Sharon Giles

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At the COVE: Cindy Farrell’s Series of Experiments in Multi-Media Techniques

Series
Friday, Sept. 11, 6-9pm
Saturday, Sept. 12, 6-9pm
 
Series is an exhibit of experimentation in techniques by Cindy Farrell.  New methods are showcased using acrylics, resins and mixed media in Farrell’s abstract and semi-realistic artwork.  Her jewelry lines use natural elements of stones, metal and resins.
 

402 N. Tennessee St.
McKinney, TX 75069
www.thecovemckinney.com
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TVAA CITATION 2020 call

Annual TVAA Citation Exhibition

The Citation Show is presented by the Texas Visual Arts Association and is a juried, TVAA Member-only exhibition.

This year’s Citation show will be held on the online gallery at TVAA.org and includes cash and merchandise prizes valued at $1000.00. Acceptance into five TVAA juried shows grants the artist “Signature” status.

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Denton Arts call: 30 Under 30

Call for artists for 30 UNDER 30 exhibition

is now open through September 21

“North Texas is filled with amazing young talent, from students at the local universities to artists with no formal training, we are lucky to have these creative young people in our area. GDAC wants to showcase these young artists under 30 …

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Día de Muertos – call for Mail Art

Call for Mail Art:
Día de Muertos 2020 @ Mary Karam Gallery (Denison, TX)

Mail art is a global art movement based on the principle of sending small scale works through the postal service rather than exhibiting or selling them through conventional commercial channels. Mail art is not juried, all submissions are accepted, and no fees …

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Craft Guild of Dallas September News

Fall I Starts Now and Fall II is Open For Enrollment Have something fun and creative to look forward to, enroll in our Fall II session now. The session runs from Nov 1 – Dec 19, 2020.
Spring students don’t forget to take advantage of your make-up classes. As a reminder you can use your make-ups …

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Mesquite Arts Virtual Workshops on Youtube for September

Check out the new Youtube channel! Starting with Rock Art, the Mesquite Arts Center offers virtual workshops. They are also archived on the channel.

Here’s an explanation of the September offerings:

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Christine and Keith Miller exhibition Beneath the Surface: Reimagined

Wondering what to do during the upcoming Labor Day weekend? Celebrate by visiting the ArtCentre of Plano on September 7 to experience the fabulous Christine and Keith Miller exhibition Beneath the Surface: Reimagined and meet the artists. Christine will demonstrate weaving with wire throughout the day. Both children and adults will enjoy this exhibition, and …

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Connect for the Arts Fundraising Forum Sept. 9th

Business Council for the Arts’ (BCA) Leadership Arts Alumni (LAA) are creating a series of online forums for learning and discussion about current challenges facing the North Texas arts and culture non-profit community. 

The Connect for the Arts (C4tA) fundraising forum will cover best practices and innovative ideas for arts and culture nonprofit organizations to successfully raise funding amidst COVID-19. The …

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Maddrey PLLC :: Virtual events – copyright, legal aid & fostering community in the arts

Maddrey PLLC :: September Events – Virtual Lunch & Learn, Legal Clinic and Artist Talk Coming Soon! Copyright Part 1:

Why should you copyright your work? Learn the basics… Wed., Sept. 9th, 12-1 pm register bit.ly/SeptCULL

Get Your Legal Advice :: Reserve Your Time  Sept. 16 REGISTER Virtual Artist Talks :: Fostering Community Sept. 22 …

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VALA art call due Sept. 5: Color Outside the Lines

Enter up to 4 pieces. VALA Members FREE – Non-members $35 (Includes 1 yr VALA membership)

Submission form

VALA Presents…

“Color Outside The Lines”

This Juried Exhibit will feature Artwork that exemplifies your CREATIVITY!

Presented by the Visual Arts League of Allen(VALA) 

Deadline to enter : Sept 5th 2020

Where: The VALA Gallery 

in the Historic Cotton …

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2020 SWA Members’ Online Exhibition call for entries

Our Members Exhibition will be online this year due to the Covid19 pandemic. Members will submit entries as we normally do, and our juror, Janet Rogers, will choose which paintings are accepted into the show.She will then choose among those selected paintings for awards.

