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  1. Christina Yielding at Frisco Fine Art — May 20, 2017
  2. A Plain View by Jason Lee opens June 2nd at Artspace111 — May 19, 2017
  3. Woodturning Art Exhibit in June at The Artists Showplace Gallery — May 19, 2017
  4. Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibition June 25 — May 18, 2017
  5. Oil Painting Alla Prima Style – Open for Teens and Adults — May 16, 2017

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Christina Yielding at Frisco Fine Art

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Frisco Fine Art welcomes local modern artist Christina Yielding on Saturday, May 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Then, on Sunday, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., we will celebrate Memorial Day with live painting demonstrations by Christina. Refreshments will be served.

Christina began painting 15 years ago. Her innovative techniques for creating her mixed-media paintings include using a variety of scrapers rather than brushes. Painting solely on wood, Christina builds a custom frame around every gorgeous piece. Her work has been featured in both solo and group shows throughout  the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “The boundless and infinite nature of this work frees my imagination and silences my thoughts to allow for happy accidents infused with a measure of grace that influence the finished project.”

For more information, call the gallery at 214-872-1917 or visit www.friscofineart.com. Frisco Fine Art is located at Stonebriar Center, on the upper level next to Dillards.

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A Plain View by Jason Lee opens June 2nd at Artspace111

 

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Artspace111 is proud to present a special print preview of photographs from Jason Lee’s A PLAIN VIEW, the forthcoming book from RF Books and Film Photographic. The collection explores Texas through large format color film photographs, and will be on display June 2-18. Opening Reception on June 2nd from 5:00pm – 8:30pm.

Artspace111 is dedicated to its vital role in the city of Fort Worth, and to making contemporary art approachable to individuals of all ages. With its sculpture and distinctive architectural character, the gallery offers a striking setting to host corporate and private events, and is also available for tours and other social gatherings.

Artspace111 is located east of Downtown Fort Worth at Hampton Street and Weatherford. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 – 5 pm and Saturday 10 – 3. To schedule a private viewing, contact Margery Gossett or William Grella by calling 817.692.3228 or emailing art@artspace111.com.

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Woodturning Art Exhibit in June at The Artists Showplace Gallery

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The Artists Showplace Gallery is pleased to present the stunning work of nationally recognized woodturners Kevin Bassett and Gary Sanders from Saturday, June 3, to Friday, June 30. A reception to meet the artists will be held on Saturday, June 17, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Kevin Bassett’s interest in the art of woodturning evolved from his extensive study of plant pathology in his home state of Colorado, followed by a distinguished 40-plus-year career as a certified arborist. He describes his work as a collaboration with nature. “Even though I choose the shape, form and utility of a piece of a tree, ultimately the tree has its own voice. I am only a conduit through which the tree is able to speak.”

Gary Sanders, a retired firefighter from Greenville, Texas, began woodturning professionally in 1993. His artwork has been accepted into national juried woodturning exhibitions, and he has work in private collections and museums. Gary teaches locally and has conducted woodturning demonstrations across the country and in Australia. He is known for his finishing techniques and his eye for detail.

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Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibition June 25

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You are invited to the Opening Reception for the Merging Visions Exhibit, on Sunday, June 25th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the UNT Lightwell Gallery, at 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX.  (Please note that this reception has changed from May 21st To JUNE 25th). As an added feature during the reception, 15 of the poets will read one of their poems while an image of the art paired with their work is being shown. The public also is invited to cast a vote for which of the poets and artists created the best ‘pairing.’ A tally of the votes will determine which of the top 3 poets and artists will receive the “People’s Choice Award” for this year.

This exhibition is a joint effort from members of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) and the Denton Poets’ Assembly (DPA).  It is an exhibition of art paired with poetry. This is the ninth year for this collaborative art and poetry exhibition. This is the first year that the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design has joined as a co-sponsor and host of the event.

This beautiful exhibit contains 44 works of art and 44 poems. Each piece of art is hung beside a poem with which it is paired. Either the artist or the poet initiated the process of ‘pairing’ their works. Various art media, such as paintings, drawings, imaginative fiber or textiles, prints, and photographs, comprise the works from 38 VAST artists. A wide range of poetry from 24 of the DPA poets completes the ‘pairings’ in the exhibit.

