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Date registered: December 31, 2012
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“Affirmations” Gallery Talk March 10 at the SDCC


Exhibition Dates: February 10 – March 24, 2018

Reception: Saturday, February 10, 2018 (5-7 pm)

Curator: Nychelle Elise – Questions? Contact nychelleelise@gmail.com

For details, go to http://sdcc.dallasculture.org/tickets-info/arthello-beck-gallery-and-emerging-artists-gallery/

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CADD’s 3rd Thursday – March 15 at Valley House

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a CADD member gallery for Happy Hour!
Thursday, March 15th, 5:30-7:00 pm
This month’s event will take place at
Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden
Familiarize yourself with the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas! Learn about our mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs. Learn about each gallery’s current and upcoming exhibitions, meet the gallery owners and their staff, meet the gallery artists, and other like-minded, art lovers in the DFW area.
CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE & proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas

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Tina Bohlman Design & Composition Workshop April 5 – 7


3-day “Design & Composition” Workshop

Thursday, April 5 – Saturday, April 7, 2018

$225 for 3 days – $75 deposit required (nonrefundable) Pay by check or PayPal.


Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association. Workshop chair: Jane Kahler janekahlerart@gmail.com

Students should be knowledgeable in their medium, have had some previous painting experience and be familiar with setting up and using their equipment.  Demonstrations will be in watercolor and oil, but painters may work in any medium.

This is not a “how to paint” workshop; it is assumed you already know how to mix and apply paint!  We will instead address challenges painters encounter with emphasis on:

  • Subject Matter Selection (do you relate? is it within your skill set?)
  • Composition (organization of elements)
  • Design (Every mark matters!)
  • Simplification (editing out detail)
  • Massing (seeing elements as a “whole”)

Workshop offers daily lecture & demo with plenty of opportunity for notes, questions, individual easel-side assistance.


A native Texan, Tina Bohlman has used the state in which she was raised as both the inspiration and the canvas for her art.  Mostly a self-taught artist, Bohlman works in both watercolor and oil medium to capture “the moment” in her plein air paintings and brilliant rural landscapes.

She prefers plein air rather than working in the studio and is a veteran of numerous competition plein air and “quick draw” events including, Plein Air Southwest–Outdoor Painters Society, Sedona Plein Air Festival-Sedona, Arizona, Paint The Parks-Estes Park, Colorado, and  Plein Air Easton, Easton, Maryland.

Over the past 40 years, Bohlman has made quite an impact in her field and has earned more than 60 awards, including a dozen First Place and four Best in Show titles.  Her work is collected worldwide; Bohlman originals hang in private and corporate collections in 38 States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Benin, West Africa.

Memberships: Master Signature-Outdoor Painters Society; Signature-Women Artists of the West; Master Signature-Artists Of Texas; Signature-Contemporary Fine Art International;  Signature-International Plein Air Painters;  Associate With Distinction-American Women Artists;  Associate, Southwest Watercolor Society;  Associate-American Watercolor Society, Associate, Oil Painters of America, Associate-American Impressionist Society.




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Medieval Art Symposium March 8 & 9 at the Meadows Museum

The Medieval World in a Spanish Context
Thursday, March 8 –
Friday, March 9

Organized by Amanda W. Dotseth, the Meadows/Mellon/Prado curatorial fellow, this symposium brings together international scholars on the art of the Middle Ages to explore the breadth of objects found within the context of Spanish collections, both medieval and modern. From Islamic textiles and metalwork to North African ivory, manuscripts of varied manufacture, and Scandinavian red deer antler, the materials and production methods found in Spanish contexts reflect the diversity of the medieval world.
FREE; advance registration is required. To register, please call 214.768.8587.

Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

TOP: Pere Vall (Spanish, active c. 1400-c. 1422), Saints Benedict and Onuphrius (detail), c. 1410. Tempera on softwood panel. Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Museum Purchase with funds generously provided by Richard and Luba Barrett, MM.2017.01. Photo by Kevin Todora.

RIGHT: Unknown 14th-century Spanish artist, Catalan Liturgical Cabinet (detail), 1375-1400. Tempera, gilding, and glazed silver leaf on poplar wood. Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Museum Purchase, The Meadows Foundation Fund, MM.91.07. Photo by Michael Bodycomb.


Consorting with the Enemy: Islamic Art in the Medieval Treasury of San Isidoro de León
Julian Raby, former Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 10:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Membra disjecta: Seville Cathedral Choir Book Leaves in US Collections

Christine Sciacca, Associate Curator of European Art, 300-1400 CE, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

The Removal of the Frescos from San Baudelio de Berlanga: Antiquarians, Heritage Management and Cultural Property Law

Heather Ecker, Visiting Scholar, Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University, New York

Medieval Iberian Textiles: From Treasuries to Museums

Ana Cabrera Lafuente, Marie S. Curie Fellow, Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Amanda W. Dotseth, Meadows/Mellon/Prado Postdoctoral Fellow, Meadows Museum, Dallas

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2:00-4:30 P.M.

Consolidation as Authority: The Medieval Treasury of San Isidoro and the Development of a National Narrative

Amanda W. Dotseth, Meadows/Mellon/Prado Postdoctoral Fellow, Meadows Museum, Dallas

The Recovery of Historical Identity: Romanesque Art in the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Past and Future

Jordi Camps, Curator of Medieval Art, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona

Art of Medieval Spain in New York: Making Sense of a Fragmented View

Charles T. Little, Curator Emeritus of Medieval Art/The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of
Art, New York


Shannon Wearing, Affiliate, University of California, Los Angeles

Concluding Remarks

Therese Martin, Tenured Scholar, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid

Reception in the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall immediately following the symposium

You may also like…
SMU’s Medieval Studies Department presents a special lecture by Therese Martin at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, Art Making and Code Switching in Medieval Iberia: Queens, Consorts, and Countesses. Lecture will be held at the Meadows Museum.

For more information on this lecture e-mail bwheeler@smu.edu.

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Artist’s Show & Reception featuring Nancy Conant March 17 at Giddens Gallery

Giddens Gallery is Pleased to Announce

“All Creatures Great and Small”

by Nancy Conant

Featured Artist’s Reception 
Saturday, Mar 17, 2018
6pm – 9pm

Show dates Mar 15 – 24

Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday
11:00am – 6:00pm

“My inspiration comes from my Heavenly Father. I pour out my love and adoration for Him as I paint. And in that act of worship, I paint what He has made. I have a deep love and respect for His creation – ‘All Things Great and Small’.”

“A Royal Family” by Nancy Conant

Special Note on PARKING

Parking is very limited in front of the Gallery so we suggest you park in the available area behind the Gallery. Off of Main Street, turn West on W Hudgins St to get to the parking lot.
We are in the Visitors Center Building.  The available parking area for the Gallery is in the back and is for “PUBLIC PARKING AFTER 5 PM and SAT & SUN”.  This link will take you to a Google Map; https://goo.gl/6SQBGu

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine
624 S Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051

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Winners of the TAG Spring Members Show

Closing Reception & Awards was held on Monday, March 5, 2018. Judge was Maureen Brouillettee. For more about TAG see the website http://trinityartsguild.net


Trinity Arts Spring Show 2018 Awards

Outstanding Amateur Award: Sandra Fultz, 20 Grand Slams
Judge’s comments: Exciting action figure and wonderfully subdued background

Mid-Cities Award: Billie Yahnee, Spoonie Judge’s comments: Joyful, Fun, Great color and composition

Works on Canvas
1. Chris Fennell, Veridian Sunset
Judge’s comments: Classically beautiful and eloquently simple
2. Annetta Wooster, Colorado Cowboy
3. Cheri Irwin, Proud to be in the first grade HM. Bonnie Dunn, What’s The Melody
HM. Lee Larkin, Jonathan

