Category Archive: Visual Arts Organizations

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 www.AmericansForTheArts.org/AEP5Partners.

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 ntbca.org for more information.

ABOUT IRVING ARTS CENTER / DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE
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 www.IrvingArtsCenter.com.

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Art Aid Expo 2017 July 15

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The Art Council of Fort Worth & the Fort Worth Community Arts Center are proud to present the inaugural annual Art Aid Expo 2017 for artists and arts organizations. Demonstrations and seminars in 9,000 square feet of contemporary galleries will be geared towards artists, art non-profits and other creative professionals highlighting the diverse support services available. Featured organizations and professionals will present their expertise through a variety of workshops and seminars helping artists to learn how to sustain a living in the arts.

This one day event will occur on Saturday, July 15th, 2017. Presale tickets are available for $15 or $25 at the door. Active TAC Member tickets are $10.00.

http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibition_detail/Art_Aid_Expo

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Inner.Space Projects opens with Culture Shock! on June 10

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Culture Shock! featuring new works by Legend d’Oro (NYC) and Ali Akbar (Bangladesh) Opening Saturday June 10th 7-11pm. Show runs until July 1st at Inner.Space Projects. 100 S. Main Street Ste. 114, Duncanville, Texas 75116. (817) 932-2056  reach_scotttucker@yahoo.com

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More detail about the exhibit and new gallery in Kendall Morgan’s article http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/arts/06-01-17-best-gallery-exhibits

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Open Space Opening Reception May 20

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Opening reception invitation

Open Space + Beat Rice Studios is just that, an open space that evolves to serve the art community’s needs. In its first manifestation, the space will feature noteworthy local artists alongside those actively working in their studios on site. 203 W Comstock St | Dallas, TX 75208 | openspacedallas@gmail.com

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Craft Guild of Dallas moving soon to new location

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Welcome home!
Dear Craft Guild Family:
I’m so pleased to bring you the good news that the Guild has signed a long-term lease for a new location.

We have found the perfect spot for us with a landlord who not only loves artists, but isn’t frightened off by tenants who work over open flames daily, run kilns regularly beyond 2000 degrees, and hammer noisily day and night! In fact, Mr. Harkinson, our landlord, is partnering with us in the cost of building out our new space.

We’re excited about our new home!

We are in the Midcourt Commons on Midway, just north of Beltline Road. That’s less than 2 miles from both of our former Village on the Parkway and Proton locations.

Our new space is in a beautiful red brick building in an attractive, well-kept office park with great security. It is one of four buildings situated in a large rectangular formation that gives the complex a campus feel. We have an abundance of parking and our space is easily accessible from major highways.

Thank you

I want to thank you for your patience and continued support during our short tenure at Valley View. While we are glad that we were able to stay open for you in temporary quarters, we simply can’t wait to get back to offering all of the classes you know and love, plus a few surprises. All of the departments will be offering the full range of classes and techniques that were offered at our previous location. One thing that we are very excited about is getting our kiln yard back so we can try out our brand new gas kiln and a new salt kiln we will be building. We know how much you clay peeps love your cone 10 firings.

When we’ll move

The Board and department heads are still working tirelessly to make sure our space is ready for us. We are completing the finish-out requirements for the new location to make it as functional and safe as possible while being mindful of budget and build out time. Given our unusual needs, we expect the build-out to be complete in early September, with the move occurring shortly thereafter.

We’ll need your help

As we found when we moved into our temporary location at Valley View, it takes a village to move the Craft Guild. We’ll be starting to plan the move soon, and we need people to help us plan at both the department level and for the organization as a whole. If you love making plans, setting timelines, assigning duties, and generally “being prepared” then we have a job for you! In fact, if you can volunteer at any level, please let us know by clicking here.
And now, for my shameless plug… One great way to support the Guild is to help us promote the Show and Sale this weekend! Come and see our great artists, bring your friends and family, post on Facebook, email your friends. Heck, fly family in from around the country if necessary. And bring your mom in for Mother’s Day and have a mimosa on us! Whatever you can do to increase attendance will help build the Guild.

Finally, if you’ve read this far, please allow me to take an additional moment of your time to thank the Relocation Committee and the Board for the gazillions of hours they’ve spent viewing sites, working on space planning, and ploughing through numbers for countless location possibilities. We have looked at almost every viable spot within a 15 mile radius over the last two and a half years and built space plans and financial models for about half of them. You all have my, and the entire Guild’s, appreciation for your dedication and hard work which has resulted in us finding this terrific new permanent home.

Watch for regular updates in our monthly newsletter, updates on our site, and for special email updates from me from time to time. We plan to have opportunities to tour the new location and meetings to answer questions. There are opportunities for you to be involved throughout the process.

We’re excited about our new home and can’t wait for you to see it!
Sincerely,
Douglas
Douglas Curran
President
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Plano Art Association closing its gallery facility

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Update regarding
Plano Art Association
Gallery Facility

As many of you know, PAA has discontinued occupancy
of it’s gallery space at EastSide Village in the
Arts District in Downtown Plano.

Circumstances related to a major increase in the lease
renewal rate made it impossible for the association to afford
continued  occupancy. Every attempt was made to negotiate a responsible path forward to retain the space, but to no avail.

Going forward, the association will certainly continue
to inspire and encourage its member artists and achieve
the mission of the organization:

“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.”

New venues are being explored for regular member meetings
and upcoming scheduled exhibits. We will keep everyone
informed as the options and opportunities are identified.

Although the gallery has been a milestone event in the
history of the Plano Art Association, the organization
has thrived for more than four decades and it will
certainly do so for decades to come. The closing of the
gallery comes very close to the end of term of our
current excellent leadership. We all look
forward to choosing a new executive team
that can build on the strong
accomplishments of the last few years.
Cheers,
Soheyla Rashidyan
President, Plano Art Association
Plano Art Association

Gallery located at
1013 15th Place, East Side Village I, Suite 105, Plano, TX. 75074

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WALL Gallery Closing Reception / ART SALE

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Thank you

We want to thank our art patrons and friends by inviting you to WALL Gallery for our gallery closing reception this weekend Saturday, April 22, 2017 2-5pm.

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We will be closing WALL gallery doors on May 1, 2017 are having an art SALE beginning Saturday, April 22, 2017 from noon-5pm and hope you will stop in to say goodbye and take advantage of lower pricing on selected artworks.

