Category Archive: Art Careers

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 article (pages 72-77) on her India Sketchbook in their July issue, She feel very honored and thrilled to have one of her sketchbooks recognized.  India was one of her favorite places to visit… brilliant colors everywhere.  Intriguing markets.  Amazing old palaces with decorative painting on the walls and doors.

UPPERCASE July magazine also showed pages from her Vietnam Sketchbook on page 78.

 

 

 

About Suzanne:

Local artist Suzanne McNeill’s award-winning art and paintings are known for happy colors, imaginative details, and creative inspiration. Working with her hands and developing innovative concepts for the arts is her passion. Through her popular workshops she enjoys sharing with students, friends and artists. Being a guest on ‘The Carol Duvall TV Show’ for 6 years was enlightening and Suzanne now offers over 100 free youtube demos. She especially enjoys working in different media and finds that moving from one to another keeps her art creative, fresh and alive.

Suzanne has a degree in Art and Biology from SMU. She has authored over 30 books and published over 300 books under Design Originals (now an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing). She was voted ‘Designer of the Year’ and received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the Craft & Hobby association.

— from her website http://sparksstudioart.com/

Sparks Studio of Creativity is located in Arlington on Main Street.

 

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Art Aid Expo 2017 July 15

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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 available. Featured organizations and professionals will present their expertise through a variety of workshops and seminars helping artists to learn how to sustain a living in the arts.

This one day event will occur on Saturday, July 15th, 2017. Presale tickets are available for $15 or $25 at the door. Active TAC Member tickets are $10.00.

http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibition_detail/Art_Aid_Expo

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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 art schools and will attend the University of Michigan’s Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design in the fall.

Artist Statement – When beginning a piece, I think about color, pattern, and texture immediately. I find inspiration in nature and the unexpected object around me. Heavy patterns found in fabric and wallpaper is evident throughout my work whether drawn or sculpted. These abstract concepts are incorporated into my art in an overt or passive manner. I enjoy challenging myself when it comes to mixing media, colors and textiles. Searching for beauty in abstraction, whether geometric or organic, makes me focus on my own interpretations. Different methodology and tools are dependent on what kind of project I am working on. I believe finding a way to incorporate multiple techniques into a single project makes a piece more interesting and gives it dimension. The artistic expression is a constant process for me because I continue to develop my ideas and vision for the finished product as I work.

CONGRATULATIONS TAYLOR!
awards and achievements
CADD Scholarship – Winner (2017)
Scholastic Art and Writing – Honorable Mention (2017)
Young American Talent – Second Place (2017 & 2015)
Booziotis Design Finalist (2016)
Visual Art Scholastic Event Finalist (2016 & 2014)
Student Enrichment Grant Recipient (2015)
Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels. Members are committed to represent the highest standards of contemporary art, while recognizing the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and the cultural community of Dallas.
Each year CADD offers a Scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. The Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a Fine Arts degree at an accredited university or art institute. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, equipment, travel, and/or supplies assisting the student in their academic endeavors. Proceeds from CADD events assists with the CADD Scholarship and CADD Educational Programs.

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Introducing FWCAC’s new Program and Exhibition Manager

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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 keep an eye on Facebook for more announcements and information.

On March 3rd during our First Friday Artist Receptions, we are having a meet-and-greet to introduce Jonathan to the community, Please come on by to say hello and enjoy some refreshment.  Artist Receptions are from 6-9 pm. Remember there is free parking for 45 minutes in the Western Heritage Parking Garage.
 
A Message from our New Program and Exhibition Manager

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Hello Texas Artist Coalition,
I am very excited for this upcoming year as we have many great exhibitions planned as well as some new ones in the works. For anyone who has upcoming show or exhibitions please share that info with me so that I can add it to the T.A.C. website.

Furthermore, a really great opportunity has come up with our partners 7th Street Development. As some of you know, they host an annual street Fair called Crockett Creates (formerly pARTy on Crockett) which falls on April 15th. This year, not only do they have approx. 25 outdoor spots available for Dallas-Fort Worth artists, they are also opening a store front on that block for additional indoor exhibitors. This is a 1 day event where they are expecting over 3000 people to attend. The best part is, it is only $5 to submit and $25 to participate. The deadline for submissions is 3/15/2017 but they are accepting early entries for promotional purposes so do not hesitate because spaces are limited. If interested or you know people who are, please submit here:  www.submittable.com

In addition to that, the Suicide Awareness Coalition (SAC) invites artists to submit conceptual proposals for an interactive artwork that will support the SAC mission: raising awareness about suicide in our community. The goal for this project is to create a creative platform for community engagement focusing on themes about suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. The finished artwork will serve as a memorial to the thousands of individuals in our community who have died by suicide. The deadline for this is 3/17/2017. For more info on that please click here: SAC


 

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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

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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 art full time!
http://starvingartistnomore.com  You must register in order to get the interviews on Feb 1st.

 

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

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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 he met descendants of the iconic Lakota warrior Eagle Elk portrayed in his painting.

In March 2016 Airbus Helicopters Inc., which produces the UH-72A Lakota helicopter for the U.S. Army, began searching for an artist to create a work that would capture the spirit and history of the Lakota. The search ended with retired Army and Coast Guard helicopter pilot Dave Smith, currently an art student at Southern Methodist University. Dave painted an inspiring work featuring a towering image of the famous Lakota warrior named Eagle Elk. The Eagle Elk family not only approved the painting, but was so appreciative of the honor that they travelled from their home in South Dakota to meet Smith at a special ceremony held in Sept. 16, 2016, at Airbus Helicopters Inc. headquarters in Grand Prairie.

Eagle Elk was born near the confluence of White River and Missouri rivers in the fall of 1851. He was a great and fierce warrior who participated in many battles. From the family’s oral history, as well as the Eagle Elk interviews written by Richard Hardorff contained in the John G. Neihardt Collection, Eagle Elk was a close aide and bodyguard to Crazy Horse and considered him a brother.

“I did a fair amount of research for this painting,” said Smith. “The warrior culture associated with the military is drawn to the names and images of Native American culture because of their greatness as warriors. The basis for my painting is the famous Edward S. Curtis image of Eagle Elk (He’haka Wanbli) of the Oglala Lakota. I made every effort to be culturally sensitive by showing that Eagle Elk ‘becomes’ the sky and the mountain and the earth, watching over what is happening as the helicopter skims the treetops.”

