Category Archive: Meetings / Demonstrations

Gaylord O’Con watercolor demo on Urban Landscape Nov. 29

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, November 29th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Gaylord O’Con. He will be demonstrating a street scene using his style of watercolor technique. Note: this month the meeting will be the 5th Tuesday, because of Thanksgiving.

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

About the Artist:

Gaylord O’Con, SWS, TxN, TWS
Watercolor Artist

Gaylord is a Dallas, Texas based watercolor artist and is a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society where he served as past president and is the current paint-out chairman. His watercolors depict sites of interest such as historic town squares, grain silos, city streets and trolley cars. He is interested in capturing a scene using darks and lights with glowing colors and reflective shadows. Gaylord has over 15 years’ experience painting with watercolors. His art is in private collections around the United States in corporate facilities and homes.

Gaylord’s awards include “Best of Show” and “Purchase Award” at the 48th Richardson Civic Art Society in 2014 and “2nd Place” for the 26th and 27th Texas and Neighbors shows in 2011 and 2012. Exhibitions include 2014 Korea, Japan, America Exhibition – Soule, Korea for painting “Hanging On” and 2013 Artist Show Place Exhibit “City Streets”. Gaylord’s art hangs in the “LAST” Art Gallery on the square in McKinney, TX. Commissions include paintings for the lobby of the Parker House Hotel in Boston, MA and “The Sainte Chapelle” – Paris France for the Bradford’s home. He has gained valuable knowledge while studying with Keiko Tanabe, Nel Dorn Byrd, Michael Borne and Alvaro Castagnet.

Gaylord’s website is www.gaylordocon.com

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Jim Stewart Demo Nov. 21 for Society of Watercolor Artists

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Our next SWA meeting is November 21 at 7pm with Jim Stewart as our demo artist.

The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May.   (6:30 critique by Jo Williams; meeting at 7pm) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions.  website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

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About Jim Stewart:

James (Jim) Stewart, is a retired architectural designer in the commercial real estate development business, who has had a passion for painting since the late 1950’s.  After high school he served six months active duty in the US Army, then enrolled at McMurray College in the spring of 1962.  As an art major he became a muralist, ‘plein air’ and studio painter working in all mediums.  In addition he served as the college Gallery Master, student assistant to the Department Head, was a volunteer assistant with the Abilene art museum, and was a commercial advertising artist for the local Channel 11 television studio.  He was twice awarded in collegiate division art shows.  His mural “Texas Under Six Flags” still remains in the J. Rollins Library at McMurray.

Jim’s professional career was centered in Dallas where he served as VP of Architecture for the Vantage Companies ’67 –

’77, Projects Design and Development  Manager for the Collins – Ridnour  Company ’78 -’83, VP of Project Design and Development for Centre Development ’83 -’92 and Partner-VP of Development for Champion Partners ’93-’03.  Throughout his professional career he kept his interest in painting by producing commission works and golf related illustrations, however this took a backseat to competitive golf, tennis, racquetball, and motocross racing.  In retrospect he muses, “I should have spent more time painting, as I never received an injury from a paint brush”.

After retiring in mid-2003, he and his wife and some close friends, moved to Lake Chapala, Mexico, which lies just south of Guadalajara, where they lived until returning to Texas in December of 2008.   In addition to being an avid golfer, Jim reignited his passion for painting in 2010 and received Best of Show in his first juried event.  To date, he has been awarded and accepted into thirty five juried invitational, open,  and national exhibitions.  He is currently a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, a Signature Member of the Society of Watercolor Artists, and is a member the Lake Granbury Art Association, and the Pecan Plantation Art Guild.  He has won six Best of Show Awards, three Peoples’ Choice Awards and numerous Jurors’ and Meritorious Awards.

Stewart has studied with such Texas notable artists as Robert Miller, Bud Biggs, Jim Jones, Carol Collier,  Naomi Brotherton, and Scott Myers.  He is an awarded traditional painter who is rigid in conforming to the ‘fundamental principles of art’, and believes the success of a painting is found in its composition, accuracy, dramatic impact, and most importantly public appreciation.  Of his Peoples’ Choice Awards, he states “these are my most artistically fulfilling accomplishments”.   In the future he hopes to study with other traditional painters and believes that “the learning curve is proportional to the effort one makes to excel”.

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Desoto Art League hosts monthly art activities & demonstrations

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The Desoto Art League now meets the second Saturday of the month.

We have returned to the nice light and comfortable space of the Desoto Presbyterian Church, meeting time 2 – 4 p.m.

212 W Pleasant Run Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115

There is close parking including handicap spots, kitchen access (because we do enjoy our snacky goodies!), and bathrooms that are very close by.

We have welcomed artists of all stripes who like learning and experiencing new things since our inception almost 30 years ago.  We host a few pretty big art shows annually and many smaller shows throughout the year.  Come and get acquainted.  Bring your curiosity and your talent.  Try us out and see if you’d like to join us as a member for exclusive access to displaying your work.

For more information see the website http://www.desotoartleague.com/. Reach us at desotoartleague@gmail.com.

 

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November 15 RCAS meeting; demonstrating artist: Beverly Boren

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The Richardson Civic Art Society will be holding its’ November meeting Tuesday, November 15, 2016. November’s artist will be Bev Boren, demonstrating Watercolor or Oil. Meeting starts at 6:30.

Beverly Boren is a professional artist with a studio located in Trophy Club, Texas where she actively pursues her profession. She enjoys painting a variety of subject matter including florals, landscapes, figurative and portraits. She is also passionate about photography.

