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  1. SONIC Free Family Day at Oklahoma City Museum of Art April 9 — March 24, 2017
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  3. Dear Clark Spring Pop Up Art Show April 6 — March 23, 2017
  4. Maryann Brummer Solo Show at Fischer Galleries, Jackson, MS — March 23, 2017
  5. Old Town Keller West Rotating Sculpture Program – New Deadline! — March 23, 2017

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Gallery Talk by Jeanine Michna-Bales March 4

Abolitionist William Beard's Home; Union County, Indiana

Abolitionist William Beard’s Home; Union County, Indiana

In conjunction with her exhibition, Through Darkness to Light: Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad, artist Jeanine Michna-Bales will give an insightful talk about her extensive and extraordinary project.

Gallery talk is Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2 PM. Event is free and open to the public.

PDNB Gallery, 154 Glass St #104, Dallas, TX 75207, USA

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Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop in Croatia and Slovenia

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Art Treks announces upcoming trip to Croatia & Slovenia
May 9 – 17 or May 9 – 21 / 2018

Taught by Scott Williams and Niki Gulley

There are only three spots left, so don’t wait too long!

It’s time to venture into a new part of the world with our Art Treks destinations, Slovenia & Croatia. We will commence our adventure in the old world section of Ljubljana, move to an exploration of the waterfalls at Plitvices Lakes National Park and culminate in the storybook setting of Lake Bled. You will also have the option of extending the adventure for 4 additional days in Croatia, so read all the way to the end!

Come with us as we take in the sights on the first leg of our journey in Ljubljana. Enjoy the scenery as we glide by on a cruise through the heart of the city, before heading into the old square. Marvel at the view from the funicular as you climb towards the imposing castle situated on top of the hill overlooking the city. Add to this the cathedrals, old world architecture and dragon bridges, and it makes for one great start to an amazing adventure!

Not to be outdone by any stretch of the imagination, is the next stop on our trek, the simply stunning waterfall filled wonderland of Plitvices Lakes National Park. This natural wonder is comprised of 16 cascading lakes of one flowing into another, thereby creating hundreds of waterfalls. This awe inspiring Park just keeps getting better at every turn and is one of those places that will remain with you long after you depart.

Lastly is one of the most picturesque spots that I have ever run across in my travels, Lake Bled. This storybook location is something out of a fairytale, set along an Alpine lake with an iconic church nestled upon a tiny island in the middle of the lake and a spectacular medieval castle cliff side. This idyllic location is purely breathtaking! While there we will also traverse the wooden walkways suspended above the rushing water that carved its way through the rocks as it created Vintgar gorge. Finally, what better way to end your visit than by having an amazing dinner at Bled castle looking out over the lake while enjoying sunset.

So come join us as we take you on an inspirational exploration of Croatia & Slovenia with an emphasis on observation and perception as we help you develop your own style – or just ride along to enjoy the countryside, as artists and non-artists alike are welcome.

Space is limited to 12 participants on a first-come basis, so we encourage you to enroll as soon as possible. There will also be space open for non-participating partners at reduced rates on a limited basis.

Work Shop includes:

  • Roundtrip air fare, private van transportation to Ljubljana, Plitvices Lake National Park and Lake Bled. 
  • Lodging for 2 nights near the old town in Llubljana, 2 nights at Plitvices and 3 nights in Lake Bled.(Accommodations are in shared rooms, although a few single rooms may be available at an extra fee) 
  • Boat trip & funicular with entrance into the castle in Ljubljana 
  • 2 day pass to Plitvices Lake National Park 
  • Breakfast every day & dinner two nights in Plitvices 
  • Entrance to Vintgar gorge and Lake Bled Castle 
  • Wine tasting in Lake Bled
  • Emergency Medical insurance 
  • Instruction, guidance, experience and fun

Your cost for all of this is $4,195 and to reserve a spot, simply send a completed application form along with your deposit of $1,500 per person by 5/6/17, after that the price goes to $4,795.There also is a final application cut off date of 10/7/17. Prices after the cut off date are based on current airfare.

But wait there’s more! For those people interested in extending the Croatia part of their adventure, we will be continuing on for another 4 days of cultural experiences. This part of the journey is geared more towards the epicurean side of travel, which will include sampling some of the best food and wine that Croatia has to offer.

We will continue our trek by flying to Dubrovnik, where our 4 night stay will be in 4 star accommodations with views of the harbor and will serve as our base of operations.