Airbus Helicopters Inc. consulted with the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribal Council to ensure the painting was culturally accurate and respectful. Tribal council leaders, in turn, referred the company to the family of Eagle Elk, who were impressed with and approved the use of Smith’s painting. Family members, including Eagle Elk’s grandson, Robert Eagle Elk, and great-granddaughter, Charleen Eagle Elk, travelled from South Dakota to meet Smith and attend the Airbus Helicopters ceremony.

“We wanted to create a symbol that would capture the historic legacy of the Lakota people that inspired the name the Army gave our helicopter,” said Chris Emerson, president of Airbus Helicopters Inc. “We are impressed with the way Smith has depicted the Lakota helicopter overseen by the soaring image of Eagle Elk. We are deeply honored to have the Eagle Elk family join us as we honor their ancestor and the way he is artistically portrayed.”

The ceremony included a reading of a family story handed down through the generations about Eagle Elk and Crazy Horse. “This is an honor for our family. We are all deeply touched,” said Charleen Eagle Elk.  “I would like to say Lila Wopila Tanka (A Big Thank You) from the bottom of all of our hearts for this great honor bestowed upon our family. We appreciate the recognition for our ancestor.”

The UH-72A Lakota is a multi-mission helicopter that was selected by the U.S. Army in June 2006 in an open competition following a rigorous evaluation. The UH-72A Lakota is in use with Army and National Guard units and is also the Army’s primary flight training helicopter. It is in use with foreign military services for missions such as transport, medical evacuation, and search and rescue.

The Lakota combines operational capability, reliability, and affordability, fulfilling all of the Army’s requirements for speed, range, endurance and overall performance. The Lakota has the lowest cost to buy, own and operate of any U.S. military helicopter in production. It is built in Columbus, Miss., by a workforce that is 43 percent U.S. military veterans.

For more information on the UH-72A Lakota, as well as other industry leading Airbus Helicopters Inc. products, go to airbushelicoptersinc.com

 

About Airbus Helicopters Inc.

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Airbus Helicopters, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of the Airbus Group. Airbus Helicopters, Inc. manufactures H125 and UH-72A helicopters and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and parapublic helicopters offered in the U.S. The product line represents the industry’s most cost-effective, technologically advanced helicopters serving all markets and missions. The company’s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, Texas, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, Miss.  For more information, visit www.airbushelicoptersinc.com

 

About Dave Smith

David Gail Smith retired as a Lieutenant Commander in 2014 having served nearly 22 years as a pilot in the U.S. Army and Coast Guard. During his tenure in the Coast Guard, he is credited with saving 20 lives and assisting 52 others with awards including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, and the Korean Defense Service Medal. He is currently pursuing two degrees at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, which he began immediately following his retirement, and is on course to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Computing in December 2016 along with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art in May 2017. For more information and examples of Smith’s work, visit www.davidgailsmith.com

 

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CADD Announces 2016 Scholarship Winner! Netanel Saso

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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 Dallas, Texas. Netanel was accepted into multiple top-tier art schools and will attend The Cooper Union in New York City next year, and is planning on majoring in sculpture.
“Booker T. gave me the opportunity to explore forms of art I would have never been exposed to otherwise, such as printmaking, jewelry, and sculpture. This year, I decided to take AP 3D and AP 2D, to see how my ideas could combine and bounce off of each other in both classes. Having a lot of the teachers influence me and teach me consistent new things in both classes has truly made me realize that I had to get a BFA. Next year, I will be attending The Cooper Union in New York, one of the hardest schools to get into with an 8% acceptance rate. I plan to major in sculpture, because Booker T. made me realize how sculpture is endless, there are hundreds of things you can create, and many opportunities to find a job afterwards. Sculpture has been the most challenging class, and that is what I thrive on.“
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Recommendations from her teachers at Booker T.
Netanel embodies the many unique characteristics that every educator seeks. She is artistically talented, hardworking, and always willing to accept the biggest challenge. I know her talents will continue to flourish in college and she will earn a place as one of our successful alumni!
Netanel has an impressive resume with awards, achievements, and extensive exhibition experience. She is the vice president of National Art Honor Society and loves to be involved in her community. As a high schooler, she has already developed a reputation as an artist and receives constant requests for murals and art commissions.
Netanel has proven to be a reliable and trustworthy senior. Faculty members like myself are always entrusting her with extra responsibility and requesting her assistance. She is good at gathering other students to help with our community art projects because so many of our underclassmen look up to her.
A talented visual artist, Netanel is a young woman whose brain and heart are outmatched only by her hard work and dedication to all that she takes on.
Netanel is undoubtedly a young woman who demands the best, not just of herself but of the people and the world around her, and she’s willing to work to get it. She possesses the personality, the drive, the grit, and the commitment to make a measurable mark at her chosen university as part of the class of 2019.


Netanel Saso 
Education
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas, Texas
The Westwood High School (2013), Dallas, Texas
Work Experience
January 2013 to CurrenT, Studio Teacher / Studio Teacher Assistant, Studio Arts Dallas, Texas
June – August 2013, Westwood School Summer Camp Teacher Assistant, Dallas, Texas
June – August 2012, Westwood School Summer Camp Teacher Assistant, Dallas, Texas
Exhibitions- 2015 
42 Murals, Mural Painting (of my artwork) Deep Ellum, Dallas
Senior art show, Hudson Foundation Gallery, 10 pieces, Dallas
Dallas Museum of Art, Art Ball, 1 piece, Dallas
Young American Talent, El Centro Gallery, 2 pieces, Dallas
Printmaking art show, Hudson Foundation Gallery, 2 pieces, Dallas
Drawing art show, Hudson Foundation Gallery, 2 pieces, Dallas
National Art Honor Society art show, Hudson Foundation Gallery, 3 pieces, Dallas
Operation Kindness Dog Drawing Auction, Operation Kindness, Dallas
Young American Talent, Love Field Airport, 1 piece, Dallas
Honors and Awards 
National Art Honor Society (Vice President) -2015 – 2016
Booziotis Pegasus Sculpture Finalist -2015
Lark on the Park restaurant mural -2015
Baker Botts LLP chalk mural – 2015
Top 26 Neiman Marcus Christmas Ornament Competition – 2015
2d Place Printmaking Show at Hudson Foundation Gallery – 2015
Student Advisory Committee for the Fine Arts – 2015
Studio Arts Dallas Business Card drawing on it -2014- current
Community Service
Linda Gossett art studio assistant – 2015                          
6 Drawings donated to Operation Kindness, Operation Kindness – 2015
Flying Horse chalk art at Booker T. Washington High School – 2015
Arts Management Club, Dallas – 2015
Silverado Senior Living, Dallas -2015
Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, -2015
Fusion Camp Assistant at Booker T. Washington High School –2014 Dallas Children’s Theater – 2014
North Texas Food Bank – 2013
Dallas Stars Center Ice Skating Competitions – 2012 – 2013
Activities 
Arts in the park 2014 – 2015
Figure Drawing at Creative Arts Center – 2014
The Westwood book club – 2013
Piano – 2012- 2013
Ice Skating – 2012 – 2013
CONGRATULATIONS NETTY!

