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  1. Onward Forward reception May 13 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery — April 29, 2017
  2. Lake-a-Palooza! [FREE] Music Festival Coming April 29 at the Bath House — April 28, 2017
  3. TRAHCs 29th Annual Juried Exhibition deadline May 14 — April 27, 2017
  4. Mixed up with Media: a presentation by Encaustic Artist Teri Muse May 4th — April 26, 2017
  5. North Dallas Artist Studio Tour April 29 & 30th — April 26, 2017

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Onderdonk Bluebonnet Field Adult Workshop April 14

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April, 14th 7-9pm at the ARThouse Highland Village Gallery and Studio

Two for One Special! Bring a friend, your favorite beverage, snacks and come enjoy an evening of painting in both acrylic and OIL!

Easy to follow step-by-step guidance with our studio’s owner and professional artist, Anita Robbins.

You’ll leave with your own version of this Onderdonk Bluebonnet Field 8″x 10″ painting.

Bring a friend and you each only pay $15. 2 for 1 Special. Frame not included.

Located at : ARThouse Highland Village 6100 Long Prairie Rd., Suite 800, Flower Mound, TX

Call us at: 214-285-0084 or register online at https://studioarthouse.com/event-registration/?ee=3339

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Community Market Arts Vendors @ PAAC – beginning April 13

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Various Thursdays through June, 6-9 PM, Free, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Presented in partnership with the Denton Community Market

Join us for a series of panel discussions with the arts vendors of the Denton Community Market! The night will begin with a short info session, artist talks, and goods available for purchase. Each night features a different selection of artists. Learn more at dentonarts.com

New in 2017! Stay late at the Arts Center and enjoy programs, events, and exhibitions through 9 PM each Thursday night. thanks to support from the Dentonite and Fort Worth Weekly.

Community Market Arts Vendors @ PAAC | Starting April 13, 6-8 PM
Presented in partnership with the Denton Community Market
Join us for a series of panel discussions with the arts vendors of the Denton Community Market! The night will begin with a short info session, artist talks, and goods available for purchase. Each night features a different selection of artists and a new theme. Learn more about each event here.

Scheduled:

Upcoming Events

April 13 | Denton Community Market Makers: Honing Your Craft and Marketing Your Product

Artists:

Erin Tran of Tierra Verde Farm | Textiles, soap, and candle work

Danelle Cass of Earth and Ember | Pottery, glass, metalcraft, and jewelry

Kimberly Bien of Salted Sanctuary Soap | Soap and candle work

Cherly McQueen of Expressive Creations | Pottery, glass, and metalcraft

 

April 27 | TBD

 

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Oil Painting Alla Prima Style April 28 & 29 – Open for Adults

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New Oil Painting Workshop for Adults now open for registration! April 28-29, 2017; Grapevine Texas;
Join award winning artist, Chris Brandley for 2 exciting days of oil painting! Our time together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

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

She will show you how to take an ordinary photograph, and use artistic license to paint from the heart by infusing clean, bold color, loose brush strokes, and beautiful lighting.
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truly, madly: Collaborative Photography by Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada

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http://kasumianddesiree.com/portfolio/truly-madly/

Location: Murchison Performing Arts Center, University of North Texas
Spring Semester 2017, FREE

truly, madly is feeling wholeheartedly however shallow or deep. In this series of collaborative photographs by Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada, the artists construct single colorful frames of common objects juxtaposed by portraits of young women, teetering between anxiety and euphoria. The photographs are glazed with mild angst, impulse, and deliberately awkward situations. There is a vanitas-laden visual syntax at work. However, these contemporary still lifes are more visually succinct in their delivery than their predecessors. A lopped off pony tail stands on its own upon a bright yellow backdrop, chola-style nails offer fist-fulls of lifeless gelatinous gummy worms, a ring pop is cast off into a glass of champagne. These works are not about eternal preservation or nature morte, but rather about unapologetically living in the moment, where humor and sorrow intersect all in the same square.

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Artist, Live Creators & Vendor Call!

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Please join us this Memorial Day in celebration of our local veterans, veteran artists, and the therapeutic art program created to support them. Through the compassionate efforts of For Love & Art, a Dallas-based charity focused on the healing effects of creation, we seek to provide relief for our struggling veterans in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

For Love & Art is in the business of healing, rejuvenating and ‘dusting’ broken spirits – even if just for a little while – through simple human love, Art therapy, digital technology and the preternatural power of art.

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Peep Show Texas

This benefit will be showcasing artists of military background and specifically featuring the work of Roger Montoya.

