Category Archive: Exhibits & Events

INCRESCENT: A VALA Collective at Blue House Too – reception Aug. 3

INCRESCENT: A VALA Collective

The Allen Arts Alliance is thrilled to announce the latest exhibit to be featured at the Blue House Too ArtSpace, it is the first show created and curated by the members of the Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA).

INCRESCENT which means: becoming gradually greater, growing and increasing in size, will showcase a wide variety of art in various media created by these members of the growing artist community that is VALA. 

Ashley Claes Kelly Steller Hrad Maureen Botello

Bill Carter Ken Byler

Cherie Fruehan Kristi Smithson

Christine Smith Lizzy Hicks

Daniel Moulden Marie Renfro

Dianita Vargas Pamela Van Laanen

Jacque Forsher Patricia McMillan

Julie Martin Terry Parshall

To find out more about VALA, become a member and learn of other exciting opportunities, check out the VALA website www.valatx.org

Join us for a pre-opening reception; get a sneak peek at the exhibit, meet the artists, and enjoy a glass of wine and light bites.  Thursday, August 3rd  from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Exhibit dates and location:

Friday, August 4, 2017- Sunday, September 3, 2017

Blue House Too ArtSpace – Watters Creek Center – 934 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, TX 75013

www.bluehousetoo.org

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About the Allen Arts Alliance

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

 

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Your Private Collection Art Gallery 10th Year Anniversary featuring Soon Y Warren on July 29

Your Private Collection Art Gallery

Celebrates Ten Years of Art and Success

Featuring Artist Soon Y Warren

You Are Invited

July 29 5-8pm

In 2007, Linda Watkins opened Your Private Collection Art Gallery in an 80-year-old Granbury house boasting five rooms of unique, original artworks.  A New Orleans style courtyard garden provided a great gathering spot for art events and wine tastings.

Watkins, original owner, founded the gallery to introduce the unique art of Stacey Watkins Martin, her daughter and current owner—a new medium she invented using her knowledge of science to incorporate minerals, resin, metals and fused glass to create works of glow-in-the-dark fantasy.                        

Ten years later, the gallery is still a premier destination in Granbury.  Located on the Historic Square on Houston Street since 2008, Your Private Collection displays not only regional talent; but also, international and national artists bringing collectors to events and shows. The three room gallery now represents over 50 artists and has been stated as “a must see” by Southern Living Magazine.                                                    

“Our artists display a large variety of mediums,” said Watkins. “Since art preference is different for each individual, the gallery can work one-on-one with the artists to fill any needs a client might have.” 

Sharon Markwardt, international, contemporary Western artist agrees. “The owners and staff at Your Private Collection know art, and have assembled an amazing variety of high quality art in many styles.”  Markwardt, with Your Private Collection since 2008, said the “awesome” staff makes all the difference.  “They have always treated me well, and I love the way they interact with clients, both long-standing and potential collectors.”

Award-winning Watercolorist, Bob Cook, said he is “proud’ to hang his work with

“..the best variety of artists.” A long-time artist at Your Private Collection, Cook values the professional staff and how much they enjoy promoting his work.

Chuck Roach, acrylic, Western artist, also appreciates this “..professionally run gallery with experienced salespeople.  I am honored to be in a gallery that promotes not just Western art, but art in general.  Stacey has an eye for talent!”   

Your Private Collection Art Gallery commemorates its tenth anniversary with a reception for Soon Y Warren known for detail and luminescence in her work.  Warren, one of the gallery’s original artists, is not only a top, national and international watercolorist, but is also published and highly awarded.  The gallery houses the single largest collection of her work.

                                             

                                             Soon Y Warren

 

Your Private Collection Art Gallery continues to flourish with its historical location in a top-destination, small town—Granbury, Texas.  It continues to draw renowned artists including Soon Y Warren, Sharon Markwardt, Bob Cook, Stacey Watkins, Aaron Thane Tate and Randy Meador.  As well, the gallery frequently introduces new artists and art and hosts events like monthly, Last Saturday Gallery Nights.

Perhaps the most important reason for its success is the combination of art with fun and personal relationships between the artists, clients and guests—the feel is bright, friendly and positive. 

Galleries of Granbury—Last Saturday Gallery Night

Because of continuing construction, please use parking lots across from Langdon Center on Pearl St or the parking lot at Library/Shanley House.  A narrated tram is running every 15 minutes from locations from 5:30-7:30pm.  Other venues with met-the-artists include Artefactz, D’Vine Wine, Against the Grain, Dora Langdon Center and LGAA Shanley House.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery
106 N. Houston
Granbury, TX 76048
817-579-7733
www.yourprivatecollection.com
www.facebook.com/yourprivatecollection

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Summer Art Festival opening August 11 at The Artists Showplace Gallery

The Artists Showplace Gallery is celebrating the season with three hot contemporary artists: Randy Jacobs, Kathy Metcalf and Christina Yielding, and book sculptor Keith Kriegel.

The exhibit runs from Friday, August 11 through Thursday, August 31. A reception to meet the artists and watch live demonstrations will be held on Friday, August 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.

Shortly after 9/11, self-taught artist Randy Jacobs turned to painting as an expression of his overwhelming emotions. He is best known for his multiple layers of texture. His mediums range from acrylic to mixed media, including ink, watercolor and iridescence.

Book sculptor Keith Kriegel, a graduate of the Baylor College of Dentistry, loves the attention to detail that book carving requires. Using a surgical blade, he enjoys discovering what is hidden behind each page.

A native of Dallas, Kathy Metcalf says that at the turn of the 21st century, she found herself in fervent need of self-expression. Completely self-taught, she views painting as a “catharsis for the soul” that gives her a sense of peace and joy. Her work is bold in color and texture.

Christina Yielding’s innovative techniques for creating her mixed-media paintings include using a variety of scrapers rather than brushes. Painting solely on wood, Christina builds a custom frame around every dynamic piece. Her work has been featured in solo and group shows throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223 or visit www.theartistsshowplace.com.

 

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Los Fantasmas Ambulantes Artist Roundtable July 25 at Fort Works Art

ROUNDTABLE from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. TALK STARTS at 7 p.m.

