Sharon Giles

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Saturday, January 12th: the 3 hour Textiles, Paper, Encaustic workshop at The Encaustic Center!

The ALL NEW 3-hour Textiles, Paper and Encaustic workshop with Leigh Harrison

noon to 3:00 pm $60 — Sign up now!

In this specialty workshop, we’ll be using textiles and paper to create beautifully layered compositions! We’ll also be doing some incising and tinting the surface with pigment sticks.ALL supplies included. We have plenty of …

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Steve Ko, January Speaker at the Visual Art League of Lewisville

The Visual Art League of Lewisville presents artist Steve Ko as the speaker for our January Art Talks.

This event takes place on Tuesday, January 8th at 7:00 P.M. at the MCL Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street in Lewisville.

Steve Ko is an internationally known portrait artist and a teacher who is driven …

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Jane Jones 2019 Critique Sessions and Watermedia Workshops & Classes

Jane E. Jones   972-407-6978

2019 Abstracting Nature Workshop
April 20-30, May 1-2 $400.00
9:30 – 3:30 at Sharon Serrago’s Studio; Richardson, TX
Registration $100.00 deposit.


Highland Springs Retirement CommunityPrivate Dining Room, 8000 Frankford Rd, Dallas, TX.Same place it’s always been. Fridays 9:30am–12:00
Limited enrollment
Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar …

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ART214 for 2019 – call for art

NOW Accepting Entries!
Deadline: February 1, 2019

Five cultural centers of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (Bath House Cultural CenterLatino Cultural CenterMoody Performance HallSouth Dallas Cultural Center, and Oak Cliff Cultural Center) will present the 2nd annual ART214 Juried Exhibition, a multi-venue visual arts project that showcases the works of artists who live in Dallas …

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NIC MATHIS Memory Screen opens Jan. 12 at Erin Cluley

Memory Screen

JANUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 16, 2019

Nic Mathis’ exhibition presents new ink drawings and paintings translating his personal notebook doodles and notes into personal artifacts and figurative works. Lacking the figurative lines typically used to carry the weight and innate presence of two dimensional representation, …

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Texas Ink – Under Pressure: Steamroller Prints Exhibit

When Artists Get Together with Heavy Road Equipment Big Things Happen!

Texas Ink – Under Pressure is a collection of Steamroller prints by local Artist, created in parking lots throughout Texas.

Each artist carved their image into a wood block, which were inked, and covered with a sheet of paper then driven over with a …

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January CADD news and other announcements

Openings on Saturday Jan. 5 & 12

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TIMOTHY HARDING new drawings Opening Jan. 5 at Cris Worley

TIMOTHY HARDING: New_drawings_1-21c


Cris Worley Fine Arts, 1845 E. Levee St. , Dallas TX

Exhibition Dates: January 5 – February 9, 2019
Cris Worley Fine Arts is pleased to announce Timothy Harding: New_drawings_1-21c featuring new works in acrylic on canvas and a site-specific installation in
wood. …

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Art House Dallas: A look back at 2018

Dear Friends,

As 2018 draws to a close, it truly is exciting to look back at a year filled with inspiring conversations, engaging partnerships, and a community of artists who have felt encouraged. In total, we hosted 75 programs and events with over 1,600 attendees and celebrated 8 beautiful years here in Dallas.

So …

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Arts Council of Fort Worth – January Events

Listed below are all of the events happening this December with the
Arts Council of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Community Arts Center
and Fort Worth Public Art!
Visit our Website Artist Receptions
January 4, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 pm in the galleries

Exhibits on View
January 4 – February …

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Opening Reception Jan. 5 at Craighead Green

 OPENING RECEPTION THIS WEEKEND Saturday, January 5th, 5-8 pm


For more information see the website:

Craighead Green Gallery, 1011 Dragon Street, Dallas, TX 75207

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Grapevine Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival ~January 4 & 5

JANUARY 4 & 5,2019 ~ Friday & Saturday

LOCATION ~ GRAPEVINE CONVENTION CENTER 1209 S Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051

Shop, Crop & craft ~ fri 9 am to 10 pm / sat 9 am to 5 pm

Grapevine, Texas – January admission

2-Day $12 at the door

FRIDAY $8 at the door


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THIS Saturday at LRFA Dallas – Opening Reception CHANGING TIDES 5-8pm

Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA), announces a two-person exhibition featuring new works by Christy Lee Rogers and Dylan Gebbia-Richards.