To commemorate the works in the exhibit, VAST and the DPA have published a 100 page catalog, entitled “Collections,” in which all of the exhibited works are displayed. This year the Denton Benefit League granted funds to assist VAST in the catalog’s production. A limited number of catalogs will be available for purchase at the reception.

For the past 6 years, volunteers from VAST and DPA have accomplished the remarkable task of producing both an exhibit and its accompany color catalog. The catalog also underscores the basic theme of this endeavor, that collaboration and new perspective benefit everyone. Through it, the artist, the poet, and the viewer continue to share the ‘voice’ these two forms of art lend to each other.

The Denton Public Library and the Special Collections Department in the University of North Texas Libraries have archived single copies of each consecutive issue of the catalog.

 After the reception, those wanting to see the Merging Visions Exhibit can visit the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry, Denton, TX, from May 22 through June 27th, during Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 10:00pm; Saturday and Sunday, noon – 8:00 pm

Please join us in celebrating these written and visual arts.

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Oil Painting Alla Prima Style – Open for Teens and Adults

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  • Ages teen to adult
  • 9:30am to 4:00pm (1-hour lunch break)
  • July 28-29 (2-day workshop)
  • $250.00
  • Elm Street Studio; Keller Texas

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. Click here for more information.

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First Annual National Juried Exhibition 2017 – Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art

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Call for Artists

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art
First Annual National Juried Exhibition 2017
Deadline to enter 8/18/17
Entry Fee: $50.00
$10,000.00 Awarded to Best of Show
Juror: Alyssa Monks
Exhibition opens October 6 and closes December 29, 2017.
Visit http://www.wmoca.org to enter.

This is our inaugural exhibit to kick off the grand opening of the new Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art. All artists residing in the US, at least 18 years of age, are eligible to enter. All mediums are accepted, with the exception of video and computer generated works. Artists can enter by visiting wmoca.org, click on the Exhibitions tab, then Call for Artists.
We are honored to have Alyssa Monks as juror of our first exhibit. Alyssa is a master of contemporary realism, sits on the Board of Trustees for the New York Academy of Art, and was recently named in the top 30 most influential female artists of our time. She will perform the final judging in person, announcing the Best of Show, the evening of October 7, 2017.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me at info@wmaoca.org.
http://www.wmoca.org

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Art Exhibit and Reception: A Moment in Cuba | Amy McMurry

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The images captured by McMurry during her stay in Cuba express her observations of the people of the island. She found them to be resourceful, artistic, outgoing, and dynamic. Every piece represents a different moment in Cuba. Every moment is just that, a fleeting passage of time. In the blink of an eye, or the click of a camera shutter, everything changes. A Moment in Cuba is McMurry’s work that shares the beauty witnessed during her visit. The exhibit runs through June 24, 2017. Please join us for a complimentary reception to meet the artist on Friday, June 16th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com for more information.

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Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth – Monthly Outing- May 20th

The moring sunrise is reflected in the windows of Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas during the 10th Worldwide InstaMeet (#WWIM10). Part of the #RiseAtSunrise instameet hosted by InstaDFW, Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, and Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The morning sunrise is reflected in the windows of Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas during the 10th Worldwide InstaMeet (#WWIM10). Part of the #RiseAtSunrise instameet hosted by InstaDFW, Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, and Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Let’s Sketch Irving Convention Center!

Greetings sketchers!

Our next sketch outing for Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth will be 10:00am Saturday, May 20th at the Irving Convention Center. The Irving Convention Center is a 275,000 sq ft (25,500 m2) facility located on a 40 acres (16 ha) tract in Las Colinas Urban Center in Irving, Texas. The center is a piece of Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture. The building is recognized for its unique architecture and vertical design….for more info about the place please visit – https://www.irvingconventioncenter.com/.

We will meet in front of the center address – 500 West Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, Texas 75039 at 10:00am. We’ll start with introductions and announcements, then disperse to sketch singly, in pairs or in groups as you wish.  We’ll reconvene at 12:30 pm to share sketchbooks and for a group photo. Hang around for lunch if you can.

Bring a friend, and if this is your first outing with us, welcome!  A sketch outing isn’t a class, workshop or competition.  It’s an opportunity for creative people to meet each other, draw together, and share their sketches with each other and online.

