Category Archive: Exhibits & Events

NorthPark Art Collection Tour with Lucia Simek Oct. 24

NorthPark Art Collection Tour with Lucia Simek | Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 PM

Meeting location at Green House Market on Level Two near AMC ticket counter.

Lucia Simek is Manager of Communications and International Programs at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Please RSVP to

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2017 IAA Photography Exhibition Preview Gallery

This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried exhibition devoted solely to photography. We received a great response to our call and are proud to announce that work from 44 photographers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area has been selected to be in the show.  For the Preview Gallery go to

Juror is Mark Thompson, an award-winning photographer, videographer and filmmaker. Mark began his career as a painter before discovering his penchant for digital media, at which point he began making the move from being a full-time painter to full-time professional photographer and videographer. Over the years Mark’s training and experience has touched on a variety of different genres that include everything from commercial & product photography to fine art and even filmmaking. Mark has worked as photographer for such outfits as CBS News, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Deep Ellum Foundation, and the Lyndie Wilkes Advertising Agency (just to name a few), his photography as been shown in art galleries all over North Texas, and he is currently producing his first feature-length documentary film.

75 works will be in the exhibit opening October 29 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX. The Reception & Awards Ceremony will be Sunday, November 5th, from 2-4pm. The show will be on view through December 1st.  Selected works will travel to the West Irving Library for an exhibit Dec. 3 – Jan. 7, 2018.

Congratulations to those IAA members whose work was selected: Tina Alvarez, Eleanore Avery, Amy Keng, Ron Kreml, Liang Li, Quentin Ochs, Kathleen Ramirez, Alfredo Santesteban and Mary Ann Vela.

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Winning art from A Year on the Plaza art competition now on display in Dallas Arts District

Created by Adriana Rivera, “The Tree of Life” uses vivid colors to convey the importance of teaching

family values and respect to the next generation


DALLAS (Oct. 12, 2017) – The Catholic Foundation has announced Adriana Rivera as the winner of the 2017 ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition. Her artwork, “The Tree of Life,” was unveiled on the 28-by-9-foot public art wall in The Catholic Foundation Plaza during a ceremony on Oct. 11 and will remain on display for one year.

As a child, Rivera was intrigued by paintings of beautiful landscapes and would create her own imitations with flower petals and stones. Her father first taught her how to draw, and now her husband and son serve as her support system in following her passion for art. Her winning piece, “The Tree of Life,” conveys her emphasis on teaching family values and respect to the next generation.

“I entered the competition because I thought it would be a good way to demonstrate what I do,” said Rivera. “In this case, I realized I had an opportunity to carry a positive message to people through my painting.”

Located on the grounds of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe across from the Meyerson Symphony Center, The Catholic Foundation Plaza was dedicated in 2006 as a gift from The Catholic Foundation to the Dallas community to commemorate the Foundation’s 50th anniversary. The 3,900-square-foot public space is an oasis for Dallas citizens and visitors to enjoy at no cost.

“In addition to bringing bright and vivid colors to the Plaza, Adriana Rivera’s piece encompasses an important message for us all,” said J. Matthew Kramer, President and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. “We congratulate Adriana, as well as all of the artists who entered the competition, for their talent and creativity. We hope visitors of the Dallas Arts District will enjoy her work as much as we do.”

Rivera’s artwork, along with submissions by other Texas professional artists, was reviewed by a panel of highly respected members of the local arts community before being selected. This year’s selection committee included: Reverend Stephen Bierschenk, rector of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe; Cindy M. Gummer, owner of The Enchanted Galleries; Jim Keyes, 2013 ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition winner; Patricia B. Meadows, Art Connections; Katherine Wagner, CEO of the Business Council for the Arts; and architect Gary Skotnicki. Juan J. Hernandez’s “Trinity River Bottoms” and Ron Mabry’s “Flora and Crockett, Dallas” were selected as honorable mentions in this year’s competition.

Former winners include Marty Ray’s “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art” in 2006, Ann Cushing Gantz’s “Trumpeting Angels” in 2007, Pamela Nelson’s “Magic Carpet” in 2008; David Zvanut’s “Music on Parade” in 2009; J. Lynn Kelly’s “Downtown Playground” in 2010; Rebecca Guy’s “Dallas in Wonderland” in 2011; Cornelius Brackens Jr. “When the Troops Come Marching Home” in 2012; Jim Keyes’ “Homage to The Concertgebouw” in 2013; Barbara Dybala’s “The Dallas Arts District Word Search,” in 2014; Stuart Hausmann’s “Paint the Town” in 2015; and Tanya Joiner Slate’s “Trinity River Origami” in 2016.


About The Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation is a trusted giving vehicle for the Catholic community. Chartered in 1955, the Foundation was founded by a group of dedicated Catholic laymen with a vision that extended far beyond the charitable needs of the moment. The Foundation has spent decades building a strong community, helping donors fulfill their charitable goals, and preserving the founders’ vision and philanthropic legacy. Over the past 60 years, the Foundation has provided more than $126 million in grants to religious, charitable and educational organizations. Today, it manages more than $220 million in assets and houses more than 400 charitable funds and trusts.

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LGAA 2017 Fall Festival of Art Award Winners

Lake Granbury Art Association

Fall Festival of Art

Listed below are the results of the Awards received. Congratulations to all the winners and to all the artists that submitted entries. Many thanks to all who helped make this a successful, fantastic show. Juror was Ann Hardy.

Now showing in SHANLEY HOUSE GALLERY through Nov. 10


Best of Show
“Pretty Girl” by Bill Dale

View accepted pieces


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Gail Delger Exhibit: Smile, Laugh and Enjoy the Ride opening at Blue House Too

The exhibit, Gail Delger – Smile, Laugh and Enjoy the Ride will open on October 20 and run through November 12, 2017 at the Allen Arts Alliance – Blue House Too ArtSpace.

