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  1. Corks & Canvas deadline April 1st — March 25, 2017
  2. April 5: Dallas Architecture & Dallas Art Fair Present Annabelle Selldorf — March 25, 2017
  3. GDAC Arts Grant Program deadline March 31 — March 25, 2017
  4. Artists ’Round Texas 15th Small Works Juried Art Show call for entries — March 23, 2017
  5. GAP at the Grand Art Show & Sale — March 22, 2017

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Corks & Canvas deadline April 1st

Corks & Canvas poster 2017

On Saturday, May 20, 2017 Rockwall Old Town Shoppes will host the 2nd Annual Corks & Canvas.

The public is invited to stroll through the downtown district and enjoy artwork by local artists from 10 am to 5 pm. Also on tap, live jazz music during the day and a wine tasting from 1 pm to 5 pm at participating merchants. Coinciding with Corks & Canvas, the City’s Founders Day Festival will take place at Harry Myers Park, 5 blocks east of the downtown square. A complimentary shuttle service is slated from Noon to 5 pm.


Artists interested in participating, please submit an e-portfolio to Deidra Roe at ddroe@robertsandroe.com. Find more information at rockwall.com/mainstreet or on Facebook @Downtown Rockwall Texas.

We plan to increase the number of artists this year to 30+.   There is a REFUNDABLE $50 fee to participate. It is 100% refundable on the day of the event, IF you show up, set up, and participate till5 pm. I appreciate your understanding in this matter.

A new addition this year is Live Chalk Art on the walls of downtown buildings!!
Finally, for customers there will be a free shuttle service running from Harry Myers park to downtown and vice versa from Noon – 5 pm!

Fees to participate will be due on April 1, 2017 (check made payable to ROTS).

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks & Best Wishes,

Deidra {Dee Dee} Roe
Designer- Interiors, Fashion & Jewelry

972.437.2360 or 214.478.1222
BLOG:  www.deidraroe.com
SHOP:   www.deedeestyle.com
INTERIORS: www.robertsandroe.com

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April 5: Dallas Architecture & Dallas Art Fair Present Annabelle Selldorf


The Dallas Architecture Forum
in Collaboration with Dallas Art Fair
Presents Lecture by
Award-Winning Architect
Annabelle Selldorf
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 in the Horchow Auditorium
Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA, the Founding Principal of Selldorf Architects.
Selldorf Architects is an internationally acclaimed New York-based design firm that creates public and private spaces that manifest modern sensibilities with enduring impact. The firm’s stellar list of clients includes cultural institutions such as The Frick Collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Clark Institute, the Luma Foundation, and Neue Galerie New York. In addition, the firm has created multiple galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth and other leading galleries, and has designed exhibitions for the Whitney, Frieze Masters and the Venice Art Biennale.
Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and serves on the boards of the Architectural League of New York and the Chinati Foundation. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award in Architecture and in 2016 she received the Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter.
See Additional Media Coverage:  Bloomberg News, ArchDaily, Town & Country, The Gentlewoman.


– An in-depth profile which details Selldorf’s art and cultural projects.

Selldorf will speak on Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m., with check-in at 6:00 p.m., in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, with reception immediately following.
“The work of Annabelle Selldorf encompasses numerous art-centered projects, from galleries to major museums in the U.S. and abroad, with a focus on contemporary art ranging from the early 20th century German and Austrian art of the Neue Galerie to modern art since 1950 at the Contemporary Art Museum of San Diego. With this body of work that features her celebrated elegant restraint and attention to detail, we believe she will give a program of great interest to the Dallas community in collaboration with the Dallas Art Fair,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of The Dallas Architecture Forum.

The lecture will occur at 6:30 p.m. on April 5, with a complimentary reception after the lecture. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.


Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2016-2017 Season are Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham. Spring Series Benefactors are Bodron + Fruit;  HKS, Inc.; Jackson Walker LLP; Janet and Terry Kafka; Scott + Cooner; and Smink, Inc.   Lecture Benefactors for this event are Claire Dewar and Sebastian Construction.  

5 April 2017
Wednesday, 6:30 pm – Note Lecture Start Time
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
Presented in collaboration with Dallas Art Fair
Selldorf Architects is a 65-person architectural design practice founded by Annabelle Selldorf in New York City in 1988. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. Since its inception the firm’s guiding principles have been deeply rooted in humanism — in the individual experience. At every scale and for every condition, the work of Selldorf Architects is brought to life—and made complete—by those who use it.
The firm’s clients include cultural institutions and universities such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Clark Art Institute, Neue Galerie New York, Pratt Institute and Brown University. In addition, the firm has created numerous galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Gladstone Gallery among others, and designed exhibitions for the Whitney Museum, Gagosian Gallery, Frieze Masters, and the Venice Art Biennale. Residential design is also an integral part of the firm’s portfolio having realized the ground-up construction of large condominium buildings, custom private homes, and renovations of townhouses and individual apartments.
Award-winning projects include the recently completed 30,000 sf LEED Gold Gallery building (the highest environmental rating a new building can achieve in New York) which is the first LEED certified commercial gallery in the U.S. for a second David Zwirner location in Chelsea; as well as Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, a new recycling facility and education center on the Brooklyn waterfront – the largest of its kind in the United States. The firm’s renovation of The Clark’s Museum Building opened to critical acclaim in 2014. In spring of 2016, the newly renovated Steinway Hall opened a 17,500 sf flagship showroom for Steinway & Sons which includes a retail showroom, a 72-seat recital hall, recording studio, and concert artists’ space. Selldorf Architects is currently designing an expansion for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and is converting a former rail depot into LUMA Arles, a new contemporary art center in Arles, France.
Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA, is the Principal of Selldorf Architects. Born and raised in Germany, she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Pratt Institute and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University. Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and serves on the boards of the Architectural League of New York and the Chinati Foundation. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award in Architecture and in 2016 she received the  Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. Selldorf Architects’ new monograph, “Selldorf Architects: Portfolio and Projects,” was published by Phaidon Press in the spring of 2016.
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 www.DallasArchitectureForum.org.

