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Colby Parsons: Structured Light opens June 8 in Denton

Structured Light
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception | Friday, June 8, 6 – 8 PM
June 8 –  August 25, 2018

Texas Woman’s University Associate Professor Colby Parsons explores the relationship between ceramics, light, and shadows in his exhibition Structured Light.

For more about the artist, see his website:

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ENCLAVE ECLECTIC 3 showcases local talent: June 1 & 2

Artists Enclave of Denton County announces Enclave Eclectic 3, the nonprofit’s popular pop up art show on Saturday, June 2, Noon to 10:00 p.m., at Downtown Denton’s Studio E, 208 W. Walnut St., 76201. Preview

Enclave Eclectic’s artwork at Studio E Friday, June 1st at the Lost Poet Lounge Shadow Box Poetry event beginning at 8 pm. Enclave Eclectic 3 features two and three-dimensional artworks by a select representation of North Texas’ outstanding established and emerging artists. Painting, drawing, prints, photography, mixed medium and 3D sculptural works await arts enthusiasts.

Come check out the great sounds of live acoustic guitar, jazz, R & B, folk and rock music along with artists’ demonstrations and spoken word. All exhibited works will be for sale that evening with a percentage of the sales benefiting the Artists Enclave. The event is free, open to the public and for all ages. Refer to for a schedule of Saturday’s events. Please note that at present time Studio E is not handicap accessible but Artists Enclave encourages those interested to contact the organization ( for possible accommodations.

Artists Enclave co-chairs, filmmaker Susan Carol Davis of Curious Dog Creative and visual artist Randall Good of Good Studios, promote Enclave Eclectic 3 as a great opportunity for artists to dialogue with arts patrons. “We are drawing upon a wealth of local talent, from students to professional, practicing artists. Visitors to the Eclectic will be treated to a truly diverse cross section of the visual and performance arts here in Denton.”

For more about Enclave Eclectic 3:

ARTISTS ENCLAVE   Network. Advocate. Volunteer.
Susan Carol Davis, Chair  310-508-9963  
Randall M. Good, Co-Chair  940-390-1171
What’s coming up soon?
Membership Launch at Emily Fowler Library’s Meeting Room
Tues., May 15th   6 – 8PM
Enclave Eclectic 3 pop-up art show at Studio E
Sat., June 2nd   Noon – 10PM
Call for Artists!

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Jason Lee: A Plain View – Photographs from Texas opens June 2 in Denton

A Plain View – Photographs from Texas
By Jason Lee
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception I Saturday, June 2, 6 – 8 PM
June 2 – August 25, 2018

A special exhibition for the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas featuring a selection of large-scale prints from the recently published book A PLAIN VIEW, Photographs from Texas.

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Easy Drawing Guides Website

On this website, I post drawing guides that can help everyone easily create amazing drawings. I post step-by-step drawing tutorials, drawing guide printouts, and how to draw videos. Some of the posts and guides are created by me but, mostly, by my friends as I’m not a professional artist. — Rauno

Contributed by Lucy Wyndham:

An Easy Guide to Drawing for Both Beginners and Intermediate Artists

If you wish you could draw better, or want to start it as a hobby, picking up a sketch pencil is an excellent idea. Creative pursuits such as drawing have been found to reduce stress and improve your memory. Not only is it a good mental exercise, but with some practice, you can create custom wall art of which you’re proud.

With Any Trade, the Tools Are Key

If you want to learn to take illustrating seriously or improve your skills, you must have the right tools. They don’t have to be expensive, and you don’t even need an entire case full of art supplies. However, if you want to take your drawing skills from elementary to pro, you’ll want to use something better than a standard pencil. Quality art pencils will glide easier across the page and make the process far more enjoyable. Also, be sure to get an acid-free sketchbook. The acid-free paper holds up with more archival quality than standard paper.

So, if you create something you’re pleased with, you’ll want it to last without the paper yellowing. Also, be sure to buy a decent eraser or a couple of types of erasers. Erasers are not just there to eliminate mistakes. They can be used to outline and mark areas on your paper before you set down lines with your pencil.

Put Those Tools to Use and Practice the General Shapes

To begin any drawing, sketch out the larger shapes first. If you’re drawing a person’s face, get the outline of the head correct before moving on to the placement and lines of the eyes. If you’re composing a landscape, decide where you want your horizon line to land on your paper, and sketch the general contours of the sloping hills, rocky cliffs, or edge of the shore. Do this before worrying about details. This is a great time to outline with your eraser first. Once you’re happy with the general shapes, you can slowly move from bigger objects down to smaller ones. Take time with each part of your drawing. Famous artists took months and sometimes years to complete their masterpieces. So, do not rush yourself. You don’t have to finish a picture in one sitting.

Tap into the Essence of the Shape You’re Drawing

You also don’t have to worry that every tiny detail is exact. You want to capture the vibe of what you’re illustrating, not necessarily create a piece of photorealism. Sometimes, a detailed sketch that is not purely accurate is more interesting when it captures only the essence of an object or scene. So relax and allow the creative part of your brain to take over.

Forget What It Is and Draw Precisely What You See

If you do, however, want to portray something more precisely, the key is to draw exactly what you see. Your eyes should be your guide for your picture, not your memory or ideas of how a shape looks. For example, don’t focus on a tree as an elementary shape with a general trunk and fluffy top. Draw precisely the shapes and lines you see as if bark, branches, and leaves are new objects you’ve never seen before. 

Don’t forget, even “prodigies” required hours upon hours of practice. No Olympic athlete achieved their skill level with only a few sessions in their sport. If you genuinely want to create beautiful pieces of art, you need to dedicate time to train your eye for what your seeing and your hand to create the right shapes.


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Artists ‘Round Texas Small Works Show – Reception & Awards May 26

Artists ’Round Texas 16th Small Works Juried Art Show

May 26 – August 18, 2018

Location: Rowlett Annex Conference Bldg
4004 Main, Rowlett – Behind Rowlett City Hall


For questions call: 972-475-1836, visit club FaceBook page, or

Juror: Eric Eley, Chancellor’s Fellow, Eastfield College


  • Take-in/Pay entry: Saturday, May 19 (10am -12noon)
  • Hanging & Setup after take-in.
  • Reception: Saturday, May 26, 2-4pm
  • Take Down/Pickup – Saturday, August 18, 10-11 am


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Giddens Gallery of Fine Art looking for artists…

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art   is continually searching for established and emerging Texas artists.

We are located at 624 S. Main St. in Historic downtown Grapevine, Texas.  If you are an artist interested in joining other successful artists being represented by the gallery, contact Cherie Giddens at 817-488-8600 or email for information to set up an interview.

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Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule for June 15 – July 22

Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule
June 15-July 22
Ticket Price UPDATE
Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films.
PLEASE NOTE Updated Ticket Prices: Tickets are $10; $8 for Modern members; $7 for Reel People.
The Sunday noon show is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.

