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Society of Watercolor Artists – 2018 Juried International Exhibition entries due March 11

Entries are now being accepted for the SWA 2018 Juried International Exhibition.  There will be $5,000 in Cash & Merchandise prizes.  The juror is nationally known watercolor artist Don Andrews.  The exhibition will be held at the Fort Worth Central Library, Atrium Gallery from April 15th to May 20th.

The entry deadline is Sunday, March 11th.  To see the prospectus and find more information, visit our website at

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Dear Clark Studio’s 10th Anniversary Party! March 1


This March we celebrate 10 years at Dear Clark! We thought it called for a party, so we hope you’ll stop by on Thursday, March 1st from 6-9 p.m.

It’s an open house featuring bites and drinks from On The Rocks Cocktails and musical entertainment from Jennifer Miller. Just our way of saying thank you for a remarkable decade.


Please RSVP to this red carpet event and share with all your friends on social media.



Dear Clark, is the meeting of two uniquely talented stylists, Holly Dear and Kaycee Clark. Recognizing each other’s hair cutting and styling expertise while working together at the start of their careers, they reunited in 2008 to form this special space for creative talent. Linking to the local Uptown Dallas and Texan community, celebrating the individual and growing standards of excellence and entrepreneurship in the salon stylists remain priorities. You’re going to love everything about it.



The mission of HeARTS of Maya (HOM) is to share Maya’s love of the arts by providing educational scholarships to youth in financial need who demonstrate a desire to pursue music, acting, and/or dance.



DJ: Jennifer Miller

When: Thursday, March 1st (6PM – 9PM)

Where: 3317 McKinney Ave #101, Dallas, TX 75204



Bites & Drinks Sponsored In Part by On The Rocks Cocktails.

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[Art Exhibition] Buffer Zone by Madeline Irvine opening July 6

In her art, Madeline Irvine concentrates on the beauty of the natural world. Irvine’s large salt crystal installations in Buffer Zones focus on the giant kelp forests beneath the ocean surface and the waves they help moderate. Along with coral reefs, kelp and mangrove are essential buffers between the enormity and power of the ocean and the essential fragility of the coast. Yet, the nature is endangered on many levels caused by global warming. Through her installation, Irvine hopes to raise awareness for environmental issues and contribute to the preservation of the world.

Buffer Zones by Madeline Irvine will be on view at Fort Worth Community Arts Center July 6 through July 27, 2018. The opening reception is July 6, 2018; 6-9pm. For more information about this exhibition, please visit:

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North Texas Beginning Oil Painting Class

This class is for adults beginning their journey in oil painting. Students learn to use the elements and principles of design to create full, functional, and stylish compositions. Through the step by step guidance of an instructor students are encouraged to develop their own style and ideas while exploring painting techniques specific to oil paint. Classes are limited in size, so sign up today!

Location: Flower Mound

Ages: 18+

Day and Time: Tuesdays, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm beginning March 20

Materials:  A recommended supply list will be emailed to you after you have registered. Supplies will not be provided.

Price: $275.00 Sign up at

Call or come in for more information at

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Cordelia Bailey on Elm Street opens March 7 in Keller

“Photography is making art with pixels. When working in this medium, you have to find the essence of a scene and tell a story. The viewer, who is bombarded with images from life all day, needs to be captivated quickly. You must seize their eye before they move on.”

