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Upstairs Gallery celebrates 50th Anniversary on Spring Gallery Night March 24

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary

The Upstairs Gallery

Opens a Show of New Works by Its Current Artists

SATURDAY 24 March 2018    12 till 9pm

Location: 1038 WEST ABRAM * ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76013

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Spring Gallery Night at Artspace111

FWADA Spring Gallery Night 2018 at Artspace111
Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12 – 9pm
Schedule of Events
12pm – Exhibition Opens
5pm – Salsa Limón Food Truck Service
6:30pm – Live Music by Peter More of Oh Whitney and Special Guests

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Benito Huerta – Odd Ducks and Other Assorted Tales – Opening March 24

Benito Huerta
Odd Ducks 
Other Assorted Tales

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Opening Reception

Spring Gallery Night

12:00 to 9:00 pm

William Campbell Contemporary Art, 4935 Byers Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Stamp & Scrapbook Expo – moved to Irving March 23 & 24

FRIDAY March 23 & SATURDAY March 23 2018


Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039
Event In: Halls 1-2

Friday Early Bird: 9am – 6pm
Friday General: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm





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IAA’s Art in the Park brings plein air paint-outs to Irving

Looking for fresh inspiration for your art? Join our informal painting and sketching sessions held once a month in Irving. Follow in the footsteps of the French impressionists!

Locations and dates: (All outings are weather permitting )

Saturdays 10am-2pm

  • March 31, Heritage Park, 217 S. Main St. Irving, old train park, downtown Irving
  • April 21, Fritz park, 312 E. Vilbig Irving, TX 75060
  • May 19, Williams Square Plaza, Las Colinas (home of the Mustangs Sculpture)

There are currently 43 parks with over 2,000 acres of land maintained by the City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department. For more information about Irving parks see

For more about the Irving Art Association, see

Coordinator: Michele Quarton 484-744-2473

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Fort Worth Spring Gallery Night March 24

The Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (FWADA) invites you to take-in the visual arts and our community’s unique cultural richness during Spring Gallery Night, March 24, 2018.

Most participants are open from noon to nine. Come take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. Gallery Night is free and open to the public.

Download the 2018 Spring Gallery Night program.

Member Websites


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ArtSpace Reception: March 20, 6-9pm for Gifts from the Goddess’s Garden

Artist Reception: Tuesday, March 20, 6-9pm
Now Showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press: Gifts from the Goddess’s Garden: Liz London & Adina Cicort
March 5-27, 2018 | Reception March 20, 6-9pm

Showing March 5-27, 2018 at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press, Gifts from the Goddess’s Garden: Liz London & Adina Cicort. Join us for the artist reception on Tuesday, March 20 from 6 to 9pm to meet the artists.

Please join Liz in sharing the Goddess’s Gifts with a Crystal Bowl Ceremony March 20, 2018 at 8pm in conjunction with the Artist Reception.10% of proceeds from individual sales go to the Collector’s choice of their favorite nonprofit.

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ArtSpace hours: MondayFriday, 9am-4:30pm & for the Artist Reception, March 20, 6-9pm

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

Are you an artist in showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press in 2018?
Contact us through our website, or email

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Sculpture book launch and signing Mar. 22 – From Rodin to Plensa: Modern Sculpture at the Meadows Museum

Dr. Steven Nash and Laura Wilson
at the Meadows Museum
Thursday, March 22, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a special double lecture as we launch the publication of From Rodin to Plensa: Modern Sculpture at the Meadows Museum. ­This beautifully designed permanent collection catalogue features new research by Nash about the objects in the Elizabeth Meadows Sculpture collection, along with artistic photographs of the sculptures by Wilson. ­The stunning images Wilson captured for this exceptional book set it apart from a typical catalogue, making it a work of art in its own right. Each will share their experiences working on the project.
Free; reservations required at 214.768.8587.
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum
IMAGE: Marino Marini (Italian, 1901–1980), Horse and Rider (detail), 1951. Bronze. Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Elizabeth Meadows Sculpture Collection, MM.69.01. Photo by Laura Wilson

Following the lecture, we’ll host a reception for the author and photographer in the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall, where they’ll sign copies of the book. Books can be purchased in the Meadows Museum Shop, pre-purchased by phone while registering, or purchased on the night of the event ($55).

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Visual Art League of Lewisville features Janice Hamilton, Well Known Pastel Artist

The Visual Art League of Lewisville will present Janice Hamilton, well known Pastel artist at their monthly members’ meeting taking place on Tuesday, April 10th 7-9 pm at MCL (Medical Center of Lewisville), 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville, Classroom #3.  This event is open to the public and there is no charge.
Ms. Hamilton has a degree in education and has studied art with a number of nationally known artists.  In 1993 she was included in the Artists of Texas Volume IV, Fine Arts Catalogue.  In 1994, one of her pastel paintings was included in the Dallas Museum of Arts’Beaux Arts Auction.
Her work has been featured in one-woman shows at the Grand Kernpinski, the Goodrich Gallery in Dallas and the Irving Art Center in Irving.  Her work was featured as one of the Master Pastel Artists of the World in the 2003 June-July issue of the International Artists Magazine.
She is active in many pastel and art societies.  She has taught pastels and pastel portrait classes in the continuing education classes at both Richland and Brookhaven Community Colleges.  She presently teaches art in private classes and at the TEXIN’s Art Club.