What are the rules?
1.  There are no rules.
2.  Anyone can participate, be it to draw for 20 minutes or the full scheduled time.
3.  Any level of ability is welcome, from veteran artists to first time sketchers.
4.  Bring your own sketching gear.  A hat and sunscreen are a good idea.
5.  Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have questions shoot me an email at sudeepkatt@gmail.com.  Please join us!

Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth is a chapter of Urban Sketchers, an international non-profit committed to promoting on-location sketching across disciplines and around the globe.  For more information see www.urbansketchers.org.

Note: the local chapter has a Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/urbansketchersdfw/

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Solo Show[Down] ($2,250 and Solo Show in Prizes) 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. The Solo Show[Down] will occur in our premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery at The Arts Center. 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: A group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of the Art7 Gallery.

·         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.

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 on paper 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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Colored Pencil Pet Portrait Workshop at Noriko DeWitt Art Studio

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Colored Pencil Pet Portrait Workshop by Noriko DeWitt

Award-winning colored pencil artist, Noriko DeWitt will teach you how to draw life-like portraits of your furry friend. In this 3-day workshop, we will go through how to breathe life into the eyes, create a realistic nose & mouth, and render touch-me soft fur!  Previous drawing experience (in any subject matter) is a plus.  This is a small group workshop so the space is limited.  Sign up for your spot today!

Dates & Times:

Fri    6/23 5:30 – 8:30pm
Sat   6/24 9:00 – 4:00pm
Sun  6/25 1:00 – 5:00pm

Location:

Noriko DeWitt Art Studio
119 W. Virginia St., Ste 303., McKinney TX 75069

Ages:

12 through adult

Fee:

$200 plus supplies

Registration:

NorikoDeWitt.com

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3-Day Portrait Workshop: Color May 19-21

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May 19, 20, 21
Workshop lead by Gene Dillard
At Rail Station Studios  1013 15th Place, Plano, Texas 75074
9:00 am till 4:00 pm

Seems the most common challenge for aspiring (and sometimes accomplished) portrait painters is the mystery and mastery of color especially when it comes to skin tones. In this workshop we will not only study the theory of color but some very direct hands-on mixing techniques. The subtle blends of warm and cool temperatures can bring magic to a face because flesh color is not the color of flesh it it the color of light reflecting on a face…a very different idea.

We will be painting three different models, each with distinctly different skin tones. These exercises should be fun for both accomplished painters and those early in the struggle with color.

Cost for workshop is $300. A $100 deposit is required to hold your place in the workshop. Payment can be made online at www.legacyportraitpainters.com  (WORKSHOPS)

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Masterclass Basic Calligraphy (Gothic period)

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Masterclass Basic Calligraphy (Gothic period)
Saturday, May 13, 2017
$150
Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh
2927 MAPLE AVE, DALLAS, TX 75201

World renown scribe, Paul Antonio, Instructor
Open to Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced students.

In conjunction with ChalkInk
This workshop will introduce to the letterforms of the gothic period.
It is a practical day of looking at this 13th century script discussed in the lecture the night before – attendance to the lecture is not a prerequisite but would be helpful.
The aim of the workshop is to get you accustomed to the script, as once you know what the tool is capable of, learning how to apply it makes the learning of a particular script considerable easier, as well as how it can be applied to the other script is in the period.
We will be using products supplied by ChalkInk and learning how they are used on non-traditional surfaces like glass, walls, blackboards, this is a different skill to working on paper and in the class we will cultivate confidence in both working on these non-traditional surfaces and on in writing at larger sizes.
The class will look at both traditional and contemporary lettering styles.
REGISTER (space is limited to 20 students).

To learn more about Paul Antonio and see some of his wonderful work, please visit:
www.PaulAntonioScribe.com
www.twitter.com/PAScribe
www.instagram.com/pascribe
www.youtube.com/user/PaulAntonioScribe
www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-Antonio-Scribe/110088289117604

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Veteran artist & vendor call! For Love & Art: A Benefit For America’s Veterans!

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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! Email Examples of your work to PeepShow.Texas@Gmail.Com

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

::::Proceeds benefit::::

ForLoveAndArt.Org

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

 

 

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@The3RDBill

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2017 Peach Festival Art Show and Sale call for artists

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2017 Peach Festival Art Show and Sale is calling for entries. Over $3, 000 in prizes.  Adult and student categories. July 8, 2017 at Weatherford City Hall., 303 Palo Pinto.

