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  1. Call for Artists: 54th Annual Lakewood Art Show — February 15, 2018
  2. The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series: Martin Bell + Alan Govenar (and screening of Streetwise) — February 14, 2018
  3. Introduction to Still Life Painting at The Society of Figurative Arts — February 14, 2018
  4. Centrifugal Force by Robertus van der Wege — February 13, 2018
  5. Call for Visual Artists, one day art show on April 12 — February 13, 2018

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Call for Artists: 54th Annual Lakewood Art Show

Artists 18 years or older are invited to submit up to two entries in the 54th Annual Lakewood Art Show. Art intake is on Saturday, April 28 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Lakewood Branch Library, 6121 Worth Street, Dallas, TX 75214.

The $15 per item entry fee is waived for members of Lakewood Library Friends (LLF). Memberships are available at the door.

An opening reception for artists and their guests will be held on the evening of Sunday, May 6.

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

Image: 2017 Lakewood Art Show entry by Nici Lorenzo

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The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series: Martin Bell + Alan Govenar (and screening of Streetwise)

The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series: Martin Bell + Alan Govenar
Nasher Sculpture Center
February 25 | 2:00pm

The Museum of Street Culture presents the third event in its dialogue series with arts professionals and human and social service specialists on the role of photography in social advocacy and human services.

In partnership with the Nasher Sculpture Center, The Museum of Street Culture invites you to stop by the Nasher Sculpture Center for a screening of Streetwise, 1984, directed by Martin Bell, developed from Mary Ellen Mark and Cheryl McCall’s “Life” magazine story, Streets of the Lost.

The film screening of Academy Award-nominated Streetwise will be followed by Streetwise filmmaker Martin Bell in conversation with Alan Govenar, founding director of The Museum of Street Culture.

For more information: www.museumofstreetculture.org

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Introduction to Still Life Painting at The Society of Figurative Arts

Introduction to Still Life Painting at TSOFA starts Feb. 21st

Instructor: Chris Brizzard (chrisbrizzard.com, @chrisbrizzard)

Length: 5 weeks, limited to 4 students

Time: Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm starting February 21st

Cost: $180

The goal of this class is to introduce students to fundamental painting practices needed to set up a strong piece of work. Students will learn the core concepts of the block-in, separating light from shadow, setting up proper value relationships, getting the light effect and more. We will also look at still-life paintings from today and the past in order to expand our knowledge of the craft. Students will set up their own still-life by the end of the course.

Week 1: Introduce/Review core drawing concepts

Week 2: The Block-in; capturing the essence of the set-up

Week 3: Value studies in black and white; capturing the light effect

Week 4: Students set up still-life; examples from today and the past

Week 5: Continue still-life; review

 

Materials: vine charcoal, Canson Moonstone Mi-Teintes drawing paper (5 sheets), Burnt Umber, Ivory Black, Titanium White (no student-grade paints), assortment of bristle brushes (filberts and flats), canvases, Gamsol, paper towels

Location: The Society of Figurative Arts, 3306 Wiley Post , Suite 104, Addison, TX

For more information, e-mail cepheus_1@msn.com or call 214-725-4769.

Chris Brizzard studied for 3 years at Studio Incamminati (studioincamminati.org) under instructors trained by renown portrait painter Nelson Shanks, including Dan Thompson, Stephen Early and Darren Kingsley. Prior to that, he studied 1.5 years with Michael Mentler at TSOFA (www.tsofa.com). To see examples of his work, go to chrisbrizzard.com and @chrisbrizzard on Instagram.

 

 

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Centrifugal Force by Robertus van der Wege

Robertus van der Wege is a storyteller who loves using a variety of materials to help in the storytelling process — Wood, stone, metal, and ceramic all lend varying permanence; textures, colors, and differing nuances to each story. The stories he likes to tell are stories of the human condition. In addition to that, he likes borrowing from these sources to create objects that become metaphors for today’s humanity and challenges.

Wege sees himself as an object maker whose work attempts to offer a new perspective on environment, art, history, and religion. The fact that some of these materials may be in found objects, or created as new forms, also lends to the story. Wege sought to create sculpture that has been engaging for young and old alike, and strives to have the viewer become more engaged with his work after their initial visual encounter. It is particularly rewarding for him when that experience is shared by more than one person, such as a parent with a child, or an experience among friends. This is one of the reasons that his work is often kinetic and invites human interaction. As Wege believes that many of the solutions to today’s problems exist within our collective human story.

Centrifugal Force by Robertus van der Wege will be on view March 2 – March 28, 2018. The closing reception will be March 24, 2018; 6-9 pm during our Spring Gallery Night at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

Image: Robertus van der Wege, Circus Bonsai, Mixed Media

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Call for Visual Artists, one day art show on April 12

We are currently accepting artists for our one day event in Dallas Thursday, April 12th. 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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JD Miller’s Annual Valentine’s Day LIVE Painting

Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce internationally renowned contemporary artist JD Miller’s annual Valentine’s Day LIVE painting on February 14, 2018 from 6 – 9 pm. This year’s event will again be held in our main gallery space to incorporate the ever-increasing audience size. Viewers will have the unique opportunity to witness Miller’s artistic vision at work as he utilizes color, texture, and shape to create a visual masterpiece before their eyes.

This annual event is a favorite among clients, friends, and art appreciators alike. Open to the public, and kid-friendly, the live performance is a wonderful way to kick off your plans for this Valentine’s evening. Miller will begin his LIVE painting performance at 7:00pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/212124642670040/

 

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Art in the Square April 27 – 29 in Southlake

The 19th Art in the Square presented by the Southlake Women’s Club is April 27-29 at Southlake Town Square! The event creates a perfect venue for visitors to connect with the artwork of over 155 juried professional, emerging and aspiring high school artists, a genre of musical talent on two stages, children’s activities, food and a time for family fun. By attending the event, you are caring for others as the proceeds benefit the 2018 Beneficiaries.

