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  1. Frisco Fine Art Presents “The 10” April 28 & 29 — April 22, 2017
  2. “Buddha Goes Punk” by Metis Atash Exhibit at Samuel Lynne Galleries — April 20, 2017
  3. Art Crit Group, April 25 at Dallas Public Library — April 20, 2017
  4. Solo Show[Down] deadline May 15 — April 19, 2017
  5. Call for Entries: 28th Annual VAST Member’s Exhibition — April 18, 2017

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Frisco Fine Art Presents “The 10” April 28 & 29

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Frisco Fine Art is building a brand new masterpiece in Stonebriar Center. Not only do we feature beautiful collectible art and modern master works, but we also exhibit work by some of the finest emerging talent in North Texas. Join us from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, as we introduce ten emerging artists you need to know – each with an amazing story:

  • Buzzy Gamble
  • Cesar Llamas
  • Christina Yielding
  • Daniel Padilla
  • Karl Melton
  • Mary Galbraith
  • Maria D’Azucena
  • Kathy Metcalf
  • Storey Diaz
  • Simon

 

Frisco Fine Art/Masterpiece Gallery

2601 Preston Road, Suite 2002

Frisco, Texas 75034

Stonebriar Center, upper level next to Dillards

214-872-1917

https://www.friscofineart.com/

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“Buddha Goes Punk” by Metis Atash Exhibit at Samuel Lynne Galleries

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Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce its exclusive Texas representation of Miami-based fine art sculptor, Metis Atash

Atash’s creations combine conceptual, minimalist, and pop art traditions. Her devotion for art, design, and fashion is apparent in her one-of-a-kind sculptures that award their living spaces with an aura of captivating experience. The gallery will present a showcase of her stunning “Punk Buddha” series in an exhibition titled “Buddha Goes Punk”.
The opening reception for the exhibition will be held at Samuel Lynne Galleries on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 5-8pm, and the artist will be in attendance. Exhibition will be on view from May 13, 2017 through June 24, 2017.
For additional information or to schedule an interview or exclusive press preview, please contact

Kristin Rivas, Director of Samuel Lynne Galleries, 214.965.9027, Kristin@SamuelLynne.com

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Art Crit Group, April 25 at Dallas Public Library

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Art Crit Group

March 28, 6-8PM

Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor,

Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young St., Dallas TX

 

Join us for the second meeting of Dallas Public Library’s Art Crit Group. This program is intended to create a network of artists interested in constructive dialogue and is open to artists of all levels and mediums, however space is limited.  Submit your inquiries to art@dallascityhall.com.

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Solo Show[Down] deadline May 15

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FORT WORTH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER IS PROUD TO PRESENT: Solo Show[Down]

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – May 15, 2017

EXHIBITION DATES: July 7 – July 30, 2017 RECEPTION: Friday, July 7 2017

CALL TO ARTISTS: International call to artists over the age of 18, open to all disciplines with no theme. All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.

PRIZES:

·         Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show in our Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s bustling 7th Street area. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a honorarium of $2000.

·         Runners Up: Group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of the Art7

·         People’s Choice: Single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize of $250.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Jennifer Casler Price has held the position of curator for Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. During her tenure, she has curated over 20 exhibitions covering a diverse range in subject matter including Buddhist sculpture, Chinese antiquities, Japanese ukiyo-e painting, Tibetan Esoteric Buddhist painting, Mughal painting, African sculpture, Oceanic art, Maya art, and most recently a retrospective exhibition on the architect of the Kimbell, Louis I. Kahn. As a curator she has traveled widely – to China, Japan, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey, Cuba and Peru. She has also juried exhibitions for the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, the San Antonio Art Museum League and the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival. Jennifer has been a commissioner on the Fort Worth Public Art Commission since October 2014 and currently serves as Chair of the Commission. She has been a member of the Association of American Museum Curators (AAMC) since its founding in 2001.

ABOUT US: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.

SUBMISSION: Work will be juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission. $25 submission fee for up to three pieces. Each additional submission will be $5 each.  Artists who are aiming for the grand prize are encouraged to submit as many as possible. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. FWCAC reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.

To submit please visit:

https://fortworthcommunityartscenter.submittable.com/submit/81325/solo-showdown

PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels must be under Plexiglass. 

SALES: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists. 

