Category Archive: Exhibits & Events

500x Exhibits this December: A Thing Added, Squeeze Machine & Box 13

December 9, 2017 – January 7, 2018,
Reception – December 9, 7pm-10 pm

 

A Thing Added
Downstairs / Main Gallery

participating artists: Scott Bell, Kathleen Janvier, Adam Knoche, Kathy Lovas, Abby Sherrill, Kristina Smith

The definition of the word adjunct is: a thing added to something else.  The adjunct professors in our DFW community are diverse and studious additions to our university arts programs. This December, 500x Gallery has selected a group of artists who balance their studio time with the demands of a sometimes strenuous teaching schedule.

 

Squeeze Machine 
joint exhibition by Molly Valentine Dierks and Yuni Lee
Upstairs / Project Space

Squeeze Machine brings together the work of Molly Valentine Dierks and Yuni Lee in a 2 person show that explores the artists’ shared interest in the links between humanity and nature. Drawing on the disciplines of Ikebana, Japanese woodblock prints, and traditional Korean artwork, the large-scale paintings and installation borrow from the bright color-scapes and simulacrae of post-industrial culture, creating foreign landscapes from new and recycled materials and forms. Translating elements both familiar and strange, Squeeze Machine is inspired by machinery and ecology, questioning how technology and nature converse in the human void of longing and intimacy.

Box 13 –
Houston Art Collective

Upstairs / Main Gallery

participating artists: Kristy Peet, Daniela Koontz, Emily Link, Caroline Roberts, Melinda Laszczynski, John Forse, Claire Chauvin, David McClain, Lance Brown, Jessica Kreutter, Patrick Phipps, Alexander Squier, Tudor Mitroi

This group show will featured artists from Box 13 Artspace, an artist run nonprofit innovative environment for the creation and advancement of experimental contemporary art in Houston.

 

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C. Mark Burt: Through the Dark Place + Georganne Deen: Psychic Violence in America at Ro2

C. Mark Burt
Through the Dark Place

December 9, 2017 – January 6, 2018

Ro2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

About the Artist


 

Georgane Deen
Psychic Violence in America

December 9, 2017 – January 6, 2018

About the Artist

Ro2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

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John Cobb and Henry Finkelstein exhibitions at Valley House

Opening reception was held on Saturday, December 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for two exhibitions, “John Cobb: Reclamation” and “Henry Finkelstein: Paintings.” Preview the exhibitions online at www.valleyhouse.com and scroll down to learn more.

Both exhibitions will be on view through January 20, 2018.

ABOUT John Cobb:

“These small works are the result of a tribulation. Eyes that could see only double, a heart that gave out from chemo, facial surgery to remove half the face; I lived only in hope against hope to be able to work again. With that old dear longing, restored face, renewed heart, and improving health, I started again to recline upon the shores of Texas waterways and vistas wishing to express as simply as possible my love and delight at being able to see and paint again. Also included in this exhibition will be the egg tempera panel, “Christmas,” one of the recent paintings completed for “The Chapel” installation, now 36 years in the making.”
“God bless us one and all.” – Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
– John Cobb

When John Cobb enrolled in RISD in 1974, his realist tendencies were ostracized. Using funds intended for his education, Cobb moved to Europe, bought a Vespa, and learned by independent study in museums and by making watercolors in Morocco, Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy. When funds ran low he returned to Austin to finish his art degree at St. Edward’s University. Valley House Gallery has exhibited his work since 2010.

ABOUT Henry Finkelstein:

“Unlike strictly abstract painters, I paint mostly from direct observation. Nature offers me a necessary resistance that I find challenging. To this day, discovering new color relationships as I paint from nature remains a central focus of my work. I am not interested in documenting that fact of where I am, but in trying to convey what that place says to me. I go there, I enjoy the light, I enjoy the history. I’m more interested in my direct feelings from what I see, which come mostly from color. When I draw for a while, looking for a motif, color starts to give me a real buzz and I get excited. For me it’s the feeling I can imbue into the work and hopefully communicate to someone else. It is never fixed, but rather it lives on in its own right. This is the simplicity that I seek.”
– Henry Finkelstein

Henry Finkelstein returns for his eighth solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery since 2002. A residency at Rochefort-en-Terre in Brittany, France, in 1992, and again in 2000, introduced him to this region where he returns each summer to paint. Finkelstein earned his MFA in painting from Yale University School of Art in 1983, followed by a Fulbright Grant to study in Italy. In 1994, he was elected a National Academician. Finkelstein has taught painting and drawing in New York City since 1996.

We look forward to seeing you at Valley House!

