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Date registered: January 20, 2013

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  1. 35mm Slide Show entries due Nov. 1 — October 18, 2017
  2. TAC Small Works Show deadline Nov. 1 — October 18, 2017
  3. Something Old, Something New: An Autumn Art Affair Oct. 21 — October 18, 2017
  4. SWA 2017 Members Exhibition – Awards Presentation Oct. 28 — October 18, 2017
  5. One-Day Workshop in Classical Drawing Techniques at The Society of Figurative Arts — October 14, 2017

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IT’S A GO FOR CUBA! — Ziegler Photo Tour

Update on my Strabo Photo Tour to Cuba on March 9-18, 2018

“Cuba has been fighting their way back from Irma. Those areas severely hit should be back in full force by December 1. Any areas included on our tours are already operational, WITHOUT ANY CHANGES TO THE PROGRAMS. The Cuban people benefit tremendously from US & Canadian Tourism. PHOTOGRAPHERS: We encourage you to travel now before there are further changes made by the many cruise ships and further development.” ~ Strabo Photo Tours

Sign up now to be a part of this once in a lifetime travel adventure! Click on the following link for more info: Cuba Photo Tour

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Artist Call for Holiday Art Bazaar in McKinney

Call for artists and makers!

The application is up for the McKinney Creative Community’s Holiday Art Bazaar at TUPPS in McKinney, Texas!

Deadline is October 25th.
Application and more information:

The Art Bazaar is a shopping event and party that will showcase the very best in handmade gifts, apparel, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more! Hand-picked artists, crafters and designers from near and far will all gather at the McKinney Creative Art Bazaar for pure shopping fun. This year’s Art Bazaar will be held at TUPPS, a microbrewery at The Cotton Mill in McKinney, Texas. TUPPS has a large indoor/outdoor covered event space, bar, stage, games, food trucks and more. TUPPS will also have a Christmas Tree lighting at 7 Pm during the Art Bazaar.

The Art Bazaar is a juried, handmade-only show.
No resale items, no vintage, no commercial products, no supplies at the Art Bazaar.
All artists must be present at their own table during the Art Bazaar.
Artists are not allowed to sell another artist’s products.
Artists may sell only items on their application in order to avoid over saturation of categories, to be fair to the fellow vendors, and to provide shoppers with a diverse array of products.
Artist must be present for the duration of the event and may not pack up early. If an artists leaves early they may not be accepted into any future events.
Artists do not have to live in the McKinney area nor be a member of McKinney Creative Community to apply.
Anyone who meets the above criteria is welcome to apply!

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Free Film Screening: American Experience: Bonnie & Clyde Oct. 14

In conjunction with the current exhibition,
“Bonnie & Clyde: The End”
PDNB Gallery will be presenting a documentary screening of
“American Experience: Bonnie & Clyde”
Saturday, October 14 at 2 PM & 4 PM. Runtime: 54 minutes No RSVP required. Event is free and open to the public.

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Opening Reception for the 25th Annual OMOT Regional Art Show Sept. 28

September 28, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
NorthPark Center, 8687 N Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75225

Come explore the artistic talents of business professionals in North Texas! Winning artworks from companies participating in On My Own Time will be on display at NorthPark Center from September 28 through October 8. Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, September 28 to celebrate with the artists themselves!

On My Own Time, a program of Business Council for the Arts, is a regional corporate arts competition showcasing the artistic talents of business professionals in North Texas. For more information, visit

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Exhibit and Reception Sept. 22: Storms of Life | Chrissy Fitch

Storms of Life, mixed media works by Chrissy Fitch are currently on view at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Fitch’s work investigates the vastness of the natural world: nature, from its majestic beauty to violent storms, as it relates to personal life storms such as illness, relationships and loss. In her work, she communicates how the immensity of nature allows us to look beyond the pain and drudgery of our own lives, and points us to something greater than ourselves. Using gathered materials, encaustic, and assemblage techniques; Fitch imbues the chaos of storms in both nature and life. Through her work you will see the renewing quality of nature and conquering power of beauty.