 

Beverly is represented in the Frame Up Gallery in Mt. Vernon, Texas and The Last Gallery in McKinney, Texas. She is a member of the following art associations: Signature Member of the Outdoor Painters Society, Signature Member of Southwest Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of the Southwest and Oil Painters of America.

She has participated in selected exhibitions where she has won numerous awards including:

Pastel Society of the Southwest Dallas 1999, Still Life Award, Dallas 2001, Merit Award, Pastel Society of the West Coast, San Diego, California, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, 1999, Award of Excellence, “Art Splash” Graham, Texas, Still Life Award 2006, Selected in National Top 100 “Arts for the Parks” Miniature Division, 2004.

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RCAS meets in the Richardson Public Library basement on third Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm. Visitors may attend meetings at no charge. Anyone is welcome to sign up for membership. Visit www.richardson-arts.org

for more information on the RCAS. RCAS is supported in part by the City ofRichardson through the Arts Commission.

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Jane Kahler Oil Landscape demo Nov. 12 in Desoto

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DESOTO ART LEAGUE MEETING http://www.desotoartleague.com/

DESOTO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH , 212 W PLEASANT RUN RD, DESOTO, 75115

Jane Kahler will demonstrate an oil painting landscape on Saturday, November 12th at 2:00 PM.

Jane started her career in commercial art.  During the years of working full time Jane worked in the art department of food wrapping design, then later as artist for embroidery and emblems.  Jane worked for Custom Chenille Embroidery for 35 years starting as designer & then as Vice President of sales in 1992.

Jane started painting in oil in the mid 70’s as a part time artist and after retirement in 2004 as a full time artist.  She joined as a partner of Artist Showplace at Coit & Arapaho in 2006 and has taught many classes there in oil painting since then.  Jane’s paintings are still exhibited there.

Jane has won many awards in the DFW area. She has been to many workshops and classes with Bruce Peil, John Pototschnik, Robert Pummill, Ann Templeton, Darnell Jones, Ralph Oberg, Victor Armstrong and others.

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Robert J. O’Brien Watercolor Demo Nov. 8 for SWS

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Please join us for our monthly Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS) Meeting:
Tuesday, November 8 7:00-9:00 PM
United Methodist Church (Corner of NW Hwy & Inwood)

SWS website: swswatercolor.org

Our demo Artist will be Robert J. O’Brien AWS NWS

Robert J. O’Brien, AWS NWS,  is a full time award winning artist and popular workshop instructor. He is a signature member of the American, National and New England Watercolor Societies as well as others.  He recently won the Silver Medal at the 2016 New England Watercolor Society’s Juried Members Exhibition at the Guild of Boston Artists.

For more information about Robert J. O’Brien  and his work, visit: www.robertjobrien.com

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ART TALK – John Bramblitt: SIGHTLESS WONDERS – PAINTING Nov. 8

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On Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00 in Room 3 of the MCL Grand Theatre,  artist and writer John Bramblitt will be our guest speaker.

Mr. Bramblitt has lost his sight, but is painting unbelievable paintings and also has written  a book “Shouting in the Dark”.

He has appeared on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC, NBC, FOX, Discovery Channel and BBC Radio and TV.  He was also featured in the New York Times and Psychology Today.  He is the subject of the award winning documentary shorts, “Line of Sight” and “Bramblitt”. His website:  http://bramblitt.myshopify.com/

MCL Grand Theatre is located at 100 Charles Street in Lewisville.

This event is open to the public and there is no charge.

Go to www.visualartleague.org or call 972 420 9393

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Randy Meador Demo Artist for ECAA Nov. 7

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THE TRAIL THUS FAR – Randy Meador

ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION

NEXT MEETING November 7, 2016

At the new facility at

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

NOVEMBER DEMO ARTIST

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We’re excited and honored to have Texas western artist Randy Meador as our demonstration guest for November.

Randy Meador says he owes his art career to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. “While reading a Churchill biography in 1991, I stopped and meditated on his words, ‘When I paint, nothing else exists.’ I wanted desperately to go there⦠regularly.” The former marketer and speaker began painting that day.

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Meador graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, but initially chose a different career course in a variety of businesses.

“I pestered Buck Taylor (watercolor artist) at a Fort Worth Stock Show in 1992 and asked him who were the best watercolor artists, then proceeded to study all the works of Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Paul Cezanne, and others. They were my early teachers. I figured, ‘why not learn from some of the greats?’ Afterward, I just taught myself by making notes of everything that did and did not work. In the beginning, I think I owned every watercolor technique book ever written, and later it was humbling to find myself competing with many of those authors in juried exhibitions.”

When asked about inspiration for his subjects and technique, he draws what appears to be a sincere blank. “I’m really not sure I know what that means. I simply look for something that interests me and try really hard to render not what I see, but what I wished I could seeâ¦what I want it to look like⦠hopefully without screwing it up.”

Randy is not only a superb watercolor artist and teacher…he’s an absolute joy to watch! Please Join us as we welcome Randy to ART on the Square!

