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

Latest posts

  1. Artists ’Round Texas 15th Small Works Juried Art Show call for entries — March 23, 2017
  2. GAP at the Grand Art Show & Sale — March 22, 2017
  3. Making Waves Moving Minds Mini-Symposium March 29 — March 22, 2017
  4. TWS 68th Annual National Exhibit entry deadline April 1st — March 22, 2017
  5. 2017 Art on the Greene applications due March 29 — March 22, 2017

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IAA Artists on Display at Baylor Scott & White – Irving


Irving Art Association has expanded it’s CAAP Program (Corporate Art Appreciation) to include the Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center in Irving. The paintings will be on display for 6 months in various areas of the hospital.

17 artists from Irving Art Association are participating:

Frankie Couch, Helen Bailey, Patsi Davila, Susan Murray, Sarah Murphy, Patricia Arnold, Wendy Koehrsen, Brett Dyer, Jim Duncan, Patsy Lindamood, Sudeep Kumar, Deepa Koshaley, Victoria Robinson, Sue Banfield, Umashree Kumaresh, Jane Kahler, and Mary Ann Vela.

Thanks to CAAP Chair Frankie Sielof-Couch and volunteer Susan Murray for handling the exhibition.

More art is needed! Participating in CAAP is an IAA member perk. Contact CAAP Chair Frankie Sielof-Couch to join in at 972-255-3468 or franki1930@aol.com or capp@irvingartassociation.org. It’s a great opportunity to promote and sell your work! Note: Frankie also needs art for our other CAAP locations.



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Stamp & Scrapbook Expo at the Gaylord Texan March 31 – April 1

FRIDAY March 31 & SATURDAY April 1, 2017

Gaylord Texan Resort
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051
Event In: Halls E-F

Friday Early Bird: 9am – 6pm
Friday General: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm

For more information on events and to REGISTER http://scrapbookexpo.com/2017-expo-show-list/gv-17/

Pre EXPO events on Thursday.



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Vickie Guthrie Still Life Workshop in Granbury March 18



Painting a Still Life with Vickie Guthrie

March 18, 2017 10-4 pm $50

Register at 254-396-4290 or vruthg@hotmail.com


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Johnny Mahto Hogue oil pastel demo for LGAA March 13

L.G.A.A. general meeting, Monday, March 13 at 7:00 P.M. at the Shanley House, 224 Travis St., Garubury (across from the library).

Johnny Mahto Hogue is our guest artist at the L.G.A.A. General Meeting which will be on Monday, March 13, at 7:00 P.M. He will be demonstrating oil pastels. You won’t want to miss this!

For more information go to our website at:

For up-to-date news go to our Facebook page at:
LGAA-Lake Granbury Art Association

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FORT WORTH PUBLIC ART: Public Presentation: Master Plan Update April 27


Public Presentation: Master Plan Update

Public Art experts Barbara Goldstein and Jessica Cusick will present the results of their research on public art in Fort Worth and the proposed vision for the next 15 years on April 27, 2017. Join us to learn about their process and provide feedback. More information about the Master Plan Update is available on the FWPA website. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017  | 6:30 PM
Fort Worth Central Library | Tandy Lecture Hall 
500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102  

The Fort Worth Art Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the Draft Fiscal Year 2018 Public Art Fund Budget request. More information.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Fort Worth Public Art is a City of Fort Worth program advised by the Fort Worth Art Commission and managed by the Arts Council of Fort Worth. In this 15th Anniversary Year, the FWPA Collection includes over 100 commissioned, acquired, and donated artworks located throughout the city.


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CADD Announces 2017 CADD FUNd Winner: Spencer Evans


Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas
2017 CADD FUNd Winner
Spencer Evans 
MFA Candidate-Intermedia
University of Texas at Arlington

spencerevansContemporary Art Dealers of Dallas celebrated creativity and community with a Sunday Soup Supper on March 5th. CADD FUNd 2017 was awarded to Spencer Evans in the amount of $5000.
During the event finalists presented proposals about potential artistic projects. It was a fun evening sharing innovative ideas. The other finalists included; Justin Archer/UNT, Jessie Barnes/UNT, Dannie Liebergot/UNT, Juan Negroni/SMU, and Diego Romo/UNT.
Finalists were selected by  jurors including; Anna Smith, Curator of Education, Nasher Sculpture Center; Sue Canterbury, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art, Dallas Museum of Art; and Dr. Rodger Kobes, art collector and enthusiast.
The 2017 CADD FUNd will aid Spencer Evans in traveling to Lagos, Nigeria to conduct research on differences

between Black American and Nigerian/African identity. He has been invited to conduct his research by the President of the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Emiola Nihinlola and the Vice Chancellor of Bowen University, Dr. Matthews Ojo. These invitations  include participating schools:  University of Lagos (Lagos), University if Ibadan (Ibadan), Bowen University (Iwo), and Nigerian Baptist Theological  Seminary (Ogbomoso). Evans will live among Nigerian students to develop a clear and direct understanding of their lives, mindsets, and sense of self.  He will hold and record group discussions and interviews regarding the social conditioning that shaped their sense of identity and how it differs from the millions of African descendants living in the U.S.

Traveling to Nigeria is crucial to his research because he recently learned that his mother’s paternal ancestry is from Nigeria and Cameroon. Also crucial are the conversations he has had with his Nigerian friends regarding a perception-rooted rift between Africans and Black Americans. He plans to gain further insight from interviews, discussions, and daily interactions with his Nigerian brothers and sisters.

Photography, drawing, and painting will be components of his research in Nigeria. He plans to show his appreciation by donating a work of art to each of the universities participating.

3015 Trinity Groves, West Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Kessler Collins, Arts+Culture Texas,
Brooklyn Brewery, Pogo’s Wine & Spirits, Judy Vetter, Gail Sachson – Ask Me About Art,
LUCK, V-EATS, St. Rocco’s, Fat Chicken, and RFT Culinary/3015 at Trinity Groves.


ABOUT CADD – Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels. Members are committed to represent the highest standards of contemporary art, while recognizing the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and the cultural community of Dallas.  Each year CADD offers a Scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. The Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a Fine Arts degree at an accredited university or art institute. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, equipment, travel, and/or supplies assisting the student in their academic endeavors. Proceeds from CADD events assists with Scholarship and Educational Programs.