We thank you for being a WALL Gallery client for these past years that we have been in business. If you have any questions about the sale or anything else, I can be reached at 214-749-0015 or at info@wallondragon.com.

I  am departing the traditional brick and mortar gallery business and will  continue working with selected clients on a consulting basis.  More details to follow.  Hope to see you this weekend!

Sincerely,
Kristi Kirkpatrick

“Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving.”
~ Albert Einstein

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WALL Gallery
1529 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX 75207
214-749-0015

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Introducing FWCAC’s new Program and Exhibition Manager

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MEET OUR NEW PROGRAM AND EXHIBITION MANAGER

We are please to announce our New Program and Exhibition Manager, Jonathan Mark Levy, has joined the Arts Center team. His vast experience and knowledge should be an asset to the artists who come through our doors.  We have many new and exciting events and programs yet to come, so keep an eye on Facebook for more announcements and information.

On March 3rd during our First Friday Artist Receptions, we are having a meet-and-greet to introduce Jonathan to the community, Please come on by to say hello and enjoy some refreshment.  Artist Receptions are from 6-9 pm. Remember there is free parking for 45 minutes in the Western Heritage Parking Garage.
 
A Message from our New Program and Exhibition Manager

Jonathan Mark Levy

Hello Texas Artist Coalition,
I am very excited for this upcoming year as we have many great exhibitions planned as well as some new ones in the works. For anyone who has upcoming show or exhibitions please share that info with me so that I can add it to the T.A.C. website.

Furthermore, a really great opportunity has come up with our partners 7th Street Development. As some of you know, they host an annual street Fair called Crockett Creates (formerly pARTy on Crockett) which falls on April 15th. This year, not only do they have approx. 25 outdoor spots available for Dallas-Fort Worth artists, they are also opening a store front on that block for additional indoor exhibitors. This is a 1 day event where they are expecting over 3000 people to attend. The best part is, it is only $5 to submit and $25 to participate. The deadline for submissions is 3/15/2017 but they are accepting early entries for promotional purposes so do not hesitate because spaces are limited. If interested or you know people who are, please submit here:  www.submittable.com

In addition to that, the Suicide Awareness Coalition (SAC) invites artists to submit conceptual proposals for an interactive artwork that will support the SAC mission: raising awareness about suicide in our community. The goal for this project is to create a creative platform for community engagement focusing on themes about suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. The finished artwork will serve as a memorial to the thousands of individuals in our community who have died by suicide. The deadline for this is 3/17/2017. For more info on that please click here: SAC


 

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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Arts Council of Fort Worth presents Celebration of the Arts Feb. 25

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The Arts Council of Fort Worth invites you to this year’s
Celebration of the Arts
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Join us as we celebrate the vibrant culture of Fort Worth with an evening benefiting the
Fort Worth Community Arts Center http://fwcac.com
UNIQUE PERFORMANCES | DRINKS | GREAT EATS | INTERACTIVE ART EXPERIENCES

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Starting at 7 PM – VIP Sponsor Party featuring Fort Worth Opera’s Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists
Starting at 7:30 PM – Celebration of the Arts begins!
Starting at 9:30 PM – The Celebration Piano Bar featuring Joe Alan

FORT WORTH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
1300 Gendy Street | Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Complimentary Valet       Festive Attire
For additional information or to sponsor this event please contact Jenna Chaffee at 817.298.3029 or jchaffee@artscouncilfw.org
The Arts Council of Fort Worth  |  1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Your Private Collection Art Gallery Anniversary & History

 

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Energetically Supporting the Arts for Ten Years

It’s June 2007 and Home by Design Magazine announces “..a new exciting art gallery, featuring local and international artists, now calls Granbury home”. The gallery opened in an 80-year-old house transformed into five rooms of unique, original artworks called Your Private Collection Art Gallery. One great feature of the location was a New Orleans style courtyard garden, which was a great gathering spot for art events and wine tastings.

Stacey Watkins, co-owner and one of the featured artists, was the primary reason for opening the gallery. Stacey had invented a new medium using her knowledge of science along with resin, metals, fused glass and other materials to create works of glow-in-the-dark fantasy. The gallery was a way to introduce this unique art.

According to the other owner, Linda Watkins, “The gallery was a way to introduce Stacey’s unique art.  Your Private Collection was also founded on other principles—original art by awarded artists located within a 60 mile radius and displaying a large variety of mediums since art preference is different for each individual. This allows the gallery to work one-on-one with the artists to fill any needs a client might have.”

After one year, the gallery moved from one block off Granbury’s Historical Square to its current location at 106 N. Houston on the square.  The three room gallery now represents over 50 artists and has been stated as “a must see” by Southern Living Magazine.

What makes this gallery flourish at a time when many galleries are closing? It is Your Private Collection Art Gallery’s historical location in a top-destination, small town; its renown anchor artists including Soon Y Warren, Sharon Markwardt, Bob Cook, Stacey Watkins, Aaron Thane Tate and Randy Meador and frequent introduction of new artists and art. It is events, like monthly Last Saturday Gallery Nights, which combine art with fun and personal relationships between the artists, clients and guests.

The goal of the gallery is to continue helping clients to build and enjoy their own private collection. A visit to the gallery, its website, www.yourprivatecollection.com , or its Facebook page, shows the results of ten years of energetically supporting the arts.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery
106 N. Houston
Granbury, TX 76048
817-579-7733
www.yourprivatecollection.com
www.facebook.com/yourprivatecollection

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Etsy Dallas 2017 Membership Applications Now Open!

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ETSY DALLAS OPENS MEMBERSHIP FOR 2017

Etsy Dallas is looking for dedicated individuals with drive and passion to succeed and further the handmade movement in Dallas. To learn more about our 2017 membership drive, click here


Etsy Dallas is a cooperative group of local artists and crafters who are serious about their handmade businesses as well as the success of the team and its endeavors. The team expects a lot from its members, and in return rewards its hard-working members tremendously. Anything worth doing takes work, dedication and love – that’s what we believe.

Want to be a part of the team? To learn more about membership benefits, guidelines and requirements, click here.