Wally Knight, Elizabeth Bowie, Byrd Williams IV, and John Carlisle Moore of Los Fantasmas Ambulantes will gather for a Q & A to discuss their processes and creative influences.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturday10 am – 6 pm

Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturday10 am – 6 pm

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Black and White & Read all Over opens July 27 at Kettle Art

Kettle Art proudly presents ‘Black & White and Read all Over’ featuring Illustrators Brad Albright, William Bubba’ Flint and Miguel ‘Miggy’ Aguilar. Illustrations are everywhere. In the papers, on the web, on products, on billboards and more. They instruct, amuse, infuriate, tell us what to buy /where to go, and overall are an integral part of our lives. The three artists we present come from three diverse areas of illustration and essentially cover all previously mentioned aspects of living in America.

This show runs through August 19, 2017

About the Artists

Brad Albright is a multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, and merch designer working with leading licenses in music, entertainment, and publishing. Guided by a lifelong love of drawing, his specialties include album cover illustration and 3D poster design for retro red/blue glasses. As inspired by music, comics, literature and movies, his line-art illustrations often revel in science fiction, horror, and Wild West genres. The pieces on display include gig posters, personal illustrations, and pop-culture inspired poster art, most of which are presented in 3D with provided glasses.

William Bubba Flint recieved his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University. His Editorial Cartoons appear in The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Cowboys Star magazine, The Katy Trail Weekly, The White Rock Lake Weekly, Park Cities People, Preston Hollow People and Amusement Today. Flint has also illustrated six children books. Artist Statement: I describe my work as Future Paintings of the Past! I find inspiration from all areas of Pop Culture. Childhood memories constantly creep into my paintings. With a nod to Pop Surrealism, Lowbrow and Underground, I want the paintings to give a quick glimpse into a universe that almost makes you smile…

Miguel “Miggy” Aguilar has been part of the Dallas underground since the early 2000’s when he introduced his first three comic books under the title of “Mr. Zombie”. After that he started showing his lowbrow artwork at bars around the Deep Ellum area. He was invited to show in his first gallery show at Nine Eyes Gallery in the winter of 2005 where he met the artist & future gallery owner Frank Campagna of the great Kettle Art. In addition to the lowbrow ink style work that has made him a regular feature at the gallery he has continued to work in the comic book medium, done fliers for bands and is now showing interest as a fine art painter, some of which will be featured in this show.

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Marketing Director
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Kettle Art Gallery

Deep in the Art of Ellum
2650-B Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226
Founded in historic Deep Ellum in 2005, Kettle is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists through innovative exhibits and events, including:

– For the Love of Kettle
– For the Love of Artists
– Holiday Presence
– Deep Ellum Wine Walk
– Deep Dish: Deep Ellum Art+Restaurant Night
– and so much more!

Over the years, Kettle has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations, including:
– USA Today’s 10 Best Art Galleries in Dallas
– Dallas Observer’s Readers’ Choice for Best Art Gallery
– Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery

In celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40”, recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city.

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Mark Nesmith: July exhibit at the Mesquite Arts Center

Mark Nesmith is a modern American painter and musician who lives and works in Southeast Texas. Mark studied art at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX earning his BFA in 1998, and also studied painting and drawing at the University of North Texas in Denton. He teaches art in the Port Neches-Groves ISD and previously taught art and music in the Dallas ISD and the Goose Creek CISD. As a musician Mark performed hundreds of shows around the country with the bands Hackberry Road and Lone Star Republic, and still performs regularly throughout SE Texas. He has written about art for Ezine Articles and Empty Easel, and authored the blog Paint Daily Texas. Mark is a member of the Artists of Texas and Contemporary Fine Artists International.

Mark Nesmith’s paintings and drawings have been included in exhibitions at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, the Museum of East Texas, and the Dishman Museum, and he has shown work in solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout the southern United States. His work has been included in American Art Collector, the Austin Chronicle, Empty Easel, Issue, the Lamar University Press, The Local Magazine, Professional Artist Magazine, and VIP Magazine. Mark’s paintings are included in private and public collections in almost twenty states throughout the U.S.A., and overseas in Singapore. Notable collections include the Dishman Art Museum, Duke University, Grant Thornton LLP in Dallas, TX and Kansas City, MO, The Honorable Ron Clark, Chief Judge U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and the Lone Survivor Foundation.

https://www.cityofmesquite.com/158/Arts-Center

Mesquite Arts Center

1527 N Galloway Ave
Mesquite, Texas 75149
Ph: 972-216-8132
lgraves@cityofmesquite.com

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Exploring the Natural World in Water Media Exhibit in Bastrop

The “Exploring the Natural World in Water Media” Exhibit in the main gallery of the Lost Pines Art Center, 1204 Chestnut St., in Bastrop,from July 25 through Sept. 5. 45 juried paintings presented by Waterloo Watercolor Group.

Reception will be Sat., July 29 from 4-7pm.

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DADA Fall Gallery Walk 2017

The 2017 DADA Fall Gallery Walk featuring over 30 galleries will unfold on Saturday, September 9 from noon to 8:00 pm. Art enthusiasts, private and corporate collectors, artists, designers and visitors to Dallas can enjoy a full spectrum of gallery openings and special exhibitions.

From Downtown to North Dallas, DADA member galleries will showcase new exhibitions, art talks and more. The Design District is home to 10 DADA galleries. Explore 6 familiar galleries in a new light – American Fine Art, Craighead-Green Gallery, LuminArté Fine Art Gallery, Mary Tomás Gallery, Samuel Lynne Galleries and The Goss-Michael Foundation. Then visit these newest galleries — Carneal Simmons Contemporary, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Christopher Martin Gallery and Beaudry Gallery.

Last year Texas A&M University-Commerce VisCom Gallery joined the Downtown experience that includes The MAC, TVAA Downtown Gallery and UNT ArtSpace Dallas. Adding to your cultural experience downtown is the Dallas Performance Hall Gallery. This gallery joins the non-profit list of Cultural Center members which include – Bath House, Oak Cliff and The Latino Cultural Center.