Registration is Friday, July 7 at Cherry Park Community Center, 303 So. Davis.  Judge is Doug Prine. visit weatherfordart.wordpress.com for prospectus.

WEATHERFORD ART ASSOCIATION

Meetings of the membership are held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  and an instructional or art work demonstration is usually presented at the meeting.

(817) 599-3278 https://weatherfordart.wordpress.com

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Calling All Artists to Enter the DeSoto Art League Spring Show

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DeSoto Art League

Calling All Artists to Enter the DeSoto Art League Spring Show

Entry drop off is May 25th, noon to 5:00 pm and May 26th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

At the DeSoto City Center Atrium (211 E. Pleasant Run Rd. DeSoto 75115)

7 Categories including Student Entries

Judge will assign awards in each category plus Best of Show

Awards Reception in the Atrium June 1st, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Artwork must be picked up on July 28th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

$10 nonmembers, $5 DAL members, $3 Students

More than $2000 in cash prizes

Go to: http://desotoartleague.com/2017-spring-show-info/ for rules and details

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TACA Lexus Party on the Green Set for May 12 at AT&T’s Sammons Park

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Support TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) whose mission is to fund the performing and visual arts by attending TACA Lexus Party on the Green. Get your fill of fabulous eats and gorgeous views in a fun, chic outdoor setting in the Arts District, with not-to-be-missed signature plates from local celebrity chefs and live performances by TACA supported arts organizations.

WHEN:  Friday, May 12

6:30 p.m. VIP Party starts in the Lexus Lounge
7:30 p.m. Party starts
9:30 p.m. Late night party starts with dance band Studio 54

The celebrity chefs confirmed to date include:
Chef Nicolas Blouin / Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Chef Dean Fearing / Fearing’s Restaurant
Chef Lisa Garza-Selcer / Sissy’s Southern Kitchen
Chef John Gilbert / G Texas Custom Catering
Chef Sara Griffin / Chelsea Corner
Chef Jeffrey Kollinger / Tillman’s Roadhouse
Chef Sader Matheis / Salum Restaurant
Chef Sonny Pache / Ocean Prime and Rosewood Ranches Waygu Beef
Chef Janice Provost / Parigi
Chef Daniele Puelo / CiboDivino Marketplace
Chefs Gianni Santin and Tida Pichakron / Haute Sweets Patisserie
Chef Drew Swanson / Wolfgang Puck Catering
Chef John Tesar / Knife at The Highland Dallas
Participating Late Night Chef: Mesero

Entertainment includes Michael D. Fitzpatrick, an award-winning international cellist, and Studio 54, a favorite dance band.

Sponsorships and tickets are available. VIP tickets, which give early entry at 6:30 p.m., are $500. General tickets are $375 with admission at 7:30 p.m.

Late night tickets, which allow guests to enter at 9:30 p.m., are $150.

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Samuel Lynne Galleries To Represent Internationally Acclaimed Artist, Metis Atash

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Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce our 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 artist will be in attendance at the exhibition, which will be on view from May 13, 2017 through June 24, 2017.

Born and raised in Munich, Metis Atash is German by nationality, but truly a citizen of the world. Her vast global travels led her to the Indonesian Island of Bali, where the lifestyle, culture, and philosophies quickly resonated with her, and eventually became the trajectory for her artistic style and her purpose as an artist. Bali is a place where love is the only energy to be found, and the location has appropriately become the source of inspiration for her “Punk Buddha” pieces. These unique sculptures are a fusion of worldly pleasures and spiritual insights, which have come to redefine the meaning of living. The sculptural figures radiate a presence far greater than their child-like size, due to their sparkling materiality and strong totemic essence.

Samuel Lynne Galleries will showcase Atash’s signature series of “Punk Buddha” sculptures that have gained widespread popularity around the world. Sculpted in fiberglass, covered with acrylic paint, and meticulously bathed by hand in upwards of 20,000 Swarovski crystals, this collection embodies the artist’s life journey, and her associations to Daoism. All her pieces are subject to a multi-step process of clay modeling, molding, sculpting, sanding, and lacquering. The objects of her work are based on the spiritual being, and these Buddha sculptures are inspired by ancient Daoist teachings. “Dao” translates to “path” or “way of life” and Atash has ensured that her creations reflect this property. They are also a reflection of her respect for Haute Couture, as well as contemporary art history. Each “Punk Buddha” is named for an iconic figure in fashion and art – from Basquiat to Balmain, Warhol to Hermes, Kusama to Chanel. With their dazzling exteriors, each resting figure is aimed to be perceived as the mirror of our eternal souls. They are a reflection of the relationship between humanity and the cosmos, health and longevity, action through inaction, and they represent the duality of life – the spiritual and the physical of our beings that produce harmony within the universe.