Let the Sunshine In
June 15-17
Friday 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“Denis’s foray into the often-goofy world of the rom-com is at once a cold bath of realism and a bewitching portrait of the power of love – however fleeting that feeling may be.” David Sims, The Atlantic.
Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis (White Material). Isabelle (Binoche) is a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love but refusing to settle for the parade of all-too-flawed men who drift in and out of her life. What reads like a standard romantic comedy premise is transformed in the hands of master filmmaker Denis into something altogether deeper, more poignant, and perceptive about the profound mysteries of love.
NR; 96 minutes; French with English subtitles
June 22-24
Friday 3:45 pm, 6 pm, and 8:15 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 11:45 am, 2 pm, and 4:15 pm
“What warmth there is – and it is considerable – radiates from its three lead performers and a script (adapted from Naomi Alderman’s 2006 novel) that treats each of the central characters as neither hero nor villain.” Mark Jenkins, Washington Post.
A photographer (Rachel Weisz) returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for her childhood attraction to a female friend (Rachel McAdams). Their reunion soon reignites their passion as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
R; 114 minutes
On Chesil Beach
June 29-July 1
Friday 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“It’s a lyrical and rapturous film a repressed passion play, funny, delicate and heartbreaking.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety.
Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel and starring Saoirse Ronan, On Chesil Beachfocuses on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
R; 110 minutes
July 6-8
Friday 4 pm only; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 11:45 am, 2 pm, and 4:15 pm
Directed by Jacques Doillon and focusing on Rodin’s relationship with Camille Claudel, Rodin was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
NR; 119 minutes; French with English subtitles

Godzilla [Gojira], 1954
July 6 & 7
Friday 8 pm, Saturday 2 pm


Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels. A thrilling, tactile spectacle that continues to be a cult phenomenon, the original, 1954 Japanese version will be shown with new high-definition digital restoration and uncompressed monaural soundtrack.
96 minutes; Japanese with English subtitles
July 13-15
Friday 4 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“A touching yet wised-up father-daughter road movie that’s the best version of this sort of film you could imagine.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety.
The more Laura (Vera Farmiga) tries to set boundaries in her life, the faster those lines are crossed. Her 12-year-old son Henry (Lewis MacDougall) is in trouble again at school. Her own penchant for adopting stray dogs and cats threatens to overwhelm their Seattle home, and her phone keeps ringing with calls she refuses to pick up from her estranged father, Jack (Christopher Plummer). Maybe Jack will stick around. For Laura, the chance to accept, forgive, and heal will never go away.
R; 104 minutes
Yellow Submarine
July 20-22
Friday 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
“A garish, gorgeous example of pop art at its finest, Yellow Submarine‘s reappearance should give a whole new generation a chance to discover the legends.” Caroline Westbrook, Empire.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the psychedelic landscapes have been restored in 4k digital resolution. The animation was cleaned up by hand, frame by frame, rather than through automated digital software. The audio, which features Beatles songs like “A Day in the Life” and “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” was remixed in 5.1 stereo sound at Abbey Road Studios, where the Beatles recorded most of their work.
The music-loving inhabitants of Pepperland are under siege by the Blue Meanies, a nasty group of music-hating creatures. The Lord Mayor of Pepperland dispatches sailor Old Fred to Liverpool, England, where he is to recruit the help of the Beatles.
G; 90 minutes
Come early or stay late on Friday for dinner or Saturday and Sunday for brunch at Café Modern!
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Fax 817.735.1161
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
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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Collin College hosts View/Finders: Photography Portfolio Class 2018

This is the picture of photographers are taking pictures of Dallas Skyline at night.

THE ARTS gallery will host View/Finders: Photography Portfolio Class 2018, from June 6 through June 29, 2018.

The group exhibition features technically-advanced students selected from the Collin College Photography Portfolio Class. The course is designed to help students create a conceptually cohesive body of work comparable to a professional or university-level portfolio. Students featured in this exhibition include: Eliana Cepeda, Nat Chittamai, Amber Dorris, Elvira Guerrero, Jiafeng Lan, Kelly McNett, Truong Ngo, Jennifer Pankratz, Vi Tran, Alex Wiscovitch and Farha Zaman.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Thursday, June 14. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Summer gallery hours are: 9:00 AM – 5:00 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 . THE ARTS gallery webpage is

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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O’Keefe Studio Advanced Studio Seminar

Now accepting letters of interest for the Advanced Studio Seminar 2018-19.
“The Advanced Studio Seminar was a wake-up call for me – I hadn’t had a sense of artistic community since college, and the motivation and information it provided for my personal studio practice has been invaluable.” – Olivia Cole (A.S.S. participant from 2017/18)
“My recent experience in the Advanced Studio Seminar has brought new meaning to creating art for me. I highly recommend this seminar – a small community of like minded artists, led by such an amazing artist and teacher, is a win-win situation! My only regret is that it is over, but I have many new ideas to explore because of this experience!” – Kathy Elliott (A.S.S. participant from 2017/18)
This seminar is ideal for the artist looking to develop a more advanced, focused and personal studio practice. During this 6 month program, participants will develop a strong, well-considered body of work. Participants will benefit from the influence of various critiques with reputable visiting artists, multiple pier reviews, reading assignments, writing assignments, a professional development crash course, and ongoing conversation and critique with the seminars primary adviser, Michael O’Keefe. This program will culminate with an exhibition highlighting a comprehensive selection of each participants work made during the time of the program. There are no requisites for this program; participants simply must be serious and committed to developing their artistic desires.
Cost: $1,450
What you get:
  • Eighteen hours (6 3hr sessions) of group critique and/or discussion with Michael O’Keefe
  • Two one-on-one critiques with Michael O’Keefe
  • Professional development insights
  • Five 3-hour group critiques with reputable visiting artists
  • The benefits of suggested reading assignments and prescribed writing exercises
  • Participation in 6 Visual Vocabulary Lectures
  • Participation in a group exhibition in a unique space in the Cedars neighborhood, south of downtown Dallas, highlighting a selection of each participants body of work.
Participants will meet at The O’Keefe Studio Center on three Thursday evenings each month, from 6:00 – 9:00pm, starting in September, 2018. The program will run through March, 2019, with a thesis exhibition in April, 2019.
On the following dates participants will have group or one-on-one critiques with Michael O’Keefe:
9/6/18, 9/20/18 10/4/18, 11/1/18, 12/6/18, 1/10/19, 2/7/19, 3/7/19.
On the following dates participants will have group critiques with visiting artists:
9/18/18, 10/15/18, 1/24/19, 2/21/19, 3/21/19.
On the following dates participants will be welcome to join the Visual Vocabulary Lecture Series at the Studio Center, 6:00 – 8:00pm: 9/27/18, 10/25/18, 11/29/18, 1/31/19, 2/28/19, 3/28/19
The group exhibition will be held in April, 2019. The exhibition location, dates and times are yet to be determined.
Interested individuals should submit a short letter of interest, briefly describing their artistic background, their artistic and professional goals and their general hopes for participation in the Advanced Studio Seminar. Interested individuals should also include images of their work from the past year, showing the direction of their current studio practice. If it is determined that the interested individual is a good fit for the program, they will receive an invitation to join. The seminar will have a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 10 participants.
Tuition Due Dates:
A non-refundable deposit of $400 will hold your spot
$600 Due by 8/24/18
Remaining balance of $450 due by 12/14/17
Contact Michael O’Keefe for additional information or to submit your letter of interest: or (718) 541-4164

Click here to email a letter of interest!

Below: A shot from the Advanced Studio Seminar Exhibition, 2017/18
Don’t miss this show!
Including fabulous works by 27 Studio Center participants.
Also featuring works by instructors Michael O’Keefe and Stella Ehrich.

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Xtreme Body Painting Exhibit June 2

Xtreme Body Painting Exhibit
Deep Ellum Art Co.
3200 Commerce Street
Saturday, June 2, 2018

We are bringing you the biggest and best of Body Painting that DFW has to offer! And we are going XTREME!!!! Full body painting including prosthetics, props, and MORE!!! Featuring Shelby Starr Talent and her models! They’ll be totally transforming themselves by using their bodies as the canvas! This show will be something beautiful so make sure to come by and enjoy the LIVE art and LIVE music entertainment, brought to you by Basshead Society!

