curatorial


Combined, this project represents an investment of around £70m overall, including £11.4m from
the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and will create a number of opportunities for skills
development and employment. The Trust is proud to be supported by a wide range of charities,
businesses and individuals, including the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). A full list of existing
donors and project partners is available at www.aucklandcastle.org/supporters.


Following their presentation at the Meadows Museum (September 17, 2017 – January 7, 2018)
and The Frick Collection (January 31 – April 22, 2018), the series of paintings will return to
Auckland Castle in May 2018.


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’ 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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Art of Caring for Others Oct. 19 – Charity Dinner & Art Auction – artist opportunity

Art of Caring for Others

Invitation: AOC Invitationl

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Dallas Country Club
4155 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, Texas 75205
6:30 p.m. | VIP Cocktail Reception & Art Auction Preview
7:00 p.m. | Champagne Reception
7:30 p.m. | Dinner & Program
Tickets | $175
Sponsorship starting | $1,250
-Complimentary Valet Provided

Call for art donations/sales: We are hosting an art auction and charity dinner on October 19th at the Dallas Country Club and are looking for artists both to donate pieces and for artists to contribute work for up to 75% commission/sales.

Contact jennifer@christsfamilyclinic.org

Jennifer Clubb
Chief Executive Officer
Christ’s Family Clinic
6409 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75205
Main: 214-261-9500

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University of Dallas Exhibition Proposals

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is an integral component of the University of Dallas Art Department and its exhibitions are designed to encourage a dialogue between the university community, as well as the broader community, by inviting an array of contemporary artists to our campus.

We welcome submissions and proposals from artists and independent curators year round. All media encouraged. Exhibition proposals are reviewed by a committee of University of Dallas scholars and the greater Dallas area community. To submit go to http://udallas.edu/offices/artgallery/submissions.php

For your application to be considered at our next committee meeting for Spring and Fall exhibitions in 2018 submit your proposal by midnight Sept. 24th 2017. We take applications year round.

For more information visit our website: www.udallas.edu/gallery


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Silent Dialogues by Du Chau at the Texas Discovery Gardens

Silent Dialogues



Opening Reception September 16, 1-4 pm with Artist Presentation at 2 pm.


Du Chau lives and works in Dallas, Texas. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States including Amarillo Museum of Arts, San Angelo Museum, USM Museum of Art, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary and the Society for Contemporary Craft. His works are in the collections of Curaumilla Art Center in Chile, CRETA Rome in Italy, Honos Art in Italy, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, the Dallas County Community College District Service Center, Mountain View College and Brookhaven College.

Du Chau has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He is the recipient of 2017 NCECA International residency award.

Texas Discovery Gardens are located in Fair Park in Dallas, near Gate 6.

Open daily from 10 am – 5 pm. Final admission is sold at 4:15 pm.

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ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press

Supporting and being an active member of the community in which we live, work, and play is important to us. One of the ways we do this is to encourage and promote local artists. ArtSpace features one or two artists on a monthly rotation, opening our doors for an evening opening reception, usually on the first Thursday of the month.

If you are an artist interested in exhibiting at ArtSpace, please visit our Contact Us page to
request information. For current exhibits see http://metpressinc.com/artspace/

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IAA Photography Competition Deadline Oct. 10

image: John Fernandez “Bos Tauri”, award winner in the IAA 16th National Animal Art Exhibition

The 1st Annual Irving Art Association Photography Competition is open to all DFW area residents. $2,000 in awards!

For complete entry details, see the prospectus: 2017 IAA Photography Prospectus


  • Must be original photography, either film or digital. 
  • Any subject matter will be considered as acceptable, except nudes.
  • Submitted works must have been created in the last 2 years, and not accepted in a previous IAA Photography Exhibit.
  • Limit of three (3) entries per photographer.
  • Framed photography must not exceed 36″ x 36″, and weigh under 20 lbs.


Digital images only: JPGs or PNGs with 300 pixels per inch resolution and a width and/or height maximum of 1800 pixels/6 inches. Maximum of 3MB. Image names: Last name of photographer, first name or initial, then title of photograph or entry no.