Among the over 160 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 www.dallasarchitectureforum.org.

For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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GDAC Arts Grant Program deadline March 31



The Greater Denton Arts Council has served our community for almost 50 years, providing over $1.5 million in assistance to Denton arts organizations and artists. The Arts Council is committed to celebrating both established and emerging artists through COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS and ARTIST MICROGRANTS.

To be eligible for ARTIST MICROGRANTS, applicants must be:

  • 18 or older
  • A resident of Denton County
  • An artist working in any media including musical and performing arts
  • A Member or Artist Member of the Greater Denton Arts Council in good standing. To become a member, visit dentonarts.com/membership

Collective applicants must name one point of contact and check recipient. Individuals or collective applicants that are registered as non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for the Arts Council’s COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS.

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Artists ’Round Texas 15th Small Works Juried Art Show call for entries


April 15 – June 3, 2017

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

Prospectus: http://www.artistsroundtx.org/entry%20Form%202017%20Small%20Works.pdf

Eligibility: Open to all artists 16 years of age and older
Take-in/Pay entry fee: Sat. April 8 (10am -12noon)
Hanging & Setup after take-in.

Juror:Ted Clemens, Figurative and Landscape Artist
Reception: Saturday, April 15, 2-4pm
Take Down/Pickup – Saturday, June 3, 10-11 am

• A.R.T. MEMBERS – 5 entries for $25.00. $5.00 for each
addiitonal entry.
• NON-MEMBERS – 5 entries for $35.00. $10.00 for each additional
entry. Make checks payable to: Artists ’Round Texas.
Artists may join ART at take-in for reduced entry fees.

Membership Fees
• Seniors (65 & over) $25.00/yr. • Spouse – $15.00/yr
• Contributing – $50.00/yr • Life Member – $300.00

LIABILITY: Artists are responsible for insurance coverage. All
due care will be taken with entries, and artist understands neither
A.R.T., nor the City of Rowlett can be held responsible for
loss or damage to work submitted. A.R.T. reserves the right to
refuse any art not meeting eligibility requirements and/or any
art with content considered unsuitable for this public exhibit.
No art can be removed before end of show.

SALES: Artists handle their own sales. Price of art and artist
contact numbers will be included in the show. ALL art is to
remain until the end of the show, including sold art. Any art
removed prior to closing without approval could eliminate
artist’s participation in next small works show.

PUBLICITY: It is understood, by the artists, that you agree to
the use of your art for marketing and promotion for this event.

• Pickup: Art left more than five days after pickup date will be
charged a $5.00 storage fee per day.

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

Artists Round Texas header

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GAP at the Grand Art Show & Sale


The exhibition highlighting miniatures and small works will be on display April 3rd through May 6th at the Grand Gallery located in the Convention and Visitors building in Grapevine. There will be a large collection of sculpture, pottery, textiles, jewelry, photography and paintings that are all for sale by local artists!

Grapevine Visitor Information Center
705 S Main St, Grapevine, Texas

For more information about the Grapevine Art Project see http://www.grapevineartproject.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Grapevine-Art-Project-63812324955/


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Making Waves Moving Minds Mini-Symposium March 29


Mini-Symposum March 29 6-8pm

Exhibit: February 9 – March 31, 2017
Making Waves/Moving Minds

Gallery 76102
UTA/Fort Worth Center

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TWS 68th Annual National Exhibit entry deadline April 1st


68th Annual National Exhibit

Texas Watercolor Society

April 1, 2017 Entry DEADLINE
Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts 400 E. Hickory Denton, Texas 76201
June 9 – August 26, 2017

AWARDS: Up to $10,000 in cash, merchandise, and purchase prizes will be awarded. Best of Show: $2000. One award of $1000 is for a Texas resident. There will be several $500 awards.



2017 Juror Soon Warren – Forth Worth, TX

FREE PUBLIC DEMO June 5, 2017 6-8 PM Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts 400 East Hickory St. Denton, Texas 76201

WORKSHOP June 6-9, 2017 9-4 PM $475 for Members/$575 non Members REGISTER NOW: twsworkshops@gmail.com



  • Apr 1, 2017 Call for entry CLOSES
  • Apr 19,2017 Accepted Artist’s Names & Shipping Instructions posted on the TWS Website www.texaswatercolorsociety.org
  • May 22, 2017 Hand Deliver work to Patterson-Appleton 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201 940-382-2787 www.dentonarts.com
  • May 22-26, 2017 All shipped work MUST arrive at the Patterson-Appeton Arts Center
  • June 5, 2017 Membership Meeting 5-6 PM Demo 6-8 PM
  • June 6-9, 2017 WORKSHOP 9-4 pm PAAC
  • Aug 28/ Sept 1, 2017 PICK UP HAND DELIVERED Shipped Paintings returned

ELIGIBILITY Open to all artists, ages 18 and over. Entries must be original 3. Entries must have been painted within the last two years.  Paintings must be water media on 100% rag or cotton paper. No collage will be accepted. Minimum image size is 10”x14”.


Prospectus: http://texaswatercolorsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/10/68th-Annual-National-Exhibit-prospectus.pdf


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2017 Art on the Greene applications due March 29


Art on the Greene 2017

DEADLINE: 3/29/2017

Jury Fee: $25.00
Show Dates: May 26-28, 2017
Show Hours: Friday 3pm-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
More information: http://www.artonthegreene.com/artists.html

Art on the Greene takes place in Richard Greene Linear Park, which is located between The Texas Rangers Ballpark and Dallas Cowboys Stadium. With a lake on the north side, Rangers Ballpark on the east and Cowboys Stadium on the west, the park provides a great setting for an art festival with a great view and an atmosphere second to none!

Now in its 6th year Art on the Greene will feature up to 125 artists in one of thirteen different categories. With a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere and serious potential shoppers, this show is becoming a favorite for art lovers and collectors from Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding cities.