$10.00 online
$15.00 at the door

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2018 DeSoto Art League Show Reception May 24

The DeSoto Art League Annual Art Show is a regional show open to all artists. Location: The DeSoto City Hall Atrium, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, TX 75115

The Judge is Professor Betsy Belcher

The Show will be exhibited in the DeSoto City Hall Atrium from May 22nd to July 26, 2018. A Reception and Awards presentation will be held May 24th at the DeSoto City Atrium from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

More about DAL at

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CADD FUND 2018 Announces Finalists for June 10th event

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas
CADD FUNd 2018
Sunday, June 10th
5:00 – 7:30 pm

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas will again celebrate creativity and community with a Sunday Soup Supper on June 10th at 3015 at Trinity Groves. CADD FUNd will be a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects. CADD FUNd will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the DFW arts community.
The idea for the annual CADD FUNd was inspired by similar events throughout the United States such as Feast in Brooklyn, Incubate in Chicago and Spread in Santa Fe. Over the past several years, numerous organizations have taken the basic premise of a Sunday soup dinner – collect creative proposals, invite the public to pay, eat, and listen, and then democratically vote for a winner – and adapted it to their own local purposes.
This year’s CADD FUNd will be awarded to one of these six finalists:
Nida Bangash, SMU
Heather Charlet, UTD
Chris Evans, UNT
Barbara Horlander, TCU
Sara Rastegarpouyani, UTD
James Talambas, UTA
The six finalists will be selected from all of the applicants by three esteemed jurors; Amy Lewis Hofland, Director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art; Maggie Adler, Associate Curator of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; and Phillip Collins, Curator, Scholar, and former Chief Curator at the African American Museum in Dallas.
During the event on June 10th, the finalists will present short proposals for original and yet-to-be-realized new projects. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and then the audience participants will vote for their favorite project. Last year’s winner, Spencer Evans, will also give a short presentation during the event. After a short recess to tally the votes, the winner of CADD FUNd 2018 will be announced!
The CADD FUNd is $2500 – $7500 + and beyond. Funds are raised by ticket sales and will go to the winner chosen by the audience.
Tickets are $40 per person and are on sale now.
Tickets will not be available at the door. In an effort to make CADD FUNd 2018 as accessible as possible for the students and artists, $10 of each ticket sold will be applied to jurors’ fees and administrative costs in lieu of charging application fees.
While CADD FUNd is about raising much-needed cash, we hope that it will also be a forum to discuss the many other needs and resources that help make projects happen.
For information about the event & sponsorship opportunities contact:
Arts+Culture Texas
Maddrey PLLC
Judy Vetter
Steven L. Green, Esq.
Kessler Collins P.C.
Ask Me About Art (Gail Sachson)
Michael Matthews and Michael Pugh
3015 Trinity Groves
Brooklyn Brewery
Pogo’s Wine & Spirits
Empire Baking Company
ABOUT CADD – Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels. Members are committed to represent the highest standards of contemporary art, while recognizing the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and the cultural community of Dallas. Each year CADD offers a Scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. The Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a Fine Arts degree at an accredited university or art institute. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, equipment, travel, and/or supplies assisting the student in their academic endeavors. Proceeds from CADD events assists with the CADD Scholarship and CADD Educational Programs.

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Trinity Arts Guild presents the 2018 Open Show

MAY 26 – JUNE 23, 2018 at the Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio located at:
2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX  76021 (inside the Boys Ranch Park) 95 pieces of art are on display.

Every year the Trinity Arts Guild hosts a regional competition open to all local artists. In 2018 there will be $2800 in cash and merchandise awarded at the closing reception on Saturday, June 23 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

The show this year is especially stunning and images have been posted on the TAG website at 

A few examples:

Gallery hours:

You may always come view the show during classes and paint groups those are posted on our website at  We just ask that you be respectful of the class and keep voices down.  We will have the following special view schedule.

  •  Sunday May 27, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  •  Sunday June 10, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  •  Friday June 22, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
  •  We are also planning a couple sip-n-paints in the evening May 31, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and June 22, 2018 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and the gallery will be open those evenings for special viewing also.

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Allen Arts Alliance: STEAM Summer Camps


The Allen Arts Alliance is offering 4 weeks of STEAM camps this summer, these camps combine creativity with principles of technology, science, math and art, to create fun, out of the box, projects.

Who, When, Where, How Much

Students entering 4,5, and 6th grade this fall
Classes are $75 each
Monday through Friday
9 am to Noon.

Register at

June camps are offered at Rountree Elementary.

June 11-15: Stop Motion Filmmaking and Storytelling
This hands-on camp will explore storytelling and film technology to create animated short films using original artwork

June 18-22:  Upcycling Art Installation
Learn more about how artists work with uncommon materials and about the recycling stream and create our own outdoor public art installation on the final day of camp.

July camps are offered at the Allen Train Depot Downtown

July 23-27: Weaving and Technology
Join us in Allen’s Historic Train depot as we combine design thinking and art to explore the connection between weaving, technology and how it all ties back to Allen’s history.

July 30-Aug 3: Dinosaur Animatronics Camp
Learn how to operate a life-sized dinosaur animatronic unit and get a glimpse into how animatronic dinosaur exhibits are created for museums and zoos.

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About the Allen Arts Alliance
The mission of the Allen Arts Alliance is to support and nurture our local arts and cultural groups as they present inspiring and entertaining experiences designed to enrich our community. Cultivating a vibrant community, bringing art to life.

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Heritage Auctions Announces Two-Year Sponsorship of Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Global Tour

Rockwell’s iconic paintings of President Franklin Roosevelt’s wartime pledge on display

DALLAS, Texas (May 23, 2018) – Heritage Auctions (, the largest auction house founded in the United States, announced this week it is has committed to a two-year major sponsorship of the Norman Rockwell Museum’s traveling exhibition Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms. It is the first comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s iconic 1943 depictions of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wartime defense of humanity’s fundamental human rights.

Considered among the most indelible images in the history of American art, Rockwell’s Freedom of Speech, Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear and Freedom of Worship will embark on a seven-city tour across the United States and to Normandy, France. The two-year, international exhibition opens May 25 in New York City at the New York Historical Society, with a companion presentation, Reimagining the Four Freedoms, on view concurrently across town at Roosevelt House.

“Sponsoring this groundbreaking, educational exhibition means supporting the ideals that people of all nations deserve universal human rights,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. “Rockwell’s artistic interpretation of these rights sparked a national movement in America and abroad, inspiring generations for the last 75 years”

Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms includes a range of artwork in addition to Rockwell’s celebrated images of the Four Freedoms. These include paintings, illustrations, prints and more by both Rockwell and a broad range of his contemporaries, from J.C. Leyendecker and Mead Schaeffer to Arthur Szyk, Ben Shahn and Dorothea Lange, among others. The era is brought to life through a number of channels, including historical documents, photographs, videos, interactive digital displays, immersive settings and artifacts.

“The exhibition will show how Rockwell’s aspirational paintings shifted American attitudes towards engagement in World War II in defense of the free world, and, ultimately, helped to make the case for universal human rights,” said Norman Rockwell Museum Director Laurie Norton Moffatt. “In highlighting Rockwell’s and his generation’s response to the call for unity in support of these fundamental freedoms, the exhibition resonates powerfully with our own time.”

To date, the 2018 exhibition tour comprises The New-York Historical Society, New York City, New York, May 25-Sept. 2, 2018 and The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan, Oct. 13, 2018-Jan. 13, 2019. The exhibition is on display at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., Feb. 9-May 6, 2019, Mémorial de Caen, Normandy, France, June 4-Oct. 27, 2019. It returns to the United States through 2020, beginning at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, Dec. 15, 2019-March 22, 2020; and Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in fall 2020.


About Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. Through 40 categories – from Americana to rare coins to fine art – Heritage offers a broad range of services for high-net-worth collectors, art lovers, investors and fiduciaries from offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. Clients have access to more than 1 million online bidder-members via


About the Norman Rockwell Museum
The Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to education and art appreciation inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell. The Museum holds the world’s largest and most significant collection of art and archival materials relating to Rockwell’s life and work, while also preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting a growing collection of art by other American illustrators throughout history. The Museum engages diverse audiences through onsite and traveling exhibitions, as well as publications, arts and humanities programs, and comprehensive online resources. The museum advances social good through the civic values of learning, respect, and inclusion, and is committed to upholding the rights and dignity of all people through the universal messages of humanity and kindness portrayed by Norman Rockwell. More information is available at


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Summer 2018 Classes at The Artists Showplace

Summer Art Classes for Adults at The Artists Showplace Gallery

The Artists Showplace Gallery introduces summer classes for adults! For details or to register, visit or call the gallery at 972-233-1223. We are located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas 75248, at the southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho.

Light & Value in Painting (Oil/Watercolor)
June 8 & 9 – 9:30AM-4:00PM

Fun with Animals in Watercolor
(No drawing skills needed)
June 15 & 16 – 9:30AM-4:00PM

Make Your Own Watercolor Sketchbook
June 16 – 9:30AM-4:00PM
$120 (kit included)

Exploring Abstract Realism
June 21, 22 & 23 – 10:00AM-1:00PM

Make Birds Sing in Watercolor
June 29 & 30 – 9:30AM-4:00PM

Mixed Media Fun!
July 14 – 9:30AM-4:00PM $90

Color Theory in Oil
July 20 & 21 – 9:30AM-4:00PM

Portraiture Oil
July 27 & 28 – 9:30AM-4:00PM

Paint-Along Party – Fun for the Whole Family

June 7 – 1:00-4:00PM
$45 (Supplies included)

July 11 – 10:00AM-1:00PM
$45 (Supplies included)

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Call for Entries – Expired Photo Materials Exhibition at the Bath House Cultural Center

Bath House Cultural Center
Visual Art Programs – Enrique Fernández Cervantes, Visual Arts Coordinator / Curator – 214) 670-8723

Call for Entries

Exhibition Dates: July 7-August 4
Entries Deadline: Monday, June 11, 2018
(11:59 PM, Mountain Time Zone)

The Bath House Cultural Center invites visual artists to submit entries for the Revived with Light photography exhibition, a show that celebrates the unpredictability and beauty of art produced with expired photographic materials.
All photographs created with either expired photographic film, expired photo-sensitive paper, or created with expired instant camera sheets will be accepted.  The use of very old materials is preferred.  Images produced from expired film can be scanned and printed digitally. To read the exhibition prospectus, visit
The Bath House Cultural Center is a facility of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs that is dedicated to fostering the growth, development, and quality of multicultural arts. The center emphasizes innovative visual and performing arts, as well as other multidisciplinary events throughout the year.

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Last Saturday Gallery Night in Granbury May 26

May’s Last Saturday Night Gallery Night
Saturday, May 26th | 5-8 pm.

Six galleries welcome you with art and refreshments.
Lake Granbury Art Association at Shanley House Gallery, Artefactz, Dora Lee Langdon Center, Your Private Collection, D’Vine Wine & Against the Grain.

Sharon Grindstaff and Vickie Guthrie are the featured artists at Shanley House Gallery this month. Stop in and see their work along with the “Birds of a Feather” show.

224 N. Travis | Granbury, TX | 76048

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Eric Fischl – Pinned Mylars opens June 2 at William Campbell

E r i c   F i s c h l
Pinned Mylars

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 2, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 pm
William Campbell Contemporary Art, in collaboration with Hexton Contemporary, opens a new exhibition by American artist Eric Fischl on June 2, 2018. The exhibition spans the last five years of Fischl’s work, with a particular focus on the artist’s exploration of new materials to reinterpret his iconic imagery.
Beginning in 2011, Eric Fischl began a collection of work that further explored his collage practice from the late 70’s and early 80’s. Fischl first began developing this new body of work in layers of clear acrylic resin, with figures painted and/or printed onto clear acetates and then embedded within poured layers of clear acrylic resin.Very few works were made utilizing this technique. This exhibition at William Campbell Contemporary Art has brought together some of the most important and rare works from this project.
More recently, Fischl began experimenting with figures painted and/or printed onto loose mylars that are then pinned over a watercolor or oil painted background. While both the resin worksand pinned mylar concepts emanate from the same desire to reimagine his early collage process, each accomplishes very different results.
The resin works were created around the time Fischl began exploring cast glass sculpture. The resin works became a way to create collaged images in modern materials that capture light in a similar way to glass, whereby light comes into the work and projects back out of the work.
In the pinned mylars, Fischl was still interested in exploring how light passes through translucent surfaces but wanted to break free from the rigid dimensions of the resin processto create works which extend beyond the image plane. This allowed the artist to let the images expand and overlap in a compositional style similar to that of his iconic assembled canvases from the late 80’s and early 90’s (an important example of such is featured in the Dallas Contemporary’s current Eric Fischl solo exhibition).
The William Campbell Contemporary Art exhibition marks both the first full-scale gallery presentation of these new mylar works and the first time the complete collection has been exhibited.
The exhibition also includes a recent large-format oil on chromecoat painting from the artist’s studio. Rarely exhibited, this work offers a singular and defining look into Fischl’s long-standing practice of figurative exploration. “The relationship between the body and the person is riveting to watch,” states Fischl. “You can tell through body language how comfortable or insecure a person is with themselves and others. Body language is like a window to the soul. That is what I try to capture in my work.”
Eric Fischl at William Campbell Contemporary Art will be up from June 2 through July 28, 2018. For more information please contact William Campbell Contemporary Art.
Eric Fischl is an internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor. His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in over one thousand publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Fischl was born in 1948 in New York City and grew up in the suburbs of Long Island. He began his art education in Phoenix, Arizona where his parents had moved in 1967. He attended Phoenix College and earned his B.F.A. from the California Institute for the Arts in 1972. He then spent some time in Chicago, where he worked as a guard at the Museum of Contemporary Art. In 1974, he moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to teach painting at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Fischl had his first solo show, curated by Bruce W. Ferguson, at Dalhousie Art Gallery in Nova Scotia in 1975 before relocating to New York City in 1978.
Fischl’s suburban upbringing provided him with a backdrop of alcoholism and a country club culture obsessed with image over content. His early work thus became focused on the rift between what was experienced and what could not be said. His first New York City solo show was at Edward Thorp Gallery in 1979, during a time when suburbia was not considered a legitimate genre for art. He first received critical attention for depicting the dark, disturbing undercurrents of mainstream American life.
Fischl’s paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints have been the subject of numerous solo and major group exhibitions and his work is represented in many museums, as well as prestigious private and corporate collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modem Art in New York City, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, St. Louis Art Museum, Louisiana Museum of Art in Denmark, MusÈe Beaubourg in Paris, The Paine Weber Collection, and many others. Fischl has collaborated with other artists and authors, including E.L. Doctorow, Allen Ginsberg, Jamaica Kincaid, Jerry Saltz and Frederic Tuten.
Eric Fischl is also the founder, President and lead curator for America: Now and Here. This multi-disciplinary exhibition of 150 of some of America’s most celebrated visual artists, musicians, poets, playwrights, and filmmakers is designed to spark a national conversation about American identity through the arts. The project launched on May 5th, 2011 in Kansas City before traveling to Detroit and Chicago.
Eric Fischl is a Fellow at both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Science. He lives and works in Sag Harbor, NY with his wife, the painter April Gornik.