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS ! Veteran Artists, Vendors & Live Creators! FREE to enter. Email Examples of your work to PeepShow.Texas@Gmail.Com

Volunteer opportunities are available! Email or message us for more information @ PeepShow.Texas@Gmail.Com

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ForLoveAndArt.Org

Food trucks, vendors, and other entertainment will be announced over the coming weeks! Keep an eye out for updates.

Monday, May 29TH
Doors @ 2PM-10PM
$7 (Advance)

::::Artists::::

Cerena Jones.
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The Movement.

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Nicole Holt.
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Cerena Jones.
BlingyArt@Gmail.com
@VividSense

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Creative Oasis Coaching Workshop at the Bath House 4/1

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Feeling intimidated to take the creative plunge?  Has ennui has gotten the better of creative-you?   Join this workshop to feel energized, inspired and prepared to continue on your creative journey using the tools and techniques you will learn in this creative exploration workshop.  Class size: 5 students minimum, 15 maximum.

The Friends of the Bath House are sponsoring the Creative Oasis Coaching workshop on April 1, 12:30-3:30 at a very reasonable price for the Friends of the Bath House.

Location:  Bath House Cultural Center, 521 East Lawther Drive, on the Eastern shore of White Rock Lake.

Sign-up for the workshop today at https://friendsofthebathhouse.org/workshops

Learn about Jill and Creative Oasis Coaching website here: https://www.creativeoasiscoaching.com/.

Get your muse on!

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Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School March 30

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Third Thursdays, 6-8 PM, $5, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art school is the world’s premier alt. drawing movement. Artists draw glamorous underground performers in a friendly BYOB environment (21 and up). Founded in 2005 in a dive bar in Brooklyn, Dr. Sketchy’s has now spread to over 100 cities around the world. For monthly themes and information, visit dentonarts.com

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Arts & Advocacy Family Day: Artist Stand Kick Off Event April 1

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Saturday, April 1, 11 AM – 1 PM, Free, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
In partnership with CASA of Denton County and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County, families can enjoy crafts, performances, cupcake decorating, and more! Afterwards, enjoy more family activities on the Denton Courthouse Square in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Learn more at dentonarts.com  

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SONIC Free Family Day at Oklahoma City Museum of Art April 9

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Event: SONIC Free Family Day
Date/Time: April 9, 2017 from 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
Where: Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Description:
Don’t miss SONIC Free Family Day on Sunday, April 9 from 12-5pm! Families receive free OKCMOA admission, take part in fun art making activities, see exciting performances and films, and much more! Get ready for fun activities on all three floors of the Museum!
Cost: Free
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 236-3100
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The Business of Art: Markets for Visual Artists April 1

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Saturday, April 1  9:45 am – 1:30 pm

Learn about different markets for visual artists and makers. Guest speakers and panelists will include:

  • Courtney Crothers, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Donald Fowler, The Nasher Store
  • Gabriella Guajardo, Wisteria
  • Julie McCullough, Make + Made
  • Tessa Mugica, Wisteria
  • Chris Unruh, Makers Connect

Tickets will be $25 for members of BCA, CAC and DADA or $35 for non-members and at the door. All tickets are non-refundable. Lunch will be included.

Location: Latino Cultural Center  REGISTER

http://dallasartdealers.org/event/business-art-markets-visual-artists/

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Join us on Saturday, April 1 at the Latino Cultural Center for the latest installment of”Business of Art:  Markets for Visual Artists”workshop series opportunities to explore the business-side of various topics facing practicing artists presented by The Business Council for the ARTS (BCA), Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) and the Dallas Arts Dealer’s Association (DADA), in conjunction with the Office of Cultural AffairsThe
Participants will learn about current markets for visual artists and makers, including retail and medical markets.  Guest speakers are:  Courtney Crothers, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Donald Fowler, The Nasher Store; Gabriella Guajardo, Wisteria; Ted Matthews, former owner of Artisan’s Collective;  Julie McCullough, Make + Made; Tessa Mugica, Wisteria; and Chris Unruh, Makers Connect.
The workshop will be held Saturday, April 1 from 9:45am to 1:30pm at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak Street, and tickets are available for $25 in advance for members of any of the three organizations; $35 at the door. The cost includes lunch.  To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-business-of-art-markets-for-visual-artists-tickets-32235114094.

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Dear Clark Spring Pop Up Art Show April 6

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Dear Clark’s quarterly Spring Pop-Up Art Show is Thursday April 6th from 6-10 PM at Dear Clark’s Uptown Dallas Studio, 3317 McKinney.