Atash’s entrepreneurial spirit has lead to the rise of her work around the globe. Her artwork has been exhibited in select galleries throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has been featured in important international magazine publications such as Vogue, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, and Haute Living.

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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The Colors and Contrasts of Cuba – March 9 – 18, 2018

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An old american car in front of a souvenirs shop for tourists in Trinidad, Cuba

You are invited to join me on a one-of-a-kind photographic travel adventure to Cuba through a licensed ‘People to People’ Program, with activities that will immerse you in to the heart and soul of this intriguing and colorful country.  This tour is limited to only 12 participants to allow for a more intimate and rewarding experience.

The focus of the tour is cultural and historical in nature, while providing a plethora of dramatic photographic opportunities each day.  From the indefinable magic of old Havana with its vintage cars, to the contemplative countryside of the Pinar del Rio and Zapata Provinces, with an overnight stay on the southern coastal beach at Playa Larga, this and more awaits to enlighten your senses and via for your camera’s attention.

Mark your calendars and let’s make a memorable photographic tour adventure together!  For more information on my Strabo Cuba Photo Tour, click the following link:

Cuba Photo Tour

http://phototc.com/tours/details/the-colors-and-contrasts-of-cuba

Tour photo leader:

Randy Ziegler

 

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VAGF Monthly meeting May 9 – Importance of social media in today’s art world

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Join VAGF members at Expedition Frisco (9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco, TX 75033) for the monthly meeting on Tuesday May 9, 7-9pm.

The VAGF will be featuring Ashley Villers, a local artist and guild member who will be discussing the importance of social media in today’s art world. Come join us for an introduction on how to gain exposure through various social media platforms and how to use them to build and grow your audience.

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. http://vagf.org

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Soda Heads – a group show at The Grackle Art Gallery

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Group show of amazing, established local artists as well as some exceptional young and up and coming ones. Come for the art, stay for the music. Saturday, May 13, 7-11pm

Featuring Elaine Taylor, Anthony Marcus Black, Heather Bird, Bailey K Chapman, Areysi Mendoza, Christopher De La Paz, Jyoti Ahmed, Rowan Barnard, Terry Horn, John Ashcraft, Katelyn Townsend, Aaron Hutchinson, Cindy Flint and Brianna Burnett.

Musical artists: Ella Rinn Brown, Jack Dingler and Rebecca Jozwiak

GRACKLE ART GALLERY  http://grackleartgallery.com/
4621 El Campo, FW. Free. 817-615-0681.

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Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibition May 21

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You are invited to the Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibit, on Sunday, May 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the University of North Texas’ Lightwell Gallery, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201.  As an added feature during the reception, 15 of the poets will read one of their poems while an image of the art paired with their work is being shown. The public also is invited to cast a vote for which of the poets and artists created the best ‘pairing.’ A tally of the votes will determine which of the top 3 poets and artists will receive the “People’s Choice Award” for this year.

This exhibition is a joint effort from members of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) and the Denton Poets’ Assembly (DPA).  It is an exhibition of art paired with poetry. This is the ninth year for this collaborative art and poetry exhibition. This is the first year that the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design has joined as a co-sponsor and host of the event.

 This beautiful exhibit contains 44 works of art and 44 poems. Each piece of art is hung beside a poem with which it is paired. Either the artist or the poet initiated the process of ‘pairing’ their works. Various art media, such as paintings, drawings, imaginative fiber or textiles, prints, and photographs, comprise the works from 38 VAST artists. A wide range of poetry from 24 of the DPA poets completes the ‘pairings’ in the exhibit.

 To commemorate the works in the exhibit, VAST and the DPA have published a 100 page catalog, entitled “Collections,” in which all of the exhibited works are displayed. This year the Denton Benefit League granted funds to assist VAST in the catalog’s production. A limited number of catalogs will be available for purchase at the reception.

