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  1. Shop Small Saturday Sale Nov. 25 at the FWCAC — November 23, 2017
  2. Big Little Frame Up Art Sale Nov. 25 in Bedford — November 23, 2017
  3. Holiday Presence XIII at the Kettle opens Nov. 25 — November 23, 2017
  4. Christmas Artists & Crafters Market in Marshall Nov. 25 — November 23, 2017
  5. It’s Holiday Light Show Time Again! — November 23, 2017

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Shop Small Saturday Sale Nov. 25 at the FWCAC

On November 25th, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center will be hosting our annual Shop Small Saturday sale. Talented local artisans will be selling various art pieces just in time for the holidays.
We hope you’ll stop by the Arts Center to support your local artists and find gifts perfect for everyone on your list. We know that supporting small businesses and artists plays a big role in making our community great!
Please contact Kim Phan Nguyen at knguyen@artscouncilfw.org or (817) 298-3024 for more information. You can also like and share the event from our Facebook page here: bit.ly/ShopSmallFortWorth.
Visit Us:

Hours: MON-SAT 9AM – 5PM 


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The Fort Worth Community Arts Center, a City-owned facility, was established in October 2002
by the Fort Worth City Council. The Arts Council of Fort Worth manages the Arts Center.

The Arts Center includes two theatres; nine art galleries; office space for arts organizations, studio space for artists and  
public areas for rental by other non-profit organizations, corporate and special events.

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Big Little Frame Up Art Sale Nov. 25 in Bedford

Big Little Frame Up
Small Arts Sat., Nov. 25, 7-11pm
After fighting your way through the craziness of Black Friday–come purchase framed, affordable, 5x7in and under artwork all priced 25 dollars and under.

Central Arts of Bedford

2816 Central Dr #140, Bedford, Texas 76021

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Holiday Presence XIII at the Kettle opens Nov. 25

In this season of joyous celebrations, Kettle Art presents our 13th annual Holiday Presence exhibition, This show features art, gifts, small works and unique, artisan-crafted pieces made exclusively by local artists. Nearly all works are $200.00 or under,  and all are cash & carry.

This exhibit runs through December 24.

Watch for special announcements throughout the exhibit; artists collaborating on-site, updates on new items, impromptu parties, and extended hours.

Artists included but are not limited to: Brad Albright, Katrina Rasmussin, Clint Scism, Corey Godfrey, Cathey Miller, Richard Ross, Erin Curry, Justin Clumpner, Jamie Walters, William ‘Bubba’ Flint, Amy Seymour, Nick Glenn, Emily Yandell, Ruben Ramirez, Dani Kent, Steve & Erin Reeves, Candice Lindsay, Frank Campagna and many more TBA,

Thank you for your continued support of the amazing local artists who make our art scene one of the most vibrant in the country!

Kettle Art Gallery
2650 Main Street, Dallas TX
Saturday, November 25, 2017 12:00pm

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Christmas Artists & Crafters Market in Marshall Nov. 25

More than 20 East Texas and Louisiana artists and crafters will share unique, one-of-a-kind handmade gifts and art to fill your holiday shopping list needs. Come search for and find that perfect treasure while you enjoy free refreshments at this ONE DAY ONLY event.

MARSHALL VISUAL ARTS CENTER
208 E. BURLESON & LAFAYETTE STREET (enter on Lafayette side)
MARSHALL, TEXAS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25  ~  10am-5pm

A Gingko Art Production

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It’s Holiday Light Show Time Again!

A treat for artists’ eyes – the light shows are here again! A brief guide to the DFW area:

Holiday Wonder at Fair ParkOver two million lights plus family-friendly events.. Nov. 22 – Jan. 7at Fair Park, Dallas.

Enchant: The World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze & Market – Includes the Enchant Christmas Market. Nov. 24 – Dec. 31 at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Vitruvian Lights: 1.5 million sparkling lights wrapped around 550 trees.Nov. 24 – Jan. 1 at Vitruvian Park in Addison.

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedways features more than a million lights and 100 displays. Opens Nov. 23.

Prarie Lights features two miles of decorations and displays and 4 million lights. Nov. 23 – Dec. 31 at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie.

 

Trip Saavy has an extensive guide also:

The Brightest Holiday Lights in Dallas-Fort Worth

 

 

 

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Plano Association Annual Members Show deadline Dec. 16

Annual PAA Members’ Show is just around the corner!

January 11 – February 9

A Call for Entries will be going out soon to all PAA members to enter the 2018 Members’ Show to be held at ArtCentre of Plano in January. Here are the key dates related to the exhibit.

12/1 –   Call is Open for Submission Online
12/16 – Artist Submission Deadline Online
1/02 –   Artist Notification of Pieces Accepted
1/06 –   Artist Drop Off
1/11 –   Opening of Show
1/20 –   Reception
2/10 –   Artist Pick Up

General parameters for submission will be one $25 fee, and you can enter up to three pieces. All art genre will be accepted. Size limit is 36″ in greatest dimension. Acceptance will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. The total number of pieces submitted will determine whether one, two or three of your pieces will be accepted.The show will be limited to a total of 65 pieces.

Plano Art Association
For more information about the association and to join see
www.planoartassociation.org 

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Linda McCarley’s Solo Art Exhibit Reception Nov. 29

Wednesday, November 29

The Courtyard Theater Gallery
6:00 p.m. to 8:00  p.m.
FORCES OF NATURE 

 

Forces of Nature

is a collection of encaustic
abstract art works and monoprints
depicting the artist’s sense of

environmental changes and natural transformations.

Linda McCarley is Vice President of Plano Art Association.

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2018 London Art Tour with Juliette McCullough & Michael O’Keefe

LONDON ART TOUR

May 29 – June 6, 2018

Take a closer look with artists

Juliette McCullough

& Michael O’Keefe


Travel with Juliette McCullough and Michael O’Keefe to London, one of the greatest art cities in the world. Enjoy seven full days of exploring many monumental museums and hidden artistic wonders. Everyday will take shape around personalized arts and cultural experiences, driven by Juliette and Michael’s unique passion for and knowledge of art.

