Category Archive: Meetings / Demonstrations

Photographing Art Presented by Brad Sharp June 13 in Frisco

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Join VAGF members at Expedition Frisco (9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco, TX 75033) for the monthly meeting.
Tuesday June 13, 7-9PM

Brad Sharp, chair of the Frisco Public Art Board, will present “Photographing Art”. He will share techniques for capturing and editing images to best represent your artwork for reproductions and exhibition entries. Topics include camera settings, lighting, image processing, file delivery, protecting your image, and more.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own camera (phone cameras welcome) and artwork for this hands-on workshop.

We also will have a mini-critique. Bring a piece of artwork (framing not necessary) and it can even be work-in -progress for a friendly feedback.  We will draw for a prize at the meeting for participating Artists.

Come join in for a fun, creative night.

Members and visitors are welcome. https://vagf.org

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Paula Nemec demo June 12 in Granbury

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The next Lake Granbury Art Association meeting will be held on June 12th and 7:00 P.M. Our guest demonstration artist is Paula Nemec. Anyone with an interest in art is invited to attend.

Artist Statement:

Paul Gardner once said “A painting is never finished it simply stops in an interesting place.” I strive to create those interesting places using a vast range of media, Acrylics, Oils on canvas and paper, molded papers that often become sculptural and steel sculptures that often become functional furniture pieces. My pieces verge on the abstract with a touch of reality either in the symbols, shapes or figurative work. I am always painting my inner vision of the world around me and delight in capturing the human condition.. I work at combining the visual and the verbal, the abstract and the conceptual.

My passion is the perseverance of the creative process. To always be changing and growing, constantly asking why and why not, pushing the process in new directions. I receive great pleasure in sharing this creative process with others. This is accomplished through my teaching and lecturing around the country. “My art and my life are always in process, always changing, taking new shapes and going down different avenues of creativity.”

Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis | Granbury, TX 76049

For more information go to our website at:
www.granburyart.org

For up-to-date news go to our Facebook page at:
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Laurin McKracken demo on Art Marketing June 5 & Patty Cross alcohol inksdemo June 14 for TAG in Bedford

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Trinity Arts Guild: Meetings are held on the first Monday evening of the month (except for Labor Day.) Visitors and guests are welcome to attend our monthly meetings and demonstrations. Our next meeting will be on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671

(817) 283-1422 http://trinityartsguild.net

June 5, 2017 – Laurin McKracken

Noted Watercolorist, will discuss how to market your artwork . Refreshments at 6:40 pm Demonstration will begin at 7:00 pm

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Laurin McCracken is the Chief Marketing Officer of Jacobs Global Building NA in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has put the skills learned over the years in drawing, photography and observation to use as a watercolorist. He studied with Gwen Bragg at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia and with Alain Gavin at the Art Institute in Chicago. He has paintings in corporate and private collections, including McGraw-Hill’s Corporate Collection and the Urban Land Institute. He also has photographs in the Graphics Arts Collection, Princeton University.

Born in Meridian, Mississippi, he holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University and a Masters in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University.

He has traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East and Japan, both as a practicing architect, a photographer and a painter. His photographs have been widely published in architectural journals and as book covers and book illustrations.

McCracken is an award-winning artist whose paintings have been exhibited in juried shows coast to coast including the Philadelphia Water Color Society, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, California Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society.


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TAG in the Morning Meeting and  Demonstration 

June 14, 2017              10:00 AM                   Patty Cross

Patty Cross will be doing an Alcohol Inks demo and hands on mini class. Bring your creativity and about $4.00 to $8.00. to cover supplies. (Patty’s Husband Joe is very ill so if she cannot come there will be a fill in artist) Bring a covered dish for the end of year Luncheon to follow demo.

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Janice Hamilton pastel landscape demo in Grand Prairie June 5

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Activities will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, June 5th  at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  
 
 Program
The program will be a pastel landscape painting demonstration by the nationally known, local oil and pastel artist Janice Hamilton.  Janice has been an award winning artist and educator in North Texas for many years.   She enjoys painting floral, still-lifes, landscapes and abstracts.   Examples of her work are attached.  You can see more about her at www.jhamiltonart.com

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AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street. Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org
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SWA May 22 Demo Artist: Sarah Graham Harman

NEXT MEETING May 22, 2017 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions see website:http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Guest artist: Sarah Graham Harman

Sarah currently lives and paints in Dallas and is known for her sensitive touch with watercolors, especially her portraits. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Houghton College and also studied art and portraiture in Italy. In addition to receiving national and regional recognition for her work in competitive art shows such as Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition and Society of Watercolor Artist’s International Exhibition, Sarah has travelled extensively, translating what she sees into wet color or pen-and-ink sketches. Sarah is frequently sought out as a demo-artist and juror for art associations and exhibitions in the DFW area. She loves to take the train into the city and watch people or go “exploring” with her sketchbook.

