Category Archive: Exhibits & Events

May Schedule of Events for the Visual Art League of Lewisville

A new show will start at the Gallery on May 14th and run until June 25th.  Members’ show is, “Pitcher in a Picture-Still Life Only” and our guest artist is Fresh Ideas 2010 Winner, Beth Dilley.  Opening reception for both shows will be at 7:00 on Saturday, May 14th at the Gallery.  This event is open to the public and there is no charge. 

Our monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd at 7:00 will be held at the Gallery. 

Also, Tina Church will present a free workshop, “Lighten Up & Beat That Stress”, or—–“All Stressed Up & Nowhere to Go???”  This workshop is free and open to the public. 

Tina Alvarez, Ken Caperton and Dulce Ruque will be exhibiting their art at Tierney’s Café & Tavern during the months of May and June.  Tierney’s Café & Tavern is located at 208 East Main Street in Lewisville. 

Exhibiting at the Lewisville State Bank during the month of May is Dulce Ruque.  The Bank’s lobby hours are M-Thurs., 9-4; Fri., 9-6; and Sat., 9-1.  The bank is located at 191 Main Street in Lewisville. 

Acoustic Fridays are still taking place at the Gallery starting at 7:00 until ?????  This is free and open to the public. 

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. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2-6. Go to our website, or call 972-420-9393 for more information.

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PAA’s 125 Show Opening Reception May 4

The Reception will be held on May 4th, 2011  from 6pm until 8pm  at The Arts Gallery at Collin County Community College. The Awards will be announced at 7pm.   

The PAA would like to thank the jurors  Enrique Cervantes and  Michael O’Keefe for selecting 75 artworks from over  360 high-quality artworks and creating a beautiful, diverse and interesting  125 show.   Both jurors will be attending the reception and available to talk about the chosen works.

Directions: The Arts Gallery is located on the campus of Collin College, at the South-East corner of Jupiter & Spring Creek, in Plano, TX. Click here to go to the Arts Gallery website to find a map with directions.

The 125 Show is brought to you by the Plano Art Association, a non-profit arts organization funded in part by a grant from the City of Plano, and run entirely by the efforts of volunteers. Thank you!

Plano Art AssociationPO Box 864675Plano, Texas 75086

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OPENING May 7, 7-10pm 500X GALLERY Day Old Donut: Matt D. Clark, Clayton Hurt and Joel Lynn Kiser

500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, Texas 75226
214.828.1111 |
HOURS: Saturday & Sunday Noon-5pm, and Weekdays by appointment

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Quality of Life Mayoral Forum: Focusing on the Arts & Historic Preservation

May 5th, 6-7:30pm, Casa Manana

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Come and join Art After 5 in the gallery room at the law offices of Martin J Rubin to view paintings Thursday, April 28 from 06:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Gallery Room, 3611 Fairmount StreetDallas, TX 75219


Ruda’s colorful paintings are created by “staining” on raw canvas. This involves many styles and subjects, realistic to abstract. Canvases range from very large to small, including new work of “gold leaf” on canvas.

Recently, The Gables Park 17, an upscale apartment high-rise on Cedar Springs, purchased many of her paintings for a permanent installation on the 18th floor of their building.

We look forward to seeing you at the law offices of Martin J. Rubin to view Ruda’s paintings…legally !!

$5.00 donation requested (cash or check please)

For more info about Ruda Anderson please browse 
for more info. about Art After 5 please browse .

Art After 5 is a non profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to raise funds & awareness for art education & art programs in the Dallas metroplex area. The 2010-2011 beneficiaries are: Dallas Contemporary, La Reunion Dallas & Dallas Summer Musicals

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PEEK ticket info!

Wish! Art auction preview at Dallas Contemporary: tickets

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ArtLoveMagic upcoming events

The Calendar 

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Playdough: Hotdoggin   CD Release Party

A banner night for the Dallas hip hop scene. Playdough, ArtLoveMagic and The Just.Us.League. unite for one night of live art and music.