RECEIVING: Hand-delivered and shipped work must arrive between June 15 and June 30, 2017. Substitutions and late arriving work will not be exhibited. Work must remain for the duration of exhibition. 

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before midnight (CMT) on May 15, 2017. FWCAC will notify accepted applicants only by June 1, 2017. 

SHIPMENT: All shipped work must have a returned mailing label included and must arrive in a package that can be reused for the return shipment. 

REMOVAL: All hand delivered work must be picked up from gallery on July 1st, 2017 between 9:00am – 5:00pm. Works not removed on these days will be placed in storage and released at gallery’s convenience. 

IMPORTANT DATES:

·         May 15, 2017 – Deadline for submission

·         June 1, 2017 – Notifications emailed to artists

·         June 20th – June 30th, 2017 – Delivery of artwork

·         July 7, 2017 – Opening Reception, 6 -9 pm

·         July 31, 2017Closing

·         August 1, 2017 – Show comes down, pick up or repacked for return shipment

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:

Jonathan Mark Levy, Program and Exhibition Manager

1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, TX,  76107

direct: 817.298.3021

jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

LIABILITY: This document represents a contract between the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and the person(s) named on this document. Acceptance of this contract is a specific acceptance of the terms listed. Objects exhibited in the FWCAC will be given great care. Unless the artist wishes to provide his/her own insurance coverage, the FWCAC will insure all exhibitions under its existing insurance policy, which covers up to $500,000, against all risks of physical loss or damage while on the premises during the period of the exhibition. If the exhibitor(s) wish to provide his/her own insurance, such actions constitute the release of the FWCAC from any liability in connection with the exhibition. Coverage is not authorized past the exhibition and artwork may not be stored at the FWCAC unless prior arrangements have been made. The FWCAC allows visitors to photograph works of art. Artists are required to contribute 25% from work sold in the exhibition. By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to the terms above.

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Call for Entries: 28th Annual VAST Member’s Exhibition

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VAST sponsors this annual event to offer its members an important opportunity to enter their work in a juried exhibition that showcases members only.
The exhibit provides an excellent venue for the North Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists. Artists who are not already members of VAST can join for as little as $35 on the day entries are accepted.
Membership information:  http://www.vastarts.org/index.php/members
AWARDS
Best of Show $500
Total cash and merchandise awards $2225
ELIGIBLE MEDIA
2D and 3D work including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, fiber, graphics, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, metalworking, and wood. No installations.
ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS
All artwork must be original, not a copy of a painting or another image. No mechanical reproductions of original work. Only work completed in the last 36 months will be accepted.
JUROR
Carter Scaggs received his BFA in Printmaking from the University of North Texas and his MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University. He has been teaching at Collin College since 1993. He teaches 2-D Studio courses, including 2-D Design, Figure Drawing I & II, and Printmaking I & II. As a second-generation artist/teacher, Scaggs has been involved in art education from an early age. His philosophy of teaching is based on what he remembers of his best teachers; they shared their knowledge, loved their craft and sought to help each student be successful.
Scaggs has exhibited his work in galleries and competitions throughout the U.S. He works with intaglio, relief and drawing processes. His work is decidedly narrative and attempts to document his subjective responses to significant events, figures, and objects. His artwork typically depicts allegorical, symbolic, and narrative scenes through which he hopes to convey the underlying and profound meaning within the world of which we live.
ACCEPTANCE OF ENTRIES
Monday, June 12th from 10 am – 12 noon, and 4 – 7 pm
PROSPECTUS:
CALENDAR
June 12 Acceptance of Entries
June 14 Pick up unaccepted work from 10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
June 16 Exhibition opens to the public
June 16 Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Awards Presentation 6:30pm
June 29 Exhibition closes at 5pm
June 30 Return of Work to Artists,10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
CONTACT INFORMATION
Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions
972-345-9968 or vastMembersExhibition@gmail.com
Ellen Frenkel, co-chair
940-595-0784 or ellenfrenkel3@verizon.net

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MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival April 20-23

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On April 20-23, 2017, MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.), the largest arts festival in Texas, will return to Downtown Fort Worth for its 32nd year. More than 213 hand-selected artists will be exhibiting their work, including John Deng, Danika Ostrowski, Jeffrey Cannon, and Marvin Blackmore, and more than $4.6 million worth of art is expected to be sold. Throughout the weekend, hundreds of musical headliners will perform, including Elephant Revival, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Doyle Bramhall II, and Austin Allsup. Festivalgoers will also find a wide variety of culinary options, such as turkey legs, crawfish, and gourmet hamburgers, craft beers in the Craft Brew Pavilion, and wine by-the-glass at the “Wine Experience” tasting tent. For more information, please visit: www.MainStreetArtsFest.org. #MainSt2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday, April 21, 2017: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday, April 22, 2017: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday, April 23, 2017: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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Thin Line Film Fest April 19-23

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April 19-23, 2017, FREE
Thin Line Fest is a five-day film, music, and photography festival in Denton, Texas. 