A portion of art sale proceeds from this show will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This exhibit runs through October 27th with a reception open to the public on Friday, September 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00pm. For more information, please visit or call Shelly Hye at 214-478-8372.

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

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

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

Best of Show $750

Total Awards $3550

Additional Merchandise Awards

Juror: Cynthia Hurt

Prospectus and Entry Form:


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

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

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

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


Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions
Visual Arts Society of Texas
PO Box 1281
Denton, TX 76202

For the full prospectus, click the link below.

Prospectus and Entry Form:

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Samuel Lynne Galleries & VOLK PR Happy Hour Benefitting Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts Sept. 19

Samuel Lynne Galleries & VOLK PR invite you to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in honor of the 2017 Compassion Games. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 4 PM – 7 PM

Samuel Lynne Galleries 1105 Dragon St, Dallas, Texas 75207

We will be serving complimentary wine & light bites and are asking for a suggested $20 donation at the door. We will be donating all proceeds to Americares. 

If you are unable to join us, please consider donating to Americares, or we will be accepting donations at the gallery from 10am – 7pm on September 19th. 

Samuel Lynne Galleries will donate 10% of the proceeds of any artwork purchased during the event.

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Manhattan Short Film Festival

Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m.
General Admission
Tickets $10

Join in with over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents with one purpose… to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films in the 19th Annual MANHATTAN Short Film Festival. MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites.

The screening venue in the DFW area is in Grapevine at The Palace Theatre on Saturday Sept. 30th at 7:30 pm.  For tickets see

If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform — one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Vienna and Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond.

You be the judge – The Judges of the Finalists’ Films are you. Audiences at each venue will be handed a voting card upon entry to each cinema and asked to vote for the ONE film they think should win. Votes are tallied by each cinema and sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ. The overall winner is announced on Monday October 9, 2017.

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MEREDITH PARDUE: ‘Cenote Falls’ at Laura Rathe Fine Art

Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, presents a solo exhibition featuring new works by Texas artist and contemporary painter, Meredith Pardue.

OCTOBER 14 – NOVEMBER 11, 2017

‘Cenote Falls’ will feature paintings from Pardue’s latest body of work that explores the fracturing of light as it passes through translucent elements, including bodies of water, precious stones, glass, and various atmospheres.

The artist says, “As I examined this visual phenomena, I was confronted with the temporal, transient nature of light and its movement. As it travels through waterfalls, lagoons, underground pools, and rivers, light creates a magical, almost sacred space. It moves elusively in and out of shadow amid lush growth, brightly colored birds, and flowering plants.”

‘Cenote Falls’ will be on view through November 11, 2017. Laura Rathe Fine Art  1130 Dragon St., Suite 130 / Dallas, TX 75207 / 214.761.2000

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Drawing Classes at Studio Art House

Studio Art House students learn by creating original works of art. Instructors strive to inspire creative expression and artistic development in every student. The structured curriculum is taught and approved by degreed professional Artists that have a passion for both art and teaching.

This class is for adults wanting to learn, build on, and explore different mediums used to draw. Students learn to use the elements and principles of art to create full, functional, and stylish compositions. This class will explore the different mediums used in drawing such as charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, and pastel. All levels of skill are welcome. Classes are limited in size, so sign up today!