​We encourage you to consider entering this show and show off your …

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Harvest Moon Festival call for artists

Harvest Moon – Festival of the Arts 2020
10/17/20 – 10/18/2 in Granbury

Application Deadline: 9/7/20
Update: Sept. 13 Midnight CST
Apply through ZAPP https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=8513

We cordially invite you to apply to the 42nd annual Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts, scheduled for October 17-18, 2020, one of the largest, most successful small-town festivals in …

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Irving Arts Center presents the 2020 Art Connection Members Show Online

Since 2001, each summer Irving Arts Center has held a non-juried exhibition featuring art created by our Art Connection members. Artwork by students and professional and non-professional artists of all ages has hung side by side in the beautiful Main Gallery and the adjoining Courtyard Gallery. The opening reception and awards ceremony has been a …

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Art Comes Alive (ACA) call deadline Sept. 11

ACA IS ALL ABOUT CELEBRATING ARTISTS

ACA gives real awards totaling over $350,000 and puts on a two-month exhibition to celebrate artists’ creative passion and dedication to their craft. This year we will be adding a virtual experience in addition to the exhibition at our new ADC headquarters gallery.

Awards include gallery contracts, publishing contracts, …

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Urban Artist Market Goes Online: Call for October Opening

What’s up with Urban Artist Market? Unfortunately, we decided to postpone our October show due to Covid and have rescheduled to April/May 2021.   But every cloud has a silver lining. We’ve been working hard on developing a new ONLINE shopping product for the Urban Artist Market. It’s going to go live by October 1 …

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The VERY BIG 2-D Mixed Media Workshop with Bonny

NEW DATE: New materials, New techniques! The VERY BIG Mixed Media Workshop PLUS Consultation day with Bonny – Friday September 25th, Saturday September 26th and Sunday September 27th, 2020.

Hi friends, I’ll be introducing some new monotype techniques and materials this time. We’ll be working toward a series of pieces to be hung together …

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Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce – virtual talk with Shirley Reece-Hughes Sept. 6

Everett Spruce (1908–2002), Arkansas Landscape, 1938, oil on hardboard, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC. Acquired 1942 © 2019 Alice Spruce Meriwether

The Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA) & Texas Art Collectors Organization (TACO) invite you to join us for
Texas Made Modern:The Art of Everett Spruce
a virtual talk with
Shirley Reece-Hughes, …

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Michael Holter: Curly Portrait Workshop Sept. 3

Another “High Noon” Watercolor Workshop “Sidewalk Sighting” Join me as I paint a favorite Cowboy Character Thursday September 3. This will be a 3-hour webinar– an online mini-workshop session that is just like one of my live workshops. I will demonstrate process, materials and painting techniques that can be used for any painting. And if …

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Outdoor Painters Online Gallery Sale

Navarro Council Of The Arts presents:
Outdoor Painters Society of America

Online Gallery of Works for Sale: http://www.navarrocouncilofthearts.com/purchase-art.html

The Outdoor Painters Society was formed to create opportunities and incentive for artists of like mind to come together and paint “en plein air” (Outside in the open air). This is the ASSOCIATE MEMBERS SHOW & SALE …

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Maegan Kirschner demo Sept. 23 for Rockwall Art League

September Member Meeting- for Rockwall Art League
Demo Artist Maegan Kirschner
Wed, Sep 23 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Harry Myers Park, 815 E Washington St, Rockwall, TX 75087

Maegan is an artist that uses industrial and recyclable materials to create artwork that is considered mixed media. Paints, papers, and metal become expressive parts of the overall project. …

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The Human Figure Alla Prima – Sat., 10th Oct.

Saturday, Oct. 10th : 10 AM – 4 PM

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr. Irving TX 75061
Sponsored by the Irving Art Association

Alla prima or wet-on-wet is a painting technique in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint. By the end of the workshop …

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3D Mixed Media on Board – Fridays in Oct.

Fridays – Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr. Irving TX 75061
Sponsored by the Irving Art Association

Come explore the possibilities with Mixed Media Art in this four-session hands-on workshop facilitated by mixed media artist Jose Angel Hernandez. By the end of …

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Americana Art Exhibit opens August 1st – closing reception Sept. 5

August 1 – September 5

It’s happening again! ART house is hosting the 2nd annual Americana professional art exhibit and competition. Winners and select exhibitors will be showing their art at the Art House Gallery located north west of Dallas in Flower Mound, Texas. The exhibition will take place August 1st – September 5th.

