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  1. Call for Entry – OPA 27th National Exhibition — December 13, 2017
  2. Florals & Fonts Class with Emily Henney — December 12, 2017
  3. Mixed Media & Collage Class with Deanna Thibault — December 11, 2017
  4. Artsy Kids: Masters of the Renaissance — December 11, 2017
  5. Putting On The Ritz Dec. 30 — December 10, 2017

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Call for Entry – OPA 27th National Exhibition

Oil Painters of America will hold its 27th National Juried Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings, June 1 through September 3, 2018 at Steamboat Art Museum in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Approximately 25 awards will be given with a total value estimated in excess of $100,000, including a
$25,000 Best of Show. Convention events will include a wet paint competition with total awards
valued at $10,000 in both studio and plein air divisions, multiple demonstrations, interviews, discussions
and exhibitors. Juror of Awards will be renown Master Signature Artist Craig Tennant OPAM.

Deadline for online submissions is midnight on Friday, January 26, 2018. To enter, artists must be a citizen of the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a paid 2018 member of OPA at an annual fee of $70. OPA is
accepting new member applications. http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/events/exhibitions/2018/national/index.cfm

National Exhibition entry fee: $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second; only one painting may be
accepted. Maximum size limit is 1200 sq. in

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Florals & Fonts Class with Emily Henney

Get on the trend of florals and fonts with artist Emily Henney! Learn step by step how to paint pretty fonts and floral swags using acrylic paint on canvas.

Located: 111 East Bridge Street, Granbury Square

682-936-4443
All supplies are included in class! Please register your seat today at: http://www.atg-studio.com/special-events

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Mixed Media & Collage Class with Deanna Thibault

Join National Artist, Deanna Thibault in her 3 part creative mixed media and collage class.

Class focuses on card making and canvas mixed media pieces. Enjoy the professional input from this artist as she helps with placement, color and building a tapestry in paper and textures. All supplies will be included!

Join online at http://www.atg-studio.com/special-events
Class dates are: Jan 11th, 18th & 25th $60 for all 3 classes!

Located at Against the Grain Studio

111 East Bridge Street, Granbury Square

682-936-4443

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Artsy Kids: Masters of the Renaissance

Celebrating the art of the masters for kids! Join us for 6 weeks, enjoying 3 master artists and over 12 take home projects. We will focus on art appreciation, coupled with art history & skills practice. Teaching studio artist Heather Mac will be leading students through active, hands-on projects to awaken their joy in creating, learning & loving art. Classes are open to children ages 6 to 12 year’s of age. Seating is limited to 8 children per class. Sign-up now to reserve your child’s spot! (Classes DO NOT build on previous week’s lesson, so you can join classes at random, anytime) December to January classes will focus on Masters of the Renaissance: Leonardo Da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, and Albrecht Durer.

Artsy Kids: Masters of the Renaissance
12/18, 12/29, 1/5, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 Times: 1:00 pm, 4:30 pm
Book for the full 6 weeks at http://www.atg-studio.com/special-events for discounted rates!
6 week class is $60
Individual class $12 per class

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Putting On The Ritz Dec. 30

Please join Your Private Collection Art Gallery in welcoming 2018 and one of their new artists Jeremiah Bova.
His industrial sculptures called JerBotz show a style of elegance and whimsical flare.
It will be an evening celebrating art and the new year with glitz, hors d’oeuvre, and bubbly. Put on your current or retro glitz if you want to go with the theme and more fun.

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Alla Prima Oil Painting Workshop at Studio Art House

 

Join our Alla Prima oil painting workshop starting this January!!
This workshop is for any level of student interested in oil painting using the technique of direct oil painting known as alla prima, which creates a quick, fresh, and spontaneous look.This will be a demonstration and instruction workshop as well as individual help and one on one teaching.

With instructor James who is a contemporary realist painter and has exhibited nationally, and is currently in many personal and public collections.

Starting January 9th, Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm.
Workshops begin at 10am each day and goes until 2:30pm. There will be a half hour break for lunch.
Register at https://studioarthouse.com/our-clas…/flower-mound/adult-art/

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Opening Reception & Artist Talk for CASSANDRIA BLACKMORE / MICHAEL SCHULTHEIS: ‘Breakthrough’

Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, presents the exhibition, ‘BREAKTHROUGH,’ featuring new works by contemporary West Coast artists, Cassandria Blackmore and Michael Schultheis, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 6th from 5-8pm. Blackmore and Schultheis will also give an artist talk beginning at 6:45pm.