Email: steve@moyaartevents.com
Phone: 817-797-2424

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MTV RE:DEFINE 2017 March 24 at the Dallas Contemporary

For Auction and Event details go to http://www.mtvredefine.com/

MTV RE:DEFINE returns for its sixth year. This dynamic exhibition and auction will be held at Dallas Contemporary and will bring together iconic and specially commissioned artworks by established and emerging talent with the help of renowned curator, Neville Wakefield. Proceeds benefit the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Dallas Contemporary.

Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 7:00 PM –

Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 12:00 AM

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Michael O’Keefe Studio: Sculptural Abstraction and Large Scale Drawing Workshops


Upcoming Classes at The O’Keefe Studio Center

A few spots left for the upcoming Sculptural Abstraction Seminar!

Above: Bernini, “The Ecstacy of Saint Teresa”

Sculptural Abstraction Seminar

Movement, Gesture, Placement

Instructor: Michael O’Keefe

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm

Participants will explore using placement and gesture as a means to create dynamic movement in figurative sculpture.  Participants will work from the model, using good observation to model a strong sculpture from observation, AND will work to utilize the abstract concepts of placement andgesture into the making process.  Participants will consider these ideas as a vehicle for symbolic content and as a means to create a dynamic visual experience within their sculpture.

Cost: $185                                                   (includes clay and firing of finished sculpture

Above: Large Scale Drawing Marathon, Session I from this past spring.  L to R: Dawn Edelman, Katie Harris, Svetlana (model), Nona Walker, Spencer Orenstein, Linda Karns, Marianne Phelps, Byron Smith
Sign up now! Announcing two summer sessions of the Large Scale Drawing Marathon!!


Large Scale Drawing Marathon

Instructor: Michael O’Keefe

Session I

Friday, May 19th, 2017, 2:00-5:00pm

Saturday, May 20th, 2017, 9:00-4:00pm

Session II

Friday, July 14th, 2017, 2:00-5:00pm

Saturday, July 15th, 2017, 9:00-4:00pm

Participants will work for 9hrs from the model (1 pose) on a large scale drawing.  Participants will be encouraged to work no smaller then 4’x6’, allowing them to draw the figure at 100%, life size, also allowing participants to develop a complex composition and a well developed drawing vocabulary.  This scale will allow participants to enjoy a physically challenging approach to drawing and the powerful end-point of a large scale work of art.  Participants are also sure to develop a new understanding of the figure after working life size.  Paper and drawing boards will be provided.

Cost: $185

A $90 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Balance ($95) due 2 weeks prior to the start date

Payment options for all classes, workshops and lectures:

We accept cash, credit card or check.  

Checks made payable to “Michael O’Keefe” can be mailed or dropped off in person at:

The O’Keefe Studio Center, 580 W. Arapaho, Suite 290, Richardson, TX 75080

You can call with a credit card: (972) 528 – 0309

580 W. Arapaho Suite 290 Richardson, TX 75080The O’Keefe Studio Center


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FWCAC: Spring Gallery Night March 25


Spring Gallery Night 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017; 6pm – 9pm

free and open to the public


1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Gallery 3Ties That Bind
by Henry Rayburn, Claudine Rayburne Marion,
Charla Marion Pavlik, Camilla Marion Bloom &
James Rayburne White
Gallery 4Fort Worth Inspired
by Doug Clark
Gallery 5: Prints, Paintings & Drawings
by Tere Goldstein, Kimberly Peterson, John Lanier & Kathy Schneider

Gallery 6Darlia Hobbs and friends in 
“Paint Can Fly – VI”
by Darlia Hobbs, Shirley Nichols,
Thea Patterson, Linda Taylor, Suzy Ware,
Margie Whittington & Ann Winchester

Frontk GalleryTexas Pottery & Sculpture Guild Sale & Exhibit


Back GalleryA Passion for Colors

by Niki Gulley, Vickie Guthrie, Shirley Kinworthy,
Lynn LaRose, Melodee Martin Ramirez, Cecy Turner, Lesley Talty, Irma Ward & Margie Whittington

Gallery 9Visions of an Indigenous Caribbean
by Alejo Deleon

Focus Gallery OneThe Minimalist Landscape
by Christie Helm

Focus Gallery TwoBlooms
by Katherine Toon

Front GalleryTexas Pottery & Sculpture Guild Sale & Exhibit
Reception & Sale: March 25, 2017;
10am – 9pm

Art7 Gallery:
by Elise Eeraerts
March 24 – April 22

Art7 Gallery:
by Laure Willig

Art7 Gallery
2955 Crockett St,
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Artist Opportunities

Solo Show[Down]

Call to Artists: International juried call to artists, open to all disciplines with no theme. The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present the First Annual Solo Show[Down]. Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show in our Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s bustling 7th Street area. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a honorarium yet to be determined. Runners Up: Group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of the Art7. People’s Choice: Single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize yet to be determined. For more info click here


Imagination 60

PLEASE JOIN US on MAY 7, 2017. Seeking Artists/Performers, Comedians, Visionaries. Imagination 60 is back for the 2nd year! Imagination Fort Worth needs YOU and your special talent for 60 seconds. That’s Right!  Just One Minute! A chance to demonstrate your imagination & CREATIVITy For a raucously fun-filled fundraising event in Fort Worth. When:  Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 6 PM. Where: The “Ridglea Room” at The Ridglea Theater. Be wild, crazy, bawdy, political, comical, clever, musical, elegant, unpredictable, original …. Entertaining in any form you choose! A simple Concept: Each Solo performance on stage in The Ridglea Room. 60 seconds, back to back in rapid succession. We need your HELP to raise new funds for the purpose of providing unique, educational programs that integrate arts with classroom curriculum for 55,000 + school children from Pre-K – High School in 2017. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2017. For more info click here