Works on Paper
1.Hugh Heaton, Lost in Thought Judge’s comments: Original, unique, contemporary
2.M.Lee McGlothin, The Wedding Bouquet
3.Masox Cox, Caprock Canyon Rim Trail
HM. Linda Akins, Tour at Twilight
HM. Pam Smith, West Texas Cactus

1.Sharon Giles, Cattin’ Around
Judges comments: Great design and color, love the geometric shapes behind the cat
2. Sandra Moore Williams, Elise
3. Don Collins, Cloud Shadows, Davis Mountains

3D Challenge
1.Kimmie Hamm, The Piano Building Judges comments: Very creative, amusing and complex
2. Patty Jasper, Empty Arms
3. Gwen Bain, Dragonfly

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Sparks Studio Art Classes for March

Sign up for a workshop…  Call Suzanne 817-266-3085 or email suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com to reserve a seat in any class
our mailing address
Sparks Studio Art, 1809 Elm Crest Drive, Arlington, TX 76012
Workshops and classes at Sparks Studio Art include a wide range of art mediums and techniques. The common thread in all  of our classes is having fun with like-minded friends while learning!  We work hard, we play hard, we create!
Colorful silicone pours

Swirls, Cells, Layers & More
FABULOUS  CLASS – New Techniques for Pouring, Shaping and Texture Cells
Thursday March 15 – 9:30 to 3:00

Create fabulous and colorful works of art with texture, movement and abstract design.  We’ll use colors of acrylic paint, flow medium, silicone, and PVA to master the art of pouring.
Suzanne is a versatile artist, author and teacher. She has received numerous awards for her paintings (watercolor, collage and acrylics). She was chosen ‘Designer of the Year’ and received ‘The lifetime Achievement Award’ from CHA.
    Cost:  $55  –  includes Flow medium, silicone, PVA, mixing cups, stirrers, plastic gloves
Supplies needed:  four stretched canvas (good sizes are 6×6”, 6×12”, 10×10” &12×24”), 3 plastic trash bags, 2 aluminum baking pans that will hold your canvas sizes, eight colors of acrylic paint (small bottles are OK), old 1” brush.
Advanced Leather sketch-journals WORKSHOP

              for Artists, Writers, Collectors and Special People
NEW techniques for interesting pages and binding options
with Suzanne McNeill-Sparks

Thursday March 29 – 9:30 to 3:30
Learn NEW techniques – with additional types of stitched binding options like twists, beads, stitches, etc.  You will learn NEW ways to prepare papers, stitch each signature into the exposed binding, and make an interesting closure.  We will cut or tear the paper in class.  The finished sketchbook or journal will be 8” by 8”  and will contain 72-96 pages.
       Cost $55   – includes a Book ‘kit’  with Leather cover (your choice of colors), needle, professional thread, handmade marbled end papers, and closure.
Supplies to bring:  Please bring your own paper for the journal   … for a watercolor journal, you will need 4 sheets of 140lb WC paper (Fabriano or Fluid work best) – (or paper is available in the studio – 4 sheets for $16).  Full sheets (22 x 30″) work best as there will be no waste  … for a sketch or writing  journal, you might choose to use other suitable papers  … for a fun mixed use journal, use a mixture of papers – these could be mixed media paper, toned or colored papers, tracing paper, etc.  (papers should be at least 7 1/2″ x 15″ long).
Additional helpful supplies:  If possible, bring  an awl, a bone folder, and pliers.
Note:  Additional ‘Book Kits’ available $30 – includes leather cover, handmade flysheet, professional thread, needle, instructions, templates
RUST & patina on canvas

Layers, Textures, Copper & Iron Finishes
TERRIFIC  CLASS – Reactive Techniques with Copper and Iron
with Suzanne McNeill-Sparks

date to be announced – – 9:30 to 3:00
Create amazing wall decor with your favorite images – horses, people, hearts, birds, fish, geometrics, etc.  We’ll use Reactive paint solutions to alter canvas surfaces into genuine Iron rusted to a burnt orange, and genuine bluish-green Copper patina.  Learn to work with canvas, paper, and metals to create amazing art!
Suzanne is a versatile artist, author and teacher. She has received numerous awards for her paintings (watercolor, collage and acrylics). She was chosen ‘Designer of the Year’ and received ‘The lifetime Achievement Award’ from CHA.
Cost:  $55   –  Paints and accessories are included
Supplies needed:  two 12×12”, one 6×6” stretched canvas.
intro to soldering

Popular Soldering Class – with Sibling Rivalry (Rick and Laura)
date to be announced –  – 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Learn to Tackle the Torch. If you’ve ever wanted to work with metal but are intimidated by the torch, this is the class for you.  In this beginning solder class you will learn to cut, file, texture, patina and solder while designing and creating a unique pendant using sterling silver and copper.  All materials and use of tools is supplied. All you need to bring is your imagination.
  Cost   $85 – All Supplies are furnished
Sibling Rivalry Artisans – Rick Allen and Laura Conway are a brother and sister team that use rivalry as inspiration to design and create mixed metal jewelry. Their popular metal-smithing classes include copper, brass, sterling silver, bronze, and stone setting.      siblingrivalryartisans.com
More fun with enameling

Add new techniques to your enameling talent
with Rick Allen & Laura Conway – SiblingRivalryArtisans.com
date to be announced – – 9:00am – 12:00

Add some color to your life then we have just the class for you.  You will use powdered glass enamel to make pictures you will be proud to wear.  This class will include Sgraffito through sifted enamel.  Sgraffito is an Italian word that describes the techniques of scratching through a layer of something to expose what is beneath it. Then you will learn the process of wet packing transparent enamel to add color to your sgraffito piece.  Come join us for a colorful morning.
           Cost – $75.00  –  All Supplies are furnished
Sibling Rivalry Artisans – Rick Allen and Laura Conway are a brother and sister team that use rivalry as inspiration to design and create mixed metal jewelry. Their popular metal-smithing classes include copper, brass, sterling silver, bronze, and stone setting.      siblingrivalryartisans.com
Introduction to Electro-Etching

NEW CLASS… for Amazing Designs
with Rick Allen,  & Laura Conway – SiblingRivalryArtisans.com
date to be announced – – 9:00am to 12:00

This class will teach you how to etch copper using a common household battery.  This eliminates the need for messy chemicals.  Etching is a great way to add depth and dimension to your copper jewelry. You will create a beautiful piece of jewelry while learning a clean and chemical free technique to etch copper.  You will also texture, sand, file, patina and finish your etched piece so it is ready to show off.   The class fee includes copper, leather cord, and use of instructor’s tools. All you need to bring is the desire to learn something new and have fun creating your own piece of jewelry.  Each student will get to keep the electro-etching kit you use in class.
         Cost –  $90.00  –  All Supplies are furnished
Sibling Rivalry Artisans – Rick Allen and Laura Conway are a brother and sister team that use rivalry as inspiration to design and create mixed metal jewelry. Their popular metal-smithing classes include copper, brass, sterling silver, bronze, and stone setting.      siblingrivalryartisans.com
8″ x 8″ handmade LEATHER JOURNAL

Professional Leather Journal for Sketching or Writing – with Dawn Giddings
date to be announced –  – 9:30 to 3:00