The Park Cities and Uptown galleries you won’t want to miss are recognized spaces showcasing a variety of media — Talley Dunn Gallery, Afterimage Gallery and David Dike Fine Art.

Participating in the North is the newest DADA member The Gallery at North Haven Gardens. Also in the area visit founding members — Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Brookhaven College Forum Gallery and Studio Gallery, Southwest Gallery and The University of Texas at Dallas Main Gallery.

Outside of Dallas, DADA is represented in Irving at the Irving Arts Center Galleries & Sculpture Garden and the University of Dallas – Haggerty Art Gallery. DADA is in Denton as well and at the University of North Texas Art Galleries – College of Visual Arts and Design.

A Gallery Guide can be downloaded from our website at dallasartdealers.org or available at any participating galleries.

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3rd Friday Night in the Dallas Arts District: July 21

The major art museums in the Dallas Arts District celebrate monthly on the third Friday with evening events: Late Night at the Dallas Museum of Art, ’til Midnight at the Nasher Sculpture Center (and occasionally Crow Collection After Dark.)

The Dallas Arts District is a performing and visual arts district in downtown Dallas. For a listing of events see http://www.thedallasartsdistrict.org/events/.

Dallas Museum of Art: https://dma.org/programs-late-nights/schedule-events

Nasher Sculpture Center: http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/

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The first ever Texas Latino Comic Con July 29 at the Latino Cultural Center

The first ever Texas Latino Comic Con Spotlights Latino Talent

Texas Latino Comic Con

Dallas, Texas-  Our stories matter. The first ever Texas Latino Comic Con is coming to Dallas Texas July 29th.  In collaboration with the Latino Cultural Center of Dallas, this comic convention is a first of its kind in Texas highlighting Latino artists, writers and creators in the comic book community. The convention will feature local artistic talent, a Latino character centered cosplay contest, and special guests. The event will be free for the public. In conjunction with Dusk and Rio Bravo Comics we are excited announce Texas Latino Comic Con.  Our stories matter!

One of our first guest announcements is the creator of El Peso Hero, Hector Rodriguez.  El Peso Hero has been one the most internationally talked about Latino superhero in decades.  With modern social issues such immigration, human trafficking and institutional corruption, El Peso Hero has garnered attention and praise from the Latino community and been featured on Univision, CNN, Telemundo, Fusion, CW, La Reforma, PRI The World and countless of other media sites worldwide. It has even won the prestigious Emmy Award for best news story by Univision news anchor Angel Pedrero and has won an award by the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for most innovative book. Among the appeal of the comic book is that El Peso Hero speaks only Spanish. All of the other characters in the comic book speak English. It is important to portray rich diversity.

The other guest announcement is Eliamaria M. Crawford, originally of San Angelo, Texas.  Starting at a very young age Elia always had a passion.  First in high school started drawing stick figure doodles as her primary go- and eventually started, what-was, her Elia in a Box Webcomic then. She also had the privilege of drawing comics for her high school newspaper, the Campus Corral. Then in college she drew comics for the university newspaper, The Shorthorn, and started doing custom & freelance work. That is when Elia in a Box Comics, the brand, took off and she started doing cool projects from custom wedding graphics, to convention poster art, and even contributing comics to many zines and projects.  From college she eventually did the hit book “Humans Really Irritate Me,” a collection of quotes of UTA’s Dr Allan Saxe, drawn in Elia’s unique style.

For more information on Texas Latino Comic Con, please visit the official website at http://txlatinocc.weebly.com/

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Carol Trice: Short Story Series opens July 20 at the Magnolia

Please join us for the opening reception of Carol Trice: Short Story Series | Thursday, July 20 from 6-8pm at The Magnolia Theatre!
Carol Trice
Short Story Series
July 20 – August 29, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, July 20, 2017
6 pm – 8 pm
Ro2 Art @ The Magnolia Theatre

3699 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

RSVP to Short Story Series

About the Artist: http://www.ro2art.com/carol-trice-short-story-series.html/

Carol Trice’s textile paintings evoke a familiar sensation of connectedness, illustrating the intersections and ties that are found in interpersonal relationships. Her bold, thick lines are emblematic of the fleeting and the sometimes intense interactions that people encounter on a regular basis. Her works are made using dense black thread that intersects and laces along a gridded background. Some of the pieces are methodical while others are disorderly, mimicking the experience of human interaction, whether brief or prolonged. Carol Trice’s pieces are exquisitely representative of daily colloquies.

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DR. W. MARVIN DULANEY WESTERN HERITAGE SYMPOSIUM 07/22/2017

The Dr. Marvin Dulaney Western
Heritage Symposium
Saturday, July 22, 2017 | 9:30am – 12pm
The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum (NMWHM) (formerly the National Cowboys of Color Museum and Hall of Fame), a non-profit 501(c)(3) museum located in Fort Worth, Texas, documents the many positive accomplishments that multicultural cowboys and early frontier pioneers contributed to the settling of the western United States, through exhibits, workshops and lectures for youth and adults as well.
Operational Information:
 
MUSEUM: 
3400 Mount Vernon Fort Worth, TX 76103

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Are you looking for more business support? HEAR straight from Americans for the Arts on how and why

Learn why Businesses support the Arts! Your BCA membership gives you entry to this exclusive reception and discussion on the relationship between businesses and the arts, their compliments and trending topics on both local and national levels. HEAR straight from Jordan Shue with Americans for the Arts both how and why these partnerships are fundamental to your business, organization and community.

Guest Speakers: Jordan Shue, Private Sector Initiatives Program Manager

Elena Bonifay, Finance Manager, The Dallas Weekly

Kevin Hurst, Director of Charitable Giving, Neiman Marcus

Moderated by: Katherine Wagner, CEO, Busines Council for the Arts

more info

DATE AND TIME

Thu, July 20, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

LOCATION

Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations

2351 Performance Drive

Richardson, TX 75082

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Rising Star Exhibition & Fundraiser presented by the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts Sept. 16 & 17

THE OAK CLIFF SOCIETY OF FINE ARTS – TURNER HOUSE ANNOUNCES 5th ANNUAL “RISING STAR” EXHIBITION & FUNDRAISER

Event Will Showcase Emerging Artists Nominated by Top Dallas Galleries

 

DALLAS – July 17, 2017 The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts – Turner House will present its fifth “Rising Star” exhibition and fundraiser September 16 and 17 at the historic Oak Cliff home. Several prestigious Dallas galleries have each nominated one emerging Texas artist who is not yet represented by a gallery to be in the group show.

