Category Archive: Resources

EXPRESSIONS – New photography book by Randy Ziegler

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My recently published photography book EXPRESSIONS is now available!

Excerpt from the book –  “The photographic images for this book are some personal favorites from my archives. Early in my photography career, I opened my eyes and ears to be a witness to humanity. A purveyor of life, always open to its influences and impressions. It was only natural that I would create images to preserve the unforgettable expressions of life, and share them with the world.”

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All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to advance the photographic arts in Texas.

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VECTR – free graphic software


Vectr: it’s a free and very intuitive vector graphics editing app for web and desktop. Vectr has a low learning curve making graphic design accessible to anyone. We’ve been recently featured by both Mac and Chrome app stores. Vectr is going to remain free forever by the way, no strings attached here – we are launching a marketplace soon and will pay bills this way.
You can check out both web and desktop apps on our page:

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.ART – the new domain


On May 10th the art world’s exclusive web domain entered its General Availability period, opening the registry to the public.

During the first 24 hours, over 3000 domain names were purchased. Of those about 95% were standard, e.g., personal names of people and organizations, while the rest belonged to the .ART inventory of word and word combinations.

For information about the new domain and how to register an .ART domain name, see

(sorry, DFW.ART is already taken)

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EASL: Give A Little….Help A Lot Today, November 29th, on GIVING TUESDAY!!!


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

Contributions mean a great deal to EASL, but they are even more important to artists and families in need. Again, thank you for your generous support.


EASL Board of Directors

P.O. Box 7895
Dallas, TX 75209

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Asel Art Supply Black Friday Sale


Asel Art Supply
Black Friday Sale
(Actually, not just black.  There’s Thalo Blue, Titanium White, Alizarine Crimson and dozens of other colors, too!)
Up to 40% Off your favorite quality paints from Winsor & Newton, Golden, Williamsburg, QoR, Schmincke, Grumbacher, Maimeri, Sennelier, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Holbein & Liquitex!  Now thru January 28th, 2017

Asel Art Supply | 1-888-ASEL ART |

Locations in Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Arlington, Fort Worth, Denton, Austin, San Antonio and Lubbock

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Hand-designed Scarves & Knit Tops by Carole Wolanow


Local Dallas artist Carole Wolanow has recently launched a custom line of hand designed scarves in cashmere and silk as well as women’s knit tops using her own art work for the design patterns. The collection can be seen on the Shop Vida site using the link below


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AVES playing cards. Fine art inspired by birds

AVES Playing Cards, inspired by birds from across the world, are a piece of fine art that you can now own.

The cards are illustrated by Russian artist Karina Eibatova, and produced by Bryan Sloan of Fort Worth, TX. The cards are intricate and elaborate in their design. Printed by USPCC, the same company who prints the Bicycle cards that you’ve used for years, the cards will last a lifetime.


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JUST ART: Defined opens March 6 at the ArtCentre of Plano

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The ArtCentre of Plano presents
JUST ART: Defined

MARCH 6 – APRIL 4, 2015

Please join us for the opening reception Friday, March 6, 2015 6 to 8 pm

ArtCentre of Plano
901 18th St., Plano TX 78074

JUST ART is a new online showcase group featuring local artists.

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Lori Bongiovanni

Annette Brantzeg
Helena Castro
Radha Chatterjee

Esther Friedman
Trish Gulino

Sally Meding
Barbara Nehman

Mary Truelove
Carol Welsh

Karen White


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D Mag: Guide to the Design District

D Magazine has published a wonderful guide showing where to shop, eat and play in the Dallas Design District. The district has been reborn as a entertainment destination in Dallas. A spotlight of the galleries is included, with a feature article on the  Sun to Moon Gallery.

The Insider’s Guide to the Dallas Design District




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Dallas Architecture Forum presents Dallas Modern, a monograph featuring twenty of the most architecturally outstanding modern residences in Dallas. Dallas Modern presents a portrait of Dallas as a dynamic metropolis with a sophisticated world of fine homes that are appealing, livable-and undeniably Modern in design. Each residence in the book is of the highest quality: architecture, landscape and interiors. Each of the homes featured is presented as its own chapter, with an overview of the residence and its history, a listing of the key members of the design team for the project, and lavish illustrations including full-color photos of both the exterior and interior of the residence. The book is accompanied by insightful and thought-provoking essays by Maxwell Anderson, Mark Gunderson, and Jeremy Strick.


Featured residences include those by internationally renowned architects such as

Philip Johnson, Edward Durrell Stone, Edward Larrabee Barnes and Richard Meier.

