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  1. Get Acquainted with the Pastel Society of the Southwest — August 13, 2017
  2. Intro to Resin Summer mini-workshop August 19 — August 10, 2017
  3. Over, Under and Beyond: Fort Worth Weavers Guild biennial show Sept. 9-30 — August 9, 2017
  4. Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale entry deadline Sept. 15 — August 9, 2017
  5. 1st Annual Keller Art Walk call for artists — August 8, 2017

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2017 Annual HRI Rock Your Heart Out! Art Auction & Concert

HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE (HRI), WILL HOST THEIR SECOND ANNUAL ROCK YOUR HEART OUT! ART AUCTION & CONCERT IN NOVEMBER 2017. 6-10 ARTISTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THE STORY OF ABUSE, IMMIGRATION, AND THE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM THROUGH THEIR ART. EACH SELECTED ARTIST (2017 RYHO STORYTELLER) WILL PARTNER WITH AN HRI CLIENT -THROUGH SCULPTURES, PAINTINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHY -TO CREATE A NARRATIVE THAT DOCUMENTS THE CLIENT’S PATH TO SAFETY, LIBERTY, AND OPPORTUNITY. EACH PIECE WILL BE INSTALLED AT LIFE IN DEEP ELLUM FOR THE ROCK YOUR HEART OUT ART AUCTION & CONCERT, GIVING EVENT ATTENDEES AND ONLINE FOLLOWERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BID IN THE ART AUCTION. ALL MONEY RAISED WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT IMMIGRANTS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS WHO HAVE BEEN TORTURED AND ABUSED. LAST YEAR THE ROCK YOUR HEART OUT CONCERT & ART AUCTION RAISED OVER $100,000. MANY OF THE FEATURED LOCAL DALLAS ARTISTS’ STORYTELLING LANDED NATIONAL ATTENTION.

TO APPLY AS A 2017 RYHO STORYTELLER PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AT http://www.hrionline.org/events/rock-your-heart-out/ryho-storytellers/. BE SURE TO LINK YOUR BEST WORK! THE RYHO STORYTELLER APPLICATION WILL CLOSE ON JULY 7TH, 2017. OUR SELECTION PANEL WILL REVIEW ALL SUBMISSIONS AND SELECTED ARTISTS WILL BE NOTIFIED THE THIRD WEEK OF JULY.STORYTELLERS WILL BE PAIRED WITH FORMER HRI CLIENTS AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY. FINAL ARTWORK MUST BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 4, 2017.

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2017 Peach Festival Art Show and Sale call for artists

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

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

WEATHERFORD ART ASSOCIATION

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

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

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31st Annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 31st Annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Approximately 70 works will be selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

Entries may be submitted via our online application form through September 29, 2017 (11:59 PM). A downloadable 2018 Prospectus is also available for entries submitted via physical mail or in person to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. 

AWARDS
The Greater Denton Arts Council will provide Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250. Winners will be determined by the juror and will be announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on February 2, 2018.

ELIGIBLE MEDIA
Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2015-2017) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. 

NUMBER OF ENTRIES + ENTRY FEE
Each artist is limited to three (3) entries. There is a $40 (USD) non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries. Payments must be submitted online at the time of application.

SIZE LIMITATIONS
All work must be ready for installation. Submissions are restricted to a weight limit of no more than 75 pounds. GDAC reserves the right to exclude any entry that presents complex installation or assembly problems.

Greater Denton Arts Council
400 E. Hickory St
Denton, TX 76201
940-382-2787
exhibit@dentonarts.com

CALENDAR:

  • September 29, 2017 Deadline for acceptance of entry materials by 5:00 p.m. at the GDAC offices (NOT a postmark deadline)
  • November 17, 2017 Notification forms are mailed to all artists
  • December 1, 2017 Artist contracts are due
  • January 3 – 10, 2018 Shipped and hand-delivered pieces are due to the Arts Center
  • February 2, 2018 Opening Reception 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Award Ceremony 6:45 p.m.
  • February 3 – May 5, 2018 Materials: Hard + Soft exhibition is on view in the Meadows Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas
  • May 7 – 11, 2018 De-installation and return of artwork

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How To Publish Coloring Books For Fun & Profit – July 15

How To Publish Coloring Books For Fun & Profit: July 15

Now you can learn how to create and publish your own coloring book and cash in on one of the biggest book trends of the century!