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green
Valley House Gallery
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254
972-239-2441

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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Closing Gingko Leaf Gallery

Gingko Leaf Gallery will close soon. But Christmas shopping is going strong!

After the holidays the gallery will begin the long process of closing. Currently many artists are offering work for discounts ranging from 20-50% through December. January will be the month of closing and I will have fixtures and some art of my own at a discount as well. We will lock the doors Jan. 15.
We’ve had a two and a half year run in Marshall that was successful on many levels. However, I am transitioning to produce events, consulting work, and lessons from my studio through Gingko Art Productions. We may not have a store front, but there will always be art in my life.

The gallery is located at 212 N. Washington Ave. in Marshall, TX.

So, come see Wonderland of Lights in Marshall TX, shop and dine in this historic town, ice skating, and numerous other fun activities….then come see Gingko Leaf Gallery where Art is for the Imagination!

Claudia Lowery

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Kittrell Rifkind Gallery in December


All of us at Kittrell Riffkind and Southwest Gallery send you our Warmest Thoughts and Best Wishes for a Joyous Holiday and a Healthy & Happy New Year!

A big thank you to one and all for your support throughout the years.  We appreciate y’all!

Barbara, Bob & Avery
Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
at Southwest Gallery
4500 Sigma Rd
Dallas, TX 75244
972-239-7957
Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9 – 6
Sundays 1 – 5
Gifts for the Season…
It’s So Hard To Find That Perfect Thing  
Double Cherries by Cliff Goodman Studio
The holidays are almost upon us and we know it can be difficult to find something ‘new’ for that special hard-to-buy-for person on your list.
Here are some ideas of unusual gifts that not only make us smile but will make your gift giving fun!
Glass candy cane drink swizzles
Flying pig ornaments
Tipsy Whiskey Tumblers
Spinning Marbles
Salt & Pepper Shakers to liven your table
Tutti Fruitti goblets
Crazy critters of all sorts large & small
Polar bear earrings
Pocket hearts
Still can’t decide?  How about a gift certificate and a date for you to take your special someone on an outing for shopping and lunch.

Or one of our studio classes — for that hands-on loved one to learn to work with glass.

Special For The Holidays
Here’s the Scoop… 

The Ornament Extravaganza continues at the gallery… The celebration will continue through the month of December.

Regular Hours
The Gallery is open Tues – Sat from 9 – 6 and
from 1 – 5 on Sun afternoons.
The Studio is open Tues – Sat 10 – 6.
We are closed on Mon.
Special Holiday Hours
Sat, Dec 24th     Closing at 5
Christmas Day, Closed
Tues, Dec 27th     10 – 5
Sat, Dec 31st     Closing at 5
New Years Day, Closed

For details check our website or give us a call (Gallery 972-239-7957 or Studio 972-239-7989).

Reclining Pea Pod by Jen Violette

A Reminder…
Both The Gallery & Studio Have New Homes! 
Jump Roping Penguin by Paul Labrie For those of y’all who have not yet visited us in our new locations, the Gallery has moved in with Southwest Gallery over in the North Dallas Design District at 4500 Sigma Rd (at Welch) in Dallas.
The Studio is now in Richardson, located at 1600 N Plano Rd in Suite #400.  That’s at the corner of Plano Rd & Collins (tucked around the corner facing south).
Give us a call if you need help finding us….  
Gallery, 972-239-7957  
Studio, 972-239-7989

Recipe of the Month
Christmas Morning Cake

Bouquet With Red Berries Paperweight by Ken Rosenfeld
‘Tis the Season for parties and celebrations with friends and family — a time for treasured traditions and extra special goodies to eat.  This holiday recipe has been so popular over the years that I thought I’d share it with you once again — a new tradition!

My mother always served a wonderful Christmas Morning Cake for brunch during the holidays.  It was a much anticipated part of every Christmas — and often requested as a birthday treat.

This cake has to sit for a couple of days to absorb all the citrus-y goodness poured over the top — presenting a serious temptation to sneak a nibble when nobody else is around…

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The Upstairs Gallery – the Christmas Show, Pottery & Doug Walton New Year’s Encounter


From now till December 23, 2017

Tuesday ~ Saturday

12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Upstaris Gallery 1038 WEST ABRAM * ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76013
info@upstairsartgallery.com

Visit our website: http://www.upstairsartgallery.com/

The intricate medallion design above was created by Al Brouillette, one of the

original artists of The Upstairs Gallery. It was one of many designs that he created for Eleanor G. Martin’s annual Christmas Show. We thought it approporiate to use