Submit your entry online with payment via PayPal in the amount of $35 ($25 for IAA members). No refunds.



  • Entry Deadline Oct 10
  • Notification of acceptance Oct 15
  • Hand delivered entries Saturday, Oct. 28 10am – 2pm
    Jaycee Park Center for the Arts,
  • Exhibit opens Oct. 29
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony Sunday, Nov. 5 2 – 4 pm
  • Exhibit Closes Dec. 1
  • Art pick up Saturday, Dec. 2 10 – 2 pm
  • Traveling Exhibit Dec. 3 – Jan. 7, 2018 at the West Irving Library (optional)


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Texas festivals & markets for the holiday season – calls for artists

FestivalNet® publishes the most extensive and comprehensive database of festivals and fairs in North America. We wrap this data around technologically current tools and resources relevant to the professional exhibiting artist, craftperson, musician, band, service provider, booking agent, vendor, promoter, and festival goer. A leader in the festivals and special events industry since 1996, we generate over 1,000,000+ monthly visitors and publish detailed event data on 26,000+ festivals, art shows, art and craft shows, music festivals, and other events.

For full descriptions of these artist opportunities, go to http://FestivalNet.com.

November 2 – 5, 2017         Updated: 08‑30‑2017

Waco Convention Center – Waco, TX 76701


November 4, 2017         Updated: 04‑11‑2017

JN Long Cultural Arts Complex – Cleburne, TX 76033


November 4, 2017         Updated: 06‑15‑2017

The Cedar Room at OB Macaroni – Fort Worth, TX 76104

November 4, 2017         Updated: 05‑09‑2017

Centennial Plaza – Round Rock, TX 78664

November 4, 2017         Updated: 09‑08‑2017

Fort Elementary Parking Lot – Royse City, TX 75189

November 5 – 6, 2016          Updated: 07‑18‑2016

Burnett Park – Fort Worth, TX 76102

November 10 – 11, 2017         Updated: 08‑08‑2017

Kingsland House of Arts and Crafs – Kingsland, TX 78639

November 11, 2017         Updated: 12‑13‑2016

North Forney High School – Forney, TX 75126

November 11, 2017         Updated: 08‑11‑2017

Summit High School/ Mansfield ISD – Arlington, TX 76001

November 12, 2016          Updated: 07‑11‑2016

First Baptist Church Grapevine – Grapevine, TX 76051

November 12, 2016          Updated: 12‑22‑2015

Heritage Park – Edgewood, TX 75117

Home For the Holidays
November 11 – 12, 2017
Mallet Event Center – Levelland, TX
Deadlines:   Art & Craft: 10/26/2017   Music: 10/31/2017

Two days of shopping filled with artisan crafts, jewelry, holiday finds, clothing, handmade goods, furniture, home decor and vintage treasures!

November 15 – 18, 2017         Updated: 06‑29‑2017

Fair Park ‑ Centennial Hall – Dallas, TX 75210

November 17 – 19, 2017         Updated: 08‑07‑2017
Myers Park & Event Center – Mckinney, TX 75071

November 18, 2017         Updated: 06‑15‑2017

The Cedar Room at OB Macaroni – Fort Worth, TX 76104

 A Touch of Rust Holiday Market
November 18, 2017
Wise County Fairgrounds – Decatur, TX
Deadlines:   Art & Craft: until full   Music: na

We host a fun and eclectic market event with local creative and unique exhibitors offering handcrafted, vintage, retro, and junky-cute furniture, art, home decor, clothing, jewelry, and more.

Home For the Holidays…a McKinney Christmas
November 24 – 26, 2017         Updated: 07‑10‑2017
Historic Downtown – Mckinney, TX 75069

Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington
November 25 – December 23, 2016          Updated: 10‑26‑2016
Ballpark in Arlington – Arlington, TX 76011

A Touch of Rust Market – Bonham
December 2, 2017
Fannin County MultipurposeComplex – Bonham, TX
Deadlines:   Art & Craft: until full   Music: na

We host a fun and eclectic market event with local creative and unique exhibitors offering handcrafted, vintage, retro, and junky-cute furniture, art, home decor, clothing, jewelry, and more.