Artspace111 is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 4th Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition, juried by Shirley Reece-Hughes, a Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The competition includes eligibility for 2D and 3D artwork. The exhibition will be open June 23rd through July 22nd with an opening reception on the evening of June 23rd. Due date for entries is May 31st. Contemporary 2D and 3D works that follow the requirements detailed in the prospectus are accepted. Over $2000 will be awarded to the best works in show, and the first prize will include the opportunity to exhibit at Artspace111 in a separate solo or group show in 2017 – 2018. For more info click here


The Texas Biennial

The Texas Biennial is an independent survey of contemporary art in Texas, founded to provide an exhibition opportunity open to all artists living and working in the state. The sixth edition of the Biennial will take place in the fall of 2017, with a series of exhibitions focused on relevant conversations around the state, and parallel programming at venues across the state. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2017. For more info click here


The Texas Artists Coalition
The Texas Artists Coalition is a membership program designed to offer benefits for artists in the North Texas community. The mission of the TAC is to support the career development of artists, whether they are emerging or established, amateur or professional. Programs of the TAC are supported by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Visit the WEBSITE

to get the latest news or to join TAC today.


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Visual Art League of Lewisville news for March & April


Visual Art League of Lewisville artists created theatre boards to The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre for Jesus Christ Superstar: Chuck Hendrickson and Joyce Landry. The theatre boards for Jesus Christ Superstar will be presented at the GLCT from March 24th through April 9th

VAL members are very active this month, with monetary awards given to the 1st place and best of show winners of the LISD art show at the MCL Grand.

Our speaker for this month is Chris Brandley, who will give a demo on oil painting.  This occurs on Tuesday, March 21st from 7-9 in classroom3 of the MCL Grand.  This is open to the public and there is no charge.

Exhibiting at Tierneys Café & Tavern through June 30th is Louise Flanagan,Pepper McCarty and Kathleen Mekailek.

In the showcase, is Artist of the Month Alfredo Santestaban through April 28th.

Tina Alvarez has an opening reception at Swirl Bakery in Flower Mound on Friday, March 24th .  5:30-7.  Focus on Color and Light…..photography

Lorraine Hayes has her artwork at the Denton Senior Center April and May.

We want to thank our sponsors, Asel, Avalon Emporium and The Container Store.

Go to www.visualartleague.org

VAL logo 2016

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2017 Town of Fairview Art Show urgent call for entries

Fairview Art_Show_Logo_Cropped

The Town of Fairview Art Show will be held over the weekend of April 21 to 23 in The Village at Fairview shopping center located at the intersection of Stacy Road and U.S. 75 in Fairview. The show’s awards reception will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, April 23.

The deadline to submit paperwork and payment for our 2017 show is quickly approaching on Thursday, but the artwork itself is not due until April 18.

The show includes categories for adult artwork, an adult and student photography division, as well as four student artwork categories (Early Elementary, Intermediate, Middle and High Divisions). The artwork will be judged by a featured juror, artist Gary Joe Uribe

The show will feature cash prizes up to $500 for adult winners and medals for all divisions. I’ve attached a copy of the signup packet (Fairview Art Show 2017 Sign Up Packet Final), which can also be found on our website: fairviewtexas.org/art-show.

The deadline for paperwork and payment for the 2017 show is this Thursday, March 23. Art Committee members will be at Town Hall most of the deadline date (Thursday) to assist with paperwork questions. Town Hall closes promptly at 4:30 p.m., please arrive early to allow for payment processing as last year we had a large crowd at closing time. If needed, please see the entry packet for the late entry fee, late entry deadline and late entry rules. Remember, regardless of entry time the artwork itself will not be due until Tuesday, April 18.

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Purchase your Patron Pass Today for Exclusive Access to Dallas Arts Week!



The Patron Pass is an all-access pass to the most exclusive Dallas Art Fair events including the one hour early admission to the Preview Gala, exhibition openings, exclusive events and more.

  • Dallas Art Fair Kick-Off Party at Neiman Marcus on March 23
  • Exclusive access to the Dallas Art Fair online VIP preview on Artsy.net
    on March 29 in advance of the fair’s official opening.
  • The Power Station exhibition opening of Steven Parrino on April 5
  • Lecture by New York City-based architect Annabelle Selldorf at Horchow Auditorium
    at the Dallas Museum of Art on April 5
  • Access to the Karpidas Collection curated exhibition on April 6
  • One hour early admission to the Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala on April 6
  • The Goss-Michael Foundation Breakfast with Billy Childish on April 7
  • Heritage Auctions | The Morning After Breakfast on April 7
  • One three-day pass to the Dallas Art Fair, access to all panel discussions,
    and an opportunity to join a private collector-led tour of the Dallas Art Fair on April 7-9
  • Members opening of Ambreen Butt, Pia Camil, Keer Tanchak at Dallas Contemporary on April 7
  • Priority seating for Nasher Sculpture Center 360 Lecture: Agents, Advisors, Devils and Apostates:
    The New Art World on April 8
  • The Eye Ball in Celebration of the Dallas Art Fair on April 8


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Towering Visualizations: Sculptor Jeff Robinson at the WALL



March 16 – April 13, 2017
Solo Exhibition

Reception Thursday, March 16th  4-8pm

Introducing sculptor Jeff Robinson and his noteworthy series of large scale wood sculpture to WALL Gallery.  A lifetime of creating art using different medium, Robinson employs wood from around the world to create this collection of beautiful modern sculpture.  Labor intensive and skillfully counter balanced, each geometric element appears to be hanging on edge creating the illusion Robinson has intended for his viewer.  Please join us for an artist reception Thursday, March 16th 4pm-8pm.  For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 214-749-0015. Works on view through April 13, 2017.  Artist in attendance..

WALL Gallery
1529 Dragon St.
Dallas, Texas 75207

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Retrospective: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 125th Anniversary Archives at the Fort Worth Library

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth


Retrospective: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
125th Anniversary Archives
At the Fort Worth Library, Central Branch – West Wing
On view April 17 through July 6, 2017
Free admission
To commemorate the 1892 charter of the Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Fort Worth Public Library have partnered to exhibit key historical archives from the past 125 years.