Thin Line Film is Texas’ only all-documentary film festival. Films from around the world and around the corner.

Thin Line Music features local, regional, and national acts on small, intimate stages. When the films end, the parties begin!

During the exhibition, enjoy Thin Line Photo, a curated exhibition of over 100 photographs at gallery spaces around Downtown Denton including the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Learn more at http://thinline.us/

 

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Lake-a-Palooza! [FREE] Music Festival Coming April 29 at the Bath House

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When: Saturday, April 29, 2-7pm

What: Live Local Music * Food * Beer & Wine * Kid Stuff * Art Exhibition

Where: Bath House Cultural Center on White Rock Lake 521 E. Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX 75218

Admission: FREE

Who: Music lovers, families, lovers of the lake and its natural beauty

The Bath House is collaborating with the Texas Musicians Museum in Irving to stage a wide variety of musicians while loaning the Bath House some of their rare Texas Musicians memorabilia for the event.

  • Four stages of Live Music in a variety of genres
  • Food, beer, and wine for sale
  • Children’s and family activities
  • Music-focused Art Exhibition
  • Get to meet some of your local community organizations and businesses!

Lake-a-Palooza is produced by The Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center for the benefit of the Bath House Cultural Center and the local arts community.

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Call for submissions for 2017 International Photo Biennale (China)

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2017 Songzhuang International Photo Biennale (China) is now accepting submissions for the international call for photo artists/photographers themed “Live in This Moment, Return to the Origin.” If you are an art organization interested in participate in our Songzhuang photo biennale please visit our website at https://szipb.org

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North Dallas Artist Studio Tour April 29 & 30th

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Art in Our Own Backyard!

The 14th annual “North Dallas Artists Studio Tour” will be a real artistic adventure.  There are 27  artists featuring their talents at varied locations throughout the neighborhood.  Run, don’t walk, as they also open their studios for the public to explore and encourage the artist within.

Look for yellow signs and seek out your favorites.  Many will offer not only their works for sale, but also a free raffle and refreshments.  It will certainly be worth the hike.

Come take a tour while supporting your neighborhood artists!

*April 29th and 30th, 10am to 5pm.  The adventure map can be found on Facebook or visit www.NorthDallasArt.com

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Art In Grief April 21

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Please join Art Is Life Studio for Art in Grief, an event artfully honoring the grieving process from 6-10 p.m. April 21 at Yeager Office Suites of Plano.

This show is an intimate event about working through the process through several art mediums and experiences. Our schedule of events includes a writing workshop, spoken word, guided meditation, and music. All materials will be provided for the workshop. Certified grief recovery specialist Linda Jones, The Writing Doula, will also be speaking about the misconceptions of the stages of grief. The wonderfully talented Lorynn the Redhead will be performing.

Current artist list includes:

Brassfly Studio
Janelle Twyford-Silvis
Myriah Garcia
Marilyn Vicente
Penelope Berg Paintings
Samax Amen
Sierra Barnes

Tickets are $12 at the door which includes a ticket for drawings. Light refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1889147994702378/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22dashboard%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22calendar_tab%22%7D]%7D

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Vinyl Thoughts 7 Art Show on July 7

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Vinyl Thoughts Art Show 7 – The Chosen Ones
Fri, July 7 from 7p-11p at Quixotic World on 2824 Main, Dallas 75226.
Vinyl Thoughts 7, the largest custom vinyl toy art show in the South is back for one night only! Curators Shelby Miller & Cody Phillips showcase this year’s theme of “The Chosen Ones,” featuring work by 17 artists on exhibit in Deep Ellum. Free admission, free drinks, raffles, silent auction, plus some of the most amazing three dimensional art to be seen. Seventeen of the brightest and best artists from across the nation have been challenged to each create (7) seven different custom pieces on (7) seven different vinyl forms:

Paul Sirmon
Brad Albright
Forces of Dorkness
Pete the Monster
BOG (Bag-O-Gas)
Janelle Jex
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Mr. The Sanders
Pure Cane Sugar
Lhars Ebersold
PJ Constable
Tyson Summers
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Juliet Phillips
Daniel Beaulieu
Hatziel Florez

Creatures for Kids will also offer a silent art auction of custom art pieces benefiting ChildrenatRisk.org. Sponsors for this year’s show include Deep Eddy Vodka, St. Arnold Brewing Company, and Yelp, with more to be announced! All ages welcome, must be 21+ to drink.