9pm-2am at the Green Elephant

5627 Dyer Street Dallas, TX 75206

Friday – May 6th

Art & Coffee Open Mic

The open mic returns. Live art, live music, live poetry. Free to attend. 
7:30-10:30 pm   at IT’S A GRIND   2901 Indiana Blvd. Dallas, Tx. 


Friday  May 6th 


We’re proud to contribute live art to this amazing show dedicated to under 21 poets. If you are, or know of, a young person who would love to get connected to the local art scene, this is an amazing FREE event that you should attend.            
7pm – 10pm    at LIFE IN DEEP ELLUM 

2803 Taylor St. Dallas, TX 75226


Saturday May 7th

Mother’s Day Show 

Once a year ArtLoveMagic throws a unique show dedicated to Mom. This is an amazing gift for your family. Tickets must be purchased in advance at

6-9pm at The Egg & I    15203 Knoll Trail Drive   Dallas, TX   


Saturday July 23rd 


The next MAJOR artlovemagic production. Our annual celebration of the talented women of Dallas. More details coming soon.
8pm – midnight    at LIFE IN DEEP ELLUM

2803 Taylor St. Dallas, TX 75226

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Dallas Art Openings : April 26 – May 1

These openings are posted courtesy of Jim Mathis from his announcements list: Dallas Art Openings:

For more openings, see the Art Events section of Art This Week or the Art Events Calendar from Google Calendar.

“Oil & Water” by Homer Klonis, Marilyn Keiffer, Barry Hutchings, Janet Butler, Louis Ceballos, Marshall Bateman, Ligia, Stephanie Helvey, Marcela Reyes, Ben Lopez, Joy Brown, Melodee Moore, Laura Matson, Meghan Stevens, Bruce Clemons, Harry Follbaum, Brandon Hawkins and Elissa Jakovijevic at the Granville Arts Center Gallery – April 26 : 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
300 N. Fifth Street, Garland, Tx 75040

“The Remedy is Art” by Kiki Curry at the Remedy Spa – April 28 : 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1810 N. Prairie, Dallas, Tx 75204

“2011 Spring Show” at the Christopher Martin Gallery – April 29 : 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
2412 Victory Park, Dallas, Tx 75219

“Natural Forces” by Robert Rector at the Gremillion & Co. Gallery Fine Art Inc. – April 29 : 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2251 Vantage Street, Dallas, Tx 75207

“The First Exhibition” by Martin R. Campos, Arthur Stepens, and Patricia Rodriguez at the Start Gallery Dallas – April 29 : 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
1004 W. Page Avenue, Dallas, Tx 75208

“¡Lotería, Lotería! (tres)” by Michelle Akers, Michael Benson, Rita Barnard, Kathy Boortz, Tomas Bustos, Gabrielle Castañeda Pruitt, J R Compton, Ray-Mel Cornelius, Misty Dean, Viola Delgado, Christa Diepenbrock, Carlos Donjuan, Emily Donjuan, Dan Dudley, Lori Dudley, Amalia Elmasri, Lilia Estrada, Jacque Forsher, Merry Fuhrer, Maria Teresa García Pedroche, Pastor García, Rebecca Guy, Genaro Hernández, Jacinta Hernández, Juan J. Hernández, Johanna Roffino-Hulsey, Alex Hulsey, Peta Jones, Jenny Keller, Darrell Madis, Freddie McCoo, Julia McLain, David Medina, Sandra A. Moreno, Roberto Munguia, Lupita Murillo-Tinnen, Mylan Nguyen, Andrew Ortiz, Anna Palmer, Cap Pannell, Chet Phillips, Brooke Opie Ragusa, Marty Ray, Richard Ray, Janet Reynolds, Linda Lucía Santana, Armando Sebastian, Linda D. Stokes, Jeanne Sturdevant, Chris Tinnen, Jose Vargas, Giovanni Valderas, Juan Valdez, Tom Walker, and Tim Wilson at the Bath House Cultural Center – April 30 : 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, Tx 75218

“GUN & KNIFE SHOW” at CentralTrak – April 30 : 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
800 Exposition Ave, Dallas, Texas 75226