Sign up online at

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Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale

Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale

EXHIBITION DATES: October 6 – October 25, 2017 RECEPTION: Friday, October 6, 2017 6pm-9pm

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – September 15, 2017

Art in the Metroplex was first held in 1983. At its root, the exhibit was the brainchild of two people who wanted to work together. Beth Lea Clardy was an established Fort Worth artist, a 1940 graduate of the TCU art program and one of a quartet of concerned citizens who in 1978 founded the non-profit Committee for an Artists’ Center. Ronald Watson was an artist and educator on the faculty of the TCU Department of Art and Art History. He assumed the chairmanship of the TCU art department in 1982 with a goal of “seeking greater collaboration between the university and Fort Worth artists and organizations. Through its proud 33 year history, Art in the Metroplex has exhibited the work of thousands of local artists but much like all great things, it too must come to an end. Watch for details about a new show at this time next year in its place.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Open call to all artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas – Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise. Open to artists over the age of 18, all disciplines with no theme. All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale will occur in our premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery at The Arts Center. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.

prospectus and application


·          Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show in our Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s bustling 7th Street area.

·          Runners Up: A group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of the Art7 Gallery.

·          Acme Brick Award: $500

·          FWADA Award: $500

ABOUT THE JUROR: Judy Tedford Deaton, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections, has been curating exhibitions and overseeing the art and history collections at The Grace Museum since 2006. She is responsible for concept development, installation and interpretation of twelve art exhibitions annually. She is an author, art historian, frequent guest speaker, art consultant, art juror and panelist at museums and conferences such as American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Texas Association of Museums (TAM), Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD), Mountain Plains Museum Association (MPMA), and the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA). Deaton is currently a member for the CASETA board of directors and served on the 2015 Arts Create Grant Panel for the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and was recently featured in the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities publication. She is also the recipient of CASETA awards for outstanding publications and exhibitions in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and the MPMA 2009 award for exhibition art publications.

ABOUT US: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.

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The Pancakes & Booze Art Show Oct. 21

WHAT: Pancakes & Booze Art Show:

Over 75 emerging artists showcasing their hottest work in a Warhol-style, anything-goes, massive warehouse environment–live music, body painting, multimedia displays, and FREE pancakes!   The show originated in 2009 in Los Angeles and since has popped up more than 300 times in over 35 cities around the world. Each show draws as many as 3000 guests throughout the night.

WHEN: 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM, October 21st, 2017

WHERE: The Door, 2513 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

Dallas Largest Underground Art Show

1 night!

-Over 75 EMERGING Artists

-FREE Pancake Bar

-Live Body Painting

-Live Performances


-8PM-2AM both nights

-$10 COVER

– October 21st, 2017

The Door

2513 Main Street

Dallas, TX 75226


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Music Fuels the Picture Sept. 23

The Artsy Monkey LLC brings to Dallas Music Fuels the Picture. Artists and photographers will be exhibiting their pieces inspired by music. 20% of sales and all ticket proceeds go to Lifewalk. Music from The Last City, Glass CanonsThe Kinsley August Trio, Nathan Wilks and Lara Lenhoff, who is painting live and auctioning off the painting created during the event.

Save the Date for September 23rd at 6 pm at MACS at Southside.

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Mill No.3 Featuring: Matthew Brinston

Mill No.3
Friday, September 22
At Mill No.3, we value our neighboring small businesses, local community creatives, and influencers.  We strive for our store locations to be spaces of collaboration and creativity, so for the first time, we are turning our Dallas store into a gallery space for a night of art and community, with featured works by local artist, Matthew Brinston.
Brinston is best known for his paintings that explore identity and self-awareness.  His work has been shown at various spaces in Deep Ellum and around Dallas, most recently including BREDA Studio, Ascension Coffee, and the Belmont Hotel.
Brinston has created a new series of paintings exclusively for his collaboration with Mill No.3.  Like most of his work, Brinston’s latest series challenges viewers to question their observations. “My goal is for the viewer to discover more about themselves when they stand in front of one of my pieces. I want them to consider why they respond a certain way, because it’s really just a mirror,” says Brinston of his work.
The art show will be on Friday, September 22 from 7-9pm, located at Turtle Creek Village 3888 Oak Lawn Ave. Suite 108 Dallas, TX 75219. During the event, all art will be for sale.  Guests can enjoy free drinks and light bites as they shop.

