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  1. Walt Davis teaches Watercolor Basics Feb. 2 & 3 — December 14, 2017
  2. Humanizing the Digital submissions due Dec. 15 — December 13, 2017
  3. 10th Biennial Artists’ Book Competition- deadline Dec. 15 — December 13, 2017
  4. David Hobson at The Cove Dec. 15-16 — December 13, 2017
  5. WCCA Holiday Open House Dec. 15 — December 13, 2017

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Reception for Association of Traditional Artists Dec. 2 at Dallas Public Library

You are invited to the Dallas Public Library Art Department’s

Exhibit of The Association of Traditional Artists Art

Saturday, December 2, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Fourth floor o f the Dallas Central Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

A Reception Honoring ATA Artists Joan Hukel, Jane Kahler, Oleta Walls, Helen Peden, Eugenia Benson, Mary Anne Whittle and Edward Travis will be conducted by the ATA for their contributions to the Dallas County Arts during 1970 to 2017.

Invite: ATAinvitation

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Dallas Arboretum’s Artscape 2018 call deadline Dec. 8

Artscape 2018
DEADLINE: 12/8/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 4/27/2018 – 4/29/2018

Event Website

ABOUT ARTSCAPE
Delight in the joy of spring when Artscape, the Dallas Arboretum’s juried fine art and
craft show and sale, brings together outstanding artists from around the country.
The show features a variety of mediums including Painting, Sculpture, 2-D and 3-D
mixed media, photography and more. Listed as one of the 15 most beautiful gardens
in the world by Architectural Digest, the Arboretum is a perfect complement to the
beautiful artwork selected for the show. The layout for the show is architect-designed
for maximum visibility of artists and audience flow. A blue ribbon committee reimagined
Artscape and inventive, audience-pleasing elements attract larger crowds of people
anxious to experience the excitement.

HOW TO APPLY

This year the Dallas Arboretum is using the ZAPP application forum for Artscape submissions, allowing artists to easy apply to the show and keep track of where their application is in the process.

Artists may apply once per category, and in no more than two. Collaborating artists may apply to participate in the show, but only joint work may be shown and sold. Both names must appear on all application materials and both artists must contribute to the creation of the art pieces.

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5969
Anniversary Year 12
Number of Artists Approximately 100

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Michael Holter Watercolor Workshop: Bringing Life to Your Landscape – Feb. 20 – 22, 2018

Dates: February 20 – 22, 2018 

Cost: $290    Deposit: $100   REGISTER NOW

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX, Texas 75061

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association. Contact IAA Workshop Chair Jane Kahler at janekahlerart@gmail.com.

This 3-day workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings. You paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results, and you will learn how to add people into your work to bring another dimension of life into the painting.

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.

Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating  landscapes and show you several high-speed video demonstrations.

And you will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the experience to individual needs.

About the Instructor Michael Holter:

Texas artist, Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael’s work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work in two categories: watercolor figurative and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio). Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, The Outdoor Painter Society, the Texas & Neighbors Regional Competition, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Portrait Society of America and the American Impressionist Society.

From Herb Reed, past president of Southwestern Watercolor Society.

“For the past dozen years I have facilitated and/or participated in more than 20 watercolor workshops, as an officer of SWS and as a principal in a local gallery.  Michael’s recent workshop was one of the top few that “really made a difference” in the way that I approach painting.  Take it . . . you will learn about design and composition, techniques, and hints on taking reference photos — all for turning out terrific watercolor portraits.”

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Patty Rooney: Monster Star opens this Thursday at The Magnolia Theatre // ART TALKS by Joshua Goode + Erika Duque

Patty Rooney
Monster Star

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 30, 6-8 pm

On View
November 16 – December 19

Ro2 Art @ The Magnolia
3699 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

Art Talks + Closing Reception

Joshua Goode: Pegasus Armor
Erika Duque: Paraíso

Art Talks: Saturday, December 2, 2-5 PM
Closing Reception: Saturday, December 2, 7-10 PM

RSVP

https://www.facebook.com/events/1504518059585984/

Ro2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

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Karen Harris “Vibrancy” reception Dec. 2 at Giddens Gallery

You are invited
FEATURED ARTIST’S SHOW and Reception
Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

FEATURED ARTIST
Karen Harris – “Vibrancy”
Karen’s work – https://goo.gl/2bKuyJ

Show
Nov 30 – Dec 9, 2017
Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday
11:00am – 6:00pm

Artist’s Reception
Saturday, Dec 2
6:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Free event, Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles
For details and parking – https://goo.gl/favoZZ

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine
624 S Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051
817-488-8600
http://www.giddensgallery.com
https://www.facebook.com/GiddensGallery
https://www.instagram.com/giddensgallery/

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Cutefest 2 on Dec. 2 + call for artists

