Category Archive: Exhibits & Events

MAC’s Trolley Stop Market June 18

The MAC is proud to introduce the Uptown Trolley Stop Market to our existing array of lectures, events and exhibitions shared with the community at no cost. This open-air market will celebrate the local community and acquaint the Uptown neighborhood with local foods, artisans, and organizations.

Our grand opening of the Uptown Trolley Stop Market will feature local cuisine, wine tasting, an array of arts and crafts by local Texas artisans, and live music by the Boxcar Bandits of Denton, Texas!

Please join us on Saturday, June 18 from 11:00 to 4:00pm at the MAC parking lot, located at 3120 McKinney Avenue, and celebrate the lively experience of the Uptown neighborhood and the Uptown Trolley Stop Market!

If you are interested in being a vendor at MAC Market please call 214.953.1212 or email 

About the MAC

Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist roll in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association. 

Call 214-953-1212 for information or visit The MAC is open Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  For more information, visit

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Plein Air at Bloomin and Boomin’ Festival June 26

SWS Plein Air Painters will be painting the Crape Myrtles in McKinney on Sunday, June 26, 2011. The Bloomin and Boomin Festival in McKinney will run from June 10 through July 4th. SWS artists will meet at the Garret Art Gallery, 111 E. Virginia St. in McKinney at 8:30 am for a briefing and then paint the Crape Myrtles from 9am- 1pm. The paintings will be on display and for sale(if you wish) from 1-5pm at the Garret Art Gallery in downtown McKinney. For more information contact- Gail Delger,

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First Annual BooksmART Festival June 11

The Dallas Museum of Art 1st Annual BooksmART Festival

A free fun-packed day of events and activities celebrating literacy and the arts for families and children of all ages

Saturday, June 11, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

FREE general admission*

*Admission to Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection is half-price ($8) all day.

Spend the day with authors, illustrators, musicians, and actors, and enjoy talks, workshops, gallery tours, and entertainment designed to appeal to every member of the family and every age group.

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Karin Michele Anderson opening June 12

Artist Reception and Show presented by Marshall Motors
Marshall-McPhail Gallery presents an Artist Reception and Show for Karin Michele Anderson on Sunday, June 12th from 2 PM until 6 PM.
A Dallas-based artist, Karin studied watercolor for 19 years.  She is a signature member of Southwest Watercolor Society and Texas Visual Arts Association.Please attend this event to support our local artists.  Wine and cheese will be served.
Gallery Location·      Marshall Motors·      11450 Sprowles Street·      Dallas, TX 75229 Link to Map 
Link to Artist

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Translation in Time: 40 Years of Weaving

What: Translation in Time: 40 Years of Weaving
Where: Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201
When: June 17 – September 2, 2011
Closing Reception: Friday, August 26, 2011, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Details: The Center for the Visual Arts presents a juried exhibition featuring the work of The Denton Handweavers Guild. The exhibit is open Tuesday – Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Admission is free.

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Denton Handweavers Guild, The Greater Denton Arts Council presents Translation in Time: 40 Years of Weaving in the Gough Gallery at The Center for the Visual Arts. The juried exhibition honors the history of the group by showcasing new works by guild members and University of North Texas fiber art students as well as historical works by charter guild members. 

The Mission of the Denton Handweavers Guild is to promote an interest in handweaving through education. Through this exhibition, the members celebrate the past, present, and future by demonstrating how the art of handweaving is interpreted by weavers of all ages and skill levels.

To promote their educational mission, the Guild invited students from the fibers program at the University of North Texas to enter. This collaboration will encourage the continuation of weaving as an art form by supporting talent at the university level, present a new perspective on the medium of weaving, and demonstrate how it is translated from one generation to the next.

The juror is fiber artist Lesli Robertson, a lecturer in the Fine Arts Department at UNT. Her work is a reflection and exploration of the Ugandan cultural arts, exploring the similarities and dissimilarities of the materials, techniques, and motivations between herself and the Ugandan artisans she works with.
A wide variety of fiber techniques from fine art to functional wares will be on display. Closing reception is August 26, 5:30-7:30, 2011.
To obtain additional information about the exhibit either visit the GDAC’s website,, or call 940-382-2787.

Additional information can be found at .

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A Creative Art Studio First Friday Denton June 3

Join us this First Friday for music, art and fun at A Creative Art Studio and Gallery, located just off the historic square in Denton, Texas. This month Fritz Schwalm will be performing 7 – 9 pm. Fritz performed in the studio in January and we are very pleased to have him return. Fritz organized the band Uver in 2002 which played original material ranging from rock and roll to folk ballads. He performs solo acoustic shows under the Uver moniker. Once again artists will be demonstrating in the studio and we will have a community artwork set up so all can participate. Great music, beautiful art. Grab your friends and come have fun.
A Creative Art STUDIO
227 W Oak, Suite 101
Denton, Texas 76201
940 442-1251

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Bowman & Bowman opens June 1; Reception June 17

Arlington Museum  of Art

June 1 – July 31, 2011

Bowman and Bowman:
Experiments in Visual Metaphors
Mezzanine Galleries – West and Center

Reception Friday June 17, 6 to 9 pm. 

Partners in life and in art, Lee and Carol Bowman present a variegated show of approximately 45 experimental paintings that include watercolor, collage and mixed media. Rich in color and innovative style, their paintings have a spontaneity and freshness that evoke thoughtful and sometimes humorous metaphorical meaning. Much of their art employs a poured paint technique that incorporates solarization and application of a variety of media and collage.

Lee teaches on the art faculty at Dallas Baptist University and has also taught at Tarrant County Colleges and Mountain View College in Dallas. He serves on the board of Arlington Visual Arts Association and is a signature member of the Fort Worth Society of Watercolor Artists.

