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2017 CASETA Symposium REGISTRATION OPEN – April 28 – 30


Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art

CASETA’S 15th Annual
Texas Art Fair and Symposium on Early Texas Art

April 28 – 30, 2017

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX  76107

Go to the CASETA website at to learn more and to register.


Spring is here and it is time to register for the 15th Annual CASETA Symposium and renew your membership at the same time. The Symposium and  Texas Art Fair will take place in Fort Worth on April 28 – 30 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  You will want to hear all of the great speakers and spend time with other collectors perusing the wonderful art work available at the Texas Art Fair!

Join other attendees viewing the wonderful collection in the home of Nancy & Ted Paup on Friday evening, an Evening Tour and reception at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art on Saturday evening, and a Tour of the George Grammer: Full Circle exhibition with complimentary light lunch at the Texas Wesleyan University on Sunday afternoon after the close of the Symposium.  Here are the opportunities in store:

  • Scott Barker
    Author/ Independent Curator
    Saginaw, TX
    Just Before Modernism: Fort Worth Art in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Richard R. Brettell
    Founding Director

    The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History
    Dallas, TX
    Texas Art in the Cosmopolitan Age
  • David Farmer 
    Author/ Independent Curator
    El Prado, NM
    Printmakers Guild/ Texas Printmakers
  • Ken Hafertepe
    Department of Museum Studies
    Baylor University
    Waco, TX
    Karl Hermann Lungwitz & other 19th c German-Texan Artists
  • Shirley Reece-Hughes
    Curator of Paintings and Sculpture
    Amon Carter Museum of American Art
    Fort Worth, TX
    Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler
  • Susie Kalil
    Author/ Independent Curator
    Houston, TX
    Dorothy Hood: The Color of Being/El Color del Ser
  • Althea Ruoppo
    Curatorial Assistant
    Contemporary Art & Special Projects
    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    Across the Miles: Robert Preusser and Texas After 1954

  • Collections Panel  Collecting: Beginning to End
    William U.  Eiland, Director, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA;
    Atlee Phillips, Director of Texas Art, Heritage Auctions, Dallas, TX;
    Jason Schoen, Collector of American Art, Boca Raton, FL
    Moderator – William Reaves, William Reaves │Sarah Foltz Fine Art,
    Houston, TX

*Please check 

for updates on schedule.




After the Keynote Address join Symposium attendees and special guests for the opening of the 2017 Texas Art Fair.   Once again there will be a sterling exhibition of Texas paintings, all for sale, of course, and sponsored by the state’s foremost art dealers.FRIDAY,  APRIL 28 – FREE EVENT – AFTER TEXAS ART FAIR OPENING –


Friday evening will offer an opportunity to tour one of the most spectacular collection of early Texas art in the home of Nancy & Ted Paup.

As the Paup family is in the ranching business, the collection has an emphasis on Texas Landscapes, and features several Julian Onderdonk works. There is also an interest in artists who participated in the Edgar B. Davis Texas Wildflower Competition 1927-1929.  The Paups love Texas Bluebonnets!


Saturday Evening after the Texas Art Fair closes for the day, the Tour and reception at Amon Carter Museum of American Art will feature

Works of early Texas art including the exhibit, Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler.
Refreshments, music
$25 per person


Sunday afternoon after the conclusion of both the Symposium and Texas Art Fair take the opportunity to Tour the exhibition, George Grammer: Full Circle. 
Enjoy a complimentary light lunch with the tour.
Lunch reservations limited to 50 – free but must register.



Texas art collectors and Symposium participants have free, on-site access to a sterling exhibition of Texas paintings, all for sale, of course, and sponsored by the state’s foremost art dealers.  Dealers participating in this year’s Texas Art Fair include:
        • Beuhler Fine Art
        • Charles Morin’s Vintage Texas Paintings
        • David Dike Fine Art
        • Dow Art Galleries
        • Heritage Auctions
        • Jody Klotz Fine Art
        • Kirk Hopper
        • Rainone Art Galleries
        • William Reaves/Sarah Foltz Fine Art
        • & more to come!
          In addition a variety of publications on early Texas art will be offered by bookseller Jon St. Clair and the Texas A&M University Press.
Preview Opening for Symposium Registrants
Friday, April 28,  
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 
Open free to the Public
Saturday, April 29,
  9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  
Sunday, April 30,
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 



Go to the CASETA website at

to learn more and to register. 

Download a paper-copy registration form

and mail to CASETA with your payment OR click the link below toRegister online and pay by credit card using PayPal. 




CASETA encourages you to book your hotel rooms early for the 2017 Symposium and Texas Art Fair.
CASETA has a special rate at two excellent Fort Worth hotels,
the Holiday Inn Express Fort Worth Downtown and the TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Fort Worth Downtown.
Both are a short drive to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center which is the 2017 Symposium and Texas Art Fair venue.
Holiday Inn Express Downtown 
1111 W. Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Rate for Standard Room: $129/night plus tax/1 king or 2 double beds
Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2017

Click: CASETA Symposium Booking Link

Note: When you select April 28 or 29 check-in the CASETA block reservation will come up

Call: 1-866-551-9747 and reference block code CAS to reserve rooms

Directions: Click Here for Directions to the Holiday Inn Express

Parking: $12 per night
TownePlace Suites Fort Worth Downtown
805 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Rate for Standard Room: $129/night plus tax/1 king (all rooms)
Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017

Directions: Click Here for Directions to TownePlace Suites Merriott Fort Worth Downtown

Parking: Complimentary on-site parking
Make your Symposium plans now!  Sign up soon and invite family and friends to be part of the fun!
We hope you will join us in the exciting city of Fort Worth!
Keep checking the website for more information!
Please contact CASETA staff at  or by phone at 325.212.4872 if you have any questions
or need additional information.

