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2018 Deep Ellum Arts Festival April 6 – 8

Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8

Voted “Best Festival in Dallas”, the 24th Annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival will take place on Main Street between Malcolm X Blvd. and Exposition Ave.

The three-day festival is FREE to attend! This year’s festival introduces the Deep Ellum Artists’ Gallery, presented by the Deep Ellum Community Association. If you are interested in being a Deep Ellum volunteer sign up here.
Experience more than 200 decorative and visual artists selling and commissioning original works, over 150 original bands and performance artists on four outdoor stages, two indoor stages, and two performance areas.

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Visual Arts League of Lewisville: The Art of Drawing by Lucy Tolkunova Feb. 13

The Visual Art League of Lewisville presents Lucy Tolkunova on drawing at 7pm on Feb. 13. Location: MCL Grand theater at 100 Charles Street in Oldtown Lewisville at 7 pm. The public is welcome to attend.

In her Art of Drawing presentation Lucy will discuss basic drawing techniques, use of different supplies and materials and will share step-by-step drawing of Reflections (2nd drawing from Origami series). She has won several awards has been included in Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing.

Artist Statement – Lucy Tolkunova
I always loved drawing; from a simple line drawing to the most detailed photorealistic one. There is something in holding a pencil or charcoal and hearing the sound it makes as I move it on paper… something calming, relaxing… sound of an artwork being created. Each one of my artworks has a part me, it reflect me at the moment in time when I worked on that piece, it tells a story through stokes of a pencil on paper.

About the Artist
Lucy Tolkunova is a self-taught artist with a passion for drawing. Her artworks from the Origami drawing series won several awards in local art exhibits and have been included in Stokes of Genius. The Best of Drawing books.


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Winners of the IAA Indian Folk Art Juried Exhibition

This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried Indian Folk Art exhibition. Last year we held our first exhibition devoted to Indian Folk Art, but it was nonjuried. It was such a success that we decided to hold a juried version. This year 31 artists from the North Texas area submitted 57 works related to themes around Indian culture and heritage. The exhibition continues through February 23rd at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.

The Reception & Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, February 11th, from 2-4pm, and was well-attended. Reception photos will posted soon on the IAA Photo Album.

Show catalog: IAA 2018 Indian Folk Art Brochure

Art from this exhibit will also travel to the Irving Arts Center for display from March 3 – April 29, 2018 in the front foyer/administrative halls.

Curator/juror was Deepa Koshaley, artist and landscape architect.

Award Winners

See for the Winners Gallery.

Best of Show


Adult Category –

Best of Show: Saraswathi Ganeshan | Madurai Meenakshi

1st Prize: Madhupriya Srinivasan | Musical Moments

2nd Prize: Monika Dogra | Let there be light

3rd Prize:  Navneeta Khemka | Musical Medley

Honourable Mention I: Meenatchi Subramanian | Radha Krishna

Honourable Mention II: Andrea Chudoba | Secrets of Sisterhood

Chilrden’s Category –

1st Prize: Amolika Kondapalli | Collage of Indian Art

2nd Prize: Charumitha Yuvaraja | Arthanareeswar

3rd Prize: Avina Bansal | Krishna Balram

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City Symphony & Gold Rush openings Feb. 8 at ArtspaceIII

Image | Lost/Found, Suite of letterpress prints, Kim Cadmus Owens, Ink on cotton paper, 14 x 20″ each

Daniel Blagg | Maureen Brouillette | Pat Gabriel | William Greiner | Kim Cadmus Owens
RECEPTION | Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 5 – 8pm
EXHIBITION DATES | February 8 – March 17, 2018
Artspace111 is pleased to announce a new group exhibition featuring the artwork of Daniel Blagg, Maureen Brouillette, Pat Gabriel, William Greiner, and Kim Cadmus Owens. City Symphony is an exploration of urban spaces and architecture through paintings, collages, and prints that highlight utilitarianism and design in contemporary cities.
Jim Malone
RECEPTION | Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 5 – 8pm
EXHIBITION DATES | February 8 – March 17, 2018
Artspace111 presents the solo exhibition GOLD RUSH by Jim Malone in the Artspace111 Studio, in conjunction with the group exhibition City Symphony. Malone’s new collection of mixed media 2D works feature delicate gold leaf, used in this series to weigh the value of his subjects versus the universal symbol of wealth, gold.
Call for Submissions!
The Call for Submissions for the Fifth Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition is open! This year’s exhibition will be juried by the Editor-in-Chief of Glasstire, Christina Rees. Click here for more information.

Open | Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 3pm

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2018 PAA Members’ Show reception & awards Jan. 20

You are invited to attend the special reception and awards presentation for the 2018 Plano Art Association Members’ Show held this Saturday, January 20, at ArtCentre of Plano 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Note, this is a time change from previous notices.) 
The reception will feature light hors d’oeuvres, wine and desserts. More than 70 pieces of work produced by more than 35 PAA members will be on display, starting January 11, for a month at ArtCentre of Plano in the Arts District in Downtown Plano. (902 E. 16th St., Plano, TX 75074)
Open TuesdaySaturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
     This exhibit is exclusively for PAA members to showcase art that reflects the quality and diversity of work by our membership. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works are exhibited.
     Judges’ awards that will be presented at the reception across all art categories. Judges are art professors from Collin College: Jennifer Seibert, Carter Scaggs and Al Johnson.

1st prize $500

2nd prize $250

3rd prize $150
$50 gift certificates to each of three merit winners
$100 People’s Choice Award
A few examples from the exhibit.


MISSION STATEMENT: The Plano Art Association is dedicated to encouraging the visual arts development of the membership, and inspiring awareness of the visual arts by sharing the joy, passion and beauty within and beyond our Plano community.

PAA is sponsored in part with a grant from the City of Plano.
For more information on wonderful things to do in the City, go to   

Plano Art Association

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Receptions of Brian Scott: Nuptials + Xiao Lu Liu: Arrested Identity | Jan. 13

Brian Scott

January 13, 2018 – February 10, 2018

Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 13, 7-10 pm

About the artiist:
Ro2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215


Xiao Lu Liu
Arrested Identity

January 13, 2018 – February 10, 2018

Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 13, 7-10 pm

About the artist:

Ro2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215


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Classes at Central Arts of Bedford

This is the only venue in town where you can bring your friends to enjoy a day with events like chalk drawing or seasonal book swaps and also bring them to enjoy a night with the local art scene including gallery shows and paint classes. We have incredible artists featured twice monthly and a series of classes that teach a variety of techniques.