Gail Delger works in all watermedia. The range of her work shares her passion and talent as an artist, and her sense of humor as an individual. She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society. Her painting Full Of Holes, was published in the book, Splash 9, The Best of Watercolor, and her two paintings, Old Number 10 and Chicken Sit, were included in the book Confident Color by Nita Leland. “I enjoy pointing with acrylics and adding mixed media. My ideas come from my photos or sometimes a light bulb goes off in my head with an idea. I lik to put whimsical things in my paintings because, I like to see people smile when they view my artwork” Gail Delger. Read more at

The artist reception is Thursday, October 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Stop by and meet Gail, sip a glass of wine and enjoy her work.
Blue House Too ArtSpace
934 Watters Creek Blvd (across from DSW Shoes)
Wednesday – Fridays 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday 1 – 9 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 6 p.m.

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 lif


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Upstairs Gallery: 50th Anniv. Show Closes – Judy Gelfert Show Opens – Oct. 20th

On Friday, 20 October 2017
5:00 till 8:00 p.m.
Toast the 50th Anniversary of
The Upstairs Gallery
and enjoy an ongoing exhibition
of art from the gallery’s first half century
while celebrating the opening of
A New Show of Paintings by Judy Gelfert

Judy Gelfert’s oil paintings reflect her ever-enthusiastic attention to design and light in everyday scenes, landscapes, interiors, and figures.Whatever her subject, she aims to capture the essence of an image, leaving the details to the viewer’s imagination.
Judy is conducting a workshop on Oct. 21 and 22. She still has room for a few more students. Call the Gallery for details. 817.277.6961

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H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery Presents “Downtown: Visual Fine Art Faculty & Staff Exhibition”

Dallas, TX – The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College presents: “Downtown: Visual Fine Art Faculty & Staff Exhibition” going on now through November 3. The artist reception is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, from 4-6 p.m.

El Centro College, the first campus of the Dallas County Community College District, opened its doors in 1966. As the only community college located in downtown Dallas, we have a unique environment: creative, gritty, urban, and full of life. The work of our visual fine art faculty reflects this vibrancy, on display in our current show. Works in a variety of media are included in the exhibit.

Artists in the exhibition include both full-time and adjunct Visual Fine Art faculty & staff members:

Barbara Armstrong

Carlos DonJuan

Omar Hernandez

Chaitra Linehan

Andy Myers

Pilar Zornosa

Janet Aguirre

Calen Barnum

Danielle Kimzey (work on loan from Galleri Urbane)

Roya Mansourkhani

Christopher Machorro

Raymond Butler


Performance: by Jennifer McAtee

(El Centro Music Department Coordinator)


For more information, please contact gallery director Raymond Butler at 214-860-2190 or


Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.



Artist: Calen Barnum

Home Defense 2017

Medium Archival inkjet print


Artist: Andy Myers

Untitled 2017



Artist: Chaitra Garrick

Leopard 2015

Cut paper on Panel


Artist: Barbara Armstrong

Lifeline- Full Of Life 2016

Mixed/ Media

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Nel Dorn Byrd’s 14th Annual Open Studio Tour Nov. 4 & 5

I will be featuring plein air paintings at my 14th annual OPEN STUDIO TOUR, November 4 & 5.  Working quickly on location, I strive to capture the essence and feel of a subject.  I search for sites with sunshine and cast shadows and limit my painting time to an hour or less for each painting.  The scenes are from small Texas towns as well as sites in Denton and Collin Counties.  I have some paintings relating to the peanut industry that was big business in Aubrey previous to 1980; there is the old peanut drying facility next to the railroad tracks downtown – it is a painter’s paradise!  You can visit my website,, and click on Plein Air and see many of the paintings I will be showing.
                           Rusting, Aubrey, TX      11 x 15

                             Peanut Drying Facility, Aubrey, TX      15 x 22
The challenge of competing in juried exhibitions continues to intrigue me.  I hate it when my work is rejected, but always enjoy the thrill of acceptance,  even though I have to pack and ship which is a “real pain”.  I was excited to have a painting  accepted into Watercolor USA again this year!   “Meter Mates”, image size 22 x 30, hung at the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, MO June 2 – August 27.    My painting, “The Popper Building”, was accepted in the 32nd Annual Texas & Neighbors Exhibition in Irving;  this painting was done from a plein air piece that I did at the SWS Paint Out in Greenville.   “October Elegance” was included in the VAST Membership Juried Exhibition in June at UNT on the Square, Denton,  and received an award.  And “Waiting Renovation” has been accepted in the Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition in Whichita, Kansas.

Meter Mates  – 22 x 30
VAST and the Denton Poet’s Assembly join together each year to present Merging Visions, an exhibition of artwork & poetry.  My painting, “Barbed Wire”, was my interpretation of a poem titled, “Fences”, by the poet, Patrick Marshall.  This was my first time to participate  and I very much enjoyed the venture.  The exhibition hung  at the UNT Art Building in the Lightwell Gallery in the early summer months.

My friend and fellow watercolor artist, Gaylord O’Con, included my work in several permanent collections  in Texas and Oklahoma using  my watercolor paintings presented as large, oversized glicee’s.   In April, I did a watercolor demo for the Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association and an afternoon workshop.

  Hibiscus     8 x 11
Yesteryear Gift Shop,  Jefferson, Texas   10 X 14
I appreciate your continued interest and support.  The pursuit of watercolor has been a lifelong endeavor; there is constant inspiration from nature, a wonderful  camaraderie with other artists, and the sheer joy of painting!
Waiting in Nocona    15 x 22
My OPEN STUDIO TOUR & SALE will be November 4 & 5 and you are invited; along with my plein air works, I will again have note cards.  Hours are 10 to 5 both Saturday & Sunday and I will have a drawing for an original painting given as a door prize. (image below)  Last year’s winner was Lillian Stracener.
If you’ve not yet come since I’ve moved to the country, I hope you will  stop by.  This is my 4th tour since relocating and I am about five miles NE of Denton, just off of FM 428. I have a beautiful view out my studio windows.  Address is 3800 Elm Bottom Circle, Aubrey, TX & my cell # is 972-839-2993.  I  will look forward to seeing you November 4 or 5.