Christmas in Fair Park
December 1 – 2, 2017         Updated: 04‑11‑2017
Fairgrounds – Paris, TX 75460

Garland Christmas on the Square
December 1, 2016          Updated: 05‑04‑2016
Historic Downtown Square – Garland, TX 75040

Urban Traders Market @ the Cedar Room
December 2, 2017         Updated: 06‑15‑2017
The Cedar Room at OB Macaroni – Fort Worth, TX 76104

Olde Town Christmas Craft Fair
December 2 – 3, 2016          Updated: 11‑06‑2016
Dottie Lynn Recreation Center – Arlington, TX 76013

Wylie Art Festival
December 3, 2016          Updated: 11‑08‑2016
First Baptist ‑ Wylie Event Center – Wylie, TX 75098

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Join us for CADD’s Third Thursday Happy Hour on September 21st at Circuit 12 Contemporary

Thursday, September 21, 5:30-7:00 pm
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a CADD member gallery for Happy Hour! Learn about our members, mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs. 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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Invisible Cities – Moving Images from Asia

McDermott & McGough – I’ve Seen the Future and I’m Not Going

Kiki Smith – Mortal

Reception for Members, Thursday Sept. 28, 7-19pm

On Exhibit through December 17

Dallas Contemporary – join now http://dallascontemporary.org/membership.html

61 Glass Street Dallas Texas 75207 USA +214 821 2522


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The Forbes “Texas Road Trips” and Alison Daffin Montgomery “Glass Half Full” at The Cove

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

EXCITING NEWS:  Sculptor and assemblage artist Frances Dezzany has been chosen by the curator of the Texas Biennial to represent McKinney in this month’s opening of the event in Austin.  Frances is a member of The Cove, with a solo show October 13-15.

Texas Road Trips

Paintings by Sandy and Alex Forbes

Friday, September 22  •  5 – 9 PM
Saturday, September 23  •  5 – 9 PM

Sandy and Alex love taking road trips!  Their paintings are inspired by their experiences.  Even though Sandy is a native Texan, she finds new sites on every trip.  In this show the Forbes will also show their new series, McKinney Hangouts.

Glass Half Full

Paintings by Alison Daffin Montgomery

Friday Sept 29th 6-9 pm
Saturday Sept 30th 6-9 pm

“With all of the chaos in the news and our lives, from leadership concerns to horribly destructive weather and all of the pain and sorrow in between, I’ve chosen to focus on the beauty in our world.

This “Glass Half Full” show features imagery that focuses on love, health, spirituality and my favorite qualities of the human soul. It is a joyful and colorful collection of paintings that aims to bring smiles and comfort to the viewer.”

-Alison Daffin Montgomery

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Fort Worth Community Arts Center Opportunities and Deadlines

Upcoming Deadlines:

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – September 25, 2017





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Doug Prine western demo Sept. 19 in Grand Prairie

September meeting of the Association of Grand Prairie Artists will begin at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 19th  at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  
The program will be a demonstration by renowned, award winning master western artist, Doug Prine.   His work hangs in private collections in almost every state.   Having been a cowhand, reinactor and rodeo participant,  Doug prides himself in the authenticity of his representation of frontier life.  Earlier in life, he served as a combat artist in Vietnam .   After the Army, Prine attended Kansas City Art Institute and worked as an llustrator for the government before becoming a full time artist. He currently lives in Nemo , Tx with his wife Toni.
AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street. Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org

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CADD’s Mystery Dinner is Saturday, September 23 – a few tickets left

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas presents 


Mystery Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser 


September 23, 

7:00-10:00 pm  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Back by Popular Demand! Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas invites you to its highly successful fundraiser, EAT YOUR ART OUT, on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Add a little mystery to your weekend with CADD’s sixth annual mystery dinner! The evening promises to be a unique, fun and adventurous experience.
Proceeds from this event fund the CADD Scholarship to a graduating senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and other CADD Educational Programs. This is innovative fundraising at a great price!
EAT YOUR ART OUT includes cocktails and dinner at a mystery destination from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Dinner destinations differ but may include a collector’s home, an artist’s studio, a CADD member gallery, or another artistic, yet unknown location.
Tickets will be $100 per person. On sale here. Seating is limited and varies at each location.
TICKETS ON SALE SOON www.caddallas.net

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Art Walk West Sept. 16

Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Presented by the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the third annual Art Walk West will take place on Saturday, September 16th!