Produced by Tres Reyes Fine Art Production, the show will feature art from several local artists and local vendors from the DFW area. The evening supports 29 Acres and a portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit. Come shop local vendors, enjoy beverages provided by Eastwood’s Bar, food and music!

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Maryann Brummer Solo Show at Fischer Galleries, Jackson, MS

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Fort Worth artist, Maryann Brummer, is having a solo show of new works at Fischer Galleries in Jackson, MS.

Opening reception hosted by the gallery Thursday, April 6 from 5 – 7 pm. Dickies Building 736 S President Street, 4th floor, Jackson, MS 39201.

Make this a destination weekend and experience the arts, music and history of Jackson, MS!

To see more works or to contact the artist, visit www.MaryannBrummer.com

mkbrummer@aol.com

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Old Town Keller West Rotating Sculpture Program – New Deadline!

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The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries for the inaugural phase of the City of Keller’s Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. A $1,000 honorarium shall be awarded for each of five 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 newly updated Old Town Keller West area, home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, will attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.

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

All sculptures must be ready for installation by May 31, 2017, 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. Deadline for submittals is April 7, 2017. For more information, visit: http://www.cityofkeller.com/services/public-arts/call-for-art

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PETER MAX – THE COLLECTED WORKS 1960-2017 – Meet the Artist March 25 & 26

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A newly-curated collection by artist legend, Peter Max’s exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a presentation by Road Show Company at Dallas’ Beaudry Gallery.

Peter Max will make two very special appearances at the gallery and all appearances are complimentary and open to the public with RSVP’s required. Previews begin Saturday, March 18 with a fabulous Preview party.

There are two scheduled Meet the Artist receptions:  Saturday, March 25 from 6-8 pm and Sunday, March 26 from 1pm – 4 pm. All artworks are on exhibition and available for acquisition. RSVP’s are required: 866-900-6699 or dallas@roadshowcompany.com. For more info, visit www.roadshowcompany.com

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Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop in Venice, Italy

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Taught by Scott Williams & Niki Gulley

Venice, Italy

February 3 – 10 /2018

Photography / Plein-Air Painting Workshop

You’ve seen the images of the people with elaborate costumes and ornate masks set against the stunning backdrop of Venice. Well, now is your chance to not only be a part of this fabulous spectacle, but to also capture the festival in all of it’s glory.

Imagine working on your photography and painting skills in an environment with such visual stimulation and artistic opportunities. Join us as we take you on an journey among a cast of characters that have stepped out of a long forgotten time as they stroll amid the grandeur of the Venetian canals. Every corner brings you face to face with new subject matter and backgrounds that afford you endless possibilities to spark your imagination.

There will be walking tours through the back streets and canals of Venice as we go in search of opulent costumes and dazzling masks in a setting like no other place on earth. You will experience the sights, sounds and passion of Venice as you are immersed in Italian culture. Every time we go, we feel like a kid in a candy store!

Niki will conduct the Plein-Air Painting Workshop from different picturesque locations daily, teaching through a combination of demos, discussions, assistance and critiques. Sessions will be broken into one half day outings of either morning or afternoon locations, with the other half day set aside for exploring the cultural side of the area. There will also be plenty of time in between for shopping, sightseeing or to dine al fresco for a leisurely lunch.

Scott will take the photographers on a daily walking tour, giving you the opportunity to experience the trip through your lens as he guides you to use your camera to define what you see while achieving your own artistic vision. As with the painters, there will be half day destinations, with time allowances for exploring on your own.

This unique Workshop affords you the option to choose which aspect interests you, whether it is painting, photography or both. Thereby giving you an opportunity to make the most of your Art Treks experience. There will also be valuable critique sessions throughout the workshop that can provide invaluable information and feedback, as well as giving everyone an opportunity to share ideas and get to know each other.

There will also be opportunities each day to see the museums, visit the churches, go shopping and enjoy all of the things that make Venice what it is.So come join us as we take you on an inspirational exploration of Carnival with an emphasis on observation and perception as we help you develop your own style – or just ride along to enjoy the countryside, as artists and non-artists alike are welcome.

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

 

Work Shop includes:

  •  Roundtrip air fare, all transfers in Venice. 
  •  Lodging for 6 nights. (Accommodations are in shared rooms, although a few single rooms may be available at an extra fee) 
  •  Private water taxi to & from the airport in Venice
  •  Breakfast 
  •  Boat trip to the islands of Murano & Burano
  •  Glass blowing demonstration
  •  Emergency Medical insurance 
  •  Instruction, guidance, experience and fun

Your cost for all of this is $4,395 and to reserve a spot, simply send a completed application form along with your deposit of $1,500 per person by 6/10/17, after that the price goes to $4,995. There also is a final application cut off date of 8/5/17. Prices after the cut off date are based on current airfare.