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March News from the Creative Arts Center


Register Today for Session 2 Classes!

Classes are available for online registration! Only a couple more weeks till classes begin the week ofMarch 27th.  More info…
Join us at Food Truck Frenzy 
Stop by and see us at Klyde Warren Park’s Food Truck Frenzy event on March 18th (on the Ginsburg Family Great Lawn). We’ll be set up from 1 to 4 pmwith family-friendly art activities just in time for spring break!
Save the Date – 2017 Dallas Pottery Invitational
Celebrate 10 years of The Dallas Pottery Invitational show and sale on April 21st-23rd, 2017. Explore the diversity of contemporary styles crafted using earthenware, stoneware and porcelain clays.
On Saturday, April 22nd 11am – 5pm don’t miss an on-site gallery exhibition presented by CAC showcasing eclectic works from current and past students.
Riding the Rails @ Goodrich Gallery
“Riding the Rails” is a showcase of 25 oil pastel portraits celebrating the diversity of people that artist and CAC instructor Merry Fuhrer encounters at various stations in the DART light rail system. The show will be on view through the month of March.
On Creativity...
In February CAC hosted 97 – yes, you heard that right, 97 – K-12 Plano Independent School District art teachers for a professional development “in-service” in which teachers had the choice of attending an all-day hands-on workshop in ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing/painting, fiber, jewelry, mosaic, printmaking and even welding!
This week we received a special “thank you” from the visual arts coordinator for the district and organizer of the in-service, Laura Grundle, with more than 30 comments and testimonials from the teacher participants.
When I met with Laura late last year to plan the event, I was impressed with her vision of having the teachers just create art with no agenda. This is exactly how the Dallas Independent School District did in several years ago when they did a three-day in-service at CAC for 80 teachers. Laura’s goal was to give the teachers some tender loving care and the best way to do that for artists is to allow them to create art. I told her that another benefit that they were still to see would be that these artists would create work, learning for themselves and from each other, bringing their creativity back to each school. Since we know firsthand at CAC that artists are the most collaborative and generous people on the planet that thousands of children in PISD will be impacted.
Here are a few of their comments:
“It was a great day to just breathe and create in a studio space.  What an awesome way to recharge and remember that we are artists as well as teachers.”  Ammon Talbot
“I really enjoyed getting to draw and paint alongsi
de my peers.  Seeing the talent in our district and getting valuable feedback reminded me of how important it is to work in a community of creators.”  Linda Aponte
“Thank you so much for the opportunity to get reconnected with my passion for art.  I am ready to take the enthusiasm and passion back to my students!  What a great day for the soul.” Courtney McWhirter
“Thank you so much for hosting us.  Your facility is amazing and your teachers proved themselves not only as amazing artist but as amazing resources.” Scott Herndon
“Best Professional Day!  Nothing better than a calm learning atmosphere with master teachers leading the way.  Patience, humor, time…not using but rather drinking in all we could from
 colleagues and teachers.”  DeEtte Quinn
“Thank you CAC for having us!  It was such a wonderful day getting to switch roles and be the student.”  Renee Miller
Diana Pollak
Executive Director

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Naomi Brotherton 3rd Saturday Watercolor Workshops

Naomi Brotherton Pasture Gate

Pasture Gate

Mar. 18, Apr. 8, May 20 $551Day

Landscape Workshops in Transparent Watercolor by Naomi Brotherton

10AM – 2:30PM Intermediate and up

Plans for March 18: Lets think Color’

Please bring your tube paints which we can investigate the nature of each and how best to use them. Don’t buy any new colors until after this lesson.

Please also bring your reference material for a landscape that you would like to compose a painting, and we will discuss composition and planning the possibilities. Need sketch paper.
You may use whatever tools you are in the habit of using in watercolor, but I do suggest that Arches 140 lb Cold Pressed paper is the one that gives us the best results.

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

2825 Valley View Lane #301, Dallas TX 75234

972-488-8182 www.artisansstudio.com

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Linda Smith: America the Beautiful at Giddens Gallery

Face book - Linda - 8.5 x 11

You are invited


Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine



Linda Smith – “America the Beautiful”

Linda’s work – https://goo.gl/5ecBfI



Mar 30 – Apr 8, 2017

Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday

11:00am – 6:00pm



Saturday, Apr 1

6:00 PM till 9:00 PM

Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles

For details – https://goo.gl/u3y9bW


Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

624 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051




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; goo.gl/bQvPkZ

Grapevine City - Linda Smith

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Steve Miller demo on Oil Landscapes: IAA March 28th Meeting


Guest artist at the Tuesday, March 28th meeting of the Irving Art Association will beSteve Miller. He will be demonstrating his style of oil landscapes.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062.  Directions. Guests are welcome.

Steve Miller

Steve was born in Arlington, Texas in the late 50’s. Although he grew up in several locations across the South, he now lives in Grand Prairie, Texas with his bride of 39 years, Donna.

Steve has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic artist, creating art, illustration and graphics for several publications.

He has also worked in computer animation and digital photography and digital illustration. In contrast to the computer related visuals, he works in oils and pastels, and has won several awards in local art competitions. Steve has no formal education in art, but says: “I have learned, and am learning, from artist friends and instructors who have traveled the road before me, people who are willing to share their knowledge of color, light and other art related concepts they have learned on their ‘journey’”.

Steve says “My foundational goal as an artist is to render the beauty of the incredible creation around us, a world that was created by an awesome God.”



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2017 CASETA Symposium REGISTRATION OPEN – April 28 – 30


Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art

CASETA’S 15th Annual
Texas Art Fair and Symposium on Early Texas Art

April 28 – 30, 2017

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

Go to the CASETA website at  www.caseta.org/Symposium to learn more and to register.


Spring is here and it is time to register for the 15th Annual CASETA Symposium and renew your membership at the same time. The Symposium and  Texas Art Fair will take place in Fort Worth on April 28 – 30 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  You will want to hear all of the great speakers and spend time with other collectors perusing the wonderful art work available at the Texas Art Fair!