Also included are houses by leading Dallas architects Bernbaum + Magadini,

Bodron + Fruit, Bill Booziotis, Russell Buchanan, Gary Cunningham, Max Levy,

Lionel Morrison, Ron Wommack, Cliff Welch and Frank Welch. There are also

projects by esteemed Dallas architects Howard Meyer and Bud Oglesby,

both now deceased but whose work continues to set a hallmark of

excellence for modern residential architecture in Texas.”

Oversized 11″ by 11″ hardback with dust jacket, 216 pages, over
250 full-color photos and floor plans.


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IN3 Art Worldwide


Europe is quite a hop from Texas, but that’s no reason not to say howdy. Here’s a website to look for artist opportunities on the international level:

International Initiatives Invitational (IN3) Art Worldwide


IN3 seeks the absolute best 2D visual artists to exhibit their work in exclusive venues across Europe with opening receptions attended by collectors of fine art from around the world. Invitation and participation in these exclusive events allow visual artists to strengthen and deepen their professional resume and raise their profile on an international level.

There are two principal ways to participate:

1. Obtain invitation to exhibit in museums, galleries, master artist studios, and/or prominent historic sites/castles in important cities across Europe.  See EXHIBITS page.

2. Obtain invitation to exhibit works in catalogues of fine art prints and your selected artwork will be presented at six exhibits following the month in which the images are selected for inclusion. See CATALOGUES page.

Visual artists may apply to participate in either or both manners once they are approved as Site Members.

Site Membership is FREE and provides access to secured pages on this web site for completing applications to participate in exhibits & catalogues.

–from the website’s About page


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DADA News page follows local art news and more


The Dallas Art Dealers Association has a new feature: a news aggregator that samples the art news from various local and national sources. Art News DFW and Art & Seek are regularly featured.

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New opportunities at local arts and crafts shows


DFW Craft Shows is a local resource listing opportunities for artists and crafters. They also offer a free email newsletter and a deadlines calendar. Check them out at

Their latest offerings: (click on the link to see more information on the DFW Craft Shows site)

Byron Nelson Bobcat Dazzler Holiday Kickoff Bazaar and Craft Show

“The annual Bobcat Dazzler Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show features *free admission, *door prizes, *entertainment, *awesome vendors, *pictures with Santa, and much, much more!” November 1st, 2014 9:00AM – 5:00PM Byron Nelson High School 2775 Bobcat BLVD. Trophy Club, TX 76262 Booth fees: Single 10’x10′ – $75.00 (add $10 after 10/15/14) Double. Applications due October 15, 2014. 
Pantego Fest
“Pantego Fest is an outdoor festival in Pantego, TX to celebrate this small town with big city opportunities. The family friendly festival will have over 70 vendor spaces for arts and crafts and local businesses, live music and entertainment and kid safe play zones. ” September 26 – 28, 2014 Park Row West Shopping Center. Applications due July 31, 2014Ninth Street Market
“A unique shopping experience with multiple vendors, coffee and snacks available for purchase. Musical Entertainment provided by performers at the Lighthouse Coffee Bar.” June 17, 2014 6:00PM – 9:00PM Lighthouse Coffee Bar 1404 N 9th St Midlothian, TX 76065 click for event flyer. All vendor booths are BOOKED. For more information, contact their event coordinator at

Denison Main Street Fall Festival 2014
“Held the first Saturday in October, the festival is a fun-filled action packed day for the entire family in downtown Denison. Arts & crafts booths fill Main Street while food vendors delight shoppers with yummy festival food. Games & carnival rides entertain the kids from one end of Main Street to the other. Annual vintage car show and motorcycle show. October 4th, 2014 in Downtown Denison. Applications due August 30th, 2014.
Heart of Texas Arts & Crafts Show
“Join the Heart of Texas Arts & Crafts Show at their 11th annual fall show! Enjoy browsing arts & crafts inside the Plano Centre. Vendors from all over Texas and surrounding states offer a variety of merchandise to sell including woodwork, metal art, handcrafted jewelry, wood inlay masterpieces, tile mosaics, handsewn quilts, pottery, wreaths, paintings, food and so much more! October 10 – 12, 2014. Booth fees start at 6×10 Booth – $200.00. Applications due October 8, 2014.


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Dallas Designing Dreams


If you havent visited in a while Dallas Designing Dreams and C. Adele Creations have updated their websites.

Our mission is to nurture the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of individuals with “Dreams or Broken Dreams” and provide them with new inspirations and opportunities for their innovative ideas and products. By doing so, we enrich the community by introducing one-of-a-kind art and handmade products to the local marketplace as well as the e-Market to offer alternatives to the mainstream shopping experience while connecting customers with local producers.  