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Dallas Quilt Show March 10 -12 at Dallas Market Hall


Dallas Quilt Show 2017
“Its a Charmed Life!”

March 10 – 12, 2017

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Dallas Market Hall

This year, the Show Chair’s Theme is “It’s a Charmed Life!”

Charm Quilts have been around for over 150 years. They are referred to by many names: One Patch, indicating a single shape; Beggar, indicating that the quilter begged for fabric; and Odd-Feller, indicating no repeats in fabrics. Some very recognizable patterns include 1000 Pyramids, Grandmother’s Flower Garden, Apple Core and Postage Stamp.

For the purposes of the show theme category, here are the rules:

  • ONE SHAPE ONLY! You can use various sizes of the same shape in the quilt.
  • You can repeat fabrics in the quilt.
  • The edges of the quilt may have partial shapes where the sides were squared up, but the body of the quilt can have only one shape.
  • Borders and applique are allowed but should be an accent, not the focus.

Quilts can be one-person, two-person or group. Add a little charm to your life in 2017!

Sponsored by the Quilter’s Guild of Dallas


Show Location

Dallas Market Hall:
NW corner of I-35E and Market Center Blvd.

Parking: 2000 spaces and large parking garage.

CLICK HERE for Maps and further Directions.

Show Schedule

For details, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, March 9, 2017:Member Preview Party and Awards Ceremony, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.


Friday, March 10, 2017:

  • Show open 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Appraisals by appointment
  • Personal Quilt Tours: 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
  • Lectures: CLICK HERE.
  • Demos: CLICK HERE.


Saturday, March 11, 2017:

  • Show open 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Appraisals by appointment
  • Personal Quilt Tours: 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
  • Live Miniature Quilt Auction: 1:30 PM in the demo area
  • Lectures: CLICK HERE.
  • Demos: CLICK HERE.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

  • Show open 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM
  • Appraisals by appointment
  • Demos: CLICK HERE.
  • Viewer’s Choice Award: 4:00 PM near front entrance
  • Winner of Raffle Quilt 2017: 4:00 PM near front entrance

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2017 LGAA Spring Art Show Reception March 11


Reception, Saturday, March 11 at 6:30 P.M at the Shanley House, 224 North Travis, Granbury, TX 76048

The show runs from March 11 until April 29, 2017. Come and support L.G.A.A.

Lake Granbury Art Association

A big THANK YOU to all the LGAA members that submitted work for the Spring Show Poster. You will see them hung around the historic square and around town. The decision was difficult and we were looking for work that paired up well visually with another piece. The decision was so difficult that we are going to use TWO posters this year. Congratulations to Pam Tullos, Telise Rodelv, James Stewart and Jill Randall.

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Prolific Patterning – Ink & Color; The Journey of Five Creative Women – Reception March 9

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Keller Public Arts invites you to attend An Evening with the Artists, Thursday, March 9, 2017; 7 to 9 pm at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76248. Lisa Davis, Donna Hornsby, Suzanne McNeill-Sparks, Cindy Shepard and Angela Vangalis exhibit their interpretations of the art of Zentangle(R), in their exhibit, “Prolific Patterning – Ink & Color; The Journey of Five Creative Women.” The exhibit will be on display, March 1 – 29, 2017, 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday and when the building is open in the evenings for other events. The event is free and suitable for all ages. Visit our website, for more information. Contact 817-743-4000 or

Bird Mania

Zentangle Suns - Suzanne McNeill - Sized


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Linda Wacaster demo on Painting Animals for ACA March 7


ACA meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month (except June, July, August) at 2:00 pm. Associated Creative Artists was chartered in 1954 by a small group of Dallas artists to promote realism art.

Monthly Meeting Location:

Artist’s Showplace, 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX  75248

Next meeting will be this Tuesday, March 7. Our demo artist this month will be Linda Wacaster, who will be painting animals for us. For more about Linda, see her website:

Remember to bring a painting for a chance at our monthly prize, as well as cookies and a snack for break.

WacasterShall We Gather

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Michael Holter: Texas & Neighbors Juror Talk & Reception March 11th


You are invited! 2017 juror Michael Holter will give a talk on the evening of Saturday, March 11th from 7-9 pm at the Irving Arts Center. There will also be a slide presentation of the art inthe upcoming Texas & Neighbors Exhibit.