“On the Wild Side” at Kittrell/Rifkind Art Glass – April 30 : Noon – 5:00 PM
5100 Beltline Rd, #820, Dallas, Tx 75254

“Objects of Desire” by Albert Scherbarth, Bryan Wetz, Chris Lattanzio, Chris De Dier, Danny Kamerath, Etty Horowitz, George Tobolowsky, John Knott, Mark Bushey, Michael Wilson, Keith Livingston, Omar Angel Perez, Russell Buchanan, Steve Kinder, Stephen Elwood, Sybille Bauer, Luis Meza and Francisco Rizo at the ilume GALLERIE – April 29 : 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
4123 Cedar Springs, Dallas, Tx 75219-3518

“A Magnolia Gallery Retrospective” by Tony Bones, Jonathan Brooks, Frank Campagna, Robb Conover, Van Ditthavong, Erica Fellicella, Brian Gibb, Sally Glass, Corey Godfrey, John Gonzales, J. Gordon, Ben Hancock, Dylan Hollingsworth, Tania Kaufmann, Lisa Lindholm, David Lyles, Cathey Miller, Mark S. Nelson, Jayme Nourallah, Richard Ross, Clint Scism, and Tramaine Townsend at the Ross-Akard Gallery – April 30 : 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1717 N. Akard, Dallas, Tx 75201

“John Muir’s Sierra” by Scot Miller at Sun To Moon Gallery – April 30 : 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
1515 Levee Street, Dallas, Tx 75207

“Shades of Nevermore” by Sylvia Thornton and Adriana Cobo-Frenkel, and “In The Face Of Evil” by Ralph Kelman at the Haley-Henman Gallery – April 30 : 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
2335 Hardwick Street, Dallas, Tx 75208

“Recent Paintings” by Henry Finkelstein at the Valley House Gallery – April 30 : 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Tx 75254

“The Path Of Most Interest” by Dotty Zamora at the Upstairs Gallery – April 30 : 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
1038 West Abram, Arlington, Tx  76103


North Dallas Artists Studio Tour – April 30 : 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
                                 – May 1    :  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
You can go to the above website for a map of North Dallas and
the #numbers below are the map locations for the artists’ studios.

Artisan’s Studio
2825 Valley View Lane, #301
Dallas, Tx 75234
Artists : Naomi Brotherton (painting)
          Pat Kochan (painting, books)

Wooden Buffalo Studio
4105 Candlenut Lane
Dallas, Tx 75244
Artists : Jonathan W. Searles (woodworking)

Young Designs
12023 Snow White Drive
Dallas, Tx 75244
Artists : Scott Young (blown glass, sculpture, jewelry)

Sparrer Studio
3827 Alta Vista Lane
Dallas, Tx 75229
Artists : Jane Sparrer (jewelry)

Cusick Studio
3730 Northview Lane
Dallas, Tx 75229
Artists : Lori Cusick (painting)

Schulze Studio
10565 Countess Drive
Dallas, Tx 75229
Artists : David Schulze (painting)
          Melanie Coursey (photography with painting)  
Seifert Studio
3955 Cortez Drive
Dallas, Tx 75220
Artists : Charlotte Seifert (oil painting)

Jeanet Dreskin-Haig Studio
9323 Guernsey Drive
Dallas, Tx 75220
Artists : Jan Dreskin-Haig (ceramics, painting, photography)

Howell Studio 
6123 Desco Drive
Dallas, Tx 75225
Artists : Angela Howell (ceramics)

Dalton Studio
6523 Aberdeen Avenue
Dallas, Tx 75230
Artists : Kay Dalton (painting)

Rekerdres Studio
6432 Northport Drive
Dallas, Tx 75230
Artists : Carolyn Rekerdres (painting)

Shannon Studio
6515 Northport Drive
Dallas, Tx 75230
Artists : Deborah Shannon (painting)
   Sheila Cunninghan (photography)