Based in Santa Barbara, California, Cassandria Blackmore creates colorful abstract works from shattered and meticulously reconstructed reverse glass paintings. Seattle-based artist, Michael Schultheis, builds his compositions through successive layers of mathematical notations and geometric forms that collectively appear suspended in ethereal spaces masterfully rendered in acrylic paint.

Though they work in diverging techniques and media, the pairing of works by Blackmore and Schultheis reveals the beauty of controlled chaos and the remarkable tension between restrained and intuitive gesture. This will be LRFA’s first exhibition featuring the work of Cassandria Blackmore. ‘BREAKTHROUGH’ will be on view through February 10, 2018.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

The work of Cassandria Blackmore is exhibited internationally and permanently held in the collections of the Crocker Art Museum, the Bronfman Collection, the Gates Collection, Neiman Marcus, the University of Washington, MGM Center, the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre, Pacific Central Bank, the City of Seattle, Washington State Arts Commission, and Deloitte Consulting, among others. Blackmore is also a recipient of the prestigious Hauberg Fellowship for painting and in 2006 she was honored as the Renwick Smithsonian artist of the month.

The work of Michael Schultheis has been shown in over 40 solo exhibitions across the country and is permanently held in the collections of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., the Tacoma Art Museum, and the U.S. Embassies in Greece and Switzerland. Schultheis has also lectured about his work at various universities, and his paintings have been featured in several national media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and NPR.

 

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A place to be MERRY . . . Italy

Beautiful cypress-lined road in the light of the setting sun

Give the gift of a unique travel experience to photograph the artistic wonders and culture of Italy, October 2-13, 2018. I will take you to favorite locations in Florence, off the beaten path hill towns of Tuscany, and the colorful canals of Venice. There are interesting aspects of Italian life waiting to explore at every turn. This tour is limited to only 12 participants to allow for a more intimate and rewarding experience. We always welcome tour companions who are not photographers. Whether you are an emerging photographer or seasoned shooter, I will be there every step of the way to encourage, guide, and inspire you to capture artful images in this enchanted region of Italy.

Give as a gift or spoil yourself, and embark on a memorable Strabo photographic tour adventure! Find more info here: Enchanted Italy

Photo Leader: Randy Ziegler

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STALLMAN / MARS : ‘Iconic Patterns’ at Laura Rathe

Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, presents the exhibition, ‘Iconic Patterns,’ featuring new works by acclaimed artist duo, Stallman, and contemporary mixed media artist, Robert Mars. Though their work differs greatly in terms of technique, subject, and medium, Stallman and Mars share an interest in creating dynamic compositions that incorporate energetic forms, patterns, and colors. LRFA’s first exhibition featuring the work of Robert Mars, ‘Iconic Patterns,’ will be on view through December 30, 2017. Opening reception on Saturday, November 18th from 5-8pm.

DALLAS DESIGN DISTRICT / 1130 Dragon St., Suite 130 / Dallas, TX 75207 / 214.761.2000

http://www.laurarathe.com

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Based in the Pacific Northwest, artists Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman (collectively known as Stallman) meld their creative energies to produce mesmerizing works that fall somewhere between the categories of painting and sculpture. Since 2012, they have collaborated on their Canvas on Edge series, which molds painted strips of canvas into compositions that shift in color and form depending on the viewer’s perspective. The strips’ painted edges gather to create elevated line drawings that recall cellular processes and organic forms drawn from nature.

Represented in five states, Stallman have exhibited their work in such far-flung cities as New York, Seattle, Chicago, Miami, and Laguna Beach, California. Recently awarded the Carol Duke Artist Award of Excellence from the Bellevue Art Museum ARTSfair, their work has also been featured in many publications, including Vanguard Seattle, My Modern Met, LUXE Interiors + Design, and Fahrenheit magazine.