TOUR COST: $2,765
Tour price is per person based on double occupancy hotel accommodations, with a minimum of 14 paying participants. Prices are calculated as of 10/1/17 and are subject to change. Does not include airfare.
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $850 (additional fee).
TOUR PRICE INCLUSIONS:
Accommodations at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, May 29 – June 5, 2018, check-in May 29th after 3pm, check out 11am on June 6th; tour orientation at 5:30pm on May 29th; a full English breakfast daily at the hotel; seven days of Michael and Juliette leading participants through museums, including admission fees to all museums on the itinerary (The specific daily itinerary will take shape in the months to come based on the announcement of special shows and availability of special activities); a show (to be determined at a later date) at the Globe Theatre; two special group meals; special drawing sessions at various museums; planned and impromptu lectures on certain works of art; a fully loaded Oyster Card for transport around the city; all participants will receive guidance on the best way to get from the airport to the hotel.
For the tour brochure, click here: OKeefe London Art Tour
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact us to reserve your spot!
more info: theokeefestudio.com
(718) 541 – 4164
email Michael: mokeefesculpture@mac.com
email Juliette: pierodella@yahoo.com

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Annual Exhibition at the O’Keeke Studio Dec. 2

DECEMBER 2nd, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
THE ANNUAL INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION
AT THE O’KEEFE STUDIO CENTER
Over 100 participants from 2017 will be invited to show their work at the studio center. This exhibition is one night only and will take place at
The O’Keefe Studio Center.
Join us for a wonderful exhibition, socializing, wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Free and open to the public.
O’Keefe Studio Center
580 W. Arapaho, Suite 290, Richardson, TX 75080

email Juliette: pierodella@yahoo.com

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10th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling applications close Jan. 6

We will be hosting our 10th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling on March 3rd and 4th in Fort Worth, Texas!!!  http://funkyfinds.com/spring.html

This is a FREE all handmade art & craft fair featuring the work of over 100 talented makers selling a wide variety of hand-crafted items. Location: Cattle Barn 2 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3337 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Vendor applications are currently open through January 6th, 2018. All vendors must be selling items they hand-crafted themselves. We do not accept any direct sales vendors.  We are also accepting sponsors & advertisers. We look forward to promoting your business!!!

Questions? Contact us at http://www.funkyfinds.com/contact.php

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Your Private Collection Art Gallery’s Annual Open House Nov. 25

Saturday, November 25, 5-8pm

Your Private Collection invites you to join its once a year celebration. Known for world-class art and highly-awarded artists, the art gallery is sparkling with brand-new art and some new talent.

Meet our new, pastel artists, Cat Curtis and Julie Howard. Greet Lael Nelson, watercolorist; Kimm Lanus, mixed media; Jeremiah Bova, sculptor and Susie Monzingo, oil painter.

As well, all gallery artists and staff will be there to welcome you. Come share delightful conversation and rub elbows with top artists–Sharon Markwardt, Randy Meador, Bob Cook, Jack Wolfsen, Roberta Mallard, Van Johnson, Pam Tullos, Soon y Warren, Chuck Roach and many more.

The Your Private Collection family is diverse, friendly and gifted and will treat you like family. That is, according to owner and phosphorescent sculptor, Stacey Watkins. Each day she sees artists and customers connect through art.

“Each one of our artists creates with a sense of spirit guiding their hands and the viewer can feel this energy flowing from the art.”

Watkins is “passionate” about her gallery and its special atmosphere and invites you to share in it. “As we move into the Christmas season, it’s time to show love and be thankful. And I am so very thankful for our wonderful group of artists,” she said.

“Please join us to usher in the Holidays and to meet our artists.”

Galleries of Granbury venues are hosting holiday Open House Events, as well, from 5- 8 pm.
Your Private Collection Art Gallery, Artefactz, Against the Grain Studio and D’Vine Wine will offer a very merry evening of art.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery 
106 N. Houston 
Granbury, TX 76048
817-579-7733
  http://www.yourprivatecollection.com
   http://www.facebook.com/yourprivatecollection

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HARRY GEFFERT (1934-2017) | Celebration of Life Nov. 26

 
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
H A R R Y  G E F F E R T

(1 9 3 4  –  2 0 1 7)

photo credit: Teresa Rafidi
PLEASE GATHER WITH US TO CELEBRATE HIS LIFE
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH, 2 – 4 PM
 
REFLECTIONS ON THE ARTIST
WILL BEGIN AT 2:30 PM
NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER
2001 FLORA ST, DALLAS, TX 75201
 
DOWNSTAIRS IN NASHER HALL
 

photo credit: Kevin Todora
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH OTHERS
PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART, THE CROW COLLECTION OF ART AND WITH THE NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER VALET
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS PLEASE MAKE DONATIONS TO HARRY’S FAVORITE CAUSE,
 THE SALVATION ARMY. http://www.salvationarmy.org

Cris Worley Fine Arts, 1845 Levee St #110, Dallas,  TX 75207

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Sonia King Selected as 2017 Distinguished Artist

An announcement from the Creative Arts Center of Dallas:

CAC mosaic instructor, Sonia King has been selected as a 2017 Distinguished Artist by the James Renwick Alliance in Washington DC, a first for mosaic art. The Renwick Alliance’s Distinguished Artist Series brings notable artists from around the country to provide insight into their medium.
On Sunday, November 19th, Sonia discussed her career in mosaic art including artistic influences and working process in a lecture at the American University Katzen Arts Center. Additionally there she gave a class on Saturday, November 18th as well as a dinner.
FOR IMAGES OF HER ART see http://mosaicworks.com/gallery/

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Register for Spring 2018 Classes at the Creative Arts Center

CAC Spring 2018 Classes & Workshops
Many of you have been asking and we’ve received word that our Spring 2018 Brochure will be in your mailbox by November 20th. Classes & Workshops will be available to register on our website by that day as well.

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas offers ongoing weekly studio classes or one-time workshops in a wide range of visual arts. Ours is the largest community-based visual arts education programs in the city, offering more than 500 classes for teens and adults throughout the year.

http://www.creativeartscenter.org/classes-workshops

BOOKS & PAPER ARTS
CLAY SCULPTURE
CERAMICS
CREATIVE WRITING
DRAWING
FIBER ARTS
FOUNDATIONS & CREATIVITY
GLASS
METAL ARTS
MIXED MEDIA
MOSAIC
PAINTING
PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA
JEWELRY & SMALL METALS
STONE

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Call for Art – 2018 El Corazon Exhibition – Bath House Cultural Center

Exhibition Dates: February 3-March 17, 2018

Entries Deadline: Saturday, January 6, 2018

Applications close at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time Zone, on deadline date.
All entries must be submitted online at www.callforentry.org

Direct Link:

The Bath House Cultural Center and exhibition curator, Jose Vargas, invite visual artists to submit entries for the 24th Annual El Corazón art exhibition.
Since 1993, Mr. Vargas has organized the El Corazón art exhibition in Dallas. This popular exhibition is a beloved annual tradition at the Bath House Cultural Center that gives artists an opportunity to create various artistic interpretations of the human heart. This passionate and eclectic exhibition features a variety of ideas, styles, and concepts inspired by the heart (El Corazón), an important and universal symbol in art.
SUGGESTED THEME: Hearts and Music
Listening to music can be good for the heart. When you hear music, what feelings do you experience? Well, put those feelings onto a canvas (or other media). Think of this exhibition as El Corazón with a musical slant! Create a piece of art based on a favorite song, or a particular style of music, or musician. Or, perhaps, you can do a combination of a heart and a musical instrument. When it comes to combining the symbol of the heart and the concept of music, the possibilities are limitless.

For more details and to download a PDF version of the exhibition prospectus, visit: http://www.bathhousemedia.com/corazon

Bath House Cultural Center

CALENDAR

Entries Deadline:
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Applications close at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time Zone

Selection notification: 
The list of selected artists will be posted on the Bath House Cultural Center’s online News Center at http://www.bathhousemedia.com/notifications

The document will be available after 6 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018.  Artists are solely responsible for reviewing this list.  The curator will not send acceptance notifications to each individual artist by phone, e-mail, or otherwise.