2017 membership applications will be available from now until February 3at 

www.etsydallas.com

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Final Reception at the Uptown Downtown Art Gallery Jan. 7

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Are you kidding me?
No I am not kidding!!!!! Last reception before the gallery closes its doors!
Final opportunity to buy original art in the Uptown Downtown Art Gallery, located at 301 N. San Jacinto, Rockwall, TX 75087.  Reception with wine and appetizers from 6 to 8 PM Saturday, January 7th, 2017.
Artists on exhibit:
  1. Betty Jean Hoaglund
  2. Geoffrey Houghton
  3. Ellen Evaden
  4. Julie Morgan
  5. Pamela Griffin
  6. Ken Slaughter
  7. Jill Farrer
  8. Donna R. Cole
  9. Veldany Creations
  10. Thom Loafman
  11. Richard Hoaglund
  Reception with wine and appetizers from 6 to 8 PM
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Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA) information session Jan. 19

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Allen Arts Alliance to Host

Information Session About

Visual Arts League of Allen Area (VALA)

  

The Allen Arts Alliance will host an information session open to all artists and creatives interested in getting involved in the new Visual Arts League of Allen Area (VALA) The social mixer and information session is open to all.

Please join us January 19th at 7:00 p.m. at The Blue House Too Artspace – Watters Creek @ Montgomery Farm, 934 Watters Creek Boulevard, Allen.

For more information, or to be added to the mailing list contact: Cherie Fruehan Cherie.Fruehan@gmail.com or Mary Grube, maryg@allenartsalliance.org

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Dr. Mark Roglán Honored at 28th Annual Obelisk Awards

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Each year, The Obelisk Awards recognize the extraordinary achievements that can be obtained when commerce and culture unite.

Congratulations Dr. Mark A. Roglán
The Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum

Inaugural Recipient
“Visionary Nonprofit Arts Leader”

Pictured above with Kevin Hurst, Neiman Marcus Director of Charitable Giving and
Co-chair of the 28th Annual Obelisk Awards Luncheon.
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DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART announces ART BALL Chairs Ann and Lee Hobson and reveals theme, “ALL THAT GLITTERS,” for 52nd ANNUAL GALA April 22, 2017

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The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) recently announced local philanthropists Ann and Lee Hobson will serve as chairs of the 2017 Art Ball and unveiled “All That Glitters” as the theme of the annual fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Museum in downtown Dallas. Proceeds from the event will support the DMA’s commitment to providing free access to its world-renowned collection, as well as various exhibitions and educational programs throughout the year.

“I’m very proud to be part of an event that supports the DMA, especially its commitment to free general admission, access, and educational programming.  All of the money raised by the Art Ball goes to toward the operating budget that supports access to art,” Ms. Hobson said. “Unfettered access to art is a cause that is very near to my heart, and it is my hope that this year’s Art Ball will allow us to share the Museum’s beautiful collection and educational resources with more visitors than ever before in 2017.”

Selected by the Hobsons, this year’s theme will embrace the romantic overtones and colors of a Parisian spring and was inspired by one of the Museum’s most recent acquisitions, Flowers in a Vase with Two Doves, by nineteenth-century French painter François Lepage. With the assistance of Todd Fiscus of Todd Events, the ethereal scene will be brought to life with extravagant floral displays, ambient music of the period and decadent shades of blue, soft lavender and ivory.

The evening will commence with a cocktail hour inspired by one of the Champs-Élysées’ most iconic landmarks, The Grand Palais. The internationally esteemed gallery was erected for the Universal Exhibition of 1900 and annually welcomes more than two million visitors to revel in the glory and grandeur of French art.

Art Ball 2017 will feature a luxury live auction, sponsored by Christie’s.  The live auction will be curated by Live Auction Chairs Merry Vose and Rajan Patel and will include an array of opulent items, such as: once-in-a-lifetime travel packages, curated culinary experiences, and unique entertainment opportunities. The evening will feature a lavish multi-course seated dinner catered by Cassandra Fine Catering.  After dinner, an element of surprise has been added to the celebration. The DMA has announced they will not reveal the theme or any after dinner details, but promise instead to deliver “Texas-sized surprises” exclusively for Art Ball patrons invited to attend the late-night festivities.

Noted sponsors in place for the evening include: AT&T, Christie’s, Curtis Specialized Moving and Storage, Dallas Art Fair Foundation, Delivery Limited, Inc., Forty Five Ten, Highland Park Village,        J.P. Morgan, Jennifer and John Eagle/John Eagle Dealerships, Melissa and Trevor Fetter/Tenet Healthcare, Neiman Marcus, Peggy and Carl Sewell/Sewell Automotive Companies, Sidley Austin LLP, Stanley Korshak, Modern Luxury Dallas and My Sweet Charity.

Over the past 20 years, the DMA’s Art Ball has raised more than $27 million to support the Museum’s mission of engaging and educating the community through art. Last year’s event raised $1.3 million in net revenue, and the 2017 gala is expected to continue the strong tradition of giving, which has greatly benefitted the Museum and its visitors for more than 50 years.

For more information about Art Ball 2017, as well as underwriting opportunities, please visit www.DMA.org or contact the Art Ball Office at artball@DMA.org or 214.922.1353.

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ABOUT THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than two and a half million visitors, and enrolled more than 100,000 people in DMA Friends, a free program available to anyone who wishes to join focused on active engagement with the Museum. For more information, visit www.DMA.org.

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

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Dutch Art Gallery Celebrates 51 Years

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Shop Small This Friday and/or Saturday

THIS WEEKEND ONLY:

Serving Mimosas and Treats

Get your Custom Framing Orders in before the Holiday Rush, View Red Dot Mark Downs and Acquire Original works of art.

OUR IS SHOWROOM LOCATED AT:

10233 E Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75238

Gallery Hours Open:
TuesdayFriday 9:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday 9:30am to 5pm
Customer Service: (214) 348-7350

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When you support the local economy, you support the local community.

