Category Archive: Visual Arts Organizations

Closing Gingko Leaf Gallery

Gingko Leaf Gallery will close soon. But Christmas shopping is going strong!

After the holidays the gallery will begin the long process of closing. Currently many artists are offering work for discounts ranging from 20-50% through December. January will be the month of closing and I will have fixtures and some art of my own at a discount as well. We will lock the doors Feb.1.
We’ve had a two and a half year run in Marshall that was successful on many levels. However, I am transitioning to produce events, consulting work, and lessons from my studio through Gingko Art Productions. We may not have a store front, but there will always be art in my life.

Saturday, January 27 from 6pm to 10pm we’ll host a Farewell to the Gallery party with live music, crazy karaoke, catering and adult beverages, all right here in the gallery at 212 N. Washington Ave. in Marshall, TX. I hope you’ll come by and join me in toasting the passing of a great little gallery and the beginning of the newest leg of my journey….GINGKO ART PRODUCTIONS. More info about that later.

So, come see Wonderland of Lights in Marshall TX, shop and dine in this historic town, ice skating, and numerous other fun activities….then come see Gingko Leaf Gallery where Art is for the Imagination!

Claudia Lowery

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/closing-gingko-leaf-gallery/

Reception for Association of Traditional Artists Dec. 2 at Dallas Public Library

You are invited to the Dallas Public Library Art Department’s

Exhibit of The Association of Traditional Artists Art

Saturday, December 2, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Fourth floor o f the Dallas Central Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

A Reception Honoring ATA Artists Joan Hukel, Jane Kahler, Oleta Walls, Helen Peden, Eugenia Benson, Mary Anne Whittle and Edward Travis will be conducted by the ATA for their contributions to the Dallas County Arts during 1970 to 2017.

Invite: ATAinvitation

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/reception-for-association-of-traditional-artists-dec-2-at-dallas-public-library/

Giving Tuesday Nov. 28 – Donate to your favorite art organizations!

https://www.givingtuesday.org/

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. We’ve created a directory to help you find organizations, charities, events and more in your own community.

Some local participating visual arts organizations:

Arlington Museum of Art
Art House Dallas
Arts Council Northeast
Artitude
Creative Arts Center of Dallas
DREAM Fine Arts Conservatory
Greater Denton Arts Council
Irving Art Association
Visual Arts League of Allen

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/giving-tuesday-nov-28-donate-to-your-favorite-art-organizations/

Botanical Artists of North Central Texas – new artist group

Waxy Caps by Denis Benjamin

A new group has been formed to promote and share botanical art in the region. It is based at the

Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) adjacent to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. It
welcomes artists and illustrators using any and all media and styles, and all those interested in the beauty
of nature.
They are planning a variety of programs, classes, field trips and workshops. The first annual exhibition of botanical art will be held at BRIT in June 2018.
If you are interested in joining the group or participating in any of the programs please contact Denis
Benjamin (dbenjamin@brit.org). Please join the Facebook page Botanical Artists of North Central
Texas at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1502598476445397/ for information about upcoming events, to share your art and join in the discussions.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/visual-arts-organizations/artist-groups/botanical-artists-of-north-central-texas-new-artist-group/

Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Special Project Funding for Non-Profits

As part of a new Office of Cultural Affairs initiative, a funding program to support special projects for non-profit arts organizations and individual artists in any discipline has been established. Awards of $1,000 to $6,000 will be made to support projects by non-profit organizations and individual artists not currently supported in the COP and CPP programs.

The CPP-Special Support, Funding Program Application is open October 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM and closes November 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM! Go to http://dallasculture.org/cultural-programs/cultural-projects-program-special-support-cpp-sp/ for more information.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/dallas-office-of-cultural-affairs-special-project-funding-for-non-profits/

Dallas Design Symposium: Redefining Space for Art – CHINATI AND MASS MOCA Nov. 5 at the Nasher

 

http://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org/symposium2017.html

5 November 2017
Sunday, 1:30 to 3:30 pm (Check-In Beginning at 1:00 pm)
Nasher Hall, Nasher Sculpture Center

 

The Dallas Architecture Forum presents the 2017 Dallas Design Symposium with speakers Jenny Moore, Director, Chinati Foundation and Joseph Thompson, Founding Director, MASS MoCA.

The Chinati Foundation and MASS MoCA are two acclaimed centers for art that have repurposed abandoned spaces to create innovative and internationally recognized centers for the display of art.

The Forum’s 2017 Design Symposium will present the directors of these two centers in compelling conversation as they each overview their organization, including how the site was repurposed as a center for the display of art, often at a scale and scope not possible in more conventional settings. Ms. Moore and Mr. Thompson will highlight some of the iconic art on display at their centers.