The door prize – 10 x 14 image of the River House Grill in Glen Rose, TX            

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Plano Art Association – Studio Tour and Art Market Nov. 4 & 5

Plano Art Association Studio Tour and

Art Market set for November 4 and 5

This two-day event, scheduled for November 4 and 5, will feature the studios and exhibits of 21 Plano area artists.They are members of the Plano Art Association. The studio locations are throughout the Plano area, from Allen to Richardson to Wylie as well as East and West Plano.

Hours are Saturday, November 410:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, November 5,  Noon to 5:00 pm

The artists are opening their studios so the art-appreciating public can view their work environment and their art work up close. There is an array of styles and mediums on display; paintings, photography and three-dimensional art.

New this year, the tour will feature an Art Market venue. Six artists will be displaying their work at AramArt Institute at 2309 W. Parker Road, just West of Custer Road.

For 13 years a group of artists in the Plano and surrounding art community have hosted this tour of their studios each November. For the first time, this year, PAA has taken on this highly successful event and opened it up to their members.

A special website has been set up with an interactive map that tour goers can use to plot their own tour route. Samples of each artist’s art work is also displayed on the site.

“This is great timing for a gift-buying, shopping opportunity for folks to buy original artwork directly from the artist who created it. By meeting artists and learning more about their creative processes, you gain a deep appreciation for their work. Often prices are especially friendly when dealing directly with the artists,” according to Gene Dillard, President of Plano Art Association.

Pdf Map to  Studio Tour and Art Market


Gene Dillard
President, Plano Art Association


Contact us and we will gladly provide reproduction-quality images for your use.
Plano Art Association
P.O. Box 861508   Plano, Texas 75086

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Student Exhibitions at the CAC

At the Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) we will have two exhibitions on view October 12th through December 4th.
Looking Another Way (a student & instructor show) and unseenamerica (the resulting exhibition of a free eight-week program offered by CAC instructors at nearby Bayles Elementary that teaches digital photography skills and provides the students a voice in their community).
The CAC is located at 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228 website:

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Dear Clark’s Magical Halloween Party 2017 Oct. 26

Dear Clark’s Fall Pop-Up Art Show and Halloween party is Thursday, Oct. 26th at Dear Clark’s Uptown Dallas Studio. The show will feature art from several local artists and vendors from around the DFW area.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Houston Habitat for Humanity. It is a Halloween Soiree so Dress to Impress! Food and Drinks will be provided by Eastwood’s Bar and Uncle Julio’s.

Where: 3317 McKinney Ave #101, Dallas, TX 75204

When: Thursday, October 26th (6PM – 9PM)

Contact: Meghan McPartland ; 214-563-6131 ;

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Stolen for 40 Years, Norman Rockwell Masterwork May Bring $1 Million at Heritage Auctions

American Art Auction offers fresh-to-market paintings, works on paper and sculptures Nov. 3 in Dallas


DALLAS, Texas (Oct. 13, 2017) – Recently returned to a family after it was stolen more than 40 years ago, Norman Rockwell’s endearing Lazybones (Boy Asleep With Hoe), also known as Taking a Break, is expected to sell for more than $1 million in Heritage Auctions’ Nov. 3 American Art Auction in Dallas. The 1919 Saturday Evening Post cover makes its auction debut, highlighting an exceptional array of Golden Age illustration.

Purchased for less than $100 in 1954 and stolen in June of 1976, Rockwell’s painting stands as one of the artist’s first Saturday Evening Post covers, produced in 1919 when he was only 25. Lazybones illustrates not simply the classic Rockwell subject of childhood, but the quintessential American prankster-adventurer, Huck Finn. With his straw hat and bandana, work shirt, and tattered pants with suspenders, Rockwell’s character comes straight out of the pages of Mark Twain’s celebrated novel. Not least, the painting has its own wild back-story, ripped from the headlines, as it was taken from Robert and Teresa Grant’s house in New Jersey during a well-planned burglary. With the help of special FBI agents, the painting was recovered and returned to the family in March.

“The provenance of this masterwork is as remarkable as the painting itself,” said Aviva Lehmann, Director of American Art at Heritage Auctions. “We are thrilled to bring this classic Rockwell to auction, and find its new home.”

Heritage is also pleased to present The Golden Age: Property from a Distinguished New York Collection.  Comprised of 43 works spanning the Golden Age of Illustration, the single-owner collection embodies an era of unprecedented excellence in magazine and book illustration. The artists of this period captured the nostalgia of simple, innocent times and everyday life through accessible narrative. As such, their content was ideally suited for the imaginative tales published in periodicals of the time, including the Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, and Life, among others.  A large portion of the collection is comprised of original illustrations that were reproduced as covers of these magazines.  Impeccably curated, it features works by the best storytellers of the Golden Age, including works by the iconic Joseph Christian Leyendecker (Est. $100,000-150,000) and Maxfield Parrish (Est $8.000-12.000).

Additional iconic works from masters of American Illustration Art includes Bump Mobile, The Saturday Evening Post cover, June 22, 1940, by Albert W. Hampson (est. $30,000-$50,000) and Amateur Nite—Cowboy Bill’s Ramblers, The Saturday Evening Post cover, January 11, 1936, by Monte Crews (est. $20,000-30,000).

The Nov. 3 auction will also feature a spectacular oil by George Henry Durrie titled Winter in the Country, A Cold Morning (est. $300,000-$500,000). Painted circa 1863, this masterwork romanticizes the seasonal pleasures of bucolic life with great composition and attention to detail, prompting one notable Durrie scholar to proclaim the work “one of his best contributions to native winter landscape painting in the nineteenth century.”