LRFA will be hosting the opening reception on Saturday, January 5th from 5:00-8:00pm with an artist talk at 6:45pm, moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe.

Though one might think an …

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FBCAA Demo/Workshop in Soft Pastel with Lucille Carter on Jan. 15th plus 1 Day Workshop Jan. 16th

REGULAR MEETINGS of the Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month August – May EXCEPT DECEMBER! Meeting schedule: 9:00 -9:30 Social Time; 9:30-10:30 Meeting 10:30-12:00; Demo 1:00 – 3:00 Mini-Workshop. GUESTS are welcome! The demonstrations are free, but the optional mini-workshops are $10.

Location: Craft Room of …

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2019 Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition call for entries – $8,000 in awards – deadline March 1

The annual TxN exhibit is back for its 34th year! This five-state competition is highly respected and very competitive. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center. Deadline is March 1, 2019.

The 2019 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New …

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Winter 2019 Free Basic Classes – new classes!

The Irving Art Association offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners of a particular art medium. Expect traditional as well as …

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Winter Class Session begins Jan. 6 at the Craft Guild

The Craft Guild of Dallas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing a variety of arts and craft instruction for the last 70 years.  We offer year-around classes and workshops for adult students, from the beginner to the advanced, in the disciplines of Bookbinding, Drawing & Painting, Glass, Clay, Metalsmithing and other traditional arts. …

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Winter Workshops at the Craft Guild

Workshop Spotlight: BoHo Wrap Bracelet

Show your free spirit by creating this colorful wrap bracelet that will remind you of the 70’s and macrame but with a twist.  We will use leather cord, beads, rolo chain and beading thread to make this wonderful bracelet.  It looks complicated but it is not!  Come join us to …

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ACRYLIC NIGHT on Jan. 4: Project – Pouring a Swipe

Project for Friday, January 4, 2019 with be Pouring using the Swipe method.

Sharon Giles will demonstrate how to mix paint for pouring and how to do the swiping method. The demo will start at 7pm.

To see a playlist of videos illustrating swiping:

Or you can work on your own project. We’re dedicating …

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It’s Holiday Lights Time!

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

Enchant: The World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze & Market – Includes the Enchant Christmas Market. Nov. 23 – Dec. 30 at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Vitruvian Lights: 1.5 million sparkling lights wrapped around 550 …

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Sewing & Design January Classes at Petit Atelier

Petit Atelier January Class Schedule
Petit Atelier
2952 Commerce Street
Dallas TX

January classes are posted for Petit Atelier – learn to sew and design in the New Year!

Visit their website to register for a class or for more information!

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Holiday Shopping at the Maestri Gallery

Grab Last Minute Gifts at the Maestri Gallery
Maestri Gallery
401 Exposition Avenue
Dallas TX

Come grab your last minute special finds that are sure to make an impression!

Hosting 13 artists in Exposition Park, Maestri Gallery has a wide variety of options from large to small and complimented by goods from …

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Deep Ellum Artists Market Dec. 22

Holiday Presence 14
Kettle Art
2650 Main Street
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Please join Kettle Art for the return of their ‘Deep Ellum Artists Market’ featuring many artists you know and love setting up shop, painting live, and they are genuinely happy to meet you.

Also get a chance …

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MIGUEL ZAPATA “Madrid / Dallas” opened Dec. 15 at Valley House

Valley House Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition “Miguel Zapata: Madrid / Dallas.” Join us for the opening reception tomorrow evening, Saturday, December 15, 6:00pm–8:00pm.

