Category: Resources / Links

Dallas Arts COVID Impact News Release

DALLAS ARTS & CULTURE COVID-19 LOSSES TOP $33M COMMUNITY SURVEY SHOWS 649 JOBS IMPACTED

Both Numbers Expected to Climb, Cultural Ecosystem at Risk

(DALLAS) The nonprofit Dallas arts and cultural community suffered $33.65M in financial losses in the first 2 1⁄2 months of COVID-19 related closures, including layoffs or furloughs of 649 artists …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/dallas-arts-covid-impact-news-release/

Great Tips before Buying an Indian Art Online

Buying an Indian art may seem simple until you are duped into buying a fake and wasting your hard earned cash on an imitation. Whether it is your first time buying a piece of art or you are a regular buyer, it is imperative to never lower your guard, because, with a blink of an …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/great-tips-before-buying-an-indian-art-online/

Streamline presents free art videos daily on Facebook and YouTube

Older videos still on tap.

Today’s 3 FREE LIVE Video Segments
Cesar Santos: Secrets of Portrait Painting, Mark Fehlman: Design Strategies for Powerful Paintings, and Eric Rhoads Live!

YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/streamlineartvideo

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StreamlineArtVideo/

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/streamline-presents-free-art-videos-daily-on-facebook-and-youtube/

The Arts go Virtual

In response to the emergency closing of cultural institutions to prevent the spread of coronavirus, access to the arts has gone virtual. You can view the arts from the safety of your home on your personal computer, tablet or smartphone.

For a compilation of local resources, see CultureMap Dallas’s

The Dallas arts groups offering virtual access …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/the-arts-go-virtual/

Local Artist Launches New Web Gallery and Store!

Local artist Charles L. Duhon launches his new on-line gallery and store. http://www.ArtistryFineArt.com

Charles is a nationally recognized and published artist, creating stunning paintings of tropical and nautical themes. Charles has exhibited occasionally at a few galleries, art festivals, charity events, boat shows, and yachting events. His artwork has been featured on the covers of …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/local-artist-launches-new-web-gallery-and-store/

Creative Arts Center Artist Relief Fund

CREATIVE ARTS CENTER ESTABLISHING AN ARTIST RELIEF FUND FOR CAC TEACHING ARTISTS

CAC Launches Online Fundraiser in Which Donors Receive Original Works of Art

DALLAS -April 15, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) has launched an online fundraiser in which one-half of the funds raised will …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/creative-arts-center-artist-relief-fund/

Arts Council of Fort Worth: Financial Resources for Artists

Relief Funds for Artists In our everyday lives, people look to the arts for inspiration and a break from their daily challenges. Difficult times show us how vital the arts are to our community. The Arts Council has mobilized quickly to do everything it can to provide informational and financial resources for the arts community …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/arts-council-of-fort-worth-financial-resources-for-artists/

We’re Taking The TX Studio Online – virtual resources for photographers & artists

Creatives Facebook Group
Creatives we made a new Facebook group so that we can share resources, ideas, share your work, ask questions. The TX Studio is a place to create and we hope this is group is a place for you to be inspired, encourage each other and connect.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thetxstudio

Free Online Webinars

We are starting …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/were-taking-the-tx-studio-online-virtual-resources-for-photographers-artists/

Your arts & crafts retailer closed? Some online alternatives…

The major arts & crafts retailers have been open during the epidemic until now, when Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has spoken on the issue:

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2020/04/02/hobby-lobby-michaels-and-joann-craft-essential-retail-arguments-but-judge-jenkins-to-force-closings/

Some online alternatives to shopping at your local craft store:

  • Hobby Lobby http://www.hobbylobby.com/ (arts & crafts, framing, classes – 10+ area stores)
  • Jo-Anne Stores http://www.joann.com/ (arts & crafts, fabric, framing, …

    Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/your-arts-crafts-retailer-closed-some-online-alternatives/

Relief grant opportunity for women artists

Anonymous Was A Woman (AWAW) has introduced an emergency relief grant program to support artists impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. The program will distribute $250,000 in grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to artists who have experienced financial hardship from loss of income or opportunity as a direct result of the crisis. As with AWAW’s annual …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/opportunities-for-artists/relief-grant-opportunity-for-women-artists/

Asel Art Supply News – curbside service

To our customers
First off, thank you for your business now and throughout our 70 years in Texas!

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are now open to curbside service only at all locations. Until further notice, our hours of operation are now 12-5 pm, Monday thru Friday.

We will miss seeing you in our store, …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/asel-art-supply-news-curbside-service/

COVID-19: RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS from American Women Artists

A resource list sent out by American Women Artists https://americanwomenartists.org

American Women Artists is a membership organization made up of women artists, patrons, and gallery owners throughout the United States and Canada.