Davis Studio
6621 Tulip Lane
Dallas, Tx 75230
Artists : Annie Davis (sculpture, art glass)
          Brad Abrams (cast and blown glass)           

Rosenlund Studio
7506 Currin Drive
Dallas, Tx 75230
Artists : Peg Rosenlund (painting)
          Dean Hofer (wood)

Valley House Gallery
6616 Spring Valley Road
Dallas, Tx 75240
Artists : Henry Finkelstein (painting)

Studio Bortnick
12610 Breckenridge Drive
Dallas, Tx 75230
Artists : Bernard Bortnick (Acrylic painting and drawing)

Studio One Nineteen
11333 N. Central Expressway, Suite # 119
Dallas, Tx 75243
Artists : Karin Michele Anderson (Watercolor and photography)
          Martha Box  (painting)
          Ann Gavin  (painting)
          Reed Hoover (sculpture, jewelry)
          Jane Stephenson (painting)
          Cynthia Stone (painting)

Designs By Danah
11333 N. Central Expressway, Suite # 210
Dallas, Tx 75243
Artists : Danah Moore (Mixed media and painting)

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SWS Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Spring Paint Out May 13 & 14

Sponsored by the Southwestern Watercolor Society. The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is located near Lawton, Oklahoma. Dates: May 13 & 14 (No formal activities on May 15)

Friday May 13

Sketch, Photograph and Paint all day
6:30 pm Briefing at the Hampton Inn Lawton meeting room (There will be maps and a briefing of the park)
7:00 pm Dinner (TBD)

Saturday May 14

Paint all day
6:00 pm Reception and Judging, BYOB and Snacks
7:30 pm Dinner (TBD)

Lodging: Hampton Inn Lawton Rates -$85 Double Queen – $85 King – $95 King Suite (plus tax) Full Breakfast included use “Southwestern Watercolor Society” as the booking code 1-580-355-8200. Everyone is responsible for your food and hotel cost and your hotel reservations

There is no fee for the paint out

Alcohol is not allowed in the wildlife reserve

The Educational Center (indoor Studio) is located on Quanah Parker Lake and will be open Saturday for SWS use in case of bad weather.

Restrooms are located at the Educational Center and the Visitors Center.

Maps and Refuge information can be found at the Visitors Center and at http:// wichitamountains/brochuresmaps.html

Please RSVP to Gaylord O’Con, paint out chair at or 214 876 4851

Note: There are open range animals and reptiles on the wild life reserve. Participation is at your own risk

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Springtown Music and Art in the Park May 7

Saturday, May 7 · 10:00am – 8:00pm

Springtown City Park – Christenberry Pavillion, 601 Martin Drive, Patron & Band Parking at Springtown Elem. School 416 E. 3rd. Street, Springtown, TX 76082. A fun-filled day of music and art – to benefit these fine, local, charitable organizations: Neighbors to Neighbors, via Cares & Shares.

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ACA Annual Awards Show Awards May 6

Associated Creative Artists announces its Annual Award Show Awards Presentation and Recognition of 2011 Signature Members Friday, May 6, 2011 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Artists’ Showplace, 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75248 

The artwork accepted for the juried show will be on display May 3rd – May 28th at Artists’ Showplace. The Award Show page link is or use the home page link

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Connecting through time, place and atmosphere

Sonali Khatti opens April 30

artist reception 6 – 9 pm

Sonali Khatti is 2nd generation in the U.S. and Texas.  Many of the works in this exhibit developed from photos in her travel through the land of her family.

She explains, “History and time are the inspiration for my work.  My language is derived from my experiences from the road I have traveled as an artist and the connections to my past. 

I create environments that explore the dissolving of the present, transporting the viewer to a unique sense of time, place and atmosphere.”

Sonali’s Portfolio

The piece above is “Monsoon.”

Eclectic Expressions Gallery, Arlington

Gallery Hours for 2011: Closed Monday & Tuesday; Wed. – Sun. open noon to 5:30 pm

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Earth to Art sale Apr. 30

Don’t miss our Spring Studio Show! 

The Breezeway Gallery is complete and the back yard has been transformed. Come see some fabulous art and meet the artists. 

