Category Archive: Exhibits & Events

Turtle Creek Arts Festival Nov. 11 & 12 & call for artists


New, Two-Day Arts Festival at Reverchon Park Features

Local and Regional Artists and Crafters, Live Music, Gourmet Food Trucks and More


Free to Attend; Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12, 2017


The inaugural Turtle Creek Arts Festival, a new, two-day arts festival, will debut in Reverchon Park in Dallas, Texas this fall. Set for Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the festival will showcase approximately 100 local and regional artists and crafters of all disciplines at the historic park that is just steps away from the Katy Trail. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy local food trucks, live acoustic music, hands-on art activities, a children’s area and much more. Free to attend, the festival is open to all ages and dogs are welcome.

Run by artist volunteers who understand the needs and challenges of artists and how to best connect with consumers, the festival is founded by Randall D. Fox, an arts advocate that and owner and operator of The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces (AFFPs). An organization that supports arts groups throughout the Southeast and hosts award-winning festivals created by artists for artists, upon spending time in Dallas, not only did Fox fall in love with the city and art community but as soon as he saw Reverend Park and the Turtle Creek neighborhood he couldn’t think of a better place to host a free arts festival and start a new tradition.

“It’s the perfect home for an arts festival, not to mention a picturesque backdrop to showcase the amazing talent that Dallas has to offer,” says Fox. “We’re going to keep it as local as possible with the best interests of the artists and neighbors in mind.”

For more information about the Turtle Creek Arts Festival, visit or

Application deadline for artists: September 30, 2017   $25 application fee


WHAT:            Turtle Creek Arts Festival

WHEN:                       Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE:                     Reverchon Park

3505 Maple Ave

Dallas, TX 75219

COST:                        Free

Open to all ages and dog are welcome.




The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC (AFFPS) was established in 2005 to support the arts community by operating arts and craft events and festivals in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area. AFFPS was formed to create a way of integrating and encouraging both social interactions and the opportunity for individuals and businesses to obtain cross exposures in marketplaces that they may normally not have. Its festivals, events and markets enjoy diverse social and economic participants. All events are professionally managed and maintained to create a “destination” in which both public and private opportunities for economic growth can be explored. AFFPS works in partnership with the communities and cities in the metro Atlanta and beyond to expand public access to art.  For more information, visit


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50 Years of Art & Love: the Peggy Nichols Collection at TVAA Downtown Gallery

TVAA Downtown Gallery ~ Art Exhibition

50 Years of Art & Love – 
The Peggy Nichols Collection
October 26 – November 16, 2017
About the Show:
For over 50 years, Peggy Nichols collected art to adorn the walls of her Dallas home. For her, it was never just about filling a void on a wall; it was about filling her heart with love and mind with joy. Art was a way to lift her spirits and cope with the realities of life after a hard day of work. Art was her escape. It was an emotional investment. A way to get lost in the imagination and worlds of so many artists that she adopted as her extended family. Her collection, which is comprised of mostly contemporary artists and photographers, unveils incredible moments in history and the risks artists take pursuing their craft. Works from these national and internationally acclaimed artists can be found in museums and galleries around the world. At 76, Peggy Nichols wants to share her collection with others in hopes that they too may see the love and joy that has filled her heart and mind for so many years. All work in this exhibition will be available for purchase.

Reception: November 4th, 2PM – 4PM

Contact: Gallery Director Deepa Koshaley @

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2018 Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates

2018 Nasher Prize Laureate

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

With a strong focus on the material aspects of memory, history, and place, Nasher Prize 2018 Laureate Theaster Gates has established a new paradigm for sculpture by joining together disparate methods of artistic production—the creation of discrete objects and the re-zoning, rebuilding, and reterritorializing1 of architectural spaces.
In April 2015, the Nasher Sculpture Center announced the creation of the Nasher Prize, the most significant award in the world dedicated exclusively to contemporary sculpture. It is presented annually to a living artist that has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of the art form. Each winner is chosen by a jury of renowned museum directors, curators, artists, and art historians who have an expertise in the field, and varying perspectives on the subject, and receives a $100,000 prize, conferred in April of each year. In addition, each winner receives an award object designed by the architect of the Nasher Sculpture Center, Renzo Piano.
from the Nasher website.

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Kittrell/Riffkind 27th Anniversary Celebration & Reception Sept. 30

We’re marking our 27th Anniversary, One of A Kind, with a gala celebration this upcoming Saturday, September 30th.  We hope that you’ll join us for the festivities on from 10 – 5:30.

Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
at Southwest Gallery

Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9 – 6 Sundays 1- 5


One of a Kind
Join Us As We Celebrate Our 27th Anniversary 
For our anniversary we are featuring an exhibit of unique One of a Kind pieces created especially for our new gallery by many of our favorite artists who have shown with us over the past 27 years.
The opening reception will be from 10 until 5:30 on Saturday, September 30th.
Artists whose work will be featured include Wendy Saxon Brown, Mary Mullaney, Jen Violette, Susan Gott, Charlie Miner, Carol Milne, Cal Breed, Josh Simpson, Marty Kremer,  and Bronwen Heilman — just to name a few.
Some of them are posted on our website — so you can sneak a peek.  For those late arrivals, well you’ll just have to come see them for yourself….
The exhibit will continue through the month of October.

20% Discount

Saturday, September 30th

Enjoy a

20% discount
on all purchases*
in the Gallery
on Saturday, September 30th
as we kick off our month long celebration.
*Not valid on custom orders, layaways,
gift certificates, previous purchases or other offers.
Reclining Pea Pod by Jen Violette

What Else Is New?
Classes, Directions & What-Not 
Kente by Josh BernbaumMark your calendars!
Our annual Ornament Extravaganza opening will be on Saturday, November 11th this year.  Plan to visit us early for the best selections…

There is still space in several of our fall classes for those who want to hone their glass skills.— call the studio to register, 972-239-7989.