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Hot Off The Press . . .from photographer Randy Ziegler

In Revelatory Moments I will be taking you on a pictorial journey over the years and share my thoughts, insights, and revelations during the moments of photo capture. This is not a technical photography book, but rather a guidepost for those who want to elevate their seeing.

Preview the book here:   REVELATORY MOMENTS

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The World Through My Lens: A Kaleidoscope of Photographs Around the World

“The World Through My Lens: A Kaleidoscope of Photographs Around the World” is an exceptional exhibit of the photography of Klaus Mayer. A lover of the camera since childhood, he has developed his craft into a career. Traveling the world has given him many subjects to share with the viewer through his eyes. From the skies above to the seas below, all the landscape and architecture in between can be seen through his lens. An Evening with the Artist is planned for Thursday, September 14th from 7 to 9 pm at Keller Town Hall.

Klaus Mayer is a self-taught awarded photographer. He was born and raised in Germany and moved with his family to the United States in 2008. They first lived in Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Keller, Texas in 2011.

For more information visit or call 817-743-4000.

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Exhibition Panel Discussion on Ideas of the Sacred in Art Sept. 21

Exhibition Panel Discussion on Ideas of the Sacred in Art

Thursday, Sept. 21 | 6 p.m.

Art History Auditorium, Haggerty Art Village at The University of Dallas

Listen to University of Dallas faculty members and invited artists discuss their ideas of the Sacred in art. This panel will be responding to the exhibition Modern Sacred: The Saint John’s Bible and Selections from The Permanent Collection on through to Sept. 29th.  History, theology, art and liturgical design will all be discussed by our panel.

The panel begins at 6 p.m. There will be opportunity to view the exhibition before and after and refreshments will be served at its conclusion. Our speakers are Diane Von Arx, Letter Designer and Scribe on The Saint John’s Bible, Dr. Catherine Caesar, Art Historian specialising contemporary American Art, Historian Dr. Kelly Gibson whose research interests include medieval history, Theologian Dr. John Norris will speak on the recovery and renewal of the Western intellectual tradition and art, Professor Emeritus of Art Lyle Novinski will discuss art and liturgical design, and Cistercian Monk artist Ignatius Peacher whose work explores the sacred with inspiration from Song of Songs.

This is a free event and the exhibition will be available for viewing before and after the panel.


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Presentation by Calligrapher, Diane von Arx, Letter Maker & Designer The Saint John’s Bible

Presentation by Calligrapher, Diane von Arx, Letter Maker & Designer The Saint John’s Bible. Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 7 p.m.


The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is pleased to present Diane von Arx, one of only three Americans involved on The Saint John’s Bible and art director and scribe on their book of Honor. Diane will present on the Calligraphy of the Saint John’s Bible with a Q&A session and demonstrations. Diane has been a graphic designer for over 25 years, specializing in Creative Lettering, Calligraphy and Corporate Identity. She conducts workshops throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan and Australia. She has published three beginning calligraphy workbooks and her work has been included in numerous exhibitions and private collections. This presentation coincides with our current exhibition Modern Sacred: The Saint John’s Bible and Selections from the Permanent Collection on through to Sept. 29th.

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Pottery in the Park Arts Festival Oct. 14 – 15

15th Annual Pottery in the Park Arts Festival – October 14-15, 2017 – 10am – 5pm.

Over 50 artists – pottery, jewelry, glass art plus more hand crafts available for sale – outdoor booths. Wheel and hand-building demonstrations. Where you’ll say, “No way. That is so cool”. Hands on demo: Purchase bisque ware and yes, you glaze it yourself. Then we will raku fire it while you wait. Tour the newly remodeled facility & talk with the artists. Food and fun. Free admission/free parking/free to have a good time. 3300 Bryant Irvin Rd, Ft Worth, 76109.

For more information & see the “Flower Vase” raffle prize: www.cera-fw/pottery/events. Bring a print out of this ad & get one free raffle ticket of “The Flower Vase”!