 

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MASTER’S OF THE FALL SHOW ENDS ON JANUARY 31, 2017

1st Place Winner, Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains By Jerry Malzahn
2nd Place Winner, Barbados Pearl Tutu By Deb Miller
3rd Place Winner, Forest Edge Etude By Scott McManus
People’s Choice Winner, The Tempest Near By Steve Hahn

ART ENTRIES BY: Brigitte K. Able, Tony Arthur, Gwen Bell, Brenda Brannon,Hebe Brooks, Barbara Brush, Rhonda Scoggins Castillo, Ed Crumley, Yesiareg Desta, Laurieann Dygowski, Ramona Freeman, Steve Hahn, Mack Hays, Barbara A. Jones, Sheri Jones, Anabel Leigh, David Leister, Dr. Carvel Lincoln, Elizabeth Mahy, Jerry Malzahn, Ann McCann, Scott McManus, Deb Miller, Sara Miller, Aspen Sky Mosby, Angelica Ramirez, Lisa Adams Reed, Beverly Richmond, Vern Rollin III, Donna Wilson Page, Jacob T. Secrest, Bob Shepherd, Brenda Knight Styron,Ellie Taylor, Keith Williams, Kyle Wood and Kay Wyne

Dutch Art Gallery

10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420 Dallas, TX 75238

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

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FIRST FRANCHISE LOCATION OF INNOVATIVE

ONE RIVER SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN

SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN FRISCO, TEXAS IN EARLY 2017

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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About One River School of Art + Design

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

 

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

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Mid Cities Fine Artists merge with Trinity Arts Guild: “TAG in the Morning”

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Trinity Arts Guild it pleased to announce the merger of Mid Cities Fine Artists with Trinity Arts Guild. 

Trinity Arts Guild (TAG) will now sponsor 2 demonstrations per month for their members.  Their normal evening meeting and the morning meeting on the second Wednesday of the month.  The morning meeting is open to former mid-cities members, tag members and visitors. 

10:00 am on Wednesday November 9 was our first TAG in the Morning demonstration.   It featured Pam Oldham doing watercolor portraits. The next demo will be Court Bailey on December 14.

For more information go to our updated website at www.trinityartsguild.net

Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio located at:

2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway

Bedford, TX  76021

(inside the Boys Ranch Park)

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Desoto Art League hosts monthly art activities & demonstrations

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The Desoto Art League now meets the second Saturday of the month.

We have returned to the nice light and comfortable space of the Desoto Presbyterian Church, meeting time 2 – 4 p.m.

212 W Pleasant Run Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115

There is close parking including handicap spots, kitchen access (because we do enjoy our snacky goodies!), and bathrooms that are very close by.

We have welcomed artists of all stripes who like learning and experiencing new things since our inception almost 30 years ago.  We host a few pretty big art shows annually and many smaller shows throughout the year.  Come and get acquainted.  Bring your curiosity and your talent.  Try us out and see if you’d like to join us as a member for exclusive access to displaying your work.

For more information see the website http://www.desotoartleague.com/. Reach us at desotoartleague@gmail.com.

 

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TAEA Annual Conference Nov. 17 – 19 in Dallas

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On November 17-19, 2016 the Texas Art Education Association will hold its 55th Annual Conference at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.

Come to the 2016 conference in Dallas, November 17-19 to participate in exciting workshops presented by our “Inside the Studio” presenters and a myriad of others. Click here for more information: http://www.taea.org/taea/conference.asp. Note: your must join TAEA to see the information about the conference.

Video: https://youtu.be/pC_Y6-OXQak

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Trinity Arts Guild – a new website & a new year

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Trinity Arts Guild is starting its new year of art events off right with a newly designed and beautiful website. Check it out: www.trinityartsguild.net.

Trinity Arts Guild (TAG), a 503 c non-profit organization, is open to area artists and art lovers. We embrace artists working in any medium. The Guild was formed in 1961 to help both professional and amateur artists explore, develop and expand their creative talents. Their purpose is to advance the cultural environment of the metroplex by making and displaying fine and applied arts.

TAG extends an invitation to visit the gallery, buy art directly from member artists, and to take advantage of the services offered to the visual arts community.  TAG provides its members gallery displays, art competitions and free demonstrations. The group participate in the annual Bedford Arts Festival in Boys Ranch Park. In addition, members participate in local exhibits, art education, and networking.

Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio located at: 2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX  76021 (inside the Boys Ranch Park)

TAG’s 2016-17 year begins August 29, 2016 with the first meeting of the year. Refreshments Served at 6:30 p.m. and Demonstration begins at 7:00 p.m.  The year’s schedule: (for demonstrator descriptions see http://www.trinityartsguild.net/meetings-and-demos)

August 29, 2106 Lynda Conley
October 3, 2016 Tony Saladino
November 7, 2016 Cherie Giddens
December 5, 2016 Christmas Party
January 2, 2017 Becky Hicks
February 6, 2017 Xiang Zhang
March 6, 2017 Janice Krendick
April 3, 2017 Sharen Chatterton
May 1, 2017 Paula Pillow
June 5, 2017 Laurin McCracken

Dues are officially due for the year on September 1, 2106.  Online membership registration is much easier with the new site.
The new site has a members gallery and members can participate by sending a JPEG image (send  to trinityartsguild61@gmail.com).
TAG has a lovely gallery and meeting place and holds monthly exhibits, both juried and nonjuried. This year’s schedule: (​*juried shows with awards)
  • August 30, 2016         Teachers, Students, New Members
  • October 4, 2016         Fall Members Show*
  • November 8, 2016     Youth Show*
  • December 13, 2016    The Christmas Show
  • January  10, 2017        Back to the Future
  • February 7, 2017        Exploration Challenge Show*
  • March 7, 2017             Animals (exotic or domestic)
  • April 1, 2017               Deadline for entries Open Show
  • April 4, 2017               X-scapes (landscapes, seascapes, any scapes you can see or imagine)
  • May 2, 2017                Open Show* (regional open show)
  • June 10, 2017             Awards Reception and Close of Open Show
  • June 13, 2017             Favorite Hobbies or Colors

Art instruction and free activities are also offered by the TAG Gallery. Weekly or quarterly classes in oils, acrylics, drawing and watercolor are offered by TAG member instructors: Barbara MacFarland, Bennie Wood, Johnny Mahto Hogue, and Pamela Oldham. Occasional workshops are announced. Plus free paint-ins are offered on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and a portrait session on Wednesday afternoon.

 

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Help a North Texas Artist today!!!

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

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

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

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

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There’s an app for that! The DMA

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

MORE (plus link to app download)

Features:

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

 

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Join the MADI before September 15th to Receive Extraordinary Benefits!

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Join the MADI This Month!

The Geometric MADI is celebrating Membership Month by inviting friends to join the museum and receive additional benefits!