Exit I-20 South at Trail Lake Drive – go 2 blocks west on the access road – turn right on Cornish -second house on the left. Studio entrance on Farris Ct. – come to the turquoise French doors.

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Winners of the 2011 Texas & Neighbors Exhibition

The 26th Annual Texas & Neighbors competition has been juried by award winning artist, Marileigh Schulte of Encinitas, California.

2011 EXHIBIT HANGS APRIL 16, 2011 – MAY 8, 2011 at the Irving Arts Center.



Best in Show by Albert Handell “Cascade” 

For photos of all winners, see

1st Marie Maines 2nd Daggi Wallace 3rd Leonard Comess HM Gaye Kelly

Mixed Media
1st Dianna Shomaker 2nd Sharon Zeugin 3rd Stuart Hausmann HM Sharon Giles

Water Media
1st Marian Hirsch 2nd Gaylord O’Connor 3rd Sarah Graham HM Priscilla Krejci

Oils & Acrylic on Canvas
1st Jerry Hunsinger 2nd Junko Ostsu 3rd Mejo Okon HM Alberto Marrero

Editor’s note: My acrylic collage “Miz Scarlett” won honorable mention in Mixed Media.

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The Bath House Bunch – Nature Art Show

April 30-June 4, 2011

At the White Rock Lake Museum

The Bath House Bunch is a group of talented elementary school students who have participated in the after-school art program at the Bath House Cultural Center since February. The program—a collaboration between the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and Big Thought—has given many young artists an opportunity to work with experienced art teachers in projects that bring together visual and performing art skills, art appreciation, and a love for nature. This exhibition will feature mixed media sculptures and other artwork created primarily with materials that were recycled from nature and will be presented inside the White Rock Lake Museum.

Click here to visit the Bath House Cultural Center’s website 

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Loteria at the Bath House; April 30 reception

¡Lotería, Lotería! (tres) exhibition

April 30-June 4, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30, 2011 (7-9 PM)

The Bath House Cultural Center presents an art exhibition based on the popular Mexican board game Lotería, featuring the artwork of 53 artists from the DFW region. Lotería is an old game of chance played throughout Mexico and some parts of Latin America. The game resembles a form of bingo that uses pictures and words instead of numbers. Lotería is played in fairs and at home.

A night of Loteria is also scheduled for the month of April. This event will give the public a chance to meet some of the artists and play the game using a deck of cards that contain reproductions of the original artwork from this show. More information about the night of Loteria will become available very soon.


A Division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs

(214) 670-8749

521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX 75218
Located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake
at the end of Northcliff Drive off Buckner Boulevard

Hours of Operation:
12 Noon to 6 p.m.

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5th Annual Franklin Park Art Show April 30

5th Annual Franklin Park Art Show

Presented by Franklin Park City View,  6301 Overton Ridge Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76132

Art by members of art class of the Franklin Park retirement community is on display and available for sale. Watercolor, oil, acrylic and oil pastel art works included.

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Start Gallery opening April 30

April 29 6:30-9pm
1004 W Page (corner of Page and Polk-formerly the ICE HOUSE Gallery)
 Dallas, Tx 75208
The show will officially run from April 30-June 11

And for the whole month of April Patricia Rodriguez is also showing alongside local artist JW Tarin at the Oak Lawn Library on Cedar Springs. The show is called “Heroes Are Hard To Find”. For more info, see her websites: and

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North Dallas Artist Studio Tour April 30 & May 1

North Dallas Artist Studio Tour
Date: Sat. April 30 & Sun. May 1, 2011
Sat. – 10a.m. to 5p.m.
Sun. – 1p.m. to 5p.m.
Cost: FREE
The seventh annual North Dallas Artist Studio Tour 2011 provides art lovers the rare opportunity to get into the studios and the minds of 28 different local artists. Tour goers will be able to enjoy a broad spectrum of artistic expression, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, fused glass, collages, jewelry, pottery and fiber art. 