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Winter Art Classes at The Artists Showplace Gallery

Our 2018 lineup of classes has never been more diverse! Choose from six-week sessions, one-day mini workshops, and more – for students of all levels. For details or to register, visit or call the gallery at 972-233-1223. We are located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas 75248, at the southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho.

Dabbling for Beginners
Instructor: Don Longo
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6

Discover Pastels
Instructor: Janice Hamilton
Tuesdays 1:30 pm.-4:00 p.m.
1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6

Painting in Oil
Instructor: Janice Hamilton
Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1

Watercolor for Beginners
Instructor: Lou Ann Bower
Thursdays 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1

Exploring Abstraction
Instructor: Don Longo
Thursdays 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1

Textures and Techniques with Alcohol Inks
Instructor: Maribeth Jagger
Fridays 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2

Watercolor Adventures (Intermediate/Advanced)
Instructor: Bev Boren
Fridays 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2


Basic Photography
Instructor: Scott Williams
Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Fabric Collage
Instructor: Sherry Searcy
Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
$55 (supplies included)

Gold Leaf Techniques
Instructor: Nanc Gordon
Saturday, March 31, 2018 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Surface Design on Silk
Instructor: Sherry Searcy
Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$55 (supplies included)

Life Drawing with Nude Model
Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

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Humanizing the Digital submissions due Dec. 15

The North Texas Digital Fabrication Group 2018 Symposium

Texas Woman’s University Dept. of Visual Arts

Logo for North Texas Digital Fabrication

Humanizing the Digital

The 3rd annual North Texas Digital Fabrication Symposium (NTDFS) highlights the creative potential for digital fabrication tools and techniques to reconnect us to our humanity. Contrary to society’s worst fear of the dystopian impact of technology, innovative and creative uses of digital fabrication open up possibilities for reconsidering the way humans learn, make and connect through the creative arts. The NTDFS is intended to be a forum for considering the hybrid, interdisciplinary and creative futures that lead us back to the complex imperfection of our humanity.

Symposium Poster

Call for Proposals

The NTDFS seeks interdisciplinary proposals that connect and expand an art and design perspective into other areas of research and practice. As an extension of our mission to highlight the relationship between technology and humanity, we emphasize a spectrum of digital makers representing diverse perspectives including gender, race and ethnic identity. Particularly in a time when the tech world is under serious scrutiny for a lack of commitment to diversity and access, we hope to represent perspectives that the general public less frequently associates with these new technologies.


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Your Private Collection Art Gallery’s Annual Open House Nov. 25

Saturday, November 25, 5-8pm

Your Private Collection invites you to join its once a year celebration. Known for world-class art and highly-awarded artists, the art gallery is sparkling with brand-new art and some new talent.

Meet our new, pastel artists, Cat Curtis and Julie Howard. Greet Lael Nelson, watercolorist; Kimm Lanus, mixed media; Jeremiah Bova, sculptor and Susie Monzingo, oil painter.

As well, all gallery artists and staff will be there to welcome you. Come share delightful conversation and rub elbows with top artists–Sharon Markwardt, Randy Meador, Bob Cook, Jack Wolfsen, Roberta Mallard, Van Johnson, Pam Tullos, Soon y Warren, Chuck Roach and many more.

The Your Private Collection family is diverse, friendly and gifted and will treat you like family. That is, according to owner and phosphorescent sculptor, Stacey Watkins. Each day she sees artists and customers connect through art.

“Each one of our artists creates with a sense of spirit guiding their hands and the viewer can feel this energy flowing from the art.”

Watkins is “passionate” about her gallery and its special atmosphere and invites you to share in it. “As we move into the Christmas season, it’s time to show love and be thankful. And I am so very thankful for our wonderful group of artists,” she said.

“Please join us to usher in the Holidays and to meet our artists.”

Galleries of Granbury venues are hosting holiday Open House Events, as well, from 5- 8 pm.
Your Private Collection Art Gallery, Artefactz, Against the Grain Studio and D’Vine Wine will offer a very merry evening of art.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery 
106 N. Houston 
Granbury, TX 76048

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Workshop on Retro Art Journaling with Misty Oliver-Foster

Retro Art Journaling – December 3rd, 2-5pm
thegallery8680, 8680 W. Main Street, Frisco, TX
Cost: $55 per person, all materials provided
Instructor: Misty Oliver-Foster
Phone: 2143847200

Join teaching artist Misty Oliver-Foster as we use vintage booklets and magazines (Life, McCalls, National Geographic, etc.) as visual inspiration and collage materials for upcycled retro art journals.   This class is the perfect starting point to get into the art journaling groove.  We will use paint, markers, and papers to make original works of art in book form.  You will be led through a fun, fast-paced workshop, guaranteed to inspire you and give you lots of ideas to keep you busy over the holidays and into the new year!  Appropriate for all skill levels and ages 13 through adult.

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This Saturday! 500x Openings include Valerie Powell and Tabatha Trolli, Project Spaces, reception 7-10pm

500x Gallery Exhibitions

November 11 – December 3, 2017

Reception – November 11, 7pm-10pm


On Water 
solo exhibition by Valerie Powell
Downstairs / Main Gallery

Valerie Powell’s solo exhibition, On Water, features new drawings and sculptures as well as a site specific wall installation, informed by the rising water of hurricane Harvey on the Houston area, where she lives. Inspired by both the devastation caused by Harvey as well as the resilience of the human condition witnessed by the kindness and generosity felt by many after the storm, this exhibition of new work explores the tension of being under/on water. Continuing to investigate the complexities of being human, Powell’s new work reflects upon memories of floating and the sensation of being carried by a force greater then yourself.  On Water maps both physical and psychological journeys navigating the space between disaster and hope.

Pass Trough Me 
solo exhibition by Tabatha Trolli
Upstairs / Main Gallery

Tabatha Trolli’s solo exhibition, Pass Through Me, invites the viewer to inhabit a tunnel-like space as one might if shrunken and placed inside of a whale…a tomb…an underwater cave.

The space itself is a passage, momentarily transfixed by its current place in time. Connections can be made between the physical body and the sculptural object. Objects are imbued with their own unique appeal and have no shame in their boldness. The sculptures are layered, worn and seem to have lived once before, an alternate existence with different meanings. The artist is inviting her viewer to a place, vulnerable yet unafraid, to stay true to oneself. Further, she aims to provoke them to consider their own relationship between the objects and themselves.