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Oil Painting Workshops in Grapevine, Keller, and FRANCE!

Learn to loosen up and go bold with vibrant, clean color! My July 2018 workshop in Le Vieux Couvent, France is open to Oil and Acrylic painters, beginners to seasoned! (Early Bird Special ends September 30, 2017. )

Texas oil painting workshops coming September 29-30 (2017); November 10-11 (2017), and January 12-13 (2018). For more information, click here

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VAST Workshop with Mickey Archer SWS, TXN September 25-27, 2017 MTW

“Cowboys and Indians” During the three day workshop, I hope to expose the class to a variety of alternate techniques that you may not be used to. First day, we will be painting on a colored watercolor paper using watercolor and gouache. The second day, we will be doing a portrait using an underpainting to illuminate your painting, and the third day we will tackle a more complicated portrait. I’ve found some very simple color combinations to get great skin tones which we will employ. Western subject matter has been a primary focus of my painting since I retired from architecture in 2008 and I hope to give the class some ideas for finding similar subjects to paint. A large number of Indian POW WOW’s are held at this time of year and are great venues for lots of colorful dancers. I will be furnishing photo copies of the subject matter we will be painting, however, if you wish to paint something different, you certainly may do so. See his work at

Cost: VAST Members: $195; Non-Members $230

Where: Patterson Appleton Arts Center, Denton (corner of Hickory and Bell)

Daily Time: 9:30 – 4:00, with a lunch break; 9:30 – 2:00 on the last day

Registration Fee: Please make the check out to VAST, and send to Kristin Spalding (214-578-0357, 2507 High Pointe Blvd. McKinney, TX 75071

Cancellation by Participant: If a participant must cancel, the VAST workshop coordinator will first attempt to fill the open spot from the official VAST waiting list. If there is no waiting list, the canceling participant is free to attempt to fill the spot on his/her own. No refunds will be made a month or less prior to the class.

Cancellation by VAST: If there are not enough participants to cover workshop costs, or if VAST must cancel for any other reason, participants will be notified by workshop coordinator and will promptly receive a full refund, including deposit.

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“ArtCult: An Exhibit of Contemporary Art from East Java”

The Artists Showplace Gallery presents “ArtCult: An Exhibit of Contemporary Art from East Java”. The show will be on exhibit from Saturday, September 9 through Saturday, September 23. The opening reception, which will take place on Saturday, September 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., will feature the works of 39 artists from the multicultural art community of Koperjati in East Java, as well as Indonesian music by The Asik Tone Band and Indonesian dance by the Linda Berryhill and Nancy Lopez Dance Group. Complimentary wine and snacks from Java will be served.

For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223 or visit

The Artists Showplace Gallery

15615 Coit Road, Suite 230

The Shops at Spanish Village

Dallas, Texas 75248

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Thursday 10am Drawing Class

This class is for adults wanting to learn, build on, and explore different mediums used to draw. Students learn to use the elements and principles of art to create full, functional, and stylish compositions. This class will explore the different mediums used in drawing such as charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, and pastel. All levels of skill are welcome. Classes are limited in size, so sign up today!

Location: Flower Mound

Ages: 18+

Day and Time: Thursdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Materials:  a supply list will be provided by the instructor. Students are expected to purchase their own supplies. A $50 supply fee will be charged to students who use Art House supplies.

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Beginning Oil Painting with Artist Sara McCain

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: Thursdays, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Call: 972-899-2699 for more information or register at

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Adult Painting and Drawing classes

Now offering Acrylic classes on Wednesdays!!

For adults who want to learn figure drawing, painting with acrylic, painting with watercolor, or just learning art essentials.

The Art House adult art classes are for adults of any age and any level of ability, from beginner to professional.

Locations in Southlake, Flower Mound and Highland Village.

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Whimsical Wine Glass Painting Class Sept. 9

What: Wine Glass Painting 16″ x 20″ acrylic painting including step by step instruction with a local Art House artist and instructor.