Admission/parking-Free

Festival Hours:

Friday April 27- 4:00 p.m-10:30p.m.

·         Friday Night Headliner – Methodist Southlake Hospital Stage “The Walton Stout Band” 8:30pm

Saturday April 28 10:00a.m-10:30 p.m. Methodist Southlake Hospital Stage

·         Tribute Saturday….Greatness Remembered…

“FreeFallin’” – A Tribute to the Memory of Tom Petty 7-8:30 pm

            “Chase & Ovation”- A Salute to the Music of Prince 9-10:30pm

 Sunday April 29 11:00a.m.-6:00 p.m.

http://www.artinthesquare.com/

 

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The Brew and Arts Show Feb. 17 at the Legal Draft Beer Co.

 

The Brew and Arts Crew is having another Art Show with unique artists and vendors on Saturday Feb 17th 12-6pm at the Legal Draft Beer Company in Arlington.

Join us for live bands, live painting, food trucks, vendors, and artists of all kinds (NO ENTRY FEE)

Over 20 Artists and Unique Vendors!

Come grab a beer with us and support local artists!

500 E Division 76011
Arlington TX

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Art in the Atrium 16 deadline Feb. 19

Frisco Public Art Program

Exhibition Call for Artists

RFQ #1801-027

Art in the Atrium 16

The mission of the City of Frisco Public Art Program is to enrich Frisco’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy by bringing dynamic contemporary art to a broad audience of residents and visitors.

In keeping with that mission, the City of Frisco Public Art Board initiated the ongoing Art in the Atrium series at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center. With its open atrium design and tall limestone walls, City Hall has proven to be an exceptional venue for showcasing the artistic excellence of local and regional artists.

CALL

The City of Frisco seeks original, 2-Dimensional artworks by artists from Frisco and the surrounding area for the 16th installment of Art in the AtriumArt in the Atrium 16 will showcase artistic excellence in the region, encourage public dialogue, understanding and enjoyment of visual art, and promote the City’s cultural and economic initiatives.

Art in the Atrium 16 is scheduled for Monday, April 9, 2018 through Friday, September 7, 2018. 

ELIGIBILITY and SUBMISSION

·         All artworks must be original and not infringe on the copyrighted content of any other party.

·         Artists may submit up to three (3) images of original artwork, available for loan Friday, March 23, 2018 through Monday, September 10, 2018. Exhibited works will be selected by the Public Art Board based on the criteria listed below. Due to space limitations, not all submitted works may be chosen for the exhibition.

·         All artworks must have been created within the past 2 years.

·         All artworks must be framed and suitable for hanging with wire securely attached when dropped off on Friday, March 23, 2018. Unframed canvases with wire securely attached are acceptable, but must have finished edges.

·         No 3-Dimensional artworks will be considered.

·         Photographs submitted must be printed on quality paper at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

·         The maximum artwork size is 60 inches (vertical) x 60 inches (horizontal).

·         Submissions will be accepted only through www.callforentry.org. Interested artists must submit the following items on or before Monday, February 19, 2018, before 4:00pm CST.

·         Current contact information

·         An artist statement describing your overall vision and working process

·         No more than three (3) digital images of artwork following the image format requirements listed below

IMAGE FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

1.    Submit images in .jpg format. Only submit images with a minimum of 1200 pixels on the shortest side.

2.    Include the following annotations for each image:

a.   Artist’s name

b.    Title of artwork

c.    Date of completion

d.    Medium/Media

e.    Size in inches: Vertical x Horizontal

f.     Description that would help the Public Art Board understand your motivation,
themes and/or process

g.    Price of artwork, if for sale

SELECTION CRITERIA

All artwork submissions to the City of Frisco’s Art in the Atrium 16 exhibition will be reviewed by the Frisco Public Art Board. All artists will receive written notice of acceptance or rejection of their submission(s).

Selection criteria includes:

·         Does the artwork comply with the Eligibility and Submission requirements listed above? Failure to follow any of those requirements will result in immediate disqualification from consideration.

·         Appropriateness of content as determined by the Public Art Board and the City’s Public Art Coordinator.

·         Uniqueness and originality

·         Visual impact

·         Demonstrated excellence of technique

DISCLAIMER

While the City of Frisco respects the freedom of expression in the visual arts, the City reserves the right to remove or relocate artwork at its sole discretion.

 

 EXHIBITION LOCATIONS and LIMITATIONS

Placement of artwork is at the sole discretion of the Public Art Board and the Public Art Coordinator and will be limited to the following areas inside the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center. Artists may not request that their artworks be moved to another location.

     First Floor: Atrium Lobby
     Second Floor: Atrium and Stairwell
     Third Floor: Atrium and Stairwell
     Fourth Floor: Atrium and Stairwell
     Fifth Floor: Commons Area

SALES

Artwork on display at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center may be for sale by the artist loaning the artwork provided that any artwork sold remains on display until the conclusion of the exhibition. Early removal may be approved by the Public Art Coordinator with prior written consent, but the artist must provide a suitable replacement of similar size without delay.

The artist is responsible for all aspects of the sale. The City of Frisco does not receive a commission on or compensation from the sale of artwork in Art in the Atrium 16.

PURCHASE FOR PERMANENT COLLECTION

It is the intent of the City of Frisco to enhance its permanent public art collection through acquisitions. Artwork submitted to Art in the Atrium 16 may be considered by the Public Art Board for purchase into the City of Frisco’s permanent collection. If the City chooses to select an artwork for purchase, a contract will be negotiated between the artist and the City.

LOAN AGREEMENT

Selected artists will be required to sign a loan agreement for their artworks. All loan agreements must signed and delivered with the artwork on Friday, March 23, 2018.  Artists under the age of 18 must have the loan agreement signed by a parent or guardian.

SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)

•      Monday, February 19, 2018, 4:00pm CST The deadline for accepting submissions to Art in the Atrium 16

•      Early March 2018 Selection process and notification of artists

•      Friday, March 23, 2018 – 10 am to 2 pm, and 4 to 8 pm Artists drop off selected artwork, framed and ready to hang, and original signed loan agreement at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034), 1st floor Executive Conference Room (Rm C130). Artists are encouraged to keep a copy of the signed agreement for their records. NOTE: This is the only day artwork will be accepted. Shipping artworks to the location is not permitted. If the artist cannot deliver it, please make arrangements for delivery of the artwork by someone else.

•      Friday, April 6, 2018:  Installation of artwork

•      Friday, April 9, 2018:  Exhibition opens

•      Monday, April 16, 2018 – 6 to 8 pm:  Artist Reception

•      Friday, September 7, 2018:  Exhibition closes

 •      Monday, September 10, 2018 – 10 am to 2 pm, and 4 to 8 pm Artists pick up artwork at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034), 1st floor Executive Conference Room (Rm C130). NOTE: This is the only day artwork can be picked up. If the artist cannot retrieve it, please make arrangements for artwork pick up by someone else.

If you have any questions, please send them to the Frisco Purchasing Division at purchasing@friscotexas.gov.  Questions should be submitted by Friday, February 2, 2018 by 4:00pm CST.

 

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Original Paintings by Texas Artist Steve Hahn at the Dutch Art Gallery

Steve Hahn has had a long family association with the Texas Hill Country. The rugged terrain is filled with iconic images of German settlements, ranching and its diverse landscape. Spring-fed creeks emerging from rock formations, cactus-covered grasslands spotted with live oak trees, wildflowers, historic limestone buildings and the changing seasons are the palette for his oil paintings.

Steve was raised in Dallas, Texas where he resides and graduated with BFA from SMU. He worked as a graphic designer and art director for over 30 years. Now retired, his artistic pursuits are inspired by his love for the natural beauty of the Hill Country.

A selection of Steve’s work is currently on view for February. To learn more about the artist, please read our Artist Spotlight Interview.

ABOUT DUTCH ART GALLERY:
Celebrating over 50 years of providing custom framing tailored to fit your specific needs and showcasing original art from local to worldwide artists. Stop in to see monthly events and our two annual national juried art shows.

Our 7,000 square foot showroom is conveniently located in Lake Highlands at 10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238. We feature an array of original oil, mixed media, limited edition prints and a growing private collection. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

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C. C. Young Auxiliary Spring Fundraiser March 14

The annual C.C. Young Auxiliary Spring Fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

We are excited to announce that Rosemary Rumbley will be back with us for our program. Her topic this spring is “NEW BOOKS WITH ONE WORD TITLES ABOUT WOMEN: ROSEMARY, LOUISA, WITCHES, AND ISADORA”.

The Bazaar will feature Easter & Spring items, so you won’t want to miss the stylish jewelry, clothing items, and accessories that Mindy is bringing from her fabulous Point Café Collection.   The Woodies will have their latest and best handmade wood-working items for sale.  New this spring, you will have the opportunity to purchase beautiful paintings by very talented C. C. Young residents.

University Park United Methodist Church has graciously offered to host the event this spring. Remember that all proceeds benefit the C. C. Young Benevolence Fund and resident’s activities. Tickets are $15, or $10 for CCY residents.

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MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival April 19 – 22

MAIN ST. FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL BRINGING THE “ART AND SOUL” OF TEXAS TO DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH FOR 33RD YEAR ON APRIL 19-22

Texas’ largest arts festival will bring together thousands in attendance to experience the finest in arts, music, food and culture

 

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (February 12, 2018) — MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.) will hit the streets of Downtown Fort Worth on April 19-22, 2018, for its 33rd year, bringing together tens of thousands of people to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of the highest-ranking arts festival in Texas. Spanning more than 27 city blocks from the Tarrant County Courthouse to Sundance Square Plaza to the Fort Worth Convention Center, MAIN ST. will feature 223 juried artists from across the U.S., chart-topping entertainers, authentic Texas cuisine, and arts-and-crafts activities for the whole family.

 

Ranked by the ArtFairSourceBook.com as #4 fine art event in the U.S., MAIN ST. has gained both local and national recognition year-after-year. The annual, free event is a three-time recipient of the “Grand Pinnacle” award and back-to-back winner of the “Zenith” award from the International Festivals and Events Association over the past several years. Last year, MAIN ST. received Fort Worth Magazine’s Best of Fort Worth “Readers’ Choice – Festival” award, and was listed as one of InStyle’s under-the-radar arts festivals you need to start planning for now.”

 

“MAIN ST. is one of Fort Worth’s most anticipated and well-attended events,” said Becky Renfro Borbolla, chairman of the Festivals and Events Committee for Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. “It brings together people from all walks of life to our award-winning Downtown business district to celebrate incredible art and music in an urban setting.”

 

GET INFORMED

1,273 artists applied to exhibit this year, and only 223 were selected. Last year’s Best of Show-winner Marvin Blackmore and Best Emerging Artist-winner Matt Tumlinson will be returning, along with People’s Choice-winner Tai Taeoalii and other festival favorites. Approximately $4.6 million worth of art is expected to be sold across 15 mediums, including ceramics, jewelry, mixed-media, printmaking, digital, fiber, leather, painting, sculpture, drawing pastels, glass, metalwork, wood and photography. Over 25 aspiring local artists will also be featured on 3rd and 4th Streets, sponsored by Frost, with a focus on Texas art. For more information, visit “Fine Art Showcase.”

 

This year’s musical lineup features hundreds of performers across a variety of genres, ranging from country, rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, soul and R&B. Festivalgoers can enjoy musical performances on the UTA Main Stage and Sundance Square Stage, along with plenty of street performances throughout MAIN ST.’s “magnificent mile.” Headliners include folk music group Jamestown Revival, contemporary swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Latin Jazz ensemble Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Americana group Shane Smith & The Saints, and many more. For more information, visit “Music on MAIN.”

