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

Latest posts

  1. VAGF ArtRageous 2017 deadline June 1 — May 21, 2017
  2. Joshua West: I, A stranger at Haley-Henmann — May 21, 2017
  3. More calls for artists around Texas — May 20, 2017
  4. May 23: Dallas Architecture Forum: “The Urban Burbs–Corporate Campuses and Suburbia” — May 20, 2017
  5. .ART – the new domain — May 20, 2017

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VAGF ArtRageous 2017 deadline June 1

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This is a call for all artists to submit their artworks for our upcoming summer show titled ArtRageous 2017 to be held from June 21 through July 15, 2017.

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography Mixed Media, and Sculpture. Subject matter is open. All works should be artist’s original creation. Prints of originals are not accepted. If interested, send completed Submission form with up to 3 images of your artworks as JPEG to exhibits@vagf.org for consideration by Thursday, June 1. Please include dimensions, medium, title and sale price for each submitted artwork. Please make sure that the work shall not have previously been exhibited in a VAGF Show.

You will be notified of acceptance into the show by Monday, June 12. Accepted works must be delivered at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N Dallas Parkway, Frisco TX 75034 on the Take In date and time.
For more information see https://vagf.org/2017/04/11/27224/

Timeline for the show
Submission: Thursday, June 1
Acceptance: Monday, June 12
Take-in: Sunday, June 18, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 25, 6:00-8:00 PM
Take-down: Sunday, July 16, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Entry Fee
Show is free for VAGF members. Non-members fee is $30. Join VAGF now for only $35 to receive members benefits throughout the year of 2017. https://vagf.org/membership/


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Joshua West: I, A stranger at Haley-Henmann

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Joshua West   Friend or Foe, 2017 mixed media on wood panel, 48 x 36 inches


I, A stranger

June 1 – July 8, 2017

Opening reception:  Saturday, June 3, 5-8 pm

Haley-Henman Gallery
422 Singleton Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75212214-532-3225 and visit www.haleyhenman.com


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More calls for artists around Texas


Harvest Moon – Festival of the Arts 2017 Granbury, Texas
DEADLINE: 8/21/2017

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 10/21/2017 – 10/22/2017

A Friendly, Beautiful, Charming, Small Town That Supports The Arts In A Big Way……
Working closely with the Granbury Arts Alliance, the Historic Granbury Merchant’s Association has given full support and commitment to this 39 year old popular arts festival showcasing fine and contemporay craft artisan made works.

We are looking for 80 to 90 artists with unique and diverse works to partner with us in this celebration of the arts in our vibrant, historic downtown square!

Along with the amazing works of art all around the square, there will be featured an interactive arts area for all ages, in addition to fantastic food and local musicians!

Artists will be welcomed with a complimentary Wine and Cheese reception on Saturday evening from 7:30 to 9pm after you close your booth.

The Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts promises to be a weekend full of Artful adventure!!!
Please consider joining us and start creating!

Festival Chairperson   Cynthia James
Historic Merchant Coordinator Brenda Hyde


For artist opportunities at local craft shows see http://www.dfwcraftshows.com/



Name of Call: San Pedro Creek Pre-Qualified List of Artists, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $1,000,000
Deadline: 6/30/17

The design of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park (Park) will radically change the current experience of the creek. In addition to providing enhanced flood control and revitalizing the natural habitat, the Park will also reconnect the community to the water through the creation of a world class linear park that reflects the unique culture of Bexar County. To that end, the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), working collaboratively with Bexar County and the City of San Antonio, seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches for its Pre-Qualified List of Artists (List).

Name of Call: Two Indoor Mural Commissions in Spring, TX for The Kroger Co.

Budget: $9,000
Deadline: 5/31/17

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Two Indoor Mural Commissions in Spring, TX for The Kroger Co. Houston Arts Alliance on behalf of The Kroger Co.

Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (CST) Artist Commission: $9,000 Eligibility: Open to all artists in the Greater Houston area. Priority is given to artists with a connection to the community in which the store resides. Entry Fee: Free

To submit, visit https://houstonartsalliance.submittable.com/submit

Name of Call: Cedar Park Sculpture Garden, Texas – Call for Entries

Budget: $400
Deadline: 6/5/17

The City of Cedar Park Arts Advisory Board would like to invite you to become an exciting part of Cedar Park by submitting your work for a year-long period of display in the Cedar Park Community Sculpture Garden. Additional information and an application can be found here: cedarparktexas.gov/sculpturegarden


Twin Falls Park Project Honoring Artist Arthello Beck

Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
City: Dallas
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 6/1/17

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists for consideration to design, fabricate and install a free-standing, outdoor public artwork that will be a tribute to the life and work of Dallas artist Arthello Beck, Jr.

Arthello Beck, Jr., Dallas African-American artist, was born in Dallas on July 17, 1941. He was the first African American to own and operate an art gallery in Dallas. Arthello believed his art was a means of communication, a vital therapeutic form of expression for the young and old. His paintings reflected positive images of African-American people and culture; congregations at river baptisms, ladies at a beauty shop, children learning, sports scenes and dads reading to their babies are just some of the everyday scenes Beck captured on canvas.

Artwork should create a space or environment that invites community interaction with the artwork and incorporates themes central to Arthello Beck’s work.  Themes include references to positive African American experiences appropriate for children and adults in the surrounding neighborhoods. The Project Budget is $81,488.


Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2017
Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
City: Navasota
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 8/14/2017 – 2/12/2018
Entry Deadline: 6/11/17

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley invite artists to apply for a six month residency in Navasota, Texas! The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live, work, and exhibit in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas, which includes living and studio space for each of the three selected artists as well as a retail gallery space. The residency period is six (6) months from mid-August 2017 to mid-February 2018.

The City of Navasota will provide amenities including living/studio space, retail gallery space, internet, cable, and utilities free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the


Asian American Monument


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Albuquerque
State: New Mexico
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 6/2/17

The Asian American Monument Committee of New Mexico requests artists or artists’ teams to submit qualifications for designing a public art sculpture in honor of the landmark civil rights ruling from Territory v Yee Shun (1882).  The site for the sculpture is the urban environment in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Second Judicial District Courthouse.  The budget for the project is $265,000 Eligible artist or artist teams must reside in the United States.

