Category Archive: Resources / Links

Paper Arts Reopening April 1st

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One of the favorite stores for paper crafters, printmakers, watercolorists and paper artists of all kinds is reopening on April 1st. 10 am – 6pm Location: Paper Arts, 118 N Peak St, Dallas, Texas 75226.

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

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Dallas Art Fair + Artsy

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Dallas Art Fair is pleased to announce Artsy as our official online partner for the fourth consecutive year.

For the fourth year, Artsy will host the official online preview of Dallas Art Fair 2017, sharing the fair with an international audience of collectors, curators, and art enthusiasts in 190+ countries. Visitors to Dallas Art Fair on Artsy can access the fair program and inquire on artworks for sale starting Thursday, March 30.

For those attending the fair in person or are interested in learning more about the fair’s leading galleries, we encourage you to download the Artsy app for iPhone & iPad as your guide. With a tap, browse exhibiting galleries, make sales inquiries, and follow artists to receive future updates.

Sign up to be notified when Artsy’s coverage of Dallas Art Fair goes live and customize your collecting preferences.

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Grand Prairie Framing Resource – RW Chang Co. Liquidation Sale

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Liquidation Sale In Process!

Due to changes in our lease agreement, we will be here a couple of weeks into February.
We will take custom framing orders another week, until February 1st
 Come by and see the bargains you’ll find! 

908 Fountain Pkwy
Grand Prairie, Tx. 75050
972-647-0757

Framed Prints
$10 Frames.Buy one get one free
RWChange framesReady Made Frames. Still a lot to choose from but they are flying out the door. Come soon before they are all gone!
Lots of moulding
Office furniture
Warehouse supplies and equipment
Open MondayFriday 8:30-5.00
We will open Saturday, Jan 28th and February 4th 
, 1-4:00 pm

 

RW Chang Co.
Serving the Framing Industry Since 1974

908 Fountain Pkwy
Grand Prairie, Tx. 75050
972-647-0757

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Dictionary of Texas Artists, 1800 -1945

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CASETA, Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art, is pleased to share with early Texas art researchers, scholars and enthusiasts the text version of the

Dictionary of Texas Artists,
1800 – 1945 
compiled by Paula L. Grauer and Michael R. Grauer, Texas A&M University Press.
CASETA wants to thank the Texas A&M University Press for their willingness to share this excellent resource.
Text version of the book is free and can be found on our website herein the “Search Artists & Artworks” page & in our “History & Reference” page here.
If you have any questions about the organization or use of this resource contact caseta@samfa.org or 325.212.4872.
–from the January 2017 CASETA News – subscribe at http://www.caseta.org/

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CADD announces CADDfund 2017

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Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Present
 
CADD FUNd 2017
 
Sunday, March 5th, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
 
3015 AT TRINITY GROVES
3015 Gulden Lane
Dallas, TX 75212

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas will again celebrate creativity and community with a Sunday Soup Supper onMarch 5th at 3015 at Trinity Groves. CADD FUNd 2017 will be a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects. CADD FUNd 2017 will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the DFW arts community.

The idea for the annual CADD FUNd was inspired by similar events throughout the United States such as Feast in Brooklyn, Incubate in Chicago and Spread in Santa Fe. Over the past several years, numerous organizations have taken the basic premise of a Sunday soup dinner – collect creative proposals, invite the public to pay, eat, and listen, and then democratically vote for a winner – and adapted it to their own local purposes.

This year’s CADD FUNd will be awarded to a current or previous B.A, B.F.A., M.A. or M.F.A. graduate or candidate from an institution within 100 miles of Dallas. Six finalists will be selected from all of the applicants by three esteemed jurors to be announced soon. (Past jurors included: Gabriel Ritter, Judy Deaton, William Rudolph, Michael Mazurak, Jed Morse and Justine Ludwig.)

During the event on March 5th, the finalists will present short proposals for original and yet-to-be-realized new projects. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and then the audience participants will vote for their favorite project. After a short recess to tally the votes, the winner of CADD FUNd 2017 will be announced!

The CADD FUNd is $2500 – $7500 + and beyond. Funds are raised by ticket sales and will go to the winner chosen by the audience. Tickets are $40 per person and will go on sale in January. Tickets will not be available at the door. In an effort to make CADD FUNd 2017 as accessible as possible for the students and artists, $10 of each ticket sold will be applied to jurors’ fees and administrative costs in lieu of charging application fees.

The 2015 CADD FUNd was awarded to Rachel Rushing for her project- Sunset Art Studios: An Oak Cliff artist run studio and exhibition space. Named for the former Sunset Streetcar Line, Sunset Art Studios is a culturally invested art space. A group of local artists develop their work while providing the surrounding community opportunities to directly engage in the process of art. Ms. Rushing will give a short presentation at the event about her project, Sunset Art Studios.

While CADD FUNd is about raising much-needed cash, we hope that it will also be a forum to discuss the many other needs and resources that help make projects happen.

ABOUT CADD – Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels. Members are committed to represent the highest standards of contemporary art, while recognizing the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and the cultural community of Dallas.

Each year CADD offers a Scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. The Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a Fine Arts degree at an accredited university or art institute. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, equipment, travel, and/or supplies assisting the student in their academic endeavors. Proceeds from CADD events assists with the CADD Scholarship and CADD Educational Programs.

Apply for CADDfund 2017

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas | 1845 Levee Street #100, Dallas, TX 75207

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ONE RIVER SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN to open in 2017 in Frisco

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FIRST FRANCHISE LOCATION OF INNOVATIVE

ONE RIVER SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN

SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN FRISCO, TEXAS IN EARLY 2017

 

The nation’s first network of contemporary art schools  offers a transformative new direction in art education.

 

ENGLEWOOD, NJ: With a mission to develop what the New York Times called “the next generation of Basquiats and Warhols,” the very first franchise location of the innovative One River School of Art + Design is scheduled to open in early 2017 in Frisco, Texas. The school will be located in the new Teel Crossing, at 3288 Main Street (Suite 102).