IRVING ARTS CENTER, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062


Michael Holter NWS, OPS, SWS, SWA, TXN

Texas artist Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael’s work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work is in two categories: figurative watercolor and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio).
Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, Texas & Neighbors, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society, The Outdoor Painters Society, the Portrait Society of America, and the American Impressionist Society.
“I have been influenced by artists such as Charles Reid, Richard Schmid, Burt Silverman, Frank Webb, John Singer Sargent, Ted Nuttall and many others. Even though I have an art degree, most of what I put into practice is self-taught through studying the work of these distinguished artists and much painting.”For more, see Michael’s website

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RS Hanna Gallery Spring Showcase in Fredericksburg


Fifty Women Artists of the West members have been selected for the RS Hanna Gallery Spring Showcase March 1 – June 3rd. RS Hanna Gallery is located at 208 S. Llano St. in Fredericksburg, Texas.
There will be three receptions during this time: March 3, April 7 and May 5, all from 6-8 p.m. If you’re in the Texas Hill Country area during this time to see the bluebonnets, be sure to drop by RS Hanna Gallery and see all the wonderful artwork!

image: “A Streak of Sunlight,” 11×14 Oil, is by Cecy Turner

— from Cecy Turner’s Spring Newsletter – subscribe at

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Stepping Into Destiny Artists Guild Exhibit at the Northwest Art Gallery

Ad for Show and Cover for Catalogue

Feb. 6 – May 5, 2017

Meet the Artists, Book Signing & Award Presentations April 6 5:30-7:30

Northwest Library Art Gallery, 6228 Crystal Lake Dr., Fort Worth TX 76179

Curated by Armor Bearer MM  Fort Worth Texas

Questions contact

Stepping into Destiny Artists Guild

Artists: Abraham Benjamin Washington
CLetha Lee
Danielle Condra
Elisa Lichtman
Ellen Palmer Johnsrud
Ezra Banks
Joel Harrison
John Johnson
Sarah Harrison
Taylon Banks Hollins
Tanya Starks

Stepping into Destiny Artists Guild

2nd Saturday Monthly Meeting
5015 Trentman Street
Fort Worth Texas
in the Fellowship Hall of New Creation Missionary Baptist Church
Every 2nd Saturday  3pm – 5pm for youth.  Adults 5pm – 7pm adults. Call 817.495.3444

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Indian Folk Art Traveling Exhibition at the Irving Arts Center


The Indian Folk Art exhibition, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage, was on view at the Irving Art Association’s galleries at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts during February. It was such  a success that the exhibit was invited to move to the Irving Arts Center. Works from ten of the artists are traveling to be on exhibit March 4 – 26 in the Irving Art Center’s Focus Gallery.

IRVING ARTS CENTER, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 300, Irving, Texas 75062  Phone (972)252-7558 * Fax (972)570-4962

Exhibition Dates:
March 4 – 26, 2017

Contact: Deepa Koshaley @

Participating Artists: Vidisha Bajpai, Pallavi Moharir, Jayshree Bihari, Monika Dogra, Navneeta Khemka, Avli Dalal, Deepa Koshaley, Nalini Priya Ravindran, Sangeeta Kumari, Pierce Baggett

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Hans Van de Bovenkamp Opening Reception March 4th


Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce the opening reception for sculptor Hans Van de Bovenkamp’s exhibition “Through Time”. Van de Bovenkamp will be in attendance at the opening reception on March 4th and the exhibition will be on view until April 3, 2017.

Hans Van de Bovenkamp
Through Time
March 4th from 5-8pm
Featuring an intimate lecture from the artist at 6:30pm
Don’t miss Hans Van de Bovenkamp‘s exhibition Through Time,
which will feature over 30 years of sculpture and works on paper.

Exhibition will be on view until April 3, 2017.

Samuel Lynne Galleries
1105 Dragon St. | Dallas, TX 75207 |

| 214.965.9027

Learn About Hans Van de Bovenkamp


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An Empire on Parade: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition March 14

Texas Centennial architecture

Art Deco Experts Jim Parsons, David Bush Headline Heritage Auctions’ Art & Design Speaker Series

An Empire on Parade: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition to be Discussed March 14

Dallas-basedHeritage Auctions recently launched a new Art & Design Speaker Series and the second installment will be heldMarch 14, at the Dallas Design District Showroom, 1518 Slocum Street. Entitled An Empire on Parade: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition the event will feature award-winning Art Deco authors Jim Parsons and David Bush speaking about art and architecture of Fair Park – the public spaces, buildings, sculptures and murals that were designed for the 1936 exposition.  The authors will bring the Centennial Exposition to life in their illustrated lecture, discussing Fair Park’s distinctive buildings and artwork and the stories behind their design.

“Creating the Art Deco art and architecture of Fair Park for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition was a monumental task in the depths of the Great Depression — in fact, the exposition’s promoters coined a word, ‘Texanic,’ to describe its scope,” said Jim Parsons. “Today, Fair Park houses one of the world’s largest collections of Art Deco buildings, and it is the only surviving fairgrounds from the golden age of world’s fairs.”

A native of Baytown, Texas, Jim Parsons, puts a passion for the state’s history and architecture to work as director of special projects and walking tours chairman for Preservation Houston who has also written about and photographed cities across the United States. David Bush was born and raised in New Orleans, where he developed his lifelong interest in historic architecture. Jim and David are co-authors of three award-winning books about Art Deco architecture in Texas: Houston Deco, Hill Country Deco and Fair Park Deco. Their fourth book, Dallas-Fort Worth Deco, is due for a late summer release by TCU Press of Fort Worth.

“Our goal with the speaker series is to engage the North Texas design community with thoughtful and informative presentations relating to design trends and key influencers. The March event featuring award-winning authors and Art Deco experts Jim Parsons and David Bush will further elevate the Speaker Series as a must-attend event for North Texas designers and collectors,” said Ed Beardsley, Vice President of Heritage Auctions.