A second payment of one half of the remainder after deposit is due by 9/9/17, with a final payment due by 10/21/17. For those wanting a single occupancy room, there will be an additional cost of $750. We can take credit card payments, however it will incur a 3.5% fee.

There has to be a minimum of 6 people for the workshop to make. If the 6 person minimum is not met by the deadline, deposit will be refunded.

There is a discount of $350 for partners wanting to accompany participants on the trip, but not take the workshop. We will also setup optional spa tours and food, wine or cooking classes where  available at an additional cost for participants not interested in the painting/photography sessions.

In the event of inclement weather, arrangements will be made for museum visits etc. There will be no rain dates or refunds for weather or travel difficulties, we suggest travel insurance for those situations.

Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help you in any way and we hope that you will be able to join us!

Scott Williams       214-289-8512      /       Niki Gulley     214-803-5812

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Email Scott, photoguy@blind-squirrel.org  if you are interested in joining us.

Visit http://www.ArtTreks.org for more information.

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The 33% – Artists from the Cultural District March 25

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Join us this Spring Gallery Night 2017 at the Grackle Art Gallery to experience art, culture, and live music. A mix of phenomenal local artists with works guaranteed to dazzle the senses will be showcased.

The majority of people who work at fine art museums are active artists. Museums are powered by artists.
The Grackle Art Gallery is hosting this show in honor and celebration of this truth. The idea for this show originated from staff at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art where we chose the theme Works on Paper and Photography to tribute the great Works on Paper and Photography collection that sets this museum apart in the Fort Worth Cultural District.

In creating this show, we are enriching the community of Fort Worth by promoting these local artists with a space to show work together.

This show has been curated by Allester Vinteers and Shane Green, both passionate and recognized local community artists.

We give special thanks to the folks at The Grackle Art Gallery for granting us the opportunity to use their space and to everyone else who’s helped us make this a reality!

This is a free event. Come join us to support the local Art Community.

FUN, FRESH, ALIVE and HERE!

*The show itself will be on view by appointment starting on the 19th of March. We are also having a Matinee the day after Gallery Night, Sunday, March, 26th from 12-3pm.

Here’s a list of the amazing musicians who will be playing live at our Art Show during Spring Gallery Night 2017!!!
*Swirve
*Canyon Kafer
*Jeff Dazey
We give special thanks to Clint Niosi for arranging this line up of awesome musical talent!

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Trinity Arts Guild 2017 Juried Open Show entries due April 1st

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2017 Trinity Arts Guild Open Show

May 3 – June 10, 2017

Open to all area artists. Up to $3,00 in merchandise and prizes!

Categories:

  • Oil
  • Acrylics/Mixed Media
  • Watercolor/Inks
  • Dry Media
  • Three Dimensional

For prospectus and entry form see

https://www.trinityartsguild.net/prospectus-and-entry-forms

All accepted work must be presented to the Gallery between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Trinity Arts Guild Gallery Bedford Boys Ranch Park 2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway Bedford, TX 76021

Calendar:

  • April 1, 2017 Entries due. Email entries must be submitted by midnight. Hand delivered entries accepted 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Mailed entries must be postmarked on or before this date.
  • April 16, 2017 – Accepted entries will be posted on this website.
  • Monday May 1, 2017– 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Early drop off
  • May 2, 2017 – All accepted entries due at the Gallery for hanging.
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – Show Opens
  • June 10, 2017 – Reception and Awards (close of Show 5:45 pm)

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Outdoor Painters Society’s Plein Air Southwest Salon

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The Artists Showplace Gallery is delighted to host one of the premier art events of the season. Plein Air Southwest Salon is a juried competition, exhibition and sale sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society and showcased every April in Dallas. The annual event seeks to promote an appreciation for the process of en plen air, which is French for “in open air”. Most of the works were completed in a single painting session, painted outdoors on location, and are characterized by the bold use of color, design and the freshness of paint application.

The exhibit runs from April 8 to May 13. The opening reception and presentation of awards will take place on Saturday, April 8, from 3:00 to 6:00. On Sunday, April 9, the gallery will be open from 1:00 to 5:00, with artist demonstrations from 2:00 to 4:00.

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Call for Artists – Dallas Contemporary Art Exhibit April 20

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Call for artists for upcoming Contemporary Art Exhibit. Please visit www.conceptionarts.com, select Submit your Work and fill out Artist Registration to apply online.

Accepting submissions for painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, pottery and wearable art. One artist will be presented with Conception’s Award for Excellence.