Seen on the Glasstire.com Classifiedshttp://glasstire.com/classifieds/browse-categories/3/calls-for-entries/

Crossing Borders postcard show

San Antonio. Deadline to enter: June 1, 2017 (works must be received by this date)

The Cat Art Show

Houston. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, June 6th.

TPS National Photography Award

Houston. Entries due June 23, 2017

photographic call for entry “black/white”

Johnson City. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “black/white” to A Smith Gallery by June 19, 2017

Open Call for National and International Artists

Blue Star Gallery in San Antonio. Application Period April 1 – May 31, 2017


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May 23: Dallas Architecture Forum: “The Urban Burbs–Corporate Campuses and Suburbia”


The Dallas Architecture Forum
Continues 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion Series With
“The Urban Burbs – Corporate Campuses and Suburbia” 
The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2016-2017 Panel Discussion Series on May 23, 2017 with “The Urban Burbs – Corporate Campuses and Suburbia” moderated by Ian Zapata, a Design Director for the Dallas office of Gensler Architects.
Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a public outreach of The Forum. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!
The venue for the Panel Series for this season is the Dallas Black Dance Theater building directly behind One Arts Plaza. The DBDT is located at the corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way – at 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX  75201. Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the DBDT building.
The panel discussion is FREE and will be held at 6:30 pm, with complimentary beverages available beginning at 6:15 pm.  No reservations are needed to attend. One CEU AIA credit is available.
“The Dallas Architecture forum is pleased to continue its 2016-17 series of thought-provoking Panel Discussions on topics impacting the citizens of Dallas both locally and globally,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Continuing with a 20/20 theme for our 20th Anniversary season, this Panel will examine a trend for corporations to move to the suburbs, and the concurrent emergence of Dallas, Plano, Frisco and other area cities as headquarters locations for major national and international companies over the past two decades. This Panel will be especially timely as the pace of these relocations and corporate campuses has dramatically accelerated in recent years. The Panel will also project what, in the view of our Moderator and Panelists, needs to happen in the next twenty years. The result will be an engaging and thought-provoking discussion for our attendees.”

Joining Zapata as panelists for this program will be the following distinguished community leaders and subject matter experts:
Peter J. Braster, Director of Special Projects, City of Plano
Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor, Dallas Morning News
Jim Tousignant, Director of Global Real Estate , Verizon
For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org

or call 214-764-2406.

The Forum’s Panel Season Benefactors are John Eagle Dealerships, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Janet + Terry Kafka and WDG Architecture. The Sponsors for this Panel are Meg M. Fitzpatrick | Management Consultant and LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine.

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Ian Zapata
“The Urban Burbs – Corporate Campuses and Suburbia”
23 May 2017
Monday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm
Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX 75201
Behind One Arts Plaza, at the Corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way,
Entrance on Ann Williams Way, Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre 
The built landscape of the Dallas area has been profoundly impacted by two distinct trends: The move away from downtowns and the emergence of Texas as a national headquarters destination.
How have corporate landscapes changed over the last twenty years and how have they influenced the quality of life of our city and the character of our communities? “The Urban Burbs” will look at the evolution of suburban corporate campuses and the future of work in Dallas.  Important factors that will be discussed include amenity rich environments, a sense of community desired by employees of these companies, and the maturation of the suburbs including opportunities for recreation, entertainment, the arts and culture.
About the Moderator:
Ian Zapata is a Design Director in the Dallas office of Gensler, where he also mentors design talent and champions excellence and innovation.  Zapata has vast experience in aviation, hospitality, corporate campus and commercial office planning and design. He favors a multi-disciplinary approach and is interested in what happens when design theory and user experience intersect. Zapata is guided by the belief that the smallest, most anonymous project should have the same level of attention, quality and passion as the largest most prominent one. Mr. Zapara is also President of the Board of Directors of The Dallas Architecture Forum, a recognition of his design leadership by his colleagues throughout Dallas.
Peter J. Braster
Peter J. Braster is the City of Plano’s Director of Special Projects.  Located in the Office of the City Manager, the Special Projects position was created to bridge economic development and real estate development in Plano.  Currently, Mr. Braster oversees the ongoing redevelopment of Downtown Plano; is the ombudsman for the $3 billion Legacy West development; and will lead the City’s retail redevelopment program.
Before joining the City of Plano, Mr. Braster was the City of Carrollton’s Senior Development Manager.  He was the city’s first Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Manager, and negotiated and managed Carrollton’s first public/ private partnership and promoted TOD and economic development in Carrollton’s three transit centers. He also led Carrollton’s development projects such as the 80-acre Project Raiford; the City’s multi-family redevelopment project at Crosby road; and several other special projects.  Mr. Braster has over 30 years of public and private experience. He began his career in civil engineering by working on large transportation projects including several highway, airport, and light rail systems in New York and California.  Peter is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the North Texas Urban Land Institute TOD Product Council, and the International Economic Development Council.
Steve Brown
Steve Brown is the long-time Real Estate Editor for the Dallas Morning News.  In that role, Steve is one of North Texas’ leading voices on the ever changing and expanding real estate market related to the Metroplex.  His articles are read by thousands of our areas’ business, governmental, and civic leaders, and by many other  local residents, as well as followed around the world by those wanting to stay informed about the dynamic real estate market in the North Texas.   Steve is highly respected by his peers around the United States, and was elected last year as President of the National Association of Real Estate Editors.  
Jim Tousignant
Jim Tousignant is a real estate executive with over 26 years of corporate real estate experience.  Jim is responsible for the Real Estate initiatives and transactions for Verizon companies throughout the United States.   Verizon has a diverse portfolio of over 100 million square feet in over 6,000 properties, including office, warehouse, land, retail and technology space.  Transaction volume in 2016 is expected to include over 800 contracts at a combined value of over $1.5B.  Currently leading several strategic initiatives including; a flexible office program, co-working, condo development and a sale/lease-back program.
Jim has career experience in all areas of real estate, including; property management, design and construction, strategic planning, furniture and real estate transactions.  He has provided strategic planning and organizational consulting both domestically and internationally, and is viewed as an expert in outsourcing strategies, portfolio optimization, real estate development and contract negotiations.
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”. Among the many community leaders who have served as Forum Panel Moderators are Rick Brettell, Gail Thomas, Brent Brown, Peter Simek, Krys Boyd, Scott Cantrell, and the late David Dillon. 
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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.ART – the new domain


On May 10th the art world’s exclusive web domain entered its General Availability period, opening the registry to the public.