Join other attendees viewing the wonderful collection in the home of Nancy & Ted Paup on Friday evening, an Evening Tour and reception at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art on Saturday evening, and a Tour of the George Grammer: Full Circle exhibition with complimentary light lunch at the Texas Wesleyan University on Sunday afternoon after the close of the Symposium.  Here are the opportunities in store:

  • Scott Barker
    Author/ Independent Curator
    Saginaw, TX
    Just Before Modernism: Fort Worth Art in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Richard R. Brettell
    Founding Director

    The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History
    Dallas, TX
    Texas Art in the Cosmopolitan Age
  • David Farmer 
    Author/ Independent Curator
    El Prado, NM
    Printmakers Guild/ Texas Printmakers
  • Ken Hafertepe
    Department of Museum Studies
    Baylor University
    Waco, TX
    Karl Hermann Lungwitz & other 19th c German-Texan Artists
  • Shirley Reece-Hughes
    Curator of Paintings and Sculpture
    Amon Carter Museum of American Art
    Fort Worth, TX
    Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler
  • Susie Kalil
    Author/ Independent Curator
    Houston, TX
    Dorothy Hood: The Color of Being/El Color del Ser
  • Althea Ruoppo
    Curatorial Assistant
    Contemporary Art & Special Projects
    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    Across the Miles: Robert Preusser and Texas After 1954

  • Collections Panel  Collecting: Beginning to End
    William U.  Eiland, Director, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA;
    Atlee Phillips, Director of Texas Art, Heritage Auctions, Dallas, TX;
    Jason Schoen, Collector of American Art, Boca Raton, FL
    Moderator – William Reaves, William Reaves │Sarah Foltz Fine Art,
    Houston, TX

*Please check  www.caseta.org 

for updates on schedule.




After the Keynote Address join Symposium attendees and special guests for the opening of the 2017 Texas Art Fair.   Once again there will be a sterling exhibition of Texas paintings, all for sale, of course, and sponsored by the state’s foremost art dealers.FRIDAY,  APRIL 28 – FREE EVENT – AFTER TEXAS ART FAIR OPENING –


Friday evening will offer an opportunity to tour one of the most spectacular collection of early Texas art in the home of Nancy & Ted Paup.

As the Paup family is in the ranching business, the collection has an emphasis on Texas Landscapes, and features several Julian Onderdonk works. There is also an interest in artists who participated in the Edgar B. Davis Texas Wildflower Competition 1927-1929.  The Paups love Texas Bluebonnets!


Saturday Evening after the Texas Art Fair closes for the day, the Tour and reception at Amon Carter Museum of American Art will feature

Works of early Texas art including the exhibit, Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler.
Refreshments, music
$25 per person


Sunday afternoon after the conclusion of both the Symposium and Texas Art Fair take the opportunity to Tour the exhibition, George Grammer: Full Circle. 
Enjoy a complimentary light lunch with the tour.
Lunch reservations limited to 50 – free but must register.



Texas art collectors and Symposium participants have free, on-site access to a sterling exhibition of Texas paintings, all for sale, of course, and sponsored by the state’s foremost art dealers.  Dealers participating in this year’s Texas Art Fair include:
        • Beuhler Fine Art
        • Charles Morin’s Vintage Texas Paintings
        • David Dike Fine Art
        • Dow Art Galleries
        • Heritage Auctions
        • Jody Klotz Fine Art
        • Kirk Hopper
        • Rainone Art Galleries
        • William Reaves/Sarah Foltz Fine Art
        • & more to come!
          In addition a variety of publications on early Texas art will be offered by bookseller Jon St. Clair and the Texas A&M University Press.
Preview Opening for Symposium Registrants
Friday, April 28,  
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 
Open free to the Public
Saturday, April 29,
  9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  
Sunday, April 30,
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 



Go to the CASETA website at  www.caseta.org/Symposium

to learn more and to register. 

Download a paper-copy registration form

and mail to CASETA with your payment OR click the link below toRegister online and pay by credit card using PayPal. 




CASETA encourages you to book your hotel rooms early for the 2017 Symposium and Texas Art Fair.
CASETA has a special rate at two excellent Fort Worth hotels,
the Holiday Inn Express Fort Worth Downtown and the TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Fort Worth Downtown.
Both are a short drive to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center which is the 2017 Symposium and Texas Art Fair venue.
Holiday Inn Express Downtown 
1111 W. Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Rate for Standard Room: $129/night plus tax/1 king or 2 double beds
Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2017

Click: CASETA Symposium Booking Link

Note: When you select April 28 or 29 check-in the CASETA block reservation will come up

Call: 1-866-551-9747 and reference block code CAS to reserve rooms

Directions: Click Here for Directions to the Holiday Inn Express

Parking: $12 per night
TownePlace Suites Fort Worth Downtown
805 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Rate for Standard Room: $129/night plus tax/1 king (all rooms)
Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017

Directions: Click Here for Directions to TownePlace Suites Merriott Fort Worth Downtown

Parking: Complimentary on-site parking
Make your Symposium plans now!  Sign up soon and invite family and friends to be part of the fun!
We hope you will join us in the exciting city of Fort Worth!
Keep checking the website for more information!
Please contact CASETA staff at  caseta@samfa.org  or by phone at 325.212.4872 if you have any questions
or need additional information.

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CELEBRATE IRVING call for art & photography

IrvngHH front view with sign

In conjunction with the Irving Heritage Society‘s Celebrating Irving event, Irving Art Association is hosting Irving-themed exhibits at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and the West Irving Library. This is the Irving Heritage House’s 100th Anniversary, and the focus of the celebration is on anything Irving. The West Gallery at Jaycee Park will be devoted mainly to art created byThelma Coleman, with the larger East Gallery open to others.

Our call to artists and photographers is open to all adults and children in the DFW area. Subject must be Irving-related.


  • Mar. 26 – May 5 Celebrate Irving Exhibit; April 4, 7 p.m. – Reception. (East & West Galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving 75061)
  • Mar. 26 – May 27 – Celebrate Irving Exhibit at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062

Drop off works on Saturday, March 25th from 10am-2pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. . You may drop off work for the West Irving Library on Sunday, March 26th from 1-3pm (or the day before at the Jaycee Center).

Art and photos should be framed or on wrap-around canvas and should be wired and ready for hanging. Limit of 3 per person at each location.