Offered for the first time in nearly 30 years, William Merritt Chase’s Untitled (Nude Resting in a Chair), circa 1888. Chase executed the pastel as a classroom demonstration while teaching at the Art Students League in New York. The swivel chair upon which the model sits can be seen in a photograph of Chase, standing in his famous Tenth Street Studio in New York that was reproduced in a 1947 article about the famed studio building in The Villager.

Interior (est. $80,000-$120,000) by Louis Ritman is emblematic of the artist’s unique brand of American Impressionism, painted while the artist lived and worked in Giverny, France.  Interior has descended in the same family for more than 100 years and was last seen publically in 1912 at the Cincinnati Museum’s “19th Annual Exhibition of American Art.

Other highlights of the auction include:


Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

The Internet’s most popular auction-house website,, has over one million registered bidder-members, and searchable free archives of four million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.

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Pastel Society of the Southwest: 36th National Show Award Winners



Mary Clayton Memorial Best of Show
Kit Timmins for “Saturday Night”

Pastel Society of the Southwest

36th National Pastel Show

Tower Gallery , 636 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051

October 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017

Monday – Friday 8 AM- 5PM; 10 AM – 6:30 PM Saturday; Sunday Noon-5:00 PM. Free

For images of the winners see


Award winners:

First Award of Excellence
Lynda Conley for “Rocky Illuminations”

Second Award of Excellence
Edgar Carabio for “Vendor”

Third Award of Excellence
Nancie King Metrz for “Weldon’s Ride”

Landscape Award
Marian Hirsch for “Storm Imminent”

Portrait / Figure Award
William Schneider for “Jillian”

Still Life / Floral Award
Jocelyn Schedler for “Fower Power”

Award of Merit
Karen O’Brien for “Vamoose”

Award of Merit
Juliana Crownover for “Canyon Abbey”

Award of Merit
Kathryn Holter for “Commanding Presence”

Award of Merit
Barbara Mason for “Timeless”

Award of Merit
Marie Maines for “Mirror, Mirror”


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Craighead Green Gallery presents Gorham, Harnden & Saa opening Oct. 14

1011 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX  75207
“Conejos Bailando en la Oscuridad y la Luz (Rabbits Dancing in the Dark & Light)”
Mixed Media on Wood
28″ x 32″
About Us
Craighead Green is recognized as one of the finest contemporary art galleries throughout Texas and the Southwest, representing over 40 artists of all mediums. The Gallery focuses on contemporary paintings, archival pigment prints and sculpture in a myriad of media and styles. Craighead Green represents mid to late career artists while continuing their promotion of emerging artists. The Gallery is a participating member of the Dallas Art Dealers Association and CADD, Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas.
Craighead Green Gallery
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45th Edom Art Festival Oct. 14 & 15


Edom Prepares for 2017 Art Festival

EDOM, TX –For more than 45 years, the small artists’ community of Edom in East Texas has hosted a festival for working artists presenting their talents to an appreciative audience of gifters and collectors.  The festival is the premier art show in East Texas.  High quality art, fine crafts, live music and great food & wine fill the festival grounds behind the resident artists’ studios on the one main street in town, Farm to Market road 279.

This year’s festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15.  Admission is free.

Visit the resident artists’ studios on the main street, for which Edom is well known.  While in town for the festival, visitors can enjoy local restaurants, The Shed and Jamie’s Café, and tour the gardens of Edom: Blue Moon Gardens, Blueberry Hill farms, and Glenda Mae’s Daylily Farm.  The “artistic” atmosphere of Edom brings forth the “creative spirit” in everyone who visits.

Edom, an easy day trip from the metroplex, is located halfway between Dallas and Shreveport, 10 miles south of Interstate 20.  Go to for a detailed schedule of events, local lodging and a map.

CONTACT:—–Beth Brown, 903-852-6473,

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Ro2: Julia Trinh’s opening at The Magnolia Oct. 12 // Upcoming Art Talk with Adam Fung Oct. 14

Julia Trinh
Joy Element – Cutting Paper and MoreOpening Reception: Thursday, October 12, 6-8 pmOctober 12 – November 14

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

Ro2 Art at The Magnolia
Come see the show and stay for a movie!
For showtimes and tickets, click here.

Adam Fung: Iceberg X
Art Talk + Book Signing

Saturday, October 14, 3:30-5PM

Iceberg X is on view at Ro2 Art through October 28


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McKinney’s 2018 Arts in Bloom deadline Oct. 15

Arts in Bloom 2018McKinney, Texas

Show dates:  April 13-15, 2018

  • Jury Fee: $25
  • Booth Fee: $300
  • Double Booth Fee: $600
  • Corner booth Fee: $400
  • Deadline for applications: Oct. 15, 2017
  • Jury Notification: The week of October 23rd
  • Acceptance Deadline: Jan. 15, 2018
  • 2017 attendance: 33,000
Produced and sponsored by McKinney Main Street in conjunction with the City of McKinney, Arts In Bloom takes place in Historic Downtown McKinney and features 150 juried artists set up on the tree-lined streets surrounding the McKinney Performing Arts Center.  A nationally recognized participant in the Main Street Program, downtown McKinney offers a unique and beautiful setting of restored, turn-of-the-century buildings that now feature cafes, offices, bars, boutiques, galleries and restaurants.  During the event the streets of downtown come alive with fascinating sights and sounds as fine artists, dancers, performance artists, musicians, Texas wineries, and food vendors take part in the three-day celebration.

Our 2018 dates, April 13-15, route nicely in between other well known Texas art festivals: Deep Ellum Arts Festival (Dallas), The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (north Houston), and The Main Street Ft. Worth Arts Festival.