During the first 24 hours, over 3000 domain names were purchased. Of those about 95% were standard, e.g., personal names of people and organizations, while the rest belonged to the .ART inventory of word and word combinations.

For information about the new domain and how to register an .ART domain name, see art.art.

(sorry, DFW.ART is already taken)

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Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape at the Irving Arts Center


April 22July 9, 2017

A group exhibition featuring eight artists who, through photography, drawings, paintings, and sculptures, explore the profoundly mysterious, elusive and imaginary qualities of the natural world and our relationship with it. http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/resonance-and-memory-the-essence-of-landscape-irving-arts-center/Artists: Kathleen Elliot, Sandra Gottlieb, J.J. L’Heureux, John Lyon Paul, Rebeca Calderón Pittman, Gerry Tuten, Gail Watkins, and Martin Weinstein.

Gallery Admission is FREE Gallery Hours:

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

Irving Arts Center
Dupree Lobby
3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062


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Open Space Opening Reception May 20


http://openspacedallas.com      https://www.facebook.com/openspacedallas/

Opening reception invitation

Open Space + Beat Rice Studios is just that, an open space that evolves to serve the art community’s needs. In its first manifestation, the space will feature noteworthy local artists alongside those actively working in their studios on site. 203 W Comstock St | Dallas, TX 75208 | openspacedallas@gmail.com

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2017 Trinity Arts Guild Open Show Reception June 10 & Award Winners

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2017 Trinity Arts Guild Open Show

May 3 – June 10, 2017

Closing Reception & Awards   Saturday, June 10th 4:00pm5:30pm

For images of all the artwork go to https://www.trinityartsguild.net/2017-open-show-entries


Best of Show:  Long Black Hair by Ismail Mahmood (above)
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First: Texas Banker by Mahto Hogue
Second:  Lazy Saturday by Steve Ko
Third:  Catch of the Day by Beverly Richmond

First:  Provence by Kinji Nishikawa

Second:  Chasing the Storm by Court Bailey
Third:  A Little Bit Shy by Pamela Oldham
Acrylic/Mixed Media
First;  At the Apothecary by Linda Akins
Second: Persian Marble by Darlia Hobbs
Third:  Free Yourself by Sharon Giles
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Three Dimensional:
First: Obscure Sole by Curtis Frederick
Second:  Up a Tree by Stormie Parker
Third:  The Call by Kimmie Hamm
Dry Media:   Richardson Art Excellence Award:  Gold leaf and Charcoal by Patrick Ollila
                      Mid-cities Excellence Award    A House Late Afternoon by Marie Maines
Honorable Mentions:
1.  Rainy Day by Sammy Tally
2.  Texas Carol by Celeste McCall
3:  Madam Monarch by Krystyna Dale
4.  Teamwork by Suzanne McNeil-Sparks
5.  Il Duomo In Florence by Jim Evans
Juror was Sarah Graham  (her website SarahGrahamArt.com)
Show Chair: Kimmie Hamm

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Fall 2017 Cottonwood Art Festival call for artists


Cottonwood Art Festival Fall 2017Richardson, Texas
OPEN DATE: 5/9/2017
DEADLINE: 6/23/2017

Fee (Cottonwood Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 10/7/2017 – 10/8/2017

Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty. This award winning event has been ranked one of the best fine art festivals in the nation and continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2017 marks the 48th anniversary for this extraordinary event. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, a children’s art area and much more round out this perfect weekend in the park!


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3rd Saturday Watercolor Workshops – May 20 with Naomi Brotherton

Naomi Brotherton Pasture Gate

Landscape Workshops in Transparent Watercolor by Naomi Brotherton

10AM – 2:30PM Intermediate and up

Plans for May 20th: “Light Bounce or Reflected Light” or you may work on your own project.

If you have a project you would like to have help with, do bring it. Be sure to bring your reference material.

I have been thinking of the conditions of light, especially sunlight on a white object. Of course I think of a white building (house), but it could be still life. White objects and we’ll use light bounce (reflected light).
I’ll bring some possible subject matter in case you don’t have something.
This will be one of our “Times of Day” lessons. It can apply to any subject with bright light.

I hope to see you on May 20, 10 to 2:30 or so. Bring your lunch or there are several restaurants in the area.

We will talk about plans for summer sessions on the 3rd Saturday

Contact Naomi Brotherton at 214-483-3903 or n.brotherton1@verizon.net to register.

2825 Valley View Lane #301, Dallas TX 75234

972-488-8182 www.artisansstudio.com

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Jorge Alegria: Supernova at Kirk Hopper

supernovaalegrialeft: Jorge Alegría. Nemotids, 2017. 11 x 14 inches. Graphite on paper.


May 13 – June 24, 2017


Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to welcome our first solo exhibition for artist Jorge Alegría, entitled SUPERNOVA.  This exhibit will feature Alegría’s most recent drawings and opens Saturday, May 13th, with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.

Kirk Hopper Fine Art is located at 3008 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226 in the Deep Ellum neighborhood. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 12pm – 6pm or by appointment. Phone: 214-760-9230, Email: giovanni@kirkhopperfineart.com, Website: www.kirkhopperfineart.com

Supernova is a further exploration into the visual imagination of Jorge Alegría’s series, Heaven: The War of the Angels. Heaven is a series of works based on a personal fictional narrative of the same name, originating from the Bible, spanning the cosmos and centuries into the future. The new drawings represent scenes of environments, creatures, and civilizations found in events from that narrative.

Alegría’s seductively detailed drawings tap into his stream of consciousness and pull from his boyhood interests of dinosaurs, bible stories, bird watching, and ant farms to create a dark and dystopian world. The War of the Angels begins during the story of Noah, with people and animals being gathered and relocated throughout the cosmos, while a distant angel seeks revenge by inflicting catastrophe. Alegría’s drawings reveal the fragility of our own reality and how disconnected we have become from grace and redemption. His drawings reflect a life of complex moods for complex times.