– Video from previous Vinyl Thoughts events:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K7s9VpNECo

– What is a Vinyl Toy? video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvYr_Sl1ECY

https://www.facebook.com/VinylThoughtsArtShow
www.vinylthoughtsartshow.com

 

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William T. Wiley: Where the Rub Her Meats the Rode

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Celebrated American artist William T. Wiley will be in attendance for the opening reception of his solo exhibition at Bivins Gallery on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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William T. Wiley: Where the Rub Her Meats the Rode will be on display at Bivins Gallery from May 20- July 8, 2017. William T. Wiley’s paintings and drawings feature his razor-sharp wit and chaotic candor. Delving into religion, politics, global warming, and pop culture, Wiley’s trademark authenticity and Zen-like outlook characterize his body of work. As an activist, artist, and pioneer, William T. Wiley is considered a national treasure by curators, historians, and collectors around the world.

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VAGF Monthly meeting

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Monthly Meeting
Tuesday April 11th, 7-9PM
Expedition Frisco; 9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco

Drawing and Painting with Live model in Japanese wedding kimono

Join VAGF members at Expedition Frisco (9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco, TX 75033) for the monthly meeting.
Madame Butterfly Opera was so beautiful that we have decided to give our artists an opportunity to paint, draw, or photograph our own “Madame Butterfly”. Bring your easels and favorite medium to draw and paint a live model attired in a traditional wedding kimono.

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We also will have a mini-critique. Bring a piece of artwork (framing not necessary) and it can even be work-in -progress for a friendly feedback. We will draw for a prize at the meeting for participating Artists.

Come join in for a fun, creative night.

Members and visitors are welcome.

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How To Publish Coloring Books For Fun & Profit – April 29

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Attn: Artists!
Learn to Publish Your Own Coloring Book

Know an artist that could use additional income from their art?

One of the most astounding trends in books this century has been the boom of coloring book sales. And, according to experts and all the indicators, the sales trend is only going to continue growing bigger.

One reason for the popularity of coloring books is the expansion of art therapy and the use of coloring by stressed adults as a way to relax. So, the demand for new and different coloring books for adults is high.

Sound like something you would like to be a part of?

Now you can learn how to create and publish your own coloring book and cash in on one of the biggest book trends of the century!
Join Barbara and Ken O’Toole for a 2-hour information session where they’ll show you how to get started with coloring book publishing.

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Coloring Book Crash Course

Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10: am – 12:00 pm

6624 Monterrey Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76112
ken@artworksdfw.com
817-456-9452

Session Cost: $24.95

sign up at:

http://artworksdfw.com

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The Richard Brettell Award in the Arts April 11-13

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The Richard Brettell Award in the Arts at UT Dallas, established in 2016 with an endowment from Mrs. Eugene McDermott, recognizes the essential and fundamental role in the arts in the life of the university. The award honors an artist working in or between any of the broad spectrum of artistic endeavors, including the visual arts, music, literature, performance, and architecture/design.

Given every other year, the award consists of a prize of $150,000 and a week’s residence on the UT Dallas campus and in Dallas, during which the awardee will present a major public lecture and interact in a variety of venues with the students, staff and faculty of UT Dallas and with the larger arts community of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

Prospective awardees will be nominated by the Brettell Award Advisory Committee, composed of international leaders in arts and culture, with the selection of the awardee being made by an Executive Committee composed of university and community leaders.

The concept of the Brettell Award is inspired by the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, created by the McDermott Family at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974. The MIT McDermott Award is also made every other year, and it is planned to schedule the two events in alternating years.

Save the Date

Join us for public lectures and a forum that will feature the first recipient of the Brettell Award:

Tuesday, April 11, 4 p.m.
Lecture by the Brettell Award winner
The University of Texas at Dallas

Wednesday, April 12, 5 p.m.
Public forum, followed by reception
Nasher Sculpture Center

Thursday, April 13, 2 p.m.
Lecture by the Brettell Award winner
The University of Texas at Dallas

Details will follow after an official announcement of the awardee in the Dallas Morning News on April 9.