 

Established in 2012, One River School of Art + Design provides suburban kids and adults with the kind of exceptional, creative learning experiences that are typically only available in major cities. Using proprietary teaching methods, world-class instructors and interactive processes, the school delivers an experience that “changes people’s lives,” according to founder and CEO Matt Ross. One River School also presents exhibitions from emerging artists as part of its commitment to be the voice of contemporary art in its communities.

 

“We are proud and excited to open the first One River School franchise location in Frisco,” said Dean Tarpley, Managing Partner of Tarpley Capital, the Dallas area franchisee. “We are also confident that the school will quickly become a vibrant contributor to the Frisco community, and will be extraordinarily well-received by its residents.” Tarpley cited Teel Crossing’s other tenants and its proximity to the Frisco Family YMCA, Kroger and Robert Cobb Middle School as other favorable indicators of the success of One River School.

 

“I love the challenge of inspiring people through compelling art education while making it fun at the same time,” said Matt Ross. “This is my calling, my mission and the purpose of One River.”  

 

Currently, there are two company-owned One River Schools in New Jersey: the flagship school in Englewood, and another under construction in Allendale. Matt Ross brings a deep background in creative education and the franchise business model to One River School.  “We are excited to expand coast to coast,” said Ross. “People need to tap into their creative ability, and we are so excited to make the Frisco location number one in our franchise growth plan.”

 

The early 2017 grand opening of One River School of Art + Design in Frisco will feature a weekend full of special events and guests, with more details to follow. The school will also soon be recruiting local residents for its staff positions.

 

To learn more about One River School of Art + Design, visit www.OneRiverSchool.com, or its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OneRiverSchoolofArtandDesign/

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About One River School of Art + Design

Founded in September of 2012 “one river” west of New York City by Matt Ross, the Founding CEO of School of Rock. One River School of Art + Design

 

has embarked on a mission to transform art education in America by implementing a strategic franchise initiative which aims to add 100 new locations in major markets across America over the next five years. Its innovative flagship school in Englewood, NJ has taught thousands of students and established a new direction in art education. One River School’s exhibition program is dedicated to presenting contemporary artwork from some of the most compelling emerging artists in the world.

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New Dedicated Fine Art Photography and Scanning Service in Bishop Arts District

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SkylineArtPrints.com an Austin based company providing fine art scanning, photography and printing services have opened their first satellite location in Dallas’s Bishop Arts District. The Dallas location is dedicated to fine art photography and scanning services for artists, and also has a small art gallery. Skyline Arts is a company that prides themselves on providing artists with a high quality art reproduction service, for a reasonable cost and turnaround time. http://www.skylineartprints.com/

All scans include color management, basic retouching, reference prints and up to two rounds of proofing. Full resolution, print and web resolution files are provided to artists with each scan. The standard scanning fee, for works 8×10 to 60″ on the longest dimension, is $70.00. We are currently running a promotion for new Dallas artists’ first scans with us, for $120.00 we provide the standard scanning service, as well as a stretched archival giclee canvas print up to 24 x 24. This saves artists $50.00.

Skyline Art: Gallery and Scanning is located at 428 W Davis St #1, Dallas TX 75208 Google Maps Skyline Art Dallas

Phone 469.776.5398 Email dallas@skylineartprints.com Hours Tue-Sat 10am – 7pm

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New Offering From Carole Wolanow’s VIDA Collection

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VIDA ART NOW AVAILABLE IN HOME GOODS CATEGORY

CAROLE WOLANOW’S ART IS NOW BEING USED IN THE HOME GOODS CATEGORY OF THROW PILLOW. SEE EXAMPLE HERE.

GO TO  http://shopvida.com/search?page=1&q=CAROLE+WOLANOW TO SEE HER TOTAL VIDA COLLECTION

 

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Help a North Texas Artist today!!!

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North Texas artists need your support!  To show your support, we hope you will make a gift to the Emergency Artist’s Support League.  As you probably know, visual artists and visual arts professionals often live within narrow financial constraints, even in the best of times. A medical crisis, fire, or other emergency can result in catastrophe.

In response, artists and arts professionals joined together to found EASL (Emergency Artists Support League) in 1992. EASL is operated by a 100% volunteer Board of Directors, allowing for maximum funds to be distributed to artists in need. Since its conception, EASL has provided over $475,000 in grant assistance to North Texas area visual artists and visual art professionals.

We want you to know that we are currently busy at work on new EASL initiatives; including new PR materials, a new website at EASL.US, and the distribution of a bi-annual E-Newsletter. In addition, new programs at area galleries, universities, and museums are being considered and will be rolled out later this year. Of course, the ever-popular Art Heist Art Auction will again bring artists and art collectors together in April 2018 to support local artists in need. We have great plans for the coming years, and we look forward to your participation as an EASL ambassador in our community.

The success of any organization is due in greatest measure to the support that it receives from the community it serves.  That is why we hope that you will support EASL today with a 100% tax-deductible contribution.  Donating is easy through our website at  EASL.US

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Artnews SA Bankruptcy: new owner for ARTnews Magazine

 

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Artnews SA, the Polish company that briefly published the New York–based ARTnews magazine and, even briefer still, Art in America, has filed for bankruptcy.

Last month, BMP Media Holdings took control of Art in AmericaMODERNThe Magazine ANTIQUES, and ARTnews from their former parent company, Artnews S.A., which is based in Poland. This week, BMP announced that those titles will be held under the name Art Media Holdings LLC, a privately held company located in New York

For more information see https://news.artnet.com/art-world/artnews-files-for-bankruptcy-519695

For more about ArtNews magazine, see http://www.artnews.com. You may also subscribe to their weekly email newsletter.

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There’s an app for that! The DMA

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Explore more! The Dallas Museum of Art’s collection encompasses more than 23,000 works of art and spans 5,000 years of human creativity, representing a full range of world cultures. Search what’s currently on view, find works of art in the galleries and save them to your favorites, or get social and let everyone know what you’re viewing.

MORE (plus link to app download)

Features:

  • Check out what’s happening at the Museum, from exhibitions to daily activities. Filter by the type of activity you’re looking for, or search for something special.
  • Become a DMA Member and see upcoming members-only events.
  • Register for an event or purchase tickets right from your phone.
  • Locate specific works of art on the interactive map and preview what’s in each gallery.
  • Explore your way—by duration, DMA insider selection, theme, or your favorites. Don’t know where to start? Shake your phone to find something new!
  • Get social! Follow the DMA right from the app and share your favorites.

