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Art Here Lately at the Dallas Arts Revue

JR Compton styles his 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 of local art and artists. The latest iteration covers four exhibits:

The Fall Open Studios at the Continental Gin Building

A Celebration of Color at the Bath House Cultural Center

José Vargas Retrospective at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center

Jeff Baker & Vincent Falsetta at Conduit Gallery

Don’t miss this! Plus all the archives are also online for you to browse through.

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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 

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

For a visual map of local events and brick & mortar sellers use (note that using this requires that you be signed into your account)

You can also save shipping costs by picking up your purchases locally instead of having them shipped.

Note: You can find DFW memorabilia here:


You can also identify local crafters through their membership in ETSY DALLAS and ETSY FORT WORTH.

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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 CPP programs.

The CPP-Special Support, Funding Program Application is open October 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM and closes November 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM! Go to for more information.

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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

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 good advice. There’s also a link to his guide on photographing artwork.

So bookmark this guide and read before sending out your publicity notices!

And if you haven’t discovered Dallas Arts Revue before, take some time to browse this photo-rich site devoted to area art and artists.

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What Kinda Name is Blart? Series

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


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 What Kinda Name is Blart? middle-grade chapter series launches a new activity book through Golden Edition Publishing.

“The activity book is a fun and engaging way to continue the adventure into the world of Blart and Teddy even after the book is read,” says Mrs. Shipp.

This activity book will offer 50 fun and adventurous activities that feature characters from the What Kinda Name is Blart? Chewing Problems book. Activities include coloring pages, Dot-to-Dot, mazes, crossword puzzles, Seek-n-Find, Tic-Tac-Toe, Find the Match, and drawing practices. Each page is printed on single-sided paper, so young artists can display their artwork and favorite characters anywhere.

The What Kinda Name is Blart? Chewing Problems Activity Book will launch on November 6, 2017. Paperback and hardcover versions of Chewing Problems the first book in the series will launch concurrently, and will be available worldwide through most booksellers.

The Chewing Problems e-book is currently available exclusively to Amazon and Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and will be available through other e-booksellers in January of 2018. Visit for more information and to order its fun line of stickers, bookmarks, puzzles, and coffee mugs with characters from the series.


For more information or to request a copy of the book contact:
Stephanie Shipp
(940) 368-4918

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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 a complicated polymath, the book is simply titled Leonardo Da Vinci. The eye-catching promotional line reads, “He was history’s most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us?”

Isaacson’s book explores the man who “produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology.” Da Vinci also studied everything from botany and biology to flying machines and optics. More than all that, too.
In the hands of skilled biographer Isaacson, Da Vinci’s life becomes, indeed, “an open book.”

This event will be held at the Fort Worth Club on November 28, 2017 at 11:30 am. For more information,  visit

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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, determine how Dallas residents experience culture in their daily lives, and strategically guide how the city supports these activities throughout Dallas.

We can’t do it without input from you. Join us in this once in a decade opportunity by sharing your thoughts about the arts in Dallas. Tell us what you like, what you need, and what you imagine. Whether you like making art or just experiencing it, you are a vital part of the Dallas cultural ecosystem and we want to hear from you! You can participate now by sharing your thoughts in our survey. Your input in this survey will help us understand the diversity of arts and cultural activity occurring in Dallas and in your neighborhood.

Click here to start survey!

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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

Author website


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Spotlight on Suzanne McNeill’s Travel Journals

A world traveler (and creator of numerous beautiful sketchbooks from her travels), Suzanne McNeill has just returned from a trip to Cuba for new artistic inspiration. She says “It was a wonderful trip … The bright colored antique cars, home stays, Havana and the Vinales Valley were all spectacular.”

CLOTH-PAPER-SCISSORS magazine did a 6-page article (pages 72-77) on her India Sketchbook in their July issue, She feel very honored and thrilled to have one of her sketchbooks recognized.  India was one of her favorite places to visit… brilliant colors everywhere.  Intriguing markets.  Amazing old palaces with decorative painting on the walls and doors.

UPPERCASE July magazine also showed pages from her Vietnam Sketchbook on page 78.




About Suzanne:

Local artist Suzanne McNeill’s award-winning art and paintings are known for happy colors, imaginative details, and creative inspiration. Working with her hands and developing innovative concepts for the arts is her passion. Through her popular workshops she enjoys sharing with students, friends and artists. Being a guest on ‘The Carol Duvall TV Show’ for 6 years was enlightening and Suzanne now offers over 100 free youtube demos. She especially enjoys working in different media and finds that moving from one to another keeps her art creative, fresh and alive.

Suzanne has a degree in Art and Biology from SMU. She has authored over 30 books and published over 300 books under Design Originals (now an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing). She was voted ‘Designer of the Year’ and received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the Craft & Hobby association.

— from her website

Sparks Studio of Creativity is located in Arlington on Main Street.