For more, see Sarah Graham Art. and https://sarahgrahamartblog.wordpress.com

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Joseph Zbukvic watercolor demo for SWS May 9th

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Please join us for SWS Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, May 9th    7:00-9:00 PM

United Methodist Church – Corner of NW Hwy & Inwood


Our May Program will feature Joseph Zbukvic

Joseph Zbukvic is a leading master of watercolor medium of his time. His impressive achievements and enormous success is due to his ability to transform any subject into visual poetic language. Covering an infinite variety of subjects, his sensitive, lyrical and atmospheric paintings have captured people and galleries from all around the world.

The artist states, “I try to achieve a balance of harmony between tonal values, design, colour and mood that will visually evoke the emotions between the viewer and the painting.
Watercolour, with its subtle and gentle effects is a perfect medium to achieve this.”

Come to the May meeting to see Joseph Zbukvic demonstrate his celebrated watercolor technique.
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VAGF Monthly meeting May 9 – Importance of social media in today’s art world

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Join VAGF members at Expedition Frisco (9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco, TX 75033) for the monthly meeting on Tuesday May 9, 7-9pm.

The VAGF will be featuring Ashley Villers, a local artist and guild member who will be discussing the importance of social media in today’s art world. Come join us for an introduction on how to gain exposure through various social media platforms and how to use them to build and grow your audience.

We also will have a mini-critique. Bring a piece of artwork (framing not necessary) and it can even be work-in -progress for a friendly feedback.  We will draw for a prize at the meeting for participating Artists.

Come join in for a fun, creative night.

Members and visitors are welcome. http://vagf.org

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Janice Hamilton demo May 16 in Richardson

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Meetings of the Richardson Civic Art Society are held on the third Tuesday of the month – from September to May – in the Richardson Public Library basement meeting room.

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 and the May Demonstrator will be Janice Hamilton, demonstrating oil/pastel. The meeting starts at 6:30.

Janice Hamilton has studied with many nationally know artist. She enjoys both oils and pastels. She has a degree in education and has taught in the public schools, in the continuing education programs at both Richland and Brookhaven Colleges, private classes and is presently teaching art classed for the Texas Instruments Art club and the Highland Park United Methodist Church.

Janice has been featured in one-women shows at the Goodrich Gallery and Grand Kempinsky in Dallas, the Jaycee Center for the Arts, Irving, Texas, Scott and White’s Smith Art Gallery, Temple, Texas,  Plano Municipal Building, the Plano Center  and the Courtyard Theater, Plano, Texas, Patty Granville Center for the Performing Arts, Garland, Texas, Vive Les Arts Theater, Killen, Texas,  Mesquite Performing Arts Center, Mesquite, Texas, the Framemaker Gallery, Austin, Texas and the Wolf Creek Heritage Museum, Lipscomb, Texas.

Her work has been included in the artists of Texas, Volume 1V, Fine Arts Catalog and she was featured as one of the “Master Pastel Artists of the World” in the 2003 June-July issue of the International Artists Magazine.  In 1994 one of her paintings was included in the Dallas Museum for the Art’s Beaus Art’s Auction.

For more information about Janice and her work, visit:

www.jhamiltonart.com

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ECAA Meeting May 1: demo artist Rusty Jones

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ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION NEXT MEETING May 1, 2017

113 W. FRANKLIN Waxahachie, TX 75165

AGENDA

  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm – Meet & Greet – vote Mini Show! View previous years Paint Historic Waxahachie in the gallery – “wet paint” new Paint Historic Waxahachie on the wire wall!
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Announcements
  • 7:00 pm – Demonstration program

MAY DEMO ARTIST

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Texas based artist, Rusty Jones, traces his earliest influence to his grandmother who was the first to place a paintbrush in his hands and encourage his interest in art. He vividly remembers her studio on the second floor of a historic home that once served as a stagecoach stop just outside of San Antonio. She would set up still lifes for him to draw or take him outside where she would set up her French easel and paint landscapes. “She had a crusty, difficult personality and could be as mean as a barnyard billy-goat, but when she began to paint you could see the joy in her face as she glided her brush across the canvas.”