 

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Drawberry.com – Get your memories hand-painted on canvas: a database of artist portfolios

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Get your memories hand-painted on canvas…

A new online platform at Drawberry.com is launched to bring together artists and customers from all over the world and offer them an easy way to find each other and strike deals on custom hand painting from photos.

An Australian software developing company with over 8 years history and a great reputation in the system utilities market has just launched a brand-new startup, Drawberry.com. Drawberry is a website that lets professional artists from all over the world sign up and offer their custom picture painting services. At the same time it lets customers from any country upload their photos and get bids from international talent on creating custom paintings from those photos.

Drawberry plans to continuously expand its database of painters willing to offer painting-from-photo services in different artistic genres, styles and media. Using the Drawberry platform is free to both artists and customers. The service offers a high level of security by having all monetary transactions processed through PayPal.

Customers can upload a photo they want turned into a professional painting, specify their requirements and preferences, and wait for artists to bid on the job. Once bids come in, the customer may look through them and choose an artist to work with. Completed work can be previewed before getting shipped and modifications may be requested when necessary. Photos do not have to be portraits only. Customers may request paintings of their favorite natural scenery, cityscape, scenes from sports competitions, family gatherings or anything else that might be in a photo.

Artists can upload samples of their work into an online portfolio, describe their techniques, style and the type of paintings they like to work on. They can then browse through orders and select the ones they would like to bid on. Drawberry offers a private messaging system that allows artists and customers to  communicate while work on the painting is being done, which helps them clarify various questions that may arise and get a final result that satisfies customer expectations.

“The team behind Drawberry has a few art buffs who pushed the idea of this service as something that would help a lot of people on a global scale,” – says Anna Lind of Drawberry. “Knowing that community plays an increasingly important role online, we decided to create one that would be fun and useful at the same time. Now street artists of Paris may be available to paint your portrait even if you live in Vancouver BC or Sydney. When you think of it, that’s simply incredible, and we hope the idea catches on with other art buffs around the world.”

More information about Drawberry is available at drawberry.com or on the company’s Facebook page.

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Guide to sources of arts and crafts supplies

This guide has four sections (with links to websites):
1. Local arts and crafts suppliers
2. Arts and crafts supplies online
3. Other art-related services
4. Guides to art supplies and services

To suggest additional links or corrections, please email artnewsdfw@gmail.com  Updated 7/16

1. Local arts and crafts suppliers (suppliers with locations in North Texas)

2. Arts and crafts supplies online

3. Other art-related services

4. Guides to art supplies and services

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Frame Destination offers framing supplies & advice

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Frame Destination is a framing supplies business located in Dallas with an online interface for ordering. You may have your ordered shipped but pickup is also available for local customers.

Website:  https://www.framedestination.com Email: info@FrameDestinations.com Phone: 972-479-1188 Address: 13539 Method Street, Dallas, TX 75243

Photographer Mark Rogers founded Frame Destination out of his home in Dallas, Texas, in 2004. After one year and much success, he was able to move the business out of his home and into Frame Destination’s current production facility. Under Rogers’ leadership, Frame Destination has become one of the leading Internet-based seller of picture frames and do-it-yourself framing supplies.For more about the company and its founder Mark Rogers, see https://www.framedestination.com/about-us/

  • Pre-assembled picture frames, which include the mount board, mat board, glazing, and hanging kit.
  • Ready-made picture frames, including archival and standard
  • Empty picture frames, metal and wood
  • Framing materials, including mat board, mount board, glass or acrylic glazing
  • Storage materials, including photo boxes, CD/DVD slipcases, GalleryPouch™ bubble bags, and more
  • Cleaning supplies, such as acrylic cleaner and microfiber towels
  • Protection supplies, including gloves, corner protectors, and dust covers
  • And much more! Including online videos, blog and a newsletter…

To subscribe to their informative newsletter or to order framing supplies, go to https://www.framedestination.com


 

Playing with frame size and style is a great way to change the look, feel, and visual impact of your art. A popular trend in gallery framing and home art display is to use extra-large frames for smaller photos and art work. This creates a dramatic visual and draws the eye to your art display…
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How to Clean Metal and Wood Picture Frames

When people look at your artwork, they also see your frames, even though the frames are not what they are focusing on – and that means if your picture frames are dirty or dusty, they’re going to see that, too. A dirty, dusty frame won’t do any favors for your home décor or the piece that’s framed…
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How to Protect and Preserve Your Digital Prints

When you spend a significant amount of time and money on a beautiful digital photograph for your home or office, you want to be able to enjoy it for a while. Unfortunately, a variety of factors can affect your digital prints and distort the way they look over time. But take heart, because there’s hope…
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A new tool for arts organizations & a free webinar Aug. 30

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Introducing the NCAR KIPI Dashboard

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research now features a free, diagnostic tool that allows arts and cultural organizations to see how they are performing compared to organizations like theirs nationally.

See the NCAR Dashboard – http://mcs.smu.edu/dashboard/

The Dashboard provides results and resources so arts and cultural organizations can assess health and sustainability and hone strategic decisions.
Learn more: NCAR Director Zannie Voss will host a free webinar on August 30 at 11:00 a.m. CST (space limited) to walk through the dashboard and its impact.

Register for the webinar

SMU Meadows School of the Arts | 6101 Bishop, Dallas, TX, TX 75275

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How to Throw a Paint Party by Heidi Easley

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Texas art entrepreneur Heidi Easley, founder of Texas Art & Soul, has published a book based on her experience with hosting paint parties, the latest trend in art entertainment.

How to Throw a Paint Party!  

Because I’ve had so many people ask me about how to teach paint parties so I decided to create a 40 page ebook just for you!