Become a member of The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art before September 15th and your renewal date will be December 31, 2017.  You’ll be supporting the only Geometric and MADI museum in the United States!

IN ADDITION to the additional months of membership and your regular level benefits, if you join before September 15th, you will receive:

  • Basic level $50   (a raffle ticket for an original piece of art)
  • Family $100    (a gift card to the delicious restaurant Ellen’s Southern Cuisine and the raffle ticket from above)
  • Sponsor  $250    (one entrance for our Annual Gala, valued at $90 and above)
  • Patron $500    (a bottle of Champagne Moet Chandon and above)
  • Benefactor $1000 (dinner for 2 at Salum restaurant and above)

 

Located in Uptown Dallas, the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art (the MADI) is the only museum dedicated to MADI art and the primary point of focus for the MADI movement in the United States.

Opening in 2003, the MADI has presented exhibitions of MADI art including MADI movement founder Carmelo Arden Quin, as well as works by contemporary artists working in geometric forms.

Find out more about the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art atwww.geometricmadimuseum.org, or call (214) 855-7802.

JOIN NOW

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Art Tooth new Fort Worth Gallery – call for artists

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Call for Artists! Now accepting portfolios…Art Tooth is excited to announce a call for artists for our 2016-2017 season!  Accepted artists will be guaranteed participation in a group or solo show, and a select few will be considered for representation!  Check out the details here. Deadline is July 31, 2016.

Art Tooth is a new artist-run hybrid gallery project operating in Fort Worth. We are partnering up with existing established gallery spaces and unique commercial spaces to highlight regional contemporary invigorating art. Our first show is during Fort Worth’s Fall Gallery Night in partnership with ART ROOM gallery. Visit arttooth.com

Please submit 10-20 images of existing work – images can be of details of existing work. Please also submit an Artist Statement, an Artist Bio, and CV. $35 fee.

For more info, follow Art Tooth on Facebook, or email info@arttooth.com.

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A new tool for arts organizations & a free webinar Aug. 30

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Introducing the NCAR KIPI Dashboard

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

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

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

Register for the webinar

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

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“MakerSpace” to open in Collin County June 11

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SCI-TECH DISCOVERY CENTER OPENS THE DOORS TO MAKERSPACE PRESENTED BY RAYTHEON ON SATURDAY, JUNE 11 

A MINI MAKER FAIRE WEEKEND OF INVENTIONS, CREATIVITY AND CELEBRATION  KICKS-OFF ARRIVAL OF THE MAKER MOVEMENT IN FRISCO

FRISCO, TEXAS (May 23, 2016) – The MakerSpace presented by Raytheon at Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco will give tinkerers, inventors, hobbyists and budding engineers access to programs, technology and tools to test, prototype, demonstrate and build almost anything they can imagine. Open to the community and groups of all ages, the MakerSpace opens to the public on Saturday, June 11, 2016, with an official ceremony at 11 a.m. The benefits of the relatively new MakerSpace phenomenon for DIY projects in design, engineering, fabrication and education for Collin County is made possible in part with a generous $50,000 donation from Raytheon Company.

“This MakerSpace provides a community anchor for a hands-on, high-tech, math and science experience that will reach schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, veterans and the general public,” said Trudy Sullivan, vice president, Communication & Public Affairs at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. “It helps take learning from abstract to tangible and offers a great reward for current and future engineers.”

To celebrate the grand opening, tours of the MakerSpace will be hosted along with scheduled workshops that are open to a variety of age groups. The MakerSpace will be free with the price of regular Sci-Tech admission from June 13 – fall 2016.

Sci-Tech also will host its second annual Frisco Mini Maker Faire throughout the weekend with a family-friendly showcase of inventions, creativity and resourcefulness. During this unique festival of innovation, Makers of all kinds will demonstrate and share their skills, creations and expertise with local families and enthusiasts.

Saturday will focus on the technological aspects of the Maker movement, such as stop-motion animation and quadcopter robotics. Sunday will focus on jewelry making, sewing and more artistic making opportunities. Each day, the specialty Faire programming will be included with Sci-Tech admission.

For directions or additional information on the Faire and Sci-Tech’s summer camps, birthday party reservations, memberships and educational programs, visitwww.mindstretchingfun.org.

 

WHERE:  Sci-Tech Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034

972-546-3050 Mindstretchingfun.org

 

WHEN:   June 11                 10 a.m. – 6 p.m

June 11                 11 a.m. (MakerSpace Opening Ceremony)

June 12                 Noon – 6 p.m.

 

ADMISSION:                     Maker Faire:

Sci-Tech members                                            $5.00

General Admission (3-64)                                $10.00

Seniors (65+)                                                      $8.00

Military (ID required)                                       $8.00

Teachers (ID required)                                     $8.00

Raytheon employees and their families       $7.00

Groups*                                                              $7.00

Children 3 and under are free.

 

Admission to the MakerSpace will be free with the price of regular Sci-Tech admission from June 13 – fall 2016:

General Admission (3-64)                             $8.00

Seniors (65+)                                                 $6.50

Military (ID required)                                     $6.50

Teachers (ID required)                                   $6.50

Groups*                                                            $7.00

Children 3 and under are free.

 

*Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more if arranged in advance.

Visit the group reservation page at mindstretchingfun.org or call at 972.546.3050 x106.

 

ABOUT SCI-TECH DISCOVERY CENTER

Responding to a community demand for a cultural and educational destination, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Inc. (“Sci-Tech”) was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2004 as a multi-year initiative of the Junior League of Collin County, formerly known as the Junior League of Plano. Since then Sci-Tech has found a permanent home in Collin County at the Frisco Discovery Center and offers hands-on exhibits to the next generation of engineers, scientists, educators and innovators. Sci-Tech provides dynamic education experiences to embrace discovery and innovation through the active exploration of science, math and technology. For more information about Sci-Tech Discovery Center, call 972.546.3050 or visit www.mindstretchingfun.org. Join the conversation online by using #SciTechDC.

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2016 50th Annual RCAS Regional Juried Art Exhibition Awards & 50th Anniversary

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The grand finale of RCAS’s 50th Anniversary year was celebrated at the Artists’ Award Reception on May 15th at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas. In addition to the winning artists and their friends and families, this gala event was attended by the RCAS President, Officers, Members, and thirteen RCAS Presidents Emeritus along with City Officials, including Mayor Paul Voelker, Assistant City Manager Shanna Sims-Bradish and Richardson Public Library librarian and RCAS liaison Ludmila Pospelova. There were more than 200 guests at this reception which featured a lavish buffet and a wine bar. Throughout the event we were entertained by the Paul Utay & Jazz After All band.