Contact IAA at irvingartassociation@gmail.com or the IAA Office at 972-721-8063. Reserve your spot now!


Special event on Sunday, March 19 1:30 – 4:00 pm:

Art in the Park – Paint or Draw Plein Air (or take photos) in Jaycee Park

Supplies needed: paint & brushes or drawing tools plus canvas or paper. An easel is useful but not absolutely necessary since there is some seating. Paper towels, water cup, etc. A camera is a good backup.

Get inspired by nature! There’s ducks and geese in the park, Hippo statues,  water fountain, playground, Art Center, police memorial,  and gardens. If it’s rainy or windy, we can work inside the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts from photos.

If you want to do plein air at another park in Irving, feel free! Invite a friend too.

Create artwork or photos you can enter for free in the Celebrate Irving Exhibits (at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts or the West Irving Library.)


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Dallas Quilt Show March 10 -12 at Dallas Market Hall


Dallas Quilt Show 2017
“Its a Charmed Life!”

March 10 – 12, 2017

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Dallas Market Hall




This year, the Show Chair’s Theme is “It’s a Charmed Life!”

Charm Quilts have been around for over 150 years. They are referred to by many names: One Patch, indicating a single shape; Beggar, indicating that the quilter begged for fabric; and Odd-Feller, indicating no repeats in fabrics. Some very recognizable patterns include 1000 Pyramids, Grandmother’s Flower Garden, Apple Core and Postage Stamp.

For the purposes of the show theme category, here are the rules:

  • ONE SHAPE ONLY! You can use various sizes of the same shape in the quilt.
  • You can repeat fabrics in the quilt.
  • The edges of the quilt may have partial shapes where the sides were squared up, but the body of the quilt can have only one shape.
  • Borders and applique are allowed but should be an accent, not the focus.

Quilts can be one-person, two-person or group. Add a little charm to your life in 2017!

Sponsored by the Quilter’s Guild of Dallas


Show Location

Dallas Market Hall:
NW corner of I-35E and Market Center Blvd.

Parking: 2000 spaces and large parking garage.

CLICK HERE for Maps and further Directions.

Show Schedule

For details, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, March 9, 2017:Member Preview Party and Awards Ceremony, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.


Friday, March 10, 2017:

  • Show open 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Appraisals by appointment
  • Personal Quilt Tours: 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
  • Lectures: CLICK HERE.
  • Demos: CLICK HERE.


Saturday, March 11, 2017:

  • Show open 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Appraisals by appointment
  • Personal Quilt Tours: 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
  • Live Miniature Quilt Auction: 1:30 PM in the demo area
  • Lectures: CLICK HERE.
  • Demos: CLICK HERE.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

  • Show open 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM
  • Appraisals by appointment
  • Demos: CLICK HERE.
  • Viewer’s Choice Award: 4:00 PM near front entrance
  • Winner of Raffle Quilt 2017: 4:00 PM near front entrance

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Lettering Classes & Workshops March – May 2017


Promoting & Preserving the Lettering Arts
Upcoming Workshops
IngmireCalligraphy & Composition

Nazareth Retreat Center, Grand Prairie, TX
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

March 20, 21, & 22, 2017

9:30am – 5:30pm

Tuition includes:

 3 full days with Thomas Ingmire, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, breaks and handout material.
Overnight accommodations are available for $75 per night (twin bed and private bath) include breakfast. HURRY only 4 spots remaining in this workshop!

If you cannot make this weekday workshop, Thomas Ingmire is teaching the weekend prior to this workshop in Waco, TX – March 18 & 19th. Contact Jeanne Dittmann for details.


7:00PM, MARCH 17, 2017 – MAKING POETRY VISUAL – Baylor University, WACO, TX

Description & Materials list

Registration Form for Snail Mail


Artwork by Thomas Ingmire
Making Poetry Visual

Baylor University – Moody Library
MARCH 17, 2017
You are invited to a free lecture Making Poetry Visual where Thomas explores the affinities between calligraphy, poetry, and music in a discussion of his collaborative work with contemporary poets. This work originated in 2004 when he met the English poet, David Annwn. The poetry collaborations continue to this day and include poets from the UK, the Philippines, Singapore, Tibet, and the USA.
The lecture is at 7:00 pm, Friday, March 17, 2017, in the Riley Special Collections Reading Room on the Third Floor of Moody Library at Baylor University – elevators and stairs available. Go in the main Starbucks lobby doors (facing 3rd Street), and the elevators are just down the only hallway that goes off of the lobby. Go to the 3rd floor and signs and greeters will be there to help you find your way. Use this address for your GPS: 1312 South 3rd Street Waco Texas


A & J Illumitangled letters
NORTH LAKE COLLEGE – Main Campus – Irving, TX
Monday, March 27, 2017

6:30pm – 9:00pm
ARTZ 1000.70152 – $30

Students will learn decorative patterning techniques to create a monogram letter suitable for framing using pigment ink pens, gold gouache and watercolor. Supplies: $10 cash due to instructor.
Contact instructor with your preferred monogram letter or one will be randomly assigned.

Please REGISTER early due to limited seating.
If you have any questions about this class, please contact Angie Vangalis, instructor.

Call 972-273-3360 to register.

Textured & Tangled painting
Textured & Tangled Abstract Art
NORTH LAKE COLLEGE – Main Campus – Irving, TX
Saturday, April 01, 2017

9:00am – 12:00pm
ARTZ 1000.70155 – $35

Unleash the creative artist in you as we explore mixed media and design an abstract aqueous media  painting on watercolor paper. Students will be using acrylic paint, patterning and watercolor painting techniques to create this little masterpiece.
Supplies: $10 cash due to instructor for project materials.

Please REGISTER early due to limited seating.
If you have any questions about this class, please contact Angie Vangalis, instructor.

Call 972-273-3360 to register.