Carol is also a college instructor, teaching on the Communication faculty at Dallas Baptist University and Tarrant County College Southeast. She is a member of the Arlington Visual Arts Association. Married for thirty four years, Lee and Carol are each other’s best coaches and critics in pushing their mutual artistic creations to new levels.

See more of Lee and Carol Bowman’s art at

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897 Square opens June 9 at Gallery 76102

Don’t miss our inaugural summer show! 25 Artists, juror Charles Wylie of the DMA  — find us on and here is the link to 897 Square’s Facebook event 
Come meet the artists and enjoy free drinks and hors d’oeuvres on Thursday June 9, from 6pm-9pm. Tell your friends!
Gallery 76102 • UT Arlington/Fort Worth Center • 1401 Jones Street • Fort Worth, TX 76102
Gallery entrance located at south end on Jones, limited parking available in the front & back of the building

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Summer 2011 Art Festival and Special Events

This guide to special art events is organized by type of event and date of event:


  •  Art Walks / Studio Tours
  •  Festivals & Art Sales
  •  Art Lectures & Conferences
  •  Fundraisers
  •  Paintouts


(For this week’s art events, see the Art This Week in DFW feature.)  


June 2011 through August 2011 art happenings:

Art Walks / Studio Tours



Festivals & Art Sales

Texas Events and Festivals see also: and KERA’s Art & Seek at


Art Lectures & Conferences

  • Dallas Architecture Forum lecture series (on summer hiatus)
  • June ? – Trinity Arts Conference, University of Dallas (in 2010 taking a Jubilee year & will not hold the event. TAC plans to return in 2011)
  • July 12 – 16 – Colored Pencil Society of America Convention held at Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel and the concurrent 19th Annual International Exhibition held at the Eisemann Center in Richardson June 29 – July 21
  • July 19 – Public Selections: A Conversation About Art in Our Public Spaces panel discussion; presented by Fort Worth Art Dealers Association;  Fort Worth Community Arts Center 7-8pm
  • July 28 –
    Thursday, 1 to 5 pm
    28 July 2011
    Dallas Center for Architecture 
    Presented by CNU North Texas in association with the Dallas Architecture Forum, USGBC, ULI and the DCFA
    Registration is $75 at 

    THE ARCHITECTURE OF COMMUNITY;, 1 to 5 pm; Dallas Center for Architecture; resented by CNU North Texas in association with the Dallas Architecture Forum, USGBC, ULI and the DCFA. Registration is $75 at

  • Aug. 16 – CITY SHAPING: A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE EMERGENCE OF URBAN DESIGN CENTERS; 6:30 to 8 pm, Horchow Auditorium, DMA; presented by the Dallas CityDesign Studio and the Dallas Architecture Forum – no admission charge

Lectures are also held at several local art museums:



  • June 5 – La Reunion fundraiser: Matt White, Author of Prairie Time, Reveals Prairie Secrets; 10:30 to noon.  Tickets are $20;



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Matt White at La Reunion June 5

Think La Reunion TX is a great idea?  We need your support.
Whether or not you’ve given in the past, please consider a donation now.  LRTX is a grassroots organization and leverages money like nobody’s business, but we do need dollars to keep it all going.  A gift of $50 or $100 helps us a lot.  You can donate through Paypal, or, better still, have your bank send us an electronic check; that way we don’t end up paying Paypal or credit card charges.  Either way, we’ll really appreciate your help!

Matt White, Author of Prairie Time, to Reveal Prairie Secrets at LRTX June 5th

Visitors to the LRTX site know that we have a very important remnant of an escarpment prairie: land that has never been plowed and is still very much like land around the escarpment was 200 years ago.  Matt White, a history professor and expert on prairie plants, birds and social history, will walk with us up on the prairie and show us all kinds of interesting flora and fauna.

This is a fundraising event for LRTX: Saturday, June 5th, from 10:30 to noon.  Tickets are $20 and we are limited to 20 participants, so that everyone can hear and see what he’s saying.  Matt’s book will be available to buy at the site (also $20). Email for more information or to reserve a spot.

Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook!  And, as always, on the LRTX website!

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PAINT Celebrates Texas

Professional Artists in North Texas (PAINT) will be exhibiting a new show, “PAINT Celebrates Texas” at the Ft. Worth Community Arts Center starting June 1 through June 28, 2011.  Up to 60 works of art will be on display.  Meet the artists at the reception on June 3, 2011, 6-9 PM.  The public is invited. 

Ft. Worth Community Arts Center is located at 1300 Gendy Street, Ft. Worth, Texas 76107. 

Web site:

Facebook:  Look in groups for P.A.I.N.T.


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Summer 2011 Exhibits and Receptions (Art Groups A – L)

Feast your eyes upon the art riches of the Metroplex! Talented artists from 60+ nonprofit art groups in North Texas are out to expand your art consciousness. For more information consult the group’s website (links are supplied). This list of exhibits is not duplicated anywhere else, so take note.


For this week’s openings and receptions, see the Art This Week in DFW feature.


June 2011 through August 2011 schedule:  (Art Groups A – L)

African-American Museum of Dallas


Allen Heritage Guild Museum 


Arlington Museum of Art.