Plausible Structures?
Scotty Hensler
Downstairs / Project Space

“A pool of ambient information encompasses us; I unconsciously and consciously filter and sample from that expanse. There is a magnetic accumulation of notions and material that impress upon me about place and person.” This new work from Scotty Hensler is that amassing of materials, both physical and in thought, that spawn from the artist’s relationships with art, art history, people, structures. The exhibition will be all new paint and sculptural work with an installation art component. The materials are wood, oil and acrylic paint, foam, nylon, plastics, found objects.

Nat Olmo
Upstairs / Project Space

seawiid is “an installation by Nat Olmo using remnants of sludgy trash water environments to explore accumulation as adornment and attempt to discover connections between artificiality and a traditional sense of ‘real’ or ‘natural’.”

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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Margaret Meehan, October 10

Presents Margaret Meehan
October 10
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 12 through November 14 ( no lecture on October 31).

Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5 each) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies).

Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.
Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions. Visit Video recordings of the lectures are available on the Modern’s YouTube channel

October 10
Margaret Meehan was a Texas-based artist until her recent move to Richmond, Virginia, where she now lives, makes art, and teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University. Meehan, known for her research-heavy and figure-based multimedia work, has always been interested in the body – not necessarily how it physically works or even the figure as a genre, but how bodily difference has been perceived throughout time.
For Tuesday Evenings, Meehan presents “Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde,” a talk on how her work addresses monstrosity as a kind of otherness that goes beyond dualities and instead exists in shades of gray, a slippage between the categories that society defines us by and an acknowledgement of the monster that lives within us. In this clear-eyed and nuanced consideration of the intersections of myths, monsters, and miracles, Meehan examines how we decide whom we protect and whom we should be protected from by looking at notions of gender, vintage horror, and our own blood-stained American history.

Artist Robyn O’Neil in conjunction with the publication of Robyn O’Neil: 20 Years of Drawings
October 17
Sheila Kennedy, FAIA, in conjunction with the Fort Worth AIA Excellence in Architecture Design Awards
October 24
Artist Minerva Cuevas
November 7
Artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler 
November 14

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
General Admission Prices
(includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

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Your Private Collection Presents Impressionist, Roberta Mallard August 26

Your Private Collection Art Gallery Presents

Roberta Mallard, Impressionist

Last Saturday Gallery Night

Saturday, August 26, 5-8 pm

Roberta Mallard will be the featured artist at Your Private Collection Art Gallery as part of Granbury’s Last Saturday Gallery Night. Mallard’s works of landscapes, portraits and animals painted in oil and acrylic have often been selected for national, juried art shows.

I paint light and the color it creates,” said Mallard. “I am greatly influenced by the Impressionists.  The greatest joy of painting is seeing the look on the faces of clients when they see their portrait or have just purchased a painting and hearing the words, “I love it.””

Mallard’s work can be found in Southwest Art in the current August issue, “Women in Art” and in the upcoming September issue “National Emerging Artists.”

Galleries of Granbury

All the seven Galleries of Granbury venues are open until 8 pm with “meet the artists”, opening receptions, demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres, wine and music. A narrated “gallery” tram will be running between the gazebo in the courthouse parking lot and the surrounding galleries. You don’t want to miss this wonderful evening of art.

Come Celebrate Roberta Mallard’s Art at Your Private Collection Art Gallery—Guitar music by Granbury’s Mayor, Nin Hulett and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery
106 N. Houston
Granbury, TX 76048

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CRAIGHEAD GREEN Gallery | New Texas Talent XXIV | Opening August 5th





2017 Juror : Katherine Wagner | CEO Business Council for the Arts
New Texas Talent is designed to introduce and promote emerging visual artists in the commercial market.  Each year hundreds of images are submitted for review.  The juror then selects artists to participate in the New Texas Talent exhibition.  Through their participation in the show, some artists have been offered representation by galleries and/or have been extended invitations for inclusion in future exhibitions.  The exhibition and its participants have also received media exposure in such publications as D Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The Observer and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, A+C Magazine and many others.

Catherine Allen, Kelsey Baker, Clint Bargers, Chris Bingham, Ty Bishop, Celan Bouillet, Silas Breaux, Justin Burns, MP Callender, Jonas Criscoe, Lyndall Dye, Curtis Frederick, Francine Funke, Daryl Gannon, Gale Gibbs, Ronna Gilbert, Jeremias Guerrero, Gao Hang, Lan Hoang, Riley Holloway, Adam Knoche, Cynthia LaBuda, Charlotte Lindsey, Alejandro Macias, JD Moore, Laura Moore, Jeff Muncy, Shelby Orr, Gabrielle Castaneda Pruitt, Steve Quevedo, Gerda Reed, Tyler Robarge, Meagan Robson, Christian Rodriguez, Wendi Ruth, Phil Samson, Jeanne C Sanders, Sabine Senft, Maria Valentina Sheets, Sharon Shero, Rebecca Shewmaker, Erik Skjolsvik, Madelyn Sneed-Grays, Terri Thoman, Robertus van der Wege, Laura Vasyutynska, Simon Waranch, Utopia Weiner, & Lauren Yandell

With Gallery Picks: Daniel Brents, Nathalie Houghton, & Penelope Bisbee

Craighead Green Gallery
1011 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX  75207

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Friday, July 7, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

SPACES Mckinney Avenue
1919 Mckinney Avenue
Suite 100&200
Dallas, TX 75201

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Tuesday Painters & VET Members Exhibit – Reception July 2


June 25 – July 28, 2017
Reception: Sunday, July 2 2-4pm
East Gallery, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

The annual exhibit by the Tuesday Painters group, including Victoria Robinson, Nell Owen, Susan Murray, Frankie Couch, Virginia Jenkins, Bess Saloman and Sharon Giles.

Tuesday Painters is an arts group that meets every Tuesday from 10:30 am — 3:30 pm. Open to the public and all media are welcome. Oil painters, please use odorless turps. Be sure to bring a sack lunch!