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
Apples Are Here…
Landscape Pair by Shawn Messenger
Yay, it’s fall, and time for apples!
Nothing better than a good apple eaten out of hand or cored stuffed with brown sugar, butter and chopped nuts, baked and served warm…  Topped with vanilla ice cream.
I recently came across a recipe for Apple Roses that I want to try out.  Looks easy and so pretty!  Oh, and it’s done with puff pastry, another of my favorite things.
This weekend it will be Pork Loin With Apples, Cider & Calvados, like they do it in Normandy in the fall.  (Can do this with pork chops or chicken as well.)
Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
at Southwest Gallery

Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9 – 6
Sundays 1- 5

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Fall Exhibits around Denton by VAST Members

Deanna Wood’s exhibit at Outside the Box

This listing comes from Vision, the newsletter of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST). Join now and participate in VAST-sponsored opportunities.

2017-2018 VAST Membership Levels
$15 – Student  $25 – Educator*  $35 – Individual  $45 – Family
Make checks payable to VAST; mail to VAST, PO, Box 1281, Denton, TX 76202
For membership questions, please contact Mary Wright at
VAST’s “Revolving Exhibitions”
“Off the Shelves” exhibition at Emily Fowler Central Library. Mary Simon will have her work on exhibit through Thanksgiving. The Emily Fowler Central Library is located at 502 Oakland
Street. Hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm.

“Outside the Box” exhibition at PointBank Black Box Theater
Deanna Wood is currently exhibiting her series Personal Space through November 10. The Black
Box is located at 318 E. Hickory, and the hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Deanna writes in her artist statement:
We leave our mark on places, but I believe they also leave marks on us. This series explores that
idea – how these places shape us, how we remember meaningful places, and how our memories
of such places change over time.
Scraps of wallpaper and maps, images of houses and the fading silhouettes of possible residents

explore domesticity and memory.

The encaustic process involves melting beeswax with a natural resin and then adding pigment.
Hot wax is brushed onto the surface and then fused with a heat gun or torch. I was drawn to
encaustic because of the tactile quality and the endless possibilities to explore transparency and


Born in Houston in 1966, Deanna Wood spent most of her childhood moving around the country
with her family, returning to Texas in 1982. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of
Arts in graphic design, both from Texas Woman’s University. She worked as a graphic designer in
a corporate environment for 14 years. Wood decided to leave the corporate world behind to
pursue a career in fine art, receiving a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Texas Woman’s
University in 2004. She lives in Denton, Texas.
The PointBank Black Box Theater Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theater and
VAST, and is located at 318 E. Hickory. For information on DCT, call 940.382.1915.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 1:00pm. Art may also be viewed during any of the performances
at the Black Box

“Through the Ages” exhibition at the Denton Senior Center. Carol Stoecker will be exhibiting her work through
Carol Stoecker is a local artist, making her 18 year business of art a full time job. Not only does she paint
canvas paintings, but also murals, faux finishes and textured stone and brick for residential and
commercial clients. You can see some of her work at Blue Goose Cantina, Aw Shucks, Grapes To Wine (Bartonville). Carol has also painted murals in many DFW Grand model homes over the years. Make sure to look closely at the Neon paintings! Some have messages hidden in them. The office will have a flashlight to help you locate special messages.
Carol’s FUR BABY collection has been a big hit. She makes sure to get all the markings in the
right place and capture their personality in their eyes! Contact Carol if you would like a special
painting of YOUR fur baby!
Coordinator for exhibit: Isabel Cano,
The Denton Senior Center is located at
509 N. Bell Ave., Denton, TX
Hours: M-F 8:00 am to 9:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm


“Stoked About Denton” Exhibition is a new Revolving Exhibit in Denton. It is located walking distance from the Patterson-Appleton Center at 608 E. Hickory St., Suite
New artists for the Stoked About Denton Exhibition will be Lin Hampton and Darla Bostick. Their
work will be up until early November.

Lin Hampton works through her artistic demons by approaching her ideas as a Series. Her current series explores the world of blue still, deep water. Does this reflect a metaphor of old existence? Well, it is mysterious.

Hampton prefers oils, but also works in acrylic and pastel. A longtime resident of Denton, Lin is active in the Visual Arts Society of Texas, and has competed and placed in national and regional
competitions. Hampton was awarded the Grumbacher Gold Medallion.
Lin Hampton believes in experiencing life deeply. She has worked at many different careers, but
has always yearned to simply spend her days in the studio, devoured by creativity. You can visit
her at the Red Door Studio on Robinson Road, where she teaches art on Wednesday and
Thursday, and paints every moment she can.
Darla Bostick, Artist Statement:
I have been an art student my entire life and an art educator for 40 years…teaching all ages. Each fall I lead a workshop/retreat at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and one in Branson, MO; each spring I lead an Art

Adventures Abroad (we have been to Spain, Portugal and Ireland) andbetween those I teach workshops in the Denton area.

I firmly believe we must never stop learning and expanding our knowledge and experiences. We
are born with a wonderful gift. We are born as creative beings, responding to color, light, pattern
and movement. To declare oneself an artist is a great revelation! We respond, create, and touch
others with our creations. I want to show others the world as I see it, through my photographs,
paintings, drawings, mosaics, prints…whatever media carries my vision.
The greatest g ift an artist possesses is to touch the life of another person. Through art, much can be said without speaking a word. As an educator I have the privilege (and responsibility) to encourage and, hopefully, make a difference in another person’s way of perceiving the world around them, thinking of new ideas and creating a tangible piece of their vision. My motto is “Art is Life!” I challenge others to live it to the fullest and make a difference to someone every day.

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OJAI Junket opening Sept. 24 – a triple threat tour of Dallas art!

OJAI Joint Administrative Intelligence Junket

  • When: Sunday, September 24, 4-6 PM 
  • Where: 500X, The Box Company, Ro2 Art

Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly’s farcical bureaucratic agency, The Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (OJAI) has invaded Dallas with two shows, Fruit Efficiency at Ro2 Art and A Hard Place at 500X Gallery. If you haven’t had a chance to see the brilliant work of the bureaucracy in action yet, now may be your last chance, as both shows are drawing to a close this Sunday.

Luckily, Ro2 Art, 500X, and The Box Company have teamed up to bring you an exciting triple threat tour of both OJAI shows, plus Ro2 Artist Julie Libersat’s show with Nic Mathis, Intersections, at The Box Company. It will be a wild ride filled with bureaucracy, architecture, roads, and postcards. Our first stop will be at 500X at 4:00 PM to see A Hard Place, a celebration of brutalist architecture curated by Gundula Schmitz of Laura Mars Gallery (Berlin) and Gary Farrelly. From there we will venture to The Box Company to check out Julie Libersat and Nic Mathis’ show, Intersections, which centers around roads, intersections, and all things paved. Our final stop will be at Ro2 Art to see Fruit Efficiency, a show featuring Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly’s fictitious, bureaucratic corporation, OJAI. We hope you will join us on this artistic junket across Dallas to see these three important shows before they close!