Al’s design for this 50th Annual Gallery show. Al Brouillette 1924 – 2000

a gallery group show
Pottery and jewelry and art gifts…from our family of artists.
Art in every medium and priced to make shopping fun again…
We are featuring three potters – all with destinctive styles. Mugs and platters, casserole dishes and tortilla bowls, goblets and cups to share good cheer. Art to give – art to collect – all part of our 50th Show.
“NORTH POLE WE HAVE A PROBLEM”
Created by: Kent Bushart
“Blue Cloud” by Jessica Neary
Paintings to Celebrate the
Holiday Season
Oils, watercolors, mixed media….all on display. Our family of artists will show their recent works….from large paintings to small treasures.
Contemporary and traditional — bright and bold – thoughtful and reflective .
Pottery by Jef Barton
Jef Barton is a productive potter who makes functional and decorative pieces with various stoneware clay bodies and firing methods. The Gallery is pleased to welcome Jef to our Art of Christmas Giving Show. Jef’s tortilla bowl is shown to the right.
Jef is an AHS grad as well as
UT-Arlington.
art classes and workshops
DOUG WALTON NEW YEAR’S ENCOUNTER 2018
DATE: Fri-Sun, Jan. 5, 6, & 7, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
FEE: $165 for three days or $60 per day.
A $50 deposit will hold your place.

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Putting On The Ritz Dec. 30

Please join Your Private Collection Art Gallery in welcoming 2018 and one of their new artists Jeremiah Bova.
His industrial sculptures called JerBotz show a style of elegance and whimsical flare.
It will be an evening celebrating art and the new year with glitz, hors d’oeuvre, and bubbly. Put on your current or retro glitz if you want to go with the theme and more fun.

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On View at the LCC: La Frontera of Eduction

LA FRONTERA OF EDUCATION: DCCCD ART EXHIBITION
Through January 6, 2018

The LCC is presenting the work of art professors from the Dallas County Community College District’s campuses. DCCCD serves over 70,000 students annually, of which 37% are Latino/a, making the District the frontline of higher education for the growing Latino/a population in Dallas.

Featured artists include: Mary Becker, James Behan Du Chau, Chong Chu, David Connolly, Lisa Ehrich, Chaitra Garrick, Linda Gossett, Jill Foltz, Kathleen Janvier, Adam Knoche, Natalie Macellaio, Vargha Manshadi, Juliette McCullough, Cristina Medina, Eliana Miranda, Susan Mollet, David Newman, Shawn Saumell, Kristina Smith, Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen, Erin Stafford, Deborah Stenberg, Don Taylor, Amin Tejani, Wendi Ruth Valladares, Murielle White, and Marla Ziegler. Exhibition is curated by Victor Armenta. Exhibition is free and open to the public.

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ArtSpaceIII Openings Dec. 7: Sussie | A Fascination with Color

Open | TuesdayFriday 10am – 5pm                      Artspace111 | 111 Hampton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Saturday 10am – 3pm

Sussie | A Group Exhibition of Small Works
Sus·sie /ˈsəzē,ˈsē/ noun
1: (Southern, US) A small, unexpected gift.
RECEPTION | Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 5 – 8:00pm
EXHIBITION DATES | December 7 – January 27, 2018
Artspace111 presents Sussie, a group exhibition of small works from a selection of Texas based artists. Sussie, features small paintings, sculptures, and prints ideal for building or beginning a new collection for the new yea
A Fascination With Color | Sherri Woodard Coffey
RECEPTION | Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 5 – 8:00pm
EXHIBITION DATES | December 7 – January 27, 2018
Artspace111 presents the solo exhibition A Fascination With Color by Sherri Woodard Coffey in the Artspace111 Studio, in conjunction with the group exhibition Sussie. Coffey’s handwoven tapestries are created from hand-dyed fibers and inspired by a diverse list of ancient and contemporary cultures that express themselves through color, abstraction, and geometry.
Daniel Blagg Featured In Two Museum Exhibitions
Daniel Blagg’s solo exhibition is now on display at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) in Lubbock, Texas for an exhibition open from December 1, 2017 – January 27, 2018.

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Irving Art Association 2017 Winter Art Exhibit

The annual IAA Winter Art Exhibit is on display December 3, 2017 through January 5, 2017at the Jaycee Park Center for the Art, 1975 Puritan in Irving. Formerly called the Holiday Art Show, it’s artwork from IAA artists including holiday-themed, winter-related or new work. The annual Christmas Party on Dec. 12 is the reception.