VET Members Exhibit (West Gallery)

VET is a recycle artist dedicated to creating art out of what other people throw away, For more about her art see her website

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Join us for CADD’s Third Thursday Happy Hour at Erin Cluley Gallery


Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a CADD member gallery for Happy Hour!  
Thursday, June 15, 5:30-7:00 pm
This month’s event will take place at Erin Cluley Gallery
Erin Cluley Gallery
414 Fabrication Street
Dallas Texas 75212
Familiarize yourself with the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas! Learn about our mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs.  Learn about each gallery’s current and upcoming exhibitions, meet the gallery owners and their staff, meet the gallery artists, and other like-minded, art lovers in the DFW area.
CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE & proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas

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Kathy Boortz and Lindy Chambers Opening Reception June 17 at Valley House

Kathy Boortz In Plain View

Join us Saturday, June 17, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for the opening reception for two exhibitions, “Kathy Boortz: In Plain View (a mixed media celebration of Texas backyard birds)” and “Lindy Chambers: No Glass Slipper (living off the grid in rural Texas.)” Lindy Chambers will give a gallery talk on Saturday, June 24, 11:00am. The exhibitions will be on view through July 22. Exhibition catalogues will be available for each.

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Lindy Chambers No glass slippers


“Modernism’s First Wave: Texas Art, 1900-1936” will be presented by independent curator and author Rebecca E. Lawton at Valley House on Wednesday, June 21, 6:30pm.

Valley House Gallery
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254
Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, MondaySaturday

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June news for you from CADD


June Openings &
Other Events


Hot & Sweaty 2017: (Open call)

Opening Reception: June 10, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: June 25, 2017




Join us on June 15th from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Erin Cluley Gallery
414 Fabrication St
Dallas TX, 75212 USA

3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas

Sister’s Sticker Collection: Adam Palmer

Opening Reception: June 15, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: July 11, 2017


In Plain View: A Mixed Media Celebration of
Texas Backyard Birds:
Kathy Boortz

Opening Reception: June 17, 6:00 – 8:00
On view through: July 22, 2017

No Glass Slipper: Living Off the Grid in Rural Texas: Lindy Chambers

Opening Reception: June 17, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: July 22, 2017

Unfolding the Process: A group show including works by Adreon Henry, Jen Rose, Jen Pack, Julia Ousley, Sherry Giryotas, Lindsey Dunnagan, and Susan Lecky

Opening Reception: June 24, 5:00 – 8:30pm
On view through: September 2, 2017


Double-Edged: REVOK, Rachel Owens, Paul Anthony Smith, Lauren Silva, Kris Pierce, Jimmy Baker, Manny Prieres and Amber Renaye
Opening reception: June 24, 5:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: July 29, 2017



PLANTASTIC // A Pop-Up Exhibition by
Shamsy Roomiani
Opening Reception: June 245:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: July 8, 2017

Introductions: Marc Dennis, Adrian Esparza, Sherry Owens, Robert Sagerman

Opening Reception: June 24, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: August 26, 2017

SUMMER 2017: A group exhibition of the gallery’s artists

Opening Reception: June 24, 6:00 – 8:00pm


In Gallery One

Temporary Forms of Continuity in Spaces
Irby Pace

​Artist Talk: 5:15pm
Opening Reception: June 24, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: August 25, 2017


In Gallery Two

Queer the Materials!
Fortify the Domestic!
​Stone the Hegemony!
David Willburn

Artist Talk 4:30pm
​Opening Reception: June 24, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: August 25, 2017

Updrafts: Michael Young

Opening Reception: June 24, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: October 7, 2017

No Glass Slipper: Living Off the Grid in Rural Texas: Lindy Chambers

Artist Talk: Saturday, June 24, 11:00 am
On view through: July 22, 2017

Intersecting Planes:
The Estate of Duayne Hatchett
On view through: June 17, 2017

Facets: Art Fairchild 

On view through: June 17, 2017

Group Show featuring all artists
On view through: June 17, 2017

Sappers and Miners: Kelli Vance

On view through: June 17, 2017

Looking to See the Thing: Mike Carney

On view through: June 17, 2017


In Gallery One

Ghosts for Heroes: Chicago Artist, Anna Kunz

On view through: June 17, 2017


In Gallery Two

“Ready for Print”: Chicago artist,
Stephen D’Onofrio

On view through: June 17, 2017


In Gallery Two

Cluster Fail: Marion Wesson
On view through: June 17, 2017


On view through: June 17, 2017

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Summer Art Classes at Oil & Cotton


817 W. Davis St. #110
Dallas, TX 75208

Oil and Cotton opened in September 2010. Blending an appreciation of the past with current multidisciplinary art practices, our students are invited to engage in the expressive languages of both music and visual art. Our hands-on classes are taught by professionals with knowledge of traditional and contemporary practice. We provide creative space for education, exhibition, performance and exchange between the public and the art community.

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June 3 Floral Painting:Intro to Acrylics and Oil
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June 17 Intro to Printmaking
Jun 25 Frame Loom Weaving
July 9 Leatherworking
July 14 Intro to Calligraphy
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July 16 Portrait Watercolor
July 23 Embroidered Bouquet
July 30 Macrame Lace Plant Hanger
Aug 4 & 11 Clay Spoon
Aug 5 & 6 New Media: Pure Data Programming
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Aug 13 Total Eclipse of the Sun-glasses
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Aug 19 & 20 Natural Dyeing Yarn: Red, Yellow, Blue


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Milton H. Greene opens May 13 at the Arlington Museum of Art


Milton H. Greene opens Saturday, May 13 at the Arlington Museum of Art. If you love Hollywood, celebrities, fashion or Marilyn Monroe, you will love this exhibit. Greene is known for his fashion and celebrity photography from the 1950’s – 1970’s. He developed a close friendship with Marilyn Monroe after a famous photo shoot for Look Magazine and became known for his photography of her. This is a beautiful exhibit that you should not miss. 

The exhibit named one of 6 “international exhibitions opening this week” by L’oeil de la Photographie Magazine. 

Exhibit runs from May 13 – August 6, 2017.
Museum hours: MondaySaturday 10am – 5pm, Sundays 1pm – 5pm
Arlington Museum of Art, 201 West Main, Arlington, TX 76010
Photo: Marilyn Monroe at “Schenk House” for Look Magazine. Los Angeles, 1953 ©Milton H.Greene / Courtesy Elizabeth Margot Collection
Exhibition organized by diChroma photography and curated by Anne Morin.
The Arlington Museum of Art would like to thank:


Become a Member

Not a Member? Need to renew your Membership?
Know someone who would love to join?

Visit the website HERE to find out more.