Delivery of accepted artwork: Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 (1-3 PM) – Late deliveries will not be accepted.

Show dates: February 3-March 17, 2018

Reception: Saturday, February 3, 2018 (7-9 PM)

Artwork pickup: Sunday, March 18, 2018 (11-AM- 1 PM)

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Kids Star Wars Camp, Gift Certificates & Cooper Exhibit at Elm Street Studio

  • December 18 – 21 | 10AM – 12PM
  • Ages 5-12
  • $100

 

Give the gift of an experience. Our Winter classes and workshops are posted to the website and more are being added this month. Call 214-478-8372 to purchase a gift certificate, which may be applied to any class, workshop or art purchase.

OIL PAINTING          CARTOONING          DIGITAL PAINTING

YOUTH DRAWING          TEEN DRAWING

ADULT DRAWING          3D ANIMATION

 

 

 


Endangered Moments by Charice Cooper: Revealing the beautiful and extraordinary subtleties of a single moment in time so the viewer can absorb and fully appreciate a fleeting moment that would otherwise be lost in a bustling and distracted world.

See Cooper’s magnificent oil paintings from November 1 to December 28, 2017 at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Please join us for a complimentary reception with the artist on Saturday, November 4 from 6-8pm. Gallery location is 139 S. Elm Street, Keller TX 76248. For more details and to see some of the paintings that will be on display, please visit ElmStreetStudioKeller.com


http://www.elmstreetstudiokeller.com/

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Sharon Giles acrylic demo at SWA in Fort Worth Nov. 20

NEXT MEETING Nov. 20, 2017 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Guest artist: Sharon Giles

Sharon Giles is a native Texan, born in Dallas and living in Irving. A former librarian, she enjoys organizing and publicizing information about visual arts in the North Texas area through the website ArtNewsDFW.com. She is also the webmaster for Irving Art Association.

She belongs to several local art societies and has earned signature status from the Society of Watercolor Artists, Southwestern Watercolor Society and the Texas & Neighbors Competition.

Sharon will be discussing and demonstrating her negative painting and layering process in watermedia.

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Workshop on Retro Art Journaling with Misty Oliver-Foster

Retro Art Journaling – December 3rd, 2-5pm
thegallery8680, 8680 W. Main Street, Frisco, TX
Cost: $55 per person, all materials provided
Instructor: Misty Oliver-Foster
Email: mfoster@freshpaints.com
Phone: 2143847200
Website: http://freshpaints.com

Join teaching artist Misty Oliver-Foster as we use vintage booklets and magazines (Life, McCalls, National Geographic, etc.) as visual inspiration and collage materials for upcycled retro art journals.   This class is the perfect starting point to get into the art journaling groove.  We will use paint, markers, and papers to make original works of art in book form.  You will be led through a fun, fast-paced workshop, guaranteed to inspire you and give you lots of ideas to keep you busy over the holidays and into the new year!  Appropriate for all skill levels and ages 13 through adult.

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Brookhaven College Student Art Sale & Fundraiser Nov 30

The Art Kids at Brookhaven College Are Crazy/Busy Gearing Up For Their ONLY Student Art Sale and Fundraiser Of The Year!

And when I say “Kids,” I mean students aged from 17-75!
Something fabulous is going on at Brookhaven College! The energy is palpable- the music is blasting in the sculpture courtyard while sparks fly from metal,
pottery wheels whirl in Clay, waxes are finely carved and cast in Jewelry, blocks are inked in Printmaking, and students stand for hours before their easels,
absorbed with color, light and shadow in Drawing and Painting.The Particulars:
Student Art Sale and Fundraiser, hosted by the Art Club of Brookhaven College
When: Thursday November 30, 9am-6pm.

Where: On the campus of Brookhaven College, in the lobby of “S” building (Student Services building)
Featuring: handmade jewelry, ceramics, printmaking, photography,drawings, painting
How shoppers can pay: cash or check.
Free admission and plenty of free parking.

Why You (and everybody else) Should Shop At Our Sale:
This isn’t the typical week-end craft sale/carnival being held by every church and elementary school this time of year-
“We ain’t stringin’ beads”- as one longtime metalsmith student told me. This is a sale of art and fine craft by budding artists passionate
about their work, developing their own voice, as well as experienced artists who have taken classes for years striving to refine their work.

This is an excellent opportunity for the public to buy exceptional and unusual handmade fine craft and art at very reasonable prices!

Who The Fundraiser Benefits:
Brookhaven’s Student Art Club- 20% of sales goes to scholarships, and to bring artists to campus for workshops/demos.
.
So Don’t Be Tardy For This Party!
The tables will be piled high with treasure. Have An Individualist to buy a gift for? Love to wear handmade jewelry or decorate your home with unique, beautiful or funky finds? Want to experience cutting-edge creativity?
I’ll be there with you, lining up, waiting for the doors to open!

Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Tx, 75244
www.brookhavencollege.edu,

Contact phone# to be published in newspaper-
Susan Mollet, Art Club Teacher Sponsor, 972-860-4138
smollet@dcccd.edu

Any questions about this P.R, need any additional info, please contact:
Utopia, student volunteer, Brookhaven’s Art Club and Student Art Sale
214-280-0782
TheDivineUtopia1@gmail.comThank you for supporting the fine art programs and students of Brookhaven College!

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Early Texas Art Exhibitions Across Texas – from CASETA

The 16th CASETA Symposium and Texas Art Fair
April 2729, 2018
Witte Museum
CASETA, PO Box 3792, San Angelo, TX 76902

NORTH TEXAS

Donald S. Vogel (1917-2004): A Celebration
November 4 – December 2, 2017
Donald S. Vogel, along with his wife Peggy, founded Valley House Gallery in 1954. As a studio painter, Vogel allied himself with the temperaments of Vuillard, Renoir, and Bonnard. In his paintings, he created imagined worlds of color and light; contemplative works that exist as “moments of pleasure.” Early in his life he decided not to paint the hardships of his youth. Vogel studied at the Art Institute of Chicago where the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Nabi paintings were uplifting antidotes to his impoverished circumstances. The WPA Easel Project in Chicago gave him the prosperity of materials, models, and rent that let him work continuously. In 1942, Vogel moved to Dallas and received news that he won a coveted medal and cash award from the American Academy in Rome; however, the war prevented him from traveling to Italy. In 1951, he began dividing his time between the studio and the gallery when he became the director of the Betty McLean Gallery, and then Valley House. Through all the years, Donald Vogel always thought of himself as an artist first.
This exhibition celebrates the 100th Anniversary of his birth year.
[from the VHG website]
SOUTH TEXAS
Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main St.
Beaumont, TX  77701
Sense of Home: The Art of Richard Stout
September 23 – November 26, 2017
This exhibition celebrates the abstract expressionist paintings and sculptures of Houston artist Richard Stout (born in Beaumont, Texas, 1934). Stout is an acknowledged artist with a significant following in Texas and international accolades. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1957) and his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin (1969). His artwork is widely exhibited with critical acclaim, and he was named the Texas State Artist of the Year in 2004. In addition to establishing himself as one of the leading modernist artists in Texas, Stout also served as an art instructor, teaching at the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and serving on the faculty at the University of Houston for thirty years. Stout lives in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, where he continues to produce expressionist paintings of abstract coastal motifs, lighted interiors and cave-like atmospheres. This exhibition features work from the 1950s through present day, attesting to the artist’s prolific career. A monograph published by Texas A&M University Press will be available for sale in the gift shop. Following the debut at AMSET, the exhibition will travel to the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi and the University of Houston – Downtown in Houston.
[from the AMSET website]
CENTRAL TEXAS
Flight & Fall: Charles Umlauf’s Dualities
December 12, 2017March 11, 2018
Over his long career, Charles Umlauf created numerous works that explored oppositional tendencies in the human psyche. Umlauf found the duality in human nature intriguing, leading him to explore classic notions such as good and evil, virtue and vice, and the sacred and the profane. His iconic sculpture, the Spirit of Flight(1959), celebrates one of humankind’s historic achievements. Yet Umlauf also created the harrowing Icarus, a bronze figure revealing a complementary theme from mythology. As Gibson Danes, former Dean of Yale School of Art and Architecture, wrote: “Umlauf is, in fact, more than one person, as most gifted people have to be. He perceives sculpture as being public and private, monumental and intimate, deeply religious and subtly erotic.” Flight & Fall explores these dualities and others in Umlauf’s art, taking visitors on a rich journey through human archetypes.
[from the USGM website]
WEST TEXAS