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas | www.cadddallas.net

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels. Members are committed to represent the highest standards of contemporary art, while recognizing the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and the cultural community of Dallas.
Each year CADD offers a Scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. The Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a Fine Arts degree at an accredited university or art institute. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, equipment, travel, and/or supplies assisting the student in their academic endeavors. Proceeds from CADD events assists with the CADD Scholarship and CADD Educational Programs.

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Laurin McCracken on Marketing Your Art May 16

swalogosmallThe 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 for his jewel-like still life paintings in watercolor. His achievements and recognition stretch across the globe. To take but one example, last year he exhibited in the Beijing Biennial for the third time. As the only watercolorist selected, one of his works was additionally purchased by China’s National Museum of Art. “Underwood Typewriter” is displayed this season at the American Watercolor Society’s annual exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City. He continues to work with Fabriano papers as the US master leader in Italy, and manages to teach a series of workshops across the country as well. An architect by training, Laurin is Chief Marketing Officer of Jacobs Global Building NA. Consult his website for complete information on Laurin: www.lauringallery.com.

As a loyal and immensely helpful member of SWA, Laurin will present: “Marketing Your Art; including how to get published, getting in and managing gallery relations, pricing, selling your art, how to photograph your art and other business counseling.”

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Teri Wilson Launches Online Art Gallery

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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, January 22, 2016 –Professional Visual Canvas Artist, Teri Wilson has launched Teri Wilson Fine Art.com. It is an online art gallery that features original oil and acrylic paintings by Teri Wilson.
She began painting twenty plus years ago in her down time when she was not touring. Her early work was mainly portraits of family members and soap opera celebrities.

Teri Wilson is self taught and her work includes abstraction, scenic, fetish and still life paintings. Buyers of her work are private collectors, especially of her fetish art.

 

Some of her displayed art is signed under her alter ego’s name, ‘Goddess Rachel’.
Recently she created a limited collection of her paintings specifically for her fetish audience which became an immediate success resulting in sales.

Giclee Limited edition prints are available on a few of her original paintings and she offers free shipping on pieces that exceeds $500.00.
New pieces of her art is being added to, www.TeriWilsonFineArt.com as she creates them.

For Additional Information,
Contact: Teri Wilson Email: teriwilson@teriwilsonfineart.com
Website: www.teriwilsonfineart.com

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Modern Thrive Workshops for Artists (get your discount!)

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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 workshops are normally $97, but you can get access to any workshop for $47 when you enter the discount code (artnewsdfw).  

They have tons of workshops that are perfect for artists, etsy shop owners, handmade enthusiasts and creative freelancers.


Here are a few you might want to check out:

Publishing Paths for Illustrators

Learn how to package your artwork into a book proposal that publishers will love in this on-demand workshop with Kate Woodrow.

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Grow a Profitable Creative Business

Create a plan for building a creative business that allows you to meet your income goals and design a live you love.

Instagram for Artists

Learn how Julie Seabrook leveraged Instagram to sell her art, and create a full-time business selling her work online. This workshop is perfect for artists & illustrators who are trying to sell their work online.

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Creating a Career with Your Art

Explore a range of career paths for artists, and create a plan for building the career of your dreams. This workshop is perfect for artists & illustrators.

Social Media Bootcamp

Learn how to use social media to reaching new customers and increase your sales. You will leave this workshops with a manageable plan for leveraging social media to grow your business.

Make sure to sign up for the newsletter to get free resources for your business and updates on their upcoming workshops.

 

The workshops are normally $97, but you can get access to any workshop for $47 when you enter the discount code (artnewsdfw).  
Check out their full line of workshops here: http://modernthrive.com/workshops/

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“Creating from your soul” Artist Interviews by Heidi Easley

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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 view the interviews she has already done go to http://archive.aweber.com/awlist4033522. Heidi is an accomplished artist (painter mainly) currently living in Granbury. She teaches art classes in a local school there.

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2016 Nasher Prize Laureate: Doris Salcedo

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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 past three decades, Salcedo has created sculptures and installations that transform familiar, everyday objects – chairs, shoes, roses, bricks – into moving and powerful testimonies of loss and remembrance. Working in a variety of modes, from objects and large-scale installations to public interventions, she has fearlessly taken creative and political risks to challenge audiences with innovative, significant work. Salcedo’s commitment and her willingness to push artistic boundaries have already inspired a generation of artists, even as her work continues to grow and respond to many of the most salient issues facing humanity.  — from the Nasher website

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Walk the Light Announces Program for Women Artists: VARENPORT

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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 coming this fall in the heart of downtown Dallas.

The Varenport membership program supports the entrepreneurship of women artists by providing a free, professional co-working environment that offers much needed moral support, networking opportunities, continuing education, and mentorship resources.

“We’re thrilled to be launching this program for women,” said WTL’s Founder, Laura Allen Golatt. “This initiative embodies our mission of making the arts a vehicle for change by expanding opportunity for women artist entrepreneurs within the city of Dallas, which we hope will be an empowering source for all women everywhere and rise the tide for all ships.”

The membership program awards fully sponsored residencies to Dallas-based women artist entrepreneurs. Residencies of six months include studio space, meeting rooms, high-speed internet, continuing education programming, and various other community amenities valuing over $10,000.00 per artist. Much more than a typical residency, members can enjoy the dynamics of a co-working environment by becoming a family with an artist community that leads to the development of collaborative relationships.

Varenport is proud to partner with local business experts like Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) and Staff Retreat Co. to provide workshops and clinics for continuing education related to entrepreneurial and business startup needs like accounting, legal structuring, vision casting, and marketing which help the artists successfully launch their businesses or organizations. The first workshop will be presented on September 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at their location, 211 N. Ervay St., 8th floor, Dallas, TX 75201. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.varenport.com/workshops. Upon completion of the program, artists will have built the foundation for their endeavors so that they can thrive in the marketplace and will be connected to mentors and professional consultants who can be resources for years to come.