Admire this pearl of the Adriatic as you stroll atop the ancient city walls gazing out across the shimmering azure sea or just wander the marble paved streets marveling at the baroque buildings. No trip here would be complete without a boat excursion around the harbor or a cable car ride to the top of the mountain for views of the city.

Last but by no means least, is the main reason for this extension, food and wine! This section of coastline produces some of the best seafood in Croatia, as well as some simply extraordinary wines. So we will venture forth to the Peljesac peninsula to stop in and sample various wines from a selection of the best wineries in the area. If you are going to be there, you have to go to Mali Ston bay for an assortment of seafood.

Work Shop includes:

  •  Hotel for 4 nights in 4 star accommodations, private van transportation. (Accommodations are in shared rooms, although a few single rooms may be available at an extra fee) 
  • Airfare from Zagreb 
  • Boat excursion in Dubrovnik  
  • Wine tasting 
  • Breakfast

Your cost for the extra 4 days of taste bud pleasing adventure is $1,500, for a total of $5,695 for the entire 12 day extravaganza. To reserve a spot, simply send a completed application form along with your deposit of $2,000 for the entire trip per person by 5/6/17, after that the price goes to $6,550. There also is a final application cut off date of 10/28/17. Prices after the cut off date are based on current airfare. 

If you are interested, let me know as soon as possible and I will put your name on the list. If you have any questions or would like a registration form, please e-mail or visit

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Express Yourself: Landscape/Cityscape, a painting workshop with Michael Holter

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Express Yourself: Landscape/Cityscape,a painting workshop with Michael Holter,
April 10th – 12th, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory, Denton, Texas 76202.

This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings of landscapes and cityscapes. You will paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results. We will work on basic perspective and how to appropriately incorporate figures into the painting.

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.

Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating landscapes and portraits and show you several high-speed video demonstrations. You will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the painting experience to individual needs.

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From Herb Reed, past president of Southwestern Watercolor Society.
“For the past dozen years I have facilitated and/or participated in more than 20 watercolor workshops, as an officer of SWS and as a principal in a local gallery. Michael’s recent workshop on watercolor portraits was one of the top few that “really made a difference” in the way that I approach painting. Take it . . . you will learn about design and composition, techniques, and hints on taking reference photos — all for turning out terrific watercolor portraits.”

To find out more about Michael Holter, see:

Cost of the workshop is $195 for VAST Members and $230 for non-members.

For more information about the workshop, contact Kristin Spalding ,, 214-578-0357.

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The Painting Center in Chelsea – juried exhibition call



Exhibition Dates: June 20 – July 15, 2017

Deadline for Submission: May 5, 2017

Notification Date: May 15, 2017

Artwork Shipping Dates: June 13 – June 17, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 22, 6 – 8 pm

Application Process: Slide Room:

Application Fee: $40 for 3 to 5 images

Size Limitation: Artwork that exceeds 36″ in any dimension will not be considered.

Image Requirements: JPEGS should be at least 1600 pixels in any direction. Maximum file size for any individual image is 5 MB.

The Painting Center, an artist-run gallery in Chelsea, announces a call for entries for its juried summer exhibition FIGHT OR FLIGHT. This exhibition is about the practice of making art during tumultuous times. Some artists express their personal responses to world events, while others intentionally ignore what is going on and make art that becomes a refuge from the turbulence surrounding them.

Looking back to specific artists’ reactions to unsettled times, there are Picasso’s Guernica and Gerhard Richter’s cycle of paintings October 18, 1977. On the other hand, Matisse created his joyful collaged paper cutouts for his Jazz series during World War II in France, and Jackson Pollock’s poured paintings were created in the nineteen fifties during the McCarthy era. Creativity can feed off the inspiration of current events and/or a personal vision. We are looking for artists’ responses to these times in which we live, in 2017.

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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: #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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Artluck Sessions: Figure Drawing by Alexa Alarcon de Wierenga

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This is a figure drawing class led by local Fort Worth artist, Alexa Alarcon de Wierenga. Alexa began creating art at a very young age. At five she was in a stain glass window class with Mary Lynn Bowman, at 14 went to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and later obtained a BFA in painting at UT Arlington. At Booker T. WHSPVA, she was the first freshman to be allowed to participate in an extracurricular, nude, figure drawing class guided by Nancy Miller. Alexa’s artwork is heavily influenced by the 4 years of figure drawing classes, her concepts sweep within psychological states of mind, environmental and social politics. She currently works at Dow Art Galleries, LLC as an Art Restorer, while continuing to work as an artist in the evenings.