For more about IAA see the website: irvingart.org

Artists participating:

  • Don Collins
  • Frankie Couch
  • Ankita Dwivedi
  • Sharon Giles
  • Rachael Gregory
  • John Hunter
  • Virginia Jenkins
  • Jane Kahler
  • Jean Knauber
  • Susan Murray
  • Michelle Myers
  • Quentin Ochs
  • Nell Owen
  • Victoria Robinson
  • Bess Saloman
  • Barbara Smith

Gallery of art from the Winter Show:

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Christmasfest on Hart Street Dec. 8 – 10

32st Annual Christmasfest on Hart Street 2017

6342, 6344, 6346 Hart St.

Fort Worth, TX 76112

woodwork, clay art, graphic art, jewelry, mosaic, book art, handmade soap, gourd art, art glass, fiber art

http://www.hartstreetpottery.com/

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Conception Art Show Dec. 7

35 Local artists/vendors

Live Music

Light Appetizer Hour (6:00-7:00)

Thursday, December 7th,  2017
5-10pm

Community Beer Co.
1530 Inspiration Drive

Dallas TX

RSVP here for FREE ticket: renee@conceptionevents.com

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Opening Reception & Artist Talk for CASSANDRIA BLACKMORE / MICHAEL SCHULTHEIS: ‘Breakthrough’

Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, presents the exhibition, ‘BREAKTHROUGH,’ featuring new works by contemporary West Coast artists, Cassandria Blackmore and Michael Schultheis, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 6th from 5-8pm. Blackmore and Schultheis will also give an artist talk beginning at 6:45pm.

Based in Santa Barbara, California, Cassandria Blackmore creates colorful abstract works from shattered and meticulously reconstructed reverse glass paintings. Seattle-based artist, Michael Schultheis, builds his compositions through successive layers of mathematical notations and geometric forms that collectively appear suspended in ethereal spaces masterfully rendered in acrylic paint.

Though they work in diverging techniques and media, the pairing of works by Blackmore and Schultheis reveals the beauty of controlled chaos and the remarkable tension between restrained and intuitive gesture. This will be LRFA’s first exhibition featuring the work of Cassandria Blackmore. ‘BREAKTHROUGH’ will be on view through February 10, 2018.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

The work of Cassandria Blackmore is exhibited internationally and permanently held in the collections of the Crocker Art Museum, the Bronfman Collection, the Gates Collection, Neiman Marcus, the University of Washington, MGM Center, the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre, Pacific Central Bank, the City of Seattle, Washington State Arts Commission, and Deloitte Consulting, among others. Blackmore is also a recipient of the prestigious Hauberg Fellowship for painting and in 2006 she was honored as the Renwick Smithsonian artist of the month.

The work of Michael Schultheis has been shown in over 40 solo exhibitions across the country and is permanently held in the collections of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., the Tacoma Art Museum, and the U.S. Embassies in Greece and Switzerland. Schultheis has also lectured about his work at various universities, and his paintings have been featured in several national media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and NPR.

 

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Cowtown Indie Bazaar Dec. 9

COWTOWN INDIE BAZAAR
SATURDAY – DECEMBER 9TH – 11AM TO 5PM
Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall at Will Rogers Memorial Center
Round Up Inn – 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Be one of the FIRST 40 shoppers in line to score a
FREE GOODY BAG
filled with handmade items from a selection of our handmade makers, artists and vintage curators! Line starts early, so set those alarm clocks, grab your holiday shopping lists, and come ready to shop!

Be sure to purchase your $3 discounted admission tickets online by December 8th. Admission will be $5 at the door and kids 12 and under get in free.

Purchase Your Discounted Tickets Now

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
SIGN UP FOR A DIY FLOWER ARRANGING CLASS TODAY!
Claim your seat by FRIDAY, December 1st and learn the art of flower arranging with our sponsor Alice’s Table. All supplies are provided and you go home with your beautiful arrangement to show off to friends and family! BONUS: You get FREE ADMISSION to the show with your reservation! Win-Win!
Choose Your Class Time & Reserve Your Seat Now
Join The Event & Invite Your Friends
See The Maker/Artist Line Up
Find Maps & All The Details Here
Santa Visits From 1PM to 3PM
Free Make & Take For The Kids
Cash Bar, Lounge & Photobooth Available

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Suzanne Sparks McNeill Dec. 2 at North Havens Gardens Holiday Art & Gift Market

Art and Gifts Show
SaturdayDecember 2, 11:00-6:00  at North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northhaven Road, Dallas, TX

One of a kind, signature handmade art pieces

SparksStudioArt.com

Holiday Art & Gift Market 2017

Sat, December 2, 2017

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST

Love Local?