June 1 – July 31 – Flow: Dalton Maroney 1982- 2011, Main Gallery; Bowman & Bowman: Experiments in Visual Metaphors, Mezzanine Galleries – West and Center. Reception Friday June 17, 6 to 9 pm
Aug. 3- Sept. 30 – Points of View: work of 5 exceptional artists; reception Aug. 12, 6:30-9pm


Arlington Visual Arts Association


ArtCentre of Plano (new location: 901 East 18th Street) 

May 21 – June 25 – Old Girls, New Tricks; Reception: Friday, May 27


Art Club of McKinney


Artists ‘Round Texas (Rowlett)
Artists Showplace, Dallas
June 10 – 30? –
White Rock Lake Centennial Celebration; Reception: Fri., June 10, 6-9 PM
Aug. 12- 31 – 2 Reeds: Lens & Brush;  An Exhibition of Watercolor & Photography by the father/son team of Herb and Stephen Reed; opening Reception: Friday, August 12, 6-9 PM

ArtLoveMagic, Dallas
July 23 – girlShow

Associated Creative Artists (ACA)
Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas
Apr. 30 – June 4 – ¡Lotería, Lotería! (tres) exhibition; Opening Reception: Sat., Apr. 30. (7-9 PM); the Bath House Bunch – Nature Art Show,  White Rock Lake Museum
June 25-26 – Bath House 30th Anniversary Exhibition Preview – As part of the event Beach Party of the Century. 011/02/beach-party-century
June 25 – Oct. 1 – White Rock Lake: An Inspiring Work of Art Photographs by J R Compton, Brian Hiltz, and Todd Landry; White Rock Lake Museum; reception: Sat., July 9, 7-9 PM

July 9 – Aug. 6 – Fictional 2 Art Exhibition; reception: Sat., July 9, 7-9 PM

Brookhaven College Forum and Studio Galleries, Farmers Branch

July 5 – 29 – Sean Caulfield , Forum Gallery

July 5 – Aug. 26 – Faculty Projects 26: Erik Tosten, Studio Gallery

Aug. 8 – 26 – Faculty Projects 27: Marina Shterenberg, Forum Gallery


Collin College. Spring Branch Campus, The ARTS Gallery., Plano

June 9 – 20 – Photography Scholarship Show; Reception June 10


Colored Pencil Society of America, Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter (host)

June 29 – July 21 – 19th Annual Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibition held at the Eisemann Center in Richardson; concurrent CPSA Convention July 12 – 16 at Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel


Corsicana Art League 


Creative Arts Center, Dallas 


Dallas Arboretum


Dallas Area Fiber Artists


Dallas Center for Contemporary Art 

Feb. 12 – Aug. 21 – Sour Grapes: Rest in Power  

Apr. 8 – Aug. 21 – Juergen Teller: Man with Banana; Ezra Petronio: Bold & Beautiful; Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC: The Lost Art of Travelers; Opening: Sat. 8 Apr. 8-12midnight


DeSoto Art League, DeSoto City Hall Atrium

June 3 – July 29 – DESOTO ART LEAGUE 2011 ANNUAL ART SHOW; JUNE 3 Artists Reception 6:30pm


Eclectic Expressions Gallery, Arlington 


Eisemann Center, Richardson 

July 9 – 31 – CPSA 19th Annual International Exhibition and Convention; Renaissance Hotel, Richardson (convention) and Eisemann Center, Richardson (exhibition)


Ellis County Art Association and Fine Art Museum, Anderson Gallery 

June 3 – 6 – Paint Historic Waxahachie Exhibit; June 3 Awards & reception 6pm; Chatauqua Auditorium


F6 Gallery, Arlington 

June 25 – Photography Show 


Farmers Branch-Carrollton Art Association or 972-247-3543 or


Fort Worth Community Arts Center

May 6 – June 25 – FOCUS GALLERY ONE: Tangents & Adjustments: Drawings & Sculptural Objects; Reception for Artist Nicholas Wood: Friday May 6th; 6 – 9PM

May 6 – June 25 – FOCUS GALLERY TWO: Parallel Play 2; Reception for Artists Laurie Weller and Gary Washmon; Friday May 6th: 6-9PM
June 10 – Aug. 26 – Glossary; Reception for Artist Chris Fulmer: June 10,  6 – 9PM
June 3 – 29 – Not Forever; Reception for Artist Thomas Siggia: June 3,  6 – 9PM
June 3 – 29 – American Idol; Reception for Artist Chris Thames: June 3, 2011; 6 – 9PM
June 3 – 29 – Thinking Like A Mountain; Reception for Artist George Bristol: June 3, 6 – 9PM
June 3 – 29 – PAINT Celebrates Texas; Reception for the Artists: June 3, 2011; 6 – 9PM

Frisco Arts Association  

May 9 – June 4 – Keith Blandfor Photography Exhibit

May 22 – June 4 – Friso ISD Student Show 


Granville Arts Center, Garland 

June 2 – July 5 –  FAITH Artists Exhibition 

July 9-Aug. 1  “A Joyful Journey” Photo Exhibit


Greater Denton Arts Council. Center for Visual Arts 

Apr. 28 – June 3 – 43rd Annual VAST Visual Arts Exhibition, Meadows Gallery

June 17 – September 2 – Translation in Time: 40 Years of Weaving, Gough Gallery

June 28 – Aug. 26 – Works from the Permanent Collection of the Greater Denton Arts Council; Gough Gallery; Closing Reception: Friday, August 26, 5:30 – 7:30 pm


Henderson County Art Club, Athens


Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram 

June 10 – June 25 – Destinations: A juried exhibition featuring the artwork of Texas College

July 8 – 29 – Art Camp Museum; 2011Students

Aug. 5 – Sept. 3- Turning 60: artwork of Melissa Starry


Irving Art Association, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts 

May 29 – June 23 – TAO Arts Members Show; Reception June 5, 2-4 pm; Winners of the IAA Annual Juried Members Show (west)

June 26 – July 25  – Tuesday Painters Exhibit (east) and Meinardus/Navarro/Williams (west); Reception July 10, 2-4 pm

July 31 – Aug. 26 –  Elva Robinson & Geraldine Brettman (east) and IAA Board (west); Reception Aug. 7, 2-4 pm