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Janet R Thompson Pastel Workshop at 404 Ranch April 8-13

Pastel Workshop with Janet R Thompson PSA
Texas style at the  *404 Ranch*
April 8 – 13, 2018

  • Experience Jan’s creative & artistic abilities along with the southern hospitality on a working ranch.

  • Lodging provided in Ranch/Bunkhouse

  • Sunday, April 8, arrival between 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm

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

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

  • Fee: $800 Includes 5 days of workshop Food & Lodging for 6 to 7 nights

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

  • This workshop is limited to 15 and there are only a few spots remaining. Don’t delay in reserving your place.

  • $400 deposit – ASAP or no later than February 25, 2018 to Jackie Railsback(Ranch Owner/Host), 2520 Norwood Dr., Hurst, TX 76054:, 817-657-8691 Deposits are Non refundable after March 18, 2018.

The *404 Ranch* is located About 65 miles west of downtown Ft Worth, about 95 miles west of Dallas and 21 Miles north of Stephenville on Hwy 281.  You will be provided a map & GPS to the gate of the property.

Check out Jan’s web site at: If you have questions for her; Call 719-253-2991, or email to

“Jan Thompson’s workshops are what got me back into art after nearly 30 years.  After spending a couple of summers in Creede, Colorado I signed up for one of her pastel workshops not having any expectations of producing any great art but just to have fun doing art.  Never having done pastels I was surprised at how much I not only learned but how much fun I had doing it.  I was immediately drawn into the world of art again.  But the best thing I think is that she is passionate about her craft, if you want to learn about pastels this is the person to learn from. I actually have my own art studio now because of that first workshop I decided to take from Janet R. Thompson”.  Review by Jennifer Hammer, Texas

“Three delicious meals are enjoyed daily and end of the day sunsets are superb.  I learned and enjoyed the ranch experience.  Don’t miss it !!! ” Review by Jean Lewis, Oklahoma “This is more like a retreat; painting, fellowship, eating and having a great time with a wonderful artist.”  Review by Jackie Railsback, Texas.

At sixteen Jan discovered the pure soft pigment sticks called pastel and has spent the last fifty-five years creating artwork in her own vibrant, colorful style.

“404 Ranch”

The ranch house was just recently remodeled inside and out and a 30’x30′ attached studio added which is where the workshop will be conducted.

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Ellis County Art Association: New Look for the Website

ECAA has changed it’s website provider but you may use the same URL to locate it: The new look is clean and sleek but informative.

ECAA has recently relocated to a new gallery home: ART on the Square, 113 West Franklin, Waxahachie TX.

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ART214 opens April 28 at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center

ART214: Oak Cliff Cultural Center
April 28, 2018 – June 1, 2018
Reception: Saturday, April 28th, @ 5:30pm

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is proud to be part of the four part exhibition series of ART214, a juried exhibition in celebration of Dallas Art Month. ART214 features the works of artists from Dallas, and the greater North Texas region.

ART214: The Oak Cliff Cultural Center will be on display from April 28, 2018 – June 1, 2018. An artist reception will be held on Saturday April 28th, from 5:30pm – 8:00pm.

Featured Artists
Thomas Alonso, Jessica Apel, Iris Bechtol, Rebeccas Boatman, Carley Blackman-Yonkman, Lizz Corea, Angelika Ejtel, Connor Frew, Beth Gardenhire, Kathleen Grandjean, Juan J. Hernandez,
Chad Hines, Matthew Jones, Mike Mahler, Marian Maldonado-Pagán, Sonali Malik, Eric Mancini, Virginia Marsh, Juliette Mccullough, Zahra Mcginnis, Michael Mckenzie, Rose Marie Mercado, Marsha Moser, Naldo Plata, Sonja Quintero, Carol Riedel, Roberto Romero, Juergen Strunck, Andrea Tosten, Midori Uribe, Jonathan Victor, Alan Whiteside, Chesley Williams, and David Zelaya

Please click on the link below for more information regarding the other exhibition venues, dates/times for those exhibitions and reception dates.

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Deadlines & Opportunities at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Quickly Approaching Deadlines & Opportunities
TAC Show
Submission DEADLINE – March 23, 2018

image from our previous “TAC Impromptu Invitational”

TX College Student Show; juror Daniel Blagg
Best in Show: Two Person Show on Fall Gallery Night 2018
Submission DEADLINE – April 1, 2018
International Show; juror Art Room
Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show at Art7, a storefront gallery in Crockett Row’s bustling 7th Street area.
Submission DEADLINE – April 15, 2018
TAC Show; juror Lauren Childs
Best in Show: Solo Show on Fall Gallery Night 2018
Submission DEADLINE – June 1, 2018
Regional Show; juror Exhibition Advisory Panel
Selected Proposals get a Show in 2019

Submission DEADLINE – September 1, 2018


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Anna Rose Bain Workshop April 6 – 8