This ebook is for the teacher, the artist, the entrepreneur at heart, the dreamer, the crafter, and all THOSE willing to spread the love of art to others!http://www.texasartandsoul.com/how-to-throw-a-paint-party/


New note from Heidi:

There is also a new Pod Cast called Art Made Easy from Patty Palmer and I’m one of the first ones that they interviewed.    It’s an inspirational Podcast – TOTALLY FREE!

http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/2016/01/20/art-made-easy-002steps-to-hosting-painting-parties-and-overcoming-obstacles-with-art-teacher-heidi-easley/

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New Outsider and Contemporary Art News Feed

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Outsider Art News is the source for real-time art news and events from the worlds of Outsider, Art Brut, Folk and Contemporary. For press inquiries, TV/radio appearances: info@outsiderartnews.com

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Acacia PR Blog & News – The Best PR and Art Marketing Tips!

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PR and Marketing Service for Artists & Galleries

Getting noticed is a hard job with so many gallery openings, exhibitions, art fairs, biennials and events going on, especially for emerging artists. But today, people are connected more directly than ever. By using the right strategy and pitching the right people, you can save years of hard work and focus on important projects instead. So why waste your time? Among Acacia PR´s services, our most important job is helping young & emerging artists to reach art journalists, curators and other important players in the art scene. http://acaciapr.com/

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Calls for Artists: Guide to Finding Sources

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DEADLINES Calendars

  • For local opportunity deadlines, click on ArtNewsDFW.com’s Art Deadlines Calendar to see details and links.  You may add events to your online calendar or subscribe to this calendar.
  • For local crafts show deadlines, click on DFW Craft Shows Calendar

 

On Art News DFW

To see the most recent announcements, click on the categories: (free daily or weekly email newsletters)

LOCAL

Arts, Jobs, Opportunities

Auditions, Entries & Contests : Visual Arts 

Texas

National

Email lists to join

Art Fair Insiders email newsletter at http://www.artfairinsiders.com/ for a national roundup of opportunities.

Art Fair Calendar is listed at http://www.artfaircalendar.com/. You can subscribe to any of seventeen regional lists, including Texas Art Fairs.

Texas Artist Coalition Newsletter – email elaine@fwcac.org or use the contact form

DFW Craft Fairs: Follow by Email subscribe form http://www.dfwcraftshows.com/

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Darla Bostick – 2016 Art Calendar, Spring Portugal Tour, Watercolor classes, Ghost Ranch Workshop / Retreat

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Every year the calendar sells out! To be sure you get as many as you need for personal use or for friends, family and clients, let me know NOW.

This is my 6th year to offer a beautiful calendar of heavy card-stock that shares 12 of my paintings. Many of the images in the calendar have been accepted into juried art exhibitions, solo shows and printed works–some even won awards!! This is by far the most reasonable way to enjoy my art work.


My calendar is $20 (plus shipping–usually $2.50 for one, less when several are sent to the same address) and I’ll sign each one if requested. Order 5 or more and get the 6th one free. Time to order yours…my 2016 Calendar images are posted on my website:  www.darlabostick.com

 
Come visit Portugal in the Spring! Darla is taking a group in April – 8-18,2016
We will begin our adventure with arrival in Lisbon on Friday, 8 April (you will need to leave home the day before!). Our villa is in the Algarve region of Portugal along the southern coastal area in Albufiera. Each of us will have our own bed, but will share a bedroom. We have the flexibility to prepare our breakfast at “home” then we head out for the day with sketchbooks or small paint blocks and cameras. The goal of the trip is to gather images primarily with our cameras. Every day we will explore a new village and take an hour out to rest/relax/sketch or paint. The plan is to eat out once a day–if we picnic for lunch we buy dinner out, if we eat lunch out then we prepare dinner at the villa (maybe on the grill). Your meals are not incuded in the price but we keep expenses low. Tentatively, it includes Evora, Sagres, Alte, Faro and Albufiera, Monchique, Lisbon and the gypsy market in Loule’! As the itinerary develops there may be some changes.

You can email Darla for the details with photographs of the villages we visit and the villa. Plans are still under construction but the ballpark figure is $2000 each for the 10 days and includes the car rental, lodging and admissions. If you are interested, let Darla know right away and she will send you flight information. She flies from DFW).

8 spaces fill quickly…reserve your place now for this extraordinary Art Adventure! Currently there are 4 spots left.

And, if you want more time in Portugal, be sure to ask Darla about the added 8-day Douro River Cruise in northern Portugal which includes Porto, Regue, Penhao, Vega de Teron, Salamanca, Senhora de Ribiera, Ferradosa and Bitetos! Dates for the cruise are 18-25 April and it FILLS FAST! The cost is $2385 per person (gratuities not included).


Friday Watercolor classes, Hobby Lobby, Denton 

join anytime! Learn to paint…or improve from the level where you are now! I teach at Hobby Lobby in Denton 9:30-noon (but we usually bring a lunch and we stay until 1 or 2pm) on Fridays. The payment is unique~~buy a card for $150 which entitles you to 6 classes. Each time you come, the card is validated. (So you don’t pay for classes you miss!)


 

Come to Ghost Ranch, NM with me in for my 9th Annual Art Workshop/Retreat 25 September-1 October 2016

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Art Conspiracy: Continuing Our Story (Jessie Martinez)

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Artist Story: Jessie Martinez

Get a peek at this Art Con artist’s journey from the start

Halfway through its 11th year, and Art Conspiracy is just picking up steam. “In March, we announced that we’ve grown bigger than just a fundraising platform into an enhanced year-round platform of which the reach and potential is limitless,” says Erica Felicella, Art Conspiracy’s Executive Director. “We are incredibly excited about continually connecting and executing on ways to give back to our whole community: to our artists, musicians, patrons and partners.”

Part of being an organization of a million stories, is sharing them. Like that of Jessie Martinez: where we get a peek into artist’s journey at its very beginning. We look forward to furthering her interest and engagement. Check out the full story here. What is your story? How has Art Con affected you? Share your story here.

Art Conspiracy is a nonprofit community that conspires to bring artists and musicians together, raise funds, and activate awareness for regional creative programs and causes.

Our mailing address is:
Art Conspiracy
3824 Cedar Springs
#106
Dallas, Tx 75219

 

All of you help us become who we are. Through your involvement, engagement and continued support. Click here to find out ways you can support our mission, or email us with any questions you may have.
Art Conspiracy’s Executive Director is featured in this month’s Dallas Observer People issue. Check out the write up here.