The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is the oldest art museum in Texas and one of the oldest museums in the western United States. The Modern was chartered in 1892 as the Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery, but the name and mission have evolved over the years. The 25 women who founded the Public Library and Art Gallery sought to bring a different sort of culture to the historically cattle-focused city. The Library and Art Association became two entities in 1910.
The Modern and the Library are presenting an exhibition of the museum’s archives, including historical photographs, publications, correspondence, ledgers, and other museum ephemera, such as historical tickets and membership paraphernalia.
The Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery was officially chartered by the State of Texas on April 25, 1892.
The commemorative exhibition is on view from April 17 until July 6, 2017.
The Fort Worth Public Library, Central Branch is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 8 pm, and Sundayfrom 1 to 5 pm.
Fort Worth Library, Central Branch – West Wing, 500 W. Third St. Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305
The Central Library is located in downtown Fort Worth at the intersection of Third and Lamar, two blocks west and two blocks south of the Tarrant County Courthouse. Bus Routes: 1, 4, 10, and 46.
Free parking is available at two nearby garages: Third Street Garage at Third and Taylor, and City Place North Garage, at the corner of Belknap and Taylor. Validate your ticket at the Circulation Desk.
There are two-hour and 10-hour parking meters around the library, with free parking after 6 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. There are also a number of pay parking lots in the area.

For more information on hours of operation, directions, and parking, please contact 817.392.7323, or visit www.fortworthlibrary.org.


April 2, 1892
Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery Association established
April 25, 1892
State of Texas grants founding charter to the Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery
New building for the Carnegie Public Library and Art Gallery opens to the public
First purchase made for the permanent collection, of the painting Approaching Storm, 1875, by George Inness
First comprehensive exhibition opens, of 45 paintings by contemporary American artists (the first exhibition assembled by the American Federation of the Arts, Washington, D.C.)
Fort Worth Art Association formed
Fort Worth Museum of Art chosen as new name
Permanent collection catalogue published
Carnegie Public Library at 9th & Throckmorton demolished
June 28, 1939
New Fort Worth Public Library and expanded Fort Worth Museum of Art open at same site downtown
Late 1930s
Junior Art Association created
First art appreciation courses for children offered
Citizens of Fort Worth approve a $500,000 bond issue for construction of Fort Worth’s first museum building; site at Montgomery & Lancaster selected
Fort Worth City Council approves sale of $800,000 in bonds for construction of the art museum and a children’s museum (now the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History)
June 1951
Fort Worth Art Association Board of Directors hires the first professional director of the newly named Fort Worth Art Center
September 1951
Architect Herbert Bayer selected to design the new facility
October 7, 1954
Grand opening held for the Fort Worth Art Center
Gift of $900,000 from the William Edrington Scott Foundation; plans drawn up for the Scott Theatre, an extension of the Art Center
January 1966
Scott Theatre opens
Name changes to The Fort Worth Art Museum-Center
Fort Worth Art Association wins City Council approval for a $1.4 million expansion of the Fort Worth Art Center complex, funded by the Sid W. Richardson Foundation
Building reopens as The Fort Worth Art Museum, with an extensive new addition designed by Texas architects O’Neil, Ford & Associates
Name changes to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
July 1996
New site for the Modern purchased in the Cultural District with a grant from The Burnett Foundation
October 1999
Construction begins on the site of the Modern’s new home
December 14, 2002
Grand opening of the new Modern
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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Fall 2017 Workshops & New 2018 Workshops at Artists’ Showplace


Fall 2017 Workshops and newly announced 2018 Workshops at Artists Showplace Gallery. For a description of workshops, see http://theartistsshowplace.com/workshops/.

Secure your spot in our workshops with a $75 deposit (non-refundable).  Register early!  Call 972–233–1223.


15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75248

The Shops at Spanish Village


FALL 2017 2018
Maureen Brouillette
Mixed Media Collage
September 29-October 1, 2017

Maureen Brouillette

Cecy Turner
January 23-25, 2018

Cecy Turner

Sterling Edwards
October 9-13, 2017
Sterling Edwards
Jo Moncrief
Acrylic Abstract
February 21-24, 2018

Jo Moncrief 2018

Bev Boren
November 2-4, 2017

Bev Boren Oil

Stephen Zhang
March 6-9, 2018

Stephen Zhang

Michael Holter
Figurative Watercolor
November 7-9, 2017

Michael Holter

David Kessler
All Media Abstract
April 18-21, 2018

David Kessler

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March Madness at Sparks Studio – Great classes & workshops



Join us for an inspiring and creative class
Sign up today…   817-266-3085

for a complete description, go to SparksStudioArt.com

New classes are on the schedule… Faith and Fellowship, Silver and Copper Jewelry, Succulent Planting for a Garden in Your Home, Dreamtime Dot Painting, Glass Fusing, Glass Mosaics, Sumingashi and more!


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Recycle Art Workshop April 8th with Patsi Davila

Davila Recycle Classlogo

Saturday, April 8th 12 noon – 3:00 pm

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving Tx 75061

Lets recycle outdated or old paper goods into useful items to get a 2nd life outta them. We will be using packaging, calendars, magazines, old books, printed materials, cards and more. Paper beads, matchboxes, envelopes, tags, bows, stationery, paper frames, earring cards and ATC cards are what you will be taking home.

Please sign up but no more than 10 students cause of limited equipment (3 minimum). Cost: Pay Pal, check or cash at $25 for IAA Members / $30 nonmembers. Please bring whatever you have in paper goods to make something more personal. For example birthday and Christmas cards that you’ve been saving.