You will learn how to prepare the papers to create signatures.  We will stitch each signature into the exposed binding and make a closure for your new journal.  We will cut or tear the paper in class.  The finished sketchbook or journal will be 8” by 8”  and will contain 72 pages.
Dawn Giddings is primarily a Graphite Artist who also enjoys Bookbinding, Fiber art, making jewelry and mixed media. She also loves to travel, spend time with her husband, kids and 8 grandchildren and puppy. You can see her work at   Giddingsart.blogspot.com
     Cost $55   – will include a Book ‘kit’  with the Leather cover, needle, professional thread, handmade end papers and key closure.
Supplies to bring:  Please bring your own paper for the journal   … for a watercolor journal, you will need 3 sheets of 140lb paper (Fabriano or Fluid work best, CP or HP) – (or paper is available in the studio – 3 sheets for $12).  Full sheets (22 x 30″) work best as there will be no waste  … for a sketch or writing journal, you might choose to use other suitable papers  … for a fun mixed use journal, use a mixture of papers – these could be mixed media paper, toned or colored papers, tracing paper, etc.  (papers should be at least 7 1/2″ x 15″ long).
Additional helpful supplies:  If possible, bring  an awl, a bone folder, and pliers.
Note:  Additional ‘Book Kits’ available for $30 – includes leather cover, handmade flysheet, professional thread, needle, instructions, templates
bezel making and stone setting

Fabulous Pendant – with Sibling Rivalry (Rick and Laura)
ate to be announced – – 9:00 to 3:00 (break for lunch)

Take your jewelry to the next level! You will design a sterling silver pendent, make a bezel that custom fits a cabochon which is soldered onto the pendent and then set the stone to create a one of a kind necklace.  You will impress yourself with your new skill! Prior soldering experience is necessary.
       Cost  $120 – All supplies are included
Sibling Rivalry Artisans – Rick Allen and Laura Conway are a brother and sister team that use rivalry as inspiration to design and create mixed metal jewelry. Their popular metal-smithing classes include copper, brass, sterling silver, bronze, and stone setting. siblingrivalryartisans.com
new – spinner ring in copper – silver

Amazing Technique – with Sibling Rivalry (Rick and Laura)
date to be announced –  – 6:00 to 9:00pm

Round and Round!  Come take a spin. Learn to make unique spinner rings!  You will create a sterling silver and/or copper spinner ring that is fun to wear.  Your friends will be impressed!  Basic soldering knowledge is required.
   Cost  $120 – All Supplies are furnished
Sibling Rivalry Artisans – Rick Allen and Laura Conway are a brother and sister team that use rivalry as inspiration to design and create mixed metal jewelry. Their popular metal-smithing classes include copper, brass, sterling silver, bronze, and stone setting.      siblingrivalryartisans.com
monday night PAINTING – ALL MEDIA

Painting, All Media with Barbara McFarland
Every Monday Night  –  6:30pm to 8:30pm 

Barbara teaches watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media at Sparks Studio Art. Her Monday night venue is an on-going painting class every week.  All painting and drawing mediums are welcome.  Work on your own individual projects in the material of your choice.  BEGINNERS are welcome.  Each student receives personal instruction.
            COST –  $22.00
Barbara McFarland  – Magnum Cum Laude UNT grad, B.F.A in painting and drawing from U.N.T. in Denton. She works in watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media. Her work has received numerous awards in local, regional, and national shows. She has spent two summers painting on location at the La Romita School of Art in Italy.

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Youth Art Month at the Arlington Museum of Art

March 7 – April 18, 2018

Each Spring the AMA works collaboratively with the Arlington Independent School District to give students the opportunity to display their pieces, done in a wide variety of mediums, to the general public. Six weeks are dedicated to this exhibition. It is held in conjunction with National Youth Art Month and Youth Art Month work on display in Austin, Texas at the Capitol building.

March 7 – 20, 2018: Martin and Bowie High School Networks

March 23 – April 3, 2018 – Juan Sequin and Lamar High School Networks

April 6 – 18, 2018 – Arlington and Sam Houston High School Networks

201 West Main Street, Arlington TX

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Plano’s Art & Wine Walk 2018 Season

The Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from April to December, with the 2018 season launching April 12! The evening begins at 5 p.m. with check-in at event1013. Once checked in, attendees embark on a tasting tour of the Plano Arts District. While enjoying wine samples at each participating location, participants keep track of the locations they visit on their Art & Wine Walk passports. Participants can turn in their passports at the end of the night to be entered in a drawing to win gift certificates to local shops and restaurants. The evening ends with the raffle drawing in McCall Plaza at 9:15 p.m. Participants must be present to win.

Each person that attends Art & Wine Walk gets a commemorative glass, along with a passport and a wine guide. http://www.visitdowntownplano.com/winewalk

Tickets can be pre-purchased online for $12 or purchased at the door for $18. Attendees who pre-purchase their tickets pick up their glass, passport and wine guide using the express lane at check-in. Pre-purchased ticket sales stop the day of the Art & Wine Walk at 3 p.m.

The season pass program is back for 2018! Season passes for the Art & Wine Walk include discounted pricing, a custom set of seasonal wine glasses, VIP credentials at check-in, and member only promotions. The Art & Wine Walk season passes cost $90 and can also be purchased online.

2018 Season Kickoff Party
The Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk 2018 Season is HERE!

Wednesday, March 7
5 PM – 7 PM

Hub Streat
1212 14th St
Plano, TX 75074

Who’s ready for another year of wine, shopping, and prizes?! We’re rolling out the 2018 Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk season with a kickoff party at Hub Streat. Presented by Plano Magazine, join us in Downtown Plano for live music from Meia & Dillan Potter and dinner specials as we unveil this season’s themes.

We’ll be selling general admission and season passes for 10% off at the kickoff party. Anyone who purchases a ticket that night will get 50% off their Hub Streat wine and appetizer orders!!

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be announcing the details on a special Napa Valley weekend getaway trip that we’ll be giving away this season!

Come drink and dance the night away, and let’s uncork another amazing season in the Downtown Plano Arts District.

No ticket purchase necessary to attend kickoff party. This event is free and all ages are welcome. For more information on the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk, please go to visitdowntownplano.com/winewalk/. For event information, click here.

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New Mosaics by Elsie Reichenbacher — from the Artists Showplace Blog

Blog – The Artists Showplace

Featuring snapshots and details of our events, workshops and classes,
artists, and much more!

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Mosaic Art by Elsie Reichenbacher

New arrivals from a talented new artist!  Click to learn more about our new mosaic pieces!
Read on »


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Participate in the 5X5 Art Show! Call for artists

My name is Savannah Lovelace and I am the Development Coordinator at The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children-Texas Regional Office. We have a big art show on May 5th at McKinney & Olive in downtown Dallas and are hoping the talented artists of DFW are willing to help by creating art to help protect a Dallas child. The Cinco De Mayo 5X5 Art Show benefits the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children-Texas Regional Office.

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

Information below and thank you for your consideration!

WHAT: 5X5 Art Show on Cinco De Mayo @ 5:55pm https://www.ncmectx.org/events/5x5artshow/


WHO: Any Artists!

WHY: Benefits the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children-Texas Regional Office

Click HERE for Canvas:  SELECT Artist’s Loft® Gallery • Wrapped Heavy Duty Canvas • 5″ X 5″ •

SEND ART TO: NCMEC 5X5, 2904 Floyd Street, Suite B, Dallas, TX 75204

ATTEND EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/412523519181484/






Savannah M. Lovelace
Development Coordinator
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
(512) 465-2156 x2167


Update: Irving Art Association is hosting a meetup on March 9, 7-9 pm to create the 5x5s. For details, go to https://www.meetup.com/irving-art-association/events/248469162/

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Indian Folk Art Traveling Exhibit at the Irving Arts Center

Art from the Irving Art Association‘s 2018 Indian Folk Art exhibit traveled to the Irving Arts Center for display from March 3 – April 29, 2018 in the front foyer/administrative halls. The Irving Arts Center is located at 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062.