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DAF’s Panel Discussion Series With “Preservation Issues for Dallas” May 16

DISD Bldg-Endangered

The Dallas Architecture Forum
in Partnership with Preservation Dallas
Continues 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion Series With
“Preservation Issues for Dallas”
The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2016-2017 Panel Discussion Series on May 16, 2017 with “Preservation Issues for Dallas” moderated by Katherine Seale, Chairman of the Dallas Landmark Commission and the West End Historic District Committee. The Forum will partner with Preservation Dallas to present this important and timely Panel discussion.
Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a public outreach of The Forum. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!
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The venue for the Panel Series for this season is the Dallas Black Dance Theater building directly behind One Arts Plaza. The DBDT is located at the corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way – at 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX  75201. Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the DBDT building.
The panel discussion is FREE and will be held at 6:30 pm, with complimentary beverages available beginning at 6:15 pm.  No reservations are needed to attend. One CEU AIA credit is available.
“The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to partner with Preservation Dallas to present this next panel in its 2016-17 series of thought-provoking Panel Discussions on topics impacting the citizens of Dallas both locally and globally,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Moderator Katherine Seale will be joined by panelists who will discuss the increased interest in Dallas and across the country in the preservation of the built environment and how it affects our lives, while also exploring the need for an updated and centralized plan to shape our future growth decisions for Dallas.
Joining Seale as panelists for this program will be the following distinguished community leaders and subject matter experts:
Robin MCCAFFREY, AIA AICP, President and Senior Principal of MESA Planning in Dallas.
Robert MECKFESSEL, FAIA, founder of DSGN Associates, who is a Past President of The Forum and who currently serves on the boards of LRTX, the Trinity River Conservancy, and DoCoMoMo US.
David PREZIOSI, AICP, Preservation and Planning Expert and Executive Director of Preservation Dallas.
For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit

or call 214-764-2406.

The Forum’s Panel Season Benefactors are John Eagle Dealerships, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Janet + Terry Kafka and WDG Architecture. Sponsors for this panel are Wendy Konradi Interior Design and LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine

Katherine Seale-Photo Courtesy of Ms. Seale

 Katherine Seale
“Preservation Issues for Dallas”
16 May 2017
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm
Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX 75201
Behind One Arts Plaza, at the Corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way,
Entrance on Ann Williams Way, Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre
The last two decades have seen a monumental shift in historic preservation both in Dallas and across the country. This is reflective of a broader renewed interest in the built environment – old and new – specifically how buildings, landscapes and places impact our lives. Twenty years ago, there was very little research on the physical and mental impact of buildings and landscapes. Today there are many more studies available on the subject, as well as a greater general interest in how our surroundings affect our bodies and minds. 
It has been said that historic preservation efforts are like a town’s autobiography. The decision to keep or demolish something for the future is based on the values of a particular time and place and attitude. Dallas’s citizens are increasingly interested in the decision-making process that determines what their surroundings look like and how it will affect them. The Demolition Delay ordinance as one example of the citizenry’s growing focus on the preservation decisions being made in their city. The quality and quantity of the city preservation staff has grown to a complete office, and many team members hold degrees in historic preservation related fields. Many internal changes such as increased training, education, and public outreach are happening as a result of the Downtown Preservation Solutions Committee.
While there is clearly an increased interest in the historic built environment from both the public and local government, the decisions that impact citizens are still largely unguided.  With no city planning department, there is a lack of vision and coordination in how the city develops and re-develops. We are working off a Preservation Plan from 1987 and our surveys are decades old. These tools need to be updated to guide future development and preservation efforts. 
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About the Moderator:
Katherine SEALE
Ms. Seale is an architectural historian and preservationist practicing in Dallas, Texas. She is a native Texan and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and a Master of Science in Architectural History from the University of Virginia. Ms. Seale began her career in 2001 directing Discover Dallas!, a city-wide survey of Dallas neighborhoods for Preservation Dallas. From 2007 until 2011, Ms. Seale served as the ExecutiveDirector of Preservation Dallas.  Currently, she is Mayor Rawlings’ appointment and chairman to the Dallas Landmark Commission. Ms. Seale also chairs the Preservation Solutions Committee under the Dallas City Managers Office. More recently, she was appointed by the Dallas Landmark Commission to chair the West End Historic District Committee.
Robin McCaffrey, AIA AICP has worked as a planner and advocate for proper land use, design and preservation issues successfully for many years.  Robin has developed many planning projects for communities throughout Texas which involve land use, housing, urban design, open space/ natural systems, and infrastructure plans to enhance the development of those communities. Robin has also been actively involved in advocating on behalf of preservation issues.  He participated in the Crownrich vs. the City of Dallas case, a Supreme Court decision resulting from early historic preservation work. Mr. McCaffrey’s expert testimony assisted the City of Dallas who requested the power to deny a building permit in anticipation of pending historic designation. The result was a decision in favor of the City of Dallas.  This decision subsequently empowered historic preservation movements throughout the State of Texas.  Robin co-founded and was President of Needham-McCaffrey Associates.  His firm provided architecture and landscape services in the Dallas area.  From 1996 to 2011, Robin acted as Senior Principal of MESA Design Associates and is currently President and Senior Principal of MESA Planning in Dallas.
Robert Meckfessel, FAIA brings over 35 years of experience in the planning and design of institutional, residential, and commercial projects throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Many of these projects have been recognized for innovation and excellence in urban design, architecture, sustainability, and preservation from professional and industry organizations, including AIA Dallas, the Texas Society of Architects, Preservation Dallas, Preservation Texas, and NCTCOG.  He has served as President of leading organizations involved with the quality of the built environment, including Preservation Dallas, LRTX, AIA Dallas, and The Dallas Architecture Forum. He currently serves on the boards of LRTX, the Trinity River Conservancy, the Trinity Commons Foundation, Trinity United, and DoCoMoMo US. He speaks often at professional events and conferences, political forums, and educational venues on urban planning, preservation and architecture.
Since 2012 David Preziosi, AICP has been the Executive Director of Preservation Dallas.  David attended Texas A & M, where he received a Bachelor of Environmental Design (architecture), a Master‘s of Urban Planning, and a Historic Preservation Certificate.  Prior to leading Preservation Dallas, David served as Executive Director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust.  In that position Preziosi successfully worked with Congress to secure millions of dollars to restore historic structures which were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. He worked on a team of preservationists who surveyed Katrina damage and pursued the funding needed to restore historic places.  David has also served as the Assistant City Planner and City Planner for Natchez, Mississippi and was responsible for all preservation planning in that historic city.  At Preservation Dallas he has worked to increase membership, programming and events, and advocacy.  He has worked to gather public support for numerous preservation issues including the passage of  the Demolition Delay ordinance, and has been an advocate for the increasing influence of the Downtown Preservation Solutions Committee.  David’s experience as a champion for preservation on local, state and national levels makes him a well-respected and effective advocate for preservation in Dallas and throughout Texas.  
About The Dallas Architecture Forum
The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment. The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum’s members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas. The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts. For more information on the Forum, visit
Among the over 160 speakers who have addressed The Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato. Pritzker Prize winners speaking to The Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for The Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to The Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.
The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists. Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects. Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse. Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”. Among the many community leaders who have served as Forum Panel Moderators are Rick Brettell, Gail Thomas, Brent Brown, Peter Simek, Krys Boyd, Scott Cantrell, and the late David Dillon. 
For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, visit