Founded in 1974 by William and Pam Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art exhibits high-quality contemporary art in a variety of media, including paintings, works on paper, mixed-media constructions, photography, prints, ceramics, and sculpture. By exhibiting nationally recognized artists, along with new and emerging talent, the gallery aims to nurture an awareness and appreciation of the exciting diversity found in contemporary art.


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Cold Wax Portrait Workshop with Jane Cornish Smith! Sat., Oct. 27th & Sun., Oct. 28th

The Encaustic Center and The Bonny Studio are thrilled to announce:
Jane Cornish Smith‘s 2-day 
Cold Wax Portrait Workshop

Saturday, October, 27th and Sunday, October 28th, 2018
10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
The cost is $385.00 which includes MANY supplies (supply and registration info below)
Discover the versatility, translucence, and depth of cold wax in portraiture! Mine the possibilities of it’s buttery consistency combined with oil paint, mineral spirits, pastels, mark-making tools, brushes, scrapers, and NO heat to reveal layers of luminous color. Artist Jane Cornish Smith will demonstrate and guide participants through portraiture creations. The hands-on exploration of composition, shape, and value allows for an understanding of the medium and dynamic expressive work.  All levels are welcome. Most supplies are included; see below:

and Supplies to bring below:  


2 encaustic gessoed 11×14 cradled boards … I will have more boards for sale at the workshop.

6 sheets of Arches oil painting paper but you can buy more here:

Messermeister Squeegee: Provided for use at the workshop: Bowl scrapers: If you’d like to purchase one of your own, here’s the link: Messermeister Squeegee

Brayers: Provided for use at the workshop: Brayers: If you’d like to purchase one of your own, here’s the Inovart link:

or Speedball in various sizes:

Provided for use at the workshop:

Squeegees – Provided for use at the workshop: if you’d like to purchase one of your own, here’s a link:

Incising tools Provided for use at the workshop: but please feel free to bring more of your own: various incising tools: wood skewers, palette knives and toothpicks  

Palettes and wax paper – provided but you are welcome to bring more

Turpentine or mineral spirits Provided

Cold Wax medium Provided: 12 ounces of Cold Wax medium but if you’d like to buy some of your own, here’s a link:

Charcoal and sandpaper Provided

Silicone spatulas Provided for use at the workshop —2 GLOUE silicone spatulas  but here’s a link if you’d like to buy your own:

Scraping tools: Provided but you are welcome to bring more cardboard and mat board squares for scraping.    

Stone Paper Provided

Mat board to mount Stone Paper Provided

Alcohol Inks: Provided  but you can buy more here:  Jane’s favorites: adirondack rust/stonewash/pitch black

Containers for turp  Provided


Bring Oil paint (any brand) – this can be a variety of your favorite colors but be sure to have a good range and lots of white, also cadmium red, cad yellow light, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, raw umber, burnt sienna, and any other colors you may have on hand.

Bring four 8.5 x 11 inch photocopies of your favorite photographic headshots or selfies with good contrast of lights and darks. 

Bring: Paper towels – one roll per person provided but please bring more

Bring: Tape – blue or green, 1- 1.5”

About Jane
Originally from Canada, Texas-based artist Jane Cornish Smith’s nomadic childhood, along with her artist mother, fostered an appreciation for creative expression from a young age. Jane produces paintings and sculptural work with diverse materials and subject matter, but has concentrated in recent years on cold wax and encaustic mediums.  She has attended artist residencies at the International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy; Vermont Studio Center; and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and earned BFA, MLA, and MFA degrees. An award-winning artist, her work hangs at the University of Texas at Tyler, Brookhaven College, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery in Wales, the Cancer Support Community of North Texas, and others. She enjoys teaching, and making art from her glass-lined studio in rural Lone Oak, Texas.


Payment and Registration info:

Only 12 spaces available so please let me know right away if you would like to join in and I will confirm space availability. Spaces fill up quickly!

The cost of the workshop is $385.00

Please pay in full or make a $100.00 deposit to hold your space.

Balance Due; September 22nd: $285.00

Please pay (via the below options)

Payment Options (after space availability is confirmed:)

* via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your payment to or please request a paypal invoice from me.

* By check to The Encaustic Center, 580 W Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, TX, 75080

* By credit card; call Bonny at 214-405-5993

* By cash at The Bonny Studio or The Encaustic Center, please call or email Bonny to schedule a time: or 214-405-5993

Cancellation policy:

The $100 deposit is non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, after the workshop is paid in full; $275.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. I’ll be sending email reminders belfore the due date. Non-payment of the $285 by the due date may result in someone from the waiting list taking the space, so please be on the lookout.

Thank you so much and looking forward to having you!! Bonny 

The Encaustic Center:
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080
Bonny Leibowitz
Deanna Wood

The Bonny Studio Classes:
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, TX. 75080

Bonny Leibowitz

The Encaustic Center:
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080


Bonny Leibowitz


Deanna Wood



The Bonny Studio Classes:
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, TX. 75080

Bonny Leibowitz

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CURRENTS NEW MEDIA 2018: June 8 – 24 in Santa Fe

June 8 – June 24, 2018

Interactive installations . VR and AR environments . multimedia performances . videos/animations . robotics . app projects . experimental documentaries . 3D printing

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June 5, 11, 19: 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions by Dallas Architecture Forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents


 Modern Living Every Day of the Year

Join The Forum for three great evenings at some of the most significant modern residences in Dallas. 

June 5, June 11, June 19, 2018.

Each evening will include a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, and the chance to see the residence and hear from some members of the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts.

Each cocktail party will be from 6 to 8 pm with remarks by the design teams at approximately 6:45 pm.

Valet parking will be provided. Business or cocktail attire is suggested.

Attendance is limited. Early purchase of admission is recommended.

See below for admission pricing.

See Information below and at the following link about each reception.

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects I Partners

Tuesday, 5 June 2016, 6 to 8 pm
Urban Reserve Residence

Urban Reserve Residence, situated at the entrance of its neighborhood of fifty sustainably designed contemporary homes in North Dallas, has been described by its architect, Billie Tsien, as having the plan of a private city condominium sited in the woods.  It incorporates both urban and natural edges and exemplifies the stringent sustainable design standards set by the developer for this community, who with her husband is also the owner of the residence.  Tsien and partner Tod Williams, whose many high-profile projects include the Obama Presidential Library, were engaged to design the residence after the owners learned more about their deep mutual respect for design when Billie and Tod spoke for The Dallas Architecture Forum.

The first level of the residence, which contains two guest rooms, is clad in sandblasted concrete block and anchors the house to the site.   Guests are treated to views of the wooded ravine and are able to enjoy a koi pond and Japanese garden.  A second-level terrace functions to entertain guests and provide the owners with an outdoor kitchen, lap pool, and connection to the tree canopy that surrounds them.  An expansive metal screen wraps the south and east sides of the house, and shades the home and the exterior stair. The owners’ love of cooking drove the placement of the kitchen at the center of the third level. Living and dining rooms flow to the north, while the office, library and master bedroom are located to the south. The entire floor is linked by a circulation corridor that displays the owners’ dramatic contemporary art collection.