Cordelia Bailey on Elm Street, a photography exhibit highlighting some of Bailey’s more accessibly beautiful photographs, is on display from March 7 to April 27, 2018 at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Please join us for a closing reception and Artist’s talk on Friday, April 27th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. For details and to see more of Bailey’s work, visit

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LAYNE JOHNSON: “CHASING THE LIGHT” SOLO SHOW reception March 1 & demo March 3


March brings landscape artist Layne Johnson to the gallery with his solo show and demonstration. Dutch Art Gallery will host a Meet the Artist reception during our March First Thursday Event as well as a demonstration by the artist that Saturday. You can get to know Layne a little better by reading our Artist Spotlight article, but be sure to come by the gallery to meet him and see his work in person, including new pieces. Solo Show on view through March 31st.
A very focused and driven artist, Layne set his sights on making art his career early in life and squarely hit the bullseye. You’ll find him painting on nearly a daily basis though he does “try to take weekends off”. Inspired by the painters of the Hudson River School, Layne’s work is described as a blend of Luminism, Classical Realism with the added touch of American Impressionism. Having transitioned from an earlier hyper-realistic style, his looser painting technique is still quite detailed and depicts light in the landscape skillfully. His primary goal is to capture the beauty and serenity of a particular location to create a “sense of place” and an emotional connection to it. He wants the viewer to be reminded to slow down, take a breath and appreciate the beauty that’s right in front of them.

Thursday, March 1st 6-8pm
Enjoy free BBQ, talk to the artist and see new pieces.

Saturday, March 3rd | 10am – 4pm

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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[Art Exhibition] Ordinary Time by Chris Ireland

In 2006, photographer Chris Ireland started to take photos of the ordinary daily minutia surrounding his mother, father, and brother who still resided in the same home he grew up in on 8867 Edgehill Road. Initially, observing his family’s routine felt like a comforting exercise in nostalgia, as the artist had struggled to define himself the first few years away from home. In 2016, Ireland returned home more often not long after an accident that left his mother permanently brain damaged. The images in this series are moments in time, separated by 10 years that show the daily patterns and rhythms of life that do not necessarily change, but adapt to alterations in the family dynamic.

Ordinary Time by Chris Ireland will open to public at Fort Worth Community Arts Center on April 6, 2018, through April 28, 2018. Opening reception will be on April 6, 2018; 6-9pm. For more information about this exhibition, please visit

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Intuitive Evolution opens at the Blue House Too – Reception March 1

I am pleased to announce the opening of a showing of my work in a collaborative show with Christine Smith-Atkins at the Blue House Too Gallery in Allen. I kicks off March 1 with a reception at the gallery from 6-8pm.

Flyer: Press Release Intuitive Evolution 3.18 For more information see:

Intuitive Evolution: A Journey Through Process & Discovery
Christine Smith-Atkins  and Ron Stephens
Exhibit Dates: Friday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 25th, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri: 5 pm – 9 pm, Saturday: 1 pm – 9 pm, Sunday: 1 pm – 6 pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1st, 6 pm – 8 pm
All events are open to the public. Free admission!

Chihuly by Christine Smith-Atkins

Equilibrium by Ron Stephens

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Art Selection Committee call for Sculpture proposals (North Oak Cliff Greenspace)

The North Oak Cliff Greenspace in Dallas has put out a Call for Proposals for a new sculpture that will be adjacent to the Coombs Creek Trail in the Kessler Park area. Details available on Applicants limited to the north Texas area. April 1st deadline.

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Call for Artists: 2019 Exhibition Season – SEAD Gallery in Bryan

The SEAD Gallery and Bookshop in Downtown Bryan, TX is seeking exhibition proposals from artists for our 2019 season. Work must be new to the BCS area. SEAD is open to both solo exhibits and group show proposals. Proposals are due to our Gallery Coordinator by 11:59 PM on March 31, 2018.

SEAD Gallery is a community and economic development project by Advent GX, providing a venue to promote collaboration across the disciplines of Science, Engineering, Art, and Design. Innovations emerging from the intersection of these disciplines are transforming our economy, culture, and learning contexts. Through contemporary exhibitions, SEAD Gallery seeks to encourage and display these artistic innovations.

If interested, contact our Gallery Coordinator, Callie Storie, via email at for an exhibition proposal packet in order to apply.