 

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FREE Art Pubs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications/

MetPublications is a portal to the Met’s comprehensive publishing program with 1,500 titles, including books, online publications, and Bulletins and Journals from the last five decades. Over 422 items are free to download, read or search for FREE. Other titles may be purchased through the interface.

For the Met’s Bulletin, all but the most recent issue can be downloaded as a PDF. For the Met’sJournal, all individual articles and entire volumes can be downloaded as a PDF.

For an article about the free service:

http://www.openculture.com/2015/03/download-422-free-art-books-from-the-metropolitan-museum-of-art.html

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Community College Courses on Art for Summer

Don’t forget about the local community / junior colleges for classes on art. They typically offer noncredit community or continuing ed courses along with for-credit options. It’s time to enroll now.

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Dallas County Community College District: http://www.dcccd.edu/

 

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Tarant County College https://www.tccd.edu/

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Collin College http://www.collin.edu/

 

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Etsy stock goes public on NASDEC

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Etsy is well known to artists and crafters as an online resource for selling work. This 10-year old “online craft bazaar” company recently had a successful IPO opening on NASDEC.

Read more about it:

Etsy now worth over $3 billion. Stock jumps 88% after IPO

Etsy IPO Tests Pledge to Balance Social Mission and Profit

Click here for press releases on the Etsy website.

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2015 Dallas Art Fair in review

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It’s over, but the reviews and pix are still up:

Dallas Art Fair 2015

On Artsy:

https://www.artsy.net/dallas-art-fair

Browse the fair by Exhibitor, type of work or Artist, plus these articles:

Dallas Art Fair Kicks Off with a Herd of Early Sales

Unpacking the Dallas Scene’s Disproportionate Art World Influence

7 Must-See Texas Museum Exhibitions During Dallas Art Fair

Jacqueline Buckingham Anderson’s Eight Must-See Works at Dallas Art Fair

 


 

More Dallas Art Fair 2015

A Loose Guide: Some Picks and Pics of the Dallas Art Fair


The Dallas Art Fair @ Fig through April 12, 2015

DallasArtsRevue.com Photos & essay by JR Compton


 

 

An insider’s guide to the best events surrounding Dallas Art Fair 2015

CultureMap Dallas  by Kendall Morgan


 

Check here for more:

http://dallasartfair.com/press-archive/

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British Monarchy playing cards

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LUX Playing Cards of Fort Worth has released a new fine art deck of playing cards of famous and notorious British Monarchy of centuries past. The playing cards feature all new original art of King and Queens, including King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, Anne Boleyn, King Edward I “Longshanks” and many more. The royalty cards are comprised of actual royalty, and the card back is intricately detailed. This “British Monarchy” deck of playing cards is available for a limited time right now at Kickstarter.com:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/luxplayingcards/british-monarchy-tally-ho-playing-cards-printed-by

Each King and Queen has been meticulously researched and elaborately portrayed. The card back is ornate in its design, while keeping with the theme of the deck. The back illustrates the Crown, and alludes to the War of the Roses in England. The portraits themselves of the royalty cards are stunning, while keeping the cards playable.

The cards are printed by USPCC (The United States Playing Card Company) which prints the famous Bicycle, Bee, and Tally-Ho cards. LUX Playing Cards last released the Aves playing cards to critical acclaim just a few short months ago, and this is their new fine art deck for collectors, card players, and art enthusiasts.

Back and Queen Elizabeth I

British Monarchy cards layout

 

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Annual Printmaker Subscription Program from NTSU’s P.R.I.N.T.

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New Subscription Program

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(L) Untimely Divergence and (R) Habitual Element by Nicole Hand

P.R.I.N.T Press invites the public to become a member of our new Annual Printmaker Subscription Program.

This new program will support visiting printmaker residencies in which emerging and renowned printmakers will publish works at P.R.I.N.T every fall semester with the assistance of students and faculty from UNT’s Printmaking program. This will expand our roster of artists, expose students to additional areas of expertise, and enrich the educational mission of our respective programs. Every spring semester, P.R.I.N.T will continue to publish work with master printers and artists from a range of disciplines.

Inaugural visiting printmaker Nicole Hand will create a limited edition of hand-pulled prints during her week-long residency. Hand examines ideas, beliefs and skills passed from one generation to the next by building symbolic, layered compositions with a diverse range of printmaking techniques.Membership Levels
Ten memberships are available at two levels for fall 2014. Supporters receive the following:

$200

  • One signed limited edition fine art print by Nicole Hand
  • Private invitation to visit the shop during the production of the print
  • Invitations to all public events associated with the program
$1000
  • Additionally, one select print from our archives by artists such as Erika Adams, Terry Allen, Anitra Blayton, Kathy Grove, Michael Miller, Gladys Nilsson, or Robyn O’Neil. Please inquire for the complete list of specific prints available through this program.
Public events
Lecture
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20 FROM 12 TO 12:50 PM IN SAGE 116Open House
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 FROM 4:00 TO 6:00 PM AT P.R.I.N.T Press

Membership fees directly support the collaboration by funding honoraria, travel, per diem, materials, promotional material, and events. Learn more about the new subscription program here.

This inaugural residency is made possible in part by Core Drawing,UNT Printmaking and P.R.I.N.T Press.

College of Visual Arts and Design
P.R.I.N.T Press
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
For more information: 940.369.8354 | print@unt.edu | print.unt.edu

 

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DMA Digitizes its Collection

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Access to the DMA’s Entire Collection for the First Time

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Dallas, TX—August 19, 2014— Maxwell Anderson, the Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, announced today the launch of an exciting redesigned digital database for the Museum’s collection of encyclopedic art through its website, DMA.org.  This marks the first phase of an initiative to dramatically improve online access and representation of the Museum’s global collection of more than 22,000 works of art.

By digitizing its entire collection, the DMA is creating one of the world’s most sophisticated online art collections, providing open access to its entire collection, and leading the field in the quality and depth of content available to visitors, students, teachers, and scholars.  In addition, whenever permitted by existing agreements, the DMA will release all images, data, and software it creates to the public under Open Access licenses for free personal and educational use.

