Category Archive: Exhibits & Events

3rd Annual All About Uptown Festival: A Celebration of Art and Living

Located on Fairmount Street in the heart of Uptown Dallas

Saturday, September 25th, 11:00am to 10:00pm – Reflecting Uptown’s unique charisma and charm, the All About Uptown Festival is the signature event and the biggest weekend of the year for Uptown Dallas Texas. This 3rd annual free-to-attend, outdoor street party highlights the many restaurants, shops, entertainment and living options found in this charming community. The Festival features continuous live music, trolley rides, historic home and cemetery tours, artist booths, cooking demos, delicious food and drinks and fun for the whole family.

Check out more information about the All About Uptown Festival online! Official Website

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Dallas Architecture Forum 2010-11 Season


The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce its 2010-2011 Lecture Season.   This season Forum members will hear from some of the best architects practicing both here in the States and internationally.  Members will also learn from talks by a Pulitzer prize winning architecture critic, a leading architectural photographer, and the landscape architect of the acclaimed High Line Park in New York City.

All Lectures will be at 7 pm, and will be held at the Magnolia Theatre, West Village, except the 3 November 2010 Lecture which will be at the Horchow Auditorium, DMA.

Individuals with current Dallas Architecture Forum memberships can attend all Forum lectures for no additional charge as a benefit of membership.   If you are not a Forum member, now is an ideal time to join the Forum in order to attend all of our season’s lectures.  If you are a Forum member and your membership is due for renewal, you can renew online .

Alberto KALACH
Architect, Mexico City
7 October 2010
A leader of the new and gifted generation of Mexican architects fully engaged in the global issues of the 21st century. Educated in Mexico and at Cornell, Kalach and his collaborators have won important international competitions, including the highly original Vasconcelos Library recently completed. Clearly devoted to the public realm, Kalach’s work is extensively published, including a monograph in Rockport’s Contemporary World Architects series. He is a visiting critic at UT-Arlington.

Architect, Los Angeles
13 October 2010
From museums to homeless housing, Michael Maltzan has created an exceptional practice in ten years. A graduate of RISD, Harvard, and the Gehry office, Maltzan designed MoMA’s temporary home in Queens and has invested his many commissions with a logic that leads to authentic originality. Among many national awards, he received the AIA’s Young Architect award and has been published and taught widely.
Dan WOOD and Amale ANDRAOS
Architects, New York City
3 November 2010
 Work Architecture Company (Work AC), begun by Wood and Andraos in 2003 pursues wide interests at many scales in design, ecology, and urbanism. Examples include a master plan for the BAM cultural district in Brooklyn and an installation at PS 1/MoMA. Wood and Andraos received their architecture degrees from Columbia and Harvard respectively, and teach at Princeton.

Architectural Photographer, Little Rock
8 December 2010
Most people see most architecture as still images on a page. Thus the photographer’s eye and skill is a major part of architecture in our culture. Timothy Hursley started while a teenager as assistant to the pioneering Balthazar Korab and grew to the top of his profession with commissions like Andy Warhol’s Factory and the new MoMA, Guggenheim Bilbao.

Architect, Stuttgart, Boston, + Los Angeles
27 January 2011
After over a half-century Germany has regained its role as a leader in modern architecture thanks to firms like Behnisch Architekten. The partnership founded by Günter and now led by his son Stefan builds to demanding standards of design, sustainability, and technical performance. Leading edge clients include Unilever and the Genzyme Center in Cambridge, MA. Behnisch has been visiting professor at Yale, Penn, and the University of Virginia

Pulitzer Prize Winning Architecture Critic, Chicago
24 February 2011
Chicago is probably the most architecturally aware city in America, proud to be the incubator and ardent supporter of the modern vision in this country. As Pulitzer Prize-winning critic for the Chicago Tribune, Blair Kamin works within this setting to provide insight on design and the urban condition to a sophisticated public. With a Master of Environmental Design from Yale, he comments from the inside. His new book is Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age.,0,5519775.htmlstory
Architect, Duluth
10 March 2011
 In this time of globalized design tending to the generic everywhere, architects like David Salmela must be especially valued. His Finnish ancestry and Minnesota northlands context have nourished a carefully rich architecture of lovingly worked materials and forms. Salmela’s small firm has won 14 Minnesota and 16 national design awards. HIs work is published in many journals, including Dwell, and as a monograph.