3-Day Workshop with Anna Rose Bain
“Alla Prima Portraits and Figures in Oil”

With a Portrait Demo the Evening Before

Workshop Dates: Friday, April 6th, Saturday, April 7th, and Sunday, April 8th
from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day (1 hr lunch from 12-1)

Cost: $450 (includes model fee)    Flyer: April2018DallasWorkshopFlyer (2)-1

We will be working from live models all three days. The first day will be focused on portraiture, and days 2 and 3 will be painting the figure. Some background in drawing is a must if you plan to take this class! Anna will demo each morning from the live model, and workshop attendees will have the opportunity to paint from the same model during the afternoon (we will have different models each day). As always, Anna will carefully
explain her thought process as she paints, and will give articulate, individualized instruction based on where you are in your artistic journey.

Demo info: Thursday evening, April 5th
(time TBA)   Cost: $25

The demo is a separate event from the workshop and anyone attending must RSVP to Carol
Devereaux at, and pay the demo fee.

Workshop & Demo Location:
Studio D–northwest corner of Spring Creek Valley
Shopping Center, corner of Beltline and Coit in Richardson. 7989 Beltline Road.

To reserve your place in the workshop, please email Anna to let her know you
are attending at Then, send a check for the full amount
to: Anna Rose Bain, 9596 West 89th Place Westminster, CO 80021, or pay via
Paypal to: Please include your phone number and
mailing address. Once you are registered, you will receive a materials list and
regular email updates leading up to the event. No cancellations two weeks prior to
the workshop start date.

For more about the instructor, see her website:

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2018 Deep Ellum Arts Festival April 6 – 8

Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8

Voted “Best Festival in Dallas”, the 24th Annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival will take place on Main Street between Malcolm X Blvd. and Exposition Ave.

The three-day festival is FREE to attend! This year’s festival introduces the Deep Ellum Artists’ Gallery, presented by the Deep Ellum Community Association. If you are interested in being a Deep Ellum volunteer sign up here.
Experience more than 200 decorative and visual artists selling and commissioning original works, over 150 original bands and performance artists on four outdoor stages, two indoor stages, and two performance areas.

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Time is running out! Support the OCA by completing the Dallas Cultural Plan Survey

Only a few days left to provide your feedback. Take the survey at

Your input in this survey will help us understand the diversity of arts and cultural activity occurring across Dallas and in your neighborhood.

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500x Gallery Accepting Applications for New Members!

500X Gallery Seeking Applications for New Members
for the 2018/2019 Season
Application Packets due April 7th, 2018

500x Gallery is an artist run gallery collective with a long tradition.  Having been run by artists for 40 years, 500x relies on the talent and dedication of it’s members to continue exhibiting local and international artists.

Membership includes:
Annual Solo Exhibition
Annual Project Space to curate
Experience working in a Gallery
Networking Opportunities

Membership Duties:
Monthly dues ($50)
Attendance at Monthly Meetings and Gallery Events
Maintenance of Gallery
Opening/Closing Gallery
Exhibition Planning and Installing

Application Requirements:
20 images of Recent Work
Artist’s Statement
Letter of Intent


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Sculpting and Carving Books demo March 18 in Rowlett

Demonstration by Keith Kriegel.

Presented by Arists ‘Round Texas on Sunday March 18 at 2pm at the Rowlett Conmunity Center, 5300 Main, Rowlett TX.

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A Lil’ More Paint Presents “Afromagic” Paint Party March 24


Join A Lil’ More Paint as we present “Afromagic” paint party. This will be a fun filled event. No experience is necessary. All supplies are included. Enjoy an evening of fun and tap into your creative side! Your art instructor for the evening will guide you step-by-step on how to paint your very own keepsake masterpiece.

March 24th, 2018

7:30 pm

Buzzbrews Kitchen

102, 5815 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75214


Please note…This is NOT a byob event. Food and beverages can be purchased from BuzzBrews Lakewood’s delicious menu.


What is the refund policy?


What is included in the ticket price?

Your 16×20 keepsake canvas


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Apply for Fort Worth Public Art Pre-Qualified Artist Lists


Entry Deadline: 5/21/18

As recommended by the Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update, a new pre-qualified list of artists will be established for upcoming projects. Fort Worth Public Art has two separate categories within the 2018 Pre-Qualified List of Artists based upon artists’ residency and experience in Public Art. Each list has a separate application process and will be reviewed by the panel independently. The Pre-Qualified Public Artist Lists includes eligible local, regional and national artists and assists and expedites artist selection processes. With the upcoming 2018 Bond Election, there is the opportunity for many new Public Art Projects at locations such as parks, libraries, community centers and streets.