 

MAIN ST. attracts many of the region’s top culinary artists to the streets of Downtown, and features a wide variety of food and beverages, including crawfish, turkey legs, bratwurst, gourmet hamburgers, funnel cakes, frozen treats and more. Festivalgoers can also enjoy local, national and international craft beers in the “Craft Brew Pavilion” or wines by-the-glass in the “Wine Experience” tasting tent. For more information, visit “Culinary Arts.”

 

Also returning for 2018 is “MAIN ST. Creates!,” presented by Wells Fargo, an outdoor arts-and-crafts studio for children and families featuring balloon design, face paint, mural walls, jewelry, sand art, and more. Opening at 10 a.m. daily at the north end of the festival, “MAIN ST. Creates!” is also home to the Tarrant County College’s “Young People’s Art Fair,” showcasing art from more than 200 emerging, young artists. For more information, visit “MAIN ST. Creates!.”

 

GET INVOLVED

MAIN ST. couldn’t take place without the tremendous support and dedication of more than 1,200 volunteers, sponsored by Frost. Volunteers assist with all festival operations, from hospitality to merchandise sales, and receive perks including free t-shirts, food and beverages, merchandise discounts, and more. Those interested in being a part of this year’s festival can get involved by simply signing up online.

 

The new, enhanced Friends of the Festival program is another great way to get behind-the-scenes and participate in an upgraded MAIN ST. experience, while supporting the efforts to maintain the John F. Kennedy Tribute sculpture in General Worth Square. The Friends of the Festival program provides businesses with networking opportunities and exposure through logo placements, dinners, VIP Pavilion access, special receptions with invited artists, and more.

 

GET CONNECTED

MAIN ST. is annually produced by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., and is free to the public. The official hashtag for 2018 is #MainSt2018. Festival hours for 2018 are:

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday, April 20, 2018: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 22, 2018: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

For more information, download the updated-and-free MAIN ST. iPhone or Android mobile app, or visit / follow MAIN ST. online at:

 

ABOUT MAIN ST. FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL

The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is celebrating its 33rd year in 2018. Official sponsors for 2018 are Sundance Square, The University of Texas at Arlington, Tarrant County College and Wells Fargo. Media sponsors are the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). Radio sponsors are 92.1 HANK FM (KTFW-FM) and 95.9 The Ranch (KFWR-FM). Supporting sponsors are Frost Bank and the Music Performance Trust Fund. Hotel sponsors are TownePlace Suites Fort Worth Downtown, Aloft Fort Worth Downtown, Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel, The Ashton Hotel, and Courtyard Fort Worth Downtown / Blackstone. For more information, visit www.MainStreetArtsFest.org.

 

ABOUT DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH INITIATIVES, INC.

Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1988 to complement the work of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. by providing a funding pathway for charitable, educational and public-purpose activities, such as community festivals, affordable residential development, park improvements and management. Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. produces the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival each fall and Parade of Lights during the holidays. These events have an economic impact of more than $28 million annually and attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to Downtown Fort Worth each year. For more information, visit www.DFWI.org.

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Call for Entries! 2018 Spirit is Ageless Art & Writing Contest

DALLAS – February 7, 2018 – C. C. Young, a premier, non-profit senior living community, is excited to announce the call for all artists and writers for the 2018 Spirit is Ageless Art & Writing Contest. Residents of C. C. Young and the general public, age 55 and better, are encouraged to enter.

Entries will be accepted in-person on Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at The Point at C. C. Young.

Reception, Awards & Celebration of Contest Participants
Saturday April 21, 2018
10:15am at the Point

The Spirit is Ageless Art & Writing Contest at C. C. Young has been a very exciting event for the Dallas-Fort Worth community to enjoy dating back to its inception in 1999. The annual contest, art gallery show and celebration of artists and writers unites the community to highlight submissions from 19 categories in an effort to showcase each person’s ageless artistry, the capability to thrive, and ambition to share their creativity with the public.

To apply, go to https://www.ccyoung.org/spirit-is-ageless/

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Mountain View College Art Auction Feb. 19 -23

DALLAS, TX, February 19th – February 23rd, 2018 – The Mountain View College Student Art Club will host a benefit art auction to aid in the recovery efforts for the hurricane survivors of Puerto Rico.

Professional artists from across the DFW area have contributed works of art to this auction. Art featured

in the auction vary in media and include ceramics, photography, drawing, painting and sculpture. The

works up for bid will be exhibited in the Kiva Gallery space at Mountain View College from February 19th

to February 23rd. The silent live auction will occur February 23rd, Friday, from 10am to 1pm.

Some artists included in the auction are Alvaro Arroliga, Brennen Bechtol, Mary Becker, Sara Cardona,

Brett Dyer, Art Garcia, Tina Medina, James Olney, Patricia Rodriguez, Giraud Polite, Shawn Samuell, and

Alison Starr.

The MVC Student Art Club is sponsored by professor of art, Cristina Medina, and strives to provide

artistic opportunities for all students on campus while also contributing to the surrounding community

and beyond.

For more information contact Cristina Medina, 214-860-3654, cmedina@dcccd.edu.

Kiva Gallery, Lower Level, W Building, Mountain View College, 4849 W. Illinois Ave. Dallas, TX 75211

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VAGF Members Art Show and Reception Feb. 11

Visual Arts Guild of Frisco invites you to join us for the opening reception of the Fresh Start show featuring VAGF members’ artworks. Artists Reception will be on Sunday, February 11 from 6-8 pm at the Frisco Discovery Center 8004 Dallas Pkwy #200, Frisco, TX 75034

The exhibit on display through February 24, 2018.

For more about VAGF, see the website: VAGF.org

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March Open Call at TVAA Gallery – deadline Feb. 15

“March Open Call” TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for March 2018

This is an Open call and all media of art work will be considered. This is open to members and non-members of TVAA (Texas Visual Artists Association) with ribbons being awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd place, and honorable mention.