 

 

Robert Mars’s mixed media works layer vintage paper ephemera, acrylic polymer image transfers, and hand-painted elements to reveal striking contemporary visions of America’s past. Chronicling the artist’s fascination with 50s and 60s American iconography, Mars’s work depicts popular consumer goods and architectural and mechanical icons of the era, alongside striking portraits of bygone celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Audrey Hepburn. Mars’s careful manipulation of color, text, and symbol transform these age-old icons into images that resonate with renewed contemporary vitality.

A graduate of Parsons School of Design and currently based in Connecticut, Robert Mars has exhibited his work worldwide in such cities as Munich, Tokyo, Amsterdam, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris. In 2016 the Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana hosted a solo exhibition of his work, which is also permanently held in the collections of the Coral Springs Museum of Art, the International Museum of Collage, and the New Bedford Art Museum.

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VAST’s 12th ANNUAL 125-MILE VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION – Call for Entries – Due Nov. 10th

12th ANNUAL 125-MILE VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION – Call for Entries – Due Nov. 10th

This exhibition is sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) and will take place January 13-February 24, 2018 at the Gough Gallery in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX, 76201

Best of Show $750

Total Awards $3550

Additional Merchandise Awards

Juror: Cynthia Hurt

Prospectus and Entry Form: http://vastarts.org/prospectus_125-mile-exhibition/

Calendar:

  • November 10, 2017 – All Entries due online by midnight
  • November 26, 2017 – Notifications emailed to artists
  • January 3, 2018 – Juried Work delivered to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center at 10 am-noon or 4-7 pm
  • January 12, 2018 – Reception 5:30-7:30pm, Awards Presentation 6:30pm
  • February 24, 2018 – Exhibition closes at 5pm
  • February 26, 2018 – Return of Work to Artists, 10 am-noon or 4-7 pm

This calendar must be adhered to in its entirety and exceptions will  not be made for any reason. 

Artists may submit up to three entries at a non-refundable fee of $20/Students, $30/Members, and $35/Non-members. Only one artwork per person may be selected for the Exhibit.

Note: GDAC staff will not accept or return your work to you.
VAST charges $5.00 per day for work left after specified deadlines for picking up exhibited work.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions
972-345-9968

VASTarts125@gmail.com
Visual Arts Society of Texas
PO Box 1281
Denton, TX 76202

http://vastarts.org

For the full prospectus, click the link below.

Prospectus and Entry Form: http://vastarts.org/prospectus_125-mile-exhibition/

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Call for Spectacle Proposals – Denton Mini Maker Faire

Call for Spectacle Proposals – Denton Mini Maker Faire

Saturday, February 24, 2018
10AM-5PM
Denton Civic Center
321 E. McKinney St, Denton, TX 76201

Denton Mini Maker Faire is looking for spectacular attractions to amaze
and astound Mini Maker Faire-goers.

Goals: large, visually striking, interactive, innovative, educational,
scientific, creative, cool, weird, and fun.

Eligibility: open to all artists/makers/teams 18+

Stipend: successful applicants will receive a stipend of $250 to $500
depending on their proposed project

Deadline for proposals: November 30, 2017

For more information, and to submit your proposal:
https://denton.makerfaire.com/spectacle-application-info/

Questions?
Email dentonmakerfaire@gmail.com

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Orbital Migration at Cliff Gallery: Reception Dec. 1

November 13 – December 8, 2017–

The Cliff Gallery of Mountain View College Is honored to present ORBITAL MIGRATION, works by TIERRA FIRME.

Through a wide variety of craft media such as basketry, botanical dyes, ceramics, and installation art, Tierra Firme creates a variety of portraits about a personal subject, their home on the TXMX borderlands. Investigating ideas of memory, construction of identity, land, and sky, Tierra Firme reinterprets the narrative of the borderlands through an intimate lens.

The exhibition Orbital Migration draws its name from the idea of the cyclical relationship Latinos have with their homeland, whether emotional, monetary, or through movement. The term is also used in astronomy to refer to a major change of a planet’s orbit around its host star. Furthering the exhibition’s connection to the sky, land, and identity, Tierra Firme is inspired by the panoramic mountain aesthetics of the West Texas region, the tropical deserts of the South Texas Plains, and the civic border landscape.

 

Artists’ Bio:

TIERRA FIRME is the project-based collaboration of Analise Minjarez & Sarita Westrup. These daughters of the border region also pursue individual artist practices grounded in Fibers + Sculpture.