Since January 2013, general admission to the DMA has been free to everyone.  With an increasing number of visitors bringing web-enabled devices to the Museum, the new online collection provides on-demand, rich content about works of art on view and in storage, allowing a broader reach for exploration of the collection.  Supplemental information, when available, will accompany objects as well as location information.  It is now possible for visitors to determine which works of art are on view and where they are located.  Additional features include high resolution object images with superior zoom functionality and the ability to share images and information on social media platforms and through e-mail.

In November 2013, an anonymous $9 million gift was announced to ensure free general admission to the DMA and enable the Museum to publish its entire collection online, including photographing the entire permanent collection.  This announcement marks the first milestone of the digitization project to be completed by 2016 or earlier.

Prior to this launch, only 7,000 works of art were published online.  Of those, approximately 3,000 were illustrated with images.  Today, the Museum’s entire collection of over 22,000 objects is available to the public via DMA.org, and nearly 11,000 of those objects are illustrated with digital images.  The DMA is currently researching “orphan works” (copyrighted objects about which copyright information is lacking) and other works without clear or immediately discoverable copyright restrictions.

With this launch, images for over 4,500 objects are now available for free download without licensing fees or content restrictions. All images available via DMA.org continue to be freely available for non-commercial and educational use. Over time, additional high-resolution images of all works in the public domain will be released for public use. Access to high-quality images and accurate data about each object will significantly enhance research and learning about the DMA’s collection in a way that has not been possible until now.

“It is only fitting that as one of the country’s ten largest museums and the region’s only encyclopedic art museum, the DMA should provide free access to its global collection online,” stated Robert Stein, Deputy Director. “We are striving to make the DMA among the most innovative and openly accessible museums in the country and could think of no better way to continue that process than to enhance the public’s access to the art we care for here in Dallas through this project.”

“A portion of the DMA’s collection has been available electronically for a number of years, but this new platform allows access to the Museum’s entire collection with increased content and functionality,“ added Shyam Oberoi, Director of Technology and Digital Media at the DMA. “Over the course of the next few years we will be able to refine, improve, and expand the collection content available on our website.”

About the Dallas Museum of Art
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 22,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures.  Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum welcomes some 600,000 visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. In January 2013, the DMA returned to a free general admission policy and launched DMA Friends, the first free museum membership program in the country, which currently has over 70,000 members. For more information, visit DMA.org.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Partners and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

 

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Amon Carter Digitizes 35,000 Works from American Photographers

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Amon Carter Museum of American Art Digitizes More than 35,000 Artworks with Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

September 11, 2014

 

FORT WORTH, Texas—The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces that it has cataloged, digitized and published online more than 35,000 artworks of eight prominent American photographers of the 20th century—Carlotta Corpron (1901–1988), Nell Dorr (1893–1988), Laura Gilpin (1891–1979), Eliot Porter (1901–1990), Helen Post (1907–1979), Clara Sipprell (1885–1975), Erwin E. Smith (1886–1947) and Karl Struss (1886–1981).

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Carlotta M. Corpron (1901–1988)
Eggs Encircled, 1948
Gelatin silver print
Gift of the artist
© 1988 Amon Carter Museum

This project was made possible by a $75,000 digitization grant the museum received from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in 2012.The Amon Carter owns the archives of these photographers, and the newly digitized works include all of the prints in these collections. Also digitized are 12,000 very fragile glass negatives, nitrate negatives and autochromes. Most are never-before-seen negatives that the museum is unable to display in the galleries due to format and fragility. The grant also allowed for the creation of new online collection guides that include biographical information, exhibition history, interpretative information and finding aids, which can be accessed here.

“We are tremendously pleased that the NEH grant allowed us to open the photography collection to the public in new ways,” says Andrew J. Walker, director. “The artworks of these eight artists reflect the range of American diversity in the 20th century, and the collection as a whole offers a singular view into the lives of working Americans. Also, with the addition of these works, we now offer a more comprehensive virtual guide to our collection, with a total of 60,000 works available online.”

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses one of the country’s major collections of American photography. The holdings span the history of the photographic medium in America and include works ranging from one of the earliest daguerreotypes produced in this country to contemporary digital prints. Although gallery space is devoted to photography exhibitions that rotate several times each year, thousands of images remain in storage. Providing virtual access opens eight significant archives as a continuous resource to all audiences.

“This NEH-supported initiative is the Amon Carter’s largest—and most comprehensive—digitization project to date,” says Jana Hill, collection information and imaging manager. “We are thrilled to bring the work of these eight photographers to the public in a meaningful way, particularly since many of the works are too fragile for exhibition. By offering new insights into the lives of these eight artists and providing context for their work, we hope this material will serve as an important educational resource for students, teachers and scholars in the humanities.”

Museum staff and scholars will talk about each of the eight photographers in the Amon Carter’s archives during an hour-long, live Google Art Talk on October 9 at 11 am CST. The presentation is part of Google’s Hangout On Air series and is free, interactive and accessible. It can also be viewed later on YouTube.

 

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Introducing Nat. Brut, an online arts magazine

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Nat. Brut is proud to present Issue Four! This is the first issue under Dallas-based editors Kayla E. and Axel Severs.

The issue features flash fiction, short fiction, poetry, a one-act play, a short film, animations, humor pieces, a massive comics section, an interview, and visual curations of photography, found images, and artwork made by prison inmates. There’s terror, absurdity, sadness, stuff we laugh at every time we read it, stuff we’re haunted by, and stuff we’re not even sure how we feel about.

Nat. Brut is an online multimedia art and literary magazine released free to the world twice a year, only at natbrut.com.

Nat. Brut has reached tens of thousands of readers with the release of Issue Four. We pride ourselves in publishinwork from a balanced swath of voices from all over the globe. Follow Nat. Brut on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter and subscribe to our monthly email newsletter at natbrut.com.

