Category: Art Careers

Professional Art Practices Class

Mountain View College is offering a new course Spring 2019. 1170: Problems in Contemporary Art.  This one hour class will focus on guiding artists and art students to the next step in their pursuit of an art career. Various art professionals from the D/FW area will share their experiences, assist in photographing work, writing artist statements, …

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Art Aid Expo 2018 on Saturday, August 18

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center in conjunction with Art Tooth are proud to present the second annual Art Aid Expo 2018 for artists and arts organizations. Demonstrations and seminars in 9,000 square feet of contemporary galleries will be geared towards artists, art non-profits and other creative professionals highlighting the diverse support services available. …

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CADD Announces CADD FUND Winner 2018!

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Announces 2018 CADD FUND Winner JAMES TALAMBAS B.A., University of Texas at Arlington Congratulations

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas celebrated creativity and community with CADD FUNd 2018. The evening shared six innovative ideas about potential artistic projects that needed the support of the DFW arts community.

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The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists’ Art Business Summit, Dallas, September 7-9, 2018

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is excited to announce its Art Business Summit in Dallas-Fort Worth, an event that seeks to inspire visual artists to “Conquer the Changing Marketplace.” This weekend-long business-development workshop will give professional working artists the chance to take a deep dive into the business side of their …

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Jo Williams: Living Art Documentary Film Showing and Painting Demonstration at VAST on Feb. 7

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) proudly invites you to see the documentary film entitled Jo Williams: Living Art followed by a watercolor painting demonstration on February 7th, from 6:45 – 9:00 pm at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center,  400 East Hickory Street, in Denton, TX.

Living Art: Jo Williams …

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HARRY GEFFERT (1934-2017) | Celebration of Life Nov. 26

  CELEBRATION OF LIFE H A R R Y  G E F F E R T

(1 9 3 4  –  2 0 1 7)

photo credit: Teresa Rafidi PLEASE GATHER WITH US TO CELEBRATE HIS LIFE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH, 2 – 4 PM   REFLECTIONS ON THE ARTIST WILL BEGIN AT 2:30 PM NASHER SCULPTURE …

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Sonia King Selected as 2017 Distinguished Artist

An announcement from the Creative Arts Center of Dallas:

CAC mosaic instructor, Sonia King has been selected as a 2017 Distinguished Artist by the James Renwick Alliance in Washington DC, a first for mosaic art. The Renwick Alliance’s Distinguished Artist Series brings notable artists from around the country to provide insight into their medium. On Sunday, …

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Compton’s New Guide to Publicizing Your Art

Dallas art photoessayist and photographer J R. Compton has recently published on his Dallas Arts Revue website:

How to Publicize Your Work by J R Compton

http://www.dallasartsrevue.com/art-crit/Here_Lately/ArtHereLately.html#pub

He advocates for the five Ws dear to journalism: Who, What, When, Why and Where. Plus avoiding artspeak and using plenty of photos. And plenty of other …

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Leonardo da Vinci, a new biography by Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson, famed author and biographer, returns to North Texas!

He’s written books about Albert Einstein, Henry Kissinger, Steve Jobs, Ben Franklin and others. 
And now, the veteran Council guest speaker has turned his attention to a genius among geniuses, Leonard Da Vinci (1452-1519), the artist, sculptor, inventor, scientist, architect, etc.

Though he was …

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2018 Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates 2018 Nasher Prize Laureate The Nasher Sculpture Center proudly announces the 2018 Laureate, Theaster Gates. From the objects that he creates to the orchestrated exchange of ideas within communal space, Gates has changed what it means to be a sculptor today. About Theaster Gates Learn about Nasher Prize Upcoming Nasher Prize Programs

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Spotlight on Suzanne McNeill’s Travel Journals

A world traveler (and creator of numerous beautiful sketchbooks from her travels), Suzanne McNeill has just returned from a trip to Cuba for new artistic inspiration. She says “It was a wonderful trip … The bright colored antique cars, home stays, Havana and the Vinales Valley were all spectacular.”