TIERRA FIRME speaks to their identity as women born and raised on the border of Texas and Mexico. Their project based installation explores issues of duality, authenticity, cultural geography, and migration. Through creating artworks that respond to the physical landscape of the region, TIERRA FIRME reflects on the bi-cultural aesthetics of their border home.

Recently, Tierra Firme was awarded the 2017 Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Award from the Dallas Museum of Art. Tierra Firme has exhibited works at Brick Haus Studios in Denton, TX, Box 13 Artspace in Houston, TX, Pegasus Plaza, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, and Kirk Hopper Gallery in Dallas, TX. They currently live and work in Denton and Dallas, TX.

 

RECEPTION

December 1, 2017  6-8p  |  Artist Talk 7p

 

Cliff Art Gallery

Mountain View College

4849 W. Illinois Ave, Dallas, TX 75211

 

For more information:

Alison Starr: 214-860-3649

http://tierrafirmeproject.org       analiseminjarez.com/     saritawestrup.com/   Instagram: @tierrafirmetx

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Alla Prima Painting Jan. 2018 Workshop with Chris Brandley in Keller

Elm Street Studio in Keller is pleased to welcome Chris Brandley back into the studio for a 2-day oil painting workshop in January.

Description: This workshop 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. There will be an emphasis on color mixing, composition, brushwork, and more. Learn to see “Impressionistically,” and explore your ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject.

Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun-filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced! It is designed to help you take your painting to the next level. For more information, please visit http://www.elmstreetstudiokeller.com/weeklyclasses

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Do You See What I See? Dutch Art Gallery Annual Fall Juried Show deadline Nov. 6

Do You See What I See?
Dutch Art Gallery Annual Fall Juried Show
Deadline for submissions is Midnight on November 6, 2017 (CST).

Hidden images. Hidden meanings. Unique Perspectives.
Submit your best interpretation of the Do You See What I See? theme.

Examples:
Abstract/Modern artwork. Example: Hidden image that conveys a hidden image or emotional feeling
Traditional artwork. Example: Boulder, plant, tree, etc. that has a hidden image in it.
A unique perspective. Example: Flower or bug (any object) with a magnified view that takes the piece into an Abstract, or traditional image.

PRIZES:
3rd place is $250
2nd Place is $500
1st Place is $1,000
People’s Choice Award receives a gift certificate

Not Quite Finished By the Deadline?
That’s okay. As long as you are close, you can submit a preliminary photo, but you must let us know by email that the submitted photo is not the final. You must e-mail us the final photo by 5pm Tuesday, November 14th.
pam@dutchartgallery.net

To Submit Your Entries, please go to http://dutchartgallery.net/fall-2017-show-registration to read over the complete rules. At the bottom of the page is a button to pay entry fee and another to register for the show.

Important Information:
-Accepted media include: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and/or mixed media.
-Submit up to 3 entries.
-Art Entry must meet standard framing sizes. See online show information for complete list. The exception is Gallery Wrapped Canvas which does not require framing.
-Name your file(s) correctly. This is crucial for our automated system. If you are using your phone to take photos of your work, you must be able to rename the files. This may require downloading the photos to a computer in order to rename them. Name as follows: title_size_artist.jpg
-File Size Specifications: Maximum Width 2500px wide at 72dpi/180dpi. Jpeg format.
-Artist must include in the online registration a statement specific to each entered piece describing it and explaining the “hidden” element. This information will be included on the website and on wall tags if your piece is chosen.

Dutch Art Gallery
10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420
Dallas, TX 75238
Customer Service (214) 348-7350
Tues-Sat 9:30am to 5:00pm

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Ted Houston November 21st Workshop & Demo

The Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association (FBCAA) is hosting a demo and workshop with Ted Houston on November 21st in the craft room of the Farmers Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, Farmers Branch. 

We start our meeting at 9:00 AM, and the demo will be at 10:30 AM.  The workshop will be in the afternoon, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, and costs $10.  

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Ted works in oils, watercolors, drawing and printmaking.  His work is an expressive use of line, form and color that covers a range of subjects.  Ted has trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, and has taught classes at Ole Podrida.  Most recently he has been working in painting and printmaking at Brookhaven Community College.For more about Ted, see his website: https://www.zhibit.org/tedhoustonart

No registration necessary.  Guests are always welcome.