To get an idea of Arts in Bloom and our downtown setting, please preview this short, two-minute video that highlights the 2017 festival!

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Kessler Craftsman Fall 2017 Glass Workshops & Events

This Fall is a busy time with a couple of art shows, new classes and, always, Open Studio opportunities!

For the first time ever, Larry will teach about photographing glass and other small art pieces! See below

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll begin teaching at Oil & Cotton, in Oak Cliff and have an intermediate/advanced class at Hollander Glass in Houston! I’m also part of the inaugural Turtle Creek Art Show, in mid-November, here in Dallas!


  • Edom Festival of the ArtsSaturday/Sunday, October 14 & 15, Edom Texas.
  • Open StudioThursday, October 19 – See website for details.
  • Saturday Morning Table Time October 21, 9:00 – 11:00 Kessler Craftsman Studio.  See website for details!
  • Saturday Afternoon Open StudioOctober 21, 12:00 – 2:00 – Kessler Craftsman Studio.  See website for details!
  • How to Photograph Glass ArtOctober 28 & 29 – Kessler Craftsman Studio.  See website for details!


  • Saturday Morning Table TimeNovember 4, 9:00 – 11:00 Kessler Craftsman Studio.  See website for details!
  • Saturday Afternoon Open StudioNovember 4, 12:00 – 2:00 – Kessler Craftsman Studio.  See website for details!
November (cont)

  • Turtle Creek Art FestivalSaturday/Sunday, November 11 & 12, Reverchon Park, Dallas, Texas.
  • Strip Construction in Fused Glass November 18 – Kessler Craftsman Studio.  See website for details!


  • Vitrigraph Murrini December 2 & 3 – Hollander Glass, Houston, Tx.  Call Cyndi Seeberger for more info.
  • Fused Glass JewelryThursday, December 7th, 6:30 – 8:30 – Maker’s Connect.  See website for details!
  • Saturday Morning Table TimeDecember 16, 9:00 – 11:00 Kessler Craftsman Studio.  See website for details!
  • Saturday Afternoon Open StudioDecember 16, 12:00 – 2:00 – Kessler Craftsman Studio.  See website for details!

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Ruth A. Keitz: Silent Interiors That Speak opens Nov. 3

28 Harrison Avenue #3


The Fort Worth Community Art Center is pleased to announce a juried solo exhibition by Ruth A. Keitz from Los Fresnos, TX. The exhibition opens Friday, November 3, 2017 and runs until Wednesday, November 22, 2017. A reception honoring the artist will take place on Friday November 3, from 6 to 8 in the evening in Gallery 6 at 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, 76107.

Ruth A. Keitz has been involved in art since elementary school. She participated in Saturday art classes at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, PA from fourth grade through high school. (Well known graduates of the Carnegie Institute program include Philip Pearlstein and Andy Warhol.)

However, it was her father who ran a part-time business painting lines for parking lots, crosswalks, and directional traffic arrows who claimed to have taught her how to paint while working for him summer nights. Perhaps there is more truth than fiction here considering the linear structure of many of her works and the recurring subject matter of night skies.

After graduating with a BA in art from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, she went to the University of Texas at Austin to continue her education. She was a student of Kelly Fearing and Michael Frary. She completed her MFA in art education with a minor in studio art and a PhD in curriculum and instruction with a minor in studio art.

Her art explores the concept of linear perspective and the concept of the picture plan appearing to advance or recede. Her training in art history has influenced her art:

  • Renaissance linear perspective and the Renaissance concept of the picture plane as a window to the world with its perceived depth and space;
  • Baroque compositions that spill towards us from the picture plane.

The stuff of her art is as likely to be the discards of industrialization as the discards of nature. She enjoys the “thingness,” the uniqueness of objects and materials: texture, shape, color, contrast. All the work uses an extensive mix of found man-made and natural materials.

Her mixed media and collage works include series, such as, “Silent Interiors,” “Fragmented Box,” “Night Windows,” “Moonrise Rift,” “28 Harrison Ave,” “1601 Pine Hollow Road,” and “Doors with No View.”

If you would like more information about this or high-resolution images associated with this release, please contact:
Contact name: Ruth A. Keitz Number: +1 956-371-2951 Email: keitzra@gmail
Website: includes a preview of the exhibition, “Nov. 3-22: Silent Interiors That Speak”

Artist’s Statement

Silent Interiors That Speak

My mixed media collages and constructions reflect my interest in the physicality of objects, their “thingness”: textures, shapes, colors. Regardless of the subject matter, message, or symbolism, all my work uses mixed media and often includes a variety of found objects. The stuff of my art is likely to be ropa usada or other man-made discards or the discards of nature.

“Silent Interiors That Speak” explores how we create a space/room where we live and where we work. The Silent Interiors include former classrooms where I have taught, former offices, views from rooms in my home, views of room in what was my sister’s home, and empty rooms in my childhood home.


G-115 Classroom: views through the window of the classroom door, across the hall, through the window
of another classroom door, and through the window of that classroom to the outside.

LHSB 1.602 Classroom: the architectural view of the adjacent buildings would change depending on where I stood and the daily weather conditions; the sky, changing and unchanging; walls that were some days impenetrable and other days nonexistent; an entry door with a window that had no view; never determining the exact hue of the neutral white walls, sometimes warm sometimes cool!

View from the Studio: explores the same view which is never the same. Changes in seasonal or daily light create patterns of shadows that harmonize and contrast with the lattice covered pergola and the tile accent. My private patch of sky changes its color. Usually the varying patch of blue is empty, but sometimes I am startled by the glimpse of a fleeting airplane or a bird.


Night Window: explores images of the darkened sky as seen by the naked eye and as revealed by the unconscious mind at night in dreams: sometimes the sweetly poetic and sometimes the omnia noctis (omens of the night).