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TACA Lexus Party on the Green Set for May 12 at AT&T’s Sammons Park

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Support TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) whose mission is to fund the performing and visual arts by attending TACA Lexus Party on the Green. Get your fill of fabulous eats and gorgeous views in a fun, chic outdoor setting in the Arts District, with not-to-be-missed signature plates from local celebrity chefs and live performances by TACA supported arts organizations.

WHEN:  Friday, May 12

6:30 p.m. VIP Party starts in the Lexus Lounge
7:30 p.m. Party starts
9:30 p.m. Late night party starts with dance band Studio 54

The celebrity chefs confirmed to date include:
Chef Nicolas Blouin / Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Chef Dean Fearing / Fearing’s Restaurant
Chef Lisa Garza-Selcer / Sissy’s Southern Kitchen
Chef John Gilbert / G Texas Custom Catering
Chef Sara Griffin / Chelsea Corner
Chef Jeffrey Kollinger / Tillman’s Roadhouse
Chef Sader Matheis / Salum Restaurant
Chef Sonny Pache / Ocean Prime and Rosewood Ranches Waygu Beef
Chef Janice Provost / Parigi
Chef Daniele Puelo / CiboDivino Marketplace
Chefs Gianni Santin and Tida Pichakron / Haute Sweets Patisserie
Chef Drew Swanson / Wolfgang Puck Catering
Chef John Tesar / Knife at The Highland Dallas
Participating Late Night Chef: Mesero

Entertainment includes Michael D. Fitzpatrick, an award-winning international cellist, and Studio 54, a favorite dance band.

Sponsorships and tickets are available. VIP tickets, which give early entry at 6:30 p.m., are $500. General tickets are $375 with admission at 7:30 p.m.

Late night tickets, which allow guests to enter at 9:30 p.m., are $150.

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Sharon Serrago: Going from Realism to Abstraction; IAA Meeting May 23

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, May 23rd meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Sharon Serrago. Her presentation will be on going from Realism to Abstraction, a subject many artists find fascinating. In the demo she will begin with a realistic drawing of the subject and an abstract drawing, then show step by step how to move a realistic picture into an abstraction of that subject.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions. Guests are welcome.

About the Artist: 

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

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


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May at 500X Gallery – Openings May 6th


May 6th – 28th, 2017
Opening Reception: May 6th, 2017 | 7-10 pm
Sheryl Anaya
A new installation by Sheryl Anaya.
Shipshape and Fleeting
Steven Foutch
Print media, works on paper, and installation exploring the space between gloom and joy.
Dream Juice
Lindsey Larsen
Dream Juice is a contemplation of things in nature, like humans and all the other physical things… but also things that aren’t physical, like an experience, maybe? I mean experience with a capital E.
Ashley Whitt
Abyss explores the dichotomy between order and chaos within the universe and within the self. Photographic collages and sculptural artist books are fabricated to illustrate the physical manifestations of anxiety and depression through the deconstruction of the photographic image.
Collages are made using a combination of alternative processes; lumen prints, chemigrams, and solvent transfers. To create the images, photographic prints are cut apart and sewn back together. Geometric and organic shapes mimic the patterns and phenomenons found within the universe. Abyss considers the correlation between the inner self and outer space as well as our desires to control and make sense of life and death.
May Project Spaces 
Stranger Lands
Curated by Julie Libersat
Stranger Lands is an exhibition of single-channel video works created by fourteen local and international artists whose work relates to place and orientations of belonging, both political and personal. Working within and through sites, the artists in Stranger Lands (re)orient our virtual (digital, imaginary, remembered) and “real” relationships with location. Stranger Lands, curated by Julie Libersat opens at 500X in Dallas, TX and includes works by Krista Caballero, Maximo Gonzalez, Sean Miller, Lexie Mountain, Patrick O’Neil, Trudi Lynn Smith and Kate Hennessy, William Sarradet, Carolyn Sortor, Karina Svarinksy, Jenny Vogel, Gloria Jean Wyatt, Kate Yoland, and Longui Zhang.
Greetings from In-between
Candyland Art Collective
Curated by Valerie Powell
Candyland Art Collective is a visual art making team consisting of artists Jessica Burke, Carrie Fonder and Valerie Powell. Candyland Art Collective’s interdisciplinary practice investigates elements of contemporary play & power, while working within a structure that incorporates the physical distance between our studios (Georgia, Florida & Texas). Greetings from In-between is the collective’s debut exhibition featuring paintings, drawings, installations and sculptures inspired by the dialogue between the unknown outcomes of our process driven practice.
Trump Yourself
Jen Rose
Curated by Rachel Muldez
500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226


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FWCAC: First Friday, May 2017


Fort Worth Community Arts Center,

300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Hours: MON-SAT 9AM – 5PM
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Gallery 3:
Crowe and Company – 
A Student Show


Gallery 4:
Larry Borne

Gallery 5: Observations
AHHS Advanced Photography Exhibition

Gallery 6:
Tonja Pearson & Artist Guild Friends


Front Gallery:
Geometric Abstraction of Classical Art
by Don Matheson

Back Gallery:
FWISD Top Ten High School Portfolio Show

Gallery 9: 

Focus Gallery One: No Unsacred Places
By Peter Hiatt

Focus Gallery Two: Scott White

April 29 – May 26
Art7 Gallery
2955 Crockett St,
Fort Worth, TX 76107
“A great thought begins by seeing something differently, with a shift of the mind’s eye”
_A. Einstein

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Join CAC @ NorthPark for on-site workshops…


CAC @ NorthPark On-site Workshop Series
In collaboration with NorthPark Center, CAC is now offering an going series of three-hour workshops exploring different art mediums every Tuesday through May 16th.
These extraordinary art experiences will be held in NorthPark’s Nordstrom Court or outdoors in its beautiful greenspace, CenterPark.
Stained Glass (Instructor: Diane Flynn) – May 2nd 1-4pm
Study the ancient art form of stained glass window design using spring gardening colors.
Sketchbook Journaling (Instructor: Merry Fuhrer) – May 9th 10am-1pm
Explore botanical sketching to compose your personal journal so it’s attractive and fun creating unique art pages to accompany your musings.
Mixed Media Painting (Instructor: VET) May 16th 1-4pm
Design and develop your visual dialogue as you work across multiple media at one time creating a piece from concepts including imagery and symbolism.
Additional workshops for the remainder of the year are in the planning stages.