Curator/juror was Deepa Koshaley, artist and landscape architect. http://deepadesignscape.com/

Participating artists:

Monika Dogra
Navneeta Khemka
Ankita Dwivedi
Pooja Ved
MadhuPriya Srinivasan
Saraswathi Tharagaram
Shraddha Dharia
Andrea Chudoba
Avli Dalal

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TAG 2018 Open Show call for entries

2018 Awards approximately $2800.00 in cash and merchandise. Open to all regional artists.Entries must have been completed since January 2015.

1. Oils
2. Water Media
3. Mixed Media IPastel1 Drawing
4.Three Dimensional

Open Show Entry
See the online prospectus and complete the online form at http://www.trinityartsguild.net.
The form will be located on the Shows and Exhibitions page on our website. Complete the form and pay for entries via Pay Pal or Credit Card.

Entry is not complete until you email photos of your entries to trinityartsguild61@gmaii.com. The completed form, entry fees and the emailed photos must all be submitted by midnight April 2, 2018 to be considered by the juror for the show.

Entry and Payment:
First 3 entries for TAG members $35
First 3 entries for Non-members $45
Each additional entry up to 6 total entries is $10

Entry Fees are Non-refundable


Monday April 2,2018 · Digital entries due
Monday April 23,2018 · Notification of entries accepted will go up
on the website at www.trinityartsguild.net.
Saturday May 12,2018 · All accepted work must be delivered to
the Gallery 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday May 26,2018 – Show Opens
Saturday, June 23,2018 · Reception and awards 4:00 pm to
5:30 pm. Close of Show Artwork may be removed between 5:35 pm
and 6:30 pm

Show Chairperson • Kimmie Hamm
Trinity Arts Guild Gallery
Bedford Boys Ranch Park
2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway
Bedford,TX 76021

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DFW Fiber Fest April 5 – 8

April 5-8, 2018
Irving Convention Center, Irving, TX

Register for Classes


Registration is only required if you want to take a class.  Registration is not required for General Admission attendees.  Just come to the Irving Convention Center any day the Vendor Hall is open — Friday, Saturday and Sunday — and pay at the door!

Vendor Hall Open to the Public — Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Expanded Vendor Hall
Grand Opening of the Fiberatory
Our First Featured Weaving Instructor
Free Beginner Knit and Crochet Classes
Our New Partnership with the
The Knitting Guild Associations’s
Master Knitters Program
The Crochet Guild of America’s
Master Crocheter Program

Featuring our Friday Night Event Speaker

Franklin Habit


Follow Your Bunny: The Creative Life from A to Q

Franklin will be joining our incredible roster of teachers for classes in
Knitting ~ Crochet ~ Spinning ~ Weaving ~ and More!

Denise Bell Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Henry & Roy Clemes Lesley Robinson
Galina A. Khmeleva Mary Beth Temple
Jenny King Stacey Trock
Jillian Moreno Myra Wood
John Mullarkey

And our wonderful Local and Regional Teachers

About DFW Fiber Fest    http://dfwfiberfest.org

DFW Fiber Fest is the premier annual fiber event in the Dallas–Fort Worth community. Held each spring, DFW Fiber Fest is a locally focused non-profit organization that offers both vendors and classes. We bring in a juried selection of local and regional fiber vendors (with a few who are from outside of our regional area to spice up the mix). Educationally, we offer a slate of classes from both nationally known and local teachers in the fiber arts—primarily in knitting, crochet, and spinning.  (For more about DFW Fiber fest, see the “About” section in the menu.)

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JUNTXS: A BORDER ARTS SYMPOSIUM at the Latino Cultural Center

Through March 24, 2018

JUNTXS: A Border Arts Symposium invites new approaches to the politicized yet liminal space of the borderlands through the use of film, comics, printmaking and textiles. Artists Analise Minjarez & Sarita Westrup of Tierra Firme headline the exhibition using craft media and installation art to create portraits about their home on the Texas-Mexico border. JUNTXS also includes contemporary artworks by Teresita de la Torre (Tustin, CA), Caitlin Díaz (Los Angeles, CA), Mustang Jane (Ciudad Juárez, MX), Zeke Peña (El Paso, TX), Kill Joy & Mazatl (Ciudad de México, MX). Exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

Closing Day Schedule of Events
Join us on March 24, 2018 for drop-in art activities, textile workshop, film viewing, mini artist talk, and closing reception with music by Chulita Vinyl Club!

11 am-1 pm: DIY Printmaking with Zeke Peña – FREE DROP IN
12-4 pm:  Electric Bean: E-Textiles + Natural Dyes with Mustang Jane – FREE *REGISTER ONLINE
1-2 pm: Film Viewing of QUIEN BIEN AMA NUNCA OLVIDA  +  Q & A with Caitlin Diaz – FREE
2-4 pm: Zine Making with Teresita de la Torre – FREE DROP IN
5-8 pm: Closing Reception featuring artist talk and Chulita Vinyl Club

For more information and to register, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1924959397814459/. 

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Spring is in Session at Artists Showplace – Classes & Mini-Workshops!

ALL Spring Classes + Mini Workshops!

Spring has SPRUNG! An artist’s definition of spring cleaning is new creative adventures!

Learn about our BRAND NEW spring classes + workshop line-up!

Call us NOW to register! (972) 233 – 1223

See our website: http://theartistsshowplace.com


15615 N. Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75248

The Shops at Spanish Vilage

Six-Week Session Art Classes

$225 per Session)
(Spring Session begins March 20, 2018)
Dabbling for Beginners
Tuesdays 10:00AM-12:30 PM
Discover Pastels (All levels)
Tuesdays 1:30-4:00 PM
Painting in Oil (Beg/Int)
Thursdays 10:00AM-12:30 PM
Watercolor for Beginners (Beg/Int)
Thursdays 2:00-4:30PM
Exploring Abstraction (Beg/Int)
Thursdays 6:00-8:30 PM
Watercolor Adventures (Int/Adv)
Fridays 1:30PM-4:00PM

FUN! Saturday Mini Workshops
Basic Photography ($80)
Saturday, March 3 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Fabric Collage ($55)
Saturday, March 10 9:30AM-12:30PM
Gold Leaf Techniques  ($125)
Saturday, March 31 10AM-4PM
Surface Design on Silk ($55)
Saturday, April 21, 9:30AM-12:30PM

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Haggerty’s Open Call for Art by Graduate Students – deadline March 21

Open Call, Apply Now!
We are delighted to announce the return of our summer graduate show Onward Forward with Holly Johnson, of Holly Johnson Gallery, as this year’s juror. This exhibition will showcase work by graduate students currently enrolled in an MA or MFA degree in Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth. The exhibition is a great opportunity to view new talent and gives visitors an excellent overview of the variety of perspectives that exist locally.

Please visit here for more information. The show opens on May 4th and we are currently accepting applications! Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas,1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving, Tx 75062


Artists may enter up to three works (no entry fee) by completing the ONLINE form at:


Mail Entries To:

University of Dallas – Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062


Application deadline
March 21, 2018

Notification of acceptance
April 11, 2018

Deadline for receipt of work April 29 + April 30, 2018

Opening Reception
May 4, 2018, 5:30- 8 p.m.

Exhibition closes
July 15, 2018

All art to be picked up
July 30, 2018


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Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018 – call for entries


Mark your calendars for June 14-17, 2018 and buy your Oak Cliff Film Festival VIP Badge now to save $50 off the normal badge price. For a limited time, $125 gets you full access to four days of film, music, and parties! http://oakclifffilmfestival.com/

Once our Early Bird badges sell out, they’ll be back to the regular price of $175. You know who gets the worm, right? Buy your badge: https://prekindle.com/event/34619-2018-oak-cliff-film-festival-badge-sales-dallas


Submit your film to the Oak Cliff Film Festival! We seek to showcase brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes in an atmosphere that encourages and fosters filmmaking in Dallas and beyond.

Check out Film Freeway for details & full submission guidelines and be sure to submit early to save!