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Digital Characters and Design: A presentation of work by Ben Faubion, Pad.co Creative Director and Minicrew artist

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You are invited to “Digital Characters and Design: A presentation of work by Ben Faubion, Pad.co Creative Director and Minicrew artist,” April 6th, 2017, from 7 – 9 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Mr. Faubion is an illustrator and digital designer. Ben attended Laguna College of Art and Design, and earned a B.F.A in Illustration/Design. He has worked as a user interfaces (UI) designer with a variety of Fortune 500 companies, design agencies, and startups, while also continuously engaging his love for drawing and characters. His web and app design experience includes clients such Disney, Kawasaki, Ubisoft, Intel, and United Rentals.

He is currently the Creative Director at Pad, an Austin based startup that helps owners manage their homes. In his free time he’s building a quirky and fun illustrative brand called Minicrew, which is focused on the Do-It-Yourself and Maker culture. You can view his design work at www.reactivecanvas.com, and his illustration work on instagram at instagram.com/minicrewco.

During the presentation, Ben will share his illustration work on Minicrew as well as his latest design work. He will talk about his process of refining a character drawing, inking, and coloring digitally. He will be available to answer questions about digital tool techniques as well any questions about developing an engaging career in art and design.

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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FBCAA March 21st meeting: Marie Renfro demo & workshop

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The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will be having a meeting and Acrylics Collage demo with Marie Renfro, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Farmer’s Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, near Valwood.  The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with the demo at 10:30. The meeting/demo concludes at noon.  Guests and potential new members are welcome.

Ms. Renfro will also conduct a workshop that afternoon from 1:00-3:00.  Cost of the workshop is $10. For more about Marie, see her website https://gallery8.com/c-marie-renfro/

Anyone who enjoys art or is interested in promoting the visual arts is welcome to join us.  Membership is $30 per year and associate membership is $40 per year. https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Branch-Carrollton-Art-Association-149816435455992/

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Junebug Music and Art Festival call for artists

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The 5th annual Junebug Music and Art Festival will be held Saturday, June 17th from 10am-11pm and Sunday the 18th from 10-4.

Junebug is brought to you by the Forge and held in Ben Wheeler, Texas. The Festival generates a large amount of publicity in local newspapers, radio and social media. Along with fine artists, the festival showcases local farmers, Fair Trade products, Sustainable living, live artist demonstrations, Local wineries and Texas singer/songwriters.

Applications will be accepted in the following categories:
Farmers Market, Wineries, Start-Up artists and Professional Artists
(Clay, Digital Art, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking & Drawing, Sculpture & Metalwork, Watercolor and Wood and OTHER)
We can’t wait to see you there!!!!

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Copperplate Calligraphy – 6 Week Class

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**Check out my spring class schedule**

What does calligraphy do for you? Taking a calligraphy class delivers many benefits in addition to helping you improve your lovely letters. Need some time away? Take a class for yourself! Looking for friends with similar interests? Built in buddies in a calligraphy class. Need some down time? Aaaahhh, the focus and pace of calligraphy can be so very calming. Whatever your reason, I invite you to register for a new class this spring. Sign up here: http://www.carolscalligraphyart.com/book-online
6-wk Classes begin March 19 & 23

Sundays, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
3/19 – 4/30
new beginner and repeat beginner, ages 14 – adult

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Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
3/23 – 4/27
new beginner and repeat beginner, ages 14 – adult

Register here: http://www.carolscalligraphyart.com/book-online

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Jack Whitten: Earlier Works at Bivins Gallery

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Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Jack Whitten: Earlier Works from April 1-May 6, 2017.

Created during a five-year period in the late 1960s, the paintings and works on paper featured in Jack Whitten: Earlier Works reference race, cosmology, music, and politics. Influenced by personal relationships with Willem de Kooning, Martin Luther King, Jr., Miles Davis, Philip Guston, and Franz Kline, the abstractions reflect the social and political turmoil of the era. The conversation will be joined by Dallas’s own local artist Spencer Evans, whose work references issues of identity and image in the black community. Please join us at the opening reception on April 1 from 5 pm – 8pm, at the gallery’s Uptown location, to continue the dialogue. Bivins Gallery is located at 300 Crescent Court, Suite 100,Dallas, TX 75201. http://www.bivinsgallery.com/ Please contact anna@bivinsgallery.com for more details.