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ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 2064 – Waxahachie, TX 75168

972-937-3414 ecaa@elliscountyart.net

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ACA Meeting Nov. 1 & Demo by Bruce Peil

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Our November meeting will be on this Tuesday, November 1st at Artists’ Showplace, as usual. If you need  directions, you can find them on our website here. Associated Creative Artists website: http://www.acadallas.org/
Our demo artist is Bruce Peil, co-founder of the Outdoor Painter’s Society and Signature Member of Oil Painters of America. Bring a painting and a snack, and be ready to enjoy his demo!
About the Artist:
Bruce Peil was born and raised in Oklahoma and now resides in Athens, Texas.  He is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America,  the co-founder of the Outdoor Painters Society. and a member of the Oklahoma Society of Impressionists.  His paintings are widely collected and he is primarily known for his landscape paintings.
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No matter what the subject matter is, it’s that fleeting moment in time and the particular feeling of the light that I strive most to capture in my paintings.  I want the viewer to feel as though they are experiencing that moment in time.  My goal is to capture the truth about the subject without over embellishment of color or too many unimportant details that can distract the eye from the main idea. The light.”  http://brucepeilart.com/
Workshop schedule: Bruce Peil at his studio in : http://brucepeilart.com/workshops

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Artist Judy Mason at the VAST November 3rd Meeting

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You are invited to a presentation by Artist Judy Mason at the VAST November Meeting November 3rd, from 7 – 9 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Judy Mason’s Artist Statement: “It is my belief and experience that the most intriguing avenues of understanding are introduced by chance. There is an evolution of happenings meant to create something unique. As our artwork evolves, so does the individuality of the artist. Only when the artist decides to “rest” does his work become stale.

I find some repetition within my artwork to be fun, but too much of it quickly becomes predictable. That is where the danger lies. We, as artists, are performers and must constantly entertain ourselves and the audience.

Sharing that which is felt is an obligation, and hopefully, it can hold the attention of someone long enough to get that feeling transmitted. Then that work of art is considered successfully placed.”

Judy Mason’s artwork is shown in the Center for Contemporary Art in Abilene, Texas, and the Firehouse Art Gallery in Weatherford, Texas.

To find out more about Judy, see: www.judymasoneldridge.com

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

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PSSW Monthly Meeting Nov. 6 – demo artist Olivette Hubler

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PSSW meeting will be held Sunday, November 6 from 3-5pm at Stacy Furniture Community Room, 1900 S. Main, Grapevine, Tx. 76021. Olivette Hubler is our featured artist. She began art lessons in pastel at the age of nine with from an Hungarian artist named Zita Lackey. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Painting. Join us while she demonstrates painting a landscape. For more about the artist see http://olivettehubler.com/ All are welcome.

For more information about Pastel Society of the Southwest, see pssw.info.

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Colby Parsons: New Technology and Clay Sculpture

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, October 25th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Colby Parsons, MFA,  Associate Professor in Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where he teaches Ceramics and Emergent Media.

He will give a presentation about his work, which involves projecting imagery onto clay sculptures, and showing how he aligns video exactly with one of his artworks. The process involves very specific alignment so that the video exactly fits the form, making it almost appear as if the light is emanating from the clay.  His research also involves using digital fabrication tools to create forms. That includes scanning real objects digitally and then creating press molds of them with a milling machine. The work that comes out of those molds is then worked by hand to add detail. He is now also in the process of creating forms using a 3D printer that builds up layers using clay. Working with these processes has also led him to ways of generating forms using software, which has turned out to be quite a bit more complicated and time-consuming in some ways, but it is allowing for forms that would be almost impossible otherwise.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Directions. Artists, don’t forget to bring your entry for the Artist of the Month competition and donations for the Silent Auction by 6:45. Guests are welcome.

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About the Artist:

Colby’s work has been shown in a variety of places including the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in California, The International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark, the University of Pennsylvania Art Museum, and in Dallas at the Craighead Green Gallery, the Pawn Gallery, and 500X.  He also created a site-specific installation for the 2010 Taiwanese Ceramic Biennial at the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum.

To find out more about Colby Parsons, see:
http://www.colbyparsonsart.com/

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Jean Haines Watercolor Demo October 11 for SWS Meeting

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Southwestern Watercolor Society    http://swswatercolor.org
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:00 PM
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Corner of NW Hwy & Inwood – Ashbury Hall

jeanhainesportraitBack by popular demand, Jean Haines will be our Demo Artist for our October Meeting.
You don’t want to miss it!

International watercolorist, Jean Haines, is a member of the SWA, and regularly writes for numerous art magazines. Having lived in many countries and travelled extensively, Jean has had the opportunity to develop her skills, whilst under the influence of masters from Asia, the Middle East and Europe. While living in China, Jean studied brush control, which she believes had the greatest impact on the involvement of her style. Later, working with artists from India and Pakistan, she was introduced to a vibrant world of colour. This combination of East meets West, along with her no fear approach of working intuitively on paper, leads Jean to her amazing results.
Jean Haines has been credited for her extremely motivational teaching methods, as well as her enthusiasm and passion for watercolours. Following the launch of Jeans’ popular international best selling book “Atmospheric Watercolours” and the 2015 launch of her new book “Jean Haines World of Watercolour”, the workshops will be a reinforcement of her very original techniques.

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October 18th 2016 RCAS meeting; demonstrating artist: Maribeth Jagger

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The Richardson Civic Art Society will be holding its’ October meeting Tuesday, October 18, 2016. October’s artist will be Maribeth Jagger, demonstrating Alcohol Ink. Meeting starts at 6:30.

She primarily works with alcohol inks as she feels they vibrate with a purity of color, fluidity and energy that’s hard to replicate with other mediums. “I love the vibrancy and spontaneity of alcohol inks.

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Maribeth Jagger has painted most of her adult life. She received her art degree from Northwest Florida State University. Currently she teaches alcohol ink classes at The McKinney Art Studio in McKinney, Texas and at the Artist Showplace in Dallas.