 

A fundraiser reception will be held Saturday, September 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and will feature speaker Katherine Wagner, Business Council for the Arts. Ticket prices are $85 per person ($50 for Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts members.) Sponsorships are available and tickets may be purchased at the door. A public reception will be Sunday, September 17 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont, Dallas, 75208.

 

According to artist Kenda North, co-chair of the event, the 100-year-old Turner House has a long history of showcasing Texas artists.  “Rising Star is an effort to continue that tradition and draw attention to some exciting new artists who are just beginning to gain attention in the art community, including such past Rising Stars as Diana Antohe, Spencer Evans, and Shawn Samuell,” she said.

 

Turner House has been hosting art exhibits for more than 100 years, including recent exhibits highlighting works of The Dallas Nine, Women Artists of the Texas Centennial, and works by contemporary Oak Cliff artists. Located in the Winnetka Heights section of Oak Cliff, Turner House promotes the arts, celebrates life events, fosters community connections, and preserves history. It is known for its annual Salon Series, celebrating music, art, and architecture, as well as free community-focused events such as Movies on the Lawn. The organization received the 2013 Stewardship Award from Preservation Dallas for its decades-long commitment to historic preservation.

 

For sponsorships and tickets to the “Rising Star” fundraiser, visit www.turnerhouse.org.

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CADD’s Mystery Dinner is Saturday, September 23

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas presents 

EAT YOUR ART OUT

Mystery Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser 

Saturday,

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. Seating is limited and varies at each location.
TICKETS ON SALE SOON www.caddallas.net

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Quilt Plano 2017 Aug. 11-12

Quilt Plano 2017

Friday and Saturday, August 11-12, 2017
9:00am – 5:00pm

Plano Event Center (formerly Plano Centre)
2000 East Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75074
http://www.qgplano.org/
 
General One-Day Admission – $10
Senior One-Day Admission (62+) – $9
Advance Sale One-Day Admission – $9
Children 12 and under – Free
 
FREE demonstrations of quilting related skills are provided during both days of the show. These demonstrations will be offered in 30-45 minute sessions. Skills demonstrated will cover various techniques, from the traditional to the newest in art quilting, including various types of applique, piecing, finishing techniques, and the latest from the Art Quilters of Plano.
 
Popular to Quilt Plano is the Special Exhibits. These exhibits have included quilts and projects from some of the Guild’s many workshops, special-interest groups and guild challenges. Our workshops are designed to teach quilters new techniques or methods, to continue in our pursuit of the art of quilting. Special-interest groups meet with a group of quilters sharing an interest in a specific area of emphasis.

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WestBend Debuts Public Art Program with Snap & Seek July 20

Collection of 26 pieces is one of the largest concentrations of public art in Fort Worth

  

FORT WORTH, Texas (July 11, 2017) – Selfies and shares abound with the latest wave of public art at WestBend, Trademark Property Co.’s University District mixed-use development. Twelve new works splashed across the property expand its already impressive public art program, bringing added color, character and a unique spirit to the property.

 

The new works showcase a variety of style and medium by both local and national artists, including 10 murals by Dallas-based artist Kyle Steed, a site-specific “LOVE” sculpture by San Francisco artist Laura Kimpton, and a mural by local artist Lauren Childs. These join prior works by local artist Devon Nowlin and a rotating photography exhibit from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

 

“When it comes to retail places today, it’s all about creating experiences. Carefully curated public art activates a space and makes it unique, all while contributing to the vibe of the neighborhood and the city,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “Most importantly, art is to be enjoyed. We invite our guests to interact with the works and share them with one another, and make them a part of their life. We want WestBend to be an extension of the world-class Fort Worth Arts District.”

 

New art at WestBend includes:

·         Kyle Steed:  Dallas-based artist Kyle Steed makes his Fort Worth debut with 10 WestBend murals that include quotes and references to famous Texans. There are a total of nine murals in the parking garage, consisting of five elevator vestibule works; three small works in stairwells, including a Willie Nelson quote, and Happy Trails mural on the exit wall; as well as a Patsy Cline quote near Drybar.

·         Laura Kimpton: Kimpton’s steel “LOVE” sculpture is celebratory and optimistic in spirit, sending a positive message to WestBend visitors. Located in the green space near Woodhouse Day Spa, the sculpture includes hundreds of programmable LED lights that change color at night. The piece is a part of Kimpton’s Monumental World Series that began at the 2009 Burning Man Festival and has since had permanent installations at the Apple store in San Francisco’s Union Square and Santa Rosa, Calif.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; and additional appearances at dozens of art and music festivals across the globe.

·         Lauren Childs: Childs’ first mural, “The Little Things,” depicts succulents with vibrant color and texture, bordering on sculptural, and is located between Woodhouse Day Spa and CorePower Yoga. An advocate for local art, Childs co-founded Fort Works Art, which began as an event-based pop-up organization and has now opened its first permanent gallery space in the Cultural District in Fort Worth.  

In addition to these new works, WestBend also recently unveiled the second iteration in its Amon Carter Museum of American Art series. Thanks to a partnership with the Amon Carter, WestBend is home to a rotating selection of nine, 4-by-6-foot reproductions from the museum’s renowned photography collection, presented on backlit film and displayed in lightboxes. Each iteration of the series is curated by the Amon Carter and is on display at WestBend for six-month intervals. The second iteration launched this month and will be on display through the end of the year.

 

Other public art at WestBend includes five photographic murals by Fort Worth artist and TCU graduate, Devon Nowlin.  The murals, which face the Trinity River and Trinity River Trails and Tom Thumb, capture the shopping and dining experience, health and fitness, and the natural surroundings of WestBend.