SUBMIT YOUR FILM: https://filmfreeway.com/filmoakcliff


February 7, 2018 Earlybird Deadline
March 7, 2018 Regular Deadline
March 28, 2018 Late Deadline
April 13, 2018 Extended Deadline
May 4, 2018 Notification Date
June 14 – 17, 2018 Event Date

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2018 Highland Village Art Festival applications due March 9

 4th Annual Highland Village Art Festival

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Join us for the Highland Village Art Festival where we’ll have displays from over 30 outstanding gallery quality artists, artist demonstrations, live music and entertainment, and interactive children’s art activities.

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Highland Village (FM 2499 and Justin Road)
Free Admission and Parking

Application and more information:
Application deadline is March 9

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Craft Guild of Dallas Spring Show & Sale Applications due March 19

Spring Show and Sale on April 20-22
Yes, we have a location for it, and you’ll love it!  We’ve secured a terrific indoor space just steps away from our new Guild studios.  It’s a great rain-or-shine location, close to major freeways, and with plenty of room for the opening reception as well as the show.

Artist Applications Due by March 19

Artists, don’t delay: click here to apply online: 
Applications, pictures, and payment are due by Friday, March 2 for this juried show, open to both members and non-members.

Craft Guild
3410 Midcourt Drive, Suite 115
Carrollton, TX  75006




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Sundeep Kumar sketching demo/session March 5 for Association of Grand Prairie Artists

The March meeting of the Association of Grand Prairie Artists will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 5th at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  
Our demonstrator is Sundeep Kumar.  He is a local area multimedia artist.  Sundeep uses charcoal, ink pen, or watercolor to create his artworks and tries to use minimum media/material to keep them simple without impacting the message that they convey.  His demo is about sketching and will include hands-on participation by attendees.  He will also be sharing information about Urban Sketchers global community, Dallas/Fortworth local chapter and how someone can join these groups. 
Participants should bring art supplies.   Bring any media of your choice, such as:
    a.  Drawing sheets / paper – Mixed media
    b.  Drawing material – Pan, Pencil, Ink Pen., Water color…anything you like.
 Other Business
There will be a brief business meeting prior to the program. 
AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street. Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org .

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Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art March 2 – 4, 2018

The Exhibitor List is Fantastic!
150 Top Exhibitors
Antiques & Vintage
American, French, Industrial, Furniture, Jewelry,
Lighting, Fashion, Silver, Garden, English, Retro,
Traditional to Mid-Century Modern
Antique & Contemporary Art

Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art

Fri, Sat, Sun March 2,3,4, 2018
Will Rogers Memorial Center 

See you There!
55th Anniversary Year! 


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Opening at OC3: DISCIPLINED on March 3rd; Grey Space: ¡Viva La Mujer! March 9th

March 3rd – March 30th

Reception: Saturday, March 3, 2018
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Oak Cliff Cultural Center proudly presents to you DISCIPLINED, featuring Daniel Yanez (DYI), AZNmike, Raymon Butler, Robert S. Garza. DISCIPLINED opens March 3rd – March 30th. An artist reception will be March 3rd, from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. The exhibit and reception are both FREE and open to the public.

About the Exhibit & Artists
Four local artists of different ethnicities and backgrounds from the Dallas area come together to invite people to have an experience that is both individual and unique, yet shared and similar to every viewer. This is the metaphor we are using as the overall message of how our life experiences are separate and different, yet we still understand the lessons and meanings learned and can share them with one another. The plan to accomplish this is by creating a literal timeline from birth to death, allowing the viewer to navigate chronologically forward or backwards at their leisure for understanding. Each artist use their own style of art to portray an era of life that is vital to personal identity, and how they are interconnected with each other.

The word “Disciplined” befits our struggles during life and how much better we become because of them. It is the form of how life has structured us and how we have transformed ourselves, learning from each previous era of life that creates a solid understanding that is taken to the next. The artists each have their own individual experiences that they express with their pieces, which both relate to how they perceive life and connect to the other artists’ pieces as the narrative progresses. Raymond’s work depicts his childhood and the longing for the happier times he enjoyed watching cartoons and playing with friends in the housing complex he grew up in. Robert’s pieces represent the trials of growing into adulthood from adolescence, and finding one’s place in life despite all the chaos of societal expectations and norm. Daniel expresses in his pieces the point in life where one has some understanding of the desired path in life and what obstacles lie in the way of personal growth, such as politics and religion, as well as realizing the truths behind life’s veils and illusions. Azn’s work depicts his understanding of mortality and what lies after death, and reflects on all the experiences that lead up to that point that provide clarity for the questions in life; experiences that answer the “why” only after meditation. The use of black and white in these pieces represents the moments in our life that affect our perspectives, and the pink represents the significance of those moments and our connection through them.

This show is the unified vision that exemplifies the idea that despite all different experiences, people can come together to share their thoughts and perspectives and move forward together.

Grey Space: ¡Viva La Mujer!
March 9, 2018 

Join De Colores Collective for the first GREY SPACE Pop-Up Art Show of 2018,  iViva La Mujer! Stop by the Oak Cliff Cultural Center for an exhibition that focuses on celebrating womanhood and femininity. This show will include work by various artists in different mediums.

About De Colores Collective:
De Colores Collective was launched to provide a multi-faceted platform where inclusivity, expression, conversation, and engagement take place. The platform includes an Art Show, Podcast, and a Party that unites the community at-large through several different outlets. Be sure to follow us at @decoloresco!

This event is family friendly, free, and open to the public.

223 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, Tx 75208

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“Belladonnas” opens Thursday, March 1st

2650 Main Street
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Kettle Art Gallery
2650-B Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226

Hours of operation
Thursday & Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, 12-7 p.m.

Gallery owner
Frank Campagna

Web: www.kettleart.com
Email: info@kettleart.com

Kettle Art proudly presents “Belladonnas”, a women’s collective exhibit showcasing the talent of local and diverse Dallas artists who exhibit strength, grace, and optimism in the community. In celebration of National Women’s History Month, this exhibit exemplifies the persistence, acceptance, and beauty of being a woman.

Opening Reception, Thursday, March 1st from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

This exhibit runs through Sunday, April 8th.
A special sneak peek begins Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00pm.


ERIN CURRY displays the underlying beauty and marvelousness of the world.

MINJI KANG-WATROUS shares her customary Korean influences, highlighting the beauty in her culture.

DANI KENT depicts images of femininity, resilience, and growth.

JAMIE WALTERS provides hope and gratitude for a woman’s journey through life.


ERIN CURRY: “Starting off as a biologist, I knew my affinity for the natural world was something I needed to pursue. While working for the Dallas Zoo, I discovered that I was to be a biologist turned artist. I picked up drawing about 4 years ago, and now I am showing my work all over the country.

Using NanoLiner ink pens, I draw my unique cubist characters onto handmade wood panels as well as Bristol media paper, which I then elevate into shadowboxes. The subject matter is inspired not only by my biology background, but for my love of anything oddly beautiful. I want my work to inspire and bring attention to the underlying beauty and marvelousness of the world around us!”

MINJI KANG-WATROUS: Minji is a Korean-born artist, currently living in the Dallas area. She is a self-taught artist who has been creating art for the last 15 years. Her work is a modern take on the traditional arts that have been passed down from her mother, who is an established Korean artist. Minji incorporates hanji (traditional Korean paper), as well as multimedia elements in her works, focusing on nature. From series to series, her works evolve. Previous works include a juxtaposition of nature to architecture, and the beauty of nature with contrast in finish.

For years, Minji has created art to assist and raise funds for numerous art auctions and fundraisers. Her work is known throughout the Dallas art community by her signature detailed floral, geometric, and abstract designs on board. The simplicity of her compositions inevitably draws the viewer closer for a more appreciated visual balance, which she perfects through depth and perspective.