Interior Designer Joshua Rice collaborated with the owners to select furniture and design elements that complemented their relaxed but sophisticated lifestyle. A ‘Chat’ sofa by Carlo Colombo was chosen for its combination of comfort and design, and the dining table in custom fumed oak was designed by John Pawson.  The living room lounge chairs are by Bassam + Fellows, and the custom leather headboard in the master was designed by Rice.  Mario Bellini ‘Cab’ leather seating is used throughout the house to embody the combination of beautiful design with durability that exemplifies the owners’ way of living,

Tod Williams, FAIA; Billie Tsien, FAIA;  Project Architect James Chavel

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners

Interior Design
Joshua Rice, RID
Joshua Rice Design


Landscape Architecture
Suzie Thompson

Thompson Landscape Design



Diane Cheatham

Urban Edge Developers, Ltd.


Monday, 11 June 2016, 6 to 8 pm
Rock Cliff Residence

Rock Cliff Residence was originally designed by renowned Dallas architect Harwood K. Smith, founder of the firm HKS. Built in 1952, Smith’s architecture was grounded in early modern Texas vernacular inspired by O’Neil Ford.  Set on a spacious one acre site, the original one-story house was carefully located among lush topography with many floor-to-ceiling windows and a façade clad in historic St. Joe brick.  The current owners purchased the property with a vision to maintain the heritage of the residence while carefully increasing its size. Renovation architect Josh Nimmo utilized a natural 30-foot slope in elevation to add a 1,500-square-foot bi-level wing that transitions seamlessly with the rest of house.  Architectural elements already present in the original design, including vaulted ceilings, skylights, and steel rafters were incorporated into the addition. Original interior spaces were redone with white walls suitable for hanging art, serene white-oak floors, and white marble slabs in the baths. The original monumental carved-wood front door designed by Harwood K. Smith was kept, and a massive pivoting door in white oak was designed to separate the master bedroom wing from the living areas.

Interior designer Brant McFarlain was commissioned to create interiors reflecting a clean and refined aesthetic to defer to the owners’ major contemporary art collection that includes museum worthy paintings by Damien Hirst, Maya Hayuk, Joseph Havel, Richard Phillips, Adam Ball, Marc Quinn, Dan Rees, and Kai & Sunny.  A custom white Hollywood Regency credenza and Schonbek crystal chandelier in the dining room are balanced with a sculptural dining table designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Norman Foster and classic Knoll Saarinen chairs covered in deep red mohair.  Sleek mid-century modern furnishings throughout the home including Minotti chairs and a gondola sofa from Emily Summers Studio complement cherished family antiques.   For the home’s exterior, Studio Outside designed a boardwalk that traverses the water and backyard steps to the garden below. A relaxing infinity pool can be viewed from glass window walls throughout the residence. Completing the landscape, a canopy of tall oaks shades the lushly terraced, rolling grounds where a soothing fountain bubbles from a modern Japanese-style courtyard.


Joshua Nimmo, AIA, LEED-AP

NIMMO Architecture

Interior Design
Brant McFarlain
R Brant Design

Landscape Architecture
Tary Arterburn, FASLA; Amy Bartell, ASLA; Mark Thomas, ASLA


Surrey Circle Residence – Dallas Texas USA

Tuesday, 19 June 2016, 6 to 8 pm
Surrey Circle Residence

The Surrey Circle Residence has a strong connection between indoor spaces and outdoor living. The contemporary design includes large moveable glass walls that open the main living areas to an 800 SF screened living room. The screened living area, with a large stone fireplace, outdoor kitchen, dining area and radiant ceiling heaters allow this active family to enjoy the outdoors most of the year. The contemporary design uses a simple palette of exterior materials, brick, smooth cut limestone, stucco and Resysta siding accents. Throughout the landscape Silvermist stone was used for the hardscape material, gravel and cobble are in the entry courtyard and a boulder wall encompasses the motor and entry courtyard. An ipe’ wood deck runs along one side of the pool, and a single allee’ elm tree emerges through the deck. An organic path of bluestone slabs surround the remainder of the pool and wood deck and is carried through the spa at the end of the pool. The site consists of a landscape palette of only drought tolerant, low maintenance plants; no grass was used for this sustainably designed project.

Large walls of glass allow the interiors to be washed with natural light and provide beautiful views from the second floor playroom and deck. To compliment the expanse of windows and light, earth and water were two primary elements driving the interior design and selection of materials and colors – wood, concrete, steel and stone secure this natural palette. The neutral furnishings add warmth with a large splash of black, blue and white in the custom family room rugs. One of the most impressive features is the family room fireplace which incorporates a single horizontal cold rolled steel slab that spans the full width of the room.  A significant part of the success of Surrey Circle was a result of the collaboration between the Bernbaum / Magadini architects, designer Robyn Menter and landscape architect David Hocker throughout the design process. This allowed for fluid teamwork with the contractor during construction and a cohesive design that complimented the extraordinary architecture.

Patricia Magadini AIA Design Architect; Bruce Bernbaum AIA and Dan Typaldos AIA Project Architect

Bernbaum/Magadini Architects


Interior Design
Robyn Menter

Robyn Menter Design Associates

Landscape Architecture
David Hocker, ASLA
Hocker Design Group


Barry Buford

BufordHawthorne Builders L

Admission is $85 per person for Forum members, or $100 for non-members per person per event.

Admission for the Series of three events for Forum members is $215 for one person or $340 for two people.  Non-member Series pricing is $250 for one person or $395 for two people.

Purchase can be made by credit card at the link provided, or by check, payable to “Dallas Architecture Forum” and mailed to P O Box 596119, Dallas, TX  75359.

Those who purchase admission will receive confirmation from The Forum, including address and valet parking information.

About the Dallas Architecture Forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment.  The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum’s members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas.  The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts.  For more information on the Forum, visit

Among the over 130 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series  are Shigeru Ban,  Brad Cloepfil,  Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves,  Daniel Libeskind,  Thomas Phifer,  Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and  regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato.  Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center).   Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe.  Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists.  Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects.  Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse.  Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”.

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.

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For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

For press information and photos, please contact: Sharon Cooper, 214.794.1610 or


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TCA’s Free Professional Development Webinar on Strategic Marketing June 20

Free Professional Development Webinar Series

     Please join us for a webinar on:

 Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM CDT
     Register now!
Strategic Marketing
How can you make the most of your marketing dollars in order to reach your desired audiences? In this presentation, Brooklyn Barbieri Henson, Director of Marketing for the Austin Theatre Alliance (The Paramount and Stateside Theatres), will explore simple actions anyone can take to track marketing efforts internally across all platforms and use that data to reach specific audiences. By tracking your own results from email, digital advertising, print, radio, social media, newspaper, and more, you can reclaim your marketing power and make confident, informed decisions resulting in maximum ROI (Return on Investment) for tight nonprofit marketing budgets.


About the Presenter:

Brooklyn Barbieri Henson has been with the Austin Theatre Alliance (Paramount & Stateside Theatres) for 12 years primarily in the role of Director of Marketing. She graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a double major in Musical Arts – Voice and Communications. She thrives on out of the box promotional ideas, content generation, the constantly changing digital marketing landscape and will never back down from a pun contest. When outside of the theatres she enjoys singing alongside her Texas country music singer/songwriter husband and raising her 3-year-old next generation superstar!

Please note that space is limited for this free event.

We record these webinars and make them available afterwards.  
Texas Commission on the Arts
920 Colorado Street
Austin, Texas 78701

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Call for entries: Hot and Sweaty Exhibition 2018

Hot and Sweaty 2018: The Open Show

June 9 – 28, 2018

Entry fee- $10 per work; limit 6 entries per artist; Payment due at time of drop off.