The subject of the class will be a live nude model and the sessions will be split into two 45min sessions with a 15min break in-between.The first session begins at 6:30 p.m. and consists of several poses timed at different increments to serve as a warm-up. The second session is a single 45 min. pose that begins at 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays: Multiple upcoming dates

Location: The Post, 2925 Race Street, Fort Worth, TX 76111 View Map

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Mike Moffatt and Art-Hunger at the VAST March Meeting


You are invited to a presentation by Mike Moffatt and Art-Hunger at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST) March monthly meeting, on Thursday, March 2nd, from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center,  400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Mike works at Asel Art Supply in Fort Worth and is a member of Art-Hunger.  During the presentation, Mike and additional members of the group will discuss their goals and share the work of their passion.

Art-Hunger is a Fort Worth/Dallas Texas art organization formed for both emerging and established artists who have the desire to show their artwork, sell, socialize, learn, share, network, practice their skills and gain more exposure. In the summer of 2012, they hosted more than a dozen art shows and fund raisers.

They welcome all painters, sculptors, jewelers, book makers, ceramicists, glass blowers, welders, shirt and textile artists, graphic artists, illustrators and more to join in!  Their goal is to continue creating new events and more ways to help bring the local art community together.

Mike Moffatt’s Artist Statement:
“I am always looking to the future in whatever I do, while keeping the mind’s eye on the past. Having respect for the long history of the arts is so important to me. Using skills I learned in school and out of the classroom, I have grown into a well- rounded painter and designer. Instead of the normal POP Art that is so overly done in this decade, I pick out scenes that touch the emotions in the true fans. This puts me closer to my audience and that loyalty is hard to come by in the art world.”

To find out more about Art-Hunger, see:

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests.

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Photography Exhibit: And They Say Of Her Woman| Angelika Ejtel

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The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening reception for self-portrait photographer Angelika Ejtel’s exhibition “And They Say Of Her Woman”.

Inspired by the poetry of a famous Polish poet H.  Poswiatowska, in this exhibition of self-portraits, Angelika Ejtel integrates the images that belong to her most feminine works. They encompass the motifs of dark love, never-ending longing and hidden desires. Woman and her intimate world(s) portrayed in the poems of Poswiatowska, takes the face and body of the artist in her photographs. This is just a tiny study of what womanhood is in its broad spectrum of meanings.

Angelika uses herself as a subject for her images. She considers her photographic creation as a poetic experience in which she drowns and infuses herself and, as a result, it gives her the feeling that she is reborn with each portrait into a new being. Although, all of her photographs are self-portraits, they shouldn’t be necessarily read as self-presentations, rather they should be revealed as the multiplicity of “selves” available to one individual. To put it succinctly, her attitude towards the self is more of an exploratory journey between an awareness of self and an unawareness of some aspects of oneself.

The exhibition will be on view from March 4th through March 22nd, 2017.

Please, join us at ART 7 Gallery in Fort Worth, TX for a complementary reception, and meet the artist on Thursday, March 9th from 6 to 8 PM.

ART 7 Gallery
2955 Crockett St
Fort Worth, TX 76107

The gallery hours:
Thursday 4-8 pm
Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday 1-8 pm


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Art Exhibit: Fresh Paint | Hailey Herrera

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Inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi, in this exhibit of abstract watermedia paintings Hailey Herrera integrates freeform lines and shapes; finding her inspiration from nature and her surroundings. Unless she has a specific theme in mind, she begins with some calligraphic lines without a preconceived idea of result. In the process of interplaying lines and shapes spontaneously, an idea emerges and the painting reveals something new to which her intuition and emotion responds. This spontaneous decision process leads to a fascinating and unconventional result.

The work displayed at Elm Street Studio is an ongoing study of experimentation in watermedia abstract painting.  Please join us at Elm Street Studio in Keller, TX for a complimentary reception and meet the artist on Friday, March 24 from 6 to 8 pm. For more information and to see images of Herrera’s work, please visit Fresh Paint: Watermedia Abstracts by Hailey Herrera will be on display through April 27, 2017.

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Oil Painting Alla Prima Style – Open for Adults

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Oil Painting Alla Prima Style…new workshop open for Adults! March 17-18, 2017; Grapevine, Texas:

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

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

She will show you how to take an ordinary photograph, and use artistic license to paint from the heart by…(click for more information)

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VAGF Fresh Start Show – Artist Reception Feb. 26

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VAGF Fresh Start Show 2017 is a Juried Show of selected artworks by VAGF members. The exhibits are in categories of Painting, Photography, Sculpting, Drawing and Mixed Media. We are also promoting Young Talents in our Shows. Awards will be announced at the reception.