 

To celebrate its public art program, WestBend will host a #WestBendLove Snap & Seek on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. with artists Lauren Childs, Devon Nowlin and an Instagram takeover by Kyle Steed. The event kicks off on Level 6, the top floor of the free parking garage located behind Tyler’s, and the first 50 guests to check in will receive a free swag bag illustrated by Steed. #WestBendLove will feature a polaroid scavenger hunt, frozen treats, drinks from HG Sply Co., surprises, and the opportunity to meet the artists in attendances. To RSVP, click here.

 

WestBend’s public art is one aspect of a property redevelopment focused on evolving the University retail district by delivering a walkable critical mass of retail and restaurants, urban-style pedestrian experiences, and Trinity River/Trinity Trails connectivity. In addition to public art, the redevelopment includes newretail, trailside restaurants, office space, and property amenities. Bartaco and Warby Parker recently announced they will open new locations at the property.

 

The redevelopment will continue with phase II, which will include a property expansion onto the adjacent 3.5-acre tract immediately south of WestBend. Conceptual planning is underway to develop additional mixed-use space featuring added ground floor retail, a boutique hotel, and multi-family units.

 

At full build-out, WestBend will include 670,000 square feet of walkable urban retail, restaurant, office, multi-family, and hospitality space.

 

About WestBend

Developed by Trademark Property Co., WestBend is a 278,000-square-foot mixed-use development located on the Trinity River in Fort Worth’s University District. WestBend recently completed phase I of a major redevelopment adding new retail, restaurants, office space, property amenities and a public art program. Tenants include CorePower Yoga, Dear Hannah, Drybar, East Hampton Sandwich Co., HG Sply Co., Pax & Parker, Silver Fox, Tom Thumb,Tyler’s, Woodhouse Day Spa, Zoë’s Kitchen and the River Plaza office tenants. For more information, visit westbendfw.comor follow WestBend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

About Trademark Property Co.

Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed more than 11.8 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth more than $2.5 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 120 employees is responsible for approximately 6.8 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, Calif.), Perkins Rowe (Baton Rouge, La.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), The Shops at La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com or interact on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 Webmaster’s note: see also the article by Lance Murray on July 13 on Dallas Innovates:

WestBend, Foundry District Bringing Arts to Center Stage

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Not So Cruel Summer July 22 at Circuit12

NOT SO
CRUEL SUMMER
22 JULY 2017 @ CIRCUIT12

Join us at Circuit12 for an afternoon of art and an evening of music. PRIMER, the retail space inside of Circuit12, will be featuring new works by local artists as well as having a sale on existing merchandise. Starting at 6PM in our exhibition space there will be live performances by local musicians. A $5 suggested donation is greatly appreciated and all proceeds will go to support our local artists and musicians.

NOON – 5 PM // Pop-Up in Primer with new products and artworks from Dan Lam, Shamsy Roomiani, Tamar Navama, Built By Bender, Otter Illustration and Wild Garnet. Plus discounts up to 70% off existing merchandise and 40% of all Built By Bender merchandise.

6 – 10 PM // Live music by Rat Rios, Francine Thirteen and Drew Chapa accompanied by visuals by Mike Morris plus a DJ set by endolena.

Circuit12 Contemporary · 1811 Levee Street · Dallas, TX 75207

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7.7 Commemorative Live Mural Project

In collaboration with WFAA-TV, last week the Creative Arts Center of Dallas organized a community-focused live mural painting project as a way to pay tribute to the five officers who lost their lives on 7/7/16. We would like to thank the many artists and volunteers who spent the day in the July heat working on this mural, with a special thank you to the lead artists Lynn Armstrong & Katrina Doran.

The mural will be auctioned at the Celebration of Service Gala, Saturday July 15, 2017 at 6 pm, with all funds from the auction set to be donated to the Fallen Officer’s Foundation.

Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

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Geometric MADI Biennial: Origins in Geometry opens July 28

Geometric MADI Biennial: Origins in Geometry

Don’t miss the 2017 Biennial at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art. The show, which features talented geometric and MADI artist from throughout the world, opens with a reception July 28 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and continues through October 22.

Juried by Magdalena Arria, Biennial: Origins in Geometry is a competition to recognize excellence in emerging visual artists deriving inspiration from geometric abstraction.

Magdalena Mujica de Arria founded GraphicArt Gallery in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1976 and serves as its Director.

Featured artists are listed at http://www.geometricmadimuseum.org/event/exhibit-biennial-origins-in-geometry/

RSVP on Facebook

Museum of Geometric and MADI Art
3109 Carlisle Street
Dallas, TX 75204-1194

 

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ArtFocus Collective opens July 21 at North Haven Gardens

Please join us for the Opening Reception of “ArtFocus Collective” at the Gallery at North Haven Gardens on Friday, July 21, 5-7pm. This exhibition features a group of 10 professional artists from Dallas, Texas that will be in attendance to discuss their original work with you -ranging from watercolors, oils, acrylics, mixed media, collage and more! The show will be open through September 1, 2017. For more about Art Focus XC see their website: http://www.artfocusxc.com/

 

The Gallery at North Haven Gardens

7700 Northaven Road

Dallas, TX 75230

Admission: Free

For more information: http://www.nhg.com

E-Mail: apatterson@nhg.com

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John Marcucci “Quantum” opens July 13 at Haley-Henman

John Marcucci
QUANTUM
July 13-August 8, 2017

Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 12-5 pm
and by appointment, call 214-532-3225

https://haleyhenman.com/
Haley-Henman Gallery, PO Box 226932, Dallas, TX 75222-6932

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Schedule & Speakers for ART AID EXPO 2017 on July 15

art aid expo update

The Art Council of Fort Worth & the Fort Worth Community Arts Center are proud to present the inaugural annual Art Aid Expo 2017 for artists and arts organizations. Demonstrations and seminars in 9,000 square feet of contemporary galleries will be geared towards artists, art non-profits and other creative professionals highlighting the diverse support services available. Featured organizations and professionals will present their expertise through a variety of workshops and seminars helping artists to learn how to sustain a living in the arts.