Coronavirus Resources for Artists, Creative Workers & Organizations https://springboardforthearts.org/coronavirus/
COVID-19 Resources for Artists – ARC https://artistsatriskconnection.org/story/covid-19-resources-for-artists
List of Arts Resources During the …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/covid-19-resources-for-artists-from-american-women-artists/

How the Arts Council can help you: Arts at a Distance

A message from the Arts Council of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Community Arts Center and Fort Worth Public Art

It’s times like these that show us how vital the arts are to our community. The Arts Council has mobilized quickly to do everything we can to provide resources for the arts community- both for …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/how-the-arts-council-can-help-you-arts-at-a-distance/

Local funds for artist relief: GoFundMe and EASL

The Dallas Morning News has posted the following GoFundMe links:

Dallas Artist Relief
To donate: GoFundMe.com/f/dallas-low-income-artistfreelancer-relief-fund

Fort Worth Artist and Service Worker Relief
To donate: gofundhme.com/f/fort-worth-relief

EASL (The Emergency Artists’ Support League)
https://easl.us/

Since 1992, EASL has proudly acted in support of North Texas artists, and we are happy to provide more information about our organization, and our …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/local-funds-for-artist-relief-gofundme-and-easl/

Resources for Texas Art on Glasstire: a response to the current crisis

What is Glasstire?

Glasstire is the oldest online-only art magazine in the country. We are proud to have promoted the visual arts in Texas to a local, regional and national audience since 2001. Glasstire is the only publication in Texas that is producing serious art criticism on a daily basis. Our name is an homage …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/resources-for-texas-art-on-glasstire-a-response-to-the-current-crisis/

Eventbrite: Ways the Community is Coming Together to Show Support During COVID-19

A message from Eventbrite:

Dear Event Creator Community, 

The impacts of COVID-19 on our creator community and fellow attendees has been vast. Our thoughts are with all of you and we hope you’re safe and healthy. We are reminded of just how critical it is to support one another during these challenging times. We are …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/eventbrite-ways-the-community-is-coming-together-to-show-support-during-covid-19/

Top 5 Trends To Be Implemented In An Up-to-date Art Gallery

Submitted by Michael Gorman, guest writer.

Art galleries have been around for centuries, but they rarely ever changed their setups and the overall appearance. But the world has made substantial progress in the last couple of decades and a modern art gallery ( http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/the-art-of-design-exhibit-at-art-gallery-pure/ ) has to respond to the changes.

After all, the …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/top-5-trends-to-be-implemented-in-an-up-to-date-art-gallery/

Introducing: Culture Pass Dallas!

Introducing: Culture Pass Dallas! We are excited to announce Culture Pass Dallas!

About Culture Pass Dallas

Culture Pass Dallas allows anyone with a Dallas Public Library card to sample some of the many arts and cultural events in Dallas. These free tickets are brought to you courtesy of our many Dallas arts and …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/introducing-culture-pass-dallas/

Upcoming Texas Commission on the Arts Application Deadline and Updates

TCA has some upcoming application deadlines. As always, the TCA staff is happy to discuss your goals and eligibility to determine which programs are right for you. You may also request that a TCA staff member review your application and provide feedback. Ideally, these requests would be made at least two weeks before the …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/opportunities-for-artists/upcoming-texas-commission-on-the-arts-application-deadline-and-updates/

Shop Local on Etsy.com

Support local artists and crafters!

Support DFW artists and crafters in your neighborhood by buying nearby! Did you know ETSY has a shop local geographic feature?

For an article on tips on shopping at Etsy, click here. You can limit your ETSY search results by using the local items filter: on the left side of …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/shop-local-on-etsy-com/

Applications for 2020-2022 Texas Touring Roster

Texas Touring Roster application form is now online!
Deadline:  January 31, 2020  
 

Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) maintains a roster of approved Texas-based touring companies and artists. This program is open to artists of all artistic disciplines including visual arts (e.g. murals) and film.     Every two years, all …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/applications-for-2020-2022-texas-touring-roster/

Tips for Designing a Beautiful Garden Space

Tips for Designing a Beautiful Garden Space

By freelance editor, Rae Steinbach

“Rae is a graduate of Tufts University with a combined International Relations and Chinese degree. After spending time living and working abroad in China, she returned to NYC to pursue her career within content writing. She specializes in curating content that speaks …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/tips-for-designing-a-beautiful-garden-space/

TCA’s Free Professional Development Webinar Feb. 20 on Community Foundations Funding Opportunities

Free Professional Development Webinar Series      
Please join us for a webinar on:  Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM CST      Register now!  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3049931302179017229          

A Community Foundation Insider Tells All    MariBen will present Community Foundations: What They Are & How They Make a Difference in Your …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/tcas-free-professional-development-webinar-feb-20-on-community-foundations-funding-opportunities/

Michael Holter’s 7 Steps to Watercolor Landscapes DVD

Local watercolorist Michael Holter has issued another watercolor instruction DVD available from Creative Catalyst.