Every artist has his or her exceptional story, and this Tour allows them to tell it through every step of the creative process, from start to masterpiece. This is a unique opportunity to experience North Dallas’ best artists on a fun and personal level, among unique studio settings and breathtaking art pieces. This is a unique event not to be missed by supporters of local arts and artists.

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CADD Bus Tour #4 April 23



SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011, 10:00am – 3:00pm

GET ON BUS #4 -The smashing finale closing the first ‘season’ of bus tours includes visits to CADD member galleries, artist studio visits, and more…

10:30 Barry Whistler Gallery 
11:30 *tour of a collector’s home* 
12:45 Conduit Gallery / lunch 
1:30 Marty Walker Gallery 
2:30 Studio of Tom Orr & Frances Bagley

CADD Bus Tour #4 tickets are $50 – buy now !
Parking at Barry Whistler Gallery, where the tour will begin at 10:30am [ MAP ]

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels. CADD’s members function as an important component of the Dallas art community, providing the means by which artists reach their public and collectors gain access to works of art. CADD relies on membership dues and support in the form of sponsorship and underwriting.

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas includes the city’s foremost contemporary dealers who are experienced and knowledgeable in their field. Member galleries are committed to represent the highest standards of contemporary art, while recognizing the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and the cultural community of Dallas.

Annually CADD publishes a free CADD Art Guide featuring member galleries and other contemporary art venues in Dallas and Fort Worth. The 2010-2011 CADD Art Guide is available and can be found at any of the member galleries.

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“emerging” opens Apr. 22 at thegallery8680 in Frisco

8680main street frisco,tx.75034 p 214-585-8175
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Colourfourma opens April 23 at Ro2 Art

Ro2 Art is proud to present COLOURFOURMA: a ventral stream perception; the inaugural event at our new space located Downtown at 110 N. Akard Street, between Main and Elm.

Works by:

  • Mary Benedicto
  • Val Curry
  • Gabriel Dawe
  • Jesse Meraz

Statement of Work

The concept-objects revolving around Colourforma are (1) the cerebral intake of the happenings in the everyday world and (2) our response to them through our perception of color and form combined. These two forces work in tandem to create a broad chromatic stream that presents more than fleeting sensations and ordinary moments. These effects suggest a more acutely drawn awareness of something distinctive or unique. One may see form taking shape in an intelligible realm whereby the viewer reaches a common ground.

About Ro2 Art

Mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth operate Ro2 Art, a full-service consultancy with a portfolio of arts management services, including artist representation, sales, marketing, consultation, curatorial, and events management; working with a diverse group of contemporary artists, most with ties to the North Texas Region. At present, Ro2 focuses on the exhibition and sale of work in all visual media, through a series of shows at various locations in the Downtown and Park Cities areas of Dallas.

The works will be on view April 23 through May 7, 2011. Please join us for the opening reception Saturday, April 23 from 7 to 10pm at Ro2 Art’s new exhibitiion space on the ground floor of The Kirby Building in Downtown Dallas, with entrance at 110 N. Akard Street. For more information, visit or call Jordan Roth at (214) 803-9575.

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XXI: Conflicts in a New Century

Lisa Barnard Head Gear. Used by a soldier receiving treatment for PTSD. 2008. Image Copyright Lisa Barnard
Lisa Barnard Head Gear. Used by a soldier receiving treatment for PTSD. 2008. Image Copyright Lisa Barnard

Opening Reception: April 15, 6:30 – 9:00
Exhibition Dates: April 15 – June 3

Join the staff of the Oak Cliff Cultural Center on April 15, from 6:30 – 9:00 PM, for the opening reception of a much-anticipated photographic exhibition, XXI: Conflicts in a New Century.