Drop Off Dates:

  • June 3 5-7pm
  • June 4 12-2pm

Please print and bring with you to drop off: Participation Artist Contract (fallible pdf)

Works cannot be longer than 48″ on any side

500X staff will be on hand to assist in placing and hanging work. All work must have adequate hanging hardware, wire and/or D-rings. Works that are not fit for display will not be accepted, which includes work that is too heavy for our walls. Pedestals are available first-come first-serve basis.

All media is accepted, however, video/sound/electronic works must have all equipment provided by the artist. 500X will take a 40% commission on all sales. All participating artist must sign the contract stipulating the full terms of exhibition in gallery.

Exhibition dates: June 9th – 29th, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9th, 7-10 pm

500x Gallery

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Winners of the 2018 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition

May 12 – June 9, 2018

The Reception & Awards Ceremony for the 33rd Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition was held on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Irving Arts Center. Best of Show was awarded to artist Amy Werntz for her oil “Ella”. The IAC Award of Excellence went to Ken MacFarlane for “More BS!”, a work in oil. $9,o00 in cash was awarded in five media categories to 20 artists. For a full list of awards see below.

Exhibit catalog – awards: 2018TXNawards

The exhibit is sponsored by the Irving Arts Board, the Irving Arts Center, and the Irving Art Association. Exhibit Chair is Linda Wood Shotwell.

For reception photos of awards, artists, celebrants, and Chocolate Rose floral arrangements see the IAA Photo Album (coming soon).

The exhibit was juried by Lyle Novinski and represents works from regional artists residing in Texas and the four surrounding states. It continues at the Irving Arts Center through June 9, 2018. 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.

View the annual floral interpretations of paintings by the Chocolate Rose!  This beautiful floral tribute is only on display May 20 – 26. Free guided gallery tours are offered every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Featured guest speaker is Ted Bruehl, Design Manager for the Chocolate Rose, at the gallery talk on Thursday, May 24 (for the 6:30 p.m. tour.)

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062


Best of Show:
Amy Werntz “Ella” oil

IAC Award of Excellence:
Ken MacFarlane “More BS!” oil


  1. Erika Pochybova “Portrait of @”
  2. Ernie Fournet “Mama et ‘Tite FIlle”

  3. Emily deLarios “Plum Dumb”

  4. Honorable MentionSteve Danner
    “Lord of the Flies”


  1. Denny Doran “Portrait of Diana Lynn Watson”

  2. Tanja Gant, CPSA, CPX “Camille”

  3. Ruben Contreras “Jason”

  4. Honorable Mention: Russ Mackensen
    “A Cherry on Top”


  1. Sarah Jentsch “The Martyrdom of Rotten Fruit”

  2. Soon Warren “Cosmos in Marbles”

  3. Robert Cook “Royal St. Strole”

  4. Honorable Mention: Muriel Mimura
    “Severo – San Miguel de Allende 2”


  1. Jim Hutchinson “Discussion In the Street”

  2. Ty Milner “Top Hat and Corset in Black and White”

  3. Hebe Brooks “Red Silk Luxury”

  4. Honorable Mention: Albert Handell
    “Growth in Silver”

Mixed Media:

  1. Andrew DeCaen “Opera di Cucina III”

  2. Juergen Strunck “CCK-12”

  3. Renate Kasper “Enduring the Countdown”

  4. Honorable Mention: Gisa Elwazir
    “Protecting the Land”

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Closing Awards Reception for SWA’s International Competition

You’re invited to the Artist Reception & Awards Ceremony this Sunday, May 20th from 2 – 4 pm at the Fort Worth Central Library, Atrium Gallery, 500 W. 3rd St, Fort Worth, Texas.

We will announce the artist awards chosen by juror Don Andrews, presenting $5,000 in prizes.

We will also recognize our new Signature Artists for 2018:  Robbie Fitzpatrick, Mollie Jones, r mike nichols & Suzy Powell.

We’re asking SWA Members to bring snacks to share at the show.  Last names beginning with A thru I please bring a savory/salty dish read to eat.  (Cheese already cut, etc)  Last names beginning with J thru R please bring a fruit or combo item.  Last names S thru Z please bring a dessert.  Bite sized finger food items are best for our reception buffet.  SWA will be providing a meat tray with crackers.  We want to thank everyone in advance for making the show reception a success!

We hope you’ll join us and see this fabulous show during it’s last weekend. 

Society of Watercolor Artists can be visited on their website:


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Plano Art Association May 22nd Meeting & Photography Presentation by San Hsu

TUESDAY, MAY 22 at 7:00 p.m.
at Willow Bend Mall

(At the North Texas Performing Arts Center,
second level next to Dillard’s)
There will be a brief business meeting where

                    election of officers for 2018-2019 will be held.


The “Eastern Impressions” Photography exhibit will be in full swing
There will also be a presentation by noted photographer,

San Hsu related to the current PAA “Eastern Impressions” photography exhibit in the gallery room where we will be meeting.

The photos are by members of North Texas Asian Photographers Association.

The program will consist of two parts. The first part will be a presentation about the impact of famous iconic photography in our culture and society. It will be illustrated by Ken Wheatley with images familiar to us all. A presentation and discussion will focus on what makes these images take on a life of their own as they become part of our collective memory of events and places.

San Hsu

T he second part of the presentation will be by San Hsu. He is a renowned photo journalist with security credentials that qualifies him to access to ph otograph top governmental officials, including U.S. Presidents. He will present exciting photos he has taken of major figures in this century. He will also explain the process of working within the setting that confronts him when appro aching assignments.

Mr. Hsu studied architecture at the TonJi University in Shanghai. But, received his graduate degree in Architecture History from LSU. He has been a photo journalist for over 30 years.

The agenda for the meeting:
7:00 – Meet and Greet
7:15 – Announcements
7:30 – Presentation of Candidate
7:45 – Vote and Announcement of Results
Program Presentation by San Hsu


All members are encouraged to attend this special meeting.
It will be your chance to meet and hear from
the slate of candidates.
Only current members with paid-up dues
will be able to vote for candidates.

Vote here and you can cast an
anonymous ballot online if you are unable to
attend the scheduled Annual Meeting on May 22.
See full election statements and bios of all leadership candidates Click here (then scroll down to bios, etc.)

PAA is sponsored in part with a grant by the City of Plano.  For more information on wonderful things to do in the City go to



Plano Art Association

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2018 PAA 125 deadline May 28




Sponsored by the Plano Art Association


Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (Entry Fee 125 SHOW 2018): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $35.00
For PAA members the entry fee is discounted 25% with a coupon code,

Entry Deadline: 5/28/18

Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3


Categories for Acceptance and Awards
• 2-D Artwork (Two-Dimensional Artworks)
• 3-D Artworks (Three-Dimensional Artworks)
• Printmaking/Photography (Traditional & Digital)

The 2-D, 3-D, and Printmaking/Photography categories will each be awarded a first place ($500), second place ($300), and third place ($150) award and certificate.  Best of Show will receive $1,000 and a certificate. A special Peoples’ Choice Award will also be presented, along with Certificates of Merit to the three finalists in each art genre category.

Exhibit Dates
The show runs from Wednesday, June 20, 2018 through Friday, July 30, 2018, with the Reception and Awards Presentation on Friday, July 13, 2018 (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.) at Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson, TX 75082

Key Scheduled Dates

  • Online submission Deadline – MAY 28, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MDT)
  • Notification of Acceptance or Non-acceptance into Show – Friday June 8, 2018

•  Delivery of Artworks to the Eisemann Center – MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018
(2:00  p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)– Please contact PAA at
if you must make a different arrangement. Delivery address is Eisemann
Center, 2351 Performance Dr,, Richardson, TX 75082.