Paul Antonio Attong
Paul Antonio
Learning to Flourish
with Paul Antonio
MAY 2017
With over 30 years of experience, Antonio has become one of the world’s top calligraphers.
He learned how to make his own quills, taught himself how to make ink and paper, and has since mastered the art of calligraphy.His clients range from the Crown Office to Tiffany & Co. and Kate Moss.
Paul will be offering workshops and lectures throughout Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas during mid May 2017.
If you are interested in attending his workshops and/or lectures, please emailangie@txlac.org to get on the Early Bird List. We will notify people on this list BEFORE he announces the details of each workshop/lecture on his social media channels where his classes fill up in minutes. Workshops limited to 26 people.GET ON THE LIST


Artwork by Angela Vangalis
Gouache on Arches Text Wove
Pen & Ink & Lettering
THURSDAYS, APR 6, 13 & 27, 2017

7:00pm – 9:00pm
$85 for 3 sessions
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts

1975 Puritan Drive
Irving, TX  75061
Learn how to letter with metal nibs, gouache, and a myriad of tools along with design elements and principles to design your next calligraphic piece.

$15 Supply fee due to instructor for project materials  – Parallel Pen, Pen holder, metal nibs, palette, gouache, assorted papers, hand outs and teacher supplied materials for class use.


Brush Calligraphy by Carol DuBosch

FALL RETREAT with Carol DuBosch
OCTOBER 27, 28 & 29, 2017
Hosted by Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild

MD Resort, Aurora, TX

Spend a 3-Day retreat weekend of fun and learning tricks of the trade with a day session of Envelope Artand two days of Brush Calligraphy with Carol DuBosch – PLUS extra lettering activities after dinner. Learn to write a personal script using a pointed brush and discover the many new uses for this exciting calligraphic style on a 37 acre Bed & Breakfast ranch in Aurora, TX. Just north of the Texas Motor Speedway.
You must be a member of the Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild to attend this retreat. Please visit  www.FortWorthCalligraphersguild.com for details. 6 seats remaining.

Angie Vangalis | Texas Lettering Arts Council | 214-957-1736 | angie@txlac.org |

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2017 LGAA Spring Art Show Reception March 11


Reception, Saturday, March 11 at 6:30 P.M at the Shanley House, 224 North Travis, Granbury, TX 76048

The show runs from March 11 until April 29, 2017. Come and support L.G.A.A.

Lake Granbury Art Association


A big THANK YOU to all the LGAA members that submitted work for the Spring Show Poster. You will see them hung around the historic square and around town. The decision was difficult and we were looking for work that paired up well visually with another piece. The decision was so difficult that we are going to use TWO posters this year. Congratulations to Pam Tullos, Telise Rodelv, James Stewart and Jill Randall.

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Biennial 2017: Origins in Geometry entries due April 15


Biennial:  Origins in Geometry

Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2017

Exhibition Dates:  July 28 — October 22, 201

Biennial: Origins in Geometry is a juried competition to recognize excellence in emerging visual artists deriving inspiration from geometric abstraction.  Artists who are selected as finalists will be featured in an exhibit at the Museum July 28 through October 22, included in a catalog with other finalists, receive exposure on the museum website, and have the opportunity to win cash awards for their exemplary work.

The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art opened in February 2003. The Museum concentrates on modern and contemporary geometric, constructivist and kinetic art work. It is also the first museum with a concentration on MADI art, which is always non-representational, hard-edged, and comes out of the frame.  http://www.geometricmadimuseum.org/

AWARDS: A total of $3000 will be awarded as follows: Best of Show – $1,500;  Second Place – $1000; and Third Place – $500.

Prospectus: 2017 Biennial rules & entry form


– The competition is open to all artists working in all mediums.

– Any work of art is acceptable as long as it:

  • Incorporates geometric elements either as the basis for exploration, the underlying structure or within the finished work
  • Has been made within the last two years

FEES: There is a $50 entry fee, which includes entry for 3 pieces, and a one year membership in the Museum. Multiple images may be submitted for one piece.

Deadlines / Calendar:

  • Applicant Submission Deadline:  April 15, 2017, 2017
  • Applicant Notifications Sent:  June 1, 2017
  • Participants’ Art @ the MADI by July 10, 2017
  • Exhibition Dates:  July 28 – October 22, 2017
  • Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony:  Friday, July 28, 2017, 6 – 8pm

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South Side Art Walk call for artists


March 25, 2017 4-8pm
1409 S. Lamar, Dallas TX

South Side Art Walk and Open Studios is looking for artists who create gallery quality work and fine crafts to come sail with us on our maiden voyage. The first in a series of quarterly events, South Side Art Walk will be offering up awesome artists with open studios in the Artist Quarter, DJ Frances Jaye laying the cuts, Checkered Past Winery and Opening Bell minding the beverages and after parties with live music. ArtLoveMagic exhibiting their DECADE show in the Janette Kennedy Gallery and also hosting artists working live in their loft. Spaces are free. All we need is you.

To download the application and information visit: www.southsideartwalk.com

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TVAA’s Earth Day exhibit call for art

2017 Earth Day Poster

TVAA Downtown Gallery announces a call for entries (Due on March 20)
EARTH DAY April 03 – 28, 2017

Twenty million Americans took to the streets on April 22, 1970 to protest the deterioration of their environment due to the ravages of the industrial revolution. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. By 1990, Earth Day was a global event, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries. Today, in spite of climate change deniers and well-funded lobbyists, Earth Day has become the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year, and a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes.

The TVAA Gallery will once again celebrate Earth Day this April with an exhibit of art inspired by our concern for environmental issues. Work in any medium will be considered.

Prospectus: 2017 Earth Day Prospectus (doc) and 2017 Earth Day Prospectus (pdf)

Submission due on March 20 to Curator Shari Hornish @ sharihornish@yahoo.com
1) Up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side)
2) Name the jpg same as the title.
3) Name of the Artist:

Curator Shari Hornish
Phone: 214-229-3659
Email: sharihornish@yahoo.com

Calendar of Events
March 20 Jpgs due to curator
March 22 Acceptance Notifications sent
March 31 Hand Deliver work to Gallery 10 am – 1 pm
March 31 Hanging 1 pm – 4pm
April 03 Gallery opens to public
April 22 Reception 12 noon – 6 pm
April 28 Pick up 10 am – 1 pm

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4th Artspace111 entries due May 31


4th Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition

Call For Submissions Now Open!