View images of work in the exhibition at and also on Artsy at

“Madrid / Dallas” is an apt title for this exhibition honoring Spanish artist …

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Ro2 Presents: A Small Works Show and Gift Grab!

Ro2: Presents

A holiday gift grab and small works show featuring Ro2 represented artists

On View
NOW – January 5, 2019

Ro2 Art | The Cedars
1501 S. Ervay St.
Dallas, TX 75215


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Dallas Cultural Projects Funding deadline Jan. 11, 2019

The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs’ Cultural Projects Funding program is now open until January 11th, 2019! Both individual artists and nonprofit organizations can apply for this program. For more infomation, see the OCA website


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Mansfield International Film Festival entries due Dec. 30

Mansfield International Film Festival

March 7-10
Arts Week in Mansfield kicks with the inaugural Mansfield International Film Festival from March 7-10. This festival will put Mansfield on the map as a premiere home for independent film. The festival will be held at the Farr Best Theater and other venues in Historic Downtown Mansfield.

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POSADA at the Latino Cultural Center Dec. 16 – plus Hecho en Dallas through Jan. 5

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 4-8 pm

Join the Latino Cultural Center for its 15th annual Posada. This FREE, family-friendly event will include a procession, crafts and live entertainment!

4 pm – Guests are asked to gather on the LCC plaza. The procession will take place at the LCC.
4 – 8 …

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Spindletop by Janice Wueste – Reception Dec. 12 at FWA

Janice B. Wueste



December 12 – December 29, 2018

Spindletop opening reception
will take place:

Wednesday, December 12th, 6-9pm.

Fort Works Arts, 2100 Montgomery St
Fort Worth, TX 76107 Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm

Fort Works Art will be welcoming local artist Janice …

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Join us Wednesday, December 19th for CADD’s HOLIDAY PARTY at CWFA + HJG

You Are Invited to CADD’S HOLIDAY PARTY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19th from 5:30–7:30 pm Holly Johnson Gallery + Cris Worley Fine Arts 1845 Levee Street Suites 100 & 110 Dallas, Texas 75207 214 369 0169 HOLLY JOHNSON GALLERY + CRIS WORLEY FINE ARTS CADD’s HOLIDAY PARTY IS FREE and proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery and Arts + Culture Texas …

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Holiday Break Art Camps at Elm Street Studio

December 20 & 21
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Ages 7 and up


January 2-4
10:00 am to Noon
Ages 6 and up

Please visit our site for more details!

Elm Street Studio, 139 S. Elm Street, Keller, TX 76248


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Cottonwood Art Festival Spring 2019 applications due Jan. 11

Cottonwood Art Festival Spring 2019

Cottonwood Park
Richardson, Texas (South)

SHOW DATES: May 4-5, 2019
Saturday 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Application Deadline: 1/11/19 Midnight CST
Apply through Zapplication:

Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas …

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Membership Month at the MADI

Last Chance to Save! Join the MADI.

It’s Membership Month at the Geometric MADI!

Stay connected to the museum with the largest geometric art exhibitions in the United States! Become a member of The Museum of Geometric and MADI before December 31, 2018. ​

If you join before December 31st you will receive:

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Grant Deadlines, Strategic Planning & Grant Writing Webinars, TCA’s Next Budget, and More!

Note: items selected from TCA’s December 2018 newsletter — subscribe for yourself at

Texas Commission on the Arts

Upcoming TCA Application Deadlines: TCA has several upcoming application deadlines. As always, the TCA staff is happy to discuss your goals and eligibility to determine which programs are right for you. You may …

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A Night of Artists and Chefs Jan. 30 – Feb. 3

A Night of Artists and Chefs

Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:00 pm – Sun Feb 3, 2019 10:00 pm

Gather – 207 E Virginia St, McKinney, TX
for tickets and information:

Join us at Gather in old town McKinney to enjoy a one-of-a-kind art and food experience as …

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