TEXAS MODERNS: BILL BOMAR

September 16, 2017 – February 3, 2018
Artist, collector, Fort Worth Circle member, and Old Jail Art Center co-founder are just a few descriptions associated with William P. “Bill” Bomar (1919-1991). Bomar was born and grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, though claimed by Albany, the hometown of his mother and extended family. His lifelong artistic passion began at the age of seven. He studied painting at the Cranbrook Art Academy (1940-41) and later individually with painters John Sloan, Hans Hoffman, and Amédée Ozenfant. Bomar lived in Texas and New York and then moved permanently to Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.
[from OJAC website]
Dede Rogers Special Events Gallery
One Arts Festival Plaza
El Paso, TX 79901
Early West Texas Art 1853-1960

June 22, 2018 – October 28, 2018

Members’ Preview Thursday, June 21, 5:30 PM

From the earliest depictions of Paso del Norte by Henry Cheever-Pratt and Leon Trousset, to the 20th-century landscapes of the Purple Mountain painters, the far West Texas desert landscape has been a source of inspiration. This exhibition also includes bold portraits by artists such as Jose Cisneros, Tom Lea, and Woody Crumbo. Modernist works by artists such as Hari Kidd and Mago Gándara demonstrate the ongoing exchange of ideas in this region where two nations meet. Composed primarily of work from the El Paso Museum of Art and local collections, the exhibition will also include significant loans.
[from EPMA website]

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Holiday Art Bazaar Dec. 2 at TUPPS Brewery in McKinney

Holiday Art Bazaar
Forty local artisans will be selling their handmade creations at the McKinney Creative Community‘s Holiday Art Bazaar at TUPPS Brewery on December 2. There is a Christmas Tree Lighting at 6 PM plus kids crafts, ornament making and food trucks! It will be a fun and festive day!

The Art Bazaar is a shopping event and party that will showcase the very best in handmade gifts, apparel, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more! Hand-picked artists, crafters and designers from near and far will all gather at the McKinney Creative Art Bazaar for pure shopping fun. This year’s Art Bazaar will be held at TUPPS, a microbrewery at The Cotton Mill in McKinney, Texas. TUPPS has a large indoor/outdoor covered event space, bar, stage, games, food trucks and more. TUPPS will also have a Christmas Tree lighting at 7 Pm during the Art Bazaar.

 

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Isabelle du Toit – TRUCE opens this Saturday Nov. 25 at CWFA

Isabelle du Toit, Snails and Ibis, 2017, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18th | 5-8 PM 

EXHIBITION DATES
NOVEMBER 18th – DECEMBER 30th, 2017

 


Cris Worley Fine Arts
Tuesday – Saturday | 11am – 5pm
also by appointment.

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Texas Wesleyan Exhibition Proposals due Jan. 27, 2018

CALL FOR ART EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
We invite artists to submit a proposal to exhibit or curate an exhibition at the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio Gallery. The Gallery begins its second year September 2018. The Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio Gallery is the main exhibition space at Texas Wesleyan University. Along with serving as a teaching tool, the gallery exhibits the works of students, faculty, local, regional, and national artists. Most exhibits include an artist lecture and reception, allowing the artists to connect with both students and the community. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. The University Art Gallery invites proposals for solo, group and curated exhibitions. An Art Exhibition Committee, made up of community members, art professionals and art faculty will review all submitted proposals. Three exhibition proposals are accepted each academic year. Specific installation, reception, artist lecture and breakdown dates are dependent on the University’s Academic Calendar.
HOW IT WORKS
Please visit the gallery website Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio & Gallery.
Here you can locate the Call for Exhibition Proposals for entry details and deadlines.
DEADLINE
January 29, 2018
CONTACT
Kit Hall, director 817- 531-4984 or khall@txwes.edu

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2017 Cedars Open Studios

Saturday, November 18, 2017

10 am – 6 pm

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Now in our 15th year, cedars open studios is the largest event of the year in The Cedars. The Cedars, Dallas, Texas has long been home to a diverse group of Dallas painters, photographers, sculptors and musicians who have contributed to the deep and gritty history of the neighborhood.

Watch live demos and meet renowned artists such as Bowman Glass / Artists in Glass, Albert Scherbarth, Rick Maxwell and TONY COLLINS art + home. Visit the growing number of galleries including Ro2 Art, Janette Kennedy Gallery and Cedars Art House.

Special exhibits this year include The Museum of Street Culture “Looking for Home” featuring the photography by Mary Ellen Mark. The installation in Encore Park Dallas traces the life of Tiny, a 13-year-old runaway teen when Mark first encountered her in Seattle, Washington, in 1983, while Mark was working on a story for Life Magazine.

Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park exhibit “Neighborhoods We Called Home,” explores the historic neighborhoods of Dallas that served as strong, supportive communities for African American, Hispanic, and Jewish Dallasites from the early 1900s and beyond.

The evening will culminate with the annual tradition “The Decorating of the Tree” by Bowman Glass / Artists in Glass followed by special events at Buzzworks and the newly reopened Longhorn Ballroom!

Bike Friendly Cedars will lead a pedal powered tour of the studios and Lime Bike will have bikes available at a special rate for visitors.

If you’ve never been to the Cedars, now is a great chance to learn about the neighborhood – itself an evolving work of art.

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Nov. 28 Irving Art Association Meeting: Sudeep Kumar on Urban Sketching

The November 28th Irving Art Association Members Meeting will feature artist Sudeep Kumar, who will talk about  urban sketching with a demo and a hands-on afterword. He will also share information about Urban Sketchers global community, the Dallas/Fort Worth local chapter and how someone can join these groups.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Guests are welcome. Directions.