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Americans for the Arts Study: Irving’s Nonprofit Arts & Culture Industry

Irving’s Nonprofit Arts & Culture Industry Generates $25.5mm in Economic Activity; Supports 1,000+ Jobs Annually According to Americans for the Arts Study

IRVING, TEXAS. — The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $25.5 million in annual economic activity in Irving, Texas, supporting 1,031 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $2.6 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study. The most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.

Irving’s Investment in the Arts Shows Great Returns

Results show that nonprofit arts and culture organizations spent $24.2 million during fiscal year 2015. This spending is far-reaching: organizations pay employees, purchase supplies, contract for services and acquire assets within their community. Those dollars, in turn, generated $20.2 million in household income for local residents and more than $1 million in local and state government revenues.

“Art, like water, raises all ships. The data from the Arts and Economic Prosperity study proves that the impact of the arts in Irving goes beyond the benefits of community engagement and quality of life, it bolsters the economic well-being of our city, says Todd Eric Hawkins, Executive Director of the City of Irving’s Department of Arts & Culture. “The arts not only builds metaphorical bridges in the community, it literally contributes to building bridges in Irving.”

National Impact of the Arts
Nationwide, the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 reveals that the nonprofit arts industry produces $166.3 billion in economic activity every year, resulting in $63.8 billion in federal, state and local tax revenues. In addition, it supports 4.6 million full-time equivalent jobs and generates $27.5 billion in government revenue.

“This study demonstrates that the arts are an economic and employment powerhouse both locally and across the nation,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “A vibrant arts and culture industry helps local businesses thrive and helps local communities become stronger and healthier places to live. Leaders who care about community and economic vitality can feel good about choosing to invest in the arts. Nationally as well as locally, the arts mean business.”

Arts Industry Boon for Local Businesses
In addition to spending by organizations, the nonprofit arts and culture industry leverages $1.3 million in event-related spending by its audiences. That spending pumps vital revenue into restaurants, hotels, retail stores, and other local businesses. In Irving, these dollars support 1,031 full-time equivalent jobs and generate $2.6 million in local and state government revenues.

Methodology, Participation, and Regional Announce
(June 28)
The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study was conducted by Americans for the Arts and supported by The Ruth Lilly Fund of Americans for the Arts. Americans for the Arts’ local, regional, and statewide project partners contributed both time and financial support to the study. Financial information from organizations was collected in partnership with DataArts™, using a new online survey interface. For a full list of the communities who participated in the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study, visit

On Wednesday, June 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall the public is invited to a regional announcement of the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study. The event is hosted by the Business Council for the Arts, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Dallas Arts District as well as local partners: Irving Arts Center/Irving Department of Arts & Culture, the City of Richardson, the Arts Council of Fort Worth, and the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater. The event is free to attend but registration is required. Visit for more information.

Irving Arts Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is now part of City of Irving’s Department of Arts and Culture. Irving Arts Center alone hosts approximately 1,400 events annually, including 200+ performances and 25+ exhibitions, welcoming more than 100,000 visitors. Parking is free and the facility is open daily. For more information, call (972) 252-7558 or visit

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Paper Arts Reopening April 1st


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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Dallas Art Fair + Artsy


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


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

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

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Dictionary of Texas Artists, 1800 -1945

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 or 325.212.4872.
–from the January 2017 CASETA News – subscribe at

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CADD announces CADDfund 2017


Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Present
CADD FUNd 2017
Sunday, March 5th, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
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






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, or its Facebook page at

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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

neighbourhoodscanningpostcard 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.

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 Hours Tue-Sat 10am – 7pm

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New Offering From Carole Wolanow’s VIDA Collection









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Help a North Texas Artist today!!!


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



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

For more about ArtNews magazine, see You may also subscribe to their weekly email newsletter.

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There’s an app for that! The DMA


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)


  • 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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Get your memories hand-painted on canvas…

A new online platform at 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 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 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  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

FrameDestination logo

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: Email: 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

  • 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


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

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 –

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


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!

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!


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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:

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


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.

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Calls for Artists: Guide to Finding Sources




  • For local opportunity deadlines, click on’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)


Arts, Jobs, Opportunities

Auditions, Entries & Contests : Visual Arts 



Email lists to join

Art Fair Insiders email newsletter at for a national roundup of opportunities.

Art Fair Calendar is listed at You can subscribe to any of seventeen regional lists, including Texas Art Fairs.

Texas Artist Coalition Newsletter – email or use the contact form

DFW Craft Fairs: Follow by Email subscribe form

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

Bostick 2016 art calendar

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:

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)


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
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


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:

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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.


Dallas County Community College District:



Tarant County College


Collin College


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Etsy stock goes public on NASDEC


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


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

Dallas Art Fair 2015

On Artsy:

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 Photos & essay by JR Compton



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

CultureMap Dallas  by Kendall Morgan


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