All artwork must be wired and framed correctly. No ½” canvases will be curated without a frame. Gallery wrapped work must have clean edges and no staples showing. Work that does not follow gallery requirements will not be hung. If invited to the exhibition you must sign up for one sitting day during the month or pay a $25.00 sitting fee for someone to cover your day. Any work not picked up on take down day with be stored for a $5.00 a day fee and then considered abandoned after 30 days. Any artwork sold pays a 25% fee to the TVAA.

If you have further question you may contact the Gallery Director, Maegan Kirschner, at tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

About the Curator: Robyn Parker Feehan : She is the creative director for the gallery 8680 located in Frisco, Texas. She envisioned a gallery that is uninhibited by preconceived notions and theories of the conceptual art movement of the past, in the realization of work that deals with issues that reflect contemporary society and document today’s reality. She is originally from New Zealand and with her husband, Glenn; they are the pastors of True North Church. They visualize embracing the arts not just in music, but also in the verbal conversation that one can have with a painting or sculpture.

Requirements: Fees must be paid at the time of submission via the online form. $30.00 for up to 3 images for Members and $45.00 for up to 3 images for Non-Members. Please submit entries jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side. You must include your name, your e-mail address, the name of the piece, the size, medium of the work, and the selling price.

CALENDAR:

Submission Deadline for JPG’s: Thursday, February 15th at 5pm.
Acceptance Notification: Thursday, February 22nd
Deliver artwork: Wednesday, February 28th between 10am and 2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public: March 1st– March 31st Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Reception: Saturday, March 10th 2-4pm
Pick up artwork: Saturday, March 31st 10 am – 2 pm

ELIGIBILTY:

This show is open to TVAA members and non-members.

LIABILITY:

Entering this exhibition constitutes an agreement to release the Texas Visual Arts Association, the TVAA Gallery, and the Plaza of the Americas from any liability for loss or damage to works of art in this exhibition. TVAA, the Gallery, or the Plaza of the Americas reserves the right to remove any work that is deemed objectionable for any reason.

PARKING:

For delivery and pick up, you can park in the garage for $1.50 for each twenty (20) minute interval (vouchers are provided for delivery or pick-up). Metered parking is available on Pearl and Crockett Streets. Parking in lots on Crockett and San Jacinto is $6.00. DO NOT park in the permit-only zones behind the building on Crockett Street. Full-day Gallery sitters may park free in the garage (entrance on San Jacinto – between Pearl and Crockett).

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2018 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Sculpture

The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries from Texas artists for the City’s 2018 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. A $1,250 honorarium shall be awarded for each of six pieces for the installation, exhibition and removal of their work for a two-year period. One Best in Show winner shall be awarded an additional $500. The program will feature outdoor sculptures in the recently updated Old Town Keller area, home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, attract a variety of visitors and provides great exposure for art in the area.

The Public Arts Board will select six sculptures for a two-year exhibit and will partner with the Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS) to host its second annual Keller Art Walk, an art and music festival on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The selected sculptures shall be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller.

All sculptures must be ready for installation by June 1, 2018, be “family appropriate” and pose no risk to public safety. Sculptures must be made of materials that can withstand the harsh Texas weather and require no maintenance by the City of Keller. https://www.cityofkeller.com/services/public-arts/call-for-art

Entry Deadline: 3/16/18

Entrees must be completed at CaFE, https://www.callforentry.org/agreetoterms.php?ID=5013

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Painting Italy from Photos Alla Prima Style with Chris Brandley

Join me for 2 exciting days of oil painting!  Our time together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings. During the demo portion, nothing is held back as I tell you each color I am using and mixing together.

 I use 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.

In this particular workshop we will paint beautiful Italy from photos from my travels.

I will show you how to take an ordinary photograph, and use artistic license to…(click for more!)

Price: $250.00

Location: The Rec of Grapevine (9:30 AM – 4 PM)
Address:
1175 Municipal Way
Grapevine, Texas 76051

 

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Solo Show [Down]; Runners Up Show opens Feb. 2

Fort worth Community Arts Center is proud to present Solo Show [Down]; Runners Up Show. This exhibit features the work of Amy D. Herzel, Nimmy Melvin and Padaric Kolander, and was juried by Jennifer Casler Price who has been the curator of Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. Opening Receptions on February 2, 2018, at our satellite gallery, Art7 Gallery, from 6 – 8pm, and the show runs until February 27, 2018.

For more information about this exhibit, please visit: http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibition_detail/5702

The Art7 Gallery is located at 2831 W 7th St, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Please direct any question to Karen Fulton, Art7 Gallery manager, at kfulton@artscouncilfw.org

Image: Padaric Kolander, Or Shut Up, 42 inches x 46 inches

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The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series: Brian Wallis + Sue Thiers Hesseltine

Erin holding Horsie with Keanna, Seattle, 1993

The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series: Brian Wallis + Sue Thiers Hesseltine
Nasher Sculpture Center
February 11 | 2:00pm

The Museum of Street Culture presents the second event in its dialogue series with arts professionals and human and social service specialists on the role of photography in social advocacy and human services.

Brian Wallis (Curator, The Walther Collection, New York City) in conversation with Sue Thiers Hesseltine (Executive Director, Our Friends Place, Dallas). A discussion and Q&A will be moderated by Alan Govenar (Founding Director, The Museum of Street Culture).

For more information: www.museumofstreetculture.org

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Wednesday Night Life Drawing Group @ Creative Fun Arts & Crafts Studio

Come by the new Wednesday Night and Saturday Afternoon Life Drawing meetups! WALK INS WELCOME!

Every Wednesday Night at Creative Fun Arts & Crafts Studio in Richardson from 7pm to 9pm+. $25 per session.

508 W Lookout Drive, Richardson, TX 75080

Every Saturday Afternoon at The McKinney Studio in downtown McKinney from 1pm to 4pm+. $30 per session.