Deadline May 31, 2017

Artspace111 is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 4th Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition, juried by Shirley Reece-Hughes, a Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The competition includes eligibility for 2D and 3D artwork. The exhibition will be open June 23rd through July 22nd with an opening reception on the evening of June 23rd. Due date for entries isMay 31st. Contemporary 2D and 3D works that follow the requirements detailed in the prospectus are accepted. Over $2000 will be awarded to the best works in show, and the first prize will include the opportunity to exhibit at Artspace111 in a separate solo or group show in 2017 – 2018.


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


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

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


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


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Linda Wacaster demo on Painting Animals for ACA March 7


ACA meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month (except June, July, August) at 2:00 pm. Associated Creative Artists was chartered in 1954 by a small group of Dallas artists to promote realism art. http://www.acadallas.org/

Monthly Meeting Location:

Artist’s Showplace, 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX  75248

Next meeting will be this Tuesday, March 7. Our demo artist this month will be Linda Wacaster, who will be painting animals for us. For more about Linda, see her website: http://lindawacaster.com/

Remember to bring a painting for a chance at our monthly prize, as well as cookies and a snack for break.

WacasterShall We Gather

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Artisan’s 2017 Spring Schedule of Classes


2825 Valley View Lane #301, Dallas TX 75234

972-488-8182 www.artisansstudio.com

FLYER: ArtisansSchedule2017


patkart@aol.com 972) 241-6504

Finding Your Own Style All Levels Watercolor/Acrylic/Gouache/Monoprints

All Classes: 10:00 – 3:00 $50/Day

Monday Watercolor Classes

Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3, 10,

Yupo: April 24, One Day

Monoprints: May 22 One Day

Summer Schedule beginning June 5th



beverlypaints@gmail.com 214-460-1879

Loosen-Up with Watercolor Alileveis

Thursday Classes 10:00 – 3:00

Cost: $260/4 week Session

February 2, 9, 16, 23

March 2, 9, 23

OIL CLASSES 10:00 – 3:00

Wed Classes: March 8, 22, 29




judy.harrison52@gmail.com 217-898-0862

Introduction to Watercolor, $40

(all supplies provided for this class)

First Monday Evening 6:30 to 9:30 pm

March 6, April 3, May 1,

First Tuesday Daytime 9am – 12 pm

March 7, April 4 , May 2 $40

Beginning Watercolor

(supply list will be sent with registration)

Monday & Wednesday Evenings 6:30 to 9:30 $35

Mar 1, 8,13,15,20,22,27,29;

Apr.5, 10, 12, 17, 19,24,26;

May 3,8,10,15,17,22,24,29,31

Tuesday Daytime 1 Oam – 3pm $40

March, 14, 21 , 28 April 11 , 18, 25

May 9,16, 23, 30

Acrylic Painting Parties and Children’s classes available – call for rates and availability.




3 – DAY WORKSHOP $300 ($50 Deposit)

June 8-9-10 – Thu-Fri-Sat

9AM -4PM

Contact: Pat Kochan PatKArt@aol.com or 972 814-2647

Holtercreatingwcportraits from photos



Saturday Transparent Watercolor

Mar. 18, Apr. 8, May 20 $551Day

10AM – 2:30PM Intermediate and up

n.brotherton1@verizon.net 214483-3903


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Iain Stewart Watercolor Demo March 14 for SWS



Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:00 pm

Lovers Lane Methodist Church
Ashbury Hall
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas
(northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.)


Iain Stewart is a watercolor artist / illustrator and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele- a business he has run for the last 20 years. Iain maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama.


Artist’s Statement: “I rely on instinct a great deal and my sketchbook when selecting subjects for my paintings. The lion’s share of my work is done in one sitting as my real struggle in painting is to capture the initial vision for any given piece. I am most often motivated by capturing a definitive lighting condition and how it influences shape and value rather than faithfully representing the subject as witnessed. Watercolor is uniquely suited for this task as “light” is reserved from the first brush strokes and must be protected throughout the painting process. The underlying narrative in my work is not based on any theme in particular but quite simply how “place” is inhabited and used daily. I often use remember atmospheric and lighting conditions in my work and say that I paint from life and memory simultaneously. My watercolors are not only a translation of what I see, but more importantly, an expression of how I choose to view the world.“


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Society of Watercolor Artists International Exhibition deadline March 12, 2017



Location: Fort Worth Central Library Atrium Gallery, 500 W. 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX

Dates: April 16 – May 27, 2017

Entry Deadline:  Sunday, March 12th – See entry information in prospectus.

Juror – Laurie Goldstein-Warren

Southern Watercolor Society (SWS), Transparent Watercolor Society (TWSA), Watercolor West (WW), North East Watercolor Society (NEWS), North West Watercolor Society, Gold Medal Fellowship (NWWS-GMF) Originally from New York, Laurie now lives in West Virginia. She has been painting watercolors for the last 16 years. Laurie continues to experiment with new techniques in watercolor and watercolor/ acrylic. Her work has shown in the US, Japan, Turkey, Canada and China. She won Best of Show in the 2016 Texas Watercolor Society. Currently, she travels and teaches workshops across the United States. Her works focus on cityscapes, portraits and still life. Among her credits, Laurie has been featured in 3 issues of Watercolor Artist and 3 Splash publications. Learn more on her website: www.warrenwatercolors.com


AWARDS: $4000 in cash and merchandise.

SWA SIGNATURE STATUS: Membership in SWA is not necessary for entry. Those who have been accepted to five SWA Juried Exhibitions while sustaining active membership are awarded SWA signature status and may add “SWA” with their signature

DAVE MAXWELL MEMORIAL BEST OF SHOW AWARD Leon Loughridge Denver, Colorado Aglow

Leon Loughridge Denver, Colorado Aglow


  • Entry deadline:  Sunday March 12, 2017.  All entry images must be sent via email before midnight

  • Notification date: Wednesday March 22 via email

  • Shipped pieces due: April 5 -13

  • Delivered pieces due: Saturday, April 15, 10 am to Noon

  • Juror Demo:  Monday, April 17, 7 to 9 pm ($10 fee to non-members)

  • Juror Workshop: Tuesday thru Thursday April 18 thru 20

  • Reception: Saturday May 27, 2 to 4 pm

  • Take Down and Pickup; 4 to 5pm immediately following the reception.