Artists selected for this program are career-ready and need a short duration of incubation. Applicants must be artists, arts entrepreneurs, makers, creatives, or arts collectives working together on establishing a company, professional group, partnership, or non-profit organization for the purpose of promoting the arts. Applicants must also be women, but other identifiers such as race, religion, age, orientation, or any other demographic factors will never prohibit or exclude a person from being considered as a member.

There are two programming sessions each year with two application periods. The application for the spring session is currently open. For more information on the program, please visit: http://www.varenport.com

Varenport is hosting a silent auction fundraiser and grand opening on October 10, 2015 from 6-10:00 p.m. at their location, 211 N. Ervay St., 8th floor, Dallas, TX 75201. Contact laura@varenport.com for questions regarding the silent auction and grand opening.
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About Walk the Light:
Walk the Light is “Making the Arts a Vehicle for Change” by providing venues that support our arts community and benefit valuable change efforts. Walk the Light provides a premier office and studio co-working residency for women artist entrepreneurs. Walk the Light also produces an annual arts festival called, “Where Old Meets New”, which brings economic stimulus into the Historic Downtown area of Cedar Hill, TX while producing a savory atmosphere from a stunning fusion of commonality, celebration and compounding creativity to enhance the lives of both the artists and citizens of Cedar Hill.

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Texas Book Festival Poster Artist

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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 with a magical realism rooted in folk and colonial Latin American traditions. Learn more!

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Art Conspiracy: Continuing Our Story (Jessie Martinez)

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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 limitless,” says Erica Felicella, Art Conspiracy’s Executive Director. “We are incredibly excited about continually connecting and executing on ways to give back to our whole community: to our artists, musicians, patrons and partners.”

Part of being an organization of a million stories, is sharing them. Like that of Jessie Martinez: where we get a peek into artist’s journey at its very beginning. We look forward to furthering her interest and engagement. Check out the full story here. What is your story? How has Art Con affected you? Share your story here.

Art Conspiracy is a nonprofit community that conspires to bring artists and musicians together, raise funds, and activate awareness for regional creative programs and causes.

Our mailing address is:
Art Conspiracy
3824 Cedar Springs
#106
Dallas, Tx 75219

 

All of you help us become who we are. Through your involvement, engagement and continued support. Click here to find out ways you can support our mission, or email us with any questions you may have.
Art Conspiracy’s Executive Director is featured in this month’s Dallas Observer People issue. Check out the write up here.

 

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Sonia King’s VisionShift

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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 open late summer.

–from the CAC Newsletter

Mosaic artist Sonia King creates one-of-a-kind, contemporary mosaics for gallery, architectural and home settings. Her award-winning mosaic art is exhibited nationally and internationally and represented in private, public and corporate collections. — from her bio at http://mosaicworks.com/

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Etsy stock goes public on NASDEC

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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 here for press releases on the Etsy website.

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100 Creatives from the Dallas Observer

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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

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 40 Festival Orchestrator Anna Sophia van Zweden

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 44 Artistic Integrator Erica Felicella

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 45 Absorbing Artist Jeff Gibbons

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 48 Technological Painter John Pomara

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 50 Dallas Arts District

100 Dallas Creatives: No 51 Insightful Artist Stephen Lapthisophon

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 53 Experimental Filmmaker and Video Artist Mike Morris

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 55 Doers and Makers Shannon Driscoll & Kayli House Cusick

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 57 Inquisitive Sculptor Val Curry

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 58 Man of Mystery Edward Ruiz

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 59 Adventurous Filmmaker Toby Halbrooks

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 64 Maverick Artist Roberto Munguia

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 69 Effervescent Gallerist Brandy Michele Adams

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 75 Underground Entrepreneur Daniel Yanez

100 Creatives: The Full Listing:
100. Theater Mastermind Matt Posey
99. Comedy Queen Amanda Austin
98. Deep Ellum Enterpriser Brandon Castillo
97. Humanitarian Artist Willie Baronet
96. Funny Man Paul Varghese
95. Painting Provocateur Art Peña
94. Magic Man Trigg Watson
93. Enigmatic Musician George Quartz
92. Artistic Luminary Joshua King
91. Inventive Director Rene Moreno
90. Color Mavens Marianne Newsom and Sunny Sliger
89. Literary Lion Thea Temple
88. Movie Maestro Eric Steele
87. Storytelling Dynamo Nicole Stewart
86. Collaborative Artist Ryder Richards
85. Party Planning Print maker Raymond Butler
84. Avant-gardist Publisher Javier Valadez
83. Movie Nerd James Wallace
82. Artistic Tastemakers Elissa & Erin Stafford
81. Pioneering Arts Advocates Mark Lowry & Michael Warner
80. Imaginative Director Jeremy Bartel
79. Behind-the-Scenes Teacher Rachel Hull
78. Kaleidoscopic Artist Taylor “Effin” Cleveland
77. Filmmaker & Environmentalist Michael Cain
76. Music Activist Salim Nourallah
75. Underground Entrepreneur Daniel Yanez
74. Original Talent Celia Eberle
73. Comic Artist Aaron Aryanpur
72. Classical Thespian Raphael Parry
71. Dance Captain Valerie Shelton Tabor
70. Underground Culture Mainstay Karen X. Minzer
69. Effervescent Gallerist Brandy Michele Adams
68. Birthday Party Enthusiast Paige Chenault
67. Community Architect Monica Diodati
66. Intrepid Publisher Will Evans
65. Writerly Wit Noa Gavin
64. Maverick Artist Roberto Munguia
63. Fresh Perspective Kelsey Leigh Ervi
62. Virtuosic Violinist Nathan Olson
61. Open Classical’s Dynamic Duo Mark Landson & Patricia Yakesch
60. Rising Talent Michelle Rawlings
59. Adventurous Filmmaker Toby Halbrooks
58. Man of Mystery Edward Ruiz
57. Inquisitive Sculptor Val Curry
56. Offbeat Intellect Thomas Riccio
55. Doers and Makers Shannon Driscoll & Kayli House Cusick
54. Performance Pioneer Katherine Owens
53. Experimental Filmmaker and Video Artist Mike Morris
52. Flowering Fashioner Lucy Dang
51. Insightful Artist Stephen Lapthisophon
50. Dallas Arts District
49. Farmer’s Market Localvore Sarah Perry
48. Technological Painter John Pomara 
47. Progressive Playmakers Christopher Carlos & Tina Parker
46. Purposive Chef Chad Houser
45. Absorbing Artist Jeff Gibbons
44. Artistic Integrator Erica Felicella
43. Multi-talented Director Tre Garrett
42. Anachronistic Musician Matt Tolentino
41. Emerging Veteran Actor Van Quattro
40. Festival Orchestrator Anna Sophia van Zweden

 

 

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Anna Bain receives award from Oil Painters of America

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Garland, Texas resident Anna Bain Awarded the prestigious Oil Painters of America First Place Award

Bain received the award for her painting “Sharing Secrets”; a beautiful portrait of two ballerinas captured whispering to each other. Ms. Bain captures the true essence of her subjects and d

Oil Painters of America (OPA) announced its 2014 Summer Online Showcase award recipients on Friday, August 22, 2014.