She also gives workshops and demonstrations at various art clubs and organizations. Maribeth has taught art to many youth groups, like heading the Art in a Suitcase school program for the Chrysler Art Museum in Virginia Beach, VA and at the Colorado Springs Art Museum.


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For more information about Maribeth and her work, visit: http://maribethjaggerartist.weebly.com/gallery.html

RCAS meets in the Richardson Public Library basement on third Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm. Visitors may attend meetings at no charge. Anyone is welcome to sign up for membership. Visit www.richardson-arts.org

for more information on the RCAS. RCAS is supported in part by the City of Richardson through the Arts Commission.

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Trinity Arts Guild – a new website & a new year

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Trinity Arts Guild is starting its new year of art events off right with a newly designed and beautiful website. Check it out: www.trinityartsguild.net.

Trinity Arts Guild (TAG), a 503 c non-profit organization, is open to area artists and art lovers. We embrace artists working in any medium. The Guild was formed in 1961 to help both professional and amateur artists explore, develop and expand their creative talents. Their purpose is to advance the cultural environment of the metroplex by making and displaying fine and applied arts.

TAG extends an invitation to visit the gallery, buy art directly from member artists, and to take advantage of the services offered to the visual arts community.  TAG provides its members gallery displays, art competitions and free demonstrations. The group participate in the annual Bedford Arts Festival in Boys Ranch Park. In addition, members participate in local exhibits, art education, and networking.

Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio located at: 2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX  76021 (inside the Boys Ranch Park)

TAG’s 2016-17 year begins August 29, 2016 with the first meeting of the year. Refreshments Served at 6:30 p.m. and Demonstration begins at 7:00 p.m.  The year’s schedule: (for demonstrator descriptions see http://www.trinityartsguild.net/meetings-and-demos)

August 29, 2106 Lynda Conley
October 3, 2016 Tony Saladino
November 7, 2016 Cherie Giddens
December 5, 2016 Christmas Party
January 2, 2017 Becky Hicks
February 6, 2017 Xiang Zhang
March 6, 2017 Janice Krendick
April 3, 2017 Sharen Chatterton
May 1, 2017 Paula Pillow
June 5, 2017 Laurin McCracken

Dues are officially due for the year on September 1, 2106.  Online membership registration is much easier with the new site.
The new site has a members gallery and members can participate by sending a JPEG image (send  to trinityartsguild61@gmail.com).
TAG has a lovely gallery and meeting place and holds monthly exhibits, both juried and nonjuried. This year’s schedule: (​*juried shows with awards)
  • August 30, 2016         Teachers, Students, New Members
  • October 4, 2016         Fall Members Show*
  • November 8, 2016     Youth Show*
  • December 13, 2016    The Christmas Show
  • January  10, 2017        Back to the Future
  • February 7, 2017        Exploration Challenge Show*
  • March 7, 2017             Animals (exotic or domestic)
  • April 1, 2017               Deadline for entries Open Show
  • April 4, 2017               X-scapes (landscapes, seascapes, any scapes you can see or imagine)
  • May 2, 2017                Open Show* (regional open show)
  • June 10, 2017             Awards Reception and Close of Open Show
  • June 13, 2017             Favorite Hobbies or Colors

Art instruction and free activities are also offered by the TAG Gallery. Weekly or quarterly classes in oils, acrylics, drawing and watercolor are offered by TAG member instructors: Barbara MacFarland, Bennie Wood, Johnny Mahto Hogue, and Pamela Oldham. Occasional workshops are announced. Plus free paint-ins are offered on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and a portrait session on Wednesday afternoon.

 

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Sharon Serrago demo for Society of Watercolor Artists Oct. 17

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Sharon Serrago is a local area artist, teaching weekly watercolor and acrylic classes at her studio in Richardson, TX. As her teaching strength lies in design and color theory, her classes always focus on strong fundamentals. Sharon’s ability to quickly spot problem areas in paintings and her adeptness at offering solutions has caught the eye of many art clubs and organizations who have subsequently invited her to present demonstrations, offer critiques of members’ works, and judge competitions.

A signature member of SWS, Sharon has been accepted into numerous exhibitions including Western Federation WS, Alabama WS, Georgia WS, Illinois WS, Irving WS, Houston WS, and several others.

An entrepreneur with her hand in several businesses, Sharon’s first love is her art. While she frequently paints realistically, she is most at home when painting abstracts. Her styles are as diverse as her talents, all of which goes into making her one of Dallas’ interesting artists. Sharon’s work can be seen on her website: www.serrago.com

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Society of Watercolor Artists MONTHLY MEETINGS:

3rd Monday – September through May (except Jan and April 2016 are one week later). Guests are welcome.

January meeting is 4th Monday due to Holiday

  • 6pm – Critiques with Jo Williams of Denton.   Bring a painting which is in progress or completed for a critique.  Or, enjoy learning as other pieces are critiqued

  • 7-7:15pm – General meeting with announcements and introductions of newcomers

  • 7:15pm – Introduction of guest artist and demonstration begins

  • 8:00pm – Break for refreshments and view and vote on “Painting of the Month”

  • 8:15 – Guest artist continues demo

  • 8:45 – “Painting of the Month” winners are announced

Meetings are held at Everett Hall at Texas Health & Sciences Center at3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth  Click HERE for printable PDF file for MAP & Directions to SWA Meetings

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ACA Meeting and Fran Di Giacomo Demonstration – TUES. OCT 4 th

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ACA invites you to join us for our October 4th Meeting featuring Artist Fran Di Giacomo, she will be demonstrating her techniques in painting.