Moonrise Rift: explores the sensuous texture of the sky and the
palpable quality of its blackness as the brilliant glow of the moon tears and tatters the fabric of night.

G-115 Classroom/Camera Obscura: examines the outside visual world spilling into the classroom. Like the tiny pinhole of the Renaissance camera obscura, the window of the silent, empty room floods the space with the inverted images of the outside world.


PB1: remembering a shared office space that became an office only for me.

28 Harrison Ave: remembering the rooms of my sister’s home which are now silent.


1601 Pine Hollow Road: looking back over the elapsed years to the spaces and rooms that shaped me.

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2017 Keller’s Got Talent

The 2017 Keller’s Got Talent Art Show is on and ready for your viewing!

40 artists and 9 categories, inclusive of oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry.

Don’t miss out on what the artists have created.October 5 – 25, 2017, Keller Town Hall; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248

Thursday, Oct. 12 7-9pm

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25th Annual White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour Oct. 14 & 15

Celebrating 25 years of opening our studios, over fifty artists and 4 art centers are participating this year!

Visit art studios and see work in all its stages. Talk to artists about ideas, processes, and materials. Explore the places where art happens! FREE TO PUBLIC! Visit the site at to see who’s doing what and where, and download a map to navigate your way through the neighborhoods!

October 14 & 15, 10am to 5pm both days!

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The 5th Annual South Street Art Festival Oct. 13 – 15 in Arlington

The 5th Annual South Street Art Festival

Friday October 13, 2017 4pm-10pm
Saturday October 14, 2017 11am-10pm
Sunday October 15, 2017 11am-5pm

Downtown Arlington Arts District

Admission & Parking FREE

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Arts and crafts at the annual Labyrinth Walk Coffee House Oct. 15

Oct. 15 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm the Labyrinth Walk Coffee House holds it Fall Psychic & Holistic Fair featuring arts & Crafts.  The event takes place at UU Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX. Admission and browsing are free.

Hearth Wisdom Store: Sells Crystals, Oils, Incense, Candles, and Herbs and endeavors to serve as a vital resource to the community, offering a place of collective knowledge, guidance, and tools brought together to support the modern practitioner.  You can learn more about their products on their facebook page:

We Love Sparkle: Uniquely designed and hand-poured in small batches to ensure consistent quality, their signature soy candles are made from 100% Soy Wax. Clean burning with only quality ingredients used. Custom options are available.  You can learn more about their products on their website:

Judy’s Shadows:  Mixed media includes repurposed items. One of a kind Shadow Boxes Wall Art, unique Note Cards made from old wallpaper/calendars, and unique, and never to be duplicated jewelry.
Check some of her work out at

Becker’s Crystals & Crafts: Hand-crafted bracelets, necklaces, beadery, wire jewelry from a variety of materials.

Candli Holistic Innovations:  Candli will be offering Handmade Holistic Products such as candles, soap, sprays, and more. Holistic Innovations was created as an avenue for Candli to offer alternative healing modalities and other services that promote harmonic balance and healing. Lorraine Candli Campbell is a Reiki Master Teacher, Certified DNA Theta Healing ® Instructor, Intuitive Anatomy & Hypnosis & Remote Viewing Practitioner.

Rawsome: A new, small family business making and bottling CBD infused MTC made with pure coconut oil. You can learn more about their products on their website:

Justin Time Creations:  Wizarding Wands and Dragon Eggs, just in time for the holidays! Creations of Justin Grey & Kathy Grey
The Beth Things in Life are Ferree:  Beth specializes in handmade items created with recycled fabric.

There will be a number of Psychic/Holistic providers available at $20 per 15 minute session; some providers may require a double session.

LWCH is a non-profit operated entirely by volunteers. For more information, please see our website


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Something Old, Something New: An Autumn Art Affair: Oct. 21 at Artists Showplace

The Artists Showplace Gallery welcomes fall with an art affair to remember on Saturday, October 21, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. We’re excited to present our new contemporary wing, which features stunning modern and abstract paintings by local, national and international artists. It’s also the last chance to save at least 50% on our estate items, including antique furniture and collectibles, limited-edition prints and posters, and all styles of mid-century paintings. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.

For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223 or visit The gallery is located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248, at the southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho Roads.




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Register now for 3rd Lost Pines Art Conference Nov. 3 & 4 in Bastrop

It’s almost here! The 3rd annual Art a la Carte Conference will be held November 3 & 4 this year.  We are excited about this year’s line-up, including returning favorite instructors as well as some sterling new ones.

This year we have added more and exciting components to our conference. The conference will be located in the new Lost Pines Art Center, a 6.2 million project which is the largest comprehensive art center in Texas. All of our instructors will be featured in an art exhibit in the “Art of the Pines Gallery” in the Art Center.

The conference includes a full schedule of workshops and demonstrations.

If you haven’t registered for the Conference or signed up for classes, head over to our website:

Registration includes a Friday Night Opening Reception and the first look at the Conference Teacher’s Art Show in the Art of the Pines Gallery.  Also included is the Artist Panel.  Last year it was such an enlightening and enjoyable discussion.

This year it will be a Saturday Luncheon/Teacher Panel and will be included in your registration.

New this year is a raffle of fabulous prizes.  Each registrant will receive 2 free raffle tickets.  Some of the raffle items include: 2 one-night stays at the Hampton Inn, several $100 Visa Cards, original art – all valued over $100 each, and there’s more to come.  Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each or 5 for $20.  Tickets can be purchased at the Art Center.  (Raffle open to anyone)

ALERT:  If you register before October 16th you’ll get 50% off the $65 registration fee! That’s only $32.50, so take advantage of this opportunity!

We hope you’ll plan to attend the conference, learn a thing or two and have some fun while you support the Art Center in this important annual fundraiser.