Artists Reception will be held on February 26 from 6-8 pm at the Art Galleries of the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034). Come and enjoy art, music and some refreshments with us.

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Hans Van de Bovenkamp: Through Time opens March 4th at Samuel Lynne

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Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce the opening reception for sculptor Hans Van de Bovenkamp’s exhibition “Through Time” on March 4, 2017, from 5-8pm. Van de Bovenkamp will be in attendance at the opening reception and the exhibitionwill be on view until April 3, 2017.

“Through Time” will be showcasing work from Van de Bovenkamp that spans nearly 30 years, and transcends the expected conventions of sculpture. Ranging from intimate works to monumental sculptures, viewing Van de Bovenkamp’s art is a transformative experience that is carried with us through time.

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Monday – Friday • 10am – 5pm
Saturday • 11am – 5pm


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Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic Exhibition


OKCMOA is proud to present Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic on view summer 2017.

June 16, 2017 – September 10, 2017

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic presents an overview of the artist Kehinde Wiley’s career including around sixty of his oil paintings, stained glass, and sculpture.  The exhibition highlights the range of Wiley’s production, starting with examples of early paintings executed around the time of his 2001 residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem. These figurative canvases of African-American men, inspired by Wiley’s observation of street life in Harlem, mark the beginning of his focused exploration of the male figure.

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic is organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Oklahoma City will be the final stop for A New Republic which will also travel to Texas, Washington, Virginia, Arizona, and Ohio.

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Students of Jo Williams Exhibition

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An exhibition of paintings by the students of Jo Williams is currently on display at the Black Box Theatre through May 12th.  The opening reception for the exhibition takes place March 25th from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm at the PointBank Black Box Theater. The reception is free and open to the public.

The exhibition features the watercolor and mixed media paintings by the students of Jo Williams. Artists exhibiting are Connie Hamill, Carolyn Johnson, Kimberly Karl, Barbara Lindley, Claudia Lynch, Clint Lynch, Mary Maher, Buster Maloney, Frances May, Diana McGimpsey, Bonnie Merritt, and Susan Vaughan. All exhibitors are members of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST).

This exhibition will feature a variety of techniques including direct painting with transparent watercolor and experimental painting creating an abstract underpainting with splattering various dry pigments including instant coffee and instant tea. Subjects include florals – sunflowers, poinsettias, and white flowers as a study in painting white, and various birds and animals.

Williams has been painting and teaching in watercolor for over thirty years. Local classes are held at the Patterson-Appleton Art Center. Williams also teaches in various locations including in France for Artistic Gourmet Adventures. She will be teaching in Brittany in June, in Fredericksburg in April, and in Santa Fe in September. For more about Jo see her website

The Black Box Theatre Exhibition Outside the Box is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theatre and VAST. Black Box hours are Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm and Friday, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. The art may also be viewed during any of the performances at the Black Box

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Call for Artists: 53rd Annual Lakewood Art Show

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Call for Artists: 53rd Annual Lakewood Art Show

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

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

Art Show entry and LLF membership forms are available at the Lakewood Library and at . For more info call 214-670-1376 or email

Image: 2016 Lakewood Art Show entry by Marc Reeves

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Exit NANCY Martin – group exhibition at the Grackle Feb. 25


“Exit Nancy Martin”, group show featuring Deran Wright, Martell, Mary Mac X, Jason Davis, Judith Wolf, Heather Bird, Scott Hughes, Aaron Hutchinson, JimRay Scott, Ray Broadbent, Katelyn Townsend, Monica Wright, Joe Art LaBerge, Orestes Ventura, Yvonne 4-Eyes Wilson.

Live music by Joshua Bucy and Pasticcio.

Sat Feb 25th 7-11pm.

4621 El Campo, FW. Free. 817-615-0681.


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20th Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition and Sale – deadline March 1


The 20th Annual Juried Rio Brazos Art Exhibition opens at 3 p.m. on April 9th, 2017 at the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center Concert Hall in Granbury, Texas.

The exhibition is sponsored by Tarleton State University, the Granbury Arts Alliance, the City of Granbury and supported by numerous local and regional businesses. The coordinators of this event plan to create an atmosphere that will inspire, educate and entertain as well as attract quality art and discriminating buyers.

Accepted artwork will be selected at the discretion of the juror. Works are grouped according to the type of media received. Over $5,000 in cash and merchandise awards are anticipated.