RSVP for events with Pierrette Lacour pierret@utdallas.edu.

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Call for Artists: 53rd Annual Lakewood Art Show

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Call for Artists: 53rd Annual Lakewood Art Show

Artists age 18 years and older are invited to submit up to two entries in the 53rd Annual Lakewood Art Show. Art intake is on Saturday, April 22 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Lakewood Branch Library. The $15 per item entry fee is waived for members of Lakewood Library Friends (LLF). Memberships are available at the door.

An opening reception for artists and their guests will be held on the evening of Monday, May 1.

Art Show entry and LLF membership forms are available at the Lakewood Library and at http://www.lakewoodlibraryfriendsdallas.org . For more info call 214-670-1376 or email info@lakewoodlibraryfriendsdallas.org

Image: 2016 Lakewood Art Show entry by Marc Reeves

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Oil Painting Alla Prima Style – Open for Adults

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Join award winning artist, Chris Brandley for 2 exciting days of oil painting!  Our time together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

 Chris uses the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and  will teach you how (click for more information and to register)

Price: $250.00

Location: The Rec of Grapevine (9:30 AM – 4 PM)

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Call For Entries: Kamme Art Scholarship Art Show and Festival

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Second Annual Kamme Art Scholarship Art Show and Festival! There will be a Juried show inside the studio, a pop-up art fair in the square, food trucks and live music.

All artists will compete for:
Best in Show: $150
Second Place: $100
Third Place: $50
Honorable Mention prizes for photography, sculpture/mixed media, painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor) and drawing/pastels (graphite, colored pencils, pen, etc.

Important dates:

Acceptance of entries: March 7-June 15 (for juried show. Booths might be extended)

Notification of acceptance, both jury show and booths:  June 25

Delivery of artwork to Kamme Art Gallery 304 Bolivar, Sanger TX 76266:

 July 9, 12-4 pm; July 10, 1-7pm

Scholarship Benefit July 15

This year’s judge is . Anne began her art studies when she was six, attending the adult classes of Gustav Likan at the Art School at Laguna Gloria in Austin, Texas. Mr. Likan’s daring work as a colorist influenced her greatly, and he mentored her until his death in 1998. Anne’s work also reflects the influence of traditional Japanese art and aesthetics which she encountered during an extended stay in Japan. Anne earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Austin College and three Master’s Degrees from Yale University: Religion and the Visual Arts, East Asian Studies, and the History of Art. She has taught studio art for 30 years, mentoring and preparing students for higher education and career opportunities in the visual arts. She also teaches art history at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts and at SAIL (Collin College). Anne leads the Arts and Music Guild, and exhibits her work at The Cove, McKinney. You can visit her website at: www.anneroyer.com

The artist prospectus can be found at
https://www.kammeartgallery.com/kamme-art-scholarship

Gallery: 304 Bolivar, Sanger, TX 76266

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Tel: 940-300-6551

email: kamme_art@yahoo.com

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First Fridays: 2017 CARA Awards honoring Terry Nobles May 5

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Friday, May 5, 6-8 PM, $30, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Since 1974, the Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) honors those who have significantly enhanced the cultural life and status of Denton through outstanding achievement in the field of fine arts or for service to the arts in the community. Join us as we celebrate the contributions of Terry Nobles to the arts of Denton. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine included. Tickets available online at dentonarts.com or call 940.382.2787.  

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Sarah Graham One-Day Watercolor Workshop April 22

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This workshop is designed for all levels of instruction. Beginners with no drawing or painting experience will not be lost, and advanced artists will not be bored. It will take you through a broad range of subject matter, plus furnish you with a valuable collection of tips and tricks that Sarah has accumulated based on her classical training as an artist, her personal journey as a portrait painter, and her experience teaching art and painting on a number of different levels over the last 15 years.

Unlike most workshops, this one is a one day affair. Drive out. Have a blast. Drive home. No hassle. You will learn from a number of exercises that will help sharpen your technique and your eye, work from photographs, glean from the work of artists who have come before you and have an opportunity to watch Sarah paint a portrait start to finish throughout the day.

We hope you will join us for a chance to get away from it all, have some fun, and learn some valuable new skills!