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Woodfire Show Opening Reception at TEAplusART in Houston

If you’re looking for unique gifts this Holiday season, look no further than TEAplusART – this Fall we’re hosting an exhibit showing off some of the most attractive art pieces, the perfect holiday gift!

Wood-fired pottery – an ancient and utilitarian art form that’s been appreciated by humans for hundreds. But with the advent of electric and gas kilns, the use of the wood kiln has become all that more rare and fascinating. This Novemeber, TEAplusART is shining some light on the very under-appreciated art of Wood-fired pottery, showcasing a wide array of pottery and clay works, all curated by Jeff Forster of Houston’s Glassell School. The exhibit will run through the entire month of November, giving you plenty of time to harken back to another era as you come and browse the selection of pottery on display and maybe do some Holiday gift-shipping!

RECEPTION Sunday, November 12, 2-4 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/125205918182677/

The reception is free to the public and will go from 2-4PM, with free snacks and refreshments for all who are interested. http://teaplusart.com/

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Plano Studio Tour and Art Market Nov. 4 & 5

Plano Art Association Studio Tour and
Art Market set for this weekend, November 4 and 5. 

This two-day event, scheduled for this weekend, November 4 and 5, will feature the studios and exhibits of 21 Plano area artists.They are members of the Plano Art Association. The studio locations are throughout the Plano area, from Allen to Richardson to Wylie as well as East and West Plano.

Hours are Saturday, November 4,  10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, November 5,  Noon to 5:00 pm

The artists are opening their studios so the art-appreciating public can view their work environment and their art work up close. There is an array of styles and mediums on display; paintings, photography and three-dimensional art. 

 
New this year, the tour will feature an Art Market venue. Five artists will be displaying their work at AramArt Institute at 2309 W. Parker Road, just West of Custer Road.See map to studio locations Pdf Map to  Studio Tour and Art Market

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FLORA opens Nov. 18 at PDNB

Gravure

 

FLORA

November 18 – December 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18, 2017 From 5:00 – 8:00 PM

In conjunction with the solo exhibitions for John Albok and John Herrin, PDNB Gallery presents Flora, a group exhibition that surveys artists who utilize photography and its diverse alternative photographic processes as a means of observing and connecting with nature, exploring the dialogue between visual art and science. Opening reception of these noteworthy exhibitions is Saturday, November 18th from 5 – 8 pm.

 

Image: Karl Blossfeldt, Polystichum munitum, Wunder in der Natur, c. 1920s

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Weekly instructed figure drawing sessions at TSOFA

Our next class is November 5th.

Individual instruction geared to improving your understanding of figure drawing. Focus includes understanding the bony landmarks of the figure and how to apply that knowledge to interpreting a live model. Poses range from short 1-minute gestures up to 20 minutes. Emphasis will be placed on working big to small.

Sundays 1 to 4pm

Cost: $40 (model fee and materials included)

Call 972-679-1625 or e-mail mentler@mac.com for more information.

tsofa.com

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Oil Painting Workshops in Grapevine, Keller, and FRANCE!

Loosen up and go bold with clean color! Oil and Acrylic Painting Workshops for beginners to advanced: *November 10-11 2017 in Grapevine, Texas. January 12-13 2018 in Keller, Texas; Also, paint with me in Southern FRANCE in July 2018!!!

For more information and to register, visit https://chrisbrandley.com/workshops

 

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What Kinda Name is Blart? Series

Golden Edition Publishing
108 N. Locust St. #300 Denton, TX 76201
www.goldeneditionpublishing.com

 

What Kinda Name is Blart? goes on an adventure with the release of an activity book featuring the characters from it’s middle-grade chapter book series

October 30, 2017 (DENTON, TEXAS) – Stephanie Will, Designer and Image Creator for the What Kinda Name is Blart? middle-grade chapter series launches a new activity book through Golden Edition Publishing.

“The activity book is a fun and engaging way to continue the adventure into the world of Blart and Teddy even after the book is read,” says Mrs. Shipp.

This activity book will offer 50 fun and adventurous activities that feature characters from the What Kinda Name is Blart? Chewing Problems book. Activities include coloring pages, Dot-to-Dot, mazes, crossword puzzles, Seek-n-Find, Tic-Tac-Toe, Find the Match, and drawing practices. Each page is printed on single-sided paper, so young artists can display their artwork and favorite characters anywhere.