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AGPA Art Party May 18 in Grand Prairie

Please join us on Thursday, May 18th at 6:30pm at Market Square in Grand Prairie for our annual “Art Party”.  

The theme is “Paint, Sip and  Doodle Do!”.    It will be great fun, including pizza and drinks, and it’s all for the benefit of the Grand Prairie ISD Art Department.  Details are included in the invitation below.  

Join us at the AGPA party…..for $45 you will get a wine glass, paint & pizza to create your own hand-painted wine glass. All profits go to the AGPA High School Art Show Prize Fund. Contact Myrtle for reservation at 214-354-0127 or
More about AGPA:

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Summer registration is now open at the Cultural Arts Center of Dallas


Directions on how to log in to CAC’s NEW classroom management system…

Summer registration is now open and we have just launched a new classroom management system that will make the class and workshop registration process easier, speed up some processes and provide all of us with access to clear

We have created accounts for all of our current students. All you need to do is reset your password.


To confirm your account, please click here

to go to the login page. If you are a current student go to where it says Returning Customers and click the Don’t know your password? link. (See above picture.) On the following page enter the email address you previously provided CAC. A password recovery email will be sent to that email address. From there you can reset your password and then log in to your account. If your password recovery email does not come to you in a timely manner please check your spam folder.

After you log in to your account, please check that the information we entered is still accurate. 
Now that you are part of the community here we’d like you to know a few things about the tools available to you in your online account.
Personal Info
Maintain and update key information section for all family members.


Billing Info
Keep track of all billing activities, save credit card details.
See enrollments for all family members on one page, and view all your enrollments on your custom Calendar.
Upload documents from your family.
Please check here to make sure you are up to date with all of our school waivers.
Of course, you can always reach us via email at or by calling 214-320-1275. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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blkART214 and Talking Sticks open April 6 at the SDCC


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Opening Reception and Juror Talk
Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm

blkART214 is an annual juried exhibition designed to showcase the recent work of professional and emerging artists of African descent who reside and are active in the artistic environment of the Dallas area. In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the South Dallas Cultural Center, this year’s theme is Memory, Movements and the Present Moment.

blkART214 is a component of ART 214, a collaboration between the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs cultural centers and facilities in celebration of Dallas Arts Month 2017.

Artists include:
Sanah Brown,
Spencer Evans
Rocynda Kedley
Fela Ramond
Jamal Dubose
Jazzmine Bustamonte
Johnathan Victor
Kimbra Young
Roneka Patterson
Tiffany Anderson
Jas Mardis

Annette Lawrence
Annette Lawrence is a Professor of Studio Art at the University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design. She received a MFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting, and a BFA in Sculpture from The Hartford Art School, University of Hartford.

Talking Sticks
Opening Reception and Artist Talk
Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm

Talking Sticks is a new installation by Dallas Folk Artists Billy Edmond. In Talking Sticks, Emonds uses carved wood walking canes to create social commentary about Black identity.



South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 S. Fitzhugh
Dallas, TX 75210

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Plein Air Southwest Salon Reception April 8 at Artists’ Showplace


Artists Showplace & Outdoor Painters Society present
Plein Air Southwest Salon 2017


Artists dinner & Social gathering: April 7
Opening Reception and Awards:  Saturday, April 8th, 3 PM to 6 PM
Quick Paint: April 8
APRIL 9th – Special Sunday Hours 1 PM to 5 PM
Artists Demonstrations 2 PM to 4 PM
Kenn Erroll Backhaus Workshop #1:  April 10 – 12 (full)
Kenn Erroll Backhaus Workshop #2:  April 13 – 15
Juror of Awards

The Artists Showplace Gallery is delighted to host one of the premier art events of the season. Plein Air Southwest Salon is a juried competition, exhibition and sale sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society and showcased every April in Dallas. The annual event seeks to promote an appreciation for the process of en plen air, which is French for “in open air”. Most of the works were completed in a single painting session, painted outdoors on location, and are characterized by the bold use of color, design and the freshness of paint application.



15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75248

The Shops at Spanish Village


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Preview Dallas Art Fair on


Explore an early preview of the ninth edition of
Dallas Art Fair on 

Boasting over 90 galleries from the Southwest and beyond, Dallas Art Fair opens in the revitalized downtown Arts District next week from Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Download the Artsy App for iPhone as your personal mobile guide to Dallas Art Fair before heading to this dynamic fair. With a tap, browse exhibitors and artworks, place sales inquiries, and follow galleries and artists for future updates.


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CASETA’S 15th Annual Texas Art Fair and Symposium on Early Texas Art – Registration & Hotel Booking


Time to Book Now!
Hotel Accommodations

CASETA encourages you to book your hotel rooms early for the 2017 Symposium and Texas Art Fair.

Both hotels with CASETA rooms for Symposium goers have reservation deadlines coming up! 

CASETA has a special rate at two excellent Fort Worth hotels,
the Holiday Inn Express Fort Worth Downtown and the TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Fort Worth Downtown.
Both are a short drive to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center which is the 2017 Symposium and Texas Art Fair venue.
Holiday Inn Express Downtown 
1111 W. Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Rate for Standard Room: $129/night plus tax/1 king or 2 double beds
Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2017 
Click: CASETA Symposium Booking Link

Note: When you select April 28 or 29 check-in the CASETA block reservation will come up

Call: 1-866-551-9747 and reference block code CAS

 to reserve rooms

Directions: Click Here

for Directions to the Holiday Inn Express

Parking: $12 per night
TownePlace Suites Fort Worth Downtown
805 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Rate for Standard Room: $129/night plus tax/1 king (all rooms)
Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017 
Click: CASETA Symposium Booking Link

Call: 817-332-6300 and reference the CASETA group block

Directions: Click Here

for Directions to TownePlace Suites Merriott Fort Worth Downtown

Parking: Complimentary on-site parking
Make your Symposium plans now!  Sign up soon and invite family and friends to be part of the fun!
We hope you will join us in the exciting city of Fort Worth!
Keep checking the website for more information!
Please contact CASETA staff at  or by phone at 325.212.4872 if you have any questions
or need additional information.

Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art

CASETA’S 15th Annual
Texas Art Fair and Symposium on Early Texas Art

April 28 – 30, 2017

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX  76107

Go to the CASETA website at to learn more and to register.


Spring is here and it is time to register for the 15th Annual CASETA Symposium and renew your membership at the same time. The Symposium and  Texas Art Fair will take place in Fort Worth on April 28 – 30 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  You will want to hear all of the great speakers and spend time with other collectors perusing the wonderful art work available at the Texas Art Fair!

Join other attendees viewing the wonderful collection in the home of Nancy & Ted Paup on Friday evening, an Evening Tour and reception at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art on Saturday evening, and a Tour of the George Grammer: Full Circle exhibition with complimentary light lunch at the Texas Wesleyan University on Sunday afternoon after the close of the Symposium.  Here are the opportunities in store:

  • Scott Barker
    Author/ Independent Curator
    Saginaw, TX
    Just Before Modernism: Fort Worth Art in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Richard R. Brettell
    Founding Director

    The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History
    Dallas, TX
    Texas Art in the Cosmopolitan Age
  • David Farmer 
    Author/ Independent Curator
    El Prado, NM
    Printmakers Guild/ Texas Printmakers
  • Ken Hafertepe
    Department of Museum Studies
    Baylor University
    Waco, TX
    Karl Hermann Lungwitz & other 19th c German-Texan Artists
  • Shirley Reece-Hughes
    Curator of Paintings and Sculpture
    Amon Carter Museum of American Art
    Fort Worth, TX
    Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler
  • Susie Kalil
    Author/ Independent Curator
    Houston, TX
    Dorothy Hood: The Color of Being/El Color del Ser
  • Althea Ruoppo
    Curatorial Assistant
    Contemporary Art & Special Projects
    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    Across the Miles: Robert Preusser and Texas After 1954

  • Collections Panel  Collecting: Beginning to End
    William U.  Eiland, Director, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA;
    Atlee Phillips, Director of Texas Art, Heritage Auctions, Dallas, TX;
    Jason Schoen, Collector of American Art, Boca Raton, FL
    Moderator – William Reaves, William Reaves │Sarah Foltz Fine Art,
    Houston, TX

*Please check 

for updates on schedule.




After the Keynote Address join Symposium attendees and special guests for the opening of the 2017 Texas Art Fair.   Once again there will be a sterling exhibition of Texas paintings, all for sale, of course, and sponsored by the state’s foremost art dealers.FRIDAY,  APRIL 28 – FREE EVENT – AFTER TEXAS ART FAIR OPENING –


Friday evening will offer an opportunity to tour one of the most spectacular collection of early Texas art in the home of Nancy & Ted Paup.

As the Paup family is in the ranching business, the collection has an emphasis on Texas Landscapes, and features several Julian Onderdonk works. There is also an interest in artists who participated in the Edgar B. Davis Texas Wildflower Competition 1927-1929.  The Paups love Texas Bluebonnets!


Saturday Evening after the Texas Art Fair closes for the day, the Tour and reception at Amon Carter Museum of American Art will feature

Works of early Texas art including the exhibit, Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler.
Refreshments, music
$25 per person


Sunday afternoon after the conclusion of both the Symposium and Texas Art Fair take the opportunity to Tour the exhibition, George Grammer: Full Circle. 
Enjoy a complimentary light lunch with the tour.
Lunch reservations limited to 50 – free but must register.



Texas art collectors and Symposium participants have free, on-site access to a sterling exhibition of Texas paintings, all for sale, of course, and sponsored by the state’s foremost art dealers.  Dealers participating in this year’s Texas Art Fair include:
        • Beuhler Fine Art
        • Charles Morin’s Vintage Texas Paintings
        • David Dike Fine Art
        • Dow Art Galleries
        • Heritage Auctions
        • Jody Klotz Fine Art
        • Kirk Hopper
        • Rainone Art Galleries
        • William Reaves/Sarah Foltz Fine Art
        • & more to come!
          In addition a variety of publications on early Texas art will be offered by bookseller Jon St. Clair and the Texas A&M University Press.
Preview Opening for Symposium Registrants
Friday, April 28,  
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 
Open free to the Public
Saturday, April 29,
  9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  
Sunday, April 30,
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 



Go to the CASETA website at

to learn more and to register. 

Download a paper-copy registration form

and mail to CASETA with your payment OR click the link below toRegister online and pay by credit card using PayPal. 




CASETA encourages you to book your hotel rooms early for the 2017 Symposium and Texas Art Fair.
CASETA has a special rate at two excellent Fort Worth hotels,
the Holiday Inn Express Fort Worth Downtown and the TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Fort Worth Downtown.
Both are a short drive to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center which is the 2017 Symposium and Texas Art Fair venue.
Holiday Inn Express Downtown 
1111 W. Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Rate for Standard Room: $129/night plus tax/1 king or 2 double beds
Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2017

Click: CASETA Symposium Booking Link

Note: When you select April 28 or 29 check-in the CASETA block reservation will come up

Call: 1-866-551-9747 and reference block code CAS to reserve rooms

Directions: Click Here for Directions to the Holiday Inn Express

Parking: $12 per night
TownePlace Suites Fort Worth Downtown
805 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Rate for Standard Room: $129/night plus tax/1 king (all rooms)
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“The Artist’s Eye” lecture by Max Levy April 8 at the Kimbell

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The Artist’s Eye
Max Levy
Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m.
Kahn Auditorium, Kimbell Art Museum
Free; no reservations required

Please join Dallas architect Max Levy and Nancy E. Edwards, curator of European art/head of academic services at the Kimbell, for a gallery talk. Presented on the occasion of the exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, this talk will discuss the presence of nature in Kahn’s architecture and how it has inspired Levy’s own work.
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Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Study of the vault structure
Louis I. Kahn Collection, University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Max Levy, initial study for “Light Sails”
Courtesy of the artist

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