Rusty graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Communications and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas with a Masters of Science Degree in Medical Illustration. He is a Certified Medical Illustrator and a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators. For over three decades Rusty provided highly technical medical art for major pharmaceutical companies, medical product companies, medical journals, surgical atlases and ad agencies.

Rusty’s love of sports led him into sporting art which landed him illustration assignments with such notable magazines as Golf Illustrated, Golf Magazine, the Golf Journal, the Masters Journal and American Way Magazine. He also provided sports art for the Coca-Cola Foods Division for the Summer Olympics, the Dallas Cowboys NFL team and the Dallas Mavericks NBA team.

Now Rusty focuses his artistic skills painting the Western American landscape. Following in the tradition of John Singer Sargent, Julian Onderdonk, Portofino Salinas, Edgar Payne and many other great American painters Rusty travels throughout the country painting the landscapes before him. “Painting outdoors takes passion. Without it the wind, heat, snow and bugs will drive you indoors. I enjoy my time in the studio, but it doesn’t make my heart race like it does when I am outside.”

Rusty is a Master Signature member of Outdoor Painters Society….and a “master” at painting plein air – Please join us for a great evening of art & fun!

 

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Mixed up with Media: a presentation by Encaustic Artist Teri Muse May 4th

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You are invited to a presentation by encaustic artist Teri Muse at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST), May meeting on May 4th, 2017, from 7 – 9 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton. During the presentation, Teri Muse will look back at the variety of techniques and media that she has used over the years, ending with a discussion about her current choices of working with encaustic or acrylic/collage.

Teri Muse was born in 1956 in Waco, Texas. She received art lessons from a local artist and they sparked in her a lifelong passion for art.  She received a BFA in art education in 1978 from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. In 1982, she received her MFA from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. Her Master’s degree major study was in papermaking and textiles, studying with Corky Stuckenbruck. Ceramics was her minor, studying with J. Brough Miller.

Her early art career centered on paper-making. She made her own paper canvases in various shapes. Working with Beverly Gordon Fine Art/Dallas, Nimbus Gallery/Dallas and Miriam Perlman/Chicago her work was commissioned for large public spaces, including the Westin Hotel/Birmingham, the American Heart Association/Dallas, and Prudential Life Insurance/Chicago.

As Muse settled with her family in the DFW area, she entered into a career of art education in the local private and public schools.  This career has run parallel to her fine art career.

After a 2004 trip to Paris, France, Muse created a series of wood assemblages inspired by Picasso. Milled wood scraps from her husband’s wood shop and found driftwood pieces were combined into colorful, found object art guitars.

 The search for ever more interesting color and texture led Muse to the encaustic technique of painting with melted wax. It creates unusual luminosity and translucency and allows Muse to include papers and materials into the layers of wax, something she also likes to do in her acrylic paintings. Her collections of maps, fabrics, sheet music and postage stamps become a backdrop for her “asemic”, or wordless, writing—linear elements running throughout her works for years and grounding them with the dual traits of strength and mystery. Muse continues to explore a variety of media to engage her creativity. 

 To find out more about Teri, see: www.terimuse.com

 Free for VAST members; $3 for non-member guests.  http://vastarts.org

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CONNECT: The MODERNIST Meetup at SHERLE WAGNER Art Gallery April 26

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CONNECT: The MODERNIST Meetup at SHERLE WAGNER + SWAG – APR26 // 6.30-8.30PM

SPECIAL INVITE!
JOIN US WEDNESDAY APRIL 26TH
FOR THE MODERNIST MEET UP
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SHERLE WAGNER ART GALLERY, 1025 SLOCUM STREET, DALLAS, TX 75207 214.747.7200

The MODERNIST Meet Up is about:
Connecting the Dallas Modern Community
Fostering Ideas and Creativity
Building Relationships

Having a good time!

MODERNISM | MUSIC | WINE AND GOOD TIMES
Come network, socialize, learn and share ideas among other stewards of
the Dallas modern community. Our members are designers, enthusiasts, mod
home owners, music people, builders, architects, artists, art collectors, modern
enthusiasts, real estate people, business people, health and fitness, furniture,
film and fashion people of the Big D.

This is a monthly meet up and you’re invited!

Feel free to invite another modernista friend or just bring them with you.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 26 // 6.30-8.30PM

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1025 SLOCUM STREET
DALLAS, TX 75207

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Sara Joseph demo on Polymer Clay: IAA April 25th Meeting

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, April 25th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Sara Joseph. She will be demonstrating her use of polymer clay in sculpture.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  DirectionsGuests are welcome.