Online Academy – How to Make a Bucket Bag

This How To Make A Leather Bucket Bag series will show you the complete process to construct your own leather products. Click here to find out more.
Connect with us on Spring/Summer Class Calendar is now available! Click here to find out more.


Dallas Designing Dreams
1409 S. Lamar #102
Dallas, TX 75215



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Amazon joins the online art gallery biz


AMAZON ART has just been announced by Amazon. It’s still in beta, but you can now order original art online. For the official press release, click here.

Amazon describes AMAZON ART ( as “a marketplace that gives customers direct access to more than 40,000 works of fine art from over 150 galleries and dealers. At launch, Amazon Art will showcase artworks from more than 4,500 artists. The store is one of the largest online collections of original and limited edition artwork for purchase directly from galleries and dealers. The new store features easy-to-use discovery tools to help open the art world to customers and offers detailed information about the works of art. Customers can explore fine art from galleries of all sizes, including Paddle8 in New York, Holden Luntz in Palm Beach, The McLoughlin Gallery inSan Francisco, Modernbook in San Francisco and Catherine Person Gallery in Seattle.”

The viewing interface is quite flexible: Besides searching on artist or keywords, you can refine results by media, subject (abstract, figures, etc.), style, price range, size, orientation (portrait etc.), color and even seller. Some outstanding omissions: sculpture, installations, glass, and mosaic. The usual Amazon “sorts” are available for browsing: price high to low, customer reviews, etc. Or you can browse the “featured” works or galleries.  If you wish to be notified of new works, Amazon offers a fine art mailing list.

The Amazon name is a big advantage, but will it put a dent in online art sales from eBay, Etsy, ArtSpace and other established art marketers? Much of the sales through those outlets are from artists not promoted by galleries, so perhaps not. The fact that some art galleries are now selling their inventory through Amazon gives hope to both established and struggling galleries, as well as a wider market for their artists. It also provides convenience to art lovers to have so much quality inventory in one place.

So far, selling on Amazon is not an option for individual artists, but one can hope. At this point the artist who wishes to sell through Amazon must meet the standards of a participating gallery to be included.

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Arts+Culture Magazine Launches As Statewide Publication



Dallas, TX – ArtStars Media LLC, parent company of Arts+Culture North Texas and sister publicationArts+Culture Houston, today announces the merger of the two publications into a new statewide monthly periodical, Arts+Culture Texas. September is the inaugural issue and will publish August 31, 2013.

Nancy Wozny and Devon Britt-Darby will serves as editors of the new publication. The duo currently oversees Arts+Culture Houston. 

Wozny has been editor-in-chief at Arts+Culture Houston for the past two years, seeing this new publication through its beginnings to where it is now as a trusted and vibrant arts news source. She is a contributing editor for Dance Magazine and Reviews Editor for Dance Source Houston. Nationally, she is a frequent contributor to PointeDance Magazine and Dance Teacher at Dance USA’s The Green Room, in addition to Culturemap, The Houston Chronicle and other publications.  She was a 2005 NEA Fellow of the Institute for Dance Criticism. She has served as a scholar in residence at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival since 2010.

Britt-Darby has been visual arts editor at Arts+Culture Houston since June 2012Prior, he spent four years as art critic and writer at the Houston Chronicle. He is also an artist; having gained national coverage for his collaboration with Reese Darby titled The Art Gay Marries a Woman. Britt-Darby recently completed a residency at Art League Houston.

“The success of our North Texas and Houston publications brought requests from other arts communities in the state to include them. Deciding to go to one statewide publication seems like the natural step, and one that seems to excite everyone we talk to — from advertisers to readers to civic leaders,” said publisher Ken Villalovos, who co-founded ArtsStars Media, LLC along with colleague Scot C. Hart, who has served as editor-in-chief of Arts+Culture North Texas through the current 2013 Summer Issue. Hart will remain as an advisor to the new publication.

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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Here are our new homes on the web:

Arts+Culture Texas

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Craighead Green: Establishing An Art Fund


Craighead Green Gallery recently celebrated it’s 20th anniversary, and in honor of that, Steve Green and Kenneth Craighead considered establishing a foundation. Their goal was to promote the arts and arts education, as well as create a solution for their large personal art collection and estate to further endow their legacy.


They found the logistics of setting up your own foundation daunting, and instead turned to CFT to establish a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF). Steve and Kenneth retain all control of distributing funds as they see fit, and they intend to award a grant for art education this spring.


Article by Steve Green and Kenneth Craighead on the establishments of the an art fund at the Communities Foundation of Texas:

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