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FWCAC Spring Gallery Night 2018

Spring Gallery Night at FWCAC
March 24, 2018 from 9am – 9pm
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth TX

Art 7 Gallery Small Works Show
Saturday March 3, 2018 –
Saturday March 31, 2018

Aún Recordamos Aquel Hogar
Friday March 2, 2018 –
Wednesday March 28, 2018

Centrifugal Force
Friday March 2, 2018 –
Wednesday March 28, 2018

Containing the Façade
Friday March 2, 2018 –
Wednesday March 28, 2018

Fort Worth Art Collective
Friday March 2, 2018 –
Wednesday March 28, 2018

Friday March 2, 2018 –
Wednesday March 28, 2018

Friday March 2, 2018 –
Wednesday March 28, 2018

Take Us To Your Leader
Monday February 26, 2018 –
Wednesday March 28, 2018

Thus, We Scatter as We Go Along
Friday March 2, 2018 –
Wednesday March 28, 2018

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Lyle Novinski: Texas and Neighbors Juror Reception & Talk March 31

2018 Texas and Neighbors juror Lyle Novinski will give a talk on the evening of Saturday, March 31st from 7-9 pm at the Irving Arts Center. Lyle selected 75 works of art from 637 images entered into the regional competition. He will discuss about what qualities he looked for when jurying and will comment on those pieces he selected, along with a slide presentation of the art in the upcoming exhibit.  For a preview online gallery, click here.
The Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is cosponsored by the Irving Art Assocation and the Irving Arts Center. Location: IRVING ARTS CENTER, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062


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

  • Juror talk & Reception                    Saturday, March 31, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Exhibit dates                                     MAY 12 – JUNE 9, 2018
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony    Sunday, May 20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

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Dwelling: Paintings by Peter Ligon + Layla Luna opens March 23 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

Our next exhibition Dwelling: Paintings by Peter Ligon + Layla Luna opens Friday, March 23rd at 5:30 p.m. and will include artist talks on the night.

Peter Ligon and Layla Luna share a common ground by articulating and exploring the architecture of dwelling spaces in their paintings. The results are quite different and yet each artist’s work exhibits a strong sense of place through abstract and observational painting strategies.

For details visit here.

Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas,1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving, Tx 75062

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Even more calls for artists around Texas

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2018 presented by Art Colony AssociationHouston, Texas
OPEN DATE: 2/28/2018
DEADLINE: 6/3/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $45.00
Event Dates: 10/13/2018 – 10/14/2018

Event Website
About Bayou City Art Festival Downtown- October 13-14, 2018

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown is one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine art events. The jury for this festival takes place at the Art Colonoy Association, Inc. offices by an invited panel of artists, collectors and industry professionals. The festival has been consistently ranked among the top 25 in Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best.

  • Bayou City Art Festival has a demonstrated history in strong sales for artists.
  • A Sophisticated outdoor gallery under the iconic Houston skyline, transforming the streets of downtown into artistic avenues bursting with color and culture.
  • National studies show Houstonians consistently have twice the discretionary income that workers in similar industries have around the country.
  • Now accepting up to 5 applications per Artist profile (See rules for more information)

Texas Arts and Crafts Fair 2018Ingram, Texas
OPEN DATE: 3/1/2018
DEADLINE: 4/2/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 9/29/2018 – 9/30/2018

Event Website
In September 2018, the Hill Country Arts Foundation will relaunch the Texas Arts & Crafts Fair, after a hiatus of five years. The Fair will be on the foundation’s 13-acre campus in Ingram, Texas, just west of Kerrville.

The event is restricted to Texas artists and craftsmen.
Against a backdrop of the scenic Guadalupe River, between 2,000-4,000 attendees are expected to visit the Texas Arts & Crafts Fair Sept. 29-30, 2018. A VIP Preview and musical concert will be held Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.

The Hill Country Arts Foundation features a 720-seat outdoor amphitheater, 1,700-square foot art gallery, three art instruction studios, a printmaking studio and a ceramics studio with four kilns. Since 1959, the HCAF has provided community theatre, art workshops, art exhibitions, and visual and performing arts classes. Additionally, HCAF has become a top-ranked tourist destination with the addition of the Stonehenge II art installation.

Visit the HCAF website for more information.

Founded in 1972, this “official” state arts festival will feature a wide range of juried arts and crafts, favorite fair food offerings, entertainment and related educational and recreational activities.

To build upon the fair’s educational legacy, the 2018 event introduces a new feature called the “Art Exploration Zone.” This dynamic area will allow fairgoers to watch artists and craftspeople work, including an interactive area for children to make their own art.

For more information, visit the Fair…

Name of Call: City of Sugar Land Traffic Box Wrap Project
Budget: $5,500
Deadline: 5/3/18

BEAUTIFYING SUGAR LAND’S STREETS The City of Sugar Land is seeking artists to aesthetically treat utility infrastructure throughout the community. Artists will be commissioned to transform traffic signal control boxes in Sugar Land from functional infrastructure into colorful and inspired works of art.

Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show 2018El Paso, Texas
OPEN DATE: 3/1/2018
DEADLINE: 6/8/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 11/17/2018 – 11/18/2018

Event Website
The Las Artistas Art & Fine Craft Show, now in its 49th year, is a popular pre-Thanksgiving event, attracting an upscale audience of arts and crafts collectors and enthusiasts from El Paso, TX, Las Cruces, NM, and beyond. This small, artist-produced show is strictly juried, catering to affluent and savvy buyers. Booth fees are very reasonable and include electricity, reported art and fine craft sales are consistently strong, and the event has a friendly, easy going atmosphere. All booths will be located INSIDE and will be 10×10 or 10×15! To attract even more buyers, the show will feature art and craft demonstrations, live music, and creative cuisine from food trucks.