CLOTH-PAPER-SCISSORS magazine did a 6-page …

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Art Aid Expo 2017 July 15

The Art Council of Fort Worth & the Fort Worth Community Arts Center are proud to present the inaugural annual Art Aid Expo 2017 for artists and arts organizations. Demonstrations and seminars in 9,000 square feet of contemporary galleries will be geared towards artists, art non-profits and other creative professionals highlighting the diverse support services …

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CADD Announces 2017 Scholarship Winner! Taylor Jenkins

AND THE WINNER IS… TAYLOR JENKINS 2017 CADD SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas is proud to present the 2017 CADD Scholarship to TAYLOR JENKINS, a dedicated young artist and graduating senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas. Taylor was accepted into multiple university …

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Introducing FWCAC’s new Program and Exhibition Manager

MEET OUR NEW PROGRAM AND EXHIBITION MANAGER

We are please to announce our New Program and Exhibition Manager, Jonathan Mark Levy, has joined the Arts Center team. His vast experience and knowledge should be an asset to the artists who come through our doors.  We have many new and exciting events and programs yet to come, so …

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Online Interviews with Successful Artists: STARVING ARTIST NO MORE – Free event starts Feb. 1

Local artist and entrepreneur Heidi Eisley: I’ve interviewed 12 artist from all over the world for this FREE 3-Day event starting Feb 1st!    It’s called Starving Artist No More!    These artists share their secrets on how they use art to create extra income!   Most of the artists on the series are creating …

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Dave Smith’s Award Winning Painting ‘Spirit of Lakota’

Dallas artist meets family of famed Lakota warrior that inspired his award-winning painting

SMU student, retired military veteran Dave Smith artwork honored; Eagle Elk family attends unveiling

 GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – What began as a simple piece of artwork for Airbus Helicopters Inc. blossomed into a gratifying and unexpected opportunity for a Dallas-area artist as …

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CADD Announces 2016 Scholarship Winner! Netanel Saso

CADD Announces 2016 Scholarship Winner!
AND THE WINNER IS…

Netanel Saso 2016 CADD SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas is proud to present the 2016 CADD Scholarship to Netanel Saso (Netty), a dedicated young artist and graduating senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in …

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Laurin McCracken on Marketing Your Art May 16

The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May. Next meeting Monday, May 16, 2016,  at 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams)

Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions.  website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

May Guest Artist… Laurin McCracken

Laurin McCracken is one of SWA’s most eminent members, known internationally …

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Teri Wilson Launches Online Art Gallery

Teri Wilson is a singer/songwriter, recording artist, visual canvas artist and published author. Noted books are, Guide to Flawless Skin and Natural Beauty ‘Lose Weight through Juicing’ and ‘Keys to Weight Loss Guide’. She is also a jazz stylist who performs at supper clubs, special events and private galas.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Friday, …

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Modern Thrive Workshops for Artists (get your discount!)

Modern Thrive has created a special offer just for the Art News DFW community of North Texas artists.

Modern Thrive is an online platform that helps creatives find alternative paths to fulfilling careers. They partner with leading creative experts to host live online workshops that are designed to help you build a business you love.

The …

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“Creating from your soul” Artist Interviews by Heidi Easley

Heidi Easley out of Granbury, Texas is doing a 21-day series of interviews “Creating from your soul” where she interviews several artists from around the world. Several mixed media but there’s a wide range of talents. It is not too late to sign up. To sign up for the series go to  creatingfromyoursoul.com and to …

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2016 Nasher Prize Laureate: Doris Salcedo

See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrA4wasT5TU&feature=youtu.be

About Doris Salcedo

About Nasher Prize

The Nasher Sculpture Center is proud to announce Colombian artist Doris Salcedo as the inaugural recipient of the Nasher Prize, an award to be presented each year to a living artist who has made an extraordinary impact on our understanding of sculpture.  For the …

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Walk the Light Announces Program for Women Artists: VARENPORT

Walk the Light Announces New Program for Women Artist Entrepreneurs: VARENPORT DALLAS ORGANIZATION DEBUTS FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND ART ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM Varenport to serve as a beacon for local women artists ready to launch their careers

DALLAS, TX {WEDNESDAY, 08/19/15}—Walk the Light (WTL) announces the beginning of a new artist in residency and incubator program called Varenport

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Texas Book Festival Poster Artist

2015 Festival Artist: Fatima Ronquillo

On Thursday, July 16th, we unveiled the official 20th Anniversary Texas Book Festival poster, which features the work of artist Fatima Ronquillo.