Landscape Architect, Philadelphia + New York
14 April 2011
The pressing needs of our time call on landscape architecture to take leading roles in sustainability and recasting our cities. Both a theorist and a practitioner James Corner is at the forefront of the profession. He is landscape architect for two important recent projects: The High Line in Manhattan and Fresh Kills Park on Staten Island. His book (with Alex MacLean) Taking Measures: Across the American Landscape was honored by both the AIA and the ASLA. He chairs the Landscape Architecture Department at Penn.

The Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2010-2011 Panel Season continues the Forum’s exploration of important issues that impact us, both locally and globally. Subject matter experts will moderate thought-provoking discussions among panelists on the topics listed below.  The Panels occur in an informal environment, allowing audience members to also actively participate.   Plan to join us for these informative and important programs.

Allison V. SMITH
“Seeing Space”
5 October 2010
This Panel will explore thoughts on the “use” of space in composition. What is “open” space”?  “Empty space”? When is a composition “complete”? 
Does this mean “full”? Insights regarding “figure” and “ground” will be shared.

“Deconstructing the Design Process”
23 November 2010
Designers discuss openly and honestly the origins, complexities 
and contradictions of their own design process. How does one 
begin that initial sketch on a blank sheet of paper? Where does 
that moment of clarity come from? How much is intuition a factor?
How is this process refined and tested?

Katherine SEALE
Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation”
14 December 2010
Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation are natural allies, 
utilizing existing building stock and retaining cultural identity and 
heritage for a number of Americans.  But too often these worthy 
goals do not work in productive harmony.  The panel will consider 
the interests of historic preservation and affordability from an environmental, social, and economic perspective.

“The Design of Sustainability – Science and Sensibility”
8 February 2011
While the practice of sustainability goes way back, it is a current topic 
these days. We will be discussing sustainability in multiple contexts, 
be it the newest technology, lifestyle, or time tested regional design, 
and perhaps, how all of these can flow together to present a new 
aesthetic and approach to the built environment.

“The Trinity River Project: An Update”
22 March 2011
This panel will explore, through its participants, the continuing vision 
for the Trinity River - the complexities, realities and commitment to 
recover, through beauty, the source of our city.

“Location, Location, Location”
5 April 2011
The panel will discuss how a site inspires design and how an architect re-imagines that site.

All Panels will be at 6:30 pm, and will be held at the Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201.

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Day in Fort Worth Cultural District Sept. 25

September 25, 10AM – 5PM: Day in the District
Explore Fort Worth’s Museums, on the house – 8 destinations. 1 day. Free Admission. On Saturday, September 25, eight cultural destinations will offer free admission and many of Fort Worth’s cultural organizations will offer free performances in and around each destination. We welcome you to enjoy the rich cultural experiences that Fort Worth has to offer during the fourth annual Day in the District, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free transportation within the Cultural District will be provided by The Fort Worth Transportation Authority. For more information visit the website.

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DeSoto Art League Sept. exhibits & meeting

DeSoto Art League announces an exhibit of photography and pottery in the Atrium Gallery at the DeSoto City Hall.  The exhibit opened on September 1 and will be on display through September 30.


There will be a reception for artists Cayetano Olivarez and Mickey Bruce at 5:45 PM on September 16th in the Atrium Gallery in the DeSoto City Hall.  The reception will be followed by a free outdoor concert at 7:00 PM.  The concert is in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and is  presented by the City of DeSoto. 


The photography exhibit is by photographer Cayetano Olivarez of Desoto, Texas.  This exhibit of butterflies and dragon flies by Mr. Olivarez is also presented in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month which is recognized from September 15 through October 15.


 The pottery by Artist Mickey Bruce of Forney Texas is a great display of  ‘clay art’.  Mr. Bruce’s work covers a range of different styles, techniques and glazes.


The City Hall is open weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and until 8:00 PM on Thursdays.


The DeSoto Art League will kick off it’s 2010-2011 year with the September meeting on September 30th.  The meeting will be at 7:00PM at the Presbyterian Church located at 212 W. Pleasant Run Rd in DeSoto.