We will meet from 12 noon-3:00 on April 8th 2017 Jaycee Park 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061 (Home of Irving Art Association)

PS Please contact Patsi for questions patsi1954@sbcglobal.net

No previous experience required. Ages 14 and above  Limited seating. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association. FLYER: Recycle Class

REGISTER & PAY by PayPAL ($25 IAA members / $30 nonmembers) – click here
OR email Patsi at patsi1954@sbcglobal.net. – pay by check or cash

Davila Recycle Class600

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Your Private Collection Art Gallery Presents Jack Wolfsen



Presents Jack Wolfsen at Last Saturday Gallery Night

March 25, 5-8pm

 Jack Wolfsen, award-winning sculptor, creates his imaginative works using wood, bronze, steel and cement.  Wall décor, single-standing sculptures and furniture are all part of this successful artist’s work. He is recognized for his work with barbed wire and has received many awards for his creations of old, barbed wire scavenged from Texas Ranches. His tree sculptures begin with barbed wire and are reborn in natural art.

How does Wolfsen feel as he creates each piece? “‘Enjoyment’ is the word that comes to mind,” he said.  “I never get tired of the look on people’s faces when they are in awe and discover that the sculpture is made of recycled barbed wire.”

finishing touches

Life scenes, like “Finishing Touches,” are created with hundreds feet of wire and welds.                                           

One of his sculptures, which contained over 3300 welds, won an award at the Texas State Fair

Art Competition. He has competed in many art shows, including the Rio Brazos Art Exhibition and the Stars Over Texas competition. Wolfsen was recently honored with ‘Best of Show” at the prestigious, juried Breckenridge Fine Art National and International competition and show in Breckenridge, Texas.

Linda Watkins, Co-owner of Your Private Collection, believes that, “Good art should make you feel something. For example, does it evoke excitement, peace, relaxation? Does it remind you of a past experience, a moment or a place? With Jack Wolfsen, one definitely feels a range of emotions.”   

Galleries of Granbury—Last Saturday Gallery Night

Come celebrate Wolfsen’s art at Your Private Collection Art Gallery on March 25 as part of Galleries of Granbury’s Last Saturday Gallery Night.

The Galleries of Granbury will host “Last Saturday Gallery Night” (a free art walk) on the last Saturday of each month. All are open until 8pm with “meet the artists”, opening receptions, demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres, wine and music.

Come visit – Artefactz, Langdon Center Art Gallery, Shanley House Art Gallery, Against the Grain Studio, and Your Private Collection Art Gallery along with D’Vine Wine and The Pan Handle on March 25 5-8 pm.  

Your Private Collection Art Gallery

106 N. Houston

Granbury, TX 76048




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2017 Spring Gallery Night Texas Pottery Sale


Hope you’ll be able to join us for the ‘s Spring Gallery Night Sale at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

March 25th, 10 am until 9 pm that evening

Remember, Gallery Night crowds are fairly large, so if you want to avoid the crush come early to do your shopping.


The following video offers you a tour of artists participating in the Sale.
Talented artists, wonderful artwork, great venue!

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2017 Spring Classes & Workshops at Artists’ Showplace


2017 Spring Classes & Workshops
Painting Classes
Janice Hamilton
Tuesdays 1:30 PM – 4:00 pm
3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2

Jane Kahler
Wednesdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
3/22, 3/29, 4/5


Maribeth Jagger
Fridays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28


Special Interest Classes
Don Longo
Thursday through Saturday, March 30 through April 1st
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
3/30, 3/31, 4/1


Tina Alvarez
Thursday, May 4th 10:00AM-1:00 PM

$45 + $20 Supply fee (All painting supplies included)

Spring Workshops
May 4th – May 6th, 2017
$275 + $25 for Silk & Dyes
May 23rd – May 27th, 2017
NEW this Fall! 
September 20 – 23, 2017
ENROLL EARLY! (972)233-1223


Artists’ Showplace, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho,
Gallery Hours:  10 am – 6 pm Tuesday – Saturday or by Appointment, Dallas, TX 75248

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Noah Simblist, March 28


Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth


Presents Noah Simblist, March 28
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public selected Tuesday from February 28 through April 25, with a specially scheduled presentation on Thursday, May 25.

Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium. Seating begins at6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5 each) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online atwww.themodern.org/programs/lectures. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies).

Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.

Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions. Visit www.themodern.org/podcasts.

Video recordings of the lectures are available on the Modern’s YouTube channel.


March 28

Places of a Present Past

Noah Simblist, a curator, writer, and artist, presents “Places of a Present Past:The Historiographical Impulse in Art Practice.” In this context, the artists that Simblist discusses act as historians. However, these artist-as-historians are “less interested in the truth than the way we feel through the legacies of past traumas. They reveal the oblique ways that we repress historical trauma, burying it in the very sites of their origin,” says Simblist. His talk focuses on a publication that he edited, Places of a Present Past,whichbrings together three exhibitions showcasing the work of video and new media artists working internationally that were presented at SMU’s Pollock Gallery in 2014, curated by Simblist and the Pollock Gallery’s 2014 curatorial fellow, Sally Frater. These exhibitions shared a common theme: addressing the traces of trauma on particular sites and paying close attention to the lasting impacts of war. The exhibitions explored in the publication include Jin-me Yoon’s Extended Temporalities; the group show Where Are You From?, which included artworks by Aissa Deebi, Kamal Aljafari, and Dor Guez recounting the story of the Israeli occupation of Palestine; and the Sarah Morris film 1972.

Noah Simblist is Chair and Associate Professor of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. His artwork has been shown internationally; he has curated, co-curated, and co-produced exhibitions and events, including, most recently, New Cities Future Ruins in Dallas in 2016; and he has contributed to Art Journal, Modern Painters, Art Papers,Terremoto, Art Lies, Art Pulse, Art21, and other publications. He has contributed to and edited publications, including Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic and Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good, and is in the process of editing a volume about Tania Bruguera’s The Francis Effect, a project co-produced by the Guggenheim Museum, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and SMU.