When: Saturday, September 9, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Highland Village Art House (Located by Flower Mound Best Buy, in the same building as Firehouse Subs and Chipotle)

You can bring food and drink to enjoy while you sit back, relax, and paint!  Reserve your spot at the party today.

At the Art House we like to keep our parties small for more one on one help and instruction. This party will be limited to 12 spots, so save yours today!

Price: $30.00

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Presentation by Jim & Brandy Gilliam of Cadillac Art & Frame at the Sept. 6 Visual Arts Society of Texas meeting

You are invited to a presentation by Jim and Brandy Gilliam of Cadillac Art & Frame of Little Elm on the business of framing your artwork on Wednesday, September 6th from 7-9 p.m. , at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Cadillac Art & Frame is a family owned business that is a custom picture frame shop and an art gallery store. Jim has been custom framing pictures, shadow boxes, diplomas, wedding photos, art, photography, and jerseys since 1984.

To find out more about Cadillac Art & Frame, see:, or on Facebook:

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


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Textures of Abstration opens Sept. 9 at the Genius Den

Join us at Genius Den September 9 from 6 to 9pm for the opening reception of “Textures of Abstraction” featuring artists Margo Miller, Andreanna Taylor, and Krista Miller discovering the textures of abstraction. Curated by Andrew Kochie, this exhibit displays the harmony of contrasts between texture and color.

GeniusDen offers 10,000sqft of office space, networking events and educational opportunities to help Dallas startup founders grow their businesses including monthly rotating art exhibits every second Saturday of the month. More information at

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Fort Worth Art Collective at The Grackle Art Gallery

The Grackle Art Gallery, a non-profit art space, presents the Fort Worth Art Collective, a group of professional artists working in a variety of media, featuring Rachel Barminski Bounds, Bill Barter, Lou Chapman, Sherri Woodard Coffey, Lisa Cunningham, Mike Cunningham, Cynthia Lewis, Linda Little, Vicki Owen, Allison Proulx, Susan Sitzes, Pam Stern and Bernardo Vallarino.

Saturday, Sept. 9th, noon to 11:00pm – artist’s reception 5-8pm

4621 El Campo Fort Worth, Texas 76107.


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Sour Grapes: Studio Practice Exhibit at Mountain View

Mountain View College Cliff Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition  Sour Grapes: Studio Practice  Aug 28 – Sept 22

Opening Reception and Party with 
Mariachi Los Unicos de Greiner Middle School:
Friday, Sept 15, 2017 6-9pm.
Exhibition and reception are open and free to the public.    (Sour Grapes Crew)

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In My Own Backyard: Paintings by Silky Hart at the Cove

In My Own Backyard

Paintings by Silky Hart

Friday, September 15, 2017  •  7 – 9:30 PM

Saturday, September 16, 2017  •  6-9:30 PM

Sunday, September 17, 2017  •  2-4 PM

Artist Talk both evenings at 8 PM

Refreshments served each day

From the McKinney Farmers Market to front porches to goats to crepe myrtles,

Silky captures in colors and shapes what she loves about her wonderful neighborhood.

The Cove

402 N. Tennessee St.

McKinney, TX  75069

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Designed to Dine Artist’s Reception

Come and join us at “TEAplusART” for our Artist’s Reception for our “Design to Dine” September show. HOUSTON’s Fall Ceramic Tableware Show.

The exhibition will feature handmade items for the well-appointed dining table, including plates, chargers, bowls, candle holders, tureens, ladles, centerpieces, spoons, forks, knives, drinking vessels, etc. Come and look at some beautiful and utilitarian art pieces and hob-nob and mingle with the artists behind them!