Garland resident Anna Bain was awarded the 2014 First Place Award in the Associate Artist Division Summer Online Showcase, which also includes a cash prize of $3,000. Ms. Bain’s painting was jurored along with 357 entries from the around the United States, Canada and Mexico for this Showcase’s top honors.

Bain received the award for her painting “Sharing Secrets”; a beautiful portrait of two ballerinas captured whispering to each other. Ms. Bain captures the true essence of her subjects and draws her inspiration from the joys and struggles in her life. Her paintings are an expression of gratitude and an exploration of the questions one faces at different stages of their life.

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Ms. Bain works full-time as a fine art oil painter and commissioned portrait artist, teaches private painting lessons and workshops, and is actively involved in the local arts communities. Having had such inspiring teachers and role models in her own life, she firmly believes in sharing her passion and knowledge of classical art with other aspiring artists, as well as showing practical ways to stay up to date in today’s changing art market. To view her works, please go to www.annas-blank-canvas.com.

Oil Painters of America is one of the leading art organizations in North America today with members from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The organization is based in Barrington, Illinois and is dedicated to the preservation of traditional, representational art. To learn more, go to www.oilpaintersofamerica.com. 1000 Hart Road, Ste 220, Barrington, IL 60010 • 815.356.5987

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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Anna Rose Bain (b. 1985)

Anna Rose Bain was born and raised in rural Wisconsin. She began drawing from the moment she could pick up a pencil. Inspired by her grandfather, who started painting at the age of 70, she spent her free time as a child sketching from nature and poring over art books. She was home schooled all through high school, giving her the opportunity to focus on art. Her primary medium was colored pencil until she began classes at Hillsdale College, majoring in Art. There, she fell in love with oils and decided to focus her studies on painting. Her strong background in drawing helped her to launch forward in advanced classes such as figure painting and sculpture. Under classical instruction and rigorous technical training, Anna excelled in the Hillsdale art department, sweeping juried art awards every semester. She received a full scholarship for her senior year, allowing her to attend summer painting classes at the Florence Academy of Art in 2006. She was the first student in Hillsdale College’s history to have a solo senior exhibit, and she graduated in 2007 with departmental honors.

Anna now resides in Garland, TX with her husband, Steve and daughter, Cecelia. She works full-time as a fine art oil painter and commissioned portrait artist, teaches private painting lessons and workshops, and is actively involved in the local arts communities. Having had such inspiring teachers and role models in her own life, she firmly believes in sharing her passion and knowledge of classical art with other aspiring artists, as well as showing practical ways to stay up to date in today’s changing art market. Anna attends regular life drawing and painting sessions with the Society of Figurative Arts in Carrolton, TX, and is a member of the Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists. She also serves as Texas Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America. She is represented locally by Weiler House Fine Art in Fort Worth, TX.

Anna’s classical style both idealizes the subject and captures its true essence, while employing a direct painting method. She draws her inspiration from the joys and struggles in her life. Her paintings are an expression of gratitude and an exploration of the questions one faces at different stages of their life. For example, her “Self Portrait at 23 Weeks Pregnant” is a coming to terms with change and a joyous celebration of new life.

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Sell More Art with a Digital Portfolio You Create in One Day!

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Sell More Art! Get Your Art in Front of More People!

Saturday Morning Workshops: August 16 or August 30 or September 13

Create Your Digital Portfolio eBook in 2.5 Hours

After having published several fine art Kindle eBooks on Amazon, I would like to teach YOU how to do it too! — Barbara O’Toolebarb@otoolemarketing.com

Learn how to create your own digital portfolio, and you can publish one for every new series you create!

Or….start a side business helping OTHER artists create their digital portfolios!

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DID YOU KNOW?

  • There are more Kindle eBooks sold daily than regular paperback books now.
  • Publishing to Amazon puts your portfolio up in the largest retail “gallery” online.
  • Amazon is the 10th most-visited website in the world.
  • Your portfolio is automatically displayed in multiple countries.
  • You can carry eBooks with you wherever you go on your smartphone, with a  free “Kindle” app.
  • Your patrons and collectors probably already have the Kindle app on their smartphones and tablets.

Join me for approximately 2.5 hours as I show you how to  create your own fine art portfolio, just like I’ve done for my husband, Ken O’Toole. I used MS Word to create his eBooks, but you can also use a free compatible like Open Office.

Create Your Digital Portfolio  $197

Start time- 9:00am  | Finish time- 11:30am

Location: 6624 Monterrey Drive |  Fort Worth, Texas 76112

All training materials provided.

To register online, please visit this link:

http://epubmogul.com/create-digital-portfolio-in-a-weekend/

Questions? Concerns? Contact Barbara O’Toole via text at 817-454-7709

Artists must bring:

  • A laptop* you know how to use
  • MS Word Software or similar Open Office (I’ll send you the download link in your “Quick-Start Guide”)
  • 24 – 30 photographs you plan to use in your digital portfolio
  • Artist bio & statement

*because we need to work in MS Word, sorry, but a tablet is not conducive to accomplishing this work

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DADA, Creative Arts Center, The MAC, and now Business Council for the Arts, Present The Business of Art Sept. 13, 2014

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Business Council for the Arts joins

DADA, Creative Arts Center and The MAC To Present 

The Business of Art: Public Art 101-Opportunities, Insights and Connections  Sept. 13, 2014

 

Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA), Creative Arts Center (CAC), The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), and now the Business Council for the Arts (BCA) are pleased to announce their collaboration called The Business of Art. The workshop series, which began in April 2014, offers hands-on opportunities to explore being in the fine art business.