Jorge Alegría is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. He studied at Del Mar College and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Alegría has been exhibiting his work regionally for nearly two decades. Recent group exhibitions include the contemporary drawing biennial Texas Draws III at Southwest School of Art in 2014 and Slipstream, curated by Susie Kalil at Kirk Hopper Fine Art in 2016. In 2004, he and a friend started the independent art space Residence, hosting critiques, curating exhibits, and posting art reviews. The space was revived in 2013, renamed The Living Room, which featured one-night shows of selected artists. Alegría is represented in several collections, including the Art Museum of South Texas.


Jorge Alegría. Old Antep, 2017. 11 x 14 inches. Graphite on paper.

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne in Conversation, May 25

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth



Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne in Conversation
Thursday, May 25; 7 pm 

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 at www.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



Thursday, May 25

Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne in Conversation


Artist Doug Aitken and MOCA Director Philippe Vergne engage in conversation to launch Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, the artist’s largest survey to date, which opens to the public Sunday, May 28.
For this special presentation, Aitken and Vergne discuss Aitken’s uniquely immersive aesthetic; the work’s relationship to 20th-century avant-garde art, cinema, and experimental music; the nature of creativity in the 21st century; the possibilities for artmaking within our ever-mobile, ever-changing, image-based contemporary world; and other ideas central to the artist and the exhibition. Within this conversational context, Aitken will also introduce the filmic documentation of his most recent project,Mirage. Mirage is an artwork that distills the recognizable structure of a house into the essence of its form and allows it to reflect, merge with, and disappear into the landscape. 



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
General Admission Prices
(includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

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SOLUNA at the Crow Collection: Struck’s Soundscape We Know You’ve Got Soul

MAY 16 – JUNE 4 
We Know You’ve Got Soul


Henri Scars Struck’s meditative soundscape, entitled We Know You’ve Got Soul, is inspired by our current exhibition, Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney, and the Crow Collection’s architecture.


We Know You’ve Got Soul confronts traditional and contemporary art practice and Eastern and Western sensibilities.This project is co-commissioned by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family, SOLUNA International Music and Arts Festival and the Crow Collection of Asian Art.



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May 19th in the Dallas Arts District: DMA Late Nights & Nasher ’til Midnight


Friday, May 19, 2017  https://www.dma.org/programs-late-nights
6:00 p.m.–midnight
$15 public (some exhibitions require an additional ticket)
$10 students (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
FREE for children 11 and under

Come dressed as Frida Kahlo and your May Late Night ticket will be $5. (The México 1900–1950 exhibition will require an additional ticket.)

Stay late and explore Mexican art and culture through music, talks, tours, films, food, and family activities. Be sure to visit the exhibition México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde.

DMA Members: Check in at the main Visitor Services Desk to get your DMA Member wristband and gain access to special members-only activities throughout the night.


’til Midnight at the Nasher presents live outdoor concerts featuring the best in regional music talent paired with film screenings in the Nasher Garden. Guests have the opportunity to participate in progressive tours and to view the permanent collection and special exhibitions on view Roni Horn andManuel Neri: Recent Acquisitions from the Artist’s Trust.

Beginning this season, presenting sponsor Central Market/H-E-B will offer special reserve-ahead picnic dining. Guests may pre-reserve picnic dining by calling the Central Market Lovers Lane catering desk at 214.361.5577 by 4 pm on the Wednesday before the event.




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Oak Cliff’s Annual Visual SpeedBump Art Tour for 2017


Saturday May 20th Noon – 6 pm 

The artists of Oak Cliff welcome you into their homes and studios for the annual Visual SpeedBump Art Tour. Come out and see artists in their natural habitat and be amazed by all the creativity. This one-day event is Free and open to the public. Printed maps will be available at each stop.




For a photo-heavy coverage of the 2016 Tour, see Dallas Art Revue’s review at http://www.dallasartsrevue.com/art-crit/Here_Lately/ArtHereLately-022.html#speedbump

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Craft Guild of Dallas moving soon to new location


Welcome home!
Dear Craft Guild Family:
I’m so pleased to bring you the good news that the Guild has signed a long-term lease for a new location.

We have found the perfect spot for us with a landlord who not only loves artists, but isn’t frightened off by tenants who work over open flames daily, run kilns regularly beyond 2000 degrees, and hammer noisily day and night! In fact, Mr. Harkinson, our landlord, is partnering with us in the cost of building out our new space.

We’re excited about our new home!

We are in the Midcourt Commons on Midway, just north of Beltline Road. That’s less than 2 miles from both of our former Village on the Parkway and Proton locations.

Our new space is in a beautiful red brick building in an attractive, well-kept office park with great security. It is one of four buildings situated in a large rectangular formation that gives the complex a campus feel. We have an abundance of parking and our space is easily accessible from major highways.

Thank you

I want to thank you for your patience and continued support during our short tenure at Valley View. While we are glad that we were able to stay open for you in temporary quarters, we simply can’t wait to get back to offering all of the classes you know and love, plus a few surprises. All of the departments will be offering the full range of classes and techniques that were offered at our previous location. One thing that we are very excited about is getting our kiln yard back so we can try out our brand new gas kiln and a new salt kiln we will be building. We know how much you clay peeps love your cone 10 firings.

When we’ll move

The Board and department heads are still working tirelessly to make sure our space is ready for us. We are completing the finish-out requirements for the new location to make it as functional and safe as possible while being mindful of budget and build out time. Given our unusual needs, we expect the build-out to be complete in early September, with the move occurring shortly thereafter.

We’ll need your help

As we found when we moved into our temporary location at Valley View, it takes a village to move the Craft Guild. We’ll be starting to plan the move soon, and we need people to help us plan at both the department level and for the organization as a whole. If you love making plans, setting timelines, assigning duties, and generally “being prepared” then we have a job for you! In fact, if you can volunteer at any level, please let us know by clicking here.
And now, for my shameless plug… One great way to support the Guild is to help us promote the Show and Sale this weekend! Come and see our great artists, bring your friends and family, post on Facebook, email your friends. Heck, fly family in from around the country if necessary. And bring your mom in for Mother’s Day and have a mimosa on us! Whatever you can do to increase attendance will help build the Guild.

Finally, if you’ve read this far, please allow me to take an additional moment of your time to thank the Relocation Committee and the Board for the gazillions of hours they’ve spent viewing sites, working on space planning, and ploughing through numbers for countless location possibilities. We have looked at almost every viable spot within a 15 mile radius over the last two and a half years and built space plans and financial models for about half of them. You all have my, and the entire Guild’s, appreciation for your dedication and hard work which has resulted in us finding this terrific new permanent home.