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

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

Presentations
 
Time
Speaker
Title and Topic
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Kathleen Forrest
Public Engagement Coordinator, Fort Worth Public Art
“An introduction for artists to the City’s Public Art Program”
10:40 AM – 11:10 AM
Roy Richardson
FW Camera Club
“The Art of Photographing Artwork”
11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
Lauren-Ashton Moncrief
A Social Media Manager @AgencyPMG
“Social Media in the Creative Realm”
12:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Joy Simpson
MFA, CIC  Associate – Business Insurance
“Insurance for the Fine Arts Community”
12:40 PM – 1:10 PM
Benjamin Hicks
Lab Technician, Fort Worth Camera
“How To and Best Practices for Digital Printing, Film Photography and Scanning”
1:20 PM – 1:50 PM
Jennifer Henderson
President and Founder of J.O.
“What Does Your Brand Say About You?”
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
William Campbell
William Campbell Contemporary Art
“Establishing and Maintaining Relations with a Gallery”
2:40 PM – 3:10 PM
Tom Maddrey
Maddrey PLLC
“Art Law”
3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
Megan Henderson
Director of Events & Communications, Near Southside, Inc
“DON’T LEAVE, DIG IN. A plea from Megan: The Responsibility of the Private Sector in Creating an Arts Ecosystem”
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Eddie Brown
Contributing writer, Fort Worth Weekly
“Newsworthy: Tips for getting and maintaining media exposure”
4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Kelly Hart
Nu- Design
“Marketing with Authenticity: Selling Your Work Without Selling Out”
5:20 PM – 5:50 AM
Debby Stein
Riverside Arts District
“The Power of the Pop Up”
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
John Worley
Sonavor Custom Canvas
“John Worley demonstrates how you could build and stretch your own custom canvas frame.”
Booths and Demonstrations
Art Luck
Art Room
Arts Council of Fort Worth Grants Program
Asel Art Supply
Emergency Artists’ Support League
Fort Worth Art Collective
Fort Worth Art Dealers Association
Fort Worth Camera
Fort Worth Camera Club
Fort Worth Public Art
Fort Worth Weavers Guild
J.O.
John Worley
Joy Simpson
Judy Sager
Mike Moffatt
Nu-Design
Riverside Arts District
Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts
Texas Sculpture Association

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“Road Trip To Dusted” Art & Fashion Show: showcasing Beck Rowntree’s original pieces

Saturday, July 29th 5pmto 8pm- at Against the Grain art studio on the Galleries of Granbury Night

 

Art & fashion show featuring artist, Beck Rowntree’s work! Reminisce about your favorite country road trip you’ve been on inspired by Beck’s art fabric work. Open to the public with reception to follow. Fashion show begins at 6:30.http://www.atg-studio.com/special-events

 

againstthegrainartstudio@gmail.com
682-936-4443
111 E Bridge Street Granbury TX 76048

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Winners of the 2017 ArtSpaceIII Regional Exhibition

Fourth Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition 

Exhibition On Display | June 23rd – July 22nd, 2017

Artspace111 | 111 Hampton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

 

Congratulations to the award winners and selected artists for the Fourth Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition. The top prize was awarded to Joelle Nagy, who will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and the opportunity to exhibit with Artspace111 in a future exhibition. Juror Shirley Reece-Hughes awarded a total of 5 artworks. View all selected artists for the exhibition on the exhibition page by clicking here: http://www.artspace111.com/4th-annual-regional-juried-exhibition/

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Juror Shirley Reece-Hughes
Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Top Prize | Gulyás, Joelle Nagy, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24″
Artistic Merit | Cosmic Orbs, Ann McIntyre, Monotype, 22½ x 16″
Artistic Merit | Bird Buddies, Diane Walker-Gladney, acrylic, graphite, 48 x 36″
Artistic Merit | Remains of Despair, Ward Sanders, box construction, 12 x 18 x 8″
Artistic Merit | When I have long hair , Armando Sebastian, oil on canvas, 40 x 30″

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CADD’s Summer Bus Tour on July 22


CONTEMPORARY ART DEALERS OF DALLAS

 
presents
CADD SUMMER BUS TOUR
SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017
5:00-9:00 pm

CADD has been promoting the visual arts through unique programming since 2006 and the bus tours have been going strong since 2010. Bus tour participants might gain access to artist’s studios, galleries, private collections, corporate collections, art installations or other special venues!

The July 22nd CADD BUS TOUR

will visit three CADD member galleries, as well as Polsinelli’s art collection, and a private collection. Refreshments will be served at each gallery with a light supper served at the end of the evening in a private home. Proceeds from CADD events assists with the CADD Scholarship and CADD Educational Programs. Buy your ticket and join us!

The bus tour begins at CONDUIT GALLERY. Participants will park their cars at 5pm and proceed inside to view two exhibitions. The first is a group exhibition of works by gallery artists, including Marcelyn McNeil, Vincent Falsetta, Roberto Munguia and Jules Buck Jones. The second is a collaborative installation between James Sullivan and Hellen Ascoli exploring issues of the body, its presence and place within different societies. The original siting was an installation at Concepcion 41, in Antigua, Guatemala. It is titled, “Mi Cuerpo está aquí…..mi cuerpo no está aquí –(2)”.

Your 2nd stop is POLSINELLI. Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with approximately 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations, institutions, and entrepreneurs.  The firm’s national art collection embodies the energy, diversity, innovation, and forward-facing realities of the communities in which it is embedded. The 63,000 square foot Dallas office is marked by efficient design and a hospitality-driven approach that streamlines the work environment, creating a distinctive client experience and forming an elegant backdrop for the art collection.  A grand staircase serves as the centerpiece of the lobby, oriented to showcase views of Dallas’ skyline, and graced by a ceramic sculpture by Lauren Mabry.  Among the forty artworks displayed are works by area artists Joan WinterTommy FitzpatrickMatthew CusickDornith Doherty and John Holt Smith. Holly Johnson will ably replace the firm’s curator for this tour.

Then jump on the bus to visit two CADD galleries at 1845 Levee Street.