Co-curated by Charles Dee Mitchell and Cynthia Mulcahy, this photographic exhibition examines conflicts in the first decade of the 21st century including wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Congo, and Ivory Coast through photographs by many of the most notable artists, documentary photographers and photojournalists working today, including Americans Stephanie Sinclair, James Nachtwey, Christopher Anderson, Jamel Shabazz, Eugene Richards, Christopher Morris, Lori Grinker, Rania Matar, Anthony Suau, Alex Majoli, and Oak Cliff-based independent photographers Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson; British photographers Lisa Barnard, Tim Hetherington and Gary Knight; Middle East photojournalist Natan Dvir; and African photographers Akintunde Akinleye (Nigeria), Guy Tillim (South Africa) and Fatagoma Silue (Ivory Coast).“This exhibition provides a frank look at the realities of war from multiple perspectives – be they soldiers, civilians, policemen, bystanders, the wounded, political leaders, the press, resistance fighters, families fleeing war zones, or families returning – by some of the most important photographers working in the last decade,” states Cynthia Mulcahy.

XXI: Conflicts in a New Century will be accompanied in May by a free public screening of Restrepo at the newly restored Texas Theatre. Restrepo is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal valley. This film recently received the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The Texas Theatre is located directly next door to the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. The exact date and time of this movie screening will be announced shortly.

Both the art exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. XXI: Conflicts in a New Century will be featured in the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) Spring Gallery Walk, occurring April 16. For more information on XXI: Conflicts in a New Century, please click HERE, or contact the Oak Cliff Cultural center at (214) 670.3777.

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Dallas Art Openings : April 18 – April 24

These openings are posted courtesy of Jim Mathis from his announcements list: Dallas Art Openings:

For more openings, see the Art Events section of Art This Week or the Art Events Calendar from Google Calendar.

A Quiet Week! Enjoy!

“Artist Talk” by William Betts at the University Of Dallas – April 21 : 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, Tx 75062

“Linhas Circulares” by Rosane Volchan O’Conor at the Kirk Hopper Fine Art – April 23 : 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
3008 Commerce St, Dallas, Tx 75226

“Starry, Starry Nights” by Adela Andea, Chris Lattanzio, Jeremy McKane, Sisie Rosmarin, and Billy Zinser at the MAC – April 23 : 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Tx 75204

“colourforma” by Mary Benedicto, Val Curry, Gabriel Dawe, and Jesse Meraz at Ro2Art – April 23 : 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
110 N. Akard Street, Dallas, Tx 75202

“Visual Soup: Adventures in Screen Printing by Adam Palmer” by Adam Palmer at the Norwood-Flynn Gallery – April 23 : 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
3318 Shorecrest, Dallas, Tx 75235

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The Visual Arts Society of Texas 43rd Annual Visual Arts Exhibition opens April 28

The Visual Arts Society of Texas 43rd Annual Visual Arts Exhibition from Thursday, April 28 through Friday, June 3, Tuesday-Sunday 1-5 p.m. at 400 East Hickory St., Denton.

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) sponsors this annual event to encourage visual artists, to promote excellence and diversity in the arts, and to increase the awareness and appreciation of art in the Greater Denton community. Best of Show $1000. Total cash and merchandise awards, approximately $8,500. Juror Benito Huerta (B.A., University of Houston; M.A., New Mexico State University) is a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he has been Director/Curator of The Gallery at UTA since 1997. He co-founded Art Lies, a Texas art journal, and continues to serve that publication as Emeritus Board Director. Mr. Huerta chose 63 pieces from 430 entries submitted by 168 artists. VAST is hosting a reception and awards presentation celebrating the opening of the exhibition on April 28, 2011, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Awards will be presented at 7:30 pm. This exhibition will be held in the Meadows Gallery of the Center for the Visual Arts which is located at 400 East Hickory in Denton, Texas. The building houses two galleries, classroom space and a banquet hall. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. 

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tickets are selling out for WISH!

Fundraiser for the Dallas Contemporary.

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Ceramic Exhibition of David Morris – Open April 15th to 29th. Please join us for Artist Reception 6-9 pm on Friday, April 29.

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
Address: 1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX, 76107
Phone: 817.738.1938

For artist statement and more images please visit

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Collin College Student Artist Pottery SALE May 4

If you like hand-thrown or hand-built pottery, you don’t want to miss the

Collin College Student Artist Pottery SALE
Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 9am – 8pm
In the Atrium of the Collin College Spring Creek Campus
2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX

Peruse through an eclectic collection of work bowls, plates, bottles, vases, pitchers, teapots, mugs, and sculptures – all at a reasonable price. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Collin College Ceramics Department.