April 4
Richard Tuttle, post-minimalist artist based in New York City, Abiquiú, New Mexico, and Mount Desert, Maine
April 18
Robert Storr, curator, writer, critic, painter, former dean of the Yale University School of Art, and soon-to-be officer of France’s Order of Arts and Letters
April 25
Annette Lawrence, artist and Professor of Studio Art at the University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design
Special Presentation
Thursday, May 25
Doug Aitken, artist, and Philippe Vergne, Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, are in conversation as artist and curator in conjunction with Doug Aitken: Electric Earth.



Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm

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2017 Dallas International Film Festival, March 30-April 9


We’re excited to announce the full programming schedule for the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival, March 30-April 9.

With 122 films from 31 countries and multiple, panels, events and galas, there’s a lot to talk about. We can’t get to it all here, but you can see it all now at DallasFilm.org.

Here are a few highlights to whet your appetite:

DIFF opens a festival-long salute to films of 1967 with our Opening Night Gala, a 50th Anniversary screening of BONNIE AND CLYDE.

Our World premieres include Craig Elrod’s MUSTANG ISLAND, Russ Kendall’s MAN IN THE CAMO JACKET, Jameson Brooks’s BOMB CITY, and Micah Barber’s INTO THE WHO KNOWS!

David Gordon Green will receive the Maverick Award, and Katharine Houghton will attend a special screening of GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER.

#DIFF2017 online box office opens march 16

The Prekindle Online Box Office for the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival opens on March 16 to the general public at DallasFilm.org.

View all the festivals films and create your schedule in our online film guide. It’s easy to add them to your cart and check out. This year we’re offering print-at-home tickets. Just bring them to your screenings and we’ll scan them. Tickets are only $12.

You can also buy DIFF passes, DFS Honors tickets and, later, Festival merchandise at the online box office.

The Festival’s physical box office opens March 20 in the West Village.

Get ready to fest! Passes to the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival (March 30-April 9) are on sale!

A pass is the best way to experience DIFF and attend all the Festival’s narrative features, documentaries, short films and panels. Higher pass levels receive access to the Filmmaker Lounge where you can meet and mingle with DIFF filmmakers.

Festival passes make great gifts for the film lover in your life, or anybody who wants to experience international cinema with us in our second decade.

— from the Dallas Film Society Newsreel

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NCMECTX call for 5×5 art


We are calling ANY artist to CREATE art to help protect a Dallas child! We need your help with the upcoming Cinco De Mayo 5×5 Fundraiser for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children-Texas Regional Office.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Texas Regional Office provides safety education to children, families, schools and the larger community in Texas. We also provide training, technical assistance and resources to law enforcement personnel and others who investigate crimes committed against children, specifically cases of child sexual exploitation. According to the FBI, in 2016 there were 465,676 NCIC entries for missing children – 10% were from Texas. There are currently at least 45 missing kids in the Dallas-Fort Worth area ranging in all ages. NCMEC never stops searching and our hope is that through our programs, we can work to reduce this number. 

Information below, thank you for your consideration!


WHAT? 5″X 5″ CANVAS Art Show on Cinco De Mayo @ 5:55pm https://www.ncmectx.org/events/5x5artshow/

WHEN? DUE APRIL 15th/ Questions: 866-299-0580 or Nancy Rodill nrodill@ncmec.org
WHO? DFW Talented Artists!
WHY? Benefits the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children-Texas Regional Office

***This CANVAS ONLY:  http://www.michaels.com/artists-loft-gallery-wrapped-heavy-duty-canvas/M10240777.html#prefn1=size&pmpt=qualifying&prefv1=5%22+x+5%22&start=1

SELECT Artist’s Loft® Gallery • Wrapped Heavy Duty Canvas • 5″ X 5″ •

NCMEC 5X5, 2904 Floyd Street, Suite B, Dallas, TX 75204

We will accept art until April 15th.


Post Contact: Meredith Hill <meredith@mango-llc.com>

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Continental Gin Building 2017 Spring Open Studios

MARCH 24th 6-10pm & MARCH 25th 2-8pm
Join the largest North Texas artist community at
Continental Gin Building’s 2017 Spring Open Studios.
Over 30 artists within this thriving community 
will occupy 61,000 sq ft of studio space on
three floors to showcase their diverse artwork.
Live music & complimentary food & drinks will be available. 
This event is free and open to the public for all ages.

For more information, visit continentalginbuilding.com

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Fort Worth Spring Gallery Night March 25


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 25, 2017.

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

Download the 2017 Spring Gallery Night program here.

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Sharon Giles: Dreamtime Flowers and the Art of Suminagashi Workshops



New Classes at Sparks Studio… Fun and Colorful – with Sharon Giles

  • Thursday April 6 – Dreamtime Flowers 12:30 to 3:30

Workshop based on the fabulous style used by Australian Aboriginal artists! The methods are simple but the results are spectacular. Using basic shapes, dots, lines and much repetition, create beautiful and unique art. Materials needed – Small canvas (16×20 or smaller) or 1/4 sheet of gessoed watercolor paper, acrylic paint, assorted brushes.  Optional –  Puff paints or liquid pearls.  Instructor will bring other supplies.
Cost – $35


Great New Class – with Sharon Giles
Thursday April 27 – 12:30 to 3:30

Join this repeat of a popular class. Produce beautiful marbled Suminagashi papers using the ancient Japanese technique of inks floating on water.
Supplies included in the class – Instructor will provide inks, paper, brushes and water containers.
Cost: $35
Sharon Giles – Water media and mixed media artist with awards from many local art organizations. She is the webmaster for ArtNewsDFW.com and also teaches Gelli printing.     Art website: SharonGilesArt.com



Sparks Studio Art Classes – Enjoy Life to the Fullest!

Visit SparksStudioArt.com for complete descriptions, prices and photos of each class.

Call 817-266-3085 or email suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com for class sign up.