Join Barbara and Ken O’Toole for a 2-hour information session where they’ll show you how to get started with coloring book publishing.

Only 6 remaining seats available.
Call: 817-456-9452 or

or follow this link to: ARTWORKSDFW

 

 

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Regional Announcement of Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Study – June 28

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Join Business Council for the Arts, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Dallas Arts District for the event we have all been waiting for!

Learn about arts impact, including tourism and employment, in North Texas and across the nation. Business Council for the Arts in conjunction with Americans for the Arts, collaborated with local study partners on the AEP5 Study in the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Lewisville and Richardson.

DATE AND TIME

Wed, June 28, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

LOCATION

Dallas City Performance Hall

2520 Flora Street

Dallas, TX 75201

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Banking on Art- Historic Cumby State Bank Art Exhibition July 15th

HISTORIC CUMBY STATE BANK ART EXHIBIT

FEATURING WORKS BY CURTIS FREDERICK

SATURDAY, JULY 15

3:00 TO 7:00 PM

 

History and the contemporary meet in a celebration of art and architecture at the Historic Cumby State Bank on Saturday, July 15. The 117 year-old bank building, recently renovated and restored, incorporates an abstraction of non-traditional materials and applications all within a historical context – a perfect backdrop to Curtis Frederick’s modern paintings and sculptures.

 

Frederick was born and raised in the Dallas area. Although he showed artistic promise at a young age, events would take Frederick away from his passion for many years. Fortunately, for both Frederick and the community, he has been given another opportunity to pursue his artistic dreams.

 

His paintings reflect the modernist styles of Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock and William De Kooning.  Chagall’s work is a synthesis of cubism, symbolism and fauvism while Pollock and De Kooning, notable members of a group of abstract expressionists known as the New York School, liberated art from a spatial dimension to the limitless boundaries of expression.  The treatment of the human form and use of unconventional materials by artists such as Henry Moore, Tony Cragg and Doug Jeck are reflected in Frederick’s sculptures.

 

The exhibit is scheduled for Saturday, July 15 from 3 to 7 pm. The Cumby State Bank is located at 201 W. Main St in Cumby, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.curtisfrederickfineart.com or call 214-240-9605.

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Work of HeART at Samuel Lynne Galleries, Benefitting Texas Lawyers for Children July 27

Join us for a night of art, beauty, and fashion – benefitting Texas Lawyers for Children – on July 27th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Samuel Lynne Galleries.

Elle Marie Beauty and Skin Snob are partnering together to present Work of HeART. The evening will include exclusive designers launching their latest creations, celebrity models, silent and live auctions, and a luxurious night with designers, fashion and beauty vendors. Also, JD Miller, internationally acclaimed artist and co-owner of Samuel Lynne Galleries, will be creating a live painting.

Hors D’oeuvres and drinks will be served, and valet parking will be available.

Samuel Lynne Galleries   http://www.samuellynne.com/
1105 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX 75207
214-965-9027

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Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibition June 25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please join us in celebrating these written and visual arts.

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Bivins Gallery Group Show: Summer 2017

Bivins Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Bivins Gallery Group Show: Summer 2017, on view from July 15 through September 9, 2017.

Featuring works from a diverse roster of globally and historically significant artists, as well as carefully selected, cutting-edge talent, this exhibition fosters a dialogue that bridges the boundaries of past and future. The show will feature a varied array of works from a range of mediums, including sculpture, painting, photography, and video.

BIVINS GALLERY
http://www.bivinsgallery.com/

300 Crescent Court
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75201
Telephone: 214.272.2795
art@bivinsgallery.com

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Solo Show[Down] opening reception July 7

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July 7–27, 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, July 7, 2017, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX  76107

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of Solo Show[Down], an open-themed, all media exhibition of international artists juried by Kimbell Art Museum Curator for Asian and non-Western Art Jennifer Casler Price. The Arts Center is located in the Cultural District at 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Submissions from Cuba, NYC, and Japan among locales closer to home will be on view through the month of July.  An opening reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Awards will be announced during the reception.