All media will be considered. This could include, but not be limited to, water media, oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed-media, photography, printmaking, graphics, collage, 3-dimensional, fabric, etc.


March 1 Deadline to receive slides or digital images.
March 10 Notifications of acceptance to be mailed.
April 1 Accepted artwork to be hand-delivered must be received from noon-3 p.m. at the Historic A.P.
Gordon House, 308 E. Pearl St., Granbury, TX 76048
April 9 Juror Gallery Talk regarding RBAE artwork from2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Opening of show and presentation of awards atLangdon Center Concert Hall 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
April 30 Show closes. Hand-delivered works to be retrieved between 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. only.
SHOW HOURS: Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Noon to 4 p.m.

The Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center is nestled one block off Granbury’s historic square in the Brazos River Valley and serves as a focal point for the fine arts in the Lake Granbury area. The Langdon Center serves as the cultural and educational hub of the downtown area in cooperation with the City of Granbury and Tarleton State University.

Part of the A&M System since 1917, Tarleton State University offers affordable undergraduate and graduate degrees from locations in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online. The main campus of Tarleton is located 31 miles southwest of Granbury in Stephenville. Founded in 1899 as a private, liberal arts college, Tarleton is now one of the state’s fastest growing institutions with an enrollment exceeding 15,000 and serves as the educational and cultural flagship of the Cross Timbers Region. Tarleton is currently celebrating its 100 year centennial anniversary of being a part of The Texas A&M University System. For more information, please visit:

The Granbury Arts Alliance (GAA), a non-profit fine arts organization, is a major sponsor of the Rio Brazos Art Exhibition. The goal of the GAA is to enrich and enhance the artistic environment of Granbury and make cultural activities accessible to all citizens. The GAA exists to unite all of the artistic groups of Granbury under one umbrella to share resources and experience, increase awareness of the arts and support one another.



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The New Cuban Color: Works by Limonta, Mederos, and Valdes



March 17, 2017



March 17, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM



March 17, 2017

Flatbed Press


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

Flatbed Press is pleased to present New Cuban Color: Prints by Limonta, Mederos, and Valdes in the O2 Project Gallery space. Organized by Alfredo Felipe Valdes, works in this exhibition utilize the human form as a symbolic vehicle to explore moments of human experience: birth, death, love, or the idea of origin and guilt in our Western tradition. From the intricately textured collagraphs of Isolina Limonta to the expressive and painterly monoprints of Yordanis Garmendia Mederos and Alfredo Felipe Valdes, this exhibition captures a wonderful glimpse of the contemporary printmaking happening in Cuba today.

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Old Town Keller West – Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Art

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Old Town Keller West – Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Art

The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries for the inaugural phase of the City of Keller’s Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. The program will feature outdoor sculptures in the newly updated Old Town Keller West area, home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, will attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Public Arts Board will select 5 sculptures for a two-year exhibit and will partner with the Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS) to host an art and music event honoring the artists on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller.

Receiving submissions from Feb. 13, 2017 through Mar. 24, 2017

For more information and to apply go to


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Ready for your first studio? Looking for a change? Run out of room at home? Converge Studios is here to help you with your offsite art studio needs.

Converge Studios provides work-only art studios for short- or long-term lease at reasonable rates. Converge Studios is dedicated to helping artists find a better, more productive creative life.

We welcome oil and acrylic painters, sculptors, craftspeople of all types, and many others. We encourage mutually supportive artists who would like to share a studio for cost-efficiency and cooperative creative energy. Come visit our facility and see what we can provide for you.

Converge Studios is located in a secure central location in Dallas at Irving Blvd. and Medical District Drive, convenient to Dallas Design District and Downtown.

For more information on our current availability, contact us at:
p: 972/807-6448 [voice only]

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Arduino Class – Using Adafruits Fingerprint Sensor


Come join us at The Forge Makerspace (located in the North Branch Library, Denton, TX) to learn about Using Adafruits Fingerprint Sensor. In this class we will be covering the following:

  • Fingerprint sensor Part 1: About (5:40) This sensor is internally a sophisticated device, that contains a 32-bit microprocessor dedicated to do digital signal processing of fingerprint images. A library developed by Adafruit makes this sensor very easy to use. Connect it to your Arduino using serial or software serial pins, and you can start enrolling and recognising fingerprints within minutes. In this first part of the lecture, I discuss the device and its features.
  • Fingerprint sensor Part 2: Wiring, registering, recognizing(10:30) In this second part, you will learn how to connect the device to the Arduino and enroll and recognise fingerprints using a couple of the included sketches.
  • Fingerprint sensor Part 3: Demo app with an electric lock(7:35) In this third part you learn a small demo application that involves an electric door lock. I use the fingerprint sensor to energise the coil in the door lock and grand or deny access to my lab (when eventually the lock is installed to my door).