If you’re looking for special finds this year, skip the mall and join us to fall in love with handmade jewelry, artwork & treasures by area artists in a relaxed atmosphere!

 

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TVAA’s “A Little Something, Something” Reception Dec. 2

“A Little Something, Something” TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition
November 18, 2017 – January 3, 2018
Reception Saturday, Dec. 2, 2-4pm

Express yourself! Your mind. Your vision. Your heart. Your soul. Your creativity. Your gift! Think BIG, but create small. All entries for this show must not exceed 12″ x 12″ in size; not including the frame. The frame cannot exceed 16” x 20”. This is a small works show. Up to 3 works may be submitted for consideration. All media may be submitted.

About the Curator: Leon Robertson is a self-taught artist that works with primarily pen and ink illustration. He has explored mixed media using found objects to create a series titled, The Junkyard Birds. Because so much of his art is inspired by the use of language, stories often unfold with his art. It is the reason why he prefers to work in an open-series format. His work has been exhibited in local shows and galleries. Several of the characters from his ARF & Soul Dog series were published in the book, 1000 Dog Portraits: From the People Who Love Them. Leon’s passion for art, design and all things creative was demonstrated in nearly two decades of working in the fashion and home luxury retail markets.

For any questions contact gallery director @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

Texas Visual Arts Association http://tvaa.org
Downtown Gallery

Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207
Dallas, Texas 75201

 

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Dutch Art Gallery Reception Dec. 2 for Annual Fall Show

11th Annual Fall Show
December 2, 2017 – January 19, 2018

The Dutch Art Gallery Presents 
“Do You See What I See”.

RECEPTION Saturday, December 2, 2017 11th annual Fall Show.

For images see http://dutchartgallery.net/product-category/show-winter-2017/

This theme can include the following interpretations:
Abstract/Modern artwork. Example: Hidden image that conveys a hidden image or emotional feeling
Traditional artwork.  Example: Boulder, plant, tree, etc. that has a hidden image in it.
A unique perspective. Example: Flower or bug (any object) with a magnified view that takes the piece into an Abstract, or traditional image.
The plan is for the Gallery to have a folded card next to the artwork describing the hidden element the Artist saw or created in the piece. This allows the customer to observe and participate with the Artist…almost like a treasure hunt.

http://dutchartgallery.net/

 

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Artists Showplace Holiday Open House and Gallery Student Exhibit Dec. 1

The Artists Showplace

  • Unique holiday items
  • Exquisite handmade jewelry
  • Original paintings
  • Handcrafted glassworks, ceramics & sculptures

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 6-9pm

theartistsshowplace.com

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Join us for the opening of Retro-Matico this Saturday! Jose Vargas Dec. 2

Retro-Matico
Opens Dec. 2nd

Reception: Saturday, Dec. 2, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents Jose Vargas’s Retro-Matico, a collection of art spanning from the late 1960’s to the present, curated by Artist and professor of Art, Cristina Medina.

Retro-Matico will be on view December 2, 2017 – January 13, 2018. The Oak Cliff Cultural Center will host a reception for Jose Vargas and Cristina Medina on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

About the Artist and Exhibit
Vargas is an active visual artist who has been working with photography, prints, painting, and mixed media for more than 25 years. Since 1992, he has participated in over 160 exhibitions in multiple venues. Retro – Matico is a retrospective exhibit of Jose Vargas’ artwork.

In addition to his visual work, Jose Vargas has been curating exhibitions for over twenty-four years in Dallas, collaborating with numerous organizations including the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Bath House Cultural Center, and Latino Cultural Center. Some of the signature exhibitions that Vargas curates include the annual “El Corazón” and “La Virgen de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe)” shows. Other projects that he has curated/co-curated include the Day of the Dead and Frida Kahlo exhibitions.

Recently, he started an art exchange program with La Galería de la Misión de Senecú, an art gallery and museum in El Paso, Texas, providing opportunities for both Dallas and El Paso artists to showcase their work in a different setting.

Vargas also served as the Gallery Coordinator at the Ice House Cultural Center in Oak Cliff, and continues to provide gallery assistance to the Bath House Cultural Center and Oak Cliff Cultural Center in Dallas, Texas while remaining active in the arts.

About the Curator

Tina Medina is a visual artist and professor of art at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Texas Tech University and Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of North Texas.