Fran Di Giacomo (pronounced de-JOCK-o-mo) is an award-winning artist represented by galleries and art publishers.  She has been published in books, magazines, and newspapers, including Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in American Art, and The Best of Portrait Painting. Her renowned portraiture includes such notables as former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Warren Burger, former President George W. Bush, and sports figures Emmitt Smith and Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki. 

Fran is represented by Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Gallerie Amsterdam in Carmel & Royal Street Fine Art in Aspen. For more about the artist see her website http://www.frandigiacomo.com/

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Our meetings are held at The Artists’ Showplace, 15615 Coit Road, ste 230, Dallas, Tx 75248. Time- 2pm-4pm. There will be the monthly Art Contest so be sure to bring a painting, Refreshments will be served, so if you have a special treat please bring it to share. Looking forward to seeing Fran demonstrating, and seeing all the great artists and friends at the meeting. http://www.acadallas.org/

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Tony Saladino demo October 3 in Bedford

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The next Trinity Arts Guild meeting will be on Monday, October 3, 2016.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422  http://www.trinityartsguild.net/

Schedule: Refreshments at 6:30 pm Special Member Info at 6:45 Vote at 7:00 Demo at 7:00 pm

Our Demo Artist is Tony Saladino

“As we look, study, and think about art, our lives are enriched. We are bombarded, every day, by repetitive visual images. They aren’t, necessarily, ones we freely choose. I hope that the images I make will please your eyes, stimulate your mind, and long be a source of pleasure. I also hope that you will find your visit interesting and educational.”

Tony Saladino was born in New Orleans. His BS degree is from LSU in New Orleans. His work is in the collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, University of Wisconsin – Parkside, University of Dallas, Wichita Falls Museum, Museum of International Art, Bahia, Brazil, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, and Parkersburg Art Center – Parkersburg, West Virginia.

He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest. He has taught at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Oxbow Summer School of Art, Michigan.

“I enjoy the risk taking aspect of doing varied themes, and shifting from medium to medium. While I consider many of my pieces to be personal I am, nevertheless, concerned that the viewer sees images that are universal enough to compel him or her to keep looking at the work.”


 

REMINDER

Fall Members Only Juried Show. Intake is October 4, 2016 –  It’s almost time for our first show of 2016. The prospectus is available on our website. Registration and delivery of entries is 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on October 4, 2016. http://www.trinityartsguild.net/prospectus-and-entry-forms

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“Not All Who Wander are Lost,” a presentation by Artist Gail Cope at the VAST October 6th Meeting

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You are invited to “Not All Who Wander are Lost,” a presentation by Artist Gail Cope at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST) monthly meeting on October 6th, from 7 – 9 p.m, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton.

“Not All Who Wander are Lost” will reveal how a lifetime of travel and study have influenced Cope’s art. In addition, she will discuss the techniques developed on her way to becoming dotty, or as she likes to call it, “A Neopointilist.”
Gail Cope: Artist Statement

Curiosity and inventiveness have long been hallmarks of my work in the classroom and now in my paintings. One of my goals at the graduate level is to incorporate the experimentation with layers, bubbles, pointillism and media with meaning, symbolism and philosophy. After more than six decades of living, the lessons learned show in the works; the layers are complicated, overlapping and difficult to separate.
Inspiration comes from studying past and modern masters as well as reading philosophy and comparative religious texts. The labyrinth is a visible representation of the journey of life for many cultures and certainly is part of my work. The layering of structure over chaos plays a role in representing the attempt of the mind to bring some sense and insight into the apparently random and disordered universe.
Layering different media with a variety of images evokes the overwhelming glut of information and images from modern technology. Learning to focus on the important, relevant and meaningful makes a painting evocative of the struggles facing all humans. If the artist can find the quiet spaces among the loud and jumbled places, then there is hope.

Gail Cope received her M.F.A. from Texas Woman’s University in 2013. To find out more about Gail, see: www.gailcopearts.com

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

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Pastor Garcia demo on Paper Mache & Paper Sculpture Sept. 27

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, September 27th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Pastor Garcia. 

He will discuss his methods of creating paper sculpture and do a brief demonstration. He will also bring examples of his work, including his delightful Alebrijes series, which are fantastical, imaginary creatures created in a style that originated in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The Mixer with refreshments starts at 6:45 pm and the IAA Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions Guests are welcome.

About Pastor Garcia:

His creations are mostly made of paper; similar to paper mache (papier mâché) but he also mixes different kinds of materials, including clay, wire, cardboard, tissue paper, napkins, etc. Alebrijes are imaginary creatures that have elements from different animals such as dragon bodies, bat wings, wolf teeth and dog eyes. He use acrylics only to paint them and apply a glossy finish coat.

His sculptures were on display at the Irving Arts Center October 19, 2013 to January 4, 2014. He has also sold work through Artisan’s Collective in the Bishop Arts District and in craft fairs. Pastor Garcia also teaches classes in paper sculpture.

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Jo Moncrief demo artist for SWA Sept. 19

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SEPTEMBER MEETING, MONDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER

Don’t miss the September meeting of the Society of Watercolor Artists as we regroup after a summer hiatus!