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[Art Exhibition] Art Tooth Presents Take Us To Your Leader by Billi London-Gray

Art Tooth Presents Take Us To Your Leader by Billi London-Gray

After growing up in Wylie, Texas, Billi London-Gray earned a B.A. in Theology from Criswell College in Dallas and an M.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. With Daniel Bernard Gray, she co-directs Zosima Gallery, an itinerant exhibition project. Billi lives and work in Arlington, Texas, and will complete her M.F.A. in Intermedia Studio at The University of Texas at Arlington in 2018.

Her creative practice incorporates video, photography, poetry, events, and installations that explore language and systems of power. She has shared her work in exhibitions and public spaces throughout the United States and internationally.

Take Us To Your Leader by Billi London-Gray will be on view from February 26 – March 28, 2018. The closing reception will be on March 24, 2018, frin 6-9 PM during our Spring Galley Night. Fort Worth Community Arts Center is located at 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107. Our business hour is 9-5PM, from Monday – Saturday.

Image: Covfefe by Billi London-Gray

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[Art Exhibition] Kindling

In his works, Brandon Pederson is re-enforcing the “hands-on” experience as a craftsman, by exploring the materials through creating different textures with various techniques. Focusing on the process of making rather than the concept behind his art, Pederson is constantly searching for innovative and invigorating ways to experiment with his medium.

Kindling by Brandon Pederson will be on view at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, March 2 – March 28, 2018. The artist will hold a closing reception on March 24, 2018, from 6-9pm, during Spring Gallery Night. Fort Worth Community Arts Center is located at 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76104. Gallery hours 9-5pm, Monday – Saturday.

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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,

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

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[Art Exhibition] Aún Recordamos Aquel Hogar (We Still Remember What Once Was Home)

Art Room Presents “Aún Recordamos Aquel Hogar” (We Still Remember What Once Was Home)

March 2 – March 28, 2018

Reception: March 24, 2018; 6 – 9pm

An investigation into the use of place as a character in visual narrative, through the artwork of five contemporary LatinX artists, featuring Albert Alvarez, Fernando Andrade, Ruth Buentello, Joe De La Cruz, and Jenelle Esparza. Curated by Sean FitzGibbons.

Fort Worth Community Arts Center


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Centering Abstraction: Lael Burns, Sophia Ceballos, Gwen Meharg, Adam Palmer – Reception Feb. 25

Centering Abstraction

Lael Burns, Sophia Ceballos, Gwen Meharg, Adam Palmer

Gallery 414 and guest curator Barbara Koerble present Centering Abstraction featuring metroplex artists Lael Burns, Sophia Ceballos, Gwen Meharg and Adam Palmer. Centering Abstraction will close on February 25 with a reception from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. At 2:00 pm, there will be a panel discussion by the artists and curator, moderated by gallery director John Hartley. The reception and panel discussion are free and open to the public. This exhibition runs through Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Centering Abstraction features the work of contemporary artists Lael Burns, Sophia Ceballos, Gwen Meharg and Adam Palmer. The artists work in a variety of media with vibrant color, but drawing is at the core of their practice. Layering of media is also utilized in many of the artworks. In the context of this exhibition, the artists have used abstraction as a centering device with which they have given voice to their varied artistic expressions.

Gallery 414

414 Templeton Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

 Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekends and by appointment


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Thin Line Fest Announces First Round of Films, Movie Tavern Partnership

DENTON, TX – Set for April 18-22, 2018, Thin Line Fest announces the first round of feature documentary films to screen during its 11th annual event in Denton, Texas. Denton is a North Texas music, arts and culturally rich town located about 40 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth at the convergence of I-35. The 2018 festival will continue as a free general admission event while still offering VIP and other ticketed memberships for a better, more exclusive experience. Registration is now open.


Thin Line Fest is very pleased to announce a partnership with local theater-restaurant establishment, Movie Tavern, located at 916 W University Dr., only minutes from downtown Denton. The festival will use two screens at Movie Tavern Denton in addition to the screen at the Campus Theatre.