DANI KENT: Dani Kent specializes in realistic, yet whimsical, watercolor paintings. She is a practicing artist and local art educator, born and raised in DFW. Her artwork depicts images of femininity, resilience, and growth arising from the exploration of those themes in her life and in the lives of those around her.

It is through her love of family, and in the service of education, that her art is shaped. Her work investigates themes of motherhood, and the dichotomy of femininity. There is a pervasive wonder in Dani’s watercolor paintings as she investigates the play between the subtleties of building gradual color fields to bold contrasting values. She exhibits a love for the fluidity of her medium to achieve a steadiness between hard and soft. Conceptually, her work focuses on the contrast and struggle between tough and gentle, resilience and beauty, and a womanly balance between power and grace.

JAMIE WALTERS: Jamie’s work represents the bright, beautiful light at the end of the tunnel. If you’re struggling through life, the vibrant colors give you hope. If you’re “living in the light,” the art is a daily reminder of gratitude.

The striking colors, flow of the brush, and elegant use of the pallet knife make Jamie’s work unique. Her signature style completes each piece with a resin technique.

“The most exhilarating feeling is finding a piece of art you connect with and love. It might not be the largest and most pristine piece in the show, but you have an undeniable connection to it.”

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Calls for Artists around Texas

Rockport Art Festival 2018 (Rockport, TX)Rockport, Texas
DEADLINE: 3/1/2018

Fee (Application/Jury Fee): $20.00
Event Dates: 7/7/2018 – 7/8/2018

Event Website
Since 1969, this Annual Art Festival has made Rockport the best place to be on July 4th weekend in Coastal Texas. Located on Aransas Bay and showcasing high-quality artists, live music, a kids’ activity tent and more, the Rockport Art Festival is the premiere festival for artists looking for an enthusiastic audience, with over 10,000 attendees in 2016.

Name of Call: Downtown Traffic Boxes, Odessa, Texas
Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $4,000
Deadline: 3/10/18

Odessa Arts is seeking applications from artists and designers interested in creating artwork for four electrical boxes along Golder Avenue. The boxes will become part of an Outdoor Gallery of Public Art, joining sixteen already completed boxes. The completed boxes will be unveiled in Spring 2018.

One artist or designer will be selected for this opportunity and will be paid an all-inclusive fee of $4000 to create the artwork. This project will create a unique and memorable visual statement that will highlight the Public Art Program here in Odessa. We are seeking an artist or designer who will approach the boxes as a family of art works and can create a unified and artistically interesting body of work. This project will expand the original 16 traffic boxes that were commissioned in 2016. The chosen artist will be required to submit a design for four traffic utility boxes. The boxes will be wrapped with adhesive vinyl on which the art has been printed.

Art on the Creeks 2018Rogers, Arkansas
OPEN DATE: 2/19/2018
DEADLINE: 5/31/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 9/29/2018 – 9/29/2018

Event Website
The 7th annual Art on the Creeks is Northwest Arkansas’ premier fine arts festival! The juried event showcases exceptional talent with a focus on fine art. Unique opportunity to exhibit and sell your work void of any exhibit fees or commissions! Tent provided to each artist free of charge! Cash Awards: $1,000 Best in Show; $500 Second Place; $250 Third Place. Continuous growth with rave reviews from artists and attendees. Community inclusion and support for the arts has spawned a loyal and highly engaged audience in an affluent area that is primed to buy and appreciates the value of original fine art. It’s the place to be seen, and we look forward to your application!

Messina Hof Wine Label Competition 2018


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 ((Make any checks payable to The Arts Council))
Entry Deadline: 3/2/18Days remaining to deadline: 9
Calling all Texas artists! Want to see your artwork featured on a bottle of wine? Enter the 2018 Messina Hof Wine Label Competition! The winning piece will be proudly displayed on a special run of Messina Hof wine bottles, plus cash prizes for the top three artists. This competition is open to all artists over the age of 21 residing in Texas. Entries may be any 2D medium including but not limited to: watercolor, oil, pastel, pencil, acrylic, collage, multimedia, and digital art.

Messina Hof takes great pride in making wine with Texas Soul – so this year we want to see what the “Heart and Soul of Texas” looks like. When searching for inspiration, think of what Texas means to you. What about Texas has filled your heart and soul? Whether it be late nights at the rodeo, picking wildflowers, or scootin’ across the dance hall, put our grand state on canvas and create a masterpiece!

The top finalists’ entries will be on display at the spring Wine & Roses Festival at Messina Hof, and festival attendees will have the opportunity to view and vote on their favorite piece. Top finalist artists will also be invited to the Wine & Roses VIP reception, and have the option to host a booth at the festival to display and sell their work, free of charge.

Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, 46th International Art Show


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $40.00 (46th International Art Show)
Entry Deadline: 3/7/18
Event Dates: 4/25/18 – 5/26/18


Welcome to the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art’s 46th International Art Show, with a total of $4,500 in PRIZES this year. This is a Brownsville tradition and an inspiring exhibit that unites talented and creative artists. We are honored to host such an important event at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art.

Summer 2018 College Station Artist in Residence


Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $10.00 (Summer 2018 CSAIR Entry Fee)
Entry Deadline: 3/28/18
The Arts Council is excited to present its sixth summer Artist in Residence opportunity, open to students or recently-graduated artists. The Artist in Residence will have an opportunity to live in College Station, create artwork in a studio, receive mentoring from area artists, and have their own gallery show at the conclusion of their residency. Twin City Properities will provide a 2-bedroom apartment free of charge, and The Arts Council will provide a $500 stipend and access to a studio space free of charge.

Women & Their Work 2019-2020 Solo Exhibition Series


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $30.00 (Women & Their Work’s 2019-2020 Solo Exhibition Series Entry Fee)
Entry Deadline: 3/30/18
(Austin TX) Women & Their Work seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content. Selections are based on an evaluation of the work; we look for a strong, consistent aesthetic vision. We strongly encourage artists to create new work for exhibition. The work in the application should demonstrate that you are capable in vision and scope of creating a powerful solo exhibition that commands an approximately 1,700 square foot gallery space. Women artists residing in Texas who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past ten years are eligible. Recently created work in all media will be considere.


Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods)
Entry Deadline: 3/31/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

The Woodlands, Texas is an award-winning, master-planned community of more than 100,000 residents with a strong history of public art. The Woodlands Arts Council invites national and international artists to apply for the next installation of the Woodlands Art Bench outdoor permanent collection. The call is for Six (6) separate Art Benches.

Sites can be viewed at: Bench Sites  Walk from The Woodlands Mall to Town Green Park and enjoy the beauty and practicality of the one-of-a-kind Art Benches designed by local, national and international artists.

Three (3) finalists will be chosen for each bench in a preliminary selection process and will receive a $300 stipend. One (1) artist from these finalists will be chosen to construct a bench, receiving a stipend of $8,000. Artists are encouraged to work conceptually with the chosen site and underwriter’s vision. The Woodlands is an aesthetically unique district, with its natural landscapes and waterway backdrop. We challenge the artists …


Fort Works Art Fourth Annual Betsy Price High School Art Competition


Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 4/9/18
Event Dates: 5/9/18 – 5/26/18

High School artists in Fort Worth, TX and surrounding areas are invited to a special art competition. The top selected students will be featured in a 2-week art exhibition at Fort Works Art Gallery from April 25 – May 12, 201. Mayor Betsy Price will be presenting three final awards May 12th at 4pm. The top Final Grand Prize Winners work will be featured in City Hall at the Mayor’s office for the duration of one year. FORT WORKS ART will be awarding a $500 first prize, a $300 second prize and a $100 third prize for best 2-D (including photography) or 3-D artwork to a 9-12th grade student in the selected area.  Jurors are to be announced.