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Your Private Collection Art Gallery Presents Sharon Markwardt Sept. 30

Your Private Collection Art Gallery is proud to present Sharon Markwardt as their featured artist at Granbury’s Last Saturday Gallery Night on September 30, 5-8 pm.

Recently featured in Southwest Art magazine, May, 2017 “Wild Kingdom,” Markwardt is currently exhibited at the Booth Museum of Western Art in Cartersville, GA. In November her work will hang at the McBride Gallery in Annapolis, MD as a Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West. In addition, she is invited for her 6th consecutive year to Cowgirl Up! at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum for 2018.

Markwardt, an international, contemporary, Western artist creates oil paintings of farm animals and wildlife in intense, vibrant colors. “I love to express the personalities and soulfulness of animals on my canvas,” she said.  “I feel I am speaking for them in a way, and the bright colors I use make them very lively and fun to live with.  Collectors often tell me that my work makes them smile every day, which makes me very happy!”

Markwardt’s work has been included in Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, Art of the West and Cowboys and Indians magazines.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery has added a new feature, “My Art, My Story.” Markwardt
will speak about her art and the story behind it at the event. She will be painting at the gallery in the afternoon prior to her reception.

Galleries of Granbury
All the seven Galleries of Granbury venues are open until 8 pm with “meet the artists”, opening receptions, demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres, wine and music. A narrated “gallery” tram will be running between the gazebo in the courthouse parking lot and the surrounding galleries. You don’t want to miss this wonderful evening of art.

Come Celebrate Sharon Markwardt’s art at Your Private Collection Art Gallery and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery 
106 N. Houston 
Granbury, TX 76048

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CONCEPTION – Dallas Contemporary Art Exhibit on Sept. 21

You are cordially invited to Conception Global Art Collective’s Dallas Contemporary Art Exhibit on Thursday, September 21st.
Conception, a global art collective, transforms local artists into community merchants.  Hosting shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, and Las Vegas, Conception Arts will return to DALLAS, TEXAS, with over 60 local artists at Community Beer Co., located at 1530 Inspiration Dr #200, Dallas, TX 75207. Featured by The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, WABC News, and Dallas Style and Design Magazine, Conception has made a daring impression on the world of contemporary art shows.  By linking collectors and artists directly at their shows, Conception provides a unique, two-way platform for artists to discuss their work with potential buyers.
Thursday, September 21st
5 pm – 10 pm

Community Beer Co.
1530 Inspiration Drive, #200
Dallas, TX 75207

Cash Bar
Food by The Virgin Olive
Live Music by Tim Shewmake


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Collin College ARTS Gallery hosts the Arts Faculty Exhibition PROOF

THE ARTS gallery will host “PROOF” photographic works by Professor Byrd Williams, from September 27 through October 25, 2017. Byrd Williams is a fourth generation photographer, Williams is best known for his urban work in the US and Europe. He produces extremely detailed photographs, usually as triptychs, using a very large format view camera.

Byrd Williams has been teaching photography for 26 years in the photography/graphic design department at Collin College. Williams is a published writer and international artist whose work has been shown and collected at the Amon Carter Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Stadt Museum of Trier Germany as well as many publications and collections throughout the US and Europe. For the year 1997, Byrd was selected as an artist in residence in Bad EMS, Germany and lived at Wagner’s Castle the “Schloss Balmoral”. His work on the civic use of German, French, Belgian, English and Dutch street corners was featured on television and exhibited in several West German cities in 1997 and 2007.

Williams will present a talk in the Spring Creek Campus Library on Thursday, October 5 from 12:00 to 12:45 PM in room L201AB.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, October 5. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM., Monday-Thursday; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or . THE ARTS gallery webpage is .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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Shafaq Ahmad: Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries at the Irving Arts Center

Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries

Sept. 2 – Nov. 26, 2017
Main Gallery, Irving Arts Center

Solo Exhibition by Shafaq Ahmad

An accomplished multimedia artist, Shafaq Ahmad’s work includes painting, print making, sculpture, digital media, mixed media and art installations.

Shafaq Ahmad has been the Art Director for Islamic Art Revival Series since 2013, where she is responsible for organizing and curating the international juried exhibition of contemporary Islamic Art, which returns to Irving Arts Center October 7 through November 12.

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m

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Mary Vernon exhibition opening Sept. 23 at Valley House

Please join us this Saturday, Sept. 23rd, for the opening of Mary Vernon’s exhibition at Valley House. The reception is 6:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday, September 23. Preview the paintings online at or stop by to preview in person.

About her recent work, Mary Vernon states, “I hope to prove this to you: drawing and painting are holding each other tightly, constantly interfering with each other. It’s not that drawing is first and painting is last. It is not exactly that drawing is the truth and painting is the lie that we prefer. It is not at all that drawing is the outline and painting is the coloring-in. The two acts, drawing and painting, get in each other’s way at every moment.”

This exhibition celebrates Mary Vernon’s 50 years on the faculty at SMU. In recognition, the Mary Vernon Painting Prize has been announced by the Meadows School of the Arts. Join the effort to endow the prize, which will annually recognize an outstanding undergraduate art student as selected by the faculty of the Division of Art. Funds may be used by the recipient to open a studio or otherwise launch his or her art career.

A legendary professor, Mary Vernon taught art history, painting, drawing, and color theory to thousands of students, including Cheryl Vogel. University students voted Vernon their favorite professor at SMU for ten consecutive years. Find links on our homepage to read a synopsis of Mary Vernon’s career and influence written by Julie England and Lin Medlin, and a feature by Gail Sachson in Patron magazine.

Mary Vernon will give an artist talk on Saturday, October 14, 11:00am, at Valley House.

“Mary Vernon: Paintings” will be on view through October 28, at Valley House.

A second Mary Vernon exhibition “Painting is Drawing” is on view at The Grace Museum in Abilene. The Artist Reception will be Saturday, October 7, 5:00pm-7:00pm, at The Grace Museum. The Grace Museum has compiled a time-lapse video of the installation, and will soon post an interview with Mary online. Stay tuned!