For a limited time it is available at a discounted price at https://ccpvideos.com/products/mh1d

Michael Holter: 7 Steps to Watercolor Landscapes

Artist: Michael Holter
Producer: Creative Catalyst Productions
SKU: MH1d

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/michael-holters-7-steps-to-watercolor-landscapes-dvd/

Best museums in North Texas

We all love art, don’t we? There is nothing more enjoyable for art lovers than visiting a museum, which is a great opportunity get thrown back in history while admiring the astonishing styles, colors, and contents. Museums are opened portals to centuries ago, and there is no way you can get bored when there is …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/best-museums-in-north-texas/

Professional art shuttle services

Hello Artisans,

Itransport4u is a Fine Arts transportation/shuttle service. Our company has been in business for over 18 years. We currently have nine (9) Mercedes Sprinter Vans in our fleet. Each Van has been fabricated solely for art transportation and is climate controlled. Everything is “soft packed,” no crating is required. We are client-based …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/professional-art-shuttle-services/

Easy Drawing Guides Website

https://easydrawingguides.com/

On this website, I post drawing guides that can help everyone easily create amazing drawings. I post step-by-step drawing tutorials, drawing guide printouts, and how to draw videos. Some of the posts and guides are created by me but, mostly, by my friends as I’m not a professional artist. — Rauno

Contributed by …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/materials-techniques/easy-drawing-guides-website/

Art Here Lately at the Dallas Arts Revue

JR Compton styles his DallasArtsRevue.com as “Dallas’ Oldest & Largest Online Art Magazine Of, By and For Dallas Artists.” His reviews are in his words: “colorfully-illustrated and spiritedly-opiniated“, but know that he is really a stauch supporter of local artists.

A regular feature is Art Here Lately, a photo- and humor-rich review …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/art-here-lately-at-the-dallas-arts-revue/

Shop Local Through ETSY on Shop Small Saturday Nov. 25

Support DFW artists and crafters in your neighborhood by buying nearby! Did you know ETSY has a shop local geographic feature?

You can start your search here

https://www.etsy.com/localsearch. 

Or limit your ETSY search results by using the local items filter.

For a visual map of local events and brick & mortar sellers use https://www.etsy.com/local …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/shop-local-through-etsy-on-shop-small-saturday-nov-25/

Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Special Project Funding for Non-Profits

As part of a new Office of Cultural Affairs initiative, a funding program to support special projects for non-profit arts organizations and individual artists in any discipline has been established. Awards of $1,000 to $6,000 will be made to support projects by non-profit organizations and individual artists not currently supported in the COP and …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/dallas-office-of-cultural-affairs-special-project-funding-for-non-profits/

Compton’s New Guide to Publicizing Your Art

Dallas art photoessayist and photographer J R. Compton has recently published on his Dallas Arts Revue website:

How to Publicize Your Work by J R Compton

http://www.dallasartsrevue.com/art-crit/Here_Lately/ArtHereLately.html#pub

He advocates for the five Ws dear to journalism: Who, What, When, Why and Where. Plus avoiding artspeak and using plenty of photos. And plenty of other …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/comptons-new-guide-to-publicizing-your-art/

What Kinda Name is Blart? Series

Golden Edition Publishing
108 N. Locust St. #300 Denton, TX 76201
www.goldeneditionpublishing.com

 

What Kinda Name is Blart? goes on an adventure with the release of an activity book featuring the characters from it’s middle-grade chapter book series

October 30, 2017 (DENTON, TEXAS) – Stephanie Will, Designer and Image Creator for the …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/what-kinda-name-is-blart-series/

Leonardo da Vinci, a new biography by Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson, famed author and biographer, returns to North Texas!

He’s written books about Albert Einstein, Henry Kissinger, Steve Jobs, Ben Franklin and others. 
And now, the veteran Council guest speaker has turned his attention to a genius among geniuses, Leonard Da Vinci (1452-1519), the artist, sculptor, inventor, scientist, architect, etc.

Though he was …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/leonardo-da-vinci-a-new-biography-by-walter-isaacson/

Dallas Cultural Plan Survey

What can Dallas do to keep the arts and culture vibrant in our City?
The City of Dallas, through its Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), is embarking on a year-long process to create a cultural plan to answer that question. The Dallas Cultural Plan—our first since 2002—will analyze the city’s cultural priorities, …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/dallas-cultural-plan-survey/

Hot Off The Press . . .from photographer Randy Ziegler

In Revelatory Moments I will be taking you on a pictorial journey over the years and share my thoughts, insights, and revelations during the moments of photo capture. This is not a technical photography book, but rather a guidepost for those who want to elevate their seeing.

Preview the book here:   REVELATORY MOMENTS

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/hot-off-the-press-from-photographer-randy-zieglar/