101 E Lamar St, McKinney, TX 75069

Been meaning to draw more? And meet great people too? Do both! Come relax and learn with us! The main purpose of these meetups is to provide a wide variety of figure drawing opportunities through observing art models. Absolutely no experience is necessary, just a desire to explore your creative side! Our aim is to provide a warm, supportive and inspirational environment for all who want to join.

Check out the Meetup page to learn more. We hope to see you soon!

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Fort Worth Art Collective’s BIG Show at Artes De La Rosa

21 Fort Worth Art Collective artists are showcasing one new and large artwork each at Artes De La Rosa Gallery. The new artworks are at least 36” in one given dimension taking full advantage of the gallery’s large walls and tall ceilings. Approximately 27,000 cubic feet of space filled with photographs, sculptures, paintings and installation art.

Artists’ Reception and Opening for The BIG Show featuring new work from local Fort Worth Art Collective artists. New work, new artists in a new space, opening February 2 – March 2, 2018. The Artes De La Rosa Gallery is located in the Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St. between downtown Fort Worth and the Stockyards. Conveniently located near I-35, the Plaza has ample nearby parking.

http://www.artesdelarosa.org/index.php/events/gallery

For more about the Collective, see their website: http://www.fwartcollective.com/

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[Art Exhibition]Thus, We Scatter, as We Go by Nathan Porterfield

Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present, Thus, We Scatter, as We Go by Nathan Porterfield. The exhibition date is March 2, 2018-March 29, 2018, from 9AM-5PM. The closing reception will be on our Spring Gallery Night, March 24, 2018, from 6PM-9PM.

Nathan Porterfield’s current work involves individual identity in current culture, in reference to American history. Using accessible, common materials, he creates a confluence of patterns to imply the intersection of countless sensibilities and convictions. The imagery has developed recently into portraits, or sorts, in which the subjects (Units of Resistance) express their perspectives.

Nathan’s works are an homage to those, oppressed and repressed who have stood for change and therein been the backbone of progress. His works are portraits of personal individuality, yet homogeneous spirit.

Thus, We Scatter, as We Go is a survey of his production from 2015 and 2016, with a concentration on alternative materials and exploring the subtleties of evolving society.

For more information, please visit: http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibition_detail/5705

Image: Not Asking Permission OR Forgiveness by Nathan Porterfield

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“OBLIVIOUS” by Patrick Mcgrath Muñiz

“OBLIVIOUS” by Patrick Mcgrath Muñiz

March 2 – March 29, 2018 

Reception: March 24, 2018; 6 – 9pm 

The work presented in OBLIVIOUS is Houston-based artist Patrick McGrath Muñiz’s response to the capitalist consumerist society with its apparent indifference to the rising threat of climate change. After experiencing Harvey in Houston, and witnessing Hurricane Maria passing over Puerto Rico and Irma in Florida, where most of his family and friends live, Muñiz feels the responsibility to tell the story of climate change the way he knows it. As an artist with a Roman Catholic background and growing up in the island of Puerto Rick, Muñiz has a deep personal interest in reconnecting with history by adopting Renaissance painting techniques and retablos reminiscent of Spanish Colonial Art in his painting, bridging historical continuity between the Colonial and the Neo-colonial narratives present in the Anthropocene, an epoch defined by the enormous impact of human activities on the Earth’s ecosystems.

Patrick McGrath Muñiz is an artist from Puerto Rico who currently exhibits his work across the U.S. and abroad while residing and working in Houston, Texas. His work consists primarily of oil paintings addressing current issues such as Neo-Colonialism and Consumerism. Patrick’s work can be found at the Albuquerque Museum in New Mexico, the Mesa Contemporary Art Museum in Mesa, Arizona, the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, as well as a number of private collections in the United States, Caribbean, and Latin America.

For more information, please visit: http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibition_detail/5703

Image: Patrick McGrath Muñiz, The Flood, 2017, Oil and metal leaf on canvas, 30 x 30 inches 

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Photography Open Call – Women’s History Month

The photography group exhibition is part of a larger Dallas Public Library program, The Women’s History Month event titled: Our Voices. Photograph submissions must include a small essay of 100 words or less describing how the photograph portrays a powerful woman; or how the photograph portrays womanhood as powerful. Open to all residents of Dallas of any age. No Fees. Multiple Submissions accepted.

Women’s History Month Photography Group Exhibition Open Call Rules for Entry


  1. Artist Requirements:

Photography Exhibition is open to artists and photographers of all ages, who live in the City of Dallas.

  1. The Artwork Must Be Original:

You must be the creator of the artwork that is submitted. Your photograph must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material. If your image infringes upon another’s copyright it will be disqualified.

  1. Artwork Requirements:
  • Photographs must be ready to hang. Color or Black and White accepted. Maximum size 8in x 10in.  The photograph will portray a powerful woman; or portray womanhood as powerful.
  • Any Graphic design software, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, or open source product, can be used.
  • Submissions must include a small essay of 100 words or less describing how the photograph portrays a powerful woman; or how the photograph portrays womanhood as powerful.
  • Photograph must be your own work and may not be submitted without artist’s consent.
  1. Multiple Submissions: Up to three submissions per artist.
  2. Submission Deadline:

Submissions accepted starting February 4, 2018. Artwork must be received by March 4, 2018.

  1. Entry Process:

Step One. Legibly label the back of each photograph submission with:

Artist Name:

Title of work:

Email:

Step Two. Photographs and essay submitted by mail or in person at:

Fourth Floor, Fine Arts, Erik Jonsson Central Library,

1515 Young St., Dallas, TX 75201-5499

  1. Reception:

Closing Reception will be held March 31 at 3:00-5:30 PM in Pollock Performance Space

  1. Pick up:

Pick up artwork, Saturday, April 1, 2018 at Fourth Floor, Fine Arts, Central Library. Any work not picked up will be donated to a local charity.