In case you missed “The Art of Painting: A Conversation with President Bush’s Art Instructors” at The George W. Bush Presidential Center with Sedrick Huckaby, Gail Norfleet, and Jim Woodson, find a link to watch it at

Also on our homepage, a link to watch an interview with Cheryl Vogel and Jeff Levine on moderndallastv about our recent TREES exhibition.

Congratulations to Brian Cobble who received an award at the Pastel Society of America’s Annual Exhibition, on view through September 30, at The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York.

If you purchased tickets for this Saturday’s CADD Mystery Dinner, plan to stop by Valley House on your way to dinner to see Mary Vernon’s exhibition! Proceeds from the Mystery Dinner fund a CADD Scholarship to a graduating senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Save-the-date for the opening reception on Saturday, November 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth year of Donald S. Vogel, artist and founder of Valley House Gallery.

We look forward to seeing you!

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

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

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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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Opening Reception for the 25th Annual OMOT Regional Art Show Sept. 28

September 28, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
NorthPark Center, 8687 N Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75225

Come explore the artistic talents of business professionals in North Texas! Winning artworks from companies participating in On My Own Time will be on display at NorthPark Center from September 28 through October 8. Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, September 28 to celebrate with the artists themselves!

On My Own Time, a program of Business Council for the Arts, is a regional corporate arts competition showcasing the artistic talents of business professionals in North Texas. For more information, visit

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Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle at the Meadows Museum

Arthur Pond (English, 1705-98), after Francisco de Zurbarán, Benjamin, 1756. Oil on canvas.


Exhibition Will Reveal New Details On The Creation Of These Works, Following Analysis at the Kimbell Art Museum’s Conservation Lab


Dallas (SMU)—September 15, 2017—This September, the Meadows Museum at SMU will present an exhibition focused on 13 life-size paintings by the Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664), all but one on loan from Auckland Castle in County Durham, England.Co-organized by the Meadows, The Frick Collection, and Auckland Castle, in association with the Kimbell Art Museum, the exhibition will present details from the first technical analysis of the paintings, conducted over the past year at the Kimbell’s noted conservation lab. The analysis revealed new information about the artist’s materials andcreative process, as well as about the print sources for Zurbaran’s figures.


This exhibition marks the first time these works will travel to the United States—and the first time any such series of paintings by Zurbarán has been presented together in the U.S.—and is made possible in part by a restoration project at Auckland Castle. Following the premiere at the
Meadows on September 17, 2017, the exhibition will travel to The Frick Collection in January 2018, after which the paintings will be reinstalled at Auckland Castle in May 2018.


These life-size portraits, which depict Jacob and his Twelve Sons, are a visual narrative of
Jacob’s deathbed act of bestowing a blessing on each son, blessings which foretold their
destinies and those of their tribes. They were created in the 1640s and have hung in the former
seat of the Prince Bishops of Durham for more than 250 years as a representation of the
progression in relationships between the Christian and Jewish communities in the UK. Twelve
of the 13 works in the series were purchased by Bishop Richard Trevor, Bishop of Durham, at a
London auction in 1756 from the collection of a Jewish merchant named Benjamin Mendez.
Trevor redesigned Auckland Castle’s Long Dining Room to house the series, seeing in the
public presentation of these works an opportunity to make a statement about the need for
social, political and religious tolerance and understanding between Christians and Jews in the
United Kingdom.


As part of this exhibition, the 12 paintings from Auckland Castle will be reunited with the
13th—depicting Jacob’s son Benjamin—on loan from Grimsthorpe and Drummond Castle
Trust, Bourne, Lincolnshire. Also presented will be a number of the engravings and prints that
Zurbarán drew upon for visual inspiration, by artists such as Martin Schongauer, Albrecht
Dürer and Jacques de Gheyn II.


“Francisco de Zurbarán’s suite of paintings from Auckland Castle is extraordinary, and it’s
among the most important collections of his work outside of Spain,” said Mark Roglán, the
Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum. “We are thrilled that as
Auckland Castle undergoes an important restoration, we are able to bring these works from the
Golden Age of Spanish painting to Dallas, giving visitors an opportunity to experience Jacob
and his Twelve Sons contextualized within the history and aesthetic traditions of Spanish art.”


“Organizing this exhibition of Zurbarán ’s extraordinary series of paintings with the Meadows
Museum and Auckland Castle has been an exceptional opportunity,” said Ian Wardropper,
Director of The Frick Collection. “We have long wanted to collaborate on a project with the
Meadows, with whom we share a strong interest in Spanish Golden Age art, and doing so on
this project—which allows us to present Jacob and His Twelve Sons to East coast audiences
prior to their return to the newly refurbished castle—has been particularly gratifying.”


The Meadows Museum will display the series together in one gallery, evoking the presentation
in the Long Dining Room, the home of the paintings for most of the last 250 years. Wallpaper by
Zoffany, a facsimile of the wallcoverings at Auckland Castle, will be used as a backdrop, giving
visitors the opportunity to experience the works much as they are usually seen in England.


Another gallery will present details of the technical analysis conducted on the paintings at the
Kimbell Art Museum’s conservation lab, where the works were examined with natural and UV
light, a stereomicroscope, x-radiography and infrared reflectography. In addition, canvas-weave
analysis was carried out on all 13 paintings for the first time. This revealed a wealth of new
information about each work, including the type of canvas used, the Sevillian clay earth that
comprised the double ground layer, the artist’s application of pigments and glazes and the
ways in which he altered aspects of the compositions in the final stages of painting.


The research makes clear how Zurbarán, a master of chiaroscuro, incorporated light and dark
underpainting in arranging his compositions from the earliest part of his process. The artist
created monochromatic preparatory sketches for each work, using the ground layer as well as
areas of red-brown and gray tones to establish his initial design. This approach also helped him
determine how to use light and color to its best effect, as can be seen in the opaque
underpainting of light areas, such as on Joseph’s coat. Consistent with this approach to
planning, Zurbarán created formal contours of certain iconographical elements in the series,
such as where he outlined Asher’s hooked cane and certain loaves of bread, with black and redbrown,
respectively, before he actually painted them.