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

Call for Art:  IAA Winter Art Exhibit Members, you may drop off your work early at the meeting. Regular drop off time is Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10am – 2pm. Up to three large pieces or five small ones on any theme. Don’t forgot your name, title of art, and contact information on the back. Exhibit runs Dec. 3 – Jan. 5, 2018.

About the Artist
Sudeep Kumar is a local area artist, living in Frisco, TX.
Art for him is like a meditation, a silent conversation with self. On one hand, his work is either capturing the energy/mood of a place or event and presenting it to the audience to have them connect to the subject more closely as if its an integral part of their life. On the other hand, its a portrait of human emotions underneath our daily struggle for survival or mundane day to day activities. In today’s world of technological advancement, he feels we as a species are losing touch with our surroundings, our environment, our fellow human beings. The real connection or intimacy is missing. That’s what he tries to present to the audience and have them take a step back from their busy life and explore their surroundings fully. He uses charcoal, ink pen, or watercolor to create this artwork and try to use minimum media/material to keep them simple without impacting the message they convey.
Since last more than a decade he has been painting, drawing, sketching, teaching, exhibiting, learning and inspiring the community. He is also a Faculty of Art of Living foundation, teaching meditation and breathing technique for overall well-being for all individuals.

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Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera at the Modern

Laurie Simmons, Big Camera/Little Camera, 1976. Gelatin silver print

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents
Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera
 
October 14, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera will be on view to the public at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth from October 14, 2018, through January 27, 2019, and travel to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, February 23 through May 5, 2019, where it will be overseen by Omar Kholeif, Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives. The exhibition is organized by Andrea Karnes, senior curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, with full support of the artist. Special exhibitions are included in general Museum admission: $10 for adults; $4 for seniors (60+) and students with identification; free for children 12 and under; free for Modern members.
Dr. Marla Price, director of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, announces a major survey of the works of Laurie Simmons (American, born 1949). This exhibition will showcase the artist’s photographs spanning the last four decades, from 1976 to the present, a small selection of sculpture, and two films.
Simmons’s career-long exploration of archetypal gender roles, especially women in domestic settings, is the primary subject of this exhibition and is a topic as poignant today as it was in the late 1970s, when she began to develop her mature style by using props and dolls as stand-ins for people and places. Often isolating the dolls and photographing them situated in tiny, austere settings, in series such as Early Black & White, 1976-78, Simmons uses fictional scenes to make observations about real life. These works are now iconic of her career. “Simmons’s imagery takes into account her own experience of coming of age in the 1950s,” says Andrea Karnes, senior curator at the Modern and organizer of this exhibition. “Without being autobiographical or spelling out specific narratives, however, the work strikes a psychological chord, seeming to underscore the difficulties of living the American dream, or in a larger context, any dream of domestic bliss.”
By creating compositions that at times merge actual interior or exterior spaces with dolls and miniatures, and by placing props alongside functional objects, Simmons could explore her other central interest, to which photography lends itself so well: manipulating scale. The namesake image for this exhibition, Big Camera/Little Camera, 1976, from Early Black & White, illustrates this point. The actual camera in the image, which is juxtaposed with a miniature camera, was given to Simmons by her father, who was a dentist by trade and took up photography in his free time. “I put the two cameras together for scale,” Simmons explains, “and as a metaphor – real life versus fiction. It was also a statement about what I intended to do with the camera.”
After graduating from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1971, then living in upstate New York and subsequently traveling through Europe while living out of her car, Simmons moved to a loft in the then-low-rent Bowery section of Manhattan. To make a living, she worked as a freelance photographer for a dollhouse miniature company, and in her off hours she pursued her main ambition of becoming an artist. Influenced by her day job, Simmons began to photograph dolls and small plastic objects, particularly those from the 1950s, the era of her childhood. Describing these early works, Simmons has said, “I was simply trying to recreate a feeling or mood from the time I was growing up: a sense of the fifties that I knew was both beautiful and lethal at the same time.”
A carefully chosen group of props preserved by the artist over the years, such as those used to create these early photographs, will be on display in Big Camera/Little Camera. This ephemera will offer new insight into Simmons’s process, disclosing her longstanding fascination with models and fleshing out her use of color-coding to organize vignettes into cohesive and precise imagery.
The exhibition will include other crucial series that show the evolution of Simmons’s work from female domains to notions of masculinity, such as Cowboys, 1979. Family Collision, 1981, addresses the psychology and dynamics of family. Medium- to large-scale works from the artist’s seminal series, Color Coordinated Interiors, 1982-83, which investigates the formal characteristics of color, shape, and light; Tourism, 1983-84, a series of posed dolls set against postcards of famous tourist sites; and Clothes Make the Man, 1990-92, depicting male ventriloquist dummies in various attire from beach-casual to black tie, will also be on view. Humorous and strange, Clothes Make the Man symbolizes the aspirations of men and the falsehoods that can come about by acting the part – here Simmons is literally dressing up the dummy.
One of the artist’s most well-known series, Walking & Lying Objects, begun in 1987, reveals an important shift in her oeuvre: It marks the first time Simmons uses larger-than-life props, as opposed to miniatures, and with these works, she increases the scale of her prints. People pose wearing giant props, hiding their faces but showing their legs. The personified objects probe the question of the importance of “props” with respect to humanity by representing the items we rely on to help define who we are. A birthday cake, house, camera, and hourglass, for example, animated by human legs, symbolize milestones, the passage of time, and how we record and remember past moments.
The exhibition will also present Simmons’s more recent series, such as The Love Doll, 2009-11, which features high-end, life-size Japanese dolls in day-to-day scenarios. Just as Walking Objects represents a transition to monumental props, The Love Doll moves away from dolls in miniature, a change that jars our sense of space and scale in a new way – and yet the added element of strangeness is not unlike that evoked by the miniatures. Her latest body of work, How We See, 2015, shows another iteration of the artist’s long-term interest in gender roles. For these images, Simmons hired make-up artists to paint open eyes on her sitters’ closed eyelids. Photographing models with closed eyes that appear to be open examines cultural trends of masking in everyday online interactions. Simmons says, “Social media allows us to put our most perfect, desirable, funny, and fake selves forward, while naturally raising questions about our longings, yearnings, and vulnerabilities. In How We See, I’d like to direct you how to see while also asking you to make eye contact with ten women who can’t see you.”
Two films by Simmons will be showcased in this exhibition. The first, The Music of Regret, 2006, will be shown within the gallery space. The 35 mm film is a mini-musical in three acts and grew out of three distinct photographic series by Simmons: Early Interiors, Walking Objects, and Café of the Inner Mind. The theme of regret is underscored as vintage puppets interact with actress Meryl Streep, who plays the lead role.
My Art, 2016, will be shown as a feature film in the auditorium during the run of the exhibition. Simmons, who wrote and directed My Art, plays the role of an artist living in New York who is frustrated with her work and lack of recognition. Embarking on a new project, she begins to reimagine shot-for-shot vignettes from her favorite movies. Art and life collide in My Art when the film scenes mirror unfolding relationships in her life. The film debuted in September 2016 at the Venice Film Festival and premiered in North America at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, where it received high accolades.
About the Artist
Laurie Simmons is an internationally recognized artist who has had solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York; Artists Space, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Baltimore Museum of Art; San Jose Museum of Art; Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden; Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany; The Jewish Museum, New York; and Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis. Her work has been featured at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich; New Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and many others.
Catalogue
Big Camera/Little Camera will be accompanied by a fully illustrated, color exhibition catalogue with insight and analysis of Laurie Simmons’s work by scholars in the fields of film, photography, and feminism. This publication will feature contributions by Andrea Karnes, Senior Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and organizer of the exhibition; Andrianna Campbell, art historian and writer; Omar Kholeif, Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; William Simmons, Provost’s Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Southern California and a Mellon Fellow in Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society; and Jeffrey Uslip, independent curator. Michael Auping, former chief curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, will contribute an interview with the artist.
LOCATION
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Fax 817.735.1161

www.themodern.org

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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Tamar Navama’s Jewelry Trunk Show Nov. 17 at Ro2 Art