The What Kinda Name is Blart? Chewing Problems Activity Book will launch on November 6, 2017. Paperback and hardcover versions of Chewing Problems the first book in the series will launch concurrently, and will be available worldwide through most booksellers.

The Chewing Problems e-book is currently available exclusively to Amazon and Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and will be available through other e-booksellers in January of 2018. Visit whatkindanameisblart.com for more information and to order its fun line of stickers, bookmarks, puzzles, and coffee mugs with characters from the series.

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For more information or to request a copy of the book contact:
Stephanie Shipp
(940) 368-4918
sshipp@goldeneditionpublishing.com

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Call for Visual Artists: Conception Contemporary Art Show Dec. 7

We are currently accepting artists for our one day event in Dallas, Thursday, December 7th. Join us for a fun night of networking, displaying and selling your work. We feature painters, sculptors, photographers, mixed media artists as well as specialty wood, glass and metal artisans. 
See examples of participating artists and events on www.conceptionarts.com, facebook, and instagram @conceptionartists and @conceptionartshow.
To submit your work/be contacted to have your questions answered personally please go to www.conceptionarts.com and choose “submit work”.
Our staff will be in touch within 24-48 hrs. 
Conception Exhibits are now taking place across the US, and have been featured in the Dallas Patron Magazine, Wall St Journal and ABC news.

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Enchanted Italy: Florence, Tuscany Hill Towns & Venice October 2-13, 2018

Join me on a unique travel experience to photograph the artistic wonders and culture of Italy. I will take you to favorite locations in Florence, off the beaten path hill towns of Tuscany, and the colorful canals of Venice. There are interesting aspects of Italian life waiting to be explored at every turn. This tour is limited to only 12 participants to allow for a more intimate and rewarding photographic experience. We always welcome tour companions who are not photographers. Whether you are an emerging photographer or seasoned shooter, I will be there every step of the way to encourage, guide, and inspire you to capture artful images in this enchanted region of Italy.

Sign up now, to embark on a memorable Strabo photographic tour adventure! Find more info here:

Enchanted Italy

Led by accomplished photographer and instructor Randy Ziegler.

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Class: Oil Painting with Liz Bonham in Keller

Join us at Elm Street Studio in Keller for intimate oil painting  lessons with Signature Artist, Liz Bonham. Class description: This course will introduce and develop oil painting skills and will begin with an introduction of materials, color theory, composition, and still life and landscape painting from life outdoors. This course can be used for continuing education, AP portfolio supplement or just for the fun of learning. Painting outdoors will help you to see and explore colors with natural light and introduce you to “Plein Air painting,” which was inspired by the Impressionists. Classes for this term will be Monday evenings starting October 30 or November 6, through December 18. For more details, please visit http://www.elmstreetstudiokeller.com

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Art Exhibit: Endangered Moments | Charice Cooper

Endangered Moments by Charice Cooper: Revealing the beautiful and extraordinary subtleties of a single moment in time so the viewer can absorb and fully appreciate a fleeting moment that would otherwise be lost in a bustling and distracted world.

See Cooper’s magnificent oil paintings from November 1 to December 28, 2017 at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Please join us for a complimentary reception with the artist on Saturday, November 4 from 6-8pm. Gallery location is 139 S. Elm Street, Keller TX 76248. For more details and to see some of the paintings that will be on display, please visit ElmStreetStudioKeller.com

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JOHN ALBOK: REVISTED opens Nov. 18 at PDNB

JOHN ALBOK: REVISTED

November 18, 2017 – February 10, 2018

Opening reception, Saturday, Nov. 18th from 5-8 pm

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PDNB Gallery revisits the archive of John Albok to exhibit photographs by this New York artist that are unfamiliar yet timeless. Depictions of New York City during the 1930’s – 1950’s, show Americans living through the Great Depression to more promising times of the 1950’s in the iconic Metropolis.

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery is a fine art gallery dedicated to photo-based art. We are now located at 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, across the Dallas Contemporary. The gallery opened its original Uptown location in 1995. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM

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Leonardo da Vinci, a new biography by Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson, famed author and biographer, returns to North Texas!