  • Show Opens – Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Reception & Awards Presentation – Friday, July 13, 2018 (7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.) at Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson, TX 75082.
  • Show Closes – Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Art Pick-up – Monday, July 30, 2017 (2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) – Pick-up address is Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson, TX 75082.
  • The Plano Art Association does not handle shipping or pay shipping expenses. (Please contact PAA at if you must make different pick-up arrangements.)


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Winners of the RCAS 52nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition

May 2 – 26 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. Juror is E. Melinda Morrison.

Renate Kasper Best of Show Collage/Mixed Media Exaggeration
Della Isaacson Judge’s Choice Oils/Acrylics Oceantide
Curtis Frederick 1st Place Blue Velvet
Gail Greenoe 2nd Place Just Give Me Two Small Slices of Each
Chris Brizzard 3rd Place Liberamente
Benjamine Lester Honorable Mention Lather


Cindy Daunis 1st Place Apache Dale
Hugh Heaton 2nd Place Girl No. 4
Gwen Revino 3rd Place Apricot Jam
Jin Lee Honorable Mention Hyde


Pastels & Graphics
Steve Miller 1st Place Weathered
Helen Bailey, CPSA 2nd Place Horseplay
Gary Uribe 3rd Place Bullheaded
Janet Gean Honorable Mention Inquisitive


Collage & Mixed Media
Ron Stephens 1st Place “Woop” There It Is
Shermeen Sidiki 2nd Place My Homeland
Giza Elwazir 3rd Place A Little Happiness
Kathy Elliott Honorable Mention Duality


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Arcadia Art SHow Vol3 call for art


AASH – Arcadia Art SHow Vol3 is an annual international juired fine art show featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and print-making.


Arcadia Theater
Martin Walker P.C. downtown Tyler, Tx
121 N. Spring Ave, Tyler, TX 75702


Submissions will be accepted starting April 1st 2018 until August 1st 2018. Show will open September 8th 2018 and will be on view until January 12th 2019. Accepted artists will be notified by August 25th.


Best in show $500
Runner up $300


Linda Treija
Antra Priede-Krievkalne


Midnight August 1st 2018

There are no limits to size or media of artwork.


Click here to register and upload your artwork.

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Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival May 18-30 in Richardson

2018 Dates & Hours
Friday, May 18, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Sunday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Festival Map
Stay in the know and click here to view the Wildflower! Festival Map.

Contact Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival
Arts and Music Festival
2100 E. Campbell Road, Suite 100
Richardson, Texas 75081

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2018 Texas & Neighbors Reception & Awards on May 20th

33rd Annual Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition
May 12 – June 9, 2018
Irving Arts Center

You’re invited to the Reception & Awards Ceremony held May 20th from 2-5 pm in the Main Gallery of the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062.

Juror Lyle Novinksi and TxN Chair Linda Wood Shotwell will present $9,000 in awards. Our new Signature Artists for 2018 will be recognized: Hebe Brooks, Gisa Elwazir, Albert Handell, Russell Mackensen and Lynn Ruoff. Refreshments served.

Cosponsored by the Irving Art Association, the Irving Arts Center, and the Irving Arts Board. For more about Texas & Neighbors, see the website: For the Preview Gallery, click here.

Exhibit hours at the Irving Arts Center:
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.

Free guided gallery tours are offered every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Featured guest speaker is Ted Bruehl, Design Manager for the Chocolate Rose, at the gallery talk on Thursday, May 24 (for the 6:30 p.m. tour.)

View the annual floral interpretations of paintings by the Chocolate Rose!  This beautiful floral tribute is only on display May 20 – 26.

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SWS 2018 Membership Exhibition entries due June 30

Call For Entries for the Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Exhibition

The call for entries for the 55th Annual SWS Membership Exhibition is officially open and the entry deadline is midnight, Saturday, June 30.  You must be a SWS member in good standing with dues paid as of June 30 to qualify for the exhibition. (New members may join  at time of entry.)

Here’s what you need to know to enter via the CaFE website:

Set up a profile on the CaFE website (if you don’t already have one) and become familiar with how to submit your paintings.

  1. Review the information posted on the SWS website regarding how to set up a profile, how to prepare your images for uploading, how to upload to CaFE and how to enter. Go to and go to the tab at the top entitled, “Exhibitions.”  Click the down arrow and you will see a listing for, “Aids to Entering our Member Exhibition.”  This is a wonderful resource
  2. Entry Fee (1st painting entry fee): $35.00; $5 each for 2nd & 3rd painting.
  3. All work must be painted after January 1, 2016 (strictly enforced), original water media on paper or Yupo. Accepted water media include watercolors, acrylics, inks, gouache, casein, egg tempera, watercolor pencils and watercolor crayons. For complete requirements, see the prospectus.


Internally acclaimed artist Robert Burridge will be the judge of this year’s show.  The show will open August 29 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson..  Bill Dale is Exhibition Chairman, and he is still looking for volunteers to help with many aspects of this important project for our chapter.  Please call him at 817-478-2676 or email him at to volunteer.

Entry Dealline Saturday, June 30, 2018 (midnight)
Preview Party Sunday, July 8, 2018 – Royal Lane Baptist Church (2:00-4:00PM)
Acceptance Notification Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Deadline to Receive Shipped Art Friday, August 24, 2018 – Craters & Freighters
Deadline to Receive Hand-Delivered Art Sunday, August 26, 2018 – Eisemann Center (1:00-3:30 PM)
Art Hung Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Show Opens Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – Eisemann Center
Juror Judges Monday, September 10, 2018
Awards Reception Sunday, September 23, 2018 – Eisemann Center (5:00PM)
Show Closes Saturday, September 29, 2018
Pick-Up Hand-delivered Art Sunday, Monday, September 30, 2018 – Eisemann Center
Shipped Art Returned Monday, October 1, 2018 by Craters & Freighters

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Lucky 13th Annual TAC Juried Exhibit Call for Entry – deadline June 1

Lucky 13th Annual TAC Juried Exhibit call for entries

Fort Worth Community Arts Center is now accepting submission for Lucky 13th Annual TAC Juried Exhibit! Only TAC members with active accounts may submit up to 3 artworks open to all disciplines with no theme. The grand prize winner will be given an opportunity to hold a Solo Exhibition in one of our 700 sq ft galleries during Fall Gallery Night 2018.

For more information, please visit:

EXHIBITION DATES: August 3 – August 28, 2018 RECEPTION: Friday, August 3 2018

JUROR: Lauren Childs, Co-Founder Fort Works Art

CALL TO ARTISTS: Only TAC members with active accounts may submit up to 3 artworks open to all disciplines with no theme. To see if your TAC membership is active, click here. To learn more about TAC or become a member, please click here. All mediums accepted including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art with no size restrictions. The show will occur in Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.

PRIZE: A Solo Exhibition in one of our 700 sq ft 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: Lauren Childs began studying classical figure drawing by the age of twelve.  She attended both Northwestern University, studying Theatre Arts, and The University of Texas at Arlington, receiving her B.A. in Art History, where she met and studied under artist and Gallery Director, Benito Huerta.


·         June 1, 2018 – Deadline for submission

·         July 1, 2018 – Notifications emailed to artists

·         July 28, 2018 – Delivery of artwork

·         August 3, 2018 – Opening Reception, 6 -9 pm

·         August 28, 2018 – Closing

·         August 29, 2018 – Show comes down, pick up work


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MaricónX entries due May 22

MaricónX, a Cultural Program of Arttitude, announces its Call for Entries for the MaricónX Show to be held in the Latino Cultural Center from June 8th – July 27th. The show is open to all LGBTQIA LatinX Artist in the Dallas – Fort Worth area. The deadline for entries is May 22, 2018. For more information visit our website at…. For questions, contact

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