The program will be presented by James Spurlock, a multitalented artist from Granbury, Texas.



Make plans now to visit the art exhibits in the DeSoto City Hall during October.  Naomi Brotherton will be displaying her artwork and Mary Wester will have the ceramics exhibit. 

Namoi has taught art in and round the Dallas area for many years.  Most of the local artists have taken art classes from Naomi at one time or another.


Mary Wester is a ‘potter’ deluxe and her creations will amaze you.  Make Your Plans Now.


Join our mailing list. Check out the Desoto Art League at our website: 

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Cottonwood Festival Oct. 2-3 in Richardson features 240+ artists

Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival Oct. 2-3 to show works of 240+ artists in fun-filled outdoor setting

“There’s an Art to having Fun”!!

The bi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival, featuring works from the nation’s top visual artists. Now in its 42nd year, the prestigious show is rated the fifth best art festival in the United States, and is the premier fine arts event in North Texas.

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3  Full details at This is a rain or shine event.

Cottonwood Park is located at 1321 W. Beltline Road, one block east of Coit Road, Richardson, TX. Directions can be found at

Parking and admission to the Cottonwood Art Festival is free of charge. Some children’s events require a fee. The artist’s works and food are available for purchase.

Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. This year approximately 800 artists submitted their work for consideration. Jurors selected over 240 artists to exhibit their museum-quality work at the festival. The artists competed in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. All works are museum-quality.


·      Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show.

·      Each of the artists is there in person to discuss their work, or to talk for a while on a fall afternoon. Meeting the artists and learning about their work are two important things that make Cottonwood Art Festival a truly special event.

·      Cottonwood’s beautiful courtyard/café area borders Cottonwood Lake, the perfect stop to enjoy food, spirits and live music.

·      The lakeside stage will host a variety of local and regional bands.

·      For pint-size Picassos, ArtStop is the festival’s hands-on, interactive children’s area with over 100 volunteers, life size paint brushes and activities no child can resist.

Cottonwood Art Festival’s 2010 featured artist is Rick Loudermilk of Austin, Texas.  Award-winning Loudermilk is an exceptional printmaking artist who incorporates an unusually broad range of etching processes and plate-making techniques including collagraph, drypoint, intaglio, monotypes, multiple-plate printing, and relief rolls for one-of-a-kind pieces.

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September Exhibits for the Visual Art League of Lewisville

The Visual Art League of Lewisville hosts the first photography exhibit, “Through the Viewfinder”.


This show has been curated by Colleen G. Drew and assisted by Arthur Graye.  The participants are:


  • Tina Church
  • Colleen G. Drew
  • Dan Flake
  • Arthur Graye
  • Marty Greene
  • Mary Infante
  • Marci Kawalek
  • Dennis Mitchel
  • Janice Mitchel
  • Catharine Powers


“Through the Viewfinder” will run until September 25th at the Visual Art of Lewisville Gallery, 701 S. Stemmons Fwy. #115 in the Lewisville West Shopping Center, west side of 1-35 between Main Street and Fox Avenue.


Regular gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2-6.  The  show is open to the public and there is no charge.


Visual Art League of Lewisville artist R’Lene Winters is exhibiting her paintings at the Lewisville State Bank during the month of September.  The Bank’s lobby hours are M-Thurs., 9-4; Fri.,9-6; Sat., 9-1.  The Bank is located at 191 Main Street in Lewisville.


During the month of September, Colleen G. Drew, Wanda Grice and Connie Nicholson will exhibit their works at Tierney’s Café & Tavern which is located at 208 East Main Street in Lewisville.


Visual Art League of Lewisville artist Joyce Tremethick will be exhibiting her paintings at the Lewisville library during the month of September.


Acoustic Fridays is still going on at the Visual Art League of Lewisville gallery starting at 7:00 until……This event is open to the public and there is no charge.


The Visual Art League of Lewisville is located at 701 S. Stemmons Fwy., #115 in the Lewisville West Shopping Center, west side of 1-35 between Main Street and Fox Avenue.  Hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2-6.


Go to our website at, or call 972-420-9393 for more information.