Lunch break is at noon and Sarah resumes promptly at 1:00 pm.

April 22, 2017 This one day workshop is only $115.  Book yout reservation at http://www.paintboxonthesquare.com/instruction/sarah-graham-one-day-watercolor-workshop or contact Paintbox on the Square.

A soup and salad lunch will be provided for $10 extra at the home of Russ & Terri Reed, only a short walk from the studio in the Lancaster Historic District.  Or, feel free to bring a sack lunch.

Paintbox on the Square 

paintboxonthesquare@gmail.com 469-776-5065

171 Historic Town Square, Lancaster TX, 75146

For more about the instructor, see her website https://sarahgrahamart.com/

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How To Publish Coloring Books For Fun & Profit

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Attn: Artists!
Learn to Publish Your Own Coloring Book

Know an artist that could use additional income from their art?

One of the most astounding trends in books this century has been the boom of coloring book sales. And, according to experts and all the indicators, the sales trend is only going to continue growing bigger.

One reason for the popularity of coloring books is the expansion of art therapy and the use of coloring by stressed adults as a way to relax. So, the demand for new and different coloring books for adults is high.

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Sound like something you would like to be a part of?

Now you can learn how to create and publish your own coloring book and cash in on one of the biggest book trends of the century!
Join Barbara and Ken O’Toole for a 2-hour information session where they’ll show you how to get started with coloring book publishing.

  • Session Date, Time, Location

    Coloring Book Crash Course

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10: am – 12:00 pm

    6624 Monterrey Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76112
    ken@artworksdfw.com
    817-456-9452

    Session Cost: $24.95

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The Tragic Sense of Self: Jill Nonnemacher opens April 8 at Haley-Henman

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Jill Nonnemacher: The Tragic Sense of Self

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 5-8 pm

Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422
422 Singleton Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75212

Haley-Henman proudly presents Jill Nonnemacher’s solo exhibition of new sculptures, titled The Tragic Sense of Self. Her sculptures express “unsaid feelings” and the emotionality of discomfort, fragmentation, fear, corrosion and the ugliness of life. She delves into the depths of self in terms of horror, trauma and tragedy. These sculptures are for us–to experience them in personal and universal ways.

Haley-Henman Gallery is located in the Trinity Groves neighborhood in Dallas.

The reception is free and open to the public. For more information call John at 214-532-3225. www.haleyhenman.com

 

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When Threads Dance…

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Houston fiber artists, Cynthia Hickok, Brenda J. Bunten-Schloesser and Linda Thompson will share their diverse textile artistry April 5-26, 2017, at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248. Their work has been shown in museums and galleries worldwide, and can be seen in many textile and decorator publications.

Cynthia creates her embroidered pieces from her sewing machine which she terms “an extension of her arm.” As each thread of a different color is placed next to each other, “the eyes will dance to the blended colors.”

Brenda J. Bunten-Schloesser, a full time studio artist, “is inspired by the world around us and the events that influence our lives. She likes to translate changes in our lives into her work and what she often refers to as ‘the dance’”

Linda Thompson, works with fabrics such as organza, muslin, linen and silk to create artistic garments that have been dyed, overdyed using the Shibori resist technique.

Join the Keller Public Arts Board and Meet the Artists, Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 3 to 5 pm or 7 to 9 pm. Harpist Susan Koskelin will be on hand at the evening reception for the listening pleasure of all. Enjoy viewing the exhibition while sharing conversation and refreshments with these talented ladies. For more information email publicarts@cityofkeller.com or phone 817-743-4000. Visit our website at www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts

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Lara Lenhoff Workshop April 27 & 28: Recreate and Paint Your Vivid Dreams

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“Recreate and Paint Your Vivid Dreams”  April 27-28 9 AM- 4PM. $200 for 2 days.

Harry Myers Community Center 815 E Washington  Rockwall, TX 75087

https://www.rockwallartleague.org/index.php/events/workshop/14-lara-lenhoff-workshop

To enroll and for more information contact Lara at:   laralenhoff24@yahoo.com
Lara will provide a list of supplies to bring to the workshop.