There are still spots for vendors at this year’s Cutefest, being held in conjunction with Bedford’s tree lighting.
Bedford Public Library

2424 Forest Ridge Dr, Bedford, Texas 76021
12:00 PM-6:00 PM – Cutefest – Cute Christmas shopping experience at the library for all of your holiday gifts.
2:00 PM-4:00 PM – Cute Pet Palooza – A Christmas celebration for your furry friends (dogs, cats and small domestic pets). The celebration includes a costume contest, pet parade, and pet pictures with Santa
4:00 PM-8:00 PM – Holiday Hayride around Old Bedford School (leaves from Southwest corner of the library)
4:30 PM-8:00 PM – Community Stage Performances on the lawn at the Old Bedford School
4:00 PM-8:00 PM – FREE family and pet activities and crafts on the lawn of the Old Bedford School (while supplies last)
5:00PM – Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest Judging
6:00 PM – Reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and Santa’s arrival
6:00 PM – FREE refreshments available (while supplies last)
6:30 PM-8:00 PM– Selfies with Santa – bring your own camera to snap your own photos and capture the moment.

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Dec. 1 Openings at the FWCAC

Opening Receptions at FWCAC: December 1st, 6 – 9pm

TAC Small Works Show

December 1  – January 13, 2017

Reception: December 1, 2017; 6 – 9pm

http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibitions/

Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

35mm Slide Show
Friday December 1, 2017 –
Saturday January 13, 2018

A WOVEN TAPESTRY OF LIFE\’S IMAGERY
Friday December 1, 2017 –
Wednesday December 27, 2017

“Paint Can Fly – VIII”
Friday December 1, 2017 –
Wednesday December 20, 2017

Dazzle Dazzle
Friday November 3, 2017 –
Wednesday December 20, 2017

The Long Black Wig Project: A False Sense of History
Friday November 3, 2017 –
Friday December 29, 2017

Fort Worth 15 Presents…
Friday November 3, 2017 –
Wednesday December 20, 2017

Offscreen
Saturday November 11, 2017 –
Saturday December 30, 2017

 

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Elizabeth Schowachert: Art and Materials exhibition | Big Student Art Show on Dec. 2nd

Please join us for

Elizabeth Schowachert: an Art and Materials exhibition
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
during our Big Student Art show!

*Works of Art in Encaustic, Oil, Acrylic and Mixed Media!

*Demos in Encaustic Wax painting!
*An exhibition of Artwork and Materials by Elizabeth Schowachert !
*Food and wine too!

Elizabeth will be bringing traditional artist materials for working with ink and paper including traditional Asian calligraphy brushes, ink dishes, handmade papers and other art tools. She will also offer a selection of handmade art brushes for sale including a selection of recent artwork, and handmade art cards. Additionally she will have some vintage/antique art tools she acquired in Taiwan.
Artist Statement….
My intention with my art/paintings is to explore the most significant connections in my life, those that have influenced
me and made the deepest impressions.
Cultural connections have had a significant impact on my life, my way of thinking, the way I choose to live and my ideas about myself. My experiences in Asia especially have influenced my ideas about myself, who I am and how I live my life.
In my current body of work, I am exploring the idea of those connections that have most influenced me, how cultures can co-exist, maintaining a distinct points of view, coming together with a voice that combines the traditional and the contemporary, in ways that honors and values both.

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The Upstairs Gallery – Annual Christms Show – 12.2.17

The intricate medallion design above was created by Al Brouillette, one of the
original artists of The Upstairs Gallery. It was one of many designs that he created for Eleanor G. Martin’s annual Christmas Show. We thought it approporiate to use
Al’s design for this 50th Annual Gallery show. Al Brouillette 1924 – 2000

 a gallery group show

Pottery and jewelry and art gifts…from our family of artists.
Art in every medium and priced to make shopping fun again…
We are featuring three potters – all with destinctive styles. Mugs and platters, casserole dishes and tortilla bowls, goblets and cups to share good cheer. Art to give – art to collect – all part of our 50th Show.
“NORTH POLE WE HAVE A PROBLEM”
Created by: Kent Bushart
Stephen Rascoe – Sun Flowers
Paintings to Celebrate the
Holiday Season
Oils, watercolors, mixed media….all on display. Our family of artists will show their recent works….from large paintings to small treasures.
Contemporary and traditional — bright and bold – thoughtful and reflective .
art classes and workshops
DOUG WALTON NEW YEAR’S ENCOUNTER 2018
DATE: Fri-Sun, Jan. 5, 6, & 7, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
FEE: $165 for three days or $60 per day.
A $50 deposit will hold your place.

 

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VASTFest 2017 on Dec. 6

You are invited to VASTFest 2017 that takes place on Wednesday, December 6th from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201.