To register and to get more information, please go to:

Thank you and hope to see you in November!
The Art Conference Committee

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Texas Chapter of Portrait Society of America “Face-Off” Oct. 21

The Texas Chapter of the Portrait Society of America invites you to a

“Face-off” in Carrollton, TX. Enjoy watching six artists paint one model at the same time!

Saturday, October 21, 2017 5-8pm

Hull Art Academy, 1404 W. Hebron Parkway, Carrollton TX 972-394-6111

Free to the public and refreshments served.

Artists: Steve Ko, Barbara Schaffner Hack, Linda Manus Smith, Deborah Allison, Joanna Mann, Aanstasiy Chybireva

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2017 Texas Biennial in Austin

The TX17 Exhibit is up and running in Austin! September 30th through November 11, 2017

The TX★17 exhibition is one cohesive show taking place in a single venue in Austin, located at 211 E Alpine Rd, #700. The exhibition will run from September 30 through November 11, 2017, on view Thursday – Saturday, 12-6pm. Public programming will take place leading up to the exhibition surrounding these topics, as well as while it is on view, further facilitating an inclusive cultural dialogue between artists and their communities.

The Texas Biennial is an independent survey of contemporary art in Texas, founded in 2005 to provide an exhibition opportunity open to all artists living and working in the state. The survey exhibition curated from the open call for art remains the central feature of the project. Over time, the Biennial has also grown to include a range of other exhibitions and programming, all in celebration of contemporary art in Texas. The sixth edition of the exhibition will take place in the fall of 2017.



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Winners of the 2017 Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Exhibition

BEST of SHOW: “AND OFF to the PARK WE GO” by Ingrid Albrecht

All awards can be found by clicking the link below:
2017 SWS 54th Membership
Exhibition Awards Catalog

Juror was Keiko Tenabe

Congratulations to the following SWS artists who achieved Signature status with their acceptance into the 54th SWS Membership Exhibition: Anne Beletic, Dave Carlson, Kathy Elliott, Suzanne Galloway, Karen Harrington, Mollie Jones, Carol Peterson, and Val Wright

Major awards – more can be found listed in the catalog:


Our 54th Annual Membership Exhibition awards reception was held on Sunday, September 24. Guests seemed to enjoy the sweet & savory hors d’oeuvres, drinks & taking in all the beautiful art to the jazz tunes of Paul Utay’s band. We were able to change the layout and accommodate seating for 135. We had 185 in attendance. Some from as far away as Minnesota!
Many vendor gifts were awarded, several past members were honored with Memorial awards and
SWS awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, as well as, a new award named “The President’s Award” which
was funded by past SWS Presidents to the tune if $500. We also awarded $1,000 to Alicia Farris
for the Edgar Whitney Transparent Watercolor Award and a $1,500 prize to our Naomi Brotherton,
Best of Show to Ingrid Albrecht for her intriguing And Off To The Park We Go watercolor piece! In
total we awarded over $12,000! But, the icing on the cake was likely that our dear Naomi Brotherton won 1st place…she is quite the effervescent artist at 97!
The show was hung for the month of September at the lovely Eisemann Center in Richardson,
Many patrons of the arts were able to enjoy our art as they took in other shows there. A number of reception guests commented how this was likely our strongest show ever. Congratulations are in order, again, to everyone in the Exhibition. We hope even more of our members will take the opportunity to enter next year!
Exhibit Chair Laura Drummond –from the Oct. 2017 SWS Scene Newsletter

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Oct. 6th Receptions at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Opening Reception at FWCAC: October 6th 6 – 9pm.

Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale
Friday October 6, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- October 6, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Courage by the Choose Courage Foundation
Friday October 6, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- October 6, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Saturday September 9, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- September 9, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Honoring Women
Friday October 6, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- October 6, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Skewed Botanicals
Friday October 6, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- October 6, 2017; 6 – 9pm

WOMEN ONLY TAC Impromptu Invitational
Friday October 6, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- October 6, 2017; 6 – 9pmmore information


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Receptions Oct. 7 at 500X: EXPO 2017, Ari Brielle, Bárbara Cartier & Members Exhibition

500x Gallery Exhibitions
October 7th to November 5th
Opening Reception Saturday, Oct. 7th, 7-10pm

EXPO 2017
Downstairs / Main Gallery

Curated by Sara-Jayne Parsons

Featured artists:

Dannie Liebgot, Kristina Smith, Teresa Larrabee, Jonas Criscoe, Adrianna Touch, Dario Bucheli, Amy Dierdorf, Emily Loving, Michelle Hinojosa, Narong Tintamusik, Cande Aguilar, Selwa Moharram, Francisco Alvarado, Anna Lee, Austin Sparks, David Namaksy, Sierra Forester, Jon Ashcraft, Jeanne Neal, Raciel Camargo, Bunim Kim, Kiran Sattar, Audrey Travis, Bernardo Vallarino, Barbara Horlander, Jennise Burgos, Kendra Smith, Ricardo Orozco, Blake Weld
500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest, artist-run, cooperative galleries, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual juried competitions. Expo 2017 is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas.  The exhibition will be running from October 7th – November 5, 2017, with a reception October 7, from 7pm-10pm.
This years juror is Sara-Jayne Parsons. As the Director of the Art Galleries at TCU in Fort Worth, British curator Sara-Jayne Parsons drives the international vision of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts and promotes professional development of students and local artists through programming in Moudy Gallery. Before moving to Fort Worth in 2014 Parsons was the Exhibitions Curator at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, UK, where for eight years she produced a diverse, contemporary exhibition programme. In that time she was also a collaborative member of the curatorial team for the Liverpool Biennial. She has also published critical writing in various contemporary art magazines including Source, Art Monthly Australia and ArtLies, and has published essays in numerous exhibition catalogues.