Watch for regular updates in our monthly newsletter, updates on our site, and for special email updates from me from time to time. We plan to have opportunities to tour the new location and meetings to answer questions. There are opportunities for you to be involved throughout the process.

We’re excited about our new home and can’t wait for you to see it!
Douglas Curran


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Painting Classes: Oils and Acrylics with Irma Ward

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Pursue your passion and experience your creative side with oil or acrylic painting lessons. Irma offers weekly painting classes that concentrate on the application of basic concepts and techniques as you paint a subject that you like. Learn more about composition, values, brushwork, color, and perspective in a well-equipped studio; conveniently located off of I-30 in North Arlington.

Adult classes are offered for the beginner and intermediate painters who want to refresh their knowledge and enhance their skills. Class size is limited; enroll today. Contact irma@irmaward.com for more information.

For more about the instructor, see her website: https://irmaward.com/


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El Centro College Art Students Create Artwork Inspired by “CIRCUS 1903”


(May 16, 2017) Dallas, TX – Twelve El Centro College Art students, under the direction of Omar Hernandez (Art Program Coordinator), designed 12 framed art pieces using various mediums that will be on display during the entire run of CIRCUS 1903. The musical, which is showing at Music Hall at Fair Park, runs May 23- June 4.

Their assignment was to create a symbolic motif/logo/design based on the musical/performance Circus 1903. Using the techniques, and lessons from the class along with additional techniques, create a digital design that can either, directly reference:

  • the characters
  • music
  • history
  • style
  • concepts of the performance

Students whose artwork is featured in the display are: Francisco Gonzales, Marco Sanchez, Alejandro Subialdea, Eduardo Bermudez, Daniel Castillo, Hunter Cave, Stephanie Hastings, Alexis Jimenez, Natalie Kessel, Christopher Martinez, Luis Morales and Jerry Sharp.

The Art Department of El Centro College provides a wide range of courses including studio and lecture classes. Studio classes in both 2-D and 3-D media are offered including drawing, painting, photography, design, jewelry & small metals, sculpture and ceramics. These classes are essential coursework for the student pursuing a degree in a creative field, and they supply the student with valuable foundation skills. Students are encouraged to engage in personal artistic exploration, and engage in community activities such as exhibitions and collaborations.

For more information go to www.elcentrocollege.edu/art

El Centro College is a sponsor of Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards.


Single tickets for CIRCUS 1903 are now on sale online at www.DallasSummerMusicals.org, by phone at 1.800.514.ETIX (3849), and at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX. Mini Packs are also available online or may be ordered by mail or in person at The Box Office, by phoning214.346.3300 or through fax at 214.691.7386. Season subscribers and other patrons who have questions about their tickets can call The Box Office at214.691.7200.

About Dallas Summer Musicals:
Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) is the preeminent non-profit presenter of Broadway theatre in North Texas. DSM produces, presents and promotes excellence in live musical theatre with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through community outreach and education, and enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region.

For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, please call 214-421-5678 or visit the website at www.dallassummermusicals.or

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FWCAC: June Gallery Call for Texas Artists Coalition Members (TAC)


The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present a special invitation to active members of the Texas Artists Coalition (TAC) to exhibit their artwork in our galleries during this upcoming June. All active members of the TAC are encouraged to send submissions. Both 2-D and 3-D works in all mediums are welcome. For consideration, please e-mail high resolution image files of your work with the dimensions of each piece. If selected, a $5 entry fee per artwork is required for participation in the show. Please e-mail your submissions to Kim Nguyen at knguyen@artscouncilfw.org.

This exhibition opportunity is only open for active TAC members and limited space is available. The Texas Artists Coalition offers various benefits to support the development of all artists in its membership program including peer reviews, juried exhibitions, workshops and discounts. For more information on joining the TAC or renewing your membership, please click here to go to the TAC website.


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Main Street Fest in Grapevine May 19-21


“33rd Annual Main St Fest”

Tap into three full days of festival fun at Grapevine’s 33rd Annual Main Street Fest – A Craft Brew Experience, presented by Bank of the West, May 19, 20 and 21, 2017. Held along Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine, guests will experience new and returning favorites at this event, with a special emphasis on craft brew tasting experiences.

More Information Here

Enjoy shopping in Historic Downtown Grapevine as well as a variety of Artisan and Marketplace vendors throughout the festival. Take your kids to the museum exhibits, or to KidsWorld for exciting activities and shows, and don’t forget about the Carnival & Midway! Enjoy non-stop live entertainment on multiple stages throughout the festival, as well as a variety of craft brew experiences and wine pavilions.

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Project Space Rentals | Hot and Sweaty call for entries at 500X


Hot and Sweaty: The Open Show
Drop Off: June 3rd and 4th, 2-5pm
Entry fee- $10 per work; limit 6 entries per artist; Payment due at time of drop off
Works cannot be longer than 48″ on any side
500X staff will be on hand to assist in placing and hanging work. All work must have adequate hanging hardware, wire and/or D-rings. Works that are not fit for display will not be accepted. Pedestals are available first-come first-serve basis.
All media is accepted, however, video/sound/electronic works must have all equipment provided by the artist. 500X will take a 40% commission on all sales. All participating artist must sign the contract stipulating the full terms of exhibition in gallery.
Exhibition dates: June 10th – 25th, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10th, 7-10 pm
Pick up: June 25th 5-7pm; June 26th 5-7pm
500X Gallery   http://500x.org
500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226

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Ann DeRulle, Artist of the Month at the Geometric MADI

Champagne Reception for June Artist of the Month Ann DeRulle June 11, 2 p.m.

Inspired by studies in sacred geometry, Dallas-based artist Ann DeRulle will be exhibiting unique and evocative multidimensional wall sculpture/paintings during the month of June.

Each mixed-media piece offers a symbolic spiritual message and emanates life-enhancing, transformational energies.


In recent years, Ann’s art has been exhibited extensively throughout the D/FW Metroplex, has garnered numerous awards and graces private collections throughout the U. S.

Mark your calendar now to attend the FREE reception and be inspired, uplifted and perhaps enlightened by Ann’s art and interactive discussion.