Reception will be held from 1-5PM, snacks and refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

This exhibition will run from September 2 – September 30 and will be available for viewing

Wednesday 10AM-5PM

Thursday – Saturday 10AM-7PM

Sunday 12PM-5PM

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Weekend Art Workshops for Adults at Quartz Mountain

Journey to Quartz Mountain this fall for an all-inclusive, four-day workshop retreat at the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute. Taught by nationally renowned artists, workshops are offered for all skill levels and are held at the beautiful Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center in the Wichita Mountains of southwest Oklahoma. This year’s workshops include painting, drawing, writing, photography, printmaking, music, and more.

Weekend One: October 5-8, 2017

  • Adobe Lightroom Deep Dive with Ben Long
  •  Mixed Media Collage with the Emphasis on Mixed! with Claire Murray Adams
  • NASA STEAMakers! (Arts Integration Designed for Educators) with Monica and Tyler Aiello
  • Sight + Syllable (Poetry) with Rachel Eliza Griffiths
  • Nontoxic Monotype Printmaking with Julio Valdez
  • Text Alive: Using Visual Theatre to Enhance Literacy (Arts Integration Designed for                Educators) with Tim McCarthy and Mervin Primeaux-OBryant

Weekend Two:  October 12-15, 2017

  • Myth, Magic, and Mojo (Photography) with Keith Carter
  • The Landscape of Color (Painting) with Katherine Alexander
  • Creativity and Sacred Play in Watercolor with Sara Steele
  • Reduction Relief Printing with Michelle Martin
  • The Insider’s Guide to Storytelling (Fiction Writing) with Adam Davies
  • Optimizing Orff Lessons through Infusing Music Learning Theory: Tonal, Rhythm, and Movement Applications (Designed for Educators) with Diane Lange

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Modern Sacred: The Saint John’s Bible and Selections from the Permanent Collection

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery invites you to Modern Sacred: The Saint John’s Bible and Selections from the Permanent Collection, an exhibition showcasing permanent collection highlights alongside the Heritage Edition Volume “Gospels and Acts” from The Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since the invention of the printing press in the 15th century.

Exhibition Available for Viewing: Aug. 28-Sept. 29, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 | 6-9 p.m.

All works in this exhibition are by artists who sought new forms, gestures, and materials to make manifest the Christian imagination. Modern Sacred offers a rare opportunity to examine how contemporary art explores, illuminates and represents the sacred.

There will be opportunities for viewers to turn each page of the Heritage Edition of the Bible witnessing firsthand the beauty of traditional and contemporary print and illumination in action. Framed prints from other volumes of the Heritage Edition will also extend viewer’s knowledge and experience of this intricate combination of scripture and art. The project of The Saint John’s Bible has been called “one of the extraordinary undertakings of our time,” by Smithsonian Magazine.

Select artists from the university’s permanent collection include several of the Art Department’s early founding faculty — Lyle Novinski, Heri Bert Bartscht and the Rev. Phillip Szeitz (all three professors emeritus) — as well as Cistercians Fr. Ignatius Peacher and Fr. Damian Szodenyi of Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, and well-known Californian artist, nun and educator Sister Mary Corita Kent.

Public Program includes:
Presentation: Diane von Arx, Letter Maker & Designer The Saint John’s Bible.
Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 7 p.m.Exhibition Panel Discussion on Ideas of the Sacred in Art
Thursday, Sept. 21 | 6 p.m.

Film Screening The Illuminator and a Bible for the 21st Century
Thursday, Sept.  28 | 7 p.m.

Image Credit: Genealogy of Jesus, Donald Jackson, 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota.

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Canvas Ornament Workshop Sept. 9

Learn to make these lovely and durable canvas tree ornaments in a mini-workshop presented by Elva Robinson at her home on September 9, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $40.00. All materials provided, including extra canvas to take home with you. All you need to bring is a good pair of scissors!

Location: 3708 Longmeadow Way, Fort Worth, TX 76133

Phone: 817-292-6715    Email:

All you need to bring is a pair of good scissors. I will provide everything else, and you will have extra materials to take home with you, so you can make more than what you make in class! During the workshop, you will learn how to make both styles of ornaments shown here.

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