Aug. 29 – Sept. 22 – Unconditional Love – 3rd Annual Juried Pet Art Show; Awards & Reception Sept. 11, 2-4 pm


Irving Arts Center 

June 1 – Sept. 30 – Genghis Khan: The Exhibition

Jesuit Dallas Museum 




Keller Town Hall Public Art Shows, Keller Town Hall (see Public Arts / Calendar

June 1 – 30 – Contemporary and Abstract Pop Art Paintings: Works of Brad Jensen, Otis Hollingsworth and Quincy Conwell; Reception June 9, 7-9pm


Lake Granbury Art Association, Shanley Center for the Arts  

Apr. 29 – May 29 – LGAA Spring Show; May 7 Reception & Awards


La Reunion TX


Latino Cultural Center, Dallas

May 12 – Aug. 20 – René Alvarado: Memories from El Manantial, the 2011 Maestros Tejanos exhibition; ¡Lotería!, an exhibition of original prints by the Mexican artist Guadalupe Anaya; opening reception May 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

For Art Groups M – Z, click here.

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VAST 2011 Member’s Exhibition reception June 12

Visual Arts Society of Texas 2011 Member’s Exhibition June 12 – July 28, 2011

This year’s VAST Member’s Exhibition will take place at the UNT Cora Stafford Gallery, 1120 W. Oak St., Denton, TX 76201
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: June 12, 2011, 2-4 pm

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Dallas Art Openings : June 4 – June 5

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.

Good Arrangement of Galleries. Enjoy!

“ARTners” by Karen Merten, Michele Wertz, Karen Jacobi, Sharon Neel-Bagley, Carol Blanchard Parks, April Greenlee, Melissa Wertz, Johanna Roffino-Hulsey, and Jacque Forsher at Cafe Izmir – June 2 : 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
3711 Greenville Ave, Dallas, Tx 75206  

“A Conversation With The Artists” by Carol Barth, James Haddock, Lee Hill, and Jack Warren at Haley-Henman Gallery – June 4 : 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
2335 Hardwick Street, Dallas, Tx 75208

“Just Between Us” by Alejandro Diaz Ayala at the Kirk Hopper Fine Art – June 4 : 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
3008 Commerce Street, Dallas, Tx 75226

“Heidi Lingamfelter” at the mighty fine arts – June 4 : 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
419 N.Tyler, Dallas, Tx  75208

“The Bigger You” at Clique Gallery – June 4 : Noon – 6:00 PM
3513 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, Tx 75219

“Texas Visual Arts Association 2011 SIGNATURE SHOW” at Norwood Flynn Gallery – June 4 : 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
3318 Shorecrest, Dallas, Tx 75235

“Studio Art Show 2011″ at the Upstairs Gallery – June 4 : 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
1038 West Abram, Arlington, Tx 76013

“Graphic Novels, Comics, Anime, & Toons: Art As Story” at the TVAA Downtown Gallery – June 5 : 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Plaza of the Americas Bldg, Suite G207, 700 North Pearl, Dallas, Tx 75201

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SWA International Show June 5-30, Reception June 11

Society of Watercolor Artists
2011 International Show June 5 – June 30, 2011
Show Reception June 11, 2-4 PM
Atrium Gallery
University North Texas Health and Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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African American Museum 26th Gala June 4

The Annual Gala and Silent Auction serves as a fundraiser to maintain and expand the Museum and its offerings through significant programs, workshops, lectures, and other educational services that facilitate awareness and understanding of African American history and culture. 2010 has marked 35 years of fostering development, encouragement, and recognition of visual art forms and artists which have, and continue to enhance the lives of African Americans and the general community. Having a well-deserved reputation for bringing people together, the African American Museum is a place of art, history, and education.

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The Bigger You Exhibit reception June 4 at CLIQUE




Clique Gallery is honored to invite you to our new exhibit call The Bigger you. The Exhibit will run from May 5 through July 24, 2011 and will include varieties of different art media. The Exhibit will emphasis on the infinite power in us to discover endless possibilities & boundless opportunities in our life, For us to understand not to fear and to value that whenever we feel time is standing still, we should consider it as a blessing because it means there’s a chance for us to change. 

Gallery Location: 3513 Oak Lawn Ave , Dallas Texas 75219 
Tel: 214-219-7777 
Hours of Operation:  Mon-Thurs-10:00am-6:00pm | Fri- 10:00am-4:00pm | Sat- 12:00pm-6:00pm 
Parking will be available in front & back of the Gallery. 

Yael VanGruber

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Summer 2011 Exhibits and Receptions (Art Groups M – Z)

For this week’s openings and receptions, see the Art This Week in DFW feature.


June 2011 through August 2011 schedule:  (Art Groups M – Z)

MADI Museum, Dallas  
July 15 – Sept. 25 – Derivatives: Origins in Geometry Juried Show; reception & awards July 15, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

3109 Carlisle Street
Dallas, TX 75204-1194


McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas 

May 21 – June 11 – Oan Kim: Fanfares (Large Gallery); Lesley Dill: Word Queens and Necklaces (Square Gallery); Hugo Garcia-Urrutia: Making a Killing (New Works Space); Charissa Terranova – curator; Lloyd Brown (Lobby)
June 2 – Aug. 6 – Patrick Murphy: Push/Pull: Abstract Polaroid Photographs;  
Opening Reception Thurs. June 2, 6-7:30pm 
June 18 – July 9 – Material Traces: Selections from CORE 2011; Reception June 18, 5:30 – 7:30pm 
Aug. 6 – Sept. 3 – MAC Annual Membership Exhibition: Meltdown!; Reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Hot as Hell” themed party 