Tamar Navama
Jewelry Trunk Show

 

Friday, November 17, 6-9 PM 
Ro2 Art is thrilled to bring you a one-night-only trunk show featuring new works by metalsmith artist Tamar Navama! Join us on Friday, November 17th from 6-9pm for a fun night, light bites, and incredible jewelry.

Ro2 Art Pop-Up
1508 Commerce Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

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Ricardo Paniagua: Miracles, Prophecies, and Revelations opens Dec. 9 at Bivins

OPENING DATE: December 9, 2017

CLOSING DATE: January 20, 2018

RECEPTION: Saturday, December 9, 2017 5-8pm

ARTIST: Ricardo Paniagua

EXHIBIT TITLE: Ricardo Paniagua: Miracles, Prophecies, and Revelations

VENUE: Bivins Gallery: 300 Crescent Court, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201; 214-272-2795http://www.bivinsgallery.com/

DESCRIPTION:

Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Ricardo Paniagua: Miracles, Prophecies, and Revelations from December 9, 2017 through January 20, 2018. Ricardo Paniagua has become known as a visual artist for his trompe l’oeil constructions and dream-inspired canvases. The descendent of generations of master tile artisans, Paniagua’s creativity manifests itself in precise geometry and does not rely on a catalogue of historical art references. Rhythm and form unite his geometric sculptures, wall sculptures, and tondos with the deep spirituality of many of his canvas paintings. The solo exhibition will open at Bivins Gallery with a reception on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 5 to 8pm. Complimentary valet parking will be provided, as well as validated self-parking.

IMAGE:

Ricardo Paniagua

The Green Tree, 2007

Mixed media on canvas

96” x 72”

 

BIVINS GALLERY 
300 CRESCENT COURT, SUITE 100DALLAS, TEXAS 75201 
BIVINSGALLERY.COM

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A Present Abstract opens Nov. 18 at CYDONIA

FORT WORTH – CYDONIA is pleased to announce A Present Abstract, an exhibition of drawing, sculpture, and photography by Niall McClelland, Jade Rude, Jon Sasaki, Derek Sullivan, and Jim Verburg.

Curated by writer and curator Alex Bowron, the exhibition opens on Saturday, November 18, 2017 and runs until Saturday, December 16, 2017A reception honoring the curator will take place at 909 Currie Street in the Fort Worth Cultural District on Saturday November 18, starting at 6 until 8 in the evening.

CYDONIA
1300 Gendy Street | Fort Worth, TX  76107 USA

Flyer: Illustrated Press Release _ A Present Abstract

A Present Abstract features two works by each artist that originate from the same or a related series. Works act as points of study within the artists’ greater practice that employ abstraction as a tool for reconciling contemporary art’s relationship with the past. By addressing the legacy of art-historical abstraction and its continued influence on art-production today, these artists create new and aptly self-assured forms of abstract representation. The works display a convergence between representation and abstraction that operate between perception and the physical object.

Níall McClelland’s practice has long involved unpredictable and unconventional approaches to reproduction. With his latest ink-on-paper drawings, McClelland methodically crops, enlarges, and simplifies self-sourced imagery themed around machismo, the genius and hero figures, utopia, and their inevitable collapse. Although removed from their original context and transformed into contemporary, benign versions of historical Op Art, the imagery maintains the aura of its original source. In these works, the line between cool and cringe-worthy is blurred, the anti-climax is fetishized, and the apocalypse is romanticized.

 

Other works explore the relationship between reality and representation though challenging the space between the pictorial, the illusionistic, and the actual. Jade Rude uses perception-shifting tactics to explore formal elements of space and form. Her two works Dürer Solid, Form and Flat and Dürer Solid Unfolded and Flattened are formalist explorations of the ‘Dürer Solid,’ which was modeled after the truncated rhombohedron depicted in the iconic engraving Melencolia I (1514) by Albrecht Dürer. Rude’s work destabilizes the viewer’s perception of two and three- dimensionality.

Jon Sasaki’s series of charcoal rubbings are crude reproductions of famous works on paper. By employing a method of transfer meant for obtaining surface detail to a one-dimensional piece, Sasaki performs both an homage and an erasure of the original. The resulting monochromatic charcoal squares contain nuances that are mostly the result of Sasaki’s hand and maintain a precarious connection to the content and concept of the original works.

In his Mirror Drawing series, Derek Sullivan probes the reflective surface of a standard everyday bathroom mirror. Resulting drawings are both abstract and representational at once, capturing the optical effects of reflected light and shadow through a technique that prioritizes pattern and surface. Sullivan’s multi-disciplinary practice combines the visual aesthetic of modernist design and geometric abstraction with the forms and strategies of conceptual art to create a cacophony of messages and inter-work refractions.

Jim Verburg represents light and shadow through a complex and emotional approach to minimalism. His works both echo and reimagine the historical canon of abstract expressionism, presenting delicate portraits of depth, focus, and texture that emit infinitely subtle visual noise. By mimicking the characteristics of reflection, absorption, opacity, and translucence, Verburg treats light as both material and subject, in order to push the boundaries of the physical by prioritizing the intangibilities of form.

A Present Abstract encourages viewers identify with the characteristics of contemporary abstraction. Each artist employs abstraction as part of their conceptual framework as well as their formal approach. In these infinitely nuanced works, viewers witness the juxtaposition between the pure pleasure of looking and a habitual self- reflexivity that is often present in contemporary art. What was once a revolutionary turn of events in the history of art has become a normalized formal technique of artistic expression. Viewers have long understood and accepted abstract art as ‘Art.’ As such, contemporary artists employing abstraction today must do what contemporary artists do best: grapple with their inheritance through acts of apotheosis, appropriation, reconfiguration, and disregard.

Alex Bowron is an art-writer and curator based in Toronto. She holds an MA in Critical Cultural Theory from the University of Leeds, UK and a BFA in Sculpture/Installation from OCAD University. Bowron’s writing has appeared in publications, galleries, and artist projects in Canada and abroad. She is Manager of Operations at MKG127 and current acting Coordinator for the Canadian Art Foundation’s annual fundraising auction.