Jo Moncrief, of Dallas, is our guest demo artist. JO MONCRIEF is continually turning the natural world around her into abstract compositions. On walks near her home she follows the patterns of shadows on the ground, the sun’s reflection on buildings and surroundings. Jo studies the intricate cracks and shading on the sidewalk and uses these patterns for many of her abstract designs. She studies the texture and pattern of people’s faces and figures turning them into abstracted images. Many of Jo’s paintings have a touch of humor or thoughtful message implied in the painting.

Jo began her artistic career as a ceramic artist. Gradually her ceramic artwork became less functional and more like paintings on clay. Her acrylic paintings reflect her clay background with lots of texture and the love of glazes and color. Jo paints or draws each day. Before she begins a painting, she prepares the canvas with texture. She then spatters, throws, lifts and/or moves paint around in a random manner to create an under painting. This under painting allows her to be more creative. Jo’s artwork can be found in galleries and many of the top juried art festivals in the U.S. Her artwork has been featured in articles in the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Van Zandt County Line, and more.

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Society of Watercolor Artists MONTHLY MEETINGS:

3rd Monday – September through May (except Jan and April 2016 are one week later)

January meeting is 4th Monday due to Holiday

  • 6pm – Critiques with Jo Williams of Denton.   Bring a painting which is in progress or completed for a critique.  Or, enjoy learning as other pieces are critiqued

  • 7-7:15pm – General meeting with announcements and introductions of newcomers

  • 7:15pm – Introduction of guest artist and demonstration begins

  • 8:00pm – Break for refreshments and view and vote on “Painting of the Month”

  • 8:15 – Guest artist continues demo

  • 8:45 – “Painting of the Month” winners are announced

Meetings are held at Everett Hall at Texas Health & Sciences Center at3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth  Click HERE for printable PDF file for MAP & Directions to SWA Meetings

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Fall News from the Visual Art League of Lewisville

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On Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00 in Classroom 3 of the MCL Grand, the Visual Art League of Lewisville will present Craig Vandeman who is a metals and jewelry artist in Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  He will demonstrate on the techniques of making the “Ancient Chain”.  The MCL is located at 100 North Charles Street in Lewisville. This demonstration is open to the public and there is no charge. For more information see http://visualartleague.org/.

The Fresh Ideas 2016 exhibit continues in the main gallery through September 10th.  The hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10-5.

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1st – “Next? (Target Series)” (Mixed Media) by Eilene Carver

In the North Wing Gallery through October 29th is a display, “Don’t Fence Me In”.. Exhibiting artwork in Tierney’s Restaurant and Tavern through October 30th is Alice Agafon, Barbara Barnet and Mary Carradine.

The Visual Art League of Lewisville has been painting the theatre boards for the Greater Lewisville Community Theatre for many years.  Saturday Night Fever is the current play.  Members of VAL volunteer their time to paint these boards. Jackie Haugen painted the poster with the red background, and Chuck Hendrickson painted the other two posters.

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Diana Coble demo for LGAA Sept. 12

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LGAA MEETING Monday, September 12 at 7:00 P.M.

The next LGAA meeting is Monday, September 12 starting at 7:00 P.M. at Shanley House Gallery. Anyone with an “interest” in art is invited to attend. For more information go to our website at: http://www.granburyart.org.

For up-to-date news go to our Facebook page at: LGAA-Lake Granbury Art Association
www.facebook.com/LGAAShanleyHouseGallery

Our demo artist this month will be Diane Coble. She will be demonstrating “Melted Crayon Silhouettes.” There will be an opportunity for a hands on sample for you to make.

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Misty Oliver Foster talk on Public Art at VAGF Sept. 13

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Join VAGF members at Expedition Frisco (9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco, TX 75033) for the monthly meeting.  September 13, Tuesday 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Misty Oliver-Foster, owner of the working studio Fresh Paint, teacher, lecturer and artist will take us through the process of making public art. She plans to relate to us how she did it , why she did it and how long it took to create a public art mural in McKinney, Texas.

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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RCAS Sept. 26 demonstration meeting: Walt Davis, watercolorist

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The Richardson Civic Art Society will be holding the first program meeting of the 2016-2017 Season on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

September’s artist will be Walt Davis, who will be demonstrating watercolor. Walt is a signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society. He started painting in watercolor over thirty years ago. He studied with Faith Helen Foust at Eastfield Community College, as well as with Bud Biggs. In addition, he attended workshops with Doug Walton, Louise Cadillac, Carole Barnes, Frank Webb, Mark Mehaffey, Richard Stephens, and noted bird aartist John P. O’Neil.

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Walt Davis taught watercolor, figure drawing, and plein air sketching at Eastfield Community College, Amarillo College, Panhandle Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Art, and in his studio in Commerce. He conducted demonstrations and workshops in Amarillo, Brownsville, Dallas, San Angelo and nine other Texas cities.

Davis believes that pigment dissolved in water and applied to paper, produces more luminous color than any other medium. Watercolor and acrylic are mercurial, sometimes difficult, media: always full of surprises. He constantly weighs the importance of original intent against unexpected opportunities.

For more information about Walt Davis and his work, visit: waltdavisart.com

RCAS meets in the Richardson Public Library basement on third Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm. Visitors may attend meetings at no charge. Anyone is welcome to sign up for membership. Visit www.richardson-arts.org for more information on the RCAS. RCAS is supported in part by the City of Richardson through the Arts Commission.

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Mary Karam: Visual Artist and MK Gallery Owner Presentation at the VAST September Meeting

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You are invited to a presentation by Mary Karam at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST) monthly meeting on September 1st, 2016, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX. 