CRIS WORLEY FINE ARTS is pleased to introduce four new artists in this summer’s exhibition, Introductions. Marc Dennis, Adrian Esparza, Sherry Owens, and Robert Sagerman display radical and unique talents in sculpture and painting. Hyper-realist artist Marc Dennis brings levity, humor and virtuosity to his sumptuous oil paintings, depicting subjects from the art historical canon infused with contemporary themes. Adrian Esparza has inspired international attention through his deconstruction of the Mexican sarape, using its colorful yarn to create large-scale geometric forms. Sherry Owens is a prominent Texas sculptor known for her exquisite sculptures made from repurposed crepe myrtle branches and bronze. Informed by his academic studies in art history and Kabbalist Mysticism, Robert Sagerman creates paintings that awe and impress with titles that correspond to the number of strokes made by the artist. Repetition as a form of meditation gives way to a mystical experience.

HOLLY JOHNSON GALLERY features two exhibitions. Michael Young: Updrafts, is an exhibition of new paintings by Austin-based artist. Young’s inspiration is drawn from a lexicon of interrelated subjects such as Mimbres pottery, tantric art, geology, seismographs, modernist and colonial architecture, stereotomy, desert landscapes, petroglyphs, Japanese pottery, Native American design languages, textiles, microphotography, bee hives and the study of pollen.Michelle Mackey: Doubletake, is an exhibition of new paintings by the Dallas/Brooklyn-based artist. Within Mackey’s art there is a palpable sense of multi-dimensionality and spatial transference — where settings and imagery fragment and converge.  She uses light and its power to confuse structural logic, so that these paintings suspend between the known and the unknown.

Your final stop of the evening will be the private collection at the spectacular home of LORI and TOM REISENBICHLER. Refreshments and a light supper will be served.

BUS TOUR ITINERARY

5:00 pm    Arrive promptly, park and visit Conduit Gallery at 1626 C Hi Line Drive.
5:30 pm    Get on the bus and head to Polsinelli to view their art collection.
6:30 pm    Visit Cris Worley Fine Arts & Holly Johnson Gallery at 1845 Levee Street.
7:15 pm    Visit a Private Collection for refreshments and a light supper.
8:45 pm    Return to Conduit Gallery to retrieve your car.

Tickets are $75.00 each

Seating is limited

To purchase tickets visit 

ETIX

Guests are provided with transportation, tour, refreshments, and a light supper.
The Bus Tour is approximately 4 hours long.
For more information please email Nancy Whitenack at conduit1@gmail.com.

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2017 Breckenridge Juried Art Show Reception July 22

2017 Marks the 26th Annual Juried Art Show Competition and Sale. We’re hoping to have the largest number of entries ever for this national/international show. The exhibition will be in our Main and East Galleries from July 18th through September 9th, 2017. Competition includes 2D and 3D art awarding $6000 in prize money.

July 22, 2017 Reception from 6:00pm-8:00pm. 

BRECKENRIDGE FINE ARTS CENTER
207 North Breckenridge Ave
Breckenridge, TX 76424
254-559-6602
info@breckenridgefineart.org

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Dallas Gallery Day July 15

6TH ANNUAL DALLAS GALLERY DAY IS JULY 15TH (12-6 PM)

Dallas Gallery Day returns for its 6th installment featuring over 20 participating spaces. Newcomers to the event include Ginger Fox Gallery and Jen Mauldin Gallery in Bishop Arts along with Bivins Gallery in Uptown and the Goss-Michael Foundation returns to the mix for the first time in their new space on Monitor.

The highly coveted Gallery Day T-shirt, which is free to the first 15 people arriving at any of the participating spaces, was designed by Philadelphia-based artist Kyle Confehr.

For a full list of participating galleries see https://www.dallasgalleryday.com/

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Kirk Hopper Exhibit: TXMX – DANIELA CAVAZOS MADRIGAL | ANALISE MINJAREZ | SARITA WESTRUP

OPENING IN JULY

CLOSING RECEPTION Saturday, August 12, 2017

 

TXMX

DANIELA CAVAZOS MADRIGAL | ANALISE MINJAREZ | SARITA WESTRUP

July 15 – August 12, 2017

 

Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to present a three-person exhibit featuring artists Daniela Cavazos Madrigal (San Antonio), Analise Minjarez (Denton), and Sarita Westrup (Dallas). The show opens on July 15 and runs through August 12, with a closing reception from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.Saturday, August 12.

 

Using unconventional materials such as cement, wire, and discarded textiles, artists Daniela Cavazos Madrigal, Analise Minajrez, and Sarita Westrup tackle issues of migration, cultural identity, and the fracturing of our communal fabric. All three artists grew up in border towns of Texas and each explores the truths of the migrant trajectory.

 

Daniela Cavazos Madrigal sources discarded clothing from warehouses in her native Laredo (which sells mounds of clothing by the pound) and embroiders lyrics from popular corridos, Mexican narrative themed ballads about oppression and daily life. Madrigal doesn’t view these items as just clothing but as deeply personal artifacts that are symbolic of identity and shelter, and as stand-ins for the human body.  Daniela states, “My body of work is built around the illusive notion of the American Dream.” The understanding that inequity is systematic and difference is often met with hostility is the driving force behind the conception her work.

Analise Minjarez incorporates found objects, textiles, and native crops to evoke a minimalistic aesthetic that echos the beauty and fragility of life on desolate borderlands. Most recently, Minijarez has been exploring the ideas of nets as both a textile binding technique and as a symbol for the sky and stars shared between two countries. Analise states, “I engage in the repetition of net making to contemplate both the tension necessary to create the knots of a net and the social strain between people living on separated land. In addition, the net, although commonly perceived as a barrier, provides portholes of cultural and social understanding.”

 

In addition to using natural found material, Sarita Westrup experiments with man-made materials such as plastics, cement, and wire, materials that can all be found peppered throughout the border landscape. Westrup casts plastic water bottles and jugs out of cement, evoking sentimental offerings to those who have made the journey across the border. Westrup’s materials reference Mexican American identity and border trafficking, and question stability along the border region.

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SWS 54th Members Exhibition Preview Party July 9

Southwestern Watercolor Society invites you to a preview of the show entries.
When: Tomorrow, July 9
Time:  2:00-4:00 PM
Where:  Royal Lane Baptist Church
6707 Royal Ln, Dallas

A viewing of all the digital entries in the upcoming show in September. Refreshments served.