The Art & Design Speaker Series is designed to entertain and inform North Texas designers and art collectors about new design trends, discuss developments in the art community and introduce clients to interesting art and designer personalities. The March 14event which will begin at 6 p.m. will also highlight the upcoming March 17-19 Through the Modernist Lens: A Distinctive Hollywood Collection of Art Deco and 20th Century Art auction. A book signing will follow the presentation and Q&A session.

The inaugural event of 2017 featured nationally known interior designer John Phifer Marrs speaking about Clients with a Dream: Creating Beautiful Interiors for Collectors in February and was a resounding success.

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

The Internet’s most popular auction-house website,, has over one million registered bidder-members, and searchable free archives of four million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.

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Texas Discovery Gardens Student Competition Reception March 5


Nature Abounds

flyer: Nature Abounds 2017

March 4 to April 23, 2017 The Discovery Gallery

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 5 2 pm to 4 pm

Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Gate 6)

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FWCAC: March Receptions & Meet the New Director March 3


March Exhibits
Receptions: Friday, March 3, 2017; 6 – 9pm 
Spring Gallery Night: Saturday, March 25, 2017; 6 – 9pm
Free and open to the public

New Exhibitions:
March 3 – 30, 2017

Focus Gallery One: The Minimalist Landscape
by Christie Helm
A selection from an ongoing project of abstract painting by Texas-based artist Christie Helm, currently residing in Dallas and Chicago, Illinois.

Focus Gallery Two: Blooms
by Katherine Toon
With “Blooms,” I am exploring permanence and impermanence through the tender and intimate beauty of flowers.
We are please to announce our New Program and Exhibition Manager, Jonathan Mark Levy. He has joined the Arts Center team. His vast experience and knowledge should be an asset to the artists who come through our doors. We have many new and exciting events and programs yet to come, so keep an eye on Facebook for more announcements and information.
On March 3rd during our First Friday Artist Receptions, we are having a meet-and-greet to introduce Jonathan to the community, Please come on by to say hello and enjoy some refreshment.  Artist Receptions are from 6-9 pm. Remember there is free parking for 45 minutes in the Western Heritage Parking Garage.

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FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE ARTS CENTER: March 3 Texas History Month Celebration


This year, enjoy First Fridays at the Arts Center as part of the monthly event across Downtown Denton. Each month brings a new experience. Upcoming events include:

March 3 | Texas History Month Celebration
presented in partnership with Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA)
Friday, March 3, 6-9:30pm, Free

The stars are big and bright at the PAAC as we dedicate this First Friday to kick off Texas History Month! Celebrate traditional to contemporary artistic traditions of Texas. Enjoy family art activities, a marshmallow roast around the campfire, and much more! For full schedule of events see


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Frida Kahlo on view at PDNB Gallery

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Nickolas Muray, Frida Painting “The Two Fridas”, c. 1939


March 1 – April 15, 2017

Simultaneously with the Dallas Museum of Art’s highly anticipated exhibition, “Mexico 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde”, PDNB Gallery will be exhibiting a special selection of photographs of the influential Mexican Surrealist painter and icon, Frida Kahlo.
PDNB Gallery, 154 Glass Street, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75207
The exhibition will highlight the playful and candid portraits of Frida taken by artist and close companion, Lucienne Bloch(1909-1999).
Lucienne Bloch,
Frida Biting her Necklace, 1933
By an encounter with the great Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, Bloch was subsequently introduced to Frida, and the two developed a deep friendship. During Diego’s turbulent stay in the United States, Bloch became an important figure in Frida’s life, helping her overcome a number of obstacles that would later reflect in the artist’s most important paintings. Bloch would also document many of Diego’s prominent mural works including “Unity Panel” at the New Workers School in New York, 1933, (included in the exhibition) and the only surviving photographs of the controversial Rockefeller Center mural, which was destroyed in 1934.
Also featured in this exhibition are the vibrant color and black & white photographs of Frida Kahlo by the master photographer and Frida’s long time lover, Nickolas Muray(1892-1965). Throughout their ten years on and off affair, Muray would photograph Frida during his visits to Mexico and while she was in New York for her solo exhibition at the Julian Levy Gallery. The images included by Muray reveal the eccentric, colorful and forceful figure that was Frida through both candid moments and studio settings.
The powerful work of the artist, Delilah Montoya(1955), paying homage to Frida, through surrealist and alternative photographic processes will also be featured.
This exhibition will be on view from March 1 – April 15, 2017.
Nickolas Muray, Frida Kahlo, 1939


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First Friday in Denton March 3



Greater Denton Arts Council kicks off Texas History Month

SCRAP Denton, corner of Bell and Prairie St. opening reception for “Reclaimed”

DIME Handmade

A Creative Art STUDIO


First Friday Denton is on the first Friday of every month, and is significant because that is the day when artists and artisans in the business district surrounding the Denton County Historic Courthouse on the Square open their doors for visitors and patrons to visit and see them at work, browse and perhaps buy a unique piece of art, jewelry or a myriad of other art objects – for yourself or someone special. And First Friday also offers patrons a chance to visit their favorite restaurants and businesses that have extended First Friday hours, so come to First Friday ready for music, art, books, coffee and great original foods.