Important: To apply you must use a personal email to sign up for a CaFÉ account. Do not use your teachers email address, unless absolutely necessary. Please be sure to include your schools name, your grade, e-mail and phone number with your application. Be sure to review the instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ specifications. Detailed info…


Call for Entries: The 35th Annual Party Art Sale & Exhibition

“The 35th Annual Party Art Sale and Exhibition” at THE MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART in Kerrville TX

It’s time to ROUNDUP our artists, members, art purchasers and supporters for another show and party. The Museum of Western Art (MoWA) is pleased to invite you to submit images for the “The Party Art Sale and Exhibition” at THE MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART. The date for the exhibition and sale is Saturday, September 15, 2018. The museum is extremely excited to have this opportunity to exhibit your recent works of art. Images of all art to be juried and the artist’s registration form need to be submitted by email to the museum by June 1, 2018. Each image submitted must have a resolution of at least 300dpi and be no smaller than 1000 pixels (or 3.3 inches) in the smallest dimension, in order to use for advertising. The email address is as follows: mshepherd@mowatx.com. The exhibition will remain on view and available for purchase thru Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

To have your work juried for possible inclusion in the exhibition, please email the images of your art and artist’s registration form to the museum by June 1, 2018. By completely the enclosed registration form and returning it, you will greatly help the museum in planning the installation of the exhibition and sale. Accepted artwork must be delivered to the museum by September 8, 2018.

A Smith Gallery in Johnson City TX

“the photographic performance 2018”

 In the Salon

Juror | Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully

Entries Due | March 16   MORE

“still life”

In the Main Gallery

Juror | Kate Breakey

Entries Due | April 2, 2018

Exhibition dates | May 18 to July 1, 2018

Receptions | May 26 and June 30, 2018

View More . . .

Mantle Art Space’s 2nd Annual Juried Show

Excavations; Shindig.
Mantle will be accepting a limited amount (based on exhibition space) of pieces for exhibition at the gallery in San Antonio, TX in April 2018. Best in Show will be awarded a solo show at Mantle Art Space in 2019.

Juror: Saralene Tapley is a visual artist located in Houston, Texas.

Artists of all levels and media accepted. We are looking for contemporary work with any interpretation on the theme.

Submissions will be accepted digitally. Photographs of 3-D or alternative medium works encouraged. Pieces must be able to be delivered and displayed in San Antonio, TX.

Images should be labeled with the artist’s name and title (ex. SLawrence_Muse01). Email must contain the following: Image Name, Dimensions, Year, Medium and any special exhibiting details. Artists may choose to include a statement.

Artists are welcome to submit up to 5 images, $30 for the first three and $5 for each additional image.

Please submit images via email (mantlestudios@gmail.com). Submissions correctly labeled/received will be invoiced for payment.

DEADLINES: Submissions: March 16


Lawndale Open Call for 2018-2019 Exhibitions

For over 36 years, Lawndale has dedicated itself to the support of contemporary art with a particular focus on the work of Houston and Texas-based artists.

Lawndale is pleased to announce an open call for submissions from artists and curators locally, regionally, and nationally for our traditional galleries, Mural Project, Sculpture Garden, and other non-traditional sites including the elevator, stairwells, windows, and other forms of intervention.

Proposals for the 2018-2019 Exhibition Program are due Sunday, March 18th by 11:59 PM (Central Standard Time) http://www.lawndaleartcenter.org/exhibitions/proposals.shtml

Exhibitions selected through this open call will be programmed through September 2018 – June 2019. Applicants will be notified by April 3, 2018

Friends of the Artist magazine – space in Volume 6

Friend of The Artist (FOA) is publication dedicated to promoting the work of emerging and professional artists from around the world. Our quarterly publication includes the work of artists who work in a variety of mediums, informative articles that provoke conversations, and 3 artists interviews. Accepted artists will have a four page spread of their work, information, and artist statement. http://www.friendoftheartist.com/future-submissions

Blue Star Contemporary exhibition space call for Texas artists

Application Period February 15 – March 31, 2018
Review Period April 1 – May 31, 2018Blue Star Contemporary is pleased to offer this open call opportunity to Texas residents. Artists are invited to submit a portfolio of their work and be considered for a studio tour and future exhibition opportunities. Exhibitions in development draw from the top 20 highest rated artists. Additionally, new exhibitions concepts arise from trends and themes that surface through the open call. Please note being rated in the top 20 does not guarantee and exhibition. http://bluestarcontemporary.org/open-calls/open-call-for-texas-artists/Contact information: Direct questions regarding the submission process or the open call to Jack McGilvray, Exhibitions and Programs Manager by phone at 210-227-6960 or email at jack@bluestarcontemporary.org.

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J. Vincent Scarpace Exhibit opens March 5th at the Mesquite Arts Center


Widely regarded as colorful, completely original, and whimsical, the original works of J. Vincent Scarpace, represent, in his own words, “a personal journey through the use of basic of art elements: line, shape, and color – resulting in an arrival, just past experimentation, at unique works of art which purposely resemble fish.” Perhaps best known for his abstract fish art, he’s followed his passion for the creative process, discovering that therein may lay the true reason for his next work of art, and next step in life for him – the pursuit of one’s own creative potential. For more about the artist, see the website http://ipaintfish.com/

Open Monday-Friday 8-5pm  Mesquite Arts Center https://www.cityofmesquite.com/158/Arts-Center


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A View from My Window call for art (2018 Celebrate Irving)

Pick up your paint brushes: Start creating for 2018 Celebrate Irving! This is an open call for IAA members and residents in the Irving area. FREE to enter.

In conjunction with the Irving Heritage Society‘s Celebrating Irving event, IAA is again hosting exhibits at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and the West Irving Library. The title of this year’s exhibit is “A View from My Window”. For this exhibit we encourage the community to create artwork depicting scenes or activities from this region of the country similar to the type of work created by Regionalist artist Grant Wood. The artwork will hang in galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts from April 1 – April 27 and at the West Irving Library from March 25 – May 27.

We also need 3-D art and local crafts for the new glass cabinets at the IAA gallery and the display cabinets at the West Irving Library.

Artwork for the West Irving Library is due on Sunday, March 25 from 1-3 pm. (This is also pick-up date for the 2018 IAA Winter Art Exhibit there.) Address: West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving 75062 near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters.

Artwork can be dropped off at IAA’s gallery from 10a-2pm March 31 with a Reception and Geocaching Kickoff on Sunday, April 15 at 2pm. Artwork may also be dropped off earlier in the week at the Members meeting on March 27 7-9pm or during Gallery hours 1-4 on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Exhibit addresses & dates:

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061
Drop-off Sat., March 31 10am-2pm or earlier in the week
Exhibit dates: April 1 – 27
Reception, Sun. Apr. 15 2-4pm

West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving 75062 near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters
Drop-off Sun., March 25 1-3pm
Exhibit dates: March 25 – May 27

Click on the link to REGISTER NOW!  FREE! Reserve your spot now! Space is limited.

Entry requirements:
–Limit of five (5) entries per Artist.
–No nudes.
–2D, photography, or wall art must not exceed 20 lbs. Any media welcome, including computer art and photography.
–3D art needs to be 12″ in height or smaller in order to fit the shelves in the glass cabinets. Other types of 3D art may be entered if it can be hung on the wall. Limit of 20 lbs.

Images are optional! If submitted, they may be used for publicity. Limit of 2MB per image. Note that images should total 10MB or less.

Framing & Presentation of artwork:
Artwork must not exceed 20 lbs and should be framed and wired. Plexiglas only for work over 16″x 20″. No saw-tooth hangers. Wall hangings with dowels or wrap around canvas or cradled panels finished on all sides may be used instead of a frame.