Parts Needed:

Course work for this class comes from Arduino Step By Step which has over 20 hours of content in 110 lectures. These classes are designed for anyone interested in learning electronic design and C programming. No experience is required. Access to the course material is free at our meetups. If you wish to access the material outside the meetup see our coupons page to get a discount from our sponsor.

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Special One-Day Portrait Workshop Feb. 25


Special One-Day Portrait Workshop
D U E L I N G   E A S E L S
Gene Dillard and Don Mullins
February 25

This will be a unique one-day workshop. It will be primarily a day of
demonstration and instruction.
Gene and Don will paint a day-long portrait side by side from a live model.
Lots of commentary, explanation of process, tips on techniques, color mixing, the whole works.
Expect lots of banner back and forth between the two artists
…long term painter friends.
Attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work and receive expert critiques.
They are also welcome to sketch or draw from the model (in dry media only).
The workshop is sponsored by the Plano Art Association
and a portion of the fees will go to support the organization.

The Plano Art Association Gallery
1013 15th Place #105
Downtown Plano, Texas 75074
(Adjacent to the DART Rail Station)

Date and Time
Saturday, February 25
9:00 AM till 4:00 PM (with an hour break for lunch…great lunch spots in Downtown Plano)

Fee and Registration
The fee is $100
To register, make payment and reserve your attendance, go to and click on payment options.
Or email
and confirm that you will be attending and will pay at the door.


Workshop Leaders

Don Mullins
Don has a long string of awards and recognition including the
Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, The Artist’s Magazine,
Salon International, and the Lyme Academy of Fine Art alumni show to name a few.
Trained at the prestigious Lyme Academy in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Don lives in New Mexico with his wife Karen.
He conducts workshops in figurative art, painting and drawing.

Gene Dillard
Gene has conducted workshops and demos for a number or art clubs though
out Texas plus workshops at several universities.
He is on the board of directors of the Plano Art Association.
He manages the Rail Station Studio and Gallery in Downtown Plano.
He leads a weekly painting and drawing group that meets at the PAA gallery.
Gene is a resident of Plano with his wife Louise.

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Texas Women’s Caucus for Art: Call for Artist Submissions

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Call for Artist Submissions
Texas Women’s Caucus for Art “Women’s Art Fair”
The Women’s Museum Building, Fair Park
April 5th-9th, during Dallas Arts Week
Submission deadline: March 6, 2017
Artists Notified: March 20, 2017

The Texas chapter of the WCA seeks female, or female identifying, artists of all disciplines for our upcoming exhibition/alternative art fair in the Women’s Museum Building at Fair Park, April 5th-9th, during Dallas Arts Week. The show will be curated by a professional, local curator who will select the works to be included. (Note: If you enter more than one piece, each piece may be accepted) This anti-art fair will promote women in the arts in Texas and showcase the work of creative minds that have been under recognized by art institutions and establishments. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your work in a beautiful building dedicated to women. This exhibition will provide ample exposure, as it will have extensive advertising by both the organization and Fair Park, and will receive a lot of press. All selected artists will receive one image on our exhibition page with a link to their website.

Artist Requirements:

  • Female, or female-identifying, artist living in Texas
  • There is no budget for installation, so artist must ship/deliver/install/de-install works themselves. If the artist cannot be there for installation and/or de-installation, a volunteer preparator will handle the work.
  • If selected, the artist must sign a damage liability waiver.
  • There are no stipulations for medium and all submissions will be considered, including but not limited to 2D, 3D, video, installation, and performance art.
  • Artists are encouraged to attend the opening reception the night of April 5th.

Submission Requirements and Checklist

  1. Submission Fee
    • Current TX WCA members submit for free
    • Non-members have two options:
      1. Join Texas WCA for $65, get member benefits for a year and submit up to 10 images (to do this, visit, join through the National organization and make sure you designate TX as your local chapter)
      2. Pay $30 and submit up to 6 images via PayPal
  2. Send the following information in a single PDF to
    • Your name & contact information
    • Artist statement
    • Bio and/or CV
    • Image list (Titles of Included Photos with corresponding file name)
  3. Attach image files in the e-mail, as instructed below
    • File Set Up: Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, 3MB or less each (saved)
    • Name Files: firstname_lastname1.jpg, firstname_lastname2.jpg, etc…
    • If the files are too large to send through e-mail server, please send using free online transfer service WeTransfer (

Submission deadline is March 6, 2017

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ARTS AFTER SCHOOL | Winter & Spring Session


Wednesdays, February 1 – May 31
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Student drop off 3:00 – 3:30; classes 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Discover your inner artist with activities in the galleries and studio. This fun arts class will explore art making, art history, and creative expression. For children ages 6-10; all supplies provided.