The fall workshop The Business of Art: Public Art 101-Opportunities, Insights and Connections will be Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave. It will include public art basics and beyond, from finding the call for artists to the completion of projects.  Participants will receive in-depth information and public art resource materials from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.

Tickets are available for $25 in advance, $35 at the door. The cost includes lunch and seminar resource materials for each attendee. Proceeds benefit the Edith Baker Art Scholarship. Tickets are available in advance www.dallasartdealers.org or by calling 214.914-1099.

The Bowdon Family Foundation, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and Texas Commission on the Arts have provided financial support for this event.


 

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MORE EVENTS

Saturday, Sept. 20, noon-8 p.m.

DADA Fall Gallery Walk

Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions — all in one day. Start at any member location and pick up a map or go online atwww.dallasartdealers.org to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary; please see individual listings below. Call 214.914.1099 or e-mail info@dallasartdealers.org. FREE! Start at The MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave.

Saturday, Sept. 20, 1:30-5 p.m.

DADA Bike Swarm

Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Bike Swarm as part of the DADA Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at DADA member Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Boulevard. The event is free and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District. FREE! 214-914-1099

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2-8 p.m.

DADA Docents Program

High school students serve as exhibition hosts at select DADA galleries.  FREE! 214-914-1099

ABOUT DADA

The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. DADA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethical practice within the profession and to increasing public awareness of the role and responsibilities of reputable art dealers and nonprofit visual art spaces.  Visit www.dallasartdealers.org for more information.

ABOUT THE EDITH BAKER ART SCHOLARSHIP

To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2005, DADA created a scholarship honoring a respected member of the Dallas art community and one of its founding members, Edith Baker. Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004. Every year, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, a 501(c)(3), financially benefits students pursuing the study of visual arts, along with giving those students a gallery internship, a mentor and an artist studio visit. Visit www.dallasartdealers.org/about/edith-baker-scholarship/

 

ABOUT CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) provides a nurturing environment for people to discover, develop and express their artistic visions. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, CAC offers more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving. CAC also offers free arts programming to disadvantaged children. Not only a visual arts school, CAC is also a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Visit CAC at 2360 Laughlin Drive in East Dallas orwww.creativeartscenter.org.

 

ABOUT THE MCKINNEY AVENUE CONTEMPORARY

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom, offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. Visit the-mac.orgfor more information.

 

ABOUT THE BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

Business Council for the Arts (BCA) is a nonprofit organization made up of businesses and business professionals. We provide programs in employee engagement and retention, leadership development, creative thinking, diversity and the development of new initiatives based in the arts.  BCA serves as a connector and convener between businesses, municipalities and arts and cultural organizations, and is an advocate for business support of the arts. Business Council for the Arts was founded in 1988 as an initiative of the Dallas Citizen’s Council by Raymond D. Nasher and a team of civic leaders who recognized that great communities depend on a vibrant cultural life. Visit www.ntbca.org for more information.

 

ABOUT THE OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of seven cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at http://www.DallasCulture.org.

 

 

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Spotlight on Watercolor Artist Naomi Brotherton

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Giddens Gallery in Grapevine is now offering artwork by celebrated watercolor artist Naomi Brotherton SWS NWO TWS WFWS Naomi is a Signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS), National Watercolor Oklahoma (NWO), Texas Watercolor Society (TWS), and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS). 

For more about her and a view of her artwork, see http://giddensgallery.com/product-category/naomi-brotherton/. Giddens Gallery is located at 624 South Main Street
Grapevine, Texas 76051. (817) 488-8600

 

NAOMI BROTHERTON began painting at age fourteen and turned exclusively to watercolor in the mid fifties while studying with Edgar Whitney. An art graduate of Baylor University, and student at the Art Students League and Art Career School in New York City, she has also studied extensively with many nationally known watercolorists.Brotherton has taught in Dallas for more than thirty years and conducted workshops in Ruidoso, New Mexico for twenty-five years. She currently teaches at Artisan’s Studio-Gallery in Dallas, in which she is a partner. Her workshops are popular coast to coast.

She is well known for her night scenes, and they have been included in several magazine articles. She has always loved painting landscapes, with a particular affinity for careworn barns, houses, and other buildings. Brotherton is happiest, however, when painting flowers, and has taught numerous well-received flower workshops.

Her book, Variations in Watercolor (co-authored with Lois Marshall), was published by North Light in 1981. Her work and painting philosophies have been included in several other books and magazine articles. She has also won numerous awards, and her paintings hang in many public and private collections.

One of the founding members of Southwestern Watercolor Society, she has written historical articles about the early years. She was also interviewed — see it on the SWS youtube channel. She was also honored by Art News DFW with a rotating banner on its pages.

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Naomi continues to teach “Variations in Watercolor” classes on Wednesdays and offers Third Staturday Workshops, plus a special Tree Painting Workshop on June 20 & 21. Sign up now to learn with the best! Contact her at n.brotherton1@verizon.net or 214-483-3903. For more information, see the website artistsansstudio.com. Artisan’s Studio is located in Farmers Branch at 2825 Valley View Lane #301. More information here: Artisan’s Studio 2014 Summer Classes

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Enrique Martínez Celaya presentation Five Projects Since Schneebett

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TCU School of Art Presents:

Enrique Martínez Celaya
Cecil and Ida Green Honors Chair 
For a presentation entitled
Five Projects Since Schneebett
Wednesday, April 16 at 7 PM
TCU, Moudy Building North, Room 132
2805 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Texas Christian University is pleased to welcome Enrique Martínez Celaya, the Cecil and Ida Green Honors Chair for the School of Art. As part of the Green Honors Chair program, designed to bring distinguished scholars, scientists, and writers to the TCU campus, Martínez Celaya will deliver his lecture “Five Projects Since Schneebett” on Wednesday, April 16. The lecture will address the artist’s last five major projects as a basis to discuss his work and his practice. As The New York Times describes, “The questions [Enrique Martínez Celaya] explores in painting (and in his related writings) belong to religion and philosophy: the meaning of life and death, the purpose of consciousness, and what it means to be good or do good.”
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Enrique Martínez Celaya, trained as artist and as a physicist, works in painting, sculpture, photography, and writing. His work has been widely exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The State Hermitage Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden, and the Museum der bildenden Künste in Leipzig, Germany, among others. Martínez Celaya is a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College, was honored as the second Presidential Professor in the history of the University of Nebraska, taught as a tenured professor in the faculty of Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University. He has received the National Artist Award from the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the California Community Foundation Fellowship, the Knight Arts Foundation Grant, J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for Visual Arts, and the Young Talent Award from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In 2013, Ediciones Polígrafa (Spain) published Enrique Martínez Celaya: Working methods/Métodos de trabajo a comprehensive study of Martínez Celaya’s work process and Radius Books (Santa Fe, New Mexico) published Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Pearl documenting the exhibition of The Pearl at SITE Santa Fe.
Contact TCU School of Art at 817.257.7643 for more information.