Medina’s work has been exhibited nationally in exhibits such as Immigration, Migration, Movement & The Humanities at Arizona State University, as well as Women in the Middle: Borders, Barriers, Intersections at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was selected by the Mexic-Arte Museum to be showcased in the 7th Annual Young Latino Artist’s Exhibition, and was also awarded a solo show at Women and Their Work Gallery, both in Austin, Texas. Medina has curated several exhibits including Ojo and Ojo Dos: Contemporary Latino American Artists of the Metroplex at Richland and Brookhaven Colleges and ELLA: Exhibiting Local Latina Artists at Latino Cultural Center. Medina was also a member of the historical Dallas artist collective 500X Gallery.

 

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Reception for Association of Traditional Artists Dec. 2 at Dallas Public Library

You are invited to the Dallas Public Library Art Department’s

Exhibit of The Association of Traditional Artists Art

Saturday, December 2, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Fourth floor o f the Dallas Central Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

A Reception Honoring ATA Artists Joan Hukel, Jane Kahler, Oleta Walls, Helen Peden, Eugenia Benson, Mary Anne Whittle and Edward Travis will be conducted by the ATA for their contributions to the Dallas County Arts during 1970 to 2017.

Invite: ATAinvitation

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Patty Rooney: Monster Star opens this Thursday at The Magnolia Theatre // ART TALKS by Joshua Goode + Erika Duque

Patty Rooney
Monster Star

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 30, 6-8 pm

On View
November 16 – December 19

Ro2 Art @ The Magnolia
3699 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

Art Talks + Closing Reception

Joshua Goode: Pegasus Armor
Erika Duque: Paraíso

Art Talks: Saturday, December 2, 2-5 PM
Closing Reception: Saturday, December 2, 7-10 PM

RSVP

https://www.facebook.com/events/1504518059585984/

Ro2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

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Karen Harris “Vibrancy” reception Dec. 2 at Giddens Gallery

You are invited
FEATURED ARTIST’S SHOW and Reception
Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

FEATURED ARTIST
Karen Harris – “Vibrancy”
Karen’s work – https://goo.gl/2bKuyJ

Show
Nov 30 – Dec 9, 2017
Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday
11:00am – 6:00pm

Artist’s Reception
Saturday, Dec 2
6:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Free event, Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles
For details and parking – https://goo.gl/favoZZ

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine
624 S Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051
817-488-8600
http://www.giddensgallery.com
https://www.facebook.com/GiddensGallery
https://www.instagram.com/giddensgallery/

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Cutefest 2 on Dec. 2 + call for artists

There are still spots for vendors at this year’s Cutefest, being held in conjunction with Bedford’s tree lighting.
Bedford Public Library

2424 Forest Ridge Dr, Bedford, Texas 76021
12:00 PM-6:00 PM – Cutefest – Cute Christmas shopping experience at the library for all of your holiday gifts.
2:00 PM-4:00 PM – Cute Pet Palooza – A Christmas celebration for your furry friends (dogs, cats and small domestic pets). The celebration includes a costume contest, pet parade, and pet pictures with Santa
4:00 PM-8:00 PM – Holiday Hayride around Old Bedford School (leaves from Southwest corner of the library)
4:30 PM-8:00 PM – Community Stage Performances on the lawn at the Old Bedford School
4:00 PM-8:00 PM – FREE family and pet activities and crafts on the lawn of the Old Bedford School (while supplies last)
5:00PM – Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest Judging
6:00 PM – Reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and Santa’s arrival
6:00 PM – FREE refreshments available (while supplies last)
6:30 PM-8:00 PM– Selfies with Santa – bring your own camera to snap your own photos and capture the moment.

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Dec. 1 Openings at the FWCAC

Opening Receptions at FWCAC: December 1st, 6 – 9pm

TAC Small Works Show

December 1  – January 13, 2017

Reception: December 1, 2017; 6 – 9pm

http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibitions/

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

35mm Slide Show
Friday December 1, 2017 –
Saturday January 13, 2018

A WOVEN TAPESTRY OF LIFE\’S IMAGERY
Friday December 1, 2017 –
Wednesday December 27, 2017

“Paint Can Fly – VIII”
Friday December 1, 2017 –
Wednesday December 20, 2017

Dazzle Dazzle
Friday November 3, 2017 –
Wednesday December 20, 2017

The Long Black Wig Project: A False Sense of History
Friday November 3, 2017 –
Friday December 29, 2017

Fort Worth 15 Presents…
Friday November 3, 2017 –
Wednesday December 20, 2017

Offscreen
Saturday November 11, 2017 –
Saturday December 30, 2017

 

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Elizabeth Schowachert: Art and Materials exhibition | Big Student Art Show on Dec. 2nd

Please join us for

Elizabeth Schowachert: an Art and Materials exhibition
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
during our Big Student Art show!