Ms. Moore will  also overview the new master plan for Chinati, and Mr. Thompson will highlight the major MASS MoCA campus expansion that was recently completed.  The symposium will conclude with a moderated conversation and audience questions.

Purchase Tickets HERE

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/dallas-design-symposium-redefining-space-for-art-chinati-and-mass-moca-nov-5-at-the-nasher/

The Dallas Museum of Art’s new mission statement

Dear DMA friends and supporters,

Having just celebrated my first anniversary at the Dallas Museum of Art, I am excited about the many successes that we have achieved together, and by how much we continue to learn about the ways to best serve the community. It continues to be a great honor for me to lead this institution and live in this remarkable city, and I want to thank you for your participation in and support of our many exhibitions and programs over the past year.

As we build on these successes and look forward, Museum leadership and staff are carefully examining how to continue the DMA’s achievements in cultivating connections with its existing audiences, and to make the DMA a welcoming place for our entire community. We are also reaffirming our commitment to making the DMA a 21st-century museum in every way.

As an initial step toward these goals, we have developed a renewed mission and vision for the Museum, which will serve as our guide as we create new initiatives and programs and look to the DMA’s future:

The Dallas Museum of Art is a space of wonder and discovery where art comes alive.

The DMA will:

  • Place art and our diverse communities at the center around which all activities radiate.
  • Pursue excellence in collecting and programming, present works of art across cultures and time, and be a driving force in contemporary art.
  • Strengthen our position as a prominent, innovative institution, expanding the meaning and possibilities of learning and creativity.

We are pleased to share this new mission with you, our visitors, supporters, and community. I hope that you find it compelling and will enjoy many visits to the DMA in the coming year as we embark on this new path. I also hope that by sharing in our excitement, you will continue your support of the Museum, and if you are not yet a DMA Member, that you will consider joining.


Agustín Arteaga
The Eugene McDermott Director

 

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/visual-arts-organizations/art-institutions/the-dallas-museum-of-arts-new-mission-statement/

Dallas Cultural Plan Survey

What can Dallas do to keep the arts and culture vibrant in our City?
The City of Dallas, through its Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), is embarking on a year-long process to create a cultural plan to answer that question. The Dallas Cultural Plan—our first since 2002—will analyze the city’s cultural priorities, determine how Dallas residents experience culture in their daily lives, and strategically guide how the city supports these activities throughout Dallas.

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

Click here to start survey!

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/dallas-cultural-plan-survey/

Help us shape the future of arts and culture in Dallas!

The City of Dallas, through its Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), is embarking on a year-long process to create the Dallas Cultural Plan—the first since 2002—which will analyze the city’s cultural priorities, determine how Dallas residents experience the arts and culture in their daily lives, and strategically guide how the City supports these activities throughout Dallas.

Dallas already has an amazing arts scene and community – it has grown tremendously with something to do, see, and experience artistically every day. Now, let’s keep arts and culture growing across the city.

Join us at any one of our four kickoff events being held across the city. During these public conversations, in a variety of activities, you will learn about the Dallas Cultural Plan process and share your thoughts, hopes and dreams for Dallas’ cultural future. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this exciting opportunity to shape the future of arts and culture in Dallas!

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event. Parking at all events will be available and free. If you cannot attend a kickoff meeting, additional community meetings will be held

Go to DALLAS CULTURAL PLAN to find out about the kickoff events and RSVP.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/meetings-demonstrations/help-us-shape-the-future-of-arts-and-culture-in-dallas/

North Texas Giving Day Sept. 14 — It’s today!

This year approximately 500 organizations in the Arts, Culture & Humanities category are asking for your donations to support their programs:  https://northtexasgivingday.org/categories/arts-culture-humanities.

You can browse the list of organizations alphabetically or sort by county, city or matching funds availability.Or do a name search.

Although the designated day is September 14th, you can also set up donations beforehand to process automatically on that day (as early as Sept. 7th).

 

A partial list of visual art organizations:

Artist Groups / Schools:

Art Con

Art Tooth

Art House Dallas

Creative Arts Center of Dallas

DFW Fiber Fest

Irving Art Association

Lone Star Film Society

Plano Art Association

SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery

Texas Academy of Figurative Art

Texas Lettering Arts Council

The MAC

Travis Academy of Fine Arts

Video Association of Dallas

USA Film Festival

Museums / galleries/ art centers:

African American Museum

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Arlington Museum of Art

ArtCentre of Plano

Crow Collection of Asian Art

Dallas Contemporary

Dallas Museum of Art

Eisemann Center

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Jesuit Dallas Museum

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Museum of Biblical Art

Museum of International Culture

Nasher Sculpture Center

National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame

National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum

Northeast Texas Children’s Museum

The MAC

Arts Organizations / foundations:

Artis the Artist Foundaton

Arts & Entertainment 4 DFW Youths

Arts Council Northeast

Arts Council of Fort Worth

Arts Incubator of Richardson

Allen Arts Alliance

Arlington Arts League

Art and Beyond Inc.