A Grand Prize winner will be awarded a $2,000 honorarium and a solo exhibition in the main gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located in Crocket Row in Fort Worth’s popular 7th Street development near the Cultural District. Concurrently, runners-up will be included in a group exhibition in the back section of the Art7.  A People’s Choice award of $250 will be awarded to a single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook during the term of the exhibition.
 
Price has curated over twenty major exhibitions since 1993. Her areas of expertise include Buddhist sculpture, Chinese antiquities, Japanese ukiyo-e painting, Tibetan Esoteric Buddhist painting, Mughal painting, African sculpture, Oceanic art, and Mayan are, among others. She most recently curated Louis I. Kahn, The Power of Architecture, a definitive retrospective of the American architect’s portfolio. A seasoned traveler, she has also juried exhibitions for the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, the San Antonio Art Museum League and the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival. Jennifer has been a commissioner on the Fort Worth Public Art Commission since October 2014 and currently serves as Chair of the Commission. She has been a member of the Association of American Museum Curators (AAMC) since its founding in 2001.

 The Arts Council was formed in 1963 to provide funding and leadership that would stimulate and assure the advancement of the arts throughout the Fort Worth community. Today’s Arts Council serves and responds to the needs of local artists, arts organizations, and residents through diverse channels, each with a significant impact on the quality of life in Fort Worth. The Arts Council manages the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through a competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program on behalf of the City. Located in one of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States the Fort Worth Community Arts Center makes its home in a striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition).  

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Fine Art and Antique Estate Sale at The Artists Showplace Gallery

The Artists Showplace Gallery presents a fine art and antique estate sale beginning on Friday, June 30, and continuing through the month of July. Discover hundreds of paintings, including original oils, limited-edition prints, etchings and engravings; exquisite porcelain, marble and bronze sculptures; antique furniture, clocks, lamps and figurines; and much more. Prices will be 30% to 70% off retail.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with special hours from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.

The Artists Showplace Gallery is located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248, at the SW corner of Coit and Arapaho, in the Shops at Spanish Village. For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223. http://theartistsshowplace.com/

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“Abstract Perspective: The Art of Kathy Metcalf” June 24

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Frisco Fine Art welcomes multimedia artist Kathy Metcalf in the exhibit “Abstract Perspective”, on display from June 24 until July 8.  A reception to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

A native of Dallas, Metcalf says that at the turn of the 21st century, she found herself in fervent need of self-expression. Completely self-taught, she views painting as a “catharsis for the soul”, giving her a sense of creativity, peace and joy. Her work is bold in color and texture and reflects the mood of the moment.

Frisco Fine Art Gallery
(214) 872-1917
Stonebriar Centre Mall Frisco
Upper Level ~ Next to Dillard’s
Mon – Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 12pm – 6pm

https://www.friscofineart.com/

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Texas Sculpture Association Exhibition opens July 5th at Keller Town Hall; reception July 13

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The Keller Public Arts Program is pleased to present the Texas Sculpture Association July 5 – 26, 2017 at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248. City of Keller, TX 76248.

Rebecca Boatman, Karmien Bowman, Linda Chidsey, Michelle Crider, Robert English, Daren Fagan, Jerry Freid, Maureen Lumley, Ginny Marsh, Nan Martin, Kristen Penrod, Stephen Potter, Breanne Schwarz, Stan Smith, Amy Stephens, Gisela-Heidi Strunck, Robertus Van Der Wege, Samuel Watson, Deran Wright will participate in the show, with a total of 53 pieces for viewing.

For more about the Texas Sculpture Association see the website: http://www.txsculpture.com/. Membership is open to sculptors, sculpture collectors, and sculpture admirers of all ages.