We Made Cool – Ari Brielle
Downstairs / Project Space

We Made Cool is a body of work by Ari Brielle that examines notions of black femininity, strength and softness. Candy painted colors and natural motifs decorate portraits that explore black culture, consumption and experience. Ari Brielle is an emerging visual artist based in Dallas, Texas. She completed her BA at the University of North Texas in 2016 where she cultivated her studio practice and studied Interdisciplinary Art and Design. Brielle has exhibited in Texas and New York, and was recently nominated as one of Dallas’ Rising Stars by Liliana Bloch Gallery.

A Call From The Center of Things 
– Bárbara Cartier
Upstairs / Project Space

Bárbara Cartier energetically explores the tricky territory between painting and sculpture using a variety of materials and methods to create sculptural forms reminiscent of organic objects such as eggs and river rocks. Her use of vibrant colors and silky smooth surfaces suggest a “new car” seduction; polyurethane and fiberglass forms become outsized shining gems, transformed by hand and machine resulting in an ornate illusion of weight and volume. Teamed with collages, these totemic forms challenge decoration in a playful manner to create a kaleidoscopic installation intent on alchemy.

Born in Argentina, Bárbara Cartier now lives and works in Panama. Featuring new sculpture and collages, A Call From The Center of Things will be her first solo exhibition in the United States. This exhibition is sponsored by the Art Galleries at TCU.

2017 Member’s Exhibition

Upstairs / Main Gallery

Welcoming the addition of its newest members, this group of emerging Texas artists will be showcasing a range of media investigating a variety of content and formal concerns. Now on exhibition until November 5th.

Featured artists:

Kalee Appleton, Clint Bargers, Lynne Bowman-Cravens, Molly Dierks, Ross Faircloth, Chris Ireland, Steven Foutch, Julie Libersat, Seth Lorenz, Valerie Powell, Justin Strickland-Hoff, James Talambas, Tabatha Trolli, Tony Veronese, and Ashley Whitt.

500x Gallery

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Grapevine Art Dealers Association presents Taste of Art Gallery Night Oct. 7

(GADA) Grapevine Art Dealers Association’s 5 participating Galleries presents our Fall “TASTE OF ART” gallery night. 

Twice a year GADA puts on a very upscale night out and invites everyone. At this event all five of the Galleries serve different select gourmet wines and food to be enjoyed with the Fine Art.

As an example, Giddens Galley will be serving Old English Cheese Pitit Fours and Cranberry Pinot Noir Meatballs paired with a Bingham Family Vinyards white and red wine respectively. For the price of a ticket you are able to enjoy something different at all five galleries.

Tickets are now available and limited. We sold out very early at our last event in the Spring and expect the same this time.  Online Ticket Sales Only. Click on the link below to purchase tickets.

More info and Route Map here;

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Keller Art Walk Oct. 14

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 3-8 PM in Old Town Keller

The City of Keller Public Arts Board and the Keller Public Arts Society are excited to host the first annual Keller Art Walk, a community event with a unique, strolling atmosphere aimed at showcasing the arts in Keller.
Patrons will have the opportunity to meet the artists whose work is on display in Old Town and watch plein-aire, or outdoor, artists create captivating paintings along the promenade. Local vendors, musicians and other entertainers will also be featured throughout the event. Enjoy a special performance by Derek Anthony at 6:00 P.M. at Keller Tavern. Thank you to our sponsors: Star-Telegram, CWD, Melissa and Don Reid, Jean Keener, Nikko blu Designs, Keller Town Dental, Frost Bank, Farmers Insurance-Keith Bland Agency.
For more information visit or call 817-743-4000.

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Open Studio Night Oct. 26 at UD’s Haggerty Art Village

University of Dallas

invites you to the annual


the Haggerty Art Village

October 26, 2017, 5-9 p.m.


Please join us for an unforgettable night of art, refreshments and prizes. Meet with artists in their studios from the departments of ceramics, painting, printmaking and sculpture.


8:00 p.m. – Drawing for raffle prizes

(must be present to win)

Persons with disabilities needing special assistance to attend the event should call 972.721.5385. The request must be made three days prior to the event.


UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS 1845 E. Northgate Dr. Irving, TX 75062

Photo: Steven Foutch

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Jesus and Iban Navarro: Oil and Water at Southwest Gallery

Southwest Gallery is proud to present father and son
Spanish Hyperrealist painters, Jesus and Iban Navarro.
Oil and Water:

The Masterful Works of 

Saturday, October 7th from 1 to 5 pm.
In this beautiful Exhibition you will experience Jesus Navarro’s realistic still lifes and urban street scenes of New York in Oil Paint and Iban Navarro’s adoration for nautical scenes under blues skies in Egg Tempera and Watercolor.
Jesus and Iban are each other’s teacher and student because they equally share and learn from one another, which is why they enjoy exhibiting together. The artists will showcase 8 to 10 stunning new pieces each for this show.
The exhibition will continue through October.

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Behnaz Sohrabian Solo Exhibition at the West Irving Library

October 1st – December 3rd, 2017
at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

Library hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Brochure: IAA2017BehnazSoheabianExhibitBrochure

About the Artist:

Born and educated in Tehran, Iran, Behnaz Sohrabian started painting as a child and continued her passion professionally from the age of 10. She received a BS in Applied Chemistry, a BA in painting and a Master of Arts in Art Studies.

She moved to Oklahoma as a young woman to be near her family in 2010. Behnaz is a member of the Irving Art Association and has won Best of Show in the last two annual IAA Member Exhibitions, as well as awards in the Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition.

Behnaz works mainly in oils and is expert in several genres: portraits, figures, still life, florals, animals and abstract landscape.

Artist’s statement: My aim is just to paint simply, apply easy brush strokes, emphasize on light and shadow, and the dynamics between the subject and background. I paint different subject matters for conveying the concept of feminine characteristics and femininity as a representation of simplicity, beauty & inspiration. Woman, flower, earth are creators in our life & they all interact in the process of fertility, reproduction & generosity. My art collection represents this association.


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