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The Pancakes & Booze Art Show April 8

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Dallas’ Largest Underground Art Show with:

-75+ EMERGING ARTISTS

-Live Body Painting

-FREE Pancake Bar

-21+ EVENT

-8PM-2AM

– $5 General Admission (Cash at the Door)

FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1135891599820671/
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dallas-pancakes-booze-art-show-tickets-32601714606

 

Interested in showing with us? Submit here: pancakesandbooze.com/submit

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CALL FOR ARTISTS and VOLUNTEERS: Hollyhock Artist Pavilion Art Exhibit 2017

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CALL FOR ARTISTS and VOLUNTEERS

Hollyhock Artist Pavilion Art Exhibit 2017

This is a call for all artists to submit their artworks for Hollyhock Artist Pavilion Art Exhibit  to be held on March 25th 2017. This is a one day event and the Exhibit will be open to Public from 12:00 to 4:00 pm on March 25th and it will be a part of the Grand Hollyhock Opening Project. Artists are requested to collect their works after 4:00 pm once the Event is over. This exhibit is for members only.

We have a space to exhibit 6-8 sculptures and about 14 artworks on the wall. All the artworks will be for sale. Estimated number of people attending the event is about 700/1250 people. Mega promotions are done by the Hollyhock Project Organisers.

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography Mixed Media, and Sculpture. Subject matter is open. All works should be artists original creation. If interested, send 3 images of your artworks as JPEG to exhibits@vagf.org for consideration by end of the day Sunday, March 19. Include dimensions, medium, title and sale price for each submitted work.

You will be notified of acceptance into the show by Wednesday, March 22. Accepted works must be delivered to the event ground at  16360 Hollyhock Rd. Frisco, TX 75033 on March 25 (time will be communicated to those participate in the exhibit).

 

Timeline for the exhibit

  • Submission: Sunday, March 19
  • Acceptance: Tuesday, March 21
  • Take-in: Saturday March 25
  • Take-down: Saturday March 25

 

Entry Fee

Exhibit is free for VAGF members. Join VAGF now for only $35 to receive members benefits throughout the year. http://vagf.org

 

Gallery Requirement

All submitted works should be ready-to-hang with wire taut at the upper fourth of the frame. Saw-tooth hanging will not be accepted. All works on  1/2canvases should be framed. All the works on 1to 2canvases need to have neatly painted edges if not framed. Please keep in mind that this is outdoor event; we will take the best efforts to do secure installation. Gallery wrapped canvases are preferred, no artworks under glass; sculptures for this particular event need to be heavy.

 

Sales

From each sale during the event VAGF requests a 20% donation. Artist are responsible for labeling their artworks with prices clearly stated. Feel free to bring your business cards to set on the exhibit table.

 

Volunteers needed

We do need at least 6 volunteers to help with the event:

  • Children activity table. We will have a simple craft project for children and will need volunteers to oversee activities in 1 hr shifts
  • Art pavilion / VAGF table . We need 1-2 volunteers to oversee the exhibit

 

Contact:

If you have any questions feel free to send us an email at exhibits@vagf.org . We will try to reach back to you at the earliest. Looking forward to seeing you at the event.   

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South Side Art Walk and Open Studios – March 25, 2017

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The South Side Art Walk and Open Studios is an event centered around community and creativity. Come stroll the Artist Quarter at South Side on Lamar in the historic Sears building and discover a myriad of artists and talents while taking in the fresh tunes by DJ Frances Jaye and sipping a delicious beverage from Checkered Past Winery or Opening Bell Coffee. Artists will have their studios open and others will have exhibition spaces lining the Artist Quarter. ArtLoveMagic will be exhibiting their DECADE show in The Janette Kennedy Gallery as well as hosting artists working live in their Artist Quarter studio. Checkered Past Winery and Opening Bell are hosting after parties with live music and drink specials starting at 8pm. Those Guys will be playing at Checkered Past Winery and Anna Larson from Austin will be preforming at Opening Bell. The event is free and indoors and will go on rain or shine. We’d love to see you. We are also still looking for a few good artists who create gallery quality work and fine crafts to come sail with us on our maiden voyage. This is the first in a series of quarterly events and exhibition spaces are free. Visit www.southsideartwalk.com to download the information and application packet.

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Diane Rappisi pastel demo/mini-workshop at PSSW Meeting April 1st

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Portrait Artist, Diane Rappisi will give a demo at 10am and a mini workshop from 1pm-4pm on Saturday, April 1st.

The demo is free to all. The workshop is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Diane is a contemporary realist painter whose work fuses the light and chroma of the Cape Cod colorists with the form and structure of the traditional Italian and French academies. She was featured in the  Dec.2014 issue of Pastel Journal and this summer will have her work included in “Pure Color 2.” For more information about Diane, please see her web site at www.rappisiart.com.