He’s written books about Albert Einstein, Henry Kissinger, Steve Jobs, Ben Franklin and others. 
And now, the veteran Council guest speaker has turned his attention to a genius among geniuses, Leonard Da Vinci (1452-1519), the artist, sculptor, inventor, scientist, architect, etc.

Though he was a complicated polymath, the book is simply titled Leonardo Da Vinci. The eye-catching promotional line reads, “He was history’s most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us?”

Isaacson’s book explores the man who “produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology.” Da Vinci also studied everything from botany and biology to flying machines and optics. More than all that, too.
In the hands of skilled biographer Isaacson, Da Vinci’s life becomes, indeed, “an open book.”

This event will be held at the Fort Worth Club on November 28, 2017 at 11:30 am. For more information,  visit http://dfwworld.org/Walter-Isaacson

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Sustainable Inspiration; Artist Talk and Trunk Show Nov. 2

Artist Talk
and
Trunk Show
featuring the artwork of
Melissa Ellis
and unique scarves by
Richlyn McAuthor

Allie-Coosh Lifestyle
&
Martsolf Lively Contemporary
521 N. Interurban, Richardson, TX 75081
Date and Time: Thursday, November 2, 2017: 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Artist Talk at 6:00pm

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Rebecca Zook Meet the Artist and Special Showing at Dutch Art Gallery Oct. 28

Rebecca Zook
Meet the Artist and Special Showing at Dutch Art Gallery

Saturday, October 28th From 10am to 5pm

Work On View From October 28th – November 30th

Stop in and see these engaging pieces and don’t miss the opportunity to meet the artist on October 28th.

Peace. Beauty. Light.
Three aspects that Rebecca Zook consciously incorporates into her paintings. As a native Texan, she grew up with an appreciation of the unique beauty that Texas offers. Wandering the trails, playing in the creek near her childhood home and befriending every creature she encountered, Rebecca found a true love in nature. This connection is something that’s remained a part of her throughout her life and this love of the landscape and its inhabitants is expressed through each brushstroke.

Dutch Art Gallery
10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420
Dallas, TX 75238
Customer Service (214) 348-7350
Tues-Sat 9:30am to 5:00pm

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Figure drawing classes continue at The Society of Figurative Arts on October 29

Figure drawing classes continue at The Society of Figurative Arts on October 29

Figure Drawing
Sundays 1 to 4 pm
Five 3-hour sessions

Cost: $195 (model fee and materials included)

Individual instruction geared to improving draughtsmanship and the understanding of mass conception. To draw what we are looking at we need to understand what we are looking at in the visual language of point, line, plane, form, design & composition. You will learn a more accurate system of proportion based on the CSI (Cranial Sternal Index) structured around geometric solids instead of head lengths. The elements of gesture, rhythm, alignments, volumes, interlocks, tilt, twist, turn, and the yin yang approach to harmony. All materials will be provided.

Enroll here: http://tsofa.com/index.php?page=enrollment

For more info, call 972-679-1625

 

 

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Jewelry Trunk Show at The Artists Showplace Gallery Nov. 9

The Artists Showplace Gallery and Good Life Family Magazine invite you to a networking and shopping event just in time for the holidays. Join us on Thursday, November 9, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a fabulous girls’ night out. Discover one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry from such artists as Mitzi Lynn, Kellie Rode and Lanette Ebersold. You’ll have a chance to win door prizes, and complimentary wine and hors d’ouevres will be served.

For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223 or visit www.theartistsshowplace.com. The gallery is located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248, at the southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho Roads.

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2017 Fall Open Studios at Continental Gin Building Oct. 20 & 21

The 2017 Fall Open Studios at the historical Continental Gin Building will showcase a diverse range of art from 50+ local artists across 61,000 sq.ft. of space on three floors and over $500,000 in local art.

Only available to the public twice a year during the spring and fall, Continental Gin Building Studios, located at 3309 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75226 in the historic Deep Ellum neighborhood, will open its doors Friday, October 20th, 6-10pm and Saturday, October 21st, 2-8pm.