The very nature of the business of art in Denton often means artists and their galleries keep unusual hours to take the facts of daily life into account, and we’ve all been frustrated to find our favorite gallery unexpectedly closed. The First Friday of every month in Denton, Texas, is a day you can count on the participants here to be open for business in a friendly and casual atmosphere found only in the laid back world of Denton, Texas.


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Artist’s Reception March 4 featuring Betty Grummer at Giddens Gallery

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“Venerable 3” by Betty Grummer

Giddens Gallery is Pleased to Announce

“Expressions of the spirit” by Betty Grummer

Featured Artist’s Reception 
Saturday, March 4, 2017 6pm – 9pm

Show dates March 1 – 11

Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday
11:00am – 6:00pm

“The artistic process for me is more than employing various techniques. It is an ‘Expression of the spirit’. My inspiration comes from nature, things familiar in my environment and expressing myself while using my artistic imagination.”


by Betty Grummer

“Venerable 2”

by Betty Grummer

“Venerable 1”

by Betty Grummer

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Giddens Gallery of Fine Art

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Grapevine, Tx 76051


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Heritage’s February Fine & Decorative Art Auction Reaches Almost $2 Million

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Chinese carved coral, Tiffany lamp, Lapini marble, works by Dali, Mapplethorpe top expansive list of decorative pieces

DALLAS, Texas (March 2, 2017) – The Fine & Decorative Art Signature Auction held this past weekend by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions boasted a wide variety of pieces and generated nearly $2 million in sales concludingTuesday with a total price realized of $1,872,215. Fresh-to-market pieces from renowned collectors, as well as work from artists around the world, were available without reserve.

“We were pleased to see robust interest from more than 1,700+ bidders, culminating in strong results for both Fine Arts and the Decorative Arts,” said Karen Rigdon, Director of Silver and Decorative Arts at Heritage Auctions.

Two spectacular large Chinese carved coral groups finished in the top three for lots sold. The top lot was a Large Chinese Carved Coral Group with Avian Motifs on Carved Wood Stand (pictured), which sold for $35,000, and an equally impressive Chinese Carved Coral Figurai Group of Eight Immortals, which reached $25,000. The massive pieces dramatically outdistanced their respective pre-auction estimates.

An exquisite Cesare Lapini marble statuette entitled L’Amore degli Angeli from a Dallas, TX collection sold for $30,000. The piece which stands 31-1/2 inches tall, was inscribed Galleria Lapini/Firenzi on the base and tripled its pre-sale auction estimate.

A beautiful Tiffany Studios table lamp, descended from the family of Major General John Porter Lucas, who led U.S. forces in WWI and WWII, and was made available at auction for the first time, garnering $17,500.

Other top lots included but were not limited to:

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

The Internet’s most popular auction-house website,, has over one million registered bidder-members, and searchable free archives of four million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.

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Angelika Ejtel Solo Exhibition: Opening Reception | March 9 at ART7 Gallery


Fort Worth Community Arts Center presents: 

Angelika Ejtel: ‘And They Say Of Her Woman’

Please join us for the Opening Reception
Thursday, March 9, 6 – 8 PM

March 4 – March 22, 2017

Inspired by the poetry of a famous Polish poet H.  Poswiatowska, in this exhibition of self-portraits, Angelika Ejtel integrates the images that belong to her most feminine works. They encompass the motifs of dark love, never-ending longing and hidden desires. Woman and her intimate world(s) portrayed in the poems of Poswiatowska, takes the face and body of the artist in her photographs. This is just a tiny study of what womanhood is in its broad spectrum of meanings.


ART 7 Gallery
2955 Crockett St
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Gallery hours: Thursday and Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday 1-8 pm


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View from the Art Village: 50-Year Retrospective opens March 24 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

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Public Opening Reception: Friday, March 24, 2017 | 6 – 9 p.m.

University of Dallas Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery
1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, Texas 75062

Exhibiting together for the first time in a show that spans half a century, “View from the Art Village: 50-Year Retrospective” features over 40 Braniff alumni artists who have made significant contributions to the arts. Collectively, their work can be found in museums, galleries, churches and even convents around the world. Curated by Nancy Cohen Israel, this milestone exhibition offers viewers the unique opportunity to see the breadth and depth of artistic talent fostered at the University of Dallas Braniff Graduate School on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.


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Reception March 3 for Jeremy Lock at JM Gallery

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Join JM Gallery Friday, March 3, from 6 until 9 for an opening reception featuring photographs from Jeremy Lock. 