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“Miami Meets Frisco: Maria Teresa D’Azucena at Frisco Fine Art Gallery

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Frisco Fine Art/Masterpiece Gallery welcomes contemporary abstract artist Maria Teresa D’Azucena in the exhibit “Miami Meets Frisco”, which runs through April 30. A reception to honor the artist will be held on Friday, April 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

A native of El Salvador, Azucena received an education degree and ran a successful school before moving to Miami, where she studied painting under such well-known artists as Alberto Pancorbo and Baruj Salinas.  Working primarily in mixed media, she is inspired by nature and figures from her Latin American culture.

Her vibrant, colorful work has been featured in solo and group shows around the world, and she is represented by galleries in New York, Miami, Paris, and beyond.  She currently serves as a director of Art Projects USA and shares her passion for art with children.

https://www.friscofineart.com/

FRISCO FINE ART GALLERY

Stonebriar Centre Mall Frisco

Upper Level ~ Next to Dillard’s

2601 Preston Rd, # 2002  Frisco, TX 75034

info@friscofineart.com Tel. 214.872.1917

Mon – Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 12pm – 6pm

 

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Calling All Artists!! AIDS Benefit

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Last Call to Donate to No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party, April 8th. Contact Christina Yielding at artbycdy@gmail.com or 214-245-2998.

The 12th Anniversary of No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party will be held at The Frontiers Of Flight Museum, benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD), which provides housing and supportive services for low-income and formerly homeless men, women, children and families living with HIV/AIDS.

Please submit the Artist Donation Form (http://notiedinner.org/download/Artist.pdf) along with your Artist Bio in a 8×10 format.

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A Priori Painting Exhibition: Jim Lively opening April 22 at Martsolf Lively

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Martsolf Lively Contemporary

521 N. Interurban, Richardson, Texas 75081

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A Priori Series of Paintings

by Jim Lively

April 22, 2017 – July 22, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 6 to 9pm

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Fashion designer, Paulette Martsolf and artist, Jim Lively brought their creative talents together to create an innovative concept of merging unique and original fashion with contemporary visual art. The concept gave birth to the endeavor known as “Allie – Coosh Lifestyle” and “Martsolf Lively Contemporary” where fashion gracefully and seamlessly collides with fine art. Previously, Paulette owned Allie-Coosh which featured her own creative fashion for twenty-four years located in Snider Plaza. Due to escalating rent, she decided to renovate the building she owned near downtown Richardson which housed her manufacturing. The renovations resulted in an industrial chic venue which now houses both her manufacturing, a fashion boutique, art gallery and artist studio.

Customed TailoredAs the renovations began to unfold, Jim contemplated as to what might be an appropriate theme for a series of paintings to christen the new venue. After some thought, he kept being drawn back to his days in college where he had the luxury of studying philosophy. Jim was always intrigued by the concept of a priori which may be defined as relating to or denoting reasoning or knowledge that proceeds from theoretical deduction rather than from observation or experience.

The first painting in this series is entitled “Fresh Start” which is an abstract piece that incorporates imaginary asymmetrical shapes into what appear to be wood grain slats. By its title, the painting is not dependent upon past experience but instead is forward looking and intended to be somewhat unique. Several of the pieces in the series such as the whimsically titled “Little Black Dress” embraces the theme of the Allie – Coosh Lifestyle and Martsolf Lively Contemporary of where fashion collides with art.

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The ‘Welcome Home Watusi Bash!’ (Vendor Call)

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Please join us this Memorial Day in celebration of our local veterans, veteran artists, and the therapeutic art program created to support them. Through the compassionate efforts of For Love & Art, a Dallas-based charity focused on the healing effects of creation, we seek to provide relief for our struggling veterans in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

For Love & Art is in the business of healing, rejuvenating and ‘dusting’ broken spirits – even if just for a little while – through simple human love, Art therapy, digital technology and the preternatural power of art.

::::Hosted By::::

Peep Show Texas

This benefit will be showcasing artists of military background and specifically featuring the work of Roger Montoya.

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS ! Veteran Artists, Vendors & Live Creators! FREE to enter. Email Examples of your work to PeepShow.Texas@Gmail.Com

Volunteer opportunities are available! Email or message us for more information @ PeepShow.Texas@Gmail.Com

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ForLoveAndArt.Org

Food trucks, vendors, and other entertainment will be announced over the coming weeks! Keep an eye out for updates.

Monday, May 29TH
Doors @ 2PM-10PM
$7 (Advance)

::::Artists::::

Cerena Jones.
BlingyArt@Gmail.com
@VividSense

The Movement.