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Texas Sculpture Group | Artspace111 | July 28

 

PROFUSION IN THE VOID

Opening Reception | July 28, 2017 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Exhibition On Display | July 28 – August 26, 2017

More details and participating artists coming soon. To learn more about the Texas Sculpture Group, visit their website by clicking here

Artspace111 | 111 Hampton StFort Worth, TX 76102

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Irving Arts Center presents the 17th Annual Art Connection Members Show – Reception July 16

All You Need is Love & Art: 17th Annual Art Connection Members Show

July 15 – September 16
Irving Arts Center
Main Gallery3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 

 

Two and three dimensional art works by artists of all ages are on view as part of the Art Connection visual arts membership program. All current Art Connection members who wish to participate are eligible.  Entry fee is $5 per work and artists may submit up to two pieces of work.  Prizes are presented in three categories: Youth, Non-Professional and Professional with an overall “Best of Show” prize also awarded.

Thematic Challenge: All You Need is Love & Art
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of “The Summer of Love” and Irving Arts Center’s “Summer of ’17,” participating artists are invited to create artwork which explores the theme of “All You Need is Love & Art.” Characterized by the spirit of revolution and social change, the 1960s were a turbulent and exciting time.  Through the works of those artists who choose to find inspiration in this theme, we hope to capture a bit of the culture, music and art of this most groovy decade.   Special prizes will be awarded to member artists who choose to compete in this category (note – this is completely optional).

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Jay Wilkinson at Fort Works Art

everyone poops
Los Fantasmas Ambulantes

June 28 – July 29, 2017

OPENING RECEPTIONS was June 28
Artist Jay Wilkinson, deals in the exploration of the human condition and the intrinsic similarities that exist amongst us all. Utilizing portraiture, he deconstructs his works in hopes of revealing the soft and emotional underbelly that exists in the viewer, and not the person represented in his paintings. This is achieved in his use of blocking out sections of the individuals faces creating a tension and allowing the viewer to place themselves into the work. This instantaneous nostalgia in conjunction with his powerful use of negative space through abstraction, is what sets his work apart from other oil painters of his genre.
Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

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OPS to change format of the annual Plein Air Southwest event

From the Outdoors Painters Society Board:

SAVE THE DATES! MAY 21-26, 2018

The annual Plein Air Southwest juried membership show is changing from a gallery exhibition to a Six-day competition paint out event in Rockport TX! The cities of Rockport, Fulton, Aransas Pass, and Port A are our paint out destinations! Rockport Center for the Arts will host the exhibition and awards reception. Speaking of awards, the cash awards are increased from $12,000 to $15,000 and we anticipate up to $15,000 in sponsors’ merchandise certificates. We are still finalizing the exhibition details with the art center but in the meantime, we wanted to share this exciting news. The judge (to be announced) will lead a three-day plein air workshop in Rockport, May 27-29.

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TACA 50th Anniversary Gala Sept. 8

TACA 50th Anniversary Gala to be Held on September 8th, 2017

DALLAS, Texas, July 6, 2017 – TACA has set Friday, September 8 for its 50th Anniversary Gala, to be held at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd.

Wanda Gierhart, TACA’s 50th Anniversary Chair, said, “TACA’s Custom Auction Gala has historically signaled the commencement of Dallas’ black tie season. This year’s event will be exceptional as we celebrate the organization’s many successes over the last five decades. Because the organization is poised to expand its reach to include the visual arts, the party on September 8th will be the last of its kind, lending extra excitement to the proceedings while setting the stage for exciting changes in 2018.”

Gierhart, along with her fiancé, Chef Dean Fearing, are co-chairing the gala, which begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, and continues with an exclusive TACA-commissioned performance, a luxury live auction, a delectable dinner and entertainment. The co-chairs for the gala are the TACA 50th Anniversary committee members.

TACA will present a commissioned celebratory performance directed by TITAS’ Charles Santos and choreographed by Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Bridget Moore. The new work will include TACA’s grantees: Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance and Bruce Wood Dance Project.

Gierhart added, “After the performance, we’ll begin our luxury live auction. As most of you know, when it comes to auctions, Ialways bring my A-game. Since this is TACA’s Golden Anniversary and TACA brought the concept of live auctions to Dallas five decades ago in the first place, I promise that this year’s packages will be appropriately irresistible.”

 

Following the live auction, guests will enjoy a delectable seated dinner throughout the Mansion’s labyrinth of stunning interior spaces, followed by a lively after-party. The dress, described as “black tie by decade – 1970s to present,” is a way to acknowledge the organization’s longevity and approach their attire with maximum creativity.

Wolford McCue, TACA Carlson president and executive director, said, “TACA has grown into a valued arts funding and service organization that provides an array of grants and innovative programs. Our investment in the arts translates to the premiere of new works, impactful residencies, community initiatives and greater opportunities for artists and audiences to connect. Our community reach will continue to grow as we implement a new strategic plan in 2018 that will focus on supporting all of the arts in Dallas by providing funds for visual arts organizations as well as performing arts. Even though this will be the last gala of its type, TACA will continue to hold exceptional events next year, and for many years to come.”

 

Sponsors to date include:

Valet Sponsor: Dallas-Fort Worth Lexus Dealers

Host: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Official Airline: American Airlines

50th Anniversary Media Partner: PaperCity Magazine

50th Anniversary Blog Partner: My Sweet Charity

 

Tickets start at $500, and sponsorships are available. Contact Cassidy Pinkston at cassidy.pinkston@taca-arts.org or214.520.3926, or visit  http://www.taca-arts.org/.

About TACA:

Established in 1967, TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) supports excellence and impact in the arts through grant-making, capacity building, and thought leadership. TACA envisions an innovative, inclusive, sustainable cultural sector, recognized for its essential contribution to a vibrant, prosperous community. For more information about TACA, please call 214.520.3930 or visittaca-arts.org. Connect with TACA on Facebook at facebook.com/taca.arts.dallas or on Instagram at @TACADallas.

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