The Awards Ceremony was hosted by the 2014-2016 RCAS President, Pat Fekete; the incoming 2016-2017 President, Jones C. McConnell; the Regional Show Chairman, Linda Clary and the Co-Chairman, Denise Weeren.

Eighty works of art were selected for this show, from two hundred and thirty-three entries, by the show judge, Michael Holter, NWS, SWS, SWA. Nineteen cash prizes and eighteen merchandise prizes were awarded to thirty-seven winning artists. Pat Fekete presented a brief history of the Richardson Civic Art Society and introduced the honored guests. Mayor Paul Voelker delivered a congratulatory speech honoring the winning artists and thanking RCAS for its fifty years of artistic and cultural service to the City of Richardson and surrounding communities. He also thanked RCAS for the Best of Show works of art they have presented to the City every year for the past fifty years. Jones C. McConnell announced the awards while Pat Fekete and Linda Clary presented the winners with their certificates and cash and merchandise prizes.

2016 Regional Show Winners Brochure (Download PDF)
List of Awards (Download PDF)
Best of Show Winner (Download PDF)

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The judge, Michael Holter, congratulated the artists and shared his thoughts about the excellent quality and variety of the works of art in the show. He acknowledged that the task of choosing winners from a selection of outstanding works of art was truly difficult. He thanked the Richardson Civic Art Society for inviting him to judge this year’s show and offered his congratulations on 50 years of artistic endeavors. He explained that he approaches judging a show like this by evaluating the artist’s use of the timeless principles of design and craftsmanship and by looking for good composition, color harmony, emotion, appropriate relationship to the subject, strong mastery of the tools and consistency of execution.

After the awards presentation, the evening was concluded with a large, delicious anniversary cake prepared by Divinidee Cakes and enjoyed by all.

A huge debt of gratitude goes out to the following volunteers who helped to make the exhibition and reception a spectacular success: our President, Pat Fekete; Chairpersons Linda Clary and Denise Weeren; graphic designer Beth Eschbach; intake volunteers Michael Archer, Claudia Caudill, Lari Howard, Jones C. McConnell, and John Cheney; and treasurer Carol Powell. Michael Archer and Claudia Caudill also volunteered their photography skills to capture the significant moments of this event. I would also like to thank Susan Powers who is the Art Gallery Coordinator for the Eisemann Center, and David Bower who did such a fantastic job of hanging the show. Many others participated in making this a very special evening. My sincere apologies if I have overlooked any of our members who generously contributed their time and talents in support of the Richardson Civic Art Society’s 50th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Anniversary Celebration.

 

–from the RCAS Website http://www.richardson-arts.org/

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State of the Arts, Fort Worth Art Museums May 13 FREE

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Art&Seek and the Kimbell bring the popular series “State of the Arts” to Fort Worth
with an in-depth discussion between the directors of the city’s premiere art
museums—-Andrew Walker, Amon Carter Museum of American Art; Eric M. Lee,
Kimbell Art Museum; and Marla Price, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
The directors will discuss the current environment of the museums and their visions for the future. This event, moderated by Jerome Weeks, senior arts reporter and producer for Art&Seek, marks the first time the three have participated in a  public forum together.

Admission is free. No reservations required. Piano Auditorium; simulcast in Kahn Auditorium

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Click here to learn more.
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Craft Guild of Dallas moving to Valley View & more

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Moving This Month to Valley View! 
Lots of parking, ample classroom space mere steps from your car, better security, and in the artist-focused Valley View Center:  our interim location has lots to offer!  While we hope to be in our permanent location this winter, we are excited at the opportunities our Valley View location brings.
How to find us:  the Craft Guild will be located on the LBJ/635 side of the mall, just to the left of the entrance to Sears.  Look for us immediately on your left as you enter the mall, on the first floor.
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While the mall has 24/7 security services, the Craft Guild is also hiring additional security for summer camps and for evening classes as we transition.
GETTING READY
Our last classes in our current location will be the week of May 8 – 14.  Please don’t forget to take home all personal items on your last day of class this session;  personal items left behind will be discarded.  Ask your teacher how to handle any work in process. And – follow us on Facebook for the latest on the move and the opening of next session!
KEY DATES
May 14  All personal items should be taken home
May 15  Moving begins!
June 1   Classes begin to open at new location
Clay students:  please note the following dates:
May 8    Last day for glaze firing
May 11   Last day for bisque firing
Please remember to take ALL greenware, bisqued, and fired pieces home by May 14; pieces in process may be brought to your next class in our Valley View location to get back on their artistic journey.

Our New Website is HERE!
You asked for it, we delivered.  Now you can sign up and pay for classes, workshops, summer camps and even membership online.  If a class is full, you’ll be able to waitlist, and be the first in line if there’s a cancellation.  Check it out at:
Special Offer for Members Only
Watch your email for a special invite coming soon to sign up for your next class on our new site. Sent to current members only, it will include a special bonus offer good for a limited time.
 
Successful Spring Show

April showers brought shoppers to The Craft Guild’s 2016 Spring Show.  The damp weather didn’t dampen their spirits as they spent hours browsing and buying the hand-crafted creations of participating artists.

Thanks to our artists and volunteers for making this a successful show.
Special thanks go to our generous Spring Show supporters: Ben E. Keith, Bitter Sisters Brewery, Elsa Grivas, Ron Lieberman, Lim’s Foods, Nancy McNeil, Martha Napier, May Dragon, Art Clay World and Wubber’s.

 

Top photo: Lisa Covert’s booth won “Best Display”.
Bottom left: Ron Lieberman chats with a shopper.
Bottom right: Shoppers admiring Pat Martin’s jewelry.