About the artist: Sara Joesph

Sara Joseph is a writer, sculptor and visual artist. She sculpts in polymer clay and paints in words, watercolors, oil, acrylics and mixed media. Her artworks are in numerous corporate and private collections around the world.

Her book Gently Awakened: The influence of Faith on Your Artistic Journey was the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Gold Medal Winner for Christian NonFiction and Illustration.

Born in India, her early art training exposed her to the artistic traditions and rigor of the East. She immigrated to the United States with her husband, Jacob, and raised two sons. A former co-owner of Artists’ Showplace Gallery in Dallas, Texas, she is currently the web author of Christian Artist Resource, an online resource for Christian artists internationally, as well as a changing gallery of her contemporary Christian art. She is also owns Tereo Creative, a publishing company for Christian creative endeavors. Visit her online at http://www.christian-artist-resource.com/

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Art Crit Group, April 25 at Dallas Public Library

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Art Crit Group

March 28, 6-8PM

Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor,

Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young St., Dallas TX

 

Join us for the second meeting of Dallas Public Library’s Art Crit Group. This program is intended to create a network of artists interested in constructive dialogue and is open to artists of all levels and mediums, however space is limited.  Submit your inquiries to art@dallascityhall.com.

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FBCAA: Watercolor demo/workshop with Nel Dorn Byrd April 18

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The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will be having a meeting and watercolor demo with Nel Dorn Byrd, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Farmer’s Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, near Valwood.  The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with the demo at 10:30. The meeting/demo concludes at noon.  Guests and potential new members are welcome.

Nel will also conduct a workshop that afternoon from 1:00-3:00.  Cost of the workshop is $10. For more about the artist, see her website http://www.neldornbyrd.com/.

Anyone who enjoys art or is interested in promoting the visual arts is welcome to join us.  Membership is $30 per year and associate membership is $40 per year. https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Branch-Carrollton-Art-Association-149816435455992/

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VAGF Monthly meeting

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Monthly Meeting
Tuesday April 11th, 7-9PM
Expedition Frisco; 9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco

Drawing and Painting with Live model in Japanese wedding kimono

Join VAGF members at Expedition Frisco (9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco, TX 75033) for the monthly meeting.
Madame Butterfly Opera was so beautiful that we have decided to give our artists an opportunity to paint, draw, or photograph our own “Madame Butterfly”. Bring your easels and favorite medium to draw and paint a live model attired in a traditional wedding kimono.

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We also will have a mini-critique. Bring a piece of artwork (framing not necessary) and it can even be work-in -progress for a friendly feedback. We will draw for a prize at the meeting for participating Artists.

Come join in for a fun, creative night.

Members and visitors are welcome.

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SWA April demo & workshop artist: Laurie Goldstein-Warren

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NEXT MEETING April 17, 2017 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Our demo artist for April is also the juror for our Spring International Juried Exhibit, and our workshop instructor: Laurie Goldstein-Warren.

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Juror Workshop with Laurie Goldstein-Warren, AWS, NWS

Here’s the latest news about our upcoming workshop: The Episcopalian Church that we normally use is having their roof replaced on our dates, so the venue has changed to the Trinity Arts Guild facility at 2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX 76021 (inside the Bedford Boys Ranch park). There are two or three spots left, so don’t delay if you would like to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Dale at swaworkshop@gmail.com for more information.

To pay for the workshop you can go to www.swawatercolor.com and pay through PayPal.
Date: Tuesday April 18th through Thursday April 20th, 2017
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Trinity Arts Guild, Bedford, TX

Subject matter: Limited palette portraits. All levels of experience are welcome.

”I am Laurie Goldstein-Warren and I live in West Virginia. I have been painting watercolors for sixteen years. Art has always been a part of my life. When I was young, ballet, tap and jazz dancing was my creative outlet. I was a dancer in the Rochester Academy of Performing Arts dance troupe until the age of 18. Later on my creative path took me to hair styling. I opened my own salon in New York and competed in fantasy hair competitions. I loved these particular shows because you had to create something never seen before, more avante garde than styles you would see on the street.

When I moved to West Virginia in 1998 and found myself in the countryside, I went back to one of my first creative loves, art. After many years of studying the art of watercolor with some fantastic teachers and mentors, I have been so fortunate to have found success in this field. My artwork has been shown all over this country and has been exhibited in Canada, China and Japan. I now enjoy teaching my workshops and jurying exhibits around the country. I found my voice in art… find yours….Create!
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Naomi Brotherton Watercolor Demo April 11 for SWS

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 7:00 pm

Lovers Lane Methodist Church
Ashbury Hall
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas
(northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.)