  1. Dallas Public Library is granted permission to deny submissions. For more information contact: art@dallascityhall.com

 

Calendar:
Deliver work to Central Library: Sunday, February 4 to Saturday, March 4, 2018
Exhibition dates: March 10 –  March 31, 2018
Closing Reception: Saturday, March 31, 2018 3:00-5:30 PM
Pick up: Sunday, April 1, 2018 1:00-5:00 PM

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Muralists submission requested – Forney Arts Council

I am the Gala Chairwoman for the Forney Arts Council Gala and we are looking to hire a muralist for our Public Art Installation, that our organization (Forney Arts Council) is donating to the city.   We are partnering with the Forney Downtown Business Association and are seeking artwork proposals from Texas based artists or artist groups for an exterior wall mural in downtown Forney, Texas.  We are looking for a color palette that should include vibrant active colors and encourage interaction with the public.  The wall has already been prepped, but a visit to the site is encouraged.  The wall is located on 117 E. Main St., Forney, TX 75126.  We would like artists to submit some of their work for references.

Timeline Overview:

  • Call for Mural Project Proposals–Feb 1, 2018
  • Deadline for Mural Project Proposals–March 9, 2018
  • Notification of Final Selection–April 9, 2018
  • Installation of Mural Artwork–May 9, 2018 ( this date may be negotiable)

Please send your email proposals to fundraising@forneyarts.org and if you have any questions please contact Tammy Rosales at this email as well.

Thank you,

Tammy Rosales

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES: MiniArtVideoFest (MAVF), Budapest

DEADLINE

March 1, 2018

Subject: Environmental Project

REQUIREMENT

All submissions should include:

1.  A  short biography of the artist;

2.  A written English text of the film if necessary;

3.  CV;

4.  Application form;

5.  1 photo –  jpg format;

6.  $25 application fee.

Please write us for the application form.

bszechy@yahoo.com

 

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Art Exhibit: Come Together – in honor of Black History Month

Come Together is an exhibit and interactive art program celebrating Black History Month at Blue House Too, a non-profit art gallery supporting local artists.

February 2 – 25, 2018

Come Together features local African-American artists:
– JD Moore
– Quincy Conwell
– Barbara J. Mason
– Ernie Benton
– Ken Wesley
– Reyon Nurse

The exhibit also features the winners of the MLK Student Art Contests in Allen ISD and Plano ISD, as well as an exhibit of photographs from rallies and marches with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., throughout the south, during the 1960’s.

Visitors can take part in an interactive art project, creating a woven work symbolic of coming together.

For more information about the special programs planned during this exhibit, follow us on social media @bluehousetoo or visit our website bluehousetoo.org.

Gallery Hours:
Wed – Fri: 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturdays: 1 pm –  pm
Sundays: 1 pm – 6 pm

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES: 9 X 12, Budapest Environmental Project

INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES 2018

9 X 12 (22.9X30.5cm), Budapest

Environmental Project

Deadline: 01/03/18 (March 1, 2018)

Artworks on or of paper may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 X 12 (22.9X30.5cm) envelope. Unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper, multimedia or digital prints.

For more information and Application Form please email to:

bszechy@yahoo.com

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[Art Exhibition] Fort Worth Art Collective

Fort Worth Art Collective returns to the FWCAC in a new exhibit featuring work from returning Art Collective artists and new members. Open reception will be 6-9 pm, during our Spring Gallery Night. Spring Gallery Night is considerably our most popular opening of the year, we had over 3,000 visitors on one single night during our 2017 opening.

Fort Worth Community is located at 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107. Our business hour is Monday – Saturday, from 9AM-5PM.

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Images in Glass with Carrie Iverson at SiNaCa

Incorporate images into glass! You will learn a variety of printmaking processes to incorporate imagery into kiln formed glass, as well as strategies for how to combine multiple techniques. Using photographs, drawings, and text, you will create components to combine into layered projects. Processes include: lithographic image transfers, screenprinting with glass powder, and experimental monoprinting. The class will also cover the basics of fusing, color reactions in glass, color and composition, and the proper firing and annealing procedures for each process. No printmaking or glass experience necessary!

All levels are welcome. All materials included!  http://www.sinacastudios.org

SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery, 1013 Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76053

Please contact us with any questions: info@sinacastudios.org

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February Drawing Classes at Klarity and Khaos

Drawing Fundamentals Classes Start Feb. 6 at Klarity and Khaos

 

Length: 5 weeks (one day a week)

Cost: $175

Two Options: Tuesday mornings, 10-12 or Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm.

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of drawing, the underpinnings that set you up for a strong piece of work. Often overlooked and undervalued, these underpinnings have withstood the test of time and have been in use for centuries. The elements of these underpinnings include the block-in, shape accuracy, proportion, and separating light from shadow. Students will start by copying drawings that incorporate these principles and will eventually move into setting up their own still-lives and drawing from life.

Week 1: Understanding shape; the Bargue plates

Week 2: Adjusting proportion; the Bargue plates, continued.

Week 3: The importance of values; the 5-value scale.

Week 4: The importance of planes; learning to interpret planes from life.

Week 5: Putting it all together; students work on their own still life.

Where: Klarity and Khaos, 229 S. Cedar Ridge Dr., Duncanville, TX 75116

Contact: Ratu Adil, ratuadil.art@gmail.com, 469-291-5338

Chris Brizzard studied for 3 years at Studio Incamminati (studioincamminati.org) under instructors trained by renown portrait painter Nelson Shanks, including Dan Thompson, Stephen Early and Darren Kingsley. To see examples of his work, go to chrisbrizzard.com and @chrisbrizzard on Instagram.

 

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The Warren Center’s Art of Music Gala Featuring Vivian Green Feb. 10

Who:

Celebrating 50 years, The Warren Center is a nonprofit agency that provides professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children with developmental delays and serves 900 children and families each week from across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

What:

The Art of Music Gala is an annual black-tie optional event that includes valet parking, dinner, drinks, music and art benefiting The Warren Center. This year’s theme, “Welcome to Wonderland,” will be headlined by Vivian Green and Jamar Jones. This year’s gala is presented by Melody and Rick Rogers and The Moglia Family Foundation on behalf of Amy Heuerman and Joseph Moglia.