“After 10 years screening award-winning documentaries in downtown Denton, we are excited to offer our audiences the latest and greatest cinematic experience at the Denton Movie Tavern. Attendees will benefit from reclining seats, 4K projection, immersive surround sound, and quality food and beverage service at their seat.  We are enhancing the attendee experience, growing the film festival by nearly three times and expanding the Thin Line footprint, showcasing more of Denton than ever before,” said Joshua Butler, Festival Director.


Filmmakers from all over the world will showcase their documentary work on the big screen.


“Selecting films through our lens of “Truth” is an adventurous journey and one that I am privileged to take. Our “first reveal” of 16 features is just the beginning of announcing a film program attracting a diverse, enthusiastic audience from near and far. 2018 submissions come from over 40 countries with a vast representation of contemporary topics, traditions and human interest stories. Female filmmaker submissions number over 100; student projects over 80; first time filmmakers, over 30,” said Director of Film Programing, Susan Davis.


101 is a stylistic silent film from Berlin, Germany, created in reverence to French director Abel Gance’s 1919 film “J’accuse!” which is regarded as one of the most important anti-war films in history.


Ask the Sexpert is the story of a highly popular 93-year-old sex advice columnist for a daily newspaper in India. Despite sex being a taboo topic in that country, the column’s brand of non-moralistic advice and humor has emboldened many to write in with their questions, the vast majority of whom seek basic information. The columnist gains popularity even while a ban on comprehensive sex education in schools is adopted by approximately a third of India’s states.


Battlefield: Home – Breaking the Silence – A Vietnam-era military child speaks with multi-generational family members and exposes the unflinching aftermath of war, and the failing systems that continue the legacy of trauma from generation to generation.


Between the Shades – This feature-length documentary explores the many shades of being gay by what connects us all: love. The film looks at love through 360 degrees of parents, children, and generations. The participants will represent a large range of age groups, ethnicities and professions. They are male, female, and those who are still yet to be defined.


BOSTON is the first feature-length documentary film about the world’s most legendary running race – the Boston Marathon. The film chronicles the story of the iconic race from its humble origins 120 years ago, starting with only 15 runners, to present day. The Boston Athletic Association granted exclusive documentary rights to BOSTON producers as well as use of the Association’s extensive archive of video, photos and memorabilia. The film showcases many of the most important moments in the history of the oldest annually contested marathon in the world. Evolving from a working man’s challenge to welcoming foreign athletes and, eventually, women, BOSTON is the stage for many firsts paving the way for the modern marathon and mass participatory sports.


Dance Hall Days – Dance halls were once as common as cattle in Texas. Now, the ones that remain exist in a time where their past is legend and their future is uncertain. A cast of iconic characters strive to keep these country institutions alive while one man does his best to make sure that not one more is lost to history.


Elk River Sessions – Twenty musicians from, Denton Texas, travel to the Ozarks to write and record an album in a cabin on Elk River. They join together to celebrate friendship, community, and to help a friend in


The Exorcist and Me – With a blend of comical interactions, realistic exorcisms and explosive arguments, this presenter-led documentary uncovers the murky truth about a priest in Argentina.


Fatherhood – In this fusion of documentary and songwriting, street-involved kids from Memphis, LA, New York and London talk about their absent fathers and perform music videos of original songs they wrote for the film. We meet some of the absent fathers, explore the reasons why, and find an innovative way forward.


The Island – An intimate glimpse into the rich human mosaic of the St. Louis French Hospital – a Hospice for terminally ill patients, situated on the tense border between East and West Jerusalem across from the walls of the Old City. For two years the director accompanied patients and caregivers – each one and his own story.