JM Gallery, 1722 Routh Street Suite 106, Dallas, Tx 75201

During his adrenaline-filled career as a military photographer, Jeremy Lock documented battles, disasters, and everyday life in Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan, Haiti, Mongolia, and many other locations. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for distinguished service in Iraq, and was named Military Photojournalist of the Year seven times. Though no longer in the military, Jeremy’s intense vision and passion continue to motivate and inspire him and his work. He travels constantly, documenting landscapes that evoke the frightening power and awesome beauty of our world and capturing images of the people who occupy it that evoke the essence and reality of humanity at its finest and its worst. As he explains, “Not only do I get to live my life, but I’ve been able to live the lives of those I photograph, even if it was just for a moment. I thrive on sharing those experiences.” For this show, Jeremy shares his experiences with a collection of aerial landscapes and portraits from around the world. The vistas and people, though far-flung and diverse, are united in his photographs by pattern, shape, color, and texture. African deserts, Alaskan tundra, an old man’s face—all very different, yet with so much in common, if we know how to look. These photographs help us to see past our differences and understand how much of the world and our human experience within it are held in common.
ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

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Texas Pottery & Sculpture Guild March and April Events


Following is our event calendar for the next couple of months;

  • March 2017 Gallery Show
    • Fort Worth Community Art Center, March 3rd through the 25th
    • Reception March 3rd 6-9pm
    • An exhibition of exceptional artwork, designed to demonstrate the level of quality and creativity of which we are capable
    • Click here to view this event on Facebook March Gallery Show
  •  2017 Spring Gallery Night Sale
    • Fort Worth Community Art Center, Saturday March 25th, 10 am to 9 pm.
    • Over twenty artists offering both functional and decorative pottery and a few items from other media.
    • Click here to view this event on Facebook 2017 Spring Gallery Night Sale
  •  Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival – April 22nd and 23rd
    • Drawing for a donation from a Guild member
    • Demonstrating wheel thrown and hand built pottery techniques
    • For information about the Arts Festival click here Ft. Worth Main St Arts Festival
      On 7th Street in “Demo Alley”, click here for the map Arts Festival Map

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Next Meeting March 29th at American Ceramics

Program: Mary Becker of TCC Northeast

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Jim Duncan Watercolor Exhibit


IAA Member Jim Duncan presents an exhibit of his watercolor paintings in the West (small) Gallery at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Directions His work will be on exhibit Feb. 26 through March 24, 2017. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

Price List: Jim Duncan watercolors price list For more about Jim and his art see his website:

Jim also teaches weekly watercolor classes on Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 9:30 Pm. You may join at any time. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.Classes are only $25.00 per class payable $100.00 for 4 classes.

To register contact Jim or fill out the online registration form.
Phone: 972-285-0606

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Black Women’s Month @ SDCC (African Diaspora, Exhibits & Film Festival)


March is Black Women’s Month
at the South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 South Fitzhugh
Dallas TX 75210
Phone: 214.939.2787
African Diaspora: New Dialogues
Sanderia Faye in Coversation with Kiese Laymon

Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:30 pm
FreeWordSpace and the South Dallas Cultural Center present the third season of African Diaspora: New Dialogues, a series of free readings and discussions dedicated to bringing Dallas audiences major contributors to the literary life of the African Diaspora.Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Laymon attended Millsaps College and Jackson State University before graduating from Oberlin College. He earned an MFA in Fiction from Indiana University and is currently a Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi. Laymon is the author of the novel, Long Division and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, the UK edition released in 2016.This event will be hosted by Dallas novelist Sanderia Faye, whose novelMourner’s Bench won the 2016 Hurston/Wright Foundation Award for debut fiction.

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Safe House

Special Black Women’s Month Gallery Exhibitions

Open Reception
Friday, March 3, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm

invisible. is a collection of new work by Ciara Elle Bryant that uses the black female body as a site to explore black female identity in popular culture. Invisible. uses mixed media to explore the themes of power, femininity and social objectivity.

Born in Miami Florida, Bryant is a fine art photographer residing in Dallas, Texas where she recently received her Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Performance with a concentration in Visual Arts from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Safe House is an exhibit on the African American coding tradition in quilts and the bond of black women in quilting circles. The quilts feature traditional block-quilting, original designs, and fiber art, quilted by hand as well as by machine. Creativity and improvisation are common characteristics of many African American quilts and theses quilts provide us with insight into a rich heritage and history. Quilts featured in the exhibit come from members of the Quilting Sister of Color Quilting Circle.

Friday, March 10, 2017 | 7:00pm – Black Box Theater
$10.00 General Admission
$5.00 Students/Seniors
Purchase Tickets Here!

Daughters of the Dust: written and directed Juile Dash – At the dawn of the 20th century, a family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina — former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions — suffers a generational split. Talkback led by Angela Ards, Associate Professor of English at Southern Methodist University.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 7:00pm– Black Box Theater
$10.00 General Admission
$5.00 Students/Seniors
Purchase Tickets Here!

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners: written and directed Shola Lynch- Free Angela is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960’s. Talkback lead by Dr. Latrese Adkins Weathersby – Beloved Community Consulting Group.

The Chanelle Pearson Suite – an evening of short films featuring the work of Chanelle Aponte Pearson.

Friday & SaturdayMarch 10-11, 2017 | 7:30pm– Studio Theater
$10.00 General Admission
$5.00 Students/Seniors

Purchase Tickets Here!


So Young So Pretty So White, produced & co-directed by Chanelle Pearson, is a segment from a feature-length documentary that is currently in development the addresses the global practice of skin bleaching.

Chef Gaby: decolonizing the kitchen, produced and directed by Chanelle Person, is a short documentary about Gabriela Alvarez, a chef, healer, and activist living and working in Brooklyn.

Worry No. 473 of 1000 Worries that a Black Person Should Not Have to Worry About, produced by Chanelle Pearson is a short film made in collaboration with Blackout for Human Rights.

Something to Believe, produced by Chanelle Pearson, is a film that addresses the detachment we all battle, when faced with the world’s overwhelming issues.