The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, or when meetings take place in the evenings. An Evening with the Artists is planned for Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 7 to 9 pm at Town Hall. All are welcome to share in the exhibit, relax and converse with refreshments and music by Joshua Page, guitarist. For more information contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com. www.cityofkeller.com

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Art Exhibit: What a Wonderful World | Chris Brandley

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Lavish landscapes with vibrant colors as interpreted by Chris Brandley’s recent travel experiences in Europe are currently on display at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Having grown up in a military family, Brandley has a wealth of past and recent travel experiences, all of which have influenced the painter she is today. Her work will be exhibited through September 2, 2017. Please join us for a complimentary reception to meet the artist on Friday, August 4th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. For more information, please visit our website at ElmStreetStudioKeller.com

Meanwhile A Moment In Cuba by amy mcmurry continues through June 24.

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Opening reception June 25 for VAGF’s Artrageous 2017

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The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco will be hosting an Opening reception for its summer show Artrageous 2017 on Sunday June 25 from 6-8pm at the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 Dallas Prkwy #200, Frisco TX )

Come to see original artworks from local and national artists. Awards for best artworks in different categories will be announced during the reception.

Free admission.

vagf.org   INFO@VAGF.ORG

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PAA’s 125 Show 2017 call for entries

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The 125 Show 2017 is open to all artists living in a community within 125 miles of Plano. Judges will select the top 60 works for the show July 26 – August 26 in the ArtCentre Gallery in Downtown Plano
(902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074.)

First, second, and third monetary prizes will be awarded in each of 3 categories (2D, 3D, and prints/photography) as well as a Best of Show award (Prize $1,000). A special Peoples’ Choice Award will be presented, along with Certificates of Merit to three finalists in each art genre category. You may enter up to 3 works at $30 per work.

Entry deadline is July 12.
Enter through CaFE
(Full details are in the description in CaFE at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4514)

Key Scheduled Dates

Online submission Deadline – Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MDT)
Notification of Acceptance or Non-acceptance into Show – Monday, July 17, 2017
Delivery of Artworks to the ArtCenter of Plano – Friday, July 21, 2017 (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and Saturday, July 22 (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) – Please contact PAA at info@planoartassociation.org if you must make a different arrangements.) Delivery address is ArtCentre of Plano, 902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074.
Show Opens – Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Reception & Awards Presentation – Saturday, August 5, 2017 (7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.) at ArtCentre of Plano
Show Closes – Friday, August 25, 2017
Art Pick-up – Saturday, August 26, 2017 (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) – Pick-up address is ArtCentre of Plano, 902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074. The Plano Art Associaton and the ArtCentre of Plano do not cover shipping expenses. (Please contact PAA at info@planoartassociation.org if you must make different arrangements.)

Entry Requirements
The basic entry fee is $30. For non members the entry fee is $30 and $30 for each additional work you enter up to 2 more entries (making a total of up to 3 entries).

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Upcoming Oil Painting Workshops with Chris Brandley

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Coming in July and September (Keller and Grapevine, Texas):

Chris’s workshops 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. She holds nothing back, and talks through the process and colors during the demo! Chris uses the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy. She will show you how to take an ordinary photograph, and use artistic license to paint from the heart by infusing clean, bold color, loose brush strokes, and beautiful lighting. There will be an emphasis on color mixing, composition, brushwork, and more. Learn to see “Impressionistically,” and explore your ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject. Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun-filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced! For more information and to register visit https://chrisbrandley.com/workshops

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Woodturning Art Exhibit in June at The Artists Showplace Gallery: Reception June 17

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

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

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

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Coloring Books For Fun & Profit

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How To Publish Coloring Books For Fun & Profit: June 24th or July 15th

Coloring Book Publishing For Fun & Profit – Two Classes Available; June 24th and July 15th

 

Now you can learn how to make and publish your own coloring book, so you can cash in on one of the biggest book trends of the century! Not to mention having a blast while you work on it.

Join Barbara & Ken O’Toole for a 2 hour information session where they will show you how to get started with coloring book publishing.

To serve you in the best way possible the size of these classes will be kept small. So, sign up today!

Call 817-456-9452

or follow this link to: ARTWORKSDFW

 

 

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EXPRESSIONS – New photography book by Randy Ziegler

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My recently published photography book EXPRESSIONS is now available!

Excerpt from the book –  “The photographic images for this book are some personal favorites from my archives. Early in my photography career, I opened my eyes and ears to be a witness to humanity. A purveyor of life, always open to its influences and impressions. It was only natural that I would create images to preserve the unforgettable expressions of life, and share them with the world.”