The Last Dog – Peter is in his 70’s. His dog has just died and Peter decides he will never own another canine in his lifetime. However, a friend takes him to view a litter of Saint Bernard puppies. Peter falls in love with one, buys it on the spot, and names it Hawthorn. Hawthorn transforms Peter’s life and enriches him and his community in many ways. Peter lives in a small town in Ontario called Listowel. He is a contributing member of the community where he is support worker, assisting people with special needs. Peter has artistic abilities as well and dreamed of being an artist. lastdogmovie/



The Modern Jungle – A story of globalization filtered through the fever dream of a Mexican shaman, The Modern Jungle is an intimate portrait of Zoque culture, commodity fetish, and the predicament of


Out of State – Shipped thousands of miles away from the tropical islands of Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert, two native Hawaiians discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. It’s from this unlikely setting that David and Hale finish their terms and return to Hawaii, hoping for a fresh start. Eager to prove to themselves and to their families that this experience has changed them forever, David and Hale struggle with the hurdles of life as formerly incarcerated men, asking the question: can you really go home again?


Shake Sister Shake – Female blues singers are followed from around the Chicago area to New Orleans as they rehearse and perform the blues in various venues and festivals over a one month period. The singers involved in the documentary are the likes of Grana’ Louise, Nellie Travis, Zora Young, Big Time Sarah, Peaches Staten, Mz. Peachez, Shirley King, Deitra Farr, Nellie Travis, Joanna Conner, Katherine Davis, Sharon Lewis, Kate Moss, Liz Mandeville, Gloria Shannon, Demetria Taylor, Erica Korack, Shirley Johnson, Claudette Miller, Laretha Weathersby, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Yoko Nodge, Barrel House Bonnie, Lynne Jordan, Ruthie Foster and Lori Lewis.


The Sunrise Storyteller follows the hero’s journey of teenage filmmaker & social justice advocate, Kasha Sequoia Slavner, as she sets out for six months on her 16th birthday across the world in search of stories of hope and resilience that shine a light on what it means to be a global citizen and how we can all make a difference.


W.A.S.P.: A Wartime Experiment in WoManpower – In WWII a select group of women proved that a woman’s place was in the air. The W.A.S.P., Women Airforce Service Pilots, were a group of civilians who flew military airplanes so men could be freed for combat. But when they proved a woman could do a man’s job, feathers were ruffled. In the words of over 30 original members of the W.A.S.P. feel the exhilaration of flight, the loss of a dream and the pride of recognition decades. The W.A.S.P. Archive is housed in the Woman’s Collection on TWU’s Denton campus. The Woman’s Collection includes Special Collections, University Archives, and Rare Books.


For more information about the festival, updates on programming, and to register for the event, please visit and be sure to follow Thin Line Fest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



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Justine Wollaston, “Who Am I Kidding? Stuff I’ve learned as a Professional Creative” at VAST – March 7

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) invites you to a presentation by artist Justine Wollaston entitled: “Who Am I Kidding? Stuff I’ve learned as a Professional Creative.”  The presentation takes place March 7th, from 6:45 – 9:00 pm at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Justine uses a variety of media in her endeavor to creatively connect with people.  She is not a big fan of eggplant.  Her favorite color is cavern pool blue.  She is most famous for her Eve of Pilot Point mural.  Her favorite song is “Wild Wild Life” by the Talking Heads.  Her first comedy feature is now streaming on Amazon and the most delicious champagne is Ruinart Rose.

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The presentation is free for VAST members, and $5 for guests. For more about VAST, see

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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 . Call 214/670-1376 or email

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.

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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)

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 or call 214-725-4769.

Chris Brizzard studied for 3 years at Studio Incamminati ( 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 ( To see examples of his work, go to 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, facebook, and instagram @conceptionartists and @conceptionartshow.
To submit your work/be contacted to have your questions answered personally please go to 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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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. 


·         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 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


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


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


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.



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


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.


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.


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  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.

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


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 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.”



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!.”



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.



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:



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



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

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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

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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:

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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

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.


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


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


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.


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.

Entry Deadline: 3/16/18

Entrees must be completed at CaFE,

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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)
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:

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

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

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