“It is rare to have the opportunity to analyze not just one painting but a whole group of works
by a single artist that have hung in the same place for the better part of two and a half
centuries,” said Claire Barry, Director of Conservation at the Kimbell Art Museum. “Through
this process, we have learned about how intimately involved Zurbarán himself was in the
paintings creation, rather than it being delegated solely to his workshop. These paintings now
speak even more clearly to his creativity and ingenuity as an artist, from the way in which he
conveyed the tactile qualities of the figures’ garments to the expressiveness of each individual’s
character and pose.”


Researchers at the Kimbell Art Museum also identified additional print sources used for the
creation of the series, in particular The Twelve Apostles by Martin Schongauer (15th c.). In some
cases, Zurbarán’s figures closely mimic particular engravings, while in other cases the figures
are an imaginative fusion of details from multiple sources. For example, while an engraving by
Dürer provided the model for the figure of Naphtali, Schongauer’s depiction of Saint
Bartholomew served as the prototype for the patriarch’s hand gestures. A selection of these
sources and related reference works will be presented as part of the exhibition, including a
Spanish-language Bible dating from 1630 and three Dürer woodcut prints dating from 1511, on
loan from the Bridwell Library at SMU; Jacques de Gheyn II’s series The Twelve Sons of Jacob
plus an engraving by Philips Galle, on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York;
and the aforementioned engravings by Schongauer, on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts,


“Showcasing Jacob and his Twelve Sons, the masterpieces of the Auckland Castle collections, at
the Meadows Museum and the Frick Collection is a thrilling development for us” commented
Chris Ferguson, Curatorial Director for Auckland Castle; “We are very excited that this project
will bring these key works to new audiences in the United States for the first time, and bring
Zurbarán’s works to even greater attention. The purchase of the paintings by Bishop Richard
Trevor in 1756 as a symbol of religious tolerance continues to resonate today. We are grateful to
our partners in Texas and New York for showing the paintings in new contexts before they
return to a restored Auckland Castle and encouraging more visitors to the North East of
England from across the Atlantic”


The exhibition Jacob and his Twelve Sons will be accompanied by a catalogue exploring the
various historical, religious and artistic perspectives on these paintings, co-edited by Dr. Susan
Grace Galassi, Senior Curator, The Frick Collection, Dr. Edward Payne, Senior Curator, Spanish
Art, Auckland Castle, and Dr. Mark A. Roglán, Director, Meadows Museum, and the Scientific
Director for the project. In addition to essays by Galassi and Payne, the catalogue also contains
essays by: Clare Baron, Curator of Temporary Exhibitions at Auckland Castle; Professor John
Barton, Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, Emeritus at Oxford
University; Dr. Christopher Ferguson, Curatorial, Conservation and Exhibitions Director,
Auckland Castle; Alexandra Letvin, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University; and Akemi
Herráez Vossbrink, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge; and a technical essay authored
by Claire Barry, Director of Conservation at the Kimbell Art Museum. The catalogue will also
include appendices on canvas-weave analysis and print sources, co-authored by Barry and Don
H. Johnson and Barry and Rafael Barrientos Martinez, respectively.


Auckland Castle


About Auckland Castle

Long a symbol of power and authority in the North East of England, Auckland Castle was built
as one of the primary castles and hunting lodges of the Prince Bishop of Durham. The castle and
its park are at the center of a wider sacred Christian landscape that is more than 1,500 years old,
and it remains one of the most important and best-preserved medieval bishops’ palaces in all of
Europe. Auckland Castle was purchased by Auckland Castle Trust in 2012.


About The Auckland Castle Trust
The Auckland Castle Trust is transforming Auckland Castle into a heritage, arts and faith
destination of international significance, helping to reinvigorate Bishop Auckland and stimulate
economic regeneration both in the town and surrounding areas.


In autumn 2016 the charity began a major development project designed to realise this vision,
including restoration of the 900 year-old Castle, as well as the creation of a new 10 gallery Faith
Museum, exploring a history of faith in the British Isles from prehistory to the modern day.
There will also be a re-imagined 17th Century Walled Garden, housing a contemporary
restaurant within the Castle grounds, as well as a new Welcome Building, Mining Art Gallery
and Spanish Gallery and Research Centre in the nearby Market Place.
Inspired by the paintings of Jacob and his Twelve Sons by Francisco de Zurbarán, the new
Spanish Gallery will house a permanent collection of key works from the Spanish Golden Age,
with a programme of events and exhibitions planned in collaboration with key partners,
including the Museo del Prado, Madrid. This will be complemented by the separate Zurbarán
Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art and Culture, run by Durham University, with a
donation from Santander, which will link new academic research with the gallery’s curatorial


Combined, this project represents an investment of around £70m overall, including £11.4m from
the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and will create a number of opportunities for skills
development and employment. The Trust is proud to be supported by a wide range of charities,
businesses and individuals, including the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). A full list of existing
donors and project partners is available at


Following their presentation at the Meadows Museum (September 17, 2017 – January 7, 2018)
and The Frick Collection (January 31 – April 22, 2018), the series of paintings will return to
Auckland Castle in May 2018.


About the Meadows Museum
The Meadows Museum is the leading U.S. institution focused on the study and presentation of
the art of Spain. In 1962, Dallas businessman and philanthropist Algur H. Meadows donated his
private collection of Spanish paintings, as well as funds to start a museum, to Southern

Methodist University. The Museum opened to the public in 1965, marking the first step in
fulfilling Meadows’ vision to create “a small Prado for Texas.”


Today, the Meadows is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of
Spanish art outside of Spain. The collection spans from the 10th to the 21st centuries and
includes medieval objects, Renaissance and Baroque sculptures, and major paintings by Golden
Age and modern masters. Since 2010 the Museum has been engaged in a multidimensional
partnership with the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, which has included the exchange of
scholarship, exhibitions, works of art and other resources.

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Art of Caring for Others Oct. 19 – Charity Dinner & Art Auction – artist opportunity

Art of Caring for Others

Invitation: AOC Invitationl

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Dallas Country Club
4155 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, Texas 75205
6:30 p.m. | VIP Cocktail Reception & Art Auction Preview
7:00 p.m. | Champagne Reception
7:30 p.m. | Dinner & Program
Tickets | $175
Sponsorship starting | $1,250
-Complimentary Valet Provided

Call for art donations/sales: We are hosting an art auction and charity dinner on October 19th at the Dallas Country Club and are looking for artists both to donate pieces and for artists to contribute work for up to 75% commission/sales.