For more about the Pastel Society of the Southwest see http://pssw.info

All meetings are held at the Stacy Furniture Community Room, 1900 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76021. Click here for map and directions

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Prolific Patterning – Ink & Color; The Journey of Five Creative Women – Reception March 9

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Keller Public Arts invites you to attend An Evening with the Artists, Thursday, March 9, 2017; 7 to 9 pm at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76248. Lisa Davis, Donna Hornsby, Suzanne McNeill-Sparks, Cindy Shepard and Angela Vangalis exhibit their interpretations of the art of Zentangle(R), in their exhibit, “Prolific Patterning – Ink & Color; The Journey of Five Creative Women.” The exhibit will be on display, March 1 – 29, 2017, 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday and when the building is open in the evenings for other events. The event is free and suitable for all ages. Visit our website, www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts for more information. Contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

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Keller Old Town West – Rotating Sculpture Program

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

Deadline March 24, 2017

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

For Phase I of the program, the Public Arts Board will select 5 sculptures for a two-year exhibit and will partner with the Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS) to host an art and music event honoring the artists on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller. For more information contact publicarts@cityofkeller.com or 817-743-4018

For more information and to apply go to
http://www.cityofkeller.com/services/public-arts/call-for-art

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McKinney Juried Art Competition & Exhibition – $10,500 in Prizes

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The City of McKinney and McKinney Performing Arts Center is currently seeking submissions to our 6th Annual ‘Unique by Nature’ Juried Art Competition and Exhibition. This event was created to build a public and permanent art collection for the McKinney Performing Arts Center located in Historic Downtown McKinney.

Deadline: March 17,2017

Cash and purchase prizes totaling $10,500 will be distributed as follows:

  • One large scale work will be awarded an $8,000 Purchase Prize and will become part of MPAC’s permanent and public art collection. Eligible pieces must be 36″ or more in one dimension. To be considered for the Purchase Prize, artists must submit an online application. There is a $25 application fee to submit 3 works. All fees will be applied to prize pool and scholarships.
  • $2,500 in prize moneywill be divided among 5 works of art chosen by the judge including one Young Artist Award. Size restrictions apply. Artists interested in submitting work to be considered for the Cash Prize must deliver their submissions in person on Saturday, March 25. There is a $20 application fee to submit 2 works. All fees will be applied to prize pool and scholarships.

ONLINE FORM FOR PURCHASE PRIZE SUBMISSIONS

PROSPECTUS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Other Considerations:

  • 2017 Purchase Prize submissions will be juried by a four-person panel. 10 semi-finalists will be selected in consideration for the Purchase Prize.
  • Prize winners will be chosen by 2017 judge, Robert Jessup, Chair of the Department of Studio Art at UNT, College of Visual Arts & Design.
  • ‘Unique by Nature’ is open to professional and emerging artists who are legal residents of the United States and at some point have been residents of Texas.
  • Entrants must be at least 17 years of age by May 2017.
  • Artists may price their work for sale during the exhibit. Sales will be handled by MPAC minus a 25% commission. All commissions collected by McKinney Performing Arts Center will be used to purchase additional art work or to fund future competitions.
  • Staff and volunteers will use care in handling the work; however, we are not responsible for losses or damages. Artists may consider insuring their work based on its value.

2017 CALENDAR

Dec 30 – Online ‘Call for Artists’ Open – Purchase Prize entries only
Mar 17 – Online entry submission deadline at 7 p.m. – Purchase Prize entries only
Mar 23 – Notification of Finalists for Purchase Prize
Mar 25 – Delivery of work
Apr 1 – Awards Reception
Apr 1-22 – Exhibition
Apr 7-9 – Downtown McKinney’s Arts in Bloom – Spring Arts & Wine Festival
Apr 23 – Retrieve work

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Art Crit Group March 28 at Dallas Public Library

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Art Crit Group

March 28, 6-8PM

Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor, Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young St., Dallas TX

 

This program is intended to create a network of artists interested in constructive dialogue. The group is open to artists of all levels and mediums, however space is limited. Submit your inquiries to art@dallascityhall.com.

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Bedford ArtsFest deadline March 17

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The Bedford ArtsFest is an annual fine arts festival featuring local and regional artists on April 8, 2017.