For the past 6 years, volunteers from VAST and DPA have accomplished the remarkable task of producing both an exhibit and its accompany color catalog. The catalog also underscores the basic theme of this endeavor, that collaboration and new perspective benefit everyone. Through it, the artist, the poet, and the viewer continue to share the ‘voice’ these two forms of art lend to each other.

The Denton Public Library and the Special Collections Department in the University of North Texas Libraries have archived single copies of each consecutive issue of the catalog.

After the reception, those wanting to see the Merging Visions Exhibit can visit the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry, Denton, TX, from May 22 through June 27th, during Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 10:00pm; Saturday and Sunday, noon – 8:00 pm

Please join us in celebrating these written and visual arts.

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Sports & Leisure opens May 13 at PDNB

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PDNB Gallery is proud to present, Sports & Leisure, a summer group show that explores the icons and legends of sports, and the pleasures of leisure. This energetic exhibition will showcase the unforgettable moments in sports, from the Golden Era of motor sports to the iconic portraits of legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali and baseball player Babe Ruth. It will also include the playful, humorous, and candid images of Americans hard at play. Exhibition will be on view May 13 – July 29, 2017. Join us for the opening reception, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 5 – 8 PM.

PDNB Gallery, 154 Glass Street, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75207 pdnbgallery.com

 

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

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Call for Entries: 28th Annual Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) Member’s Exhibition. Entries are due on June 12th at UNT on the Square, 109 North Elm Street, Denton, TX.

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 currently members of VAST may join on the day entries are accepted. Membership info.: 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, at UNT on the Square, 109 N Elm St, Denton, TX.

PROSPECTUS:
http://www.vastarts.org/images/exhibitions/Members_Exhibition/2017/ME_2017_prospectus.pdf

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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Onward Forward reception May 13 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

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ONWARD FORWARD is a juried exhibition featuring graduate students studying in Arlington, Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth.  The exhibition will offer visitors an overview of the variety of perspectives that exist locally. Please join us as we showcase the next generation of DFW artists!  Opening reception will be May 13th from 4-7pm and the show will run May 11th-July 8th at the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery at the University of Dallas.

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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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TRAHCs 29th Annual Juried Exhibition deadline May 14

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Eligibility: National
Event Dates: July 14 – August 12
Entry Deadline: Sunday, May 14 Midnight MST
Juror: Lauren Cross, PhD, MFA

Prospectus: Click here
Appy for Call: Click here

Opening Reception:
Friday, July 14, 2017

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Awards Announced at 7 pm
Cabe Hall, Regional Arts Center
321 4th Street, Texarkana, TX 75501

Generously sponsored by E-Z Mart, Inc.


TRAHCs 29th Annual Juried Exhibition is a juried exhibition celebrating local, regional, and national artists. The competition is hosted by the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council, an arts council located in Texarkana, Texas, and generously sponsored by E-Z Mart, Inc. $3750 in prizes!
The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older currently residing in the U.S. All work must be original in concept and not copied from another artist’s work. No photography, video, film, jewelry, installations or artwork that requires special installation or assembly will be accepted. Entries must be received by Midnight MST May 14, 2017. Only entries submitted online through Callforentry.org will be considered. Entries are limited to a maximum of three works executed in the last two years (May 2015 – May 2017.) A maximum of two pieces of artwork per artist can be juried into the exhibit. Accepted work will be exhibited at TRAHC from July 14 – August 12, 2017.

AWARDS
Yates Collection Purchase Award…..$1000
Best of Show………………………….$1000
First Place………………………………$750
Second Place………………………..…$500
Third Place……………………………..$300
Fourth Place……………………………$200

JUROR
Lauren Cross, PhD, MFA

Adjunct Professor and Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Lecturer at University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Lauren Cross is an artist, curator, and scholar living in Fort Worth, Texas. She earned her BA in Art, Design, and Media from Richmond, The American International University in London, England, MFA in Visual Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and PhD from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. Her artistic work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and she frequently facilitates curatorial and art projects both in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and beyond.

Cross is the Founder/Curator of non-profit arts organization in Fort Worth, WoCA Projects, and has received many awards for her creative work, including an official selection for the 2010 International Black Women’s Film Festival in Berkeley, CA for her first documentary, The Skin Quilt Project; The Fort Worth Weekly’s Third Annual Visionary Award in 2013; named #32 of 100 Top Dallas Creatives by the Dallas Observer in 2014-2015, and featured in the 2015 Edinburgh Art Festival. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Art Education + Art History at the University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts & Design (CVAD) where she serves as a core faculty member for the Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies program.