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The Business of Art Workshop Series and DADA Spring Gallery Walk

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DADA, Creative Arts Center and The MAC

Collaborate to Present a New Series of Workshops: The Business of Art

Beginning April 12, 2014

 

Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA), Creative Arts Center (CAC) and The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) are pleased to announce a new collaboration called The Business of Art. The new workshop series will offer hands-on opportunities to explore being in the fine art business.

The first workshop will be Saturday, April 12, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The MAC, 3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX.

The topic will be “Creating an Online Presence: Exploring Virtual Portfolios and Artist-Friendly Websites.” The facilitator will be Sharon Shero, an artist and teacher at Creative Arts Center. Tickets are available in advance for $25 online at www.dallasartdealers.org or by calling 214.320.1275. The second workshop will be Saturday, September 13, 2014.

 

MORE EVENTS

 

Saturday, April 26, 7 p.m.
Edith Baker Art Scholarship Award Ceremony

DADA will present three scholarships, with mentorships, internships and artists’ studio visits, to three visual art students from Dallas-area high schools. Art of the winners and the other finalists will be exhibited April 26-May 10 at Norwood Flynn, 3318 Shorecrest Dr.  The Kenneth R. Craighead Jr. and Steven L. Green Foundation for Arts and Education and Edith Baker Arts and Education Fund provide financial support for these scholarships. See www.dallasartdealers.org for more information.

 

Saturday, April 26, 6-8 p.m.

Reception for Senior Juried Show of Booker T. Washington High School Visual Art Students

Norwood Flynn Gallery will host a reception for the Senior Juried Show, featuring senior visual art students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. All of the proceeds benefit the student artists and DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund. The gallery is located at 3318 Shorecrest Drive. The exhibition and reception are free. The exhibition dates are April 26-May 10. Call 214.351.3318 for more information on the exhibition or visitwww.norwoodflynngallery.com.

 

Saturday, April 26, 2-8 p.m.

DADA Spring Gallery Walk in association with Deep Ellum Gallery Walk

Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions — all in one day. Though it’s called a walk, a car or bicycle is necessary! Start at any member location and pick up a map or go online at dallasartdealers.org to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary; please see individual listings. Call 214.914.1099 or e-mail info@dallasartdealers.org. For information on the Deep Ellum Gallery Walk, visit deepellumtexas.com

 

Saturday, April 26, 1:30-5 p.m.

DADA Bike Swarm now featuring Art Cars

Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Bike Friendly Cedars, Bike Friendly Deep Ellum and Bike Friendly Design District’s Bike Swarm as part of the DADA Spring Gallery Walk on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at DADA member Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Boulevard. Art cars will be part of the festivities! The event is free and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District.

 

Saturday, April 26, 2-8 p.m.

DADA Docents Program

High school students serve as exhibition hosts at select DADA galleries.

 

ABOUT DADA

The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. DADA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethical practice within the profession and to increasing public awareness of the role and responsibilities of reputable art dealers and nonprofit visual art spaces.

www.dallasartdealers.org

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ABOUT THE EDITH BAKER ART SCHOLARSHIP

AND ARTIST CAREER DEVELOPMENT FUND
To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2005, DADA created a scholarship honoring a respected member of the Dallas art community and one of its founding members, Edith Baker. Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004. Every year, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, a 501(c)(3), financially benefits students pursuing the study of visual arts, along with giving those students a gallery internship, a mentor and an artist studio visit. www.dallasartdealers.org/about/edith-baker-scholarship/

 

ABOUT CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) provides a nurturing environment for people to discover, develop and express their artistic visions. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, CAC offers more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving. CAC also offers free arts programming to disadvantaged children. Not only a visual arts school, CAC is also a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Visit CAC at 2360 Laughlin Drive in East Dallas or www.creativeartscenter.org.

 

ABOUT DEEP ELLUM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Deep Ellum Community Association’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect Deep Ellum as a diverse, urban, sustainable walking neighborhood built on a culture of organic, independent creativity.

For more information about DECA, please visit deepellumtexas.com.

 

ABOUT THE MCKINNEY AVENUE CONTEMPORARY

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom, offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. the-mac.org

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Linda Chidsey Art Featured in New Venues

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New Venues for Linda Chidsey Art

Ring in the New Year By Checking out Linda Chidsey’s amazing new art.  Linda’s wearable jewelry art, Raku pottery and copper creations are available in Showrooms in the Dallas World Trade Center:

McKinney:

Flower Mound:

  • C9 Boutique located at 1651 FM 407
  • Premier Gallery located at 1681 Justin Rd

Please contact Linda at 214-783-5193 to schedule an appointment to view her wearable jewelry art, Raku Pottery and wall creations or to participate in a Raku firing.  lindachidsey@lindachidsey.com Website: www.lindachidsey.com

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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, meetings, calls for artists, and other art events.

To submit a free notice, click on Post Your News to use our Submission Form or email them directly to moderator@artgroupsdfw.com.

  • Your news reaches over 2,000 email subscribers, another 800 via Twitter, over 1200 on Facebook, and countless RSS feed followers. Plus many viewers on this website.
  • Your events are posted on our searchable Google calendars: Art Events, Art Instruction, Art Meetings, and Art Deadlines.

Gain free exposure for your art:

  • Post your art and events on our Flickr “Art in DFW” gallery. Just set up a free account on Flickr.com and then join the Art in DFW group pool. You can easily designate which images to include.
  • On Facebook, you can join a community of over 1,100 artists on the “Art Groups DFW” group. It’s an interactive way to share with other local artists.
  • Enter the artist Challenge on this site (currently the 2014 New Year Challenge) and share your art and creativity! Click here to see past challenges. Entries are posted on the website and on Facebook.
  • Submit your twitter feed or art blog for inclusion in DFW Artists Voice Daily. It’s a unique free daily  online newspaper composed of headlines linking to notices published on artist blogs or websites.

Art News DFW also provides notices of calls for entries and other art opportunitiesart instruction, art meetings and demonstrationsart videos, and guides.