Ms. Karam is a visual artist who has owned and operated the MK Gallery in Denison, Texas for 12 years. Beginning with the renovation of a historic building in 2004, Ms. Karam has developed one of the most noteworthy galleries in the history of Grayson County receiving the Best of Texoma award 4 years in succession. Over 55 visual art exhibits including numerous artist demonstrations have been presented at the MK Gallery which have included international and nationally known artists as well as emerging artists from Grayson College and Southeastern University.

The MK Gallery now represents over 30 artists with art in a wide variety of media including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, Indian rock art paintings, ceramics, wood and metal sculptures, wood turned items, encaustics, gourd art, jewelry and photographic art. Ms. Karam has hosted and participated in numerous photography shows and most recently was juried into 3 notable shows in Oklahoma: The Seven-State Biennial Show, the Great Plains Show and the Goddard Exhibit. Recently, Ms. Karam was awarded a unique award from the Denison Main Street Program for her “2015 Outstanding Representation of the Arts Community” in large part because of her participation in a new community event, Doc Holliday, Saints & Sinners Festival. Under Karam’s direction as President, the Denison Art Council developed a very successful Dia de Los Muertos Festival which includes a Giant Puppet Parade, authentic music and dancing, art demonstrations, a Mercado as well as many activities for youngsters. Not only did this receive Main Street’s Best New Event Award, this fall will be the fifth year for this popular event. Ms. Karam has served on several community boards and still serves on the Main Street Advisory Board, Planning and Zoning, and the Denison Neighborhood Association committee.

Ms. Karam has juried shows at the Magnolia Festival, Grayson College, and the Goddard Center. Ms. Karam’s background in academy includes a BA in Education from the University of Arizona and a MS in the Teaching of Mathematics and Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. While working at the math lab in the late 80’s at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Ms. Karam signed up for Photography 101 and 102 including dark room experience forming the bedrock of her photography career.  About a year ago, what started as a novelty during vacations and fitness walks, Ms. Karam’s use of Snapseed and Aviary Apps coupled with Photoshop and large format printing has launched her into many avenues of creativity she never imagined during those old dark room days in 1989! This interest has led to numerous one-on-one sessions and workshops with friends and groups.

Ms. Karam was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, raised on an orange grove in Orange County, California and has spent most of her adult life in Texas. Dallas, Texas was home base for many years before moving to Grayson County. She also spent 9 years living overseas in Japan, Singapore and Australia from 1971 to 1981. She has visited all 50 states as well as numerous countries. Ms. Karam has 3 daughters, two of whom live in Texas and one in North Carolina.

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests.

 

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LGAA Camera Club programs

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Hello Camera Enthusiasts!

It is time to begin our fall 2016 Camera Club programs.  I am excited to get together again with all of you again to share our passion for making great art! Our next meeting will be on Monday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. at The Shanley House, Granbury. (One day earlier than our usual monthly meeting date.)
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Join in the fun as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. We will sponsor a photo contest and also host a great teacher at our September meeting. Our theme is Photographing in the National & State Parks.

You are encouraged to enter your favorite Park photo in our Camera Club contest. We will award $100 in prizes! (100th anniversary!) Submit a favorite photo that was taken in a National or State Park in the last 2 years. If you absolutely were not able to venture outside of the immediate area, please submit a photo from an area park. We are looking for photos that help you tell an interesting story, exhibit an interesting way to capture a common scene, or display great skills and creativity in capturing a subject. Subject matter is open – landscapes, portraits, abstracts – whatever you desire. You may process the photos in whatever way you wish using the software, etc., of your choice.

Submit your .jpg format photo to pwebsterco@gmail.com bySeptember 12
Please include the following information:
Your name, Photo Subject, Place photo was taken, how you processed your photo.

Example:  Phyllis Webster, Bison, Yellowstone National Park, workflow was Camera Raw and basic Photoshop.

If you would like to submit additional details about capturing or processing your photo, please do so.  For example, “I had to shoot in low light with a long shutter speed.”

We will show the photos at our September meeting. If time allows, you may be asked to tell us a little about your photo experience.You must be present to win a prize. Membership in the LGAA is not required to win. There is no charge to enter.

However, we will as for a voluntary contribution the night of our meeting in order to give an honorarium to our speaker/judge.

Our judge and speaker is Les Lopez, professional photographer and instructor from Weatherford. He is very excited about this subject matter since he has traveled to, photographed and led workshops in locations such as Big Bend. He will share his tips on capturing National/State Park subjects and processing the photos.

This will be a great way to kick off the new year for the Granbury Camera Club (LGAA). Please send me your ideas for upcoming programs & speakers. And if you would like to take a leadership role in the club, you are most welcome — please volunteer!

Remember, we will meet Monday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m.at The Shanley instead of Sept. 20!

p.s. Check out Les Lopez’s upcoming Photography and Photoshop classes at www.comed@weatherfordisd.com.

http://www.granburyart.org

For up-to-date news go to our Facebook page at:
LGAA-Lake Granbury Art Association
www.facebook.com/LGAAShanleyHouseGallery

–from LGAA announcement

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Lynda Conley Pastel Demonstration for Trinity Arts Guild August 29

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TAG 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, August 29th, 2016 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

Lynda Conley will be the demo artist.

 Lynda Conley has resided in Texas most of her life.  Growing up she was enamored with art.  Her continued desire to pursue art was affirmed by receiving art scholarships during college.  She graduated with honors from Texas Christian University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  

Originally Lynda found success painting in watercolor.  She was later introduced to pastels and fell in love with the medium.  In most recent years, her work has focused on painting the landscape in pastels.