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About The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

Located in Uptown Dallas, the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art (the MADI) is the only museum dedicated to MADI art and the primary point of focus for the MADI movement in the United States. Opening in 2003, the MADI has presented exhibitions of MADI art including MADI movement founder Carmelo Arden Quin, as well as works by contemporary artists working in geometric forms. Find out more about the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art at www.geometricmadimuseum.org, or call (214) 855-7802

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TVAA’s Black & Light call for entries

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June 1 – 30, 2017

Reception, Sunday June 4, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

TVAA Downtown Gallery Plaza of the Americas – Suite G-207 700 N Pearl PO Box 347 Dallas, Texas 75201 tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

Black & Light celebrates the beauty of darkness, light, and the contrasts they create.

These universal opposites reveal each other’s beauty, such as the silhouettes and dramatic lighting in a photograph, the abstractions and illusions of light in a painted work, and even literal light manipulation in a three dimensional work. Artists are invited to submit work in any medium to explore and reveal the beauty of black, light, shadow, and luminosity through personal interpretation. The use of black in artwork is highly encouraged, though not required. The uses of LEDs and other physical sources of light in a piece are also welcome. All media welcome.

Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) to Curator Kathleen Ramirez by MAY 21st @ thegemlord@yahoo.com Phone: 210-792-9870 Email: thegemlord@yahoo.com

Prospectus: PDF


  • Jpgs due to curator: May 21
  • Acceptance Notifications sent: May 24
  • Deliver work to Gallery: May 31 10 am – 1 pm
  • Hanging: May 31 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Gallery opens to public: June 1
  • Reception: June 4 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Pick up: June 30 10 am – 1 pm

Eligibility: This show is open to TVAA members and non-members. Entry Fee: $5.00 per entry for TVAA members; $10 per entry for non-members. Pay at time of delivery. Do not send in mail.

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2017 62nd Annual IAA Members Juried Exhibit call for entries


IAA sponsors a juried show annual for its members — this year is the 62nd. Location: both the East and West Galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Awards this year have been increased to $2,000.

PROSPECTUS: IAA2017MembersJuriedExhibitProspectus

Early Online Registration Form and Payment (deadline May 25)

JUROR: Misty Oliver Foster

Both online entries and those brought on Intake Day will be accepted. Entering online will be $25 – a $5 discount. Deadline for early online registration is May 25 and images are optional, Intake day is Saturday, May 27, 10am – 2pm. Registration fee for artwork submitted on intake day is $30. Those members who have registered previously online will deliver their work too.

As in prior years, we will have a Challenge Award for a special theme. This year it’s Birds, and participation is optional. Challenge contenders will also be judged within the media categories and will be invited to participate in the IAA Winners Exhibit traveling to the Irving Arts Center in July.

  • Must be an IAA member for the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 dues year. If you haven’t paid your dues, click here.




Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Online entry deadline

Saturday, May 27, 2017 10am – 2pm – Deliver artwork (for work entered previously online & also for registration at intake)

Sunday, May 28 1-4pm – Pick up work juried out

Sunday, June 11 – Reception & Awards: 2-4pm

Saturday, June 24 – Strike Date 10am – 2pm

July 15 – August 27 IAA Winners Exhibit at the Irving Art Center’s Dupree Lobby, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062 (62nd Challenge entries will be included)

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4th Artspace111 entries due May 31


4th Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition

Call For Submissions Now Open!

Deadline May 31, 2017

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 isMay 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.


Click Here For To Enter The 4th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition


  • Due Date / Deadline for online submissions – May 31
  • Juror Deliberation – June 1 – (Approx.) June 8
  • Notification of Acceptance – (Approx.) June 8 (By email and on the Café site)
  • Shipping/Receiving – (Approx.) June 8 – June 19 (Shipping information will be shared with accepted artists with notification of acceptance email)
  • Hand Delivery Drop Off – (Approx.) June 8 – June 19 (During Artspace111 open hours, Tues – Fri 10-5pm and Sat 10-3pm)
  • Exhibition On Display– June 23 – July 22
  • Opening Reception – June 23, 5:00p to 8:30p
  • Shipped Return – July 23 – 28
  • Hand Delivery Pickup – July 23 – 28

As the top prize winner of the 3rd Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Marilyn Waligore’s artwork (shown above) is currently on display at Artspace111 in the Still Life Group Exhibition through March 18th.


Artspace111 is dedicated to its vital role in the city of Fort Worth, and to making contemporary art approachable to individuals of all ages. With its sculpture and distinctive architectural character, the gallery offers a striking setting to host corporate and private events, and is also available for tours and other social gatherings.
Artspace111 is located east of Downtown Fort Worth at Hampton Street and Weatherford. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 – 5 pm and Saturday 10 – 3. To schedule a private viewing, contact Margery Gossett or William Grella by calling 817.692.3228 or emailing art@artspace111.com.


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Landscape Painting Workshop June 17 by Jane Kahler


Jane Kahler will teach a landscape painting workshop on Saturday, June 17 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions Hours are 10:00am to 3:00pm with a short break for lunch.

Jane will stress the importance of composition, values & creating a center of interest.Students may paint in acrylics or oils. Supply list upon registration. Bring reference photos (Jane will also bring photos).

Cost of workshop: $60 ($55 for IAA members). To register, contact Jane Kahler at janekahlerart@gmail.com or call 214-354-641. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.


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Free sessions on Making Collage Paper May 21 and Making Small Collages May 26


Irving Art Association sponsors a Meetup group: Open Art Sundays on third Sunday afternoons and Open Art Fridays on the first, second and fourth Fridays. Sessions are free unless stated. Bring your own supplies. (sometimes there will be a small supply fee).

Sharon Giles will be the leader for these two sessions. RSVP through Meetup.com or to info@irvingart.org. Check out IAA’s Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/irving-art-association/ — it’s free to join.

May 21 Open Art Sunday: Making Collage Paper from Tissue Paper & Deli Paper

Supplies required: white tissue paper, deli paper or even rice paper, acrylic paint & medium, brushes (larger brushes or foam brushes or even small foam rollers), paper towels, water container, stamps, apron, and garbage bags for drying racks. Sharon will bring gelli plates and stencils for those who wish to print on deli paper. You can also use white or black gesso in this technique.