Continental Gin Building Studios prides itself in providing Dallas with innovative artwork from a wide range of contributing artists who represent the creative power in our city. 2017 Fall Open Studios allows for these local artists to share their works with the Dallas community, featuring the creative talent of North Texas. http://continentalginbuilding.com

The Fall 2017 Open Studios will feature 50 Artists and a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Benefiting CerfPlus which provides assistance to artists. More information about CerfPlus https://cerfplus.org/

 

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JOHN HERRIN: Nature Mort opens Nov. 18 at PDNB

John Herrin, Flower 6B, 2008

 

JOHN HERRIN: Nature Mort

November 18 – December 30, 2017

Artist Reception: Saturday, November 18, 2017 From 5:00 – 8:00 PM

 

A small exhibition of still lives by Houston artist, John Herrin, will be on view at PDNB Gallery. After Hurricane Ike hit Houston, Herrin’s flower arrangements within his home took on a different character in darkness, resulting in the days long power outage. That was when he decided to photograph the flowers that his wife often brought to the house, beautifully inserted into unique vases from their collection. The exhibition highlights how Herrin pursues the beauty of nature with great technical and visual acumen.

John Herrin Flower2

Artist reception is Saturday, November 18 from 5 – 8 pm.

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery is a fine art gallery dedicated to photo-based art. We are now located at 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, across the Dallas Contemporary. The gallery opened its original Uptown location in 1995. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM

http://pdnbgallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/PDNBGallery/


PDNB Gallery also revisits the archive of John Albok to exhibit photographs by this New York artist that are unfamiliar yet timeless. Depictions of New York City during the 1930’s – 1950’s, show Americans living through the Great Depression to more promising times of the 1950’s in the iconic Metropolis.

 

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Presentation by Artist Kim Collins Nov. 1 in Denton

You are invited to a presentation by Artist Kim Collins sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), on Wednesday, November 1st from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Ms. Collins is a Fort Worth, TX abstract artist whose work is heavily influenced by the tangled forms, interwoven patterns and layers of shapes found in nature.

She has exhibited in numerous galleries in the North TX area and has won several awards. Her work is in collections across the US and in Europe. She is also a member of the Texas Artist’s Coalition & Trinity Arts Guild.

Kim Collins Artist Statement: ““My work has evolved over the years from realistic watercolors to abstract designs in acrylic and mixed media.  The likely catalyst for this change was a bout with cancer which brought about many “rethinking what’s important” moments.  I realized I had been working with processes which were rigid, traditional and a bit tedious for me, but I was afraid to break out of my box.  After the cancer scare, I allowed myself the freedom to have fun, try new things, get out of my comfort zone and play with design, color and materials.  I have never looked back.”

“I usually start a piece with no pre-conceived idea of what it will ultimately become, but a sort of “relational connection” develops as the work progresses.  Sometimes the relationship is easy and harmonious; sometimes it is full of conflict which must be resolved…just like life.  Rather than depict a literal image, I hope to convey the feeling, energy and essence of the organic forms which inspire me.”

The presentation is free for VAST members; $5 for guests.

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Jan Sitts Abstract Workshop Dec. 6 – 9

“Texture, Color, Feeling”  Abstraction – in Acrylic Workshop with Jan Sitts

www.jansitts.com

Jan’s experience and enthusiasm create an atmosphere of fun and spontaneity inspiring new directions and discovery through innovative combinations of design and materials. By combining aggressive textures and unusual mediums with various “raw” materials in the abstract painting we get surprising results. The layering method yields a magnetism that is particular to mixed media. Many techniques, materials, compositions and above all emotion, play off each other in creating the work. Part of the adventure is not knowing where you are going until you get there! You will become thrilled with possibility as you journey through this process. You will learn to let go of painting habits and gain the knowledge of layering textures, colors and feelings while executing shapes utilizing a structure of positive and negative space.

 

Jan is an internationally recognized art instructor and juror, and recently published an art book, TEXTURECOLORFEELING. All of her workshops are different, so if you have taken one from her it will not be the same!

When: Wednesday-Saturday, December 6-9, 2017. Workshop begins at 9:30 am each day and goes until 4pm. There will be an hour break for lunch.

Where: Highland Village Art House

6100 Long Prairie Rd #800

Flower Mound, TX 75028

Payment Options: Participants may pay in full online. We also have a payment plan that is available over the phone (214-285-0084) or in person. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

Price: $475.00

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