Níall McClelland grew up in Toronto, spent many of his summers in Northern Ireland, and studied in Vancouver. His work has been published in Adbusters, Arkitip, Color, Design Anarchy, Hunter and Cook, I-Live-Here, Lowdown, Made, and The Walrus, among others. Recent exhibitions include In The Dark at Eleanor Harwood (San Francisco); Resurrection at Cinders Gallery (Brooklyn). The artist was also included along with Jeremy Jansen, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra in the group show Black To Back And Light at CR in 2009. Níall McClelland is based in Toronto where he is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

Jade Rude works in a variety of media including sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Her work addresses surface aesthetics and employs perception-shifting tactics to playfully examine the relationship between reality and representation. Rude has studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, the Norwich University of the Arts in Norwich, U.K., and the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway. Recent exhibitions and projects include Unfixed at Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto, The Golden Solid at YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto, Surface and Strategem at Division Gallery, Toronto, The Gaze, part of the 10 x 10 photography exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, W: at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto and Instant Messaging and Other Texts, a project for the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) Vitrines, Toronto. In addition to exhibiting in Canada, Rude has also participated in group exhibitions in the US, England, Japan, Australia, Argentina, and Columbia. Her work appears in numerous public and private collections in Canada and beyond. Jade Rude is based in Toronto.

Jon Sasaki is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes performance, video, objects, and installation. He has had solo exhibitions at the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as a 2015 performance project at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Sasaki has participated in recent group exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, (Seoul, South Korea), Platform Art Spaces (Melbourne, Australia); Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Art, (Tokyo, Japan); and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto). He has completed various recent public art commissions, and his video work has screened at numerous locations in Canada and abroad. He was the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize (Dufftown, Scotland.). He holds a BFA from Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB). Jon Sasaki is based in Toronto where he is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

Derek Sullivan employs drawing, painting, sculpture, book works, and installation to question familiar forms and genres, often to examine the links between one discipline and the next. Sullivan holds a BFA from York University and an MFA from the University of Guelph. He has exhibited throughout Canada and internationally, including solo shows the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Optica, Mercer Union, Kiosk, White Columns, and Librairie Florence Loewy. In 2012, Sullivan was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award. Derek Sullivan is based in Toronto and is represented by Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran in Montreal, Galerie Emmanuel Hervé in Paris, Susan Hobbes Gallery in Toronto, and Galerie Tatjana Pieters in Ghent.

Jim Verburg’s practice stems from photography and is inspired by the subtle, nuanced, and fleeting affects of light. Solo exhibitions include Afterimage at Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (2014), What is Missing / What is Seen for widmertheodoridis, Zurich at VOLTA NY, New York City (2015), Light Becomes Form, The Horizon Rests Into View at Texas Contemporary, Houston (2015), and Impermanent Horizon at Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (2016). Recent projects include a public art installation for the city of Ottawa, a choreographed work for the Toronto Dance Theatre, a book project with Fw: Photography in Amsterdam; group exhibition For you / And me at Paul Kuhn Gallery (Calgary), and solo projects at Zalucky Contemporary (Toronto), and Rodman Hall Art Centre (Brock University, St Catharines Ontario). Jim Verburg is a Dutch/Canadian artist currently based in Toronto. He is represented by widmertheodoridis in Zurich, Galerie Nicolas Robert in Monteal, and Zalucky Contemporary in Toronto.

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A Present Abstract collective show opens on Saturday, November 18 and runs until Saturday, December 16, 2017The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, November 18 from 6 – 8pm at 909 Currie Street, Fort Worth 76017.

 

CYDONIA is a contemporary art gallery. Our programming is committed to co-operating with artists whose practices reflect conceptual research. We approach art as a cultural good related to reciprocity, praxis, and discourse.

For more information, please contact info@cydoniagallery.com, call 214-296-4848, or visit www.cydoniagallery.com. The gallery’s address is: 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107. 

Image:

Jade Rude, Dürer Solid Unfolded and Flattened, 2015, Black mirrored aluminum, archival black gatorboard back. 47 x 28 x 1⁄2 in.          

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FREE Islamic Art Festival at the DMA Nov. 15 – 18

DETAILS at https://www.dma.org/IslamicArtFestival

Islamic Art Festival: The Language of Exchange
Join us for a three-day celebration, with a special DMA Member event on November 15, exploring Islamic art and culture in honor of the DMA’s Keir Collection of Islamic Art. From talks to music performances to artist demonstrations, learn more about Islamic art and the influence it has had across cultures.

Wednesday, November 15

DMA Members Exhibition Talk
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
DMA Members are invited to kick off the Islamic Art Festival: The Language of Exchange with a special lecture by Her Highness Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui of Morocco, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the USA. The program is presented in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Reservations are required.

Thursday, November 16

Music Performance featuring American Bedouin
6:00–8:00 p.m., Atrium

Keynote Talk: Influence and Inspiration: Islamic Art in the Keir Collection
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium


Friday, November 17
Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Dozeins of activities!

Saturday, November 18

Spotlight Talk: The Utilitarian Object in Islamic Art
11:30 a.m.–noon, Keir Collection of Islamic Art, Level 1
Join art historian Michael Falcetano for this short talk exploring objects from the Keir Collection that were made to be used in everyday life.

More talks & activities

 

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This WEEKEND at The Cove: Nov. 17-18 — Genesis…Art by Darby LaGrave


Genesis   ….and other works that embrace Life
Art by Darby LaGrave

Friday and Saturday, November 17-18, 5pm-9pm
5pm-9pm, with artist talk at 7pm both evenings

 

Darby draws inspiration from the expanse of the universe to the fragile creatures around her rural home to create elegant compositions that carry a message of hope, of relationship, of life.
“Genesis is the beginning. There are moments when we have vision, hope, dreams higher than we believe possible.  And yet, what are the possibilities?  What does our hope for the future spring from?  A new beginning, beginning to grow, the dawn of newness, fresh, uncluttered, uninhibited. Rest in the Presence, the hope of a future is yours.  Genesis is the future.”  –Darby
The Cove will be closed Thanksgiving weekend.

 

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Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Nov. 18 & 19

This Weekend Shop ’til You Drop at the
8th Annual Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience
Saturday, November 18th, 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 19th, 11am-4pm
Cattle Barn 2 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3337 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Free Admission • Family & Pet Friendly • Swag Bags
Photos with Santa • Pet Adoptions • Toy Drive
http://funkyfinds.com/holiday.html

Charitable Raffle benefiting the Humane Society of North Texas and DFW Toys for Tots

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate your community & the holiday season than shopping local & buying locally made goods! Shop with over 100 makers at the 8th Annual Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience this weekend (Sat. 10-5 & Sun. 11-4) at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. ( Google map)

This indoor event is family and pet-friendly and the perfect opportunity to keep your holiday shopping dollars local. You will find the best of the best in handmade goods ranging from small batch food to fashions and home decor. As always, there’s something for everyone and every taste. All ages and pets are welcome, so bring the whole gang! Parking fee payable by cash or credit card.