To view click on the link:

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All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to advance the photographic arts in Texas.

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Cyanotype/Sun Print Workshop June 25th

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Sun Print / Cyanotype Workshop

Join guest artist and @vala_tx member Lizzy Hicks to Explore Alternative-Process Photography with Sun Prints !

June 25th 2pm at @bluehousetoo in Watters Creek, Allen. $10 per adult $5 per child

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Contact us at VALA.Texas@gmail.com

Use plants and flowers to create brilliant blue photograms with the power of the sun! ☀️🎨 

Learn about the history of photography and come away with 2 art pieces

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A Moment in Cuba | Amy McMurry – Reception June 16

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

A portion of all art sale proceeds will benefit the
Art Station, Fort Worth.

Elm Street Studio, 139 S. Elm Street, Keller, TX 76248

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 5pm
and by appointment

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Click here to see more of Amy McMurry’s work.

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“Flow”: Fluid Abstracts by Mary Galbraith opens June 17 at Frisco Fine Art

Mary Galbraith

Frisco Fine Art welcomes local abstract artist Mary Galbraith in the exhibit “Flow”, from June 17 to July 1. A reception to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, June 17, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The exhibit will showcase her most recent work: stunning, fluid acrylic paintings that evoke both calm and movement. Galbraith has a solid foundation in nearly every medium. As early as high school, she was participating in painting workshops throughout Texas and became an accomplished photorealistic artist. Now an advocate for experimentation, she broke from the tight constraints of photorealism to explore the looseness and abandon of fluid acrylics.  “Now that I’ve finally stepped out of my self-imposed box, I’ve never felt more free.”

Frisco Fine Art

2601 Preston Road, Suite 2002

Frisco, Texas 75034

Stonebriar Center, upper level next to Dillards

214-872-1917

http://www.friscofineart.com

 

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Solo Show[Down] opens July 7

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Opening Reception July 7, 2017 6-9pm

July 7 – 29, 2017

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

This International Exhibition includes many disciplines with no theme and juried by Jennifer Casler Price who has been the curator of Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show in our Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s bustling 7th Street area. The Grand Prize winner will also receive $2000. Runners Up: Group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of the Art7. People’s Choice: Single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize $250.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Jennifer Casler Price has held the position of curator for Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. During her tenure, she has curated over 20 exhibitions covering a diverse range in subject matter including Buddhist sculpture, Chinese antiquities, Japanese ukiyo-e painting, Tibetan Esoteric Buddhist painting, Mughal painting, African sculpture, Oceanic art, Maya art, and most recently a retrospective exhibition on the architect of the Kimbell, Louis I. Kahn. As a curator she has traveled widely – to China, Japan, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey, Cuba and Peru. She has also juried exhibitions for the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, the San Antonio Art Museum League and the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival. Jennifer has been a commissioner on the Fort Worth Public Art Commission since October 2014 and currently serves as Chair of the Commission. She has been a member of the Association of American Museum Curators (AAMC) since its founding in 2001.

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Sun Print Workshop June 25

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Join guest artist and @vala_tx member Lizzy Hicks to Explore Alternative-Process Photography with Sun Prints !

June 25th 2pm at @bluehousetoo in Watters Creek, Allen. $10 per adult $5 per child

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Use plants and flowers to create brilliant blue photograms with the power of the sun! ☀️🎨 

Learn about the history of photography and come away with 2 art pieces

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Dallas Contemporary Art Show: Conception Arts call for artists

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CALL FOR ARTISTS!!!

Show will be held on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 @ Community Beer Co., located at 1530 Inspiration Dr #200, Dallas, TX 75207, from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Live music and food truck.

Looking for: fine art painting, fine art drawing, mixed media, fiber arts, fine art/nature/concept photography, sculpture, metal works, unique handcrafted jewelry, textile/fabric art, folk art, pottery, wood crafting, up-cycled/re-purposed art and glass works

Please visit www.conceptionarts.com, select the Submit your Work button, then select Artist Registration. There is no cost to apply. One artist will be presented with our Award of Excellence by a private panel of judges.