*Works of Art in Encaustic, Oil, Acrylic and Mixed Media!

*Demos in Encaustic Wax painting!
*An exhibition of Artwork and Materials by Elizabeth Schowachert !
*Food and wine too!

Elizabeth will be bringing traditional artist materials for working with ink and paper including traditional Asian calligraphy brushes, ink dishes, handmade papers and other art tools. She will also offer a selection of handmade art brushes for sale including a selection of recent artwork, and handmade art cards. Additionally she will have some vintage/antique art tools she acquired in Taiwan.
Artist Statement….
My intention with my art/paintings is to explore the most significant connections in my life, those that have influenced
me and made the deepest impressions.
Cultural connections have had a significant impact on my life, my way of thinking, the way I choose to live and my ideas about myself. My experiences in Asia especially have influenced my ideas about myself, who I am and how I live my life.
In my current body of work, I am exploring the idea of those connections that have most influenced me, how cultures can co-exist, maintaining a distinct points of view, coming together with a voice that combines the traditional and the contemporary, in ways that honors and values both.

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The Upstairs Gallery – Annual Christms Show – 12.2.17

The intricate medallion design above was created by Al Brouillette, one of the
original artists of The Upstairs Gallery. It was one of many designs that he created for Eleanor G. Martin’s annual Christmas Show. We thought it approporiate to use
Al’s design for this 50th Annual Gallery show. Al Brouillette 1924 – 2000

 a gallery group show

Pottery and jewelry and art gifts…from our family of artists.
Art in every medium and priced to make shopping fun again…
We are featuring three potters – all with destinctive styles. Mugs and platters, casserole dishes and tortilla bowls, goblets and cups to share good cheer. Art to give – art to collect – all part of our 50th Show.
“NORTH POLE WE HAVE A PROBLEM”
Created by: Kent Bushart
Stephen Rascoe – Sun Flowers
Paintings to Celebrate the
Holiday Season
Oils, watercolors, mixed media….all on display. Our family of artists will show their recent works….from large paintings to small treasures.
Contemporary and traditional — bright and bold – thoughtful and reflective .
art classes and workshops
DOUG WALTON NEW YEAR’S ENCOUNTER 2018
DATE: Fri-Sun, Jan. 5, 6, & 7, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
FEE: $165 for three days or $60 per day.
A $50 deposit will hold your place.

 

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VASTFest 2017 on Dec. 6

You are invited to VASTFest 2017 that takes place on Wednesday, December 6th from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201.

VASTFest is a holiday shopping and social event. Come and meet VAST Artists, have snacks and refreshments, and buy one-of-a-kind art gifts made by local artists. 

VASTFest is free and open to the public. VAST website: https://vastarts.org/

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Giving Tuesday Nov. 28 – Donate to your favorite art organizations!

https://www.givingtuesday.org/

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. We’ve created a directory to help you find organizations, charities, events and more in your own community.

Some local participating visual arts organizations:

Arlington Museum of Art
Art House Dallas
Arts Council Northeast
Artitude
Creative Arts Center of Dallas
DREAM Fine Arts Conservatory
Greater Denton Arts Council
Irving Art Association
Visual Arts League of Allen

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42 Murals Project – Stevie Ray Vaughan murals by Steve Hunter

For more information about the Vaughan murals, see the Dallas Observer article by Tricia Sims:

Deep Ellum Didn’t Have Any Stevie Ray Vaughan Murals Until an Artist Created 3 This Year

Steve Hunter, artist

For more about the artist who created the murals, see his website:

http://www.huntercreates.com

from his website: Steve Hunter is a full time fine artist. He creates murals, canvas paintings (the bigger the better) and charcoal drawings. His wife Mischelle Hunter is also an artist. She creates handcrafted jewelry, teaches art and technology classes and is a freelance graphic designer. Two Hunter’s that love to create art. That is how Hunter Creates came to be.

Steve Hunter started his business in 2002 as a muralist in the UK. His work has brought him to the states and he currently resides in Dallas. His work includes a variety of mediums and styles. Although he is still passionate about murals he now offers custom large and medium canvas paintings, charcoal portraits, group or corporate art classes and community mosaic projects.

 


42 Murals Project websites:

http://42murals.com

https://www.facebook.com/42murals/

More about the project in a Dallas Morning News article by Michael Granberry:

How a Dallas developer helped artists turn Deep Ellum into a street-art paradise

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Home for the Holidays – Amanda and Judi Dunbar Exhibit at Blue House Too

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS:
ALLEN ARTS ALLIANCE WELCOMES HOME
AMANDA AND JUDITH DUNBAR

The Allen Arts Alliance is thrilled to welcome acclaimed Allen artists, Amanda and Judith Dunbar, to The Blue House Too ArtSpace for the annual holiday exhibit which will run from December 1 through January 7th.