CALENDAR 2017

May 14 Submission deadline
May 15 – 21 Judging Phase 1
May 22 Notifications emailed
May 22 – June 24 Receipt of shipped and hand delivered artwork
June 24 Accepted artwork due at 3:45 p.m.
Juiy 3 – July 10 Judging Phase 2
July 14 Exhibit opens
July 14 Opening Reception, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Awards presented at 7:00 p.m.
August 12 Exhibit closes
August 15 – September 15 Return of shipped and hand delivered artwork

FEES
$35 flat fee for up to three entries. All fees are non-refundable and payable through Callforentry.org. Entry fees may be paid by credit card only.

JUDGING
Judging occurs in two phases. The initial judging will take place from

May 15 – 21, 2017. During this time, the juror will select the artwork to be accepted into the exhibit. After all accepted artwork has arrived, the juror will view the exhibit in person to select the award-winning artwork. Winners will be announced at the opening reception, Friday, July 14, 2017.

NOTIFICATION
Results of the first phase of judging will be emailed on May 22, 2017.

All notifications will be sent by email through Callforentry.org. These emails occasionally end up in one’s spam/junk box. Please add the Callforentry.org email address to your address book.

ACCEPTED WORK
Accepted artists will receive instructions for shipping and hand delivery. Shipping costs and insurance are the responsibility of the artist. All entries will be handled with reasonable care, but neither TRAHC nor its representatives will be responsible for loss or damage.

Reusable shipping containers only. TRAHC encourages artists to insure their artwork when shipping. No glass allowed, unless for pastel work (at the artist’s own risk.) Plexiglas only.

No packing peanuts allowed. Any shipped artwork found with packing peanuts will not be unpacked, displayed, or eligible for an award.

Shipping via FedEx or UPS is mandatory. Any artwork arriving through USPS will be held until a pre-paid return-shipping label from FedEx or UPS is provided. All shipped artwork must include a pre-paid return-shipping label from either FedEx or UPS.

Artists may hand-deliver accepted artwork during TRAHC’s open hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.

All accepted artwork is due by Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 3:45 p.m.

SPECIFICATIONS
All works accepted for the exhibition must be original, completed, and ready to hang. Substitutions of accepted works will not be allowed and all delivered work must match the image juried.
Frames, mats, and wiring must be professional quality and in good condition. No chrome frames. Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough for the weight of the artwork. All paintings must be framed or gallery wrapped with fully painted edges. Two-dimensional works on paper must be framed and under Plexiglas, unless artwork medium is pastel. Artwork using pastel may be framed and under glass (at the artist’s own risk.) All freestanding sculptures must have felt pads attached to the bottom.
Accepted artwork may not be removed from TRAHC prior to August 15, 2017.

SALES
Any artwork sold to the public will incur a 20% commission. Prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance. Please contact Amy Donohoe at 903-792-8681 for pricing related issues.

No purchased work may be removed from TRAHC until the close of the exhibition.

Artwork that is “Not for Sale” – Please add NFS to the description box of the artwork in question.

Artwork listed as “Purchase upon Request” will not be accommodated and will be listed as “Not for Sale.”

LIABILITY
Works are entered at the artist’s own risk. Artwork will be handled with reasonable care. TRAHC and its representatives will not be responsible for loss, theft, or damage of artworks while in the gallery’s possession or in transit. TRAHC encourages artists to insure their artwork when shipping.

REPRODUCTION
TRAHC reserves the right to photograph or use any of the works for publicity purposes. Images of accepted entries will become the property of TRAHC to be used for the catalogue and other printed materials, archives, website, and for educational purposes. All copyrights for the artwork are retained by the artist. The artist waives any claim, including any claim for invasion of the right of privacy of copyright, against TRAHC, its directors, employees, and volunteers.

AGREEMENT
The submission of entries to this competition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to all rules and conditions as set forth in this prospectus. Entries not meeting the criteria listed herein will be disqualified, and the entry fee will not be refunded. TRAHC is a family-oriented arts council and reserves the right to not display excessive nudity or offensive subject matter. This is at the discretion of the Executive Director of TRAHC.