::::VENDORS::::

Nicole Holt.
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Cerena Jones.
BlingyArt@Gmail.com
@VividSense

MORE TBA!

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Emerging Artists: Annual Denton High Schools Art Show Opening Reception April 6

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Thursday, April 6, 2017, 5-7 PM, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Discover the works of talented, emerging artists in our community featuring the recent works of Denton Independent School District high school art students. http://dentonarts.com

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FBCAA Spring Show 2017

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FBCAA Spring Show 2017

The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will be presenting their spring show during April 2017 at the Farmer’s Branch Manske Library, 13613 Webb Chapel Road, Farmers Branch, TX.  Works will include oils, acrylics, watercolors, and mixed media.

FBCAA’s mission is to promote the enjoyment of the visual arts in the surrounding areas. Anyone who enjoys art will enjoy this show, as well as anyone who desires more knowledge.

https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Branch-Carrollton-Art-Association-149816435455992/

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Onderdonk Bluebonnet Field Adult Workshop April 14

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April, 14th 7-9pm at the ARThouse Highland Village Gallery and Studio

Two for One Special! Bring a friend, your favorite beverage, snacks and come enjoy an evening of painting in both acrylic and OIL!

Easy to follow step-by-step guidance with our studio’s owner and professional artist, Anita Robbins.

You’ll leave with your own version of this Onderdonk Bluebonnet Field 8″x 10″ painting.

Bring a friend and you each only pay $15. 2 for 1 Special. Frame not included.

Located at : ARThouse Highland Village 6100 Long Prairie Rd., Suite 800, Flower Mound, TX

Call us at: 214-285-0084 or register online at https://studioarthouse.com/event-registration/?ee=3339

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Community Market Arts Vendors @ PAAC – beginning April 13

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Various Thursdays through June, 6-9 PM, Free, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Presented in partnership with the Denton Community Market

Join us for a series of panel discussions with the arts vendors of the Denton Community Market! The night will begin with a short info session, artist talks, and goods available for purchase. Each night features a different selection of artists. Learn more at dentonarts.com

New in 2017! Stay late at the Arts Center and enjoy programs, events, and exhibitions through 9 PM each Thursday night. thanks to support from the Dentonite and Fort Worth Weekly.

Community Market Arts Vendors @ PAAC | Starting April 13, 6-8 PM
Presented in partnership with the Denton Community Market
Join us for a series of panel discussions with the arts vendors of the Denton Community Market! The night will begin with a short info session, artist talks, and goods available for purchase. Each night features a different selection of artists and a new theme. Learn more about each event here.

Scheduled:

Upcoming Events

April 13 | Denton Community Market Makers: Honing Your Craft and Marketing Your Product

Artists:

Erin Tran of Tierra Verde Farm | Textiles, soap, and candle work

Danelle Cass of Earth and Ember | Pottery, glass, metalcraft, and jewelry

Kimberly Bien of Salted Sanctuary Soap | Soap and candle work

Cherly McQueen of Expressive Creations | Pottery, glass, and metalcraft

 

April 27 | TBD

 

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Oil Painting Alla Prima Style April 28 & 29 – Open for Adults

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New Oil Painting Workshop for Adults now open for registration! April 28-29, 2017; Grapevine Texas;
Join award winning artist, Chris Brandley for 2 exciting days of oil painting! Our time together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

Chris uses the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy.

She will show you how to take an ordinary photograph, and use artistic license to paint from the heart by infusing clean, bold color, loose brush strokes, and beautiful lighting.
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truly, madly: Collaborative Photography by Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada

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http://kasumianddesiree.com/portfolio/truly-madly/

Location: Murchison Performing Arts Center, University of North Texas
Spring Semester 2017, FREE

truly, madly is feeling wholeheartedly however shallow or deep. In this series of collaborative photographs by Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada, the artists construct single colorful frames of common objects juxtaposed by portraits of young women, teetering between anxiety and euphoria. The photographs are glazed with mild angst, impulse, and deliberately awkward situations. There is a vanitas-laden visual syntax at work. However, these contemporary still lifes are more visually succinct in their delivery than their predecessors. A lopped off pony tail stands on its own upon a bright yellow backdrop, chola-style nails offer fist-fulls of lifeless gelatinous gummy worms, a ring pop is cast off into a glass of champagne. These works are not about eternal preservation or nature morte, but rather about unapologetically living in the moment, where humor and sorrow intersect all in the same square.

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