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Art_After_5 Breakfast with Arts Sept. 25

Art After 5 Signature Event:  Breakfast with the Arts, New Orleans Style

Join us Saturday Sept. 25th, 2010 ~ 11 am – 1 pm
309 N. Waterview Dr., Richardson, 75080
$25/ person, Please RSVP by Sept. 22nd

Garden of Carl Youngberg & David McNair
309 North Waterview Dr.
Richardson, TX 75080 US 

Cost: $25 per person.  This event will fill up quickly so please get your reservations in early.  RSVP by Sept. 22nd. Your payment is your reservation

Please mail your check to:
Art After 5
504 N. Central Expwy
Richardson, TX  75080

View Invite

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UNT presents art exhibitions, events in Fall 2010

UNT Art Gallery

The UNT Art Gallery, part of the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design, will present the following events. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information, visit or call 940-565-4316.

Different Tempers: Jewelry & Blacksmithing

July 6 (Tuesday) – Sept. 18 (Saturday) 
UNT Art Gallery in UNT Art Building, one block west of Mulberry and Welch streets 
Curated by Suzanne Ramljak and organized by The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, University of North Carolina

Opening Reception: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 31 (Tuesday) 
Curator’s Gallery Talk: 1 p.m. Sept. 16 (Thursday)

Different Tempers explores the realms of jewelry and blacksmithing to highlight their distinct properties as well as their commonalities by juxtaposing key works by 14 nationally known metalsmiths. At UNT, this exhibition is made possible in part by grants from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Texas Commission on the Arts.

Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition

Oct. 5 (Tuesday) – Oct. 23 (Saturday) 
Opening Reception: 4:30 – 6 p.m. Oct. 5 (Tuesday) 
UNT Art Gallery in UNT Art Building, one block west of Mulberry and Welch streets

The Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition showcases artworks in all media by the accomplished artists working in the College of Visual Arts and Design, one of the most comprehensive university art programs in the nation. These artists impact communities around the world by guiding students to become smart, well-rounded professionals who positively influence the areas in which they live and work, including our own.

Recuerdos: Nostalgia on the Periphery

Nov. 9 (Tuesday) – Dec. 18 (Saturday) 
Co-curated by Victoria DeCuir and Adriana Martinez 
Opening Reception: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 (Tuesday) 
UNT Art Gallery in UNT Art Building, one block west of Mulberry and Welch streets

The term “recuerdo” can refer both to an experienced memory and to an object that conjures nostalgia in the personal and collective mind and that can be used to commemorate nationality and heritage. The artists in this exhibition incorporate elements of nostalgia either remembered or captured through objects and locations, both public and private, where cultural commonalities exist. Their works attempt to capture a heritage on the periphery of everyday existence. This exhibition is made possible in part by grants from the UNT Fine Arts Series and Texas Commission on the Arts.

CVAD Visiting Artist and Scholar Series

The Visiting Artist and Scholar Series in the College of Visual Arts and Design presents exhibitions, lectures and events by international and regional guests. Past visiting artists and scholars have included Lynda Benglis, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Feng Mengbo, Elizabeth Mansfield, Jiha Moon, Robyn O’Neil, Jack Pierson, Robert Storr, Fred Wilson and Kryzysztof Wodiczko.

Adam Frelin Recent Projects

1 p.m. Sept. 8 (Wednesday) 
Eagle Student Services Center, Room 255

International interdisciplinary artist Adam Frelin will discuss his recent solo and collaborative projects. Frelin works in new media and installation art. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at Samson Projects in Boston and Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Neb., along with shooting a collaborative film about the blind in India. Frelin has shown his work widely at such venues as Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Frelin has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts, among others, and has completed residencies throughout the United States. In 2004, he was awarded a U.S./Japan Creative Artists Award for independent research in Japan, and in 2006 an invitation to attend the Helsinki International Artists Program in Finland. In the last few years, Frelin completed White Line (Tokyo), a commissioned outdoor project for the International House of Japan; a commissioned video project funded by the Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, shot in Kiev, Ukraine; and his first book of photography, Trees Hit By Cars. Frelin lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. and upstate New York, where he is an assistant professor of sculpture at SUNY University at Albany.

Organized by UNT faculty member Laura Beard, and made possible with support from the CVAD Gallery Visiting Artist and Scholar Committee and the CVAD Core Design program.