Art Con

Arts Fifth Avenue Arts Alive

Artitude

Aurora

Business Council for the Arts

Central Arts of Bedford

Coppell Arts Council

Dallas Arts District

Dallas Center for Architecture

Dallas Film Society

Dallas SPARK!

Denton Music and Arts Collaborative

Edith Baker Art Scholarship

Arts Organizations / foundations:

For Love & Art

Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center

Frisco Association for the Arts

Grand Prairie Arts Council

Greater Denton Arts Council

Imagination Fort Worth

KERA / ArtandSeek.org

Ladies for Art, Culture & Education

Lakeside Arts Foundation

Make Art with Purpose

Monuments Man Foundation for the Preservation of Art

Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts Inc.

Saint Matthew’s Cathedral Arts

SCRAP Denton

Texas Association of Museums

Texas Center for ARTS + Academics

The Art Centre Theatre

The Artist Outreach

Black Academy of Arts and Letters

USA Film Festival

 

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/north-texas-giving-day-sept-14/

50th Anniversary Celebration Sept. 8 & 9 for Southwest Gallery

You’re invited to Southwest Gallery‘s biggest event since 1967!
We are excited to announce our…
50th Anniversary Celebration!
Friday, September 8th & Saturday, September 9th
This weekend only… experience Lots of Art, Artists, Food and Fun that lasts the weekend long!

Our TOP GALLERY ARTISTS will be painting a special piece totaling 50 United Inches (25×25)

that we will be offering this weekend only by a

SPECIAL DRAW BOX SALE… At Half Off Retail!
Friday, September 8th
5 pm to 8 pm
Preview the show and meet the artists,
enjoy an Art inspired Photo Booth,
Caricatures by Bob O’Brian,
Live music by Charming Garden,
Culinary Art Catering and a Full Bar!
Saturday, September 9th
10 am to 5 pm
Experience Lots of Art, Artists,
Live Music By GOGA,
Art Inspired Photo Booth,
Caricatures by Bob O’Brian,
Easy Sliders Food Truck with
 Wine and Margaritas & Fun that lasts all day long!
The Draw Box Sale will take place at 4:00pm on Saturday, September 9th! If a piece does not sell it will be priced back at retail the next day!

 

Lee Alban, Lynwood Bennett, Clinton Broyles, Gene Brown, John Cook, Fran Di Giacomo, Tom Dorr, Nancy Boren, Robert Fobear, Manuel Garza, Matthew Grant, Ann Hardy, Linda Lucas Hardy, Robert Hunt, Dennis Johnson, George Kovach, Harold Kraus, Michael Mentler, Nic Noblique, Andrea Peyton, Bob Rohm, Don Sahli, Tony Saladino, Alexander Selytin, Paul Walden, Kent Wallis, Kay Walton, Soon Warren, Mark Whitmarsh, and Xiang Zhang!
 We will also be premiering our newest artists Rod Chase, Igor Samsonov, 
Randy Baker & Jun Hao!
Southwest Gallery
Southwest Gallery has provided Dallas’ largest collection of fine 19th to 21st century paintings and sculptures. Located near The Galleria, the gallery exhibits hundreds of artists who work in a impressive array of styles, all displayed in our 16,000 square foot showroom. We are pleased to be Celebrating our 50th year in the Art business in September. We continue to create an atmosphere of excitement for our clients and artists alike to make the art gallery experience happily rewarding on all levels. As part of our gallery family Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, will be raising their unique Goblets and toasting this milestone. By showcasing stunning examples of glass sculptures, vessels and Creating opportunities to add innovative pieces to their collections.
Our veteran staff is always available to assist an inform clients with all their fine art needs.
Southwest Gallery – part of the Dallas landscape for 50 years.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/50th-anniversary-celebration-sept-8-9-for-southwest-gallery/

Trinity Arts Guild Meetings and Demonstrations for the 2017-2018 year

Trinity Arts Guild (TAG) 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. 

 

 

TAG provides its members with gallery displays, art competitions and free demonstrations. We participate in the annual Bedford Arts Festival in Boys Ranch Park. In addition, members participate in local exhibits, art education, and networking.