Jennifer Clubb
Chief Executive Officer
Christ’s Family Clinic
6409 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75205
Main: 214-261-9500

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Silent Dialogues by Du Chau at the Texas Discovery Gardens

Silent Dialogues



Opening Reception September 16, 1-4 pm with Artist Presentation at 2 pm.

Du Chau lives and works in Dallas, Texas. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States including Amarillo Museum of Arts, San Angelo Museum, USM Museum of Art, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary and the Society for Contemporary Craft. His works are in the collections of Curaumilla Art Center in Chile, CRETA Rome in Italy, Honos Art in Italy, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, the Dallas County Community College District Service Center, Mountain View College and Brookhaven College.

Du Chau has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He is the recipient of 2017 NCECA International residency award.

Texas Discovery Gardens are located in Fair Park in Dallas, near Gate 6.

Open daily from 10 am – 5 pm. Final admission is sold at 4:15 pm.

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Exhibit and Reception Sept. 22: Storms of Life | Chrissy Fitch

Storms of Life, mixed media works by Chrissy Fitch are currently on view at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Fitch’s work investigates the vastness of the natural world: nature, from its majestic beauty to violent storms, as it relates to personal life storms such as illness, relationships and loss. In her work, she communicates how the immensity of nature allows us to look beyond the pain and drudgery of our own lives, and points us to something greater than ourselves. Using gathered materials, encaustic, and assemblage techniques; Fitch imbues the chaos of storms in both nature and life. Through her work you will see the renewing quality of nature and conquering power of beauty.

A portion of art sale proceeds from this show will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This exhibit runs through October 27th with a reception open to the public on Friday, September 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00pm. For more information, please visit or call Shelly Hye at 214-478-8372.

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Join us for CADD’s Third Thursday Happy Hour on September 21st at Circuit 12 Contemporary

Thursday, September 21, 5:30-7:00 pm
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a CADD member gallery for Happy Hour! Learn about our members, mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs. Meet the gallery owners and their staff, meet the gallery artists, and other like-minded, art lovers in the DFW area.
CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE & proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas


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Invisible Cities – Moving Images from Asia

McDermott & McGough – I’ve Seen the Future and I’m Not Going

Kiki Smith – Mortal

Reception for Members, Thursday Sept. 28, 7-19pm

On Exhibit through December 17

Dallas Contemporary – join now

61 Glass Street Dallas Texas 75207 USA +214 821 2522


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The Forbes “Texas Road Trips” and Alison Daffin Montgomery “Glass Half Full” at The Cove

402 N. Tennessee St., Downtown McKinney

EXCITING NEWS:  Sculptor and assemblage artist Frances Dezzany has been chosen by the curator of the Texas Biennial to represent McKinney in this month’s opening of the event in Austin.  Frances is a member of The Cove, with a solo show October 13-15.

Texas Road Trips

Paintings by Sandy and Alex Forbes

Friday, September 22  •  5 – 9 PM
Saturday, September 23  •  5 – 9 PM

Sandy and Alex love taking road trips!  Their paintings are inspired by their experiences.  Even though Sandy is a native Texan, she finds new sites on every trip.  In this show the Forbes will also show their new series, McKinney Hangouts.

Glass Half Full

Paintings by Alison Daffin Montgomery

Friday Sept 29th 6-9 pm
Saturday Sept 30th 6-9 pm

“With all of the chaos in the news and our lives, from leadership concerns to horribly destructive weather and all of the pain and sorrow in between, I’ve chosen to focus on the beauty in our world.

This “Glass Half Full” show features imagery that focuses on love, health, spirituality and my favorite qualities of the human soul. It is a joyful and colorful collection of paintings that aims to bring smiles and comfort to the viewer.”

-Alison Daffin Montgomery

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CADD’s Mystery Dinner is Saturday, September 23 – a few tickets left

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas presents 


Mystery Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser 


September 23, 

7:00-10:00 pm  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Back by Popular Demand! Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas invites you to its highly successful fundraiser, EAT YOUR ART OUT, on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Add a little mystery to your weekend with CADD’s sixth annual mystery dinner! The evening promises to be a unique, fun and adventurous experience.
Proceeds from this event fund the CADD Scholarship to a graduating senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and other CADD Educational Programs. This is innovative fundraising at a great price!
EAT YOUR ART OUT includes cocktails and dinner at a mystery destination from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Dinner destinations differ but may include a collector’s home, an artist’s studio, a CADD member gallery, or another artistic, yet unknown location.
Tickets will be $100 per person. On sale here. Seating is limited and varies at each location.

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Art Walk West Sept. 16

Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Presented by the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the third annual Art Walk West will take place on Saturday, September 16th!

Begin your journey with us at Erin Cluley Gallery, 414 Fabrication Street, where maps and information will be available for the rest of the walk.

Hit the West Dallas streets to to find artists, artisans, and creative businesses who will open their doors to the public for a day of exploration, art and community-building fun.

The event culminates in a celebratory reception at the art studio of Julia Ousley where guests will enjoy live music and more art. Light fare will be provided by 3015 at Trinity Groves and beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

Map now available on West Dallas Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

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Now Online: Alison Jardine, Objects From a Future Past

Now online!

Objects from a Future Past



Alison Jardine’s first solo exhibition with Erin Cluley Gallery, Objects From a Future Past, opened to a crowd and enthusiastic reviews. Preview the works before visiting the gallery or visit our new online storefront at 1st Dibs.

About Alison Jardine

Alison Jardine is a British artist and author living and working in Dallas, TX, who works across a broad range of disciplines, including new media, sculpture and painting. She was selected as a featured artist in Dallas’s Aurora festival in both 2013 and 2015, where she presented her physically immersive digital video environments. Jardine was named a Finalist for the 2016 Hunting Art Prize for Painting & Drawing. The artist’s sculptural cement drawings were featured in New American Paintings, Issue 126, West edition. She is a Fellow of the Hambidge Center of Arts & Science, in Georgia, USA. In 2013 she founded the Dallas Arboretum Artist in Residence program.