When:

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018

6 p.m. – VIP reception

7 p.m. – Art of Music Gala

Where:

South Side Ballroom

1135 S. Lamar St.

Dallas, TX 75215

Details:

Wonderland: a place where anything is possible, where all dreams can come true, even for the youngest of visitors and those who love them. Inspired by this year’s theme, the evening will feature performances of four original composition scores and artwork that include:

  • Vivian Green – a critically acclaimed rhythm and blues singer who has performed with Boyz II Men and Jill Scott
  • Jamar Jones – Golden Globe-nominated singer and piano composer, famous for his soundtrack work in the recent movie release, The Greatest Showman
  • Ryan Berg – Dallas-raised musician and songwriter. He released his first debut album early last year.
  • K.C. King – Acoustic guitarist, vocalist and composer. He has been writing and performing music for over 15 years.
  • Abel Garcia, Christina Yielding and Milessa Murphy Stewart – DFW visual artists

The four unique art pieces and original manuscript/recording of the compositions will be auctioned off live, with the proceeds going directly to The Warren Center.

Individual tickets are $200 and table sponsorships begin at $2,500. Underwriting opportunities begin at $2,500. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible.

The Art of Music is co-chaired by David Call and Jordan Roberts.

To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.theartofmusicgala.com.

For More Information: Tara Null at (972) 490-9055 or (214) 709-8901 or email Tara.Null@TheWarrenCenter.org.

About The Warren Center:

The Warren Center is a nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children with developmental delays and disabilities. The center serves over 900 children each week as well as their families. Services include speech, occupational and physical therapy; developmental services; and nutrition as well as family education and support. The Early Childhood Intervention Program serves the entire northern half of Dallas County in 48 ZIP codes. Founded in 1968, 2018 marks The Warren Center’s 50th anniversary. For more information, please visit https://www.thewarrencenter.org or follow The Warren Center on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Media Contact:

Jo Trizila

TrizCom PR.

Jo@TrizCom.com

Office: 972-247-1369

Cell: 214-232-0078

 

 

 

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Jo Williams: Living Art Documentary Film Showing and Painting Demonstration at VAST on Feb. 7

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) proudly invites you to see the documentary film entitled Jo Williams: Living Art followed by a watercolor painting demonstration on February 7th, from 6:45 – 9:00 pm at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center,  400 East Hickory Street, in Denton, TX.

Living Art: Jo Williams features the award-winning watercolorist and longtime resident of Denton, Texas, who, over the past 40 years has been an active supporter of the arts in the community and beyond. Besides achieving recognition from her profession as an artist and teacher, Jo Williams has volunteered countless hours, playing a key role in the growth and diversity of the Denton arts scene. This the first in a series of films focusing upon practicing artists who enrich their communities by Living their art. The film was funded in part by the Greater Denton Arts Council, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts through a 2016 Artist Microgrant received by Living Art Director, Susan Carol Davis. To find out more about the film, see the trailer: https://vimeo.com/181138219.

To find out more about the Living Art series, see https://www.curiousdogcreative.com/living-art-jo-williams/.

Jo Williams is a native Texan who has been painting professionally for over thirty-five years. She is a versatile painter choosing subjects from the natural world. Much of her work is inspired by her travels primarily throughout the southwestern United States.

Williams lives in Denton, TX, where she is very active in the arts community. She served for three years as the President of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), and six years as chair of the City Commission for Public Arts.

She has a degree in art education from the University of North Texas and has spent most of her career teaching privately. She has taught week-long workshops during the summers in Provence and Brittany, France for Autistic Gourmet Adventures. She conducts workshops the southwest including Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma and Mexico. She has also taught continuing education classes for the University of North Texas. In the summer of 2000, she taught in the Colorado Plateau Painting Workshop at Flagstaff, AZ.

In addition to teaching, she gives demonstrations for art organizations and judges regional art exhibits. She also teaches classes at the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton. She holds signature memberships in the Southwestern Watercolor Society since 1991 and the Society of Watercolor Artists.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions. She has won a number of awards, including Best of Show in the Texas Neighbors Art Competition in Irving and the North Texas Area Art League’s Annual Juried Exhibition (now VAST) in Denton.

She has had several solo exhibitions including an invitational exhibit at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri and an invitational exhibition at the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton. Her work is included in many private collections and public collections including Raytheon, Ben E. Keith Co., Denton Publishing Company, City of Denton, and the Greater Denton Arts Council.

Williams and her husband Johnny won the prestigious Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) in Denton in 2003. In 2008, Williams was invited to paint an ornament for the White House Christmas tree to represent the 26tgh Congressional District. She also attended a reception at the White House for the artists. The ornament remains stored in the Smithsonian.

To find out more about Jo Williams and see her art, see: www.jowilliaimswatercolors.com

The film screening and presentation are free for VAST members, and $5 for guests. For more about VAST, see http://vastarts.org

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Mardi Gras Gallery Night Jan. 27 at Your Private Collection

We are so excited that internationally awarded artist, Soon Y Warren, is taking time from her BUSY schedule to be at the gallery to meet you. Soon has been awarded top national watercolorist six times, has need named “One of the top 15 watercolorists in United States in the past 20 years”, highly awarded in her other mediums, and become one of the most published artists today. It is so special that Soon’s works are in our Granbury gallery and being our featured artist for our Jan 27 5-8pm Mardi Gras Gallery Night. Hope you take advantage of the opportunity to meet her at Your Private Collection Art Gallery on the square. All the Galleries of Granbury will be open hosting artists, great art, refreshments and fun.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery
106 N. Houston
Granbury, TX 76048
817-579-7733
www.yourprivatecollection.com
www.facebook.com/yourprivatecollection

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