Las Artistas is working with a professional marketing agency with arts and crafts event expertise to promote the show and is updating its website to provide exhibitors with additional exposure. El Paso is known as a community that supports, promotes and funds the arts. In fact, our extensive advertising budget is funded in part by the Texas State Commission on the Arts and the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.

This year, we are having a new section that we are calling Next Generation. This section of artists will be composed by local children under the age of 18. They will have a table displaying their pieces. This is part of an effort to build the art community in the area.

Don’t miss this opportunity to sell your work in a fun, festive environment!


Name of Call: TEMPO 2D: Temporary Mural Art Program
Eligibility: County: TX: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Budget: $0
Deadline: 4/26/18

The City of Austin’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department, seeks qualifications from visual artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, install and de-install short-term mural artworks on pre-selected or artist-proposed City-owned sites.

• Artists will work with the community to realize their designs.

• Installation will take place in September 2018 and stay up for approximately one year.

• Murals may be hand-painted directly on the wall or surface, digitally-printed onto vinyl adhesives; or painted onto artist-created panels.

• Artists and designers who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet, and Blanco counties are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to artists with lived experience in the neighborhoods in which they are proposing artwork.

12 Freedoms Gained Juried Art Show – Fort Worth Juneteenth Festival


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (12 Freedoms Gained Juried Show Fort Worth, Texas)
Entry Deadline: 5/1/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

In conjunction with the Juneteenth Festival host Unity Unlimited Inc.;  Armor Bearer MM is curating a call to artists. The call is to 18 old’s and up from Texas.  12 Freedoms Gained is accepting entries in nine categories.  Curator Tanya M. T. Starks.  Her challenge theme is 12 Freedoms Gained for the time period of 1865 – 1945.

Freedoms Gained:
To Birth & Name Children
To Do Business
To Dress
To Grow Food
To Marry
To Own
To Preserve History or Heritage
To Read & Write
To Serve in the Military
To Travel
To Vote, Legislate and Govern
To Worship

Cotton Boll Artfest
June 9 – 10, 2018
Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum – Greenville, TX
Deadlines:   Art & Craft: 04/03/2018   Music: na

Phone: (903) 450-4502Email: amacm@att.netWeb: http://www.amacmuseum.comExhibitor Booths: tbaJuried: yesPrize Money: na

What’s allowed: fine art, fine craft, crafts
The Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum does many events year around and are excited to announce that the Cotton Boll ArtFest is coming back! This will be a juried show that will accept artists and craftsmen who create their own work. This event will take place on the beautiful museum grounds which is located just off the I-30 Interstate.


A Touch of Rust North Texas Spring Market
April 7, 2018
Wise County Fairgrounds – Decatur, TX
Deadlines:   Art & Craft: until full   Music: na

Phone: (405) 501-0790Email: host@atouchofrust.comWeb: http://atouchofrust.comExhibitor Booths: 150Juried: yesPrize Money: No

What’s allowed: fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, antique/collectibles
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. Vendor product must be at least 80% crafted or vintage. No DS or MLM. This is a ONE DAY event, so you don’t want to miss it!

May 26 – 27, 2018
Jerry McDonald Field – Port Aransas, TX
Deadlines:   Art & Craft: 04/15/2018   Music: until full

Phone: (361) 749-7334Email: portaransasartcenter@gmail.comWeb: http://www.portaransasartcenter.orgExhibitor Booths: 60Juried: yesPrize Money: na

What’s allowed: fine art, fine craft
May 26 & 27, 2018 from 10am-7pm Saturday & 10am-6pm Sunday – 10X10 Booth Space Fee: $150 Your set-up, no electric. Application deadline April 15th. Your Original Fine Arts & Crafts (any reproductions must be from your original work) A Photo of your Booth with merchandise & 2 Photos representing your work must be submitted with your application, Photos can be emailed NO resale items will be permitted -Artist must be present

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Late March CADD news for you! Contemporary art in Dallas