We are excited you want to learn about our non-profit organization and hope you will join us.  To see more about member benefits and joining TAG, got to https://www.trinityartsguild.net/membership.

The Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio located at:

2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX  76021 (inside the Boys Ranch Park)

Unique benefit: When you join Trinity Arts Guild, you get “two meetings/demos for the price of one”. Let me explain that — there are actually two meetings with demos every month September through June. The original meeting is is on the first Monday evening of the month (the original schedule) and the second meeting is on the second Wednesday morning (“TAG in the Morning”) The second was created when the Mid-Cities group merged with TAG.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/meetings-demonstrations/trinity-arts-guild-meetings-and-demonstrations-for-the-2017-2018-year/

Richardson Civic Art Society’s Invitation for it’s 52nd Year

ARTISTS & FRIENDS OF THE ARTS

If you are at least 18 years old, you are invited to join the Richardson Civic Art Society

At: www.richardson-arts.org

Flyer: RCAS Members Flyer

Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May of each year. Our first monthly meeting for the 2017-2018 fiscal year will be on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30 pm in the Richardson Public Library, basement conference room at 900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson, TX 75080.

2017-2018 Events

  • October RCAS Membership Show (Open to all RCAS Members)
  • November Altrusa/World Peace Show (Open to all RISD school children)
  • December Young People’s Scholarship Show (Open to RISD high school art students)
  • February Rosemary Cheney Memorial Show (Open to RISD elementary school children)
  • March RCAS Spring Show (Open to RCAS Members and Non-Members)
  • April RCAS Regional Show (Eisemann Center, Open to all North Texas Artists)
  • July RCAS Summer Show and Sale (Open to all RCAS Members)

Membership Benefits

  • Three Juried RCAS art exhibits (with monetary awards) and one non-juried show and sale each year.
  • RCAS meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
  • Enjoy refreshments and compete for the cash “Painting of the Month” award at each meeting.
  • Enjoy free monthly art demonstrations in various styles and mediums at each meeting.
  • Attend workshops offered to RCAS members at discounted prices.
  • Volunteer for a variety of activities including overseeing or assisting at art shows, being our official photographer, board member positions, publicizing RCAS activities, welcoming new members and coordinating refreshments for monthly meetings, to name just a few. Volunteers are the bedrock of our organization and any time or skills you can share will be greatly appreciated.

Funding

  • We are a 501 C3 Non-Profit Organization. We are funded in part by the City of Richardson through the Richardson Cultural Arts Commission and we collect a modest annual membership fee from our members.
  • Business and Individual Sponsors for our Exhibits are welcomed.  We accept Cash Prizes, Gift Certificates, and Sponsors Merchandise in exchange for Free Advertising on our website, Facebook page and in our published materials.

A great selection of Demo Artists have been selected for the 2017 – 2018 Season.

September 2017
Artist: Marie Renfro
October 2017
Artist: Cecy Turner
November 2017
Artist: Pete Quaid
Medium: Oils
December 2017
Artist: Benjamin Vincent
January 2018
Artist: Soon Warren
February 2018
Artist: George A. Jones
March 2018
Artist: Guy Beals
April 2018
Artist: Frank Sowells
May 2018
Artist: Nel Dorn Byrd

 

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/meetings-demonstrations/richardson-civic-art-societys-invitation-for-its-52nd-year/

A message to those affected by Hurricane Harvey from the Texas Commission on the Arts

AUGUST 28, 2017

A MESSAGE TO ARTS ORGANIZATIONS AND ARTISTS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY
The Texas Commission on the Arts has been following the devastation created by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. We hope you are reading this message in safety and comfort.

We are working with the National Endowment for the Arts to assess the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the arts field in Texas. If your arts organization has been impacted by Harvey and/or subsequent flooding, please email TCA Deputy Director Jim Bob McMillanor call him at 512/936-6572. We understand that you may not yet know the extent of the damages you have sustained (or, in some cases, will sustain), but please check in with your organization name; your name, title, and contact information; and any information you have so far about your organization’s impacted property. If you are aware of other arts organizations affected by Harvey, please let us know and we’ll follow up with them. Professional artists, we’d like to hear from you, too.


OTHER RESOURCES

We are compiling disaster recovery resources offered by other governmental agencies and nonprofits for arts organizations and artists. Please visit our web page for a complete list.