Craft Guild of Dallas, 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75254

 

 

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500X Call for New Members – deadline April 29

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We’re looking for new members, and YOU could be one of them!
APPLICATIONS DUE: APRIL 29TH
500X members are responsible for maintaining and running the gallery.
Member Duties

Monthly Dues ($50 per month)
Working During Show Openings
Gallery Sitting (during open hours)
Attendance of All Member Meetings
Member Benefits

Monthly Showing in the Members Gallery
3 or 4 Person Show in the Main Gallery (once per year)
Associating with Fellow 500X Members
DFW Art World Connections

How To Apply For Membership

Artists applying to become a dues-paying member need to submit a portfolio on a CD-ROM or e-mail a single PDF to gallery500x@yahoo.com.
 
Portfolio Contents:

Letter of Intent
20 Images of Recent Work (.jpeg)
Resume
Artist’s Statement

Applications are due April 29th and will be reviewed in May for the summer 2016 – spring 2017 season.

Send submissions to:
500X Gallery
500 Exposition Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
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Artisan’s Studio-Gallery: Art for Sale & Art Instruction

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ORIGINAL ART IS FOR SALE  by Pat Kochan and Naomi Brotherton
Mondays and Wednesdays or by appointment 
See paintings: www.artisansstudio.com

Since 1980, Artisan’s Studio-Gallery has played an active role in the art community. Artisan’s sells original paintings and prints, conducts art classes, and has served as a meeting place for various groups such as the Board of Directors of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, The Designer Guild, The Foundation Fighting Blindness, and Art Focus XC. Artisan’s is a member of the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce.


Artisan’s nationally known artists are:

Naomi Brotherton and Pat Kochan

 
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2825 Valley View Lane #301
Farmers Branch TX 75234
972814-2647 (C)
PatKArt@aol.com
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Majestic by Kochan

Late Night by Brotherton

Late Night by Brotherton

Clases & Workshops: artisanspring2016

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HKS Inc. named architect for new UNT College of Visual Arts and Design building

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HKS Inc. named architect for new UNT College of Visual Arts and Design building

DENTON (UNT), Texas – HKS Inc., one of the largest architectural firms in the U.S., has been named as lead architect, in association with design architect Lake|Flato Architects, for the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design’s new building.

HKS Inc. is known for creating state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly structures that promote a sense of community. The firm has worked on such notable developments as the American Airlines Center and the W Dallas–Victory Hotel and Residences in Dallas, as well as UNT’s own Apogee Stadium. They will be partnering with other progressive companies to develop the project.

“HKS/Lake|Flato, along with Brightspot Strategy and our consultant team, are honored to be selected to provide programming services for UNT’s new College of Visual Arts and Design building,” said Mark Vander Voort, principal and senior vice president of HKS Inc. “HKS and Lake|Flato are a complementary and proven architectural team with a shared commitment to the design of vibrant, creative learning spaces. Brightspot is a strategic programming consultancy that partners with leading universities around the country to craft innovative, achievable strategies for their spaces, services and people.”

Greg Watts, the college’s dean, said he wants the public involved in the planning process for the new building. There will be multiple opportunities for students, faculty, staff and Denton residents – especially in the nearby area – to provide input.

“I believe that we are building a community,” Watts said. “The physical space will be our home – an iconic and transformational environment. It also will be a gateway between UNT and our neighbors, offering gallery spaces and unique cultural experiences.”

The UNT System Office of Facilities Planning and Construction is managing the project, and staff has scheduled strategy meetings and focus groups throughout February and March with UNT faculty and students to best assess needs. A program plan identifying a design approach is expected from HKS, Inc. this spring that will help develop a construction timeline.

The new CVAD building will be funded with $70 million in tuition revenue bonds approved by the Texas Legislature in spring 2013. Those funds may be supplemented by donors should the opportunity arise.

Watts said he is looking forward to having a new space to not only showcase the excellence of the CVAD’s students and faculty, but to provide opportunities for continued growth.

“This will be a site for creativity and innovation for art design thinkers and practitioners that is long overdue,” Watts said. “We are delighted that this project is underway.”

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**UNT**

Established in 1890, UNT is one of the nation’s largest public research universities with 37,000 students. For 125 years, UNT has fulfilled its mission to lead the way in educating young men and women and creating leaders with great vision. Ranked a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification, UNT is a catalyst for creativity fueling progress, innovation and entrepreneurship for the North Texas region and the state. As the university has grown, so has its reach and impact. UNT graduated 8,200 students last year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 100 bachelor’s, 83 master’s and 37 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. UNT’s world-class faculty are making breakthroughs every day and its students and alumni are changing the world around them.

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Quilting and Quilt Guilds in DFW: a resource guide

"Roses In The Round" by Morrissey & Hughes -- the 2016 Dallas Quilt Show raffle quilt

“Roses In The Round” by Morrissey & Hughes — the 2016 Dallas Quilt Show raffle quilt

Opportunities for quilting abound in North Texas!

Most of the local guilds schedule monthly meetings with quilt demonstrations, workshops, quilting circles, shows, charitable and community service projects, and even retreats. With groups in almost every city, it’s not hard to find quilters!

For quilting guilds in Texas see http://www.quiltguilds.com/texas.htm

For a list of quilting shows & events in Texas, see http://cedarhillquiltersguild.org/quilting-events.aspx.

For quilting resources: http://cedarhillquiltersguild.org/web-sites.aspx

For local quilt shops: http://www.quiltersguildofdallas.org/local_quilt_shops and
http://www.qgplano.org/cgi-bin/membership.cgi?Page=Local%20Shops


Local Quilting Organizations:

Allen Quilter’s Guild

http://www.allenquilters.com/

(3rd Thur., 7pm, First Presbyterian Church of Allen)

Bear Creek Quilt Guild

http://www.bearcreekquiltguild.org/

(3rd Tues., 7pm, First United Methodist Church of Keller)

Cedar Hill Quilter’s Guild

http://cedarhillquiltersguild.org/

(3rd Tues., 6:30 pm, Cedar Hill Recreation Center)

Cleburne Area Quilt Guild

http://www.caqg.org/

(2nd Mon., 7pm, Senior Citizens Center)

Common Threads Quilt Guild

http://commonthreadsquiltguild.org/

(2nd Mon., 7pm, First Christian Church of Gainesville)

Creative Quilters Guild of Ellis County

http://www.elliscountyquilters.com/

(4th Mon, 7pm, Waxahachie Bible Church, Waxahachie)

Dallas Modern Quilt Guild

http://dallasmodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/

(4th Thurs., 7pm, t Ridgewood Park United Methodist Church)