Mesquite Arts Center

June 1 – July 8JAZZ SHADOWS by Carl Sidle

Aug. 1- 28 – Mesquite Creative Arts Club exhibit
Aug. 30 – Oct. 2 – “MOLAS: Wearable Art from the Kuna Indians is from the collection of Cathy Bradley


North Lake College Gallery, Irving


Navarro Council of the Arts. Warehouse Gallery, Corsicana

June -July – Sundee Corley, Symphony of Colors

Aug. – Deb and Chuck Miller


Oak Cliff Cultural Center, (223 W Jefferson Avenue, Dallas)

Apr. 15 – June 3 – XXI: Conflicts in a New Century; Reception: April 15, 6:30 – 9:00
July 15 – ? – Influence: Carlos Donjuan, Marilyn Jolly and Sedrick Huckaby; reception July 15 


Pastel Society of the Southwest 

Sept. 1 – 29 – The Point Monthly Gallery Art Show; The Point, Center for Arts & Education, 4847 W. Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX 75214


Pearce Museum, Navarro College, Corsicana


Plano Art Association 


Richland College Galleries, Dallas 

Apr. 21 – June 5 – Annual Student Photo Exhibition; Brazos Gallery:Reception: Thursday, April 21, 12-1 p.m.
June 10 – June 30 – 17th Annual NEW MEXICO WORKSHOP Photography Exhibition, Brazos Gallery; Reception: Friday, June 10, 7-9 p.m.


Richardson Civic Art Society 

Summer exhibit pending


Rockwall Art League  


Rose Marine Theater, Artes de la Rosa Galeria  


Society of Watercolor Artists 

June 5 – 30 – 30th Annual SWA  National Juried Art Exhibition; Reception & Awards June 11, Saturday: 2-4pm;  Atrium Gallery, University North Texas Health and Science Center (UNTHSC), 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107


South Dallas Cultural Center 

May 14 – July 30 - Earth Amma Series” new works by Houston artist Lenard Brown; reception & artist talk May 14; 5pm
Aug. 13 – Oct. 1 – “Jazz is… A 25 year photographic look at the Dallas Jazz Scene”; Reception Aug. 13, 5-7pm 


Southern Methodist University. Meadows School of the Arts. Pollock Gallery, Dallas


Southwestern Watercolor Society 


Tarrant County College Northwest Galleries 


Tarrant County College South Campus Carillon Gallery 


Tarrant County College Southeast Campus Gallery 


Tarleton State University’s Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center, Granbury

June 3 – 25 – Photography by Sher Dunaway; Historic A.P. Gordon House; Last Saturday Night Gallery Night & Artist Reception June 25 5pm-9pm 


Texas Area Artists, Mesquite


Texas Christian University


Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild 

July  8 & 9 – Sizzling Summer Sale, Fort Worth Community Arts Center


Texas Sculpture Association


Texas Visual Arts Association, TVAA Downtown Gallery

May 28 – June 11 – TVAA 2011 SIGNATURE SHOW; Norwood Flynn Gallery; Reception for the artists June 4, 6-8pm
June 1 – 30 – Graphic Novels, Comics, Anime, & Toons: Art As Story; Reception: June 5, 2 – 4 pm

July 1 – 29 – Wildlife and Nature Exhibition; Reception: July 10, 2 – 4 pm
Aug. 7 – 31 – 
All Things 3 – D; Reception Aug. 7, 2-4pm 




Texas Womens University. East & West Galleries, Denton

Apr. 25 – May 15 – BFA, MA, MFA Graduating Exhibitions


Trinity Arts Guild, Bedford Boys Ranch

May 17 – June 21 – TAG Annual Open Show; June 6 Awards 7pm

June 21 – July 19 – Patriotic Show

July 19 – Aug. 16 –  “Texas Heat”

Aug. 16 – Sept. 20 –  Student, Teachers, & New Members               


University of Dallas. Haggerty Gallery, Irving

May 6 – Aug. 21 – Convergent Revolutions: Recent Works by UD Art Dept. Graduate Students; Reception Fri. May 6, 6:30 – 8:30 pm


University of North Texas Galleries, Denton 

May 17 – Aug 6 – College of Visual Arts and Design MFA Exhibition; Opening Reception, Tuesday 5/17, 4:30-6:00 pm


University of Texas at Arlington. The Gallery at UTA.


University of Texas at Arlington. Fort Worth Center. 76102 Gallery 

June 9 – July 31 – 897 Square: Inaugural Juried Competition; Opening reception June 9, 6-9pm
Aug. 12 – ? – Melba Northum’s Broken Sugar; reception  Thurs., Aug. 11,  6pm-8pm.


University of Texas at Dallas. Visual Arts Building, Richardson

May 20 – June 18 – Photoworks: Student Photography Exhibition


University of Texas at Dallas. Centraltrak, 800 Exposition Ave., Dallas

Apr. 30 – June 4 – The Gun and Knife Show – curated by Heyd Fotenot


Visual Arts Guild of Frisco (VAGF), Frisco Art Gallery at Discovery Center 

July 15 – Aug. 13 – Juried Photography Show 2011; Frisco Art Gallery at Discovery Center


Visual Arts League of Allen 


Visual Artists of Cedar Hill (VACH)


Visual Art League of Lewisville, Lewisvile 

May 14 – June 25 – “Pitcher in a Picture-Still Life Only” and Beth Dilley; reception 7pm, Sat., May 14 (VAL’s Art Center)
July 2 – Aug. 14 – Fresh Ideas 2011; July 9 7-9pm Awards Reception; MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery, Lewisville 
Aug. 20 – Sept. 24 – Through the Looking Glass: Abstract Impressionism and Surrealism in Photography; reception Aug. 20, 7-9pm


Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton 

Apr. 28 – June 3 – 43rd Annual VAST Visual Arts Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton; Opening Reception & Awards, Apr. 28, 6:30-8:30 pm

June 12 – July 28 – VAST 2011 Member’s Exhibition; UNT Cora Stafford Gallery; Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: June 12, 2011, 2-4 pm
June 30 – Aug. 5 – VAST 2011 6th Annual 125-Mile Exhibition; Reception June 30; Texas Woman’s University East and West Galleries, Fine Arts Building, Texas and Oakland Streets, Denton 

Weatherford Art Association, Firehouse Gallery & Art Center

June 1 – 30 – Starving Artist Sale (works under $100)
July 9 – WAA’s Annual Peach Festival Art Show & Sale

White Rock Lake Museum
Exhibits listed under Bath House Cultural Center

Women’s Museum
May 22 – July 23 – Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color

500X Gallery
on summer hiatus

For Art Groups A – L, click here

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“Everything’s Coming Up Roses in Farmers Branch”

Work by Pat Kochan’s Monday Paint Group

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Contemporary and Abstract Pop Art Paintings

The June Public Arts Show at the City of Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76248 will feature the paintings of Brad Jensen (, Otis Hollingsworth, and Quincy Conwell, ( The gallery will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday from June 1 to 30, 2011. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2011. The exhibit is free and suitable to persons of all ages. Come out and experience Brad Jensen’s vision of 20th century pop musicians, Otis Hollingsworth’s abstract Louisiana Jazz motifs and Quincy Conwells contemporary feel for the Jazz and Blues bands as they entertain. This colorful event will surely delight the art enthusiast of all types.

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Join Ann Hardy on June 3

TAC Featured Artist Ann Hardy: My Life; The Field Trip

RECEPTION: June 3, 6-9 p.m., Ft. Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy, FW, Tx., 76107 (for free parking be sure and get a voucher from the administration of FWCAC) The Show runs for the entirety of June. Come and have a glass of wine with Ann, and see all of the other shows going on (such as the PAINT group).

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Great American Scrapbook Convention June 1 – 4

Kick off the fun with our bustling, full-day scrapathon on Wednesday, June 1st.. Then, hit the show floor on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to shop ’til you drop. Choose from over 100 hands-on workshops designed for scrapbookers and papercrafters of all styles and all skill levels. Our evening cropping parties are a great way to relax and unwind while experimenting with the techniques, ideas and products you’ve collected during the day.

GASC will be held at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011  Parking at the Convention Center is $5.

For details and admission see the website:

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Studio Art Show reception June 4 at Upstairs Gallery

All current and former students of classes at The Upstairs Gallery are invited to show their work in the Studio Art Show at The Upstairs Gallery, June 4 – June 11, 2011. Reception for Artists Saturday, June 4, 4:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.

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Dallas Art Openings : May 23 – May 29

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 Good Week! Enjoy!

“Advanced Painting Students – New Artwork” at North Lake College Gallery at North Lake College – May 23 to May 28 : 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
5001 N MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Tx 75038

“Pulp Fictions” by Scogin Mayo at Magnolia Gallery – May 26 : 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas, Tx

“Five Photographers : Tim Best, Chris Bramel, Piotr Chizinski, Tuba Koymen, Alisa Levy” by Ro2Art at Design Within Reach – May 26 : 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
4524 McKinney Avenue, Suite 103, Dallas, Tx 75205

“City Arts Festival” at Fair Park – May 27 : 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM 
1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd, Dallas, Tx 75210

“Retrospective Exhibition : Photographs/Composites 1976 – 2011″ by Elliott McDowell at the Afterimage – May 28 : 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Quadrangle, #141, 2800 Routh Street, Dallas, Tx 75201

“City Arts Festival” at Fair Park – May 28 : 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM 
1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd, Dallas, Tx 75210

“64th Annual Membership Exhibition” for the TVAA at Medical City, Dallas – May 29 : 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
7777 Forest Lane, Dallas, Tx 75230

“City Arts Festival” at Fair Park – May 29 : Noon – 6:00 PM 
1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd, Dallas, Tx 75210

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Winners of the 2011 IAA Members Juried Show

The Reception & Awards Ceremony for the 56th Annual Irving Art Association Members Juried Art Show was held on Sunday, May 15 at the Center for the Arts at Jaycee Park. Winners were announced. Juror Jane E. Jones awarded Best of Show to “Fruitful”, a watercolor by Barbara Mason.

The Show will be on exhibit through May 29 in the East Gallery at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. A special Winners Exhibit will be on view May 29 – June 23 in the West Gallery and an online gallery of winners is available on the website.

For more photos of the awards reception see the IAA Photo Album on Photobucket.

List of winners:
Best of Show: Barabara Mason “Fruitful” watercolor (also Holbein award)
President’s Award: Beck Parks “The Shuttered Window” oil
First Place: Jose Angel Hernandez “Frida” oil
Second Place: Jacqueline Limbert “Festival of Leaves” oil
Third Place: Rosalinda Trevino-Stone “Cactus in Bloom” oil
Honorable Mention: Ron Stephens “Velocity” watercolor
Honorable Mention: Darla Bostick “Tatto Rose” watercolor
Honorable Mention: Caetano “Ollie” Olivarez “Eastern Tiger Swallowtail” photography
Honorable Mention: David Tate “Desert Loneliness” photography

Asel Art Award: Jene Gravely “Caladiums in Pots” oil
Marilyn Chandler Memorial Award: Ann DeRulle “Transition” Mixed Media
Blick Art Material Award: Virginia Jenkins “Outback” oil
Acrylic & Oil Merit Award: Jene Gravely “Gourds and Lace” oil
Juror Recognition: Becky Parks “Cascade Creek” oil
Juror Recognition: Rosalinda Trevino-Stone “Fortress Home” oil

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CityArts Festival May 27-29

CityArts Festival

May 27 – 29
Dallas Fair Park

Bring the entire family to Dallas’ beautiful Fair Park for the 2011 CityArts Festival. Showcasing spectacular cultural, performing, visual and culinary arts, CityArts Festival will fill historic Fair Park with three days of art-loving, museum-visiting, chef-cooking, craft-making, film-watching, music-playing, fireworks-flying, water-dancing, full-blown family fun!