Texas Commission on the Arts

anina@arts.texas.gov
http://www.arts.texas.gov

Join our mailing list
The Texas Commission on the Arts receives funding from the Texas State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Texas: State of the Arts license plate, the Texas Cultural Trust, and Texas Women for the Arts.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/visual-arts-organizations/art-institutions/a-message-to-those-affected-by-hurricane-harvey-from-the-texas-commission-on-the-arts/

Plano Art Association – new year, new place to meet…

website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PlanoArtAssociation

http://www.planoartassociation.org

The Plano Art Association was formed in 1969 as a non-profit organization, and continues to be a vital part of the community. We are a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage artistic development of members, to advance artistic values in community projects, to further art education, to encourage creative activities related to art, and to bring artistic values into everyday living.

General Membership Meetings
The monthly general membership meetings are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of the month all year, beginning promptly at 7:00 P.M. As well as a chance to network with and meet other artists and art lovers, we have demonstration artists, exhibits, competitions, and choose an artist of the month, as well as delicious light refreshments.

Mailing Address
PO BOX 861508
Plano, TX 75086

 

Call 2144039171

@PlanoArtAssociation

info@planoartassociation.org

“Plano Art Association is funded in part by the City of Plano”

Exhibit Address
ArtCentre of Plano
902 E 16th St, Plano, TX 75074
Hours:
Wednesday10AM–5PM
Thursday 10AM–5PM
Friday 10AM–5PM
Saturday 10AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
Monday 10AM–5PM
Tuesday 10AM–5PM

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/visual-arts-organizations/artist-groups/plano-art-association-new-year-new-place-to-meet/

Art Aid Expo 2017 July 15

art aid expo update

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/art-aid-expo-2017-july-15/

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/resources-links/americans-for-the-arts-study-irvings-nonprofit-arts-culture-industry/

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

innerspaceopening

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/457587517911097

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/inner-space-projects-opens-with-culture-shock-on-june-10/

Open Space Opening Reception May 20

OpenSpaceReception

http://openspacedallas.com      https://www.facebook.com/openspacedallas/

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/open-space-opening-reception-may-20/

Craft Guild of Dallas moving soon to new location

CraftGuildnewhome

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
craftguildsquarelogo2016

 

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/visual-arts-organizations/artist-groups/craft-guild-of-dallas-moving-soon-to-new-location/

Plano Art Association closing its gallery facility

paalogo

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/visual-arts-organizations/artist-groups/plano-art-association-closing-its-gallery-facility/

WALL Gallery Closing Reception / ART SALE

KristiKirkpatrick

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.

WALL Gallery

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

wall_logo_w_black

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/wall-gallery-closing-reception-art-sale/

Introducing FWCAC’s new Program and Exhibition Manager

FWCAC2017logo
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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/visual-arts-organizations/introducing-fwcacs-new-program-and-exhibition-manager/

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

Celebration of the Arts

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/arts-council-of-fort-worth-presents-celebration-of-the-arts-feb-25/

Your Private Collection Art Gallery Anniversary & History

 

1YPCtenhistoryA Little History About Your Private Collection Art Gallery

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/your-private-collection-art-gallery-anniversary-history/

Etsy Dallas 2017 Membership Applications Now Open!

etsydallas

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

.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/opportunities-for-artists/etsy-dallas-2017-membership-applications-now-open/

Final Reception at the Uptown Downtown Art Gallery Jan. 7

UptownDowntownsign

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
uptownlast

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/final-reception-at-the-uptown-downtown-art-gallery-jan-7/

Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA) information session Jan. 19

allen arts alliance

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/meetings-demonstrations/visual-arts-league-of-allen-vala-information-session-jan-19/

Dr. Mark Roglán Honored at 28th Annual Obelisk Awards

obeliskawards

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.
Learn More

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/dr-mark-roglan-honored-at-28th-annual-obelisk-awards/

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

artball-banner-2017

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.

dma_logo

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/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/

Dutch Art Gallery Celebrates 51 Years

dutchart51

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

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

 

VIEW CUSTOM FRAMING IDEAS

 

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/dutch-art-gallery-celebrates-51-years/

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

oneriverlogo

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/

# # #

 

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/one-river-school-of-art-design-to-open-in-2017-in-frisco/

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

TAGbwlogo

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)

mcfalogoround

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/visual-arts-organizations/artist-groups/mid-cities-fine-art-artists-merge-with-trinity-arts-guild-tag-in-the-morning/

Desoto Art League hosts monthly art activities & demonstrations

DesotoArtLeague Web_Header

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.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/meetings-demonstrations/desoto-art-league-hosts-monthly-art-activities-demonstrations/

TAEA Annual Conference Nov. 17 – 19 in Dallas

taealogo

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/taea-annual-conference-nov-17-19-in-dallas/

Older posts «