Dallas Area Fiber Artists (DAFA)

http://www.dallasfiberartists.org/

(sometimes schedules quilting activities)

Denton Quilt Guild

http://dentonquiltguild.org/

(3rd Thurs., 7pm, Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts)

Fort Worth Quilt Guild

http://www.fwqg.org/

(3rd Tues., 7pm, West Freeway Church Of Christ, White Settlement)

Frisco Quilt Guild

http://www.friscoquiltguild.org/

(4th Tues., 7pm, Collin College Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center)

Garland Quilt Guild

www.garlandquiltguild.com or www.facebook.com/GarlandQuiltGuild

(1st Tues., 7pm, First Presbyterian Church)

Granbury Quilters’ Guild

http://granburyquiltguild.com/

(3rd Mon., 7pm, St Francis Cabrini Catholic Church)

Irving Quilt Guild

http://irvingquiltguild.com 

(3rd Thurs., 6:30pm, Oakview Baptist Church,1004 South Story Road, Irving; Sept. – Aug.)

Kaufman Quilt Guild

http://www.kaufmanquiltguild.org/

(1st Tues, 7pm, Landmark Church of Christ )

Land O’Lakes Quilt Guild

http://www.landolakesquiltguild.com/

(2nd Mon., 7pm, Lakeland Baptist Church, Lewisville)

Mesquite Quilt Guild

http://mesquitequiltguildinc.com/ https://www.facebook.com/MQGTX/?fref=ts

(3rd Tues., 7pm, Rutherford Community Center)

Piecemakers’ Quilt Guild of Corsicana

http://www.corsicanaquiltguild.com/

(1st Mon., 10am, Westhill Church of Christ)

Quilter’s Guild of Arlington

http://qgoa.org/

(2nd Tues., 6:30 pm, Bob Duncan Community Center)

Quilter’s Guild of Dallas

http://www.quiltersguildofdallas.org/

(1st Thurs., 7pm, Congregation Shearith Israel in Dallas; Sept.-Aug.)

Quilter’s Guild of Grand Prairie

https://qgogp.wordpress.com/

(1st Mon., 7pm, First Presbyterian Church of Grand Prairie)

Quilter’s Guild of Parker County

http://www.quiltersguildofparkercounty.org/

(3rd Thurs, 7pm, Grace First Presbyterian Church, Weatherford)

Quilter’s Guild of Plano

http://www.quiltersguildofplano.org/

(2nd Thurs., 7pm, Parkway Hills Baptist Church, 2700 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75093)

Red River Quilters’ Guild

http://www.redriverquilters.com/index.html

(1st Mon., 7pm, Notre Dame Elementary School Cafeteria,Wichita Falls)

Rowlett Quilt Guild

http://www.rowlettquiltguild.com/

(3rd Sat., 10am, First United Methodist Church of Rowlett)

Sherman Quilt Makers Guild

http://www.shermanquiltguild.org/

(4th Thur., 7pm, Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Valley Quilter’s Guild

http://www.tvqg.org/

(3rd Fri, 10am, Central Christian Church, Fort Worth)

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CADD Announces CADD FUNd Winner 2015

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Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas
 Announce Winner for the 2015
CADD FUNd Competition

The 2015 CADD FUNd was awarded on October 18 to Rachel Rushing for her soon to be realized project- Sunset Art Studios: An Oak Cliff artist run studio and exhibition space.
Named for the former Sunset Streetcar Line, Sunset Art Studios will be a culturally invested art space. A group of local artists will develop their work while providing the surrounding community opportunities to directly engage in the process of art.

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SUNSET ART STUDIOS – An Oak Cliff artist-run studio and exhibition space

The winnings of CADD FUNd ($4000) will provide some of the general operating expenses, including rent and utilities for one year, and supplies for community-activating projects that will bring members of the surrounding neighborhoods together to participate in our individual practices.

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OPEN STUDIOS will be an accessible way for artists to share their work in an energetic format while giving the public access to the sometimes mysterious process of art-making. This setting will create an atmosphere of openness and cultural exchange that will welcome the public to directly engage with art.

STUDIO COLLABORATIONS will combine artists and invited guests to work together on projects – taking part in their studio practices. The focus of these interactions will be sharing ideas, backgrounds, and processes. Collaborations will result in the production of a monthly zine to share documentation of artist-community interactions.

ART HAUNT will be an immersive art experience to take place the month of October 2016. Art Haunt will be created by bringing historical artworks known for their surreal and unsettling qualities into three-dimensional form within the Studios. The 2016 Art Haunt will delve into all things subconscious and whimsical through the recreation of iconic works by Salvador Dalí.

Each of these projects highlights the goal of Sunset Studios, to create meaningful interactions between the public and passionate, approachable artists.

About the Winner

rachaelrushingCommunity-based experiences like the idea for Sunset Art Studios inform Rachel Rushing’s personal work – focusing on interconnectivity, photographic materiality, and non-traditional photographic installations. Working in video projection, photographic installation, and sculptural books, she is continually aware of the experience of looking as a connective thread between herself and the viewer. Her specific interest in installation work directly connects with the goals for Sunset Art Studios – to work with local artists to create open and encouraging public-art experiences.The impetus for Sunset Art Studios stems from her five years of experience with Oil and Cotton, an Oak Cliff art supply store, community art school, and hive for creative minds. Through Oil and Cotton she works with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, creating monthly activities that integrate arts and sciences, and with the Latino Cultural Center, teaching photography and optics to local high school students.

Rachel Rushing was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana and attended Louisiana Tech University where she received a BFA in Photography, before moving to Dallas, TX where she received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Texas. She is currently an Instructor of Introductory and Intermediate Photography at Mountain View College. She is also the Arts Coordinator for Oak Cliff Earth Day, a member of alt8, a photography collective, and co-host and producer of the Art Funk podcast. She previously taught Advanced Photography at the University of North Texas.
rachelrushing.com


Thank you to our CADD FUNd 2015 sponsors:

3015 at Trinity Groves, Amberjax, Arts+Culture Texas, BRIDGE BISTRO, Empire Baking Company, Judy Vetter, KESSLER, COLLINS PC, Luck, PATRON MAGAZINE, Pogo’s Wine & Spirits, Resto Gastro Bistro, SUGAR SKULL, and VINYARD FRAME.


For more information about CADD and this event visit www.caddallas.net


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