4 Class Pack/ Monthly: $55 for public, $50 for GDAC members
Individual class $15

Class size is limited; advanced registration required. To register, email or call 940.382.2787

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PSSW March 5 Meeting – Linda Wacaster demo



PSSW March meeting will be on Sunday, the 5th from 3-5pm. Location is Stacey’s Furniture Community Room in Grapevine, Texas. Demo artist will be Linda Wacaster. Meetings are free; guests are welcome to attend. For more about the Pastel Society of the Southwest see

Linda is a native Texan who lives in Midlothian, Texas with her husband Jerry.  She began painting in 1980 and has studied with the greats of wildlife art: Carl Brenders, John Seerey-Lester, Terry Isaac, Nancy Glazier, Alan Hunt and many others. For more about Linda, see her website:



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The 33rd Annual OKCMOA Omelette Party: Viva Las V-EGG-as!


Friday, March 3, 2017 | 7 pm-Midnight
Chevy Bricktown Events Center

Chairs: Cindy Friedemann and Matt Thomas

• Art raffle with works from more than 50 local artists
• Live music from the Stars and DJ Brian Smith of Mutt Radio
• Gourmet omelettes, egg dishes, and more prepared by local restaurants and chefs
• Open bar

Staying downtown for the evening? Follow this link for the OKCMOA Omelette Party Room Block at 21c!

Must be 21+!

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DADA Spring Gallery Walk April 22nd


Don’t miss the 2017 DADA Spring Gallery Walk on
Saturday, April 22 from noon to 8:00 pm.

This is a great event for everyone from the art novice to the aficionado. Art enthusiasts, private and corporate collectors, artists, designers and visitors to Dallas can enjoy a full spectrum of gallery openings, special exhibitions and art talks. The Spring Gallery Walk includes over 30 art spaces including DADA members representing art dealer galleries and nonprofit art organization art spaces.

Please visit our website for the participating galleries, hours, map and contact information at or email

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Ideas in Art Exhibition reception Feb. 15 at UTA


Ideas in Art is a juried scholarship competition that invites any current art student from the University of Texas at Arlington to formulate and present a written proposal for a work(s) of art. Each year, the James S. Barnett Jr. Foundation donates cash awards for this contest and allocates two awards for the undergraduate winners, and two awards to the graduate winners. The winners are given approximately nine months to make the work and then hold an exhibition in Gallery West. 

Opening Date: February 13th

Closing Date: February 24th

Reception: February 15th from 4pm-6pm; artists talks at 5:15pm

Artists names: Usama Khalid, Theresa Ruzek, Billie London-Gray, and Luke Cisneros

Exhibit Title: Ideas in Art 

Venue: UTA’s Gallery West, 810 S. Davis St. Arlington, TX 

If anyone would like to view the exhibition other than during the opening, please contact me at to set up an appointment. 

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Through The Lens Photography Exhibit opens Feb. 9


(Photo Courtesy of Stevan Alcala).

Through the Lens is a photography exhibit featuring photographers whose work evokes emotion and thought. Patrick Crowe, Randy Stewart, Rusty Hann, Asher J Swan, and Jamaal Dubose are so far exhibiting for this exhibit. Three week run.

Where: Gallery 31319 W Davis St Dallas, Texas 75208

1319 W Davis St Dallas, Texas 75208

When: February 9, 2017, 7 pm

Event Page:


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Janice Hamilton demo at ACA Meeting-Tues. Feb 7th



ACA Meeting is coming up on Tuesday Feb 7th. You don’t want to miss this . We are excited to have JANICE HAMILTON  for our guest Demo Artist. Our meetings are held at THE ARTIST SHOWPLACE, upstairs at 2:oo pm till 4:oo pm. Please join us for our meeting and Demo , and bring a friend , and snacks to share with all . Also bring a painting for our monthly contest . Looking forward to seeing everyone !

The Artist Showplace

15615 Coit Rd # 230 , Dallas Tx 75248

See you there !


