Category Archive: Meetings / Demonstrations

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

RUSTY JONES

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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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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

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MARCH DEMO ARTIST – DINA GREGORY

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DINA GREGORY – ON LOCATION

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DINA GREGORY three-nannies

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.  

 
 Program
 
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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Ted Houston Watercolor/printmaking demo Feb. 21 in Richardson

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The next Richardson Civic Art Society meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

The February Demonstrator will be Ted Houston, demonstrating watercolor/print making. The meeting starts at 6:30.

Ted combines a skill in drawing with a love for color to create emotionally evocative work in a variety of media including oil painting, water color, drawing, and printmaking.

A modern renaissance man, Ted started his study of life drawing at the Philadelphia Academy of Art while earning his PhD in Physics at the University of Pennsylvania. On moving to Dallas, he continued his study of life drawing with Roger Winters, and later with Bill Comodor. Ted has also studied painting and printmaking at Brookhaven College for the Arts. His work has won many awards including several best of shows, and has been exhibited in juried shows with the Dallas Business Council for the Arts, the Richardson Civic Art Society, and at the Brookhaven studio gallery. For a while, Ted taught drawing at Ole Podrida. Much of Ted’s work is noted for capturing an emotion while also providing interest and beauty to the eye.

In Ted’s own words “I like to use oil paint thinly in a watercolor style, sometimes building up layers while keeping the freshness and gesture of the subject. My love of watercolor probably stems from my mother being a watercolorist. I like the immediacy of the medium with the ability to freely capture a gesture or to render a detail. It is a delight to see the flow of color on the paper. My main interest in printmaking is to explore form and color as enabled by the medium, rather than to run multiple copies of the same image. Thus, while have run some editions, most of my prints are monotypes (a single image) or mono prints (unique prints formed from a common image base, e.g. color variations of a screen print).”

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Lunchtime in D.C. silk screen with watercolor

For more about Ted, see https://www.facebook.com/TedHoustonArt/ or http://www.zhibit.org/tedhoustonart

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RCAS Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month – from September to May – in the Richardson Public Library basement meeting room. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. http://www.richardson-arts.org/

The business meeting is followed by a demo artist in any of several media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, and mixed media.

Future demos:
March 2017
Artist: Beth Eschbach
Medium: Acrylic
April 2017
Artist: John Pototschnik
Medium: Oil
May 2017
Artist: Janice Hamilton
Medium: Pastel/Oil

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FBCAA: Watermedia demo / workshop with Gail Delger Feb. 21

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Free Demo: 10:30 – 12:00
$10.00 Workshop 1:00 – 3:00
Farmers Branch Senior Center
14055 Dennis Ln, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234

FBCAA is a non-profit group of artists founded in 1972. They hold exhibits usually at the FB library. Membership is $30. Meeting – demo -workshop is held every 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Craft Room of the Farmers Branch Senior Center, 1401 Dennis Lane, FB.

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Branch-Carrollton-Art-Association-149816435455992/

About the Artist

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Painting professionally since 1990, Gail Delger works  in all watermedia, mainly acrylic. The range of her work gives a glimpse of both her passion and talent as an artist and her sense of humor as an individual.

She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society,  the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Watercolor USA Honor Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  Her painting, “Full of Holes” was published in the book, Splash 9, The Best of Watercolor in 2006. Her two paintings, “Old Number 10” and “Chicken Sit” were included in the 2008 bookConfident Color by Nita Leland.

www.gaildelger.com

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Gail Delger Acrylic demo Feb. 28 for IAA Meeting

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, February 28th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Gail Delger. She will be demonstrating the use of liquid acrylics on paper.

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

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Painting professionally since 1990, Gail Delger works  in all watermedia, mainly acrylic. The range of her work gives a glimpse of both her passion and talent as an artist and her sense of humor as an individual.

She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society,  the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Watercolor USA Honor Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  Her painting, “Full of Holes” was published in the book, Splash 9, The Best of Watercolor in 2006. Her two paintings, “Old Number 10” and “Chicken Sit” were included in the 2008 book Confident Color by Nita Leland.

www.gaildelger.com

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PSSW March 5 Meeting – Linda Wacaster demo

 

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PSSW March meeting will be on Sunday, the 5th from 3-5pm. Location is Stacey’s Furniture Community Room in Grapevine, Texas. Demo artist will be Linda Wacaster. Meetings are free; guests are welcome to attend. For more about the Pastel Society of the Southwest see http://pssw.info.

Linda is a native Texan who lives in Midlothian, Texas with her husband Jerry.  She began painting in 1980 and has studied with the greats of wildlife art: Carl Brenders, John Seerey-Lester, Terry Isaac, Nancy Glazier, Alan Hunt and many others. For more about Linda, see her website: http://lindawacaster.com/

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Janice Hamilton demo at ACA Meeting-Tues. Feb 7th

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Artists,

ACA Meeting is coming up on Tuesday Feb 7th. You don’t want to miss this . We are excited to have JANICE HAMILTON  for our guest Demo Artist. Our meetings are held at THE ARTIST SHOWPLACE, upstairs at 2:oo pm till 4:oo pm. Please join us for our meeting and Demo , and bring a friend , and snacks to share with all . Also bring a painting for our monthly contest . Looking forward to seeing everyone !

The Artist Showplace

15615 Coit Rd # 230 , Dallas Tx 75248

See you there !

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Kathleen Conover demo Feb. 10 for Southwestern Watercolor Society

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Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 7:00 pm, LLUMC Asbury Hall http://swswatercolor.org

Master Artist, Kathleen Conover exhibits her work, juries exhibitions, gives demonstrations, and teaches in-depth workshops. She has been juried into more than 100 exhibitions, receiving national and international recognition for the vision, innovative techniques, and fearless expression that give rise to her unique designs. Painting with openness to her subject matter, she is guided by intense observation and deep personal reflection. The result is rich symbolic layers of literal and figurative design. Kathleen’s current involvement in the growing international watercolor scene includes invitations to exhibit, judge, and demonstrate in China, Turkey, France, Belgium, Thailand and Greece. She has been honored as one of the 40 international master watercolorists invited to exhibit at the first watercolor-exclusive museum in Qingdao, China, the “Birthplace of Watercolor”. Global travel continues to influence her award winning paintings and inspires her work toward her lifetime pursuit, “… to be a better painter”.

A few spots are left in Kathleen’s Workshop for SWS:

Kathleen Conover 3 Day Workshop
Date: February 14,15,16, 2017
Times: 9 am – 4 pm
Cost:$250 SWS members/$300 non-members
Location: Artists’ Showplace, Dallas

Register at https://www.swswatercolor.org/workshops/kathleen-conover

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KC Stampeed, 9/4/03, 12:03 PM, 8C, 5694×7628 (208+255), 100%, bent 6 stops, 1/15 s, R94.7, G80.7, B102.9

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