Alison regularly writes and speaks about art, including at the Dallas Museum of Art as part of the State of the Arts panel discussions by KERA, discussing art and technology. Her recently published book, Make Great Art on the iPad, has been published in Europe and the US in summer, 2017 (Octopus Press, Hachette, London). Her work has been exhibited across the country including Dallas, New York, San Francisco, Connecticut and Georgia, and is represented in Dallas by Erin Cluley Gallery. She studied at the University of London (Bachelor of Arts), University of Texas at Dallas (ATEC), and the College of Visual Art & Design (CVAD) at University of North Texas (MFA, Painting and Drawing), and currently teaches drawing at the University of North Texas.

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Samuel Lynne Galleries & VOLK PR Happy Hour Benefitting Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts Sept. 19

Samuel Lynne Galleries & VOLK PR invite you to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in honor of the 2017 Compassion Games. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 4 PM – 7 PM

Samuel Lynne Galleries 1105 Dragon St, Dallas, Texas 75207

We will be serving complimentary wine & light bites and are asking for a suggested $20 donation at the door. We will be donating all proceeds to Americares. 

If you are unable to join us, please consider donating to Americares, or we will be accepting donations at the gallery from 10am – 7pm on September 19th. 

Samuel Lynne Galleries will donate 10% of the proceeds of any artwork purchased during the event.

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MEREDITH PARDUE: ‘Cenote Falls’ at Laura Rathe Fine Art

Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, presents a solo exhibition featuring new works by Texas artist and contemporary painter, Meredith Pardue.

OCTOBER 14 – NOVEMBER 11, 2017

‘Cenote Falls’ will feature paintings from Pardue’s latest body of work that explores the fracturing of light as it passes through translucent elements, including bodies of water, precious stones, glass, and various atmospheres.

The artist says, “As I examined this visual phenomena, I was confronted with the temporal, transient nature of light and its movement. As it travels through waterfalls, lagoons, underground pools, and rivers, light creates a magical, almost sacred space. It moves elusively in and out of shadow amid lush growth, brightly colored birds, and flowering plants.”

‘Cenote Falls’ will be on view through November 11, 2017. Laura Rathe Fine Art  1130 Dragon St., Suite 130 / Dallas, TX 75207 / 214.761.2000

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Grapefest Sept. 14 – 17 and Grapevine Art Project Exhibit

September 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2017

The 31st Annual GrapeFest – A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West, is the largest wine festival in the Southwest United States.


Thursday, September 14: 10 am – 10:30 pm Free Admission All Day
Friday, September 15: 10 am – 5 pm Free Admission until 5 pm
Friday, September 15: 5 pm – 11:30 pm Paid Admission
Saturday, September 16: 10 am – 11:30 pm Paid Admission
Sunday, September 17: 11 am – 6 pm Paid Admission

Artisans and Marketplace
Paintings / Art / Photography
Metal crafts

In conjunction with GrapeFest, the Grapevine Art Project (GAP) will again be exhibiting their art in the Foust Event Center on Main Street.  This historic location allows for a spacious, air-conditioned venue for these local artists.  The juried selection of artists resulted in the best local artists on display, with different mediums of painting, sculpture, photography, pottery, and jewelry. Show hours are 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sunday


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NEW Classes – RUST on Canvas & POURS WITH Silicone at Sparks Studio

NEW Classes in September & October!

  • RUST and Patina on Canvas. Layers, Textures, Copper & Iron Finishes
    TERRIFIC CLASS – Reactive Techniques with Copper and Iron
    with Suzanne McNeill-Sparks
    Thursday September 14 – 9:30 to 3:00
  • POURING PAINT with Silicone. Swirls, Cells, Layers & More
    FABULOUS CLASS – New Techniques for Pouring, Shaping and Texture Cells with Suzanne McNeill-Sparks
    Thursday October 5 – 9:30 to 3:00
  • MORE see below

Join special classes at Sparks Studio to explore NEW techniques and amazing art!

509 W. Main Street, Arlington, TX 76010 – phone 817-266-3085   


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Visual Art League of Lewisville Artists Exhibiting in MCL Grand During Symphony performance

Visual Art League of Lewisville artists will be exhibiting artwork in the hallway of the MCL Grand Theatre, 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville,  on September 17th during the Lewisville Lake Symphony performance.

The performance is on September 15th at 7:30 P.M.

Artists exhibiting are: Carol Stoecker, Daren Fagen, Nancy Busey, Linda Chidsey, Carole Petulla, Tina Alvarez, Irma Murray.

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Irving Main Street Event Sept. 15 & 16

  • Friday, Sept. 15, 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 16, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Irving Heritage District
    217 S. Main St.
    Irving, TX 75060
  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking

This annual street festival in the heart of the Irving Heritage District celebrates the hometown feel of Irving with attractions for all ages. Each year thousands of people attend this family affair, which offers live music, the Manifolds on Main Street Car Show, free rides and activities for children, food and shopping.

Admission is free on both days!  Friday evening features live music and free children’s activities.  On Saturday the festival expands to include a car show, additional children’s entertainment and a Craft Marketplace with vendors selling crafts, jewelry, décor, apparel and more.  All food and craft vendor spaces are full.

Saturday brings a variety of fun activities to Main Street!  All of the attractions below will run from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 16.

Craft Marketplace
Over 50 booths of crafters line Main Street, featuring artists, jewelers, woodworking and more.  The marketplace is a great opportunity to begin holiday shopping and find unique gift items.  Several City of Irving departments will also be on-site to share information about resident services and free giveaways (while supplies last).

Juried Art Exhibit
Step into the Glory House Bistro, located at 109 Main Street, for the second annual Main Street Art Show.  The display includes mixed media, sculptures, photography and paintings.  While viewing the works, enjoy the sounds of skilled musicians throughout the day.

12:30 p.m.  Jim Eger Jazz Trio
2:30 p.m.    Bnois King Trio

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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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North Texas Giving Day Sept. 14 — It’s today!

This year approximately 500 organizations in the Arts, Culture & Humanities category are asking for your donations to support their programs:

You can browse the list of organizations alphabetically or sort by county, city or matching funds availability.Or do a name search.

Although the designated day is September 14th, you can also set up donations beforehand to process automatically on that day (as early as Sept. 7th).