VASTFest is a holiday shopping and social event. Come and meet VAST Artists, have snacks and refreshments, and buy one-of-a-kind art gifts made by local artists. 

VASTFest is free and open to the public. VAST website: https://vastarts.org/

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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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Giving Tuesday Nov. 28 – Donate to your favorite art organizations!

https://www.givingtuesday.org/

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. We’ve created a directory to help you find organizations, charities, events and more in your own community.

Some local participating visual arts organizations:

Arlington Museum of Art
Art House Dallas
Arts Council Northeast
Artitude
Creative Arts Center of Dallas
DREAM Fine Arts Conservatory
Greater Denton Arts Council
Irving Art Association
Visual Arts League of Allen

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Free Basic Classes in Fiber Arts, Gelli Printing and Oil & Acrylic Painting

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 to a particular art medium. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Registration is now open for the Winter 2018 classes

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm.

Supplies:  Basic supplies are provided. Please bring whatever extra supplies you wish to try out. (paint, brushes, paper, etc.). Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Contact: irvingartassociation@gmail.com


 FREE BASIC ART CLASSES

WINTER 2018 Schedule:

Thursday evenings 7-9 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts

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Shop Local Through ETSY on Shop Small Saturday Nov. 25

Support DFW artists and crafters in your neighborhood by buying nearby! Did you know ETSY has a shop local geographic feature?

You can start your search here

https://www.etsy.com/localsearch. 

Or limit your ETSY search results by using the local items filter.

For a visual map of local events and brick & mortar sellers use https://www.etsy.com/local (note that using this requires that you be signed into your account)

You can also save shipping costs by picking up your purchases locally instead of having them shipped.

Note: You can find DFW memorabilia here: https://www.etsy.com/market/dallas_fort_worth


 

You can also identify local crafters through their membership in ETSY DALLAS and ETSY FORT WORTH.

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42 Murals Project – Stevie Ray Vaughan murals by Steve Hunter

For more information about the Vaughan murals, see the Dallas Observer article by Tricia Sims:

Deep Ellum Didn’t Have Any Stevie Ray Vaughan Murals Until an Artist Created 3 This Year

Steve Hunter, artist

For more about the artist who created the murals, see his website:

http://www.huntercreates.com

from his website: Steve Hunter is a full time fine artist. He creates murals, canvas paintings (the bigger the better) and charcoal drawings. His wife Mischelle Hunter is also an artist. She creates handcrafted jewelry, teaches art and technology classes and is a freelance graphic designer. Two Hunter’s that love to create art. That is how Hunter Creates came to be.

Steve Hunter started his business in 2002 as a muralist in the UK. His work has brought him to the states and he currently resides in Dallas. His work includes a variety of mediums and styles. Although he is still passionate about murals he now offers custom large and medium canvas paintings, charcoal portraits, group or corporate art classes and community mosaic projects.

 


42 Murals Project websites:

http://42murals.com

https://www.facebook.com/42murals/

More about the project in a Dallas Morning News article by Michael Granberry:

How a Dallas developer helped artists turn Deep Ellum into a street-art paradise

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Home for the Holidays – Amanda and Judi Dunbar Exhibit at Blue House Too

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS:
ALLEN ARTS ALLIANCE WELCOMES HOME
AMANDA AND JUDITH DUNBAR

The Allen Arts Alliance is thrilled to welcome acclaimed Allen artists, Amanda and Judith Dunbar, to The Blue House Too ArtSpace for the annual holiday exhibit which will run from December 1 through January 7th.

Amanda Dunbar has received wide recognition for her work, and her popularity has increased through the years, starting with her appearance as a young artist on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Amanda’s work, portraying families, children, special places, and nature is designed to uplift and engage those who have the opportunity to experience it.
Judith Dunbar embraces the idea that “evolvement in art is never ending.” Her paintings are not about representation, but about essence. Judith’s art, while being representational, is without form creating a visual world where reality is mixed with images from her memory and fantasy.

Meet the artists at our Home for the Holidays Reception on Wednesday, December 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season with beautiful artwork, music, friends and festive bites and drinks.

Blue House Too ArtSpace
934 Watters Creek Blvd (across from DSW Shoes)
Wednesday – Fridays 2 to 8 p.m.
Saturday 1 – 9 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 6 p.m.

For more about Blue House Too visit www.bluehousetoo.org.
For more about Amanda and Judith visit www.judithdunbar.com and www.amandadunbar.com

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About the Allen Arts Alliance
The mission of the Allen Arts Alliance is to support and nurture our local arts and cultural groups as they present inspiring and entertaining experiences designed to enrich our community.
Cultivating a vibrant community, bringing art to life.

 

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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 


Follow Us:
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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/headlines/holiday-presence-xiii-at-the-kettle-opens-nov-25/

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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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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