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Naomi Brotherton is a founding member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society. She will be 97 on her birthday April 8th and is still active in the organization. Naomi has been a teacher and mentor for many SWS members over the years. At the April meeting, Naomi will demonstrate how she develops her nationally famous night scenes marked by the glow of a light source.

You do not want to miss the April meeting and Naomi’s demo!

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Ben Faubion Presentation for VAST April 6

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April 2017 VAST Member Program – Ben Faubion

Thursday, April 6h, from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX. The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

A presentation of work by Ben Faubion, Pad.co Creative Director and Minicrew artist

Biography

Ben Faubion is both an illustrator and digital designer. He attended Laguna College of Art and Design, and earned a B.F.A in Illustration/Design. He’s worked as a UI designer with a variety of fortune 500 companies, design agencies, and startups, while also continuously engaging his love for drawing and characters. His web and app design experience includes clients such Disney, Kawasaki, Ubisoft, Intel, and United Rentals. He’s currently the Creative Director at Pad, an Austin based startup that helps owners manage their homes. In his free time he’s building a quirky and fun illustrative brand called Minicrew, which is focused on the Do-It-Yourself and Maker culture. You can view his design work at www.reactivecanvas.com, and his illustration work on instagram at instagram.com/minicrewco.

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ECAA Meeting April 3: demo artist Linda Schindler

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ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION NEXT MEETING APRIL 3, 2017

113 W. FRANKLIN Waxahachie, TX 75165

AGENDA

  • 6:30 to 6:45 pmPreview of YOUTH ART SHOW in the gallery
  • NOTE: No Mini Show (space needed for Youth Art)
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Announcements
  • 7:00 pm – Demonstration program

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DEMO ARTIST LINDA SCHINDLER

Linda Schindler is a native Texas and has resided in Waxahachie for over 30 years. Linda showed an interest in art at a very young age and started painting more seriously after raising her children. Her country surroundings are her inspiration and she tries to convey this to the viewer in everything she paints. She is best known for her chicken paintings. Linda teaches art lessons at the Waxahachie Hobby Lobby. Linda has studied with several notable artists and has won many prestigious art awards including Northlight Art Magazine’s cover contest, numerous Best of Show awards including the State Fair of Texas and Richardson Civic Art Society Purchase Award.

Linda is a member of ECAA and we are excited that she will share her talent with us.

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Grand Prairie Artists meet April 3rd

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The April meeting of the ASSOCIATION OF GRAND PRAIRIE ARTISTS (AGPA) will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, April 3rd  at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  
 
 Program
The program is twofold this month.  First is a self-critique. Members and guests are asked to bring their own current or in progress art work to the meeting to be critiqued.  Each person will discuss their art and then the other participants will offer comments and suggestions.  Second, we will work on the upcoming May 18th Art Party.   The art project for the party will be to paint and decorate glass goblets.  There will be supplies on hand, and we will actually paint a few goblets.

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We will review options for future programs.
 

AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street. Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org

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Visual Art League of Lewisville news for March & April

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Visual Art League of Lewisville artists created theatre boards to The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre for Jesus Christ Superstar: Chuck Hendrickson and Joyce Landry. The theatre boards for Jesus Christ Superstar will be presented at the GLCT from March 24th through April 9th

VAL members are very active this month, with monetary awards given to the 1st place and best of show winners of the LISD art show at the MCL Grand.

Our speaker for this month is Chris Brandley, who will give a demo on oil painting.  This occurs on Tuesday, March 21st from 7-9 in classroom3 of the MCL Grand.  This is open to the public and there is no charge.

Exhibiting at Tierneys Café & Tavern through June 30th is Louise Flanagan,Pepper McCarty and Kathleen Mekailek.

In the showcase, is Artist of the Month Alfredo Santestaban through April 28th.

Tina Alvarez has an opening reception at Swirl Bakery in Flower Mound on Friday, March 24th .  5:30-7.  Focus on Color and Light…..photography

Lorraine Hayes has her artwork at the Denton Senior Center April and May.

We want to thank our sponsors, Asel, Avalon Emporium and The Container Store.

Go to www.visualartleague.org

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Digital Characters and Design: A presentation of work by Ben Faubion, Pad.co Creative Director and Minicrew artist

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You are invited to “Digital Characters and Design: A presentation of work by Ben Faubion, Pad.co Creative Director and Minicrew artist,” April 6th, 2017, from 7 – 9 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Mr. Faubion is an illustrator and digital designer. Ben attended Laguna College of Art and Design, and earned a B.F.A in Illustration/Design. He has worked as a user interfaces (UI) designer with a variety of Fortune 500 companies, design agencies, and startups, while also continuously engaging his love for drawing and characters. His web and app design experience includes clients such Disney, Kawasaki, Ubisoft, Intel, and United Rentals.