Frenel, produced by Chanelle Pearson, highlights the life and work of a Brooklyn-based milliner.

195 Lewis pilot episode, written, produced and directed by Chanelle Pearson, is your introduction to a group of friends navigating the realities of being Black, queer, and polyamorous in Brooklyn, New York.

Ryann Holmes: the work is waking up, produced and directed by Chanelle Pearson, is a short documentary about Ryann Holmes, a community organizer and co-founder of bklyn boihood, a collective of Black and Brown women and transmen working towards reframing and redefining masculinity.

*Chanelle Person and Ryann Holmes will be in attendance

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MARCH 24th 6-10pm & MARCH 25th 2-8pm
Join the largest North Texas artist community at
Continental Gin Building’s 2017 Spring Open Studios.
Over 30 artists within this thriving community 
will occupy 61,000 sq ft of studio space on
three floors to showcase their diverse artwork.
Live music & complimentary food & drinks will be available. 
This event is free and open to the public for all ages.

For more information, visit

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DAFA Fiber Arts Exhibit in Irving

SkeiC1Dallas Area Fiber Artists (DAFA) presents a Fiber Arts Exhibit through March 24th at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061. 

Directions Information on 183 road closures
Gallery hours Sun., Mon., Wed., Thurs. – 1-4pm Tues 10:30am-3:00pm. The exhibit is sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

The types of works include Shibori (dyed cloth), art quilts, mixed media and felting.

Participating artists; Deborah Boshert, Lisa Covert, Traci Hutton, Julia Maudlin, Brenda McKinney, Lu Peters, Sherry Searcy, Carolyn Skei, Rebecca Shewmaker, April Soncrat, and Sherrie Tootle. Price list: Fiber Arts Exhibit price list

For more about DAFA, see the website:

DAFA meets the 4th Monday of each month around 6 pm at The Point, Center for the Arts and Education on the campus of C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 West Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX.

Monthly programs include lectures and demonstrations on subjects such as thread and fabric painting, surface design, papermaking, mixed media collage, garment design, fiber jewelry, altered books and many other fiber techniques.

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Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art March 3 – 5


March 3,4,5  Fri, Sat, Sun
150 Top Exhibitors
Antiques  Art  Vintage
Will Rogers Memorial Center
Fort Worth Show in the News…

See this Fort Worth Show find

in a lakehouse setting
Bring Friends,
Park Free!
2017 Parking Sponsor, 
The Mercantile.

How? Come with a carpool of 3 or more ticket buyers. Pay to Park. Receive a cash parking refund at the show door, compliments of The Mercantile. Read more about The Mercantile here.


Only 3 Days per Year,
Only in Fort Worth

New Video


54th Year                                     

 Fort Worth Show 

of Antiques & Art                                          


 Fri. March 3  10 am – 7 pm   (Happy Hour Party 4-7 pm)
Sat. March 4   10 am – 5 pm
 Sun. March 5  10 am – 5 pm
 Will Rogers Memorial Center

 3400 Burnett-Tandy                

 Fort Worth, Texas  76107
 150 Top Exhibitors 
 Pilgrim Century to
 Mid-Century Modern
 Featuring  “The Art Dept.”
 Antique & Contemporary Art 
2017 Show Theme:
Antiques & Art with Words
Book Signing by Mary Emmerling,
Author of Eclectic Country
Admission $8 Good all 3 Days
 Free for Children

 Discount Coupon at 

Free Parking for Carpools of 3
Sponsored by

2017 Benefit Booth & Book Sale:

The Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library

Buy Fort Worth Show Tickets Now at 

FORT WORTH SHOW of ANTIQUES & ART   817-291-3952

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Deep Ellum Arts Festival opportunities for artists

Deep Ellum Arts Festival 2017

The all-volunteer Deep Ellum Community Association hosts a “Deep Ellum Village” within the Deep Ellum Arts Festivall

which will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 7, 8 and 9 this year.  We are having a special emphasis on providing an opportunity for artists and performers to actively demonstrate and practice their craft.  For artists, we will have an area for you to actively produce your art during the festival.  In addition, you may wish to rent a booth to sell your art, help us produce artistic signage and/or work in the marbling tent and actively demonstrate your artistic skills there.  If you are a performer, we would love to include you in the activities happening in the Deep Ellum Village during the Festival.

The opportunities are the following:

  1. Rent a booth to sell your art or split a booth with another artist. Booths cost $350 for a 10×10 but are discounted 50% to Deep Ellum based artists and handcrafters.
  1. Be an “active” artist or performer for at least 4 hours and share a booth with that day’s other active artists and performers at no charge.“Active artists” sign up for a time slot and produce/create their art in the designated area during that time slot.
  1. Help produce the artwork which will serve as the signage within the Deep Ellum Village.
  2. Help in the “marbling” booth and demonstrate your artistic talent and offer information about yourself to those you assist.
  3. Enter the Arts 4 Dumpsters contest and potentially win up to $4,250.  See details at


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Gallery Talk by Jeanine Michna-Bales March 4

Abolitionist William Beard's Home; Union County, Indiana

Abolitionist William Beard’s Home; Union County, Indiana

In conjunction with her exhibition, Through Darkness to Light: Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad, artist Jeanine Michna-Bales will give an insightful talk about her extensive and extraordinary project.

Gallery talk is Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2 PM. Event is free and open to the public.