Funky Finds gives back! Funky Finds events always feature a huge charitable raffle with all proceeds benefiting local charitable organizations. Since Hurricane Harvey, it is imperative that we raise as many funds as possible for the Humane Society of North Texas and DFW Toys for Tots. HSNT will be facilitating pet adoptions all weekend & our goal is one animal adoption per inch of rain from Hurricane Harvey – fifty!!! Help us reach this goal and find loving homes for all the animals that were evacuated to our area. Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and receive one free raffle ticket! Each maker & other generous business owners have donated items for the raffle & every dime raised benefits these organizations. The first 150 shoppers to purchase $10+ raffle tickets will receive a shopping tote filled with products, samples, coupons and more.

To top things off, Santa will be on-hand for photos all weekend with a suggested donation of $5 per sitting to the Humane Society. This is the perfect opportunity to take your family photo, snap pics of your pets with Santa, and for the kids to present their wish list.

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The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery Presents “Studio/Active: Advanced Student Exhibition”

(November 14, 2017) Dallas, TX

The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College announces “Studio/Active: Advanced Student Exhibition,” running now through December 6.

“Studio/Active” is the annual exhibition of advanced visual fine art student work. Seven student artists have been chosen from our studio program, representing the best from the advanced art studio courses at El Centro. Media submitted include figure drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber arts, digital imaging, and mixed media sculpture. The goal of this exhibition is to foster professional practices in the work of our advanced fine art students, and as such, they will each prepare artist statements and a short gallery talk for the reception.

 

Student artists in this year’s exhibition include:

Francisco Gonzales – Digital Media

Alana Henry – Fiber Arts

Star Fraga – Jewelry/ small metals

Ellen Koerber – Fiber Arts

Janet Gamez – Life Drawing

Marshall Byrd – Life drawing/ print making

Jazmine Hartfield – Drawing

Yulisa Buendia – Drawing

A gallery talk by the student artists will take place at the reception Thursday, November 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Room B120.

 

For more information, please contact gallery director Raymond Butler at 214-860-2190 or raymond.butler@dcccd.edu.

 

Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gallery will be closed November 23-26 for Thanksgiving.

 

images:

“Olive Trees”

Description: fabric with tree prints

Artist: Ellen Koerber

Block print

 

“Pxy”

Description: cartoon character

Artist: Francisco Gonzalez

Digital print on canvas

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Robert McAn – Ways of Looking opens Nov. 30 at William Campbell

Ways of Looking 
 
 Thursday, November 30, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION

5:30 to 8 pm

 

An Exhibition of New Works by Robert McAn

to Open November 30 at William Campbell Contemporary Art

 
 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, November 10, 2017

Ways of Looking, an exhibition of new works by Robert McAn, will be on display November 30, 2017 through January 20, 2018, at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held Thursday, November 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The show will include mixed media on canvas and sculptures of imaginary tableaux, all inspired by McAn’s recent travels and the unconventional, abstracted ways in which he realizes his surroundings.

McAn visits countries around the globe, and has always taken photographs to document his trips. Recently, however, he has dispensed with the usual photos of beautiful scenery to focus on capturing a more personal interaction with the objects and imagery around him. “I found that many of my experiences were influenced by a system of actions,” says McAn. “They were these passing glances of looking up, looking down, and looking through. To document this behavior, I began taking pictures. The images were rapid fire, blurred, and fragmented.”
The resulting pieces magnify this unexpected manner of processing one’s surroundings, and portray the artist’s experiences from an abstracted, movement-oriented, often ambiguous perspective. The compositions evoke the idea of chance, capturing multiple layers of visual and physical action in one frame-conscious movement coupled with subconscious understanding. They are micro-environments that examine one facet of a personal journey, while also defining a universal experience.
McAn’s two- and three-dimensional pieces reexamine and elevate encounters we usually consider unremarkable, such as looking down while walking, gazing upward to orient ourselves in a city, or looking through a window to connect with the outside. “When looking down I was often simply looking for obstacles in my way,” he says. “When I took a photograph of the same thing, I saw something beautiful.”
In Ways of Looking, McAn gives viewers new avenues to explore in the broad range of shapes, colors, and textures that occupy our space. He remarks, “From celestial skyscapes to dark and moody otherworldly landscapes and seascapes, the new works provide a lens through which to view the world. This is a world of split-second glances and fleeted moments captured. The artwork is simply one way of looking.”
 
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A Fort Worth native, Robert McAn has been exhibiting professionally for more than two decades. He has shown work in venues throughout Texas, including those in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Austin, Denton, Houston, and San Antonio, among others.
His work has appeared in local and regional publications, including Fort Worth’s Star-Telegram, the Dallas Morning News and Dallas Observer, the Houston Chronicle, American Way magazine, Art Lies, and New American Paintings. His pieces are featured in many private collections around the world, and in such public and corporate collections as the University of North Texas, Plano’s PageNet Corporation, and the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas.
Robert McAn received his Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of North Texas, where he studied under Vernon Fischer and Brent Phelps. He has taught as an adjunct art professor at both Austin College and the University of North Texas. Currently, McAn serves as head of membership and special events at the Kimbell Art Museum, where he has worked since 1994.
ABOUT THE GALLERY

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

 

 

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ArtMart at the Bath House

Friday, November 17, 2017 – Reception (7-9 PM)
Saturday, November 18, 2017 – Sale (12-6 PM)
Sunday, November 19, 2017 – Sale (12-6 PM) – Live Auction (4:30 PM)

Free admission and parking

You can find the perfect Holiday Gifts for the art lover in your life at the Bath House Cultural Center’s Art Mart.

The Art Mart features an eclectic selection of original paintings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, cards, and other unique creations by more than 60 local and regional visual artists. Enjoy the art, along with food, live music, and a live art auction.

The proceeds of the Art Mart benefit the participating artists and the Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center, a not-for-profit organization that supports year-round visual and performing art programs at the center.

This year, the Art Mart features artwork by:
Sally Ackerman and Lisa Payne, Eva Azul, Matt and Sharon Bagley, Rita Barnard, Martha Boles, Kathryn Boulet Hoffman, Raul Bryand, Jan Byron, Pamela Cleveland, Lisa Covert, Lisa Crews, Kitty DePetris, Dan and Lori Dudley, James Dunn, Oscar Duran, Angelika Ejtel, Brandie Ferguson, Terri Foster, Pastor García, Fred Gardner, Jay Gardner , Essie Graham, Pedro Guerra and Gloria Carrillo, Rebecca Guy, Janice Hamilton, Candace Hartman, Kaitlyn Helwig , Tricia Hicks, Deana Hinchcliff, Chad and Chelsea Hoberer, Cheryl Johnson, Kenya Jones, Amy Justice, Cindy Kelley, Evan Knapp, Barbara Lee, Audrey Legatowicz, Lilli Lehtonen, Marcela Mihaloglou, Jo Moncrief, Suzanne Morgan, Nancy Munger, Rebecca Ramos, Victoria Ratliff, Beth Ritter-Perry, Balmore Salazar , Herlinda Sanchez, Salvador Sánchez, Elisabeth Schalij, Hans Schnitzler, Frank Sowells, Sherry Talbot, Terri Thoman, Melisa Torres, Kat Warwick, Heidi Williams, Debra Worrell Hernandez, Carlos Zuniga and Dagan Newland.

www.bathhousemedia.com/artmart

Bath House Cultural Center

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