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas |


March 14 – Openings & Events
Shift: Fari Rahimi
Opening reception: March 14, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: March 7 – April 10, 2018
March 15 – Openings & Events
Join us on March 15th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas
March 17 – Openings & Events
2018 MFA Invitational:
Barbara Horlander – TCU
Ashlyn Lee – SMU
Billi London-Gray – UTA
Theresa NewsomeGarrard – TWU
Calli Nissen – UD
Sara Rastegarpouyani – UTA
Blake Weld – UNT
Opening reception: March 17, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: April 8, 2018
Large Gallery
Limerick: Benjamin Terry
Artist Talk: March 17, 2:00 – 4:00pm
On view through: March 17, 2018
Small Gallery
Mirror: Michelle Thomas Richardson
Artist Talk: March 17, 2:00 – 4:00pm
On view through: March 17, 2018
Day Shift: David Collins
Artist Talk: 5:30pm
Opening reception: March 17, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: April 21, 2018
Iron and Graphite: Alex Como
Opening reception: March 17, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: April 21, 2018
March 31 – Openings & Events
No Holds Barred: Brad Ellis
Opening reception: March 31, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 5, 2018
In All I Do: Kelsey Irvin
Opening reception: March 31, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 5, 2018
Feral: Tracey Harris
Opening reception: March 31, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 5, 2018
Gallery One
COUNTERACT: Loring Taoka
Closing reception: March 31, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Gallery Two
New Clear Dawn: Jeffrey Cortland Jones
Closing reception: March 31, 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Future’s Ecology: Bogdan Perzynski
Opening reception: March 31, 6:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: May 5, 2018
In the Foyer
#chair, 2018: Kathy Lovas
Opening reception: March 31, 6:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: May 5, 2018
Light Received & Fluid:
Roy Tamboli and Rick Lazes
Opening reception: March 31, 5:30 – 8:30pm
On view through: May 5, 2018
Large Gallery
Littoral Imaginarium: Linda Dee Guy
Opening reception: March 31, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: April 28, 2018
Small Gallery
Shared Time: Then and Now: Etty Horowitz, Chris Bramel, Winter Rusiloski, Christopher Blay, Alvaro Perez, DJ Perera, Nathan Porterfield, Simeen Farhat, Jason Reynaga
Opening reception: March 31, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: April 28, 2018
Shadows and Reflections:
Works from the Estate of Gregory Miller
On view through: March 24, 2018
Nice to Meet You: Russ Connell
On view through: March 24, 2018
Dichotomy and Analogy: Kendall Stallings
On view through: March 24, 2018
Deconstructed Landscapes: Tom Hoitsma
On view through: March 24, 2018
Wherefore & Hence: David Aylsworth
On view through: March 24, 2018
THE FOURTH BOOK: Michael Corris
On view through: March 24, 2018
2.2.2. Seoul – Dallas – Seoul: Keun Joong Kim, Sun Doo Kim. Lisa Ehrich, Rick Maxwell. Hyun Ju Chung and Chong Keun Chu
On view through: March 24, 2018
Color as Light as Air: Kristen Cliburn
On view through: March 31, 2018
Unintended Garden: Celia Eberle
On view through: March 31, 2018
Scotoma: Stephen Lapthisophon
On view through: March 31, 2018
All in All: Ted Larsen
On view through: March 31, 2018
New Textiles: Marco Queirn
On view through: March 31, 2018
Glancing Backward: Kalee Appleton
On view through: March 31, 2018
1508 Commerce
Dallas, TX
The Women of Ro2: Allison Belliveau-Proulx, Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, Camilla Cowan, Catherine Cornelius, Georganne Deen, Cuyler Etheredge, Nancy Ferro, Cheryl Finfrock, Danielle Georgiou, Linda Dee Guy, Niki Havekost, Barbara Horlander, Sonali Khatti, Bumin Kim, Anita Kunz, Yuni Lee, Julie Libersat, Xiao Lu Liu, Jeanne Neal, Hayley Quentin, Robin Ragin, Fari Rahimi, Kathy Robinson-Hays, Patricia Rodriguez, Dee Shapiro, Erica Stephens, Carroll Swenson-Roberts, Marilyn Waligore, Peggy Wauters
On view through: April 7, 2018
Tinies: Gael Stack
On view through: May 5, 2018
Save the Date
Sunday, June 10th, 2018

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Garland ISD Senior Art Show at the Granville

GISD Senior Art Show
March 10-25
Granville Arts Center
Gallery Space
Downtown Garland
The Garland Cultural Arts Commission, Inc. in conjunction with GISD Art Faculty present the 31st GISD Senior Art Show. GISD Seniors present creations in sculpture, painting, multi-media, and various other media to compete for scholarship prizes.
The Granville Arts Center – Gallery Space is open MondayFriday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and during performances.
Granville Arts Center | 972-205-2790 | Arts@GarlandTx.Gov |

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500x Opening this weekend March 17: 2018 MFA Invitational

MFA Invitational
March 17 – April 8th
Reception this Saturay March 17th from 7-10pm
Downstairs and Upstairs / Main Gallery

For 40 years, our goal has been to give emerging artists opportunities to exhibit their work and become part of the larger cultural conversation in Texas.  This March/April, 500X Gallery will be showcasing the work of talented MFA students from the many graduate programs across Dallas and Fort Worth.  Members of t500X Gallery selected all of the artists through studio visits across the different campuses throughout the last year.  Here are the selected artists:

Barbara Horlander – Texas Christian University
Ashlyn Lee – Southern Methodist University
Billi London-Gray – University of Texas – Arlington
Theresa NewsomeGarrard – Texas Womens University
Calli Nissen – University of Dallas
Sara Rastegarpouyani – University of Texas – Arlington
Blake Weld – University of North Texas

Also Showing:
Zach Petot
New Project Space Exhibitions

More info at

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Workshops at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center: Photography and Figure Drawing/Painting

Figure Drawing/Painting Sessions have Started Back at the Arts Center! Every Tuesday night, 5:30pm to 8:30pm Artist fee is $15/session. Artists can either paint or draw from our selection of clothed and nude models in the north upstairs studio at the Fort Worth Arts Center. Easels are provided for those drawing, however if painting, please bring your own french easel or prochade box. We have a great schedule of excellent models so we hope you can join us tin keeping the long traditional of painting from life at the Arts Center alive!  Free parking in the back parking lot is available for those attending. Individual or multiple tickets can be purchase at the Arts Center business office. For more information, please contact E. Melinda Morrison at 303-881-1122.