Cash & …

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Airbrush 101 Sept. 12 with Justin Burns

Sat, September 12, 2020 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
$75

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association
Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75061

This will be a hybrid class either face to face or virtual. We will be airbrushing with Golden Paints. I can provide the paints and surfaces and some …

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Rockwall Art League 20th Fine Art Show call for entries

Rockwall Art League 20th Annual Fine Art Show October 2-4, 2020
Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club Conference Center At The Shores
2600 Champions Circle, Rockwall, TX 75087 https://www.rockwallartleague.org/

ENTRY FEES: Members: $15.00 per entry or 3 entries for $40.00 (Dues for 2020 must be current) Non-Members: $20.00 per entry or 3 entries for $55.00

October 1 …

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State Fair Arts & Crafts Contests – new deadline Sept. 1

This year’s State Fair of Texas sadly has been canceled due to to the quarantine, but the Creative Arts Contest goes on! The dates have changed for the Contests – see https://bigtex.com/get-involved/creative-arts-competitions/ for more information. The new deadline for online entry is September 1st, with drop-off dates for those accepted Sept. 9 – 13. The …

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2020 Main St. Festival cancelled & postponed until 2021

COVID-19 Update: The board of directors of Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., has canceled the 2020 edition of the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, originally scheduled to take place on April 16-19, then postponed to September. 

The cancellation is due to increasing Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and governmental recommendations for restricting large gatherings in order …

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MillHouse Summer Art & Music Fest Rescheduled

The MillHouse Summer Art & Music Fest. Indoor Juried Art Fest was originally scheduled for Sat and Sun, Aug. 29-30, 2020.

New date:

WINTER ArtFest 

McKinney Cotton Mill 

February 27-28, 2021

Noon-6 pm

All artists who applied and have been accepted into the August 2020 festival are automatically juried into the February show.

Questions: Artfest@millhousefoundation

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VAL presents Adventures in Wonderland and Melodies of the Soul/Circus of the Absurd

The Visual Art League of Lewisville Presents Adventures in Wonderland and Melodies of the Soul/Circus of the Absurd. For more about VAL exhibits, see visualartleague.org

The Visual Art League of Lewisville presents Adventures in Wonderland in
the North Hallway Gallery of the MCL Grand Theater from August
15-September 26.

In the Main Gallery …

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On Being Human opens Aug. 29 at Valley House

We are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition “On Being Human.” These last months have reminded us of the importance of our basic humanity and the inherent value of others. After isolating, we felt a need to be surrounded by people—hence this invitational exhibition about people seen through the artist’s eye. In addition …

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Kettle Art A La Carte – new online store

Kettle Art A La Carte
Kettle Art
2650 Main Street
Pickup on Saturdays or by appointment
1:00pm-5:00pm

Kettle Art A La Carte is Kettle’s new online store, offering beautiful original art, fine art prints, and small artisan-crafted pieces.

They’re super excited about a brand new feature, the Box Du Jour! It’s their version of a mystery box, filled with a fun …

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Cedars Union September Virtual Happenings

Hello from The Cedars Union!

We hope you are reading this message in good health and good spirits as we close out the month and a particularly odd summer. The Cedars Union Annex and the Boedeker next door have been buzzing with activity. We and our artists are on the brink of many things. 

Did you get …

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Plein Vision in Miniature opens in Corsicana

The 2020 Exhibition opens July 22nd.

The Associates Show & Sale is NOW ONLINE!  Share this link on your social media pages as well as emailing it directly to your friends, family, and most of all…your collectors!

http://www.navarrocouncilofthearts.com/purchase-art.html

Associate Members Show & Sale 2020 is sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society is hosted by Navarro …

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Economic impacts of the Pandemic on the Arts – news sources

The news is dire, especially for the arts. Here are some links discussing the state of the arts economy:

Glasstire has posted a review of the Houston situation:

Texas Arts Economy Takes Billion-Dollar Plunge

by Hannah Dean August 25, 2020

Dallas Arts COVID Impact News Release:

DALLAS ARTS & CULTURE COVID-19 LOSSES TOP $33M …

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Lake Granbury Art Association reopening & Fall Show call

Shanley House Reopening

The LGAA board has decided to reopen the Shanley House Gallery and resume membership meetings. COVID-19 precautions will be observed.

Shanley House Gallery | 224 North Travis | Granbury, TX 76048

For more about LGAA see http://lakegranburyart.blogspot.com/

LGAA Monthly Member Meetings  Monthly meetings will resume on September 14th at 7pm.  Unfortunately, …

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