Free and open to the public, the event will boast a worldly array of festivities for families and art aficionados to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend against a backdrop of Fair Park, a national landmark of art deco exhibition buildings, art and sculpture. Admission is FREE and parking inside Fair Park grounds is $10.  ArtFest and CityArts open at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27 and continue through May 29. Website:

This year, ArtFest is partnering with CityArts to showcase the country’s finest artists in a juried, outdoor art show. ArtFest at CityArts will take place over Memorial Day weekend outdoors in Dallas’ historic Fair Park. As it has for four decades, ArtFest will be managed by members of The 500 Inc. 

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Art This Week Fundraiser: May 20, 7-9pm


Tickets will be available at the door (cash/check/credit) and online.

If you cannot attend the event, but would like to help out, you can make a donationto Art This Week.

ALSO: Bring a little extra cash to enjoy tasty BBQ by Mama Faye’s and cool off with Shaved Ice by La Grange.

We’ll also be selling silk screen printed totes.

Hope to see you there!!!

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

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Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival

Wildflower! is an award-winning, multi-day eclectic arts and music festival that draws over 70,000 attendees… and we’re celebrating our 19th anniversary May 20-22, 2011!

Festival Site: We’re located at the Galatyn Park Urban Center in Richardson, Texas – just a few minutes north of Dallas at US 75 and Galatyn Parkway. Home to the Renaissance Hotel, the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, The Venue Luxury Apartments, and the Galatyn Park Station on the DART light rail system.

For more info, see the website

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TVAA Signature Show opening May 28 & reception June 4

May 28-June 11

Artists’ reception 6:00 – 8:00 pm Saturday, June 4

Norwood Flynn Gallery 3318 Shorecrest Drive, Dallas, Texas 75235

Texas Visual Arts Association

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Etsy Denton Summer Bazaar June 4

Etsy Denton announces the date of their upcoming art and craft show, the Etsy Denton Summer Bazaar. This spectacular event in Denton will bring together the best of 100% handmade goods and indie crafters. The Etsy Denton Summer Bazaar will take place on June 4, 2011 at the Greater Denton Arts Council Center for Visual Arts. This is the first Summer bazaar for Etsy Denton, following a quaint, yet well received ‘Barn Sale’ in Fall 2010.

The vendor list for the Etsy Denton Summer Bazaar ( includes over 30 of the most creative people in the Denton Area, selling everything from furniture, home goods, jewelry, accessories, ceramics, bags, purses, woodworking, kid and baby items, art and paper goods, yarn, and more, all with a unique twist. The event is indoor, climate controlled, and family friendly.  There will be snacks and drinks. Admission is free.

Etsy Denton is a collection of independent artists, crafters, and designers in the Denton  area who sell their goods on It was founded in 2010 to collectively promote members’ businesses, spread the word about the benefits of buying local handmade products, and to provide camaraderie amongst the Denton craft community. Their mission is to spread knowledge and increase marketplace participation of handmade goods.

Etsy Denton strives to make this happen by creating an environment where artists and crafters can connect, network, and form friendships around their common handmade interests, as well as hosting community craft fairs to promote artists, crafters, and other creative types.

When:  Saturday June 4, 2011 – 10AM to 4 PM

Where: Greater Denton Arts Council Center for Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, Texas 76201

Admission: Free

For further information, please contact:

Shelley 214 796 7480 Or

Rachel 281 798 3425

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FREE 4 ALL May 22 at Found Objects Studio

May 22 Noon-5p – Free 4 All Giveway * ALL THINGS METAL and MAT BOARD – rusty, shiny, smooth, wire, nails, hoops, keys, cans, screws, bolts, ornaments, pots, utensils, tools, clips, pin, miniatures, jewelry findings, foam core, mat boards, mesh, pans, tins, copper, tacks…more. Found Objects Studio, 3309 Elm Street #2W5 (Continental Gin Bldg) Dallas 75226. Call message ctr upon arrival 214-839-7689 for admission to the bldg.

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Press Jury Symposium May 28

Press Jury Symposium May 28, 2011

Presented by Van Cliburn Foundation at TCU Walsh Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday 10:00am-11:45am Free Admission Info Phone: (817) 257-5443

Doug McLennan, founder and editor of and director of the National Arts Journalism Program, will lead distinguished representatives of the national press in a compelling open panel discussion. The discussion will be presented in the PepsiCo Recital Hall within the Walsh Center on the TCU Campus.

Participating will be:

Scott Cantrell, Classical Music Critic, The Dallas Morning News
Jeremy Eichler, Classical Music Critic, The Boston Globe
Philip Kennicott, Culture Critic, The Washington Post
David Patrick Stearns, Classical Music Critic and General Arts Writer, Philadelphia Inquirer
Mark Swed, Classical Music Critic, Los Angeles Times

Hear these top journalists’ takes on the topics most affecting today’s arts scene-amateurism vs. professionalism in performance and visual arts, as well as in the written critiques of that art; what that may mean for the future of criticism; technology’s ever-increasing and changing impact not only on how art is promulgated, but also on the live patron experience. The panel will welcome questions from the audience.

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White Rock East Garden Tour & Artisans May 22

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Dallas Art Openings : May 18 – May 21

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.