PICK UP
Due to TRAHC’s extremely limited storage space, artwork left more than 30 days after August 15, 2017 (September 15, 2017) will be deemed the property of TRAHC unless arrangements have been made in writing and agreed up on by both parties. Any artwork that arrived through USPS will be held until a pre-paid return-shipping label from FedEx or UPS is provided.

ENTRY PROCEDURE – ONLINE ONLY
All submissions will be through Callforentry.org (www.callforentry.org). Entries and credit card payment must be submitted on or before May 14, 2017, with no entries accepted after this date.

Upload requirements for image files:

  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 3 MB maximum
  • Image must be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal)
  • No digital enhancement is allowed
  • Maximum of 3 photos per entry

Further information on the image requirements for submission and resources for editing the digital image size can be found on Callforentry.org’s Help section.

Artists within driving distance of Texarkana may book an appointment with Amy Donohoe to help them photograph and upload their entry to Callforentry.org. All assistance will take place during business hours at the Regional Arts Center. No appointments may be made after Friday, May 12, 2017.

QUESTIONS

Amy Donohoe
adonohoe@trahc.org
903-792-8681 ex.132
www.callforentry.org

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Mixed up with Media: a presentation by Encaustic Artist Teri Muse May 4th

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You are invited to a presentation by encaustic artist Teri Muse at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST), May meeting on May 4th, 2017, from 7 – 9 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton. During the presentation, Teri Muse will look back at the variety of techniques and media that she has used over the years, ending with a discussion about her current choices of working with encaustic or acrylic/collage.

Teri Muse was born in 1956 in Waco, Texas. She received art lessons from a local artist and they sparked in her a lifelong passion for art.  She received a BFA in art education in 1978 from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. In 1982, she received her MFA from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. Her Master’s degree major study was in papermaking and textiles, studying with Corky Stuckenbruck. Ceramics was her minor, studying with J. Brough Miller.

Her early art career centered on paper-making. She made her own paper canvases in various shapes. Working with Beverly Gordon Fine Art/Dallas, Nimbus Gallery/Dallas and Miriam Perlman/Chicago her work was commissioned for large public spaces, including the Westin Hotel/Birmingham, the American Heart Association/Dallas, and Prudential Life Insurance/Chicago.

As Muse settled with her family in the DFW area, she entered into a career of art education in the local private and public schools.  This career has run parallel to her fine art career.

After a 2004 trip to Paris, France, Muse created a series of wood assemblages inspired by Picasso. Milled wood scraps from her husband’s wood shop and found driftwood pieces were combined into colorful, found object art guitars.

 The search for ever more interesting color and texture led Muse to the encaustic technique of painting with melted wax. It creates unusual luminosity and translucency and allows Muse to include papers and materials into the layers of wax, something she also likes to do in her acrylic paintings. Her collections of maps, fabrics, sheet music and postage stamps become a backdrop for her “asemic”, or wordless, writing—linear elements running throughout her works for years and grounding them with the dual traits of strength and mystery. Muse continues to explore a variety of media to engage her creativity. 

 To find out more about Teri, see: www.terimuse.com

 Free for VAST members; $3 for non-member guests.  http://vastarts.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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Landscapes: Transformed/Transfigured | Sean Caulfield

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ART OPENINGS/LISTINGS Contact: Annalise Gratovich 512.477.9328*30
Flatbed Press and Gallery 2830 East MLK Jr Blvd Austin, Texas 78702

Landscapes: Transformed/Transfigured | Sean Caulfield

OPENS TO PUBLIC May 19, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION
May 19, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM

CLOSES
July 29, 2017

HOURS
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday noon-5pm

Through installation, sculpture and printmaking Sean Caulfield’s work considers the ways our envi- ronment is transformed by forces of urban and industrial growth. The visual images and environ- ments he creates blur boundaries between the biological and the technological, the organic and the mechanical; they challenge viewers to consider the implications of this merging.

“Central to my work is the role that society, community and the individual has in the moment of change. Focusing on broader themes of mutation, metamorphosis, and regeneration involving both the landscape and the individuals that inhabit it, I aim to raise challenging questions for viewers about the role they play. Ultimately, my work focuses on the idea that crisis and change – whether it be environmental, political, or personal – can be a significant and positive catalyst for rebirth, growth and courage.” Sean Caulfield

Image: Burning Roots, woodcut on gampi, 72 x 42”

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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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