He is currently the Creative Director at Pad, an Austin based startup that helps owners manage their homes. In his free time he’s building a quirky and fun illustrative brand called Minicrew, which is focused on the Do-It-Yourself and Maker culture. You can view his design work at www.reactivecanvas.com, and his illustration work on instagram at instagram.com/minicrewco.

During the presentation, Ben will share his illustration work on Minicrew as well as his latest design work. He will talk about his process of refining a character drawing, inking, and coloring digitally. He will be available to answer questions about digital tool techniques as well any questions about developing an engaging career in art and design.

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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FBCAA March 21st meeting: Marie Renfro demo & workshop

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The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will be having a meeting and Acrylics Collage demo with Marie Renfro, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Farmer’s Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, near Valwood.  The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with the demo at 10:30. The meeting/demo concludes at noon.  Guests and potential new members are welcome.

Ms. Renfro will also conduct a workshop that afternoon from 1:00-3:00.  Cost of the workshop is $10. For more about Marie, see her website https://gallery8.com/c-marie-renfro/

Anyone who enjoys art or is interested in promoting the visual arts is welcome to join us.  Membership is $30 per year and associate membership is $40 per year. https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Branch-Carrollton-Art-Association-149816435455992/

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Johnny Mahto Hogue oil pastel demo for LGAA March 13

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L.G.A.A. general meeting, Monday, March 13 at 7:00 P.M. at the Shanley House, 224 Travis St., Garubury (across from the library).

Johnny Mahto Hogue is our guest artist at the L.G.A.A. General Meeting which will be on Monday, March 13, at 7:00 P.M. He will be demonstrating oil pastels. You won’t want to miss this!

For more information go to our website at:
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For up-to-date news go to our Facebook page at:
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FORT WORTH PUBLIC ART: Public Presentation: Master Plan Update April 27

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Public Presentation: Master Plan Update

Public Art experts Barbara Goldstein and Jessica Cusick will present the results of their research on public art in Fort Worth and the proposed vision for the next 15 years on April 27, 2017. Join us to learn about their process and provide feedback. More information about the Master Plan Update is available on the FWPA website. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017  | 6:30 PM
Fort Worth Central Library | Tandy Lecture Hall 
500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102  

The Fort Worth Art Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the Draft Fiscal Year 2018 Public Art Fund Budget request. More information.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Fort Worth Public Art is a City of Fort Worth program advised by the Fort Worth Art Commission and managed by the Arts Council of Fort Worth. In this 15th Anniversary Year, the FWPA Collection includes over 100 commissioned, acquired, and donated artworks located throughout the city.

 

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Steve Miller demo on Oil Landscapes: IAA March 28th Meeting

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, March 28th meeting of the Irving Art Association will beSteve Miller. He will be demonstrating his style of oil landscapes.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062.  Directions. Guests are welcome.

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Steve was born in Arlington, Texas in the late 50’s. Although he grew up in several locations across the South, he now lives in Grand Prairie, Texas with his bride of 39 years, Donna.

Steve has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic artist, creating art, illustration and graphics for several publications.

He has also worked in computer animation and digital photography and digital illustration. In contrast to the computer related visuals, he works in oils and pastels, and has won several awards in local art competitions. Steve has no formal education in art, but says: “I have learned, and am learning, from artist friends and instructors who have traveled the road before me, people who are willing to share their knowledge of color, light and other art related concepts they have learned on their ‘journey’”.

Steve says “My foundational goal as an artist is to render the beauty of the incredible creation around us, a world that was created by an awesome God.”

www.SteveMillerStudios.com

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Diane Rappisi pastel demo/mini-workshop at PSSW Meeting April 1st

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Portrait Artist, Diane Rappisi will give a demo at 10am and a mini workshop from 1pm-4pm on Saturday, April 1st.

The demo is free to all. The workshop is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Diane is a contemporary realist painter whose work fuses the light and chroma of the Cape Cod colorists with the form and structure of the traditional Italian and French academies. She was featured in the  Dec.2014 issue of Pastel Journal and this summer will have her work included in “Pure Color 2.” For more information about Diane, please see her web site at www.rappisiart.com.