Different Tempers: A Conversation in Two Parts

Part I: Craft.Criticism.Dialogue 
5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 (Wednesday) 
Eagle Student Services Center, Room 255 
A roundtable event exploring questions about the methodologies and the state of craft criticism with presenters Suzanne Ramljak, writer, art historian, curator and current editor of Metalsmith magazine; Elissa Auther, associate professor of contemporary art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; and Glenn Adamson, head of graduate studies, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Part II: Conversations About Craft 
5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 (Thursday) 
UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St., Denton 
An open forum discussion about criticism and craft practice with Auther and Ramljak. Book signing to follow.

Conversation program organized by UNT faculty members Ana Lopez, James Thurman and Jennifer Way with the UNT Art Gallery and made possible with support from the CVAD Gallery Visiting Artist and Scholar Committee and the CVAD Design Core program.

For more art events, see the UNT news announcement.

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SWA Show Reception Sept. 11 & Meeting Sept. 20

The Society of Watercolor Artists’s Membership Show, which was juried by Nel Dorn  Byrd, began on September 4 and hangs until October 30 in the Atrium Gallery of the University North Texas Health and Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107.


Saturday, September 11, is the FWADA’s Gallery Walk and the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Atrium Gallery is on the tour.  SWA representatives will be present from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm. SWA’s Membership Show Reception and Awards Ceremony will start at 6:00 pm with awards and announcements at 7:00 pm. 


SWA’s first meeting of our fall/spring 2010-2011 year will be on September 20. Critique group meets at 6:00 pm, the meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Nel Dorn Byrd is guest demo artist. She is also the juror of the Membership Show.


For more info, see the SWA website:

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Fort Worth Fall Gallery Night Sept. 11

The Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (FWADA) invites you to take-in the visual arts and our community’s unique cultural richness during Fall Gallery Night on Saturday, September 11, 2010.

Come take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event.

Download the 2010 Fall Gallery Night program here.

Gallery Night is free and open to the public.

For additional information: Sonya Cisneros,

Member Websites

Amon Carter Museum

Artes de la Rosa

Artspace 111

Carol Henderson Gallery

The Edmund Craig Gallery

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts

Galerie Kornye West

Gallery 414

The Gallery at UTA

McAnthony’s Multicultural Studio

Milan Gallery

The Modern

National Cowgirl Museum

Rebecca Low Sculptural Metal

Tarrant County College

The Upstairs Gallery

William Campbell Contemporary

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Grand Prairie art show opening Sept. 12

You are cordially invited

Annual Juried Art Show & Sale
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony

2009 Juried Art Show Opening Reception
2009 Juried Art Show Opening Reception


September 12, Sunday
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Awards at 2:45 pm in the East Meeting Room

Grand Prairie Memorial Library
901 Conover Drive, 75051

Entertainment & refreshments provided

Featuring 101 pieces of artwork from 54 regional artists

Exhibit Open
September 12 – 25

Mon. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Tue. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Wed. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Thu. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Fri. closed 
Sat. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Sun. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Visit GPAC’s NEW website for all our upcoming events:

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PAA’s Multicultural Art Exhibit Sept. 1 – Oct. 1 & Reception Sept. 14

The Plano Art Association is hosting a member’s Multicultural Art Exhibit from September 1 to October 31st at the Courtyard Theater with a catered reception event
on September 14th, 7 to 9pm.
Work in this exhibit will be seen by the thousands of people attending the Plano International Festival on October 2nd. Also on October 2nd, the PAA have arranged for an Ikebana group lead by Amira Matsuda to build an amazing artwork at the Courtyard Exhibit from recycled materials.

The Plano Art Association is hosting a member’s Multicultural Art Exhibit from September 1 to October 31st at the Courtyard Theater with a catered reception event on September 14th, 7 to 9pm.

Work in this exhibit will be seen by the thousands of people attending the Plano International Festival on October 2nd. Also on October 2nd, the PAA have arranged for an Ikebana group lead by Amira Matsuda to build an amazing artwork at the Courtyard Exhibit from recycled materials.

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“Fall, Gracefully” open Sept. 18 in Waxahachie

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