Amanda Dunbar has received wide recognition for her work, and her popularity has increased through the years, starting with her appearance as a young artist on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Amanda’s work, portraying families, children, special places, and nature is designed to uplift and engage those who have the opportunity to experience it.
Judith Dunbar embraces the idea that “evolvement in art is never ending.” Her paintings are not about representation, but about essence. Judith’s art, while being representational, is without form creating a visual world where reality is mixed with images from her memory and fantasy.

Meet the artists at our Home for the Holidays Reception on Wednesday, December 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season with beautiful artwork, music, friends and festive bites and drinks.

Blue House Too ArtSpace
934 Watters Creek Blvd (across from DSW Shoes)
Wednesday – Fridays 2 to 8 p.m.
Saturday 1 – 9 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 6 p.m.

For more about Blue House Too visit www.bluehousetoo.org.
For more about Amanda and Judith visit www.judithdunbar.com and www.amandadunbar.com

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About the Allen Arts Alliance
The mission of the Allen Arts Alliance is to support and nurture our local arts and cultural groups as they present inspiring and entertaining experiences designed to enrich our community.
Cultivating a vibrant community, bringing art to life.

 

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Shop Small Saturday Sale Nov. 25 at the FWCAC

On November 25th, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center will be hosting our annual Shop Small Saturday sale. Talented local artisans will be selling various art pieces just in time for the holidays.
We hope you’ll stop by the Arts Center to support your local artists and find gifts perfect for everyone on your list. We know that supporting small businesses and artists plays a big role in making our community great!
Please contact Kim Phan Nguyen at knguyen@artscouncilfw.org or (817) 298-3024 for more information. You can also like and share the event from our Facebook page here: bit.ly/ShopSmallFortWorth.
Visit Us:

Hours: MON-SAT 9AM – 5PM 


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The Fort Worth Community Arts Center, a City-owned facility, was established in October 2002
by the Fort Worth City Council. The Arts Council of Fort Worth manages the Arts Center.

The Arts Center includes two theatres; nine art galleries; office space for arts organizations, studio space for artists and  
public areas for rental by other non-profit organizations, corporate and special events.

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Big Little Frame Up Art Sale Nov. 25 in Bedford

Big Little Frame Up
Small Arts Sat., Nov. 25, 7-11pm
After fighting your way through the craziness of Black Friday–come purchase framed, affordable, 5x7in and under artwork all priced 25 dollars and under.

Central Arts of Bedford

2816 Central Dr #140, Bedford, Texas 76021

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Christmas Artists & Crafters Market in Marshall Nov. 25

More than 20 East Texas and Louisiana artists and crafters will share unique, one-of-a-kind handmade gifts and art to fill your holiday shopping list needs. Come search for and find that perfect treasure while you enjoy free refreshments at this ONE DAY ONLY event.

MARSHALL VISUAL ARTS CENTER
208 E. BURLESON & LAFAYETTE STREET (enter on Lafayette side)
MARSHALL, TEXAS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25  ~  10am-5pm

A Gingko Art Production

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It’s Holiday Light Show Time Again!

A treat for artists’ eyes – the light shows are here again! A brief guide to the DFW area:

Holiday Wonder at Fair ParkOver two million lights plus family-friendly events.. Nov. 22 – Jan. 7at Fair Park, Dallas.

Enchant: The World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze & Market – Includes the Enchant Christmas Market. Nov. 24 – Dec. 31 at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Vitruvian Lights: 1.5 million sparkling lights wrapped around 550 trees.Nov. 24 – Jan. 1 at Vitruvian Park in Addison.

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedways features more than a million lights and 100 displays. Opens Nov. 23.

Prarie Lights features two miles of decorations and displays and 4 million lights. Nov. 23 – Dec. 31 at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie.

 

Trip Saavy has an extensive guide also:

The Brightest Holiday Lights in Dallas-Fort Worth

 

 

 

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Linda McCarley’s Solo Art Exhibit Reception Nov. 29

Wednesday, November 29

The Courtyard Theater Gallery
6:00 p.m. to 8:00  p.m.
FORCES OF NATURE 

 

Forces of Nature

is a collection of encaustic
abstract art works and monoprints
depicting the artist’s sense of

environmental changes and natural transformations.

Linda McCarley is Vice President of Plano Art Association.

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