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May 26 Open Art Friday: Collaging in Your Art Journal or on Canvas.

Supplies required: We’ll use the collage papers that we made on May 21st. Plus bring whatever handmade, found or bought paper you have to create collages in your art journal or on small canvases, boards, etc.

Bring your art journal or small canvas or boards. Acrylic medium, gel or whatever glue you prefer. If you want to incorporate paint, bring your paints, brushes and drawing tools.

Sharon will bring some composition tips for you and samples of her collages to show you. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Note: if your collages have gelli printing on them, you can enter them in the free IAA Printmaking Exhibit to be held July 30- Aug. 25.

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The Nasher presents Roni Horn’s Glass Sculptures

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First American museum exhibition of artist’s large-scale glass sculptures

DALLAS, Texas (March 20, 2017) – The Nasher Sculpture Center announces its
2017 summer show Roni Horn, featuring large scale, cast glass works by the
American artist. The exhibition will be on view May 20 – August 20, 2017.

Encompassing sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, and artist’s books, Roni
Horn (b.1955) has created a rich body of work over nearly four decades that has
already left a significant mark on contemporary art. Sculpture is an important aspect
of Horn’s oeuvre, and the artist frequently includes three-dimensional works in her
photography and drawing installations. For her Nasher show, eight large-scale
cylindrical cast glass sculptures of varying colors will occupy the museum’s main
gallery. It will be the artist’s first U.S. museum presentation of her work since 2010
and the first to focus specifically on her cast glass sculpture.

“Roni Horn is one of those rare artists that can carry the vocabulary of many
mediums with equal aplomb, always with mesmerizing efficiency and sharp
intelligence,” says Director Jeremy Strick. “Her projects related to language, the
body, and place encourage a thoughtfulness akin to contemplation, and these large
glass sculptures are no exception. Though physically heavy, the seductive
translucence and polished surfaces of these solid glass works’ tease our powers of
perception, suggesting uncanny liquid depths and challenging us to be ever more
present to experience.”

Horn began making cast glass sculptures in the early 1990s. Created through a
labor- and time-intensive process, the works require three to four months to
complete. With their abstract forms and industrial fabrication processes, her
sculptures often borrow from the visual language of Minimalism, though Horn
imbues her work with personal meaning and references that distance it from the
strict autonomy characteristic of Minimalist sculpture. Her work instead acts as a
critical bridge connecting Minimalism and Post-Minimalism of the 1960s and 1970s
to contemporary art-making practices today. Within the Nasher galleries, her
sculptures will be infused with light, calling attention not only to their volumetric
forms, but also the reflective and translucent qualities of glass. The works in Roni
Horn defy traditional definitions of glass art, expanding the genre into the realm of
sculpture laden with weight and presence.


About the Nasher Sculpture Center: Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculpture in the world, featuring more than 300 masterpieces by Calder, de Kooning, di Suvero, Giacometti, Gormley, Hepworth, Kelly, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, Rodin, Serra, and Shapiro, among others. On view in the light-filled galleries of the Renzo Pianodesigned building and amid the garden grounds are a rotating selection of works 2001 Flora Street Dallas, Texas 75201 +1 214.242.5100 nashersculpturecenter.org from the Collection, as well as important exhibitions of modern and contemporary sculpture. Conceived for the exhibition, study, and conservation of modern and contemporary sculpture, the Nasher Sculpture Center also presents a diverse array of educational and cultural programs in dialogue with the Collection and special exhibitions. It is also the home of the Nasher Prize, an annual, international award that is presented to a living artist in recognition of a significant body of work that has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of sculpture. In addition to the indoor and outdoor gallery spaces, the Center contains an auditorium, education and research facilities, a cafe, and a store. Location: 2001 Flora Street, Dallas TX 75201 Hours: The Nasher Sculpture Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and until 11 pm for special events, and from 10 am to 5 pm on the first Saturday of each month. Admission: $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for members, children 12 and under, and all members of police and fire departments with proper ID. Admission includes access to special exhibitions. For more information, visit www.NasherSculptureCenter.org.


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Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule May 19-June 25


Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule
May 19-June 25

Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.



May 19-21
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
Illustrated with performances, private videos, and recollections from those who knew him, BURDEN observes the life of the always provocative artist Chris Burden, whose work consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art, from his notorious performances in the 1970s to his later assemblages, installations, kinetic and static sculptures, and scientific models.
NR, 88 minutes
May 26-28
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY, directed by the gifted journalist and documentarian Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor), tells the story of a David-and-Goliath fight over urban planning that took place more than 50 years ago. Yet the movie just about pulses with contemporary resonance.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety.
NR, 92 minutes
June 2-4
Friday 6 and 8:15 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 11:45 am, 2 pm, and 4:15 pm

“I’m thrilled to say that it’s an absolute drop-dead masterwork.” Richard Brody

, The New Yorker.

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson and impeccably personifies the wit, intellectual independence, and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (The House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family along with the manners, mores, and spiritual convictions of her time.
PG-13, 126 minutes
June 9-11
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm

“A soft, slim, albeit charming, tale, filled with food, flowers, and good wines.”Fionnuala Halligan

, Screen International.

When her director husband (Alec Baldwin) is occupied with work in Paris, an American woman (Diane Lane) takes a jaunt with his business associate, a charming Frenchman who is happy to squire her on a tour of some of the finest meals in Provence. Paris Can Wait is the first feature directed by Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis Ford Coppola.
NR, 92 minutes
June 16-18
Friday 6 and 8:45 pm; Saturday 4:15 pm; Sunday 11:15 am, 2 pm, and 4:45 pm

“Jean-Pierre Léaud clearly knows something about living in a kind of box, and he plays Louis as a tired but majestic wreck. He’s riveting, and a little alarming.” Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

. Upon returning from a hunting expedition, King Louis XIV feels a sharp pain in his leg and soon begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers.