In collaboration with the Bedford Cultural Commission and Arts Council North East, the City of Bedford is proud to present a community festival with art and fun for the whole family. Artist amenities include hotel discounts, free parking, and artist’s hospitality. Original fine arts created by the applying artist(s) working in ONE of the following ten categories: Fine Arts/Graphics, Pottery, Painting, Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Photography, Wood, and Miscellaneous. $10 Application Fee*

DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 17,2017

Entry Deadline: 3/17/17

REQUIREMENTS:

Media Images: 5

Entry Fee (City of Bedford: 2016 ArtsFest): $10.00

In collaboration with the Bedford Cultural Commission, the City of Bedford presents ArtsFest, an event to promote and celebrate the arts in Bedford. This family friendly festival will feature artists, musicians and performers who contribute to the vibrant heritage of the North Texas region. Enjoy an assortment of food vendors, musical entertainers and art of all shapes and sizes at the historic Boys Ranch Park. In years past, the city has seen a tremendous outpouring of residents and guests supporting this endeavor and we hope to continue with the tradition. In the heart of the city’s cultural district, the fourth annual Bedford ArtsFest will take place April 8, 2017 at the Bedford Boys Ranch Park. The Bedford ArtsFest is a single-day event that adds vibrancy to mid-cities by creating opportunities for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to celebrate the arts of North Texas.

General Information

How to Apply: ONLY through www.callforentry.org. Submit the following images as part of your online application: four (4) color, high resolution digital images (JPG) of your current work and one (1) image of booth with NO visible name or logo. If you do not have an image of your booth, please submit an additional piece of work. Artists approved by the jury will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell art indoors in the designated Juried area.

  • Collaborative artwork by artists is permitted, but each individual artist must be identified on the application.
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.
  • The City of Bedford reserves the right to refuse any application.

Application Fee: $10, non-refundable, due at time of application.

Deadline to Submit Application5:00pm, March 17, 2017

Other Important DUE Dates/Deadlines/Times:
March 23, 2017: Acceptance Notification
March 31, 2017, 11:59pm: Artist Confirmation of Acceptance
April 5, 2017, 5:00pm: Booth Fees Paid in FULL/Last Day to Withdraw booth space for REFUND with $25 Cancellation Fee. No Refunds on booth fees past this date.
April 8, 2017, 6:00am: CHECK-IN/SET-UP BY 9:00am
April 8, 2017, 6:00pm: STRIKE/CLEAN-UP BY 10:00pm
Jury: Jury by professional artists. Jury panel will select artists from the applications submitted and then choose the award winners on the day of the festival. Award winners are chosen based on principles and elements of design, quality of technique, execution, and materials, originality of work, and booth appearance.
Prizes:  The jury will award a Best of Show: $300; Runner Up: $200; and Second Runner Up: $100;
The jury will also award Three (3) Best of Shows for K-12 Student: $50 each.

Booth Fees:

  • Single Booth Space, 10’x10’: $50
  • Double Booth Space, 10’x20’: $100

Public Admission: FREE, no gate.
Parking: FREE.
Artists’ Host HotelHoliday Inn of Bedford

 

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Stepping Into Destiny Artists Guild Exhibit at the Northwest Art Gallery

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Feb. 6 – May 5, 2017

Meet the Artists, Book Signing & Award Presentations April 6 5:30-7:30

Northwest Library Art Gallery, 6228 Crystal Lake Dr., Fort Worth TX 76179

Curated by Armor Bearer MM  Fort Worth Texas

Questions contact armorbearer1212@gmail.com

Stepping into Destiny Artists Guild

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Artists: Abraham Benjamin Washington
CLetha Lee
Danielle Condra
Elisa Lichtman
Ellen Palmer Johnsrud
Ezra Banks
Joel Harrison
John Johnson
Sarah Harrison
Taylon Banks Hollins
Tanya Starks

Stepping into Destiny Artists Guild

2nd Saturday Monthly Meeting
5015 Trentman Street
Fort Worth Texas
in the Fellowship Hall of New Creation Missionary Baptist Church
Every 2nd Saturday  3pm – 5pm for youth.  Adults 5pm – 7pm adults. Call 817.495.3444

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Call for Artists/2018-2019 Exhibition Schedule at Gardiner Gallery of Art

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The Gardiner Gallery of Art at Oklahoma State University invites artists of all media to apply for our 2018 – 2019 exhibition schedule. Proposals are welcomed for both solo and group exhibitions.

To be considered, artists must possess an MFA, PhD, or substantial exhibition record. We ask that all submissions include the following materials:

Professional C.V.
Artist Statement
Description of Exhibition Proposal
10 images of relevant work
Image list containing media, dimensions, and year
Examples of promotional material or past exhibitions (optional)

The Gardiner Gallery is an integral part of the department’s teaching environment as well as providing a contemporary visual arts experience, and serves as the primary on-campus exhibition space for the university. Prospectus information is found on our listed homepage. Please direct questions and submissions to gardinergallery@okstate.edu

http://museum.okstate.edu/

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