Conception exhibits have been featured in The Wall St. Journal, Dallas Patron Magazine and ABC News and offer collectors the opportunity to purchase work directly from local artists at the tipping point of their career.

Visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/conceptionevents as well as Instagram at www.instagram.com/conceptionartists/

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How To Publish Coloring Books For Fun & Profit: June 24 or July 15

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COLORING BOOKS FOR FUN AND PROFIT

Two Classes Available

Date: June 24, 2017 OR  July 15, 2017

Now you can learn how to create and publish your own coloring book and cash in on one of the biggest book trends of the century!

Join Barbara and Ken O’Toole for a 2-hour information session where they’ll show you how to get started with coloring book publishing.

To serve you better the size of these classes will be kept small, so sign up today!
Call: 817-456-9452

or follow this link to: ARTWORKSDFW

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Natural Dye Fiber Workshop June 11

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NATURAL DYE FIBER WORKSHOP!

Sunday June 11th 2pm @bluehousetoo

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Dye 2 silk scarves using Eco-friendly organic materials ! $60 includes all materials to create your own unique pieces!  #art #artworkshop #dallas #dallasart #allenevents #allenart #allenartsalliance #ecofriendly #scarves #organic #greenfashion #naturaldye #valatx

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

 

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

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

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

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Teen Charcoal Workshop July 5-7 at ARThouse Gallery & Studio

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This 3-day workshop centers on creating a dynamic charcoal still life. This project enhances core skills required for building a strong college application portfolio and will have the potential for a competition quality piece.  This focused study will include instruction from the talent and expertise of teacher and artist Joanna Mann, whose students received high honors this spring at ACSI, TAPPS, and VASE competitions.

Location: ARThouse Gallery & Studio, 6100 Long Prairie Rd. #800, Flower Mound, Texas

Phone: (972) 899-2699

Ages: 14-18

Date: Wednesday-Friday, July 5-7, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Materials:  All supplies included.

Price: $150.00

 

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Coach Presents New Works by Arthur Pena

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Coach Presents New Works by Arthur Pena June 7-25th at NorthPark Center. Peña. The exhibit will be located in the corridor outside of the new Coach store between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

Justine Ludwig of the Dallas Contemporary will give an art discussion with Arthur Pena on June 12th, 630pm at NorthPark Center (in the corridor between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom).

Both events are open to the public.

Arthur Peña is a painter, writer, arts educator and founder/director of experimental art spaceWARE:WOLF:HAUS, roving music venue and music label VICE PALACE and co-founder of Deadbolt Studios. Peña received his Post- Baccalaureate from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. He is currently the Visiting Lecturer in Painting at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX where he lives and works. — from his website  http://www.arthurdpena.com/

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Closing Reception for Lara Lenhoff May 31- Life Walk Fundraiser

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In South Africa, 18.5% of the adult population has HIV or AIDS. In 2016, an art group I was part of raised a substantial amount for Life Walk to help the community in Dallas afflicted with this virus.

On May 31 at 6 PM-9PM, the closing reception for this Solo Show will be taking place at Artspace at Metropolitan Press. Live music by Lizbet Kloot Palmer of the Last City starts at 7. If you claim to be a supporter of the arts in this city, don’t miss the 25 paintings created. 20% of proceeds are going to Life Walk.

http://metpressinc.com/artspace/

1250 Majesty Drive,

Dallas TX 75247

 

 

 

 

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Calling All Artists to Enter the DeSoto Art League Spring Show

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DeSoto Art League

Calling All Artists to Enter the DeSoto Art League Spring Show

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

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

7 Categories including Student Entries

Judge will assign awards in each category plus Best of Show

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

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

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

More than $2000 in cash prizes

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

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Christina Yielding at Frisco Fine Art

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

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

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

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Oil Painting Alla Prima Style – Open for Teens and Adults

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

This workshop will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings. Chris uses the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy. She will show you how to take an ordinary photograph, and use artistic license to paint from the heart by infusing clean, bold color, loose brush strokes, and beautiful lighting. There will be an emphasis on color mixing, composition, brushwork, and more. Learn to see “Impressionistically,” and explore your ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject. Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun-filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced! It is designed to help you take your painting to the next level. Click here for more information.

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