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Etsy Dallas Spring Bash Artist Applications due March 10



Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: South Side Event Center located at Gilley’s Dallas (1135 S. Lamar St | Dallas, TX 75215)

The Etsy Dallas Spring Bash returns to the South Side Event Center, located just south of the Dallas Convention Center on Lamar St. in Dallas, Texas. A world-class entertainment venue, the location has an eclectic charm and authentic atmosphere. Etsy Dallas’ Spring Bash, a premier handmade shopping event and party, will showcase the very best in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more! Hand-picked artists, crafters, and designers from near and far will all gather at the Spring Bash for pure shopping pleasure.

Complete applications and application fees are due by midnight (CST) March 10, 2017

A $25 application fee is non-refundable and can only be sent via Paypal to dallascraftcollective@gmail.com


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Xiang Zhang Portrait Workshop April 13, 14 & 15 in Bedford

xiangzhangportraitsXiang Zhang – Portrait Workshop

April 13, 14 & 15, 2017

Renowned artist Xiang Zhang will present a portrait workshop with live models April 13, 14, &15, 2017 at Trinity Arts Guild; Bedford Boys Ranch in Bedford, TX. 

Workshop times: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost of the workshop will be:

     $375 for members of Trinity Arts Guild

     $425 for non-members

Minimum class size is 10 participants; maximum class size is 15 participants.

A deposit of $150 is required at time of sign up. This deposit will be non-refundable except in case of emergency.

To reserve your space sign up at trinityartsguild.org or contact Beverly Richmond via email ; phone/text 817-408-0719

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Celeste McCall critique March 8 at TAG in the Morning Meeting


TAG in the Morning Meeting

March 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

Guest Artist: Celeste McCall

Put Your Best Foot Forward during Show Season

Celeste McCall will be guiding a critique session during the March 8, 2017 meeting. Everyone is encouraged to bring one or two paintings. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn tips on composition, color, design to make your work sparkle. Celeste has a wonderful way of highlighting the positives while making constructive suggestions for areas that might use changes or improvement. Critiques that are done well spark thought and ideas as well as improvement in your artwork. It is the season for all the big shows. Put your best foot forward. Take time to attend and participate in the March critique.


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Michael Holter: Texas & Neighbors Juror Talk & Reception March 11th


You are invited! 2017 juror Michael Holter will give a talk on the evening of Saturday, March 11th from 7-9 pm at the Irving Arts Center. There will also be a slide presentation of the art inthe upcoming Texas & Neighbors Exhibit.

IRVING ARTS CENTER, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062


Michael Holter NWS, OPS, SWS, SWA, TXN

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 is in two categories: figurative watercolor and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio).
Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, Texas & Neighbors, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society, The Outdoor Painters Society, the Portrait Society of America, and the American Impressionist Society.
“I have been influenced by artists such as Charles Reid, Richard Schmid, Burt Silverman, Frank Webb, John Singer Sargent, Ted Nuttall and many others. Even though I have an art degree, most of what I put into practice is self-taught through studying the work of these distinguished artists and much painting.”For more, see Michael’s website www.michaelholter.com

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RS Hanna Gallery Spring Showcase in Fredericksburg


Fifty Women Artists of the West members have been selected for the RS Hanna Gallery Spring Showcase March 1 – June 3rd. RS Hanna Gallery is located at 208 S. Llano St. in Fredericksburg, Texas.
There will be three receptions during this time: March 3, April 7 and May 5, all from 6-8 p.m. If you’re in the Texas Hill Country area during this time to see the bluebonnets, be sure to drop by RS Hanna Gallery and see all the wonderful artwork!

image: “A Streak of Sunlight,” 11×14 Oil, is by Cecy Turner

— from Cecy Turner’s Spring Newsletter – subscribe at http://cecyturner.com

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“NEW TO PLEIN AIR” Workshop with TINA BOHLMAN March 17 & 18

Bohlman OMAs
              “OMA’S ” 9×12 Watercolor


3/17/2017 – 3/18/2017
Fee: $150.00

Class limited to 8

Are you an experienced painter but NEW to PLEIN AIR? This is the workshop for you! The focus is on the challenges encountered when painting outdoors. Open to all media, the class is primarily structured for the intermediate to advanced painter that is NEW to the plein air experience or is looking for a refresher course. Each day begins with a short lecture and demonstration. In the field, participants will complete thumbnail value sketches and at least 2 small paintings or color studies. The workshop goal is for participants to become comfortable in the “outdoor studio” and embrace the plein air experience. The class objectives are:

*Getting comfortable in your outdoor “studio”.

*Tips for painting on location.

*Using a sketchbook: working with thumbnail value sketches.

*Developing skills of observation

*Taking good “color notes”

All media welcome! This workshop is not medium specific. Demonstrations will be in watercolor or oil, depending on subject matter – but painters may work in any medium.

Friday: Classroom, 9 am – 12 noon. Break for lunch. Plein Air 1 pm – 4 pm Includes afternoon demo & use of the sketchbook

Saturday: : Plein Air, 9 am – 4 pm will include morning plein air demo, plein air painting-lunch- plein air painting.


EMAIL: tina@tinabohlman.com

Tina on location at Farmer's Market

Tina on location at Farmer’s Market

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Dina Gregory demo for ECAA March 6



Ellis County Art Association (ECAA) NEXT MEETING

MARCH 6, 2017

113 W. FRANKLIN Waxahachie, TX 75165


  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm – “Get Acquainted” with the gallery & classroom & MINI SHOW!
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Announcements
  • 7:00 pm – Demonstration program








DINA GREGORY three-nannies

Dina is a native Texan, who loves being out in nature. After working in different mediums, she discovered her favorite is pastels. Pastels work really well in plein air paintings. She is working as a Texas plein air pastel artist. Nature is in constant change. Dina enjoys capturing this fleeting moment and the connection it poses between God, man and nature. Her favorite painting locations are Big Bend, Palo Duro Canyon, the Hill Country and her own Bosque county acreage.

Dina has a BFA in art from the University of North Texas. She has studied with Ethel Spears, Ramon Kelley and Lorenzo Chavez. Nicolai Fechin, Maynard Dixon and Mary Cassatt are some of her favorite artists. She draws inspiration from Albert Handell, Kim Lordier and Lorenzo Chavez.