Passionate about nature, she paints botanical subjects and animals as well.  International travel has also inspired her to paint picturesque scenes from foreign locations.

 Lynda is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of the West Coast and the Pastel Society of the Southwest.  She has received awards both locally and nationally for her colorful work.

TAG September Gold by Lynda Conley

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Italian Leather Mask Making with Leonard Buscemi at VAGF meeting Aug. 9

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Visual Arts Guild of Frisco

Next Monthly Meeting August 9-2016

Italian Leather Mask Making with Leonard Buscemi

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

Learn about Italian Techniques for creating leather masks for “Comedia del Arte” – an Italian street theater. Learn to create molds using Plaster-craft and then plaster to create each unique character form. Then the process of molding, sewing and dying the leather to complete a custom made mask.

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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VAGF Monthly meeting – Creating Reflective and Transparent Surfaces by Brenda Thomas

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VAGF Monthly Meeting July 12, Tues. 7-9PM
Creating Reflective and Transparent Surfaces by Brenda Thomas

Join VAGF members at Expedition Frisco (9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco, TX 75033) for the monthly meeting. Please note that we are meeting at a new location this month.

Brenda Thomas will teach a hands-on colored pencil session on creating reflective and transparent surfaces. Participants will create small drawings of water droplets and marbles.

If you have coloring pencils please bring them to the meeting. We will have limited supplies for those who don’t.

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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Reception & Demonstrations for TAO Arts Exhibit of Paintings and Flowers June 26

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Fragrance of the Seasons: Annual Exhibition of Paintings & Flowers

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An annual exhibition of Chinese brush paintings and Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arrangement. Presented by The Association of Oriental Arts (TAO Arts) in association with the Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters of Ikebana International.

Opening Reception and demonstrations: Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2-4 p.m.

Irving Arts Center3333 North MacArthur Blvd.,Irving, TX 75062. Main Gallery. Gallery Admission is FREE
Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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Margaret Drake: Sculpture talk for LGAA June 14

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demo artist for Lake Granbury Art Association meeting

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The next LGAA meeting is Monday, June 14th starting at 7pm at Shanley House Gallery.

Our demo this month will focus on sculpture and feature Margaret Drake explaining the foundry process
and displaying work in various stages of completion.

“I strive to express strength, grace, motion, rhythm, and beauty. Working in the mediums of both water- and oil-based clays,
I look for topics that will allow me to express symmetry, balance, rhythm, and motion, as well as beauty.”
-Margaret Drake http://margaretdrakestudio.com/
Please see the LGAA website for more information. www.granburyart.org

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FWPA – Local Artist Focus Group June 21

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The Eagle Has Landed, an artist-initiated temporary public art project by Homecoming! Committee,  2014.

Part of the Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update
(Date correction) Tuesday – June 21, 2016 | 6:00 pm 
Light reception 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Art 7 Gallery | 820 Currie St. Fort Worth, TX 76107
Free parking with validated voucher

Join Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update consultants Barbara Goldstein and Jessica Cusick in an exploration of the Fort Worth Public Art program’s future. Whether or not you have experience creating art for the public realm, your unique perspective and ideas are valuable and will inform the recommendations included in the FWPA Master Plan Update. And you’ll be among the first to learn about an exciting artist-led community outreach project opportunity!

Adopted by City Council in 2003, the Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan set forth a vision for public art in Fort Worth, recommendations of future projects, and guidelines for artist selection and design review.  The plan is available at www.fwpublicart.org (under “About”).

The event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP on Eventbrite, or call us at817.298.3040.

Can’t make this meeting? There will be other opportunities to contribute. Send an email to talkto@fwpublicart.org and we will notify you of future meetings. More information is available at www.fwpublicart.org

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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.  In addition, over 60 public art projects are currently in progress. 

 

Fort Worth Public Art
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

 

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Brett Dyer demo June 6 for TAG

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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 6, 2016 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.org/


 

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Brett Dyer was born in Dallas and relocated to East Texas at an early age. After high school Brett attended Kilgore Junior College for two years under a full scholarship for his talents and creativity in art. Brett received a BFA in painting and printmaking from The University of Texas at Tyler and an MFA in painting and intermedia arts from Texas Woman’s University.

Brett currently lives and works in Dallas where he exhibits locally and works as an art professor at North Lake College. He also teaches private drawing and painting workshops at The Encaustic Center in Richardson. He has won multiple awards for teaching and his art. Recently he was named the 2015-2016 Presidential Scholar of North Lake College. He also won a mural competition allowing him to paint a mural in Deep Ellum. He aims to someday own a gallery of his own exhibiting student and upcoming artists’ work. He continues to create in various media and vows to never stop.brett1

Brett says the following about his work, “My work is honest, vulnerable, and raw. Once the paint dries, the painting dies and then transforms to a memory of a moment in time that we existed in. My work is both my shadow and my soul. My work is my life, and my life is my work. They would not exist without each other.

For more about Brett, see his website http://brettleedyer.wix.com/artist

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Dallas Modernist Meetup May 25

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

Having a good time!

WEDNESDAY MAY25 // 6-8PM
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CARNEAL SIMMONS CONTEMPORARY ART

1415 Slocum Street, Ste 105, Dallas, TX 75207

RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/1612504948974468/

contact JEFF@MODERNLIVINGDALLAS.COM

This is a monthly meet up, your invited! Feel free to invite another modernista friend or just bring them with you.

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