NAT. BRUT Issue Four press release-Summer 2014

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The First National Center for Arts Research Report‏

FIRST DATA-DRIVEN ASSESSMENT OF THE HEALTH OF THE NONPROFIT ARTS INDUSTRY RELEASED BY SMU’S NATIONAL CENTER FOR ARTS RESEARCH (NCAR)

NCAR Report Is First of Its Kind for the Arts, Built on Most Comprehensive Set of Data Ever Compiled
Study Identifies Performance Drivers and Determines Value of Managerial Expertise

DALLAS (SMU) – The National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, has unveiled its inaugural report assessing the health of the nonprofit arts industry. The report, available online at smu.edu/artsresearch, is built on the most comprehensive set of arts organization data ever compiled, integrating organizational and market-level data, and assesses the industry from multiple perspectives, including sector/art form, geography, and size of the organization. The NCAR report is the first of its kind for the arts, creating a data-driven assessment of organizations’ performances industry-wide and identifying drivers of performance.

NCAR is led by faculty at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and Cox School of Business in collaboration with the Cultural Data Project (CDP) and other national partners. The vision of NCAR, the first of its kind in the nation, is to act as a catalyst for the transformation and sustainability of the national arts and cultural community. In its first study, researchers were able to determine the extent to which managerial and artistic experience and decision-making impact an organization’s performance.

“NCAR is the first organization in the country to examine the performance of the arts industry from a statistical, data-driven perspective,” said José Bowen, dean of the Meadows School of the Arts. “Not only have we assembled the most comprehensive database and conducted the most in-depth analysis of the industry ever undertaken, but we are sharing these findings freely with the entire industry and providing tools for individual organizations to understand themselves and make changes to improve their performance. This is what makes the project unique – we are not just producing another index of how arts organizations are doing. The ultimate goal of NCAR is to improve the health of both individual organizations and the entire arts and culture ecosystem in the United States.”

To create the inaugural report, NCAR researchers integrated and analyzed data from the CDP and other national and government sources such as the Theatre Communications Group, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Census Bureau, and the National Center for Charitable Statistics. In doing so they created a spatial model of the arts and culture ecosystem of the U.S. The report measures performance on eight different indices: contributed revenue, earned revenue, expenses, marketing impact, bottom line, balance sheet, community engagement, and program activity. For each index, overall averages were calculated, as well as averages by sector, by organizational size, and by geographic area. These were broken down into nine different market clusters, including five cities identified as stand-alone markets (New York City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago).

Beyond simply reporting on performance, the NCAR study evaluated specific drivers of performance and then, controlling for these drivers, NCAR was able to create a level playing field for all organizations in order to compare performance across organizations. From this, NCAR estimated how much of the remaining performance variation is attributable to intangible, difficult-to-observe-and-measure characteristics such as good decision-making and managerial or artistic expertise and how much is simply random variation.

NCAR draws on the academic expertise of Meadows and Cox faculty in the fields of arts management, marketing, and statistics. Dr. Zannie Voss, chair and professor of arts management and arts entrepreneurship in the Meadows and Cox schools, serves as NCAR’s director and Dr. Glenn Voss, the Marilyn R. and Leo F. Corrigan, Jr. Endowed Professor of Marketing at Cox, serves as research director.

“In this first report we took a deep dive into eight of the areas of performance identified, and by studying these averages, tried to answer the question ‘all else being equal, what makes one arts organization more successful than another?’ Some of the findings were as one would expect, but we did find some surprises,” said NCAR director Dr. Zannie Voss. “Perhaps more than any other industry, arts organizations are driven by managerial and artistic expertise. Being able to estimate the value of this expertise in an organization’s performance is the single most valuable result of our first study.”

In 2014, NCAR will launch an interactive dashboard, created in partnership with IBM, which will be accessible to arts organizations nationwide. Arts leaders will be able to enter information about their organizations and see how they compare to the highest performance standards in each of the eight indices for similar organizations. The website will also foster public discussion of best practices and solutions and offer a dedicated YouTube channel for video responses, as well as an online resource library with helpful tools and templates.

More than a dozen visionary foundations and individual arts patrons have supported the new center with financial investments, including the Communities Foundation of Texas, M. R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation, Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, Jennifer and Peter Altabef, Marilyn Augur, Molly Byrne, Bess and Ted Enloe, Melissa and Trevor Fetter, Carol and Don Glendenning, Jeanne R. Johnson, Nancy Nasher, Nancy Perot, Bonnie Pitman, Caren Prothro, and Donna Wilhelm.

NCAR 2013 Report – Highlights

A sampling of highlights from the study:

  • Arts and cultural organizations earned an average of $22.26 per person who participated in the organization’s program offerings, with a wide spectrum when broken down by sector: from a low of $4.10 for community organizations to a high of $53.72 for opera companies, reflecting the differences in operating models.
  • The larger the organization, the higher the percentage of its operating revenue that goes to pay for artistic and program personnel compensation, and the greater the tendency to run a deficit.
  • The smaller the organization, the higher the level of expenses it covers with contributed revenue.
  • San Francisco had the highest arts and culture dollar activity per capita—$895—followed by New York City and Washington, D.C., at roughly $610 each.
  • Organizations in the Los Angeles area have the highest levels of unrestricted contributed revenue covering total expenses, the highest program revenue per attendee, and spend more in marketing expenses to bring in each attendee than other clusters, while Chicago organizations spend the lowest amount to bring in every attendee, followed by New York.

Based on the averages for each index, NCAR researchers were able to identify some factors that drive performance, including:

  • Organizational age and size (total expenses) boost performance in every case.
  • More local, national, or world premieres all lead to higher attendance and higher levels of total engagement.
  • Organizations that target children (pre-K – 12) tend to have a larger footprint, offering more programs on larger budgets and attracting more attendance and more total engagement.
  • Organizations that spend more on fundraising (including personnel) have higher contributed and total operating revenue, but also more offerings, more total engagement, and higher current assets.
  • Population has a positive effect on operating revenue, expenses, and total offerings, but a negative relationship with attendance and total engagement.
  • Households with annual income above $200,000 tend to provide more contributed revenue to local arts and cultural organizations and they drive up expenses, but they have no effect on either attendance or program revenue and they drive down total engagement.
  • Longer commute times in a community bring down performance on nearly every outcome.
  • Attendance is lower as median age in the market increases. It appears that attendance is driven more by those in the lower end of the 25-64 range.
  • Having more hotels in the market led to higher performance on nearly every measure.
  • More per capita operating revenue in an arts sector translates to higher performance on every measure for organizations in that sector. When there are more competitors per sector, contributions are spread thinner, budgets tend to be smaller, and each organization supplies fewer offerings. However, more competition does not lead to lower attendance or engagement.
  • Higher concentrations of larger corporations in the community boost marketing expenses, physical attendance, total expenses, and program salaries. There is a “big company” effect that impacts arts and culture.
  • The number of NEA and/or IMLS grants an organization receives has a positive effect on every performance outcome.