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June 23-25
Friday 6 and 8 pm; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
Cate Blanchett stars as 13 different characters in this semi-experimental take on artistic manifestos, directed by Julian Rosefeldt.
95 minutes
Come early or stay late on Friday for dinner or Saturday and Sunday for brunch at Café Modern!
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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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Join us May 18 for CADD’s Third Thursday Happy Hour


Held at a CADD Member Gallery Each Month
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a different CADD member gallery for a Happy Hour!
Join us Thursday, May 18th, from 5:30-7:00 pm
This month’s event will take place at Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art.
Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art
1415 Slocum Street #105
Dallas, TX 75207
Familiarize yourself with the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas! Learn about our mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs.
Learn about each gallery’s current and upcoming exhibitions, meet the gallery owners and their staff, meet the gallery artists, and other like-minded, art lovers in the DFW area.
CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by:
Brooklyn Brewery and Arts+Culture Texas

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Craighead Green Gallery: New Texas Talent XXIV call for artists




Texas Talent is designed to introduce and promote emerging visual artists in the commercial market. Each year hundreds of images are submitted for review. The juror then selects artists to participate in the New Texas Talent exhibition. Through their participation in the show, some artists have been offered representation by galleries and/or have been extended invitations for inclusion in future exhibitions. The exhibition and its participants have also received media exposure in such publications as D Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The Observer and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, A+C Magazine and many others.

Call for Entries – New Texas Talent XXIV

Prospectus at http://www.craigheadgreen.com/newtalent_2017_live.htm
Submission Deadline June 2, 2017
Exhibition Opens August 5, 2017
Craighead-Green Gallery, Dragon Street, Dallas, TX
2017 Juror: Katherine Wagner | CEO of Business Council for the Arts

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DOUBLE EDGED opens May 13 & PLANTASTIC May 18 at Circuit 12

Double edged circuit 12



ON VIEW MAY 13 – JULY 29, 2017


INFO@CIRCUIT12.COM | t: GALLERY 214-760-1212

Plantastic circuit 12



THURSDAY MAY 18, 2017 6 – 9 PM

Dallas’ floral goddess Shamsy Roomiani is sprouting at Circuit12 for her pop up exhibition PLANTASTIC May 18, 6pm. The exhibition will feature new work, fluorescent Shamstones, nature Specimens, plants and the release of a limited edition book published by Circuit12, signed and numbered by the artist.

Shamsy Roomiani is native Texas visual artist who is inspired by the natural world. She received a Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and a BA in Marketing from The University of North Texas. She works in various art forms such as printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and installation art. In addition to being a maker, Shamsy teaches workshops in DFW and hosts print and paper related events for companies such as the Nasher Sculpture Center, Neiman Marcus, West Elm, and NorthPark Center. She has been featured in The Dallas Morning News, The North Texan, The Star Telegram, DMagazine, and the Observer. Her most recent solo exhibition was Botanica Spectrum at Eastfield College in January 2017.

INFO@CIRCUIT12.COM | t: GALLERY 214-760-1212

circuit12sqaurelogoCircuit12 Contemporary

1811 Levee Street

Dallas, TX 75207

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Milton H. Greene opens May 13 at the Arlington Museum of Art


Milton H. Greene opens Saturday, May 13 at the Arlington Museum of Art. If you love Hollywood, celebrities, fashion or Marilyn Monroe, you will love this exhibit. Greene is known for his fashion and celebrity photography from the 1950’s – 1970’s. He developed a close friendship with Marilyn Monroe after a famous photo shoot for Look Magazine and became known for his photography of her. This is a beautiful exhibit that you should not miss. 

The exhibit named one of 6 “international exhibitions opening this week” by L’oeil de la Photographie Magazine. 

Exhibit runs from May 13 – August 6, 2017.
Museum hours: MondaySaturday 10am – 5pm, Sundays 1pm – 5pm
Arlington Museum of Art, 201 West Main, Arlington, TX 76010
Photo: Marilyn Monroe at “Schenk House” for Look Magazine. Los Angeles, 1953 ©Milton H.Greene / Courtesy Elizabeth Margot Collection
Exhibition organized by diChroma photography and curated by Anne Morin.
The Arlington Museum of Art would like to thank:


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Chisholm Trail Western Art Show entries due June 1

Chisolm Trail Western 2017

1st Annual Chisholm Trail Art Show & Sale
July 1, 2017 through August 15, 2017
Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum
1522 E. Highway 82
Nocona, Texas 76255

The Chisholm Trail Art Association in conjunction with Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum proudly sponsor the 1st Annual Chisholm Trail Western Art Show & Sale.  This juried art show kicks off this year, the 150th Anniversary of the famous Chisholm Trail.  The judge for our show is noted Texas Watercolorist and Western Artist, Randy Meador.

Cash Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show and Best Chisholm Trail Theme in addition to First Place in Category.  Nonrefundable entry fee for Adult Submission is $35 per entry, limited to two entries per category per artist; Entry fee for Youth Category is $10 per entry, limited to two entries per artist.  (Members in good standing with CTAA enjoy discounted entry fee of $25 per entry, limited to two entries per category per artist)

  • 3-D stand-alone Sculpture (metal, pottery, glass, etc)
  • Digital art / Photography
  • Painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, guache, mixed media, etc. on canvas, board or paper)
  • Drawing (charcoal, graphite, pen & ink)
  • Hanging Miscellaneous (hanging fabric, tapestry, glass, metal, clay, etc)
  • Youth Division (under 18 years of age – all individual categories included)

To download a Prospectus and Entry Form, simply click here.  Or for more information, please contact Committee Chairman, Jack Milchanowski at (940) 872-5485 or via email at jmilchanowski@gmail.com.

Important dates are as follows:

  • June 1st – Deadline for Submission of Entries to Jack Milchanowski, Committee Chairman
  • June 15th – Artists Will Be Notified of Acceptance Into the Show
  • June 23rd & 24th – Accepted Artwork Can Be Hand-Delivered at Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum
  • June 26th – Final day for Accepted Artwork to be Delivered via Shipment to Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum
  • July 1st – Opening Night Reception for Artists (5pm to 7pm) at Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum
  • August 15th – Final Day of Show – Artwork available for pickup; beginning return shipments



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S.RitterNYC returns to Ro2 Art for her annual Dallas trunk show

Susan Ritter trunk

Raw stones cradled by silver and bronze make up the S.RitterNYC adornment aesthetic. Whichever you choose, and whenever you wear, you know YOU will be in the same one-of-a-kind category as the S.RitterNYC adornment you have chosen for your life’s adventure. Wear in health, happiness and prosperity.


Ro2 Art
1501 S. Ervay St.
Dallas, TX 75215


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