For more about the Pastel Society of the Southwest see http://pssw.info

All meetings are held at the Stacy Furniture Community Room, 1900 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76021. Click here for map and directions

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Art Crit Group March 28 at Dallas Public Library

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Art Crit Group

March 28, 6-8PM

Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor, Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young St., Dallas TX

 

This program is intended to create a network of artists interested in constructive dialogue. The group is open to artists of all levels and mediums, however space is limited. Submit your inquiries to art@dallascityhall.com.

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Iain Stewart Watercolor Demo March 14 for SWS

 

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:00 pm

Lovers Lane Methodist Church
Ashbury Hall
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas
(northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.)

http://swswatercolor.org

Iain Stewart is a watercolor artist / illustrator and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele- a business he has run for the last 20 years. Iain maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama.

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Artist’s Statement: “I rely on instinct a great deal and my sketchbook when selecting subjects for my paintings. The lion’s share of my work is done in one sitting as my real struggle in painting is to capture the initial vision for any given piece. I am most often motivated by capturing a definitive lighting condition and how it influences shape and value rather than faithfully representing the subject as witnessed. Watercolor is uniquely suited for this task as “light” is reserved from the first brush strokes and must be protected throughout the painting process. The underlying narrative in my work is not based on any theme in particular but quite simply how “place” is inhabited and used daily. I often use remember atmospheric and lighting conditions in my work and say that I paint from life and memory simultaneously. My watercolors are not only a translation of what I see, but more importantly, an expression of how I choose to view the world.“

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Celeste McCall critique March 8 at TAG in the Morning Meeting

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TAG in the Morning Meeting

March 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

Guest Artist: Celeste McCall

Put Your Best Foot Forward during Show Season

Celeste McCall will be guiding a critique session during the March 8, 2017 meeting. Everyone is encouraged to bring one or two paintings. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn tips on composition, color, design to make your work sparkle. Celeste has a wonderful way of highlighting the positives while making constructive suggestions for areas that might use changes or improvement. Critiques that are done well spark thought and ideas as well as improvement in your artwork. It is the season for all the big shows. Put your best foot forward. Take time to attend and participate in the March critique.

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Dina Gregory demo for ECAA March 6

 

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Ellis County Art Association (ECAA) NEXT MEETING

MARCH 6, 2017

113 W. FRANKLIN Waxahachie, TX 75165

AGENDA

  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm – “Get Acquainted” with the gallery & classroom & MINI SHOW!
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Announcements
  • 7:00 pm – Demonstration program

www.elliscountyart.net

ecaa@elliscountyart.net


 


MARCH DEMO ARTIST – DINA GREGORY

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Dina is a native Texan, who loves being out in nature. After working in different mediums, she discovered her favorite is pastels. Pastels work really well in plein air paintings. She is working as a Texas plein air pastel artist. Nature is in constant change. Dina enjoys capturing this fleeting moment and the connection it poses between God, man and nature. Her favorite painting locations are Big Bend, Palo Duro Canyon, the Hill Country and her own Bosque county acreage.
PLEIN AIR PASTEL ARTIST Dina Gregory – OPS, PAAC, PSSW

Dina has a BFA in art from the University of North Texas. She has studied with Ethel Spears, Ramon Kelley and Lorenzo Chavez. Nicolai Fechin, Maynard Dixon and Mary Cassatt are some of her favorite artists. She draws inspiration from Albert Handell, Kim Lordier and Lorenzo Chavez.

Dina is well known to ECAA as well as throughout Texas. A frequent visitor of Waxahachie, she has conducted pastel workshops for our group and we’re delighted to welcome her back!

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James Behan on Abstraction March 6th in Grand Prairie

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The ASSOCIATION OF GRAND PRAIRIE ARTISTS’ meeting will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 6th  at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  

 
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The presenter Monday is James Behan who always finds ways to give a lift to our creative inclinations.
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James Behan’s current works are paintings that are non-objective reflections on currents such as water, air and time; as well as photographic images that focus on myth.  He will present his new work and discuss processes related to both painting and photography.  These works reflect “on the instability of being in the here-now, how life flows gently and terribly, a calm stream or turbulent river, without warning or regret.  My art is the residue of processed desire.”