PDNB Gallery, 154 Glass St #104, Dallas, TX 75207, USA

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MTV Re:Define 2017 | Confirmed Artist Release 01


For Auction and Event details go to

MTV RE:DEFINE returns for its sixth year. This dynamic exhibition and auction will be held at Dallas Contemporary and will bring together iconic and specially commissioned artworks by established and emerging talent with the help of renowned curator, Neville Wakefield. Proceeds benefit the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Dallas Contemporary.

Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 7:00 PM –

Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 12:00 AM


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Corks & Canvas call for artists

Corks & Canvas poster 2017

On Saturday, May 20, 2017 Rockwall Old Town Shoppes will host the 2nd Annual Corks & Canvas.

The public is invited to stroll through the downtown district and enjoy artwork by local artists from 10 am to 5 pm. Also on tap, live jazz music during the day and a wine tasting from 1 pm to 5 pm at participating merchants. Coinciding with Corks & Canvas, the City’s Founders Day Festival will take place at Harry Myers Park, 5 blocks east of the downtown square. A complimentary shuttle service is slated from Noon to 5 pm.

Artists interested in participating, please submit an e-portfolio to Deidra Roe at Find more information at or on Facebook @Downtown Rockwall Texas.

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Cordelia Bailey & Dontrius Williams at Fort Works Art


Fort Works Art
Cordelia Bailey: One Last Shot and
Dontrius Williams: One More Shot

Please join us for the Opening Reception
Saturday, February 25 6 – 9 PM

February 21 – March 18, 2017

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

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
NEW Gallery Hours: MondaySaturday, 9 am – 6 pm

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MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival April 20-23

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On April 20-23, 2017, MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.), the largest arts festival in Texas, will return to Downtown Fort Worth for its 32nd year. More than 213 hand-selected artists will be exhibiting their work, including John Deng, Danika Ostrowski, Jeffrey Cannon, and Marvin Blackmore, and more than $4.6 million worth of art is expected to be sold. Throughout the weekend, hundreds of musical headliners will perform, including Elephant Revival, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Doyle Bramhall II, and Austin Allsup. Festivalgoers will also find a wide variety of culinary options, such as turkey legs, crawfish, and gourmet hamburgers, craft beers in the Craft Brew Pavilion, and wine by-the-glass at the “Wine Experience” tasting tent. For more information, please visit: #MainSt2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday, April 21, 2017: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday, April 22, 2017: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday, April 23, 2017: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.


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Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera opens March 12 at Meadows Museum


Opening March 12, 2017, Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera will be the most comprehensive presentation ever dedicated to the artist’s drawings—and the first major monographic exhibition organized on the artist in the United States in the last 25 years.

47 of Ribera’s drawings (nearly a third of the artist’s surviving output), 12 prints, 11 paintings, and one relief sculpture will be on display, demonstrating the technical skill and extraordinary originality of this Golden Age master. Co-organized with the Museo Nacional del Prado, the exhibition marks the publication of the first catalogue raisonné of the artist’s drawings, published jointly by the Meadows Museum, the Museo Nacional del Prado, and Fundación Focus. The Meadows Museum is the only U.S. venue for this exhibition.

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205


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Your Private Collection Art Gallery and Galleries of Granbury Celebrate Mardi Gras Feb. 25

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     Your Private Collection Art Gallery and Galleries of Granbury 

                                         Celebrate Mardi Gras          

                                     Last Saturday Gallery Night

                                         February 25, 5-8 pm

Our first Last Saturday Gallery Night starts with a blowout—our annual Mardi Gras Night on February 25th.  Hope you can come to this evening of art and fun. Conversation with our great artists, live music with Dutch the Cajun, Cajun Food and you may even win a prize for finding the baby hidden in the traditional King Cake.  You will love seeing the artist’s new works and listening to the music.

The Galleries of Granbury host “Last Saturday Gallery Night” free art walk the last Saturday of each month. 

All are open until 8 with “meet the artists,” opening receptions, demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres, wine and music.  Come Feb 25, 5 – 8 pm for a special Mardi Gras Gallery Night at Artefactz, Langdon Center Art Gallery, Shanley House Art Gallery, 

Uptown Art John G. Campbell Gallery, Your Private Collection Art Gallery, D’Vine Wine, The Pan Handle and Against the Grain.  Enjoy an evening of art, Mardi Gras food, libations, and live music. The “Mardi Gras” gallery tram will be running between the gazebo on the square and the surrounding galleries. You don’t want to miss this fun evening of art.


Feb 25 Featured Artists 

Artifacts – Cynthia James & Jeanette Alexander

D’Vine Wine – Teresa Garrett and music by Jerry Allen

Langdon Center Art Gallery – Vicki Owen and her show, Perspectives

LGAA Shanley House Art Gallery – 2017 Photography Show 

The Pan Handle – Chef David Babineau from Manor of Time demos gourmet dishes.

Uptown Art John G. Campbell Gallery – Cheryl Lee Moore and Gwen Hutson

Your Private Collection Art Gallery – For Mardi Gras, many of their great artists will be there and music by “Dutch the Cajun”

This month, a new location, Against the Grain Studio, will have Mardi Gras face painting, chair massages, live music and create-your-own-art options. 


Your Private Collection Art Gallery

106 N. Houston

Granbury, TX 76048




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