“WET” by Eric Zener and Conrad Kern at the Turner Carroll Gallery – May 18 : 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
2400 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Tx 75201

“Curator Talk and Artist Talk at XXI: Conflicts in a New Century” by Curators Charles Dee Mitchell and Cynthia Mulcahy, and Photographers Thorne Anderson and Kael Alford at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center – May 20 : 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
223 W. Jefferson Boulevard, Dallas, Tx 75208

“Salvador Dali” at Wisby-Smith Fine Art – May 20 : 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
500 Crescent Court, Dallas, Tx 75201

“Neosurrelism” by Jennifer Morgan, Alan Shepard, Dan Colcer, Asaki Tanaka, Michael Bales, Jennifer Leigh Jones, and Hatziel Flores at the LuminArte Gallery – May 20 : 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1727 E. Levee Street, Dallas, Tx 75207

“Art Show – Open House” by Frank Frazier at the Senior Health Care & Rehab – May 20 : 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2815 MLK Blvd., Dallas, Tx 75215

“1989 – 1999″ by Vernon Fischer, and “Transient Memories” by Xiaoze Xie at the Dunn and Brown Contemporary Gallery – May 20 : 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
5020 Tracy Street, Dallas, Tx 75205

“Can You Hear Me Now?” by Eric Trich at the Studio 1111 Gallery – May 20 : 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1111 Dragon Street, Dallas, Tx 75207

“Photoworks 2011″ by Michael Ansley, Zhendong (Donnie) Cui, Devyn Gaudet, Sophia Joseph, Brian King, Lauren Marek, Vladimir Meyman, Ven Reynolds, Reagan Smith, Andrea Starnes, Keith Strmiska and Benjamin Sumrall, and “Untitled (Model)” By Jess Bowen at the Visual Arts Building at the University of Texas at Dallas – May 20 : 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, Tx 75080

“Full Exposure” by Carolyn Schlam at the Cameron Gallery – May 21 : 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1414 Dragon Street, Dallas, Tx 75207

“America” by Annabel Daou, “Recent Paintings” by Marcelyn McNeil, and “Recent Works” by M at the Conduit Gallery – May 21 : 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
1626 C Hi Line Drive, Dallas, Tx 75207

“Letting Go” by Ursula O’Farrell, “Woven Red” by Michelle O’Michael, and “Drawing closer” by Marci Crawford Harnden at Craighead Green Gallery – May 21 : 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
1011 Dragon Street, Dallas, Tx 75207

“Dioscuri: A Group Show Of Gallery Artists” by Adela Andea, Harry Geffert, Ruben Nieto, Paul Manes, Rusty Scruby, Howard Sherman, Charlotte Smith, and Carlo Zinzi at Cris Worley Fine Arts – May 21 : 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2277 Monitor Street, Dallas, Tx 75207

“slice” by Cande Aguilar, Michael Blair, Jesus de la Rosa, and Jorge Puron at the Cohn Drennan Contemporary – May 21 : 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
1107 Dragon Street, Dallas, Tx 75207

“Nymphaeum – New Paintings” by Kim Squaglia at the Holly Johnson Gallery – May 21 :
1411 Dragon Street, Dallas, Tx 75207

“Every Doubt That Holds You Here” by Ted Kincaid at the Marty Walker Gallery – May 21 : 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2135 Farrington Street, Dallas, Tx 75207

“Instinct Group Show” by Blanche Evans, Jack Evans, Nancy Leigh Hillis, Erin Hinz, Mallory Jarrell, Erika Pochybova-Johnson, James W. Johnson, and Paul Lichtenhan at the Mary Tomas Studio Gallery – May 21 : 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1110 Dragon Street, #1080, Dallas, Tx 75207 

“Deep In The Heart Of Texas” at Quality Art House – May 21 : 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2910 Commerce Street, Dallas, Tx 75226

“BLENDER” by George Krause at Photographs Do Not Bend – May 21 : 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
1202 Dragon Street, Ste. 103, Dallas, Tx 75207

“JD Miller Live” at the Samuel Lynne Gallery – May 21 : 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1105 Dragon Street, Dallas, Tx 75207

“Realistic Impressionism” by John Cook at the Southwest Gallery – May 21 : 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
4500 Sigma (at Welch), Dallas, Tx 75244

“Salvador Dali” at Wisby-Smith Fine Art – May 21 : 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
500 Crescent Court, Dallas, Tx 75201

“Toni Wengler” at the The Garden Café – May 21 : 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
5310 Junius Street, Dallas, Tx 75214

Making A Killing” by Hugo Garcia Urrutia at the MAC – May 21 : 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Tx 75204

“Art Apocalypse” at Xue Gallery – May 21 : 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
2204 Irving Blvd, Dallas, Tx 75207

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Art After 5 – Best of Sustaining Artists May 17

Art After 5 is an organization of professionals who sponsor small informal exhibits to promote, encourage and raise money for art education. Each month one of the members holds an informal exhibit / cocktail party in their home or place of business to highlight the work of local artists. Guests  are asked to make a small donation to arts education as a cover to the event starting at only $5 but of course any amount in excess of that is appreciated.

This month the event will be held around the beautiful backyard lagoon patio at the home of JoAnn Phillips: 8826 Lakemont Dr, Dallas, TX 75209. The event will run from 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, May 17th.

Featured artists  will include the “BEST OF” the SUSTAINING ARTISTS & THEIR ENVIRONMENT exhibit: James Haddock, Alison Starr and Lee Hill. Curator Ken O’Toole will also present work.

Dr. John Marcucci, director of the Haley-Henman Gallery in Dallas, who stood as juror for the exhibit will share his notes on the artwork selected for the exhibit.

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