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CERA Pottery Studio in Fort Worth


The CERA Pottery Studio is the only full-service pottery studio in greater Fort Worth, and provides a cost-effective way to improve your pottery skills. It’s also a slower-paced activity that contributes to your overall health and enjoyment. Drop by for a tour and meet some of our artists! Saturday is one of our busiest days, and the best time to see what we are up to in the studio.

Recreation Complex
Phone: (817) 732-7731
3300 Bryant Irvin Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Six week classes are offered throughout most of the year. The throwing class is on Monday nights and the handbuilding class is on Tuesday nights.


  • Monthly meetings, usually including demos and a door prize, and an informative monthly newsletter.
  • Access to the studio seven days a week.
  • Everything but clay is included in the membership fee.
  • Well-equipped studio with everything a potter needs for making and fire pottery, including electric kilns and glazes.
  • On-site classes and workshops for additional fees.
  • Annual holiday party, as well as cookouts throughout the year.
  • Discounted fee to sell your wares at “Pottery in the Park” each October.

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VAGF Monthly meeting Feb. 13: Color Composition – Annie Royer


Join VAGF members for the monthly meeting on Monday, February 13 from 7-9pm at Expedition Frisco (9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco, TX 75033).

Come join us to hear about upcoming art events from Tammy Suh Meinershagen, Executive director of Frisco Arts. Followed by demonstration from Annie Royer on Color Composition.

A strong color composition is Annie Royer’s top priority in every project, whether a painting or an interior design project.  Through dialogue and demonstration, she’ll share some of the ways she arrives at a color composition that pleases her.  Because colorways are very personal, bring 5 or so of your favorite colors (tubes of paint, pieces of fabric, whatever is your medium of choice) with which to experiment.

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

Come join in for a fun, creative night.  

Members and visitors are welcome.


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Feb. 17 in Oklahoma: An Evening of Art and Performance: the Unsettled Lens and Japanese Woodblock Prints

Event: An Evening of Art & Performance
Date/Time: February 17, 2017 from 5:30-10 PM

Join us for An Evening of Art and Performance as we celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions, The Unsettled Lens and After the Floating World: The Enduring Art of Japanese Woodblock Prints

Friday, February 17 | 5:30-10 pm
(Exhibitions officially open Saturday, February 18)

Event Schedule:

5:30 pm | Galleries Open

Cash Bar and Refreshments Available

5:30–7 pm | 2017 Oscar® Nominated Animated Short Film Program*

5:30–10 pm | Performances Featuring:

Live Music by Magnificent Bird
Printmaking Demonstrations
Kerri Shadid Poetry Stand
RACE Dance Company
Reduxion Theater

Free for Museum Members | $12 for Non-Members
Film Admission $5 for Museum Members | $9 for Non-Members
Tickets available at the door.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 236-3100

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Come pick your own shamrock . . .

Detailed close up of Shamrock with blurred green background

Detailed close up of Shamrock with blurred green background

Come share the wonders of Ireland as I lead a 10-day photo tour (June 15 – 25, 2017) to experience and photograph some of the most beautiful and intriguing scenery in all of Ireland!  This incredible tour will concentrate on western Ireland with its rugged pristine coastlines, unspoiled villages, ancient abbeys and castles, and pastoral settings.  We will also take time to slow our pace and embrace the ambience of some classic Irish pubs that will have you singing the night away!

For more information on my Ireland Strabo Photo Tour where you will be treated to true Irish enchantment just click on the following link:

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An Asemic Muse; Wordless Writing Inspires Art

Morning Sun

The  Keller Public Arts Board invites you to attend “The Asemic Muse; Wordless Writing Inspires Art” featuring the encaustic and acrylic/multimedia paintings of accomplished artist and teacher, Teri Muse. The exhibit is on display from Feb. 1 to 22nd, 2017 at Keller Town Hall; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248.

An Evening with the  Artist is planned for Thursday, February 16th from 7 to 9 pm. All are welcome to attend, meet Teri, share conversation and refreshments. For more information contact;, or 817-743-4000.

Rolling By

A native of Waco, Texas, Teri Muse, having received both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Fine Arts, began her art career with paper-making. Creating her own paper canvasses, she was commissioned for large public spaces, including the Westin Hotel, Birmingham, the American Heart Association, Dallas, and Prudential Life Insurance, Chicago.

Teri began teaching art education in local DFW schools while continuing to pursue her talents as an artist. Always seeking new and unusual artistic ideas, she took an interest in 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.”

Visit her website at to see more of Teri’s creations.

Still Waters

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