A partial list of visual art organizations:

Artist Groups / Schools:

Art Con

Art Tooth

Art House Dallas

Creative Arts Center of Dallas

DFW Fiber Fest

Irving Art Association

Lone Star Film Society

Plano Art Association

SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery

Texas Academy of Figurative Art

Texas Lettering Arts Council


Travis Academy of Fine Arts

Video Association of Dallas

USA Film Festival

Museums / galleries/ art centers:

African American Museum

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Arlington Museum of Art

ArtCentre of Plano

Crow Collection of Asian Art

Dallas Contemporary

Dallas Museum of Art

Eisemann Center

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Jesuit Dallas Museum

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Museum of Biblical Art

Museum of International Culture

Nasher Sculpture Center

National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame

National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum

Northeast Texas Children’s Museum


Arts Organizations / foundations:

Artis the Artist Foundaton

Arts & Entertainment 4 DFW Youths

Arts Council Northeast

Arts Council of Fort Worth

Arts Incubator of Richardson

Allen Arts Alliance

Arlington Arts League

Art and Beyond Inc.

Art Con

Arts Fifth Avenue Arts Alive



Business Council for the Arts

Central Arts of Bedford

Coppell Arts Council

Dallas Arts District

Dallas Center for Architecture

Dallas Film Society

Dallas SPARK!

Denton Music and Arts Collaborative

Edith Baker Art Scholarship

Arts Organizations / foundations:

For Love & Art

Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center

Frisco Association for the Arts

Grand Prairie Arts Council

Greater Denton Arts Council

Imagination Fort Worth


Ladies for Art, Culture & Education

Lakeside Arts Foundation

Make Art with Purpose

Monuments Man Foundation for the Preservation of Art

Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts Inc.

Saint Matthew’s Cathedral Arts

SCRAP Denton

Texas Association of Museums

Texas Center for ARTS + Academics

The Art Centre Theatre

The Artist Outreach

Black Academy of Arts and Letters

USA Film Festival


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Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale

Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale

EXHIBITION DATES: October 6 – October 25, 2017 RECEPTION: Friday, October 6, 2017 6pm-9pm

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – September 15, 2017

Art in the Metroplex was first held in 1983. At its root, the exhibit was the brainchild of two people who wanted to work together. Beth Lea Clardy was an established Fort Worth artist, a 1940 graduate of the TCU art program and one of a quartet of concerned citizens who in 1978 founded the non-profit Committee for an Artists’ Center. Ronald Watson was an artist and educator on the faculty of the TCU Department of Art and Art History. He assumed the chairmanship of the TCU art department in 1982 with a goal of “seeking greater collaboration between the university and Fort Worth artists and organizations. Through its proud 33 year history, Art in the Metroplex has exhibited the work of thousands of local artists but much like all great things, it too must come to an end. Watch for details about a new show at this time next year in its place.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Open call to all artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas – Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise. Open to artists over the age of 18, all disciplines with no theme. All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale will occur in our premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery at The Arts Center. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.

prospectus and application


·          Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show in our Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s bustling 7th Street area.

·          Runners Up: A group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of the Art7 Gallery.

·          Acme Brick Award: $500

·          FWADA Award: $500

ABOUT THE JUROR: Judy Tedford Deaton, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections, has been curating exhibitions and overseeing the art and history collections at The Grace Museum since 2006. She is responsible for concept development, installation and interpretation of twelve art exhibitions annually. She is an author, art historian, frequent guest speaker, art consultant, art juror and panelist at museums and conferences such as American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Texas Association of Museums (TAM), Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD), Mountain Plains Museum Association (MPMA), and the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA). Deaton is currently a member for the CASETA board of directors and served on the 2015 Arts Create Grant Panel for the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and was recently featured in the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities publication. She is also the recipient of CASETA awards for outstanding publications and exhibitions in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and the MPMA 2009 award for exhibition art publications.

ABOUT US: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.

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The Pancakes & Booze Art Show Oct. 21

WHAT: Pancakes & Booze Art Show:

Over 75 emerging artists showcasing their hottest work in a Warhol-style, anything-goes, massive warehouse environment–live music, body painting, multimedia displays, and FREE pancakes!   The show originated in 2009 in Los Angeles and since has popped up more than 300 times in over 35 cities around the world. Each show draws as many as 3000 guests throughout the night.

WHEN: 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM, October 21st, 2017

WHERE: The Door, 2513 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

Dallas Largest Underground Art Show

1 night!

-Over 75 EMERGING Artists

-FREE Pancake Bar

-Live Body Painting

-Live Performances


-8PM-2AM both nights

-$10 COVER

– October 21st, 2017

The Door

2513 Main Street

Dallas, TX 75226


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Want to show your work?  Submit here:

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Music Fuels the Picture Sept. 23

The Artsy Monkey LLC brings to Dallas Music Fuels the Picture. Artists and photographers will be exhibiting their pieces inspired by music. 20% of sales and all ticket proceeds go to Lifewalk. Music from The Last City, Glass CanonsThe Kinsley August Trio, Nathan Wilks and Lara Lenhoff, who is painting live and auctioning off the painting created during the event.

Save the Date for September 23rd at 6 pm at MACS at Southside.

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Mill No.3 Featuring: Matthew Brinston

Mill No.3
Friday, September 22
At Mill No.3, we value our neighboring small businesses, local community creatives, and influencers.  We strive for our store locations to be spaces of collaboration and creativity, so for the first time, we are turning our Dallas store into a gallery space for a night of art and community, with featured works by local artist, Matthew Brinston.
Brinston is best known for his paintings that explore identity and self-awareness.  His work has been shown at various spaces in Deep Ellum and around Dallas, most recently including BREDA Studio, Ascension Coffee, and the Belmont Hotel.
Brinston has created a new series of paintings exclusively for his collaboration with Mill No.3.  Like most of his work, Brinston’s latest series challenges viewers to question their observations. “My goal is for the viewer to discover more about themselves when they stand in front of one of my pieces. I want them to consider why they respond a certain way, because it’s really just a mirror,” says Brinston of his work.
The art show will be on Friday, September 22 from 7-9pm, located at Turtle Creek Village 3888 Oak Lawn Ave. Suite 108 Dallas, TX 75219. During the event, all art will be for sale.  Guests can enjoy free drinks and light bites as they shop.

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