509 W. Main St., Arlington  SparksStudioArt.com

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Carroll Swenson-Roberts: Temple of Small Wishes at The Magnolia Theatre

Thursday, March 16th, 6-8pm

Temple of Small Wishes

March 16 – April 19th, 2017Ro2 Art @ The Magnolia Theatre

About the Artist


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Deep in the HeART of Texas Art Tour: Gaylord Texan call for artists


My name is Davi Hecht and I am a Special Events Coordinator at Gaylord Texan Resort and Hotel in Grapevine, TX. I’m reaching out to you today in regard to our yearly summer events we host at the property.  This year we will again be featuring an Atrium Art Walk throughout our resort.  This Art Walk will feature works of art from local and regional Texas artists.  We would like to include works that are loosely based on or could work in conjunction with our summer theme of Texas/Americana. Gaylord Texan is calling this event “Deep in the HeART of Texas Art Tour” We will showcase up to 20 artists in our resort with these pieces being on display from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.  Each display will include a bio, photo, and contact information for the artist.  We expect 300,000 visitors over the course of the summer so each piece of art will receive great exposure in addition to adding value to our beautiful property.

In appreciation for participating, each artist will receive a complimentary one night stay as well as dinner for two at the resort.  This will allow each artist to experience our summer festivities and accompanying Art Walk as our guest.

To apply please complete the application: Artist Application Packet. You can submit your application via email at texanticketing@gaylordhotels.com or by mail (address below) by April 10th, 2017

The 20 chosen artists will be contacted by April 14th.

Mailing address:

The Gaylord Texan

Special Events Department

1501 Gaylord Trail

Grapevine, TX 76051

If you or have questions, please email me at texanticketing@gaylordhotels.com.  We look forward to your participation.



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Dear Artists,
It is hard to believe that Art on Henderson has been going on now for SEVEN years.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit your work for AOH17. DEADLINE: March 31
Art on Henderson (A.O.H.) is an annual event selecting 8 artists to exhibit their work for a 2 year placement on Henderson Avenue, Knox Street and Fitzhugh Ave, in Dallas, Texas.

The 8 artists selected will each be awarded a $650 installation stipend and become finalists for a juried vote.

In addition to the stipend, the winning prize money will be distributed as follows:

First Place: $3,500
Second Place: $2,500

Third Place: $1,500

Visit artonhenderson.com to view previous winners.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jeff Levine


Applications Accepted
through March 31st, 2017
8 Finalists announced April 04th , 2017

Art Installed
May 31st, 2017May31: Due to weather, there maybe a delay in announcing the winners

Winners Announced
June 04th 2017

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Emerging Artists Exhibition at Artists’ Showplace

showplace emerging

Reception was March 11th 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Artists Showplace Gallery is pleased to spotlight three talented area artists on the rise. The exhibit runs from Friday, March 10 through Thursday, March 30. A reception to meet the artists will be held on Saturday, March 11, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served. Artists’ Showplace, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, Dallas, TX 75248
Representational figurative artist Arturo Murga began painting in his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico, at the age of nine. The former graphic designer is mostly self-taught and paints in oil and acrylic. Influenced by both outdoor life and his Mexican heritage, he specializes in portraits (many large-scale).
Arizona native Hunter Connor has been painting his entire life and began exhibiting his innovative mixed media paintings in galleries and festivals at the age of 16. Now 20, his varied artistic experiences include textile design, photography, filmmaking and poetry.
Born in China, 20-year-old artist Shae White spent the first three years of her life in an
orphanage before being adopted by an American family and brought to the U.S. Largely self-taught, she takes inspiration from both American and Chinese culture when creating her edgy, imaginative paintings. Shae is currently a student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

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#28Grams at Fort Works Art


March 23 – May 20, 2017
Opening Reception: March 25, Noon to 9 pm

Mark your calendars for our next exhibition #28Grams featuring 28 artists from around the globe. Featured artists include Arthur Brouthers, Kit King, Whisbe, Sergio Garcia, Drigo, Joseph Grazi, Tim Okamura and more. See the full list here
Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its’ own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
NEW Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm


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North Dallas Artist Studio Tour April 29 & 30


Art in Our Own Backyard! The 14th annual “North Dallas Artist Studio Tour” on April 29th, 10am to 5pm, and April 30th,10am to 5 pm, will be a real artistic adventure.

Twenty seven artist will feature their talents at varied locations throughout the neighborhood. Run don’t walk, as they also open their studios for the public to explore and encourage the artist in you. Look for yellow direction signs and seek out your favorites. Many will offer not only their works for sale, but a free raffle and refreshments. It will certainly be worth the hike! Look for their Facebook page “NorthDallasArtistStudio” or visit their web site at www.NorthDallasArt.com. Come take a tour all while supporting YOUR neighborhood artist!


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2017 Plano Artfest April 22 & 23


Plano Artfest is back for a second year. This year’s festival will include a week of community art programming that ends with a two-day festival in the Downtown Plano Arts District. Come out and let your creativity loose!

When? Saturday, April 22 from 5 PM to 11 PM and Sunday, April 23 from 10 AM to 6 PM

Where? Saturday’s events will take place in McCall Plaza, while Sunday will be in Haggard Park.

What? Plano Artfest is a FREE community event built around artistic inclusiveness, creative curiosities, and cultural connection.

This year’s Artfest will be adding a Saturday night experience geared towards a more contemporary art crowd, while Sunday will be the traditional family fun day for young families and art lovers of all types.

Saturday will include:

  • Contemporary art installations curated by Dallas artist Joshua King from the Aurora festival
  • Food trucks provided by Hub Streat
  • An Artisan Lounge presented by Artisan Vapor Company
  • A concert held on the Hub Streat Stage featuring local bands and regional headliner Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

Sunday will include:

  • Free sidewalk chalk contest Chalk It Up
  • Performances from Plano’s best art and cultural groups
  • Local food vendors
  • A makers market
  • A Kids Zone with bounce houses and art make-it-and-take-it stations

Collin College’s art department

will be at the festival on both days, doing live demonstrations of pottery making and metal pouring art and hosting severalinteractive public art stations.

Mark it in your calendars and bring a friend! We can’t wait to see you there!

For more information on Plano Artfest, visit www.planoartfest.com

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