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2018 Texas and Neighbors Preview Gallery

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

This year the Texas & Neighbors competition received a record 637 entries from 246 artists residing in the five states of the regional show. Juror Lyle Novinski selected 75 paintings from this huge pool of work.

Congratulations to those eight Irving Art Association members whose work was chosen: Vidisha Bajpal, Ruben Contreras, Steve Danner, Denny Doran, Janet Gean, Sudeep Kumar, Beth Menking and Ann Rowley.


Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.

2018 Texas and Neighbors Chair: Linda Wood Shotwell

Volunteers are needed at the Irving Arts Center for Saturday, March 31 (intake) and Sunday, MAY 20 (reception). Contact to volunteer.


  • TAKE-IN   MARCH 31 10 AM – 3 PM

Preview Gallery – click here

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Francys Flanagan Oil Workshops June 2 & 9 in Irving



Saturday, June 2 & 9, 2018

$75/day or $150 for both days
(20% discount for IAA members – $60/day or $120 for both days)
Note: $25/day is the nonrefundable deposit portion

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association

REGISTER NOW – Pay with PayPal or a check.

Questions? Contact Workshop Chair Jane Kahler at

Francys’ paintings have a unique style, elegance, and technique. She blends realism with impressionism, uses bright colors, and creates soft edges. Her glazing technique was first developed by the old masters. She is a well-known demonstrator and workshop instructor in the North Texas area.

Artist’s Statement

 “Words, strung like pearls on a page paint a picture. Music tells the soul a story. Colours and shapes on a canvas make the heart sing. Three doors into a magical and lovely place that God’s gift, imagination, allows us to enter. As a child I strolled at will through these doors and lived in that place. As I “grew up”, I never left it. 

In 1977 God gave me another gift in the person of artist Dick Turner. Dick gave a fortunate few the tools needed in order to use paint and canvas to take others into that world of beauty and peace. A world that might catch at your imagination and cause you to ask, “What if…..”

From the time I was a small girl I knew I would be an artist.  I just didn’t know what kind.  I read book after book about painters, musicians, dancers, and writers.  Then in 1977, through the chance meeting with artist Dick Turner, I knew that I too would be a painter.

I immersed myself, soul and body, in that pursuit.  I studied with Dick from 1977 until 1982, taking 5 and 6 classes a week at his private art school in Houston.  I have also received instruction from William Reese, William Henry Earle, Carolyn Anderson, Greg Kreutz, Roberta Carter Clark, Ray Vinella, Jean Chambers, Scott Burdick and Daniel Greene.

I also teach in my home studio and am available for club demonstrations in the Dallas metroplex area.

For more about Francys, see her website

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Call for Entries for Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center Public Art Project!

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a work of public art at the Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center (PORC), 8701 Greenmound Ave, Dallas, TX 75227.
Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center is located in the heart of Southeast Dallas in the Pleasant Grove community and is the only recreation center with an official indoor soccer gymnasium. It has multiple athletic fields, a tennis court, a newly renovated playground, large picnic area with shade trees, walking trail, and a large pool open during the summer.

The natural beauty of the environment surrounding Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center is the most noted feature identified by community members. There are lots of spectacular trees and the Recreation Center is widely used by community members.

  • Artwork should reference and celebrate the area’s natural environment
  • Artwork must be visible in the landscape
  • Artwork must welcome visitors to the recreation center
  • Artwork should reference the area’s history, it’s diversity and family life
  • Artwork must require little maintenance for the expected lifespan of 20 years
  • Be free of safety hazards.


CALL DETAILS: _unique_info.php?ID=5187

Questions? Please Contact
Drema Chavez, Public Art Coordinator

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Urban Sketchers DFW: March 17 SketchCrawl at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St Patrick’s Cathedral for a St. Patrick’s Day SketchCrawl!

This March our monthly outing falls on St. Patrick’s day!  We’ll meet at Bailey’s Barbeque located at 826 Taylor Street at 12:00 for lunch.  We’ll walk a couple blocks east to arrive at St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 1206 Throckmorton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102 arriving at 1:30 pm for 2 hours of sketching inside or outside the beautiful church.  We’ll reconvene at 3:30 in front of the Church to compare sketches and OOH and AAH.

There is FREE parking in Sundance Square Garage 3, located at 420 Throckmorton St. about 8 blocks away.  As well as FREE street parking on Saturdays (if you can find it).  Omni Hotel is located across from the Church; however there is a $22 daily parking fee.

Bring a friend, and if this is your first outing with us, welcome!  A sketch outing isn’t a class, workshop or competition.  It’s an opportunity for creative people to meet each other, draw together, and share their sketches with each other and online.