Dina is well known to ECAA as well as throughout Texas. A frequent visitor of Waxahachie, she has conducted pastel workshops for our group and we’re delighted to welcome her back!

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Indian Folk Art Traveling Exhibition at the Irving Arts Center


The Indian Folk Art exhibition, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage, was on view at the Irving Art Association’s galleries at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts during February. It was such  a success that the exhibit was invited to move to the Irving Arts Center. Works from ten of the artists are traveling to be on exhibit March 4 – 26 in the Irving Art Center’s Focus Gallery.

IRVING ARTS CENTER, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 300, Irving, Texas 75062  Phone (972)252-7558 * Fax (972)570-4962 http://irvingartscenter.com

Exhibition Dates:
March 4 – 26, 2017

Contact: Deepa Koshaley @ deepadesignscape@gmail.com

Participating Artists: Vidisha Bajpai, Pallavi Moharir, Jayshree Bihari, Monika Dogra, Navneeta Khemka, Avli Dalal, Deepa Koshaley, Nalini Priya Ravindran, Sangeeta Kumari, Pierce Baggett

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An Empire on Parade: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition March 14

Texas Centennial architecture

Art Deco Experts Jim Parsons, David Bush Headline Heritage Auctions’ Art & Design Speaker Series

An Empire on Parade: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition to be Discussed March 14

Dallas-basedHeritage Auctions recently launched a new Art & Design Speaker Series and the second installment will be heldMarch 14, at the Dallas Design District Showroom, 1518 Slocum Street. Entitled An Empire on Parade: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition the event will feature award-winning Art Deco authors Jim Parsons and David Bush speaking about art and architecture of Fair Park – the public spaces, buildings, sculptures and murals that were designed for the 1936 exposition.  The authors will bring the Centennial Exposition to life in their illustrated lecture, discussing Fair Park’s distinctive buildings and artwork and the stories behind their design.

“Creating the Art Deco art and architecture of Fair Park for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition was a monumental task in the depths of the Great Depression — in fact, the exposition’s promoters coined a word, ‘Texanic,’ to describe its scope,” said Jim Parsons. “Today, Fair Park houses one of the world’s largest collections of Art Deco buildings, and it is the only surviving fairgrounds from the golden age of world’s fairs.”

A native of Baytown, Texas, Jim Parsons, puts a passion for the state’s history and architecture to work as director of special projects and walking tours chairman for Preservation Houston who has also written about and photographed cities across the United States. David Bush was born and raised in New Orleans, where he developed his lifelong interest in historic architecture. Jim and David are co-authors of three award-winning books about Art Deco architecture in Texas: Houston Deco, Hill Country Deco and Fair Park Deco. Their fourth book, Dallas-Fort Worth Deco, is due for a late summer release by TCU Press of Fort Worth.

“Our goal with the speaker series is to engage the North Texas design community with thoughtful and informative presentations relating to design trends and key influencers. The March event featuring award-winning authors and Art Deco experts Jim Parsons and David Bush will further elevate the Speaker Series as a must-attend event for North Texas designers and collectors,” said Ed Beardsley, Vice President of Heritage Auctions.

The Art & Design Speaker Series is designed to entertain and inform North Texas designers and art collectors about new design trends, discuss developments in the art community and introduce clients to interesting art and designer personalities. The March 14event which will begin at 6 p.m. will also highlight the upcoming March 17-19 Through the Modernist Lens: A Distinctive Hollywood Collection of Art Deco and 20th Century Art auction. A book signing will follow the presentation and Q&A session.

The inaugural event of 2017 featured nationally known interior designer John Phifer Marrs speaking about Clients with a Dream: Creating Beautiful Interiors for Collectors in February and was a resounding success.

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

The Internet’s most popular auction-house website, HA.com, has over one million registered bidder-members, and searchable free archives of four million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.

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Texas Discovery Gardens Student Competition Reception March 5


Nature Abounds

flyer: Nature Abounds 2017

March 4 to April 23, 2017 The Discovery Gallery

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 5 2 pm to 4 pm

Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Gate 6)


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James Behan on Abstraction March 6th in Grand Prairie


The ASSOCIATION OF GRAND PRAIRIE ARTISTS’ meeting will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 6th  at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  

The presenter Monday is James Behan who always finds ways to give a lift to our creative inclinations.
Behan katabatic
James Behan’s current works are paintings that are non-objective reflections on currents such as water, air and time; as well as photographic images that focus on myth.  He will present his new work and discuss processes related to both painting and photography.  These works reflect “on the instability of being in the here-now, how life flows gently and terribly, a calm stream or turbulent river, without warning or regret.  My art is the residue of processed desire.”

He lives and works in Dallas, Texas, where he earned an MFA in painting from Southern Methodist University.  As a pupil to Bill Komodore, he is part of the artist lineage of Hans Hoffman and Mark Rothko.  In addition to his studio practice, Behan is currently working as Professor of Art for Mountain View College where he serves as the Art Faculty Coordinator and teaches painting, drawing and design.  You can view his some of his work at “behanworks.com”.
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Behan Egypt Float I and II
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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FWCAC: March Receptions & Meet the New Director March 3


March Exhibits
Receptions: Friday, March 3, 2017; 6 – 9pm 
Spring Gallery Night: Saturday, March 25, 2017; 6 – 9pm
Free and open to the public

New Exhibitions:
March 3 – 30, 2017

Focus Gallery One: The Minimalist Landscape
by Christie Helm
A selection from an ongoing project of abstract painting by Texas-based artist Christie Helm, currently residing in Dallas and Chicago, Illinois.

Focus Gallery Two: Blooms
by Katherine Toon
With “Blooms,” I am exploring permanence and impermanence through the tender and intimate beauty of flowers.
We are please to announce our New Program and Exhibition Manager, Jonathan Mark Levy. He has joined the Arts Center team. His vast experience and knowledge should be an asset to the artists who come through our doors. We have many new and exciting events and programs yet to come, so keep an eye on Facebook for more announcements and information.
On March 3rd during our First Friday Artist Receptions, we are having a meet-and-greet to introduce Jonathan to the community, Please come on by to say hello and enjoy some refreshment.  Artist Receptions are from 6-9 pm. Remember there is free parking for 45 minutes in the Western Heritage Parking Garage.

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