He lives and works in Dallas, Texas, where he earned an MFA in painting from Southern Methodist University.  As a pupil to Bill Komodore, he is part of the artist lineage of Hans Hoffman and Mark Rothko.  In addition to his studio practice, Behan is currently working as Professor of Art for Mountain View College where he serves as the Art Faculty Coordinator and teaches painting, drawing and design.  You can view his some of his work at “behanworks.com”.
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AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street. Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org

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Dallas Area Fiber Artists Meeting Feb. 27

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DAFA Members Meeting

Monday, February 27, 2017

5:30pm – 9pm

Location: The Point, Center for
Arts and Education,
C.C. Young Retirement Community
4847 West Lawther Drive
Dallas, Texas

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Mini Workshop, 5:30 pm

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“Oh, Chapeau! The Secrets of Millinery Fibers”

Bring and wear a hat for our Mini Workshop and Program.

There will be a $5 kit fee. Exact change is appreciated and encouraged. Members, please remember to bring your Go Kit. Needle nose pliers are also needed. Make sure you have black thread, a few needles, and scissors in your kit. Marianne will provide a plentiful selection of feathers for our workshop. We look forward to seeing many excited members learning how to work with feathers.

We will work with millinery feather bundles by Marianne Lewis, owner of Charming Lady Designs Handmade Millinery.

Feathers are one of the most commonly used fibers in millinery trim.  They naturally come in all shapes, colors and sizes…and through a bit of lady (or man)- made magic, they can take on so many more variations.

Join us to work with commonly used feathers and learn some of their secrets.  You will leave with “feather bundles” that can be used to trim a hat, tuck into a vase, pin to your coat, or just admire.

Marianne will provide a plentiful selection of feathers for everyone to experiment with, plus learn some tricks of the trade.

Program, 6:45pm – 9 pm

Marianne Lewis, the ​Hat Lady

Our speaker, Marianne Lewis, will give a presentation on hats. The Board will provide tea and cookies for the event, along with cups and saucers, napkins, sugar and cream.

Marianne Lewis is a milliner, owner and designer of Charming Lady Designs and works from her home studio in Allen, TX. She has been studying and creating hats of all designs for the past four years and has learned from master milliners, online tutorials, classic books and workshops like this.

Marianne has a love of textiles and jewelry from all eras and corners of the globe.  She is inspired by La Belle Epoch, Art Deco and Art Nouveau movements, and the clean lines of the Mid- 20th century.  She is currently fascinated with the construction of historical clothing and the social expectations associated with historical fashion.

 

 

Hat and Tea Party!

 

 

This will be a fun meeting, one not to be missed!

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Mike Moffatt and Art-Hunger at the VAST March Meeting

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You are invited to a presentation by Mike Moffatt and Art-Hunger at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST) March monthly meeting, on Thursday, March 2nd, from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center,  400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Mike works at Asel Art Supply in Fort Worth and is a member of Art-Hunger.  During the presentation, Mike and additional members of the group will discuss their goals and share the work of their passion.

Art-Hunger is a Fort Worth/Dallas Texas art organization formed for both emerging and established artists who have the desire to show their artwork, sell, socialize, learn, share, network, practice their skills and gain more exposure. In the summer of 2012, they hosted more than a dozen art shows and fund raisers.

They welcome all painters, sculptors, jewelers, book makers, ceramicists, glass blowers, welders, shirt and textile artists, graphic artists, illustrators and more to join in!  Their goal is to continue creating new events and more ways to help bring the local art community together.

Mike Moffatt’s Artist Statement:
“I am always looking to the future in whatever I do, while keeping the mind’s eye on the past. Having respect for the long history of the arts is so important to me. Using skills I learned in school and out of the classroom, I have grown into a well- rounded painter and designer. Instead of the normal POP Art that is so overly done in this decade, I pick out scenes that touch the emotions in the true fans. This puts me closer to my audience and that loyalty is hard to come by in the art world.”

To find out more about Art-Hunger, see: www.art-hunger.com

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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Bev Boren watercolor demo Feb. 20 for SWA

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NEXT MEETING FEBRUARY 20th. The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Guest Artist: BEV BOREN

Bev Boren was born and raised in Texas and now resides in Trophy Club, Texas with her husband Ben.  She is a signature member of the Outdoor Painters Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  She is also a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and American Watercolor Society.

Her work is primarily the result of her need to paint.  Inspiration can come at any time and in any place.  She is not confined to one subject area.  She loves  to paint a variety of subject matter as well as working in various mediums.  Bev’s paintings are created with things that capture her eye whether it’s a still life, landscape, or capturing a person’s personality.  Painting is her way of connecting with the world and the people around her and sharing those experiences along the way.

In her words “Trying to describe or explain my efforts at painting or drawing seems like a futile effort.  After all, I want my work to express itself without the necessity of words.  My best hope is that my work will stand simply on its own, and find a connection with viewers where words fail”.

For more about the artist, see her website http://bevboren.com/

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