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Show & Tell Art Festival April 15-17 in Fort Worth

The First Annual Show & Tell Art Festival April 15th – 17th, 2011

The first annual Show & Tell Art Festival will give local artists an opportunity to display their work near the historic art festival in downtown Fort Worth. STAF is not juried, thus allowing upcoming artists the opportunity to shine and grow through true community support. STAF is a free event that is guaranteed to be fun for all ages.

1912 Wenneca Ave, Fort Worth, TX (EXIT 8th/Summit)

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SWA Spring Paintout at Lake Weatherford

Society of Watercolor Artists Spring Paint-out at Lake Weatherford

Colleen Ericson has volunteered to host our spring “Plein Air” gathering at her lake house May 1. There is a flyer in the paint-out section of our website with a map. This is an opportunity to visit a unique place, and share an afternoon with your associates. The residence is on the west shore of the lake with several docks, boats, and plenty of wildlife. Fair weather would be a good thing, but otherwise there are some sheltered options. The trip is about a 20 minute drive from the west side of Fort Worth…I think you’ll agree that it’s a pleasant drive. There will be a variety of beverages in a convenient location. The Ericksons are planning to put their smoker to use and provide the meat…this is a “Pot Luck” dinner so please bring a dish. The plan is to eat about 4:00. It would be a good thing to bring your lawn chair. This is a great place to sketch, paint, photograph, take a hike or just relax and enjoy the spring. A call or e-mail to Colleen or me if you plan to attend would be appreciated. We hope to see you there…

George Grant 817-246-3239 Colleen Erickson 817-341-1097

–from the SWA Newsletter

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Texas & Neighbors Reception Apr. 17

The OPENING CEREMONY for the TEXAS & NEIGHBORS FIVE-STATE ART COMPETITION, juried by Marileigh Schulte, is less than a week away – this SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011 at the Irving Arts Center, 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Refreshments and a lot of eye candy by the Chocolate Rose will be served!

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Artcycletx Green Swap -Live Green Expo Apr. 16

Artcycletx – Green Swap, April 16 9a-6p at Plano Centre, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

You’ve heard of reduce, reuse and recycle, but what about upcycling? Environmentally conscious artists are reinventing the way they get their supplies by taking odds and ends, considered “junk” to some and upcycling them for a new artistic purpose. Your stash could become someone else’s masterpiece in the making!

Spend time browsing, touching and creating unique eco-art projects and gifts. Bring in items you’ve been saving but have not used. Donate or swap them for something else you need for that special project, open access to any supplies in the swap area to create one-of-a-kind art or select an Eco-kit to go ranging $5-$10 each. Lots of free stuff.

Local artists will be on hand to help inspire your creativity. For details visit and

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Día del Niño Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

The Latino Cultural Center is celebrating its second annual Día del Niño (Day of the Child)! The day-long celebration will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will feature over a dozen activities focused on theater, dance and visual arts for the entire family.

All Día del Niño activities are free and open to the public on a first-come first-served basis; families can come in for a couple of hours, or stay for the whole afternoon. Activities will be held throughout the LCC building allowing families to drop-in on arts and crafts workshops, view theater performances, or listen to a storyteller in the gallery.


  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Craft Workshop
  • 12 to 1 p.m. – Theater Play, Payasos.Clown with Cara Mía Theatre Co.
  • 1 to 3 p.m. – Puppet Making Workshop
  • 2 to 5 p.m. – Marbling Art Workshop
  • 3 to 4 p.m. & 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Theater Play, Wizard of Oz with Le Theatre de Marionette

For a complete schedule of all of the festival activities visit

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Inquisitive Eye at the Mesquite Arts Center

April 2 – 28 Photography by Fay Stout; Reception Apr. 16, 4:30-6:30pm at Mesquite Arts Center

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