Ronquillo is a self-taught painter whose classical imagery is inspired by literature, theatre, and opera. Her intimate works play with the style of European old masters coupled …

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Art Conspiracy: Continuing Our Story (Jessie Martinez)

Artist Story: Jessie Martinez Get a peek at this Art Con artist’s journey from the start

Halfway through its 11th year, and Art Conspiracy is just picking up steam. “In March, we announced that we’ve grown bigger than just a fundraising platform into an enhanced year-round platform of which the reach and potential is …

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Sonia King’s VisionShift

The Dallas Arts District has transformed downtown, offering new life and energy. Mosaic artist and CAC instructor, Sonia King’s VisionShift reflects the possibilities and opportunities that surround us when one is open to seeing them.

Click here to take a look at the progress of this gorgeous mosaic installation at Hall Arts. The plaza will …

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Etsy stock goes public on NASDEC

Etsy is well known to artists and crafters as an online resource for selling work. This 10-year old “online craft bazaar” company recently had a successful IPO opening on NASDEC.

Read more about it:

Etsy now worth over $3 billion. Stock jumps 88% after IPO Etsy IPO Tests Pledge to Balance Social Mission and Profit Click …

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100 Creatives from the Dallas Observer

  100 Creatives is a series created by the Dallas Observer in which cultural entrepreneurs of Dallas are featured (in random order.) You can nominate someone for this series: contact lauren.smart@dallasobserver.com. Here are some of the latest paens posted to visual artists:

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 39 Literary Framer Karen Weiner

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Art News DFW: Honor Thy Artist

The purpose of Art News DFW is to foster creativity through visual art nonprofit organizations that support working artists. AND, directly support local artists. We do this by offering free publicity on this, and other affiliated sites and networks.

Since 2006, we’ve posted over 6,000 announcements from local artists (and art organizations) to promote exhibits, workshops, …

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Photographing Your Artwork – How To Guides

Dallas photographer J.R. Compton has created tutorials on his website DallasArtsRevue.com that provide great guidance on photographing your artwork.

There are two principle guides:

How to Photograph Art or just about anything else
http://www.dallasartsrevue.com/resources/How-to-Photo-Art.shtml

How to photograph art that’s behind glass, is glass or is glossy like glass
Recently updated.

http://www.dallasartsrevue.com/resources/How-to-Photo-Art-behind-glass.html The Oxide Gallery in Denton has also published tutorials:

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CHAPMAN KELLEY Observations II

Recently painter Chapman Kelley completed another revealing chapter of hismemoirs.  In this “Observation II” piece he reflects on the U.S. art scene.

     CHAPMAN KELLEY Observations II

 

     Dr. Maxwell Anderson’s recent book ‘”The Quality Instinct” is a step in the right direction for one’s understanding of the necessity, for all who are at all interested in the visual arts, to continually develop …

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State of the Arts at the DMA videos

Videos from the State of the Arts discussion held Jan. 24, 2013 at Dallas Museum of Art. State of the Arts is a partnership between the DMA and KERA’s Art&Seek. Post on the Art&Seek’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/artandseek

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“Are We There Yet?” Dallas, Stop Asking.

Here’s Kim Cadmus Owens, artist and associate professor, saying Dallas needs …

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Chapter 13 of The Memoirs of Chapman Kelley

Chapter 13 of The Memoirs of Chapman Kelley is now available, click here.

  A work-in-progress, Kelley’s Memoirs are also available at art historian Sam Blain’s Dallas Art History Blog.  Subsequent chapters will be published in the near future.

So important was Dallas wildflower artist Chapman Kelley’s artwork, the Chicago Wildflower Works (1984 – 2004) and the U.S. court system’s consideration of it via the artists’ rights …

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