What are the rules?

1.  There are no rules.

2.  Anyone can participate, be it to draw for 20 minutes or the full scheduled time.

3.  Any level of ability is welcome, from veteran artists to first time sketchers.

4.  Bring your own sketching gear.  A hat and sunscreen are a good idea.

5.  Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have questions shoot me an email at  Hope to see you there!.

Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth is a chapter of Urban Sketchers, an international non-profit committed to promoting on-location sketching across disciplines and around the globe. FB group:

For more information see

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RCAS Spring 2018 Exhibition deadline March 17

This exhibit is open to RCAS members and non-members, age 18 and over. The location of the exhibit will be on the 3rd floor of the Richardson Public Library at 900 Civic Center Drive, Rich-ardson, TX 75080.  $1,600.00 in cash and merchandise awards. Juror: Jane E. Jones.

Complete entry instructions and entry forms can also be found on the RCAS Home page at A link to the Prospectus is also on the home page of the RCAS website. Prospectus: 2018 RCAS Spring Show Online Prospectus

Key information is:
– Entry Deadline: March 17, 2018 (no exceptions).

– Entry Process: You must enter online on the RCAS website at Payment may be made online or by mail. It is not necessary to submit images of your artwork.

– Open to all RCAS members and non-members, age 18 and over.
- Artwork must be original without instructor supervision, and executed after March 2016.

– Categories are: Oil/Acrylic on Canvas or Hard Surface; Water Media on Paper; Collage/Mixed Media; and, Pastels/Graphics. (See Prospectus for size and subject matter limitations).

– Entry Fees: 
o Members $25 entry fee for one piece, $30 for two pieces and $35 for three pieces. Limit three pieces per artist.
 Non- members $35 entry fee for one piece, $40 for two pieces and $45 for three pieces. Limit three pieces per artist.
- New or renewing members must pay the 2018-2019 membership fee in order to pay the Members’ reduced entry fee. You may do so on the RCAS website at 
- All fees are non-refundable.

– Entering this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to all rules and conditions as set forth in the Prospectus. Please take the time to read it carefully.


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



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IAA Meeting March 27: Junanne Peck on Encaustics

The March Irving Art Association Members Meeting will be held on the 4th Tuesday evening, March 27 at 7 pm.

It will feature artist Junanne Peck, who will give a demonstration of encaustics, the ancient art of painting with wax and resin.

Her demo will feature basic core information, including the history of encaustic, health and safety, and the fundamentals techniques of painting and fusing. If time allows, she will also show how to create depth and transparency, texture, ultra-smooth surfaces, transfer of drawings, stencils, and collage.

Doors open at 6:d0 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Guests are welcome.  Directions.

Artists, don’t forget to bring your entry for the Artist of the Month competition. We will also have a Silent Auction of art supplies.

About the artist:

Junanne Peck was selected as a Texas Originals (TXO) Artist by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Peck is a practicing artist-painter and printmaker for more than 30 years. Born in Texas and growing up in New Mexico. Her works are exhibited in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana and throughout Texas. Her works have been in solo and group exhibits. Peck also curates exhibits. She has been presenting workshops with Akua Inks using the pin press and etching press for the last 10 years.

Peck studied painting and sculpture at New Mexico State and was introduced to printmaking in Austin, TX at Flat Bed press. “I love that original prints can exist in more than one place at once and be shared with a wide audience.” Peck is published in “Fiber arts” Design Book 5.

For more about the artist see her website:

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Southwestern Watercolor Society Members to Participate in WFWS 43rd in Tucson

The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) is an organization comprised of 11 watercolor groups from across the western United States. SWS is the most easterly located society. WFWS was started by Dr. David Gale in New Mexico in 1976 and spread to a society in Colorado, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Arizona ( 2 societies), and Texas ( 2 societies). Each year a different society hosts the annual Exhibition, Delegates Board Meeting, and social events. SWS will host WFWS49 in 2024.
In 2018 WFWS43 will be held in Tucson, AZ May 1st through June 24th. Jurored by the acclaimed nationally recognized artist Ted Nuttall, the 100 selected paintings include 17 works by the following SWS members —
Tom Brown McKinney
Dave Carlson McKinney
Bill Dale Arlington
Krystyna Dale Arlington
Alicia Farris Springfield, MO
Robbie Fitzpatrick Magnolia, TX
Carolyn HarperLake Kiowa, TX
Jeff Jensen McKinney
Jessica Kirklin Frisco
Ron Malone Mulberry, FL
Gaylord O’Con Dallas
Gwen Revino Carrollton
Bess Salomon Dallas
Kelli Trimble Lewisville
Cecy Turner Dallas
Bob Voges Dallas
Bryce Weigand Dallas
Congratulations to the following five artists who will receive their SWS Signature Status at
our Membership Show as a result of being selected in the WFWS43—-.
Alicia Farris
Robbie Fitzpatrick
Jeff Jensen
Jessica Kirklin
Bryce Weigand

by Jonesy McConnell
SWS Delegate to WFWS
(from the March 2018 SWS newsletter SCENE)

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