Although the performance drivers explain some level of variation in performance measures, there are intangibles, like managerial and artistic experience, that also affect performance. These Key Intangible Performance Indicators (KIPIs) can be measured only after taking into account an organization’s sector, size, location, community characteristics, local cultural policy, etc., and creating a level playing field. There is still some random variation that can’t be accounted for, but NCAR gets as close as possible to measuring how much of an impact KIPIs have on performance. The KIPIs are most valuable as a tool in examining an individual organization’s performance on different outcomes relative to the rest of the field, all else being equal.

About the Meadows School of the Arts

The Meadows School of the Arts, formally established in 1969 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is one of the foremost arts education institutions in the United States. The Meadows School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in advertising, art, art history, arts management and arts entrepreneurship, communication studies, creative computation, dance, film and media arts, journalism, music, and theatre. The goal of the Meadows School of the Arts, as a comprehensive educational institution, is to prepare students to meet the demands of professional careers. The Meadows School is a leader in developing innovative outreach and community engagement programs, challenging its students to make a difference locally and globally by developing connections between art, entrepreneurship, and change. The Meadows School of the Arts is also a convener for the arts in North Texas, serving as a catalyst for new collaborations and providing critical industry research. It shares with Cox the dual-degree MA/MBA in arts management. For more information, visit smu.edu/meadows.

About the Cox School of Business

SMU’s Cox School of Business, originally established in 1920 and named in honor of benefactor Edwin L. Cox in 1978, offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate business education programs. Among them: BBA, Full-Time MBA, Professional MBA (PMBA), Executive MBA (EMBA), Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Sport Management, and Executive Education. The school also offers a number of unique resources and activities for students, ranging from its Business Leadership Center (BLC), Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, Maguire Energy Institute ,and Global Leadership Program to its Associate Board Executive Mentoring Program and an international alumni network with chapters in more than 20 countries.

Contacts:
Victoria Winkelman
Meadows School of the Arts
214-768-3785; vwinkelm@smu.edu

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Arts+Culture Texas reprise

Have you discovered Arts+Culture Texas?

Arts+Culture Magazine is a free periodical supported by advertisers and patrons. The magazine features articles, interviews and reviews on gallery and museum shows, theater productions, arts newsmakers, classical music, contemporary dance, opera, design, and books relating to the arts. It is published ten times a year, with issues July+August and December+January combined, and distributed to galleries, museums, performance spaces, designated newsstands, and other key businesses throughout the state.

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ON THE COVER December 2013 / January 2014

Pilobolus travels throughout the State making stops in Houston through SPA on Jan. 10, Austin at the Paramount on Jan. 11, San Antonio through ARTS SA on Jan. 14 and Dallas through TITUS on Jan. 17-18. Photo by Robert Whitman

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Artist Charles Wallis – New Website

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New Wildlife Painting completed! GREY WOLF AND PUPS, 24″ X 36″ Oil on canvas

This painting is a grey wolf and her pups moving along the banks of the Rio Grande River in Big Bend National Park.  There are more wildlife paintings and giclee prints are now available 

through the Charles Wallis’ new website at http://www.charleswallis.com. His paintings reflect mastery of his craft and versatility in a variety of styles,  media, and subjects. He paints in a traditional realistic style, as well as impressionistic, abstract.To received his artist newsletter, you can join his mailing list.

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DFW Craft Shows – a resource guide

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Looking for opportunities to sell your arts and crafts? Or just want a guide to doing to some enjoyable festival-going for the weekend? Or is your organization putting on a fair and wants to get the word out to artists?

Check out a new resource — DFWCraftShows.com. It’s one of the most comprehensive listings of what’s going in arts fairs and festivals in the area, from the small to the large. Email contact:

dfwcraftshows@gmail.com.

For a guide to using the site, check out the About page at http://www.dfwcraftshows.com/p/about-us.html. The site boasts these features:

  • A page to submit information about your event
  • A calendar of show dates and deadlines (in Google format)
  • A search box and archives
  • Articles and show announcements
  • An email newsletter that you can subscribe to
  • Facebook page and Twitter feed

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Guide to Art Instruction at Galleries, Art Schools, Artist Studios and Arts & Crafts Stores

Private art instruction: not non-profit sponsored, but may be of interest to art group members or given by art group members. Updated Aug. 2013. 

For recent notices of classes or workshops, click on the Classes / Workshops category tab on the topbar. For a calendar of classes or workshops given by nonprofit art groups, see the Art Instruction Calendar.

 

List of resources:

A Creative Art STUDIO, Denton
Classes in painting, mosaic & glass acreativeartstudio@gmail.com
http://www.acreativeartstudio.com

Alchemy Group, Arlington
Workshops in prescious metal clay, fused class, ceramics & creativity see
http://www.thealchemygroup.biz

Art Castle, Hurst
Classes for children & homeschoolers
http://artcastleschool.com/

Art Institute of McKinney
Classes and workshops for children and adults in different media – see
http://www.artinstituteofmckinney.com/

Artisans Studio Gallery, Dallas
Watermedia classes by Naomi Brotherton and Pat Kochan and guest artists. For complete list of classes see
http://www.artisansstudio.com/schedule.pdf

Artist’s Loft, McKinney
Life drawing classes by Debra Linker
206 660 8046 or debra@debralinker.com
http://debralinker.com/

Artists Showplace, Dallas
For complete list of classes and workshops see
http://www.theartistsshowplace.com

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