For questions, contact Linda Wood Shotwell at iaaexhibits@gmail.com

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Art7 Small Works Show reception March 3

Art7 Small Works Show

EXHIBITION DATES: March 3 – March 31, 2018

RECEPTION: Saturday, March 3, 2018 6-8pm  https://www.facebook.com/events/413004882457055/

FWCAC and Art 7 Gallery are proud to present a SMALL WORKS SHOW. Open call to all artists over the age of 18 in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas, and open to all mediums with no theme, finished work may be no larger than 15 inches including framing.

For more information, please visit, https://fortworthcommunityartscenter.submittable.com/submit/104468/art7-small-works-show.


CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:

Karen Fulton, Art 7 Gallery Manager

2831 W 7th St

Fort Worth, TX 76107


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Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center Public Art Project call deadline March 27

Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center Public Art Project


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 3/27/18

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a work of public art at the Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center (PORC), 8701 Greenmound Ave, Dallas, TX 75227.

Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center is located in the heart of Southeast Dallas in the Pleasant Grove community and is the only recreation center with an official indoor soccer gymnasium. It has multiple athletic fields, a tennis court, a newly renovated playground, large picnic area with shade trees, walking trail, and a large pool open during the summer.

The neighborhood surrounding the recreation center is diverse and home to the many families who visit and attend the activities offered. This area of Dallas is known for its beautiful examples of nature, numerous oaks trees and parks.


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Eco-Printing with Texas Plants Workshop March 10 with Junanne Peck

Using Texas Plants/leaves/flowers!

March 10, 2018 10am – 4pm
Fee: $75.00 All supplies included

To Register call:
Junanne Peck 214-336-8526
or email junannepeck@mac.com

Bring enough leaves/flowers/plant parts to share with the group
and something to make notes on

Workshop location:

Irving Arts Association
2000 W Airport Fwy
Irving TX75062

Capture the essence of nature on paper, silk and other fabrics.  In this fast and fun workshop you will learn how to extract dyes and prints from the plants/leaves in your own Texas landscape. You will leave this workshop with several pieces of fabric and paper swatches to use for future reference.  I will share information based on my experimentation with local plants and my study with Jane Dunnewold (www.janedunnewold.com). You will also learn how to prepare and mordant fabrics. You will leave with enough information to get you started in the fascinating craft of natural dying.

In eco printing or dyeing, plants are enclosed in textiles or paper, we will make bundles in stacked Layers and then steam them to extract the pigments and produce a print made with plant dyes

Junanne Peck is an interdisciplinary artist, with printmaking as her primary art form. She is a seasoned educator and Teaching Artist in the DFW area. Junanne Peck is a TXO Artist (Texas original Artist) selected by the Texas Commission on The Arts. Her works are featured in solo and invitational exhibits. Visit Junanne at: http://junannepeck.com

Peck is published in “Fiber arts” Design Book 5.  Flyer: Eco-Printmaking with Texas Plants.IAA

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Downtown Arlington Mural Project call for applications

Downtown Arlington Mural Project


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (Downtown Arlington Mural Initiative)
Entry Deadline: 3/31/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
The Downtown Arlington Mural Project, a new public art initiative to create a complementary series of murals throughout the Downtown Arlington Cultural District.  Artists will be inspired by mural themes related to the past, present, and the future of Downtown Arlington and more broadly, the City of Arlington.


  • Bring energy and color to the Downtown Arlington Cultural District.
  • Are inclusive towards the entire Arlington community.
  • Attract tourists to the area.
  • Beautify Downtown Arlington and enhance its sense of place.


  • Encore!:  A salute to arts and culture, in honor of the Arlington Cultural District.
  • Innovation: A salute to Big Ideas, risk-takers and change makers.
  • Education: A salute to education, kids, our future, STEAM, etc.
  • Entrepreneur: A salute to those who built and are building our City.
  • Empathy: A salute to Arlington’s diversity and the City’s “Choose Kindness” designation.
  • Entertainment: A salute to those who have provided Arlington with amusement or enjoyment.
  • Extraordinary: A salute to the wonder and beauty surrounding us.

PROSPECTIVE MURAL LOCATIONS: Prospective Mural Locations

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Gisa Elwazir at Open Studio 516 – Reception March 3

Gisa Elwazir
Song of the Fallen 1, 2018
Decalcomania, gouache, ink on paper
42 x 26 inches


Gisa Elwazir
March 1-24, 2018

Haley-Henman at Open Studio 516
516 Fabrication Street
Dallas, Texas 75212

Reception: Saturday, March 3, 5-8 pm
Conversation: Saturday, March 10 at 3 pm

Haley-Henman proudly announces Gisa Elwazir’s newest series of paintings titled, Facades. These paintings are part of her continuing collection of organic abstractions. The artist will receive visitors at Open Studio 516 on Saturday, March 3 from 5-8 pm. An artist conversation will be on Saturday, March 10 at 3 pm. Other visits may be arranged by calling or texting Haley-Henman at 214-532-3225.

Gisa Elwazir says, “The title Facades is drumming up the Trump era by questioning Fake News, Human Rights Survival, the means of being Evangelical, the further Denigrating of Politicians and Women Rights issues. It is befitting the title by way of interpreting Facade, which means ‘Face’ meaning of the front or face of a building, but alternatively Facade can also be connected to Fake, which would mean something superficial or a misinterpretation that is used to conceal something. It shouts out: Appearance, Show, How it looks! But Facade is more than meets the eye.”

Visits by appointment, please call or text 214-532-3225

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Women of Ro2 Opens NEXT Saturday, March 3!

Image: Cuyler Etheredge, Let it Snow, 2017

Opening Reception: Women of Ro2

OPENING: Saturday, March 3, 7-10pm
Ro2 Art Downtown Pop-Up
1508 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Best parking at Neiman Marcus Garage – 1600 Commerce

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Call for ART to be placed on Henderson Ave – ART ON HENDERSON 2018

Art On Henderson 2017 Winner Jeffie Brewer – Bunny, 120″x36″x36″


It is hard to believe that Art on Henderson (formerly Henderson Art Project) has been going on now for eight years.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit your work for 2018.

Art on Henderson (A.O.H.) is an annual event selecting 7 artists to exhibit their work for a 2 year placement on Henderson Avenue, in Dallas, Texas.

The 7 artists selected will each be awarded a $650 installation stipend and become finalists for a Juried vote.

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

First Place: $3,500
Second Place: $2,500
Third Place: $1,500

Please click here for details and to download the application.

Visit artonhenderson.com to view previous winners.

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

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Texas Watercolor Society 69th Annual National Exhibit entries due March 1

69th Annual National Exhibit

April 16 – June 28, 2018

Hill Country Arts Foundation
120 Point Theater Rd. Ingram, Texas 78025

Prospectus: http://texaswatercolorsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/09/341004-TWS-Call-for-Entries-proof3.pdf

Fees: TWS members $45, for 1-3 paintings.
Non-TWS members $60, for 1 painting.

Jan 1, 2018 Call for Entries
March 1 Final day to receive entries
March 19-21 Accepted Paintings posted on Website
POSTED www.texaswatercolorsociety.org
April 11 Shipped paintings due no later than 4/11/18
April 13 Hand Deliver work 9-11 am
Hill Country Arts Foundation
120 Point Theater Rd.
Ingram, TX 78025
April 16 Membership Meeting 5-6 PM Demo 6-8 PM
April 16 Exhibit Opens
April 17-19 Workshop / Laurie Goldstein-Warren
May 12 Opening Reception 5-7 pm / Awards 6 pm
June 28 Exhibit Closes
June 29 Artists must pick up hand delivered
work 9-11 am / Shipped paintings returned

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