We’re also honoring local artists that we consider outstanding by inviting them to participate in our Rotating Artist Headers program. As you click on various pages of our website, you’ll notice that the art changes in the header at the top. To find a link to the artist website, look in the right sidebar for the Header Art Credits. We will soon have an article on each artist.

Our latest honorees are Cecie Borschow and Deran Wright.

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This site is a gift to the thriving art community of the North Texas area from: Sharon Giles & Nancy Friedel. This site is not for profit. 

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Artist Chris Thames

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Above: Lady GaGa in Red

Artist Chris Thames resides in Tarrant County. For more about his art, see his websitewww.ArtWanted.com/artbychris. His paintings have been selected for the Firehouse Gallery in Fort Worth, and were chosen for the Alzheimer Art Walk in Dallas. His paintings can be seen in homes all across the DFW area and he is currently exhibiting in Art on the Boulevard on 4319 A Camp Bowie in Fort Worth.

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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
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The Oxide Gallery in Denton has also published tutorials:

IMPORTANCE OF PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK
http://oxidegallery.com/artists-classroom/2013/11/12/importance-of-photographing-your-artwork

HOW TO: PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK
http://oxidegallery.com/artists-classroom/2013/11/1/photographing-your-artwork

HOW TO: PROPERLY SIGN PHOTOGRAPHY ARTWORK
http://oxidegallery.com/artists-classroom/2013/10/24/how-to-properly-sign-photography-artwork


From ArtistNetwork.com:

Photographing Paintings | Keeping a Record of Your Work
http://www.artistsnetwork.com/articles/art-demos-techniques/photographing-paintings-keeping-a-record-of-your-work

How to Photograph a Painting, Step by Step
http://www.artistsnetwork.com/articles/art-demos-techniques/how-to-photograph-a-painting-step-by-step


 

From EmptyEasel.com:

Camera Tips for Photographing Your Artwork for the Web
http://EmptyEasel.com/2009/09/17/camera-tips-for-photographing-your-artwork-for-the-web/

Why Photograph your Art? Instead, Use a Scanner and Photoshop Elements http://EmptyEasel.com/2008/05/29/why-photograph-your-art-instead-use-a-scanner-and-photoshop-elements-6/

Using Photoshop’s Healing Brush, Smart Blur, Despeckle Filter, and Color Replacer
http://EmptyEasel.com/2008/01/22/using-photoshops-healing-brush-smart-blur-despeckle-filter-and-color-replacer/

How to “Square Up” Photos of Your Art in Photoshop with Free Transform & Liquify
http://EmptyEasel.com/2008/01/03/how-to-square-up-photos-of-your-art-in-photoshop-with-free-transform-liquify/

How to Color Correct Images of Your Artwork in Adobe Photoshop
http://EmptyEasel.com/2007/02/09/how-to-color-correct-images-of-your-artwork-in-adobe-photoshop/

How to Use the Curves Tool in Photoshop to Add Contrast & Fix Washed out Photos
http://EmptyEasel.com/2008/01/08/how-to-use-the-curves-tool-in-photoshop-to-add-contrast-fix-washed-out-photos/

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Portfolio Publishing on Amazon for Artists & Photographers Oct. 5

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Saturday, October 5, 2013; 9 – 12:30PM
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Portfolio Publishing: How to Get Your Artwork into Amazon, the Largest Online Gallery in the World

Barbara O’Toole shows artists and photographers how to produce and sell ebook portfolios of their artwork. $125

Agenda for the Class:

A. Benefits of the Electronic Portfolio

B. Assembling Your Book Elements

C. Layout Your Book

D. Putting it All Together

E. Free Tools and Resources

F. Title and Cover Creation

G. Publish to Amazon

H. More Help for Marketing Your Book (and Your Art!)

Here’s What You Bring:

Your Laptop/pad with Word/or Open Office

20 – 36 good photographs of your artwork on your laptop

Artist Statement

Bio

All participants make a portfolio-style Amazon eBook during the class.

Registration details are online at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center Website Calendar Detail for October 5th:

http://www.fwcac.com/?calendar/3084

Questions or comments may be sent to Rachel Ireland:
Rachel@artscouncilfw.org
Or call (817) 298-3024

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Artist Charles Wallis – New Website

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New Wildlife Painting completed! GREY WOLF AND PUPS, 24″ X 36″ Oil on canvas

This painting is a grey wolf and her pups moving along the banks of the Rio Grande River in Big Bend National Park.  There are more wildlife paintings and giclee prints are now available 

through the Charles Wallis’ new website at http://www.charleswallis.com. His paintings reflect mastery of his craft and versatility in a variety of styles,  media, and subjects. He paints in a traditional realistic style, as well as impressionistic, abstract.To received his artist newsletter, you can join his mailing list.

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ARTSlant 7 th International Showcase Winner

Fort Worth artist Corbin Hollis Choate has been selected as the winner of the ARTSlant 7th International Showcase for painting.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Corbin-Hollis-Choate/533610610033965

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For more about the artist: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/273819-corbin-hollis-choate?tab=PROFILE His work may also be found on his website: http://corbinchoate.net

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The Juried Show: Dos and Don’ts‏ July 17

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The Juried Show: Dos and Don’ts‏

July 17 at 7pm lecture series Peter Doroshenko

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Chapter 15 of Chapman Kelley’s memoirs

Chapt. 15 of Chapman Kelley’s memoirs is now available; Kelley as panelist June 10, 2013 Copyright Society of the USA, NY; and K. Cummings v. City of Chicago.

Chapter 15 of Dallas wildflower artist Chapman Kelley’s memoirs is now available on his website, here.

     As some of you know, Kelley is scheduled to be a panelist in Lake George, NY on June 10, 2013 at the annual meeting of the Copyright Society of the USA.

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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.

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     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 our critical judgments.  He has also just recommended to me a challenge by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as set forth in its “Evaluation Report –  Museums and Art Conservation,”—check it out.

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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 to get over that question. Part of State of the Arts discussion Jan. …

 

Dallas Art Collectors Need a “Sense of Fact”

Lucia Simek, Glasstire critic, says Dallas collectors need to understand artists here to be better ambassadors for the city. Part of State of the A…

 

Here’s Lucia Simek, Glasstire critic, on the artists who are creating new models and forming collectives around North Texas. Part of State of the…

 

Are Artists Responsible to their Audience? Sour Grapes’ Carlos Donjuan.

Here’s Carlos Donjuan on the responsibilities he feels toward his audience. Part of State of the Arts discussion Jan. 24 at Dallas Museum of Art. S…

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