Begin your journey with us at Erin Cluley Gallery, 414 Fabrication Street, where maps and information will be available for the rest of the walk.

Hit the West Dallas streets to to find artists, artisans, and creative businesses who will open their doors to the public for a day of exploration, art and community-building fun.

The event culminates in a celebratory reception at the art studio of Julia Ousley where guests will enjoy live music and more art. Light fare will be provided by 3015 at Trinity Groves and beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

Map now available on West Dallas Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

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Now Online: Alison Jardine, Objects From a Future Past

Now online!

Objects from a Future Past



Alison Jardine’s first solo exhibition with Erin Cluley Gallery, Objects From a Future Past, opened to a crowd and enthusiastic reviews. Preview the works before visiting the gallery or visit our new online storefront at 1st Dibs.

About Alison Jardine

Alison Jardine is a British artist and author living and working in Dallas, TX, who works across a broad range of disciplines, including new media, sculpture and painting. She was selected as a featured artist in Dallas’s Aurora festival in both 2013 and 2015, where she presented her physically immersive digital video environments. Jardine was named a Finalist for the 2016 Hunting Art Prize for Painting & Drawing. The artist’s sculptural cement drawings were featured in New American Paintings, Issue 126, West edition. She is a Fellow of the Hambidge Center of Arts & Science, in Georgia, USA. In 2013 she founded the Dallas Arboretum Artist in Residence program.

Alison regularly writes and speaks about art, including at the Dallas Museum of Art as part of the State of the Arts panel discussions by KERA, discussing art and technology. Her recently published book, Make Great Art on the iPad, has been published in Europe and the US in summer, 2017 (Octopus Press, Hachette, London). Her work has been exhibited across the country including Dallas, New York, San Francisco, Connecticut and Georgia, and is represented in Dallas by Erin Cluley Gallery. She studied at the University of London (Bachelor of Arts), University of Texas at Dallas (ATEC), and the College of Visual Art & Design (CVAD) at University of North Texas (MFA, Painting and Drawing), and currently teaches drawing at the University of North Texas.

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Grapevine Juried Art Show: Winter Wonderland

Juried Art Show-GAP

GAP will be hosting an exhibit in the Lancaster during November and December. This will be a juried exhibition and all submitted artworks must reflect your interpretation of the theme ‘Winter Wonderland’. We are looking for 2d and 3d art works and artists may submit as many pieces as they like to be considered. All 2d works should be a minimum size of 16×20 (total size) and no larger than 30×45. 3D works will be displayed on tables, so smaller pieces are discouraged. All entries are due by midnight on September 30th. Please send entries to Bruce Rosenstiel here. To make life easier on our judges we request that each file be named in the following format yourname.size.medium and make the image size at least 1000 pixels on the shortest side.

This exhibition is for GAP members only. info@GrapevineArtProject.com


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Grapefest Sept. 14 – 17 and Grapevine Art Project Exhibit

September 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2017

The 31st Annual GrapeFest – A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West, is the largest wine festival in the Southwest United States.  https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest/


Thursday, September 14: 10 am – 10:30 pm Free Admission All Day
Friday, September 15: 10 am – 5 pm Free Admission until 5 pm
Friday, September 15: 5 pm – 11:30 pm Paid Admission
Saturday, September 16: 10 am – 11:30 pm Paid Admission
Sunday, September 17: 11 am – 6 pm Paid Admission

Artisans and Marketplacehttps://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest/vendors/artisans/
Paintings / Art / Photography
Metal crafts

In conjunction with GrapeFest, the Grapevine Art Project (GAP) will again be exhibiting their art in the Foust Event Center on Main Street.  This historic location allows for a spacious, air-conditioned venue for these local artists.  The juried selection of artists resulted in the best local artists on display, with different mediums of painting, sculpture, photography, pottery, and jewelry. Show hours are 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sundayhttp://grapevineartproject.com/


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